Thursday, October 19, 2006

Post #1600

Yeah, we know the post counter reads a bit higher. That's because we have a number of posts "in the hopper" so to speak, awaiting more info or an opportune publishing moment. We also passed 600,000 visitors a few days ago and are well on our way to 2.5 million page views (probably before the end of the month). All in all, not a bad set of numbers. How about some quick hits while we celebrate?
  • Big raid in the Ickes Homes. Channel 2 and Channel 7 cover it. Eighteen arrests were made and nineteen other fugitives are being sought. Big operations like these seem to be the order of the past few years. If you can decapitate an entire operation in one fell swoop, the disruption factor seems to take it's toll. But has there been a noticable uptick in drug related homicides as the new kids sort out the now vacant corners? We're just wondering.
  • A post election tax hike in Chicago? Say it isn't so! And all because the city doesn't know how to give a fair test - in this case, the 1995 firefighters test.
  • Does anyone have any news about the FOP Meeting this past Tuesday? We couldn't make it and we were hoping someone had news.

14 Comments:

Blogger kateykakes said...

Congrats on the success of your site, SCC. It's definitely one of my very favorite reads.

10/19/2006 01:03:00 AM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

Congrats on a new milestone, I am happy for you, dear M. Now, the only thing that'd make me happier is the election of the Green Party candidate as governor.

10/19/2006 06:06:00 AM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

Off Topic: Here's the response email from Congressman Rahm Emanuel's office regarding Social Security issue. He keeps this up and he may get my vote.
Dear Friend:
I agree with you that the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision unfairly penalize public servants. An unfortunate and unintended consequence of this retirement law often discourages individuals from pursuing careers in teaching, law enforcement, firefighting, and other essential professions. That is why in the last Congress I cosponsored H.R. 594, the "Social Security Fairness Act of 2003," and I voted to repeal the penalty twice in early 2003. Additionally, I am an original co-sponsor of H.R. 147. This important legislation would amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. Currently, this bill is being reviewed by the House Committee on Ways and Means, of which I am a member.



I am also one of over 120 signers of a discharge petition to expedite the bill's consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives. We are still working to gain the 218 signatures needed to call up the bill for a vote on the House floor



Again, thank you for contacting me, and please feel free to do so again in the future. You can also follow my work online at www.house.gov/emanuel . It is an honor to serve you in the U.S. Congress.
Congressman Rahm Emanuel

10/19/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just dont vote for daley. Get rid of him and the cancer is removed from the city. Well almost. But you know what I mean.

He is the main cause for all the problems in this city. We would be better off with anybody but daley.

10/19/2006 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read the scum times injuries on the rise guess if you have clout like tony sprano said "I need 4 jobs 2 no show 2 no work", look at attornies names all "Hey grab my balls", wish I had clout! How many on this job do the same?

10/19/2006 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel was Daley's chief fund raiser and is a total snake.

10/19/2006 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Disgusted said...

What FOP meeting? It was just a collect your dues and look the other way on the sad, very sad state of affairs in our department these days. FOP is a SELLOUT.

10/20/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's my favorite too. For all the wrong reasons though. The Bosses are all clouted and shitty. The detective division is beyond fucking useless. The averge guy on the street is a pretty good guy, but there is a VERY high percentage of goofs. All I can say is I'm glad the way things are going. Tear down the projects. Throw out the shit heads. If you want to be the "REAL POLICE" Harvey is hiring.

10/20/2006 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
It's my favorite too. For all the wrong reasons though. The Bosses are all clouted and shitty. The detective division is beyond fucking useless. The averge guy on the street is a pretty good guy, but there is a VERY high percentage of goofs. All I can say is I'm glad the way things are going. Tear down the projects. Throw out the shit heads. If you want to be the "REAL POLICE" Harvey is hiring.

10/20/2006 02:08:30 AM"

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What are the odds that you fall into that very high percentage of Goofs? What makes the Detective Division beyond "fucking useless?" You are no doubt one of the high percentage of goofs.

You obviously have no clue how things are but you sure think you do...Goof!

10/20/2006 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel was Daley's chief fund raiser and is a total snake.

Say what you want about Rahm, he is the only member of our Illinois elected officials in Washington that comes out on the lawn of the capitol during Police Week to search out the officers from Illinois, meet and greet and thank us for what we do. I don't agree with his politics at all but I think it's a class move.....

10/20/2006 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prior to his arrest he and then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez were partying at at a Bronx, NY nightclub, Club New York, when at around 3 a.m. an argument broke out and gun shots were fired. Combs, Lopez, bodyguard Anthony Jones and driver, Wardel Fenderson fled the club in Combs' Lincoln Navigator. Police stopped the vehicle after Fenderson ran a red light. Police found a stolen 9 mm pistol sitting on the front seat and the four were arrested, questioned and released.
On January 4, 2000, Combs went before the grand jury investigating the nightclub shooting. He was indicted on weapons charges and later for bribery after driver, Wardel Fenderson said Lopez and Jones offered him $50,000 and a diamond ring if he agreed to say he owned the gun found in the car.

On March 16, 2001, Combs, represented by attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr., was acquitted of the weapons possession and bribery charges. The jury also acquitted Combs' bodyguard Anthony Jones of all charges.

Soon after the trial, Combs' changed his moniker from "Puffy" to "P. Diddy", claiming the trial had changed him. "I've changed, I've matured," Combs' told Time. "This whole thing has made me deeper. It's not what it was about before ... I want to sit down and think about it and try and understand it on an intellectual level."

Other Arrests:
On April 15, 1999, Combs was accused of assaulting Steve Stoute of Interscope Records. Stoute was the manager for Nas, whose video for "Hate Me Now" featured Combs being crucified. Though Combs had willingly filmed the video scene earlier that year, he demanded that the images be removed.

Stoute's refusal led to an argument and Combs' arrest for aggravated assault. This was followed by a yet more negative publicity as The Lox left Bad Boy Records, and a recording session with Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease (both of B.I.G.'s Junior M.A.F.I.A.) posse was interrupted by gunfire.

10/20/2006 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Buckmaster said...

To Kateykakes: Hey babe, Happy Sweetest day. XXX OOO

10/21/2006 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm....Just another of the Daley machine snakes. New package, same old contents.

10/22/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAHM IS QUITE A GUY. After leaving his ballet career (no shit) he served in the Israeli Army. However he refused to serve in ours. Ballet career? Yikes!

10/25/2006 08:10:00 AM  

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