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Tourist Stabbed

The "Choose Chicago" people are NOT going to be happy : Chicago police are holding a man for stabbing a tourist outside a downtown hotel. Police say the victim got into an altercation with a man who’d been drinking, early Monday morning outside the Wyndham Grand Hotel, 71 E. Show More Summary

Another Piece of the Puzzle

It seems the Department has re-opened the TO-SPOT overtime initiative, in both 4 and 8 hour increments.The program only seems to re-open when Federal money becomes available, usually when a specific threat or threat profile is detected.Expect some announcements shortly.

Fight This Pardon Application

This isn't a Parole Hearing, but an application for a pardon. And it's right here in town, so a decent showing shouldn't be difficult: I have written to you about this before and I hate to have to do so again. As you may recall, Pat Quinn commuted the sentence of Howard Morgan. Show More Summary

Slow Weekend

So whatever everyone was doing this weekend, keep doing it! Three people have been killed and at least 13 others injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. We happened to be relaxing in the pool with a frosty beverage (root beer floats if you must ask) and we plan on more of the same shortly.

Inside EMS Podcast: EMTs Behaving Badly Edition

On this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, including the disgrace to the profession Detroit EMT who couldn’t be bothered to respond to an infant in cardiac arrest. For our Clinical Issue, we discuss vital signs tips and tricks. Check out the show, and...

Life Sentence

RIP Officer Flisk and Officer Peters (CHA - retired) : Timothy Herring, a man found guilty of the 2010 murders of Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and former Chicago Housing Authority Officer Stephen Peters, has been sentenced to...Show More Summary

This Explains Part of It

Always amazing that we have to discover police policy via the media : The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI were warning law enforcement Friday about the possibility of terrorist threats around the Fourth of July, unnamed authorities told CNN Friday. Show More Summary

Untouchalbe Government

This sounds like another "Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority" type scam: Choose Chicago, the city’s taxpayer-subsidized tourism bureau, secretly gave its chief marketing officer a six-figure payout when he left after just two and a half years on the job, newly released records show.Warren R. Show More Summary

Again With the Prison Mel?

Some people find that they function better in structured environments we suppose: Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds stood in front of the cameras three years ago with signs that read “redemption.”“It’s what you do after the mistakes,” Reynolds said in 2012 while announcing a run for a congressional vacancy left by U.S. Show More Summary

More Excuses for Cop Killer

Words cannot describe our disgust: Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin understands why police officers are angry the Illinois Prisoner Review Board has ordered the release of the killer of a Chicago cop.The board voted 8-6 Thursday...Show More Summary

Who Wants $250K?

An interesting offer: Looking for some (semi) easy cash?Greek billionaire bsp;Alki David might have a job for you — but there’s some risk involved.According to TimeOut Chicago, David told the audience listening in to the Mancow Morning...Show More Summary

Lost in the Shuffle

All of today's headlines were about some Supreme Court decision, relegating to the lower reaches of the media websites was this : A suspected Islamist pinned the severed head of his boss to the gates of a US-owned gas factory in France...Show More Summary

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