Wednesday, October 15, 2008

City Service Cuts

  • Mayor Richard Daley said Tuesday he will shut down city services except for police and fire for three days during holiday weeks as he tries to cut spending.

    City offices will be shuttered as employees take unpaid days off the day after Thanksgiving, on Christmas Eve and on New Year's Eve this year and next year for a total of six days.

  • Dennis Gannon, head of the Chicago Federation of Labor, said it is not clear what the unions can do to avert the city's shutdown.

    "At the end of the day, I don't believe there is much we can do about it," Gannon said.
And this will only save about $20 million (the budget "hole" is now at $469 million).

No word on when aldercreatures will be giving up their discretionary funds, their $110,000 "part-time" salaries, their D-3 bodyguard details, and anything else that isn't balanced on the backs of city workers rather than the over bloated bureaucracy and top heavy management.

We can hardly wait for the actual budget to be released.

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95 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the unions had any balls they would sue the city and attempt to get them to use the 3 billion or so that they are sitting on. They may not win, but it would at least cause a stir.

10/15/2008 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone articulate where the Skyway Money is?

How much revenue is generated at Ohare and Midway airports?

How much from the utilites comes in? City Stickers?

If I write $1000. in parking tickets how much of that money is actually collected?

If I was running my household finances like the city's where would I be?

How long before we have a direct payroll deduction for our city stickers, water bills etc?

10/15/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Detective ShavedLongcock said...

Maybe if Mayor Daley ordered that all kickbacks, graft and bribes be furloughed one day a week, the city would have a billion dollar surplus.

10/15/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Missy Again.... said...

Missy here people,

I told you people, now our poor beloved mayor has to make cuts.

My uncle Tom Byrne (rtd) is mad too. He said the police should take a pay cut for not writing parkers. My lawyer husband, Ira told Uncle Tom that he thinks the police are well over paid. Like a good wife, I said nothing people.

I know in my heart how our beloved Mayor is suffering, please write a book of parkers every day. I knnow you can never write nearly 1,000 a week like me...but then that is why Uncle Tom and out beloved Mayor calls me the "parking ticket guru".

I may have that Yeast infection from too much baking for Ira, but I went to work and wrote 199 Monday.

My question to all you people, When was the last time you wrote a 100 parkers a week for our beloved mayor ?

Start writing people, our mayor can only love us so much then he will get mad. He is really trying to give us a 1.5 % raise over 3 years. Do you part people, for a Mayor that loves us all.

Be safe,
Missy 001 District.

10/15/2008 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cut the alderman down to 10 that is plenty! D-3 details elimate all of them1 Eddie burke has what 2 guys all the time cut that to 1, so he can sit in the front and open his own car doors! The treasurer why does she even have a detail waste of manpower and new police spec crown vic, not counting all the free fuel they waste! cut jackie heard $172,000+ to be daleys mouthpiece, also monique bond not needed, get rid of alderman dicks mels christy webber landscaping which is raping the city plus all the illegals working for him! stop o'hare projects,close schools,layoff teachers we are in a crisis right mayor dumb dumb! send all illegals home, obey federal law hey daley this would save at least a billion a year you crooked idiot!

10/15/2008 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crises or not, Shortshank's D-3 drivers, butlers, valets and yard boys will not be cut from his bloated detail.

10/15/2008 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off track

any word on the source of the nannycam found in the wc office in 15?

10/15/2008 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sgt gill on mids in 006 is the worst made it by merit in 004 run out of 003 and then sent to 004 since they made her. run out of 004. took 30 for fighting with a battalion chief during a fire who was capt. mags brother. only loves dogs who do nothing. hates young working po's. the worst boss in the city. she is insane.

10/15/2008 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this include Dickhead & his aldercreatures ?

10/15/2008 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

public safety and city services last on Daley's list. obviously, more flower pots, revamping the fountain and more beutification of downtown area to fool the public and visitors more important. Daley is soley to blame for the budget in red. he's always had and always will have uncontrollable wasted spending. He dug the hole we're in. Pull some of all that stolen money you've got socked away and fix the problem you created.

10/15/2008 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it looks like "Chalkie" became "Gooey" in 023 Dist yesterday. A badly decomposed body with a chord tied around his neck was found 4 feet under a sewer cap in Clarendon Park. Will this be remain just a death investigation?

