Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Clout Parking

  • Chicago police officers in a special detail unit called "The Wolf Pack" are supposed to serve and protect by patrolling high crime areas. But CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found them helping people with clout and connections get prime parking spots at special events. For at least part of their day, these officers serve and park.

    Getting to the game can be a pain and parking can be very expensive.

    But CBS 2 found VIPs with clout get to park for free in no parking zones right under the watchful eyes of Chicago police officers. What's more: police officers and firemen can take advantage of the free parking simply by flashing a badge.
The list of clout parkers is impressive:
  • Alderman Ray Suarez, for one, says he's taken advantage of what he called "courtesy parking
  • Edward McElroy, a longtime friend of the Daley family and public relations consultant, is a frequent VIP parker.
  • At U.S. Cellular Field, the VIPs included state senator Kimberly Lightford. She and her friend parked right under a "No Parking" sign.
  • Joe Kotlarz, the former alderman and state representative, who served three months in prison for stealing tollway funds in the '90s. But apparently he's still got clout.
And here's a good one:
  • Those with privileged parking spots weren't anxious to talk either, like Ken Hauser, vice president of the Chicago Police Pension Board.
Gee. And a Pension Board Meeting coming up this Wednesday. Perhaps some retirees would like to have a little chat with their representative? This could explain a number of his votes that seem to go along with the City wishes.

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160 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hauser - you can find him in the dictionary, right next to ASSHAT

4/28/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam

why did you not mention both sergeants in the news segment are both merit sergeants. Will the sergeant moving the parking cones make Lt? Channel two viewers need to know.

4/28/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is the wolf pack? What a waste of police and the districts are so short handed.

4/28/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's time to start ticketing news crew trucks that park illegally.

4/28/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Larry Talbot said...

Attention members of "The Wolf Pack"

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night,
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

4/28/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares pam. get a life already. people are murdered by the hundreds in this city and shes worried about parking spots.

4/28/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we just had a public "official" who had city water coming right into his house with no meter attached. how special--- it was the builders fault. how about all the others who forgot to pay property taxes-- it was an oversight, my accountant is working on the problem right now-- clout parking at major sports venues-- been going on for years-- big deal.. hey pammy, how about all the "press passes" you hand out to your little friends so they can get into an event-- kind of like fraud isn't it-- do a story on yourself.

4/28/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about clout corruption. probably a better story.

4/28/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now we have time to talk about parking , are you kidding ? fuck pam z , she is worthless and has a bit of clout issues to like where she parks at her stachion ? how about that pammy? its not clout parking its called taking care of your own , just like our asshole mayor does as well as our super .....everyone does it right ? grow up , who cares ? not me ...lets get a fucking contract soon

4/28/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg. can she do a real frickin' story. who really gives a shit???

4/28/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those worried about the "swine flu", being "pigs" I think that we're immune, or at least just carriers......

GCG

4/28/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i once observed LT. Jimmy Carroll while in his unmarked police vehicle activate his emergency equipment to get to the front of the line in the drive thru at white castle's. true story.

4/28/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good news everyone. i just found out i was hired by a better department far far away from this city...happy day, enjoy the crap boys and girls!!!

4/28/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the sun rises in the East. It's "the Chicago Way".

Instead of nitpicking on nonsense, why don't these so-called investigative reporters demand Daley's definition of "merit" promotions?

Is that asking too much? If he sputters "silly, silly, silly" and "cuckoo" and either changes the subject or walks off, the media should go after his ass like a pit bull attacking a sirloin steak.

If the media were vigilant and acted in the public interest, they would have pursued this cancer a generation ago.

Why do they give da Mare a pass?

Unless...

4/28/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, ever since our little protest it seems we've been demonized in the media with more frequency doesn't it?

4/28/2009 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Who are the dispatchers on zone7 (003). They have to be some of the worse in the city.

4/28/2009 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The highest paid parking attendents in the city. What does Daley have to say about this?

4/28/2009 01:37:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

I said this before and I'll say it again: If this is "investigative reporting", then Channel 2 should join the Sun-Times and Tribune in "We're Going Out of Business Because We Report Nuthin' but Crap".

Little Pammy, I remember you when you were good. There's a shitload of graft and corruption in this city and this is the best you could come up with and call it reporting?

4/28/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Pam is gonna make a big deal about "courtesy parking", have her check out some west & south side churches that illegally park in 2 + traffic lanes.

4/28/2009 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken Hauser & his car need to be towed to Siberia. He's the guy daley bought to look after his interests regarding stealing our money !!!!!!!!!!!

4/28/2009 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/544997.html

4/28/2009 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't this bitch have anything else better to report on? It's called COURTESY. There's not many other benefits of being a police officer these days and if we get a little courtesy and can park for free at a ball game, WHO CARES??? Maybe those who are really ultra concerned about a copper getting free parking should take the test and join the ranks and be a cop. Maybe get shot at, or mother-fucked by some hood rat in some baby mama drama domestic. With all that's going on in the world and 22 people shot in Chicago last week in a 24 hour period, there's GOT to be something better to report on than someone getting a free parking space. I'm SO fucking tired of the media and everyday is a goddamn headline story about how the police are getting away with something. Jeez, bitch, get A LIFE!

4/28/2009 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Like ken but fu-- Ken he forgot where he came from!!! Ken u got 1 more chance or eklse ur retired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/28/2009 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what the clusterfucks that make up our local 'news' media think of their viewers, that said viewers will get upset about the clouted getting perks that the common citizens never do, but won't get up in arms about the billions of their tax dollars being squandered by all the usual suspects.

Because that has to be the reason they, the media whores, don't bother reporting on the above squandering, right?

It couldn't possibly have anything to do with them being whores for the squanderers, right?

And the troll zekman's emphasis on the cops just doing what they're ordered to do was just a coincidence, just a small part of the 'story' exposing the clouted getting special treatment, right?

Not at all intended to place a twisted perspective on the lowly coppers, right?

Not at all part of an ongoing attempt to neutralize the publics' increasingly positive perception of their rank and file police officers, right?

No, it couldn't be that now, could it?

That would be disingenuous of the media whores, and they're never that, are they?


