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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

CCL Stops a Crime Again

This is a trend we can get behind : The owner of a store in the East Garfield Park neighborhood shot a would-be robber Thursday morning on the West Side, according to police.The 17-year-old boy tried to rob the store in the 200 block...Show More Summary

Jail Population Falls

So guess where the criminals are instead? The population at the Cook County Jail has fallen below 6,000 inmates, its lowest point in decades, sheriff’s officials said Thursday.Cara Smith, chief policy officer for Sheriff Tom Dart, said...Show More Summary

The Worst That Could Happen?

This sounds like it's right up Rahm's alley : The city of Minneapolis may fire its police psychology evaluator because his tests screened out too many minority candidates, despite already lowering psych evaluations far below the national...Show More Summary

Remember, Police Are the Problem

Keep repeating that, over and over : The father of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the hand in the city's South Chicago neighborhood has been arrested. This is the second time Kavan Collins has suffered a gunshot wound...Show More Summary

We're Number Six!

Hey Rauner? Madigan? You might want to look at this : Illinois again lost population last year and now has been surpassed by Pennsylvania as the nation's fifth-largest state.That's the "Christmas gift" of sort—a nice lump of civic coal—from the U.S. Show More Summary

Waste of Time and Money

How much is this going to cost the taxpayers? Inspector General Joe Ferguson said Tuesday he will conduct an audit in 2018 to determine why nearly 10 percent of Chicago Police vehicles — twice the industry standard — are “unavailable”...Show More Summary

Land for Sale?

Rumor out of 001: The city is trying to sell the 001st District parking lot! No joke. The buyer would have to build a parking garage for the district. Heard an email was sent out asking for count of the number of people that work each watch, the number of spaces needed for squad cars, the number of oversized vehicles, etc. Show More Summary

Who Approves This?

We asked rhetorically the other day about who approves the Taser General Order without assessing the practical applications and consequences of such a misguided piece-of-crap order. We got an more detail than we thoughtShow More Summary

COPA Traffic Trickbag

COPA is already out of control, demanding favors from 007 a car was called in by the LT to talk, while they went in they rolled some stop signs and red lights.After talking to the LT they went back to their car and were stopped by COPA reps and told they were seen violating traffic laws and they won't be cited.....this time. Show More Summary

They Grow Up So Fast

The Tribune suddenly ages the "boy" offender a bit : Teen shot by off-duty Chicago cop in alleged carjacking attempt held without bail So within the space of 24 hours, he went from "boy," a racially charged term (and one that implies innocence), to a "teen," a word implying a bit of rambunctiousness (and stupid decision making). Show More Summary

Spanking Rahm

This writer goes to town on mayor 9.5 : Rahm Emanuel appeared Tuesday on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” and wowed the host and audience with his rabid anti-Trump rhetoric. Perhaps jealous of his famous Hollywood power-agent brother, Ari...Show More Summary

Wasn't This Covered Before?

Once again, Channel 7 is trolling our archives for something to write about: A dumpster filled with books was discovered behind a Chicago Public School Friday in Chicago's Washington Heights neighborhood.Community members said the books,...Show More Summary

Off Duty Shoots Robber

Notice the headline by the media: Veteran CPD officer shoots boy during attempted South Side carjacking Just about every outlet used some version of this. What the public is seeing: Veteran = someone who should know better boy = poor...Show More Summary

Snitch Brochure

So if you were lucky enough to get your Department Issued Tie Clip, you had to also sign for the "CPD Member Hotline" paperwork, or as we titled this post, the "snitch brochure." They claim not track IP addresses and the brass can't access it: So it's kind of like the blog but with a government stamp of approval. Show More Summary

NYPD On the Ball

Their Union isn't about to let their mayor pass himself off as a candidate for national office without some blowback: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s police detail won’t be the only officers from the New York Police Department in Iowa on Tuesday. Show More Summary


Five people get together to protest something they obviously have no idea about : A group of Chicago activists want the city to crack down on shady gun dealers.Members of "United Power for Action and Justice" are demanding the city stop...Show More Summary

What Lies Beneath

Lower Wacker and Wabash, directly under some of the priciest real estate in Chicago: Anyone else remember when Daley would send Streets and Sanitation down there and just pitch all the garbage/tents/piles into the garbage trucks? Kept downtown a lot cleaner and safer.

So, No More Tasers?

Did anyone read the revised order that came out in late October?General Order 03-02-04, Section II (Policy), Subsection E - Increased Deployment Risk: When practicable, Department members should avoid the use of a Taser on subjects who:...Show More Summary


You need a subscription to read this whole article, but the teaser paragraph is enough to set our teeth on edge: If Republicans succeed in limiting the state-and-local tax deduction, one hope is that this could finally inspire a come-to-Jesus moment in prodigal high-tax states. Show More Summary

Amazon Not Coming?

Not much local media coverage for some reason : Amazon may have just dropped a clue about where it will build its next headquarters.The retailer registered a lobbyist, Jacob Oster, on December 7 with the Georgia State Ethics Commission,...Show More Summary

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