Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pension Money Questions

FoxNews did a piece on how a secretary for the Pension Board is going to law school on our dime. This would appear to be another expose launched at the behest of the newly elected Patrolman's Representative, Mike Shields and it's starting to get noticed:
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LvuH0kdil4

    Last month, our new pension trustee Mike Shields tried to get rid of an investment manager that has lost nearly half of a $50m investment. He lost that battle. This month, he tried to stop the pension fund from paying for law school for the "Executive Director's" personal secretary. He lost, but at least he's making some waves and shining a light on the BS. There are four trustees that are/were the police. Why don't they all vote for the right thing? And, who exactly is the secretary's clout? Answers, anyone? It must be good.
There's plenty of corruption surrounding anything that has to do with this city. And all it takes is a few people willing to rock the boat.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless MIKE!
Mike watch your back...I fear you are getting too near the Daley crime family...

The wheel gun police.....

2/28/2009 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You the man shields!!!!! finally someone with some balls!! if you noticed in the interview gallagher appeared to be sweating a little bit. keep it up mike

2/28/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brother Officers;

We are going have to watch out for Mike because he is in uncharted waters. The pension board is another cash cow for the city and a playground for its officers.
Mike is shining a light on the underside of a large rock and is disturbing the nest of vipers that inhabit it.
Soon the city will find a way to discredit Mike and try to hurt him any way they can.
Thank God for a guy like Mike because when the hair Geller's try to retire they will be surprised to find the pension money gone!
Stand up now or go down later.....

2/28/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the last 25 years that I can remember, the pension board has been controlled completely by the city. Anyone that stands up to their nonsense (Miriam Santos) gets destroyed.

This officer hit the nail on the head. Why the hell can the pension board get away with this? This is the money I'm retiring on. It's coppers money, not the pension boards to do as they see fit.

He's got some big balls. Good for him.

2/28/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing that after an IOD injury, it takes the pension board 3-4 months to award even a 50% ordinary disability pending a hearing, which takes another 2 months and in the mean time you have absolutely no income and Gallagher's dim wit secretary and dim wit is being kind, because half of the time she doesn't submit your paperwork to the board and you then have your hearing postponed for another 30 days is going to law school compliments of our pension fund. Okay, the the Police Dept. should pay for me to go to school for veterinary medicine, instead of a criminal justice degree. Thank you , Officer Shields, I'm glad I voted for you!

2/28/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any accountability for this executive director? They're gonna flip this back on the officer like he's the bad guy. Fuck that. This is an outrage that makes me sick.

First Huberman, now $88,000 in tuition? That's absurd. what's next?

2/28/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF!!

2/28/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's BRASS BALLS there SHIELDS. Go f*** with them some more

2/28/2009 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, by you exposing this, all members get to see whats really going on down there. Keep getting the word out to coppers.

2/28/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There are four trustees that are/were the police. Why don't they all vote for the right thing?"

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I know for a FACT that some of them are pissed off about the way this GALLAGER runs the show down at the pension Board.

Perhaps now is the time MORE officers take an interest and go down to pension board hearings and put pressure on this Daley HACK !!

2/28/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike keep up the good work don't sell yourself out like alot of people did. Believe me your honesty and talent will not go un noticed and bigger and better positions will yours someday like the president of FOP. Someone with a set of balls thats not afraid to speak his mind!

2/28/2009 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike, I knew I voted for the right man for the job.

Dineen and those appointed to the board by the midget belong in jail.

MAKE THOSE WAVES my Brother, and of course watch you back.

2/28/2009 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why aren't these the things put to the vested officers, instead of the panel with the "I've got your back, you get mine" mentality.

2/28/2009 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the little bitch crying about Mike Sheilds trying to get himself a towntown parking spot, quit your crying.

He was elected fair and square. Just because you are mad because the FOPs hand-picked guy lost..oh, well to bad!

This guy may, or may not, come across as a "self promoter" to some but remember, he is trying to PRESERVE and PROTECT OUR MONEY!

How many of you have ever even been to a pension board meeting or an FOP meeting in your careers?

I'd guess less than 30%. Hell,we can't even get half the membership to take 30 seconds to drop their, pre-addressed, election ballet in the mailbox to determine the future direction of our union or fraternal organization. (take your pick). I know most of you just like to split hairs here!

Back to my point:

This guy Shields (whom I've never met) called out Huberman on his attempt to profit at our expense.

Attempted to fire a politically connected Investment broker who has done nothing but make us "Broker" financially speaking.

Now this.Identify politically appointed assholes who are so arrogant that they use OUR pension fund as if it's their personal piggy bank. Fuck them.

We have plenty of coppers paying for their own childrens higher education.

This secretary can:

#1)take out student loans (as most of us did)when we were in school.

#2) ask mommy or daddy to help her out.

#3) have her "sugar daddy" Gallager
write her a check drawn on his OWN account, NOT OURS!

I appreciate what this guy Shield's has had the balls to attempt to accomplish on OUR behalf. I'd rather pay a few hundred a month for a loop parking spot to give him the flexibility to closely watch OUR money. THAN THE ALTERNATIVE, WHICH IS PAY ALMOST A $90,000.00 for some patronage hack to get a legal education at our expense, only to than go work for LOEVY & LOEVY, or Khulis and associates, or some other such police hating entity!

*sarcasm off*

2/28/2009 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next FOP president is....

2/28/2009 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And just WHO on the Pension Board voted to approve this secretary's tuition expenses?

This is NOT the pensions boards money to hand out to anyone they choose!

We need to fight these expenses.

2/28/2009 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chipabf.org/About_Contact/Contact%20Info/Email_index.htm

From the pension fund's web site they list John J. Gallagher, Jr. as Executive Director and Karina R. Fruin as Executive Assistant. I presume she is the one getting the law school tuition paid for.

I don't know who she is related to or who her clout is.

Her email is karina@chipabf.org if anyone cares to ask her directly who she is related or married to.

2/28/2009 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fear that the LITTLE FAT BITCH DIRTY HAIR mAYOR will do something to fuck this guy over before the next FOP election for president.

2/28/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Ken said...

Is Gallaher going to pay this money back? What justification is Gallaher using for us paying the bill? Rubber Hose, Car Battery, Lamp and a Bucket of Water we have way to make him talk. If all else fail make him watch a Daley press conference over and over that should do the trick.

2/28/2009 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe this. AND the fact that they didn't vote to change this. This Shields guy is doing an excellent job uncovering shady things going on, keep up the good work.

2/28/2009 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields is the MAN!!!!!!! Please run for FOP President. Donahue is a useless political hack!!!

Shields after you win FOP President please hand pick the man you want to run for your spot with the pension board. I will this vote for this individual as well.

The whole Chicago Police Dept needs to wake up. One man is rocking a big boat quite easily. Lets us unite an flip the boat over so it sinks never to be found again!!! We run the FOP and Pension board, its our money!!!!

2/28/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are these outsiders and political hacks even on our pension board anymore. I know years ago they were put on because we coppers were too stupid to run it ourselves, but police officers are at least as competent as politicians.