In any war, there will be blood shed, even an allegorical/publicity war.

The winner of said war will be those who do not allow themselves to bleed out and/or surrender.


Focus on victory and let the enemy waste their time and energies on the mickey mouse bullshit, which is all they have to bring to the battlefield.

4/28/2009 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. RE "Asshat" yesterday. Got it, you guys are the best! Maybe see you at the Pension Board meeting today.josephmslowik

4/28/2009 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More political lies.
Their are 100 dead in Mexico. Hell that many people get killed on a busy weekend in Mexico City. That many die each week when a bus goes over the bridge in India, or a daily average of those machinegunned in Somolia. Like Rahm Emanuel said "let's not waste a good panic". The left media are pushing this down our throats to keep us from focusing on this economic disaster brought on by this 12 trillion Hussein Obama. This idiot Chief Health Officer for Chicago can't make up his mind whether Daley wants a pandemic or not so he rode the middle of the fence saying it could come here, we don't have one yet but, but but. He should have gotten his marching orders from Daley before he got on camera. Sorry I got off the subject but I couldn't take this crap anymore.

4/28/2009 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe 14 won't be giving passes to the yoga "church" any longer. Well, LM?

4/28/2009 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a demoratic congressman wants borders closed but the obama adminsitration is weak!

thehill.com/leading-the-news/lawmaker-wants-border-closed-over-swine-flu-2009-04-25.html

4/28/2009 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ken Hauser & his car need to be towed to Siberia. He's the guy daley bought to look after his interests regarding stealing our money !!!!!!!!!!!

4/28/2009 02:05:00 AM

And the 1 big fatass that opposed the ig looking into how he and and other thieves are stealing "our" pension money! Go Mike Shields expose them all, then your a shoe in for FOP PRESIDENT,God bless you Mike! Go get them all!! Thanks from a KMA vet.

4/28/2009 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I think it's time to start ticketing news crew trucks that park illegally.

4/28/2009 12:22:00 AM

I agree!!

4/28/2009 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
we just had a public "official" who had city water coming right into his house with no meter attached. how special--- it was the builders fault. how about all the others who forgot to pay property taxes-- it was an oversight, my accountant is working on the problem right now-- clout parking at major sports venues-- been going on for years-- big deal.. hey pammy, how about all the "press passes" you hand out to your little friends so they can get into an event-- kind of like fraud isn't it-- do a story on yourself.

4/28/2009 12:25:00 AM

Even little lius guiterrez "forgot" property taxes for years,but yet remebers to have clinton pardon his terrorist faln member friends.who blew up shit in the uDA! What an asshole puerto rican!

4/28/2009 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a scoop Pam, we have a mayor here in Chicago who is surrounded by corruption of all sorts, even his own family members! And he knows nothing about it! Please tell him Pam!

Now if that doesn't rate headlines every night I don't know what does. Hundreds of millions in taxpayer money siphoned off through greed and corruption and our mayor daley knows nothing!

PAM, EXPOSE THIS DALEY FRAUD! IT'S RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE! GO FOR IT!

4/28/2009 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only this could be done here...

from WBBM780 web site:

Posted: Monday, 27 April 2009 2:15PM

Wheaton Police To Cut Back On Minor Calls

Regine Schlesinger Reporting

WHEATON, Ill. (WBBM) -- Police in Wheaton are cutting back on the kinds of calls they answer. WBBM's Regine Schlesinger reports the changes are prompted by the pressure to cut costs.

From now on, says Wheaton deputy police chief Thomas Meloni, if you're involved in a traffic accident in the western suburb, don't call 911 if it happened on private property. Unless there are injuries or serious property damage, he says, drivers are being told to exchange information and report the incident to their insurance companies.

And no longer will police respond when someone's accidentally locked their keys in the car, unless there's a life-threatening emergency.

At a time when the police department's struggling with tighter budgets, Deputy chief Meloni says this will free up officers to do more important things.
--


Great way to save money in Chicago, cut out the bullshit calls like "my little sonny won't do his homework, send the police."

4/28/2009 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edward McElroy, a longtime friend of the Daley family and public relations consultant, is a frequent VIP parker.

Just read he is a consultant to the daley family! Why was he at the last union meeting in the front talking with all the union leaders? Was he spying for daley? Why did mark and the crew allow him in our hall? What kind of deceptive bullshit was this? FOP got an answer?

4/28/2009 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic/ In our current era of the chosen one, I would like to see a poll of how many cops would take part in gun confiscation from citizens whos only crime is possession of a weapon. Remember as a police officer or in the military your first duty is to defend constitution.

4/28/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ken Hauser & his car need to be towed to Siberia. He's the guy daley bought to look after his interests regarding stealing our money !!!!!!!!!!!

4/28/2009 02:05:00 AM


Fu*k Ken Hauser ! It should be requested at the Pension Board meeting tomorrow what the process is for the retirees to have him removed as their representative. He's a lying backstabbing Daley ball licker !

The next meeting of he Pension Board:
29 April 2009, 0900 hours.
221 N LaSalle St
Suite #1626
Cameras and video are welcome.

4/28/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC (but needs addressing)
I thought I saw it all on this Department until today...I saw a former Fillmore Ranger, SOS, and now currently 023 District officer with his hair grown out like my 9 year old kid! He looks like one of the Beatles. I know officer's try hard to "not" be the "hair gel" police but please in God's name slap some product in that BUSH or God's sake get a HAIRCUT!! Please Please Please get a hair cut B.C. -Before Pam Zechman does a story on how CPD officers look AND act like 9 year olds!

4/28/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about your news trucks pam? have you ever seen one of them parked illegally around a court house, sporting event, crime scene or tv station? remember this when the next directive comes out, time to enact zero tolerance

4/28/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT


ILLINOIS CORRUPTION: WHO's READY TO REFORM?
April 28, 2009 12:23 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- The head of Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-corruption commission looked into the eyes of the legislature's top leaders at the Illinois Capitol and said nothing less than a sweeping victory on a package of good-government proposals is necessary to clean up a state notoriously not ready for reform.

