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Inevitable Lawsuit is Filed

And guess what the basis is? The family of a 16-year-old boy fatally shot by Chicago police during a chase on the West Side last week has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit alleging the department's long-standing racist practices...Show More Summary

Brotherhood in Ohio

The Brotherhood of the Fallen in Columbus, Ohio for another funeral : COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–“We’re brothers and sisters that take the same oath.”Those were words spoken by Chicago Police Officer Steven Vidljinovic outside of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville.“Our job is dangerous,” Vidljinovic said. Show More Summary

Economic Success Story

Just about the only consistently successful sector of the economy for the past seven years: The gun industry has boomed over the past eight years resulting in a massive increase in gun-related jobs throughout the country.The number of...Show More Summary

Irony is Heavy Here

Who would have thought that the rap music business was so dangerous? Damond Dawson was "goofing around" with his brother and other relatives and friends, rapping and shooting video in Foster Park when two gunmen opened fire early Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Check Admin Fax Messages

A reminder to ensure your educational records are current.Promotional class on the way.Sergeants at least, so they're on the street before summer.Lieutenants, so there are three per watch per the DOJ "recommendations."A final Detectives class? No one knows.So....are they hiring anyone?

The Other Losses

Illinois isn't just bleeding millionaires. It's bleeding factories : When Marty Flaska moved his forklift-manufacturing business to Illinois 18 years ago, he didn’t think to look at the cost of operating in other states. In 2014, out of curiosity, his son ran the numbers.“I didn’t believe him,” said the elder Flaska. Show More Summary

Anyone Know About This?

From the comments: Off topic: SCC can you address the fact that there have been a sudden large number of people stripped and that maybe it coincides to the report that requested IPRA be replaced. I would hate to think that IPRA is merely...Show More Summary

Stop Digging

Three days ago, this report was in the Tribune : Illinois' public school districts are roughly $20 billion in debt, a staggering figure fueled in part by decades of special deals in Springfield that have given districts exemptions so...Show More Summary

The Price of Rahm's Ego

$1.2 billion...and that's just to start: Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration on Monday unveiled the details of its last-ditch plan to put "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas' museum along the lake, a lift so heavy the mayor might have...Show More Summary

COPING WITH GRIEF - TAKE OUR POLL

Please take our poll  and let us know if today's public safety and emergency response departments are meeting the needs of its members following the death of one of their own. When someone we love dies, family members, co-workers and friends are often at a loss as to how to cope with the devastating effects of grief. In the fire service and EMS…

First Warm Weekend

And the body count climbs : The nicest weather weekend of the year thus far brought violence into focus once again in Chicago, leaving 3 dead and 28 injured in shootings across the city by Sunday evening. The victims included a 1-year-old...Show More Summary

Public Service Announcement

As a condition of our Community Service hours, we present the answers to the 2016 City of Chicago Ethics Exam. This training is meant to make sure everyone is following the rules, to enure "good government" is taking place across our...Show More Summary

Entrance Exam Count

With all the hullabaloo over all police being racist and Rahm running the Department into a 3,000 man shortfall and the Entrance Exam deadline being extended an extra month before the test was given this past Saturday, you'd think the...Show More Summary

BB Gun Shooting

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes : A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a Chicago police officer was shot with a pellet gun late Friday on the West Side.The boy, who is not being identified because of his age, was charged asShow More Summary

The Future of Dispatching

Referenced many times in our comment section:It's what everyone wants.

Cheating Scandal Grows

Now the Tribune jumps on board: The city of Chicago's inspector general is investigating allegations that three recently promoted police lieutenants, including the fiancee of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked superintendent, were coached...Show More Summary

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