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Blue Cross Blue Shield Update
Originally Posted on January 12, 2017 The following information has just come to the FOP: Dean, Your offices have been receiving reports of a significant uptick in problems with Blue Cross health coverage. I want you to know the City is extremely frustrated with the current situation. Blue Cross is experiencing a technical problem which means its systems do not correctly reflect those who have coverage. Stated differently, although a medical provider contacting BCBS today will not be...

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Illinois ID Cards
Originally Posted on January 10, 2017 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCECITY OF CHICAGO333 S U I T E 4 0 0 , C H I C A SOUTH STATE STREET, G O , I L L I N O I S 6 0 6 0 4 - 3978 December 27, 2016 Re: Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois ID Cards To: City Employees whose PPO or HMO information changes January 1, 2017. This includes sworn police officers below the rank of sergeant in the PPO. If you need to visit a medical provider or fill a prescription before your new Blue Cross card arrives in t...

Cop Killers' Parole Hearing Decisions
Originally Posted on December 29, 2016 Ronnie Carrasquillo, Murderer Ronnie Carrasquillo was tried and convicted for the brutal murder of Chicago Police Officer Terry Loftus, which occurred in October 1976. As a result of his conviction, Ronnie Carrasquillo was sentenced to a term of 200 to 600 years for this senseless and heinous crime. After the most recent parole hearing, it is decided that Carrasquillo’s request for parole is denied. Furthermore, this case has been continued...

Court Card Revision
Originally Posted on December 20, 2016

Offender Found Guilty
Originally Posted on December 08, 2016 Thomas Thompson, the offender involved in the Walgreens robbery in 2015 was just found GUILTY in court today. This is the same shoplifter who fought and injured a Chicago Police Officer. He is in court today at 26th and California in room 704 before Judge Joseph Clapps. We will update this story as the information becomes available.

Chicago Police 2017 Operations Calendar
Originally Posted on December 06, 2016

Senate Bill 440 Passes The House!
Originally Posted on November 30, 2016 We are happy to report that Senate Bill 440 (COLA Bill) passed the House today with an 81 - 31 bi-partisan vote. The results of this passage changes the full 3% COLA increase from the born before date of January 1, 1955 to the new born before date of January 1, 1966. Included in the passage of SB 440 is an increase of 1.5% CPI for widows. This meansthe minimum widow's annuities shall be no less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Level beginning J...

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