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Michael Sneed is a columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Thank you, police, for all you do — but why won’t you wear a mask?

Don’t they know that all the Chicago police officers who died in the line of duty in 2020 succumbed to COVID-19?

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Beautiful booster experience makes it easier to forget hellish jab journey months ago

SNEED: My hunt for a third COVID shot was a dream compared to the nightmare of securing the vaccine earlier this year.

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Therapy dogs help Chicago police relieve overwhelming stress of the job

Sneed: Canine helpers even seem to know which officers need them the most, and respond accordingly

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Sneed recalls the weight of being at Ground Zero soon after 9/11

The sights and sounds and smells still linger two decades after that chance visit with then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Henry Kissinger and Gov. George Ryan.

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Chicago dispatcher on his heroics the night Ella French was murdered: ‘I just want to help’

SNEED EXCLUSIVE: Keith Thornton Jr., an employee of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, seemed to know precisely what to do. What to say. Where to go. ‘I just slipped into a frame of mind and started running,’ he says.

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Outpouring of support in a week of gloom

People from all around share with family of slain police Officer Ella French

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Slaying of Officer Ella French shows police need our support more than ever

‘She was like a lamb in the pit of vipers and jackals,’ says a retired Chicago police official.

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Cops once again shun a visit from Mayor Lightfoot

This time, it was officers in the same unit as slain Chicago police Officer Ella French who were meeting at McCormick Place. They objected to a mayoral visit and complained to Supt. David Brown about a lack of support.

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Chicago cops give cold shoulder to Mayor Lightfoot at hospital after two officers shot

The officers were waiting inside at the University of Chicago Medical Center when the mayor approached them and they turned their backs on her, sources said.

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Zoom divorces a godsend for some 

Chicago’s Melissa Kalil is singing the praises of the technology as the ‘best possible solution for me.’