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Standing with Sean
Donate Today! This past October, Sean was diagnosed with Stage 4 High-Grade Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix. As we know with cancer, Sean will be in for a long battle that will come with a financial burden as he will be taking time away from the Chicago Police Department to focus on his health. Sean is the father of three wonderful children and husband to his wife Vivian. His family and friends want to help the Lucas family in every way possible, and we are hoping to raise m...

The Election Committee has received requests from both slates to regularly provide the number of returned ballots to the P.O Box. There is no means by which the Election Committee could provide an accurate number of ballots returned. First, the Election Committee, in retaining the P.O. Box, specifically contracted with the Post Office that no one, including the Election Committee, may access the P.O. Box until the morning of March 3, 2023. Accordingly, the Election Committee cannot view the c...

Closed - Monday, February 13, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday
We are closed Monday, February 13, 2023 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday.

3% Pension at age 55
The Chicago FOP is grateful to Senator Bill Cunningham for his solid leadership on this bill and other public safety issues and to Senator Rob Martwick for his sponsorship of SB 1631 to help Chicago's police officers' pension.  This important bill removes a birthdate restriction on eligibility at age 55 for a 3% automatic annual increase in retirement annuity that is not subject to a maximum increase of 30%. SB 1631 is similar to a law Senator Martwick successfully sponsored for Chicago...

Election Update - False Claims Regarding the Mailing of Ballots Prior to February 9, 2023
The Election Committee has received several protests related to false accusations being made by members of the Second City slate that the mailing of the ballots prior to February 9, 2023 was authorized by John Catanzara to “rig” the election. Due to the serious nature of these accusation, the Election Committee prepared this notification to state, unequivocally, that John Catanzara played no role in the Committee’s decision to authorize the mailing of the ballots prior to February 9, 2023...

Election Update – Protest Concerning Bartlett February 2, 2023 Text Message Blast
The Election Committee has found merit to a protest filed against Bob Bartlett related to a text message blast disseminated on February 2, 2023. As an initial matter, since Bartlett disseminated this campaign material via text message, it did not require pre-approval of the Committee. However, as discussed at the January 17, 2023 Candidates meeting, Bartlett will be requested to verify how he obtained the phone numbers which he utilized to confirm that they did not derive from the Lodge’s ...

Candidates for 2023 FOP Election

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