Removing government secrecy, overhauling campaign financing, removing politics when awarding contracts, changing the way elections are held, enforcing strong penalties for misbehavior -- every one of these reforms must be approved or "there will be a hole, there will be a trap door, there will be room for the next scandal," former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins told the leaders.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009
/04/anti-corruption-reform-quinn.html

4/28/2009 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

FUNNY?

MAY BE DA MAYOR SHOULD GET RID OF ALL THE FREE PARKING SPOTS ON THE SIDE OF CITY HALL.
THE SPOT R JUST FOR MEDIA TRUCKS!!!

I BELIEVE THE MEDIA SHOULD BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD JUST LIKE R SELVES. U KNOW ETHICS AND ALL THAT OTHER BULLSHIT.

4/28/2009 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tac teams, gang teams, burglary teams, tru unit, msf unit and robbery teams yet beat cars are still working 99 on midnights and afternoons. BULLSHIT!!!!! Man the fucking beat cars before anything!!!!!!!

4/28/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEELMAN AND WHEELGUN OLDSCHOOL PO ASKED THE HIGH PAID CARHIKERS IF HE COULD PARK BY THE PARK PO BEEFED TO HIS SGT E. I GUESS THIS OLD SCHOOL PO WAS NOT V.I.P OR ON THE LIST. MAYBE THESE HIGH PRICE CARHIKERS COULD ANSWER SOME CALLS IT DISTRICTS THEY WORK ONCE IN WHILE.

4/28/2009 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever gave Ald Sueruz a play is an idiot. That stroke is the biggest police hater on the council. Nice job fuck-ups.

4/28/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ken Hauser is that a perk from the pension board?

Did the pension fund buy the tickets?

Are you conducting business at the park?

Did the ex-con Kotlarz ask for a loan to invest our money in some corrupt Olympic deal?

4/28/2009 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snore

4/28/2009 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow what an amazing piece of journalism. Great job Pam you'll probably get a raise on your next contract.

Sounds to me like she probably just got the Times and Trib trucks ticketed for rolling through the red lights in the middle of the night. Hey guys than Pam for this one.

Zero tolerance.

4/28/2009 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and please don't forget the little rat from within the detail unit that called pammy in the first place. Incidentally, he came from 019, home of a lot of rats.

4/28/2009 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

channel 7 an 5 lead off with the swine flu story. channel 2 leads off with parking,wtf. worst news station in chicago. corruption out of control,murder thru the roof, gangs of teens preying on tourists/citizens
, and parking is the big story? i guess if it turned out CPD had started the flu epidemic it would had been the 1st story. the media is a joke in this city. the little gnome pz knows the media ship is sinking and probably trying to get to get on daley's press corp. what a news whore

4/28/2009 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's time to start ticketing news crew trucks that park illegally.
----------------------------------
I am kind of curious why you don't.

Is this some kind of order from HQ?

4/28/2009 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A citizen's perspective:
Who gives a shit about parking - you guys are undermanned, no contract, and the shitstorm is brewing (rising crime, section 8 spreading filth around the city, the Olympics, Daley and Council corruption, etc.)
However keep in mind that for the average law-abiding citizen who is street smart and lives in a low-crime area, they have relatively few, if any, run-ins with you guys. I live in Edison Park so I see you all the time (I like that - for chrissake, hang around the homefront more often; there are a lot of suspicious people beginning to show up here).

When people hear this on the news, myself included, it gets me pissed off. Yes, there are bigger fish to fry in this town, but when you see the elite who already abuse their power abusing more of it, and the police turning a blind eye (not that you can do anything about it), it sends a terrible message to the taxpayers without "privileged" parking. I'm sure the taxpayers who get parking tickets for being 1 minute late feeding the meter, or who come outside to find 5 minutes left on it and a ticket already issued, are riled up even further. There's nothing you guys can do about it, but we hope you don't condone it.

This city's amount of elitist arrogance never ceases to amaze me. Who do these people think they are? You should have their cars towed! Wouldn't that be hilarious? I'll bet they'd fucking demote you for that one though, and that's a shame. You guys get shit on too much - stay safe out there, and keep fighting the good fight.

4/28/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Pam Zekman is one ugly broad. In fact, she's fugly (fucking ugly)!

I hate her almost as much as I hate Mary Mitchell.

This sucks..soon we won't have any perks left.

My understanding was that in exchange for letting a few asshole VIP's park there, off-duty cop's could park there too. But, I think most cops got turned away, unless they worked in 009.

Either way it still sucks. That Rob Johnson-anchorman, is a punk also. Dave Savini is a chump too. Screw CBS,ABC,NBC,and the U.

4/28/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about how news trucks from EVERY station are allowed to park illegally wherever they go? It happens at headquarters every day. Its time to start fighting back. You think that if you don't ticket their trucks they will portray the police well in the media, yeah right . Fuck YODA Zekman!

4/28/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Spam,with all the poiltical corruption going on in the City this is the best you can come up wih?.There used to be a time when the crooks of this city saw you coming they would not just head for the car they would run as if a 200lb. rot was nipping at their heels.Congrats to you fore you have turned from a rot to puggle where all they have to do is give you a swat with a neswpaper(make that two,they are so tiny now) and say "BEAT IT,GO ON BEAT TT YOU MUTT"

4/28/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinkin this is not a bad thing. We are Police Officers, not car hikers, parking valets or parking lot security guards. Don't you feel even a little embarrassed that we continue to be used as tools for the clouted?

Perhaps these VIP's should manufacture phoney death threats so they can get armed CPD Police Officer drivers like Daley, Burke and J-Pud. Do it right or don't do it at all!

4/28/2009 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. She's a midget. Blah blah blah...parking..blah blah blah...it is great how reporters justify their jobs by saying they enlighten the public on what they need to know...who cares about parking...go investigate something with substance...get your hands dirty Pam...nothing but a nickel and dime reporter...oh ya Office...thanks for the parking spot last week...

4/28/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't there bigger issues in life than this? What a waste of time.

4/28/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Mayor Terry R. Wells said...

good news everyone. i just found out i was hired by a better department far far away from this city...happy day, enjoy the crap boys and girls!!!Phoenix is proud to have you join our team...Godspeed!!!

