Friday, July 24, 2009

Olympic Fix is In?

They're already beginning contract work on demolishing Michael Reese hospital:
  • The Mayor Daley-chaired Public Building Commission today took a giant step toward building the $1.1 billion Olympic Village on the Michael Reese Hospital site--alternately viewed as the riskiest element of Chicago's bid and its most significant legacy.

    The PBC awarded $11 million worth of contracts to a pair of companies responsible for building abatement and demolition.

    Brandenburg Industrial Service Co. ($7.98 million) and Heneghan Wrecking Co. ($3.19 million) will get control of the 37-acre hospital campus on Friday and begin the painstaking survey work. The companies must file a detailed work plan by July 30.

So what if the Olympics end up in Rio?

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37 Comments:

Anonymous SRT said...

The way this city finishes things on time and budget(See Millennium Park)this whole Olympic village should be completed the winter of 2022.

7/24/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how are those companies awarded the contract for demolition and abatement related to Daley?

7/24/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the fix is in. We and the rest of the citizens can complain all we want to. Da mayor wants Da Lympics for his friends and family and da mayor gets what he wants.

He doesn't care what it costs. If he loses the next election, he's had twenty years to steal an set himself, and his family, up until the end of his days.

We're going to get screwed on this one way or another.

7/24/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Brandengerg and Henegan ??!!

No way!

Never saw THAT coming

7/24/2009 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC: HEY SCC, PLZ POST THIS:

IF U CAN MAKE THIS FRONT AND CENTER ON YOUR POST

THIS WAS ON CHICAGO BREAKING NEWS WEBSITE, ONLY IN COOK COUNTY

"Man acquitted in shooting of police officer"

"A Cook County jury acquitted a man Thursday on charges that he tried to kill a Chicago police officer two years ago as the officer attempted to stop him in a South Side public-housing development.
The jury forewoman said a lack of evidence and conflicting witness testimony led to the acquittal of Devaris Perry, 21, on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and disarming a police officer."

HOW COULD THEY COME TO THIS CONCLUSION, AFTER ONE OF OUR VERY OWN DIED OFFICER VALADEZ IN THE LINE OF DUTY,LESS THAN 2 MONTHS AGO. GOD HELP US AND LOOK OVER OUR CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT

THIS FELON WILL BE OUT ON THE STREETS BRAGGING,HOW HE BEAT THE CASE!

7/24/2009 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about the contracts. I don't have a contract. Do you have a contract.

7/24/2009 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and then let me guess....walsh will build it, johnson controls will do hvac, aldridge will wire it....
am i wrong ????

7/24/2009 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Heneghan Wrecking the Irish firm tied directly to Chicago's Commander in Chief?

7/24/2009 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see "fuck em daley" face when we don't get the games.

7/24/2009 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to see what Daley's "cut" will be and how it'll get funneled to his shoe boxes.

7/24/2009 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THERE YOU GO GOOD CITIZENS OF SHITCAGO. ABOUT 80% OF YOU HARD WORKING, TAX PAYING RESIDENTS OF THIS SHITTY DONT WANT THE OLYMPICS AND YOUR mAYOR JUST SAID "FUCK YOU,I'M GONNA DO WHAT I WANT WITH MY MONEY".

("MY MONEY" = YOUR TAX DOLLARS)

7/24/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE LAND GRAB BEGINS THIS IS WHAT IT HAS ALWAYD BEEN ABOUT

7/24/2009 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same construction contractors as ever for Chicago-sponsored work. Wait and see - the entire McCormick Place contractor group will be awarded Olympics - Brandeburg, Walsh, US Equities (their people already staff Olympic Committee - Cassandra Francis, etc). White-collar feedlng at the connected trough, with no investigation EVER from county, state, and/or federal prosecutors.

7/24/2009 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ed burke wanted the 26th street crew to take that bulding down they would have made 11.17 million on that job same people who did his house on 51st they had the contract what happen did the feds know you bet they did

7/24/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous F.L. Wright said...

So what if...shortshanks pals walk away with a cleared 37 arce site that will be zoned to build million dollar town homes and condos.

7/24/2009 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS IS WHY WE SHOULD GET RETRO!!! HE CAN'T CRY POOR IF HE IS SPENDING MONEY ON BULLSHIT PROJECTS FOR HIS OLYMPIC DREAM.

7/24/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

The city will pay for the demolition of the Reese campus. The Olympics will wind up in Rio, and the city will sell the newly cleared land for development by some deserving(connected) real estate firm and make millions.

The taxpayers just get to foot the bill.

7/24/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, even if we didn't get the olympics, it's a quick way for lil king richard to steal some money now...see what I'm sayin???

7/24/2009 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rio is going to get the Olympics, if only for symbolic reasons.

The games have never been held in South America, to begin with. Coupled with the fact that Brazil, for all its faults, is considered a rising power in the hemisphere.

