The Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association – Unit 156A – has an educational scholarship fund for the children and grandchildren of active duty Sergeants. Active duty Sergeants have the ability to apply to be a recipient of a $250 youth scholarship if they have at least 1 child or grandchild in grades K-12 for the year of 2023. In order to enroll in the scholarship opportunity, a Sergeant must complete a “Chicago Police Sergeant Unit 156A Youth Scholarship Application” in its entirety and submit it to the Association. It must be received by the Association prior to 16 March 2023 at 1200 hours. All applications will be entered to win and 20 random winners will be selected. There will be a maximum of 20 total scholarships awarded at the March general meeting. Neither the active duty Sergeant nor the youth scholarship recipient needs to be present at the meeting to be awarded the scholarship.
The 20 active duty Sergeants that are awarded the youth scholarship must use the scholarship money for educational purposes for their child/grandchild. Additionally, by accepting the youth scholarship, the winning members are agreeing to send a picture and a few sentences of what the scholarship was used for to the Association. This must be submitted within 2 months of receiving the scholarship.
Thank you to all that helped to make this year’s Annual Death Benefit Golf Outing a huge success. All of you who purchased raffle tickets, came out and golfed, or donated to the outing in some way are owed a huge thank you! I would especially like to thank all of the sponsors from this year’s outing. Their show of support for us is amazing. Below are all of the sponsors. Please, if you should ever need any service that one of the sponsors offer, choose them. And let them know you appreciate their show of support. One sponsor that was left off the “sponsor board” is Sheehy Funeral Home. They are owed a huge Thank You!
Unfortunately, I still do not have good news regarding the 3% COLA for those in Tier 1 and born on 01 January 1966 or later. Sadly, we are still being discriminated against due to our status as Chicago Police Officers born after a certain date. We are always told by our politicians to treat everyone fairly, something we absolutely should do without being told to, except we are constantly shown that they will treat us as second-class citizens. More of their do as I say not as I do routine. Below are two letters, one addressed to the Governor and the other addressed to State Senator Rob Martwick, the lead sponsor on the CFD’s COLA birthdate removal bill. That bill (HB2451) passed easily and was signed by Governor Pritzker in April of 2021. We are continuously looked upon to be all things to the City. Every day more and more duties are added for the Police to be responsible for, all while being Monday night quarterbacked by everyone and their brother and treated as a disposable resource. I mailed the letters to the Governor and Senator Martwick approximately 3 weeks ago, and as of 27 June 2022, I have not heard anything from either one.
Please keep yourself and all those around you safe.
Thank you all,