Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Gee, We Wonder Why

Somebody in the media finally noticed what the surveys and moving companies have been telling everyone for a few years now : In a state with a massive budget deficit, it’s disturbing news: For the first time since the late-1980s, the population of Illinois is shrinking. CBS 2 [...]Show More Summary

No Tax Zones

Count us in! Mayor Rahm Emanuel, locked in a tight election campaign, is rolling out a plan to boost job creation in some depressed neighborhoods by waiving all state and local taxes on businesses and taking other unusual steps to lure...Show More Summary

Ferguson Shootings

Thanks Holder - come in, incite the community, leave. Then everything you supported turns out to be a lie and everything you spread gasoline on starts to burn: The shooting of two police officers during a protest rally in Ferguson, Missouri,...Show More Summary

Utah Pulls the Trigger

Not least, not yet : Lawmakers have passed a bill that would make Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. The passage of the bill by the state...Show More Summary

This Looks Like Good News

From the state supremes : A lawyer for the state faced skeptical questioning from Illinois Supreme Court justices Wednesday as she defended a landmark pension reform law by arguing that benefit cuts to public workers were a responseShow More Summary

Closing In

The third place finisher endorses Chewbacca : After a high-stakes courtship by both candidates aimed at luring the pivotal black vote, millionaire businessman Willie Wilson has decided to endorse Jesus “Chuy” Garcia over Mayor Rahm Emanuel...Show More Summary

What About This Money Rahm?

Still wasting it: Nine months after vowing to trash the perks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Department of Streets and Sanitation is still spending millions of dollars to provide free garbage collection to ineligible multi-unit residential buildings...Show More Summary

Let Em Go!

Tom Dart doesn't seem to understand the concept of "jail:" One woman stole two plums and some candy from a Save-A-Lot store.A man swiped eight bags of Snickers bars and a pair of scissors from a CVS Pharmacy.? And another man with mental...Show More Summary

Rebuilding Year

This is great news : The Chicago Bears are going to be making some serious changes to their roster as free agency begins Tuesday, but one position they appear set at is quarterback as reports are circulating that the team plans to retain Jay Cutler for the 2015 season. We meant great news for oddsmakers.

No Descriptions....Again

This seems to have infected suburbia, too : A van was driven through exterior and interior doors Tuesday morning at Abt Electronics in Glenview in an apparent crash-and-grab attempt, but no merchandise was taken and four offenders fled the scene, police said.According to a news release from the Glenview Police Department, at 5:38 a.m. Show More Summary

Poor Baby

Saw this a week ago. Can't believe they waste ink on this crap : Thaddeus “TJ” Jimenez was sitting in his parked Lamborghini Gallardo on the Northwest Side last year when a cop came up and busted him for marijuana possession.It was Jimenez’s...Show More Summary

Did You Register?

Your last chance to register for the mayoral runoff expires in about one hour : Chicagoans who want to register to vote, or to file name or address updates so they can cast ballots April 7 in the mayoral and aldermanic runoff elections, have until the end of the day Tuesday to do so.Voters have until 11:59 p.m. Show More Summary

Weather Warms Up, Shootings Up

But there's no correlation according to McCompStat: Two people were killed and at least eight others were injured, including several children, in Monday shootings on the North, South and Far South sides, officials said.About 6:30 p.m.,...Show More Summary

No Openings Again

For the second time this year, no openings posted for movement. McCarthy is afraid everyone will bid out of 005 we suppose, exposing the failures of the two-shift solution.

"...not a violent person..."

Whatever this judge is smoking, we want some : The wife of Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood in a juvenile courtroom Monday and listened to an 18-year-old man apologize for punching her teenage son in the face and stealing his iPhone in a brazen...Show More Summary

Something Wrong Here?

We've been following this on and off as it involves one of the more polarizing figures in the Department, someone who seems to be the symbol of all that's wrong with the "merit" process and putting incompetent people in positions ofShow More Summary

Truth Comes Out - Accidentally

Oops....looks like someone isn't going to be invited to the post-election parties this year: A post-election property tax increase is inevitable to solve Chicago’s $20 billion pension crisis, one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most powerful...Show More Summary

REEKING of Desperation

We can only imagine the political calculations that went into this decision : Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered the removal of 50 red-light cameras at 25 more Chicago intersections where the number of accidents has fallen, apparently determined...Show More Summary

Here We Go Again

Does anyone on the left have any idea what an investigation entails? The fatal shooting of an unarmed black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted, prompted protesters Saturday to take...Show More Summary

Detectives as Fillers

An amusing story coming out of the Detectives-in-Training class.It seems that Rahm, in a more desperate effort to get good photo ops for his re-election campaign and free face time on TV, is going to make an appearance at the upcoming Recruit Graduation Ceremony. Show More Summary

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