Monthly Archives: September 2016

CN September 29 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

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CN Sep 22 2016

  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

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CN September 15 2016

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

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CN September 8 2016

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

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CN September 1 2016

    Troy LaRaviere resigned this week from his position as principal at Blaine Elementary. That’s not big news, since he had already won election as the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. But his resignation cleared the … Continue reading

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