Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Captain Chomiak E-Mail

The captain has graciously offered his e-mail address to anyone wishing for more detailed questions answered and clarification on given information.
He has also offered to answer questions in the comments section. This might be a bit inconvenient as with a blog set up, as we post, the older posts get driven downwards until the disappear after 10 days into the archives. Every few weeks or so we shut down the comment archives to save ourselves work. We'll leave this one up for the time being, but mention that e-mail would probably work better for everyone.

Be polite - this guy is doing everyone here a favor and he's way smarter than most of us will ever manage to be.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, Don't Lionize the Good Captain. He needs to give a disclaimer as to being a beneficiary to the Pension fund to the tune most P.O.s could only wish to achieve. Perhaps in the vein of full disclosure, he can list what he's drawing every month from the Fund.
It would be very cathartic& a measure of good faith.
Perhaps an ever growing list of Retired Exempts could follow suit??

11/28/2007 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to the Captain!!

Here's a guy who obviously doesn't hide behind his white shirt.
Rare today!!

11/28/2007 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an example of a great boss who was never a daley puppet like the rest!

11/28/2007 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/28/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:03 AM, you sir are an asshole!

11/28/2007 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the captain gets in pension checks isn't much of a secret. 75% of Captain's pay at the time he retired ought to be very close. Look at a pay grade scale, go back a year or two or whenever he retired and take roughly 75% of that.

Big deal.

Captains usually earn their money unlike exempts.

Exempts were allowed to steal from our pension fund years ago when the gold braid bill was ramrodded through. And according to the City's own study there are too many exempts. The City paid a bundle to be told what is wrong with the the police department and then ignored the recomendations. Typical of the City, they paid big $$$ for a study and then didn't like it when they were told the truth.

We can start fixing the pension fund by getting all the exempts out of it and get them into some management pension fund and doubling their pension contributions. Seems only fair.

The next time some exempt walks by you remember that he/she will get 75% of way over $100k (at YOUR expense) while you struggle to pay for your health insurance while waiting for medicare to kick in.

11/28/2007 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to give a disclaimer that you are the beneficiary of a head up your ass.
Is there anyone that posts or is the subject of a post that someone won't rip, other than Seiser of course?

I think that as with our salaries our pensions are public record, although I am not positive.

I do know that Bolingbrook Sgts receive 6k a month.

11/28/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous RETIRED said...

Yes, I did retire in June. The civilian F/1 that outprocessed me on LaSalle St. told me straight out that she was glad her pension is in a different system, because ours(the PD) is in bad trouble.

My question is if all these captains & exempt$ are drawing from
the same fund, are they just going to stand by and let this thing collapse,or is their 'juice" going to do something? Or, are all these connected people going to be secretly moved to another fund before the "crash"?

Thats why its going to be important to put an non-machine governor in office to force the fuhrer to fund these pensions...

11/28/2007 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Answer to the 11/28/2007 1203 AM blog: Get ahold of yourself. We got trouble here. What do you offer as a solution except to point at exempts? We should really be more concerned about Vanecko, Rezko and Daley who seem to be having a hand into our pensions. What happened to our representatives? Have they been bought off?

So where do we go from here? Is there legal recourse? Can we put some of the people in charge into jail?

11/28/2007 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now is the time to to act. Does anyone out there have some reasonable and realsitic ideas/thoughts/plans to correct the problem?

11/28/2007 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a nonbeliever. I dont think the city will ever meet their obligations. They will always waste our money on moronic projects. So what are the answers? What are we to do? I believe our union states the pension is funded. I dont think they will help. Since the city never abides by the law (retire gun carry, CR affidavit) we know they wont abide by a court ruling. I want and have earned my pension. The four pages you wrote are informative but what do you Capt. think our next move should be.

11/28/2007 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous wornout & beaten down by the man! said...

Well..why should he hide behind his white shirt?

He got his. I'm sure he's a nice man, but he isn't that brave. I would give him more respect if he came out with this while he was still employed by CPD.

He played it safe..and SMART, by retireing first. No retribution by the city or CPD now.

Of course, now these revelations can only help his other career as a professor by giving him "street creds."

I am not trying to be a dick, but to "those in the know" this isn't news. I WASTED many years going to FOP meetings and keeping up with pension board stuff and would try to inform fellow officers and they look at me like I had 3 heads!

Fuck it!

11/28/2007 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares what his pension is he deserves it. hey hair gel police
he's trying to help but you can only criticize.

11/28/2007 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in re 12:03:00 AM
do the math based on a captain's annual salary. he is saying what needs to be splained. too bad for us that it has gotten to the state it is in. no transparency in any dealings with the city, county and state. it's not voter apathy,it's complacency by da liberals. not in my backyard syndrome, nearsightedness...
we all have a vested interest.
thanks to the captain.

11/28/2007 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with your post and the Cap. This pension issue is the 800lb. gorilla in the living room. But all the city and the F.O.P. have to do when any real issue is addressed is distract the coppers with some one time, non pensionable $500 check.For Pete's sake, barely a murmur was heard when that crook Donahue gave the other crook Daley $25,000,000 of OUR pension money. Sadly, most cops need instant gratification and can't see past the next trip to Vegas.

11/28/2007 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/28/2007 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He played it safe..and SMART, by retireing first. No retribution by the city or CPD now.

Too bad your not smart. Learn how to spell retiring.

11/28/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad your not smart. Learn how to spell retiring.

11/28/2007 09:36:00 PM

OOPS...You're was not spelled correctly by me!!
I'm almost as dumb as you.

11/28/2007 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does him being a retired captain have to do with it? Don't kill the messenger. So hes doing it now, at least hes doing something. And sure he has a good pension, good for him. I don't worry what he makes, I worry what I am going to make. At this rate it isn't going to be jack. So while u complain he was a Captain, and most likely had clout, and he waited till he retired to publicize, the city STEALS our pension. Also, u notice there are more responses about some BS politican complaining about a ticket than him and his cohorts stealing our money. How Pathetic.

11/29/2007 11:17:00 AM  

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