Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chalkie 2016 Update

From the comments:
  • I just received the following from the USOC. Apparently, the words "CHICAGO 2016" are the "intellectual property" of the USOC.

    Dear Chalkie,
    I appreciate the good work you do and your efforts to honor and support the Hundred Club. Unfortunately, by using the mark CHICAGO 2016, you are creating an unauthorized correlation between your fundraising activities and the Olympic Movement. The USOC has a well established practice of registering trademark sequences that include venue cities and year components. Therefore, the mark CHICAGO 2016 is also covered under our legislation, making your use of that city/year mark unauthorized. The fact that it is being used commercially to raise funds without USOC oversight or permission places your use squarely in violation of our legislation.

    I restate my request that you select an alternative mark that does not feature the intellectual property of the USOC.

    Respectfully,
And hopping over to the site, it appears that the USOC lacks any sense of humor or proportion.

We'd hate to see this worthy cause fade into oblivion, so we suggest any of the following remedies:
  • "Chalkie 2016" as a catch phrase;
  • a reader suggested "Chalkie World Tour" with a listing of homicides by district on the back;
  • "Tokyo 2016" instead - the USOC isn't threatening the Japanese, are they?
We're sure our readers can come up with dozens more.

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156 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chalkie Olympiad"
Four consecutive years of high crime Gold Metal.

4/29/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

Okay guys! Put down the beer and put on the thinking caps. We need a new catch-phrase!

Personally, I think the Chalkie figure with "2016" superimposed over it would be fine and copyright free.

4/29/2009 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2016 Chicago ????????

4/29/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago 2015+1?

4/29/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

might be legit

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4007:4odbn7.2.2

4/29/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richie Daley 1942-2013 ?

4/29/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalcago xx xvi

4/29/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" SHITCAGO " 2016

4/29/2009 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie update tonight:
#1 - Man shot on West Side

A man was shot in what might have been a drive-by on Chicago's West Side tonight, police said.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 3200 block of West Cullom Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli

#2 - Man shot dead on South Side
An unidentified man died after being shot on the South Side Tuesday night, police said.

At about 9 p.m., a man believed to be in his 20s was found shot in the 500 block of West Garfield Boulevard, said Chicago Police Department spokesman David Banks.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead at about 9:35 p.m

4/29/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago 63X32

Second City 2016

2016 Chicago

ogacihC 6102

6102 ogacihC

4/29/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homicide Capitol of the USA 2016

AmeriKa's Most Violent City 2016

Second City 2016

Chitown 2016

4/29/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

SHY TOWN 2016
WINDY CITY 2016
SHITCAGO 2016
MOST CORRUPT CITY 2016
NOT THE FRICKING O-LIMP-ICK 2016
CHICAGO XX-XVI

BLAGO 2016

AVOID THE BEEF AND GO TO CRAIGLIST.
HAVE A BOOST PHONE FOR ORDERS.

OR JUST SELL THEM ON THE STREET IE POLICE FUNCTIONS...

4/29/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie 20sixteen
Chalkie MMXVI
Chalkie 2k16
Chalkie- Shitcago 2016

4/29/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

2016 Chalkie Chicago

4/29/2009 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN CHALKIE AND CHICAGO BE USED TOGETHER WITH 2016?

"CHALKIE AND CHICAGO 2016"
"CHALKIE CHICAGO 2016"
"CHALKIE IN CHICAGO 2016"

YOU GET THE IDEA

4/29/2009 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say B.S. Nice try creating urban legend...The letter just doesn't seem legit.

4/29/2009 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie's Five Ring Circus

"there's a CB # born every minute"

4/29/2009 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chitcago 2016

4/29/2009 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "SHICAGO 2016"?

4/29/2009 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago 2016 protected my ass......
screw the IOC....

4/29/2009 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say that it's worth a legal challenge, but whatever. "Chalkie 2016" does an excellent job of getting the point across in re: the Olympics. The "World Tour" thing is nice and generic, though. And it'll require a new shirt every couple days.

4/29/2009 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about:

Above Chalkie:

"NO OLYMPICS 2016"

or

"OLYMPIC 2016 RESULTS"

or

Above Chalkie:

"FIRST OLYMPIC VICTIM"

and below: "2016"

"MANY MORE TO COME"

or

"2016: NEW OLYMPIC GAME"

4/29/2009 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shitcago 2016, chitcago 2016,

4/29/2009 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago- 0000

4/29/2009 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On top: Chicago-style Olympics:

On bottom: 2016 Results

4/29/2009 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, just checking...

