Sunday, May 31, 2009

Opportunistic Pandering

  • As she contemplates a run for governor next year, Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan is wading into the hot-button issue of Chicago's parking meter lease.

    Madigan's office has launched a consumer fraud investigation into the recent privatization of the city's 36,000 parking meters.

    Today, a Madigan spokeswoman said the office sent subpoenas about two weeks ago to three companies involved in the controversial lease deal, which ushered in dramatic parking rate hikes across the city.

So is she investigating Shortshanks? How he rammed the deal through the City Council in 72 hours? How a company was invented out of thin air involving City Hall and Daley insiders stands to reap millions, maybe billions in fees? Well, no, that'd be silly:
  • "We're looking for information related to the transaction and implementation of the system to determine if consumers were defrauded," spokeswoman Robyn Ziegler said.

    [...] When asked if Madigan was also investigating the city officials who quickly approved the deal, including Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Ziegler responded, "No, we're not investigating the city." The City Council voted overwhelmingly to approve the deal in December, despite having little time to consider it before it was brought up for a vote.

So pretty much hunting for headlines after the fact without really endangering anyone attached to her father, the Chicago Machine or Daley cronies. Yup, that's a sure way to garner votes. At least from people who don't know any better.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

her next stop should be the illinois tollway authority-- ever try to talk to one of their customer service reps on the phone after waiting for half an hour--- it's like talking to your dog---

5/31/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,I can't help but wonder if she got the idea frm you. A comment was made on the order of: Watch DALEY use the broken meters as an excuse to cancel the meter contracts. Seems Lisa Madigan is a better SCC reader than Daley and took the idea for herself. Not sure, just sayin'.

5/31/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When asked if Madigan was also investigating the city officials who quickly approved the deal, including Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Ziegler responded, "No, we're not investigating the city."
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Ofcourse, you aint!

5/31/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.--Scc I just wanted to inform the men and women in blue of a new tool used by IPRA that I had the misfortune of being one of the first to receive apparently.
I received a Non-disciplinary Intervention Report today from my Sgt. Now, I realize other coppers may have gotten this bullshit already, but it was a first for me and all the coppers I work with.
In essence it was a verbal beef from some gang banging animal that rather than hit me with a CR, IPRA created this instead. By no means am I complaining about gettin this Report as opposed to the CR, but I still found it suspicious.
I contacted the FOP and was told to not sign the allegation if I didn't feel comfortable doing so. Furthermore, FOP had not heard of any other of these so called "reports" and thought negotiation was still ongoing with IPRA to commence with these reports. I in turn declined to sign said report.
I just wanted to now if any other coppers were served with this bullshit yet or if anyone had any further info?? Thanks


Its called an NI number. they have been around for the last 5 yrs or so. its strictly for verbal abuse, if the officer can be identified..i.e. badge,name. basically no investigation you are just guilty. dont ever sign it.

5/31/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... or the fact that there were only TWO BIDDERS for the lease deal.

Daley and his cronies were laughing all the way to the bank. How much of this money has already fallen through the cracks.

This city makes me sick.

... if only I could puke on Daley himself.

5/31/2009 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa Madigan Investigation Fail.

5/31/2009 12:55:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

I can't wait for the next election so i vote against the Madigans. I'm not the only one.

5/31/2009 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His shirts never wrinkle. Even if he forgets to put postage on mail, it still gets there. He is left-handed, and also right-handed. He's a lover, not a fighter, but he's also a fighter, so don't get any ideas. He is.........Richard 'call me Shortshanks' Daley........The most interesting dick in the world.

5/31/2009 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[...] When asked if Madigan was also investigating the city officials who quickly approved the deal, including Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Ziegler responded, "No, we're not investigating the city."
(((((((((((((((((( * ))))))))))))))))))

Well, then STFU and go away because if you're not, then you are not helping us ! ! !

5/31/2009 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so if you r a surgeon doing exploratory surgery for a heart problem, and in the process you find another organ that is rotten and putrid, (mayor and city council being that organ), you would ignore it?
Mike & Lisa ain't ready for no reform.

5/31/2009 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little OT...So I am sitting outside of Bernie's yesterday before the game and I notice a car parked in the tow away zone. It happens to have a TMA jacket thrown over the front seat.

So, let me get this straight. They were ticketing MARKED squad cars for this same situation?

It really started to tick me off. ILL 694-9616.

Stay safe out there....a wife

5/31/2009 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yup, that's a sure way to garner votes. At least from people who don't know any better."


