Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Easy Question

  • You could call it a tale of two streets. One of them is perfect; freshly resurfaced with nice sidewalks and curbs. The other is a mess.

    They're just a block apart in the same ward in the Beverly neighborhood. As 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports, residents in the 19th Ward were pretty angry over how their alderman has been spending a special fund intended for ward improvements.

    They wanted to know why does one street get help and not the other?
We know! We know!!
  • So what's the difference between Bell Avenue and Leavitt Avenue? The local alderman, Virginia Rugai, lives on Bell.
We saw that answer on Final Jeopardy the other day!

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120 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, I got cave-in on my street at least 4-6 feet in diameter and 6 feet deep for 10 months now. The red faced, beverage swilling Alderthief Zalewski tells my neighbor the city doesn't have money for asphalt. Can't wait till one of those large delivery or garbage trucks causes the whole street to cave in. Hopefully 23rd Ward residents have had enough of this clown. Maybe he needs to be video taped leaving political hack cacciatolos lindys? Smile for the camera Mikey!

11/24/2009 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the bullshit detectors are going off full blast on the aldermen. hmmmm. one street as smooth as a baby s bottom...next street looks like a lunar landing?

11/24/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

And I'd bet if any of those newsie-types dug a little deeper, they'd probably find that Rugai's property taxes are substantially lower than those people with comparable properties on that same block.

Hey Zekman, got any backbone left? Keep digging and start exposing more of these pathetic excuses for representatives of the taxpaying public.

11/24/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Las Vegas Police arrested two more teenagers Sunday in the death of a Metro Police officer killed last week at his North Las Vegas home.
Be careful, brothers.

11/24/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Aldermen:

November 23, 2009

Alderman Wants To Ban Relatives From Stealth Payroll

Posted by Hal Dardick at 9:05 p.m.

Saying he was troubled by the actions of a colleague, Ald. Thomas Allen said today he wants to ban the hiring of relatives on a stealth payroll controlled by the City Council.

Allen, 38th, cited a statement by Ald. Isaac Carothers, 29th, in a Nov. 19 Tribune story that revealed the use of the payroll account used to hire council members’ relatives, campaign operatives and those with political baggage.

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/
2009/11/alderman-wants-to-ban-relatives-from-stealth-payroll.html

11/24/2009 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called the alderman discretionary fund. Use it as they want!
Hire relatives outside city procedures.
Kick backs from the mayor to keep them loyal and vote his way!
50 aldercreatures x 2 million each = 100 million wasted discretionary aldermanic spending! cars, drivers, food, entertainment!
100 million a year could save how many city jobs?
Supply how many city services?
BUT NO!!! LET THE ALDERMEN SPEND IT AS THEY WANT! GREAT!!!

11/24/2009 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same deal on Fairfield from 9900 to 10300. The 100~101 is newly paved with curbs and the new corner handicapped ramps. The rest of Fairfield 99~100 then 101 all the way to 103 is untouched. It's all because some alderman's brother lives on the 10000 of Fairfield and he got it done. Then I noticed tree trimmers were out in mid September trimming up the trees around the street lights only on that block. Look him up in the Accessors office Pam, and kill two birds with one stone.

11/24/2009 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good evening, wadies and gentlewen. This is Babawa Wawa weporting.
For those of youse that have never been down the Alderwoman's street, the gold plated curbs and crosswalks may be startling. But keep in mind, these are two completely different blocks.
On one street, they enjoy Elton John and Billy Joel. On the other, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. Neither street likes R Kelly or Susan Boyle. So it seems the needs of each block are different. For example, on Leavitt Avenue, the residents here have no need for fancy materials such as asphalt or cement. Here, a mixture of clay, dirt and manure are what is called the road home.
Equally sufficient on Bell Avenue are diamond encrusted shock-absorbing speed bumps, to give their street that "we care for our children so we slow down" appearance, without actually having to dip below 40mph. One resident of Bell Avenue likened it to a divorce settlement, "It's what we have been accustomed to living here. We need to maintain a certain lifestyle and valet parking by DOR employees is part of that."
While speaking to Leavitt Avenue spoilsports/residents, this reporter noticed city crews immediately begin repairing potholes & installing large flower planters in the middle of the street that blocked traffic. One end of the street was given a traffic circle & at the other end, a cul-de-sac was created causing confusion & massive amounts of cost overruns & overtime.
An orange-vested guy named Vinnie leaned for dear life on a shovel, scratching his crotch like he was trying to start a fire, smiled and yelled to the guy replacing the newly planted flowers, "I can fix my fuckin' boat now wit dis ovatime, I got your Stimulus package right here!"

11/24/2009 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to that street where the citizens filled their own potholes cause Daley wouldn't. I bet that patch job is holding up betterthan the one the city did. How about asking the mnedia to look into that one SCC?