Has it been verified that this is an official communique from the Olympic people or could it be someone POSING as the Olympic people? Just asking--because with the technology that's available it wouldn't be hard to make it appear 'official'. How did the OC contact Chalkie? How'd they find an address???

4/29/2009 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the "Chalkie World Tour" idea with the locations on the back.

4/29/2009 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T: Seal the Border now! Cough,cough......

4/29/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Mama Luke said...

just reverse it to 2016 - Chicago

4/29/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is 'FUCK THE OLYMPICS IN CHICAGO 2016' part of their "intellectual property" ?

4/29/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the location/date is considered protected,how about date/location. "2016 Chicago" should be OK for Chalkie to start making his unscheduled rounds.

4/29/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My suggestions

Daleytown Death Fest 2016
Death and Patronage 2016
Chalkie Lallopolaza 2016
Chalkie 2k16
Fleecing of Chicago 2016

4/29/2009 07:40:00 AM  
Blogger Second City Wifey said...

Chalkie 26 TEEN

4/29/2009 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pusuit said...

Here's one...
Drop Chicago and just have "2016?" on top, then underneath chalkie you can add a strip, "Chicago Police Line Do Not Cross"

4/29/2009 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2016 OVER BY DERE!

4/29/2009 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"chalkies kind of town" or "chalkie in the hood"

4/29/2009 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

SC 2016

4/29/2009 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chgo 2016

4/29/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkcago 2016

4/29/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Chuck D said...

I say FUCK EM!!!!!! Ya cant get any juice from a turnip, go with what has been working, it is not taking anything away from the Olympic committee so screw em, they gonna sue an anonymous person or are they gonna have the Chicago POLICE Dept. go out and arrest everybody that is wearing a Chalkie shirt or maybe the "boss" will have the fbi come in and do it

4/29/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about "FUCK THE USOC 2016"

4/29/2009 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT From the FOP website. Please read the following it's very important. You are getting screwed bottom line! It's your money too!


The Illinois Congressmen listed below have not signed on as co-sponsors of the Social Security Fairness Act of 2009. HR 235 and S 484 provide for our retirees and their spouses to receive the full social security benefit to which they are entitled. Please help us in our efforts to pass this legislation by contacting these legislators. FOP members who live in these districts would be particularly beneficial.

Melissa Bean (D-Barrington)
1430 N Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-519-3434
www.house.gov/bean

Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago)
3455 W North Ave, Chicago IL 60647
773-384-1655
http://luisgutierrez.house.gov

Jesse Jackson Jr.(D-Chicago)
2120 E 71st Street, Chicago IL 60649
773-241-6500
www.house.gov/jackson

Bobby Rush (D-Chicago)
700-706 E 79th Street, Chicago IL 60619
773-224-6500
www.house.gov/rush

4/29/2009 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is a real letter from the IOC, does this mean that perhaps they are aware of all the murders in Chicago? That it's not the safe, beautiful city the Mayor says it is?

Maybe you are getting your point across.

4/29/2009 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck them.

Tell 'em, "Catch me, if you can."

Sell them in bars and at the stations. Sell them through surrogates.
This is Daley stomping his feet.

And ont listen to any attorney, they just love the prospect of a lawsuit.

The IOC has too much on their plate to be chasing this!

4/29/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHALKIE 20"VI"

4/29/2009 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago 20 - oic !

4/29/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shortshanks says, "the problem with chicago is that it's got too many chicagoans. if we can't bleed them out, we will tax them out."

4/29/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares

4/29/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

use roman numerals?

4/29/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

It appears that Chalkie is on the USOC, and possibly the IOC radar. So in part, our little friend served his purpose.

Chalkie is protected political speech, tell the USOC to go fuck off and die.

4/29/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the ideal of the district totals on the back of the shirts. Only thing I would also add is in blod print.

CHICAGO 2016 CITYWIDE TOTAL ###



GO TOYKO 2016

4/29/2009 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

Chalkie Olympimps 20sixteen

4/29/2009 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHICAGO
CHALKIETOWN USA
2016

4/29/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Rich Daley said...

How about:

Koo-koo

4/29/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 New York coppers in big trouble for rape. DUMB!!!

4/29/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the skyline of Chicago with chalkie underneath and 2016 on the left or right breast.

4/29/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked trademarks and copywrites at http://www.copyright.gov and http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm and Chicago 2016 does not come up.

