Friday, February 13, 2009

It's Not About the Money

  • Motorists who are stopped by police while chatting or texting on handheld devices now face higher fines in Chicago.

    The City Council approved the measure yesterday.

    Drivers caught on handheld mobile phones in Chicago could face fines of $100. It was $75 before.

    If someone gets into an accident while on the phone, the maximum fine more than doubles, from $200 to $500.

    But, Mayor Richard M. Daley insists it’s not about the money. He says it's an issue of safety.

And on Thursday, we saw a wondrous sight. Not one, but two CTA supervisors out writing tickets in honor of Lincoln's Birthday. The CTA supervisors were not writing cars parked in bus stops, but rather Rush Hour Parking Restrictions (7am-9am or 4pm-6pm) along the route.

On a city holiday.

We're sure that was all about safety, too, and not hammering a few hundred citizens who might have taken the opportunity to sleep in with the kids off school and many businesses closed.

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27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you atract more bees with honey than you do with shit.
this city stinks !
Daley and Brobama - know what they are doing...getting everyone in a panic trying to get them to believe there's justification to raise taxes. Stop drinking the kool aid. There is no crisis , no need to get everyone in a panic. Things have been worse , they got better...so it has happened , so it will happen again.

2/13/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC SEZ:

Motorists who are stopped by police while chatting or texting on handheld devices now face higher fines in Chicago.

The City Council approved the measure yesterday.

Drivers caught on handheld mobile phones in Chicago could face fines of $100. It was $75 before.

If someone gets into an accident while on the phone, the maximum fine more than doubles, from $200 to $500.
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NOW IF THEY CAN FIND SOMEONE TO WRITE THOSE TICKETS, THEY'LL BE ALL SET ! ! !

.

2/13/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

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CALL THE HALL, THEY'RE WAITEEENG...

2/13/2009 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

Im retired now. How do CTA supervisors get to write parking tickets??

2/13/2009 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have to be sworn to write these tickets? Can they be tossed if given by non law enforcement?

2/13/2009 02:45:00 AM  
Blogger Nadmenny Millicent said...

With the new parking meter deal there are NO meter holidays.

2/13/2009 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey chat away and text your ass off, you have nothing to fear from many of us. I for one will never write someone for texting, like cell phone use, unless they cause an accident and it can be proven. LOL, KMA

2/13/2009 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Shortshanks insists it not about the money, it's definitely about the money.

If it wasn't for his old man, this idiot would be earning a living as a common laborer.

No offense to common laborers.

2/13/2009 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29 and a day said...
Im retired now. How do CTA supervisors get to write parking tickets??

2/13/2009 02:06:00 AM

CITY COUNCIL APPROVED CTA to write tickets only on bus routes.

2/13/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im retired now. How do CTA supervisors get to write parking tickets??

2/13/2009 02:06:00 AM
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This is Chicago, no other federal, state, county or any sane municipal laws apply here. We can do what we want and there's nothing any of you infedels can do about it!!! It's the chicago way.

2/13/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTA supervisors writing Rush Hour Parking tickets whatever happen to the traffic cop on the Watch who would bring in 2-4 books per tour

Man, retired/deceased Deputy Chief from Area 1 must be rolling over in his grave with now having CTA Supervisors being forced to write these tickets!

What a Police Department this has turned into nowadays!

2/13/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make all laws goofs! We will never enforce such stupidity! Hey the alderthieves are sworn they can write tickets! As a bonus they can use overpaid D-3 valets to write tickets they do nothing else? "want me to shine your shoes sir"!

2/13/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the race baiters on this one. As everyone knows flat rate taxes adversely impact the poor more so than they do the well off. Jesse's folks are going to be hurt more by this than the rich folk that live near the borders of chitroit.

2/13/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made a u-turn in an intersection the other day, right in front of a cop, he hollered at me that it was illegal, I hollered back "thanks" he kept going I hollered "thanks" again

2/13/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
NOW IF THEY CAN FIND SOMEONE TO WRITE THOSE TICKETS, THEY'LL BE ALL SET ! ! !
2/13/2009 12:32:00 AM

They have that moron in unit 057. It's all he does besides work on his English as a second language home study class.

