Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sell Richie! Sell Sell Sell

Not satisfied with just selling the Skyway for $1.83 Billion, the City is about to open bidding on renaming the toll bridge to Indiana to the tune of $3 million a year. Here's the kicker to the story though:
  • Beyond the possible benefit for taxpayers, it's money the city is already counting on for this year. "In 2006, the city will seek to procure a sponsor that will pay for the naming rights to the Chicago Skyway," reads this year's annual budget overview. "This initiative is expected to raise $3 million in 2006." [emphasis added - SCC]
That's right - the City has already counted the money in it's budget. Talk about your arrogance of immense proportions. They've drawn up a budget with this money already listed in it and spent it on their programs and the bridge hasn't even been put up to auction yet. What if the auction fails? What if they only get $1 million? Guess who makes up the difference? The taxpayers. For a City that's been bleeding red ink, jobs, population and is in the midst of the biggest federal investigation in recorded history, that is some arrogance.

Just for the record, we are planning the family budget this year and we've created a line item whereby we win $200 million dollars in the Mega-Millions by November. We will be buying a yacht, 2 mansions, 100,000 acres out west and a villa in Europe. We're sure all of our readers would love to pitch in should we fall a bit short. Thanks!

66 Comments:

Blogger It's Not All Real said...

King Richard II needs to retire. He's lost all touch with reality.

Maybe the Feds can retire him?

4/24/2006 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear it is Richie's birthday and the city counsel needs the money for the cake.

What are your birthday wishes for the Mayor.

4/24/2006 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I got the perfect name for the renaming ................................THE SEISER TOLL BRIDGE.

4/25/2006 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AREA 1 DETECTIVES ARE WORTH $1,000,000.00 (both male and female)

4/25/2006 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS ENTIRE PONZI-SCHEME RIGGED PARLOR GAME OF A COUNTRY IS AWASH IN RED INK* WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE BABY * ONLY A MATTER OF TIME TIL OUR CITY CHECKS BOUNCE * WHAT WILL YOU DO * WHAT WILL YOU DO?

4/25/2006 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drop back & punt??

4/25/2006 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous MUNICIPAL JACKPOT said...

Jury: City retaliated against complaining officers

Tribune staff reports
Published April 24, 2006, 7:42 PM CDT

A federal jury on Monday awarded $325,000 to three Chicago police officers who said police officials retaliated against them for reporting reverse discrimination.

The three officers—Lt. Nancy Lipman, Lt. Diane O'Sullivan and Lt. Janice Roche—filed suit in 2001, alleging that a police commander, who is African-American, denied them promotions and other opportunities because they are white......

4/25/2006 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that whole idea appals me that they could do this for the budget and we taxpayers can really get it in the behind on this BIG IDEA.

4/25/2006 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous AMEX TRAVELERS CHECQUES said...

Lighten up Karl Malden!

4/25/2006 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous lay's: can't stop cheating them said...

Lay: Blame ex-CFO for Enron's collapse

By Greg Burns - Tribune
April 24, 2006, 9:13 PM CDT

HOUSTON -- The most prominent figure in the government crackdown on corporate fraud took center stage at his criminal trial here Monday, saying the collapse of his company has been "incredibly painful," and laying the blame foremost on his ex-chief financial officer.

Former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay, who served as the public face of the company during its rapid rise and even speedier collapse, told a federal jury here that his two biggest mistakes were hiring Andrew Fastow and promoting him to finance chief.

He was a key fundraiser for President George W. Bush, who famously referred to him by the nickname "Kenny Boy" in fond personal exchanges.

Between 1998 and Enron's 2001 bankruptcy, Lay reaped more than $200 million in profits from stock sales and almost $20 million in salary and bonus, according to the indictment.........

4/25/2006 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCUM LIKE THAT ARE WHY WE'RE BROKE-DICK MOUNTED!

4/25/2006 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me the bigger question is; what is the city going to do when it runs out of things to sell? Tax a city population whose median income already is behind the cost of living? (This is now the second most expensive city in the country!)Can anyone say "tax revolt?" Where will city government make up the shortfalls? Our pensions? Our salaries? Our jobs? The Mayor is taking us down a dangerous road. (curve ahead!!)

