A low-level dealer gets caught between the money and the violence of the heroin trade.
How city leaders reacted to some of the most notorious outbreaks of violence over the last two decades
An “obsessive” Sun-Times reporter is vindicated by the Vanecko case—but not content.
What people read from January 1st to 7th, 2012, on the Bleader
How ex-superintendent Jody Weis would like to see pot arrests reformed
Police are investigating a weekend stabbing in Boys Town. Witnesses videotaped a group of more than ten people beating a man, who was stabbed twice in the melee. (Tribune) Cicero’s town president Larry Dominick is accused of slurring Latinos, according to a new federal lawsuit. Cicero’s population is more than 70 percent Latino. (Sun-Times) The […]
More than a quarter million Chicago area residents were without power this morning. ComEd says it could take days to restore power in some areas. (Tribune) After Jody Weis’s massive vacation payout, the Civic Federation calls for a review on how the city reimburses vacation time. (Sun-Times) Where is Brian Carpey’s Fender Stratocaster? (Sun-Times)
In the wake of “Jackass” player Ryan Dunn’s death, professional prankster Bam Margera is now virtually feuding with Roger Ebert, after Ebert made comments on Twitter. (TMZ) Former top cop Jody Weis cashed in more than $76,000 of vacation days he never took while leading the Chicago Police Department. That’s 64 vacation days — but […]
Jody Weis wasn’t the only ex-city official that new police chief Garry McCarthy attempted to distance himself from on Monday. He also signaled a distaste for the gun control policies of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. “My goal is to bring the gun debate back to the center,” McCarthy told aldermen. “I think that we […]
Garry McCarthy and the aldermen who signed off on his appointment as Chicago police superintendent Monday were eager to send a message to the public: He is not Jody Weis. As 33rd Ward alderman Richard Mell put it: “The difference between you and your predecessor is like night and day.” The aldermen should know. Several […]
Rahm Emanuel smiled. It wasn’t a happy smile. It was the sort of smile I’m guessing we’re going to see a lot from our new mayor—one that seemed to say, I know I’m supposed to appear pleased as punch because the cameras are rolling and I don’t want to look like I’m ready to rip […]
The FOP tells off Jody Weis in an open letter.
Chicago cops to protest the shortfall of beat cops on the street.
What happened to Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods?
The city’s new gun regulations go into effect, but area law enforcement officials won’t say whether they ever used the one it’s replacing.