Chicago Police Memorial – Richard Milz

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes. The Foundation provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago police officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

ABOUT THE CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Established in 2004, the Foundation strengthens the relationship between the Chicago Police, its business and civic leaders and its citizenry. It allows us to express our gratitude to the fallen officers’ families for the ultimate sacrifice of their loved one.

REASONS FOR THE FOUNDATION

Since the first officer to die in the line of duty, there have been 572 Chicago police officers who have sacrificed their lives for our city. The families of these brave officers are supported by the Department and other organizations, but as one might imagine, the cost in terms of financial, emotional and psychological support is overwhelming. Other, perhaps less-known risks associated with being a police officer are the stresses of the job. This stress often leads to disastrous consequences such as when a police officer takes his own life. Finally, as a tribute to the heroic lives that these officers led, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has built a permanent memorial to these brave men and women. It is a spectacular site located just east of Soldier Field on Chicago’s lakefront.

WHY CONTRIBUTE TO THE FOUNDATION

By supporting these initiatives, our public-private partnership provides the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation with the means to achieve our goals. It is a sign to all the citizens of Chicago, as well as our nation, that Chicago’s corporate family and business leaders care about its police officers and their families. Your support is a reminder that when troubled times arise, we come together as families do, and provide comfort, support, and protection for one another.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

What a great organization to donate and support!

Rich Milz and Chicago Bears Tank Johnson Bodyguard Murder

Rich Milz and Chicago Bears Tank Johnson Bodyguard Murder

 
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Attorney: Bears’ Johnson not responsible in shooting

Authorities have twice interviewed Bears lineman Terry “Tank” Johnson following the fatal shooting of Johnson’s bodyguard at a North Side nightclub where both men spent early Saturday morning, police said.

Willie Posey, 26, was shot once and found lying inside the Ice Bar, 738 N. Clark St., in the trendy River North neighborhood just after 1:30 a.m., said police spokeswoman Monique Bond.

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Johnson’s attorney held a brief news conference this afternoon after the Bears star was re-interviewed by Chicago police at his Gurnee home. Johnson had been interviewed earlier in Chicago after the shooting. He is not considered a suspect in the shooting, police said.

“Tank Johnson had no direct responsibility for this tragic shooting,” attorney Thomas Briscoe said. “He has cooperated with Chicago police and continues to cooperate this afternoon. At the request of the Chicago Police Department, we’re not going to discuss details so as not to compromise the investigation.”

Chicago Police Supt. Philip Cline said a fight broke out before the shooting took place at 1:30 a.m. Saturday and it appears only one shot was fired. The round struck Posey in the left shoulder and traveled into his chest. The victim was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital a short time later.

Cline said he did not have details on what caused the fight to break out but a team source said police told the team that Johnson was not involved in the incident that sparked the shooting.

“We are right in the middle of this thing. So I am not going to talk about what witnesses have said,” Cline explained. He said the department continues to interview witnesses and that there have been no arrests.

Briscoe said Johnson and Posey had been friends for at least 10 years, since high school in Tempe, Ariz. Posey was staying with Johnson “but was in the process of moving out.”

Johnson, 25, and Posey were charged Thursday after police raided Johnson’s Gurnee home and found six guns, some of which were loaded and laying in plain view. The Bears have benched Johnson for Sunday’s game.

Johnson was charged with six misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of a weapon without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card. The weapons seized during the raid included a .44 magnum Smith & Wesson revolver, a .50 caliber Desert Eagle handgun, a .45 caliber handgun, a .308 caliber Winchester rifle and two assault-style rifles–a Colt AR-15 and a .223 caliber.

Posey, who listed the same Gurnee address as his home, was charged with felony possession of marijuana. Police said they found more than 2 ounces of marijuana on a table where Posey was sitting.

When asked why Johnson was partying at a nightclub less than 36 hours after his arrest, his attorney answered, “I can’t comment on that.”

Briscoe said Johnson has spoken to Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo and Bobby Howard, the team’s director of player development. He said Johnson is concerned about the shooting’s possible impact on his status with the team.

“Of course he’s worried about that. He’s worried about his two families, his first family being his two daughters and his second family being the Chicago Bears and Chicago Bear fans. He’s very concerned that people are going to get the idea that he has let them down.”

The Bears issued a statement Saturday that they were aware of the shooting, but didn’t mention Johnson by name. “We are currently gathering information to learn more about the situation,” the statement said.

