Sunday, August 24, 2008

More Waste Discovered

Too bad there aren't any real investigative reporters around any more. They could really do some damage to the mayor by doing a little poking around. We received the following e-mail:
  • Dear SCC,

    There was recently a rash of thefts on the west side. The big iron grates the city puts on the ground around trees were disappearing. CPD caught two of the thieves with the help of a recycling yard owner who called and delayed the scrappers.

    During the investigation, officers were informed that the value of the iron as scrap was about $40. When the officers called Streets and San, they asked for a retail value for a felony upgrade. It appears the landscapers who do business with the city charge them $1,000 for a set of these things. I have to get into the landscaping business.

    Keep up the good work.

    [name withheld by request]
$1,000 for $40 bucks worth of scrap? No wonder the mayor is $420 million in the hole. Anyone else have similar tales of waste?

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81 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait plan in works for city to take over a few thousand residences and 300 business along the rapid lines from both airports. The plan is to have a high speed rail along side the current one. The plan calls for almost 3,000 homes to be demolished most on the N/W & S/W sides. This will be coming soon due to the plunge in home prices. If you live within 3 blocks of the rapid transit your on the radar !!!!!!!!!!

8/24/2008 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we shall over come, just look we can sell it for scrap when we become detriot number 2

8/24/2008 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

same thing with the coils in central air units-- scrap value of about twenty dollars but several thousand for the home or business owner to fix.

8/24/2008 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's not waste.....it's corruption.
nobody is pulling a fast one on the city.
connected people are getting lucrative contracts.
this is not rocket science.......this is city hall business as usual.
is there even one honest to god reporter left in this town ?

8/24/2008 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For God's sake...it's not the worth of the materials...it's all of the graft that is behind it!! Helloo flower pots, hello other fencing!!! A committee to oversee the committee!

Makes me wanna vomit. How do these people sleep at night?

8/24/2008 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, OT a bit--

There is no other way to describe it, than heart-breaking--you try to do the right thing, then there you go. Put in your place.

My question is, why can't somebody help us? Oh yeah, I forget...I tried to be a whistleblower and the person I talked to told me he would deny he'd ever met me. The information I had was 'too explosive.' Never heard from him again.

I'm not talking little shit...

When you go to THOSE guys, and THEY tell you to keep your mouth shut, where do you go then? Then was called in to be interviewed by 'letter people'. They knew who and when and what I discussed with who, and what day and time...when I thought I was anonymous.......BEWARE!

Seriously. Where? Who? Somebody tell me~

8/24/2008 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's one. Whenever the mayor-emporer is going to be at an event ie , a parade, a school opening, a HUGE crew of streets and san workers are out there cleaning up garbage from any area that he might see. This has to cost a fortune, because these guys will work on the Sat or Sun before he appears. I have worked in all the bad areas of the city and have seen it time and again, most recently at the Englewood "Back to School" parade. I am not sure who orders this work to be done.

8/24/2008 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"China invested more than $40 billion in the games, which it viewed as a chance to show the world its dramatic economic progress."

The Runt think he can compete w/ this?
His answer to fiscal responsibility is a 3mil furlough savings on a 420 Million Gap.
This Olympic nonsense is another misguided diversion,nothing more.

8/24/2008 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor owners the Newspapers. that's why there's only bad press for the police. Wake up! When was the last time the police were given a good review?

8/24/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THE SAD PART ABOUT THIS CASE IS AN OFFICER ACTUALLY DIDNT JUST CHARGE THE GOOFS WITH A MISD.

AND THEN THEY ACTUALLY HAD A DICK WORK ON THE CASE OF A TREE DECORATION.

NEXT TIME ALL STARS CHARGE THEM WITH THE MISD. AND TELL THE CITY TO BRING IN A RECEIPT AT MISD COURT 4 THE UPGRADE.

LET ME GUESS THE OFFICERS WERE A TACT TEAM FROM 13.
LET C 3 TACT GUYS 2 DICKS SPENT ABOUT 6 HOURS ON CRAP. HOW MAUCH WAS THAT AT TIME AND A HALF.

