Good morning, Chicago. Your daily mayhem report is ready . . .

. . .  courtesy Sun-Times, where the reporting is excellent and the customary liberal viewpoints are acted out with adequate geniality and occasional glimmers of right-wing light. 

              5 hours Man wanted in U of I shooting surrenders to police Sun-Times Wire

              6 hours 3 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings Thursday Sun-Times Wire

              6 hours Austin shooting leaves 1 woundedSun-Times Wire

              6 hours Woman wounded in Hermosa drive-by Sun-Times Wire

              8 hours 1 critically hurt in Roseland shootingSun-Times Wire

              9 hours 17-year-old boy shot in Grand Crossing Sun-Times Wire

              9 hours Man shot in Austin Sun-Times Wire

              10 hours Emergency pothole repair completed on Stevenson Expressway Sun-Times Wire

              11 hours Man in custody after Humboldt Park stabbing Sun-Times Wire

              11 hours Home invader points gun at person in driveway in Bristol Township Sun-Times Wire

Special attn. to be given to this Austin event:

A 25-year-old man was shot Thursday evening . . . about 8:20 p.m., in the leg, butt and arm in the 200 block of South Lotus Avenue.

This writer lived in the 300 block of North Lotus in 1968-69, until he and his wife emigrated to Oak Park in the wake of burglary and arson in their building, by the way.

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  • Matt Bowes  On September 30, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    You do own a flak jacket, right?


    • Jim Bowman  On September 30, 2016 at 4:20 PM

      It’s where you live in the city, Matt, sometimes even block by block. I’d guess most Chicagoans are not affected. Blacks and Hispanics another story. For that matter mostly blacks in the ‘hoods, and especially the God-fearing self-respecting, for whom Trump, by the way, is the only candidate making a major issue of protecting. No permanent solution in sight, but in the immediate future, some sort of law-enforcement program is the only way. Stop-question-and-frisk seems the way to go.

      Jim Bowman


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