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Again, Never Ever Chase

Even if you do everything correctly, you're wrong : A Cook County jury has awarded $2.1 million in damages to the family of a 78-year-old woman killed when her vehicle was struck by a sport-utility vehicle the family's attorneys said...Show More Summary


This short piece at Channel 2 : Eighteen uniformed Chicago police officers were headed to Springfield on Thursday to attend parole hearings for three convicted cop killers. WBBM Newsradio [...] reports the officers planned to present...Show More Summary

Channel 32 Trolling

Police hater Placko is at it again : There are a lot of reasons why police officers miss court dates. Often, it's an innocent explanation.But as Dane Placko investigates, a review of records by FOX 32 and the Better Government Association suggests that sometimes cops miss court dates because they want the case to disappear. Show More Summary

More Circus Act

Gotta keep that case front and center! A Cook County judge Thursday raised the possibility of allowing only audio coverage at the upcoming trial of a Chicago police commander on charges he shoved a gun into a suspect's throat and threatened to kill him.Judge Diane Cannon tentatively set trial for Cmdr. Show More Summary

So...12 Hour Days, Eh?

Let's just take a moment to note everything we know about the upcoming debacle: Now that we got that out of the way, some observations and maybe a few questions: Did everyone notice that 005 is specifically left out of the order? That's because they only have two watches, meaning they contribute nothing to the Third Watch reaction force. Show More Summary

Nice Bust

We confess, we like seeing sweeps like these. Federal time is usually hard time, away from Illinois, and almost always 85% or better: At least 42 people were charged for their alleged roles in a $3 million-a-year narcotics operationShow More Summary

No FEMA Money for You!

Missed this from a few days ago - Baltimore is going to beat Chicago to "Detroit II" status: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a state request for disaster aid to cover the costs associated with the rioting and unrest that broke out in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. Show More Summary

Baltimore Case Evaporates

That autopsy report the DA wanted to keep quiet? And keep away from the officers' attorneys? No wonder - it just destroyed major elements of the prosecution: Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" to his neck and spine —...Show More Summary

Not a Good Headline

You hate to see this: 4 shot in South Side attack a block from CPD headquarters Ouch: A man was killed in the Grand Crossing neighborhood and four people were shot in an attack in Bronzeville, a block from Chicago police headquarters.The four were shot on 35th Street, in the block east of Indiana Avenue, about 8:20 p.m. Won't somebody think of the bosses??!?!??

How Navy Pier Spends Money

From our comment section: Jon Markel said...Back in 2010 the IL General Assembly privatized Navy Pier so they don't have to share any financial info or respond to any FOIA request. A bunch of connecteds who used to manage the publicly run Navy Pier got big pay raises to do the same job for the private Navy Pier. Show More Summary

Kick That Can Rahm!!

Kick it! Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking to put off a massive teacher pension payment that’s due at the end of the month until Aug. 10 under a measure that surfaced Tuesday in the Illinois House.The request for a delay comes after a series...Show More Summary

Bill Crawford Radio Appearance

This is the gentleman who just had a book published outlining exactly how the Northwestern University professor, his students, and the media sprang a guilty Anthony Porter from under a death sentence and railroaded an innocent man into 17-years in prison: Tune in tomorrow (Wednesday) to WIND-AM 560 after 8:35 AM. Show More Summary

Short? We're not Short

For what we think is the first time in history the Chicago Police Department is going to 12-hour days in response to a regularly scheduled holiday. Days and Midnights will be holding down the Districts while Third Watch is still awaiting assignments from Special Events. Show More Summary

New Ferris Wheel?

This just seems like a bunch of nonsense - tear down a perfectly good attraction to build one 50 feet higher? Navy Pier's Ferris wheel, an icon of the Chicago lakefront, will be dismantled this fall and replaced by a taller ride featuring...Show More Summary

Prickwrinkle to Raise Taxes

Is there anything that democrats can't cure by raising taxes? When it was a bad thing, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle referred to it as the “Stroger sales tax.”Now, Preckwinkle is considering bringing back a penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase that helped her defeat her predecessor, Todd Stroger. Show More Summary

Look Who's Out of Prison

Has it been seventeen months already? Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. began three months of home detention Monday and proclaimed it a "great day" to be with family and friends.Jackson waved to onlookers Monday morning as he left the Volunteers of America Chesapeake Residential Re-entry Center, a halfway house in Baltimore. Show More Summary

Another Bloody Weekend

"Murder Mayor" isn't cutting it in the nickname department any more : Three men were killed — including a man who died shielding his mother from gunfire — and at least 32 others were wounded in weekend shootings as summer started inShow More Summary

Drip Drip Drip

cBS gets in on the act: As Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches. Show More Summary

Words Aren't Doing it Rahm

Typical leftist thinking - if we just talk about things, it'll all be rainbows and unicorns: Promises made and promises still to be kept. Violence continues to plague a South Side neighborhood, where exactly one year ago, civic and corporate...Show More Summary

Safety Safety Safety

The bloody year continues : A handcuffed prisoner in a moving police cruiser managed to grab a gun, fatally shoot the officer at the wheel and escape from the vehicle, which careened into a utility pole at a busy intersection, police said Saturday.Officer Daryle Holloway, 45, died at a hospital, police chief Michael Harrison said. Show More Summary

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