Oak Lawn Settles With Firefighter Dismissed Following On-Duty Phone-Sex Probe

OAK LAWN, IL – An Oak Lawn firefighter who was dismissed in February after being accused of dialing phone sex providers while on duty has reached a six-figure settlement agreement with the village over his termination, officials said. Robert Lanz, a 15-year veteran of the Oak Lawn Fire Department, will receive a combined $100,000 — […]

Volunteer Firefighters Seeking Extra Cancer Coverage

Firefighter Tony Pagliaro, a 10-year volunteer with the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company, has stage 4 cancer, his third bout with the disease. If he were a professional, he would receive extra benefits because New York state law presumes that 23 types of cancer are linked to firefighting. But volunteer firefighters only receive that same presumed […]

Council Approves $150K To Pay Lawyers For Police Chief

The Honolulu City Council on Thursday approved four resolutions authorizing the payment of up to $150,000 to retain the services of three outside law firms to represent Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha in four lawsuits. Normally, the city’s Corporation Counsel would represent the city in all legal proceedings. But because Kealoha recently sued the city […]

Seattle Wants Judge To Weigh In On Police Contract Dispute

SEATTLE, WA — The city of Seattle wants a federal judge to weigh in on a contract dispute with the Police Department’s management union. The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/WsQ2O4) that in a request filed Tuesday, City Attorney Pete Holmes asked U.S. District Judge James Robart to hold a hearing to clarify the effect of an […]