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Look UP, Look Out

       I know I don’t need to tell you this, but your department doesn’t have all the answers; neither does your Chief, your Training Officer or you. For that matter, no fireground or emergency scene has ever, or will ever, go flawlessly. We’re human. We’re imperfect. And that’s okay, although this doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with the status quo, but…

Looking Back

Aluminum pistons; overhead valves with Stellite-faced exhaust valves....

Is Stalking A Tiger In The Job Description?

Specialist firefighters armed with tranquilizers have also been called out to deal with the animal.

Morning Lineup – November 13

The unnamed bus driver was randomly selected for a drug test and told to bring a urine sample in.

Communism is So Wonderful That People Are Shot Trying to Escape

Just one of many that were murdered by the East German Communists trying to Escape Utopia in the 1960's, 70's and 80's There are over 3500 stories on this blog go to the main page at

Where's the Weed Money?

Guess who's noticing another shortfall in budget "projections?" Chicago's most powerful aldermen want to know why a two-year-old ordinance that empowered Chicago Police officers to issue tickets for small amounts of marijuana has been...Show More Summary

Closing Arguments

Word from someone watching things: Hey Guys, Got information from a fellow PO today the states attorney called him trying to get PO's at the P.O. Wortham murder trial. I guess tomorrow's closing arguments and they have not had any police officers in the court room during the entire trial. Show More Summary

"Stroller Gang"

Channel Two had a report on this.Someone made an amusing YouTube video with subtitles and catchy music: But the cBS reporting is especially amusing. A sampling: The owners of a Chicago pizza shop are looking for help after being robbed by a gang of youngsters with a baby stroller. Show More Summary

Off Duty Shot; Critical but Stable

A domestic dispute and kidnapping involving her child and grandchild: An off-duty police officer and her daughter were shot during a domestic dispute Tuesday night in the South Shore neighborhood, Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Al...Show More Summary

Spectacular Ka-Boom in Chicagoland Goes To 3 Alarms

AN ACCIDENT INSIDE THE TRUCK maintenance facility for a large bakery in Oak Park, Illinois, Tuesday afternoon triggered a series of explosions and fire that destroyed the facility.

Trash Survey?

Ummm....... Off Topic but more tax dollars spent on BS.Today I was sitting in my living room and observed an enterprise rental can pull up in front of my house, a m/2 and m/1 get out and put a garbage bag over my garbage can and empty the contents and then place the bag into their van. Show More Summary

Ferguson Delayed?

Next week maybe? Missouri Governor Jay Nixon told reporters the Grand Jury decision on the Michael Brown shooting case is expected in mid-to-late November.Nixon also said violence and looting will not be tolerated.KMOX reported:Nixon...Show More Summary

Remember, Ebola

Keep believing the government: Twelve people in Illinois are being monitored for potential Ebola exposure, officials said Monday as they called for additional steps to prepare for any possible outbreak — which included a proposal for...Show More Summary

017 Attack?

Can anyone verify?...everyone hates the police, and no one respects or fears us anymore.... coppers house if 017 shot up by gangbangers Is there an alert out or anything?

Belated Veterans Day

Hmm. Our auto-post seems to have misfired and we've been out-of-town all day. This should have gone up at 12:00 and some change this morning. Apologies to our vets.

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