Friday, May 29, 2009

It Wasn't a Rumor

We keep getting letters about the recent ticketing of police cars - State, County, CPD unmarked, all while parked downtown. The wording of a memo appeared, purportedly by City managers, the CPD brass got involved and FOP came out with a statement that the whole thing was a rumor that took on a life of its own. Then we get these:

The top picture and the first two tickets in the second shot are automated tickets written on "U" plates, which we believe are registered to State vehicles. The last ticket in the second picture appears to be written on an unmarked Ford. In any case, here's a pic of one of the offending vehicles:Definitely a police car. So the contention that this was an out of control rumor takes a hit. Hopefully, the whole unpleasant episode ended as quickly as it started. As an amusing side note, the tickets were written by a Parking Enforcement Agent named "Drew Peterson." Might that explain his dislike of the police?

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50 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't be hard to catch the "Ticket Twit". A little good police work and trailing could pay off with an ANOV written in return.

5/29/2009 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

After reading this, Ace Reporter was left speechless and unable to type until he came up with this one thought:

"This city is fucked up."

5/29/2009 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The asshole with the same name as the retired Bolingbrook police sergeant is a M/W, 30's. He reportedly does NOT drive a motor vehicle.

His co-workers can't stand him either.

5/29/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just L-O-V-E SCC!!!!!

Keep up the hard work

5/29/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off-topic "Clout goes to college". So now we find that these rat bastards are not only stealing rightfully earned CPD promotions and giving them to their idiot friends and relatives but they are also stealing college admissions from our (and other parents) kids. One admissions officer adamantly against these admissions stated that "As a whole, their SAT's and grades were much lower than other applicant's." You ain't telling us nothing we haven't known for years lady! I'm sure this big group of dummies is destined to lead the future of Chicago.

5/29/2009 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like somebody has a wicked sense of humor.

5/29/2009 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the hell did the Mayor need the Supt., EB and other command staff to appear at his press conference to discuss the parking meter contract? What part did the CPD play in discussions about that contract before it was ratified by the City Council? I didn't understand why any of our command staff needed to appear on camera for that...did anybody else see that press clip?

5/29/2009 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these jackasses were hitting cars parked outside the union during the safety gun inspection program on thursday.

an off duty copper ran out and told the parking enforcement guys that they were all cop's cars, and that they are at the gun inspection at the union, to which the parking guy said he didn't care and began to write tickets anyway.

5/29/2009 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt this ever was a rumor. I saw a Dept. of Revenue employee boot a Cook County State's Attorney vehicle outside their offices at Washington and Dearborn last week. The ASA was unloading 2 boxes from the trunk when the "boot van" pulls up and slaps one on. The ASA is showing ID, making phone calls, and finally a Dept. of Rev. supervisor shows up (I'm assuming supervisor because he had a white shirt on w/patches). The ASA speaks to supervisor, who shook his head several times and both Dept. of Rev. employees left the scene, leaving the ASA on the corner, with a booted car, making numerous phone calls. To their defense, the vehicle did not have "M" plates. Dept. of Revenue seems to be taking this ticket stuff real serious.

5/29/2009 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

5/29/2009 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

It's starting to come down to whenever the FOP makes a statement, I pick the opposite...

Just wish they'd start going to Vegas so at least we can maybe make some money that way, it sure isn’t happening with the contract negotiations...

5/29/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does this Petersen guy who issued all four of those tickets get to and from work? He better be on a flying carpet or hes gonna have problems...

5/29/2009 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are campus police plates, thus the "U" for university.

5/29/2009 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why in the hell did the Mayor need the Supt., EB and other command staff to appear at his press conference to discuss the parking meter contract? What part did the CPD play in discussions about that contract before it was ratified by the City Council? I didn't understand why any of our command staff needed to appear on camera for that...did anybody else see that press clip?

5/29/2009 05:30:00 AM

Looked at it, maybe e brown is getting some cash from it! After all his dumbass got promoted somehow! What a goof!

5/29/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
these jackasses were hitting cars parked outside the union during the safety gun inspection program on thursday.

an off duty copper ran out and told the parking enforcement guys that they were all cop's cars, and that they are at the gun inspection at the union, to which the parking guy said he didn't care and began to write tickets anyway.

5/29/2009 05:49:00 AM

You should of locked his ass up for "disobeying the police"! Fuck them jagoffs!

5/29/2009 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They aren't just University Police. State Parole Agents have U cars.

5/29/2009 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

an off duty copper ran out and told the parking enforcement guys that they were all cop's cars, and that they are at the gun inspection at the union, to which the parking guy said he didn't care and began to write tickets anyway.
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good for him. everyone needs to follow the same rules.

5/29/2009 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got one recently in Bridgeport on my "M" plated Department vehicle. But, even GPS can't put the ticket on me, as I've taken the appropriate measures to see that the ticket trail ends cold. I parked at an expired meter, not a bus stop. Yes, I was on lunch. No I didn't pay the meter and I never will unless I'm in my own personal vehicle.

F-1 civilian meter lady, I didn't bother trying to talk/plead with her, figured she must be blind too. Next time I'll double park with the siren on when I'm eating.

