Monday, September 29, 2008

Hey Media? Cover This

Someone pointed this out in a comment section. They quoted an entire article from the Sun Times which is a no-no due to copyright restrictions. But they brought up an amazing little tidbit that should concern every single citizen. Here are the relevant portions of the article:
  • A 20-year-old man was fatally stabbed after a verbal fight became physical early Sunday in the North Side’s Ravenswood neighborhood. The incident happened in the 4600 block of North Rockwell Avenue... [...]

    Kevin Curtis, of 4108 N. Lawndale Ave., was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 2:20 a.m., according to a spokesman at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, who said Curtis was stabbed at 4639 N. Rockwell Ave.

Unless the media got this entirely wrong, he was stabbed in Ravenswood, then transported 22.46 MILES to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn? Was every single trauma hospital on bypass this weekend? They had to pass Illinois Masonic, Northwestern, hell they had to pass Sinai and Stroger. Lutheran is only 14.97 miles the other direction.

Imagine if you aren't a criminal and you get into an accident or have a heart attack. Normal everyday citizens should be terrified at this turn of events. How about the media asks about that? Then start asking the really hard questions.

UPDATE: Looks like the media, as per usual, fucked it up. The deceased passed from this mortal coil at Illinois Masonic. And the high quality fact checking editors at the Sun Times confuse Advocate hospitals dozens of miles apart.

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40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully it's just a matter of a typo (or two) and it happened at 4600 SOUTH Rockwell.

9/29/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:

LOL.. On CLTV's 10 pm news they reported the stabbing at 600 N. Rockwell, and called that the Ravenswood area.. Then they showed a little map of the intersections of Rockwell and Grand.. WTF!

These fucking media jokes behind the reporting have no fucking clue what they are doing!
Hey you fucking media trolls get your facts straight!

9/29/2008 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that there are other Advocate centers besides Christ

9/29/2008 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Facts? Who needs facts? We are the Chicago elite media. We just need to print the story as we want to see it. ...eh, hem, could you pass the foi gras, I am a bit famished from vomiting out another crappy, inacurate story.

9/29/2008 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the news reporters in this town had the courage to call out the family, friends and reverends who defend and rationalize the behavior of these thugs. Or, could it be that the media does not want to admit that they are very much a part of the problem, too, and they gain some sick satisfaction from seeing these problems fester and grow?

9/29/2008 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, they knew he was a scumbag, Chalkie told them to take him to Oak Lawn.....

9/29/2008 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen here,

Is it really that bad in Chicago now? I was thinking of visiting with my family from Michigan to do some early Christmas shopping and visit the museums. My cousin told me to take a look at this website and I am horrified and afraid to visit now. They don't have hospitals working in Chicago. I don't understand this.

I am a big supporter of law enforcement btw, my Father was a Grand Rapids Sargent.

9/29/2008 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey SCC I also saw that and thought the same thing...I'm a Northsider so I had to double check and make sure Christ is in Oak Lawn, which I thought it was...makes no sense.

9/29/2008 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the media proves once again they know how to make a mistake. the dead guy was taken to IL Masonic, not Christ.

9/29/2008 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scum bag died at Masonic! It was a typo as far as the hospital goes, I think he had the hospital confused with the Police Officer shot on the south side.

He was a Royal and got stabbed as he announced the gang credo, F him!!!!! The Po's responded fast and caught the co-conspirators, hope they get charged!!!!

9/29/2008 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twenty two something miles from Damen and Wilson to 95th and Kostner. It scares the shit out of me thinking about my chances going to Christ Hospital if there were trains blocking the tracks at Maplewood, and the other set just east of Kedzie

9/29/2008 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is due to overcrowding from all the liigals bringing in their entire families for bullshit! Get the illegals out, arrest daley for not obeying federal laws, shitcago would have a surplus of cash! It all starts and ends with daley the blood is on his hands!

9/29/2008 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lighten up on the Chicken Little "there's no hospital closer?" Illinois Masonic is Advocate, also.

You guys have been on plenty of scenes that get reported in the media 50% right, haven't you?

9/29/2008 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

Funny how things that happen are never reported. During the big gala that Maggie had a O'Harethere was one incident. The tents were set up on the west end of the runway on the threshold. While the "big show" was going on they had the runway lit up as bright as it could get and those trams were shuttling people back and forth.

