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Rookies? No Kidding?

This is news......if you live under a rock : Faced with a surge in killings and a breakdown of trust in law enforcement, the Chicago Police Department is sending its least experienced cops to neighborhoods that see the most violence.The...Show More Summary

Hypocrites

So as a wise reader pointed out.... “We know that holding people in jail destroys lives. Even a short period of pre-trial detention can result in the loss of your job or your home,” Preckwinkle said. “Every effort needs to be made to...Show More Summary

Money for Illegals?

No money for retirees, raises, vehicles, equipment, training. But lots for this: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday kept up his postelection push to position himself as a protector of immigrants against President-elect Donald Trump, announcing...Show More Summary

What Happened to Downtown Brown?

Seems like his past sins caught up with him: A top Cook County official was fired last month because of his work as a Chicago police commander, WBEZ has learned.County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Nov. 18 that Ernest Brown was no longer the executive director of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Show More Summary

No One is Immune

Even Commanders are getting shot at : SWAT teams swarmed a home in the city's South Chicago neighborhood after shots were fired at a police district commander late Thursday night. A five-hour standoff with the suspects ended early Friday morning.Police said five suspects were taken into custody around 3:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Fort Worth Hiring

And all you have to do is out shoot this recruit:Good luck!

Thank You Cubs

The Cubs overtime check hit the other day. We've been counting on that money to fulfill a desire of ours we've had for quite some time now: It's been over 40 years, but we finally got it.

It's Over as of.....Now

Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Promising “transparency” and building trust with the community, Kim Foxx was sworn in Thursday as Cook County’s first African-American female state’s attorney.Chief Cook County Judge Timothy Evans swore in Foxx before a crowd that included Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, police Supt. Show More Summary

How Empty is the Jail?

This empty: Cook County is demolishing three divisions, representing close to a half-million square feet of cell space, as the jail population has hit the lowest level in 25 years. Cook County officials stood in a muddy yard behind the razor wire and walls at the jail complex as demolition started on the first building. WBBM [...]Show More Summary

One Year

We forgot that yesterday was the one-year firing anniversary of McCompStat.Who misses his New York arrogance? His ham-handed attempts to play the political game? His keeping the brass's assholes puckered at the "accountability" meetings.Not us.

More Good News for Chicago

That housing "rebound"? Ain't happening : The housing market in the Chicago area is expected to be the weakest of any of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas during 2017, leaving opportunity for people to buy homes at affordable...Show More Summary

Indictment

Some good news: A Cook County grand jury has returned an 8-count true bill against a man who allegedly beat an off-duty Chicago police officer during an altercation outside of Wrigley Field this summer.Tremaine Wilson was charged with...Show More Summary

Damn! This Guy is Good!

He really ought to be put in a leadership position of some sort: After a pair of gang shootings in the 15th Ward erupted minutes apart Monday night and left two dead, Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) called on the Chicago Police DepartmentShow More Summary

Winter Parking

Despite the 50 degree weather....Despite the lack of snow.....Despite the lack of anything resembling winter, Winter Parking Regulations are in effect tonight!That means that it's time to set the over/under for vehicles towed tonight. In years past, it's been right around 100 to 120 cars, depending on how much money Chicago needs.We'll guess at 111 cars.

This Ass?

Someone who attempted to intimidate an entire organization based on an endorsement they never made: Often tipped as a potential mayoral candidate, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) is eyeing a different political office — Illinois governor. Sure,...Show More Summary

Rahm Gets One Thing Right

The media slant continues to be "Police Out Of Control." Rahm points out the obvious : Mayor Rahm Emanuel cautioned Tuesday against trying to generalize about the recent spate of police shootings, saying "they're not all the same" and...Show More Summary

Shoot Your Partner?

Special Ed is unhappy that everyone isn't contributing their opinion to the new Use of Force Policy : It’s an old adage meant to fill polling booths: If you don’t vote, don’t complain about who’s in office.Chicago Police Supt. EddieShow More Summary

Still Trying for Shortshanks

Like trying to nail jello to the wall: A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit can go forward accusing former Mayor Richard Daley of ignoring evidence that white Chicago police detectives working under disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured dozens of black suspects into murder confessions.U.S. Show More Summary

Understaffing Everywhere

Chicago has been skimping on Public Safety for years - and now Health : Less than 44 percent of Chicago restaurants and 24.8 percent of bars are being inspected as often as state law requires — undermining public trust and jeopardizing...Show More Summary

Again, Shots Fired at Police

But this time, there were Feds along for the ride : Police searched several blocks of a neighborhood near Midway Airport with SWAT teams, a helicopter and dogs Monday morning after a passenger in a car fired several shots at federalShow More Summary

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