Sunday, November 30, 2008

Over/Under on Snow Tows

Tonight is the night! Teams of Traffic Aides and tow trucks fan out across the City, concentrating on Western Avenue, residential corridors and taverns in the hunt for revenue.

Seeing as how Shortshanks needs the money, balanced with the hiring slowdown and impending layoffs, the over/under will be set at 103 vehicles for the evening. Hopefully, the papers or Department of Revenue post their totals in the next day of so.

The betting begins now and closes upon the midnight. Guesses are time stamped in the comments. First prize is a free subscription to Star Magazine.

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72 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo! Lets ticket and tow all who violate the rules. Lets add stop sign cameras too.

11/30/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you see cars parked on snow routes run the plates and wake the owners if they live nearby. It will generate some good will for the police and take blood money out of daleys pocket. I do it every year and always get a positive response.

11/30/2008 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it will be under. the 708ers have learned their lessons from parking on milwaukee ave. im betting 80-85 total.

11/30/2008 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

I'm in at 98!

11/30/2008 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Rape and Plunder the citizens Batman!!!

Merry Xmas and by the way we have your car. We need a robin hood to protect us from the sheriff.

11/30/2008 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

take the over, i say 152

11/30/2008 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy tenured dick Batman!!!

Guess what? I got a fever! And the only prescription.. is more cowbell!

The cock of the walk, baby!

11/30/2008 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

19 only. cause the "brain trust" will send min staff out. and spin it as a budget sucess predicting the publics cooperation

11/30/2008 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm saying 155

11/30/2008 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just remember that 1% that the mayor wanted to give you when your writing the tows and parkers.

11/30/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

Put me in for a "C" note on the over. The number, "330" looks good over here. Probably looks good to the Mayor too!

11/30/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the tows will be coming from the more affluent parts of the city. The mutts don't pay, so why mess with their cars?
This is such a corrupt city.

11/30/2008 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

283 is my guess.

XSLOSHEDX@aol.com

We shall see.

11/30/2008 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous ralph said...

128 for total tows.

If I win I prefer a subscription to the,
"How to run da government review" by, Shortshanks

11/30/2008 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will go with over at 103.. ill say it is within 5 of 129.... any takers

11/30/2008 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am guessing 174, you figured they towed at least 100 from the run in Wicker Park and it is also snowing today!

11/30/2008 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

I say 278 will be towed

11/30/2008 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First prize is a free subscription to Star Magazine.
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Ha ha why don't we throw in a pole dance from our favorite pole dancing Sgt too.

11/30/2008 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess 69!

11/30/2008 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOW DIS

11/30/2008 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who really gives a shit how many tows this shit city gets.

11/30/2008 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

215

Old School Det.

11/30/2008 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lets add stop sign cameras too.

11/30/2008 09:07:00 AM"



Ya might wanna think this one through a bit more.

11/30/2008 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if I parked my car on the street legally and their was no snow on the street. I go in my house and while I catch a couple hours sleep before work it snows lets say 3". The city can tow my car and I have to pay. Fucking bullshit.

11/30/2008 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squad, let XX10 know that I have 0 snow tows. Everyone read the signs.

11/30/2008 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger Nyctalus Lasiopterus said...

Count me in at 129!

11/30/2008 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say 121.

11/30/2008 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

under tow drivers s/s supervisors were laid off as they are not emergency services so i bet there pissed off too

11/30/2008 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2211 Here first watch

Sleep well tonight tax payers we will be at 103 and eggleson towing cars, no police service for the tax payer.

11/30/2008 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmmm. not snowing up north yet, so lets give a guess of 112. guess is because of shortage of manpower & cars. reassigned the robbery squad, got an on view snow parker !
stay safe

11/30/2008 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Former Southside cop said...

74?? W. Belmont, a person is pulled out of their vehicle and stabbed nearly to death...offenders were listed as M/4 14-16 yoa. What the FUCK is going on.

11/30/2008 01:51:00 AM

Welcome to 016, the new ghetto of the city. I said it before we need help up here policing but all you young tough guys are to busy chasing 1 rockers in 011, and 015. Meanwhile 016 is falling fast, but keep your heads in the sand and keep telling your war stories to the nasty pigs in teasers.

11/30/2008 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another way to stick it in the ass of the people who pay for this corrupt cesspool, no snow yet they get fucked. Fantastic, that's the Daley way.

I parked on a snow route a few years ago on Nov 30. There was only one sign on a long block. tough shit for me I guess. FOP sticker visible etc. Copper from 023 wrote the ticket and the thugs towed it.

