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Just Some Thoughts

So if you saw someone collapse, in medical distress, don't you think you'd probably send them to a hospital and not their daughter's apartment?And if you knew you had been diagnosed with pneumonia, many forms of which are contagious, would you allow yourself to be brought to where your two grandchildren are located?We were just wondering.

Typical Cook County

Conflict of interest? The appearance of a conflict? No problem : Democrat Kim Foxx is doing consultant work for an influential Chicago law firm, but she insisted Monday there would be no conflict of interest for her to make decisions...Show More Summary

Brain Surgeons

Silly suburbanites are becoming victims of complacency....and car thieves: Wealthy suburbanites, you may want to put your car keys away.South Side thieves have targeted luxury cars in 40 wealthy towns across the Chicago area from Lake...Show More Summary

Nice to be Rich

You can buy protection if Rahm won't provide you any : A Chicago man, fed up and frustrated with what he says is the rising crime in his neighborhood, takes matters into his own pocketbook — shelling out thousands to pay for private street security.[...]Show More Summary

016 HBT

Standoff on the northwest side last night: A man was arrested early Sunday after an hours-long hostage situation at a 7-Eleven store in the city's Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.The man held two store employees hostage inside the store; they were not hurt.At about 9:30 p.m. Show More Summary

10-99 Units Returning

More cars up, but thinner coverage : Chicago police officers no longer have to work in pairs, as department leaders Friday announced said they would lift the order imposed after attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., killed eight officers in July. Show More Summary

Inside EMS Podcast: Issues Facing Volunteer EMS

This week, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome EMS1 columnist Nancy Magee to the Guest Table, where we discuss the issues facing volunteer EMS, from funding and leadership to recruitment and retention. Nancy is prepping for her workshop at EMS World Expo in New Orleans, and she wants to make the content as responsive as...

Watch That First Step

It's a doozie! A 17-year-old boy suspected in a west suburban carjacking jumped to his death from an Eisenhower Expressway overpass while trying to run away from authorities Friday night, according to Illinois State Police. About 8:15...Show More Summary

Shots Fired

A convoluted story to say the least: It's uncommon for police officers to witness a killing, but Friday night, Chicago police say, gang unit officers watched a fatal shooting unfold on the streets of Humboldt Park.Before it was over, officers intervened and fired shots. Show More Summary

Description, Description, Description

Great description by Channel 7 again: Robbery victims were forced to unlock their phones and reset them to factory settings by armed male offenders in Chicago's Loop and South Loop neighborhoods, police said.The two offenders were carrying a semi-automatic handgun and demanding cellphones, wallets and purses in three incidents from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1.[...]Show More Summary

Evanston Nonsense

We heard this story today on NewsRadio, and it struck us that this Evanston aldercreature exemplifies everything currently wrong with the country: An Evanston alderman wants the city to re-think its enforcement of an ordinance that requires lights on bicycles at night. Show More Summary

Gunfire at Wrigley

Not the image the city wants when the Cubs are looking at post-season play: Video sent to CWB Chicago anonymously appears to show a street brawl and shooting attempt unfolding on the streets of Wrigleyville early Sunday. We reportedShow More Summary

2016 Candlelight Vigil

Coming up next week: The 2016 Candlelight Vigil will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30 PM in Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. All police officers, their families and friends are invited. The ceremony is expected to last...Show More Summary

#3,000

The counter at HeyJackass.com has the total number of people (and folks) shot standing at 3,000 this very morning.Congratulations Chicago.Thanks have to go out to McCompStat for setting the stage for this disaster. And Special Ed for...Show More Summary

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