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View Article 2:01 a.m. December 1, 2020 WBEZ Utility Watchdog Decries ComEd’s ‘Profit Machine,’ A 2011 Law It Says Increased Bills For Consumers https://www.wbez.org/stories/utility-watchdog-decries-comeds-profit-machine-a-2011-law-it-says-increased-bills-for-consumers/ec2f53ce-4aa1-41ec-85d1-52cd1bd41b13 A 2011 state law created a “profit machine” for Commonwealth Edison and its corporate parent while saddling Illinoisans with higher electricity bills for the past decade, a new report by a top utility watchdog concludes. The so-called smart-grid law that [ ComEd persuaded state lawmakers ][1] to enact is now ...
View Article 2:01 a.m. December 1, 2020 second-city-cop Coming Soon to Cities Everywhere http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2020/12/coming-soon-to-cities-everywhere.html Seattle has been defunding the police for a while now. [ _ ** This happened ** _ ][5] : * _ A man stabbed a social worker to death on Monday at the site where the worker provides services to homeless clients. _ _ Hans Dewey Van-Belkum was arrested and ...
View Article 2:01 a.m. December 1, 2020 second-city-cop Of Course They Did http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2020/12/of-course-they-did.html [ _ ** They always do ** _ ][3] : * _ The city of Chicago dismissed the majority of tickets issued to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s security detail by red-light and speed cameras, including some that were recorded at times when the mayor was scheduled to be attending non-city events, ...
View Article 2:01 a.m. December 1, 2020 second-city-cop Who is the Problem? http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2020/12/who-is-problem.html So Groot got her budget passed the other day. Some sharp eyed readers pointed this out: * Groot shaved $34 million from the CPD budget - a soft defunding by closing out 618 vacancies she had no intention of filling. [ _ ** One of the readers remember this from ...
View Article 2 a.m. December 1, 2020 Chicago Tribune Watchdog group says 2011 smart grid legislation cited in federal bribery case put ComEd interests over public good https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-comed-watchdog-report-20201201-z7zyor3g3bek3dj6vslzlid5de-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ Legislation at the heart of the bribery scandal that has ensnared House Speaker Michael Madigan as well as former Commonwealth Edison executives enhanced the utility’s bottom line but failed to produce promised benefits for consumers, according to a report released Tuesday by Illinois PIRG, a public interest advocacy group. The ...
View Article 2 a.m. December 1, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times ComEd’s ‘smart grid,’ other modernization moves are soaking consumers, group says https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/1/21753226/comed-illinois-pirg-public-interest-research-group-madigan-smart-grid-electric-utility-exelon ComEd customers are paying the price for legislation the utility corruptly obtained in Springfield, according to a new report from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group. The [ report ][1] from the private consumer watchdog group says the legislation allowed ComEd to raise profits while falsely pitching its “smart grid” ...
View Article 2 a.m. December 1, 2020 CWB Chicago Murderer fled the country while a string of prosecutors made cops jump through hoops, records show https://cwbchicago.com/2020/12/murderer-fled-the-country-while-a-string-of-prosecutors-made-cops-jump-through-hoops-records-show.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=murderer-fled-the-country-while-a-string-of-prosecutors-made-cops-jump-through-hoops-records-show ![][4] Anis Tungekar | Provided The family of a taxi driver who was killed in a road rage incident two years ago has won about $16,000 in legal fees from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) after prosecutors refused to give the victim’s survivors access to investigative documents, the ...
View Article 2 a.m. December 1, 2020 CWB Chicago Prosecutors: Man attacked 70-year-old woman at Rogers Park bus stop https://cwbchicago.com/2020/12/prosecutors-man-attacked-70-year-old-woman-at-rogers-park-bus-stop.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=prosecutors-man-attacked-70-year-old-woman-at-rogers-park-bus-stop ![][1] Michael Colander | CPD A Rogers Park man who was found not guilty of beating his mother with a bottle by reason of insanity in 2006 is charged with attacking a 70-year-old woman at a bus stop Saturday morning. The victim was waiting for a bus in the 6900 ...
View Article 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2020 second-city-cop Guess What Night it Is? http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2020/12/guess-what-night-it-is.html [ _ ** Do you know where your car is? ** _ ][1] Are you sure? * _ Can you park there? It’s the time of year when you need to think twice about claiming that open spot on the street. _ _ The city’s winter overnight parking ban begins ...
View Article 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2020 Fox Chicago Family of Chicago cabbie killed while on the job wants justice, calls out Kim Foxx http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/family-of-chicago-cabbie-killed-while-on-the-job-wants-justice-calls-out-kim-foxx #### Family of Chicago cabbie killed while on the job wants justice, calls out Kim Foxx “I want the state’s attorney to acknowledge whether or not there were mistakes made that allowed my father’s murderer to flee the country,” the victim's son said. ** CHICAGO ** \- The family of ...
