Friday, March 31, 2006

Dan Ryan Construction

Is anyone else getting as sick of the Dan Ryan construction coverage as we are? Look at this:
And if you've caught any of the news casts, the media is having a field day with this: every news outlet is having "driving tours" of the Ryan. Helicopter coverage is rampant. Everyone is telling us how miserable we're going to be for the next two years.

Big deal. The news does the same thing whenever there is a big snow storm, or rain storm, or wind storm, or any other run of the mill phenomenon. Chicago has weather. It changes sometimes 3 times a day. Chicago has construction - it's almost its own season. Chicago has corruption - and there sure is a lot of it coming to light nowadays. Isn't there any real news to cover? Like our illegal immigration problem? Like the booming economy and record low unemployment rates? How about the successes in Iraq or the fact we are about to begin bombing Iran shortly after the fall elections if not sooner? We really don't need to be told traffic is going to suck. It does every summer when they roll out the construction barricades.

17 Comments:

Blogger It's Not All Real said...

I for one am dreading the next two years. Traffic is going to be screwed up not only on the Ryan, but every expressway. And the arterial streets won't be much help either.

We're all screwed! Hopefully in two years it will be better. (ha ha)

3/31/2006 06:51:00 PM  
Blogger Englewood Ranger said...

if Seiser was doing the construction on the Dan Ryan it's already be done...

by the way since the poster above didnt claim it...

I'M FIRST!!

for what it's worth

3/31/2006 06:53:00 PM  
Blogger Sabian said...

I never do the Ryan anyway. It's always a blood pressure raiser. Ch. 7 said they were gonna be there to look at the lane closures at 10pm. Ohhhhhhh Boy!!!!!!!!

Alternate routes? I always drive the hood (Madison, Roosevelt, Lake, Pulaski, 55th, Sacramento Blvd....aka the PR Highway). Why?.... cause no one with any sense drives through there and there's less congestion.

Iran?.... Where was 'you know who runs it' at the time?

3/31/2006 06:58:00 PM  
Blogger AchemsRazor said...

Anyone else heard about the protest of the construction project this Monday? Phenominal.

3/31/2006 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger Jester*Cpd said...

Oh here comes the swiping, well we had a good run.

3/31/2006 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

I'm sick of the crazy media coverage as well. So what else is new here that we don't already know?

There is other worthwhile news that needs to be covered...

3/31/2006 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger TheHatLives said...

Don't worry about the swiping. It was tried before and it fell by the wayside due to crappy city equipment. Besides all they want is for you to swipe in. Just show up to work on time an you will not have a problem.

3/31/2006 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger TheHatLives said...

Oh, by the way, SCC, now that we register can we get rid of the word verification box. Sometimes the letters are so smashed together it is hard to tell what they are.
I also like the ability to delete your comments. It used to be don't drink and dial, now it is don't drink and blog.

3/31/2006 10:03:00 PM  
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3/31/2006 10:33:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

"...I don't want to cause dissension among our police officers. If that's going to cause dissension...then I won't put up the sign." - Ald. Madeline Haithcock, 2nd Ward

SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times, February 28, 2006

3/31/2006 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

"...I don't think it was their purpose to go out and destroy police officers," Haithcock told the newspaper. "Their purpose was housing, education, clothing and justice. They fought racism and discrimination. That's the part I was going on. Only the good things..." - Ald. Madeline Haithcock, 2nd Ward

SOURCE: UPI, February 28, 2006 Tuesday 3:51 PM EST HEADLINE


"...A lot of people feel very strongly about it. Why would you want to say something that gets the police people mad at you? And I don't want to do anything to get people who supported the Black Panthers mad at me," Lyle said..." - South Side Ald. Freddrenna Lyle (6th)

SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times, March 1, 2006

3/31/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger BLUEBOY said...

SUCKS TO BE A SOUTH SIDER....LMAO

4/01/2006 05:13:00 AM  
Blogger Englewood Ranger said...

it amazes me that this media blitz thats been warning motorists to stay off the Ryan , stay off the Ryan, YET!!! these lemmings get right on it anyway...

AMAZING!

...and the media interviews these dopes too, clearly showing how "oblivious" the citizens of this city really are.

Once and for all... " hey you dopes stay off the M/F RYAN!!"

it's going to be next to impossible for "emergency services" to get to you once you get on there, and when cars get in a crash or those beaters break down we're really gonna be screwed.

4/01/2006 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT WERE OUR EXEMPTS THINKING FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS???
Here is my bitch...For the past two years, CPD was included in the IDOT plans for the Ryan construction. All of a sudden, get two marked cars from every district and quickly, have them dropped off at the 006th district by noon. It's bad enough the districts are all ready short changed when it comes to squad cars. You would think someone in CPD would have actually planned ahead knowing that there was to be a detail of off-duty's during this project.
Perhaps in stead of junking a couple of dozen squads, they would have kept them running and even used some IDOT transportation funds as part of the project. They or Fleet Management once again don't plan ahead and the p/o's are left shifting and searching for a car to use to go out on patrol.
THANK YOU TO WHATEVER BOSS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS IN HOUSE BLUNDER...SEE YOU AT ROLL CALL

4/01/2006 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY UNIT COVERS THE WHOLE CITY AND WE WERE TOLD NOT TO USE THE RYAN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN WE GET A SOUTHSIDE JOB.

4/01/2006 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox News reported earlier this evening that IDOT has examined the racial makeup of construction workers scheduled to begin working on the Dan Ryan Project. It discovered that 37% of the workers will be African Americans. IDOT reports that the agreed percentage in their meetings with neighborhood organinzations was to be 30%. Therefore, Monday morning termination notices will be sent to the last 7% of African American that were hired.

4/01/2006 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But were they the "right" 37%, if you know what I mean

Jesse likes his tithings

4/02/2006 11:25:00 PM  

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