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Cops Injured in Crash

The west side blew up - Friday night, who would have guessed? And there was a crash : A crash involving a Chicago Police vehicle Friday night on the West Side sent four officers and another person to hospitals.About 9:20 p.m., officers...Show More Summary

Econ 101 Again

The Cook County Soda Tax is about to take effect, and so will another demonstration of Economics 101 to ignorant politicians. Toni Prickwrinkle was on the news yesterday talking about how she had surveyed other places that a beverage tax had been implemented and "discovered" soda consumption was down, thereby improving the public's health. Show More Summary

2017 Ties 2016

Via A cool and wet May helped tamp down the stupidity a bit which was good enough for “at least it’s not as bad as last year”. Now a warmer and therefore more violent June has been running up the score and as of this post, 2017 has now once again tied 2016. Show More Summary

Nice Neighborhood Headed South

This time, the victims were cops : Two off-duty Chicago police officers were involved in a fight with three male strangers as they left a club in the city's River North neighborhood early Friday morning.The two officers, ages 32 and 25, and a woman were leaving the club in the 400-block of North LaSalle Drive around 2 a.m. Show More Summary

Any Truth to This?

The 3-year-old beaten to death in Little Village - the rumor has surfaced that the murderer was ::gasp:: an illegal alien who had a previous INS Detainer lodged against him for a Domestic Violence arrest, but which Sheriff Dart refused to honor.Is this another one of those "Chicago values" Rahm is spouting off about? Beating children to death?

Parade Debt

Is this something? City ACCT 77721 HOLDS 1237 N California on Scribd If this is correct, the PR Parade Committee owes nearly $40,000 to the City dating back to 2015 and possibly even more for 2016 and 2017. Amazingly, the parade wasShow More Summary

Pension Bankruptcy Looms

Not good : Without a taxpayer bailout, Chicago’s police pension fund won’t have enough money to pay benefits to retirees in 2021, according to a projection by Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which publishes Chicago City...Show More Summary

Rahm Pandering to Whom?

Black people can't wait to leave Dodge : Cook County in 2016 again recorded the largest black population of any county in the U.S., but it carries that title with less conviction than previous years as more African-Americans move to outlying suburbs or warmer states in the South and West, according to U.S. Show More Summary

About that Gang Party

This comment appeared in yesterday's post about that gang party: I don't blame CPD for being disgruntled, if I were a cop I would probably be in jail for killing every asshole that looked at me wrong, but to label everyone in the neighborhood...Show More Summary

Not Chicago

We're sensing a bit of animosity toward Rahm and Chicago for some reason : Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new plan Tuesday in which 12 cities will receive more federal manpower to combat violence in their communities."Turning...Show More Summary

What is the City's Share?

You know this isn't going to be free : Tiger Woods’ design firm on Wednesday released final designs for a multimillion-dollar plan to merge the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses into PGA-caliber links, a vision met with cautious...Show More Summary

I'll Look Down and Whisper "No."

Back in the mid-80's, there was a comic book published that ended up on a list of Top 100 novels. The limited series was called, "Watchmen" and we've paraphrased a telling quote from it a couple of times. A few readers caught the reference, but most don't recognize it: This city is afraid of me. Show More Summary

No Cheating, but.....

This is fucking ridiculous : Chicago's top watchdog has found no evidence that several well-connected police command officers — including Superintendent Eddie Johnson's fiancee — cheated on a promotion exam, but he also recommended that the department tighten its testing procedures. Show More Summary

Carry a Taser? Or Don't?

Even when do the right thing, you'll be sued: The city of Chicago has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a man who was severely injured when a police officer jolted him with a Taser and he fell and hit his head on the pavement, court records show. Show More Summary

Great Job Maldonado

It was a brilliant idea to not only allow beer and wine at the PR fest, but also distilled spirits this year. What could possibly go wrong? Thousands of revelers descended on Humboldt Park for this weekend's Puerto Rican Festival and Parade — but the weekend also saw an uptick in shootings, including one that left a 33-year-old man dead. Show More Summary

That's $50 Kass

This was suggested in our comment sections a week ago : Illinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper. But before we run out of theShow More Summary

Imagine That

Cop shooter flees the country : Police suspect the 17-year-old reputed gang member who investigators believe sprayed an unmarked police van with bullets from an assault rifle last month – hitting two cops – has fled to Mexico.“He has family in Mexico,” a law enforcement source said Wednesday. Show More Summary

With What Manpower?

Someone isn't paying attention : Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) has made an “urgent request” for more overnight police patrols on the Lakefront Trail, the downtown Riverwalk and in Streeterville after a 25-year-old Lawndale woman...Show More Summary


No, we mean literally. How old is the 001 District building? Rat traps - not in the alley, not in the garage. In the building. The men's room to be exact. Rats walking around, bold as brass, like they own the place. We heard that some watches have started naming the rats. Then they had to start numbering them because the rats were all named Rahm.

Car Jumper Death

Play stupid games.... A man fell off the top of a vehicle and died Sunday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood.About 3:30 p.m., the 26-year-old jumped onto a vehicle in traffic in the 5100 block of West Chicago Avenue, according to Chicago Police.The driver accelerated out of fear and struck the man, police said. Show More Summary

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