4/25/2006 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous BOHICA said...

Speaking of our friends at ENRON... When did "lil dick" start crying poor? Now I'm not to savvy on investing or the law concerning said investing, however, there seems to be a slight parallel in the time line. I know he wants to auction off damn near everything to purchase more land, building material… for the Ohare expansion project. The post above may be right, what are we going to do when our paychecks start to bounce?

4/25/2006 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous BOHICA said...

Oh, by the way, can we sell richie?

4/25/2006 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked for Lt. O'Sullivan for several year's. She is an absolutely outstanding supervisor.
When her suit was filed, the department decided that she should be relocated to Filmore.
Thank you CPD, not only was she one of the kindest watch commander's in 011, She was smart, and no bull shit. If she didn't know, she told you.
If you had a beef with the job, her ear was LISTENING to you. And if you were wrong, she told it to your face. No B.S., no politics, no fluff. Thus we named her "Lady DI."
By the way, this chick has bigger ball's than any of the Captain's that now fill her seat, and that's no bull shit.
God bless you Diane, take a long vacation; Aloha...BD.

4/25/2006 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry SCC, but 3 mil., he should ask for more. What tax payer could be unhappy with this?
Corperation's in this city are going to look at this as a steal!
A FUCKING STEAL!
I got a brother that's a corperate schmuck, he's laughing at this.
Ask your self which is cheaper; A year worth of advertising, or 30 second's on t.v. for a week?

4/25/2006 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone here hates the Mayor eh?
Can you name one that will fill his shoes in a just way?
Nope. You can't.
Good luck folk's cause I'm pretty the next one is, how can I say it carefully, wreck what you have now.

4/25/2006 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell richie.... Id pay someone to take the lil fucker far away.

4/25/2006 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bren my frien'

4/25/2006 04:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Marianne PERRY (002nd) is the commander they are talking about. She now is a boss at Headquarters.

She is also on the medical 9 months each year because of Asthma.

Everytime she gets promoted she demands the Dept. to take out the carpeting on the floor and have it replaced with tiles to help her medical condition. And guess what, they City does.

4/25/2006 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes she was the target of the law suit. Cmdr. Perry. A black female boss.

4/25/2006 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know someone in Stateville has a big pink candle for Richie... Let's all be good people and let him have it.

4/25/2006 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right - the City has already counted the money in it's budget. Talk about your arrogance of immense proportions. They've drawn up a budget with this money already listed in it and spent it on their programs and the bridge hasn't even been put up to auction yet.

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Duh! The purchase is already been agreed upon. The auction is a sham!

4/25/2006 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! to the Three Musketeers on their $325K bounty. Having worked where they worked, and worked for who they worked for, I can tell you THEY DESERVE THEIR SETTLEMENT! Way to go!

4/25/2006 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

read in the "SLUM TIMES" that everybody's favorite Black Panther is under investigation.

yahooooooooooooo....

4/25/2006 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Richie's Birthday!?!

He's 64 today!

If he were a cop, or fireman he'd be forcibly reitired a year already!

What do we get him for his birthday....

a shiny new hired truck...

a do it yourself iron fense erector set...

a matched set of aldermanic Chatty-Cathy yesmen....

a bicycle path through beautiful downtown Englewood...

CAPS The Video Game, the goal is to attend the most meetings, devour the most reems of paper, position smoke clouds and mirrors to protect incompetance...

speed-bumps for Hotwheels...

a Dr. Denton orange jumpsuit with the trap door in the seat...

and the number one gift on the list

a 10-12 year vacation at Club Fed!

4/25/2006 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The three officers—Lt. Nancy Lipman, Lt. Diane O'Sullivan and Lt. Janice Roche—filed suit in 2001, alleging that a police commander, who is African-American, denied them promotions and other opportunities because they are white......

