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Nice Police Station Rahm

Leaky, decrepit, one of a number of cancer-cluster stations : The Harrison District police station in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side lost power briefly Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.The loss of power to the district, 3151 W. Show More Summary

No Bail?

But we thought that Judge Evans said everyone gets a bail they can afford? A Chicago man with only a misdemeanor supervision in his past was ordered held without bail Tuesday after Cook County prosecutors said he shattered a window at...Show More Summary

Warm Weather

Looks like summer is here already - and the media is..... over-reporting the carnage? Eight people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in Presidents Day weekend shootings across Chicago.The last fatal shooting of the weekend happened early Tuesday in Englewood. Show More Summary

Nice Subway Rahm

As understaffed as the CPD is, you'd think that maybe other means of combating crime would be undertaken. Perhaps moving the deployed officers around to, you know, when and where crime was actually occurring. That way you could effect arrests, drive down crime, perhaps even make the city a safer place for people to live and work in it. Show More Summary

This Dumbass Again

Aldercreature Arena's media outreach people don't seem capable of keeping their boss out of the news: 45th Ward Alderman John Arena is facing criticism for a Facebook post about a police commander who died and allowing controversial comments to flood his page.The commander was killed Feb. Show More Summary

City Finances Police Hater

Seems the police hater and jewelry store owner is a big supporter of Alderdumbass Pewar: And where does she get the money? Suing the police when she got picked up for violating a "No Contact" order with a school principal: Rather than...Show More Summary

Staffing Numbers

FOIA is revealing - look at the progress Rahm is making at the District level: Wait a second.....why is that last number in red? And why are all those other numbers in red? Red is bad, right? Red usually means things are going downw...

The #MeToo Movement in EMS: Misogyny is a Problem For Us, Too

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome women EMS leaders Nancy Magee, Tracey Loscar and Catherine Counts to the Guest Table, where they share with us what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated profession. Short version: If you have a Y chromosome, you really have no...

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Top 10 Events That Should Be in the EMS Winter Olympics   Enjoy!  

What a Lovely Person

The derangement of society has hit new lows: It seems that she's taken down her business and personal page. Someone helpful ran her name and came up with this amusing tidbit - she has a criminal record : NAME SHERRI L BOURDAGE AGE 49...Show More Summary

More New Buildings?

Interesting info from the gossip queen herself : Sneed is told the Chicago Police Mounted Patrol Unit as well as the CPD’s Canine Unit has been told to prepare to move to a new location in the near future.They were given no specificShow More Summary

Still No Fix

As of this writing, blogger still hasn't fixed the comment sections. We've been out of commission for 72 hours and no end in sight. The comment counter tells us we have many hundreds of comments waiting, so once it's up, we'll be busy for a while.

For next fiscal year President proposes budget stability for firefighters, cuts for fire aviation

The number of firefighters would remain at 10,000, with cuts to air... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Yes! Its Time To Rethink Gun Safety!

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Final Honor

You can find coverage at all the usual media outlets on the right hand side of the blog. This one was unexpected though : The $95 million police and fire training academy in West Garfield Park that has drawn opposition from Chance the Rapper and college students around the nation will be named after slain Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer. RIP Commander.

What Makes Them Special?

This is from a few weeks ago : Emails and text messages sent and received by Chicago aldermen on their personal accounts and devices generally may not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a Cook County judge...Show More Summary

Is the Machine Wounded?

This is from a week ago: A set of polls released Friday showed Democratic primary challenger Fritz Kaegi with a sizable lead in his bid to unseat Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios — but the embattled incumbent’s campaign says Berrios...Show More Summary

Glitch Persists

We still can't moderate comments. We're pretty sure people can still make comments and submit them, but blogger isn't letting us into the comment moderation screens. That means comments are stacking up at the rate of 300 to 400 per day, and as of this posting, we stand at a day-and-a-half.Again, this isn't us, but the platform. Be patient.Comments closed here.

Dirt on Madigan's People?

Gee, where did Madigan learn this? A lawyer is accusing Mike Madigan’s Southwest Side ward organization of trying to find “dirt” on a woman whose sexual harassment allegations led the powerful Democrat to fire a longtime aide who isShow More Summary

Burke Sideline

The corruption is so ingrained, they do it right in front of everyone and dare you to do something about it: This is a story about how hot dogs and money are made, Chicago-style.Nine months after Ald. Edward M. Burke led the ChicagoShow More Summary

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