Nine minutes and eleven seconds... Charity Chili eating Contest Chicago Police Vs. Chicago Fire Department

Lindy's Chili and Gertie's Ice Cream hosted the first annual chili eating contest between Chicago Police (CPD) and Chicago Fire Department (CFD) on October 15th at 2:00pm., Lindy's is located at 3685 S. Archer Ave (Across from McKinley Park); the afternoon also also featured raffle tickets that were to benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation (CPMF). The two teams of five rank-and-file members CPD and CFD were judged on how many bowls of Chili were eaten in 9 minutes and 11 seconds — commemorating the first responders of the 911 attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The team that ate the most bowls of chili gets two-thirds of the money raised during the event for its charity and the remaining third of the money went to the other team for its charity.

Contestants at Lindy's on October 15, 2011 for the first annual. Substance photo by John Kugler.The Police were playing for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to "honoring the lives of our fallen heroes." The Foundation provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago Police Officers who were killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Established in 2004, the Foundation strengthens the relationship between the Chicago Police, its business and civic leaders, and its citizenry. It allows the public and police to express our gratitude to the fallen Officers' families for the ultimate sacrifice of their loved one. Website:

The Firefighters were playing The JM Foundation: Never Forget — in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Misiewicz, who on July 20 of this year, lost both his legs above the knees to an improvised explosive device (IED) while on duty in Afghanistan. The nephew of firefighters Captain Tom Misiewicz and John Misiewicz (E-56), he is currently recovering at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Website:

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Misiewicz with 3rd platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8, gives an Afghan child a high-five while on a patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan on April 13, 2011. The U.S. Marines show compassion to children to try and gain the trust of the local people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan McCord / Released)

The contest was close but the police won the by 5 bowls of chili 36-41.


December 18, 2011 at 9:33 AM

By: Mike Moran and family

Josh Misiewicz homecoming on 12/17/2011

God Bless you, Josh! Thank you dearly for your service to God and Country. We are so very proud of you. Semper Fi

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