4/29/2009 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone actually hold a copyright? If not, go Chalkie, get that copyright and sue, sue, sue!

2016-Chalkie's Year Of Reckoning!
Chalkie, a Global Pandemeic
Chalkie, the answer to your crime problems.

4/29/2009 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I recall, a patent can be obtained if one takes an existing protected idea, and makes a slight modification.
Therefore...

Chicago - 2016
or Chicago 2016?

4/29/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If legit, why not just use
Chicago in 2016?
2016 Chicago
Shitcago 2016

4/29/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the alleged 'cease and desist' wasn't in a registered letter on IOC stationery with a legit signature, I'd say 'fuck off'. If this message was received by email, I'd bet a cold beer that there are a bunch of Richie's computer weenies in the basement of City Hall laughing their nuts off while you guys piss yourselves. In any event, the proper response is 'serve my attorney, dickwads'.

4/29/2009 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Urbs En Horto Sanguinolentus, MMXVI
(Latin= City in the graden stained with blood 2016)

4/29/2009 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago MMXVI...

4/29/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool, apparently they were successful. The death toll is visible.

4/29/2009 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about" anywhere but here 2016"?

4/29/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHORTSHANKS 2016 and subsitute the Olympic rings with handcuffs

4/29/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

world tour sounds good

4/29/2009 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

SCC,

Don't let this opportunity get away from you, follow the money with this Swine Flu found in one of our city schools. Which connected firm will be given the school cleaning contract this afternoon during daleys press conference?

4/29/2009 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6102 ogacihC

4/29/2009 12:33:00 AM

FANTASTIC!

4/29/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Porjected Homicides in Chicago 2016

4/29/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger larry said...

Wow does that mean I have a collectors item? LOL
Did they donate anything to the fund?
some great phrases so far.

4/29/2009 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think " I attended the Chicago 500 - 2008" would be goood

4/29/2009 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from CLTV

Cops protest pension deal with mayor's nephew


John Gallagher Jr., executive director of the police pension fund (center), is surrounded by off-duty and retired Chicago police officers holding protest signs at a fund board meeting today. (Kuni Takahashi/Chicago Tribune)
Dozens of Chicago police officers jammed a pension fund board meeting this morning to question a deal with a real estate investment firm involving Mayor Richard Daley's nephew, Clout Street reports.

The Tribune recently reported that the city's inspector general, David Hoffman, is investigating the public employee pension fund investments in DV Urban Realty, which includes mayoral nephew Robert Vanecko and Daley ally Allison Davis.

But pension board officials say they are not obligated to respond to a subpoena from the inspector general, who is empowered to probe potential wrongdoing in city government.

One officer at the police fund meeting wanted federal prosecutors to look into the DV Urban deal. The officer held up a sign reading, "Hey, Patrick Fitzgerald, would the pension board ignore your subpoena?"

4/29/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There seem to be numerous trademark registrations of the phrase "Chicago 2016;" a lawyer would really have to look at this to determine status (and I haven't had my coffee yet) but here's the results of my search.

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/
showfield?f=toc&state=4001%3A9
obvol.1.1&p_search=searchss&p_L
=50&BackReference=&p_plural=yes
&p_s_PARA1=&p_tagrepl%7E%3A=PARA1
%24LD&expr=PARA1+AND+PARA2&p_s_PARA2
=Chicago+2016&p_tagrepl%7E%3A=PARA2
%24COMB&p_op_ALL=AND&a_default
=search&a_search=Submit+Query&
a_search=Submit+Query

4/29/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This came up on google:


Chicago 2016 Dot-Com-troversy Heats Up

Friday, September 26, 2008 9:16pm EDT GB Editor
Font size:
"Chicago 2016" is a trademark of the USOC
The Chicago 2016 bid's attempt to quickly take control of the coveted Chicago2016.com domain name from entrepeneur Steve Frayne has failed and it will now be up to U.S. Federal courts to sort out the mess - a procedure that could take months or years.

Chicago's Olympic bid committee sought to enforce their "Chicago 2016" trademark by filing a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) earlier this year and claiming that Frayne was using the domain in bad faith. However, Frayne and his attorneys filed a motion to suspend the proceedings so that the issue could be heard by Federal courts. This week WIPO granted the motion and terminated its involvement in the case, according to filed documents.

The issue is not a simple one.

THIS GUY BOUGHT THE DOMAIN NAME CHICAGO 2016 AND NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO STEAL IT FROM HIM--NOT SURPRISING, HUH?

