Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sell it All

In a desperate attempt to keep the city afloat after giving away millions in crooked land deals, rigged contracts, fake minority side asides:
  • Might visitors to the Windy City someday ride the Lowe's Chicago El, shop on the Microsoft Magnificent Mile and tour Old Navy Pier? What's in a name for the future isn't clear, but the city has hired a marketing firm to explore the potential for naming rights and sponsorships as a way to bring in needed revenue, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The Daley administration has awarded a $285,000 contract to Octagon Inc. to examine what the city has to offer and, by next spring, produce a marketing plan that will attract corporate sponsors and advertisers.
Wow. $285,000 pissed away to Octagon Inc. Wonder whose cousin they hired recently.

We remember a few months ago there was speculation that the City would sell naming rights to El stations. We even recall joking that Carson Pierre Scott might hesitate in sponsoring a CTA station that smelled of bum urine (State Street - when you smell the State Street station - think Carson's!)

Let's make it simple for the mayor - if it's flat and you can stick a poster on it, we're sure you can sell naming rights to it. But don't pretend that any of this will spare the taxpayers future hikes to pay for your mismanagement of the City.

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City is also in negotiations to see if they could capitolize on Seiser, somehow make money off the Seiser franchise.

11/24/2007 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never heard of this PR firm.They are getting paid $285k for some BS make work and make it look good.Geez,is Robert Vanecko connected to this firm?

11/24/2007 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut your socialist programs and stop giving out free money to deadbeats.The economy is only bad because the libtards say it is. There are plenty of jobs for those who would work, there are never jobs for those who won't.

11/24/2007 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds great. Maybe over in 023 the police will work at Little Jim's 23rd District Police Station. 18 can have the Nordstroms 18th District Station. Maybe the duece can even get the Harold's Chicken 2nd District Station. Oh there all kinds of interesting possibilities. The Admiral Theater 17th District Station might be a winner as would be the Chicago Outfit's 1st District Station or the Reunited Missionary Baptist Church's 11th District Station or Leon's Ribs 15th District Smokehouse. Police can hand out victim info sheets with coupons from local merchants appropriate to the report like they do in Jewels.

I see a future for myself in retirement doing neighborhood marketing.

11/24/2007 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City has already sold its soul to media, gangbangers, lawyers, reverends and "honor students" why not give everything a name now. Congrats! you've won your case against the City. Here is your name on your local El Stop station.

11/24/2007 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have around 3000 police vehicles.....just an idea...maybe we would have better equipment....want do you think?

11/24/2007 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are selling midway airport to middle eastern goofs what will the new airport be named? Fucking daley what a jagoff does he ever get drug tested? The way he talks and acts he must be on something! just gets by giving everything away to his drunken buddies!

11/24/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rememeber we have only ourselves to blame! We let it happen.

11/24/2007 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey why not advertising on police cars been a victim of police brutality, shakedowns , racial profiling call jones and jones
attorney at law

11/24/2007 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...I googled Octagon Inc. and got a lot of pages but none of them had anything to do with marketing. I think Daley named one of his pockets Octagon Inc.

11/24/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a small town in the South that expiremented with ads being posted on their police vehicles in an effort to generate revenue. I'm not sure it worked, but imagine driving around in your beat with a Moo n Oinks advertisement on the hood of your police vehicle.

11/24/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about ads on the top of police cruisers just like cabs have!

11/24/2007 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want El Guero supermarkets as primary sponsor on my squad car.

11/24/2007 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Jans, Kevin C. said...

Info from the SOS site

Entity Name THE OCTAGON, INC.
File Number 65365448
Status GOOD STANDING
Entity Type CORPORATION
Type of Corp DOMESTIC BCA


Incorporation Date (Domestic) 01/25/2007
State ILLINOIS
Agent Name LARRY D WALKER
Agent Change Date 01/25/2007
Agent Street Address 5961 N RIDGE 2ND FL
Agent City CHICAG
Agent Zip 60660
Duration Date PERPETUAL
Annual Report Filing Date 00/00/0000 For Year 2008

Gee a company that was started less than a year ago getting a $285K contract from the city, great work Larry.

11/24/2007 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. This is just great.

What was known as Midway Airport is now Kotex with Wings Port.

11/24/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UP HERE IN EDISON PARK, THE CITY IS TALKING TO SEISER ABOUT RENAMING NORTHWEST HIGHWAY, "SEISER'S WAY'.

11/24/2007 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SEISER JUSTED STARTED WORKING IN THE 18 DISTRICT, ON THANKSGIVING DAY, HE WAS 1811, ON FRIDAY HE WAS 1845, IN 18 SEISER WILL RUN IT.

