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Welcome to the New World

Minimum wage is going up in Chicago : Before a new Republican governor can take office in the state, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called a hastily-assembled "emergency session" and passed a city ordinance raising the minimum wage.As Chicago sits on the edge of bankruptcy, Mayor Emanuel was desperate to beat the state legislature to a raise of the wage. Show More Summary

Another Shooting

Mt. Greenwood: At least one person was shot by a Chicago Police officer Sunday evening in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Southwest Side.The Independent Police Review Authority was called to the scene of the shooting about 6:45 p.m. Show More Summary

DEA Agent Run Down

Open season : At least one man was in custody after a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agent suffered a head injury and a broken leg when he was hit by a suspect’s car in the Ashburn neighborhood Sunday afternoon, policeShow More Summary

Shooting

Late Saturday night: A man is in critical condition early Sunday after being shot by a Chicago Police officer in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.Police responded to the 4700 block of South Ada for a gang disturbance about 10:50 p.m., said Deputy Chief Carlos Velez, citing preliminary information. Show More Summary

March March March!

Wait.... where did all the assholes go ? Protestors were blocking lanes of traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway near Kostner Avenue Saturday afternoon in the latest protest over recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York. Show More Summary

Rumor

The "Toys for Tots" motorcycle parade is today.Rumor has it that the protestors of recent days are going to try to interrupt, block, disrupt it.That should be quite the spectacle if true.Someone let us know.

Fioretti Hands Election to Rahm

Because politicians always get elected when they promise to raise taxes : The two most prominent contenders running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February have come up with some very different ideas about raising revenue for Chicago....Show More Summary

Nice Shot

Impressive shooting down Texas way : Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away.Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so...Show More Summary

You’re a New Officer: Don’t Try to Save the World all at Once!

As progressive, engaged and enthusiastic firefighters, we all took classes, trained hard and created an image of the way we would be when we got promoted. We would do this and we would do that, damn the consequences and those we might piss off. Show More Summary

::Snicker::

Irony at its finest: I was out there tonight on Lake Shore drive while the white Protestors. And a few Black Protestors were filming us and yelling. I seen a White Girl with her camera phone filming us. She was holding the camera in the air. Show More Summary

The Reality of Body Cameras

Leaving aside the eavesdropping laws that don't yet cover body cameras, the complete lack of privacy if you are trying to develop leads from a neighborhood informant, and the HIPAA laws that come into play if you're at a hospital gathering...Show More Summary

FOP vs The Galactic Empire

This made us laugh: Darth Emmanuel:"Take those comp time slips and bring them to my paper shredder."FOP: "You said they'd be left in the districts under our supervision. We promised them time due."Darth Emmanuel:"I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it any further!"FOP:"This deal is getting worse all the time!" Genius.

Retro?

In the CO Book and on the AdMin Fax messages, the Deferred Comp people are letting everyone know that if they want to apply a portion of the retro check to their accounts, they have to complete some steps and get a check to them by 19...Show More Summary

Why All The Anti-Drone Propaganda? Some Real Answers…

Los Angeles, CA—Report after report has been broadcast and published by the mainstream media alleging dangerous misconduct committed by people piloting little camera drones. “Experts” quoted in media reports are constantly citing serious danger and privacy concerns. Show More Summary

Stop Making Sense!

This popped up in a comment section regarding body cameras: Ok maybe a dumb question but how are they going to get around Illinois law on two party consent except for the traffic stop exemption???? Oh you silly reader - the legislature is already working on that! Legislation to fix the state’s unconstitutional eavesdropping law will head to Gov. Show More Summary

Protests Over What Exactly?

Nationwide protests over a New York City case : Traffic on Lake Shore Drive has been brought to a stand-still after hundreds of protesters began marching Thursday in response to news that a New York City grand jury failed to indict a...Show More Summary

Did We Miss Something?

Anyone know what this is about? Please start a topic about the FOP and MLA nullifying parts of the ratified contract that was voted in to pass by a majority of the membership. The section about time due and baby furloughs not being by management descretion anymore but by seniority. Show More Summary

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