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Inspector General: Chicago Fire Department Still Not Meeting Response Time Standards

(CBS) -- Chicago's inspector general says the Chicago Fire Department is still not meeting nationwide standards for response time, despite being chided a year-and-a-half ago for not meeting those standards.

It was in 2013 when Chicago's Inspector General Joe Ferguson concluded that the fire department was not meeting national standards for response times.

According to Ferguson, the city was using a statistically flawed method for calculating those response times and because of the way it keeps records, that the department was missing some of those response time records.

Now the Inspector General has released a follow-up, saying basically that the fire department has done nothing to meet national standards. To view the report, click here.

A spokesman for the fire department says the department has received the inspector general's report and is reviewing it.

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