Quick Hits for Friday
Just a little something to post:
- Bombs? Not really. Some enterprising youths brewed up a little home chemistry experiment and brought it to school. You can find recipes for "MacGyvers" all over the net if you know where to look. Most of them aren't "explosive" per se (no flames) but can be dangerous in the wrong hands (corrosives). We used to do them in high school chemistry classes.
- The Burge report - will it be released? A hearing was held today to determine if it can or even should be. Channel 7 and Channel 2 cover it. We don't know enough about it to really have an opinion, but if the People's Law Office is involved, we're against them completely.
- More heroin overdoses! We speculated a while back that this might be a concerted effort to kill junkies and we offered a bit of info we had gleaned that there might be an illegal fentanyl factory somewhere locally. We haven't seen anything for or against any scenario and the longer it goes on without an explanation ... hmm.
- Big surprise - NOT! O'Hare concession contracts run out and - wonder of wonders - the City "forgets" to re-bid them. It turns out that 60% of the contracts at O'Hare are expired, meaning the holder of the contract can continue to pay the City under the old terms, even if profits have skyrocketed. And it seems all the people holding these contracts are politically connected (Joyce, Higginbottom, the list goes on). How many millions has THIS cost us?