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More Cold = Less Crime?

Except this weekend it seems: At least three people have been killed and 26 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.The most recent fatal shooting took place just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West 59th Street. Show More Summary

Another Death Investigation?

Bits and pieces found: Detectives were investigating how dismembered human remains ended up in a garage in the Hegewisch neighborhood, police said.A male was found dead in a garage in the 13300 block of South Avenue M about 3:20 p.m., said Police News Affairs [...]Show More Summary

Bears Post Mortem

Anyone else getting the feeling that the Bears are a "first half" team and nothing more?The last three games they've been outscored 40-13 in the second half and been held scoreless in 3 of those 6 quarters. In fact, in 10 second half quarters, the Bears have scored 7 or more points only three times.

Cost Comparison

Maybe the Chicago media can jump on the bandwagon?Someone pointed out that the 3rd of July fireworks were cancelled a couple of years ago. That cost how much? Under a quarter-million at last estimate (excluding police overtime). And it entertained a million people - minimum. Show More Summary

The New Faces of Crime

Anyone get a look at the suburban kids charged in the murder, attempt murder, armed robbery up in Skokie? Let's see, black guy, Asian guy, white guy and some Boston-bomber-type. The new Rainbow Coalition of Crime.

Hey Rahm, Nice "Parade"

Now where's our $350,000 you ass? Organizers had promised a big fire display for Chicago's first Great Chicago Fire Festival, but in the end it didn't quite meet expectations.Crowds were disappointed when the spectacle of fire ended up fizzling on the Chicago River this weekend. Show More Summary

Bears - and 3 Days til NHL Starts

Four days for the Blackhawks, but who's counting? In any event, the Bears are 2.5 point dogs today in Carolina.They're certainly lucky to be 2-and-2 so far.

That Was a Bit Chilly

Snow - third earliest snow on record: Cold temperatures are being felt throughout the Chicago area as some places saw brief flurries Saturday morning. Many residents in northern suburbs, such as Villa Park and Wadsworth, awoke to brief flurries - though the snow showers didn't last long as they developed into cold rain. Show More Summary

Um...What Now?

Is this crap still popping to the surface? Speaking of voting Monday August 6th 7pm @ Steve's lounge, That little neighborhood of Hegewisch is having the vote for the new board of directors of the baseball league the cop killer was coaching...Show More Summary

FOP Worried About Contract?

A couple people have written to say that the FOP is hitting 3rd Watch roll calls again to encourage a "yes" vote on the pending Contract. Not days because the veterans aren't happy, and not midnights because the young kids are the ones that have to live with the resultant changes for the rest of their careers. Show More Summary

Voter Registration Deadline

Sure we complain and give others a forum to complain. But have you taken the next step? Are you participating in the process? Register To Vote On Line.Deadline is 7 Oct.You can check if you're registered, register if you're not and find your polling place. Show More Summary

Congratulations

Most people learn from their mistakes. We kid! We kid! Congratulations to Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, a native of New York, on his engagement to Chicago personal injury attorney Kristin Barnette, a 5-foot-9-inch blonde of Scandinavian descent who brooks no nonsense.“When Kristin proposes, one complies,” he joked. Show More Summary

Bad to Worse

These numbers are appalling: Chicago’s unfunded pension obligations have ballooned to $37.3 billion — a more than three-fold increase since 2003 — because of inadequate employer contributions, declining investment income and a shrinking...Show More Summary

Retirees Lose One Battle

No delay in jacking up their rates 30-to-79% : A federal appeals court has given Mayor Rahm Emanuel the green light to save $27 million in 2015 by forging ahead with a three-year phase-out of the city’s 55-percent city subsidy for retiree...Show More Summary

The Goes More Money

Ben Joravsky at The Readaer explains where another $100 million went: Yesterday was a banner day in the city's effort to waste more property tax dollars on dreadful tax increment financing deals. In this case, the city sent roughly $1.3...Show More Summary

Spin Spin Spin

Look over here! Look at the shiny balls! Homicides continue to drop in Chicago, to the lowest levels since the 1960s, but shootings remain stubbornly higher, with the numbers of incidents and victims both on the rise at the nine-month...Show More Summary

Promotions Coming?

Guess which orders they just updated?The "Merit Board" and "Academic Selection Board" orders?Start updating those resumes and making those phone calls. The question is now what rank are they promoting?

No CompStat Again?

This means at least 5 out of the last 6 CompStat meetings have been canceled.If you can't do the job (and the job includes all these tedious meetings that supposedly directly impact crime rates) then maybe it's time for someone else to have a shot at the top spot.Seems the only people doing their jobs and reducing crime on a daily basis are the blue shirts.

Murder Conviction and Sentence of Jodi Arias May Be History

Phoenix, AZ—A major time-bomb of sorts is waiting to go off in the courtroom of Judge Sherry Stephens. This is in the form of a motion that would remove the death penalty from consideration due to serious misconduct. The shenanigans and misconduct of cops and prosecutors in this case has grown to fill a massive book. Show More Summary

Welcome Ebola Virus!

This can't be good : The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on Tuesday that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case diagnosed in the United States.The patient left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, CDC director, Dr. Show More Summary

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