Category Archives: Crime

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Chicago’s New Public Enemy Number One

Capone had nothing on this guy. “El Chapo” supplies Chicago gangsters with guns and then sits back and lets him do his dirty work. He may not have committed them, but he is responsible for numerous crimes in the Chicagoland

el chapo chicago crime

Chicago’s New Public Enemy Number One

Capone had nothing on this guy. “El Chapo” supplies Chicago gangsters with guns and then sits back and lets him do his dirty work. He may not have committed them, but he is responsible for numerous crimes in the Chicagoland

wallander tv detective show

Gumshoe Tuesday: Wallander

The multi-talented Richard Branaugh stars in the BBC remake of the Swedish crime drama Wallander. He’s my favorite kind of detective – sloppy, exhausted and barely keeping pace with his obsessive need to solve a crime.

wallander tv detective show

Gumshoe Tuesday: Wallander

The multi-talented Richard Branaugh stars in the BBC remake of the Swedish crime drama Wallander. He’s my favorite kind of detective – sloppy, exhausted and barely keeping pace with his obsessive need to solve a crime.

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Jackson Jr. Charged with Misuse of Campaign Funds

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but this crime may have cost Jesse Jackson Jr. his political career.  He has been accused of using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, purchasing jewelry, furniture and celebrity memorabilia

jesse jackson campaign funds

Jackson Jr. Charged with Misuse of Campaign Funds

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but this crime may have cost Jesse Jackson Jr. his political career.  He has been accused of using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, purchasing jewelry, furniture and celebrity memorabilia

post office

So Long, Mail Fraud

Maybe it’s for the best that the Post Office is winding down its operations. Last December, 13 Chicago resident made the news when they were charged with bank fraud for cashing $2.5 million in corporate checks that they stole from

post office

So Long, Mail Fraud

Maybe it’s for the best that the Post Office is winding down its operations. Last December, 13 Chicago resident made the news when they were charged with bank fraud for cashing $2.5 million in corporate checks that they stole from

christopher dorner

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Police in Los Angeles are hunting one of their own: disgruntled ex-cop Christopher Dorner has both police and military training, a sizable arsenal and a Rambo-sized grudge against the LAPD since he was fired in 2009. He’s currently accused of

christopher dorner

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Police in Los Angeles are hunting one of their own: disgruntled ex-cop Christopher Dorner has both police and military training, a sizable arsenal and a Rambo-sized grudge against the LAPD since he was fired in 2009. He’s currently accused of

chicago police 911

Chicago Police to Cut 911 Responses

Because of budget cutbacks, Chicago Police are going to change the way that they respond to 911 calls. In circumstances where there is no immediate danger, police will follow up with a phone call. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

chicago police 911

Chicago Police to Cut 911 Responses

Because of budget cutbacks, Chicago Police are going to change the way that they respond to 911 calls. In circumstances where there is no immediate danger, police will follow up with a phone call. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Midsomer Murders

There are several reasons to like the long-running ITV detective show Midsomer Murders. First, the detectives always stop off at the pub to have a beer and talk about the case. Second, the show’s format provides for a complete recap

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Midsomer Murders

There are several reasons to like the long-running ITV detective show Midsomer Murders. First, the detectives always stop off at the pub to have a beer and talk about the case. Second, the show’s format provides for a complete recap

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Police Informants Can Testify in Disguise

“A confidential law enforcement informant may wear a disguise while testifying in a criminal case, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge’s decision to permit a

police informants testify disguise

Police Informants Can Testify in Disguise

“A confidential law enforcement informant may wear a disguise while testifying in a criminal case, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge’s decision to permit a

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Weird Chicago

I’m thrilled to have found an organization here in Chicago that’s similar to Los Angeles-based LAVA. Unfortunately, it doesn’t looks like they have any crime lab connections, but they do have historic tours about strange happenings, from ghouls to crime.

chicago gangster

Weird Chicago

I’m thrilled to have found an organization here in Chicago that’s similar to Los Angeles-based LAVA. Unfortunately, it doesn’t looks like they have any crime lab connections, but they do have historic tours about strange happenings, from ghouls to crime.

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Coming Soon: Death on the South Side

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but there’s a good reason. I was putting the finishing touches on my second mystery novel, Death on the Southside, which is at the proofreader right now. It’s the sequel to my first

mystery ebook detective novel

Coming Soon: Death on the South Side

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but there’s a good reason. I was putting the finishing touches on my second mystery novel, Death on the Southside, which is at the proofreader right now. It’s the sequel to my first