NO CONTRACT! NO FELONYS! NO REVENUE!

8/24/2008 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the flood of Montrose Ave last year? A large water main broke and flooded the street and businesses on both sides of Montrose in the 1800 block.

The City did their usual no-bid thing and closed the street and worked around the clock to get it repaired and new concrete put down along with new curbs and sidewalks and got it back open again within two weeks at enormous cost.

Now the 1800 block of Montrose is closed AGAIN and the same area that was torn up and replaced at enormous cost is, get this, torn up and being replaced AGAIN. and again this is at enormous cost and Montrose is closed to eastbound traffic.

Why is this? What repair did the first crew fuck up or forget? Who pays? The company that might have fucked up or WE TAXPAYERS who again pay for the City fuckups?

8/24/2008 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times was the concrete replaced under Millennium Park? The Mayor wanted it done fast and ordered it begun without all the engineering studies or even a complete set of plans. The result was many tens of millions or more of concrete work had to be torn out, thrown away and re-done.

The City blamed the contractor and then refused to pay them. No doubt they weren't Walsh or some other connected firm. The contractor had to sue the City and wait years to get any money. The outcome of this suit and settlement was not made public.

Why?

Because many millions more were paid out on top of the hundreds of millions of original cost over runs; this is just more of the hidden cost of Millennium Park which was never publicized.

How Daley isn't indicted, tried and incarcerated for crimes against humanity is beyond me.

8/24/2008 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comparing the scrap value to the installed value is not a fair comparison. There is a lot of labor and equipment cost that goes in to the price of the work, too. If you broke down a brand new car and sold it as scrap metal you'd probably only get a few hundred dollars.

That being said, there is plenty of waste built into construction prices. How much equipment and material does the contractor have to replace on his own dime because it is stolen or destroyed by the idiots in the neighborhoods these projects are supposed to improve?

...not to mention the number of worthless subcontractors and half-assed workers they have to hire to meet contract requirements or keep the political hacks happy. Cops aren't the only ones who have to deal with "reverends" or "merit".

8/24/2008 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Waste Me Batman!!!

Huge amounts of wasted taxpayer dollars can be found in the budget. All you have to do is look. Nobody at City Hall questions anything where the money is going? Cut back 30% of the theft payouts to selected vendors and Chicago would have a balanced budget.

8/24/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's one. Whenever the mayor-emporer is going to be at an event ie , a parade, a school opening, a HUGE crew of streets and san workers are out there cleaning up garbage from any area that he might see. This has to cost a fortune, because these guys will work on the Sat or Sun before he appears. I have worked in all the bad areas of the city and have seen it time and again, most recently at the Englewood "Back to School" parade. I am not sure who orders this work to be done.

8/24/2008 04:48:00 AM

So fuckin true! I saw it done many times while working in 011. The parks, recreation areas where the kids play would be fealthy with beer bottle and garbage and since the mayor was scheduled to be there for some bullshit, streets and san. crews would be there a few hours earlier cleaning up mowing the grass and wacking weeds. Then they would leave and never seen again till the next event. Unfuckinbelievable!!!

8/24/2008 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they really want to save money, its time to cut down on the number of aldermen in the city. One per police district would be a start. Come on city hall, lets get busy. Save big money!!

8/24/2008 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously. Where? Who? Somebody tell me~

8/24/2008 04:24:00 AM

I'll bet John Northen could tell you. He knows stuff like that. John, where are you???

8/24/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the Mayor contracting to purchase the hospital property (38 acres) for what? 87 Million. Even a million an acre is too much.

Yet the old St Francis Hospital in Blue Island sold for $1.00.

WTF!

8/24/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wait til the olympics......

8/24/2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Webber is landscaping, the company responsible for maintaining/watering the flower pots is run by the daughter of Ald. Mell.

Do we need flower pots in the streets when we are talking about laying off cops??

8/24/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah,salaries for thousands of irish welfare recipients in the city.

8/24/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"China invested more than $40 billion in the games, which it viewed as a chance to show the world its dramatic economic progress."

