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ARGH!!! Snow?!?!??!

The media in full panic mode...again: A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the entire Chicago area with forecasts now calling for more than 8 inches to fall over much of region starting Saturday night with the potential to “raise...Show More Summary

State Overreach

Acquiescing to State control, even at your home : A new law will force state schools to investigate reports of cyberbullying — even when it happens outside of school.The law, which took effect Jan. 1, doesn't tell schools how to investigate cyberbullying. Show More Summary

Hello Big Brother

The media in general is at the beck and call of democrats - even when Nature calls : Reporters covering the House Democrats' retreat in Philadelphia this week are having a much different experience than when they’re on their home turf...Show More Summary

Rahm Parses the Language

What a weasel: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday ruled out a post-election property tax increase but confined the guarantee to the city’s $300 million operating shortfall, prompting Ald. Bob Fioretti (2 nd ) to warn of a “massive” property tax hike for pensions if Emanuel is re-elected.“Is it on the table? Yes or no. Show More Summary

Hey, Was That a Red Light?

Rahm doesn't seem to care: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's motorcade was caught running red lights - again.The city's website shows Rahm Emanuel's motorcade racked up five more red light violations since November, after the mayor said last...Show More Summary

Blame

Here's something we haven't seen very often : At the groundbreaking for a charter school in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, Gov. Bruce Rauner slammed his predecessor, saying Pat Quinn has left him plenty of work to do.Asked about howShow More Summary

14 Years is a Good Start

Seems like a decent sentence: A former investment CEO was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay $665 million in funds lost to his former clients. “I may be incompetent, but I’m not a thief,” Eric Bloom, 50, said as sentence was handed down.[...]Show More Summary

Hey Look, an (allegedly) Drunk Aldercreature

You just knew the video was going to get leaked: A dashboard camera video has surfaced showing 35th Ward Ald. Rey Colon during a July traffic stop with police before he was charged and eventually found not guilty of DUI.The video shows Colon taking a field sobriety test after being pulled over in the early morning hours of July 25. Show More Summary

No Wonder Illinois is Broke

Hey voters, you see this? Fifty-two village and city managers in Illinois earn more than any U.S. governor does, according to a report from Forbes. Three managers make more than $250,000 while leading municipalities that, combined, have...Show More Summary

No Yes Means No

I've blogged about rape repeatedly over the years. It nearly always results in a fairly heated debate. A lot of men (and probably some women) think that if you are female, support Rape Crisis, and emphatically state that rape is under-reported...Show More Summary

PEGIDA Goals and Aggressive Muslim Deportation Must Succeed for Europe’s Survival.

Dresden, Germany— Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes or in its English translation, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) is exploding in Europe. Huge demonstrations in Germany have...Show More Summary

Shooting Deaths Down!

Or up. Or whatever - it all depends on how you count it : “But shootings are up!”Every year, this comment propagates below articles covering Chicago violence. Sometimes it’s true. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s somehow both.Mostly...Show More Summary

Lieutenants Join Sergeants Suit

No idea if this might work : The Chicago Police Lieutenants Association agreed Wednesday to join forces with sergeants in a lawsuit filed last week seeking to compel Mayor Rahm Emanuel to hold a lieutenants exam they suspect is being...Show More Summary

Who Keeps Giving This Guy Money?

And why? He's a smug sanctimonious asshole: After raking in $30 million in the last five years, $11 million of it for his re-election campaign, you’d think Mayor Rahm Emanuel would have enough money.Think again.Over the last week alone,...Show More Summary

Special Service Award Denied

The criteria for different awards can be located in Department Special Order S 01-01-01. The so-called "Special Services Award" is earned in the following manner: - is granted to any Department sworn or civilian member whose service contributed to any event that has a significant impact upon the historical direction and operations of the Department. Show More Summary

Clout You Think?

He gets probation for Official Misconduct : A former city supervisor was sentenced to two years probation Tuesday after admitting he stole cigarette cartons from a city evidence room and sold them to his relatives’ South Side convenience stores, the Sun-Times is reporting.[...]Show More Summary

Paper Saves Lives!

No one would dare violate an Order of Protection! Local authorities encountered an Arlington Heights man at least a half-dozen times before he was accused of brutally killing his wife with a hatchet in Wisconsin last year, newly released police records show.Beginning in March, police were called multiple times to incidents involving the couple. Show More Summary

CRIMEFILE NEWS COVERS THE 2015 LAS VEGAS SHOT SHOW!

Las Vegas, NV—I’ve been to every SHOT Show since its inception decades ago. This is the largest Gun Show in the world and here every serious firearm or accessory maker exhibits their wares. The show is not open to the public and media credentials are only handed out after careful vetting. Show More Summary

So, About that Retro

A whole bunch of conflicting info and so many people starting shit that we got fed up and deleted about a dozen of the more egregious ones. The latest word from the front lines is, "no retro yet." And the FOP, led by Dean Angelo, has the latest info up on the FOP website. Show More Summary

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