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37th Ward Debate Video form 3/27 CLTV's "Politics Tonight"

37th Ward Debate on CLTV's "Politics Tonight" program (4 video segments on this page):
http://cltv.com/2015/03/27/decision-2015-37th-ward-debate/
Posted 3/27, Updated 3/29.

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37th Ward Aldermanic and Mayoral Candidate Forums Prior To the 4/7 Run-Off Election

37th WARD: Thursday 4/2,6pm Amberg Hall, Bethel New Life, 1140 N. Lamon Ave.,Sponsored by West Side Sponsored by West Side NAACP, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

Also of Interest:
MAYORAL:
Monday 3/16 6-7pm/Location TBD, Televised Mayoral Debate, NBC-5/Telemundo, co-sponsors are: University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public Policy. NOTE: The debate is not listed yet on the Telemundo Chicago Schedule as being either broadcast live or delayed broadcast, or if in English or Spanish language....

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37th WARD: Thursday 4/2,6pm Amberg Hall, Bethel New Life, 1140 N. Lamon Ave.,Sponsored by West Side Sponsored by West Side NAACP, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

Also of Interest:
MAYORAL:
Monday 3/16 6-7pm/Location TBD, Televised Mayoral Debate, NBC-5/Telemundo, co-sponsors are: University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public Policy. NOTE: The debate is not listed yet on the Telemundo Chicago Schedule as being either broadcast live or delayed broadcast, or if in English or Spanish language.

DATE NOW SET: Thursday 3/26 Fox-32 Televised Mayoral Debate, Time/Location TBD, Time should be on the schedule/known next week

Sunday, 3/29 3pm, Purcell Hall, 4300 West Washington Blvd. ,Sponsored by West Side NAACP
, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

Tuesday 3/31 7-8pm Televised Mayoral Debate, WTTW/Chicago Tonight, Location likely WTTW Studio

For NAACP sponsored forums RSVP: please email westsidenaacp@gmail.com including your name, contact number, and email

The above first list is as of 3/8/15. I plan to update it as get more information.

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Rude 911 operators

Twice in the past 5 months I've had an operator get rude with me. The first time was in regards to a guy who'd passed out in the street, and they needed a number address--I kept telling them he was exactly on the NW corner of the intersection, and they got huffy. The second time was today when I reported shots fired and the gunman right across from my house who still had his gun drawn. I finally gave them...

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Twice in the past 5 months I've had an operator get rude with me. The first time was in regards to a guy who'd passed out in the street, and they needed a number address--I kept telling them he was exactly on the NW corner of the intersection, and they got huffy. The second time was today when I reported shots fired and the gunman right across from my house who still had his gun drawn. I finally gave them my address since I'm so close and asked that they not show up at my house (which I always do, for obvious reasons). The guy got annoyed and said "You're always taking things to the next level"--not me personally, of course, but it seems like he'd forgotten how to be patient with people who are already on edge because they're calling about an ACTIVE GUNMAN RIGHT OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSE.

I swear, I've been calling 911 for shots and disturbances on my block since I was a kid and I've only recently noticed the attitude.

Has anyone else noticed this? Is there any way to follow up? I'm shocked that these operators aren't better trained to keep their cool under pressure.

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    The absolute worst. You hear all the time about heroic 911 calls in other cities. Never in Chicago. It's like they hate their jobs and are annoyed with anyone and everyone that calls. Zero empathy or any sense of urgency. Very rude indeed.
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    The absolute worst. You hear all the time about heroic 911 calls in other cities. Never in Chicago. It's like they hate their jobs and are annoyed with anyone and everyone that calls. Zero empathy or any sense of urgency. Very rude indeed.
    I called recently because I saw a chained up dog out in the cold barking. This was the second time I saw the dog outside for over 3 hours and it was horrible. I've also called about gunshots in my alley. I felt like my complaints were going on deaf ears. Police never showed up either. Sigh.

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