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"Ferguson Effect" in Full Bloom

From our e-mail, an article by Jack Dunphy : We turn our attention now to the city of Chicago, where both Northsiders and Southsiders are reveling to see that their respective baseball teams, the Cubs and the White Sox, are comfortably in first place. Show More Summary

FOP Prediction

Dean gets this one right : Disrespect for the Chicago police is at an all time high and as the weather turns warmer this summer, the city’s already high level of violence is ready to explode, especially if new proposed policies are adopted. Show More Summary

Triple Killer Dead

The body isn't even cold, hell, his victims aren't even cold, and his family has already sought counsel to sue the Department: Jonathan Ford had few words for the man suspected of killing three members of his family. "Turn yourself in. Show More Summary

Don't Touch the Gun

Wow, a jury looked at the evidence and got it correct : A federal jury rejected an Austin beauty store owner’s claim that he was wrongfully shot by three Chicago police officers in March 2012 after he was robbed at gunpoint.Jurors sided...Show More Summary

No Grace Period

City sticker time - if you stayed on the old schedule: Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza is urging Chicago motorists to be aware of a change in grace period rules regarding deadlines for purchasing and displaying their Chicago City...Show More Summary

What I Actually Do: Celebrating Public Service Careers

It’s a fact that there are a lot of misconceptions about what fire professionals really do. This month, Kaplan University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is highlighting public service jobs, such as fire captains, to help dispel...Show More Summary


Perhaps it's time for Smokey to get back to his carnivorous roots... natural knucklehead herd thinning in action.

Off Duty Hurt

Motorcycle crash on the Kennedy last night. Only word is "critical condition." Best wishes to the injured PO.

Reminder - Cake and Coffee

For anyone who missed the original announcement, the Information Services Division put out an additional fax message Wednesday (#224030) On Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 1200 hours, a retirement cake and coffee will be held to celebrate the 35 year career of Chief Eugene E. Show More Summary

Feeling the Pinch

Anyone else noticing a lot less taxpayers around? If the middle class seems like it's under siege, well, that's because it is.Across the Chicago metropolitan area, 51 percent of households are maintaining their foothold in the coveted...Show More Summary

Weekend Mayhem Continues

A dozen shot on a Wednesday : At least 12 people have been shot in Chicago since early Wednesday afternoon, including at least four shot in the evening in the Park Manor neighborhood and a pregnant woman shot on the Southwest Side, officials...Show More Summary

Guilty Plea

Here's some crap-tacular reporting : Paris Sadler’s attorneys spent days arguing why his arrest for shooting a Chicago Police officer should be thrown out, and why the.38-caliber handgun found in his South Side home should not be allowed...Show More Summary

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new issue of the Paramedic Chief newsletter out, with great content from folks like Rommie Duckworth, Bob Sullivan, Robert Avsec, Dan Limmer, and some blowhard from Louisiana who wrote an article about teaching EMS Dinosaurs to Evolve. Go read, and get your EMS leadership groove on.

More Visits?

Anyone care to confirm this one? Did you know that the district commanders were ordered to go and visit the mother of a slain individual in their respective districts on Mother's Day weekend? 100% true. They were basically supposed to tell them how sorry they are for their loss. Show More Summary

Detectives Assaulted

Anyone have any reports on this incident? SCC this incident isn't widely known because it ended as well as it could have I suppose. But last week in 010, two detectives were patrolling the district in an Ford Fusion looking to identify a car in one of their cases. Show More Summary

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