Well all is well right? Luckily no one inside knew that above their heads a plane almost landed on them. A plane lined up to land that night and fortunately asked the tower why they only had half the runway lit. That's when the tower realized that he was lined up on the wrong runway and ordered him to turn left and go around. interesting huh?

Also, that plane that "blew one tire and skidded off the runway" last week. Well the airlines didn't want the people to know the real story there either.

That plane had lost all electrical power. The engines were the only thing provideing power. As it was stated "it was the same thing that happened in Sioux City". Which if you remember that one crashed into a cornfield in Iowa. The plane here also lost hydralic pressure also. The pilot literally steered the plane with his engines throttling up or down to gain height.

This pilot was a hero. He brought in a plane that should have crashed. When he came in he was sideways and gunned one engine to straighten out and dropped the plane on one of the smallest runways at O'hare. 7300 feet and he landed long. His breaks were locked on landing and he left about 4900 feet of skid mark blowing all but 2 tires before he turned left to avoid running into waiting planes on another taxiway.
He got stuck in the mud which was good because his 2 engines were running at flight speed for about ten minutes after he stopped. he could not shut down the plane. Nothing worked in the cockpit.

A true hero and nothing is said about it.

9/29/2008 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Citizen here,

Is it really that bad in Chicago now? I was thinking of visiting with my family from Michigan to do some early Christmas shopping and visit the museums. My cousin told me to take a look at this website and I am horrified and afraid to visit now. They don't have hospitals working in Chicago. I don't understand this.

I am a big supporter of law enforcement btw, my Father was a Grand Rapids Sargent.

9/29/2008 01:26:00 AM

Hey If I were you I would not come here and spend any money it is a crime ridden shithole thanks to mayor "blood on his hands" delay!

9/29/2008 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most hospitals are filled to capacity nowdays.With every illegal alien clogging the system for free health care beds are in short supply.

Stop by your local trauma care/ER and see who is in the waiting room.

9/29/2008 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Facts? We don' need no stinkin' facts!!!

9/29/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, but since our pension is on life support...

Chicago Cops CIO Aims At Overhaul
5 September 2008
Money Management Letter
English

Sam Kunz

Sam Kunz is shaking things up at the $3.7 billion Chicago Policemen's Annuity & Benefit Fund and launching a slew of searches to help the plan overhaul its portfolio. He joined the plan in April as its first Chief Investment Officer to assist with several asset allocation changes that were approved by the board earlier this year, such as a new 10% allocation to opportunistic strategies, a 5% allocation to infrastructure, and increasing private equity and real estate to 7% from 5% each. Kunz has private equity funds of funds, global macro, infrastructure, currency and commodities searches in the works, and has already tapped several alternatives managers. The moves are being funded by reducing domestic equities and bonds...

Personal Details

Prior to joining the fund, Kunz was a senior research analyst at S G Capital Management, a long/short event-driven hedge fund in Chicago. He obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago last year and is also a CFA charter holder. Prior to his studies, he worked for the The Sandoz Family Foundation in Switzerland for five years. Kunz moved to Chicago from Switzerland in 2005 to be with his wife, who is originally from the Windy City. In his free time, Kunz enjoys playing tennis and studying the market. He also plays video games online with his Swiss friends as a way to stay in touch.

9/29/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL.. On CLTV's 10 pm news they reported the stabbing at 600 N. Rockwell, and called that the Ravenswood area.. Then they showed a little map of the intersections of Rockwell and Grand.. WTF!
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Did not happen at 600 N. Rockwell, or I missed a lot of action a half block away!

9/29/2008 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it really that bad in Chicago now? I was thinking of visiting with my family from Michigan to do some early Christmas shopping and visit the museums. My cousin told me to take a look at this website and I am horrified and afraid to visit now. They don't have hospitals working in Chicago. I don't understand this.

I am a big supporter of law enforcement btw, my Father was a Grand Rapids Sargent.

Don't hesitate to come, the downtown tourist areas are very safe, and all the hospitals in the general area are great, especially Northwestern. You will have no problems, have a great time and eat well....

9/29/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Illinois Masonic is an Advocate hosital as is Lutheran General

Masonic is in 019 and is the trauma center there

9/29/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just don't bring 'em to Mt. Sinai!

It's bad enough we have 011 dropping off "victims" who eventually need paper cut for 'em.

9/29/2008 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dude dead is a royal! Yet you want the other legit guys charged? Are you kidding me?

