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Blog Profile / Second City Cop

Filed Under:Public Safety / Law Enforcement
Posts on Regator:9890
Posts / Week:29
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

More Safe Passages

To the tune of an additional million bucks: A group of parents and community members gathered in the quiet auditorium of Penn Elementary School on the West Side Friday to hear how Chicago Public Schools officials are going to work to...Show More Summary

Quinn Fires Lottery Firm

Too bad it took three years and an almost half-a-billion dollar shortfall to get to this point: Bowing to a lackluster bottom line, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration moved Friday to terminate the state’s contract with Northstar Lottery Group, the private vendor that manages the Illinois Lottery. Show More Summary

All the Economy's Fault

Remember, the Sun Times isn't carrying water for Rahm : Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday blamed the economic squeeze on the middle class for his 35 percent showing in a Chicago Tribune poll that also shows him trailing Chicago Teachers...Show More Summary

All Daley's Fault

Remember, the Tribune isn't carry water for Rahm (paywall warning): Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago...Show More Summary

Disgusting Allegation

We don't even want to link this crap, but then some will accuse us of ignoring the story. Then others will jump in and accuse us of rushing to judgement. Click here if you want - we aren't even going to quote the article. Something bad happened. Show More Summary

More Feebs

But remember - we're at FULL STRENGTH! Sneed has learned that the feds plan to dispatch 65 FBI agents to the streets in high-crime areas on the South and West Sides in an all-out battle against gang crime.The 65 feds are part of a group...Show More Summary

More Red Light Indictments

Heaven forbid they actually shut this thing down completely until all the lawsuits/indictments/crooked contracts are straightened out: The ex-CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems and the former head of Chicago's red light camera program were...Show More Summary

CompStat LA

Guess what they've uncovered in the City of Angels? Once police had Nathan Hunter in handcuffs, they tended to his wife.She was covered in blood. She told the officers Hunter flew into a rage that night in February 2013 because she hadn't bought him a Valentine's Day gift. Show More Summary

Angelo Reads the Blog

The FOP and Trooper Lodges are bucking Rahm on his recent announcement : Police union leaders on Monday urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to modify his plan to assign 40 state troopers on 30-day loan to Chicago to serve fugitive warrants to get...Show More Summary

Jobs are Back!

It only took 6 years, but the jobs are back : The U.S. has regained the 8.7 million jobs lost in the recession, but the average wage has dropped 23 percent, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors study released today.The report, “U.S. Show More Summary

Shorten the Parade?

Racism no doubt : A South Side aldermen suggested Monday that it may be time to shorten the nation’s oldest and largest African-American parade after a shooting Saturday near the Bud Billiken parade route injured two teens and frightened...Show More Summary

What's This?

Did something change? Don't get yourself jammed up big time by doing movers anymore. The law changed yesterday and it states that we no longer take a persons license as bond. They sign the ticket and go on their way. But no one told us, not the law department, not the CO book in roll call. Show More Summary

Firefighters Injured

Nothing life threatening according to reports : Nine people -including five firefighters and a child – were injured in a smoky fire Monday afternoon in a 15-story University of Chicago dorm for faculty and staff. Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford says the conditions ranged from good to serious. Show More Summary

Lost Opportunity

Tsk tsk tsk. A crisis gone to waste : Bud Billiken Parade organizers on Sunday bemoaned local media focus on the shooting of two teenagers at the event instead of the celebration. “It’s a shame to waste that time on a minor incidentShow More Summary

Rauner the Reform Candidate

Rauner continues to build a lead : Gov. Pat Quinn has spent a political lifetime fine-tuning his image as a government reformer, but a new Early and Often Poll shows Republican Bruce Rauner may have wrested that mantle away from the governor. Show More Summary

West Side Life Expectancy

Leading the way to an early grave : Police say they are cracking down on drug sales that drive the violence in West Garfield Park, which has the highest homicide rate of Chicago's 77 community areas.This is not news to the community,...Show More Summary

"Not Parade Related"

And speaking of "not parade related," it seems that every year for the past 15 years or more, an "ABLA Family Reunion" is held on or near the sites of some of the more infamous projects of the Near West side immediately following the...Show More Summary

Gee, This is....

....actually, anything we would post would make us racist to someone, but looking at it logically, it makes perfect sense to anyone with a brain: The city’s Law Department is taking action against a Chicago nightclub, which was recently the scene of several shootings. Show More Summary

Parade Shootings

The media is calling this the " first ever Billiken Parade shooting," conveniently omitting the years of post-parade mayhem by declaring it "wasn't parade related" - kind of like the regular brawls, riots and aggravated batteries following the "Gay Pride" event. Show More Summary

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