Find out what's going on with police/emergency scanners

December 06, 2011|Mick Swasko, RedEye

Stuck on the CTA? Police lights flashing up the neighborhood with sirens blaring? Just morbidly curious about the random police chatter that broadcasts 24/7? Whatever the case, RedEye has you covered with a list of publically available scanners. The feeds can be a seriously valuable source during emergencies.
 
CTA live audio feed: Tune in when you’re stuck. It will probably provide more insight than the muffled train conductors announcements.

Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center: Taking to the air at ORD or MDW? Listen in for possible information on delays and emergencies.

Police and Fire Scanners:
 
General police and fire communication: http://www.chicagoscanner.com/

Chicago-area feed (‘Burbs too): http://www.justin.tv/radioman911

CFD digital scanner: http://tunein.com/radio/CFD-Scanner-%28Digital%29-s131297/

CFD Main and Englewood offices: http://tunein.com/radio/CFD-Scanner-Main--Englewood-Offices-s131294/

CPD districts 7, 8 (Englewood and Chicago Lawn): http://tunein.com/radio/CPD-Zone-6-%28Districts-7--8%29-s131438/

CPD Districts 15, 25 (Austin and Grand Central): http://tunein.com/radio/CPD-Zone-12-Scanner-%28Districts-15--25%29-s131306/

CPD districts 19, 20, 23, 24 (Belmont, Foster, Town Hall and Grand Central): http://tunein.com/tuner/?StationId=131307

Cook County Net10 police scanner: http://tunein.com/radio/Cook-County-Net10-Police-Scanner-s131439/

 
 

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