10/15/2008 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should make SGT Jimmy Cascone from 021 the new Supt. Worked with this guy in 001 and 008 and this guy was the real police. It's time to make a SGT the next Supt. This guy remembers how it is to wear a blue shirt, plus he's really bright. Jimmy Cascone for Supt!!!!

Charlie C. (Retired)

10/15/2008 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Great Video:
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=6423389

10/14/2008 08:41:00 PM



Chief Ramsey: The best guy to get the hell out of here!

10/15/2008 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous lt. richie scotchbreath said...

Hi boys and girls, it's your favorite boss, Lt. Richie Scotchbreath. And I have a great idea on how to reduce this budget shortage. {Hic-up, Burp, Bad Gas, I think I blew a hole in my undiepants}

Close off all streets to the city from the suburbs. Have toll booths at various controlled entrances/exits to the city. Charge all these suburbanites $1.00 to enter and ext the city. With all the people who come from the burbs to work, drink and see Chicago daily, the city can take in over a billion dollars a year. {Hic-up, Burp, Bad Gas, I think I blew a hole in my undiepants}
This way we fuck the suburban fuckers who come here and never pay any city taxes.

Capt. Jimbo Spratte and I can be head of the security detail for this cash machine program. We would run a tight ship on this endeavor. We could even count all the money this takes in at TR's PUB. Nobody is going to rob a police bar. {Hic-up, Burp, Bad Gas, I think I blew a hole in my undiepants}

Well I got to run. Capt. Spratte and I purchased the "Buns of Steel" video at a garage sale and we are going to work out to it together. Remember, Men with tight cheeks make women weak!

Sincerely,
Lt. Richie Scotchbreath

10/15/2008 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do these shutdown include lucrative contracts for all of Daley's relatives? This POS acts like the city is his personal piggy bank.

10/15/2008 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous LT. said...

AT LEAST THE ADS AT THE ACADEMY WILL BE CUT BECAUSE THE LAWSUITS AGAINST HIM. RECRUITS WERE GRANTED A FEDERAL COURT CASE THAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN. THIS WILL OPEN UP A CAN OF WORMS. IT WILL BE VERY HARD TO COVER THIS ONE UP.

10/15/2008 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
How about a thread on "Where Mayor Daley has gone wrong", the scumtimes is running a simular column.

10/15/2008 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job Shortshanks. Way to screw those families right before the holidays.

Did you take a pay cut? Did your alderthieves? You lying, thieving, corrupt piece of smelly shit.

10/15/2008 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to me Daley's delay in negotiating a contract may help him. He can cry to blues to the arbitrator and we see no raise.

10/15/2008 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck that...if they are cutting services then cut off the taxes that people are paying for these services...... punk ass daley.....

10/15/2008 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare you question the aldermanic perks...er-operating expenses.
These alderman are available 24/7/365 for the people of Chitroit.

With out these bastions for the people, Chitroit would crumble.

10/15/2008 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Great retirement party last night for Sgt. Al Piantkowski at FOP Hall. The CPD and 018 are losing a great fellow.

"Sgt. Al" was always so damn modest and self-effacing. I credit Al with being instrumental in the designation of the north meeting room at 018 as the "Severin-Rizzato Room" in memory of our fallen brothers who were ambushed in the then bloody Cabrini-Green.

He was always in the forefront in honoring our fallen warriors and the annual trips to the Police Memorial in D.C.

I told Steve Georgas that I want to come back as Supv. 1820 on days. Not enough juice.

All the best to Al and his lovely wife.

10/15/2008 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myself and my little minion have solved the budget crisis!!!
I am holding your contract talks up until you give me................. ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!

10/15/2008 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

I still think the Aldercreatures are overpaid. Cut their expenditures and give city employees except CPD, CFD, and 911 a four day work week once a month. Cha ching, Cha ching. Budget crisis over!!!

Good comment Shaved!

10/15/2008 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is pushing too hard and shall be responsible for civil disobedience, city and county wide.

Raising taxes and reducing services is playing with fire.

We've been squeezed dry.

10/15/2008 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At the end of the day, I don't believe there is much we can do about it," Gannon said.

There's plenty they can do about it, with the number one thing being to get their heads out of their a$$es like most every union and stop blindly supporting democRATs!

