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Tribune - Explain This Please

So we're paging through the Tribune website yesterday and came across the article about a recent payout to people (or folks) who admitted to shooting a gun off the back porch on New Years Eve. We aren't going to go over the case, but...Show More Summary

Is Crime Up or Down?

We get so confused sometimes : The city of Chicago is on pace to surpass 800 carjacking incidents this year — more than double the number in 2014 and 2015 combined. “It’s brutal out here,” one Chicago police official tells CBS 2.2 Investigator [...]Show More Summary

Retiree Update

From an e-mail for some readers who were asking about it via the Krislov lawsuit: Judge Cohen was furious with the City’s claim that it will take about 19 weeks for each year 2014, 2015 and 2016 to complete each audit, and that one cannot be started until the preceding year is completed. Show More Summary

Welcome Home Eddie!

Asshole : Former Chicago police Sgt. Eddie Hicks was arrested in Detroit Tuesday morning, nearly 15 years after he fled on the eve of trial on federal drug conspiracy charges.Hicks, 68, has been the subject of an international manhunt since 2003, according to the FBI. Show More Summary

This Moron Again?

This appeared on 016 District PDT's not too long ago (click for larger versions): ISR's again? Fine, whoop-de-doo. But a month later, this crossed a line (we've blacked out the names): That's fifteen names broadcast to co-workers (and...Show More Summary

New Blog - Bucktown Crime Data

There's a new blog on the horizon, Bucktown Crime Data.The author has been a correspondent of ours for a while now, and is the person behind a lot of the graphs and spreadsheets we post occasionally. He's branching out. And while his...Show More Summary

Nepotism Alive and Well

Wonder of wonders: Could the daughter of one Democratic political powerhouse replace another as Illinois attorney general?It’ll happen if the City Council’s elder statesman has his way.Cook County Democratic Chairman Joe Berrios said he got a courtesy call over the weekend from Ald. Show More Summary

That Didn't Take Long

Rosemont is keeping their investigation in-house, as expected: Police in Rosemont on Monday said the investigation into the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the teenager who was found dead in a hotel walk-in freezer Sept. 10, would remain in...Show More Summary

Bad Idea Moves Forward

No stopping this train wreck : Chief Cook County Judge Timothy Evans on Friday announced he is replacing the half-dozen judges who preside over bond hearings at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse–a sweeping change and the latest move to...Show More Summary

Amazon

Rahm has all his media pets pushing for Amazon to locate their new "HQ2" here in the Windy City. The Sun Times actually ran an editorial that we laughed at. Chicago is Jeff Bezos’ kind of town, though he may not yet know it.Our city was founded on a swamp by entrepreneurs every bit as audacious as Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com. Show More Summary

St Louis Riots

Encouraged by elected officials : Following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley for the shooting for Anthony Smith, St. Louis officials spoke out about the verdict, and appear to be promoting civil unrest or worse.“I...Show More Summary

500....and Counting

The four-bagger this Friday evening pushed Chicago over the 500 mark for the....well, probably like 80th year in a row or something. HeyJackass has the totals at 506 although the Department is hiding a few, insisting it's "only" 496.Has Rahm even had a year with less than 500 homicides?

My Eulogy For The Death of Actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Hollywood, CA—27 year-old Jennifer Lawrence was gorgeous, seriously talented and her smile captivated millions just like me. What could possibly go wrong? Our nation became even more divided politically as well as emotionally since the 2016 election and Hollywood overwhelmingly chose the loosing side of the Left. Show More Summary

Investigate What?

The "cult of victimhood" and "blame anyone but me!" circus is in full swing, and we can only thank the media for shining a spotlight on it so everyone can see it in all its twisted glory: A memorial to honor the life of a West Side teenager...Show More Summary

Interesting Idea

Not much good coming out of Baltimore lately - except this maybe : Baltimore will consider offering a property tax break to local police and firefighters.The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that officials believe the relief would entice more emergency responders to live in the city. Show More Summary

Anyone See Divvy's Books?

We're just wondering after reading this : In 2016, the city of Baltimore partnered with Bewegen Technologies to launch North America’s largest electrical-assisted cycling (or pedelec) bike sharing program. The system is located in Baltimore’s metropolitan area with over 25 stations available. Show More Summary

Quadruple Homicide

Countdown to see if Ray Lopez says something monumentally stupid again : Four people, including a woman police believe was pregnant, were killed on Friday night in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood.The shooting happened about 8:40 p.m. Show More Summary

Where Will Lisa Go?

After not bringing a single case of political corruption to justice, Lisa Madigan is moving on : Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not seek re-election in 2018, she announced on Friday morning.“After serving as Attorney General for over 14 years, today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection,” Madigan said in a statement. Show More Summary

Where the Money Goes

Believe us, this is just a tiny glimpse into how the County, City and CPS waste money : A Chicago Public Schools principal has been barred from an alternative high school operating in the Cook County Jail following allegations that she...Show More Summary

Don't Mess with Grandpa

Priceless : An elderly grandfather threw a man off his roof, ending an hours-long standoff in which the agitated suspect jumped from home to home in a southern California neighborhood on Tuesday.The suspect was on top of homes in a La Puente neighborhood for hours, refusing commands from deputies and crisis negotiators asking him to come down.Capt. Show More Summary

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