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Lewis Out

So does Fioretti make a legit run? Or was he the vote-splitter? Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will not pursue a bid for Chicago mayor, the coordinator of the committee that was exploring a run announced Monday.Lewis, 61, had been seen as a potentially strong challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February election. Show More Summary

More Damaged Statues

It wasn't just one Memorial Horse : A few of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Horses of Honor fell victim to their popularity during a busy Chicago Marathon weekend, with two vandalized and several damaged after people climbed...Show More Summary

Cops Kill Armed Assailant

He had been shooting in the neighborhood earlier: A man was shot to death by a Chicago Police officer after he pointed a gun at police in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side early Sunday, police said.About 12:35 a.m.,Show More Summary

Are These Rahm's "Immigrants?"

There aren't in the city after all? Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala have escaped a detention center in Illinois and carjacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran.The incident has prompted the federal government to order a security review...Show More Summary


Public art is going to be climbed on, abused and damaged by assholes - it's a given in these times where no one has any sense of propriety: A 25-year-old man was arrested after allegedly vandalizing a police memorial horse statue late...Show More Summary

Firefighters Hurt

Bridgeport: A tricky fire burning in Bridgeport trapped several Chicago firefighters and two of them ended up in the hospital Sunday afternoon. CBS 2 [...] reports those firefighters are being observed after being trapped in two separate areas while barreling this blaze. Show More Summary

Camera Drones are Voraciously Addictive!

Los Angeles, CA—If my blog seems to have so much content related to camera drones it’s because I hopelessly hooked! I find myself adding sites to my bucket list every day. Most of them are in far away places. Here are two of my latest shoots. Please enjoy! There are over 3500 stories on this blog go to the main page at

Underdogs Again

3 point underdogs this weekend, but the over/under is the highest of the entire schedule (54.5 points). We don't see a shootout in Atlanta.

Someone Explain "Business Hours"?

Once again, a hair salon open until all hours. And once again, a bunch of people get shot and someone dies: A 22-year-old man was shot to death and three other people were wounded in a shooting during a party about 1:10 a.m. Saturday...Show More Summary

Another Crash

Two more Officers hurt in a crash : Two Chicago Police officers were injured Friday evening when their squad car crashed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The single-vehicle crash happened about 9:10 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Washington, police News Affairs Officer [...]Show More Summary

Media Word Games

Make up your minds please: A 16-year-old boy is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail after approaching a 17-year-old man and shooting him in the chest last week. Such a fine line between "boy" and "man" evidently. But you know if he was...Show More Summary

Corruption in the Making

Remember when the Supernintendo made his driver a sergeant? He was following in the footsteps of previous supernintendos who promoted their lackeys and lickspittles to lucrative spots as payback (payoff?) for long hours, missed timeShow More Summary

Freedom! ::Bang Bang::

This is priceless: After spending 15 years in prison, a New York man was shot within minutes of his release after he got into a car not knowing that another ex-convict with a gun and a grudge was hiding in the trunk, state police said...Show More Summary

Cop Injured

Traffic crash, which in recent years, are more deadly and more injurious than attacks: A Chicago police officer was injured this morning as she was responding to a call and her vehicle was struck by another motorist in North Lawndale,...Show More Summary

2nd Officer Wounded

That adrenaline rush is something, isn't it? Thirty-nine shots were fired Tuesday night during an Englewood gunbattle with an Indiana fugitive that injured a Chicago Police captain and a detective and left one man dead, Supt. Garry McCarthy said.[...]Show More Summary

CTA Shooting

Sounds like a head case: A man who opened fire on a CTA Blue Line train with “an assault weapon-type rifle” Thursday morning was taken into custody, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.While no one was hurt in the shooting, passengers...Show More Summary

Karen Lewis Seriously Sick

This doesn't sound good at all: Chicago Teachers Union officials revealed on Thursday that CTU president Karen Lewis has a “serious illness,” underwent surgery Wednesday and is “alert and comfortable.”But for the fourth straight day,...Show More Summary

Scanner Audio of Shooting

One of a couple copies out there by the scanner community:Very intense very fast. The dispatcher deserves a lot of recognition for a job well done.

Drones, Research, development, the Dysfunctional FAA and Over-Zealous Politicians

Los Angeles, CA—An undetermined but huge numbers of little camera drones are in civilian hands all over the world. They are safe, somewhat simple to operate and the cameras are capturing stunning images. We can easily guess that the number of multi-rotor drones in the USA currently far exceeds that of conventional helicopters. Show More Summary

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