Sunday, June 21, 2009

Light Sunday Posting

Not much in the way of news today. Though if someone from the Academy wants to tell us what "Tri-River" is, we're all ears.

Otherwise, open post.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whose brother-in-law manufactures all of the elaborate cast iron gratings (the ones with the hole in the middle for a tree) now being set into the sidewalks along Milwaukee Avenue from the Jeff Park station all the way south to at least Montrose?

Really impressive to see all this concrete being poured, new sidewalks, new street lights in front of failed, "For Lease" businesses.

They're doing this in the Belmont/Central area also.

Nice to see that, despite reports to the contrary, the city is swimming in cash.

6/21/2009 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking forward to my retro check with all that OLYMPIC cash laying around.

6/21/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Lynott said...

FIVE shot in 022 tonight, 4 from one incident!!
Warm weather???? Should be interesting.....




I/F

6/21/2009 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Going Out On A Limb Here said...

"Tri-River" is simply nothing more than "territorial pissings", (commonly referred to as gang grafitti) deposited by none other than the convicted felon gang members who've descended into the academy for open gym and self-defense classes taught by our merit and clout-heavy academy staff.

Rest easy and no cause for concern here, folks. And just for clarification, that freshly-cut Master Lock lying on the floor in front of your academy locker was like that when you left Friday afternoon.

6/21/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tri river is where you take the tollway to pittsburgh

6/21/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting how that "tri-river" thing keeps coming up all of a sudden over the last few days. Looks like the secret's up now SCC.

6/21/2009 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC-www.ptb.state.il.us/allfacilities.asp I don't know anything. Just found this.

6/21/2009 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second Amendment
Freedom Rally 2009

The rally that celebrates the right to keep and bear arms returns to Chicago! Join the grassroots movement that is sweeping the state of Illinois.
Don’t miss this event at the Thompson Center on the 1st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in DC v Heller!

Friday, June 26, 2009
11:00am - 1:00pm
On The Plaza

James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

This event sponsored by Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com

6/21/2009 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off-topic I just heard from a good source that "In and around 60655" blog is run by an aide to ginger rugai. What a bunch of BS. The Daley/Rugai Mt Greenwood Fan Club. You big bag of asswipes.

6/21/2009 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tri - River is grant funding money that is used to fund various classes or equipment that the ADS sees fit. Not exactly sure how much the grant is but I do know its a nice chunk of dough.

6/21/2009 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT BUT IMPORTANT:

Mary Marquez, the Mother of fallen Officer Donald J. Marquez (End of Watch 2002) and Donna Marquez, CPD Gold Star President



All viewings will be held at New Life Community Church near Midway Airport

5101 South Keeler

Chicago, IL 60632



Wake, Saturday June 20

4-9:00pm with Memorial Service at 7:00pm

In the Auditorium



Wake, Sunday June 21st (Father's Day)

4-9:00pm with Memorial Service at 7:00pm

In the Chapel



Funeral, Monday, June 22

10:00am

In the Chapel



For further information please call Donna Marquez at 773-329-1877 or 630-607-9796.

6/21/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired Fire Lt. McMahon has a blog.
Check it out:
http://www.jimmcmahonchicago.blogspot.com/

6/21/2009 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article should open all our eyes to the future.
Go read the whole article.
We are F@cked.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-na-healthcare21-2009jun21,0,2776789.story

Reporting from Washington - U.S. drug makers agreed Saturday to shell out $80 billion over the next 10 years to lower the cost of medication for seniors and help pay for President Obama's proposed healthcare overhaul, as part of an agreement hashed out with lawmakers and administration officials.

The deal means the pharmaceutical companies will extend discounts on prescription drugs to millions of seniors who often must pay staggering drug costs not covered by their Medicare plan, according to a White House announcement.

The drug makers also have agreed to pick up some of the costs of the president's plan to remake the nation's healthcare system, legislation he hopes Congress will pass this year.

6/21/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going Out On A Limb Here said...
"Tri-River" is simply nothing more than "territorial pissings", (commonly referred to as gang grafitti) deposited by none other than the convicted felon gang members who've descended into the academy for open gym and self-defense classes taught by our merit and clout-heavy academy staff.

Rest easy and no cause for concern here, folks. And just for clarification, that freshly-cut Master Lock lying on the floor in front of your academy locker was like that when you left Friday afternoon.

6/21/2009 01:20:00 AM

is this shit Masters idea?

