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Cost Overruns? Behind Schedule?

Of course it is : The future Navy Pier flyover is over budget and a year behind schedule, according to a report. While the first two phases of the long-planned Downtown bike path are set to open next year, the flyover won't be readyShow More Summary

New Opportunity

Never let a crisis go to waste (click for a larger version): Introducing....the Rahm-dola. Your gondolier will sing you and your date from a wide selection of Dean Martin's Greatest hits while poling your boat through the Chicago River-Swim. Scented candles are a MUST. Make sure you are up-to-date on all your shots.

Well Done Dart

Looks like Sheriff Dart has, once again, cost the county taxpayers millions of dollars : After years of litigation over the 2012 firing of a single Cook County sheriff’s police officer, dozens of other officers, jail guards and courtroom...Show More Summary

Chicago is Safe?

Generally speaking, sort of: Despite Chicago’s alarming, if select, murder statistics and routine singling out by President Donald Trump for gun violence, this lakeside metropolis was just ranked one of the safest cities in the world.The...Show More Summary

Stop Pandering to the NFL

Is Leo "WHOOOOOOOOOOOO" Flair still in charge of the Illinois State Police? And is he still providing escorts to the NFL babies? Because the NFL is dead to us : NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signaled last week that a change in policy...Show More Summary

Use of Force Rollout

Today, at 1300 hours, the new Use of Force rules roll out.The military has expression - Time Over Target. It's the amount of time an aircraft spends over a designated spot to conduct a mission.The paperwork alone for a single Use ofShow More Summary

Nice Drainage Rahm

That was quite a bit of rain this weekend: That's how many millions of tax dollars under water? And no one could get authorization to open the locks to drain the river into the lake?

Rahm Discovers More Money!

We'd really like to see some federal auditors come in and go over the real books : Mayor Rahm Emanuel will dedicate about $27.4 million to Chicago Police reform in his 2018 budget proposal, as the city continues rehabbing the beleaguered...Show More Summary

Nice City There Rahm

Run up the white flag Rahm, this one is all on you : Cynthia and John Trevillion, both longtime teachers at the Chicago Waldorf School in Rogers Park, were trying to catch a train at the Morse CTA station, a few blocks from their home, to meet up with friends Friday night.At the sound of rapid gunshots, John quickly dropped to the ground. Show More Summary

Go While You're Upright

Time to retire Special Ed : A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson briefly fainted at an event for law enforcement Friday.Spokesman [...] said while Johnson was at an event in Springfield, he briefly experienced lightheadedness and fell on stage. Show More Summary

Who Needs These?

From the comments: OT...but Interesting.I work in City Hall (Oh...Not a Cop btw..) and noticed the Department of Finance take in a rather large delivery of Bullet Proof vests from Point Blank Inc.Are they getting ready to arm the damn PEA's and Booters? Interesting to say the least.

Two very important stories on this weekend. First, the statistics: Shot & Killed: 517Shot & Wounded: 2479Total Shot: 2996Total Homicides: 556 So sometime Friday or Saturday, Chicago is doubtless to pass 3,000 shot. Congratulations!Second,...Show More Summary

Of Course Foxxx Objected

Politics comes to the fore : Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office opposes the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the death of a man fatally shot by a Chicago police officer six years ago, court records show.Flint...Show More Summary

More Money for Rats

Actual rats : Vowing to step up the city's efforts get Chicago's exploding rat population under control, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Friday proposed spending an additional $1 million to get rid of the disease-ridden vermin.That budget boost will...Show More Summary

More Wasted Overtime

Hey Andy Shaw, how about this OT? (from our e-mail): Another Thursday come and gone and CompStat was a rousing success.In attendance were all sorts of Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, and Commanders.Also just about every XO in the city, who either...Show More Summary

More OT for Cubs?

Did they mobilize last year for the Championship Series?Or was that only tactical teams?It's been so long, we forgot.Ferguson is already trying to ban OT.

Good Idea, Bad Execution

This is how people get accidentally shot: Police rushed to the scene of what they thought was an active shooter in West Town on Wednesday morning — only to learn the incident was a drill.About 8:30 a.m., officers were called to a health center in the 1700 block of West Superior Street because there were reports of an active shooter, said Chicago Police Department spokesman [...]Show More Summary


Open enrollment packages are arriving in the mail and this is what readers are seeing: "So Proud to Call Chicago Home" that they use a picture of London cops?We feel so appreciated.

Nolle Pros = Lawsuit?

This does not bode well for policing : The war on cops is moving from the streets to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week, the Justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests and the charges later get dropped.It started with a late night bash. Show More Summary

Money Saving Idea

Hey Rahm? You want to increase the number of officers on the street? Officers with a lot of years under their belts? And at the same time, cut some dead weight out of the upper echelons? Follow the lead of the Dallas PD: The Dallas Police Department is about to undergo a shake-up — including possible demotions — to put more officers on patrol. Show More Summary

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