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Captain Counseled

Can they send a captain to callback? Because they should seriously consider it: SCC, good news!The Captain that everyone loves to hate got officially Counseled this weekend. If you recall, he flipped his shit on the midnight crew, screaming at the radio people. Show More Summary

Shut Up Kirk

Mr. "One-Term" Kirk flies his RINO flag proudly : Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has given his tacit endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election, reports WBBM [...].He refused to call it an endorsement, but Senator Mark Kirk...Show More Summary

Willie and Bobby Wafflehouse

Amazing - another waffle chef: Willie Wilson continues to be a potential kingmaker in the Chicago mayoral race. The African-American businessman, who was knocked out of the contest in the Feb. 24 primary, says he had private meetings...Show More Summary


Prickwrinkled is taking the easy way out again: Add Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to those who say they're publicly withholding endorsement in Chicago's mayoral race.In advance of a Casimir Pulaski Day event, Preckwinkle...Show More Summary

Dead Heat

Chewie coming on strong : A Chicago polling firm is calling the city’s runoff campaign between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia a “dead heat.”New numbers from Ogden and Fry show Garcia, a member of the Cook County board of commissioners, within reach of the one-term Emanuel. Show More Summary

The Ferguson Effect

This has been noted in other places at other times, but this is the most recent and better documented as far as we can tell: Numbers provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department show a downward trend, last year, in the numbers of self-initiated activity (S.I.A.)The numbers show a high last year of more than 21,000 S.I.A. Show More Summary

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

cBS Channel 2 has already found "racism © " in the marijuana dispensary system due to the so-called "deserts" in certain lower income neighborhoods. Someone suggested this in the comment section and it came up at the semi-regular blog "beer, darts and hot wings meeting" the other night. Show More Summary

Dick Does it Again

What an asshole : During remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) compared President Obama’s executive orders on immigration to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and said that the president’s “courage”Show More Summary

Attention New Jersey Volunteer EMS Peeps

How healthy is your squad? Problems with staffing, recruitment and retention? Problems meeting your response time standards? Financial instability? Does your next equipment purchase depend on the proceeds from the next fish fry or bake sale? The folks at Emergency Resource Management, LLC might be able to help you find workable answers to those problems....

Metro Atlanta EMS Conference

If any of you EMS or nursing types live within an easy drive of Atlanta, you really need to check out the Metro Atlanta EMS Conference. It’s March 6-8 at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell, GA. Three days of quality EMS and nursing continuing education from excellent speakers. I’ll be doing one of the keynote...

Pay Cut

An astute reader pointed out the following in regard to Friday's promotions: The last boss in charge of CAPS...wasn't that Helm? Wasn't she a Chief before she left and went to work for Luberman or someone at City Hall? And didn't she retire under a cloud where a whole bunch of people almost got indicted? Looks like the latest CAPS Deputy Chief missed out on a pay grade step.

Massive Protests!

Massive we tell you - the people, united, will never blah blah blah: Protesters gathered Saturday outside a Chicago Police Department facility on the West Side, calling for it to be shut down following reports in the British newspaper...Show More Summary

Rahm Lies

Elected on a platform of lies, along with a "wedding dress residency," is anyone actually surprised? In the wake of revelations about abuses in the city of Chicago’s fire and police disability programs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised reforms.But...Show More Summary

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