CBS Chicago's Walter Jacobson took a break from his usual political analysis to talk about Chicago Fire Capt. Herbert Johnson, whose funeral was Thursday.
"We owe his memory, and his fellows, some payback — and the respect of a new contract. They've been saving lives without a contract for four and a half months," Jacobson said.
Jacobson said that City Hall, by "skimping on a contract" are aiming to take away firefighter clothing allowance and holiday pay.
Capt. Johnson died last week while fighting a house fire.
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Matt StaterFriday, November 09, 2012 2:16:49 PMWell said Mr. Jacobson!
John R EetenFriday, November 09, 2012 5:54:58 PMMr. Jacobson, Tthis was the best comentary I have heard from you in the roughly twenty some years I have occassionally worked with you, Thank you, and I hope you do not mind if I send this out to as many people I know. Thank you again, sir//!
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