10/15/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me. Most city workers are quite lazy. Most don't really work very hard. Streets and San. is loaded with lots of bogus political hack jobs.

10/15/2008 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS DALEY & CITY HALL, Merry Christmas to you too....Keep trying, I'm sure you can ruin even more things for the working men and women and their families in 2009 with your wasteful spending and constant tax increases....

10/15/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who in the hell is this Sgt. Cascone. From what I reacall He's about 4 feet tall and likes to do his shopping on duty. That posting probably came from on of "his guys" how got an early duck and thinks he's a great guy now. Let's get real.
I say that Crooker from Bt. 2211 is a perfect choice as the next super. His press conferences would be 6 hrs long and then he would elbow everyone on the way out of the room and ask if they were "OK"

10/15/2008 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah he is setting this up for 1.5% raise with no retro pay citing city budget crisis. Mark my words that 16th months of retro pay (that you all have been counting on to pay that tuition for your kids) you won't see a dime. Shortshanks is setting this up just wait.

10/15/2008 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Aldermen get a 6.5% raise, yet we have to lay off city workers around the holidays? Hell, the great Ginger Rugai makes $110,000 a year to represent beverly and mt. greenwood, yet she couldn't find mt. greenwood if her life depended on it. Since Ginger is only doing half her job, she could give back $55,000 a year to the city. Same for Jody: half-job,half pay

10/15/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger Mayor Evil !!!!!!!!!!!! said...

$1,000,000

10/15/2008 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONT WRITE ANY PARKERS OR MOVERS ON THOSE HOLIDAYS, ESPECIALLY SOME OF YOU TICKET NAZIES / ASS KISSING COMPANY GUYS/GALS................

10/15/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the best to Sgt. Al Piankowski and his lovely wife and family on your retirement after 40 years of service.

All taught a lot of us, and one of those things was no matter what shit was coming from downtown to still have fun with this job.

Al, may you collect more pension checks than paychecks

10/15/2008 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Self defense or murder?
I'm going with the asshole shouldn't have been robbing anyone in the first place.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-waukegan-shooting-15-oct15,0,3213846.story

10/15/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you see any of those new median flower boxes being put in, or other projects, call the news media, and bitch like hell. Tell them to get a crew out there, or flag down one of their trucks and put the arm on them to go out there and get that on the news.

Or at the very least, post the locations here, and I or others will go get amateur videos of "your tax dollars at work" and forward it to the news media.

Stay safe, and mad as hell and we are not going to take it any more.

10/15/2008 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Barb Davis said...

I heard Big Bird was screwing with Skokie........

10/15/2008 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. For most companies, 3.9% is the average budget increase for salaries
Yes, sad but true. According to the 35th annual WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, the "actual increase in salary budgets was 3.9 percent in 2008." The number is expected to stay the same in 2009.

This means, that for most U.S. workers, the average raise will be about the same, with “high performers” receiving about a 5 percent raise, and “low performers” receiving 2 percent or less, the survey authors note.

10/15/2008 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"His Honor" is beyond satire. His past and continued conduct, is no longer a joke. Laugh if you wish. I hope it can ease the pain.
The Jokes on Us, and All the Citizens of Chicago.

10/15/2008 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it looks like "Chalkie" became "Gooey" in 023 Dist yesterday. A badly decomposed body with a chord tied around his neck was found 4 feet under a sewer cap in Clarendon Park. Will this be remain just a death investigation?

10/15/2008 01:32:00 AM

probably a city ghost payroller.

10/15/2008 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lt. said...
AT LEAST THE ADS AT THE ACADEMY WILL BE CUT BECAUSE THE LAWSUITS AGAINST HIM. RECRUITS WERE GRANTED A FEDERAL COURT CASE THAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN. THIS WILL OPEN UP A CAN OF WORMS. IT WILL BE VERY HARD TO COVER THIS ONE UP.

10/15/2008 03:06:00 AM

Who Gives A Fuck! Federal lawsuit,,,,,,oohhhh wow!
Look here Stosh. Tobias being a ranking member of the CPD has probably been sues federaly 200 or more times. So if you think he is scared of you retards, your nuts. If you spent more time doing sit ups and studying than being a whining bitch maybe you would have a gig, but instead your one the few assholes who could not finish the academy. That truly is one of the most pathetic things a person could say, you might as well walk around with dunce cap on your oversized block head.

