Office of Emergency Management and Communications

CDOT Clerk Charged With Embezzling Almost $750KAntionette Chenier’s job was to process fees for permits allowing moving vans and dumpsters to block the public way. Federal prosecutors allege, starting in 2008, she began depositing hundreds of checks into her own bank accounts.
OEMC Head Defends Hefty Overtime For 911 Call CenterThe 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.
OEMC To Issue Report On City’s Handling Of Extreme HeatThe Office of Emergency Management and Communications will issue a report investigating the city’s response to three days of temperatures over 100 degrees, according to an office spokeswoman.
Chicago's 911 System CrashesComputers were down overnight at Chicago’s 911 dispatch center, after the state-of-the-art system unexpectedly crashed.
Emanuel Confident City Is Prepared For Extreme HeatMayor Rahm Emanuel says the city's ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Police, OEMC Move To Reduce Cops' Workload From 911 CallsThe Chicago Police Department is taking a new approach to the way it handles 911 calls.
Heat Wave Has Local Residents Taking Extra Steps To Stay CoolThe sweltering heat continues for a second day Tuesday, as temperatures again climb into the 90s and humidity makes it feel as hot as 100 degrees.
Fire Department Begins Switch To Digital RadiosAfter six years of testing - and spending more than $20 million - the Chicago Fire Department has finally started to go digital.
Santiago Takes Over As Fire Chief After Hoff's Sudden RetirementThere was a changing of the guard at the Chicago Fire Department on Thursday, after Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff abruptly resigned and fellow 30-year veteran firefighter Jose Santiago took the reins of the department.
City Says It's Ready For Brutal WinterThe City of Chicago says it’s ready for the worst when it comes to winter weather.
OEMC Supervisor Warns Of Cuts To 911 CenterChicago aldermen on Wednesday heard the public's concerns about proposed cuts in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2012 budget.
FBI, OEMC Bosses Discuss Security Changes Since 9/11The 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.