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Attacks (Plural) on Sergeants

The downtown beating of an off-duty sergeant at 3:00 PM Thursday caught the headlines. The Tribune finally posted surveillance photos of the car and subjects: Initial reports is that the sergeant was leaving Corporation Counsel, wasShow More Summary

Um...Outrage? Anyone?

Once again, Illinois is broken : A 48-year-old Pullman man free on parole for a 1993 slaying has been charged with murder again after police found a 53-year-old man stabbed to death Wednesday evening on the Far South Side.Police were...Show More Summary

This is Kind of ... Something

We can't say it's cool because an Officer died.We can't say ironic, because irony signals something opposite, sometimes with meaning only to insiders Impressive in its own right: A seven-week dragnet in the woods of northeastern Pennsylvania...Show More Summary

Fireworks Factory Ka-Boom Leaves 4 Injured, 2 Missing

The blast inflicted major damage to the structure and injured or burned at least four employees.

Morning Lineup – October 31

It's that time of year again, when the hobgoblins try to outrun the trick-or-treaters in the race to grab the free candy.

Copper Beaten

In-and-out-of-consciousness : An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was seriously injured Thursday after he was robbed of his gun and beaten in a downtown parking garage, police said.The incident happened at 3 p.m. on the 100 block ofShow More Summary

McCarthy Feeling Some Heat

Of course, it's from aldercreatures. And as all the parties involved are puppets of Rahm, it isn't too intense. At City Council budget hearings on Thursday, some aldermen were angered that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy could not immediately tell them exactly how many officers are currently on the force. WBBM Newsradio [...]Show More Summary

Alstory Simon Released

So at the moment, no one is in custody for a particularly brutal double homicide in 1982. And the media spins this how? A judge ordered the release of Alstory Simon, whose confession to a 1982 double homicide helped free an inmate from death row in 1999. Show More Summary

Ebola News

A commentator or two was attempting to take us to task for our supposed lack of knowledge concerning the Ebola plague hovering at the edge of national consciousness, asking where our degree was at, how we were less knowledgeable than assorted disease experts. Show More Summary

Election Day Coming

Once again, it's time to vote for judges. And as long time readers know, we don't vote "YES" for a sitting judge. Ever. While you may feel differently, we're reminding everyone that there is a sitting judge who shouldn't receive a single...Show More Summary

Basement Removal Tutorial

Here is a look at an explanation of the webbing video we showed last week to escape from a basement. Of course, size of windows will dictate the level of difficulty, but the technique will work on smaller windows if practiced with. ...

Inside EMS Podcast: Cameras On Ambulances?

Co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss Ebola hysteria, mass-shootings, and whether cameras are a good idea in the back of an ambulance. Give us a listen, and tell us what you think.

Looking Back

These emergency and disaster trucks are the most completely equipped units ever built.

Another Shooting

Again, coppers happen upon a gunfight and take action : A person was shot by police Wednesday night after officers happened upon a shootout between two gunmen in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.About 11 p.m. Wednesday,...Show More Summary

#1 Again!

This time, the Academy Award for "Gang Infestation" goes to : In recent years Chicago has made a dramatic leap to overcome Los Angeles as America’s gang capital with a staggering 150,000 gang members and become one of the most violent cities in the country. Show More Summary

No Money for Inspections We Guess

Cutting corners again : Two-thirds of Chicago elevators were not inspected at all in 2013 — and 62 percent of safety violations uncovered over the prior eight years went “unresolved”—according to a “worrisome” audit released Wednesday.Inspector...Show More Summary

Bone Marrow Donor Needed

One of our own: Click for a full screen shot.Comments closed here.

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