4/25/2006 12:25:23 AM

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WHAT?? you can't discriminate against WHITE people! That's only for Blacks

4/25/2006 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For me the bigger question is; what is the city going to do when it runs out of things to sell? Tax a city population whose median income already is behind the cost of living? (This is now the second most expensive city in the country!)Can anyone say "tax revolt?" Where will city government make up the shortfalls? Our pensions? Our salaries? Our jobs? The Mayor is taking us down a dangerous road. (curve ahead!!)

4/25/2006 01:30:54 AM


Hey, if Bush can do it, why not Daley?

4/25/2006 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what will happen to Perry? Nothing, because she is a Pizerson of Cizolor. A white man discriminates against a black employee and you can bet your ass he's gone.

4/25/2006 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If our paychecks bounce we can lock up lil richie for passing bad paper.

4/25/2006 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That's right - the City has already counted the money in it's budget. Talk about your arrogance of immense proportions. They've drawn up a budget with this money already listed in it and spent it on their programs and the bridge hasn't even been put up to auction yet."

And you're the same person who would have been laughing that he could get a billion dollars for the skyway. Is it possible that he and the city is more informed than you are. I would bet on it. He MAYOR DALEY has done much for the city and most of the "Richie" commentators are uninformed, uneducated fools. I applauded his efforts to find new ways to find revenue. Every city in the country would like to be able to do the same.

And "Richie" has signed off on cop pay raises that pay many (not all) more than they are worth. We have more than our share of dog-asses.

4/25/2006 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to purchase the Sears Tower. How much is the city asking for that?

In addition, I want to advertise on police cars!

4/25/2006 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell Sell Sell Sell. Just keep my property taxes from going up.

4/25/2006 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the article. The Court found the Perry did not discriminate against the three Lt's. The money was for the "city" retaliating against them for making allegations of racism. Anyone who knows Perry knows that she is an excellent and fair boss. My favorite quote of hers was when she got on the radio at Bud Billiken several years ago and said, "Two Hundred, squad let me get black po-leeces up in here". She then vanished off the radio for the next 2 hours as the park went up for grabs. The tact Lt took over and did a fine job. I was hoping the natives had carried her off as a sacrifice to King Kong.

4/25/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you say she is a great boss when she demands balck police (racist) and then let's her district go up for grabs according to you

4/25/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:08 -- You made me laugh and that's not easy these days. Thanks

4/25/2006 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Perry the same person that insisted that only black sergeants be assigned to 002 desk?

What's her current rank and assignment?

4/25/2006 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jury: City retaliated against complaining officers

Tribune staff reports
Published April 24, 2006, 7:42 PM CDT

A federal jury on Monday awarded $325,000 to three Chicago police officers who said police officials retaliated against them for reporting reverse discrimination.

The three officers—Lt. Nancy Lipman, Lt. Diane O'Sullivan and Lt. Janice Roche—filed suit in 2001, alleging that a police commander, who is African-American, denied them promotions and other opportunities because they are white......

4/25/2006 12:25:23 AM



WHO WAS THE COMMANDER ????

4/25/2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

".....let me get black po-leeces up in here!"

That is classic, typical and so believable. Thanks for the laugh.

4/25/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And by the way, I don't thing Kong would hit that.

4/25/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell Sell Sell...just down let my property taxes go up!?!?

What will he do next....cut our benefits more, no more retiree health care.... that is for retired us.....retired politicians well that is a different story.

Happy Birthday Richie!!

4/25/2006 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How do you say she is a great boss when she demands balck police (racist) and then let's her district go up for grabs according to you

4/25/2006 10:55:07 AM

That's stupid: Black Police Officers has been used exclusively for many Department endeavors, granted this woman (PERRY) is no mental giant, but she only said what other has done

4/25/2006 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perry merely demonstrated rozellian logic with cynthian overtones.

4/25/2006 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off thread, I apologize....

Bit earlier, someone posted about the guy shot in the arm, who was refused promotion to sgt. because of injuries suffered in a shooting....

He ended up leaving the job....

Great example of how we treat our own....

I wish him and all like him well...