6/21/2009 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday sun-times...Rick Talender, sports writer...ripping daley and olympics..even mentions cpd morale or should I say lack of morele. A sports writer???...why cant we get a real investigative reporter to do this? come on grow some balls !!!!!

6/21/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Twice a month VSEP said...

You don't need to bring in outside thugs for grafitti. The men's locker room upstairs at mass transit - traffic has been blasted on a regulat basis since the arrival of the TMAs.
Don't leave anything not nailed down or under lock & key.
Remember, one of these criminals took a CPD radio "hostage" several summers back, the ransom demand being the non-suit of a parking ticket he had been written.
Real Fuckin' stand-up crew and their stupid-visors are typical 11th Ward whores.
Say no more...

6/21/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Bam Bam said...

On our trip through Afghanistan we lost our corkscrew. Had to live on food and water for several days.

6/21/2009 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think like City leaders. Think money. The answer to all questions has a money trail.
http://mtu16.com/index.htm

6/21/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a better on for you. The City took up the newly poured corner sidewalk with the handicapped lattice work that was putdown recently. They replaced it with the red bumpy handicap friendly corner sidewalk. The best part is the opposite corner that is still mud and has never been done. They did this on several corners.


Streets and San replaced a newly poured corner with a new corner and left the opposite corner with no sidewalk, just mud. A total waste of money. Lok into the contract for those red bumpy handicap pieces and I think there is an answer there.

6/21/2009 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On A Limb Here said...
"Tri-River" is simply nothing more than "territorial pissings", (commonly referred to as gang grafitti) deposited by none other than the convicted felon gang members who've descended into the academy for open gym and self-defense classes taught by our merit and clout-heavy academy staff.

6/21/2009 01:20:00 AM


I do not understand why would a officer with clout or waste a favor to ask for the academy? I can understand those that are afraid to work in a beat car. Just like at 35th street, they have females that hide behind office desks, answering phones as secretaries. It seems like a lot of females this year were assigned to desks. Then a few officers with 2 years on that are already hiding at the academy. The officers that actually work at the academy are now working special secret assignments. Towing cars and writing parking tickets every day. 8 officers and a sgt assigned to a district to impound cars and write parking tickets. Gosh, what a waste of a favor to ask for a transfer to the academy.

6/21/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole Olympics fiasco with King Ritchie and Mr. Ryan saying the risk to tax payers is negligible makes me wonder why nobody has put it to them. If there really is such a small,small risk and Ritchie and his band of thieves are very wealthy already then why don't they personaly gaurantee these Olympics and leave the taxpayers out of it? If they are so sure that everything will be fine with no cost overruns etc. then they should have no problem with this. After all it's Ritchie and his wealthy band of thieves that want this damn thing anyway. The majority of taxpaying citizens in this city want absolutely nothing to do with this and hope to God that this jagoff doesn't get the Olympics. Maybe Mark Brown of Kass could pose that questiuon to Mr. Daley or Mr. Ryan.
Also if the city is in as dire financial straits as Ritchie is always portraying then how in the hell could you possibly think it makes good financial sense to then put the over taxed taxpayers at such a huge risk by gauranteeing to cover the inevitable loss of money with the Olympics
? As Eugene Sawyer once said "this is arrogance gone wild"
Kass,Brown or any other bold journalist please write about this.

6/21/2009 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LETS HAVE ANOTHER MARCH ON CITY HAUL/ THIS THING WITH OUR PENSION MONEY IS BEING SWEPT UNDER THE RUG. WOULD LIKE TO SEE VANENKO CALLED IN TO THE FEDS ALONG WITH THE PEOPLE THAT WE TRUST WITH OUR MONEY.

6/21/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tri-river is where you take the tollway to Pittsburgh"

--6/21/2009 01:21:00 AM

"Interesting how that 'Tri-river' thing keeps coming up all of a sudden over the last few days..."

--6/21/2009 01:46:00 AM

The Chicago River and its branches are the basis for the "Y" symbology in so much Chicago stuff; Belt Railway of Chicago has a "Y" emblem in their herald, you see it in stonework on bridges, city buildings, etc.

I first thought "Pittsburgh" too, but a Chicago connection is more likely in Chicago. Like someone here said, a lot of these people will be born, live, and be killed within a couple of square miles. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree -- more like "chip bag don' fall far from de sto'."

This was inevitable.

