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CFD Contract Ratified

Congrats to the hose-pullers (we kid) : Chicago firefighters will get $32 million in back pay within 75 days—and the city will get a dramatic upgrade in ambulance care — under a five-year contract advanced Tuesday that opens the door...Show More Summary

Check Your E-Mail

It was addressed to everybody, so you probably got one if you were employed by the Department during the pertinent time frame: Let the witch-hunting begin.

Look - Consequences!

This will cost Maryland untold hundreds of jobs : Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. Show More Summary

Let's Have a Meeting!

But don't let the general public know what's going on in it : After yet another bloody summer weekend in which four people were killed and 39 people were wounded, Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a closed-door summit Monday with community leaders...Show More Summary

Illinois Still Bleeding Jobs

Dead last in the nation: In June, Illinois suffered the largest monthly workforce loss in recorded state history.June’s workforce loss was worse than the worst month of the Great Recession. Overall, 21,700 Illinoisans gave up and left the workforce in June; in September 2008, 17,500 Illinoisans quit the workforce. Show More Summary

The Senseless killing of Eric Garner and Our Police State

New York, NY—Selling cigarettes on the street cost a man his life. Think about it for a moment. Trying to make a meager living in a miserable economy by selling a legal product deserves death now in New York. That’s precisely what happened to an obviously overweight (350 lbs.) and unhealthy man last week. Show More Summary

Off Duty Killed

Motorcycle accident on the Ryan : An off-duty Chicago Police officer was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expy., Illinois State Police said.The Chicago Police Department identified the officer Sunday night as Probationary Police Officer Tito M. Show More Summary

Forty Again

There's that number: Violence continued to strike the Chicago area this weekend with at least 18 people shot in a little more than 12 hours overnight, bringing the number of people shot since Friday to 40.Four people, including an 11-year-old girl at a sleepover with friends, have been killed, police said. Show More Summary

Copper Injured

Charges filed for Agg Battery and other assorted charges : A 24-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly struck a Chicago Police officer with his car during a motor vehicle stop, officials said.The incident happened at about 10 p.m. 6500 block of South Langley Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs [...]Show More Summary

Like Clockwork

The robbery on the Orange Line is falling perfectly within McCompStat's script: high profile event occurs; powers-that-be acknowledge the brazen event; counter with statistics that crime is really down And right on schedule: Orange Line...Show More Summary

11-Year-Old Killed

A stray round finds an innocent victim - again : Shamiya Adams and a group of her friends were getting ready to make s’mores during a sleepover Friday night when a bullet crashed through the window and struck the little girl in the head.“It...Show More Summary

Cops Shoot Assailant

Points gun at police, gets shot : A person was shot by Chicago Police officers Saturday morning in the West Side Little Village neighborhood.About 6:15 a.m., officers from the Ogden Police District responded to a call about a male with a gun in the 2600 block of South Hamlin Avenue, police said in a statement. Show More Summary

A Five-Fer

It's shaping up to be another bloody weekend - but crime is down! Five people were shot, one of them fatally, in an attack in the Austin neighborhood this evening.A 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at West Suburban Medical CenterShow More Summary

To My Friends in the Netherlands…

Amsterdam, NL--It’s with a heavy heart that I mourn with you the loss of so many of your best and brightest people that were killed by the senseless destruction Malaysia Airlines flight #MH 17. I have such fond memories of my visits to your nation rich with beauty, art and some of the friendliest people anywhere. Show More Summary

Election Ploy Fails...for Now

Rahm says, "Quick! Find some black guys to split the vote!" In the wake of Cook County Board Chairman Toni Preckwinkle’s hasty exit as a possible mayoral contender, Sneed is told there is a move to fill the void with two male contenders in the black community: State Sen. Show More Summary

Parking Feud? says there's an ongoing feud with CPD versus the Parking Enforcement drones : A running feud between Chicago Police and city workers who write parking tickets — known as parking enforcement aides — has gotten so bad thatShow More Summary

Relax, the Feds are Here

Our problems are solved! Seven additional agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives will be sent to Chicago to help combat the city’s violence.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans Thursday to send...Show More Summary

This is Bold, but Crime is Down!

No word on the massive shortage of officers at Mass Transit, but hey, this has to be a coincidence : Two armed men robbed multiple passengers on an Orange Line CTA train heading into downtown Wednesday afternoon, police said.The robbery happened at 4:13 p.m. Show More Summary

Sgt Fired

After dragging this out for five years, you knew Rahm was going to have the Police Board make a statement: In a highly unusual move, the Chicago Police Board has overruled police Supt. Garry McCarthy and fired a police sergeant whose gun was used in the shooting death of a Northwest Side woman five years ago.McCarthy had recommended suspending Sgt. Show More Summary

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