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Can We Close the Airports Yet?

At least a dozen African countries shut down air travel to their cities and guess what they don't have? Ebola. Or Ebola scares. But the United States won't do that because "racism" you know. And guess what we have? Two people who arrived...Show More Summary

Gee, This is Unusual

The Machine playing games? Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went...Show More Summary

So....We Get a Refund Now?

On one hand, this justifies Rahm closing 50 schools. On the other, shouldn't we get a property tax cut now? Chicago Public Schools’ official enrollment dipped below 400,000 for the first time in years, the district announced Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Looking Back

Close fitting collar and elastic inner sleeve keep out sparks and water

Knife to a Gunfight Again

Paraphrasing Clint Smith here: "An armed man will kill [an idiot armed with a knife] with monotonous regularity." And once again : A 17-year-old boy who was shot to death by a Chicago Police officer Monday night on the Southwest Side...Show More Summary

Morning Lineup – October 23

.... another city trying to balance their budget on the backs of their firefighters and police officers.

More Money Gone

You know it's cheaper to pay coppers overtime than to actually hire coppers, right? We imagine it must be cheaper to pay out damage complaints to motorists than actually fix the roads: Chicago motorists filed 5,179 vehicle damage claims...Show More Summary

Fugitive Batt. Chief Update – Pleads “Not Guilty”

Fleming has been held without bail since his capture in May after he hid out under dense foliage in south Sacramento County for 16 days following Douglas’ slaying.

Thank Goodness for the Feds!

What would we do without these amazing individuals? As the investigation continues into the murders of seven women in Indiana, police officers in Gary used trained dogs Tuesday morning to search for more bodies while federal authorities said they believe there could be victims outside the state.[...]Show More Summary

Simple Basement Escape Technique

Don't forget the simple things; what's in your pockets? Don't forget also to use the "stuff" in the basement to climb on to escape too. Keep it simple! Basement Escape Video

Ka-Booms Here and There

A liquid used in connection with smoking hookah ignited, and some sort of explosion happened

::ZOOM:: What was That?

Just the Department blowing through the overtime budget again : The city of Chicago is blowing through its allotted police overtime budget for the second year in a row as Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to grapple with high levels of violent...Show More Summary

For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called "10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground." The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to considerShow More Summary

From The Engineer’s Desk

A new recall has been issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five.

Where's All That Camera Money?

Good news - Rahm's "Red Light Safety Cameras" have done their job!Bad News - Rahm's budget is suddenly short $50 million : Chicagoans are costing the city tens of millions of dollars -– through good behavior.You heard that right: Good behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 [...]Show More Summary

Nice Leadership Picks

If you chose a moron to run certain parts of your business, choosing incompetence over skill, would it really be a surprise when the endeavor went under? Behold three of the most notorious Commanders, people held up as paragons of commander-hood...Show More Summary

North Patchogues Annual Haunted House Hosts Dr. DEKAY

This years Haunted House will start in October. With this years theme being " MEDICAL DOCTOR ". It will be open from 10/03 - 10/25, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 11am. Tickets will now be $10.00 per person. For more information...Show More Summary

Another Stolen Ambulance

The patient later returned to the vehicle and entered the driver’s seat before the paramedics were able to lock the doors. The paramedics then exited the ambulance and the man drove away.

The Scandal That Keeps Giving

Fast and Furious in the news again : The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a...Show More Summary

C'mon Bob...Put Some Heart into It

Little effort there Bobbo? Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti is urging his supporters to sign petitions demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel “restore the public trust by refunding” $7.7 million in fines generated by red-light cameras after...Show More Summary

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