2/28/2009 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Mike Shields:

Check this out,

Northern Trust which manages the distribution of our Pension Fund to retirees recently had a big party in LA . Their clients from all over the COuntry were flown in on our dime. Can you see if any of our pension board members were invited or attended? How about the members appointed by the Daley machine ? How about other pensions? See what you can find out, they manage Billions of our Money? Se if any of them went in the past ? So whoever hollered about Mike looking for free parking that is pennies compared to what is being stolen by Firms that lost more then the national everage in th elatest downturn of the stock market. Oh yeah but dont forget the president of that firm is a basketball buddy of president Obama, so the machine ( Daley ) dictates that we must give that firm our money to lose. Keep up the good work

Retired Guy

2/28/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

MARKY MARK BETTER WATCH DAT ASS!

THE KIDS GOING 4 THE MAIN MANS SEAT WHEN HE SERVE HIS LAST TERM!

THE FOP HAS NO CREDIBLE CANIDATE FOR THE NEXT ELECTION...

2/28/2009 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry guys. Have to challenge this one. We here on the CPD have a benefit, as do many City workers, called tuition reimbursement. We got to school, we get reimbursed for tuition at
just about any accredited school or college. And we can obtain degrees in a variety of subjects, not pertaining to this job. I don't see a problem with a secretary (probably not a high paid one) having the benefit of going to school and getting the tuition paid for. Would any of you want to be a secretary for the rest of your lives? I didn't think so, at least not if you earned what a civilian world secretary earns (a whole lot less than a sworn officer who is the Exempts of W/C's secretary, I can tell you that!). I don't have a problem with Shields being on the Pension Board at all, but I'm sure that the longer he is there and learns his way around the place, the greater the chance that he will discover and sound the alarm for "REAL FRAUD" there. This isn't it. If any of your daughters could obtain a job there as a secretary with the benefit of receiving monies to continue higher education, the line of daughters of POs would stretch for blocks! I'm no fan of the media, but as Yellen pointed out, this is a benefit that exists in many, many organizations of this type.
Let's not make this out for more than it is.

2/28/2009 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any reason WHY we are paying this woman's tuition?

2/28/2009 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine works at the pension offices and relates this account. After his few seconds in the lime light, Gallagher was throwing things around in his office and using words that I haven't heard since I was in the navy. He physically broke things in his office.

Mike is getting to them!

Hey Gallagher, what else do you have to hide?

2/28/2009 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike. There were guys who had some stuff to say about him before the election. He has proved himself more in the little time he has been in than any other member. Politics as usual until Shields showed up. Shields, let us know at the next election who we should vote for and get these other hacks (I think one of them is a household name there) out of there so we can watch our money. It's called "BALLS"!

2/28/2009 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine who is a retired PO and is also an attorney just submitted a two page letter to the G requesting an investigation of the irregular handling of our pension funds.

He cited case law and a few "interesting" situations that were never properly resolved. Stay tuned!!!

Hopefully there will be a few NEW names on the doors at the pension board.

2/28/2009 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are gonna be nay sayers on this department telling him he should've done this, should've done that. That's the nature of coppers. He was elected not to sit on his hands and go along with everything they say. No, instead he chose to do his job and stir things up over there.

I don't know who sat on the board before him. But I sure as hell don't remember any stinks being created.

2/28/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't vote for Mike, but I will for as long as he runs.

2/28/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike i'm glad I voted for you, your father would be proud of you. keep it up, and for all of you that didn't vote for him I hope you seee the light and realize that he is genuine.

2/28/2009 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's the executive directors secretary, then the executive director should be fired. But he's probably some Daley machine hack that can't be touched. They'll go to bat for him but not for making our pension solvent. If enough heat gets on him Daley will fire him or have him step down.

This is not a publicity stunt, this an officer delivering the message to coppers. Good job.

2/28/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets send them all to Fitz on a silver plater!

2/28/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police and fire have tuition covered in their contract. Money at the pension fund should go into our future investments. This girl's gonna leave the second she passes the bar.

2/28/2009 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know the "Official" reason why we are paying for the law degree ??

2/28/2009 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Shields keep his spot on the board and still run to become FOP president?

2/28/2009 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIME TO GET RID OF THE RETIREES ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME, THAT WE KNOW OF, THAT HE HAS VOTED AGAINST THE MEMBERSHIP AND SIDED WITH THE POLITICIANS AGAINST THE MEMBERS.

2/28/2009 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike.

2/28/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

relax everyone our new god hussein obama will take care of everything lets just take a minute and say a little prayer to him change is in the air cant you just feel it !

2/28/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a joke no wonder our pension fund is so short. Soon Mike is going to learn that there is a price to be paid for exposing these backroom deals and standing up for te working coppers. When the pension board finds the smallest little indescretion mike will be attacked, everyone better have his bavk then. I could car less if shields is a self promoter as long as it means the pension fund is there when I retire.

2/28/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hay fop leadership, you always say no matter what we do someone will complain. Bullshit!!! Show some leadership like Shields and we will circle the wagons. You sell out fucks make me sick. Bella is the only one with any fire in his gut and he has been silenced.

2/28/2009 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good work Mike , now try and get the reps for sgt and lt to back you up and if they don't.
make the info available to the sgt and lt associations and get them voted out. the pension board needs officers like you
keep up the heat and get some support from the other members

2/28/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire the lot of them. Storm the union meeting, and beat them with bats!

2/28/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MARK DON-WHO ?

Are you reading and listening to the members of OUR UNION.

Your next, along with the whole nest of corrupt political hacks called FOP !

We will not go quietly into the night !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We will scream and shout and boot your ass out of office !!

JUST A BLUE SHIRT WHO'S AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT NO MORE !!!!

2/28/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After viewing the video, I seriously doubt that this boondoggle has the fellatiophilic implications which are so manifest at 3510 S. Michigan. All those clout bunnies are problem solvers who really excel at using their heads.

Great job, Mike!

2/28/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me again how and why we are paying for the secretary's tuition? Who voted for it? Can we do something else to stop it?

2/28/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields will win fop president next time,and cooter will be vice president.Time for change.Firt thing will get rid of all the kool aid then Daleys rubbers in the fop desk.

2/28/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job, Mike, thanks for having our backs!

2/28/2009 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic.... the streets of the southside were running red with blood last night

2/28/2009 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"There are four trustees that are/were the police. Why don't they all vote for the right thing?"

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I know for a FACT that some of them are pissed off about the way this GALLAGER runs the show down at the pension Board.

Perhaps now is the time MORE officers take an interest and go down to pension board hearings and put pressure on this Daley HACK !!

2/28/2009 12:57:00 AM

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Yet all these scared bithes haven't uttered a word. This Shields guy is the only one with a mouth?
Watch out for our pension board "investing" in 2016 Olympics through some Daley family scumbag firm.The greasy prick wants to raid our pension, I have no doubt.

2/28/2009 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael!

Keep doing what you're doing young man. Mark "Do-not-do" Donohue & Co. should learn from your example but alas they will not. Hopefully a special white-hot fire is being stoked in Hell for our current fraternal leadership for not judiciously and manfully attending to the business of the membership. Collectively they're just craven and wretched co-conspirators with the mayor in insuring the membership is continually walking backwards in tangible & recognizable wages & benefits. There is no one in the union or at city hall with the mental acuity to "think outside the box" (my favorite mayoral quote) for the benefit of the membership.