Here is another story, just as sad....

Recruit, out in 11, has been on the street about 3 weeks....

Acting FTO is driving, responding to a call of shots fired....

Driving like a mad man....

Drives into a light pole....

Recruit is trapped in the car for two hours....

PDT mount shatters her femur....

Two Dr.s from County (Pre Stroger) went brought to the scene, almost amputated her leg in the car....

Spends three weeks in County's Emergency Room....

YES IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM....

They did not want to put a copper up on the floors, she could not be moved for three weeks....

Multiple surgeries at County....

Great girl, kept her spirits up the entire time, though she was doped up a lot....

Massive injuries, shattered hip, tow broken legs, basically F***ed up....

Spends a year on the medical....

Gets duty disability....

Based on Recruit pay....

Has about twenty operations....

No, I'm not exagerating....

She's having another one on her ankle (7 years later)....

Spent two years in wheel chair....

Graduates to crutches....

Learned to walk again....

Gives speeches to the recruits about being a survivor....

Gets cleared to comeback on the job....

Has a job lined up, forget if it was going to be in personnel, or in Medical Section, basically a liason with disabled officers....

Medical section blocks her return....

She is still a recruit....

Can't have light duty recruits....

They say she had 8 months time on before injury, one year on medical, so she is not a recruit anymore....

Medical Section (Barb H?) says she is still a recruit because she did not do her twelve weeks of Field Training with an FTO....

Medical Section (Barb H?) says "We are afraid of setting a precedent"....

So nice girl who worked for years to be able to walk again, can not be the police again....

City says "We'll get her something"....

City says "Can't give her anything because then she loses disability pension"....

She does not get anything....

Big shot Alderman, former cop, Chairman of a powerful committee, with bodyguards, offers to help....

Nothing....

If she reads this....

Sorry for telling your story....

But I felt it was important to know how some of our own are treated at times....

Any bosses want to help her....

Get Medical Section to clear her....

She would be great in any job....

BTW, she never bitches, never complains, she is a great girl....

4/20/2006 06:28:20 PM

4/25/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Selling, selling....SOLD!

Do any of you not recall Barb (H) had a title change? Her new 03 title is the Medical Service Section. She is a nurse with Ins. background originally contracted with city until they gave her a special pay code makes around 90 & better a yr. Look no further than Personnel and city attorney's.

Go figure Dr.(P) at the Med. Sec., who also prior contracted with the city then hired, also answers to de Nurse (H). An bth. may still work on the side for Ins. companies. City uses them for IOD claims during testimony to ward off officer's benefits.

Hey, why are your medical files going upstairs to personnel, I see HIPAA violations. No one accountable for signing them out, nor accountable for who goes thru them. Yes, folks think HIPAA. It does apply to the med. sec. when was the last time you signed a waiver? Thought so. Again watch signing those blanket forms at Med. Sec. Oh yeah, they ceased. LOL..LMAO

4/25/2006 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, is it true the city picks and chose who to "throw away" and who to keep concerning disabled cops?

Didn't someone post this about the selling of Sgt/Lt bars:

The Alderman Was Bill Henry, 24th Ward, he was selling sgt stripes and Lt Bars, Supt. Fred Rice and 1st Deputy Bob Williams were involved NOTHING WAS DONE.



US Attorney Anton Valukas, and told him about Fix cases both Eddie and Burke were involved with, GUESS WHAT VALUKAS DID NOTHING, WHATS UP WITH THAT?

That would not have been the only time that Valukas neglected to take action. I gave him full documentation of the corruption of EXAMSCAM on a silver platter.

In addition, he had an FBI 302 in an unrelated corruption case in which one of the newly promoted lieutenants confessed to paying off a certain alderman for his promotion. Without the bogus "oral interview", this lieutenant would have had one of the worst legit scores imaginable.

The newly-elected Richard M. Daley and Peter Karl swept it under the rug also.

To this day, the incontrovertible "smoking gun" evidence still exists.

and this:

The $4000 was back in the 1940's. A lot of money for a man with family.
It was supposed to be given to a priest at St. Jude's.