My new Toyota SUV had $1,300 in damage when I went to retrieve it. I got the fine knocked down a bit and then had to wait months for the damage claim and finally got paid by the city.

So, they towed my SUV, they got my parking ticket money and half the tow and it only cost them an investigation and $1,300.00.

This on a clear Dec 1 that was 50 degrees and no moisture.

I am finished sticking it in citizens' asses. Now I stick it in the City's ass each and every chance I get. And I get a lot of chances.

11/30/2008 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over... 119 is my bet

11/30/2008 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous playing the same game said...

Anonymous said...
If you see cars parked on snow routes run the plates and wake the owners if they live nearby. It will generate some good will for the police and take blood money out of daleys pocket. I do it every year and always get a positive response.

11/30/2008 09:19:00 AM

One year I sounded the siren as I rolled down the street with emergency lights activated.
Less writing I had to do.
Same with street cleaning.

11/30/2008 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, tell me why would felony charges be regected when you kill someone with your car then flee the scene??? Look up this link...
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1306717,hit-and-run-113008.article


The paper reports that the victim was on the stricking vehicles hood, and don't tell me the driver did not know she hit someone.

11/30/2008 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll say 101. It's almost time for the death pool. I say 814's beat.
1st watch of course...around 45th Lamon.

11/30/2008 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote 140, my wolfhound's weight.

I agree 100% with waking the owners and saving 'em from several hundred dollars' worth of fines, that only subsidize flowerboxes and tin foil 'beans'.

11/30/2008 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

123

Now go fuck yourself! but stay safe while doing so.........

11/30/2008 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How 'bout a big FAT ZERO???

11/30/2008 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say 17,692 tows.

11/30/2008 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is 101.

11/30/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where Can One Park ? Side Streets ?
Permit Parking Only ?
Garages ? If you have one.
Alleys are not plowed, right away, if at all. Hard to get through.
Answer: Sell Vehicle, Use Public Transportation, or Bicycle.

11/30/2008 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for the tow trucks...running red lights, turning the lights off on their trucks, speeding with out without cars in tow, towing cars without the proper safety strapdowns and lights attached.

Their other favorite trick is STACKING, they tow the cars a few blocks away, go back for more.

Give the people a brake.

Stay safe and don't let the bastards get away with it.

11/30/2008 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah just wait for the beady-eyed caps lt in 019 to push for operation stop missions to be done every night on 1st watch,ie, for snow tow tickets to be done as a "proactive" mission instead of crime missions; apparently the concept of stop operation missions simply is too complex for the house mouse desperately hanging on to his tiny cheezyjob. Maybe he could start going out in 019, block by block with his desk dollies, and update all the business owners contact info so we could make real time notifications on burglary and such; and then make real visits on seniors and disabled folks, so we could service them before critical incidents evolved due to dismal neglect. oh, and caps office could have their appointed officer ck stop work orders, and sex offenders registrations instead of passing that housework off on street police. Seriously, we pull enough calls for service of every variety known to man and when we get run over with calls, the house mouses don't jump into their full duty uniforms and help out. So, stop creating utterly stupid and useless paper index logs for the watches to do so you have something to record on your computors. Everything the field police do is already recorded via cos or crime/non crime related reports, we don't have the luxury of time like you to shuffle any more damn paper. Try working full shifts and do your own paper trails. I'm just sayin you broke the camels back with your personal variation on how the real police should start doing bullshit "proactive" stop missions which violate our citizens rights. if on these useless missions we inadvertantly get accused of racism, or homophobia, yada-yada, of course the street sgts logging this shit will be holding the bag. Ah, hell just do some creative caps crap back there in your hideaway, you don't want to do real work; and leave the watches alone. May you get a real lt. job in 09. The light at the end of the Caps tunnel really is a train!

11/30/2008 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if I parked my car on the street legally and their was no snow on the street. I go in my house and while I catch a couple hours sleep before work it snows lets say 3". The city can tow my car and I have to pay. Fucking bullshit.

welcome to daleyville. or aka lil moscow by the lake.

11/30/2008 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are all saying give the people a break, screw the city. But these same people hate your guts. tow them all. but my guess is 0.

11/30/2008 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Meanwhile 016 is falling fast, but keep your heads in the sand and keep telling your war stories to the nasty pigs in teasers.

11/30/2008 05:04:00 PM"

No truer words have been spoken. Live your own life & stop trying to be Daddy. His stories are all lies& bullshit anyway, ask an oldtimer...

