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Questions about Philadelphia undersheriff’s side hustle 

Undersheriff Tariq El-Shabazz has been pulling double duty, per a new Inquirer report, raising questions about ethics and conflicts of interest.

  • In addition to serving as legal advisor to Sheriff Rochelle Bilal — where he collects a $200,000 salary — El-Shabazz, who in 2017 ran for DA, has apparently been representing clients in Philadelphia court as a defense attorney.

Bilal swept into office in 2019 in an upset, and promised to reform a corrupt system, but her tenure has been dogged by its own scandals. Despite that, she reportedly got the reelection endorsement nod from the Philly Dems’ policy committee earlier this week.

Tariq El-Shabazz in 2017

What to know about the charges against Eagles guard Josh Sills

Eagles backup offensive guard Josh Sills was indicted this week on sexual assault felony charges in his home state of Ohio. 

  • The charges stem from a 2019 incident, before he joined the team last year. He’s been placed on what’s called the “exempt list,” which means he isn’t traveling with the team and likely won’t play in the Super Bowl.

With two egregious counts against him, why didn’t the Eagles just cut him? It has to do with the players’ employment contract, Sasha Rogelberg explains. 

→ More details on the situation 

Eagles guard Josh Sills, shown here in an August 2022 preseason game, has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Mmmmnope, nothing on the public schedule for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today.


🐶 Find love of the pet adoption kind at the PSPCA’s Speed Dating event, with dogs and cats ready to meet their forever families outside their kennels at the Erie Avenue shelter. (10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4)

⛸️ Take advantage of the cold snap and ice skate for free at the Rothman Rink next to City Hall. Reserve in advance; skate rental is extra. (3:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesday throughout February).