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Morning Lineup – April 11

Seveeral of our regular readers stopped by to say hello and for me that is the best part of being at these things.

Nice Neighborhood Rahm

Or at least it used to be: A man was robbed early Thursday morning around the corner from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home on the North Side, Chicago Police said.The 29-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of West Berteau Avenue at 5:45 a.m. Show More Summary

Near North Non-Security

From a reliable source, three Officers had their personal cars broken into while attending training at the Near North location. Many districts are putting up a "station security"car lately. Perhaps if the city had actually planned ahead...Show More Summary

Olympic Disaster

At least it's all on Rio now, and not here: Amid growing concerns that Brazil might not be ready to host the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, Olympic officials have launched a series of emergency measures to jump-start the much-delayed preparations.This...Show More Summary

A Candle Ka-Boom? Yep.

THE CLARINGTON, ONTARIO, FIRE Department is issuing a warning to its citizens after an exploding candle burned a house down in late March.

Kathleen, You’re Already Gone and We Hardly Knew Ya!

Washington, DC—Kathleen Sebelius, the Director of Health and Human Services is now in route to the failed Government Bureaucrat Cemetery. She was given an impossible mission to be the skipper of a ship that was doomed before it began. Show More Summary

40 Detectives

Must be promotion season - post it if you got it.

Alert! Alert! California Insurance Agency Under Investigation!

Los Angeles, CA--I'm about to expose a Bait and Switch scam being operated by an insurance agency on this blog and other Social Media. They are currently under investigation for fraud. Stay tuned! There are over 3500 stories on this blog go to the main page at

Morning Lineup – April 10

Thursday The FDIC is in full swing now with classes galore and I see lots of people coming and going from the convention center.  The FDIC has a long reputation for presenting the very best fire and rescue training that’s available anywhere.  “Unmatched” is the word. I have an easy start this morning because the...


It's coming: South Side rapper Blood Money, who had collaborated with his cousin Chief Keef, was shot and killed Wednesday night in West Englewood.Mario Hess – also known as Blood Money – was just signed by Interscope Records about two weeks ago, according to his manager and cousin, Renaldo Reuben Hess. Show More Summary

Tentative Fire Contract

Lots of comments popping up about this. Hopefully, there will be some info in the morning rags about what they got, what they lost and what they gave away - because it's going to affect the FOP Contract in more ways than we can imag...

Dean Meets Rahm

One comment said the "breakfast" was a cup of coffee and all of 15 minutes. This is a lot of ink for a quarter-hour meeting: Newly elected Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo said Wednesday he’s hopeful he can work with the...Show More Summary

Porter Still Guilty

And now Devine is finally taking some hits: The former chief of criminal prosecutions for Cook County is questioning whether his boss at the time, Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devine, freed a convicted killer and put an innocent...Show More Summary

Springfield Votes

Someone was asking: Here's the House vote; Here's the Senate numbers Keep it handy - remember their votes.

Everyone Raising Taxes

Now Preckwinkle gets in on the act: Hoping to ward off another credit rating downgrade, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday that she will soon present a plan to reform the county’s underfunded pension system.And...Show More Summary

Fire Station Cardio Workout Option(s)

I've had a lot of requests for workout options that can be performed at the station with minimal equipment.  Here is an option I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be...Show More Summary

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