DOES SEEM TO SUBSTANTIATE 'CHICAGO 2016' IS INDEED TRADEMARKED HOWEVER.

4/29/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dunno about the Olympics jazz, but I do knows for a fact my homeboy Chalkie rock a big 'ol Fo-Tay.

And he be a buzy boy come this Summer. Word up, y'all.

4/29/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHALKIE PALOOZA 2016



CHALKIES MURDER CAPITAL. 2016


CHALKIES MURDER INC. 2016


CHALKIE TOWN 2016

CHALKIEFEST 2016

4/29/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago in the year 2016

4/29/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHALKAGO 2016

4/29/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2016 Chalkie tour
(Chalkie goes here)
Chicago

4/29/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about 1 last one

Chalkie 2016 on the front.


Muder Capital Inc. on the back with outline of Illinois.

4/29/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:

Sorry for the long post.

Pension Board Meeting

I attended the Pension Board meeting today. For the purpose of this posting, I will refer to the Pension Board as members and the attendees as contributors. Approximately one hundred contributors attended. We were immediately met with John Gallagher advising us that only 44 people were allowed in the room so as not to violate the fire code, which meant only 26 contributors were permitted in the room. This was not well received. Contributors were allowed to remain in the hall, many of whom could not see or hear the proceedings. Unit Representatives were not accommodated.

The first topic of business was the subpoena to the Board by Inspector General Hoffman regarding Vanecko’s Investment Firm. Mike Shields attempted to speak several times and would not be recognized by the Board. Not until a contributor stated he wanted Shields to speak was he afforded the opportunity; he was repeatedly denied. The members stated they have complied with the FOIA for the Sun-Times and Tribune, and if Hoffman would apply under the FOIA, the members would comply. Their reasoning for denying the subpoena is that there is an Ordinance not allowing Hoffman to subpoena the Board. I suspect this would be same Ordinance enacted to castrate Hoffman after he did not behave like a “machine employee” and conducted investigations into elected officials, also known as Aldermen.

A member then went into something about tapes. He stated tapes cannot be provided without a Judge’s order and only after the Judge has listened to the tapes and found them to be relevant. I found this to be very concerning. I feel the answers to our questions lie in these tapes. That may be where the real story is.

Member Steve Lux was not very interested in the meeting. He was eating his donut and dismissive of the whole proceeding. Thank you, sorry to interrupt your breakfast.

A legendary contributor asked if there was nothing to hide, why won’t the Board comply with the subpoena. The response: “If we volunteer something, where does the road end.“ This contributor certainly would be a good candidate for FOP. He was relentless.

Shields stated there should be transparency with regard to the Pension Board and the pension issues. This kid is very articulate and has a big future at the Pension Board, FOP or politics if he so desires. I would hope all of the readers and contributors support him fully.

Health Insurance was discussed. The Board feels provisions for insurance will not evaporate in 2013. They are forming a committee to address this issue. The committee is to be announced shortly. Hauser has been nominated for the committee. I hope he enjoys it; there were a great number of retirees in attendance and they’re not playing. Hauser’s future with the Board appears to be bleak.


We were informed Medicare costs would decrease due to stimulus. I hope the decrease amounts to more than the six dollars I see every payday that the stimulus has provided.

FOX 32 arrived and the reporter stated his camera crew was not allowed upstairs. The Board President allowed the camera crew in.

Sid Davis (FOP) asked if the Board would appear in a venue which would accommodate more contributors. They said yes but could not guarantee the full Board would appear.

Portability was discussed. There is a bill in the House to for legislation to include the Aviation Police.

When the Board was asked about a specific investment firm that has continuously been losing money, they stated the firm has recovered and the investment is up 20%.

The Board stated the city is not in arrears in pension funding and the city always meets it’s obligation. I found that to be very surprising. I guess after forgiving millions of dollars owed by the city, they decided to keep up with it.

The pension fund is 45% funded. When an inquiry into additional contributions by the city was made, the Board responded that they ask the city by letter every year for an increase in contributions and it is denied.

The Board President gave some very gracious comments before adjourning the meeting, and stated there is a lack of communication between the Board and the contributors and he would find a way to remedy that.

My opinion: With the exception of Shields, every elected member should be voted out and replaced with representatives that will be a thorn in the sides of the appointed members every day of their lives.

4/29/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is B.S. And not from the USOC. If it is then the City is also in violation since they're using it as well. And, using it to raise funds from the private sector to fund the fiasco/Olympics in Chicago.

