If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider us…flattened!
Some local politicians, forced to deal with our truthful crime reporting, love to bad-mouth us. But it now appears that at least one of those aldermen is using us as a reliable source.
Tom Tunney, who represents the Wrigleyville and Boystown neighborhoods, published his weekly newsletter today and….the section about two recent robbery convictions sounds familiar.
From our report on December 1:
Amari Jones, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in connection with mugging a man and then punching him in the face near Broadway and Melrose on September 5.
Tom Tunney newsletter on December 4:
Amari Jones pleaded guilty to felony robbery in connection with mugging a man and punching him in the face near Broadway and Melrose on September 5th.
Richardson C. Sparks of the Auburn Gresham neighborhood was tracked down by a fugitive apprehension unit after he was positively identified as the person who used a credit card taken in the robbery to buy food at the Subway restaurant, 901 W. Belmont, moments later.
Tom on December 4:
Richardson C. Sparks was tracked by a fugitive apprehension unit after he was identified as the person who used a credit card taken in a local robbery.
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