Congratulations Aurora, Illinois !!!


Good news on the crime front in Illinois’ second largest city.

There were zero murders in Aurora in 2012. That hasn’t happened since 1946.

The last murder in Aurora was in December of 2011. In the 1990s, Aurora averaged one murder per month.

Police Chief Greg Thomas acknowledged he’s surprised there were no murders in Aurora last year. He said it’s the culmination of a long team effort, and the results have been dramatic.

In 1996, Aurora had 357 shootings and 26 murders; last year, there were only 61 shootings, and no murders.

Thomas credited a crackdown on gangs, assisted by federal authorities.

“If you look at about 2005 to 2007, we took about 150 high-ranking gang members, shooters off the streets in Aurora, with help from federal partnerships with the ATF and FBI. I think that was a big contributor,” Thomas said.

Treat the gang bangers like the crap they are, and good things happen.

Even without any gang related killings, I think it’s pretty darn amazing that weren’t any other murders.

Areosmith Promotes “Global Warming”

Aerosmith have announced dates for their 2012 Global Warming North American Tour, which will kick off on June 16th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and wrap up on August 8th in Tacoma, Washington – though more dates may be added. Cheap Trick will open for the band on all announced dates. Aerosmith last toured the United States in the summer of 2010.

“The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick your ass and make out with your mothers,” said frontman Steven Tyler in a statement.

When I first saw the headline, my thought was”Geez, what kind of pseudo science nonsense are a bunch of Hollywood limousine greenines peddling now.”

But, it appears that “Global Warming” is just the tour name.

Sounds like a great marketing idea !!!

Are there many fans of Aeromith out there that actually want the band to “make out” with their mothers??