That said, how about:

Chicago in 2016

4/29/2009 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually like Chalkie 2016 better!

4/29/2009 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do "Chalkie 2016" above the graphic and the put "Chicago" below the graphic. Or vice versa.

4/29/2009 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about an old fashion "F*CK YOU 2016"

4/29/2009 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the email I just recieved it sounds like Chalkie is not the only one in hot water for wrongful trademark usage. Email follows below:

I have received a call that FOP State Lodge President Ted Street is an applicant to fill the position of Executive Director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Tom Jurkanins position). I was asked if I could provide the names of the selection committee and the Board chairperson.

As you know the issue of fraudulent fund raising using the name of the Police Memorial has been turned over to the Attorney General for investigation. I would think the fact that Mr. Street authorized that fundraising tactic by the FOP should disqualify him. I also believe that His long time position in FOP would be a conflict.

Bob Howlett
Deputy Director
Illinois Sheriffs' Assoc.

Anybody want to lay odds that Donahue is eyeing the State Lodge Presidency as his parachute outta here? Another reason to keep dragging out the contract huh Mark?

4/29/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHI TOWN 2016

4/29/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHGO 2016

4/29/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago MMXVI

4/29/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 on the left side of Chalkie, and 16 on the right side of Chalkie. The word Chicago underneath Chalkie, like a outlaw biker rocker.

4/29/2009 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Topic/Off Topic:
Approximately 75 of us showed up at the Pension Bd. today and the Bd. Members were caught a little off guard.

We were told that only about twenty of us could be present in the room due to the fire code, we questioned it but were told they would not begin the meeting until some of us left the room. We then filtered into the two adjoining hallways but no one left.

The big issues were the release of information regarding suspect pension investments that were requested by the Chicago Inspector General's Office. The Bd says they will release any and all information to any entity that files a proper Freedom of Information Request. Those in attendance let the Bd know in no uncertain terms that the membership wants the information released, we want full disclosure and transparency.

The second big issue was retiree health insurance to which they responded that they are currently trying to work on it and that in their words people who are under the belief that the benefit will simply be removed are mistaken. Stay Tuned. (But really how much more could we afford to pay for our ever diminishing benefits we pay more and get less in return.)

Finally, someone asked if the city is behind in their contributions and they said no, however they say they have approached the city numerous times in an attemt to increase the contributions and help stablize the fund but that the city is stalling. The result is that our pension fund is currently funded at 45%. They claim in the 90's the fund was at its highest level, 70%, now were down to 45%. more reason to open up the books.

Make no mistake, we ruffled some feahers today. It was uncomfortable for everyone on the Bd other than Mike Shields who was trying hard to hide the shit eating grin on his face. In the end there was an agreement to find a larger venue where all reps and members can meet with the Bd in an open forum. I urge everyone who can attend, to attend. Will post info as soon as it becomes available.

4/29/2009 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ChalkieTown '16 ???

4/29/2009 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

World Health Organization raises alert to second-highest level, indicating swine flu nears widespread human infection.

4/29/2009 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use of a period signifies the end of a sentence and thus must be considered two separate phrases, distinct from their registered trademark.
(You might dig up the wiki on trademarks too...)

So try:
Chicago. 2016("Chicago." is a grammatically correct sentence.)

4/29/2009 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police officers protest Daley nephew pension investment deal

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2009/04/police-officers-protest-daley-nephew-pension-investment-deal.html


The Shields brothers are going to take Daley out, their hatred is contagious.

They have power like no other and are not afraid of any politicians.

Danny and Mike Shields are my heroes.

4/29/2009 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I was cruising down Michigan Avenue this morning listening to music. I switched to WGN-AM for news.

The announcer said that the first 16 motorists who drive past the Tribune Tower and say "Yes we watercan" to a guy at the curb wearing Elton John sunglasses will get "a wonderful FREE gift".

FOR SALE: $5 obo:
One "CHIA OBAMA" ChiaPet w/seeds. "Determined" (vs. "Happy") Special Edition.

Serious inquiries only: cpdfop7@yahoo.com I will also trade for a new Chalkie "Chicago 2016" T-shirt, size XL.

4/29/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I crack up even my own sorry self:

It occurs to me that the nice folks down at the ACLU might come to the defense of Chalkie and his First amendment rights!

No joke, they'd love this issue! If you'd like, I'll put in a good word with Harvey Grossman for you!

