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This is a Bold Statement

Remember, one-hundred-plus years of futility : New Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters at his introductory press conference Monday at The Cubby Bear that he won’t shy away from talking about the playoffs and the World Series.Even with a team that hasn’t won a championship since 1908.“I’m gonna be talking playoffs next year,” Maddon said. Show More Summary

Arias Trial is Void Because the Government Facilitated Witness Tampering on a Grand Scale.

Judge Sherry Stephens and Prosecutor Juan Martinez Phoenix, AZ—Let me begin by saying I’m not now nor have I ever been retained as the defense investigator of Jodi Arias. I’m not her friend or one of her supporters. I have however been greatly alarmed by the conduct of her journey through the Arizona criminal justice system. Show More Summary

Police Shooting

Seems to be a lot more of these lately - they run in fits and starts: A man was shot and wounded by police officers Saturday night in Englewood, authorities said. The man was shot about 8:16 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Morgan, police...Show More Summary

Catch and Release

They had him...then they didn't : A south suburban man was released Sunday after turning himself in to police the day before in connection with the beating and robbing of an off-duty Chicago police sergeant in the Loop on Thursday.Brian...Show More Summary

This is News Now?

Must be a slow news day : Upset that she was late for work, Tasha T. Brown directed her ire toward several Chicago cops Saturday night — dismissing them as “a bunch of b——-” for arresting a drug dealer at her Austin home, police said.Then...Show More Summary

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Percentages MAtter

Some people are in the comment section advocating for certain judges who have a good history with the police. That's fine, more power to them. But we also heard some people saying that they only vote for those judges and skip the rest...Show More Summary

Did You Fall Back?

If you're reading this at your normal hour, and you didn't set the clocks, don't worry - you're an hour early! You could have been sleeping, but you listened to your biological clock. Relax, take your time, stop for coffee on the wa...

Attacks (Plural) on Sergeants

The downtown beating of an off-duty sergeant at 3:00 PM Thursday caught the headlines. The Tribune finally posted surveillance photos of the car and subjects: Initial reports is that the sergeant was leaving Corporation Counsel, wasShow More Summary

Um...Outrage? Anyone?

Once again, Illinois is broken : A 48-year-old Pullman man free on parole for a 1993 slaying has been charged with murder again after police found a 53-year-old man stabbed to death Wednesday evening on the Far South Side.Police were...Show More Summary

This is Kind of ... Something

We can't say it's cool because an Officer died.We can't say ironic, because irony signals something opposite, sometimes with meaning only to insiders Impressive in its own right: A seven-week dragnet in the woods of northeastern Pennsylvania...Show More Summary

Copper Beaten

In-and-out-of-consciousness : An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was seriously injured Thursday after he was robbed of his gun and beaten in a downtown parking garage, police said.The incident happened at 3 p.m. on the 100 block ofShow More Summary

McCarthy Feeling Some Heat

Of course, it's from aldercreatures. And as all the parties involved are puppets of Rahm, it isn't too intense. At City Council budget hearings on Thursday, some aldermen were angered that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy could not immediately tell them exactly how many officers are currently on the force. WBBM Newsradio [...]Show More Summary

Alstory Simon Released

So at the moment, no one is in custody for a particularly brutal double homicide in 1982. And the media spins this how? A judge ordered the release of Alstory Simon, whose confession to a 1982 double homicide helped free an inmate from death row in 1999. Show More Summary

Ebola News

A commentator or two was attempting to take us to task for our supposed lack of knowledge concerning the Ebola plague hovering at the edge of national consciousness, asking where our degree was at, how we were less knowledgeable than assorted disease experts. Show More Summary

Election Day Coming

Once again, it's time to vote for judges. And as long time readers know, we don't vote "YES" for a sitting judge. Ever. While you may feel differently, we're reminding everyone that there is a sitting judge who shouldn't receive a single...Show More Summary

Another Shooting

Again, coppers happen upon a gunfight and take action : A person was shot by police Wednesday night after officers happened upon a shootout between two gunmen in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.About 11 p.m. Wednesday,...Show More Summary

#1 Again!

This time, the Academy Award for "Gang Infestation" goes to : In recent years Chicago has made a dramatic leap to overcome Los Angeles as America’s gang capital with a staggering 150,000 gang members and become one of the most violent cities in the country. Show More Summary

No Money for Inspections We Guess

Cutting corners again : Two-thirds of Chicago elevators were not inspected at all in 2013 — and 62 percent of safety violations uncovered over the prior eight years went “unresolved”—according to a “worrisome” audit released Wednesday.Inspector...Show More Summary

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