The Runt think he can compete w/ this?
][][][][


HAHA. "HE" aint doing shit! "YOU" will be.

Go RIO!

8/24/2008 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest waste - CAPS

8/24/2008 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

You'll see situations like this that will escalate. No thanks to our Mayor and city for jacking up the taxes, etc so high that people are resorting to crime. Soon visitors will no longer come to our city and people that reside here will either stay home or go out to the burbs for shopping, entertainment, dining, etc.

My boyfriend's mother took us out Friday night on a cruise out of Navy Pier for his birthday. His mom had sent him a copy of the email confirmation so he could send me instructions, dress attire, etc. He noticed that it also included how much she pauid and a breakdown:

There was about $100.00 in city taxes on the tab...

8/24/2008 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is, why can't somebody help us? Oh yeah, I forget...I tried to be a whistleblower and the person I talked to told me he would deny he'd ever met me. The information I had was 'too explosive.' Never heard from him again.

==========================
The answer: NO! Do you think the FBI cares?? Do you think the FBI is not compromised? Do you think they do not have their hand out? Why do you think CPD's Organized Crime Div stops at the Latin Kings and the GD's? Why do you think Vice Cnrtl Sect only focuses on ghetto streetwalkers on Cicero Ave?

Miriam Santos did not flip.

Hanhardt did not flip.

Sorich did not flip.

Laski did not flip.

Reyes is not going to flip.

Troutman is not going to flip.

You do not flip on the God-King that makes the sun rise in the morning, the tides crash against the shore, the wind blow and rain fall. 'He Who Breathes Life into the City' does not get flipped upon.

You better shut the fvck up and PRAY TO HIM that you get a pension at the end of your worthless career.

8/24/2008 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. The waste created by pretending to have a remote chance at the Olympics. The priorities of this administration are completely out of whack.

8/24/2008 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the waste creted by trying to get the Olympics.

8/24/2008 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys in 012 grabbed a few in the process of loading grates into a car.

A call is made to Streets and Sanitation and they confirm the value.

ASA's say no upgrade without a receipt for the grates.

The city and county that works.

8/24/2008 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to the Inspector General, Hoffman. This guy is not a Daley guy and would love nothing better than to get Daley or someone connected to him.

8/24/2008 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah....a $40,000 vehicle is only worth a few hundred when it is sold for scrap!!!

8/24/2008 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You talk about waste. Open your eyes to all the city workers from general services and other departments when they prepare to swipe out for the days. How can you you leave a job site location and drive to the district you live in, park in front or around the corner of the police near you for an hour or two, come in and swipe out. The gas pump lot is also blocked with these guys personal vehicles.

Do you think you or I could leave our assigned district or unit two hours early, drive to our district of residence and hang around waiting for the right time. I don't think so.

So when you see these guys parked where it says for police vehicles only, MOVE 'EM. Must be nice to have a 5 or six hour day.

Pam Zeckmen, shit like this is right up your ally. Get on it!

8/24/2008 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait plan in works for city to take over a few thousand residences and 300 business along the rapid lines from both airports. The plan is to have a high speed rail along side the current one. The plan calls for almost 3,000 homes to be demolished most on the N/W & S/W sides. This will be coming soon due to the plunge in home prices. If you live within 3 blocks of the rapid transit your on the radar !!!!!!!!!!

With Eminent Domain, they don't have do anything now, just declare it on your property and the value freezes at the current price. You may not know until you go to sell that your property is affected. Rosemont did it to people who used to live where the Horizon is.

8/24/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"China invested more than $40 billion in the games, which it viewed as a chance to show the world its dramatic economic progress."

Can you imagine what that would be in actually Chicago dollars? Most of the workers on that "birds nest" were in 6th grade when it was decided that they would be welders for that project. Plus the shipping on the Chinese made products has to be dirt compared to what we would pay. All of the official "olympic" merchandise only had to go 200 klicks to get to the sellers.

8/24/2008 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad did landscaping work for the city, He sent them a bill for the work then received a phone call from the aldermans office saying the bill was to cheap and to jack it up a little as the city would not be able to justify the bills paid to the other companies. To make a long story short he longer puts in any bids for city work. Because my dads an honest man.

