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Cry us a river there Prickwrinkle : Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's administration is warning of 10 percent budget reductions if a judge doesn't allow a countywide sweetened beverage tax to take effect by August.In a letter...Show More Summary

More Found Money

And not just a little money either: A growing economy—combined with consumers' desire to have purchases shipped directly to their door—is helping drive up air freight traffic worldwide. City Hall wisely aims to capitalize on the trend.As...Show More Summary

Good Idea? Or Not?

We're pretty sure this failed once here in Chicago : For Jeremy Arn, being a prosecutor in Milwaukee's most dangerous neighborhoods means spending more time on the streets than in court. His officemates are police officers in District...Show More Summary

Training Snowflakes

Memphis is running into problems : The latest class of 150 rookies for the Memphis Police Department may not be ready for the real world when they graduate, according to Local Memphis. Questions are being raised about treatment of new...Show More Summary


IMPORTANT - IF YOU KNOW A RETIREE, REACH OUT TO THEM.Phone, social media, e-mail.Of course, this breaks on a Friday night/Saturday morning: Burglary to storage unit at a "facility [that] holds the paper work for police pension". Lock...Show More Summary

Federal Gun Case

Now we'll see some real justice....wait, what? A man who sources say sold an assault rifle to gang members — which was then used to shoot two Chicago Police officers last May — was released from federal custody on a $4,500 bond on Wednesday.Charles Williams was arrested and charged in federal court last week with possession of a firearm by a felon. Show More Summary

Protect the Clout!

An interesting game being played once again : Chicago police are seeking to fire a sergeant involved in two fatal shootings in recent years, but the charges deal instead with decade-old allegations that he concealed an arrest while applying to be a cop and moonlighted as a part-owner of a bar while on the force. Show More Summary

Logic Loop

After reading about the new cars yesterday, and all the technology that will allow cops to respond faster that the speed of light to crime scenes, has anyone in the Department or political realm actually thought this through? Shotspotter...Show More Summary

ShotSpotter Fail

Dead body found surrounded by shell casings : A woman was shot to death Thursday evening in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.The 25-year-old was found shot multiple times by officers responding to a call of a person shot about 6:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Electronic Newsgathering, the FAA and Drones

NJ Governor Chris Christie captured by a video drone journalis1 Los Angeles, CA—The FAA is moving at a snail’s pace while drone technology is advancing at supersonic speed. Right now drones manufactured by DJI are totally safe and virtually crash proof. Show More Summary

Frustration? Really?

Rahm, are you reading this? These are the morons you put in charge: The Chicago Police Department says it is conducting "a very comprehensive review" after the city experienced one of its most violent Fourth of July weekends in recent...Show More Summary

New Cars, Old Paint Job

They've been sitting on these cars for months, but they're finally going to hit the Districts : The first batch of new Chicago police squad cars hit city streets Thursday. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the 40 vehicles are another tool to try to curb gun violence.Each of the new police SUV are worth $47,000. Show More Summary

Low Standards (and an old friend)

This is exactly what our readers were warning about months ago: A new recruit, hired by CPD, in the academy, was arrested at the training academy for home invasion. Tried to escape and found to have a fully loaded weapon in his car!Show More Summary

Weekend Count Climbing added a single casualty to its totals: 15 dead, now 89 wounded That's up one from yesterday.Word coming in that two of the wounded expired despite the heroic efforts of the finest emergency care in the United States. So...Show More Summary

What Did You Expect?

There's no respect for the neighborhood, the residents, or the law : NEAR WEST SIDE — Parking ban signs installed on the Near West Side aimed at curbing gang parties have been vandalized before the ban was scheduled to begin.Part ofShow More Summary

Theory Fails VERY Badly

A new high is a new low for Chicago. This is Channel 7 the other day : "The goal was to get them off the street so the rest of the city can have a safe 4th of July," said Organized Crime Bureau Chief Anthony Riccio.CPD says most of those targeted have committed some sort of drug offense. Show More Summary

NYPD Ambush

Mother of three gunned down for the uniform she wore : NEW YORK — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the killing of a New York City officer in “cold blood” is the latest in a troubling series of attacks on police officers overShow More Summary

Bag Tax Failing

In terms of revenue generation, this is leaving yet another hole in Rahm's budget: Cook County’s soda tax may have been stalled by a court order, but Chicago’s tax on disposable bags — in effect for six months — is not bringing in as much cash as the city had hoped.Chicago aimed to raise $9.2 million from the 7-cents-a-bag fee in its first year. Show More Summary

No Word on the Guns

That probably means they're gone : A 17-year-old boy was arrested in the theft of an FBI -issued SUV that an FBI agent had left running at a Near West Side gas station early Monday, Chicago police said Tuesday evening.The teen, whose...Show More Summary

Public Safety Injuries

Coppers hurt in 007 over the weekend : Two Chicago police officers were hurt in a traffic crash Tuesday evening in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood, authorities said.The officers were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where they were reported in good condition. Show More Summary

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