Section: Politics

Suburban Sheriffs Refuse to Help Chicago

Despite a call to suburban law enforcement agencies seeking potential help in Chicago with emergency police services during the ongoing stalemate between the city and police union over vaccines, three area county sheriffs said they will not send their deputies to the city. A statewide law enforcement coalition sent a notice to suburban police officials … Continue reading Suburban Sheriffs Refuse to Help Chicago

Representative Jan Schakowsky’s 9/11 Message was Terrible

Below is the text of Representative Jan Schakowky’s statement on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.  If there is one day of the year to avoid pandering September the 11th is it.  All she had to do was acknowledge the tragedy respectfully. Representative Schakowsky could not handle that.  Instead she turned it into yet another statement … Continue reading Representative Jan Schakowsky’s 9/11 Message was Terrible

Report: One-Third of Known Chicago Murder Assailants Out on ‘Affordable’ Bail From Previous Felony Arrest

Gun News is a monthly paper published by Guns Save Life.   Gun News is affiliated with the JPFO, Civilian Marksmanship Program, National Rifle Association, Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources and others.  The following was reported in their September, 2021 edition (Volume 27, Number 9): The Illinois Bail Reform Act of 2017 mandated that judges impose “affordable” … Continue reading Report: One-Third of Known Chicago Murder Assailants Out on ‘Affordable’ Bail From Previous Felony Arrest

Chicago’s Rat Control Policy Seems Ineffective

Rats are not difficult to find on Chicago streets after dark on a summer night. According to our first hand experience at Practical Chicago the problem has been allowed to fester since Lori Lightfoot took office.  And that figures.  She has shown a preference for ignoring serious problems to focus on things like removing statues. But … Continue reading Chicago’s Rat Control Policy Seems Ineffective

Navy Pier Packed Over the Weekend: Nobody is Scared of COVID

Navy Pier was very crowded this weekend.  The view above looks west along the Pier’s south side boardwalk. Nobody seemed terribly concerned about the “Delta Variant” of COVID.  If they were they would have been locked up at home. Here is Practical Chicago’s math on COVID: Illinois population (U.S. Census Bureau estimate July 1, 2019): 12,671,821 Illinois … Continue reading Navy Pier Packed Over the Weekend: Nobody is Scared of COVID

Prairie Grove Restaurant Owner Ticketed for flying the American Flag

A business owner in northwest suburban Prairie Grove was ticketed recently for flying the American flag outside his store, according to the Gateway Pundit. He was cited twice and fined $200 by the Village for flying American flags outside his restaurant around the Fourth of July. Terry Trobiani, the owner of Gianelli’s, says he placed … Continue reading Prairie Grove Restaurant Owner Ticketed for flying the American Flag

Chicagoans Now Pay an Automatic Annual Property Tax Increase

Did you know Chicago property owners are now expected to pay an automatic annual tax increase on their real estate? Here is a description that came to Practical Chicago from an aid in one of the Alderman’s offices: “The annual increase is linked to CPI or 5 percent, whichever is lower. The City of Chicago … Continue reading Chicagoans Now Pay an Automatic Annual Property Tax Increase