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So How Many Retired?

No specific word from our contacts at the Puzzle Palace. We've seen comments ranging from 170 to well over 240.We know more than a few went in April from our Districts and nearly double that in May. There's still a few who put in for retirement before the Contract expires.So who has the real number?

Not Our Culture?

Rahm spouts this tired old saw again after a scandal hits : Inspector General Joe Ferguson uncovered racist and sexist emails circulating in the Department of Water Management while investigating allegations that the son of a former alderman had used his city email account to sell guns, City Hall sources said Monday. Show More Summary

Gun Sales Up

We figure Chicago is just catching up to the rest of the nation : Demand for legal firearms in Chicago continues to grow even as the appetite nationally and in Illinois has fallen significantly in recent months — something gun vendors...Show More Summary

Go Fund Me Page Needed

We're looking to buy Fran Spielman and Frank Main cardboard boxes for installation on Lower Wacker Drive - because when the wind blows cold, we want them to remember what tools they were of Daley, Rahm and the Machine for years. We're...Show More Summary

Double Jeopardy? Not for Cops

Amazing how this commie witch completely disregards not only Garrity protections, but Constitutional protections as well: Against the backdrop of outrage and protests related to the death of Laquan McDonald on October 14, 2014, newly-minted...Show More Summary

SWAT Follies

So, has SWAT been swatted? Restructuring of Unit 353 (SWAT) and Unit (153) for filing a lawsuit. Midnight shift being added. No take home cars. No D-3 pay. And you will be in your regular Chicago Police Blue Uniforms. No more green because it looks too military. Show More Summary

Kansas Chases Again

Kansas bucks the trend : After a decision in 2014 to not pursue some fleeing drivers, the Kansas City Police Department is changing its stance.A new initiative, “Project Act: Addressing Crime Together,” allows police to pursue all drivers who flee traffic stops, with probable cause, KCTV5 reported. Show More Summary

More Left Coast

Insanity in Seattle : When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect.“Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects.Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. Show More Summary

Media Trolls Again?

You're welcome Sun Times. They should be sending us a check : In an apparent breach of protocol, authorities are investigating how a female inmate ended up in a Markham courthouse holding cell with two male inmates in an encounter that...Show More Summary

Countdown to Bullet Holes

We give it four days : Rebranding Englewood begins with welcoming people into the community. That’s what community leaders and aldermen said Friday at the unveiling of a large sign welcoming visitors to Englewood — the first such sign in the neighborhood, they said.The sign is now at the northwest corner of Yale Avenue and 63rd Street. Show More Summary

And Speaking of Cars....

This caught our attention : An 18-year-old woman was killed Friday after another woman repeatedly rammed her into a tree with a car in the Morgan Park neighborhood following an argument, authorities said.It happened about 11:10 p.m.Show More Summary

Half Story = Half-Assed Protests

Connecticut : People are outraged over the latest officer-involved shooting where the ACLU and the media are reporting that the officers shot 16-year-old Jayson Negron “who was driving a car.” What the ACLU fails to mention is that Negron was driving a stolen car, and he was driving it over a police officer at the time he was shot. Show More Summary

SSL List Sees Daylight

The list that everyone knows about, but no one has seen: As Chicago endured a devastating surge in gun violence last summer, scores of people with long rap sheets stood atop the Chicago Police Department’s secret watch list, newly obtained records show.One of the men had been arrested 12 times for violent crimes, all before turning 20. Show More Summary

Surf's Up!

Our semi-regular series of building issues in the Department. Today, Area 2: Someone is going to get crushed to death by this paperwork. And if you look down the other way: It's a giant slip-n-slide. Good thing all the paperwork is stacked in the hallways to absorb any stray tsunamis that might appear. Show More Summary

Free Tip for Media

You media-types trolling here on a daily basis are far better equipped to look into this....if you dare: And it appears that Rahm and his hand-picked board still haven't learned their lesson. A friend told me that a rumor floats about...Show More Summary

Cop Wounded - 011

The vest saved him from extensive damage. He's reportedly talking.Offender, a juvenile female, also got shot numerous times.Check in for updates.Best wishes for a speedy recovery.UPDATE: Tribune coverage

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