Sunday, January 14, 2007

City and County Follies

Kind of a mini Quick Hits:
  • It just keeps getting better for Troutman: The FBI says it found a loaded pistol, ammunition, suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia when it searched Ald. Arenda Troutman's home earlier this week. Agents also found "white powdery substance in a Ziploc plastic bag" when they went through her office. And they recovered a Christmas card with a $100 bill stuffed in it from a Chicago police commander.
  • Only in Chicago: Two former alderman convicted on corruption charges in the 1990s will be allowed to remain on the ballot for the February election. Ambrosio Medrano and Virgil Jones were both convicted in one of the most extensive corruption investigations in Chicago history. The Chicago Board of Elections ruled Friday that both men should be allowed to run, even though hearing officers for the board said they should be banned from the ballot because of their criminal history.
  • Way to go Toddler!: Poor people who couldn't prove they live in Cook County were denied care at county hospitals and clinics this past week. The move caught many doctors, nurses and longtime patients by surprise, and the backlash prompted Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to suspend the policy -- for now.
Just another typical day in the City of Chicago, County of Crooks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody have any info about the robbery on the west end of 008 at Archer and Nordica? Heard there was a robbery at a restaurant and the get away car had some problems causing the offenders to carjack someone in the parking lot leaving their own car behind. Whats next, drive by shootings, maybe numerous calls of people hanging on corners, people shouting gang slogans? Thanks Phil for letting Garfield Ridge go to shit. Now lets go serve the animal on the east end, they need our help.

1/14/2007 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if i get fired for offical misconduct i should be able to get another law enforcement position later on down the road....thats what i say!

1/14/2007 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strangely trouthead paid little to no taxes on her crook county property! How did she do it? Hope the papers look at all the other alderhos and see if they pay proper taxes from their overpaid huge part-time salaries!

1/14/2007 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did "we the people" say it was ok for convicted aldercreatures to run again?

There outta be a law...

1/14/2007 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There ia a law!! This is the only place in the country that the politicians just obey the one's that they pick and choose.

1/14/2007 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor people who couldn't prove they live in Cook County were denied care at county hospitals and clinics this past week.

And yet we continuously cater to those who shouldn't even be in this country. Ever wonder why the county is $140 million in the red??

1/14/2007 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Off the topic) Since when did they allow military troops to go out in public in their BDUs? Is there no dress greens? Whats with the velco patches? Do you rip out your patches before combat? Any troops with answers?

1/14/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, why are we paying for the medical care of people who reside outside of Cook County? The Public Health Department for the respective county should be billed for their services. No wonder my property taxes are so high. What percantage of registered Republicans utilize the services of Cook County Hospital? I say less than five. What percantage of registered, or illegals, Democrats utilize services. I say 95%. Wait, I think I answered my own's all politics.

1/14/2007 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Florence Nightengale said...

I don't understand the outrage regarding the cuts at Provident Hospital. Afterall, just go to Little Company of Mary or Christ where for little or no money, no time on the job - come on in! You can even use a family friend or relatives Public Aid card. Any why not, taxpayers are footing the bill. And besides, you knows your rights. "Youze have to treat me". "I ain't goin to the county - I'ze has to wait 2 days for them mo-fo's to seez me".

1/14/2007 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Stay tuned for this Friday.

Major personnel changes in 008th.

The brass is PEEEEEEEED OFF!

008th will have many new supervisors as well as a new D/C.

This is about 8.5 on the rictor scale, if this was an earthquake!

1/10/2007 05:47:58 AM

Take this for what it is worth because I know with this job nothing is true until it is actually done.

My source is high ranking, very reliable and trustworthy. My confidence level in this information is HIGH. REPEATING HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE.

008th District:

Friday, will bring about the following changes:

D/C launched but may receive a lateral position out of Patrol Division.

Lt. Richie Scotchbreath will be transferred to an inside position at Headquarters, placed on personal concern for an "addiction." City is very worried that if he smashes into 5 school kids with a M plate car while impaired that this blog is proof in itself that it was widely known that a problem existed and was not addressed by the City.

A certain P.O. (D.B.) will be placed back to his assigned position at 051 (Airport Law South).

Two Tactical Sgt's and a Watch Sgt. will be reassigned.

But this may not be good news for the 8th District. The new D/C may have been "told" to do whatever he/she has to in order to correct the problems on third watch and to "closely supervisor the 3rd watch". Meaning their complaining of a "yelling", publicly and when they were in the "wrong" may cause many to wish they would have kept their mouths shut.

