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With 42 homicides, Chicago sees most violent January in 11 years

With 42 homicides, Chicago sees most violent January in 11 years One month into the new year Chicago has already set an ignominious record for homicides. By late Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department had logged 42 such killings, making this the second consecutive January to top 40 homicides and the…

Anti-war protesters falsely arrested in Chicago get $6.2 million settlement

Some 800 people are to receive payments between $500 and $15,000 for false arrests carried out by the city of Chicago during a 2003 anti-war demonstration, according to the terms of a settlement offered by city attorneys on Thursday. The city council could vote on the settlement as soon as…

Chicago aldermen back marijuana decriminalization proposal

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A group of Chicago aldermen plan to introduce an ordinance at a Wednesday city council meeting that would decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana. Supporters say the measure would help raise revenue for the city, save money and free up police to pursue more serious crimes. Cook…

The hamster wheel of trying to prove something

Okay, this made me laugh. Conservatives Are Weird Not that I really care, but the whole Olympics thing was just bizarre. The link goes to Media Matters, which chronicled the strange celebration conservatives threw because Obama wasn’t able to get the Olympics to Chicago. Conservative media figures have celebrated the…

The massive sucktitude of American Airlines is beyond belief

It’s time for another airline horror story. Cheer me up by sharing your worst experiences… I was supposed to be in Chicago right now, where I was to appear on a panel tomorrow AM at Blogging While Brown, one of the few conferences I really wanted to attend this year:Netroots…

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