I guess "thinking outside the box" is reserved only for the current massive sell-off of municipal assets, screw the people who are charged with keeping this city from cannibalizing itself. (LOTS of little birdies chirping about a possible multi-billion dollar lease of Lake Shore Drive... wouldn't that be funny, between $5 & $10 to get on LSD for the next 99years? the mind boggles).

Oh well, didn't mean to turn this into a rant... Go get those decayed-ass thieving bastards Mike!

A generous pour of pappy van winkle bourbon when you get the chance...

ol' crazy westsider...

2/28/2009 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A parking spot for Mike is a small price to pay.

2/28/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All members should have parking anyway.

just like if I go to court, I expect parking.

2/28/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy FUCK! Whata fuckn JOKE! Everyone of us sholud be outraged and do our best to spread the word. There is no reason a secretary should be going to law school on our dime(which is dwindleing fast) in tmes like this or anytime for that matter. Good job Mike keep up the good work!

2/28/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields for FOP President!

2/28/2009 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another place the Feds can go snake hunting !!!!

2/28/2009 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shields for FOP president!!!!!!!!!!!

2/28/2009 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon Fitz...do some of that Fed shit and get all these Daley cronies. Especially Daley!

2/28/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCK THE BOAT!

Nice to see something done when there's not an election. Keep those fuckers honest Mike

2/28/2009 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger OEMC said...

I like how Everyone is anonymous here.

Stand Up and Support him WITH your Names.


George Montero...District 14

2/28/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all Mike should get a paid parking spot. The city appointed trustee’s spots are paid for with your fund, but not the elected trustee’s.

Second, when the pension board was offered the land across the FOP dirt cheap, the city appointed trustee’s didn’t want to move the pension board office, because it was too far for them to travel from their downtown office once a month. When someone brought up the point it would be ideal for the FOP, Credit Union, and Pension Fund to located so close together, a Senior City appointed trustee made the argument that we had a star, and that we could use public transportation free. So they opted to rent for millions of dollars. Had they taken the land offered them they could have built a smaller office and not have spent a fortune on rent and remodeling. They would have had free parking for all the trustees and YOU, and eventually the note on the building would be paid for.

But, it’s not about making life easier for the retiree, disabled officer, or about saving the pension fund money, it’s the comfort of the city appointed trustee’s, Kugler the pension board attorney, and of course Gallager.

Another thing you can go to a pension board meeting and video tape it if you like.

2/28/2009 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I saw, the boss defended sending his secretary to law school "because we need qualified employees."

Well, if you need legal advice, do you hire an attorney or put someone through law school?

Mark Donahue should start looking over his shoulder.

2/28/2009 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And all I ever wanted was a raise for Occupational Disability before I died. Gotta wait 10 long years for a raise but the Pension Board can give money away for this shit? Hey thanks again FOP for helping out the Disabled that Pension Portability really helped us Disabled guys out. Has the FOP or the Pension Board ever had to wait 10 years for a raise?

2/28/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be carefull Mike look what happened to laski and santos

2/28/2009 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's way too much money for daley not to have his hooks in it one way or another.
is there any asshole out there who still thinks chicago corruption is cute or funny ?

2/28/2009 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is some really wasteful, typical city crap. I busted my a** putting myself through college, and really think it's BS to pay for someone's secretary to go to college. Billion dollar pension fund or not, it's not right.

I wonder how they're going to try and mess w/Shields. I don't envy him, that's for sure.

On a serious note, what can be done? It doesn't seem possible to motivate many of us (and I include myself) to attend meetings. Do calls work? Emails? Can we call for a special election to vote for some of these bozos off?

2/28/2009 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

Way to go Mike!!! Keep up the good work!

2/28/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"...Okay, the the Police Dept. should pay for me to go to school for veterinary medicine, instead of a criminal justice degree...".
2/28/2009 12:33:00 AM

Not unless you're clouted you won't... otherwise, No Problem !

2/28/2009 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all really proud of Mike, and what he did.
It's great that real true CPD guys get involved in the pension fund.
Not the people who have been "Faking It" for years.
You all know who I mean.
I really feel this fund is controlled by the mayor.
When he decides its time to use the money for his benefit he will pass new laws to do so.
Truth is They are all laughing at us.
They do whatever they what. We have no say.
The only reason Blago is gone, is because "They" did not what him around anymore.
With all our rage, we are still just rats in a cage.

2/28/2009 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time EVERY CPD OFFICER getinvolved in OUR Pension..... It's not the FOP'S responsiblility it is ours.... Thankfully we have officers on this job that don't put up with shit and aren't afraid to stand up for other officers..... Every Officer should attend at least one Pension Board meeting ayear....The Lt. rep on the board is a pompous smart ass that votes along the City lines but yet he is retained year after year.... What about the retiree rep????

2/28/2009 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: from the NRA Newsletter

On Wednesday, just over five weeks after Inauguration Day, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration will seek to reinstate the expired federal "assault weapon" ban and impose additional restrictions.

"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder said. Based on Holder's testimony during his confirmation hearings before the Senate, those other "changes" presumably include prohibiting private transfers of firearms and banning most center-fire rifle ammunition as "armor-piercing."

Holder said that new gun control laws are needed because in Mexico, a country with a history of corruption and disregard for individual rights, there's a shooting war going on between drug gangs and government troops, and some of the gangsters' guns have been illegally purchased in the United States.

YES WE CAN!!!....slowly take your gun-rights away.

2/28/2009 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOMEWHAT OFF THE SUBJECT:

MIKE SHIELDS IS YOUR REP AT THE PENSION BOARD. HE HAS TAKEN A STAND ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE THAT IS DRAINING OUR FUND OF 88 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL. WHICH ONE OF YOU BRIGHT YOUNG HARD CHARGING GUYS HAVE RALLIED TO HIS AID? WHEN YOU ARE RETIRED YOU WILL FIND THAT THE FUND IS BROKE BECAUSE YOU DIDNT WATCH YOUR PRIME ASSET.
GO ON LIKE SHEEP AND PRAY THAT ALL WILL BE WELL. THE FUND IS DOWN BY AT LEAST 1/3 AND THEY ARE GIVING FREE LAW SCHOOL TUITION TO SECERTARIES? Wake UP ROOKIES AND SEE WHAT IS IMPORTANT!!
GET BEHIND MIKE..HE CARES ABT YOU AND YOUR FUTURE! THE CLOUTED ONES ARE STEALING US BLIND!

AN OLD WHEEL GUN DICK A/6 ROBB

I'm embarrassed to say that most of us young college types are to stupid to know or care beyond today! I also know that we will pay for it with our pensions down the line somewhere. You old guys ruined it for the younger ones.

2/28/2009 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the door has been opened to conduct a complete forensic audit to see where money is going, to who and where money has gone, subpoenas should fly…

2/28/2009 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have Pension Fund and FOP put up 1/2 each of monies to hire a legit accounting firm to fully examine the Funds activities. If violations of the law are found have findings given to the U.S.Attorney for prosecution.

It would be if our own Financial Investigation Unit could handle and investigation on the legit.

2/28/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC-

Why don't you post my comment on how Mike Sheilds is the "pot calling the kettle black" on this?

Mike Sheilds did the same thing having the city pay for his MBA! What purpose does an MBA have for a street cop?

He asked why should a sec become a lawyer? I am asking why should he become and MBA gradute?

Post the post please, it's only fair

2/28/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Dontknowdo doesn't care about the average copper. It's the same old-boy network, just verson 3.0
Hey Mark, what job is shortshanks giving you when you split?

2/28/2009 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For anyone to question Mike Shields intentions on this discovery is totally outrageous. I saw some comments here bashing Mike's Police experience and it is a total shame. Mike Shields has everyones best interest in regards to our very own pension and financial welfare. Who cares about Mikes police experience and what kind of cop he is. The man deserves much respect for standing up to these guys abusing the system for their own self interest. This women should not be getting a free law degree on our dime! Mike, your doing a great job. I have no doubts in your intentions and your motivations. Thank you!
For anyone bashing him for what he is doing Im willing to assume that you most likely had a good spot over on the pension board and may have been voted out because of your own bad intentions and self serving actions.

2/28/2009 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Hey SCC-

Why don't you post my comment on how Mike Sheilds is the "pot calling the kettle black" on this?

Mike Sheilds did the same thing having the city pay for his MBA! What purpose does an MBA have for a street cop?


Your argument was nonsensical. Shields (and hundreds of other cops) got his MBA under a contractual agreement that said he had to serve "x" years following his obtaining the degree or else reimburse the City.

He (and others) also had to achieve a certain grade to receive partial or full reimbursement.

We have no idea if this secretary has any such agreement in place to serve the Pension Board following graduation and whether or not she has to achieve an "A" to get the money or will a "Gentlewoman's C" suffice for reimbursement.

These are questions that need answers. Now. And your illogical arguments about what Shield's did under an existing Contract don't contribute in any way except to muddy the waters.

2/28/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/28/2009 07:48:00 AM wrote:
Sorry guys. Have to challenge this one. We here on the CPD have a benefit, as do many City workers, called tuition reimbursement. We got to school, we get reimbursed for tuition at....

The problem with your reasoning is that we get that benefit as something that is provided through our contract and was negotiated through the city. These people are unilaterally using our money that should be used for our pensions, let me say that again... our pensions. Not for the personal growth of the executive directors personal secretary.

2/28/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry guys. Have to challenge this one. We here on the CPD have a benefit, as do many City workers, called tuition reimbursement. We got to school, we get reimbursed for tuition at
just about any accredited school or college.
___________________________________

You are wrong, it was not a condition or benefit of her employment. Our tuition reimbursement is written in our contract bottom line.

The funds for her law school tuition were just approved within the past year.

Even the city treasurer voted against it, because it’s just wrong.

2/28/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you post my comment on how Mike Shields is the "pot calling the kettle black" on this?

Mike Shields did the same thing having the city pay for his MBA! What purpose does an MBA have for a street cop?

He asked why should a sec become a lawyer? I am asking why should he become and MBA gradute?

Post the post please, it's only fair.
___________________________________
Don’t you think Shields’ having a MBA helps his position as a pension board trustee? Also it was a benefit in OUR contract! It was not a benefit for Gallagers secretary. It was approved by the trustees at Gallagers request. That is the difference.

2/28/2009 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike, I knew I voted for the right man for the job.

Dineen and those appointed to the board by the midget belong in jail.

MAKE THOSE WAVES my Brother, and of course watch you back.

To this moron. If you knew what you were talking about you would know that Dineen isnt on the board. Hauser is on the board and votes against the P.O. every chance he gets. Think before you open your trap.

2/28/2009 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:49 AM

I hope the secretary is not related to the retired exempt Jim FRUIN. He's a good guy.

2/28/2009 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are many places of employment that do not offer tuition reimbursement. Usually smaller groups or companies do not offer this benefit. The fact that CPD offers this contractual benefit is great and more power to those who take advantage of it. I know I would if I worked for the CPD.
The question to ask is if this benefit is available to all pension board employees and is it published as a benefit in the employee benefit/handbook material(if this material exists). If this were a benefit of employment then the policy should be consistent and available to all pension board employees. However, I would think that a benefit/policy allowing tuition reimbursement to employees of a pension board is highly unusual and suspect. Those who authorized this expense are not managing your pension fund properly and I would continue to dig deeper to see what other mismanaged expenses have been paid from your pension fund.
I suspect this benefit is a one time perk to this particular assistant for reasons not conveyed to us at the moment. I further believe it is an abuse of power by those who authorized this expense and who are charged with managing your fund. Keep peeling away at the onion skin and you will be very surprised by what you find. Never stop questioning their actions Mike.

2/28/2009 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You old guys ruined it for the younger ones.

2/28/2009 03:10:00 PM"


You're nowhere near embarrassed enough, you dumb fuck.

Pull your own weight, youngster, you don't get to ride the train 'you old guys' built, not without paying full boat for the ticket.

You want change, get off your lazy, spoiled brat punk asses and work for it.

2/28/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the city tuition reimbursement only pays for 2 classes a semester. 100% for A's, 75% for all other grades. Law school part time is 4 classes a semester. So essentially the city pays for less than half of PO's law school. Not all of it like this assistant. PO's also sign an agreement to stay around for 2 years or pay back the money. This is a great deal for this assistant and a shame.

2/28/2009 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let's not make this out for more than it is.

2/28/2009 07:48:00 AM"


Let's not make this out for LESS than it is, namely, theft by fraud.

2/28/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your argument was nonsensical. Shields (and hundreds of other cops) got his MBA under a contractual agreement that said he had to serve "x" years following his obtaining the degree or else reimburse the City.

He (and others) also had to achieve a certain grade to receive partial or full reimbursement.

We have no idea if this secretary has any such agreement in place to serve the Pension Board following graduation and whether or not she has to achieve an "A" to get the money or will a "Gentlewoman's C" suffice for reimbursement.

These are questions that need answers. Now. And your illogical arguments about what Shield's did under an existing Contract don't contribute in any way except to muddy the waters.
Sheilds is calling out this person because he says that she is only a secretary and in getting a law degree has nothing to do with her position. This is the same situation in which Sheilds, and yes numerous other people on this department and others in the city receive money for education in fields which has nothing to do with the position they hold.
I do not fault these people for taking advantage of the program. I just find it bit hypocritical to call out this women when he has done the same exact thing.
Correct, we do not know the repayment requirements of this situation but that would have been great information to have in the news clip he was on. Is it possible that there is some type of grade requirement or repayment plan if leaving early? I could only guess because if there was not, that would be a huge part of the news story.
It is not illogical argument to bring to light that he did the same thing in the past that this women is doing currently. That is the whole frame work of the “pot calling the kettle black”
It is not hidden secret in regards to ours and other city agencies tuition programs, it’s all over hiring literature. It was even brought up in the news clip about tuition programs. I encourage

2/28/2009 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
First of all Mike should get a paid parking spot. The city appointed trustee’s spots are paid for with your fund, but not the elected trustee’s.