Remember when you exit I-94, take Sibley Blvd WEST, not EAST!!! We can't afford to lose another valuable piece of crime fighting manpower to the Cal City PD.

4/28/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam's running a little low on stories I see. How much does she get paid for this?
Time to stop giving courtesy parking to the media.

4/28/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hauser, what a piece of shit! HE GONE !!!! YOU GOT HIM PAM

4/28/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

More political lies.
Their are 100 dead in Mexico. Hell that many people get killed on a busy weekend in Mexico City. That many die each week when a bus goes over the bridge in India, or a daily average of those machinegunned in Somolia. Like Rahm Emanuel said "let's not waste a good panic". The left media are pushing this down our throats to keep us from focusing on this economic disaster brought on by this 12 trillion Hussein Obama. This idiot Chief Health Officer for Chicago can't make up his mind whether Daley wants a pandemic or not so he rode the middle of the fence saying it could come here, we don't have one yet but, but but. He should have gotten his marching orders from Daley before he got on camera. Sorry I got off the subject but I couldn't take this crap anymore.

4/28/2009 05:23:00 AM

Interesting you should say that, because I'm willing to bet this will be used to justify SPENDING more money on healthcare..and yet, no attempt at closing the borders will be made. Obama was a treasonous asshole before he even took his oath - this country lacks competent leadership, and everyone's watching.

4/28/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It amazes me how, when there is an expose on the Police about to be broadcast, you guys blurt out what you THINK the story will be about.

Coppers leaving early from CTA special, giving up the Sgt who allows people to skate early, coppers cars parking illegally at CTA special, coppers cars parking illegally at 023, (these were all previously posted here btw).

Based on how successfully Pam Zekman goes after REAL CORRUPTION, you guys have given her enough tips and clues for another years' worth of brain numbing undercover police exposes. Hell, there may even be a Pulitzer prize in there for her.

4/28/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Its nice that the Burger Queen has told the Supervisors that anyone involved in a crash with one of the new Tahoes will get a day suspension.

4/28/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taking away any medical coverage for any fulltime or retired officer(s) is wrong Mayor Daley.

The IOC needs to be contacted and told of the crime that is up involving the CTA.

The IOC needs to be contacted about the ( 65 ) convicted criminal sex offenders that live/hang around Washington Pk.

Chicago wants to build the stadium there for the games.

What will Mayor Daley do with all these felony flyers!!

4/28/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken Hauser & his car need to be towed to Siberia. He's the guy daley bought to look after his interests regarding stealing our money !!!!!!!!!!!

4/28/2009 02:05:00 AM

No shit, Sherlock. Did you know that Ken made the motion at a Pension Board meeting that gave Daley's nephew Vanecko access to $50 million of our pension dollars? Ask Ken and his horrible wig why he did it at the next retiree breakfast. MAKE HIM EXPLAIN. And, someone tell him that feather duster atop his head is not fooling anyone.

4/28/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well maybe its time to disban the detail unit and have the dfferent sport teams such as the Bears,Cubs, and White Sox pay off duty police officers for crowd and traffic control. They ddo it in every other major city in the U.S. Detail unit personnel could be sent back to the districts where manpower is greatly needed. Sounds to good doesnt it. This coming from a patrol sergeant who made it off the list and not the two merit guys seen on the news.

4/28/2009 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - anyone know why the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo are all upset?

They ( Daley ) switched them over to an HMO!

4/28/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the administration is useing the media as a tool against the police.
people on the pension board are working w/ daley against the best interests of the members.
gov't takes advantage of/ creates disasters to refocous public attention.
man, you people are a bunch of conspiracy theorists !

4/28/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the media reporters, you can thank that has been reporter Pam Z. for all the descretion we would have utilized to assist you. Bank on getting that extra citation.

4/28/2009 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, Pam Zekman busts out the people that deserve it.

4/28/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, there's no fucking parking at the pension board meetings. Guess they want to make it difficult for the people they actually serve and work for to participate in their own events.

4/28/2009 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is anyone surprised at the shit that goes on in this city?

I've seen Uniforms flag cars into Lv2 areas where no one but residents are supposed to be.

I've seen uniforms selling Sox Game Day Parking permits.

4/28/2009 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wolf Pack"?

WTF?

It's called the Detail Unit!

This is nothing new. It's been going on for dozens of years Pam.

This unit controls traffic at major sporting events.

And any old copper can't just flash a badge to park.

You have to call ahead and be put on the list baby.

And if they don't know you (no juice) you don't go on the list.

Every day they receive calls from aldermen, commanders, gold stars, etc. who want to be added to the event list for a certain event. And sometimes they are told NO!

And the thought that the department is going to investigate this is insane. They set up the system, the blue shirts and sgt's are just following orders from the commander's.

Puting that all aside, Kenny Hauser is still an ASSHAT!

4/28/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retiree voicing opinion -
In seeing the spot last night, I felt that the emphasis on the story was not that the police officers themselves were being criticized, but that they were obviously following orders from their commander. It IS a story in that the ballpark is squeezing joe nobody for upwards of $50 bucks to park, but aldermen and "friends" get to park for free. And they all drove pretty nice cars, didn't they? I think they CAN afford the parking more than the guy who's trying to squeeze some dollars to take his kids to the game. As far as coppers and firemen flashing a badge, come on, everybody's watching! And, bottom line - why are police handling the parking to begin with?

4/28/2009 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Pam Zekman left the Chicago Tribune when the Trib fired her husband for plagiarism. What do they say about people in glass houses?

4/28/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey cooter was going to tow a news crew trucks that park illegally in front of the palmer house last year in the 001st Dist,but He was told if he did he was going to loose his job.Maybe jfed will fix this problem along with his eyes.

4/28/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send in those Dept. of Revenue folks, they will write those coppers!

4/28/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, ever since our little protest it seems we've been demonized in the media with more frequency doesn't it?

4/28/2009 01:11:00 AM

You hit it right on the head. Anything to discredit police officers during a contract year. Daley controls the media.

4/28/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been happening since the day CPD all began. Way to bring the story up during a contract year! Hmmm I wonder who is really behind story???

4/28/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic regarding the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation:

IRS Form 990 for 2007 filed on behalf of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation shows our former Supt. earning $41,923 for 2007 for working 40 hours a week.