I think the decision has already been made, and the IOC is just going through the motions of making every other city believe they've got a chance.

That probably has more to do with the opportunity for them to plan more junkets to each city prior to October, to be wined and dined on the host city Olympic committee's dime.

7/24/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch Godfather II,the scene at Fredos brothel in Tahoe with the US Senator.Shortshanks operates the same way.

7/24/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody take a 1 year leave of absense in 2016.

7/24/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, Chicago IS going to be the home of the 2016 games. It's a done deal. Most of us don't want it, but it's already been decided. Really, it has. Now, let the CONTRACT games begin!!!

7/24/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Forgotten Chicago said...

Well, at least we tried. Read up on the history of Michael Reese Hospital @ Forgotten Chicago:
http://forgottenchicago.com/features/chicago-architecture/michael-reese-hospital/

7/24/2009 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley and the machine have known we are getting the olympics way before everyone else will. Why is that surprising?

7/24/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT * In case anyone missed it.

3 MAYORS, 5 RABBIS ARRESTED IN CORRUPTION PROBE

NEWARK, New Jersey (CNN) -- The New Jersey officials and their associates charged in a federal probe of public corruption exchanged hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in parking lots, restaurants, boiler rooms and bathrooms, an acting U.S. attorney said Thursday.

The investigation netted 44 defendants -- 29 on corruption charges and 15 for alleged money laundering, acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra Jr. said at a news conference.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/23
/new.jersey.arrests/#cnnSTCText

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
And this was just an "Acting" U S Attorney.

I hope Pat Fitzgerald reads this and finds out that he really can investigate and arrest Mayors in this country.

7/24/2009 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im sure the fix is in, but didnt they announce that whether or not we get the games, they were going to develop housing there? I seem to remember that from a few months ago

7/24/2009 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U.S. HOUSE BACKS CHICAGO'S OLYMPIC BID
July 24, 2009 2:20 PM
The House of Representatives today threw its support behind Chicago's bid to host the 2016 summer Olympic games.

That puts Congress on record for an international contest that will be settled in October.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/
2009/07/us-house-backs-chicagos-
olympics-bid.html

7/24/2009 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: What heavy hitting politician struck a five year old child with his car, broke the boys arm and insisted the police cite the child for being at fault which resulted in the child having to defend himself in court?

Only in Illinois.

7/24/2009 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The PBC awarded $11 million worth of contracts to a pair of companies responsible for building abatement and demolition.

"Brandenburg Industrial Service Co. ($7.98 million) and Heneghan Wrecking Co. ($3.19 million)"

That's just to tear down the buildings the city ALREADY SPENT 85 MILLION DOLLARS BUYING.

In the meantime...yeah, dose "NO OLYMPICS" signs over by dere are a real good idea. Everyone I talk to on the job and at church and in the store and all of my neighbors say the Olympics is a bad idea, and when someone else goes to the trouble of getting these signs made we all want one for our lawn.

*

Until then, we'll all be hanging around the Redbox.

7/24/2009 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The investigation netted 44 defendants -- 29 on corruption charges and 15 for alleged money laundering, acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra Jr. said at a news conference."

--7/24/2009 01:13:00 PM

Yeah, a whole busload of motherfuckers with a lot a 'splainin' to do.

Does my heart good.

7/25/2009 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OT: What heavy hitting politician struck a five year old child with his car, broke the boys arm and insisted the police cite the child for being at fault which resulted in the child having to defend himself in court?

Only in Illinois.

7/24/2009 09:05:00 PM"


What copper went along with it?

7/25/2009 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OT: What heavy hitting politician struck a five year old child with his car, broke the boys arm and insisted the police cite the child for being at fault which resulted in the child having to defend himself in court?

Only in Illinois.

7/24/2009 09:05:00 PM"


What copper went along with it?

7/25/2009 03:00:00 AM

Better question...why didn't it make the news?

7/25/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw the Olympic's we need city services we pay for police, fire, streets, etc not this dumb mayor and his ideas, cut everything let em whine I need tax payer money for Olympic's it's it's it's important to the city... you mean you dick daley

7/25/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but this asshole of a mayor has NO money for public safety.

7/25/2009 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitzgerald is on the Mayor's payroll..

7/25/2009 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

And how are those companies awarded the contract for demolition and abatement related to Daley?

7/24/2009 12:38:00 AM


Are you from Mars? Did you just fall off a pumpkin truck? Look up the companies involved and then look up the number of contract previously awarded to those companies for City work. Then go buy Investigative Reporting for Dummies.

7/26/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"OT: What heavy hitting politician struck a five year old child with his car, broke the boys arm and insisted the police cite the child for being at fault which resulted in the child having to defend himself in court?

Only in Illinois.

7/24/2009 09:05:00 PM"


What copper went along with it?

7/25/2009 03:00:00 AM


The copper who just passed his entrance exam for the Mayoral bodyguard detail.

7/26/2009 03:36:00 PM  

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