9/29/2008 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The incident occured in 019th District Beat 1911. The Subject was pronounce dead at Illinois Masonic..
Most of you media people sucks. I can't believe you guys get paid six figures and look stupid in front of camera.. What would you do when the Cubs' season is over, assholes.

9/29/2008 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was brought to Illinois Masonic not Christ

9/29/2008 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a Royal and got stabbed as he announced the gang credo, F him!!!!! The Po's responded fast and caught the co-conspirators, hope they get charged!!!!

9/29/2008 05:18:00 AM

bullshit those werent the "co-conspirators"

019 are a bunch of dumbfucks thats all im going to say

9/29/2008 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it matter to you where they take the scum. Who cares. Is his family going to pay the medical bills anyway.

9/29/2008 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would they cover this if they won't cover this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgctSIL8Lhs

9/29/2008 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bro grabbed the red line straight to the ER. Was Chalkie with him?

9/29/2008 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

Anonymous said...
Citizen here,

Is it really that bad in Chicago now? I was thinking of visiting with my family from Michigan to do some early Christmas shopping and visit the museums. My cousin told me to take a look at this website and I am horrified and afraid to visit now. They don't have hospitals working in Chicago. I don't understand this.

I am a big supporter of law enforcement btw, my Father was a Grand Rapids Sargent.

9/29/2008 01:26:00 AM

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There is very poor value for your shopping dollar in the city limits. I realize that coming to the city can be a sightseeing trip of sorts, and I can't knock you for that, but I would suggest a number of different locations to shop with equal or better quality of merchandise.
The Lighthouse shopping center in Michigan City Indiana has excellent values. There's a lot of outlet stores with great bargains, some fantastic deals. That's where I do the majority of my holiday shopping.
Another good one is Gurnee Mills, in the far northern suburbs of Chicago (damn near Wisconsin). They have a huge variety of stores, although the bargains are not quite as good as the Lighthouse, they are all front line stores. Excellent nearby hotels for you to stay at, some with waterparks for the little kids to unwind.
Do your research. The sales tax rate here of 10.75% is not worth it. We refuse to pay it here, and you shouldn't either. Truthfully, the top line stores downtown cater to people with huge salaries, and the available gifts are not really good gifts in my opinion. Also, the parking rate averages $22-25 dollars. You should never have to pay anywhere when you are already going there to shop, to spend money.
Sorry if I sound like a cheap bast*%d, but I haven't had a pay raise for a long time now (15 months), and the bills are getting tougher to pay these days.

9/29/2008 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a few facts. The suspect in the stabbing on Rockwell could stabbed the victim to death when a punch in the mouth would have been enough.

More facts,
The new Tribune came out on Monday, Instead of news it now has some 1/2 some 3/4 and some full page color pictures to take up space and appeal to the fucking demmocratic idiots of this fair city and subburbs. We can take time to stare at colored pictures and not strain our brain by reading stories although most of those stories are false or lies so what differance does it make.

I'm going to the Sun Times, at lease they have words to read, might be lies but at this time in my life I can tell the differance.

Wrong news, this is because City News Service was disbanded and nobody is out there finding out the facts, they can now guess the news, it't easier and cheaper.

9/29/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen here,

Is it really that bad in Chicago now? I was thinking of visiting with my family from Michigan to do some early Christmas shopping and visit the museums. My cousin told me to take a look at this website and I am horrified and afraid to visit now. They don't have hospitals working in Chicago. I don't understand this.

I am a big supporter of law enforcement btw, my Father was a Grand Rapids Sargent.

9/29/2008 01:26:00 AM

If you shop in Crook County, IL., you will be paying the highest sales taxes in the nation at 10.25%on all of your purchases. This is due to our inept Crook County Board President Toddler (Urkel) Stroger Jr.

9/29/2008 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it really that bad in Chicago now? I was thinking of visiting with my family from Michigan to do some early Christmas shopping and visit the museums. My cousin told me to take a look at this website and I am horrified and afraid to visit now. They don't have hospitals working in Chicago. I don't understand this.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Potential Windy City Visitor:

Do not waste your time or money in our great city.

Last summer a visitor and his family were staying at a downtown hotel for the Taste and was nearly shot by a stray bullet that passed through a window, 2 walls and lodged in their room right over the headboard. This frightened visitor reported his Chicago experience on UTube. You see, the Mayor wants everyone to have a nice time in Chicago, even the thugs. He doesn't want the police to intervene because even thugs get to have a nice time at the Taste. Most thugs don't leave their guns at home and they shoot randomly at anyone and anything.

