The [Monday] Papers
"Three Chicago police officers and a Glenview police officer have been charged with lying under oath in court during a drug case last year," the Tribune reports.
"The officers - Chicago Police Sergeant James Padar, Officer William Pruente, Officer Vince Morgan and Glenview Officer James Horn - have been charged with felony perjury, according to a statement issued early Monday by the Cook County state's attorney's office.
"The charges come after a video contradicted the officers' sworn testimony during a March 2014 court hearing on whether evidence in the drug case had been properly obtained."
* Politico: When Cops Cry Wolf.
"Police have been setting up suspects with false testimony for decades." - Frank Serpico.
"Raucous, joyous cheers.
"The source of this out-of-place excitement? Engine No. 9, a bar and highly regarded burger joint in St. Petersburg where the Blackhawks fan-per-capita is often higher than anywhere else in Tampa Bay.
"It's designated an official Blackhawks bar by the team - the only one outside of Illinois and Wisconsin - and will be hosting Chicago fans again when Game 3 starts tonight."
You may be wondering:
"How does a bar in the middle of Tampa Bay Lightning territory end up as a destination for Chicago's faithful?
"The bar's owner is Jason Esposito, son of legendary Blackhawks goaltender Tony Esposito."
War On Walgreens
"She says she caught the store in Murrysville overcharging her.
"Consumer Advocate Mary Bach says it was just before Easter when she bought some Milky Way and Snickers candy bars.
"She says the price tag on the package was for $1.89, but at the checkout she says she was charged $3.50 for each.
"She says she told the clerk and was given a refund, but when she went back four days later: 'They still had lots and lots of these items on the shelf, and they were all price marked just as these bags were,' said Bach.
"She bought the same items, and once again, she claims she was overcharged. So she decided to sue.
"'I just want all retailers to be held accountable,' she said."
That might seem petty, but it seems like a pretty standard Walgreens problem.
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Posted on June 8, 2015
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