11/24/2009 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Tommy would say in Good Fellas, she certainly didn't hold up too well under investigation. But remember, wshe did it for her neighbors.

11/24/2009 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Wicked Witch of da Souf said...

It's all just a matter of semantics.

Bell is an avenue; Leavitt is only a street.

Maintenance of AVENUES is only superceded by boulevards, plaisances, drives, roads, courts and parkways.

Streets and places are lowest. Therefore, residents of Leavitt St. must seek an upgrade to avenue or higher. Get 100,000 signatures to petition the city. If you want it to be Leavitt Boulevard, you must have private meetings with the aldercreatures of all wards in which Leavitt passes from Howard St. to 119th St.

It's da Chicago Way. Bringing a large stuffed envelope with you always helps. Didn't Toto bark? You ain't in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.

11/24/2009 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like flagrantly taking care of yourself when you are supposed to be a public servant.

---not a cop

11/24/2009 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rugai said she didn't do it for herself, she did it for her neighbors! When asked if she wasn't also benefiting from the new streets and curbs, she said she was fine with the old street.

Arrogance at its highest level!

11/24/2009 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed's Column:

It's a shocker!

Hmmmm. Did Sgt. John Pallohusky, who is president of the Chicago Police Sergeants' Association, actually steal $1million from the union fund?
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Michael Sneed



• Update: Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is seeking to raise the $250,000 bail of Sgt. Pallohusky to $1 million "because it's thought Pallohusky, who was a big gambler, stole a lot more money than the original report of $600,000," said a source.

• To wit: Sneed is told 38 "hefty-sized" trash bags filled with financial documents were seized indicating the thefts "may have exceeded $1 million," the source added.

• The stunner: Pallohusky, who earns $65,000 annually, allegedly gambled away more than $90,000 at craps tables at the Las Vegas Hilton Resorts during nine days on three trips between July and September

11/24/2009 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

psville . . .

Dateline: The Triage Line -- Sneed hears Mayor Daley, who is concerned about McCormick Place bleeding convention business, has called for a powwow today.

• Translation: Hizzoner has summoned McPier honchos John Gates and Juan Ochoa and Tom Villanova, president of the Chicago and Cook County Building and Construction Trades Council, to his City Hall office today to discuss Band-aids.

What a joke!

11/24/2009 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

Write to Bill Cozzi. Address is on home page of blog.

Thanks. He needs our support.

11/24/2009 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics,ginger as always "plays" the game,another waste of a huge salary!

11/24/2009 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give Ginger a break , if you were alderman , would your street have pot holes ,

11/24/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Saying said...

Have you EVER seen the street where an alderman lives NOT BE in pristine condition and plowed as soon as the first snowflake hits the pavement?

Its called entitlement. Elected officials are entitled to city services in massive amounts. The rest of us? Not so much!

11/24/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are they repaving streets so late in the year? I've seen them even pave in the rain. Won't the winter just break it up again? Sounds like a big waste.

11/24/2009 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous NineteenDavid said...

Is Ginger geting ready to be ousted?

Hell, she could of had all of her meritcloutorious cops pave it for free then pave the other street with the tax dollars.

If the voters in the 19th ward voter her back in then this is a nonissue.

11/24/2009 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new. You should see the way she treats the Mt Greenwood neighborhood. Just look at 111th and Kedzie.

11/24/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous zeze2008 said...

Oh goodness.. I grew up on Bryn Mawr in the early 70's near Lakewood Balmoral, a very well kept aldermaic? aldermadick? neighborhood. They need an investigative reporter to tell people this? Where do they think the term Chicago politics comes from.. geez.

11/24/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginger is retiring. Gotta get the block done before she goes.

Matt O'Shea is the Ginger in waiting.

And how the hell does a traffic circle cost $17,000?

Isn't that the real problem.

11/24/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GUEE COME TO THE 39th WARD Margie MOBSTER DAD WANNBE LAURINO. No Service unless you have clout in the old school way and she hates the police too. She would rather get her nails done than help the residents with their problems.

11/24/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More 'backdoor' Chicago politics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTbqr6-ry3A&NR=1

11/24/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With reards to JP. As he said " He just moved money around". Sure he did, he moved it from the 6 to the 8 when the point was a 6.
$90,000 blown in Vegas in 3 days according to Snead. Wow! All those detectives still saying "Give him the benefit of the doubt".

11/24/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smoke and mirrors people. . . .

The REAL issue is Armed Robbery and Res. Burglary in Beverly. (Oh yeah, and NO police) Who cares about the condition of the street/sidewalk your standing on when you're facing down the barrel of a handgun in your own neighborhood?

Nov./Dec. in Beverly. . . . 'tis the Season for that here. BEWARE!

11/24/2009 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC...But Speaking of Easy Questions...

Just heard this on the WGN-TV Morning News, the Dean Richards Entertainments segment where he interviews Robin Williams about his new movie, and Chicago. Apparently the whole world knows what a fool Richie was to scream at us, "WE'RE BROKE!" at the same time he tries to get the 'Limpics.


Williams says, "That in Brazil, Waxing is going to be an Olympic event...Sonja will now go for the double...strrreeetttcchhh...Well Done! 4.6"

He went on to say that if Chicago had got the Olympics, "Traffic and parking would be an Olympic event. Now that you’re not getting the Olympics you've got some cash to spend on the streets."

Those observations are from a non-Chicagoan, and what about OPRAH! Was Daley’s Follie and Shortshanks’ Shortchanging the citizens finally enough for Her Majesty.

And Michael Scott, did Board of Ed funds pay for him and his entourage to go to Copenhagen on this fools errand. What other public funds were wasted.

Dump Daley and his Alderthieves! Elect Jimmy Mauer Mayor and Audit the City's Books!

11/24/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ch 2 news is rolling with the punches lately.

keep up the great work!!

11/24/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zalewski did the same thing. Two streets paved in the whole area. Are ya kidding me?

11/24/2009 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my whack job alderman has had his street repaved 3x to one in his tenure.

his streets lights have been changed out at least 3x. this is his 2nd generation of newer aluminum poles.

i still have the old green monsters.

11th ward at its finest...

thanks jim balcer

11/24/2009 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction: Matt O'Shea is the stooge- in - waiting! The old Shortshanks/Joyce/Sheehan/Madigan crowd wants a yes-man, shut up an vote like you're told, do our dirty work kind of guy.....43k from the slush fund, 24k from the 'other' budget = 67k in Matt's pocket THAT WE KNOW OF! More to come 19 Ward fans.....

11/24/2009 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginger does what is good for Ginger. Last election, right before the election, she mailed out glossy brochures with the plans for a neighborhood athletic center to be built on one of those vacant lots at 115th & Western. How long ago was that? And where is the athletic center? Same with the Walgreens/Starbucks at 111th & Kedzie. Coming soon? Define "soon". The sign is so old the paint is wearing off. Let's all remember this next time around.

11/24/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goodness.. I grew up on Bryn Mawr in the early 70's near Lakewood Balmoral, a very well kept aldermaic? aldermadick? neighborhood. They need an investigative reporter to tell people this? Where do they think the term Chicago politics comes from.. geez.

11/24/2009 08:30:00 AM

You are not speaking of the infamous VOLINI are ya?!

11/24/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the breakdown of Ginger money. Nice to see once again Mt Greenwood gets the shaft. Approx onlya third of here yearly fund i spent in Mt Greenwood, the ret goes to help out all her buddies in Beverly.

Thanks again Ginger.

PS. Look into the fact that the other street paved in her Ward, Hamlin, is the same block her "office magnager" lives on.

11/24/2009 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up on Leavit STREET. It's not an ave.

11/24/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous 025 GALLOWS ERA VET said...

I wonder if that alderperson has a clout-heavy white shirt that cuts her grass?
You can take that to the "Banks"!!!

11/24/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Correction: . . . said...

Sneed's Column:

• The stunner: Pallohusky, who earns $65,000 annually, allegedly gambled away more than $90,000 at craps tables at the Las Vegas Hilton Resorts during nine days on three trips between July and September

11/24/2009 07:24:00 AM


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FYI a quick namecheck shows his actual income to be $87,534.

Note to Michael Sneed and her staff: Write down this site so that when you do your fact checking in the future, you don't look so STUPID!

http://b2.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=d2341000f0h0f9a6f4f2e8h1b0a5

11/24/2009 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
And I'd bet if any of those newsie-types dug a little deeper, they'd probably find that Rugai's property taxes are substantially lower than those people with comparable properties on that same block.

Hey Zekman, got any backbone left? Keep digging and start exposing more of these pathetic excuses for representatives of the taxpaying public.

11/24/2009 12:26:00 AM


Wanna bet she ain't payin' for water and sewers, either?

Didn't that come up on Rahm Emmanuel as well, no property tax bill?

11/24/2009 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

• The stunner: Pallohusky, who earns $65,000 annually,
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65,000?

11/24/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aldercreature related...

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2009/11/alderman-wants-to-ban-relatives-from-stealth-payroll.html

11/24/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
GUEE COME TO THE 39th WARD Margie MOBSTER DAD WANNBE LAURINO. No Service unless you have clout in the old school way and she hates the police too. She would rather get her nails done than help the residents with their problems.

11/24/2009 08:43:00 AM

You got that right when is the media gonna report that Laurino voted for the parking meter sale but then has the balls to cover the two that ended up in front of her office! I bet alot of people who have buisnesses would like to just cover the payboxes killing thier stores!

Media this is a slow pitch!

When will they throw this criminal family out! She's now put her nephew in as our state rep D'Amico! Vote these parasites out!

11/24/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

• Update: Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is seeking to raise the $250,000 bail of Sgt. Pallohusky to $1 million "because it's thought Pallohusky, who was a big gambler, stole a lot more money than the original report of $600,000," said a source.

• To wit: Sneed is told 38 "hefty-sized" trash bags filled with financial documents were seized indicating the thefts "may have exceeded $1 million," the source added.

• The stunner: Pallohusky, who earns $65,000 annually, allegedly gambled away more than $90,000 at craps tables at the Las Vegas Hilton Resorts during nine days on three trips between July and September

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A MILLION DOLLARS! Sit back a moment and take that one in! PBPA officials must resign. I agree we need new leadership but who? This is really screwed up.

11/24/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure RQ would be leading the work crew on this one...

11/24/2009 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in:
Owners of the E-2 night club aka Epitome, were sentenced to 2 yrs jail apiece.

Next is the nut who thought that she should get money from the city because her daughter went to an illegal party and got trampled to death. Tragic, but not the city's fault, not the fault of city services.

11/24/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... Alderthief Zalewski tells my neighbor the city doesn't have money for asphalt.

Yeah - but check out the re-pave job east of Connies and the 23rd Ward office. Fucking street was still better than Meade north of Archer BEFORE the re-do.
Have another drink MIK Z

11/24/2009 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a big meeting at the Agg school 4 or 5 years ago about TRAFFIC SAFETY in the MT. greenwood area. What happened to the streets? What did they do for Traffic Safety? Was this just smoke and mirrors? Oh thats right it was an election year

11/24/2009 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why are they repaving streets so late in the year? I've seen them even pave in the rain. Won't the winter just break it up again? Sounds like a big waste.

11/24/2009 08:06:00 AM


you can pave in the rain. paving season goes up until you get a few days below freezing in a row usually late nov or early dec. trust me its what i did before i sold my soul to protect king richie and his 50 thieves

11/24/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woah, real great investigative reporting. Any fuck that has lived in this town knows that this has gone on for years. What a waste of space. If you can get someone to stop it then talk about it, but until I see that happen you are wasting everyones time

11/24/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a solution. Quit voting for DEMOCRATS!! There is a reason why the word RAT is in DEMOCRAT!

11/24/2009 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer is supposed to be phrased in the form of a question.

11/24/2009 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow with all the corruption going on the best they can get her for is having her street paved. Who gives a shit.

11/24/2009 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many 9161's are there? 7,413 according to the 2010 budget.

11/24/2009 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
Shots fired at and by the police in 005 today. Nobody hurt but bad guy in custody and gun recovered. Glad you're okay sarge. You're a great guy. Goes to show you this shit is out of control. Always be prepared and never get complacent. These savages will kill you without a second thought. Don't even hesitate to point your gun if you think they are armed. Fuck these assholes if they feel offended by it. most important thing is going home to your family safe and uninjured at the end of the day.

11/24/2009 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackson Park Highlands is to East 71st Street as . . .


. . . Beverly is to Western Avenue.


Both neighborhoods are little more than slums!

11/24/2009 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've asked for stop signs at 112th Pl. and Kedzie for years because of all the accidents there, including a pedestrian struck and a car hitting a house.. Answer from Ginger: It's a state road and we cannot do it. Sounds like bullshit to me. Geez, how much can 2 stop signs cost. will it break the bank. If it was in Beverly, it would be done the next day. I'll remember that the next time they need a petition signed or a sign on the lawn.

11/24/2009 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

And I'd bet if any of those newsie-types dug a little deeper, they'd probably find that Rugai's property taxes are substantially lower than those people with comparable properties on that same block.


I had to find out. Hate to admit it, but she has the second highest tax bill on her block.

www.cookcountyassessor.com and www.cookcountytreasurer.com

11/24/2009 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Lt Finnegan said...

025 GALLOWS ERA VET said...
I wonder if that alderperson has a clout-heavy white shirt that cuts her grass?
You can take that to the "Banks"!!!

11/24/2009 10:33:00 AM


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Larry! I told you to stop lighting things on fire at roll call!!!!

11/24/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger Bruce Dickinson said...

Correction: . . . said...
Sneed's Column:

• The stunner: Pallohusky, who earns $65,000 annually, allegedly gambled away more than $90,000 at craps tables at the Las Vegas Hilton Resorts during nine days on three trips between July and September

11/24/2009 07:24:00 AM


((((((((((((((((((((( * )))))))))))))))))))))


FYI a quick namecheck shows his actual income to be $87,534.

Note to Michael Sneed and her staff: Write down this site so that when you do your fact checking in the future, you don't look so STUPID!

http://b2.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=d2341000f0h0f9a6f4f2e8h1b0a5

11/24/2009 10:45:00 AM


...............

I saw that too. For the casual citizen reader they may be thinking "so what?'. Well this is just a small example of how the media does not even attempt to get the story right most of the time. I know they have to make stuff up about us because we know better then to talk to them and have them twist our words. Many times I have been on the scene and they have the wrong address, neighborhood, agency handling, spelling, etc. They just want to get the story out and to heck with the facts.

11/24/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OFF TOPIC...But Speaking of Easy Questions...

Just heard this on the WGN-TV Morning News, the Dean Richards Entertainments segment where he interviews Robin Williams about his new movie, and Chicago....
"Now that you’re not getting the Olympics you've got some cash to spend on the streets."..
Those observations are from a non-Chicagoan....

11/24/2009 09:22:00 AM

Technically, he is a Chicagoan:
Robin Williams (I) More at IMDbPro Date of Birth
21 July 1951, Chicago, Illinois, USA

11/24/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Translation: Hizzoner has summoned McPier honchos John Gates and Juan Ochoa and Tom Villanova, president of the Chicago and Cook County Building and Construction Trades Council, to his City Hall office today to discuss Band-aids.

What a joke!"

11/24/2009 07:26:00 AM

This means that he wants everone to take a smaller bribe from the folks at the shows that they've been raping for way too long.

11/24/2009 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Today at the Pension Board Meeting PO Mike Shields and Sgt. Mike Lazarro made 2 motions. 1 was for a vote of no confidence against John Gallagher, and the 2nd was to put a letter of admonishment in John Gallagher’s file for playing secret squirrel regarding Weis and Co. and our Pension Fund. All 4 of our ELECTED TRUSTEES were present, only 3 of mayors appointed trustees were present. Both motions were voted down because RETIRED PO KEN HOUSER AND LT. JIM MALONEY sided with Gallagher and the city’s trustees with a 2-5 vote denying the motions.

This should have been a slam dunk. Shields and Lazarro don’t have a chance of changing how things are run at the pension board with HOUSER and MALONEY fighting them every step of the way. We have 2 trustees working for us, and the mayor has 6, our pension fund is screwed.

Also FOX news was there.

11/24/2009 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT a great job by Shields this morning getting JFed and masters, Daly, etc, out of our pension fund. Keep up the great work. Hopefully he considers running for FOP president. Then we will really make some noise

11/24/2009 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only things a politician cares about: 1) getting elected; 2) getting re-elected; 3) taking care of themselves, family, and close friends/allies....there are probably a few politicians in the worls who really care about their constitutents above and before themselves, but that's a rarity; the overwhelming number of pols have no character or integrity...

11/24/2009 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about our contract??

11/24/2009 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An orange-vested guy named Vinnie leaned for dear life on a shovel, scratching his crotch like he was trying to start a fire, smiled and yelled to the guy replacing the newly planted flowers, "I can fix my fuckin' boat now wit dis ovatime, I got your Stimulus package right here!"

I don't care who you are. That's funny.

11/24/2009 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

38 states support challenge to Chicago handgun ban:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/11/38-states-support-challenge-to-chicago-handgun-ban.html

11/24/2009 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More 'backdoor' Chicago politics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTbqr6-ry3A&NR=1

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I went to this video and there are actually 3 parts to it. In part 1 Danny Davis calls the police and identifies himself as "Congressman Davis" and that he needs the police. And 10 minutes later and they are still not there to help him. Nice going westsiders. I like that if the clouted don't get fast service. F THEM ALL

11/24/2009 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you EVER seen the street where an alderman lives NOT BE in pristine condition and plowed as soon as the first snowflake hits the pavement?

Its called entitlement. Elected officials are entitled to city services in massive amounts. The rest of us? Not so much!

11/24/2009 08:00:00 AM
Look at Madigan's street in 008,clean as a whistle

11/24/2009 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've defended Alderman Rugai before and this time I don't see the issue. Should her neighbors be punished because she is the alderman. There might be a story if no other streets were done but even an alderman's street must be serviced.
If you want to say she has not publicly stood up to Mayor Dictator on behalf of the police and firemen then I'll agree but this,this is a non-story.. Again, she supported my son, a republican as am I, when my daughter passed and stood behind me in line, for Nate Taylor's wake, for over an hour, despite several people offering her a place ahead. She even said to one person that she was there to honor Nate, like the rest of us, and she would not cut in front of anyone. I'm sorry, though I wish she'd tell off Daley I have to respect her for the things I've mentioned.

Sgt O'Brien

11/24/2009 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginger is retiring. Gotta get the block done before she goes.

Matt O'Shea is the Ginger in waiting.

And how the hell does a traffic circle cost $17,000?

Isn't that the real problem.
TRAFFIC CIRCLES SHOULD ALL BE REMOVED, THEY ARE HAZARDOUS. I'VE ALMOST BEEN HIT HEAD-ON 3 TIMES NOW, IN MT. GREENWOOD, DUE TO DRIVERS WHO DO NOT KNOW THE CORRECT WATY TO GO AROUND A TRAFFIC CIRCLE WHEN TURNING. PLANTS GROWING IN THEM ALSO, OBSTRUCT THE VIEW OF LOW VEHICLES COMING, LIKE SCOOTERS, MOTORCYCLES, CORVETTES, ETC. NO TRAINING WAS EVER GIVEN, NO VIDEOS TO SHOW CITY DRIVERS HOW TO NEGOTIATE THESE TRAFFIC CIRCLES, AND THEY REALLY DON'T SLOW DOWN TRAFFIC MUCH ANYWAY. JUST ANOTHER PROJECT THE CITY PROBABLY REWARDED PAY-TO-PLAY COMPANIES, WHO THEN KICKED BACK SOME TO THE DALEY DEMOC-RATS, AND TOGETHER, AGAIN, RIPPED OFF THE TAXPAYERS WITH THEIR BULLSHIT.

11/24/2009 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an every weekday traffic jam westboun on 111 St. from about Rockwell till past Kedzie, thanks to Potato-Head Rugai closing off every side street and alley around, and improper red lights and turning lanes at the lights on 111 St. If you are fed up with being stuck in this traffic every time you try to weave down 111 St. [to avoid the potholes, high sewer caps, and misaligned train tracks] why not give Gingers Sub-Office over by the now closed Corrigan's Bar and Restaurant, a friendly blast on your horn as you sit stuck in traffic over there! I'm sure the Alder-hogs Office will appreciate being noticed!

11/24/2009 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you EVER seen the street where an alderman lives NOT BE in pristine condition and plowed as soon as the first snowflake hits the pavement?

Its called entitlement. Elected officials are entitled to city services in massive amounts. The rest of us? Not so much!
I DON'T SEE ANY ENTITLED REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS IN CHICAGO, JUST ALL DEMOCOMMIECRATS.

11/24/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rugai is also covering up numerous incidents of violence and public drunken-ness in, and around Mt. Greenwood Taverns, but the cameras [and hopefully the Feds] have been out watching and rolling.

11/24/2009 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That does it! Next Aldermanic election out here in the 019th, I'm voting for CAPT.
MAGS for alderman!
He's honest, and once he sits his ass in his aldermanic office, it will BE THERE!

11/24/2009 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are they repaving streets so late in the year? I've seen them even pave in the rain. Won't the winter just break it up again? Sounds like a big waste.

SO OUR STREETS FALL APART EVEN FASTER, SO DALEY CAN KEEP HIS PAVING COMPANY BUDDIES WORKING MORE, AND THUS GIVE HIM HIS REGULARLY SCHEDULED PAY-TO-PLAY KICKBACKS, WHILE THE TAXPAYERS , AGAIN, GET FUCKED. AND DON'T FORGET HIS $100 A POP RED-LIGHT CAMERAS, FOR SOME ADDITIONAL THIEVERY. IT'S AMAZING THAT YOU CAN INADVERTANTLY BREEZE THRU A RED LIGHT A SECOND TOO LATE IN THOUSANDS OF COMMUNITIES, AND IF YOUR FIRST OFFENSE, GET A WARNING, OR A $25.00 FIME, BUT HERE IN SHITCAGO, THE CAPITOL OF THIEVERY AND SHAKE-DOWNS, IT'S $100 BUCKS PLUS, RIGHT OFF THE BAT. DALEY GETS FATTER THE TAXPAYERS WALLETS GET THINNER, THE CITY GETS MORE BANKRUPT.

11/24/2009 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been waiting over 10 years just to get a tree trimmed!!! They just did the neighbors and couldn't reach over and trim a few...said I wasn't on "the LIST"!!!-even though mine is in worst condition than the one they trimmed....I guess he didn't have a few minutes...you know being a CITY WORKER and all...

11/24/2009 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: 2 Chicago officers reprimanded for G-20 behavior
November 24, 2009 8:21 PM | No Comments | UPDATED STORY


A Chicago police spokesman said two officers have been reprimanded after an investigation into an Internet video of behavior at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh in September.

Chicago police spokesman Richard Drew said reprimands were issued to a department chief as well as a commander. Police wouldn't release their names.

The investigation began after a video circulated on the Internet that apparently shows about 15 police officers in riot gear posing for a photo with a man they detained kneeling in front of them. That man, Kyle Kramer, had been charged with failure to disperse.

His lawyer has said Kramer was returning to campus from a pizza parlor when he was detained by police who were rounding up protesters.

11/24/2009 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HMMM would the average cop get a "reprimand" for this?

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/11/2-chicago-officers-reprimanded-for-g-20-behavior.html

clout baby! Have it or take time!!

11/24/2009 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you guys miss this, Obamas Socialized health care will cause us to be taxed $1,000 a year on our city health care because we dare work for a living.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/1901618,CST-NWS-hcare24.article

11/24/2009 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they were regular police with NO clout they would had been fired for it

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/11/2-chicago-officers-reprimanded-for-g-20-behavior.html

11/24/2009 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They couldn't get a steam roller to Ginny's block. Capt. Mags was seen rolling up and down the street, smoothing the hot pavement.

11/24/2009 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Masters said...

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11/24/2009 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an every weekday traffic jam westboun on 111 St. from about Rockwell till past Kedzie, thanks to Potato-Head Rugai closing off every side street and alley around, and improper red lights and turning lanes at the lights on 111 St.

11/24/2009 08:29:00 PM

If you were a parent, especially living north or south of 111th Street from Sacramento to Kedzie, you would be quite pleased that every side-street and alley is closed off from maniac, crazed drivers flying through the neighborhood to avoid a red light or a line of traffic. It makes no matter who did it, I am glad it is done. Stay on 111th Street where you belong. You are probably an Oak Lawner anyway, so fuck you!

11/24/2009 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

Another reason why NOT to do anything on this job.

The two owners of the E2 nightclub only get 2 year prison sentences, even though their actions and greed lead to the resulting deaths of 21 people.

Their sentencing hearing was like a "who's who" of Chicago politics. They had dozens of politicians and influential black business people testify as character witnesses.

These two men are painted as victims of overzealous prosecutors.

Twenty-one dead..and they get less jail time than..William Cozzi for striking an "out of control" drunk 6 or 7 times!

The saddest part is they defend these criminals as community "role models" BUT BLAME US FOR THE WHOLE INCIDENT!

EXAMPLE: "The spotlight has been put on the owners so it can deflect away from what actually happened that night,” said Cheryl A. Rainey, whose 25-year-old niece Nicole Rainey, died in the Feb. 17, 2003, tragedy at the E2 nightclub.

“There was no justice in the sentencing today, because many of us feel no death had to occur had the first responders responded differently, had they come out in rescue mode, rather than coming out for a ‘riot’ considering the number of police vs. the number of ambulances,” she said.

“Justice has not prevailed and justice has not been done,” U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) told reporters after the sentencing.


Rush questioned the emergency response to the incident, which authorities say began with a security guard using pepper spray in the crowded club. That triggered a rush to the front exit of the building that left the victims trapped on the stairwell.

Rush also wondered “if this [club] had been predominated by white citizens whether or not riot police would have been called rather than rescue police.”

Blame the police, unbelievable!

Happy Thanksgiving to all CPD officers, including P.O. Cozzi!

11/24/2009 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRAFFIC CIRCLES SHOULD ALL BE REMOVED
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I hate the damn things. Can't figure out why they are supposed to be so great. Just put in a stop light and be done with it.

11/24/2009 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANYONE WHO VOTES THIS WOMAN BACK IN IS OUT OF THEIR MIND, ESPECIALLY COPPERS IN MT GREENWOOD WHICH SHE REFERS TO AS THE SLUM OF HER WARD.

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

Gallagher better watch out before the feds start sniffing around him.

11/24/2009 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I had to find out. Hate to admit it, but she has the second highest tax bill on her block.

www.cookcountyassessor.com and www.cookcountytreasurer.com

11/24/2009 04:41:00 PM"


and she pays her taxes with our taxes, 'cause she sure as shit don't earn her take home.

11/25/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

And I'd bet if any of those newsie-types dug a little deeper, they'd probably find that Rugai's property taxes are substantially lower than those people with comparable properties on that same block.

I had to find out. Hate to admit it, but she has the second highest tax bill on her block.

www.cookcountyassessor.com and www.cookcountytreasurer.com

11/24/2009 04:41:00 PM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Speaking of which, the Board of Review spot is comeing up as well for election. This should be another position we need to look at to make a change in. We DO NOT need another yes man for this spot. http://jimhoulihan.blogspot.com/
Look at these idiots!! This is what we have to choose from?? More of the SAME GAME DIFFERANT FACE politics.There are SSOOO many offices that need a change.We have shown what can be done in a short amount of time,lets start to look at time frames and offices that NEED THE CHANGE!!!
***************FED UP*********

11/25/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've asked for stop signs at 112th Pl. and Kedzie for years because of all the accidents there, including a pedestrian struck and a car hitting a house.. Answer from Ginger: It's a state road and we cannot do it. Sounds like bullshit to me. Geez, how much can 2 stop signs cost. will it break the bank. If it was in Beverly, it would be done the next day. I'll remember that the next time they need a petition signed or a sign on the lawn.