11/30/2008 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say 127, and by the way, has anyone gotten their new FOP book yet?

11/30/2008 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

[...]
Welcome to 016, the new ghetto of the city. I said it before we need help up here policing but all you young tough guys are to busy chasing 1 rockers in 011, and 015. Meanwhile 016 is falling fast, but keep your heads in the sand and keep telling your war stories to the nasty pigs in teasers.

11/30/2008 05:04:00 PM

There's a lipstick joke in there somewhere.

11/30/2008 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Don't you all have snow emergency signs posted? We have them along every major route in the township and everyone knows if the cars are not moved, they'll be towed.

11/30/2008 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So if I parked my car on the street legally and their was no snow on the street. I go in my house and while I catch a couple hours sleep before work it snows lets say 3". The city can tow my car and I have to pay. Fucking bullshit.

welcome to daleyville. or aka lil moscow by the lake.

11/30/2008 09:02:00 PM

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Actually it doesn't have to snow at all on the main streets. It's called a Winter parking ban, not a snow parking ban. After Dec 1, no parking AT ALL after 3 a.m.

12/01/2008 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you get a real lt. job in 09. The light at the end of the Caps tunnel really is a train!

11/30/2008 08:55:00 PM
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You have GOT to be kidding. We can't be talking about the same guy. You must be the one person in 19 who doesn't like the guy. He doesn't devise these programs; he just has to carry them out, just like everybody else.

Damn, he went out of his way to give sgt classes for anyone who wanted to go. He knows the answer to any question and doesn't judge you for asking it. He knows where the mines are in the field and he walks you around them. He's the fair and decent fill-in watch commander, and everybody's relieved when he's in the chair.

Who squashed YOUR twinkie today, that you're such a miserable jerk? (And no, I don't work for him, or in caps, before you start your juvenile accusations.)

12/01/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2211 Here first watch

Sleep well tonight tax payers we will be at 103 and eggleson towing cars, no police service for the tax payer.

11/30/2008 04:55:00 PM

Meanwhile I'm on 2211 towing cars, from the corupt and racist!

12/01/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. SouthSide says---

"...Nasty pigs in teasers..."

ROAD TRIP!!!

12/01/2008 02:02:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I get more than 3" when I sleep.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

12/01/2008 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to 016, the new ghetto of the city. I said it before we need help up here policing but all you young tough guys are to busy chasing 1 rockers in 011, and 015. Meanwhile 016 is falling fast, but keep your heads in the sand and keep telling your war stories to the nasty pigs in teasers.
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Us young tough guys dont want to have a shitty furlough and be forced to work midnights for the next ten years in 016 when I can work the getto and get the watch and furlough I want with way less time. If the coppers in 016 would get off there fat asses it wouldn't be the getto! Manpower sucks everywhere so don't use that as an excuse.

12/01/2008 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As of 7:30 a.m., 165 vehicles had been ticketed, towed and impounded, Smith said. That was up slightly from the 149 handled the same way on the first day of the ban a year ago."

12/01/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Jody the insult Fed said: said...

Anonymous said...
I vote 140, my wolfhound's weight.





Dude, c'mon know!!!


I saw your old lady - she has not been 140 pounds since the 7th grade!


















I kid, I kid ..... it was the 4th grade!

12/01/2008 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I votes 345, my baby mama's wait.

12/01/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are all saying give the people a break, screw the city. But these same people hate your guts. tow them all. but my guess is 0.

11/30/2008 09:31:00 PM

NO! We citizens hate people like YOU who want to break it off in our asses, enforcing bullshit laws when you were given the holy gift of DISCRETION. Citizens like me are happy to have you around, and realize your utility in time of need, but respectfully request you, as an instrument of the government, do your very best to leave us alone. I pay my taxes and expect service when I call for it. I expect you to kill bad guys. I expect you to support my right as a citizen to own a gun and use it in defense of myself, home, and family (maybe even you someday). Everything else that happens behind the scenes isn't my business, but I'd hope that the working copper on the street actually gives a shit. I sympathize that with what you see every day, it may become difficult to care about people that hate the police, but having this attitude only makes it worse.

You'll notice the attitude about cops changes by neighborhood. I live in Edison Park, and the brotherhood is warm here. Our crime is nil thanks both to you guys, and people that live here that care about what goes on around them. I personally think you should just let the animals to the south kill themselves. Hold the line and let the rest of it burn. The news can only ignore the behavior that goes on down there for so long, before people start asking questions. The blame falls squarely on the animalistic citizens, and the corruption of Daley.