Good Luck To All and Good Night

1/11/2007 02:44:21 AM


Well? Are you going to own up to your rumour mongering?

1/14/2007 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! poor people can't be service at the COUNTY! I wonder if this is inclusive of illegal aliens????????

1/14/2007 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Garfield Ridge, you boys dropped the ball again on this community. Everytime a person of color moves in, the folks scat like rats. Now you have allowed it to turn into GARCIA RIDGE.

1/14/2007 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New movie coming out this summer.

We really do live with a pile of shit people and the local elected goverment is fair representation of it.

1/14/2007 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be assumed that those were uninsured, non-emergency, I use the E.R. cause I don't got no doctor of my own cases.

Gee, would Toddler dare deny free health care to illegal aliens.

1/14/2007 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/14/2007 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 26, 2004 - The brother of Chicago Alderman Arenda Troutman has been arrested. Ben Troutman told ABC 7 his sister had a relationship with a reputed gang member who police now call a fugitive.

Residents say it was one of dozens of drug-related arrests that happened during the past 36 hours at a South Side Chicago Housing Authority building. Benjamin Troutman-- the brother of 20th Ward Alderman Arenda Troutman-- so far has been charged with being in a public housing development without permission. Ben Troutman is at Mercy Hospital. He is there because police say he swallowed something when taken into custody. He could face more charges.

1/14/2007 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/14/2007 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


does she have a FOID?

Though the City Council banned the purchase of handguns in 1982, aldermen are considered peace officers and are allowed to own and carry them -- as long as they go through proper training and the weapon is registered with the city, Chicago Law Department spokes

Chicago Police do not have any record of Troutman registering a weapon, spokeswoman Monique Bond said. .

1/14/2007 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the Commander that was paying off Troutman? 003?

1/14/2007 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Troutman is stashing guns and dope for the BD's?

I couldn't imagine that is true. Not with her fucking/car sharing/passing on info/tipping off one of the biggest drug dealers in the city.

I refuse to believe it!

It's okay, her shitbum constituants will re-elect her when she plays it out that whitey is out to get her.

This city/county/state disgusts me.

1/14/2007 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone stuck up a restaurant in 008 and it's Cline's fault?

You sir have the mental acuity of a peach pit.

1/14/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troutman stashing guns and dope??? No way...........cause she runs the "spot" w/ SCANDELOUS as her right hand man! Anybody know how much cash was found in the box, in her house?

1/14/2007 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the patient awaiting medical treatment through the ER died while waiting too long! True Story a few days ago.

1/14/2007 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News says it was KILLACKEY with the money in the card for Troutman. Remember the runt, retired as Dep chief A/1, former Commander of 009. It was Killackey's father, Ret Dep Supt, who Dan Ligourotis called after killing his step-son in teamster city way back when. Ligourotis 6'5 step-son 5'6 and it was self defense. No influence anywhere in this city.

1/14/2007 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uncle Phil does not care about Garfield Ridge, He is moving out soon.
I am looking for a house on the east end of 008 because thats were all the police are patrolling.

1/14/2007 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why all the whinning, watt did you really expect

1/14/2007 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8:39.
They are no longer called Battle Dress Uniforms. They are now called Army Combat Uniform. The hook and loop (velcro) was added for a couple of reasons. One, before going out into combat you can take the patches off, somewhat like pilots do, and if you were captured you would have no unit identifiers. Second, the patches can be quickly interchanged between garrison and subdued. As for being out in public it depends on where they were. They could have just been out for lunch. Thanks, stay safe, go Bears.

1/14/2007 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a member of police @ state level , I couldn't agree more with the post about the most corrupt city/county/state.
It also disgusts me and in 5 more years I'll be retired and leaving this rathole. The Demorats have destroyed this state and Meeks/E.Jones are just getting started. Hope to see some of you fine Gents in Utah, where this crap doesn't fly.

1/14/2007 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohio has the smoking ban and a sign posted(by law) in each business of the local district or p.d. to call in a violator; what a joke; theres talk of emerg. personnel from paramedics to nurses and aids in retirement homes wanting to exercise there right to refuse treatment to smokers because of the b.s. second hand smoke; this country is F***ED. And b4 you bitch , I am not(never been) a smoker but I think this is getting out of control with more rights being revoked.