6/21/2009 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this true, did 60% of the 8th grade students attending this school not graduate?????

Tough times at South Side school
A Chicago school made an alarming announcement this week. Close to 60% of its students won't graduate from the eighth grade. The startling figure sent lookups on "Myra Bradwell Elementary School" spiking. An article from CBS 2 Chicago explains that many in the community are wondering who to blame for the students' failure. Some are pointing fingers at the parents, while those same parents are claiming they didn't receive any notice that their children were struggling (the school board claims that written notices were sent).

6/21/2009 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to the web site ;

www.ptb.state.il.us/allfacilities.asp

and it only costs abou 1.700 dollars to train a new recruit!

I 'm speechless what the f--- do we need all those bodies ( instructors ) at the academy for if we don't have the recruits! Send those teachers back to the districts and close the doors to that building. We should send our recruits to the STATE POLICE ACADEMY, at least when they get fired downstate they stay fired, also we don't have to worry about the political hacks who are just gonna be made merit up here.

6/21/2009 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tri-River is one of the regional oversight agencies for the State's law enforcement training board. The State money is funneled through them to local agencies like the CPD.

Relax, it ain't the Illuminati.

6/21/2009 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to a previous post stating that the Supt's driver who was promoted to Sgt, is driving to training at the academy in one of the Supt's unmarked cars... Not only has this guy been hanging around HQ when he's supposed to be in class like every other person on that list, whatever the reason he is driving a CPD vehicle, on the City's dime, so he can attend training classes for a "merit" promotion is BS.

I read the posts about his continued use of the car because its a freebie of his unit until he is transfered as a new Sgt. Kids, all I wonder about is his JUDGEMENT. Where is his superior JUDGEMENT?

Apparently he doesn't have much. Apparently he doesn't "get it" that he already has a red flag because he was promoted for being a driver to the Supt. Spending city money on gas to drive to and from training is a slap in every PO's face that is in his class. What a buffoon. He is obviously arrogantly stupid. He would rather save a few dollars on gas than earn the respect of his class mates and the officers whom he will be released to the streets to supervise. Too bad he doesn't have that kind of judgement. I wouldn't be surprised if he lacked better judgement in other areas.

I'm sure he'll find a spot at HQ. I heard he's really great at public relations, at least thats what he says. I can tell already.

6/21/2009 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 Rivers is a new show on CBS this fall.I dont know if there is some connection.

6/21/2009 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALDERIDIOTS BEHAVING BADLY

This Just In — Joe Moore Has A Meltdown at IVI-IPO Dinner- June 20, 2009

By LORRAINE SWANSON
Editor

A little birdie called us from Saturday night’s IVI-IPO fundraiser at the Metropolitan Club. Seems like Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) tried to crash a private pre-dinner cocktail reception for Gov. Pat Quinn. Moore arrived with his usual entourage 49th Ward Democratic Committeeman David Fagus and staffer Wayne Frazier.

IVI-IPO members were holding a general dinner for their supporters and guests. For an additional $200, guests were invited to get up close and personal with Gov. Quinn. Our spies tell us that Moore was furious when he was not admitted to the private reception with the governor and had a meltdown tantamount to the Goesselin sextuplets. (Where’s Kate Goesselin and her spanking machine when ya need her?)

Our spies tell us that Moore was furious when he was barred from admitting the private reception. Screaming “f— you” at the organizers (allegedly) and “This is pay to play.” Moore who had paid for a ticket to attend the dinner, stomped out of the Metropolitan Club. The 20 guests who had witnessed the hissy fit were furious. One of the organizers was in tears.

One guest snarkily commented, “Oh, now he worries about pay to play.”

Crossing the governor’s path, Moore reportedly screamed at him, “Your reception is upstairs.”

News of Joe’s meltdown spread like wildfire and was the talk of the dinner. Maybe Joe is cranky and tired from all those quarters he had to fork over in aldermanic menu money to the Chicago Park District for free overnight parking in Loyola Park.

Ald. Gene Schulter (47th Ward) also tried to sneak into the gov’s reception and was turned away. To Schulter’s credit, he was a big boy and stayed for the entire dinner.

Said one guest, “It was stupid because Gov. Quinn stayed for the whole night and shook hands and posed for pictures with everyone.”

6/21/2009 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely. Anyone with an ounce of common sense would have turned that dept veh. down. Talk about absolute arrogance! This guy is branded for life. 20yrs from now PO's will be saying "You know what he did when he made his first merit spot?" He's a dept. joke with no one to blame but himself.