11/24/2007 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

gtm4081Gee wouldn't a pecentage of the sales be a more fiscally responsible and realistic contract? Oh wait that's probably in there too, so they can pay off the politically connected hiree with city money and still keep a profit. I would vote for federal recievership for the whole city but look what that does for DC.Screw it, we need another Mrs O'leary's cow.

11/24/2007 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds great. Maybe over in 023 the police will work at Little Jim's 23rd District Police Station. 18 can have the Nordstroms 18th District Station. Maybe the duece can even get the Harold's Chicken 2nd District Station. Oh there all kinds of interesting possibilities. The Admiral Theater 17th District Station might be a winner as would be the Chicago Outfit's 1st District Station or the Reunited Missionary Baptist Church's 11th District Station or Leon's Ribs 15th District Smokehouse. Police can hand out victim info sheets with coupons from local merchants appropriate to the report like they do in Jewels.

I see a future for myself in retirement doing neighborhood marketing.

11/24/2007 08:13:00 AM

I'm transferring to 017 baby!!!!!

11/24/2007 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about selling advertising space on fire hydrants?

11/24/2007 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a member of the 100 club of Chicago and I just received my annual report 29 detailed pages telling the members where every dollar was spent. The 100 club spent only 27,19600 on wages we volunteer our time. funds totaled more then 510,700.00 (Disbursements) all disbursements are accounted for. My point is if you don't want Phil Cline and his friends becoming rich off the backs of the working stiffs, give your money to the 100 club. Have a safe holiday season. 10-f

11/24/2007 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Octagon"? Wasn't that a lousy
Chuck Norris film, before he grew the beard?

This smells like when the stuttering prick gave big money to that "Boozed UP Allen" firm to evaluate the PD. After millions, they came up with:"get rid of Gang Crimes" So they did,and they turned around & formed another clout unit to hide their boys. Is there no end to this crap?

11/24/2007 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great one 8:13am!!!!!

Belmont(019) can be represented by Ann Sathers.
Walkin beefers can be given a pass
to the steambath at Halsted/Belmont.

11/24/2007 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cut your socialist programs and stop giving out free money to deadbeats.The economy is only bad because the libtards say it is. There are plenty of jobs for those who would work, there are never jobs for those who won't.

11/24/2007 07:12:00 AM"

STOP LIVING IN YOUR DADDY'S SORDID 1972 FANTASY WORLD. WELFARE TO WORK HAS BEEN IN EFFECT SINCE 1995 NOW UNLESS YOUR TALKING ABOUT THE POROUS BORDERS THAT YOUR LORD GEORGE REFUSES TO SECURE,ALL SO THE FLOW OF ILLEGALS FOR HIS CORPORATE CRONIES PISS WAGES. WHICH IN TURN FORCES US TO SUBSIDIZDE THEIR HEALTH CARE& SCHOOLING, THEN YOU MAY HAVE A POINT.
OTHER THAN ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD...

11/24/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We have around 3000 police vehicles.....just an idea...maybe we would have better equipment....want do you think?

11/24/2007 08:45:00 AM"

THAT'S A DUMMY IDEA,
LIKE WHEN IT WAS DECIDED YOU SHOULD BE CONCEIVED.

11/24/2007 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a related note, did you see this suntimes article that the City collects $500 million a YEAR from TIFs, and that it's spent entirely at DALEY's discretion?
http://tinyurl.com/2kve6g

So who gets to decide how any revenue we might get from naming rights will be spent?

11/24/2007 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

I'm heartened to see that you are finally beginning to see the bigger picture SCC. Daley, being the consumate corporate whore, is primed to sell this city and its assets to the highest bidder. He has already sold off the Skyway and the public parking garages. Next on the agenda is Midway Airport with O'hare to follow [this is no joke, Daley has set up an exploratory committee to test the feasibility of this plan].

Bear in mind that once these assets have been sold off to private entities, the revenue they once generated for the city will be lost forever.

11/24/2007 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP LIVING IN YOUR DADDY'S SORDID 1972 FANTASY WORLD. WELFARE TO WORK HAS BEEN IN EFFECT SINCE 1995 NOW UNLESS YOUR TALKING ABOUT THE POROUS BORDERS THAT YOUR LORD GEORGE REFUSES TO SECURE,ALL SO THE FLOW OF ILLEGALS FOR HIS CORPORATE CRONIES PISS WAGES. WHICH IN TURN FORCES US TO SUBSIDIZDE THEIR HEALTH CARE& SCHOOLING, THEN YOU MAY HAVE A POINT.
OTHER THAN ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD...