Hmm.

4/25/2006 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gud Ole Chg. Politics..

No broom big enough for what's under the carpet now.

Question did city hall charter Fort Kool Aid?

4/25/2006 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

638

That's like asking is the job legit. Get the drift, right?

4/25/2006 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive got for the toll, MR PUSSY, after Lil Richie.

4/25/2006 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On selling,
Was there another attorney's name missing from the Bill Henry episode, Think. Not a dumb man by far.

4/25/2006 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Perry actually sent the 016th District Tact team home from Bud Biliken Parade. her reason, they had no persons of color on the tac team. Could you imagine the uproar if a white commander had sent home a tac team from say oo3 or 006 because it did not have enough people of non color (White) on it.

Im sick of the double standard. Its about time a Jury slapped the Blacks. Maybe the tide is turning and people are getting sick of the sense of entitlement that certain grouops expect. I say FUCK THEM!!! congrats to the ladies that got a nice payday from teh city. Courtesy of a shit head.

4/25/2006 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come Daley is the only City employee that is not forced to retire at age 63?

4/25/2006 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Subject: Did Perry sell her shares of Fort Kool Aid?

The city attorney's attempted to use leverage, that being Perry treated everyone poorly, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, been awhile since I laughed this hard, ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Holy KOOL AID! LMAO.

4/25/2006 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous rick james said...

I'M RICK JAMES, BITCH!"

4/25/2006 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous happyjoyjoyjoy said...

if kiwi fruit is so damn good, why cant i find a belt that is blue?
ooo, the colors. they are so beautiful.

4/25/2006 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

Selling I'm Rick James aka Super Freak died Aug 6 2004. Subject reverting back, what else is going up for sale per Da Mayor 2?

4/25/2006 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous dick trickle said...

Anonymous said...
How come Daley is the only City employee that is not forced to retire at age 63?

4/25/2006 07:56:23 PM


Hey fuckstick, da mayor is an ELECTED official, who, I'm sure, you voted for. I know he's stupid, what's your excuse?

4/25/2006 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dick..not trickle, just Dick. The pint was that the little cock can force us around like we are nothing but he can do what he wants. Some elected postions do have age limits.. like judges. and PS I did not vote for him, I vote republican or not at all.

4/25/2006 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you say she is a great boss when she demands balck police (racist) and then let's her district go up for grabs according to you

4/25/2006 10:55:07 AM

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I was being sarcastic. Anyone who knows her "white folk" hating, discount loving ass, knows that she is a fucking abomination. And my fantasy ended with King Kong sniffing her and then throwing her into the ocean like a bad banana peel.

4/25/2006 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BULLETIN:

The FOP has announced that since summer is coming soon, the Kool-Aid will be dispensed in popsicles for CPD.

Until then, please keep using the IV Bag, carts optional if you walk on a beat.

4/25/2006 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic....my toes are cold

4/25/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We missed Richie's Birthday, ..... we were not invited to the party.

4/26/2006 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 6:38 get your facts correct. Williams was never the lst Dept Sup.

Makes me wonder how much else of your post is BS.

4/26/2006 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what little I have been able to read about the three female lieutenants and their well deserved (but too small) $325K award from the city, they did not actually win their reverse (anti-white) discrimination suit.

What they did win is an award because the city retaliated against them for complaining about the discrimination.

It seems like it's still legal to discriminate, against white folks.

Thank-you Prentiss +#@%^ing Marshal!

4/26/2006 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/25 6:38pm
Hey Northern, you posted that shit yourself, who are you trying to kid?

4/27/2006 01:21:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

1:21:16 AM

I did NOT post on this thread on 4/25 at 6:38 PM.

HOWEVER, the "anonymous" poster plagiarized verbatim four paragraphs (five through eight) from one of my previous posts.

I stand by my words beginning with "That would not have been..." and ending with "To this day, the incontrovertible 'smoking gun' evidence still exists."

I offer no comment on the remainder of said post by "anonymous".

4/27/2006 12:29:00 PM  

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