1/14/2007 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the big mouth who is trying to stir the pot about 008...first off i work at 35th street, and have been there for 3 years...and i also work in a pretty high gonna go ahead and say its in an office a little higher than the person whom you received your "info" from..the past week the talk among the bosses has included a mention or two of the comments of this site..but they have included alot of laughter about it also..everyone downtown is extremly happy with the d/c in 008 and there is no way that he is going to be taken out of 008 while a certain boss is still at 35th...the upper brass are extremely happy with how the district is being run..people say on this site how its so bad there and there is no man power....well welcome to the chicago police department!! its like that in virtually every district in the city. so to your information i can and will say that it is 100% false because any changes like that go through the office i work out of so quit trying to make people think that thier distict is going to change and stop trying to make yourself feel important...ive been on this job for 29yrs and i cant stand people like you and your rumor bull sh* everyone out safe

1/14/2007 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11:42

That's why this department is so fucked up. People like you downtown running things.

29 years on the job and to lazy to consult a dictionary to spell properly.

I never realized how difficult it is to spell the word "their" it has to be the most misspelled word on SCC. I see it spelled t-h-i-e-r all day long here, also it is frequently used interchangably with there and they're.

So many dumb-fucks. To much college not enough high school..yeah, right!

1/15/2007 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:40: I think you mean "too," not "to" lazy...and "too," not "to" much college. Sorry, couldn't resist the irony.

1/15/2007 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 08:39:22 AM ;

Regarding the ACU'S (Formerly called BDU's to my generation of soldier) The guys you see are probably AGR (Active Guard/Reserves), full time staff for guard/reserve units (the main body drills on weekends, but certain clerical/staff/maint. positions are staffed full time to keep equipment and training ready for each least notionally. So when you see these guys, they are in their prescribed duty uniform. Another poster mentioned the velcro. Having been a Recon Scout myself, I often went on patrols in a "sterile" uniform and with whatever foreign equipment I could lay my hands on so that in event of capture or mission compromise, it takes the enemy that much longer to determine who and what you really are, especially when you are in theater with other Nato or European Allies. The idea works better I think with the old BDU's as many other nations had them or some variant thereof, but the digital pattern, so far as I know, we're the only country with them. Class A/B uniforms are usually only seen at Funerals/Color Guard, or recruiters (unsure at this point maybe ACU's) and other formal functions where dress uniforms are more appropriate. Dress uniforms were also discouraged when flying between duty assignments/leave due to the hi-jackings during the late 70's and early 80's as a personnel safety issue. Every once and a rare while the military, much like the department actually puts some forethought into policy, albeit not often. Hope this answers your questions.

1/15/2007 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Spelling Police said...

"Anonymous said...
To 11:42

That's why this department is so fucked up. People like you downtown running things.

29 years on the job and to [sic} lazy to consult a dictionary to spell properly.

I never realized how difficult it is to spell the word "their" it has to be the most misspelled word on SCC. I see it spelled t-h-i-e-r all day long here, also it is frequently used interchangably [sic] with there and they're.

So many dumb-fucks. To [sic] much college not enough high school..yeah, right!

1/15/2007 12:40:03 AM"


TO,TOO, and TWO are also frequently misused dumb-ass! Sometimes, people often use them "INTERCHANGEABLY!"

In your case, the proper word should be
TOO as in TOO "much high school and not enough college." Perhaps you are TOO "lazy TO consult a dictionary" or a grammar manual once in a while!

"I never realized how difficult it is to spell the word "
TOO" it has to be the most misspelled word on SCC. I see it spelled T-O all day long here, also it is frequently used 'INTERCHANGEABLY' with TO and TWO."

If you live in glass houses, you really shouldn't throw stones.

You fool!

1/15/2007 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/15/2007 12:40:03 AM

Hey, "spelling police". Your third sentence should read "too" lazy not "to". DUH!!
I know, you wrote it like that to see if anyone would catch it.

1/15/2007 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"29 years on the job and to lazy to consult a dictionary to spell properly."

Maybe before making a big deal over a spelling error, you should double check your spelling. As in ..."TOO lazy to consult"...

1/15/2007 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never read so much garbage in my life....a restaurant gets robbed in 008, and you're blaming
the coppers who are working the East end? Like any copper from 008 would have BEEN THERE and DONE SOMETHING to prevent it??? Jeez.

1/15/2007 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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