View Article 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2020 Fox Chicago Chicagoland Toys for Tots asks for donations after annual motorcycle parade canceled http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicagoland-toys-for-tots-asks-for-donations-after-annual-motorcycle-parade-canceled #### Chicagoland Toys for Tots asks for donations after annual motorcycle parade canceled The annual Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade that was scheduled for this weekend has been canceled because of COVID-19. ** CHICAGO ** \- The annual Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade that was scheduled for this ...
View Article 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2020 Fox Chicago Gov. Doug Ducey defends Arizona's voting integrity after Trump's criticism http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/gov-doug-ducey-defends-arizonas-voting-integrity-after-trumps-criticism ** PHOENIX ** \- In a ** [ Twitter thread ][1] ** Monday night, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey defended Arizona's voting integrity hours after the ** [ election results were certified ][2] ** . Not long after the certification on Nov. 30, President Donald Trump took jabs at Ducey, who ...
View Article midnight December 1, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times Teen shot in Roseland https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/11/30/21754718/teen-shot-roseland-gun-violence-normal A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Monday in Roseland on the Far South Side. About 8:40 p.m., he was in the 11300 block of South Normal Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the back, Chicago police said. The teen was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in ...
View Article midnight December 1, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times When it comes to Bears-Packers, vaunted beats haunted https://chicago.suntimes.com/bears/2020/11/30/21754736/chicago-bears-green-bay-packers-aaron-rodgers-patrick-mahomes-mitch-trubisky-nick-foles “It was a fun night for us on offense,’’ Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after dismantling the Bears 41-25 on Sunday night. Rodgers had the sly, surgical look of a chess master who just defeated a middle school hopeful while getting his nails done, talking business on a headset, a ...
View Article midnight December 1, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times Horoscope for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/30/21588260/horoscopes-today-tuesday-dec-1-2020 ## Moon Alert Caution: Avoid shopping or making important decisions until 10 p.m Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Gemini into Cancer. ## Aries (March 21-April 19) You feel chatty today. In addition to which, you want to explore new ideas and learn something different and unusual. However, ...
View Article midnight December 1, 2020 CBS Local Neighbors In Lincolnwood Say They Feel Like They’re Being Targeted By Auto Thieves https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/30/neighbors-in-lincolnwood-say-they-feel-like-theyre-being-targeted-by-auto-thieves/ **LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (CBS)** -- They’re bold, quick, and violent – car thieves using the village of Lincolnwood as their own personal shopping spot. On Monday night, neighbors in the near northern suburb told CBS 2’s Tara Molina they have had enough. They have even captured some of the crimes on ...
View Article midnight December 1, 2020 CBS Local Why Does Illinois’ Unemployment System Keep Failing So Many People? A Quest For Answers Continues https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/30/why-does-illinois-unemployment-system-keep-failing-so-many-people-a-quest-for-answers-continues/ **CHICAGO (CBS)** -- [More than 65,000 new jobless claims][4] were filed in Illinois the week of Nov. 16 – a whopping 40 percent jump from the week before. The big question – will those out of work get help? All we know is that Illinois’ unemployment system continues to Fail ...
View Article midnight December 1, 2020 CBS Local Beloved Suburban Soccer Coach, Referee Ted Ruzbasan Dies Of COVID-19 https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/30/beloved-suburban-soccer-coach-referee-ted-ruzbasan-dies-of-covid-19/ **GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (CBS)** -- COVID-19 has claimed the life of a beloved suburban soccer coach and referee. Ted Ruzbasan, 82, was involved in youth soccer for decades. On Monday night, his son told us the Grayslake man died this past Tuesday after suddenly getting sick. “He’s very active, he’s fairly ...
View Article midnight December 1, 2020 ABC Local Adviser to Congressman Dan Lipinski killed in Florida crash on Thanksgiving https://abc7chicago.com/lipinski-adviser-killed-in-florida-crash-on-thanksgiving-/8397178/ NAPLES, Fla. (WLS) -- A member of Congressman Dan Lipinski's staff was killed in a car crash in Florida on Thanksgiving morning. Zachary Plantz was a senior policy adviser for the 3rd District Democrat. The 27-year-old Notre Dame grad was in Naples for a marathon to raise money for charity. ...
View Article midnight December 1, 2020 ABC Local Chicago Weather: Breezy, cold Tuesday https://abc7chicago.com/weather/chicago-weather-breezy-cold-tuesday/110063/ CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cold and breezy start to December with some sun on Tuesday. Highs in the mid-30s. ** [ Get the latest weather info with our ABC7 Chicago AccuWeather app ][1] ** . Here's your 7-day weather forecast. ** Tuesday ** : Sunny but cold. High: 36, Low: 25 ...