The Bears had a brief “walkthrough” practice Saturday morning, their final preparation for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field. The team’s Halas Hall training facility in Lake Forest was under tight security and no visitors or news media representatives were allowed on the grounds.

Johnson’s attorney said the lineman is heartbroken about the loss of his friend.

“He’s going through a tough grieving process. He’s getting hundreds of phone calls from friends and supporters. And he needs some quiet time. He is confused because everything happened so quickly,” Briscoe said

 
via Northwest Indiana dicussion board

105 years for gunman in slaying of Chicago police officer

105 years for gunman in slaying of Chicago police officer

via the chicago Tribune

A Cook County judge today sentenced a reputed gang member to 105 years in prison for gunning down Chicago police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez in 2009.
In issuing the maximum sentence possible, Judge Jorge Alonso said Christopher Harris, 25, killed “one of the best of us.” Earlier, Valadez’s sisters tearfully had asked for the maximum penalty. 
Valadez’s first child was born a few months after his slaying.
Harris declined to make a statement in court and looked down at his hands as the sentence was handed down.
State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, who personally prosecuted the case, had sought the 105-year sentence, saying  “the criminals running around the streets of Englewood need to know there’s serious (consequences) for what you do.”

Kevin Walker, who was driving the car used in the shooting, was sentenced by Alonso to the maximum of 120 years in prison.

“We’ve lost a shining star and one of our best police officers,” Alonso said.

Walker, who faced from 56 to 120 years, apologized to Valadez’s family before he was sentenced.

Walker, who told police his nickname was “Killer Kev,” faced a longer sentence than Harris in part because he was on probation for an armed robbery at the time of the officer’s murder.

Richard Milz and where to eat at O’Hare Airport!

Richard Milz and where to eat at O’Hare Airport!

O’Hare’s Eight Standouts

 

tortas%20ord.jpg1) Tortas Frontera: Rick Bayless’ outstanding modern Mexican cuisine will make your flight delay a little more bearable. The featured items are the griddle-baked tortas filled with meats such as chipotle chicken, beer-braised beef short ribs and pork chorizo. Besides tortas, the outpost also serves cazuelas, fresh-made guacamole, hand-shaken premium margaritas and Intelligentsia Coffee. Get some award-winning Mexican food even if you’re flying to Mexico. [Terminals 1, 3 and 5; Gates B10, K3 and M12]

Wicker-Park-Sushi.jpg2) Wicker Park Sushi Bar: Bringing a more refined dining experience to the airport, this 104-seat restaurant with sushi bar gives travelers the option of enjoying nigiri, sashimi, maki and specialty rolls like the Wicker Park tidal wave, the banana roll for dessert and the special veggie roll. Bonus: they serve sake, shochu, have a full bar and also have a quick sushi takeaway counter. [Terminal 2]

Wolfgang-Puck-cafe.jpg3) Wolfgang Puck Cafe: This restaurant location from the eponymous celebrity chef has full service, sit-down amenities. The full menu includes courses like pastas, rotisserie chicken, ribeye steak and pan-seared salmon as well as Puck’s signature four-cheese pizza and Chinois chicken salad. (Terminal 1, Gate B7; Terminal 3, Gates K1)

berghoff%20ord.jpg4) Berghoff Café: This dining spot has its own seating area and a selection of sandwiches ranging from breakfast creations to corned beef and a Rueben. Flatbread pizzas are also available alongside Berghoff beer drafts. [Terminal 1, Gate C26]

la-tapenade%20ord.jpg5) La Tapenade: A Mediterranean-themed café that offers flatbread pizzas, salads, wraps and grilled panini sandwiches. There’s also a full bar and an assortment of dessert pastries. [Terminals 1, 2 and 3; Gates B4, E9, F10 and H14]

bboh.jpg6) Big Bowl: One of the latest Terminal 5 additions to open is another location of the popular Chinese-Thai spot Big Bowl. They’re cooking up satays, Sichuan and stir fry dishes in a similar vein to their other Chicagoland locations. Gluten free options are also available.