You keep writing the same thing to the blog daily, in caps, and you wonder why nobody gives a fuck. Well that is why. You are a annoying bitch, I'm glad they fired you. Now you can apply to blowjob academy for your true calling.

-signed the polock who sick of this poor excuse for
cumm shot.

10/15/2008 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EARLY VOTING HAS STARTED!!

Remember this, if you don't vote it is as good as a vote for Obama in this state. Obama as president means a lot of payback to Richie, no more corruption investigations, no indictments and bad labor decisions.

Anita Alverez is a cop hater who wants to take police involved shootings directly to Grand Juries.

Durbin is one of the Democrats that got us into the financial mess we are in and thinks the police and military are Nazis.

For God's sake VOTE REPUBLICAN just to vote against Richie!

Also Vote NO on the Constitutional Convention. A $78 million party paid by taxpayers for lobbyists where our pension rights could be trashed.

10/15/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for making the police and fire take off three days. I for one have enough saved up to cover the lost pay. BUT now here's the catch, we ALL get to take those three days off at the same time. Imagine what would happen to this city if there were no police for just one day let alone three....

10/15/2008 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: EDDIE JOHNSON
006TH DISTRTICT COMMANDER

FROM: 006 1ST WATCH

SUBJECT: MORALE

I LIKE 006, BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE NOW... HOWEVER SINCE SGT. GILL HAS ARRIVED I HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR THE BOSSES ON MY WATCH. IS THERE NO ONE THAT CAN TELL HER TO STOP. GETTING CR'S ON WORKING OFFICERS. HAVING CHECKOFF AT 0830 (SOME OF US HAVE KIDS THAT NEED TO GET TO SCHOOL) SHE IS KILLING WORKING P.O.'S ONE BY ONE.
PLEASE... WE WORK IN 006, AND WE WORK HARD ALMOST EVERY DAMN NIGHT. WE HAVE TOO MUCH TO WORRY ABOUT ON THE STREET, NOW WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OUR OWN SGT. LOOKING FOR ANY AND EVERY REASON TO TRY TO JAM US UP.
SHE IS A HORRIBLE BOSS, HUMAN BEING, AND IN GENERAL SHE IS KILLKING YOUR WATCH!

10/15/2008 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PHUCK YOU ! Pay me. Where's our contract ?

10/15/2008 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks nephew,Robert Vanecko, a promenent member of the Daley Crime Family got caught with his hand in the public till again. Has anyone in the Daley Crime Family ever done even one decent thing? Ever done one thing on their own merit? Ever accomplished one thing without the influence of the evil Shortshanks?

10/15/2008 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make Daley's kid and nephew pay back the $2 millon they stole with their bullshit city sewer contract.

10/15/2008 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should make SGT Jimmy Cascone from 021 the new Supt. Worked with this guy in 001 and 008 and this guy was the real police. It's time to make a SGT the next Supt. This guy remembers how it is to wear a blue shirt, plus he's really bright. Jimmy Cascone for Supt!!!!

There are plenty of Sergeants out there that would make a great boss or leader that will never get the opportunity because they don't have the clout/phone call.

10/15/2008 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ott captin Para made got his named metioned on the hist channel show Gangland for his son being the leader of S/d's but said the captin wasnt involved bullshit

10/15/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Well it looks like "Chalkie" became "Gooey" in 023 Dist yesterday. A badly decomposed body with a chord tied around his neck was found 4 feet under a sewer cap in Clarendon Park. Will this be remain just a death investigation?

10/15/2008 01:32:00 AM
________________________

Of course it will...

Unless the tact team finds a beer can in the vicinity... then they'll charge the corpse with DOPW.

(yeah squad... we got one)

*high fives all around

10/15/2008 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you believe the balls of this f*&king mayor? He is laying off working people before the holidays and his alderscum agree with him?! Why don't they take a pay cut? Better yet, get rid of them ~ they are useless anyway. Why don't we sell that ugly bean? Why aren't the Feds investigating where all the money went? And get rid of J-Fed...he's overpaid too!