An' dere seems ta be a whole lotta dem, over by dere, deese days.....

5/31/2009 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

No way in hell I would vote for a Madigan, EVER!

5/31/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....it's like talking to your dog---

5/31/2009 12:21:00 AM"


I don't know about yours, but my dogs have always been just a tad bit smarter than me.

5/31/2009 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its called an NI number. they have been around for the last 5 yrs or so. its strictly for verbal abuse, if the officer can be identified..i.e. badge,name. basically no investigation you are just guilty. dont ever sign it.

5/31/2009 12:38:00 AM
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Don't sign that. Sounds like a end around the displine process. F- that. It's like these chicken-shit "log numbers". Either CR me and get that affidavt signed or go pound sand!

5/31/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A little OT...So I am sitting outside of Bernie's yesterday before the game and I notice a car parked in the tow away zone. It happens to have a TMA jacket thrown over the front seat.

So, let me get this straight. They were ticketing MARKED squad cars for this same situation?

It really started to tick me off. ILL 694-9616.

Stay safe out there....a wife

5/31/2009 06:24:00 AM


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Call it in!!

Or wave down a passing copper.

Where the hell is 019 or 023?! Make some money fo the Mayor already. ;)

5/31/2009 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lisa ia a poser. you know..someone in a rockband that cant play..just poses. lots of posers in illinois government.

5/31/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats a man baby

5/31/2009 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

A wife sitting outside of Bernie's yesterday?

Trolling my dear?

Come on down to the 'ville. Beatrice can serve you up some PBRs and you can find real men, because obviously you aren't too thrilled with what you got.

5/31/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

We just ran one piece of garbage out on a rail, replaced him with another and now we want to vote another piece of work in for governor... I know some of us are slow but I think don't think were in reverse...

5/31/2009 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
... or the fact that there were only TWO BIDDERS for the lease deal.

Daley and his cronies were laughing all the way to the bank. How much of this money has already fallen through the cracks.

This city makes me sick.

... if only I could puke on Daley himself.

5/31/2009 12:41:00 AM

More bullshit! madiagn investigating daley, yea ok LOL! She is as crooked as he is along with her step daddy mike!

5/31/2009 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa Madigan, just another crooked, scamming democrat Irish politician.

5/31/2009 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A wife sitting outside of Bernie's yesterday?

Trolling my dear?

Come on down to the 'ville. Beatrice can serve you up some PBRs and you can find real men, because obviously you aren't too thrilled with what you got.

5/31/2009 12:26:00 PM

NOT...was with some friends before the game. Hubby who has been on the job for 23 years and a Sox fan will not step foot in Wrigley. GFY.

5/31/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. SouthSide said...
A wife sitting outside of Bernie's yesterday?

Trolling my dear?

Come on down to the 'ville. Beatrice can serve you up some PBRs and you can find real men, because obviously you aren't too thrilled with what you got.

5/31/2009 12:26:00 PM

She still working part time at "captains quarters"?

5/31/2009 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hibbidy jibbidy, mumbo jumbo. That's all folks!

5/31/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the voters will eat this shit up because they are ignorant by and large - products of the very system perpetuated by government.

Step 1: indoctrinate people to be idiots
step 2: feed idiots bullshit they will believe via the media (doesn't matter if it doesn't have a hint of logic or reason, just keep repeating)
step 3: watch as the seeds are cultivated when people who never learned to think for themselves, believe whatever they are told, and the bullshit continues.

We're onto you, Mr. Government. Keep pissing us off and see what happens.

5/31/2009 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A little OT...So I am sitting outside of Bernie's yesterday before the game and I notice a car parked in the tow away zone. It happens to have a TMA jacket thrown over the front seat.

So, let me get this straight. They were ticketing MARKED squad cars for this same situation?

It really started to tick me off. ILL 694-9616.

Stay safe out there....a wife


I don't think we have a beef with TMA's like that, I think it more with Dept of Revenue. Correct me if I'm wrong.

5/31/2009 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Sorry if I misjudged you "a wife".

The fact that you husband will not step inside of Wrigley and is a Sox fan shows that he has good sense.

I'm sure that good sense is also applicable towards his choice of women.

Again, I apologize.

6/01/2009 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Southside, apology accepted. A wife.

6/01/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

I was at Loyola Park in Rogers Park on Saturday. All the parking meters are covered up with orange cloth. I'm not a huge fan of Ald. Moore, but him standing up for the "little" people who use the parks in Rogers Park impressed me.

6/01/2009 09:53:00 AM  

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