Icy Interstate Has to Shut Down
Never before have we had the information we do now FACE 2011-31 On December 23, 2011, a 42-year-old male career fire fighter died during fire-fighting operations on the 2nd floor of a three-story apartment building. The victim was assigned to Engine 5 (E5) with a lieutenant and driver/pump operator. Show More Summary
Chicago, IL—Officials here are saying that the murder rate has suddenly declined to 1965 levels. The same is happening all across the nation. However having anti-gun or self-defense zealot Barack Obama in the Whitehouse has brought on a huge surge of never before seen levels of civilian gun buying. Show More Summary
Phoenix, AZ—It was exactly 24 years ago today when I was assigned to interview Debra Milke who had just arrived at the Maricopa County Jail. Milke was in the process of being booked for murder when a detention officer ushered me in to her. Show More Summary
Getting Hot in Spuyten Duyvil
Even if this had nothing to do with CFD Captain Herbie Johnson's death, it's an appalling bit of information: Chicago firefighters heard Capt. Herbie Johnson yell, “Get out of here!” before they found him unconscious on a second-story floor during a deadly apartment building fire on Nov. Show More Summary
From a source who would know and got hold of us as soon as he observed it, FOP Lobbyist Donahue was in Springfield for the run-up to the pension vote. That's good to know we had a presence there at the very least. Also, Rahm was in near constant contact with Springfield yesterday morning. Show More Summary
In a stunning development, Rahm discovered that Chicago taxpayers weren't swindled by one of his hand-picked flunkies: There is no indication that former city Comptroller Amer Ahmad, who faces public corruption charges in Ohio, engaged...Show More Summary
Phoenix, AZ—I just had to have one of these things when I learned they could carry my wildly popular high definition GoPro cameras to new heights capturing previously impossible video. I now have the Blade 350 quadcopter that I obtained from B&H Photo. Show More Summary
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Here comes the pain: Gov. Pat Quinn Monday championed a landmark pension-reform deal and vouched for its constitutionality as he and legislative leaders frantically prepared for what the governor called “the most important fiscal vote”...Show More Summary
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