10/15/2008 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the average December-to-December inflation rates for the U.S. for the last 10 full years:
1997 1.7%
1998 1.6%
1999 2.7%
2000 3.4%
2001 1.6%
2002 2.4%
2003 1.9%
2004 3.3%
2005 3.4%
2006 2.5%
2007 4.1%
2008 looking to be 4.2%
Of Course Chicago & Cook County Is Probably Higher Than The Above National Average...

So for the police that deal with everybody elses bullshit and who risk their lives everyday they want to give us 0% for 1st 12 months, 1-1/2 % for next 12 months, 2% for 3rd 12 months and 4% for year 4 in the contract. fucking insulting and unacceptable.

i have to work, go to court, work special and work 2 side gigs and my wife works part time just to survive living in this city and working for this stroke we call our mayor.

10/15/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what (legit) services does da mayer and da aldermen provide???

10/15/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My uncle Tom Byrne (rtd) is mad too. He said the police should take a pay cut for not writing parkers. My lawyer husband, Ira told Uncle Tom that he thinks the police are well over paid. Like a good wife, I said nothing people.



I would LOOOOVE to see Byrne's W-2!

Dep Supe retirement package + County Dep Comm pay = $$$$$$$$$

10/15/2008 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you simpleton Obama supporters. Drink the koolade then step right up and vote.

Change Change Change, you know Adolph fucking Hitler gave great speaches too; need I say more.

Do you really want the Nation Of Islam in the White House - Are you Nuts?

Sleeping With The Enemy should be his new campaign slogan.

The danger within you all. Wake up and break the mirror and blow away the smoke before you vote for this idiot.

10/15/2008 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beatings, choppings, and beheadings continue:


The Chicago Police Department will undergo a historic makeover with the elimination of a key position —first deputy superintendent, the person who traditionally handled the day-to-day operations of the force, authorities said today.

Police Supt. Jody Weis, who took office early this year, engineered the restructuring, which is detailed in budget documents presented to the City Council today.

One of the most significant changes revealed today by Police Supt. Jody Weis (right) was the elimination of the first deputy superintendent's position, which was held by James Jackson.

Weis already has shaken up the city’s 25 police districts, replacing most of the commanders with his own choices.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/
politics/1222606,chicago-police-revamp-101508.article

10/15/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RECRUITS WERE GRANTED A FEDERAL COURT CASE THAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN.

___________________________________

Do you have a link to it??

10/15/2008 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter how they screw us over with the new contract you koolaid drinking fools will still go put your ass on the line for shortshanks. I wont do a damn thing no matter what so I could care less!

10/15/2008 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think TOBIAS would make a great leader of the department!

Signed
Stuck working for him at the academy and can't get out!

10/15/2008 04:49:00 AM

You are full of shit, go back to your assigned unit if you are on a detail or bid to a district you spoiled prick !

10/15/2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the phones ringing on new years or christmas eve during the height of a good snowstorm and its the yard boss begging you to come in and get a plow going i would just laugh and hang up the phone. what is daley going to do then. i'm on an unpaid furlo day, i'll come in and run the plow tomorrow. does this mean po's and firemen will soon be cross trained as snow plow drivers seeing as we will be the only city employees working new years and xmas eve.

10/15/2008 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the mayor giving up?

10/15/2008 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah he is setting this up for 1.5% raise with no retro pay citing city budget crisis. Mark my words that 16th months of retro pay (that you all have been counting on to pay that tuition for your kids) you won't see a dime. Shortshanks is setting this up just wait.

**Bullshit! If the Union EVER accepted the offer of NO Retro, guarantee, they would be lynched as soon as word broke.

10/15/2008 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BY FAR,OFFICER M.CROOKER WOULD BE THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THE NEXT SUPERINTENDENT POSITION,I WORKED WITH HIM IN 004.WHAT A GREAT GUY.

10/15/2008 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous YOUR NEIBHORHOOD BOOKIE said...

I Know Why The Stuttering Prick went To Russia.

He Stopped In Switzerland Enroute In Order To Deposit Some More Ill Gotton Booty ie Kickbacks,Graft & Bribes,( Thanks Shaved) Into His "Unnumbered Account" For Future Frolic.

How Much Do The Esteemed Readers Of SCC Think Is In His Account??

Don't Ya Think The "Alleged Deficit" Might Be Erased If That Number Was Known?

I Would Say a SURPLUS Would Be At Hand At Least!

10/15/2008 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the media in all this mess?

