Busy news day, City, County and State

Cook County inmate stabs 4 at Stroger Hospital before escapingBefore the exam, his handcuffs were removed, which is standard procedure if a doctor requests it, Cook County sheriff's spokesman Bill Cunningham said.

At one point, Reese asked to use a restroom, and the guard followed him. Suddenly, Reese turned and stabbed the guard in the neck with a shank, a thin piece of metal up to five inches long, authorities said.

They said he then stabbed a nurse and a civilian standing nearby before running off, making his way down some stairs and outside. There, the guard caught up with him, and the two briefly struggled before Reese broke free and climbed aboard a shuttle bus in the hospital driveway and stabbed the driver, who knocked him to the ground, authorities said. Is this part of the result of extreme downsizing at the Cook County Sheriff's department? Now we have to worry about Tank Johnson, our bear who has taken up residence at Cook County Jail for a while

Our Governor and Lt. Governor aren't agreeing with each other over taxes

And who is going to be left in Cook County to pay taxes?But the twist in recent years is that people aren’t just leaving Chicago — they are also leaving suburban Cook County. “What we’re seeing is like ripples in a pond,” Johnson said. “The city and central core are losing, the inner suburbs are starting to face some losses and the suburbs on the outer edge are growing like crazy.”
Cheaper housing and job growth in more distant suburbs are the main draws.

Al Sanchez former City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation Head indictedSanchez, 59, was charged with nine counts of mail fraud, and Delvalle, 34, was charged with one count of perjury in a 10-count indictment returned today by a federal grand jury.

Sanchez was commissioner of Streets and Sanitation from June 1999 until he retired in June 2005, and was deputy commissioner from 1995 to 1999. The department has about 4,000 workers. Before joining Streets and Sanitation, Sanchez worked in the city’s Health Department and was the first deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Information and Inquiry, where he performed certain personnel duties in both of those departments.

Delvalle has been a city employee since April 1997, working at various times in Inormation & Inquiry, Streets and Sanitation and the Chicago Police Department.


  1. SP Biloxi said...
    I hope they find the inmate that eacaped from the restroom. This is an example of how the job cuts in the city by the Toddster and lack of managment skills leave consequences that that.

    When you said that there is so much problems in Chicago, you are right. City Hiring Scandal? My area is no angel but we don't have that that type of city scandal as huge that the Sanchez indictment.
    SP Biloxi said...
    p.s. It is certainly the city that never sleeps with crime. Chicago certainly replaced New York City.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Yes, unfortunatley this is such a corruption ridden area.
    That inmate was already being held for murder and was caught after stabbing enough people.
    SP Biloxi said...
    So, they caught the inmate. Well that's good news. The bad news is not he will be charged with attempted murder on top of his other murder charges. Let's hope that Fitz will stay in his job and the DOJ will hire another Patrick Collins attorney that will not be brought and paid for.

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