4/29/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So in 2016 the city can't use the words Chicago 2016 on the vehicle stickers????? Hummmmmm

4/29/2009 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley's hands on this somewhere!

4/29/2009 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like I own a couple collectibles. New in the package! Let the bidding begin!!!!!

4/29/2009 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good News!

Rumor is rapidly circulating that Danny Shields is going to run for FOP President. Dan and Mike keep their word and are taking Daley out, as Dan promised.

Lets support Danny Shields in his bid for FOP President. I bet Dan gets us a contract with more than a 16% cost of living raise. Dan is against residency too and Dan is not a clout heavy hack.

4/29/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of "Chicago 2016" under Chalkie, how about "Your ad here" and the city hall number?

GRAND CROSSING GUNSLINGER

4/29/2009 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie's Five Ring Circus

"there's a CB # born every minute"

4/29/2009 02:15:00 AM
*************************************
I love this!!!!!!!!!!

4/29/2009 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous S. Freud and Associates said...

Through extensive analysis and research using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, (DSM-IV-TR), I herein conclude, with 99 percent metaphysical certainty, that "the Messiah" suffers from:

301.81 Narcissistic Personality Disorder

4/29/2009 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They said it was there PRACTICE to register the city and the year... they have not done so??? someone run and do it !!! some money in it if Chicago gets the Olympics.

Rememeber 3peat ?

4/29/2009 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2009/04/police-officers-protest-daley-nephew-pension-investment-deal.html

This is a great story on our pension board

4/29/2009 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My girlfriend the police-friendly lawyer wants me to have you make sure that you have trademarked "Chalkie" because as she points out that whole intellectual property thing works both ways. She's cute AND smart...what can I say? I'm a lucky man.

4/29/2009 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed Pam Zekman was not present at the Pension Board meeting today. What, the Mayor's nephew investing pension money of city employees is not investigative reporting.

You Bitch!!!!

4/29/2009 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, fair use comes into play.

Beyond that, neither the IOC or the USOC can lay claim to a year. Think about it, if they did, every other 2 years would be off limits.

They'd be better off letting it go and not drawing attention to themselves, but you just know if they keep it up it will break in the MSM.

Which, of course, would defeat the purpose of what they're currently trying to do.

4/29/2009 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What month are the Olympics scheduled in?

CHICAGO MONTH 2016

There.

4/29/2009 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Chicago 2015+1?

4/29/2009 12:16:00 AM
-----------------------------------

Not bad, keep brainstorming.

How about 2018-2? 2016+.01?

4/29/2009 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...or maybe...

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 2016

or

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
MONTH 2016

Now get the whole building full of lawyers excited about comma vs. no comma.

See? See? Shakespeare was right.

4/29/2009 06:53:00 PM  
Blogger Creatively Armed said...

This may sound stupid but does that mean that no calendars in the year 2016 can be printed for the city of Chicago? For some reason using Chicago 2016 doesn't really sound like something they can make claim to. If so I'm going to get Chicago 2010, 2011, 2012, etc registered in my name so no one else can use those to make any money with them. I think they're just blowing smoke, fuck them and Daley.

4/29/2009 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Olympicallopolaza 2016

4/29/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She might be legit. Found this at: http://www.olympicmountainschool.com/carolgrossmessages.pdf

Message left 3/6/2007 on (360) 581-3936 by Carol Gross: Jason Alexander Bashaher [sic], this is Carol Gross calling from the U.S. Olympic Committee, and I am following up under the direction of Kelly Maser. I know she sent
you an email and talked to you about some stipulations that would seem to be very simple. I think she boiled them down to something you can agree on if you want to
continue using the mark Best of the Olympic Peninsula, however, not
the mark, but operating an Olympic business, and also, she requested that you withdraw the federal trademark application. I need to reach you about this, and I can be
reached at (719) 331-8r09. Again my name is Carol Gross with the division of legal affairs with the U.S. Olympic Committee. My phone number is (719) 331-809. Jason,
please give me a call back when you get this.

Message left 4/4/2007 at (360) 581-3936 by Carol Gross: Hi, this is for Jason Bausher. This is Carol Gross with the U.S. Olympic Committee. I actually tried to track you down through the Wilderness Info Center at (360) 565-3100, and they said that you hadn’t started working yet for the season so I am trying to reach
you at this number. Please give me a call at (719) 331-8409. This is regarding Best of the Olympic Peninsula, withdrawal of that trademark application.

4/29/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the Heat on this pension issue.

4/29/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" CAGO 2016 "

Which means took a shit in spanish.