Aldermanic raises, millions spent on usesless beautification, millions in contracts to connected companies, a billion for the skyway, bloated exempt ranks, way too many p.o.s making D-3 pay watching Daley, Burke, et. al.

The list goes on and on and Daley's solution is to cut basic city services?

Where's the fucking outrage? It's unbelievable. The media, other than John Kass, never questions this clown's or the city council's actions. It's ridiculous.

The Emperor has no clothes.

SOMEBODY TELL HIM!

10/15/2008 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is where the over taxed people of chicago pay for the poor management and corruption of this city.

10/15/2008 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the unions had any balls they would sue the city and attempt to get them to use the 3 billion or so that they are sitting on. They may not win, but it would at least cause a stir.

**The union will hopefully mention this and the leasing of Midway to the arbitrator so that Daley can't cry poor.

10/15/2008 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave CROOKER out of it unless u wanna leave ur name so he can talk u to death...

10/15/2008 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous kessing bandit! said...

I love Lt. Richie Scotchbreath! Your the greatest!


xoxoxoxooxoxox
Kessing Bandit!

10/15/2008 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Rev Meeks
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Ludacris
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The New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials -- most often Democrats. The New Party's short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party's Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.

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Vote FOR America ... McCain/Palin '08

10/15/2008 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these heads of unions are not sure what they can do. I have a fucking idea!!!!! All these unions unite and organize one hell of a protest at city hall or a major city function and whatever ever dirt they have on city government, go public with it!! Then start a political strategy to vote out every single aldercreature that voted against the unions voted out of office!!!! If these things are not done I truly believe the union heads are in bed with the machine and not looking out for their members.

A fed up city employee!!!!!

10/15/2008 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sgt gill on mids in 006 is the worst made it by merit in 004 run out of 003 and then sent to 004 since they made her. run out of 004. took 30 for fighting with a battalion chief during a fire who was capt. mags brother. only loves dogs who do nothing. hates young working po's. the worst boss in the city. she is insane.

10/15/2008 01:02:00 AM

I really wish you wouldn't talk about ODB like that! Yeah ODB! ONE DUMB BITCH!!!! She is among the worst supervisors in the city!! Along with a couple of DICK SUCKERS on the 2nd floor in Homan Square!!!!

10/15/2008 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the T.I.F money? Isn't that money from taxes?

10/15/2008 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP SPENDING MONEY ON BULLSHIT!
REPLACE ONLY IF BROKE,
fix what needs fixen,
stop all the extra projects!

10/15/2008 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 9:40am about PO. Crooker---The residents of the MT. Greenwood area are extremely fortunate to have Crooker on our beat---He handles all calls as if his own mother was the victim, doing the right thing every time. He makes street and traffic stops constantly. Not to mention, he talks to all the city workers kids in the area to keep them on the right path!!! He is an excellent PO. and We are happy that he is protecting our hood.
Sincerely a resident of Mt. Greenwood!

10/15/2008 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is the minority contact b.s. going away? Or are we still going to be paying $50.00 for a $5.00 part for the sake of hiring a minority contractor. Yes people, the city hires minority contractors who not only run businesses out of their garages but do not perform the tasks they are hired for. That's why the price is jacked up because all they do is just hire someone to do the job and jack up the price. The city knows this and
you are paying for it. Now pay your taxes, vote democRAT and STFU!

10/15/2008 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous president mccain said...

How about getting rid of the damn District Managers? What a useless spot filled by political hacks who do nothing and collect lieutenant's pay? And they could dump the Crossing Guard Supervisors, too. Another do-nothing political job.

Fuck this, I'm gonna go jump in my cruiser and park in the hole, so I don't waste any of the city's gas - that's my contribution!

10/15/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC look at this


ST. CHARLES, Ill. -- Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush's son will spend 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to sexual encounters with female inmates while working for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Kane County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Q. Sheldon also ordered 42-year-old Jeffrey M. Rush of Lake Zurich to serve three years probation. Rush pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of official misconduct.

Two charges stem from sexual relationships with two female inmates in 2007 while Rush was chief of security at the Fox Valley Adult Transition Center in Aurora.
The third charge stems from two incidents in which Rush, acting in his official capacity, gave an inmate a ride home in his state vehicle.

