Thursday, December 18, 2008

$86 Million - But no Raises

  • The Chicago City Council voted 48-0 today to approve a deal for the city to buy the 37-acre Michael Reese Hospital site for $86 million as part of the city's bid for the 2016 Olympics.

    The Daley administration hopes to use the site as the Olympic Village and then transform it into a mixed-use development with affordable housing.

And still no word that we're even going to get the games. The odds appear in Chicago's favor since the Obama election, but what if it all goes south at some point? We're sitting on 492 murders already this year. Next year?

At least we know where the CPD falls in the general scheme of things.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was talked about briefly on the news months ago. Thought the price was going to be higher. The cheating f*ck probably thinks he got it on sale. Explains last weeks push to sell the parking meters.

12/18/2008 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

23rd District officer here giving some thanks. My parents (Mom) 76 and (Dad) 73 years old were walking the Chicago Riverwalk just off Michigan Ave by pioneer court on wednesday around 1300 HRS as they always do -- even after the big snow. Three M/1/20s surrounded them (nobody else was on the riverwalk) and stuck fliers in their faces and demanded a $20 donation for each of them ($60 total). An officer (m/2/30s??, around 6-foot tall according to my dad) popped out of a building by the riverwalk and chased 2 away. One didn't get so lucky. I'll leave it at that. Officer then walked my parents up the stairs to Michigan Ave. Our family thanks you so much. Parents in such shock didn't even catch name or say thanks or even say a word to officer. THANK YOU! Looking at the map its 18.

12/18/2008 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

86 Million & that fruit mayor can't buy salt ???????

We'll have an event at the Olympics you need so badly that has you getting sodomized by a rabid Gopher !!!

get some Help !!!! you are totally fucked up !!!!! Richard Daley !!!!!!!!!!!! aka: Asswipe !!!!!

12/18/2008 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

500 murders by christmas eve,........easy!!!!!!!!!

12/18/2008 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If daley and weis think the police are holding back now, just try to offer anything below a 5% raise and the murder rate will double.

12/18/2008 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is that the same Villareal who was demoted from Commander because he got the sexual harassment beef in 014?....He was known as Floyd the Barber there..What a goof..

12/15/2008 08:43:00 AM
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We ain't getting no raises but we are getting more JAGBAGS like Villareal or aka Floyd the Barber, to enhance our MORALE!

Lets go get the numbers for the good of the 017 Commander and his cast of clowns.......

Mission THIS!

Oh and Floyd go fuck opee!!

12/18/2008 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as of last night--491 homicides.

12/18/2008 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just shows us all the hard work the FOP is doing for our contract that is now 18 months old. F orget O ur P olice officers!

12/18/2008 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep bringin in that activity folks

12/18/2008 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is a finder! he finds millions and villions everywhere the secret funds get opened whenever king richie deems it he wants it! he is like saddam hussein who when the U.S. went in found pallets of U.S. currency totalin billions how much will we find when daley has the big grabber? I never wish bad but would like him indicted by Christmas!

12/18/2008 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger Loaded Dice said...

Anonymous said...
23rd District officer here giving some thanks. My parents (Mom) 76 and (Dad) 73 years old were walking the Chicago Riverwalk just off Michigan Ave by pioneer court on wednesday around 1300 HRS as they always do -- even after the big snow. Three M/1/20s surrounded them (nobody else was on the riverwalk) and stuck fliers in their faces and demanded a $20 donation for each of them ($60 total). An officer (m/2/30s??, around 6-foot tall according to my dad) popped out of a building by the riverwalk and chased 2 away. One didn't get so lucky. I'll leave it at that. Officer then walked my parents up the stairs to Michigan Ave. Our family thanks you so much. Parents in such shock didn't even catch name or say thanks or even say a word to officer. THANK YOU! Looking at the map its 18.

12/18/2008 12:41:00 AM

What a wonderful Christmas story.

023 officer-God Bless and keep your parents.

018 officer-Thanks from all of us who have parents and family in Chicago.



Best story on the blog this Christmas Season.



God Save the CPD........

Stay Safe Brothers and Sisters...


We do God's Work.........

Retired in 2003......

12/18/2008 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If daley and weis think the police are holding back now, just try to offer anything below a 5% raise and the murder rate will double.

12/18/2008 05:11:00 AM

Here is the reality, this is what the city is offering as of June 20, 2008 and they have not budged off this one bit:

7/0/07 1.10%
1/1/08 2.25%
1/1/09 3.00%
1/1/10 3.00%
1/1/11 3.25%
1/1/12 3.50%

That comes to 16.1% over 5 years, as you can see, the City's offer is back loaded. That means very little retro. If they would turn it around, largest raise first, it doesn't seem so bad considering the state of the overall economy.

