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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Damn Fine Police Work

posted by on July 26 at 7:25 AM

My home town is now hooker-free

From well-known areas along Mannheim Road near O’Hare Airport to seedy sides of Chicago Heights and Cicero, Dart described how the world’s oldest profession has gone high-tech, as 60 women were arrested after advertising “massages” and other services on Web sites such as

and drug-free

Police today began tearing down and burning at least 20,000 marijuana plants being grown in a Cook County Forest Preserve near Barrington…. Two men have been charged with growing the plants, which were found in 11 separate plots, the largest of which covered nearly a half-acre, Cook County Forest Preserve police said.

It is now impossible to buy sex or find pot in Chicago. So if you’re going to visit the Windy City, please remember to BYO hookers and pot brownies.

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well, except, on certain parts of CTA

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | July 26, 2007 8:22 AM

I love when I hear about cops burning pot plants. What in the world are they thinking?

Posted by Levislade | July 26, 2007 8:26 AM

Mighty fine, mighty fine there.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 26, 2007 8:31 AM

Actually Chicago proper is hardly mentioned - Barrington, Cicero, Chicago Heights, O'Hare - are all outlying areas where nice, white people often live. The police are probably just trying to find ways to look like they have enough to do so they don't get laid off. But down here in the real city where it's routine to hear gunfire at night, unidentified screaming, speeding cars, sirens and other curious nocturnal sounds, cops don't seem to have time for silly shit like hos and potheads.

Posted by Cat in Chicago | July 26, 2007 8:48 AM

Cat's these rich, white suburbanites will be driving into Chicago to buy their pot, running up prices.

Posted by elrider | July 26, 2007 9:05 AM

Ah, Cat, ever been to Cicero? It's not that white anymore. And they've been busting the prostitutes on Cicero Ave for years. I once got propositioned at a stop light (by the pimp), coming back from getting my car inspected.

Posted by Big_K | July 26, 2007 9:23 AM

I'm with you on the hookers, but absolutely applaud this particular pot destruction. Why? Because these guys were doing it on public land, exploiting the forest system for private gain in the same way that logging companies do with their pennies on the dollar clear cut contracts.

Now if this had been a hydroponic grow operation in someone's basement, I'd be outraged, just outraged.

Posted by Gitai | July 26, 2007 10:56 AM

will you ever consider seattle your home town, dan? isn't it about time?

Posted by infrequent | July 26, 2007 11:19 AM

I doubt Dan is actually from Chicago. He's probably another wannabe from the 'burbs.

Posted by Cat in Chicago | July 26, 2007 11:37 AM

I can't believe this shit is still happening...both prostitution and pot are NEVER GOING AWAY.

Posted by Dianna | July 26, 2007 1:53 PM

Having lived in the area for most of my life too, I can safely say that there are very few white people in Cicero or Chicago Heights. The few who do live there are usually first-gen Ukranian- and Polish-Americans.

And frankly, if I were looking for sex, I'd look to the forest preserves ... apparently, the cops skipped that part.

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