Tag Archives: Eddie Johnson

CN December 21 2017

  Richard Boykin is the Pop-Tax Slayer. The three-year incumbent County Commissioner from the first District (Maywood, Broadview, Bellwood, Oak Park and parts of Chicago’s west side) made a name for himself when he took a major lead in the … Continue reading

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CN December 7 2017

Mayor Daley, excited by the prospects his 2016 Chicago Olympics only nine years away, wanted to make sure there were no city workers on strike during the festivities. So in 2007 he forged ten-year contracts with what amounted to 90% … Continue reading

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CN April 13, 2017

  “Lenient judges” and weak laws governing “repeat gun offenders” have been two of the reasons most often cited by Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for Chicago’s appalling street crime and homicide rate. They’ve called repeatedly for stronger … Continue reading

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CN March 16 2017

Does Illinois need tougher laws against “repeat gun offenders?” Most people might say yes, and certainly Mayor Emanuel and Police Supt. Johnson want them. A couple of questions, however. First, don’t we already have very tough laws covering violent offenders … Continue reading

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CN Feb 2 2017

  Lori Lightfoot isn’t pleased that the 126 recommendations that her Police Accountability Task Force – the body Mayor Emanuel asked her to front last year – still remain largely words on paper instead of mayoral actions. And the Department of … Continue reading

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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 Aug 18 2016

  “Milwaukee has such an extremely high unemployment rate for black men,” explains NPR’s Cheryl Corley, having just returned from covering the unrest there over the past few days. “They have the highest incarceration rate in the country for black … Continue reading

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CN Aug 11 2016

  Imagine if your workplace introduced a new body-camera program. Every meeting,  every movement on the factory floor or in the delivery truck – all of it – gets uploaded each day to the company’s web site. And maybe a … Continue reading

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CN July 7 2016

  Something truly unusual happened in Springfield last week. How can you tell? For the first time in memory, Forrest Claypool appeared in public…smiling. More than smiling, he had a huge grin on his face, matched by the Mayoral smile … Continue reading

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