6/21/2009 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the point is that the chick at the academy oversees the funds in the grant. As usual there seems to be no accounting of the grant funds anywhere. Could this be why thugs are being pushed through now. Too much tri-river talk?

6/21/2009 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's the cast-iron brother-in-law?

6/21/2009 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I 'm speechless what the f--- do we need all those bodies ( instructors ) at the academy for if we don't have the recruits! Send those teachers back to the districts and close the doors to that building. We should send our recruits to the STATE POLICE ACADEMY, at least when they get fired downstate they stay fired, also we don't have to worry about the political hacks who are just gonna be made merit up here.

6/21/2009 03:07:00 PM

Interesting idea. Close a training facility that is mandated by law to be available to train any and all recruits despite the agency. Suddenly, the ISP academy has unlimited space to train over one hundred recruits? What a complete idiot idea. Courts allow fired recruits to return. By the way asshat, how many recruits fired by the CPD have actually won their job back? Check your facts first you moron.

6/21/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to a previous post stating that the Supt's driver who was promoted to Sgt, is driving to training at the academy in one of the Supt's unmarked cars... Not only has this guy been hanging around HQ when he's supposed to be in class like every other person on that list, whatever the reason he is driving a CPD vehicle, on the City's dime, so he can attend training classes for a "merit" promotion is BS.

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I guess thats the job to have on this department and you're guaranteed a meritorious promotion. Cline's driver was meritoriously promoted to sgt, remember? And went right back to being his driver as a sgt!

6/21/2009 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has what are called "Mobile Training Units" (MTUs) that are responsible for in-service training of police officers throughout the state. The money comes from traffic fines colleted by the courts throughout Illinois.

Many years ago, Chicago had its own MTU with a board of directors, etc. But then--who knows?--the Chicago MTU ended and not sure where CPD's cut of the pie went. Former fine ADS (GS) at the academy found a way to get the $$ used directly by the academy for in-service training by housing the $$ with a nearby MTU (first NEMRT then Tri-River). Rumors of misappropriation of these funds by another previous ADS and his procurement and facilities management person have been made but not substantiated....yet.

6/21/2009 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Tri - River is grant funding money that is used to fund various classes or equipment that the ADS sees fit. Not exactly sure how much the grant is but I do know its a nice chunk of dough.
6/21/2009 07:49:00 AM
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Anonymous said...
Tri-River is one of the regional oversight agencies for the State's law enforcement training board. The State money is funneled through them to local agencies like the CPD.
Relax, it ain't the Illuminati.
6/21/2009 04:32:00 PM


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Actually it is a sizable chunk of change = upwards of 250k+

There is one person at the Academy that has had sole control over the spending of such funds = drumroll please . . .

The Admin. Manager, A. C-H!

There has been quite a bit of scurrying lately to try and "cover" some misappropriation of said funds. Seems she "lost" about 30k of these funds.

(Someone should check her husband and his shady dealings).
Hey A. C-H, can you say,
Dwight Correctional Center!

6/21/2009 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the Iranian stuff on the news. Looks like the demonstrators getting killed are taking upper chest and head shots, a sure sign snipers are being used. They're killing just enough to terrorize the population, without a total bloodbath. Nice regime. Now imagine what that regime would do to us if they could.

6/21/2009 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I went to the web site ;

www.ptb.state.il.us/allfacilities.asp

and it only costs abou 1.700 dollars to train a new recruit!

I 'm speechless what the f--- do we need all those bodies ( instructors ) at the academy for if we don't have the recruits! Send those teachers back to the districts and close the doors to that building. We should send our recruits to the STATE POLICE ACADEMY, at least when they get fired downstate they stay fired, also we don't have to worry about the political hacks who are just gonna be made merit up here.

6/21/2009 03:07:00 PM

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Actually it costs more to train a recruit.
The $1700 is an amount set by the state training board to reimburse the agency doing the training.
It does not cover all costs.

Each and every academy in the state gets exactly the same about to train a recruit.

As for sending recruits to another academy, the CPD would lose their accredation with the state and would not be able to conduct any training to include inservice like Tara, Ttu, Driving School classes, retruning service officers, range, canine, marine unit, promotional clases, etc. etc.

As for recruits staying fired, I do not know of any that successfully sued the CPD and got their jobs back. So, they do stay fired.

