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  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience? Can you hope to capture the geography and character of a real place in a game? Should you aim for accuracy? Or reinvent that place to make it work for you?
  • Chicago cop's acquittal in Iowa fight is long overdue, but appreciated

    Great news from baseball-loving Iowa: Chicago Police Officer Michael Mette, wrongly convicted and railroaded into five years in prison for the crime of self defense, will be getting out of prison soon. The Iowa Court of Appeals, in its ruling posted...

    Weis talks uniforms, politics, case of Daley's nephew

    Weis talks uniforms, politics, case of Daley's nephew
    Former Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis said Tuesday that the 2004 death of David Koschman — after a confrontation in the Rush Street nightclub area with a nephew of Mayor Richard Daley's — should be reinvestigated by an independent law...

    War of words, continued

     
    Below, following up on earlier published declarations, is an open letter to Mark Donahue, president of the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago, from Area One (Wentworth) Detective David DeMato. It was written and delivered this week before Wednesday's...

    War of words: The epistolary battle between Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis and the Fraternal Order of Police

     
    For your reference. On Sept. 10, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis posted "Message from the Superintendent" on the department's Web site, a slightly shorter version of which was published in the Sun-Times the following day. That message, and the response...