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:

Chicago-area feed (‘Burbs too):

CFD digital scanner:

CFD Main and Englewood offices:

CPD districts 7, 8 (Englewood and Chicago Lawn):

CPD Districts 15, 25 (Austin and Grand Central):

CPD districts 19, 20, 23, 24 (Belmont, Foster, Town Hall and Grand Central):

Cook County Net10 police scanner:


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