Thursday, May 17, 2007

Problems Solved!

All we need is a casino. And lucky for us, it's on the agenda. Again.
  • A proposed casino for downtown Chicago is back on the table in the State Capitol Wednesday night.

    Mayor Richard M. Daley hosted a mini Taste of Chicago in Springfield. Earlier the mayor met the capital's top leaders.

    Sources told CBS 2 Daley signed off on a tentative deal that could, after years of discussion, finally bring a casino to downtown Chicago, as well as to south suburban Cook County, north suburban Lake County and a site still to be determined within 8 miles of O'Hare Airport.
We'd be more than willing to support a casino with the following condition:
  • 50% of the projected $200 million annually that is to be the City's share is directed into underfunded municipal pensions until the pension is funded at a level considered acceptable by a reputable accounting firm.
Of course, Daley buddies and mob connected front companies will get all the money before our pension funds see a dime. As usual.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could've had casinos here 20 years ago, and Chicago could've been a mid-America Vegas.
Every street Cop would've /could've/should've been making 100grand before overtime,and Chicago couldve had the best infrastructure in the States.
All these losers in charge were anti-casino years ago; now look at the f**ken whores!!!

5/17/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch one will go into the McCormick Place Complex(Possibly Lake side Center or an area west where the E2 was. MPEA is quietly buying the land.) the other will go down on the souff-side on city park land once occupied by steel mills.

The souff-side complex will be like a mini strip in Vegas. That will be complete with its own police force similar to the University of Chicago.

Corresponding force reductions for CPD, Big jobs for retired/retiring exempts and well connected sworn members.

All in time for the Olympics, and trying to regain the lost and dwindling trade show business in the Kingdom of Daley

5/17/2007 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous sir donkey, esq said...

I still think that Meigs field (the most identifiable private airstrip in the world) was always destined to become Richard Daley park(-ing lot and casino).

5/17/2007 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would gladly go with out the money the casino would bring in. Just because it would be something the king wanted but couldnt have.

5/17/2007 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE MOB IS AN URBAN LEDGEND.

5/17/2007 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, base your income on gambling. It only hurts the poor. Fools with no money play those sucker games at those casinos. But hey, there with be a need for some hookers. Crime will just get worse.

5/17/2007 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True! degan-joyce and the rest of the daley criminal enterprise are salivating over this one! if it ever gets here the sopranos will look tame! daley is a king and has his flock of alderthieves under control and they never mock the king! will daley ever go to jail? he just keeps paying off the right folks! look at madigan and emil jones raising our electric rates and doing nothing abput the impeding huge 40-60% tax increase steaming for us in fall of 2007! keep voting dumocrat! When i retire i will not need the medical daley is taking away everything i own is going into my kids names and then i will go to doctor and hospital for free health care!

5/17/2007 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Before the last election, Topinka mentioned more gambling and a casino in Chicago. Governor Rod said no, but a little bird told me then that the state had severe money problems that were being hidden, and after the election expect a big push for gambling.
Perssonally, I am all in favor of casino gambling. Chicago would need only two or three casinos. We wouldn't want to compete with Vegas, or be another Vegas. If done right, and that is the key, it could be a good thing, with lots of jobs for off duty and retired coppers. Let the dice roll!

5/17/2007 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC and everyone else:

The state of our "underfunded" pension fund should have everyone alarmed. Search the articles on the net. Solutions range from a two-tier pension to removing retiree health benefits. If no action is taken, the way it stands now, if you retire after June 2013, the City will not contribute a penny toward health insurance premiums.

It's difficult for the people with less time on the job to be worried about this because it seems so far removed from their world. But if all of us consider our job to be our career, the day will come when you will start doing the math and realize that at retirement, you are going to have pursue another career/job, sell your home, or in one way or another, drastically lower your current standard of living.

By 2013, how much will insurance premiums cost? Will you be forced to retire before you max out so that you can retain the 45% contribution toward health insurance from the City? The Unions aren't informing the membership of the negotiations that we were promised would take place as 2013 nears. What are we waiting for????

5/17/2007 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SMELL A RAT!

5/17/2007 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, base your income on gambling. It only hurts the poor. Fools with no money play those sucker games at those casinos. But hey, there with be a need for some hookers. Crime will just get worse.
5/17/2007 07:43:00 AM

Hey, who cares if we get a casino. people are going to gamble and they may as well do it here. If you do not like it, don't go.

As to the poor, who cares. The only way to help the poor is not to join them.

Crime goes up? Great. Bring on more crime. It is called job security.

Or are you one of those hypocrites who just hates casinos while drinking beer and pouring your pay check into the tavern pinball machine while eyeing that skank street walker who just ran in to use the john?

5/17/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has helped the Joliet and Auraora PD's a ton. They have excellent pay, benefits, and EQUIPMENT.

Of course it would only help Walsh Constructuion in the city....but hey, somebody gets helped out.

Guess that is all that really matters.......right??

5/17/2007 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is that the FBI is curious why the new sheriff has halted all investigations into the outfit's poker machines.

The new sheriff is about to become the old sheriff.

5/17/2007 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE MOB IS AN URBAN LEDGEND.

5/17/2007 07:29:00 AM

YOUR JEDI MIND TRICK WILL NOT WORK HERE, BOY!!!!!!!!

5/17/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The People would'nt see a dime from casinos. The lottery was supposed to take care of the schools. What happen to that idea? Millions of idiots spend hundreds of dollars a week hoping to get rich.Were are all those taxes going?
The only people to benefit from a casino will be the connected.
If you think you'll get side jobs, think again.
Some sell out retiree will run security with all his connected stooges.

5/17/2007 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Phil!!

Good choice on Rick Flair for commander!!!

