Wednesday, September 30, 2009


John Kass hits another home run with his latest on the Olympic bid.

If you think Chicago's Olympic push is about sports, you're mistaken. Sports has nothing to do with this. It's like in the old movie, with Michael Corleone telling truths to his future wife, saying, "Now who's being naive, Kay?"

Read the whole Kass piece here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


FOP has a survey on it's site and it wants members to fill out and keep detailed accounts of denials. Click here for survey link.



Daley himself was the issue for many of the protesters.

Robert Johnson, 57, of Chicago, held a life-sized stick figure of the mayor with an orange prison jumpsuit. "I worry that the Games are going to lead to corruption on steroids," he said.

Read the whole thing at Breaking News

Fox News Channel is covering this story from different angles.
Glen Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren had the Chicago Olympic bid as stories in relation to Chicago corruption, violence in the city and Obama now going to Copenhagen.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


For the last 3 or 4 days I had an Internet problem that has been resolved.....Thank You for your patience

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Yes sir, I'm voting no. My initial reaction to the city's offer was absolutely not! Nothing that I have read here has even remotely swayed me to side with the yes vote.
Lets be honest here, the city hasn't made us an offer, they have given us an ultimatum.
They are offering a select group of members a benefit that they themselves have claimed would be a money saver for the city.
The city of Chicago and the Fraternal Order of Police have agreed on a change that will allow officers to retire five years earlier with full medical benefits--providing millions of dollars in savings to the city during the current budget crisis, officials said. July 22, 2009
However, it is incumbent upon us to accept a contract with an offer of, no raise, a fitness test to be promoted to sergeant and alcohol testing on and off duty with levels far below federal standards.
We have been without a contract for 2+ years and this is what the city deems their best offer.
A small portion of our membership would benefit from the retire at 55 and no medical cost. What about the rest of us? This is not a contractual benefit and therefore no guarantee that after 3 years it would even exist.
We have a "me too clause" with or without this contract. An arbiter may award us more than the FOP and he may not. He may agree that the fitness test is not unreasonable and may agree that it is. He may allow for random alcohol testing and he may not. He may also deem that the city has not negotiated in good faith and award us what we asked for and then again he may not.
Like most of you I have a few more than 3 years to go and I'll take my chances that arbitration and "me too" will garner us much better than what we have been offered.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


17 September 09
The ballots have been mailed out for active sergeants to cast their vote to accept or reject the City’s proposed 01 July 2007 through 30 June 2012 Contract. The ballots were mailed to each sergeant’s residence. If you do not receive your ballot within the next few days, please contact the C.P.S.A. office to have a ballot sent out to you. You may also arrange to come to the C.P.S.A. office and cast your ballot in person.

Ballots must be returned to the C.P.S.A. office by 30 September 09. The ballots will be counted on 01 October 09.

The C.P.S.A. Board is recommending that you vote NO and REJECT the City’s contract proposal.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


The below informational sessions have been scheduled to discuss this proposal and to answer any questions that our members may have after reviewing the contract proposal. Additional sessions may be added.

Session 1: 10 September 09 (Thursday)
Location: CPSA Offices – 1616 W. Pershing
Time: 1300hrs & 1900hrs

Session 2: 15 September 09 (Tuesday)
Location: CPSA Offices – 1616 W. Pershing
Time: 1000hrs, 1300hrs & 1900hrs


Densey gets visitors from home and class act treatment from the men and women in blue in the Denver area.

Densey Cole II lay paralyzed almost 1,000 miles from where he works as a Chicago cop and had a visitor -- the police chief of Denver.

"He didn't just visit me, he saluted me," Cole said of Gerald Whitman. "That's the class act he is."

Officers in and around Englewood, Colo., where Cole has been treated since July for a spinal cord injury, think he is the class act and have adopted him and his wife, giving them tickets to concerts and sports contests and lending an old police cruiser. The brotherhood was galvanized after learning Cole was hurt in a line-of-duty car crash. Authorities said he was threatened by a thief who took his police weapon as he was pinned in the wreckage.

Read the whole Chicago Tribune story here.

Friday, September 04, 2009


You (CPD Sergeants) all should have received the contract proposal via your department email or the CPSA website. Please use this post for discussion.

To the person or persons who insisted that I create a post for this, I hope this is what you are looking for.
Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.