Wasn't he still Supt in 2007?

Why doesn't the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation list how much it pays in salaries on its website?

This IRS form can be found on a website that looks at different charities called Guidestar.

4/28/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, what a hypocrite!!

ald suarez approves the private parking BS, but he's looking for courtesy parking

4/28/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee pam, thanks for your distraction from the real issues, not that you would care about real problems. How about reporting some news.

4/28/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger msheila_hallinan said...

Ed McElroy works for FOP.

4/28/2009 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this why I don't hear any events for a "Wolf Pack" in my district anymore?

4/28/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will you assmonkeys stop whining. This is a legitimate story. Anytime the media has a story about the police some of you immediately go into attack/defense mode.

The police aspect is secondary to this story. The larger issue is the "clouted" getting over. Admittedly parking is a tiny issue, but it is indicative of larger issues. It's the sense of entitlement that is dangerous. "I get to park for free and have my car watched by on duty cops." That mentality leads to "I'm the aldercritter my brother deserves a merit promotion" or "I'm Shortshanks, my son and nephew need some pension money.....tee hee".

This sort of crap is a "slippery slope". If you start out with the little minor crap like this it can lead to larger issues and to quote Shakesshortshanks "Therin madness lies".

4/28/2009 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the church on Vincennes...is it Oakdale or something like that? No parking/tow zone signs up and down Vincennes. On a church day, Vincennes is jammed with cars parking and holding up traffic with people trying to parallel park to get to church. Same thing on Longwood Dr. on EVERY school day. Longwood is narrow as it is, yet parents picking up their kids from school are lined up in the tow zone waiting to pick up their kids. Is it a big deal? No. So if THAT isn't a big deal then Pam, then why are you making THIS a big deal? Why don't you report on that? It happens ALL over the place, not just the police. Oh, and do police do anything about it? No, they look the other way because it IS NOT a big deal. Fine. If this becomes an issue, I'll make sure I have an extra parker book each day in the car so when I see all the churches and schools getting to park in the tow zones, I'll be sure to write each and every one of them. The city supposedly can use the money, right? Pick your battles Pam.

4/28/2009 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our commander just told us we will ALL have to pay $19.00 on Sunday / at the ST. JUDE parade!!!!!!!!!!

This is a knee jerk reaction to the Pam Zekman story!!!

KISS MY ASS DALEY!!!

I am NOT GOING!!!!!!!!!!

4/28/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Pam is gonna make a big deal about "courtesy parking", have her check out some west & south side churches that illegally park in 2 + traffic lanes.

just drive down chicago ave on a sunday morning. this is the truth, talk about courtesy parking. And be the one to write a parking tickey on a church. the rev's would be up in arms. However try to attend an FOP meeting you better be legal BUSTER!! god i hate this city.

4/28/2009 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I think it's time to start ticketing news crew trucks that park illegally.

4/28/2009 12:22:00 AM
Anonymous said...

For years the media never had to pay for their parking tickets I dought their paying now. And if you talk to some of the Street San guys in Wrgleyville you'll find out how the media folks that live there pressure city workers to do things that not many other citizens in Chicag have the benefit of getting thath extra service.

4/28/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Ret.177 said...

Pam is an idiot. I remember about six or seven years ago her big story was Police parking around Taylor St. when they went to lunch. She couldn't report a good story if someone else wrote it for her. She needs to get a life.

4/28/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry Sgt English, Billy Alderman Banks will get you out of this parking fiasco!

4/28/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start writing tickets around the "churches" that's the same concept isn't it?

4/28/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a shame that this is all this rat can find to do an investigation on. I personally have parked this bitch at functions and she has the nerve to do a piece on this. Fuck her. I hope someday she is going to need the police and they tell her to go fuck herself.....

4/28/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wolf Pack" used to be tow trucks and squads hit a block or area together and scoop up, ticket and take all cars to the pond or a holding area. They would write em and return and do it again and again.

4/28/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee Pam
How come you did not mention the fact the PRESS gets "courtesy" parking also, and how about alll those parking tickets that are trown out as a "courtesy" to the press? They even get to park for FREE at parking meters!
How come she does not mention that?
Also, why does she not mention all the times regular ( not clout types ) have helped out her and other members of the press?

4/28/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those worried about the "swine flu", being "pigs" I think that we're immune, or at least just carriers......

GCG

4/28/2009 12:43:00 AM

I was hoping us being pigs and all we'd be able to infect people.

4/28/2009 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that doesnt write a news media truck for parking illegally is now a moron. They are worse than anyone for parking in tow zones all throughout the downtown area.

4/28/2009 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's enough. Obama has to park in lot C like everybody else.

4/28/2009 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Valet for the Privileged said...

WOW!!! Pam, you really out did yourself this time. Now that's some quality reporting.

The last grasp of survival can leave a person's hands raw.

For a minute there I thought you were going to report these people were suiting up and playing for their respective teams. Simply parking there for 'kicks' or because they 'can?' The nerve!

Keep up the good work and I hope your finger nails don't dislodge as you loose your grip and slide down the cliff of a dying profession.

4/28/2009 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey pam look at all that corruption on the fifth floor of city hall OVER BY DARE.

4/28/2009 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken Hauser was a tool when he represented us at the FOP and still he's still a tool.

4/28/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well just say that it is Chalkie holding a pick-ax. They don't have a copy-right on a pick-ax.

4/28/2009 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anything on jefferson tap yet?

4/28/2009 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah the little troll doll with the microphone rears her head ... where ya been gorgeous?

4/28/2009 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAUSER has been in bed with Da Mare from day one. He probably has a no show city job to supplement his day job!

4/28/2009 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all officers in jefferson tap found not guilty!

4/28/2009 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just in,,,
Civilian Posting:

A Chicago police sergeant and two officers were acquitted today in connection with the off-duty beating of several patrons at a West Loop bar in December 2006.

Latest developments from the Chicago Breaking News Center:
http://link.chicagotribune.com/r/A1ERMI/ZVAJP/7AZPL9/S73C/IY1RQB/T3/t

4/28/2009 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAMN you Pam Zekman!!!Just when I got my hook up for parking at the Cell.