Yes our city has changed, thugs, theives, drug addicts, pick-pockets, illegals and relentless homeless beggars have taken over and have claimed the "rights". Our present administration does not want us to be proactive anymore. The media, store front reverends, city hall politicians, police administration and liberals have what they want and they won't let us be the great police department we once were. We have fewer police on the streets and are stretched to the limits. We just lost another one of our fine officers in a shoot-out by a felon with a rap sheet as long as Michigan Ave and who should have stayed in prison.

Our media reports that the offender's sister says he was Muslim and saying his prayers in his car when he shot our officer in the head. Oh, and Mayor Daley does not want anyone to own a gun, it is a city ordinance. Yet every drug dealer and gang banger has a gun and use them freely.

However, if you are an illegal alien, then by all means come to Chicago, because Daley welcomes all of them with open arms, even if they commit violent crimes, he doesn't care. So what if an illegal commits a felony in our town. You see, we are a "sanctuary city". Our police officers cannot, (even though there is a federal law), question the legal status of anyone in custody because Mayor Daley does not like that.

So my fellow American and neighbor from Michigan, I wouldn't take my family anywhere downtown anymore. You can thank Mayor Daley and his merry band of idiots and thieves for bringing this city down.

PS Check out some of the nicer suburbs and they will welcome you with open arms AND don't shop in Cook County unless you want to be robbed by our taxes. We have the highest retail taxes in the US.

9/29/2008 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Raymond Bam Bam Winke said...

Citizen here,

Is it really that bad in Chicago now? I was thinking of visiting with my family from Michigan to do some early Christmas shopping and visit the museums. My cousin told me to take a look at this website and I am horrified and afraid to visit now. They don't have hospitals working in Chicago. I don't understand this.


There is nothing wrong with the hospitals here. People are just pointing out that their must be an error in the reporting,because it is not common practice to drive 22.5 miles to christ hospital when there are 4 or 5 trauma centers that are closer. Unless those hospitals where on bypass because their trauma centers where full with all the gangbangers that are shooting each other. Merry Christmas enjoy the city of doom and gloom where the city is run by crooked politicians and thugs. God bless and Happy Holidays.

9/29/2008 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic....Just wanted to ask what is the deal w/the female PO in 015 on days who just sat in the processing room and did nothing while another officer was fighting w/an offender right in front of her?
Other officers had to rush into the room to assist. If we don't back each other up who will? She had the nerve to cry her way onto another officer's DC and this is how she acts? Disgraceful...grow up, stop worrying about other people's well deserved awards, and do your job.

9/29/2008 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This pilot was a hero. He brought in a plane that should have crashed. When he came in he was sideways and gunned one engine to straighten out and dropped the plane on one of the smallest runways at O'hare. 7300 feet and he landed long. His breaks were locked on landing and he left about 4900 feet of skid mark blowing all but 2 tires before he turned left to avoid running into waiting planes on another taxiway.
He got stuck in the mud which was good because his 2 engines were running at flight speed for about ten minutes after he stopped. he could not shut down the plane. Nothing worked in the cockpit.

A true hero and nothing is said about it.

9/29/2008 08:59:00 AM
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Whoever you are, thanks for telling the 'rest of the story'. That pilot really IS a hero.

9/29/2008 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The incident occured in 019th District Beat 1911. The Subject was pronounce dead at Illinois Masonic..
Most of you media people sucks. I can't believe you guys get paid six figures and look stupid in front of camera.. What would you do when the Cubs' season is over, assholes.

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I have been telling the beat officers of 1911 of the gang and prositution problems in the area and still have yet to see the beat car..

9/30/2008 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL.. On CLTV's 10 pm news they reported the stabbing at 600 N. Rockwell, and called that the Ravenswood area.. Then they showed a little map of the intersections of Rockwell and Grand.. WTF!
***
Did not happen at 600 N. Rockwell, or I missed a lot of action a half block away!

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CLTV reported the wrong location orginally and called the intersection of Grand and Rockwell the Ravesnwood area.

9/30/2008 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops

9/30/2008 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 9/29/08 11:41pm. Wow! That's crazy!!

10/01/2008 09:27:00 AM  

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