The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Chicago Group Hired Gangsters to Be ‘Peacekeepers’ and It’s Working Out Just About the Way You Might Expect

Remember when President Obama got elected and America’s public schools suddenly became excellent? No, you don’t remember that, because it never happened. The guy Obama appointed as Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is a Harvard-educated liberal who had previously been appointed by the Daley machine as Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools, where he […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous

How many times must I repeat myself? A Cook County judge set bail at $800,000 for a Jefferson Park woman who’s accused of randomly attacking women, sometimes with a baseball bat, this week. Judge Maryam Ahmad said she viewed Denise Solorzano’s bail amount as “$100,000 for each victim… to protect women and children in the […]

Chicago Votes for More Crime

Some of us hoped, when Chicago voted Mayor Frogface out of office in the Democratic primary, that the city had finally come to its senses. But the runoff election proves Chicago is irredeemably lost: The residents of the Windy City were offered a choice between someone who wanted to rebuild the Chicago PD and bring […]

Good-Bye, Mayor Frogface! Lightfoot Places Third in Chicago Reelection Bid

The pioneering Amphibian-American got less than 20% of the vote in her effort to win another four years in office to wreck Chicago: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lost her bid for re-election Tuesday, ending her historic run as the city’s first Black woman and first openly gay person to serve in the position. Lightfoot, a […]

‘A Routine Traffic Stop’

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is more than 300 miles from Chicago, and it’s almost a five-hour drive — if you’re doing the speed limit, that is. On the other hand, if you’re doing 110 mph in a late-model Dodge Charger, the trip won’t take nearly as long. Except, of course, if you get pulled over by […]

GOOD NEWS from Chicago!

Given the unrelenting grimness of the city’s crime wave — 735 people were murdered in Chicago last year, and another 2,937 were wounded by gunfire — it’s not often we hear anything positive, hopeful and uplifting from Cook County, but here’s a reason to smile: A carjacker was killed in the Loop on Thursday evening […]

Crime Is Not Just a Statistic

A friend sent me the video of a robbery in Chicago this week in which the victim was his mother-in-law. The robbers stole her $50,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and police tell CWB Chicago that this gang of robbers is believed to be responsible for many other such recent crimes. Finding data about crime in the […]

Suspect Charged for Hit-and-Run That Killed Three Outside Chicago Gay Bar

We previously reported on this Aug. 14 incident in which three men — Donald Huey, 25, Devonta Vivetter, 27, and Jaylen Ausley, 23 — were fighting in the street outside the Jeffery Bar (“one of the oldest and longest continuously running Black gay bars in the nation”) at 5 a.m. when they were killed by […]

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