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OEMC Head Defends Hefty Overtime For 911 Call Center

The head of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications is defending the high amount of overtime his staff has been working, trying to keep up with emergency calls, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/30/2013

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Emanuel Confident City Is Prepared For Extreme Heat

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city’s ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FBI, OEMC Bosses Discuss Security Changes Since 9/11

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is now just days away. In Chicago, two men who are working to keep us from harm here and now are saying we’re safer than we were a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

Kids play in the spray of water from an open fire hydrant on the South Side on July 21, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

City Officials: ‘Don’t Open A Fire Hydrant To Stay Cool’

One big problem the city is not happy about amid this week’s heat wave: the number of open fire hydrants. Since Monday, the city has shut off more than 1,700 open hydrants, with roughly 200 still gushing as of 5 p.m. on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011