Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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Um, Duh?

Everyone knows the answer : The Chicago Police Department struggled Friday to explain why the third-highest ranking member of the Chicago Fire Department was neither tested for alcohol in his system nor charged with drunken driving after...Show More Summary


This story should be simple to check out: McNicholas was driving his Chicago Fire Department SUV west on La Salle Drive just off Lake Shore when another vehicle cut him off, police said. The SUV swerved to avoid a collision, went over a curb and struck a utility pole. Show More Summary

Aldercreature Smacked

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy : Chicago Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. was attacked as he was entering his office on the Near West Side Thursday night.One of his staff members said a man approached Burnett and punched him square in the face as he was arriving for "Constituent Night". Show More Summary


Here's the article we referenced yesterday marking the 1,000th shooting victim this year: The number of people shot in Chicago so far this year has already passed 1,000, a grim milestone as gun violence in the city continues at a pace...Show More Summary

Fire Oops

A crash and....a resignation? The third-highest ranking member of the Chicago Fire Department resigned Wednesday after crashing a city-owned vehicle near Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park.John McNicholas, who ran the Bureau of Operations,...Show More Summary

Quinn Wasted Money???

Report from a few days ago, not getting wide play though : A state agency at the center of a scathing audit vowed it would follow through on findings that showed "significant breakdowns" in how it doled out anti-violence grants and oversaw...Show More Summary

Back to Bedlam

One of the better pieces of journalism we've read in awhile, and we don't toss the "journalism" label around very often: Will the anti-cop Left please figure out what it wants? For more than a decade, activists have demanded the end of proactive policing, claiming that it was racist. Show More Summary

CFD Being Looked At

This is being portrayed as a "double payment" as CFD has a uniform allowance in addition to a commissary system - a system that operates with 99.9% efficiency according to Ferguson : Chicago taxpayers are shelling out $5 million-a-year...Show More Summary

Inevitable Lawsuit is Filed

And guess what the basis is? The family of a 16-year-old boy fatally shot by Chicago police during a chase on the West Side last week has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit alleging the department's long-standing racist practices...Show More Summary

Brotherhood in Ohio

The Brotherhood of the Fallen in Columbus, Ohio for another funeral : COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–“We’re brothers and sisters that take the same oath.”Those were words spoken by Chicago Police Officer Steven Vidljinovic outside of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville.“Our job is dangerous,” Vidljinovic said. Show More Summary

Economic Success Story

Just about the only consistently successful sector of the economy for the past seven years: The gun industry has boomed over the past eight years resulting in a massive increase in gun-related jobs throughout the country.The number of...Show More Summary

Irony is Heavy Here

Who would have thought that the rap music business was so dangerous? Damond Dawson was "goofing around" with his brother and other relatives and friends, rapping and shooting video in Foster Park when two gunmen opened fire early Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Check Admin Fax Messages

A reminder to ensure your educational records are current.Promotional class on the way.Sergeants at least, so they're on the street before summer.Lieutenants, so there are three per watch per the DOJ "recommendations."A final Detectives class? No one knows.So....are they hiring anyone?

The Other Losses

Illinois isn't just bleeding millionaires. It's bleeding factories : When Marty Flaska moved his forklift-manufacturing business to Illinois 18 years ago, he didn’t think to look at the cost of operating in other states. In 2014, out of curiosity, his son ran the numbers.“I didn’t believe him,” said the elder Flaska. Show More Summary

Anyone Know About This?

From the comments: Off topic: SCC can you address the fact that there have been a sudden large number of people stripped and that maybe it coincides to the report that requested IPRA be replaced. I would hate to think that IPRA is merely...Show More Summary

Stop Digging

Three days ago, this report was in the Tribune : Illinois' public school districts are roughly $20 billion in debt, a staggering figure fueled in part by decades of special deals in Springfield that have given districts exemptions so...Show More Summary

The Price of Rahm's Ego

$1.2 billion...and that's just to start: Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration on Monday unveiled the details of its last-ditch plan to put "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas' museum along the lake, a lift so heavy the mayor might have...Show More Summary

First Warm Weekend

And the body count climbs : The nicest weather weekend of the year thus far brought violence into focus once again in Chicago, leaving 3 dead and 28 injured in shootings across the city by Sunday evening. The victims included a 1-year-old...Show More Summary

Public Service Announcement

As a condition of our Community Service hours, we present the answers to the 2016 City of Chicago Ethics Exam. This training is meant to make sure everyone is following the rules, to enure "good government" is taking place across our...Show More Summary

Entrance Exam Count

With all the hullabaloo over all police being racist and Rahm running the Department into a 3,000 man shortfall and the Entrance Exam deadline being extended an extra month before the test was given this past Saturday, you'd think the...Show More Summary

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