4/28/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pammy was on WLS radio this morning saying that she's going to do a follow-up story about the "unfair" parking tickets given to the citizens by the police.

Pammy, you are totally clueless. The police aren't writing these bogus tickets, it's the TMA traffic aides and a bunch of other civilian city employees from other various city departments. They've have been handed parking-ticket books and told to write people for any violations they see. The problem is, half of them can't read the signs properly or they don't check for broken meters. They also don't check for permit stickers that allow people to legally park where they are at.

Stop blaming the 'pee-on' police and go right to the source of the problem. I'll give you a hint, his office is on the 5th floor at City Hall. Do you need a map?

4/28/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam Zekman is an ugly troll. This is a non issue. Since news vans park anywhere they want. I'd write them any day.

4/28/2009 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Courtesy parking! How about the deal that the news crews have with the police director of news affairs? any ticket that is issued gets non-suited by the director. The news is a business like any other in the city everyone's business is real important ,just ask them. As far as the news people, sure they have a right to report the news but I don't see any reason that they can not park legit and walk to the scene. Cameras are small today look at "Spam" Zekman running up and down the street chasing coppers. We need an independent film crew to document the illegal activities of the news rats like driving drunk after a few at the Billy Goat or illegal parking around State & Lake and around crime scenes

4/28/2009 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"wolf pack"???? Sounds like a bunch of tough guys, and these are what, car hikers? Everyone knows this is the idea of some clouted whore, probably from the 11th ward. These "police-people" should be ashamed of themselves. What assholes.

4/28/2009 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good news everyone. i just found out i was hired by a better department far far away from this city...happy day, enjoy the crap boys and girls!!!

4/28/2009 01:08:00 AM

Be careful for what you wish for.

4/28/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i once observed LT. Jimmy Carroll while in his unmarked police vehicle activate his emergency equipment to get to the front of the line in the drive thru at white castle's. true story."

I Call BS. My proof will be Jimmy Carroll never drove, that would have been D.B. driving so again I say B.S.!

4/28/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike Royko's Ghost said...

My friend, Slats Grobnik, told me to watch this Pam Zekman thing last night. How sad to see what has happened to the Chicago Police, becomin car hikers to da creeps from City Hall.

Back in the day, da Boss, King Richard J. Daley, used to keep the Patrolmen and Firemen, (as they were called before women's lib), in line using the divide and conquer approach. No unions allowed. King Daley arranged meetings with the head of each of the existing Police fraternal groups, the FOP, the CPA, the Teamsters, the AFL-CIO Paper Hangers, etc. and told each of them "you guys are my guys". Each went back to their membership and told them, "da Boss sez we're his guys!". Then da Boss screwed all of em and didn't give em shit.

But at least he showed some respect to his city employees who were salt-of-the-earth family men who knew the value of a good days work. Not like his spawn-of-the-devil son Richard 'Little Criminal' M. Daley.

Your savior was Jane Byrne, a Richard J protege who bucked da Machine when da Boss died. Slats sez you guys would all be waitresses and handmaidens, if she never let you unionize.

But it truly brings a tear to my eye to see how little Richie abuses you all down there, and how that odd-looking superintendent he hired has wussified my beloved, leather-jacketed Chicago street cops. You don't know how much enjoyment I took in writing my columns about cops like Two-Gun Pete and others who protected our citizens by smacking the snot out of the bad guys. This Daley isn't just conspiring with the bad guys, he's turned the city over to em, and become their Treasurer !.

4/28/2009 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The May Nielsen Ratings period have begun, so they'll be plenty more "hard-hitting" investigative reports over the next three weeks. Way, way back, when I was a mere lad, she did really good work at the Sun-times. I think she won a Pulitzer if I'm not mistaken. How the ugly have fallen...

4/28/2009 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more channel 7 because of jagoff chuck goudy; now, no more channel 2 because of idiot reporting of zekman...cable news channels I guess...

4/28/2009 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger William said...

Tell you what - keep the freebies and just add the value of all of them to the salary - that way nobody is getting it for free. What...can't afford it? I'd like to meet the Aldercreature that doesn't accept any freebie they can get their fingers on.

4/28/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does Pam Zekman look like ET's sister? Give it a rest, Pam. The press has been getting courtesy parking at sports and other events since the invention of the automobile. In addition, they flash their passes at every event to get in so they never have to purchase a ticket. People in glass houses...

4/28/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to the Pension Board Meeting? Seek the truth! Ask the Sgt.Trustee who is also a Sgt. Assoc. Board member if it isnt an obvious conflict of interest to vote to give and renew Pension business and pay high fees to Investment companies that donate heavily to the Sgts. Assoc. golf outing.They are listed in the website P.B.P.A. newsletters. Ask the Lt. Trustee if it isnt an obvious conflict of interest to give and renew Pension business to Investment companies that are members of a marketing organization(IMN),that would give a trustee a free all expenses paid trip to Ireland or maybe a Cal.golf spa. Follow the money folks.Its called pay-to-play.

4/28/2009 04:09:00 PM  
Blogger Second City Wifey said...

Anonymous said...
Will you assmonkeys stop whining. This is a legitimate story. Anytime the media has a story about the police some of you immediately go into attack/defense mode.

The police aspect is secondary to this story. The larger issue is the "clouted" getting over.

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

Have another drink.

4/28/2009 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

This sucks..soon we won't have any perks left.

My understanding was that in exchange for letting a few asshole VIP's park there, off-duty cop's could park there too. But, I think most cops got turned away, unless they worked in 009.

4/28/2009 08:43:00 AM



Good job, Knucklehead ! ! ! ! !

You just gave Pam Zekman another 6 months of employment while she tracks down your tips & clues about the police.

Asshat!

4/28/2009 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pension Bd. Mtg.The Pension Trustee Sgt. went to extraordinary lengths to let everyone know he voted against the DV Urban vanecko deal in April 2006,even sending out copies of the board vote unsolicited,then later admitted he did not know the mayoral connection.Fully aware of the connection he voted to give them a contract extension in July 2008. He didnt announce anything this time.