4/29/2009 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DIECAGO 201666

4/29/2009 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie's town 2016

4/29/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Urbs En Horto Sanguinolentus, MMXVI(Latin= City in the graden stained with blood 2016)4/29/2009 11:27:00 AM



Ill buy two of those!!

4/29/2009 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, the 'Chicago 2016' IS INDEED TRADEMARKED. I found it on Google. I googled 'Chicago 2016 trademark.'

How about:

SECOND CITY 2016
MURDER GAMES

4/29/2009 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Borrowing from another poster:

Chicago's Five Ring Circus


Chicago-style Olympics


Chalkie--2016 Olympic Leader


Corruption Games 2016


Murder--Chicago to Lead 2016

4/29/2009 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I recall, a patent can be obtained if one takes an existing protected idea, and makes a slight modification.
-------
Patents are for products. Trademarks are for words/images/logos.

4/29/2009 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about 2016 Chicago

4/29/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--
To SCC:

Sun-Times editorial today (Wed)was about putting pressure on our lawmakers for campaign contribution reforms, etc. Lots of good info.

Might be worth a thread. It included addresses and websites to contact.

Thank you for doing such a great job.

4/29/2009 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

4/29/2009 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOLD MEDAL FOR CHICAGO IN 2016!

GO CHALKIE!

4/29/2009 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE DOES SAY 'CHICAGO 2016' IS TRADEMARKED:


www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic_bids/1216133762.html

4/29/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear that someone steps up to the plate at the pension board. They've been getting away with too much crap for years.
I don't know Shields, but as a revolver toting copper, I must applaud this man for having the balls to keep up this fight. It seems like this story just disappears until he resurects it.
Watch your back kid.

4/29/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you get no takers, northside pay me $2 and I will take your chia-obama to a landfill.

4/29/2009 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THAT TODDLIN' TOWN 2016
CHICAWGA 2016
CHECAGOU 2016 (early form of the city's name)
CLOUT CITY 2016
CLOUT-CUCKOOLAND 2016 (a classical reference :) )

Jim C.
demento dot fan -at- gmail dot com

4/29/2009 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie 2016 sounds fine to me.

4/29/2009 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Good News!

Rumor is rapidly circulating that Danny Shields is going to run for FOP President. Dan and Mike keep their word and are taking Daley out, as Dan promised.

Lets support Danny Shields in his bid for FOP President. I bet Dan gets us a contract with more than a 16% cost of living raise. Dan is against residency too and Dan is not a clout heavy hack.

4/29/2009 05:14:00 PM


As has been written here before, changing residency is first off a matter of changing Illinois labor law. That law says we (chicago police officers) cannot bargain for residency since we live in a city over one million in population. that one line in Illinois labor law prevents only Chicago Police Officers from ever bringing the issue up at contract time.

On another contract topic, I was looking through an old FOP newsletter, a contract summary dated August 2, 1996. That one has a summary of the contract that went from July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1999, some fairly good years for the economy.

We got a total raise of 14.5% for that 4 year contract. That comes to 3.63% a year.

The raise that was most recently on the table was 16.1% over 5 years. That comes to 3.22% a year averaged over the life of the contract. And that is in some fairly difficult economic times.

Historically the 16.1% raise is not too far off from 1995-1999. Forget what the aldermen get or anyone else. Look at what we usually get. Look at old contracts. It is in the ballpark. If it is ever again on the table it will likely get accepted if we do not file for arbitration.

Ask a GM worker if a 16.1% raise is acceptable.

I know, this is heresy, no keeping up with cost of living etc. But all in all, not very far from we have been getting for years. But then again it is not even on the table any more.

4/29/2009 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie: Bearing the torch

Chalkie: Over 2016 served

Chalkie doesn't play Games

Chalkie: Honorary member, USOC Chicago 2016 district

Chalkie says: Go go Godzilla! Tokyo 2016

4/29/2009 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley you have the $$$$
http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=29227

4/29/2009 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daleytown Death Fest 2016

Chalkie 26 TEEN

CHALKIEFEST 2016

Chalkie's Five Ring Circus


These are my favorite, but personally, I think just "Death Fest 2016" with an image a "Chalkie" under it would be great. Then on the back, just like concert shirts, you could list the districts with the date and number of murders instead of the cities and tour dates. Just a thought!

