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Spin CycleSo, Obama, after a stopover to visit with troops and play some hoops in Kuwait, has now landed in Afghanistan, which apparently will precede Iraq on his foreign trip over the next week. A couple of good things have......
Tags: Commuting, Newspapers, Barack Obama, Politics, Jack Reed
Someone wrote a series of bogus parking tickets to Mark Geinosky, but it was not Chicago police officers Paul Roque or Horst Hegewald, the Chicago Police Board has ruled. In a 25-page decision posted Tuesday afternoon, the board found the officers not...
It's heartbreaking to see how the little bicycle people treat their benefactor, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He offers them kindness. Yet some of them respond with insolence and contempt for the law, running red lights, for example, without getting traffic...
Tags: Lawyers, Judges, Justice System, Apple iPod, Radio
There is no mistaking Illinois for Kansas when it comes to driver behavior around children, state Rep. Elaine Nekritz says. "I grew up in Kansas. Everybody slowed down for school zones,'' said Nekritz, a Democrat from Northbrook who has lived in...
Railroad police are on high alert for suicide bombers at Union Station in Chicago as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks approaches this week, authorities said. Based on intelligence that al-Qaida might attempt to strike again in the U.S.,...
The big guy is coming to Chicago, and that can't be good for the not-as-big guy on the fifth floor of Chicago's City Hall. In politics, stuff rolls downhill. The big guy on Pennsylvania Avenue doesn't want stuff on his shoes, and neither does the not-...
Tags: Ameya Pawar, Gun Control, Justice System, Kenwood, Barack Obama
It's a frequent scene just outside O'Hare International Airport, almost as common as seeing airplanes land and take off. At first glance it looks like a possible multicar fender bender on Interstate 190, the road leading to O'Hare. Cars sit on the...
When Leanne Digan dropped off her car for repair Aug. 6 at Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside, the 2006 Passat needed only minor work. She assumed it was an easy fix — the remote key device had quit working. But finding a replacement key took...
The Harris family's life began to unravel around dawn on the last day of August. R.J. Harris, who is 77, was in bed when a noise jolted him awake. Bam. What was that? Bam. It sounded like an explosion. Bam. The front door swung open and officers in...
For years, Mark Geinosky has steadfastly maintained that the mountain of parking tickets that arrived in his mailbox were bogus. Turns out, the Chicago Police Department agrees. More than two years after the Problem Solver first wrote about Geinosky's...
Tags: Trials, Lawyers, Police Investigations, Judges, Justice System
Over the last 16 months, Mark Geinosky has received 24 parking tickets. All but one have been dismissed. You can bet that one will be thrown out, too, when he goes to administrative court next week. For reasons Geinosky can't explain, he believes...
Tags: Jon Yates, Vehicles, South Chicago, Rentals
It took Mark Geinosky eight administrative hearings to get all 24 of his unwarranted parking tickets thrown out, but the Orland Park man still doesn't know why Chicago police officers targeted him. So he's taking his case to a higher court. Late...
Tags: Trials, Lawyers, Tickets, Justice System, Crime, Law and Justice
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