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Monthly Archives: September 2016
Wanna know a big reason why people are shooting their fellow citizens on Chicago’s streets? Because they can. Because there are few, if any, consequences. “95% of the time if you shoot somebody and they survive you’re going to … Continue reading
On the morning after Mayor Emanuel’s highly-promoted speech on crime and safety, there’s a broad range of reactions. And it seems fair to say that most reactions are in some way or another critical. We recorded our program a … Continue reading
We take a step back today to attempt a look at the big picture. And our guide is Daniel Kay Hertz, proprietor of the City Notes blog. What are the big problems facing Chicago to which we’re not paying attention? … Continue reading
Chicago, sadly, is right at the 3,000-people-shot-this-year mark. We talk about it today with the Reader’s Sarah Macaraeg, who co-wrote, along with Allison Flowers, the deeply-researched article Charged With Murder, but They Didn’t Kill Anyone, Police Did. Legendary Chicago journalist … Continue reading