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The Last Fugitive

Long memories and the longer reach of national databases : A man accused of being the getaway driver for another man who shot at rival gang members at a city park in 2011 but wounded two young girls has been arrested and extradited from...Show More Summary

A Tun(ney) of Openings

Looks like Tunney's first wave of openings in 019 came up yesterday - the openings he bargained for with his vote for Rahm's $600 million tax increase: 001 - 2002 - 5012 - 2014 - 4018 - 2019 - 15020 - 5 A few Sergeant openings, too, but those are management moves - 002, 003, 015, 016, 019, 020, 025 - not unexpected when a class starts up. Show More Summary

Chief of Patrol to Retire

Unsubstantiated reports that Gulliford has put in his papers and will depart for greener pastures on 15 December. Can anyone verify? And who gets the spot?

Guess Who Went to Vegas?

You'll never guess : DEVELOPING NEWS ===============What would you say if I told you that the mother of a murdered boy left town for Las Vegas on the evening of her son's funeral?That's the news I am trying to develop this morning for Good Day Chicago. Show More Summary

I Really Love This Drone Video!

I shot this on November 11 in L.A. This was from a DJI Inspire 1. The highest altitude achieved was 300 feet and the further distance traveled was only 500 feet. Please enjoy! There are over 3500 stories on this blog go to the main page at

Oh Poor Babies

We seem to have missed the part where cable service was a Right or something : Fearing for the safety of its employees, Comcast canceled six appointments on Chicago's South Side Wednesday due to "heightened potential [for] violence" in the area, a company spokesman confirmed Wednesday.A day after holding 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee's funeral, St. Show More Summary

Schools Warns Parents, Students

When did we post the "war warning"? Nine days ago? Now someone is warning the schools and neighborhood about something they probably already figured out: A Chicago school warned parents and students Tuesday of a potential increase in...Show More Summary

Anyone Surprised?

Ticket sales are plunging : Illinois Lottery ticket sales dropped to the lowest point yet this year in October, the same month lottery officials announced they were delaying payouts over $600 because of the state budget impasse, according...Show More Summary

Portion Control Strategy for the Firehouse

Cooking in the firehouse is pretty difficult.  One of the biggest fears of every firehouse chef is not preparing enough food for the crew.  This fear usually leads to an excess of available food and larger portions around the table.Show More Summary

A Little Conference Linky Love

Just finished two speaking engagements at two great conferences. Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at EMSAC 2015 in Keystone, CO. Keystone’s right at 10,000 feet, and despite being the flatlander wondering who the hell had stolen all the oxygen, I had a wonderful time. The Kesytone Resort and Conference Center is a...

Invisible Institute Website

The CR thing is up and running, and it's accompanied by an amusing disclaimer: The information contained on this website comes primarily from three datasets provided by the Chicago Police Department (CPD), spanning approximately 2002 to 2008 and 2011 to 2015. Show More Summary

The List

Fifty-seven names, supposedly with more "merit" mixed in. This means that that it is more important than ever that FOP establish what a "round" of promotions entails. Otherwise, the City is going to sneak in "merits" and work end-arounds the Contract by any means. Show More Summary

Fees for Free

How similar is this to what's happening in Chicago? This is in New York : Wall Street managers were paid an astounding $708 million in fiscal year 2015 to handle the city’s pension system — but did such a terrible job that taxpayersShow More Summary

And Another Sergeant List

Another fifty-plus names came out today. We don't have it here, but we saw it. No word on how many "merit" may have been included in this one.Supposedly, the FOP was promised that these sergeants would have the exact same seniority date as the golden class of thirteen "merit" picks.We'll see. Show More Summary

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