Ald. Ed Burke (14th), the only one of 50 Chicago alderman to have a police detail–four officers–is poised to have them yanked by Mayor Rahm Emanuel if he does not do the right thing and give them up. Sun-Times City Hall Reporter Fran Spielman reports the details of the Burke detail–and how he has $8 million stockpiled in a campaign warchest (the guy never has real opponents) he could use to pay for security if he feels threatened.
Federal pandemic relief funding has papered over long-standing issues, but that money is set to run out in two years.
A letter from Democrats to President Biden calls for holding the 2024 convention in the Midwest to bolster the ‘blue wall’ states that reliably cast votes for the party’s ticket.
COPA is investigating how the officers handled guns seized on the street. The officers were stripped of their police powers last week, according to a police spokesperson.
The attempts to hobble the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, which has uncovered case after case of credible allegations of torture and has hundreds of cases still to investigate, should stop.
“Embiid has it wrapped up this year, in my opinion,” LaVine said during the Bulls’ shootaround Wednesday.