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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Maywood Firefighters Sent Home for Failure to Remove US Flag Decals from Lockers in Week Before 9/11

Firefighters in the village of Maywood say they were sent home for refusing to take American flag decals off their equipment [...]

Flag problem traced back to a decision by several firefighters to replace a tattered American flag last month in one of Maywood’s firehouses. The new flag mysteriously disappeared early Aug. 23. The order on decals was issued last week  [...]

Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh says there’s a culture of racism in the department and issued memo saying all decals and stickers, including American flags and military stickers, be removed from lockers and helmets.  He shows a picture of a monkey smoking a cigarette that was taped on a locker as "proof" [...]

“My dad was a fireman for 26 years in Maywood, I took over his locker and on the outside of his locker I have a Marine Corps decal on my locker, it's been there for well over 30 years, I take great offense to that,” said David Flowers Jr., Maywood Firefighter Union Predident [...]

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Steve LaVoie, CEO of Arrowstream, Transfers to Rehab Institute of Chicago from Northwestern Memorial After GSW to Head and Abdomen

Steve LaVoie, CEO of Arrowstream headquartered in the Bank of America building on LaSalle St, and who police said was shot by a disgruntled employee at the end of July, has left the intensive care unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and been transferred to the Rehab Institute of Chicago [...]

CaringBridge.org Jody & Steve Lavoie [...]


One Severely Injured in Gang Machete Attack at Brown Line Kedzie Station, Chicago

Seven people, including three juveniles, arrested and charged with attacking two brothers with a machete at the Brown Line Kedzie CTA station in the Albany Park neighborhood Monday September 8, 2014 at 12:30 am ... one severely injured with machete wound 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inch deep  [...]

Victims said they weren't in a gang; refused to flash gang signs [...]

Kedzie Brown Line 4700 N 3200 W ...


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