8/24/2008 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live near Elston ave on the north side,some years back Daley had these Black planter type boxes placed near the corners, yet today they are used as a rusted garbage cans. I would love to know what we taxpayers had to pay for additional clutter on the street.

8/24/2008 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"China invested more than $40 billion in the games, which it viewed as a chance to show the world its dramatic economic progress."



That would be Communist China son, Bush has sold the United States to them. 2 Billion a day he receives. We are in deep shit.

8/24/2008 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's not waste.....it's corruption.
nobody is pulling a fast one on the city.
connected people are getting lucrative contracts.
this is not rocket science.......this is city hall business as usual.
is there even one honest to god
reporter left in this town ?

8/24/2008 02:04:00 AM

Just a suggestion. Fuck the mainstream media/reporters. What this town needs are political papparazzi. Ship them in from California so they are not afraid of losing their job and put them to work. Yes, instead of following celebrities around to catch them picking their nose, they can mercilessly fuck with politicians. Set up stings. Follow them around day and night. And there'd be nothing the political hacks could do about it. Nothing. I guarantee, if someone organized an idea like this it would take hardly any money and it would be the reality shows of all reality shows. Ordinary people would be glued to their television sets watching these papparazzi connect all the dots, illuminate the relationships, outline the sleazy deals and costly pilfering. Oh God, it would be the greatest show of all time. They would make a fucking fortune! I can't believe it hasn't been done.

Fuck Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, follow Ed Burke around all day---show us how many cops he has protecting him, let's see the expensive cameras he has watching his home and brand new cars that wait idling day and night that we pay for. Talk about intrigue. And the Reverends---wouldn't that be special? Let's see Rev. Meeks taking off in his jet plane and be there when it lands at the casino. How about following "da blood" around to see where Fr. Pfleger makes his rounds. Let's not forget Todd (I can't talk OR read) Stroger---who does he have lunch with? And young Threemil, wouldn't it be just wonderful to document every spontaneous un-edited word he utters?

It's an idea whose time has come. Now maybe someone can come up with a title for the show?

8/24/2008 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone has to work to form the grates out of a molten metal, not that I don't agree with the message, but $1000 seems about right. scrap is always much less.

8/24/2008 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start with motor maint. Div. Those guys are frickin useless. They cant even fix brakes right

8/24/2008 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone has to work to form the grates out of a molten metal, not that I don't agree with the message, but $1000 seems about right. scrap is always much less.

++++++++++

These aren't wrought or ornamental iron works. They are poured into sand molds, cooled, hammered loose and buffed smooth. They barely get a coat of rust-o-leum to keep them looking pretty. Go look at these things around the trees. Any more than $250 bucks and someone's ripping someone off.

8/24/2008 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"...this is just more of the hidden cost of Millennium Park which was never publicized."
________________________________
It was publicized. Here at SCC by a few posters. Millenium Park hit the BILLION mark in 1998. The concrete story is on target. Concrete is expensive. Tearing out concrete is terribly more expensive. The cost of Millenium Park was greater than a BILLION; not the half billion bullshit. Note to Frank and Frannie over at Sun Times, are you two happy that you're lap dogs for Daley? Or just happy to have a job in these economic times?

8/24/2008 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the feds should look into the sewer restrictor program they dont work. they have caused millions in damage.private property. the plastic vortex cost about 100.00$. the steel almost double that. not including labor.

8/24/2008 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bigger question- why bother putting this fancy grates on the westside???? Hello!!!! how long did they expect them to stay there??

8/24/2008 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. SouthSide says---

"I live near Elston Ave. on the north side..."

You have my sympathies.

8/24/2008 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...my dads an honest man..."

Maybe he should have taken the money and got you a little better education, including the use of apostrophes.

8/24/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Renee--you have a boyfriend now?? Thanks for breaking my heart.

8/24/2008 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to all the overtime money that K.K. stole for herself and her friends while at the airport?? Nothing! She's connected alright.

