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Jody Weis

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  • Weis resigns as head of Crime Commission

    Weis resigns as head of Crime Commission
    Former Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has resigned as president of the Chicago Crime Commission effective today, officials said. Weis is leaving to pursue interests outside of the scope of the Chicago Crime Commission including teaching,...
  • Time to go on the record! Fill out the Change of Subject prediction survey for 2011

     
    What will happen in the Chicago mayor's race? What's the outlook in court for Rod Blagojevich and Drew Peterson? Will we get a state income tax hike and casinos in Chicago? What will 2011 hold for health-insurance reform, gay marriage......
  • 2011 prediction-survey roundup: I've already blown one!

     
    In announcing my forecasts in our recently 2011 prediction survey, I said the Bears would not even win one game in the NFL playoffs. I'm glad to have been wrong about that, and hope now that the 42 percent plurality......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases. Chicago Tonight: Week in Review (WTTW): Host Joel Weisman with Phil Rogers (NBC-5 News), Jon Hilkevitch (Chicago...
  • Dining on cracked crystal for 2011 yet predicting fearlessly for 2012

     
    Twelve months ago, as is my custom, I asked readers to offer their best guesses as to what 2011 would bring, then offered my own predictions. How'd we do? On six of the 18 questions, readers and I were correct......
  • 'No mustache, no peace!'

     
    A report on the NATO protests this morning on WBEZ-FM 91.5 related that protesters taunted a police officer with facial hair by chanting, "No mustache, no peace." It's amusing, though I can't quite figure how this mockery of the constabulary......
  • Off-duty Chicago police officer killed in robbery attempt

    Off-duty Chicago police officer killed in robbery attempt
    An off-duty Chicago police officer just back from Iraq was shot and killed after four people pulled up to his parents' Chatham home Wednesday night and tried to steal his new motorcycle, authorities said. Officer Thomas Wortham IV and his father, a...
  • 2 teens raped as evidence sat

    2 teens raped as evidence sat
    The state crime lab notified Chicago police in June 2008 that DNA evidence linked three brutal rapes in the city, but it was not until this summer that detectives reinterviewed the victims and gathered vital information leading to an arrest. During the...
  • Top cop: Doctor accused of faking attack 'embarrassed the city'

    Top cop: Doctor accused of faking attack 'embarrassed the city'
    Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says an Iowa physician accused of lying to police about being stabbed by attackers along the Chicago Riverwalk "embarrassed the city with his story." Gary Hunninghake, 64, of Coralville, Iowa, is charged with felony...
  • From the archive: A mother's heartbreak

    In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u." The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
  • 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...