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Taxi! Taxi!

Evidently, the Department has chosen the new sticker layout: We guess that's the least hideous of the bunch. Anyone have the full layout?

Continuing Corruption

This has to be the worst deal ever concocted by a Chicago pol, bar none ( this is an archived DNAInfo.com link - DNAInfo is now out of business ): The city will pay $20 million in 2018 to the private firm that leases the city's parking...Show More Summary

Dart Accusations

Someone wants a scalp Lots of accusations going back and forth at the link. Supposedly, one hundred protestors showed up at Daley Plaza Monday handing these out. Comments say under seventy. Other comments say they were all homeless people paid to show up and pass out the handbills. The race for Sheriff is getting ugly.

Dear Chicago Magazine

Looks like it might be time for an update on that series you did a while back about hiding crime stats: A Los Angeles Police Department captain has accused high-ranking members of the force of misclassifying violent crime and misleading the public about the true state of lawbreaking in the city.Capt. Show More Summary

Rahm Lied? Again?

Or should we just say "perpetually"? Since taking office in 2011, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has repeatedly vowed to deploy more police officers to combat violence in city neighborhoods, both by pulling them from desk jobs and hiring more recruits.“I...Show More Summary

600? Again?

The Trib claims Chicago is close : Chicago is close to recording its 600th homicide for the year, only the second time the city will have reached the grim milestone since 2003, according to data kept by the Tribune.After a weekend when...Show More Summary

The "Cause" of Crime?

Not that we'd expect anything resembling actual investigative reporting from journalists in Chicago (who are busy pushing Rahm's narrative rather than doing an actual research), but instead of blaming police for rising instances of crime,...Show More Summary

Officer Down - Rockford

Tragic news from Rockford : A Rockford police officer was killed and a man was found dead in a vehicle early Sunday when a traffic stop led to a crash and an apparent shooting.Just after 1 a.m., officer Jaimie Cox, 30, made a traffic stop near State Street and Dawn Avenue, Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said during a Sunday news conference. Show More Summary

South Shore Shootout

No hits, one in custody : Chicago police officers were involved in a shootout with a suspect in the South Shore neighborhood Sunday morning. Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 6700-block of South East End Avenue at about 1:45 a.m., police said.When the officers arrived on the scene, a male suspect fired shots at them. Show More Summary

Nice River Rahm

No, seriously. That teal color looks way better than the regular brownish-green everyone is used to : Authorities are "investigating:" If you took a rainy stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk this weekend, your eyes weren’t playing tricks...Show More Summary

Everyone Can Pitch In

We're pretty sure that most citizens in Chicago don't want to be First Responders, but that isn't stopping some from trying: Medical experts say anyone can employ a few basic techniques to achieve the same results when confronted with a life-and-death scenario. Show More Summary

Self Cleaning Oven Continues

The self-cleaning oven continues to operate: A loud argument broke out at a memorial party for Kenneth Williams, a 28-year-old man who was shot dead after leaving the Cook County criminal courthouse in August.Sevetta Kidd was one ofShow More Summary

No Coverage

For some reason, the media doesn't want to touch this story: Drive by at 326am in 018 at 1922 N. Lincoln Ave at/from Drop Club (late night license that caters to the undesirable element that comes into the City). Bullet went through window, into the home and lodged in the living room ceiling...of a $2M home in Lincoln Park. Show More Summary

Good Point

A regular reader of ours wrote to us about the recent post concerning increased carjackings. He points out the biased reporting of the Tribune "reporter" blaming police "reducing their aggressiveness" as a contributing factor. He then...Show More Summary

Nice Mag Mile Rahm

Broad daylight, Friday morning: Three people smashed display cases with mallets before fleeing with several wristwatches Friday morning on Michigan Avenue, Chicago police said.About 11:45 a.m., three young men or boys, smashed a window...Show More Summary

Protests?

Late word coming in that there have been almost 1,000 "campers" at that south side church hosting the anti-government protestors the past few nights.Also a large mobilization of federal types for some "DoD" drill downtown.Couldn't possibly be related, right? The Department would have said something or had a plan or something? Right?

Carjackings Waaaaaay Up

And not just in the bad parts of town : With gun violence garnering unflattering national attention for Chicago, carjackings have quietly gone off the charts as well. While shootings and homicides are largely concentrated in impoverished...Show More Summary

Nice Coffee Shop Rahm

Though in their defense, it looks like the deceased ran in there to hide : One man died and two other people, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured in a shooting at a Starbucks in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood Thursday night, according to officials and witnesses.A man, 28, was dead at the scene following the shooting about 8:10 p.m. Show More Summary

Prickwrinkle Car Damage?

Anyone hear about this? [Did] CPD write out a criminal damage report for TP? Her security unit supervisor made the decision to leave her new County Suburban in front of her home overnight?? Guess the neighborhood figured it out 7000.00 in repairs later it’s like new. Hope that didn't come out of the anticipated Soda Tax money.

Budget Hearings

That time of year when we find out what cuts the city want from the Department: More news from the CPD Budget Hearing: According to Chief Barb West, 522 officers retired this year and 417 last year. 100+ have dropped papers to retire in 2018. Show More Summary

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