OEMC

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the rising costs of snow removal this winter. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Praises City Workers For Keeping Chicago Running During Winter Storms

Mayor Emanuel stopped by the Office of Emergency Communications at noon Saturday to thank city workers for keeping the city moving during the storm.

02/01/2014

Cold Thermometer

OEMC Warns Chicago Residents To Avoid Going Outside If Possible

The City of Chicago has extended the hours for warming shelters during the winter storm and is urging residents to help each other during this dangerous winter storm.

01/05/2014

911 Center

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

Police Camera

2 Investigators: Police Cameras Help Solve Crimes — When They Work

CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates the cameras and videos monitored by Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

05/16/2013

Susan Sandberg's Chicago home was burglarized in September. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Burglary Call Stalls At City’s 9-1-1 Center

Susan Sandberg’s home was burglarized in September, during the middle of the day. Her burglar alarm system worked, but she says Chicago’s 9-1-1 center failed her.

12/03/2012

911 Center

OEMC Supervisor Warns Of Cuts To 911 Center

Chicago aldermen on Wednesday heard the public’s concerns about proposed cuts in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 budget.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Some residents say their local blue-light police camera is not preventing or deterring crime. (CBS)

Not All Residents Think Police Cameras Are Deterring Criminals

Police cameras are supposed to improve neighborhood safety and help reduce fear. But have they made places safer? CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

09/16/2011

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

911 Center

City Trying To Fix Alarm System 4 Days After Meltdown

Four days after the city’s internal alarm system went out, officials continue to work and try and fix the problem.

WBBM Newsradio–06/21/2011

Metra Security Heightened

Tightened Security Continues After Bin Laden’s Death

Chicago continues to step up security measures in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

United Center

Metal Detectors At United Center As Chicago Steps Up Security

With the death of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden, the city is increasing uniformed police presence and is ramping up monitoring of its vast array of surveillance cameras.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

City Prepared For Possible Severe Thunderstorms

Officials from the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications and the Chicago Fire Department Sunday morning urged residents to prepare for the possibility of “a significant and dangerous outbreak of severe thunderstorms” Sunday night.

04/10/2011

Inside The 911 Call Center (City Of Chicago Photo)

Inspector General: City’s 911 Center Wasted Money

An audit by Chicago’s Inspector General suggests the agency that runs the City’s 9-1-1 center has wasted money and lost track of electronics equipment.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011

Shoveling

School Busing, City Services Resume

The snow days are over, and it’s time for the City that Works to get moving again.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2011

Chicago Snow Plow

Plows On The Streets Deal With New Snowfall

As the city gets blanketed with a fresh covering of snow Sunday morning, the city Department of Streets and Sanitation has dispatched 174 snow-fighting trucks onto the streets.

02/06/2011

Notify Chicago

Notify Chicago is a new city service that provides residents with recorded telephone messages, text messages and/or e-mail alerts on various emergency and non-emergency situations taking place throughout Chicago.

11/30/2010

Alert Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley announced a new website filled with important information to help residents handle Chicago’s winter weather.

11/30/2010

Inside The 911 Call Center (City Of Chicago Photo)

Aldermen Complain Of Slow 911 Response

Frustration over the way 911 emergency calls are handled.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010