What a fuckin' hero

2/13/2009 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CITY COUNCIL APPROVED CTA to write tickets only on bus routes.

2/13/2009 08:39:00 AM

hope they don't expect police assistance if CTA ticket writing results any altercations with irate citizens - i'm sure as f*** not responding to it

2/13/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

write a moving violation??? ahahhahahahahhahahahahhahah no,

2/13/2009 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do CTA supervisors get to write parking tickets??

2/13/2009 02:06:00 AM

CITY COUNCIL APPROVED CTA to write tickets only on bus routes.

2/13/2009 08:39:00 AM


Soon, garbage trucks will carry cameras to cite vehicles for parking in an alley just like street cleaners will cite them for street cleaning violations. Just another way to suck our wallets dry !

2/13/2009 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope they don't expect police assistance if CTA ticket writing results any altercations with irate citizens - i'm sure as f*** not responding to it

2/13/2009 03:41:00 PM


You WILL respond, you asswipe! At its barest minimum, THAT IS AN ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENT of your chosen profession.
If you sit and analyze who you'll respond for or for what kind of call, YOU ARE A WORTHLESS FUCK.

Guys like you are worse than anything that J-Fed does. You are a disgusting cancer in our Dept. Do us all a favor and leave before you get someone hurt, Jagoff!

2/13/2009 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you atract more bees with honey than you do with shit.
this city stinks !
Daley and Brobama - know what they are doing...getting everyone in a panic trying to get them to believe there's justification to raise taxes. Stop drinking the kool aid. There is no crisis , no need to get everyone in a panic. Things have been worse , they got better...so it has happened , so it will happen again.

2/13/2009 12:26:00 AM
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A small, but salient, correction. Bees MAKE honey. They are not attracted to it.

FLIES. The word you wanted was FLIES.

2/13/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
NOW IF THEY CAN FIND SOMEONE TO WRITE THOSE TICKETS, THEY'LL BE ALL SET ! ! !
2/13/2009 12:32:00 AM

They have that moron in unit 057. It's all he does besides work on his English as a second language home study class.

What a fuckin' hero

2/13/2009 03:08:00 PM
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And don't forget Missy! Damn, you can never find a parking ticket guru when you need one!

2/13/2009 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the Suntimes today- taxpayers will be on the hook for $500 million dollars if the Olympics go south....

How can we stop this insanity?

2/13/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last week my 77-year-old father got a parking ticket from a Department of Revenue lackey at a meter in the area of Belmont and Clark. There was almost half an hour left on his meter. A friend of my dad's took a picture of the meter. I told him not to mail the payment next time, I'd be more than happy to escort him to a hearing. Not only that, my dad's car was stolen on 03 January. Some genius in 018 issued him tickets for being at an expired meter on the 5th, 7th and 9th of January. I know the car came up hot in LEADS because I checked daily to see if it had been recovered. Thanks, guys, for stressing the old man out.

2/13/2009 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY 857 GFY. I wouldn't respond to a scab or more accurately union buster CTA worker anymore than I would respond to a scab TMA, They are endangering my families financial security. so fuck em.

When the CTA writes tickets they take away the Copper's only hammer. WE CAN'T STRIKE DUMBFUCK.

The scab TMA are doing a job I get paid $40 an hour for $9 an hour. Ironically they do it about a quarter as well as a Copper does it

2/13/2009 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thanks, guys, for stressing the old man out.

2/13/2009 10:58:00 PM"


Sounds like the new hires at the dor have been issuing fraudulent citations.

Isn't fraud a crime anymore?

2/13/2009 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Guys like you are worse than anything that J-Fed does. You are a disgusting cancer in our Dept. Do us all a favor and leave before you get someone hurt, Jagoff!

2/13/2009 08:57:00 PM"


a cta supervisor?

2/14/2009 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They left out Homosexual Alderman who own restaurants are exempt from this ordinance. If they are written the violation the DC will hand deliver their license along w/a bouquet of long stem roses to smooth their ruffled feather boas.

2/14/2009 07:40:00 AM  

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