8/24/2008 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Here's one. Whenever the mayor-emporer is going to be at an event ie , a parade, a school opening, a HUGE crew of streets and san workers are out there cleaning up garbage from any area that he might see. This has to cost a fortune, because these guys will work on the Sat or Sun before he appears. I have worked in all the bad areas of the city and have seen it time and again, most recently at the Englewood "Back to School" parade. I am not sure who orders this work to be done.

8/24/2008 04:48:00 AM

So fuckin true! I saw it done many times while working in 011. The parks, recreation areas where the kids play would be fealthy with beer bottle and garbage and since the mayor was scheduled to be there for some bullshit, streets and san. crews would be there a few hours earlier cleaning up mowing the grass and wacking weeds. Then they would leave and never seen again till the next event. Unfuckinbelievable!!!

8/24/2008 09:39:00 AM
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remember when then-president clinton came to the robert taylor homes in the early-mid 1990's? they cleaned up the projects and even put water in the pool--lol. i guess they didnt want the democratic president to see how the people who voted for him actually lived

8/24/2008 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where,Who, somebody tell me... Do yourself a favor and forget about it.Trust me when I tell you nobody cares or wants to hear it.If you go to someone..even the G you put your family in danger.Do not trust any of these so called saviors, there are none. Do your time and run from this shithole.

8/24/2008 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bet John Northen could tell you. He knows stuff like that. John, where are you???
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Who is John Northen? If you're not just making a joke, let me know. Although based on my previous reception, there really ISN'T anywhere to go, except maybe John Kass....

8/24/2008 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

China invested more than $40 billion in the games, which it viewed as a chance to show the world its dramatic economic progress."

"That would be Communist China son, Bush has sold the United States to them. 2 Billion a day he receives. We are in deep shit."

8/24/2008 02:10:00 PM

100% right! This is going to be the real problem of the next three decades. Fuck the Gangbangers and petty crooks like the Aldercreatures; the Bush Administration has sold our future to the Chinese. If they decide to call in their IOU's, we will be more fucked than the British. The sub-prime mortgage crisis is just the tip of the iceberg. With the way the economy is going, Obama and Mc Cain should be fighting to throw the election.

8/24/2008 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for breaking my heart.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

SCC is really my #1 man ...

xoxoxoxoxo

8/24/2008 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for CPS. They'll steal the gold or silver out of your teeth if they can. CPS is a den of theives. Tell Meeks to get his bible thumpin' people to quit stealing and CPS would have some money.

8/24/2008 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc you should be ashamed of yourself. Did you really think that the city is paying for $1000 for something that is worth only $40?

Didn't you consider that the production costs of a specialty item, that I'm certain was cast iron, would grossly overshadow the scrap price.

The scrap price simply reflects the after market value of the raw material only. Production costs, delivery and handling, finshing and placement would all be factored into the price the city pays.

Please refrain from making such silly, uninformed statements that only fuel the idiots that make this site the mockery that it has become.

You should know better. If you're going to make fun of the assholes that run this city, it behooves you to get the facts straight.

Then you, and we, for that matter, would not sound like the big bunch of mindless idiots that the population thinks we are.

8/24/2008 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If they decide to call in their IOU's, we will be more fucked than the British. The sub-prime mortgage crisis is just the tip of the iceberg. With the way the economy is going, Obama and Mc Cain should be fighting to throw the election.

8/24/2008 09:00:00 PM"



What would happen if we, as a nation, reneged on these IOU's?

8/24/2008 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe he should have taken the money and got you a little better education, including the use of apostrophes.

8/24/2008 05:25:00 PM"



Maybe you should stick your ' up your ass.

8/24/2008 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you broke down a brand new car and sold it as scrap metal you'd probably only get a few hundred dollars.

8/24/2008 08:51:00 AM"


Great analogy, comparing an automobile, with thousands of parts, to a fucking two piece casting.


Fucking moron.

8/24/2008 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the money and got you a little better education,


You may want to take your own advice.

