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Bystanders rescue man from fiery wreck on South Side

A city water management worker on his way to an overnight shift late Sunday rescued a man whose pickup truck slammed into a metal bridge support beam and burst into flames in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. Just before 11 p.m., Daniel Green, 36, an emergency crew dispatcher for the Department of Water Management, was stopped at the eastbound traffic light on Pershing Road at Western Avenue when a northbound Ford F150 crashed into a support beam. Within a minute, the truck was engulfed in flames, said Green. “I didn’t really pay attention until he hit the pole,” said Green in the parking …Read more […..]

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J-FLED in the Sun Times

The following post is copied from an excellent Police Blog at www.Secondcitycop.blogspot.comThe waves threaten to swamp the boat:Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis is a “coward” who had “cut and run” last week when he should have responded to shots fired 45 seconds away, a retired police officer charged Monday.More than 20 years ago, John Northen led a group of police sergeants who filed a federal lawsuit charging they were unfairly denied promotions as the result of a flawed lieutenants exam.Now, Northen has filed a complaint with the Independent Police Review Authority, forwarded to the inspector general’s …Read more […..]

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