6/21/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 or 8 shot in 15 early morning of 21st Happy Father's Day

6/21/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . Then a few officers with 2 years on that are already hiding at the academy. The officers that actually work at the academy are now working special secret assignments. Towing cars and writing parking tickets every day. 8 officers and a sgt assigned to a district to impound cars and write parking tickets. Gosh, what a waste of a favor to ask for a transfer to the academy.

6/21/2009 11:00:00 AM


Oh, I like that PO Sal, 2 yrs on the job.
Sgt. J. Del P. really f'd that up and went on this guys resume.
Seems he looks good on paper but can't, won't and refuses to do any type of police work.
2yrs on the job!

Howard and Ruth,
Send him back to a district to learn how to be a police officer!

6/21/2009 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Streets and San replaced a newly poured corner with a new corner and left the opposite corner with no sidewalk, just mud. A total waste of money. Look into the contract for those red bumpy handicap pieces and I think there is an answer there."

--6/21/2009 10:50:00 AM

I never thought of that.

Along with the Pointless Black Metal Fence Company and the Sawing Useless Grooves Down Alleys Corporation, the Red Bumpy Company is making money hand over fist.

Those huge new "old-fashioned" black metal lamp posts are ugly because they're so far out of scale with what they were modeled on.

There is a difference between walking down a city street and feeling like you're walking around in an architect's rendering of a city street. This stuff is getting genuinely annoying.

There has never been any such thing as a "service economy" -- anywhere. Without manufacturing, this place is just an extremely expensive simulation of a working city. Hundreds of millions of dollars in debt and still spending like crazy.

Hey! Don't scratch The Bean.

6/21/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Really impressive to see all this concrete being poured, new sidewalks, new street lights in front of failed, 'For Lease' businesses."

-- 6/21/2009 12:10:00 AM

...and the city has signs out there with the temporary fencing and traffic cones. "THESE BUSINESSES ARE OPEN DURING RECONSTRUCTION."

You coulda fooled me.

6/21/2009 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj6akhjXmX8

Take a look at the above video. Makes you think of the old days when the police were the POLICE.
Somoe of us old timers wish it was still this way.
I bet alot of us knew Joe the Cop, maybe a few of us even were Joe.

6/21/2009 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole Olympics fiasco with King Ritchie and Mr. Ryan saying the risk to tax payers is negligible makes me wonder why nobody has put it to them. If there really is such a small,small risk and Ritchie and his band of thieves are very wealthy already then why don't they personaly gaurantee these Olympics and leave the taxpayers out of it? If they are so sure that everything will be fine with no cost overruns etc. then they should have no problem with this. After all it's Ritchie and his wealthy band of thieves that want this damn thing anyway. The majority of taxpaying citizens in this city want absolutely nothing to do with this and hope to God that this jagoff doesn't get the Olympics. Maybe Mark Brown of Kass could pose that questiuon to Mr. Daley or Mr. Ryan.
Also if the city is in as dire financial straits as Ritchie is always portraying then how in the hell could you possibly think it makes good financial sense to then put the over taxed taxpayers at such a huge risk by gauranteeing to cover the inevitable loss of money with the Olympics
? As Eugene Sawyer once said "this is arrogance gone wild"
Kass,Brown or any other bold journalist please write about this.

6/21/2009 11:05:00 AM


Don't you think it's kind of sad when the public has to beg reporters to address a glaring issue, or point them in a certain direction and that in a major metropolitan city there are only two or three reporters that anyone would expect to write about something investigative?

6/21/2009 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and is it just me, or are am I seeing "massage parlors" creeping into the older storefronts along Milwaukee Avenue along with the cell-phone activators and the payday loan sharks?

Three words.

New.

York.

City.

We are in trouble.

6/21/2009 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

? As Eugene Sawyer once said "this is arrogance gone wild"

6/21/2009 11:05:00 AM


Actually Harold Washington said it when he was asked to define the word "hubris" when he used that term to describe the "bloc of 29"

6/21/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Second Amendment Freedom Rally 2009...This event sponsored by Illinois State Rifle Association..."

--6/21/2009 03:57:00 AM

ISRA is doing something in CHICAGO?

I'm floored.

I didn't even realize that they knew where Chicago was anymore. Busy pop-pop-popping out at the private range, you know...

Not only did they move out on Chicago gun owners, but I similarly lost all respect for them many years ago, when I was trying to give them something major that they did not have, and they wouldn't even return my calls.

