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Cranky Commander

Is he putting it all on the line? Or is he doing what he's told? Arrests are up from last year but what happens after an arrest is what frustrates the commander of downtown Chicago’s 18th police district. Commander Paul Bauer says there...Show More Summary

Fed Up in Philly?

How long until we see this here? Teachers in Pennsylvania’s capital city are asking for support after a series of violent altercations with students has led to multiple resignations.The Harrisburg Education Association says at least 45 teachers have resigned since July and October. Show More Summary

Wildfire east of Black Hills burns 291 acres

The fire appears to have started from grinding and welding operations... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

European Commission proposes to enhance ability to respond to civilian disasters

"rescEU", if approved, would establish a reserve force of air tankers... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Rumor - Rahm Leaving

The Hive is disturbed - Rumor Central buzzing. A lot. Sounds like Rahms Security Detail has been given the heads up to find a soft landing spot. Expect Rahm to disappear and go the $$$$$ of a DC Lobbyist ahead of Van Dyke Trial. What a pussy coward. Show More Summary

That Cost of Living

Just from the headlines the past few days, we certainly hope the FOP is keeping track of all these tax increases to apply to the expansive (and expensive) pay raise we're going to need to continue living in the city: The smoothest budget...Show More Summary

More War on Police

Can't even use the can in New York : A movement is underway to ban New York Police Department officers from the campus of Brooklyn University because students may feel unsafe in the presence of a cop. The university has already banned...Show More Summary

No One is Safe

Even Walmart homicides are being re-opened : Chicago police have decided to take another look at the case of a man who died after struggling with Walmart security guards on the Northwest Side over the summer.Area North detectives decided...Show More Summary

Looking back at the fatal wildfire that burned into Gatlinburg

Above: Chimney Tops 2 Fire at 9:37 p.m. November 28, 2016 after it... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Happy Thanksgiving

As usual, we'll be preoccupied with turkey, ham, trimmings, family, friends, possibly work, and generally staying clear of trouble. A happy holiday to you and yours. Open post for now and comments may be delayed.

VRI Ending

Get your days while you can: Thanks to the 33 people who sent this in today.Next up - Airport Protective Detail.


What's this all about? Anonymous said...OT - So what's up with the 011-007 District combined Christmas party? I hear lots of PO's aren't too happy about it. So is this a "twin brother" thing? Or a "Highest Homicide Totals" thing? What else do 007 and 011 have in common besides that?

And Here's the Test Case

This is going to set precedent here in Chicago for the next generation, and may have national implications: Chicago's police oversight agency has cited a veteran officer for more than 60 rule violations, blasting him for repeatedly posting...Show More Summary

Another Residency Win

With all this precedent floating around.... : Freshly arrived in our mailbox this morning is a copy of arbitrators’ decision in labor negotiations between the union representing city police officers and the city. And it appears to be...Show More Summary

Report released — tree falls on engine

The incident occurred October 18 on the Nuns Fire in Northern... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Maybe You Should Call Someone?

So what brainiac(s) in 012 made entrance into a residence, observed a sealed room, found respirators among grinding/sifting equipment, discovered a suspicious powder all over the place.....and then had the bright idea to transport the...Show More Summary

Closing a Court Branch

Prickwrinkle slapping Evans and Dart around : Last-minute negotiations brokered deals to save at least 85 jobs in the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and the Public Guardian’s office ahead of a vote Tuesday to plug a $200 million shortfall...Show More Summary

Dubious Distinction

Five years, federal time : The first time Chicago police Officer Marco Proano shot someone, he was given a department commendation. Less than a year later, when Proano fatally shot a teen outside an overcrowded dance party, he was rewarded...Show More Summary

Official report shows Fort McMurray Fire created lightning-started fires 26 miles away

Officially named the Horse River Fire, it burned 589,552 hectares... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

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