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End Legislative Pensions?

Here's an idea in the Tribune editorial section - where have we heard it before? Illinois lawmakers are busy this summer.(Campaigning, golfing, fundraising.)The House and Senate adjourned in May and won't reconvene until Nov. 19, the...Show More Summary

Still Stealing Money

Retired politicians don't ever stop - they just become "consultants" or lobbyists and keep stuffing their faces at the trough: Three years after leaving City Hall, former Mayor Richard M. Daley has gone after a government contract in...Show More Summary

Morning Lineup – September 8

There are 11 good uses for beer and you can always use the leftovers productively.

Scene of the Crime (BIG Post)

Apologies in advance to Tribune reporters Peter Nickeas and Jason Wambsgans, but we are going to pretty much link and steal your entire article from the triple shooting in 011 Saturday night. Nickeas has gotten quite a few compliments on this site and he writes as close to a coppers point-of-view as we've seen any reporter in this town do in years. Show More Summary

More Downtown Mayhem

Not a "wilding" per se, but just the over-exuberant Amish youth no doubt: One man was stabbed and two others were hurt during a fight early Sunday on Michigan Avenue in the Loop.Two groups of young people began arguing while walkingShow More Summary

Officers Injured

A Harvey copper was beaten unconscious in Chicago : An off-duty Harvey police officer was beaten and robbed near the 59th Street Harbor early Sunday morning on the South Side, according to police.The officer was approached by unknown offenders at 2:50 a.m. Show More Summary

Merrillville Officer Succumbs to Wounds

A hero, even in death, via organ donation : Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz, 24, was taken off life support Sunday morning, less than two days after he was shot in the head while responding to a call.Robert Byrd, spokesman...Show More Summary

Gee, a Repeat Offender

ISP Trooper remains "critical but stable:" A Mount Prospect woman who authorities say drunkenly struck a state trooper on I-294 Saturday had pleaded guilty to an aggravated DUI charge just days before and been sentenced to probation, according to Cook County court records.Leslie W. Show More Summary

Bears Season Over

We're hockey fans. We cheer the Bears, and we've got a lot of readers who follow the Bears. But we're hockey fans. Steve Rosenbloom has an amusing take on the Bears game yesterday in the Tribune : Now comes the death march that willShow More Summary

Phantom LODD Awarded Workman’s Comp. Payout

A BARTLESVILLE, OKLAHOMA, WOMAN was recently awarded more than $503,000 in Federal and state benefits following her husband's death despite the fact that the victim, Thomas "Rusty" Topping was never associated with any fire departme...

Sunday Matinee

Cartoon - Goofy; Documentary - Health Effects of 9/11; Feature - Adam-12 episode

Coppers Injured

ISP Trooper on the highway : An Illinois State Trooper conducting a traffic stop was critically injured and seven other people were hurt this afternoon on Interstate 294 near west suburban Berkeley when a driver hit the trooper and tried to flee, officials said.The collision occurred about 2:46 p.m. Show More Summary

Opening Day

10G made a prediction in a previous thread. We can't find it at the moment, but it's out there somewhere.In the meantime Vegas has the Bears favored by a touchdown.A lot of "ifs" this season and a lot of sportswriters saying the Bears are a 9-and-7 team.

Casualty Count

Two and five in the shooting column : Two men were shot to death and five others wounded across the city Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, according to police. But don't forget these : A man was found dead with stab wounds in the Norwood Park East neighborhood late Friday night, according to police.Police found the man, 36, about 11:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Kilted to Kick Cancer: Day 6

Originally, I had planned a day at the lake on the jet ski, but bad weather changed those plans, so today is housekeeping day. As of 11:00 CST yesterday, my total in the fundraising challenge was $150, neck and neck with Team McThag and Team Borepatch for third place. Donations overall were $1530. That’s good,...

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