Who has the numbers?
On the plus side, we're sure they are going to attempt to claim credit for any drop in crime due to 20 inches of snow dumped on Chicago if they can.
A lookout in the burglary connected to Chicago Police Sgt. Alan Haymaker’s death has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison.
Larry Brown, 29, received the sentence Friday after he pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in Skokie, according to [...] a Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman.
Brown, of Markham, kept watch while his accomplices threw a car battery through the window of Consolidated Communications, 3176 N. Clark, and stole thousands of dollars worth of mobile phones last year, prosecutors said.
If you thought the East Coast had it bad last week, brace yourself for the huge storm forecast to overtake the Chicago area this week.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch starting Tuesday afternoon for much of Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.All told, forecasters expect at least 8 inches in northern central Illinois, and at least 18 inches in the northeast and eastern central parts of the state. Accumulations of at least 18 inches could register in Northwest Indiana and reach 24 inches in some areas
Mark Donahue, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, says he’s tried for the past few years to get the legislature to change the law so Chicago police could go to the bargaining table with the city and negotiate over whether police could live in the suburbs. Donahue says the FOP will make that legislative push again this session.
Donahue says he doesn’t know whether any legal connection can be made between yesterday’s Illinois Supreme Court ruling for Emanuel and the city’s employment rule.
Chicago Firefighter Union leader Tom Ryan says he’s had members who’ve lost their jobs because they didn’t live in the city of Chicago. He says he doesn’t know whether yesterday’s Illinois Supreme Court ruling will have a bearing on those or any other cases.
The Chicago Police pension board split 4-4 on whether to allow Burge, who was convicted for lying about police torture under his watch, to continue receiving the payouts. Five votes were required to strip him of his pension.
Jackson said Saturday that he will file a lawsuit over that vote because Illinois state law states pension benefits shall not be paid to public officials “convicted of any felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with service as a firefighter.”