From pizza police to infrastructure, here's what got Chicago tweeting this week

Celebrating National Pizza Day in Chicago is easy enough, but four police officers took it further last week.


The video was a hit on social media, with the department's tweet becoming one of the most-liked and -shared among Chicago's Twitter users, with 1,986 local retweets, favorites, quotes and replies as of this writing. But tweets from people in the city -- over 3.3 million posted between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13 -- ran the gamut from crumbling infrastructure to local politics to a good news story that could easily have turned out differently.

It can be hard to make sense of the sometimes chaotic stream of information on Twitter, so Hoodline analyzed data from Chicago's Twitter users to identify which local events, issues and curiosities got people most interested in the past week.

WGN's reporting on the city's roads and bridges captured your attention on social media:


These two tweets from @BenBradleyTV together accounted for more than 500 Twitter reactions by people in Chicago:


Chicago police also expressed condolences to their counterparts in New York City following the death of a detective during a robbery investigation. More than 680 other Chicagoans had lined up to back the blue on Twitter, as of this writing:



Also high on the list of top local tweets, with 419 interactions, was this from @LoyolaChicago. Third-grader Juliet did a school project on Sister Jean, then met the Ramblers' chaplain and highest-profile booster at a game:


What else captured your attention on Twitter?

@MikeLoweReports' tweet paying homage to gone-but-not-forgotten Dominick's tallied over 100 local retweets, quotes, replies and favorites from users in Chicago:


Is a guaranteed minimum income a good idea for Chicago? Let the debate begin:


You were struck by the fire department's reminder of the danger of CO2, after a near-tragedy:


And finally, this mom and baby are doing well thanks to help from a CTA driver, the baby's father, another passenger, and a bit of good luck: