Thursday, October 29, 2009

Volunteers Needed

We're asking again for someone to step up who just doesn't care about the political fallout to collect and submit the petitions currently making the rounds. We have people stating they've already collected a hundred or more signatures and are just looking for a place to send them after being notarized.

We have one volunteer so far, an outsider. We're hoping to get someone a bit closer to the fight, but on such short notice, you go with what you have. Keep collecting signatures if you are so inclined and we hope to have an address to send everything to sometime this weekend.


Anonymous 10-1 said...

Stop by the FOP hall on Friday. During the benefit, while the band is on break, PO Jimmy Rios (guitarist)will hook you up with a microphone and you can make proposals and gather signatures and volunteers.

10/29/2009 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay. What does the point person have to do? Maybe I'll do it.
I'll email u scc.

10/29/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do we do it? How can we help? Where do we send signed petitions?

10/29/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I admire SCC's resolve. Let's do it!

10/29/2009 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello fop is anyone home? SAY THE FUCK SOMETHING. Thanks

10/29/2009 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/29/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attorney Shakman. You have battled the Feudal lords of City Hall for 30 years. Can you help us?
Will you be our sword to smite the corrupt aldercreature in there destructive path?
Can you carry the torch one more time for the sake of our city?
For the sake of moral decency and an opportunity to live where a qualification counts and not who you know?
Patronage, nepotism, cronyism look to the White House and City Hall it is the CHICAGO WAY!
Attorney Shakman please help!

10/29/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have someone rent a PO Box to send them to.

10/29/2009 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask for a retired guy. I would do it but I moved away when I retired. Could not take Erkel or the stuttering prick anymore.

10/29/2009 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MN57 is simply monitor 57 at work station pcts57, a call taking position at 911. The person was typing messages on the command line off of that monitor which is just a shared monitor to the call taking position. That particular position has 3 monitors as opposed to 2 monitors because it is set up as a supervisor position, pcts [police call taker supervisor] console 57.

10/29/2009 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to dip into that FOP money and hire a media relations firm to start setting the record straight.
Where the fuck are the unions.
You want furlough days, We want residency.
You want pay cuts, We want free medical.
Now speak up!!!

10/29/2009 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The volunteer is an “outsider” ? Is this person from out of town ? Is this person from another country ? Because I would think every person who lives in Chicago should have an interest in good government for this city. Every citizen will be affected if public safety employees are not on their job and forced to take time off. The corruption and waste in the city government affect every citizen.

If this referendum is just about some petty ploy to intimidate the city counsel during contract negotiations by someone who isn't even part of the process, it isn't going to get a lot of popular support from the people. If this is about a real effort to better our government then it probably well be warmly received.

Everyone in Chicago is “close” to the fight because they all suffer under this corrupt and criminal administration.

10/29/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Ed Smiff said...

Send 'em to me, SCC. I'll make sure they are all legit and secure them until they are ready for filing.

Ald. Ed Smith
259 N. Pulaski

You're welcome!

10/29/2009 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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In neighborhoods where assessments have increased sharply, this exemption also now can help buffer the reassessment and be worth as much as $2,000 ($20,000 in Equalized Assessed Value multiplied by the local tax rate).

This program is administered by the Cook County Assessor's Office. New owners should apply to:

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10/29/2009 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are way off on the manpower crisis, it is 2,000+ officers short. Don't believe anything that the City of Chicago is diseminating.

Don't forget resignations, LOA's, military leave, terminations, deaths, psych leave, etc.

The best thing that could happen is already happening. The citizens have noticed and are finally awakening from having the veil of deceipt pulled over them.

Daley is weak, the Olympic Quest was a knockout punch delivered on an international stage!

The city's infrastructure is crumbling.

The CTA sucks.

The school system is a gladiator pit, partially regulated by teachers who pass everyone, per upper echelon edict.

Crime is surging in Chicago.

Jobs are dissipating in Chicago.

Property taxes are skyrocketing.

Water bills are being raised exponentially.

City workers are being layed off and privatized.

The City of Chicago has a pension crisis looming on the horizon, that is literally unimaginable. The pensions are woefully underfunded to say the least and can not sustain themselves past 8 years.

The sales tax is the highest in the nation.

Chicago has reached the highest pinnacle of corruption in the nation.

Nothing is the fault of "Our Beloved Mayor" and the Democratic Party who know nothing about the flagrant corruption and malfeasance surrounding them and spewing from their every orifice.

The City of Chicago, County of Cook and the State of Illinois are broke; financially, ethically and morally.

It is time for CHANGE!!!

It is incumbent upon the electorate to vote every INCUMBENT politician out of office! ( No pun intended)

Whatever happened to the government of the people, for the people and by the people?

If you are sick of the rampant corruption, ineptitude and patronage, ACT! Register to VOTE, educate others and get them registered, become politically pro-active, vocalize your opinions, work for real change, write editorials, call in to talk radio, MARCH, ORGANIZE and demand ACCOUNTABILITY.

Don't remain status quo, resigned to a miserable life of taxation without representation, working for a city that despises you, a city that will reward you with unjust discipline, layoffs, terminations and no pension after having served and given it your best years.

Get off of your asses and take action!

Nobody wants to hear the rhetoric of a gin mill warrior or the disenchantment and disillusionment of a veteran stuck in the muck and too afraid to stepup to the plate, except the "Chicago Machine

10/29/2009 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How about instead of this, volunteers to circulate petitions for a candidate to run against SMITH, DIXON or who ever Shorty anoints to fill the shorts of William J. P. Banks.

Think about it, even if it happened, which it won't, the 25 that would be left would be that much more powerful. It would be harder to unseat them; it would take twice the effort and money for anyone running against them.

Doesn't anyone learn from history, remember, Operation Silver Shovel. There the Fed's grabbed a few Aldermen, on I recall one was a ex-project cop named Virgil Jones. Easy pickings for them for the "G" because they didn't know what they were doing and would talk too freely especially on the phone. The 25 that would be left would be harder, richer and well insulated.

Stay safe, and let's work to get 50 new Aldermen, who would be beholding to us.

10/29/2009 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/29/2009 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how much revenue is made from police officers writing tickets and making arrests? Parkers, movers and anovs written by police must make a lot of income for the city. heres an idea: start piling on the fines for people arrested.

10/29/2009 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely surprised, am currently watching the early morning new on channel 5 before I head out. They're talking abt. the B.S. asking us to take the "24 unpaid furlough days" and to my surprise, channel 5's News anchor Kim Zapata I believe her last name is, finally says and admits the shortage of almost I quote "2,000 officers" abt. time we start seeing them reporting this shit. Be safe all.

10/29/2009 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you just get a mail drop ? Thats a mail box at a place like a UPS Store. Rent it in the name of "City Council Referendum 2009" or something appropriate. It should only cost about $20.00 bucks.

Everyone could send their notarized signed petitions there, no fuss no muss.

To make it even more fun in case they are watching it to see who picks up the mail, send a few homeless junkies around to open it from time to time during the day, then wonder off. That would be a million laughs.

10/29/2009 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC---I'd be just thrilled to help you out with the paperwork. Just send it all to 121 N La Salle St, Chicago, IL. I'll make sure it gets into the right hands.

10/29/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

we have a couple potentials...we'll be contacting you via e-mail shortly.

10/29/2009 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going out all weekend to collect signatures.

10/29/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else get double-billed on their water bill? I got two identical, so I tossed one, just got a letter from the city saying they'd send me to a collection agency, even though I paid one of them...WTF?

10/29/2009 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Cooter.he,s in 001st now.he loves to stir the pot

10/29/2009 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can collect all from the southside ....just tell me what has to be done after collection.

10/29/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to sign the petition. Anyway possible for someone to come to 26th California? There's a "safe" space between the parking lot and the court steps.

10/29/2009 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous NEIL BERGSTEIN said...

WGN did a poll last nite on whether
Police/Fire should take unpaid days off. 30% said yes, the rest said no. I guess the public isn't as stupid/ignorant as we sometimes think.
Keep up the great work SCC!!

10/29/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have collected 300 signatures, where do I drop them off?

10/29/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP Reps but do u trust them.....

10/29/2009 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a CPD wife...happy to notarize anyone in the 8th District, either living, working or just passing through. You can contact me at I'd even be willing to do the legwork with submitting them if someone would walk me through the procedure.

10/29/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, do we have anyone that will champion are cause against the City's B.S., My fault isn't that the FOP (Fuck Over Police)

10/29/2009 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Northside-Sgt. Northerner.
He always talks the talk,.... now how about it Mr. Northerner.

He could rent a billboard over the Kennedy at Armitage !!!! with his spare change.

10/29/2009 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how much revenue is made from police officers writing tickets and making arrests? Parkers, movers and anovs written by police must make a lot of income for the city. heres an idea: start piling on the fines for people arrested.
You're not in Kansas, Dorothy. Thanks for playing, Tinkerbell

10/29/2009 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP? Ha Ha Ha. They are a pack of lame pussies. They have not made one reference to this cause. Do us a favor, FOP, and stay the fuck out of this one... we'll all be better off.

10/29/2009 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any way Rush,Sean Hannity or the brilliant Michelle Malkin could aid us? Getting our message out plays right into the corrupt "Chicago Way" politics are conducted, and why the nation will suffer under this criminal enterprise.

10/29/2009 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Ya think RMD had this released right now? Curious timing.

Complaints Against Police Rise 18.6 Percent In 1 Year
October 29, 2009 8:02 PM

Over the last year, misconduct complaints against Chicago police officers have increased by nearly 19 percent, according to the city agency that investigates allegations from citizens.

Much of the 18.6 percent increase in complaints received by the Independent Police Review Authority has been driven by a steep rise since March of this year, IPRA Chief Administrator Ilana Rosenzweig said.

10/29/2009 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm on the medical and need to know where ti go to sign a petition.

10/29/2009 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I hate the Mayor, Alderman and every politcian in Illinois, this is a fool's errand.

10/29/2009 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd think we could team up with someone from the old "No Games Chicago" group. They seemed pretty organized. They got a lot of attention. They have an established corps. They obviously have disdain for the powers that run this City (into the ground). And their members probably aren't all City of Chicago employees who are afraid to risk retaliation.

It's going to take more than CPD to get that referendum on the ballot. Are there other groups involved in this movement?

10/29/2009 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10/29/2009 10:40:00 PM

No battle is lost as long as there are some fools willing to fight.

10/30/2009 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when do (date) petition's have to be in????

10/30/2009 11:16:00 PM  

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