More Chicago Police Officers Headed To Streets As Part Of Multi-Department Consolidation MoveMore Chicago Police officers are out on the street – in what might sound like a move to cut crime. But it is actually all about saving money.
Woman Meets 911 Dispatcher Who Guided Her Through CPR, Helped Save Her Sister's LifeMonday is National First Responders Day – a day to show our gratitude for those on the front lines, getting us through the emergencies we can’t handle on our own.
Chicago Police Department To Reopen Two Detective Areas Closed In 2012; CPD, CFD, And OEMC To Merge Administrative FunctionsThe mayor's office said the merger will allow the city to move 151 police officers and 11 firefighters out of headquarters and back into the neighborhoods.
Woman Says She Called 911 Twice And Got No AnswerAt least seven rings felt like eternity – a Chicago woman said she called 911 for help and no one answered.
Lollapalooza-Goers Alarmed By Viral Video Of People Jumping FenceThe reason is that hordes of people have been seen jumping the fence to get into the festival in viral videos.
City Of Chicago Workers Allegedly Used Medical Leave To Party In The Caribbean, Take 'Booze Cruise'City of Chicago employees used family medical leave to take multiple Caribbean cruises, where they allegedly drank alcohol on a "booze cruise," went clubbing and toured tropical islands--according to the Inspector General's first quarterly report of 2019.
UPDATE: City Lets Crossing Guards Go Home After A Cold MorningChicago Public Schools and hundreds of other Chicago area schools cancelled classes on Wednesday due to the cold, but that didn’t stop the city from telling crossing guards to report for duty in record cold temperatures.
Radio Interference Preventing Dispatchers From Communicating With Officers"You guys cannot hear me in the Water Tower. You can transmit, you can't hear me."
OEMC Reminds Residents To Take Precautions During Cold WeatherResidents should prepare for cold temperatures and snowy conditions by having emergency kits ready for homes and vehicles, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
Crossing Guards Ask To Stay Under Control Of Police DepartmentSome Chicago school crossing guards and their union have asked the City Council to reverse a decision transferring their oversight from the Police Department to the Officer 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.