8/24/2008 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the $$ f$ck-up at O'hare airport? The huge NEW metal awnings on the top level are falling apart. There are guys 24-7 inspecting them and re-soddering cracks DAILY. Apparantly the architect did not account for Chicago weather and the material they used (expansion and receding) and it is all F$cked-up. The problem will never go away and they will always need someone to make repairs. Check out all the extra pillars they added so that the whole thing doesn't tumble down. Talk about a money pit. Oh yea, let's bring on the Olympics.
"Welcome to Chicago".

8/24/2008 11:59:00 PM  
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4:24 AM

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8/25/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ever see those boxes of rags really just torn up t-shirts laying aroud the fueling sites guess what the city pays per box, , $75.00

8/25/2008 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your kidding right?

People actually steal stuff, then sell it for scrap??

Huh...who'd have thunk it.

8/25/2008 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why don't they just start throwing some fucking rose petals wherever richie walks?

8/25/2008 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all stems from the City Department of Procurement Services. A fucking bunch of thieves down there for sure. They were the ones who let the "African American" owned dead body removal service charge the city $800.00 to take a body to the morgue.

8/25/2008 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Webber is landscaping, the company responsible for maintaining/watering the flower pots is run by the daughter of Ald. Mell.

Do we need flower pots in the streets when we are talking about laying off cops??

8/24/2008 10:20:00 AM

And has all the airport contracts, plus how many illegals work for them? Why do the trucks not have proper city stickers and some expired license plates? Come on dick mell your a millionaire many times over, you put the guy who is not even qualified to sell street wise as the govenor, how much are you dropping to daley & crew?

8/25/2008 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the body removal service charging $800 a body, why not go back to having the wagon guys do it at sgt. pay? I donno, $40 body compared to $800? Somebody getting kickbacks.

8/25/2008 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous ricky don't lose that number said...

"Great analogy, comparing an automobile, with thousands of parts, to a fucking two piece casting.


Fucking moron.

8/24/2008 11:26:00 PM"


Actually, a great analogy would be comparing the fence casting to your two piece pink neon steely dan.

Fucking dildo.

8/25/2008 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LANDSCAOERS ARE FULL OF ILLEGALS AS WORKERS> REMEMBER ALL YOU THAT ARE MAN ENOUGH OR FIT ENOUGH TO CUT YOUR OWN GRASS> JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE THAT ARE WATERING OR PLANTING THE FLOWERS> MAYBE AN ICE RAID IS IN ORDER

8/25/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thievery, corruption and waste has been instrumental in every aspect of city agency operations. A million years ago I worked at the Cultural Center (Chicago Public Library) when it still had books. The head of the circulation dept did not like how the new marble circulation desk looked. They dismantled it and reconstructed it three times. First it was too high, then it didn't have a wide enough accessway, then it wasn't long enough....shades of Goldilocks...well too sum up a long story...they no longer circulate books...the desk is gone only the wasted tax dollars linger on.....

8/25/2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the feds should look into the sewer restrictor program they dont work. they have caused millions in damage.private property. the plastic vortex cost about 100.00$. the steel almost double that. not including labor.

8/24/2008 05:08:00 PM



Dude, the Feds DON'T CARE!!! Quit with that already.

8/25/2008 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's just great! is the city gonna give me what i paid or leave me upside down on the biggest purchase of my life?

8/25/2008 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Ro said...

The city also settles on wrongful death lawsuits, especially when our officers are in their God given right in using deadly force. WHY DO THEY SETTLE ALL THESE LAWSUITS????

8/25/2008 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What would happen if we, as a nation, reneged on these IOU's?

8/24/2008 11:18:00 PM"


No more unwanted pregnancies 4 u, because you'd finally have $$$ to buy IUD's that fit.

8/25/2008 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all stems from the City Department of Procurement Services. A fucking bunch of thieves down there for sure. They were the ones who let the "African American" owned dead body removal service charge the city $800.00 to take a body to the morgue.

8/25/2008 05:12:00 AM

You mean the body removal service that started losing bodies? Did the CPD ever lose a dead body?

8/25/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HATER said...

THE SAD PART ABOUT THIS CASE IS AN OFFICER ACTUALLY DIDNT JUST CHARGE THE GOOFS WITH A MISD.