The FOP's proposal is 29% over the same 5 year period, 4%, 5%, 5%, 5%, 5%, 5%

12/18/2008 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the $14 million it's supposed to cost to tear down the building. $100 million dollars plus the inevitable cost overruns. So there's that, the alderthieves 6.5% raise recently, the millions to rebuild the fountain, the millions to polish that stupid bean, the millions for more planter boxes, the millions to replace the flowers monthly(needed or not), millions for a bunch of tahoes that nobody wants, and whatever else that seems to cost millions and they are laying of city workers during the holidays, freezing the hiring for public safety for the next year! When will atleast one reporter or news person finally gain some testicular fortitude and call this son of a bitch out during a press conference and keep at him until he answers or has a grabber or something and then keep at it in news reports or news segments and expose thes politicians for what they really are. Thieves and extortionists. Hello!!! Any reporter? Anybody at all?

12/18/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city kings are only interested in games and making money for the connected. DUH!!!!
Fitzgerald will strike soon!

12/18/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is finding billions,maybe we should have Patrick Fitzgerald play "tresure hunt" with daley and see what he finds! Daley is so crooked makes the mob look like kindergartners! Now arne duncan will head up the nations schools what a joke, maybe he could put bars on them and call them for what they are prisons for futire and current ir numbers! Simple as that!

12/18/2008 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you build it, they will come"

NOT!

12/18/2008 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one in the river
two fled on foot

12/18/2008 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Deacon Paul said...

In response to the officer's story of his parents being helped out by another officer: That's the Chicago Police Department I love and remember. God bless all of you who protect the people who need it. I am proud of you. I pray for you during the Hours.
God's work must truly be your own.

12/18/2008 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No olympics in the murder capitol of the country. Not enough cops to secure the olympic village. The mutts will have a field day robbing and carjacking over there.
Forget it , shortshanks....its not going to happen.

12/18/2008 04:39:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

With the holidays upon us, it's that time for the annual hallowed and macabre tradition: the CPD "murder pool".

I predict that the last reported homicide of 2008 will occur in bloody Fillmo' just before the stroke of midnight. Multiple GSW over some stupid bullshit.

Not to be outdone, 007 will record the first homicide of 2009 in the midnight hour.

011 will lead the city again with fifty plus. Sure slowed down from the old days when Fillmo' and the Deuce were pushing a hundred murders each with the City-Wide tally almost hitting the thousand mark.

12/18/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time the city hosted a world event we had the likes of H.H. Holmes praying on the young women in 1893 in the same area as the planned olympic village. Just a thought.

12/18/2008 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
as of last night--491 homicides.


We aren't trying hard enough. 500 should be easy!

12/18/2008 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to the good cops everywhere who help those in need. You are the instrument of merciful God and may you carry those memories all your lives.

Formerly from 18, soon to be retired.

12/18/2008 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about somebody, a candidate for office, a media talking head, the Better Government Association, calling for the feds to audit the city's books.

Good way to invite a mob hit.

12/18/2008 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI

I bought some of Chalkie's "Chicago 2016" t-shirts from his/her website. They arrived in a couple of days and are very good quality. Not to mention they are freakin' hysterical.

Will make for some cute Christmas presents.

12/18/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley is so crooked makes the mob look like kindergartners! "

Are you Dumb,naive or just plain stupid? Daley & the Mob are one in the same.

12/18/2008 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will he get the taxpayers a refund if the olympics don't come here???

Just wondering.

12/18/2008 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

86 million, but they can't plow and salt the streets.

12/18/2008 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Mom and Dad go over to the 001 side? If yes, I wonder if they are the same couple that bought me a cup of coffee a few months back?

What a nice couple- Dad wasnt taking my "No Thanks thats not necessary", and said his daughter was a Police officer up North, and insisted on buying my coffee. We had a nice visit and talk.

I hope that my wife and I are like that some day. Glad they are OK.

12/19/2008 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if/when the Olympics never arrive, or once they're done, WHAT pray tell becomes of this WONDERFUL Olympic Village??


.

I will be retired by then on a fixed income, can my name go on the list for the housing it is to become????

12/19/2008 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on now!! Don't you realize that 100's of DuSable graduates are now going to be employed on the Olympic Dream Team.

Part of the deal was the Dream Team had to be more inclusive in its hiring practices.

So let me see if I can surmise the outcome of this decision:

1 Head of the Committee

3,356 Assistants - hours to be determined by the schedule of channels 9 - 23 - 26 - and 50. If Judge Tyrone is scheduled for 1100 hours don't expect any more than 20of the assistants to show up before 1400.

12/19/2008 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was TRULY heartwarming to read how helpful the Officer (and I won't disrespect him by calling him office)was is assisting another PO's parents! This brings back memories of what being the Police really is. If one of the shitheads "fell" into the river - oh well! My hopes and prayers to the Po's parents AND the Officer and his family for a safe and Happy Holiday Season - Thank You for being who you are!

12/19/2008 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

86 million, why not build a new station on the site and combine 002 and 021. 021 is a shithole so is 002. give 002 to tru or gangs.

12/19/2008 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! 86 million but no cash to plow or salt the poor schmucks out of their homes....SAD!!!!

12/19/2008 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about not wasting money on singers at the airports what commissioners dole out this waste? How about not filling all the flower bins everywhere would save tens of millions! lets see christy webber landscaping with all the contracts is related to?

12/20/2008 12:08:00 PM  

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