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He'll Steal Your Soul!

Hilarious pic of Rahm someone snapped on the CTA: Here's the article about how is was taken.It must have been a slow news day over at the Sun Times, too.

Casper Lauer Motorcycle Run

14 September - here's the flyer: Informational post only - comments closed here.

Coldest in 74 Years

Setting records: Chicago seemingly switched from summer to fall overnight.Temperatures plunged from a high near 80 degrees on Wednesday to the mid-50s on Thursday, and by mid-day the area set a record low for high temps.On this date in 1940, the coolest high temp was 61 degrees. Show More Summary


Man, have we got a shitload of these : Mayor Rahm Emanuel is starting an online community forum to engage directly with Chicago's residents and business owners.In a city of more than two million, the chance to sit down and talk about important issues is rare. Show More Summary

Looking Back

Specify Crackerjack, the fire hose you can always depend on!

SteakUmm National Firehouse Challenge

FIREFIGHTERS!  SteakUmm has picked the top three finalists in their National Firehouse Challenge. Go to and cast your vote on facebook for the "Fan" favorite. Each vote gets $$ donated to the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation and the winner gets $5000 to their firehouse cause. and cast your vote. 

Thirteen Years

A day of remembering all that had gone before and all that has happened since.God bless all.

Street Sign Dedicated

Bunches of people sent us photos. We're using a small selection, so please don't be offended if we didn't use yours: A lot of people showed up, reps from all over the Department - Mounted (and the CFD): Bikes and the old-time restored squad: Pipes and Drums: A very nice presentation all around. A salute to all involved.

Ofc Schultz Returns Home

Big escort home for the fallen Officer : Police vehicles from more than a dozen law enforcement agencies clogged the streets outside of the Cook County Medical Examiner's office Wednesday, flashing red and blue lights in tribute to the...Show More Summary

Stripped Cmdr Saves a Life?

Truth or rumor? Anyone have the supposed RD#? Sounds like Evans got a payday coming too!Any truth to the rumor that he saved some guys life out in 005 yesterday?Yes very true, there was a GOCR done on the incident. Evans performed CPR on the guy and the ER doctor confirmed that if Glenn had not been there, the guy would have died. Show More Summary

Former Champion Roller Coaster Burns

When the ride opened in 1978 it was then the world's fastest (62 mph) and tallest (125 ft.) wooden coaster.

Nutty Fire Chief Suspends 4 FFs For Having American Flag Decals on Lockers

The nutty fire chief is obviously having trouble publicly justifying his strange reasoning

Those Damn Coppers

We're already the bad guys again - and the contract hasn't even been approved by the Board of Directors to go out for a vote: Mayor Rahm Emanuel may borrow more money to come up with the $65 million or so the city will need to coverShow More Summary


E-mail from a west side cop: Monday morning, 010 had 14 crossing guards call off. That's 14 crossings that had to be covered by coppers. 010 only has 12 beat cars, a few rapids, and some specialty cars up on days. Dispatch did what they had to do, downed the District and put in the backlog.So 010 had no cars up. Show More Summary

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