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The Political Season is Upon Us

Brace yourselves : Chicago mayoral challenger Willie Wilson on Monday tried to jump start his campaign by loaning $1 million to his bid, less than two weeks after Mayor Rahm Emanuel dropped a challenge to his nominating petitions.With...Show More Summary

Steinberg at it Again

Hey Slum Times, this is what you want representing your paper? Sun Times Columnist Neil Steinberg was on WBEZ radio yesterday, January 2, discussing the murder of two New York Police Officers and the police protests against the mayor there. Show More Summary

Classic

Just great: A Logan Square man is trying to figure out how his bike was stolen right from under his nose - and the noses of Shakespeare District police officers.Adam Wisneski, 31, went to the police station Friday night around 9 p.m....Show More Summary

Ha-Ha-Ha Harvard

Remember when all the Harvard professors were telling Obama how to get insurance coverage for every American? And those darn republicans and tea party types said it couldn't be done without raising taxes, redistributing wealth and bankrupting...Show More Summary

Damn, It's Cold!

It's Chicago. It's January. Get over it. It certainly hasn't slowed down the shootings that much : A man was killed and at least 13 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.The fatal shooting–the first of the new year–happened about 1:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Drone Safety, The FAA and Those Misguided and Self-Appointed Drone Cops

Los Angeles, CA—Yesterday I got a gentle safety reminder as I began to pick up my Phantom 2. The props suddenly began spinning on their own. I thought I turned of the battery and then the radio controller. I’m somewhat hearing impaired and did not hear those telltale sounds that the battery power was not actually shut off. Show More Summary

NYPD Shames Mayor Again

Of course, the mayor doesn't feel any shame, because he's a pandering hack: Thousands of police turned their backs Sunday as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scornShow More Summary

Hey Look - Aldercreatures

It's Deb Mell (33rd) and Ameya Pawar (47th): Morons.

First Smash and Grab?

Maybe someone should start a site tracking these types of crimes : A Best Buy store on the North Side was burglarized during a smash-and-grab incident early Sunday morning, police said.Around 4:45 a.m., a Dodge Caravan struck one of the windows in the Best Buy store, located in the Park West neighborhood at 2650 N. Show More Summary

Blue Ribbons

Support your local cops : Residents of Mount Greenwood on the city's South Side placed ribbons around trees in a show of appreciation for Chicago Police officers.It was part of the Blue Ribbon Walk that began at 111th and Kedzie.The walk honors police officers across the country. Thanks you ladies and gentlemen. Small gestures mean a lot.

No Homicides Yet?

We've been keeping an ear out. Bunch of shootings, but no killings, and the temperature is headed down over the next few days.What's the longest a year has run until the first? We recall one running nearly two weeks a decade or more ago.

Disclosure

A somewhat sarcastic piece by an old acquaintance of ours : Want to show your appreciation for the Chicago Police Superintendent who’s overseen another year-on-year reduction in the city’s murder rate, but not sure how?Here’s your chance!How...Show More Summary

Sounds Legit to Us

We're headed this way in any event: Police departments across the country are pulling patrol officers off the road. Police will still be on duty but will only respond to 911 calls. No pro-active policing will take place.Police chiefs say that anti police feelings from the public are pushing this move to re-active only policing. Show More Summary

IPRA Oops

True or not-so true? Happy New Year ! IPRA Supervisor George Roberts arrested for DUI on 01Jan15 and then shit his pants in the station. Roberts recently got off suspension for sexual harrassment. But its ok, he only investigates the police. Anyone think this guy won't have a chip on his shoulder from here on out?.

Hospital Staff v Police?

Christian charity? On a side note. The head nurse at Little Company of Mary Hospital where the injured Officer went to be treated told a Sgt. that the days of preferential treatment for police and fire are over. Even going so far as yelling at the injured Officers family. Show More Summary

More Crash Injuries

Those 400 cars Dean got are disappearing quickly : Two Chicago police officers received minor injuries during a car crash on the Northwest Side Thursday night, police said.The accident happened around 10:45 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Western Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs [...]Show More Summary

Spin Again

2014 statistics are out: While Chicago ended 2014 with slightly fewer homicides than the year before, 327 more people were shot in the city — an increase of 14 percent, according to the Chicago Police Department.The city has seen a marked...Show More Summary

Copper Injured

Struck by a stolen van : One person was arrested after a Chicago Police officer was hit by a stolen van Thursday afternoon in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.The officer was standing in the 6000 block of South Winchester after pulling over a stolen van about 2:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Thursday Prayer Service

Media coverage ? The Chicago law enforcement community honored its fallen brothers and sisters Thursday with a prayer service timed to mark the slayings of two New York police officers in December.Officers and their families gathered at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park near the shore of Lake Michigan at 2:47 p.m. Show More Summary

Pandering Until the End

Thank goodness our governor is righting wrongs from 150 years ago : Dr. Richard Eells became a criminal on a summer night in 1842 when he opened the door of his Quincy, Ill., home to a runaway slave named Charley and, instead of turning him in, tried to help him escape.The attempt failed. Show More Summary

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