10/15/2008 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Great Video:
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=6423389

10/14/2008 08:41:00 PM



Chief Ramsey: The best guy to get the hell out of here!

10/15/2008 02:18:00 AM

I just finished watching the video of Commisioner Charles Ramsey of the Philadelphia PD euolgizing Police Officer Patrick McDonald. I was struck by a number of comments.
1: Ramsey made reference to the traffic stop the Officer made which eventually led to his being fatally wounded. He said "we make numerous traffic stops." Well Ramsey did make those stops as a young Chicago Copper. Now we have decisions being made by Jody Weis, Peter Brust, Ted O'Keefe and Mike Masters shaping the future of our department. None of these men have ever made a traffic stop. How would any one of them know what its like to be the Police.
2: Ramsey indicated the young officer wanted to be part of an elite unit called the Highway Patrol. He referenced the fact that the T Shirts they wear say "Highway Patrol - Earned not Given." Gee quite a depature from our department where we have 4 year female wonders working in the Superintendent's Policy Group setting the course for our ship of fools.
3: Chief Ramsey and the Mayor of Philadelphia saw fit to promote this fine young officer to the rank of Sergeant, a dream the young man was working hard to achieve. Now that's what I call Merit Promotion - not like all the suck up, politcal hacks we have here amongst our meritorious ranks.

Charles Ramsey showed more class in this video then Jody Weis could muster in twelve life times. I really didn't know Ramsey when he was with us here but I could tell from watching him he has ten times the class of Terry Hillard the man who Shortshanks choose over him.

I've said my piece. God Bless you Officer McDonald and all the fine men and women who have given their lives to this most noble of profession - I am proud to have been called Officer. Now that I'm retired I lay awake at night and think of those wonderful heady days of the 60's and 70's when I was in Task Force and we were the Highway Patrol of the CPD. We earned the right to kick ass and take names. Perhaps that's a strategy the CPD should think about resurfacing.

God Bless you all and stay safe. To my dear Son - Dad is proud you have chosen to wear the uniform of a CHicago Police Officer. Don't let these assholes running the show get you down.

10/15/2008 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the unions had any balls they would sue the city and attempt to get them to use the 3 billion or so that they are sitting on. They may not win, but it would at least cause a stir.

10/15/2008 12:22:00 AM

Balls? Are you fucking kidding. Those sacks of shit over at FOP are paying John Caparelli a $24,000 stipend per year plus a phone directly from our dues EVEN THOUGH THAT LAZY A-HOLE DOESN'T WORK AT FOP ANY MORE. WTF?!?!?! Hey FOP, can I get some?

10/15/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Has anyone else heard of an investigation in 022 about cops caught sleeping on duty? Heard something that someone with a camera near a Metra train station caught them? I cannot believe that someone would be that stupid! Details anyone? Please be smart out there.

10/15/2008 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo Sgt Al! CONGRATS AGAIN. I for one will miss ya.
GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.

Tell me who was the short kinda intelligent sounding thick blonde that was wearing proudly a low cut slighty sheer top?

WOW!

Word at the party sounded like we wont recognize the department before to long.

10/15/2008 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I told Steve Georgas that I want to come back as Supv. 1820 on days. Not enough juice.

All the best to Al and his lovely wife.

10/15/2008 08:30:00 AM

Northside,

Nice post! And yes, Steve Georgas is a clout-baby bitch. No doubt about it.

10/15/2008 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayor (YOU) pay back the 9.5 million (YOU) used to tear up Meigs Field and stuck it to the tax payers!!!! 2010 can't come soon enough, can't wait to see you retire!

10/15/2008 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mayor: 8 months with the dead tree in front of my house. How many years to have this taken care of? Sometime after the Daley Olympics? I bet if the tree was in front of your place, this would never have been an issue. It would have been removed and replaced pronto.

10/15/2008 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

setting this up for 1.5% raise with no retro pay citing city budget crisis. Mark my words that 16th months of retro pay (that you all have been counting on to pay that tuition for your kids) you won't see a dime.
__________________________

We'll see more han a dime/ In the end, we can hurt them more than they can hurt us. Believe it, or spend more time on the job, you'll understand

10/15/2008 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me. Most city workers are quite lazy. Most don't really work very hard. Streets and San. is loaded with lots of bogus political hack jobs.