11/24/2007 06:48:00 PM

Spoken like a true LIBTARD. I live in the hear and now.There has been and still is entire neighborhoods living on welfare for generations.What have they done to get off it? Nothing. I don't care who it is thats getting it; white ,black,hispanic,martian,it doesn't matter. I want it all to end.You stop the social payouts and you will have enough funds for everything else.Libtard!Why the hell should any 18 year old get SSI? Why should a father be paid by the state to watch his own kids?You can't get people off their asses to look for a job but they sure as hell get to the currency exchange to get THEIR money.Don't mess with me Lib I'll hand you your own ass.

11/24/2007 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous the patriot said...

Hey COLDTYPE, what gulag u been cribbin' at?
SCC's been on daley since he started this blog; and u call me a simpleton.
And what happened to your" x-wagon guy, now Im a fed" posts? I knew it was you.Yea u feds are so legit;
Im sure Whitey Bolger sends ya happy hanukah cards........

11/24/2007 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Kevin C.;

Hey Kevin, your not in the ARMY anymore. You can put your first name first!!

11/24/2007 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous sgt admiral lesner said...

to 11/24 4:23pm

I'll sponser you in when your ready.

11/24/2007 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just called 9-1-1 and Harold Chicken answered the phone. wtf?

11/24/2007 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't mess with me Lib I'll hand you your own ass.

11/24/2007 09:26:00 PM"

YOU SURE YOU WANT TO HAND THE PERSON WHO FATHERED YOU HIS OWN ASS? MOTHER WOULDN'T BE PLEASED. BTW, CLEAN UP THE BASEMENT/YOUR BEDROOM,& STOW THE GAY PORN YOUR MOTHER HAS BEEN ASKING ME QUESTIONS??

11/24/2007 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell the Commie Roosevelt University to a middle-eastern oil barron and change the name to.....
Farouk U !

11/24/2007 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Ciprianis said...

brrr-brring

"Thank you for calling Cipriani's, is this a pickup, delivery or do you need police to respond?"

"Uh, yeah, I have someone with a huge ax trying to bust down my front door. Can ya send a cop out? Also, please have them bring an X-Large House pizza, thin crust?"

You rock Mayor Daley!!!! not!!

11/25/2007 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For public relations lets put black crosses on each beat car for each homicide victim 0n the beat. I think each district christmass tree should have a picture of the unfortunate departies in the districts except eleven,seven,four and three would run out of branches but: they could share with the slower districts 16, 23, 12 etc. maybe we could glue the graduation photos and rap sheets on the bean for all to see

11/25/2007 12:46:00 AM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

"Hey COLDTYPE, what gulag u been cribbin' at?"
-Patriot

Yes Patriot I call you a simpleton because that is what you have demonstrated yourself to be in virtually all of our previous exchanges. So far you’ve done nothing to change that impression.

My post was not a criticism of SCC’s position but a reinforcement of it while advancing a theme I’ve taken up with them in the past, namely that corporate encroachment of the public sphere is all-encompassing and malignant. It’s here where SCC and I differ for I believe that Daley is merely a tool of these forces not the catalyst that many perceive.

11/25/2007 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When prisoners are processed at the lockup they should be given a coupon book upon release.

11/25/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD jackets should have sponsor patches like NASCAR.

11/25/2007 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it amazing folks here attack Coldtype when he brings up several good points. What's the beef?

As to his being a fed, or an ex-wagon guy as posted, I have no idea of what you speak. Either offer proof or be quiet!

I think the conservatives are afraid of the liberals on this job. All three of them. No, make that four, I forgot about Shadi.

11/25/2007 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

three...Shadi and Lefty were the same guy. SCC proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

11/25/2007 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY LIBS! You were up in arms at the thought of Walmart being allowed in Chicago because it would ruin the character of the city. Are you going to sit by and say nothing about corporate logo's being plastered on everything? "Hey honey, let's take the kids to see the L.L. Bean, then take a walk on Old Navy Pier. If there's time we can even go to McDonald's Art museum."

11/25/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10:15 poster:

Wrong, Shadi and lefty were not the same guy. Shadi is a North Sider and lefty is a South Sider. Shadi was here first. Then lefty, and now Coldtype.

11/25/2007 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...I live in the hear and now...

Bwaaahahahahaha!!!

11/26/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets take daleys "fleet" of city owned cars and advertise for the mob! It would be proper seeing that daley makes John Gotti look like he was an altar boy!

11/26/2007 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the inside of cells and lockups? That would seem to be prime for law office ads, rehab services, cab companies, PI attorneys and the People Law Office.

How about lockup ads reading "Think you don't belong where you are at right now? Call Attorney Muhammad T. Jones and fie a suit against your arresting officer today. Cash advances available."

11/26/2007 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
how about ads on the top of police cruisers just like cabs have!

11/24/2007 11:55:00 AM

That's just silly. The ads should only go on the top of the exempts' take-home cars.

11/26/2007 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SGT RB from Midway could advertise his e-bay store.

11/28/2007 08:25:00 PM  

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