4/28/2009 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone ask the troll reporter if she gets access to certain areas most aren't privy to because of her press pass? People have clout and are given courtesy for what they do, and yes, sometimes, for who they are. Someone actually pays her for this garbage?

4/28/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Edward McElroy, a longtime friend of the Daley family and public relations consultant, is a frequent VIP parker.

Just read he is a consultant to the daley family! Why was he at the last union meeting in the front talking with all the union leaders? Was he spying for daley? Why did mark and the crew allow him in our hall? What kind of deceptive bullshit was this? FOP got an answer?

4/28/2009 06:56:00 AM

Why was Commander Kennedy there?

4/28/2009 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Large F/1 "aide" in yellow jacket/city reflector vest/terminal around neck lumbering around Grand/Austin area this afternoon, 025.

The car I saw her nail was legally parked as far as I could tell.

F/1 owner -- expensive hair, clothes, purse, shoes, cell -- comes running over waving arms. No avail. Too late. Takes ticket off windshield -- mouth working furiously -- gets in, and drives away.

"Aide" waddles off up the street, "engaging in constructive interaction and rapport" with local kids.

Me? I'm having lunch...

It's fun to sit and watch "The City That Works" in action.

I think I'll go on that Stockyards tour next. I hear it's really something.

4/28/2009 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pension Mtg.:Ask the Lt. why he has the worst attendance record of any elected trustee,(you cant vote or represent if you are not there),ask the Sgt. why he accepted dinners and sports entertainment from the boards consultant Ennis Knupp in violation of the boards ethics policy, and then respectfully request they resign.

4/28/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time that a PO wrote a ticket for a media truck our then news director went crazy. She called "Phat Phil" and he attempted to demote and discipline a watch commander and the media applauded.

The media should receive all the courtesy that we can offer and they should be reminded that the laws apply to them, also.

That means they should be ticketed and whatever laws they violate should be enforced!

4/28/2009 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"hey pam look at all that corruption on the fifth floor of city hall OVER BY DARE."

--4/28/2009 12:59:00 PM

Yeah! OVER BY DERE WHERE DA SANDWICH IS AT! RIGHT DERE!

*

4/28/2009 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please FAT PHIL tell me that 41,923 isn't true??????????????????

4/28/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Start writing tickets around the "churches" that's the same concept isn't it?

4/28/2009 12:12:00 PM


Rev. Meeks would be furious.

4/28/2009 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where does Zekman get her info, Since when is the Detail Unit called "The Wolfpack, these lazy fools just get fatter and fatter working the detail unit, so what if they park some politician or fireman or copper or city worker, The Valet Services get to park everywhere and anywhere in the 1st or 18th district and if you try to take a meter where they try to park they say they will call the police on you, Zekman & Savini are 2 of the biggest ASSHOLES out there. Savini grew up around Grand & Austin and was a little simpleton as a kid. Must be slow business, and of course the bosses are going to throw the Lt. Sgts and anyone else from the WolfPack under the BUS.

4/28/2009 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say bang the Fuck out of any news truck parked in front of a crosswalk, hydrant or any other illegal spot while they are filming, bang the times and tribune drivers, screw that free paper. strap on some balls ladies and gentlemen and let's get even. Let the city non-suit these tickets. Make them move from the streets. Sgt. Joe Avila Mobile Strike Force Rules.

4/28/2009 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Second City Wifey said...

Anonymous said...
Will you assmonkeys stop whining. This is a legitimate story. Anytime the media has a story about the police some of you immediately go into attack/defense mode.

The police aspect is secondary to this story. The larger issue is the "clouted" getting over.

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

Have another drink.

4/28/2009 04:15:00 PM

Hey, wifey I didn't have anything to drink. Although if I were married to you I'm sure I would drink more.

Sorry to interfere with the "cops as victims schtick" going on in this thread. Again the main issue is the clouted using police resources to get over. Once you start aldercritters park for free using police resources the next thing you know they'll want a merit promotion for their brother........oops........

4/28/2009 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The last time that a PO wrote a ticket for a media truck our then news director went crazy. She called "Phat Phil" and he attempted to demote and discipline a watch commander and the media applauded.

The media should receive all the courtesy that we can offer and they should be reminded that the laws apply to them, also.

That means they should be ticketed and whatever laws they violate should be enforced!

4/28/2009 05:21:00 PM

..........

Don'T forget the Officer who wrote the ticket took a 3 day suspension.

4/28/2009 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either way it still sucks. That Rob Johnson-anchorman, is a punk also. Dave Savini is a chump too. Screw CBS,ABC,NBC,and the U.

4/28/2009 08:43:00 AM
lets keep the U out of this they got the U'z guyz

4/28/2009 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Pam, here's a scoop for you. Take your pasty ass down to Drexel Ave any weekend and check out all the courtesy parking alloted between 43rd and 51st St. "Right under 'No Parking' signs." No, this ain't for the evil police but rather for a couple of "heavy clouted" congregations. And to think, your bosses are honestly wondering why viewers are not tuning in anymore.

4/28/2009 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wolf pack. j-fed pet unit

4/28/2009 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's a goof. One of the few privileges we have. She fails to mentions the privileges the media gets. Did she forget the parking spots they received at the 25th district?

4/28/2009 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger tito said...

i dont write parkers but i swear ill write the media some from now on just to piss them off, no courtesies

4/28/2009 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its nice that the Burger Queen has told the Supervisors that anyone involved in a crash with one of the new Tahoes will get a day suspension.

4/28/2009 09:22:00 AM
HIBBITY JIBBITY DIBBITY!! GO SUCK ON A BIGGIE FRY!

4/28/2009 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another citizens perspective: Still LMFAO Pam! Another fabulous job of top notch reporting? Do I smell a potential Pee-body for this journalist farce? And you are paid money for ths nonsense? Is this what you call intellectual work product? Were I you after looking at this piece critically for a bit, I would think just what is it in the last couple of years have I done that is relevant? Tippsville: Nothing.

4/28/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's time to start ticketing news crew trucks that park illegally.

YES, THOSE WHO WORK IN 002/A/1, NEWS TRUCKS ARE ALWAYS PARKED IN FRONT OF THE DOOR, WHICH HAS NO PARKING SIGNS [POSTED ALL OVER...

