Enlightening Commentary

Chicago’s Real-Life ‘Nightcrawler’

Posted on November 14, 2014

Chicago's Real Life NightcrawlerFriend of the site, SpotNews, is the subject of an excellent write-up over at the Daily Beast:

“While Jake Gyllenhall’s character in Nightcrawler rides the line between reporting and crime, a Chicago photographer takes his work to the next level, sometimes angering friends and family of the victims he finds. Chicago’s foremost crime reporter is a ghost. A nameless, faceless entity known to his followers as Spot News, the handle of his Twitter and Instagram accounts. At crime scenes in Chicago over a busy Fourth of July weekend, several people asked if I was him. “I’m a big fan,” one woman told me.”

As they say, read the whole thing and if you’re not already be sure to follow SpotNews on Twitter and Instagram. While you’re at it, be sure to follow @Chicago_Scanner, @PeterNickeas, @EricTendian and @chrissmith for all your crime, murder and mayhem stupidity.

Keep it short and to the point. Name calling and similar stupidity will be deleted. If you insist on writing several paragraphs, start your own blog.

  1. a November 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    6 month 2014 crime report florida (19,000,000+ residents) – http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/getdoc/eb0b0e47-aee6-4fb2-a418-9f96568464b8/2014SA_CIF.aspx
    when compared to just city of chicago – paradise

  2. a November 14, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    spotnews – stark reality – every politician, judge, lawyer should be “required” to follow.

  3. Chicago Nick November 15, 2014 at 2:32 am

    SpotNews is an amazing asset to Chicago reporting.

  4. rob November 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Where’s the Weekend stupidity tally/statistics?

    • W.H.Thompson November 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Going to take the weekend off. It’s cold and snow is expected which should translate into a much needed break. We’ll use the time to retool some things ahead of what is possibly going to be a major shitshow forthcoming.

      • rob November 15, 2014 at 11:15 pm

        Ok thanks for all of your hard work. Hey if you guys don’t post the weekend ish-show stats, does that mean there’s no crime/homicides #beingsarcastic!!!!!

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