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Taking the Day Off

SCC is tired, it's hot out, it's Sunday and we have a day we have to burn.Open post for Sunday - we'll moderate comments sparingly, but you guys should take a day off, too.

Truth or Rumor?

We'd certainly hope that union officials weren't using their positions to collude with those they negotiated against during their tenure: Chairman Ed Burke called the Head of H. R. at the Chicago Park District. The Chairman ordered him to hire Marky Mark Donahue as the number three in charge of security for the Chicago Park District. Show More Summary

Another Shooting

And the deceased was just about to graduate school - obedience school: A Chicago Police officer fatally shot a pit bull Friday evening in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.About 8:30 p.m., the “aggressive” dog charged at the officer in the 8200 block of South Maryland, police said.The officer then shot the dog and killed it, police said. Show More Summary

And Here's the Lawsuit

Remember, this was a car described as fleeing the scene of a murder : The mother of Dillan Harris is suing 20 police officers, the City of Chicago and the man charged in her son's death. The 13-month-old boy was in his stroller when he was struck and killed by a car fleeing from police."The only thing I have to say is my son was innocent. Show More Summary

Pension Changes "Void"

A big win for the pensions : A Cook County judge on Friday overturned the city's changes to two pension funds, declaring them "unconstitutional and void."In her ruling, Judge Rita Novak dismissed city arguments that the changes to the...Show More Summary

$2.4 Million for One Block

Just one block in the 015 District (Austin) has received $2.4 million in State funding in five years. But you won't find it in street improvements. That might make sense : In just five years, the State of Illinois dedicated more than...Show More Summary

Stop Calling Him "Garry"

So, the meeting today was a ho-hum affair. Mr. McMcarthy has been released for street duty (post heart attack meds had kept him off the streets) and he will be making appearances at Roll Call, VRI, outdoor media circuses, hot calls and killings.The hat-and-tat order is to be enforced mercilessly.And if you see Mr. Show More Summary

Biased? At IPRA?

This is amusing : A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency obtained by WBEZ.Scott M. Show More Summary

Dangerous Neighborhood

People getting shot over there all the time! A 19-year-old man was shot less than two blocks away from Chicago Police Headquarters Thursday night in Bronzeville.About 9:45 p.m., he was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, police News Affairs [...]Show More Summary

No CompStat Today

Just a general ass-chewing from the Superintendent: SCC,All bosses coming in to HQ today. No CompStat, but rather a closed door session with McCarthy and his New York crew with all Patrol Division Gold Stars and all District XO's. Looks...Show More Summary

9mm Across the Baord?

Well, not if you already had a.40 or a.45, but it looks like the Department has moved to only 9mm for all new hires and all striker-fired for new hires. Unless you had a bigger caliber pistol properly on record prior to Monday, you're out of luck.Check the Admin fax messages for specifics. Show More Summary

Englewood Shooting

Last night - cops okay : A man was shot by police early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood after he pointed a gun at officers when he moved away from a crowd gathered there and officers told him to stop, police said.About 1:40 a.m.,...Show More Summary

Nice Arrest

Tracked him down : Police in northwest Wisconsin arrested a suspect Wednesday afternoon in the July Fourth Chicago slaying of 7-year-old Amari Brown, police said.Rasheed Martin, 20, was arrested at a home in Superior, Wis., about 460 miles northwest of Chicago near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, according to authorities. Show More Summary

More Debt for CPS

Another billion plus: Chicago’s newly constituted Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize up to $1.2 billion in long-term bonds so the district can pay for ongoing capital projects, fees on past borrowing and some...Show More Summary

Again With the Detective UUWs

Didn't they try this a few years ago? Didn't everyone agree it was a complete waste of time? Heard they want the Det's to follow up on UUW's again. The last time was a pilot program in the busy districts. ATF was supposed to be involved...Show More Summary

The More Things Change....

This is a familiar name : A City Council panel has approved a former federal prosecutor as the new head of the Chicago Police Board reports WBBM [...]. The City Council’s Police and Fire Committee is recommending lawyer Lori Lightfoot for president of the Police Board. Show More Summary

Blago to be Freed?

Not likely say experts, but who knows? An appeals court vacated five convictions and threw out the sentence of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday afternoon. The rest of Blagojevich's convictions were affirmed by the 7th U.S....Show More Summary


North side of the city : A Chicago Police officer shot a male wielding a baseball bat early Monday in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood.Officers working the CTA Special Employment beat were on patrol when a citizen told them there...Show More Summary

10 Dead, 34 Wounded

Over forty people ending the weekend with more holes than they started with : At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago.Among the dead were the decomposing...Show More Summary

Another Crash

Officers in "good" condition, but the injuries we've seen described as "good" aren't always that: Officers are in good condition after a three-car crash involving an unmarked police vehicle in the Bronzeville neighborhood Monday night, police said.At about 8 p.m. Show More Summary

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