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Dog Hitches Ride On Ambulance To Stay With Owner

For the first 20 minutes of the one-hour trip "Buddy" was gripping the side-door running board.

Ontario Firefighter Being Sued For $2.5 Million

There is a dispute about whether the Opticom was operating properly at the time....

Jane Byrne - RIP

Various media coverage all over the place. Here's a sampling : Jane Byrne was not mighty, like her mentor, Richard J. Daley.She was not beloved, like her successor, Harold Washington.Nor was she long-serving, like her bitter rival, Richard M. Show More Summary

Who Looks After The Victims?

If you are changing the mission you better let the citizens know – Captain Dave LeBlanc     So with all the discussion going on about SLICE-RS there is a lot of concern from firefighters about such a dramatic shift in our priorities. While SLICERS doesn’t say rescue isn’t a priority, it moves it from…

Coventry Fire District Sinking Into Bankruptcy

Firefighters IAFF Local 3372 went public last week with a warning that the Fire District is about to be shut down leaving the town with no fire protection.

Charges

But the lawyers involved think the best defense is a good offense - or at least an offense that will inflame a jury: A south suburban man has been charged in the beating of an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant who allegedly started the fight when he made a racist remark in an elevator in a downtown parking garage last month.Joseph E. Show More Summary

Boston District Chief Indicted On Fraud Charges

The crimes reportedly took place while Scigliano was the head of the Fire Academy.

Fundraiser

The Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County : This organization recognizes Law Enforcement Officers from across Cook County who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Chicago, Suburban, State and Federal - over 700 all told.Comments closed here - informational post only.

Meet the Latest and Greatest Prosumer Camera Drone! Wow!

Los Angeles, CA—Yes! As most of my visitors know I’m pumped up and over the top about camera drones as a photographer and filmmaker. I already own two of them. My current flagship is the DJI Phantom 2, which uses a GoPro camera. Today, worldwide there are more than a million multi-rotor camera drones in civilian hands. Show More Summary

The Bike is BACK!!!

Thank goodness for this! A $700 custom-made bike has been recovered after a band of young people dubbed the "Stroller Gang" stole it and tip money from a Wicker Park pizzeria over the weekend.The bike was sold to someone who later saw the video and turned it in to police, according to 14th District police. Show More Summary

"Safe Passage" not so Safe

Won't someone think of the children??? A man was killed while sitting in a vehicle in the Englewood neighborhood near the Jesse Sherwood Elementary school, one of two people injured in daytime Chicago shootings.At about 2 p.m., police...Show More Summary

Correlation Failure

Someone who obviously attended the CompStat meeting last week noticed something odd: Contact Cards are the be all and end all of CompStat and crime fighting. "Make contact with the right people" and the crime numbers will fall. So why...Show More Summary

Poor Chicago

Evidently, no one knows how to budget around here : One in three Chicago residents can't go more than a month without a paycheck.According to the Springleaf Financial Strength Survey, 33 percent of Chicagoans are living paycheck-to-paycheck.It...Show More Summary

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