Second, when the pension board was offered the land across the FOP dirt cheap, the city appointed trustee’s didn’t want to move the pension board office, because it was too far for them to travel from their downtown office once a month. When someone brought up the point it would be ideal for the FOP, Credit Union, and Pension Fund to located so close together, a Senior City appointed trustee made the argument that we had a star, and that we could use public transportation free. So they opted to rent for millions of dollars. Had they taken the land offered them they could have built a smaller office and not have spent a fortune on rent and remodeling. They would have had free parking for all the trustees and YOU, and eventually the note on the building would be paid for.

But, it’s not about making life easier for the retiree, disabled officer, or about saving the pension fund money, it’s the comfort of the city appointed trustee’s, Kugler the pension board attorney, and of course Gallager.

Another thing you can go to a pension board meeting and video tape it if you like.

2/28/2009 01:05:00 PM


I asked about why the Pension Board didn't want to move to W. Washington St across from the FOP and Credit Union.

From what I found out is is because the Pension fund recently paid to redecorate their space and signed a 10 year lease. So, unless someone wants to let them out of their lease the Pension board isn't moving for 10 years.

2/28/2009 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Karina Fruen is related to anyone, I would bet it is Lt./Cmdr. James Fruin of Intelligence Division in the 70's. Dineen, Nolan, Kenny Hauser and others on the board or conected are all from this group. They all worked for Fruin.

2/28/2009 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can Shields keep his spot on the board and still run to become FOP president?

2/28/2009 09:35:00 AM


Hell, he could run for Mayor and he would be a better candidate than the last 5 hacks do nothings who ran against Daley. I'll bet he would get Daley real riled up too.

But lacking that, Mike Shields is exactly the type of person who would be perfect as our FOP President. he is young, educated, talented, not afraid to look for and expose dirty shit and from everything I have seen, he cares about police officers and how we are getting screwed.

I would vote for him no matter what office he runs for. he has raised more valid issues than any previous pension board member.

Keep it up Mike, you are getting more and more police officers solidly in back of you. Keep up the good work. And please, watch your back.

2/28/2009 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fruin"? As in former Commander Fruin?

2/28/2009 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not make this out for more than it is.

2/28/2009 07:48:00 AM

___________________________________
Ours is by contract asshole. The janitor doesn't get tuition reimbursement. Does this secretary have to work weekends, holidays, midnights? Has she lost a co-worker to a shitheads bullet as a direct result of her job? Didn't think so!

2/28/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 3:53,
There, you baby, SCC posted your comment. Why would a "street cop" need an MBA? To get promoted, to show that he is qualified to sit on the pension board or just to pursue a career after law enforcement. Tuition reimbursement is a contractual bonus designed to attract people (or smarter people) to this shitty job that wouldn't have taken it otherwise. P.O.'s tuitions aren't paid by our PENSION FUND! You seem to have missed that part.

2/28/2009 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

Isn't this Mike Shields the nephew of the DIShonorable Presiding Chancery Judge David J. Shields who was convicted and sentenced to prison in Operation Graylord?

Who is putting Mike Shields up to all of this???

2/28/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

f(l)op, the pension board, 35th st. & city hall...

no better than enemy pillboxes at Belleau Wood...

The cure as administered by The Marines was the vigorously prejudicial application of the 12 ga. trench gun in "slam-fire" mode for effective house cleaning...

this city needs a purgative & a colonic...

2/28/2009 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare gallagher using our funds for his secretary! I don't know about you, but from that news report it doesn't look like she could practice law or anything else for that matter. More cronyism at the pension board as usual. Nice job exposing the truth Shields. You've got some real stones kid.

2/28/2009 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fruin? As in clout heavy retired Commander James Fruin?

Ah....I get it!

2/28/2009 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope and PRAY Mike runs for FOP PRESIDENT! Mike you have my vote if you also promise to get all new people and sweep the others out!

2/28/2009 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
be carefull Mike look what happened to laski and santos

2/28/2009 01:32:00 PM

Hope the same happens to daley and stroger!

2/28/2009 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone can piss and moan on this blog but if WE dont do shit about , its just that, talk , talk is cheap !!!!!!!!!!!! get motivated and bounce these fucking idiots out of office NOW

2/28/2009 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from Florida! Weather is nice here! Just observed leo and ellyn think they are buying another home here! "show me the money"!

2/28/2009 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 07:48:00 AM "Sorry guys I have to challenge this one."
What a punk you must be. Shields is doing the right thing standing up for all PO's right from the start and you have to "challenge this one".
What a low life you are. Keep sucking off whoever your guy is and leave the real police alone.

2/28/2009 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever Said This?
Way to promote yourself again Shields!!! Why don't you bring up the fact that you are trying to stipends for a parking spot and driving downtown for work???

Hell, I want the city to pay me too for every day I drive to work and court.

What is court you say? Oh thats right you have never locked a person up in all the time you have on the job!!!

Stopping posting here and leave it to your youtube channel

2/27/2009 07:45:00 AM

Your a tool! The guy is fighting for our money! Who gives a fuck how many guys he has locked up

2/28/2009 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have Pension Fund and FOP put up 1/2 each of monies to hire a legit accounting firm to fully examine the Funds activities. If violations of the law are found have findings given to the U.S.Attorney for prosecution.

It would be if our own Financial Investigation Unit could handle and investigation on the legit.

2/28/2009 03:31:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC-

Why don't you post my comment on how Mike Sheilds is the "pot calling the kettle black" on this?

Mike Sheilds did the same thing having the city pay for his MBA! What purpose does an MBA have for a street cop?

He asked why should a sec become a lawyer? I am asking why should he become and MBA gradute?

Post the post please, it's only fair

2/28/2009 03:53:00 PM


During his MBA studies, he probably realized how f'd up our pension fund is and decided to run. I say it was a good thing

2/28/2009 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUSTED!!! The arrogance of the Daley administration stinks up that pension board. That arrogant little Gallagher prick, we oughta come after him as a whole department. Typical hack for the machine. The entitlement stinks.

2/28/2009 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That asshole did it again!


Signed,
-CPS CEO Huberbuns

P.S. I can't wait to come after you when I'm mayor

2/28/2009 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She gets her law degree, next she'll be working for pension board attorney David KUGLER screwing coppers out of their disability.

I don't feel bad for her one bit.

Add Gallagher to that mix and I want to puke.

2/28/2009 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when and how is this money to be reimbursed, I call for resignations for all those who voted or endorsed this non sense secretary tuition payments.


lets see if anything comes of this fiasco

Thanks Mike once again

next FOP President MS

2/28/2009 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fruin?? let me see who the name comes back to

2/28/2009 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pension fund is only good for another 5 or 6 years unless everybody wises up. It is all clout, pension manager, board, whatever.

2/28/2009 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I was a secretary at a major consulting firm and the benefit for education that doesn't relate directly to your work was 4,000 a year. So maybe you can propose an offer that similar.

