Newsletter Archive

June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016
Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends, 

On Friday, June 3rd (2c-3), 30th Anniversary Ceremonial Bell Ringing for FF Teddy Jezuit, ARFF Rescue 3, O’Hare Airport at 8:00 a.m. All are welcome and keeping the Jezuit Family in our thoughts.

On Saturday, June 4th (3c ems4), Annual Local 2 Picnic will be held at Sundown Meadows Grove located North of I-55 on LaGrange Road. This is wonderful event for all.

Also, on Saturday June 4thAxeman IL Chapter 1 B-Day Bash at TR’s Pub, 3908 111th Street Beginning at 3:00 p.m. $20 entry fee includes food, cash bar, and raffles. Wishing them the happiest of Birthdays for they are always great supporters to the GBS.

On Sunday, June 5th (1c-1), 2016 1st Responders Bowl CFD Blaze vs CPD Enforcers Football teams will play at Brother Rice HS located at 10001 S. Pulaski at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, children 12 and under free. All proceeds will benefit CFD and CPD Charities.

On Thursday, June 16th(3b-4) 30th Anniversary Ceremonial Bell Ringing for Lt. Robert Liesz, E 124, 4426 North Kedzie at 8:00 a.m. All are welcome and keeping the Liesz Family in our thoughts.

On Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18thCharity Softball Tournament & Tailgate Party in tribute to John M. Leonard

On Saturday, June 18th (2c-2), Annual 5~11 Fire Engine Rally and Firematic Swap Meet will be held at the Quinn Fire Academy, 558 West DeKoven from 8:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 22nd (3d-2), FF/PM Daniel Capuano will be honored in City Council at 10:00 AM followed by Badge Dedication at 12 Noon, followed by dedication at the CFD Fallen Firefighter/Paramedic Memorial Park at 1:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend the ceremonies at the Quinn Academy and the Park.

On Thursday, June 23rd(1d-3), the Battle of the Badges Boxing Committee Check Presentation will be at 11:30 a.m. held at the Public Safety Headquarters located at 3501 S. Michigan Ave. All are welcome. This committee has been so generous to the GBS and so thankful to all.

~CFD Gold Badge is proud to announce 2016 Scholarship Recipients~

*Helen Lydon Miller Memorial HS
Andrew Goblet, Emily Coacher,Michael Ellingsen and Cooper Van Dorpe

*FF. Francis Joseph Foley HS 
Gianna Procaccio and Michael Morris 

*FF Patrick Cramer College
Bridget Hannon

*FF/PM Christopher D. Wheatley College 
Dominic Simon and Nicholas Zaccagnini

*CFD Gold Badge Society College
Julia DeMovic, Morgan Sanchez, Natalie DeSanti, and Michael Gudd

*FF/PM Christopher D. Wheatley HS
William O’Connell

* Lt. /EMT John Leonard HS
Conlan Angus and Madeline Shannon

* James J. McLaughlin College
Joseph Muscolino and Charles Lally

*FF Walter Patmon, Jr. College
Joseph Sienkiewicz, Emma Pergams, and Benjamin LaScala

Thank you to all whom have supported the GBS Scholarship Program. All applications were due on March 31st. Recipients will be awarded during June’s monthly mass. Special gratitude to the Scholarship Committee members, donors, and supporters for your continued dedication for the GBS Scholarship opportunities for so many.

2016 Memorials

May 10th- State of Illinois Medal of Honor/Memorial Ceremony Springfield, Illinois

September 17th- International Association of Firefighters Annual Memorial, Colorado Springs, CO  Visit for further information.

September 25th- CFFU Local 2’s Rosehill Cemetery Annual Memorial, Chicago, IL.

October 9th – National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Annual Memorial, Emmittsburg, MD Visit for further information.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Eileen at (708)560.5792 or

 Save the Date!!

*Wednesday July 13 ~ CFD vs CPD Annual Charity Baseball Game
US Cellular Field 7:00 p.m. (3a-3)
Tickets are available through our website ($5.00 presale or $10.00 day of)                                              CLICK HERE to order TICKETS

*Thursday, August 4 ~ Ignite the Spirit Run for the Kids at Soldier Field (1c-1)

Calling All Golfers!!

~ Herbert T. Johnson Foundation 4th Annual Golf Outing Monday June 27th (2a-3)

~ Father Mulcrone’s Annual Golf Outing August 31 (1a-1)

~ CFFU Burn Foundation Golf Outing TBA

~ Ignite the Spirit Annual Golf Outing in Lake Geneva, WI. Monday, August 8th (2e-1)

There is a charity golf outing this year in Illinois to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. They are working on having at least one in every state of the Union, and they have been quite successful. For further information on how to participate by either golfing or donating, please visit There may be one in your area. The NFFF has done so much to support CFD duty deaths families in recent years and they deserve our support.

*Friday September 9th
Glendale Lakes Golf Course
Glendale Heights, IL.

**If interested in playing any of these tournaments,
please contact Eileen.**

Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza is urging Chicago motorists to be aware of a change in grace period rules regarding deadlines for purchasing and displaying their Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. Beginning July 1, 2016, changes to the Chicago Municipal Code regarding the grace period will make motorists eligible to be ticketed immediately following their vehicle sticker’s expiration. For example, if your vehicle sticker expires on June 30, you are eligible to be ticketed on July 1. The $200.00 ticket can be issued daily.

The grace period for late fees will be extended from 15 to 30 days effective July 1. A motorist with a vehicle sticker expiring June 30 will have until July 30 to purchase a sticker without paying an additional $60.00 late fee.

CFD Monthly Mass 2015 Dates

8:30 a.m.
Holy Family Church
1120 W. Roosevelt Road

June 19 (3c-3) Father’s Day Celebration
July 17 (1b-3)
August 21 (3d-2)
September 18 (1c-2)
October 16 (2c-2)
November 20 (1d-1)
December 18 (2d-1)

The Gold Badge Society members meeting is held following the CFD Monthly Mass in the basement of Holy Family Church.

Amazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. Customers can now elect to donate 0.5% of their purchase to the charity of their choice. This is all made possible by shopping on If you already shop on Amazon, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, we invite you to shop at and choose Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society as your charity of choice.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Eileen at (708)560.5792 or