In the first demonstration
of the power of our blog, we humiliated the city into sending a detachment of coppers to aid in hurricane relief in New Orleans. It took mere hours.In the second demonstration
of the awesome power that we wield, we enticed Randy Rencher to surrender in Ohio, showing that even over long distances, we are a force to be reckoned with.
Now, in an effort to render all doubters completely flabbergasted, an AdminFax was sent today making the "work your day off in DOC areas" program a Special Employment initiative. We've only just heard about it, so someone who has eyeballs on it can post the info please (this is our silliness quotient for the day - laugh!
We also noticed a (for lack of a better word
) "movement" afoot to write to various aldercreatures in districts that are being shorted midnight cars on weekends of their lack of police coverage. If you pay property taxes in Chicago, which everyone here does, you DESERVE FULL DISTRICT COVERAGE. If the department can't provide it, they better hire more cops or remap districts. NO violating the contract, NO shorting "low crime" areas, NO juggling the numbers. Because pretty soon, they're going to be paying damages for successful grievances, low crime areas won't be low crime much longer (and WE ARE seeing that
), and someone is going to get hurt or killed because they're (A) unfamiliar with a district they aren't supposed to be in or (B) there isn't any backup in a District that is supposed to be full strength.
Anyway, we believe that this is one of the MOST IMPORTANT things you can do. Here is a link to all
of the aldercreature offices, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Write to them. E-mail is fine, but we also recommend a paper letter. It helps them to see it in their hand, not on a computer screen. Spend the 37 cents, BUT REMEMBER -be polite. Be firm. You are a voter and a taxpayer. Your family also votes and pays taxes. Your relatives like to come into town and see Navy Pier and the Bean thing and spend money at restaurants. MAKE AN IMPACT.
Also, someone ought to call the media. We've sent a letter, but we need backup. If the media gets the idea that a bunch of people are unhappy, we'll get results quicker.