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Here Comes the Warm

We imagine one guy in particular isn't going to be sleeping much this weekend: Friday - 54 degrees Saturday - 62 degrees Sunday - 71 degrees And a whole mess of mid-to-high 60's after that.We suppose that if we can keep it down to 30 shootings, McCompStat will claim a 17% reduction in shootings over the same time period from last week - and the media will print it.

That Was Quick

These bottom-feeders are "sure-thing" operators - they don't lose often at all: A federal lawsuit on Thursday accused five police officers from Chicago and Glenview of conspiring to lie under oath at a court hearing late last month,Show More Summary

Another $100 Million?

For a library that doesn't exist yet, hasn't even been awarded as a construction project: An Illinois state House panel on Thursday advanced a plan championed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, to appropriate $100Show More Summary

Michael Bloomberg is Spending $50 Million to Help Gun Owners!

New York, NY—Billionaire and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he’s investing $50 million of his own money to castigate firearms owners and the NRA. Apparently Bloomberg has failed to notice that the more discussion about firearms to more popular gun rights becomes. Show More Summary

Arizona Court of Appeals Rules Disgraced Former Cop Can be Forced to Testify and Incriminate himself in Debra Milke’s New Murder, Death Penalty Trial.

Phoenix, AZ—The Arizona Court of Appeals accepted jurisdiction of a Special Action, heard arguments, overruled and reversed Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz. This should have been a no-brainer but prosecutors have tremendous power over judges and the public ratings they receive. Show More Summary

Famed Film Director Bryan Singer Named in Lawsuit for Child Sexual Assault.

Film Director Bryan Singer Los Angeles, CA—The civil complaint filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court of Hawaii alleges that director Bryan Singer sexually assaulted Michael F. Eagan, III when he was only 14 or 15 on numerous occasions. Show More Summary

Nice Catch Officers

Big fire, big heroics all around: Seven people, including two firefighters and a police officer, were hurt Tuesday evening in a fire in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.Emergency crews responded about 6:10 p.m. toShow More Summary

Joravsky Adds it Up

From what we read, Rahm has over $1.7 Billion-with-a-B sitting in TIF funds that he uses to "reward" those who donate to him politically. That's enough for TWO pension balloon payments - and the FOP better make every effort to make sure...Show More Summary

TIF Slush Fund Garners Contributions

Another in a recent series of articles that points the spotlight at how TIF funds are used to reward connected companies and screw taxpayers out of actual capital projects - and pension funding: [...] Chicago is facing a pension shortfall for its police officers, firefighters, teachers and other municipal workers. Show More Summary

Casino Meeting - City Missing

Rahm is bound and determined to gut the pensions and raise property taxes instead of even considering a casino that might actually assist in solving the problem: They said it could be “the largest casino in the world.”A “jewel” in Chicago’s...Show More Summary

Gee, Ya Think?

Who would have imagined this? Smoking marijuana even just a few times a week may change your brain, according to a study co-authored by a Northwestern University professor.The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience,...Show More Summary

So You Want to Learn How to use an Unmanned Aircraft, Helicopter, or Quadcopter in Los Angeles? Sergio of Pirofilprc in Van Nuys Will Help You!

Sergio Marachilian Los Angeles, CA—a close friend that is a long time pilot for American Airlines and before that TWA turned me on to this new hobby. I have always loved photography and photographers always want to get the best view and angle. Show More Summary

Rule 14 - On Tape and Under Oath

Not good - not good at all: The dramatic revelation that five officers had allegedly lied on the witness stand in a Skokie drug case, has called into question dozens of other cases which the officers have pending.The Cook County State's...Show More Summary

Wow, Just Wow

Vanecko got out of jail this week. But we didn't see any media coverage on this - maybe we missed it: The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed criminal defense attorney Marc William Martin to an 11th Subcircuit vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Carol A. Show More Summary

Exempt Moves?

Someone said they move some people around?Garry getting all his pieces on the board before summer evidently.Any dumps? Or did everyone move up again? Funny thing about that - we remember more than a few dumps under Weis, but not so much under this guy.It's almost like he isn't really running the Department.

The Paradox

Once again, the most observant readers: The FBI says "You cant arrest your way out of the crime problem" and McCarty says "We need tougher guns laws to lock up the bad guys." Our leaders don't have a clue on how to fight crime. We'll drink to that.

By His Own Words

In regard to the latest Missing File scandal: Chief Tracy said...More than one occurrence is a pattern, right Garry? Well, that is what he (and McJerseyShore) says at CompStat whenever the number crunchers find two robberies in a half-mile...Show More Summary

More Missing Files?

Where there's smoke, there's fire....and something is burning fierce: A police lieutenant at the heart of the missing-files mystery in the David Koschman case was involved in another death investigation in which police records went missing.The Chicago Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division questioned Lt. Show More Summary

Never Fear! The Feebs Are Here!

Thank God! Chicago’s “ingrained” gang culture is to blame for homicide rates far higher than other large U.S. cities, FBI Director James B. Comey said Monday.Speaking a day after one of the city’s warmest and bloodiest weekends so far...Show More Summary

This Kind of Sums it Up

From a reader: Try N. Tofigure-Itout said...So, when we have a "good" weekend with low shot/kill #s, it's because of his ingenious and innovative strategies.When we have the more common "bad" weekends with high shot/killed #s, it's the law's fault. Hmm. Weren't the laws the same during the "good" weekends? Exactly.

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