2/28/2009 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey that mba paid off to make him smart enough to start calling out the snakes at the pension board and will pay off when he runs the fop

2/28/2009 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict that Mike shields will be the next president of the FOP!!!!

2/28/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know how the tuition benefit is written for employees of the pension board. Hopefully, there is an employees handbook, which is unbias and states what benefits are available. If the handbook is written to allow an employee to get a a benefit of a law degree, the tuition should be reimbursed until the benefit is modified. If nothing is written, the board should be dragged on the carpet if they approved this benefit specifically for this person.

As a cop, I have met other cops that are real estate lawyers, history professors, and MBA's. These cops received tuition reimbursements from the city. Their reimbursements followed guidelines set down by the City's department of personnel. I know all my classes have to be pre-approved by the city.

2/28/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous PAUL HARVEY DIED said...

Legendary radio newscaster PAUL HARVEY died at age 90 in a Phoenix hospital today. Mr. Harvey, a long-time resident of River Forest, has joined his late wife Angel.

He was a good guy who will be missed.

2/28/2009 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conservative radio icon, Paul Harvey passed away today.

R.I.P. Paul, I will miss "The Rest of the Story".

2/28/2009 09:56:00 PM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

This is just the tip of the iceburg.I would hate to see some hardworking beat coppers money suddenly "vanish" after 25 years of this shit. Good for Mike. Keep in that ass and never EVER back down.The coppers need a guy in their corner fighting for them.You have a huge fight ahead as the rest are about nothing but themselves and screwing over decent working people and putting as much of YOUR money in their pockets as their FAT GREASY HANDS CAN GRAB. Keep on FIGHTING them.

2/28/2009 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Don't know if you have seen this blog but they bring to light some good concerns about the red light traffic cameras and parking meters.

http://theexpiredmeter.com/

2/28/2009 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of parking spaces, hey eve, listen up!! we know you physically need all 3 parking spaces,two lts and the cmdrs. Theer is acting lt who gets one. Move your rumpess over and out.

2/28/2009 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC-

Why don't you post my comment on how Mike Sheilds is the "pot calling the kettle black" on this?

Mike Sheilds did the same thing having the city pay for his MBA! What purpose does an MBA have for a street cop?

He asked why should a sec become a lawyer? I am asking why should he become and MBA gradute?

Post the post please, it's only fair

Hey numbnuts, tuition reimbursement is part of our contract. Maybe you aren't smart enough to go to a real college, so you are jealous ? If I had the time to go to law school on the city's dime, I would do it in a second. The problem here is that the pension board is using our pension dollars to put a secretary through law school. So, is she studying at work while we are paying her salary also ? Maybe you should have stayed away from the weed while you were in junior college and learned to read.

2/28/2009 10:22:00 PM  
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2/28/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Makes Forbes List #1 Spot for the Most Congested Roadway in America. You guessed it, it's the infamous Kennedy Expressway.

Many of the country's 100 worst intersections are on urban highways like the Cross Bronx. Chicago's Kennedy Expressway claims 13 spots in the top 100--the most of any roadway--and the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles has 11 interchanges in the top 100.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/02/24/traffic-intersections-worst-lifestyle-autos_intersections.html?partner=yahoobuzz

2/28/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forbes ranks Chicago as the third most congested city in the USA and lists it as having 23 of the top 100 traffic congestion spots in the USA.

Forbes lists Chicago as the most stressed out city. If you think traffic is bad now, just wait until the Olympics happen.

2/28/2009 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC-

Why don't you post my comment on how Mike Shields is the "pot calling the kettle black" on this?

Mike Shields did the same thing having the city pay for his MBA! What purpose does an MBA have for a street cop?

Big difference boyo...Mike works for the city of Chicago and not a pension agency with a fiduciary obligation to its members. There is no provision in the pension board bylaws for this type of secretarial nepotism.

2/28/2009 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC-

Why don't you post my comment on how Mike Sheilds is the "pot calling the kettle black" on this?

Mike Sheilds did the same thing having the city pay for his MBA! What purpose does an MBA have for a street cop?

He asked why should a sec become a lawyer? I am asking why should he become and MBA gradute?

Post the post please, it's only fair

...because OUR pension money, the money that taken out of my paycheck and yours twice a month shouldn't be paying for a secretary's lawa degree. If she wants her tuition paid, go get a job with the city. Pension funds should not be used to pay someone's tuition. If I put a request to the pension board to pay my kid's tuition, they will tell me to go f*ck myself.

2/28/2009 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the secretary is not related to the retired exempt Jim FRUIN. He's a good guy.

2/28/2009 04:46:00 PM

......I wouldn't doubt it...

2/28/2009 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike Shields

I also fear that the FOP president is feathering his nest for a position in a post FOP career. Also there is a certain police officer assigned to the Pension Board who has been going along with the "status quo" for many years. We must let them know that we are watching. We must insist that they act on our behalf.

2/28/2009 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there should be full disclosure.
How much do all the employees at the pension board make for their salaries and misc exspenses such as consulting fees?

2/28/2009 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that Larry YELLEN from Fox News is a friend of SHIELDS and also the asshole who accused those coppers in 016 of calling the FBI. Any friend of YELLEN is someone I'm not too sure about. SHIELDS is a big self promoter. Be careful what you ask for.

2/28/2009 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least when John Thomas' girlfriend went to Law School while she was supposed to be working we didn't pay the tuition....

2/28/2009 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, nevermind the satchel that continues to post about you. He did that during the election and everyone brushed him off as someone who has a grudge.

Well from your track record here it seems that you don't mind pissing people off when they are on b.s. DON'T STOP.

3/01/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nike keep up the good work so I can get a pension someday. It's the main reason I took the job.

3/01/2009 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let all the skeletons be seen...

3/01/2009 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What else are they spending money on???? We need more representation FOP!!!!

3/01/2009 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike its amazing how in just a few months you have uncovered some big dirt on how those bastards are using our money to whipe their fat asses. Mike start gearing up for the next FOP election I know you can pull it off. Best of luck and keep up the good work.

3/01/2009 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous O.B.A.M.A. said...

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3/01/2009 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better Look at Senate Bill 1858 sponsored by Sen. DeLeo,

Synopsis of Bill as Introduced:

If Senate Bill 1858 of the 95th General Assembly becomes law amends the Chicago Police Article of the Illinois Pension Code to authorize an active member to establish service credit in 6-month increments for certain employment in law enforcement capacity under the Chicago Municipal Article of the Code or as a law enforcement officer with any agency of the United States government.

Does FOP havw a position on this bill?

3/01/2009 03:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At least when John Thomas' girlfriend went to Law School while she was supposed to be working we didn't pay the tuition....

2/28/2009 11:34:00 PM

Funny how no disciplinary action ever happened to that girlfriend either.

The woman, Shannon M. McNulty, is now an attorney working for Clifford Law Offices. She claims to have been the Chief of Staff to the First Deputy Superintendent.

Now she is a big time personal injury attorney.

http://www.cliffordlaw.com/
portal_memberdata/shannonmcnulty

3/01/2009 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Mike...twenty bucks says the guy that's bashing Shields is the guy who lost to him.