4/28/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Same thing on Longwood Dr. on EVERY school day. Longwood is narrow as it is, yet parents picking up their kids from school are lined up in the tow zone waiting to pick up their kids. Is it a big deal? No. So if THAT isn't a big deal then Pam, then why are you making THIS a big deal? Why don't you report on that?"

Now, that's a story I'd like to see. Not "page one," of course. There have been plenty of side-swipe accidents as a result of this line of cars in front of St. Barnabas. The cars are supposed to pick up/drop off in the parking lot. - But that would be too much trouble (and many drivers are cop family members). They just laugh.

4/28/2009 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new. 20 years ago we would do it around the stadium especially for the bulls' game.
I'd nake enough lunch money to buy dinner for a month.

4/28/2009 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous joe the plumber said...

I'm the plumber that split the water feed in the basement using two different diameter pipes. The small line routed through the meter to ward off suspicion and the large bore to fill the executive's swimming pool and hot tub. In exchange; my son was given a 95K city job.

4/28/2009 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$500 million or more in TIF money being hidden by the Daley family and Zakman is worried about this???

Why not call Daley to task on the TIFs so we can get money into the pensions? Daley keeps crying poor, but the money is there!!

4/28/2009 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the media care!!!! I work in 23 and I constantly see news trucks parked in Bus stops and tow zones!!!! It was suggested to me that I use my better judgement and not ticket them!!! I suggest pam ??? uses her better judgement.
I guess I am just going to have to write all illegally parked news trucks now that I am being watched and I certainly don't want to get in trouble.
MEDIA thank Pam Zeckman for your tickets and the TOW!!!!

4/28/2009 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberal News Media! Go after anything that can't fight back! BS stories like these! Little Todd involved in Shakman-type hiring and he just keeps toddling! White people caught parking for free, HEADLINES! Story even hotter than the Swine Virus! Lead story on the 10:00 PM News! Goof on TV, "If the Police can park free why can't the rest of us?" Duh, 'cause you ain't the Police, Forrest!

4/28/2009 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Steve Machain's beard said...

wasn't Zekman a patron of the old "Mike's" and was an "oral" supporter of the Department?

4/28/2009 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edward McElroy, a longtime friend of the Daley family and public relations consultant, is a frequent VIP parker.

Just read he is a consultant to the daley family! Why was he at the last union meeting in the front talking with all the union leaders? Was he spying for daley? Why did mark and the crew allow him in our hall? What kind of deceptive bullshit was this? FOP got an answer?

Piece of shit is a lobbyist for the FOP, playing both sides against the middle, dumb him know UNION leadership

4/28/2009 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seek the truth! Ask the Sgt.Trustee who is also a Sgt. Assoc. Board member if it isnt an obvious conflict of interest to vote to give and renew Pension business and pay high fees to Investment companies that donate heavily to the Sgts. Assoc. golf outing.They are listed in the website P.B.P.A. newsletters.

------------

LIAR!!!

They pay $125 a hole.. BIG fuckin' deal moron.

Get a life.

4/29/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see one of those $400,000 news vans get towed (especially while the generator is running).
Maybe the mast could go up whole being towed and snap a couple of power lines and kill someone. Stop worrying about the media. No matter how well you do your jobs you will always be under a microscope. You hate them when they report something bad about a couple of cops but kiss their ass when you want them to cover a major drug bust. The media business is downsizing-Policing will never go away.

4/29/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post at 5:42pm-no one should be parked at a crosswalk, hydrant, or handicapped area. Bang the news vans, huh- go bang some gangbangers aand stop worrying about news vans. Let gets even-you sound like a 10 year old and your job is to serve and protect! God Help Us! Then you wonder why you are scrutinized. Stop making good PO's look stupid.

4/29/2009 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't think it's right," a Cubs fan said. "If they should be able to park free, then we should be able to park free as well."
OK CUB Fan, How about lets make a deal. If you can work in the city but live outside the city. We should be allowed to live outside the city and keep our job as well.
I don't think thats right.

4/29/2009 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I would love to see one of those $400,000 news vans get towed (especially while the generator is running).
Maybe the mast could go up whole being towed and snap a couple of power lines and kill someone. Stop worrying about the media. No matter how well you do your jobs you will always be under a microscope. You hate them when they report something bad about a couple of cops but kiss their ass when you want them to cover a major drug bust. The media business is downsizing-Policing will never go away.

4/29/2009 01:21:00 AM

stop it newsman, the drug busts don't cover it,I do nothing anyway jagoffs!

4/29/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey pam, check out princeton just south of the Cell(us cellualar) its a deaend street where some big time politicians park. with m plates. good job

4/29/2009 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say bang the Fuck out of any news truck parked in front of a crosswalk, hydrant or any other illegal spot while they are filming, bang the times and tribune drivers, screw that free paper. strap on some balls ladies and gentlemen and let's get even. Let the city non-suit these tickets. Make them move from the streets. Sgt. Joe Avila Mobile


I agree. Start with the sun times and tribune drivers. Fuck the free paper its old news anyway. Start writing the drivers and searching them most of them carry guns then impound the trucks.

4/29/2009 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's this Pam??? What station does she work for? ...Never heard of it.

Sorry excuse for an investigative reporter.

The freakin Mare' and his buddies make off with millions and not a peep from her, KMA you Yoda-looking toad!

Gotta get back to my tivo'd Fox news.

4/29/2009 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I say bang the Fuck out of any news truck parked in front of a crosswalk, hydrant or any other illegal spot while they are filming, bang the times and tribune drivers, screw that free paper. strap on some balls ladies and gentlemen and let's get even. Let the city non-suit these tickets. Make them move from the streets. Sgt. Joe Avila Mobile


I agree. Start with the sun times and tribune drivers. Fuck the free paper its old news anyway. Start writing the drivers and searching them most of them carry guns then impound the trucks.

4/29/2009 10:04:00 PM

joey did you take out a ticket book? if not get one!

4/30/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meeks church isn't only one that gets courtesy parking. Ride through Bridgeport on Sunday and checkout all the double parking going on.

4/30/2009 01:46:00 PM  

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