The usual "not invented here" thing -- the guy in charge of it didn't trouble himself to do it, and wasn't about to let anyone else embarass him by doing it either.

That having been said -- support your right to keep and bear arms!

6/21/2009 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not understand why would a officer with clout or waste a favor to ask for the academy? I can understand those that are afraid to work in a beat car.
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Not even a fear thing maybe.

If you could arrange a job you prefer to the one you have, you might well do so as well.

Human nature.

Many people consider day jobs to be preferable to shift work. Inside work is preferable to driving around in a smelly car for 8 or 10 hours.

6/21/2009 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Relax, it ain't the Illuminati."

--6/21/2009 04:32:00 PM

At least you can give the Illuminati a sandwich and they won't put up flags all over the walls with the mustard in the little plastic packet.

6/21/2009 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I have been at 35th Street, every single time there have been only men working the front desk, and that also goes for the metal detectors. In my district, there are alot of men on inside positions, not just women and in the wake of the newely positioned inside people, the females went back to the streeet and the males are still hanging around. So it's not only females out there that don't want to work a beat car, let's be fair gentlemen. Happy Father's Day to all.

6/21/2009 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how long the retired sgt. who was offered a job by the Supt to be a liaison to the troops will last. What a joke. Especially since I hear he was a career IAD guy. Who'd trust him enough to talk about anything? This Dept. just makes one dumb move after the next. What a waste of a salary for a job that will mean nothing at the end of the day. Way to go with the City's cash. How can we be broke if they are making up useless spots? I guess paying IAD folks to change our perceptions will really work and we'll fix out attitudes pronto. Yeah. That is what will happen.

6/21/2009 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...and is it just me, or are am I seeing "massage parlors" creeping into the older storefronts along Milwaukee Avenue along with the cell-phone activators and the payday loan sharks?"


The last thing you want to see is an Aldi's or a Payless Shoestore going in our neighborhood!

6/21/2009 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:51 you hit the nail on the head. This guy lacks good judgment. Obviously doesn't look at the big picture. But then that would require leadership ability. Ahhh.

6/21/2009 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Relax, it ain't the Illuminati."

--6/21/2009 04:32:00 PM

At least you can give the Illuminati a sandwich and they won't put up flags all over the walls with the mustard in the little plastic packet.

6/21/2009 09:33:00 PM"

WTF are you talking about? Do you know who the Illuminati were (not ARE!)?

6/21/2009 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One guest snarkily commented "oh, now he worries about pay-to-play?" I don't find that snarky at all. Just a fact. Another alderman who can dish it out but can't take it. They are the card carrying board members of pay-to-play in Chicago. Thank you unknown guest, for voicing the feelings of twelve thousand-something Chicago police officers.

6/21/2009 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Tri-River is some kind of a combination bet on a horse race.

Just kidding.

6/21/2009 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and is it just me, or are am I seeing "massage parlors" creeping into the older storefronts along Milwaukee Avenue along with the cell-phone activators and the payday loan sharks?

Three words.

New.

York.

City.

We are in trouble
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Sshhh...dont try insinuating something bad is going on in the parlors. vice has new mission to reduce violence on southside only. Cant even drive north. chief EB said theres no crime on northside. dont insult EBs genius superiority with rag talk. Yes drive another route, it must be you. Peace is amongst crime free northside "EB".

6/22/2009 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's why there are so many cops as instructors in an academy that is nearly shut down: Those who can, do (work the streets like the cops they are). Those who can't (clout) teach.

6/22/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Harold Washington said it when he was asked to define the word "hubris" when he used that term to describe the "bloc of 29"

Harold also called the entire City Council "a bunch of anti-deluvian (sic) Dodo-bird-heads."

The bad old days.

6/22/2009 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the females went back to the streeet and the males are still hanging around."

Well that means the males have the TIME to stay there(as they should if they want) and the females never did, and if all of these females are going back out doesn't that mean there were alot there?

6/22/2009 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting idea. Close a training facility that is mandated by law to be available to train any and all recruits despite the agency. Suddenly, the ISP academy has unlimited space to train over one hundred recruits? What a complete idiot idea. Courts allow fired recruits to return. By the way asshat, how many recruits fired by the CPD have actually won their job back? Check your facts first you moron.