3/01/2009 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey SCC,

Isn't this Mike Shields the nephew of the DIShonorable Presiding Chancery Judge David J. Shields who was convicted and sentenced to prison in Operation Graylord?

Who is putting Mike Shields up to all of this???

2/28/2009 06:42:00 PM


Don't know about that. His dad is retired Lt. Joe Shields. Dad was the real police.

As for who is putting him up to all this, WE ARE, we blue shirt police officers who need a watchdog to look after our money, not a fucking yes man like Hauser or Robbins who routinely rubber stamped anything the city wanted.

It is a damn good thing Mike Shields is doing, poutting himself out there to bring shit like this to light. by doing so he is putting all the others down there on notice that if they try any shenanigans with our money they will be similarly exposed and held up to public scrutiny.

This is precisely what we need there. Don't stop Mike. As for being a self promoter, as long as he is doing a good job I say he needs the publicity. He is lifting the rock so we can see all the cock roaches scurrying for cover. Good work.

3/01/2009 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it time to change the membership of the police pension board too. Those fucking incumbents need to go.
Fuck em.

3/01/2009 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better Look at Senate Bill 1858 sponsored by Sen. DeLeo,

Synopsis of Bill as Introduced:

If Senate Bill 1858 of the 95th General Assembly becomes law amends the Chicago Police Article of the Illinois Pension Code to authorize an active member to establish service credit in 6-month increments for certain employment in law enforcement capacity under the Chicago Municipal Article of the Code or as a law enforcement officer with any agency of the United States government.

Does FOP havw a position on this bill?

3/01/2009 03:48:00 AM

Yes I looked at it and put in already with the pension board. I will pay my fair share like many others. That is the only money the pension fund makes this year I bet. So get over it already many of us were forced to join other departments until we were called by CPD because of race and gender norming. I bet you did not know that they did not hire the top candidates back in the early 90's instead they chose from a lottery of those well qualified because the top of the list were male whites. So now they can at least make it up to us.

3/01/2009 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that Larry YELLEN from Fox News is a friend of SHIELDS and also the asshole who accused those coppers in 016 of calling the FBI.
_____________________________

Yellen also cleared the names of two 011th dist guys wrongfully accused of sodomy to a prisoner. They had amnesty international marching on them. Yellen came through and i'll never forget that.

3/01/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet, all the other elected members were endorsed by there perspective unions and voted for by us. We get what we vote for. it is not the pension boards fault, it is ours.

3/01/2009 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

Isn't this Mike Shields the nephew of the DIShonorable Presiding Chancery Judge David J. Shields who was convicted and sentenced to prison in Operation Graylord?

Who is putting Mike Shields up to all of this???

_______________________________

Mike is the son of Retired Lt. Joe Shields, a real boss, a stand-up guy and no more related to Judge Shields than Obama.

3/01/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been brought to my attention that the Pension Fund has been paying the Disability Pension of our officers. If this is true, the pension fund has been bilking the Fund out of millions of dollars for years. The Illinois Statute (140 ILCS 5/5 173) Sec. 5-173 states that "The city shall contribute all amounts ordinarily contributed by it for annunity purposes for a disabled policeman receiving ordinary disability benefit as though he were in active discharge of his duties". Also have been told that the "Pensiosn Fund" officers know this but don't want to commit any waves with the City. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? Mike Shields can you look into this also? Also understand that certain members of the Fire Department are going to file suit this summer regarding this. Why doesn't the FOP look into this? They also know about this but also don't want to cause any waves with the City. Hey it's our Pension Fund. I'm done. AMEN

3/01/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ey SCC,

Isn't this Mike Shields the nephew of the DIShonorable Presiding Chancery Judge David J. Shields who was convicted and sentenced to prison in Operation Graylord?

Who is putting Mike Shields up to all of this???


No he isn't. Just a common irish name like murphy . No relation what so ever. not try to switch the issue

3/01/2009 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why to go mike! this is why so many pensions in chicago are in trouble. they are robbing are money.

3/01/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that Larry YELLEN from Fox News is a friend of SHIELDS and also the asshole who accused those coppers in 016 of calling the FBI. Any friend of YELLEN is someone I'm not too sure about. SHIELDS is a big self promoter. Be careful what you ask for.

2/28/2009 11:23:00 PM

The only reason Yellen knew anything was b/c of our FLOP attorney DH flapping his gums to anyone who would listen.

3/01/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vote or die COOTER for f.o.p. president !

3/01/2009 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, it’s not about making life easier for the retiree, disabled officer, or about saving the pension fund money, it’s the comfort of the city appointed trustee’s, Kugler the pension board attorney, and of course Gallager.

Another thing you can go to a pension board meeting and video tape it if you like.

2/28/2009 01:05:00 PM


I asked about why the Pension Board didn't want to move to W. Washington St across from the FOP and Credit Union.

From what I found out is is because the Pension fund recently paid to redecorate their space and signed a 10 year lease. So, unless someone wants to let them out of their lease the Pension board isn't moving for 10 years.

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Here’s what happened- About 5 years ago the Pension Board was contemplating moving and the land across from the FOP was discussed, at that time the statement was made by Robert F. Reusche President, (City Appointed Trustee, Retired Vice Chairman of the Board of The Northern Trust Company), made the statement, that we had a star, and that we could use public transportation free. This was BEFORE the remodeling and a NEW lease was signed.

One of the best perks in this lease is ALL employees and trustees get a FREE MEMBERSIP to the health club in the building.

The 10 year lease was signed with an option to opt out after 5 years, at approximately $15,000 a month. We are now at the 4 year mark in that lease.

With that being said, at the Pension Board meeting last week, a credit union representative spoke to the Pension Board trustees, offering the Credit Union Building for $4.5 Million, and that was the starting figure, it is negotiable . AGAIN, the statement was made by Mr. Reusche, we could use public transportation. Kenny Hauser made the argument that it would make life easier for the retirees, disabled officers, and all CPD officers in general to have the office across from the FOP.

They don’t want to make it easier for you get to a Pension Board meeting. They don’t want you to know what they are doing.

The Pension Board has not made a final decision yet, so if you have strong feelings on this issue. You should start showing up to the Pension Board Meetings. If you can’t make a meeting call the office, 312-744-3891.

Kenneth A. Hauser - Vice President kenhauser@chipabf.org

Mike Lazzaro - Recording Secretary mjlazzaro@chipabf.org

Mike Shields - Elected Trustee mikeshields@chipabf.org


James Maloney - Elected Trustee jmaloney@chipabf.org


John J. Gallagher, Jr. Executive Director jgallagher@chipabf.org

Sam Kunz Chief Investment Officer skunz@chipabf.org

3/01/2009 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields;

Take a look at the reltionship between the President of the board as well s Ms. Neeley. Both of them came from Northern Trust Bank, the one that controls the disbursement of our pension funds. How much do they (The Bank)get for doing that. Why are we using Northern Trust ? Can we get a better deal elsewhere, say from a bank that does not throw big parties after tking bail out money? That entire relationship between the Pension Board President, Ms. Neeley and the Northern Trust Bank reeks of Pay to Play politics and business as usual in the City. Pt Fitzgerald are you listening?