Beaudevin-ORD-150.jpg7) Beaudevin: This European-feeling wine bar features a granite-topped bar, chandeliers comprising wine glasses and more than 20 wines available by the glass, bottle of flights. Pair that with olives or figs, or various tartines like the roasted herb chicken, turkey berry with goat cheese or a Scottish smoked salmon. [Terminal 1, Gate C17]

garrett%20ord.jpg8) Garrett Popcorn: Chicago’s cult-favorite popcorn shop. Try one of the signature flavors from butter and CheeseCorn to CaramelCrisp and watch in amazement as the bag quickly depletes. [Terminals 1 and 3, Gates B8 and H2]

Terminal 1/Concourse B and C

Fast Casual/Bars

 

· Beaudevin: Wine bar (C17) · Berghoff Café;: Sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, pizzas and beers on tap (C26) · Chili’s: Sandwiches, salads, burgers, bar food (B14) · Galileo’s: Bar (B18) · Goose Island Bar: Sandwiches, bar (C10) · Jazz Bar: Bar (C19) · La Tapenade: Pizzas, salads, wraps, sandwiches (B4) · Wolfgang Puck: Pizzas, salads, pastas, entrees (B7)

A Quick Meal

· America’s Dog: Hot dogs, soups, salads (C17) · Auntie Anne’s: Pretzels (C16) · Billy Goat Tavern: Burgers, breakfast, beer (C19) · Brioche Doree: Sandwiches, salads, croissants (C20) · Café Zoot: Sandwiches, croissants, pastries (C19) · Chili’s To Go:  Sandwiches, salads, bar food (B2) · Ciao Market: Sandwiches, salads (C15) · Eli’s Cheesecake: Cheesecakes, desserts (B9) · Fresh Attraction: Sandwiches (B1) · Fresh Market on the Go: Salads, sandwiches, chocolates, quick bites (C25) · Garrett Popcorn: Popcorn (B8) · Great American Bagel: Bagels, sandwiches (B14) · ICE Dishes and Drinks : Sandwiches, salads, cocktails · Jamba Juice: Smoothies (B7) · Manchu Wok: Chinese (C19) · McDonald’s: Fast food (B11, C10) · Nuts on Clark: Popcorn (C19) · Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Chocolate, candy (B14) · Salad Works: Salads (C19) · Smoothie King: Smoothies (B6) · Starbucks: Coffee, teas, pastries (B14, B6, B9, C4, C32) · The Grove: Ice cream, frozen yogurt (B6) · Tortas Frontera: Sandwiches, soups, salads (B10) · Uno Chicago Style Hot Dogs: Hot dogs (C8) · Vosges Haut-Chocolat · Wolfgang Puck Express: Sandwiches, salads (B2)

A Leisurely Meal

· Tuscany Café: A traditional sit-down Italian restaurant with full service. Options include pastas, pizzas and classic entrees, as well as beer and wine. (B18)

Terminal 2/Concourse E and F

Fast Casual/Bars

 

· Chili’s: Sandwiches, salads, burgers, bar food (F3) · Goose Island: Sandwiches, bar · Johnny Rockets: Burgers, shakes (Main terminal building) · La Tapenade: Pizzas, salads, wraps, sandwiches (E9, F10) · Stanley’s Blackhawks Kitchen and Tap: Sandwiches, breakfast, bar food, sports bar (E3)

A Quick Meal

· Argo Tea: Tea, coffee (E3) · Auntie Anne’s: Pretzels (E2) · Brioche Doree: Sandwiches, salads, croissants (F7) · Carry-Out Carry-On: Quick bites (E2) · Chili’s to Go: Sandwiches, salads, burgers, bar food (E9) · CIBO Express Gourmet Market: Sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruits, vegetarian (Main terminal building) · McDonald’s: Fast food (F3) · Nuts on Clark: Popcorn (E2) · Uno Chicago Style Pizza: Pizza (E3) · Starbucks: Coffee, teas, pastries (E1, E11) · Vienna Hot Dogs: Hot dogs (E3)

A Leisurely Meal

· Wicker Park Sushi Bar: A sushi bar with sit-down tables and counter seating. Try a selection of maki or indulge in some sake. (Main terminal building)

Terminal 3/Concourse G, H, K and L

Fast Casual/Bars

 

· Chili’s: Sandwiches, salads, burgers, bar food (G9, H2) · Cubs Bar & Grill: Paninis, burgers, chicken, salads, bar · Facade’s Bar: Bar (K15) · Goose Island Brewery: Sandwiches, bar food, bar (L8) · La Tapenade: Pizzas, salads, wraps, sandwiches (H14) · O’Briens Restaurant and Bar: Burgers, Hot dogs, sandwiches, bar (H5) · Prairie Tap: Burgers, sandwiches, bar food, bar (K4) · Rush Street: Sandwiches, bar food, bar (H14) · Skyscrapers: Bar (K9)

