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Seriously Tribune?

Talk about your bullshit stories : More than 30 shot, 6 fatally, in most violent weekend of 2018 Wow. That's horrible. And how many weekends have there been in 2018 so far? Three So what are they going to report the rest of the year? You know, when it's actually in the 80's and 90's and the body counts end up in the 50's, 60's and the occasional 70?

Conflict of Interest

This might be something : Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued a ban on legislators financially benefiting from state property-tax appeals.Rauner issued an executive order Friday calling such representation "a clear conflict of interest that...Show More Summary

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Study concludes wildfire smoke causes lower infant birth weight

An economics researcher found that infants’ proximity to smoke... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Aldrecreature Arena Games

Might this be a misuse of Department resources for political purposes? Alderman Arenas office filed a CR number against any officer that openly opposed his housing development on his Facebook page. Leslie Perkins who is employed by Alderman Arena's office, is the complainant on the CR#. Show More Summary

Safe Passage....Expanding?

How can this be if Chicago is so safe? Students from 14 more Chicago Public Schools will now benefit from the Safe Passage program designed to keep kids safe on their way to and from school.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS officials announced...Show More Summary

How Crowded?

How crowded is the Academy now?This crowded: They have the new 18-01 class at the academy starting at 1600 and until 0025 all this week. Pretty sure that’s the first time being done. The Department was having trouble finding enough instructors to work the late shift last we heard. Anyone have the inside scoop?


Cops fired to save a woman, possibly being stabbed curing a domestic: Chicago police officers shot and injured a man who was attacking a woman early Saturday on the South Side, according to police officials.The shooting happened around 5:40 a.m. Show More Summary

A Political Decision

Herbert has been saying this for months. Turns out, he was completely correct: Former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has repeatedly denied that her decision to charge Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke with murder in the...Show More Summary

Road Trip!

Anyone interested in going to this? Maybe a retiree or two? The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the city of Chicago’s newest civilian police oversight agency, will host its first community event. COPA Community Nights...Show More Summary

CAL FIRE Riverside County Chief removed from position

Above: Chief John Hawkins speaking at the 9th IAWF Wildland Fire... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Stop Already

Remember this training bulletin? So why do this? A high-speed chase of a carjacked Mustang that lasted nearly 45 minutes early Friday resulted in the arrest of two people in the South Side Gresham neighborhood.The 2014 lime-green Ford Mustang was taken from two men, ages 21 and 22, in a carjacking at 9:14 p.m. Show More Summary

Define "Tourist"

Rahm comes up with some extraordinary numbers again : Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday that the city has reached a goal of attracting 55 million yearly visitors two years ahead of schedule.The number of visitors to the city was up by 1.5 million in 2017, a 2.5 percent increase over 2016, according to a statement from the mayor’s office. Show More Summary

How High Boss???

You know all those Gang and Saturation teams with their "special skill set" that the Department is always looking for? When the boss says, "Jump!" you know what the response is: Tonight all Gang and Sat teams (across all areas) babysat “VIP’s civilians” for the entire tour by driving them around and showing them the City. Show More Summary

Acting FTO Extension

Due to the "overwhelming" interest in becoming an Acting FTO, the deadline for applying has been extended to 02 February.Actually, we heard the number of interested people stopped somewhere around 25.Rahm needs around 200 to train the alleged "1,000" being hired this year.

Real Secure Airport

Remember this woman? A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes has been arrested in Chicago twice in as many days, the latest incident while trying to get through security without a ticket at O'Hare International Airport. Show More Summary

How does tree mortality caused by drought and insects affect forests accustomed to frequent fire?

Research results were published January 17, 2018 This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

White House: if the government shuts down, firefighters will work but not get paid

At noon EST Friday, January 19, the Director of the Office of... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

PIlliga Fire closes Newell Highway in New South Wales

Above: The Pilliga Fire 60 km southwest of Narrabri, New South Wales,... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Revised National Fire Danger Rating System approaches rollout

In this video Dr. Matt Jolly talks about his current project —... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

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