AND THEN THEY ACTUALLY HAD A DICK WORK ON THE CASE OF A TREE DECORATION.

NEXT TIME ALL STARS CHARGE THEM WITH THE MISD. AND TELL THE CITY TO BRING IN A RECEIPT AT MISD COURT 4 THE UPGRADE.

LET ME GUESS THE OFFICERS WERE A TACT TEAM FROM 13.
LET C 3 TACT GUYS 2 DICKS SPENT ABOUT 6 HOURS ON CRAP. HOW MAUCH WAS THAT AT TIME AND A HALF.

NO CONTRACT! NO FELONYS! NO REVENUE!

8/24/2008 08:21:00 AM

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hey hater..yeah thats exactly what you are. these pieces of shit stole about 30 of these grates from the sidewalk. and i have a great sergeant that followed up with scrape yards giving them a heads up. the scrap yard called my sgt who was off duty at the time and we went and locked the bitches up.

youre a jag off. because these are the same fucks who are burglarizing everything in the city, ripping out piping from the walls etc.

so yeah if you had a hold of the report you would know they were charged with a misd you jagoff. we advised the dicks because of the 2 previous theft of $20,000+. we did our job. and the fucks got out in 8 hours. so go fuck yourself because you are too lazy to try and get a felony arrest and help the dets out by making an arrest and closing a case.

8/25/2008 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The city also settles on wrongful death lawsuits, especially when our officers are in their God given right in using deadly force. WHY DO THEY SETTLE ALL THESE LAWSUITS????

8/25/2008 01:12:00 PM"

It's a matter of economics oh ignorant one. The actuary determines in the long run, it's cheaper to settle than pay exorbinant legal fees.

8/25/2008 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen a couple of wasteful things in my neighborhood that are nutty as a Squirrels breakfast:

I live in the 18th District. There is a park called Connors Park that is bounded by Walbash, Rush and Chestnut.

A year or two ago, the city redeveloped the Park.

The first pissing away of our money I observed was the steel fencing that was put up around the Park. At first, the fencing that went up around the park was about chest high (I'm 5'9"). Then right after the job was completed, the fencing was torn down and replaced with fencing that was about 10 inches high.

The second pissing away of money I observed at the same Park was where the Park was completely landscaped with new bushes and then after it was completed all the bushes were pulled out and the park was re-landscaped.

Both the re-fencing and re-landscaping was done a few weeks after each improvement was completed.

Another screwball thing I observed was by the Viagra Triangle, the streets bounded by State, Rush and Bellevue.

The City had guys out there with Jack Hammers ripping up all the street corners and then pouring concrete, replacing the old curbs.

I noticed this was done at other corners such as Dearborn and Walton.

Then after the new curbs were laid and the concrete had set, a number of weeks later, I again saw guys out there with jack hammers ripping up the new curbs and replacing them with curbs that are wheelchair accessible.

Now call me jaded, but that just doesn't happen. It's done so that the city can steal from the taxpayers. Just like that asphalt scandal.

-Not a Cop

8/25/2008 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the scandals

Millenium Park
Duffs
Hired Truck
Land Deals
Park Grill
Ashpalt
Time-Clock Fraud...

Daley could have given you guys a fucking reasonable contract.

8/25/2008 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where,Who, somebody tell me... Do yourself a favor and forget about it.Trust me when I tell you nobody cares or wants to hear it.If you go to someone..even the G you put your family in danger.Do not trust any of these so called saviors, there are none. Do your time and run from this shithole.


Take his advice. I tried years ago the city came after me and I was branded a malcontent. I ran away broke with my tail between my legs.

8/25/2008 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now call me jaded, but that just doesn't happen. It's done so that the city can steal from the taxpayers. Just like that asphalt scandal.


Tommy Byrnes (The thumb) he did the cover up for shortshanks on this one.

8/25/2008 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Then you, and we, for that matter, would not sound like the big bunch of mindless idiots that the population thinks we are.

8/24/2008 11:04:00 PM"




Speak for yourself, idiot.

8/26/2008 06:25:00 PM  

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