A Quick Meal

· Auntie Anne’s: Pretzels (G5) · Argo Tea: Teas, coffee (H1, L2A) · B.J.’s Market: Southern soul food (K15) · Brioche Doree: Sandwiches, salads, croissants ( K15) · Burrito Beach/B Smooth: Mexican, burritos, tacos, smoothies (K4) · Chicago Waterworks · Chili’s Too: Sandwiches, salads, burgers, bar food (G10) · CIBO Gourmet Market: Sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruits, vegetarian (H1) · Dunkin’ Donuts: Coffee, donuts, bagels (H5) · Farmers Market · Fresh Attractions (H6) · Fresh Market on the Go: Salads, sandwiches, chocolates, quick bites · Garrett Popcorn: Popcorn (H2) · Gold Coast Dogs: Hot dogs (L4) · Great American Bagel: Bagels, sandwiches (H10, K1) · ICE Dishes and Drinks (L2B) · Manchu Wok: Chinese (H5) · McDonald’s: Fast food (H5, H9, K9, L4) · Nuts on Clark: Popcorn (H8) · Pizzeria Uno: Pizza (Rotunda) · Reggio’s Pizza: Pizza (K4) · Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Chocolate, candy (H5) · Starbucks: Coffee, teas, pastries (G11, L2B. K4. K15. H6. H1. H14) · Subway: Sandwiches (Rotunda) · TCBY/Juiceworks: Frozen yogurt (Rotunda) · Tortas Frontera: Sandwiches, soups, salads (K3) · Uno Chicago Style Pizza · Vosges Haut-Chocolat: Chocolates · Windy City Carvers: Carved deli sandwiches (L3) · Wolfgang Puck Express: Sandwiches, salads (K13)

A Leisurely Meal

· Macaroni Grill: A full-service Macaroni Grill sits inside the terminal and offers a selection of pastas, pizzas, antipastas and other Italian classics. (K2)

· Wolfgang Puck: This restaurant location from the eponymous celebrity chef has full service, sit-down amenities. The full menu includes courses like pastas, rotisserie chicken, ribeye steak and pan-seared salmon as well as Puck’s signature four-cheese pizza and Chinois chicken salad. (K1)

Terminal 5/Concourse M

Fast Casual/Bars

 

· The Bar: Bar (Ticketing level) · Tocco: Pastas, Italian (M7)

A Quick Meal

· Gourmet to Go · Kofe Powered By Intelligentsia: Coffee (M8) · McDonald’s: Fast food (Baggage) · Metropolis Coffee: Coffee (M10) · Tortas Frontera: Sandwiches, soups, salads (M12) · Vosges Haut-Chocolat: Chocolates

A Leisurely Meal

· Big Bowl: Another outpost of the Lettuce Entertain You chain, expect Chinese and Thai favorites like potstickers, orange chicken and Pad Thai.

From Richard Milz via Eater Chicago

 

Detective Richard Milz and the Chicago Police Memorial

Detective Richard Milz and the Chicago Police Memorial

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes. The Foundation provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago police officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

 

ABOUT THE CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Established in 2004, the Foundation strengthens the relationship between the Chicago Police, its business and civic leaders and its citizenry. It allows us to express our gratitude to the fallen officers’ families for the ultimate sacrifice of their loved one.

 

REASONS FOR THE FOUNDATION

Since the first officer to die in the line of duty, there have been 567 Chicago police officers who have sacrificed their lives for our city. The families of these brave officers are supported by the Department and other organizations, but as one might imagine, the cost in terms of financial, emotional and psychological support is overwhelming. Other, perhaps less-known risks associated with being a police officer are the stresses of the job. This stress often leads to disastrous consequences such as when a police officer takes his own life. Finally, as a tribute to the heroic lives that these officers led, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has built a permanent memorial to these brave men and women. It is a spectacular site located just east of Soldier Field on Chicago’s lakefront.

 

WHY CONTRIBUTE TO THE FOUNDATION

By supporting these initiatives, our public-private partnership provides the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation with the means to achieve our goals. It is a sign to all the citizens of Chicago, as well as our nation, that Chicago’s corporate family and business leaders care about its police officers and their families. Your support is a reminder that when troubled times arise, we come together as families do, and provide comfort, support, and protection for one another.

Detective Rich Milz says Join the 100 club fo Chicago!

Detective Rich Milz says Join the 100 club fo Chicago!

The 100 Club of Chicago is the civilian organization that provides for the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. The Club helps families ease the financial burden associated with the tragic event, including immediate financial assistance and the ongoing cost of higher education. All federal, state, county and local police officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook County are included.