I did like the post last week about the week off in Wisconsin if forced to pay.

5/29/2009 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Andrew Petersen said...

I'll make this simple.

I don't dislike the Police.

But I follow directions.

When the Deputy Director tells you that NOTHING is Exempt (plate type wise or vehicle) and to TIcket everything that is parked illegally (excluding vehicles involved in OBVIOUS Emergencies or Investigations...I go out and do the job...And I go where I know there are violations.

Not my fault the State Police are stupid and stick their cars in Bus Stops..or a Turn Lane Tow zone.


And one other thing.......any of you want to see that memo?

Find me...I got it on me

Hard to miss me...I'm the Only Slim White guy working 11 to 7 on a City Bike.


1. Learn to Fucking Spell. Its Andrew Petersen.

2. I walk from 2600 N Clark to 2735 N Ashland every day to get to work.

While I feel that 90% of the police officers in this town deserve the title and badge...10% of you couldn't catch a cold.

And Anon @ 12:16:00am is 75% correct....I got a DL but don't drive in this city...I'm Male and Mid-30's.

The rest is wrong though.


Catch me if you can...the Detail on Prairie and Indiana know me by site and name

5/29/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

King Rich says "Get me some fucking revenue and I don't care how you do it, those olympic votes aren't cheap!"

5/29/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous KARMA said...

Where does TMA Drew Peterson work out of? Ashland and Diversey? Does he ticket in a specific location? Of course, the only reason I ask is that I want to avoid getting one of his B.S. tickets

Got a better physical than M/2 in his 30's?

5/29/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats a state police car. They are outside the Thompson Center. They are doing security for the Thompson/State of Il. So technically, they were on duty. Unreal.

5/29/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous I Work 99 said...

29 May 0802 HRS you are correct: "U" plates denote State of IL cars, whether police (U of I), IDOC (parole agents) or other non-sworn state agencies. ISP has heir own plates, but other state vehicles get the "U."

5/29/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are campus police plates, thus the "U" for university.

5/29/2009 07:28:00 AM


"U" does not stand for university. They are on most state of illinois vehicles including parole officers, idot & minuteman trucks along with several other state agencies. The police car in the picture belongs to CMS and is a police car clearly marked State of Illinois Police. They are in charge of patrolling any and all state buildings and the backround of the picture is non other than the Thompson Center otherwise known as the State of Illinois Building. Next time he should park on the sidewalk and tell the retarded revenue jag to go fuck himself, his car's parked on state property.

5/29/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vehicles owned and operated by the State of IL have a "U" prefix. Makes no difference which subsection they operate out of. Same as City of Chicago have "M".

5/29/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

an off duty copper ran out and told the parking enforcement guys that they were all cop's cars, and that they are at the gun inspection at the union, to which the parking guy said he didn't care and began to write tickets anyway.

5/29/2009 05:49:00 AM



You should of locked his ass up for "disobeying the police"! Fuck them jagoffs!

5/29/2009 08:00:00 AM



LOL, ok lock them up because you are parked illegally and you are getting a ticket (for again parking illegally). You are truly a f**king retard.

5/29/2009 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
those are campus police plates, thus the "U" for university.

5/29/2009 07:28:00 AM

Your correct that the vehicle is probably campus police based on the markings and the plate, however the "U" stands for Union. Vehicles registered to the State of Illinois also have "U" plates.

5/29/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should of locked his ass up for "disobeying the police"! Fuck them jagoffs!

ohh yeah that would go far..... prob further the YOU think. although i sense that your joking

5/29/2009 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
those are campus police plates, thus the "U" for university.

5/29/2009 07:28:00 AM


Sorry sick, Any vehicle owned by the state that does not qualify for any other plate, gets a "U" plate. Look at the IDOT maintenance trucks.

5/29/2009 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U Plates are for ALL state owned vehicles. IDOT, Campus Police, Parole Officers, University owned vehicles, etc. Regardless, anyone driving one of those vehicles is (probably) on "official business" while on the public dime. Just take money from one pot and put it in another I guess.

5/29/2009 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are campus police plates, thus the "U" for university.

5/29/2009 07:28:00 AM

You sir, are a complete idiot. "U' plates are all STATE vehicles and the "U" stands for Union as the "M" stands for Municipal!!

5/29/2009 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe Curtain said...

Well, when these Revenue pricks jaywalk (etc.) maybe it is time to get out the ANOV book...

5/29/2009 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U plates go on all state vehicles that do not have specific dept vehicle plates. IDOT, DCFS, Corrections, Attny Generals Office all use U plates or regular plates if they are a supervisor. ISP, SOS Police, ICC police all have specific plates or regular state plates depending on assignment or rank.

ISP

5/29/2009 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody here read the little caption right under the words "Violation Notice"? It says "the registered owner.........", NOT the driver!

5/29/2009 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous South Loop Joe said...

And the media still get a pass for their vans.

5/29/2009 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just goes to show you how desperate the Mayor is for ANY KIND OF REVENUE! These civilian traffic management associates are about as stupid as they come.
It's truly a reflection on the leadership of this City as a whole.

