If it’s that easy, why did he not go to one of the riots and say to the thugs “Stay calm”? I can do it.’, Letter to the Editor: Angry comments directed at school board won’t get kids back into classrooms, Republican Jim Oberweis claims victory, but Rep. Lauren Underwood says ‘thousands’ of votes remain uncounted in close 14th District race, Election 2020 live updates: Judges in Michigan and Georgia toss Trump lawsuits as vote counting continues, Watch live: Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update, Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 10,000 as daily case count sets new record high at 9,935; funding for Taste of Chicago, Air Show not in Chicago’s 2021 budget. Why was I hit with batons while I helped someone up from the ground in the middle of a crowd? Kenneth White, 42, of the 2500 block of East New York Street, Aurora, was arrested on charges of illegal lane usage, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving under the influence of drugs at 4:11 p.m. Sept. 29 in the 900 block of East Ogden Avenue. Tiffany Greene, 33, of the 1600 block of Seward Road, Joliet, was arrested on a retail theft charge at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 17 in the 700 block of Fort Hill Drive. Jim Oberweis, Lauren Underwood outcome in limbo; Oberweis starts recount fundraising. You, reading this, do not have to take to the streets to have a voice, to stand toe-to-toe with officers as they smirk and twirl their baton, seemingly excited at the possibility to use force against civilians. Ryan Taylor, 19, of the 2200 block of Cedar Ridge Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on charges of speeding and no valid license or permit at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 2 in the 2900 block of 83rd Street. Savannah Zink, 22, was arrested on a DUI charge and Joseph Baskerville, 30, was arrested on a warrant at 1:06 a.m. Sept. 23 in the 1100 block of Plank Road. J.B. Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update, Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 10,000 as daily case count sets new record high at 9,935; funding for Taste of Chicago, Air Show not in Chicago’s 2021 budget. The protestors don’t influence my progressive thinking on their object of complaint. Police | Kittcom received the following calls on Sept. 24-25 (calls are made to the 911 line and the non-emergency business line): Sept. 25 blotter: Bird on a hot wire Sep 25, 2020 You don’t need to do these things, because we have already done them for you. Emmanuel Gonzalez, 22, of 1S200 Dansby Street, Villa Park, was arrested on charges of speeding,  aggravated DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle at 10:37 p.m. Oct. 13 in the 500 block of Aurora Avenue. Lawrence Childs, 31, of the 12800 block of South Parnell Avenue, Chicago, was arrested on charges of no valid license or permit, having expired registration and on a warrant at 3:20 p.m. Oct. 13 in the first block of Oak Bluff Court. Preckwinkle wasn’t ready to concede defeat in her effort to deny Judge Michael Toomin another term on the bench. Robert Turnipseed, 33, of the 1500 block of Bond Street, was arrested on a  charge of making a false report to 911 at 12:34 a.m. Oct. 19 at his home.