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by | Jan 30, 2023

Earlier this year, the Chicago Board of Education’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its annual report, which notes, “In Fiscal Year 2022, the OIG received 1,825 complaints alleging misconduct, waste, fraud and financial mismanagement at Chicago Public Schools…

by | Dec 15, 2022

A 70-year-old woman was walking her dog in one of Chicago’s most affluent neighborhoods Wednesday when she was confronted by a masked stranger who pointed a pistol in her face and shouted, “Give me your f***ing purse or I’ll kill you…

by | Oct 13, 2022

Last month at the Sixth Annual Kentucky Chapters Conference of the Federalist Society, Judge James C. Ho of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (disclosure: my former boss) issued a call to arms. Ho, who earlier this…

by | Sep 17, 2022

In the early 2000s, when I was a bi-vocational pastor for an Evanston church on Chicago’s North Shore, my wife and I had something of a Sunday afternoon ritual — a three-mile walk down Sheridan Road to Carmen’s Pizza in…

by | Aug 29, 2022

For purposes of the following hypothetical, imagine yourself as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Not a bad gig. Then again, the 7th Circuit is based in Chicago, a city which, despite the…

by | Jul 12, 2022

In a match worthy of the old World Wrestling Federation, Windy City Mayor Lori Lightfoot pinned herself to the mat while engaging in self-contradiction over softer language in civic affairs.  “Toxicity in our public discourse is a thing that I think we should…

by | Jul 5, 2022

Robert Crimo III, the kind of guy Freddie Blassie warned us about, slipped under the red-flag-law radar to allegedly murder seven and wound dozens at a Highland Park, Illinois, Fourth of July parade. That Mr. Crimo, who raises more red flags…

by | Jun 22, 2022

Chicago police have been prohibited from pursuing suspects on foot who commit minor offenses or who “run away,” according to the New York Post. Under the Chicago Police Department’s new guidelines, police officers will only be allowed to pursue persons…

by | Jun 14, 2022

Last December, an official verdict concluded the controversial Jussie Smollett case in Chicago, Illinois. The jury found the actor guilty on five felony charges, each for separate incidents of lying to police about the hate crime he staged in January 2019….

by | May 17, 2022

Chicago — I am in the Windy City — why is not Washington called the Windy City or the Windiest City? I came with my wife to attend a meeting of the fabled Federalist Society. She is a member of…

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