4/29/2009 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Go to cbs2chicago.com,click on videos of parking trap and watch "officer sutton" in action again watch out zekman declared war on cpd! Hope we can return the favor to that old bitch soon1

4/29/2009 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My girlfriend the police-friendly lawyer wants me to have you make sure that you have trademarked "Chalkie" because as she points out that whole intellectual property thing works both ways. She's cute AND smart...what can I say? I'm a lucky man.

4/29/2009 06:00:00 PM

Chalkie has groupies now? How 'bout some Chalkie nighties? Chalkie thongs? Ladies seem to be luvin' the Chalk

4/29/2009 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago TP

(2016) use your fingers and toes boys and girls...

4/29/2009 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 Years without a contract
0 Confidence is Weiss
1 Dumb ass Mayor
6 Hundered touched by Chalkie

4/30/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good News!

Rumor is rapidly circulating that Danny Shields is going to run for FOP President. Dan and Mike keep their word and are taking Daley out, as Dan promised.

Lets support Danny Shields in his bid for FOP President. I bet Dan gets us a contract with more than a 16% cost of living raise. Dan is against residency too and Dan is not a clout heavy hack.

4/29/2009 05:14:00 PM

***********************************

I personally like the Shields brothers. However, unless they had a falling out with Daley, I would argue they ARE clout heavy.

At one time their sister ran the Chicago air & water show as the Daley appointed head of the Mayor's office of special events..yes?

Maybe I am misinformed. But, either way Danny got to fly with the Navy Blue Angels while they performed because of his clout.

Good luck to them, they saw the light!

4/30/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole Chalkie thing is getting pretty lame, can you come up with something else? Asshole

4/30/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie can't play !

4/30/2009 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Murder City" 2016

my favorite

4/30/2009 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger FRENCH GUARD said...

Sh*tcago Y2-16
"The REAL CHALK-LIT City
-Running RINGS Around the Competition!"
0 o 0 o 0 •;•}~YdahS~{•:-

PS- Let your "Index-ActivitY" ("Federally Prohibited QUOTA-Based PO-Leecin') MIRROR the Majestic OLYMPIC Rings!

"CityThis-Animus-Foreskinus"

4/30/2009 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"DALEYS CHICAGO 2016"

4/30/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey USOC, Don’t beat up on our friend Chalkie,

Remember, as Shortshanks has forgotten, that you need the police more that they need you.

The Olympic$ might have been a good thing, IF WE COULD AFFORD IT AND IF THAT IDIOT MAYOR TOOK CARE OF THE CITY EMPLOYEE’S FIRST!

Maybe, in the future, when times are better, under different, more sensible administrations, all the way up to the White House, we might welcome the Olympic$.

So come to think of it, if you are going to lay claim to the phrase,
“Chicago 2016”…

then I will claim…

“Chicago 2020” and
“Chicago 2024” and
“Chicago 2028” and
“Chicago 2032” and
“Chicago 2036” and
“Chicago 2040” and
“Chicago 2044” and ad infinitum. I also lay claim to “Olympic$”

Copyright 2009

An S.C.C. Reader

4/30/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...she requested that you withdraw the federal trademark application.... This is regarding Best of the Olympic Peninsula, withdrawal of that trademark application."

--4/29/2009 07:26:00 PM

Talk about an out-of-control, way-too-big-for-its-britches NGO. The IOC really thinks is can control the whole world -- right down to the use of the names of geographic features.

Note the intense pressure to "withdraw your federal trademark application."

It's not like the Olympics cure cancer or do anything useful. Fuck them.

HILLSIDE SLUMS OF CARACAS 2016!

MARIANAS TRENCH 2016!

Anywhere but here.

Too many parasites making a fat living off all this. Go away, lawyers. Scat.

4/30/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add the month of the Olympics maybe thats not Copyrighted.

4/30/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout "Chicago Deathrace 2016"

4/30/2009 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm trying to "imagaine" my street full of potholes patched. F*ck the olympics.

4/30/2009 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous colbycop said...

How about the Chalkie icon with the city skyline in the background and the term "Go for the Gold, or die trying, Chitown 2016!". A stray bullet heading for Chalkie might be a nice finishing touch! I hope someone deceide to sell Chalkie shirts at the National Memorial in D. C. in two weeks. The charity would make a TON of money! God bless our fallen!

4/30/2009 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come into Chalkies back yard....
Chalkie will come out to PLAY!!!!

4/30/2009 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about: "Run if your can", 2016 Chalkie

4/30/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about 2016 murders by 2016, oh wait thats too low!!!

5/04/2009 12:23:00 AM  

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