Chicago experienced two notorious and horrendous assassinations in the past 13 months, one in which the local police and criminal justice system worked exactly as they should to solve the crime, the other exactly as they should not. Instead, they apparently tried to cover it up.
What was the difference? The most recent, November 2, involved a black gang executing an innocent 9-year-old in retaliation against the boy’s father–member of a rival gang. It was solved in less than a month despite... Read the full story »
You may notice that the highest rates for Cook County are in its south suburbs. That area is clearly in a death spiral, which was the focus of our article last week. Finally, Cook County generally taxes commercial property at 2.5 X the effective residential rate, which is why those rates are separately listed above for Cook County. (The exorbitance of those commercial rates is a separate story.) For the collar counties, however, commercial rates are the same as residential.)
Perhaps... Read the full story »
You can see the truth of it by watching the other politicians scrambling for cover in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video release.
They don’t like questions about how they helped Rahm win. That puts the jacket on them. And they don’t want to wear the jacket.
So they’re stitching one up for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, who charged Van Dyke with murder the other day.
They want Alvarez to wear the jacket for it all.
Rahm seems to be throwing her under his bus,... Read the full story »