6/21/2009 07:03:00 PM

Wow you make a really good argument so you can keep your inside job! I only wish that you can show me where in the ILCS. STATE OF IL CONSTITUTION, or any other STATE document that its mandated the CHICAGO POLICE DEPT . must have a training academy. The issue of recruits getting fired is simple in COOK COUNTY the judicial system is fixed, bring a civil lawsuit downstate for a termination for just cause in a at-will work state and you find yourself unemployed.

I do believe that the CHICAO POLICE ACADEMY is the worst institution in the nation for training new officers. The fact that political phone calls made on behave of a recruit who are unqualified to load a garbage truck, but allowed to make life and death decisions is appalling, but the norm in a city run on political corruption and nepotism.

6/22/2009 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summer hasn't really hit and over this weekend 23 people shot wtf is going on

6/22/2009 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
...and is it just me, or are am I seeing "massage parlors" creeping into the older storefronts along Milwaukee Avenue along with the cell-phone activators and the payday loan sharks?

Three words.

New.

York.

City.

We are in trouble.

6/21/2009 09:02:00 PM

Ask for a happy ending and you will not be soo crabby.

6/22/2009 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger inandaround60655 said...

Off-topic I just heard from a good source that "In and around 60655" blog is run by an aide to ginger rugai. What a bunch of BS. The Daley/Rugai Mt Greenwood Fan Club. You big bag of asswipes.

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That's the problem with a good source, they sometimes have really bad information. No, I'm not an aide to Ginger, if I was I would have gotten a raise at my job and I won't be sitting on the Metra every morning to work a 10 hour day. I guess by giving Ginger her due credit for once makes me her aide? Love ya!

6/22/2009 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"... Maybe Kass could pose that question to Mr. Daley or Mr. Ryan..."

6/21/2009 11:05:00 AM

Kass asks questions, Daley won't answer them.

Example, on the Mayors' nephew, Robert Venecko's, pension investments.

KASS: "So I asked: You're not going to answer questions about your nephew?

He clenched his teeth but bravely repressed his inner Mayor Chucky, though he probably wanted to unleash Chucky on me.

"I answered questions," Daley said. "The statement speaks for itself."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/
columnists/chi-kass-12-jun12,0,
1046368.column

6/22/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"... Suddenly, the ISP academy has unlimited space to train over one hundred recruits? What a complete idiot idea ..."

6/21/2009 07:03:00 PM


This idea originated from the Mayors' office when he was trying to shrink the budget for the Police Dept... I agree. The Mayor is an idiot ! ! !

6/22/2009 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...

Not only did they move out on Chicago gun owners, but I similarly lost all respect for them many years ago, when I was trying to give them something major that they did not have, and they wouldn't even return my calls.

...

6/21/2009 09:14:00 PM

yeah, I hear you but better late than never right?

6/22/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No is doesn't mean the guys have more time than the girls, it means the guys su.k better! seriously, they do his bidding faster maybe, I don't know but it's true. I'm just saying it's not only the women, that's all. And yes, I agree about the spots should go to the ones who deserve it, i.e. ones with more years. We had a sgt on the desk that no one liked, so alot of the guys that bid on the desk left. So the bid spots were opened and who gets them but a cop with 2 years on, maybe not even and another with about 6, because anyone with time didn't want to deal with the sgt. So that was then, the sgt. is now gone and a couple of the guys with 25plus have decided they need a break now and can't get those spots. i don't think that is right. Those district bid spots should be opened up once in a while, it shouldn't be a spot for someone with 2 years on to stay for 30. Anyway just sayin it's not just the gals. Have a good one.

6/22/2009 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll go with my source. Known him to be reliable and honest for 30yrs. He doesn't gossip and only told me so I wouldn't put any personal info to register for the site. If she/he's not that great. I'll stick with what I know.

6/23/2009 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only did they move out on Chicago gun owners, but I similarly lost all respect for them many years ago...

--6/21/2009 09:14:00 PM

Yeah, I hear you but better late than never right?

--6/22/2009 09:26:00 AM

Yup. I think they've realized that they'll go the same way Chicago gun owners did.

Now, that Alan Gottlieb (convicted felon on tax evasion) and his Citizen's Committee for the Right To Keep And Bear Arms/Second Amendment Foundation (CCRKB/SAF) is the real stinker. Don't ever give him a penny. He regards it as a business; "I turn the faucet (with a fear mailing) and the money just flows," he said once.

Another parasite, just like the one who runs Cease Fire.

6/24/2009 08:28:00 PM  

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