5/29/2009 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why in the hell did the Mayor need the Supt., EB and other command staff to appear at his press conference to discuss the parking meter contract? What part did the CPD play in discussions about that contract before it was ratified by the City Council? I didn't understand why any of our command staff needed to appear on camera for that...did anybody else see that press clip?
..................................
In an effort to engraciate himself with the supt, Chief Thief EB probably volunteered to have Vice start writing parking tickets.

5/29/2009 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny...

I was downtown last week for training. Part of my assignment was to scope out the Daley Center for security issues. I then heard a TMA radio behing me. I looked, but only saw the radio - no person. The radio was left on a bike chained up next to City Hall. So, I took it. I didn't want some mope taking it and playing games later on. When my detail was over I began to walk to city Hall when I saw an older TMA ladt asking the CC Sheriff if he had seen it. She was pretty upset. I held the radio up and asked if it was hers. She gave me a big hug and was soooo happy that she wasnt going to get fired for losing the radio. I felt good.

So, back to funny. Here I go and do the right thing, outside City/County Building, next to the Daley Center, along side of the State of Illinois building. And what do I get for it? A Revenue ticket man writing up a marked police car on official duty. Revenue doesnt write the county cars on the sidewalk at Daley Plaza. They are not parked legally!

So, Peterson, go write up the County Sheriff at the Daley Center. When yop do that, I'll stop bitching at you.

ISP/PSU

5/29/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see ones of those Ticket agents passing by on the sidewalk with a nice nasty puddle next to it..
VAAAAAAAARRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!
SPLASH!

5/29/2009 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey asshat,

those are campus police plates, thus the "U" for university.

u is for utility like idoc uses and a to of different agencies by the way if you look at the address its at the thompson where the state police have a district out of... u better not be the police

5/29/2009 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS CITY [SHITCAGO] IS A NATIONWIDE JOKE. WE ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NATION. MY FRIENDS FROM OTHER STATES KEEP CALLING ME UP WHEN THEY HEAR THE LATEST SHITCAGO CORRUPTION, INCOMPETENCE, AND IDIOOCY ON THE NEWS , AND LAUGH, AND ASK ME HOW I CAN STAND TO LIVE AND WORK HERE. I TELL THEM I'M STUCK HERE, FOR NOW, UNFORTUNATELY.
THE EMBARRASSED SOUL....

5/29/2009 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean a State of Illinois Bldg. security guard like Corey Flagg was? Hahahahahahahahahahahahha

5/30/2009 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll make this simple.


....I follow directions.


I walk from 2600 N Clark to 2735 N Ashland every day to get to work.


Hard to miss me...I'm the Only Slim White guy working 11 to 7 on a City Bike.


...I'm Male and Mid-30's.


Catch me if you can...


5/29/2009 10:14:00 AM"




1. Boys Town resident.

2. Does what he's told.

3. Stays in shape.

4. All man.

5. Likes to play hard to get.


The Keesing Bandit's perfect wet dream.

5/30/2009 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to miss me...I'm the Only Slim White guy working 11 to 7 on a City Bike.


1. Learn to Fucking Spell. Its Andrew Petersen.

2. I walk from 2600 N Clark to 2735 N Ashland every day to get to work.


And I,have

JAGOFF Stamped on my forehead !!!

Just a citizen.

5/30/2009 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parking fraud alert!! There is a new Crown Victoria and another car displaying FOP stickers and "violent crimes unit" placards and when the plates are owned by a private citizen. These cars never pay for the meters they park at and are always parked on the corner of Halsted and Wolfram, by the parking meters in front of the hair removal business. Seems like a ex-police officer avoids tickets day in and day out by putting up these phony stickers and placards. Can one of you fine officers tell me where I can get these phony credentials for my car so I can avoid paying all my meters when I park too?

5/30/2009 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
those are campus police plates, thus the "U" for university.

5/29/2009 07:28:00 AM

And I'll bet you are one of those rocket scientists who think the "B" on a truck plate stands for "Business" and not for the desiganation of an 8000lb truck. I too hope that you are not the real police.

5/30/2009 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to get phony car credentials: Get a Mac (better graphics), learn how to use it, type away, print it out, heat seal said placard, park away!

5/31/2009 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

those are campus police plates, thus the "U" for university.

5/29/2009 07:28:00 AM

Wrong! Illinois "U" plates are, as SCC mentioned, vehicles registered to the State of Illinois. The police vehicle in the photo belongs to the Illinois State Police PSU unit, which are the security guards who work at the State of Illinois Center. They are not Illinois State Police Officers and did not go through the state police academy, but some back door deal allowed them to be absorbed into ISP, even though their people make somewhere just above $10 an hour.

5/31/2009 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey just out of curiosity..where is the Department Of Revenue people on Sunday mornings. All of the double parkers in front of the churches and nothing is done about them but they ticket M Plates

WTF!!!!!!

5/31/2009 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey just out of curiosity..where is the Department Of Revenue people on Sunday mornings. All of the double parkers in front of the churches and nothing is done about them but they ticket M Plates

WTF!!!!!!

5/31/2009 04:34:00 PM"


They be double parked and in church.

6/01/2009 08:45:00 PM  

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