10/15/2008 09:10:00 AM

to 10/15/2008 9:10am
If you think that this is the way that THIS city works...apply elsewhere...the "bogus" are why we are in trouble...'their' jobs can't be any more secure...remember this when you ask yourself why you left Naperville, or (fill in any suburb) and check your head as to why you would work here, and took this job...

10/15/2008 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about getting rid of all of the district managers??? Talk about a waste of $$$

10/15/2008 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

obama's friend you forgot. Mary Mitchell, the racist reporter !!!

10/15/2008 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WELL CHANELL 7 READ THE BLOG AGAIN.

DAMN CHUCK GOUDIE R U REALLY SCC?

I READ EARLIER ABOUT A POSTER REFERRING TO THE OFFICER AT OBAMA CRIB AS SCABS... DIDNT THINK MUCH ABOUT IT TILL I HEARD THEY WERE NOT GETTING O.T. 4 WORKING 12 HOURS.

MAYBE FOP NEED TO LET THESE FELLA KNOW WE HAVE A CONTRACT! MAY BE THEY SHOULD FORMALLY B CHARGED BY THE FOP AS WORKING AGAINST THE CONTRACT AND THROWN OUT.

CAN I SIGN MY RIGHTS AWAY AND CUT A SEPARATE DEAL WITH THE CITY.

WELL MARK DONAHUE WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
IS EVERY FRICKING UNIT IN THIS DEPARTMENT A VOLUNTEER AND R SLAVE TO WHATEVER FEDERAL LAWS REGARDING OT THE CITY WANT TO VIOLATE.

1ST DICK CANT WORK DETAILS B-CUZ THEY MAKE TOOOOO MUCH CASH

2ND SOME NIT WIT BROAD WITH 18 YEARS ON THE JOB WANT TO DUMP SENIORITY FOR THE AIRPORT DETAIL.
(LAST PAGE FOP NEWSLETTER)

3RD CITY WANT TO SEE IF DICK WILL ONLY HAVE FRI-SAT @ SUN-MON OFF TO SAVE IN COURT COST.

4TH NOW WHOLE UNIT DUMPED NO BIDS PUT UP TO WORK OBAMAS HOUSE AND THESE MORON WAIVE THEIR RIGHTS TO OVERTIME IN WRITING.

5TH CITY CLOSES DOWN ON VARIOUS DAY TO SAVE CASH THUS COCK BLOCKING VARIOUS UNION ON UNPAID DAYS OFF...

I REALLY HOPE R REPS AT FOP R KEEPING UP WITH THIS SHIT!

10/15/2008 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What about the T.I.F money? Isn't that money from taxes?

10/15/2008 06:15:00 PM"


TIF money is taxes, collected from, and paid by, the property owners whose real property is located within the boundaries of a given TIF area.


TIF money is the greater amount of property taxes assessed due to any increased assessment after the date upon which the TIF area was esrablished, usually running for 29 years.

Thus, the increase in the assessed value of real property, located within the TIF area, results in that portion of your property tax bill, attributed to said increased assessed value, to be diverted and deposited into the TIF fund.


Ben Joravsky, of the Chicago Reader, has ben writing articles on the subject of TIF abuses for many year, referring to TIF'S as an egregious form of slush funding.


An archive of many of his writings on this subject can be found at:


http://www.chicagoreader.com/tifarchive/

10/15/2008 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I love Lt. Richie Scotchbreath! Your the greatest!


xoxoxoxooxoxox
Kessing Bandit!

10/15/2008 04:37:00 PM"



Does this mean that he had you at "{Hic-up, Burp, Bad Gas, I think I blew a hole in my undiepants}"?

10/16/2008 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you talking about jim cascone from 008, the old DUI guy? That guy use to scare the shit out of me when he laughed, it sounded like that AFLAC Duck choking on a carrot. He was the most anal dude I ever seen!! Anyways he got my vote, but I don't think he'd be able to see over the podium.

10/16/2008 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$470 mil in the RED, layoffs, hiring freeze, undermanpowered CPD etc etc .... I certainly hope this means there's no $$$$ for the olympics??

VOTE "Rich"ie OUT next election!!

10/16/2008 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working 12 hours with no overtime?

These guys remind me of the greyhound chasing the mechanical rabbit. They'll never catch it.

10/17/2008 05:15:00 PM  

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