And seriously, it was a pleasant night last night. Not like at the end of a string of 90 degree days such as we might be experiencing shortly:
- At least 14 people were shot in separate incidents around the city, beginning with a violent half hour on the South Side.
Between 10:39 p.m. and 11:01 p.m. in the Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods, five people were shot and taken to area hospitals, police said.
At 1:40 a.m. in the South Shore neighborhood, a 45-year-old man was driving when he suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder...
[...] At 1:50 a.m., five people were shot--all in the same incident--in the Lawndale neighborhood.
[...] In the Logan Square neighborhood, at least three people were shot near the intersection of North Springfield Avenue and North Harding Avenue...
So how is Rahm's plan of making sure the neighborhoods are as safe as the lakefront working out now? Seems like the citizens of the west and south sides were onto something when they complained that if it doesn't happen downtown, no one cares. In fact, we find ourselves not caring right now, but that might be because most of us are on furlough right now.