12/01/2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CBS 2 said 100 drivers.

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/december.snow.storm.2.876877.html

12/01/2008 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently made a trip to "Old Town/Gold Coast" for dinner the other night. They put up all new parking meters along Division street.

12/01/2008 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fillmoreranger said...
under tow drivers s/s supervisors were laid off as they are not emergency services so i bet there pissed off too

11/30/2008 04:52:00 PM


this "fillmore ranger" is a gun grabbing piece of shit libtard! He/she has posted here in the past and was spewing all kinds of 2nd amendment bashing bullshit! NEWS FLASH: NO ONE GIVES A FUCK ABUT YOU OR YOUR OPINIONS HERE!!! GO AWAY!!! This bitch seems to think we are all as fucking stupid as she is... well we are not! Just because you may have been guilty of blogging while drunk does NOT give you a free pass! Either (1) you are a fucking liberal who doesnt have a clue or (2) you like to come on the blog and use this as a forum to fuck with people either way YOU ARE A FUCKING COWARD!

sorry for the rant but people need to know!!!

12/01/2008 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IN THREE YEARS I WILL RETIRE AND MOVE TO WADSWORTH, ILL IN LAKE COUNTY. F-CK THE CITY, I WILL SHOP IN WISCONSIN AND SEISER AND MYSELF WILL ATTEND THE GREEN BAY PACKERS GAMES. SEISER SAYS: THE PACK WILL BE BACK.

12/01/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2211 Here first watch

Sleep well tonight tax payers we will be at 103 and eggleson towing cars, no police service for the tax payer.

11/30/2008 04:55:00 PM

Why don't you stay on your beat to prevent crime dipshit?

12/01/2008 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Radio this morining said 161 cars towed for illegally parking on snow route.

Whats the revenue generated for the city? $50 dollar parker plus a $150 tow? $200 total?
$200 X 161= $32,300.

Not to bad for nights work.

12/01/2008 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the caps boss cheerleader,,hate to burst your bubble darling, but your comments would indicate you are soft as puppy shit which means you would believe any fool like yourself. so STFU, clearly you won't be getting a white shirt anytime unless you have special talent because you think like a very small child. hope you can keep your special desk job close to your hero.

12/01/2008 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the Tribune site at 15:39 hrs.

[...]As of 7:30 a.m., 165 vehicles had been ticketed, towed and impounded, Smith said. That was up slightly from the 149 handled the same way on the first day of the ban a year ago.[...]

12/01/2008 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Melancton Smith said...

Speaking of BS tickets, I got a front license plate ticket for the first time ever in 017. It was on a rental, so not my problem. My vehicles always have both plates.

12/01/2008 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Us young tough guys dont want to have a shitty furlough and be forced to work midnights for the next ten years in 016 when I can work the getto and get the watch and furlough I want with way less time. If the coppers in 016 would get off there fat asses it wouldn't be the getto! Manpower sucks everywhere so don't use that as an excuse.

12/01/2008 07:24:00 AM



Guess that comment about telling the nasty pigs at sleazers your war stories about working in the Ghetto really struck a nerve??? lol!!!

Guess you didnt get the real reason for the comment? Protect the homefront!, and i dont mean when your coming home from the bar tanked off your ass and see a pisser in the alley and beat him down THEN call for a squad to clean it up for you! Ok cowboy dont you worry , go to 016 and you can work 1634's beat all nite long, lots to do!

12/01/2008 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Lt. Dan said...

Recently made a trip to "Old Town/Gold Coast" for dinner the other night. They put up all new parking meters along Division street.

12/01/2008 12:33:00 PM

Of course they did, they need something to entice possible lessee's.

They also added a shit load of meters in the area bounded by, Roosevelt to 14th street, Ashland to Damen. The best part is, there are less than 10 buildings on all of the land in this area. Who is the city expecting to use these meters, seeing as the building boom is DOA?
Run Forest Run!

12/01/2008 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the caps boss cheerleader,,hate to burst your bubble darling, but your comments would indicate you are soft as puppy shit which means you would believe any fool like yourself. so STFU, clearly you won't be getting a white shirt anytime unless you have special talent because you think like a very small child. hope you can keep your special desk job close to your hero.

12/01/2008 03:37:00 PM
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"DARLING?" Yup, you're a goof.

And, like I said, I don't work for him and I've never wanted anything to do with caps. Matter of fact, I got my white shirts long before he did. Never assume. You must have the taste of sour grapes in your mouth over something.

12/01/2008 10:15:00 PM  

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