This guy is a total fucking idiot!!

Between running to walgreens to pick up more aquanet, and his trips to iad, he isn't even here.

is it to hard to get a boss who dosent have an entourage?

5/17/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would welcolm casino'e in chicago under one circumstance alone, the money must not under any circumstance be allocated to the general fund. All revenue must go to the pension funds of city employee's and to eliminate property taxes. The lottery was supposed to fix the school funding problem but was allocated to where? The general fund where it was used to fund social programs like the link card,family planning,wic,etc.You can't tell me the funds are being used wisely. Cut the damned programs and we will have plenty to fund the schools with.Turn off the tap of free money for freeloaders,let them push a damned broom.

5/17/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need the casino by 2016 to fleece money from the athletes to pay for the games.

5/17/2007 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Key senators in both parties announced agreement with the White House Thursday on an immigration overhaul that would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and fortify the border.
The plan would create a temporary worker program to bring new arrivals to the U.S. A separate program would cover agricultural workers. New high-tech enforcement measures also would be instituted to verify that workers are here legally.

5/17/2007 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC "RESIDENCY"

The senator who sponsored the bill
to lift the residency for CPS teachers does not plan on calling it in the Senate. The bill passed the house 105-4 or something crazy like that and its not going to be called( SOUND LIKE A BACKDOOR DEAL?)

Well Senator Iris Y. Martinez is the senator who sponsored it and has no plans on calling the bill this session. They might call it in January. Im guessing so they can get every one on board to vote against it.

This might help pave the way for us. Getting out of the city and not pay a fortune for a 100 year old house. If your interested Call the senator in her Springfield office(217) 782-8191 and demand to know why shes not calling it.May 31 st is the last day it can be called.They only take you serious if you leave a name and number

5/17/2007 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gambling only hurts the poor? Well if that's the case at least we will be getting back some of the money the "poor" reap from us every year!!! It would be the only sort of tax they would pay. You need a job to pay income tax. You need to own some real estate to pay taxes. So this can be their very own. Fuck 'em!

5/17/2007 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OGDEN AVE OGDEN AVE OGDEN AVE OGDEN AVE!!!!!! now im never leaving ten.

5/17/2007 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can i smoke in the new casino?

5/17/2007 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seiser for pit boss!!!

5/17/2007 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Studies have shown that gambling revenue is the only constant source of income for governments.

Sales tax, Property tax, Transfer taxes, income taxes all go up and down,,,,only gambling has shown to stay steady.

Des Moines, Iowa got into the gambling business when it held bonds for the rehab of the local racetract. The bonds were defaulted on and the city/county put in slots and then table games and are now making a fortune from the profits and the revenue has gone into infrastructure, tax relief and huge indoor convention center/sports arena.

I say bring it on here,,,,put a casino in the near South Side and one down by the old steel mill. Fuck Indiana.

5/17/2007 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to East 87th St and the lake. The roads are already redone with nothing to dive to. City property has been closed off for years so developers can get in and determine valuations.

If you disagree, please feel free to explain why the road would be there to begin with since it is not connected to LSD.

5/17/2007 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Casino yer ass! It's a loser. No honest person will make a dime and UNOHOO will make millions! See how the Lotto fixed the schools? Yeah?
QUI BONO? Not us! DEM! FUCK DEM!!!

5/18/2007 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinball machines in taverns? What old fart bar you go to? Sounds like one of those backwoods taverns in Wisconsin. Casino money will just go elsewhere, not help anyone but the rich.

5/18/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along with a casino, the state should legalize the poker machines in taverns, they all payout anyway, this way it would be legal and taxed, another revenue generator, anything to hold the line on taxes and fund our pension system.... just a thought.

5/18/2007 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why worry about the poor? What poor do we have here?I see the fattest so called poor with large screen tv's,large suv's,newest clothes,newest electronic gadgets,and a healthy crack and heroin addiction.The poor in this city are a myth and have plenty of money from our taxes,unless you count bust outs that live in shelters and they don't count for anything.I say let the so called poor pay my mortgage,my car note,fill my bank account,and buy my toys,to hell with the poor,they take from us every day,make them give back.

5/18/2007 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1129:

The origianl plan was to develop the land for mixed industrial and residential use. Solo Cup had signed on to build a plant there but backed out. The land is too contaminated to build houses on. Not to mention, it would take millions and years to clean up.

However, we in 004 have heard for months now that the City continues to buy property and plans on adding a marina and possibly a casino.

5/19/2007 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Daley kidnapped Meigs field, the plan was to bring in a gambling boat and wet the appetites of the gambling public and see if all the outfit types could share the wealth and not have the collateral crimes spill into the neighborhoods. Navy Pier has always been a hands-off zone that will remain family oriented and a big kids attraction. Once everyone is on board the "gambling might be good for the City" bandwagon, the push will be to move the casinos (yes, that's plural) onto Ogden Ave. From Stroger Hospital to the city limits, there's remarkably NOTHING on Ogden. Accessible from all parts of the city and serviced by 3 expressways, Ogden Ave could be the Chicago equivalent of the Vegas Strip or Times Square with neon lights ablaze and wide enough for a quaint trolley car or monorail-type people mover. Overnight, all the west side slums and blight would be washed away, not by segregation but by making property taxes out of reach to most but the affluent few. The tough part would be in keeping all the corrupt fingers out of the pie. Maybe they should just let the mob run it as Vegas never fails to make a profit every year and Vegas coppers HAVE TO be offered the 1st crack at working the part-time gigs. Only after the PD all turn it down can the casinos hire from the outside. This might be the financial shot in the arm the city needs and OF COURSE they'd have to increase both the size of the CPD as well as the SALARIES of the po-leeses.

5/20/2007 01:34:00 AM  

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