Retired and Pissed off at the Pension Board. Hauser look out you are scandalous, from FOP to the pension board.

3/01/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stopping posting here and leave it to your youtube channel

2/27/2009 07:45:00 AM

Amen!!!

3/01/2009 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike Shields, but Sgt. Mike Lazzaro was right there next to Shields fighting the same issue. Lazzaro was there fighting for us before Shields, and now we have a team fighting for our rights. What about the Lt's and the Retiree's reps????

3/01/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that Larry YELLEN from Fox News is a friend of SHIELDS and also the asshole who accused those coppers in 016 of calling the FBI. Any friend of YELLEN is someone I'm not too sure about. SHIELDS is a big self promoter. Be careful what you ask for

FYI
I don't care if Mike is best friends with beelzebub (the devil for you less educate) as long as he protects my pension. Its good that he has someone to call when the weather gets stormy.

Now Mr. Gallagher, go back into your private office and read your comic books and leave the working police alone!

3/01/2009 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody know when the pension meetings are! I would love to join in on the fuck fest!

3/01/2009 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a Commander Fruin on the police department 10 or more years ago. Could the secretary be a relative? Ex: Granddaughter?

3/01/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of us retirees thought Hauser was looking out for our best interest. on the pension board. Wish I could I vote them all out tomorrow...Except for the kid Shields...Keep the heat on Mike....

3/01/2009 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time we have someone in this Department that has some balls..... all of us better rally around Shields and do what we can to help him or protect him from the vile scum he has to serve with. If any of us know anyone on the board we should not be shy in letting that person know what we feel if we see them on the street. They have to be our neighbors right?,,Be civil with them but give them a piece of your mind when you see them...Goes for Sgt. and Lts. and captains too.

3/01/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Mike related this guy or that guy. Mike is a friend of Yellen, etc, etc. Who gives a shit. Mike's got OUR backs. I know a guy who's related to a back stabbing piece of shit. That says nothing about the guy I know. Hauser and the rest of those guys who side with the city on most votes will be out the next election. Shields keep us posted on what's going on there. Next election if votes aren't going the PO's way there WILL be a change.

3/01/2009 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for that kid Shields and I thank God he is upsetting the apple cart. It is nice to have someone who is not in it just for himself.

3/01/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wasn't there a Commander Fruin on the police department 10 or more years ago. Could the secretary be a relative? Ex: Granddaughter?

3/01/2009 05:10:00 PM


What, a relative of a retired boss working for the pension board??? In this city? Getting her law school paid for? Shocking, simply shocking.

3/01/2009 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's the shit-purse that keeps badmouthing Shields on this post? Until he does/says any differently (which is doubtful) the rank and file says hurray for exposing some of the bullshit going on at the board...

Mike... fumigate the fuck out those thieving ass-mites!

3/01/2009 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey he should start an email listing and inform us of the developments maybe we can show up to the public meetings and voice our mouths

3/01/2009 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 07:48:00 AM,
Wake the fuck up!
It's our money. Tell ya what. I'm gonna go back to school, but i'm a little short, how 'bout you take out a loan against your 401K plan and give me that money?
But, remember now, I'm not going to be paying you back. I guess that your retirement plan will just be short however much I need for school. Am I making sense yet?

3/01/2009 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It has been brought to my attention that the Pension Fund has been paying the Disability Pension of our officers. If this is true, the pension fund has been bilking the Fund out of millions of dollars for years. The Illinois Statute (140 ILCS 5/5 173) Sec. 5-173 states that "The city shall contribute all amounts ordinarily contributed by it for annunity purposes for a disabled policeman receiving ordinary disability benefit as though he were in active discharge of his duties". Also have been told that the "Pensiosn Fund" officers know this but don't want to commit any waves with the City. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? Mike Shields can you look into this also? Also understand that certain members of the Fire Department are going to file suit this summer regarding this. Why doesn't the FOP look into this? They also know about this but also don't want to cause any waves with the City. Hey it's our Pension Fund. I'm done. AMEN

3/01/2009 10:33:00 AM

Thanks Mike Shields, but Sgt. Mike Lazzaro was right there next to Shields fighting the same issue. Lazzaro was there fighting for us before Shields, and now we have a team fighting for our rights. What about the Lt's and the Retiree's reps????

3/01/2009 03:34:00 PM

Thanks Mike Shields, but Sgt. Mike Lazzaro was right there next to Shields fighting the same issue. Lazzaro was there fighting for us before Shields, and now we have a team fighting for our rights. What about the Lt's and the Retiree's reps????

3/01/2009 03:34:00 PM

Sgt Mike Lazzaro knows about this disability fraud, because, I know. He knows that the Pension fund is paying the salaries of the duty related disability officers and
not the city. So does "rug Head" Hauser. Nobody wants to cause any waves with the city. Folks, It's our pension money. Mike Shields, please look into this.

3/01/2009 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wasn't there a Commander Fruin on the police department 10 or more years ago. Could the secretary be a relative? Ex: Granddaughter?

3/01/2009 05:10:00 PM
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She's almost 40 years old, probbly a daughter.

3/01/2009 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet all these scared bithes haven't uttered a word. This Shields guy is the only one with a mouth?
Watch out for our pension board "investing" in 2016 Olympics through some Daley family scumbag firm.The greasy prick wants to raid our pension, I have no doubt.

2/28/2009 11:50:00 AM

Your a little late with that one. Daley's nephew Bob Vanecko has been sucking up money from all the pension funds for speculative south side olympics.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/570056,CST-NWS-vanecko23.article

3/02/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

must be nice to have zero oversight.

this city sucks.

3/02/2009 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ours is by contract asshole. The janitor doesn't get tuition reimbursement. Does this secretary have to work weekends, holidays, midnights? Has she lost a co-worker to a shitheads bullet as a direct result of her job? Didn't think so!
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I thought all city employees had access to tuition reimbusrment.

3/02/2009 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blogs with many bulls eye/10 X comments and the usual backstabbers about who Shields is related to, his education,and parking space. The real question is are you just going to vent on a blog or will you take the time, a few minutes, and contact the pension board. This organization has always been a big mystery, that book size annual report is incomprehensible to a guy who has to have his wife balance the checkbook.But they hold our financial futures in their hands. But damn straight I'm going to attend a board meeting. Call them 312-744-3891, E-mail them jgallagher@chipabf.org
mikeshields@chipabf.org
DO SOMETHING!

3/02/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering..How are Daley Crime Family member VANECKO'S "real estate" investiments working out?

He looted the pension fund for millions to finance his latest scheme.

3/02/2009 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ours is by contract asshole. The janitor doesn't get tuition reimbursement. Does this secretary have to work weekends, holidays, midnights? Has she lost a co-worker to a shitheads bullet as a direct result of her job? Didn't think so!
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I thought all city employees had access to tuition reimbusrment.

3/02/2009 10:19:00 AM



Pension board employees are not city employees.
Secretary does not have same benefits as sworn PO's. Unless they are related to someone heavy, a retired boss or are blowing the director.

3/03/2009 06:49:00 AM  

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