Some of you are like helpless children. It's been years and you've not called your State Rep, preferring instead to let things pass so you can bitch about your alderman. Grow up and call your state rep.
If, in fact, it is true that Kedzie is a State road then what they said is true, call the state. Had a similar concern on my "Caps" beat and when the citizens called the right people the signs went up.. (in 006 by the way for those who will miss the point and joke about Caps, and no not from caps but forced to be a beat team member) Geez,who wipes your ass???

11/25/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginger is besides herself the police are going to a 4 & 2 schedule and not giving up any unpaid furlo days in light of that. She wants less police sounds like. Vote her out!

11/25/2009 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rush also wondered “if this [club] had been predominated by white citizens whether or not riot police would have been called rather than rescue police.”

Squad, get me two precincts worth of riot poleece and one battallon of rescuez police. Stat.

11/25/2009 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well some animals are more equal than other animals. This is an example of this. Besides doesn't a city alderman need to get to work sooner than everyone else so they can serve the people?

Not to mention they only have part time jobs and not full time jobs. Quit complaining and be thankful that you don't have a part time job like they do which only pays over $100K for their hard work and dedication.

God Bless the CPD and nobody else.

11/25/2009 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were a parent, especially living north or south of 111th Street from Sacramento to Kedzie, you would be quite pleased that every side-street and alley is closed off from maniac, crazed drivers flying through the neighborhood to avoid a red light or a line of traffic. It makes no matter who did it, I am glad it is done. Stay on 111th Street where you belong. You are probably an Oak Lawner anyway, so fuck you!

11/24/2009 10:34:00 PM

Hey, most "Oak Lawners" grew up in Mount Greenwood.

I'm just sayin'

11/25/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous childless 501 express said...

If you were a parent, especially living north or south of 111th Street from Sacramento to Kedzie, you would be quite pleased that every side-street and alley is closed off from maniac, crazed drivers flying through the neighborhood to avoid a red light or a line of traffic.

Your children should be heard and not seen. Purdy planters with flowers and gnomes don't help me when I'm trying to find my double-wide on 111th and Troy at 3 o'clock in the morn. Save your parental concern for marriage counseling class and keep your spawn off the streets.

May G*d bless you and yours this holidaze.

11/25/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 19th ward was corrupt in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's and it will continue until the people vote the shit out.

The problem is that many of the residents also are part of the organization and if their guy/girl goes so goes their clout.......

The 19th is just plain the armpit of the country.......

11/25/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous RightisRight said...

If you were a parent, especially living north or south of 111th Street from Sacramento to Kedzie, you would be quite pleased that every side-street and alley is closed off from maniac, crazed drivers flying through the neighborhood to avoid a red light or a line of traffic. It makes no matter who did it, I am glad it is done. Stay on 111th Street where you belong. You are probably an Oak Lawner anyway, so fuck you!

11/24/2009 10:34:00 PM

First off, WATCH YOUR KIDS and you won't have a problem! Second, you knew where you were buying so if you didn't do your due diligence in factoring in traffic, its your fault! Third, an entire community is caught in a traffic stranglehold because the few on these blocks are too lazy to watch their children or don't want cars driving down their block.
It would be good for the vast majority in the community if the streets were opened up. Also, it would cut down on road rage incidents that occur after some goofs sit in the traffic snarl for so long.

11/25/2009 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate the damn things. Can't figure out why they are supposed to be so great. Just put in a stop light and be done with it.

11/24/2009 10:49:00 PM

You must not have ever chased a bad guy that is somewhat unfamiliar with the local terrain.

The bad guys and girls do not give a flying far rat's ass about a stop light, they will fly right through it no matter who they might mame or kill, but those traffic circles and cul-de-sac barriers mess them up every time.

They are the greatest things since society invented the hoard that preys on good, God-Fearing people. The hoard that is mobile, and unafraid to go anywhere in our city, but too stupid to plan the route to leave the area where good people reside. Get it?

I am quite happy to drive normally and tolerate a little inconvenience every now and then. It works out for the best. Get it?

11/25/2009 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its about time i got a new street, since the ghetto is always getting spoiled rotten with tax money.

11/25/2009 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous not trying to set a land speed record said...

...TRAFFIC CIRCLE ...PLANTS GROWING IN THEM ALSO, OBSTRUCT THE VIEW OF LOW VEHICLES COMING, LIKE SCOOTERS, MOTORCYCLES, CORVETTES, ETC.

The idea is that you SLOW DOWN when going around a circle, dumbass. If you slow down, then you have time to see what's coming before you collide with it.

11/25/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" . . Beverly is to Western Avenue."


CSX tracks by city neighborhoods maps now...

11/25/2009 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She'll never get voted out since we have so may hypnotized robots that vote for who ever the 19th ward wants.

My favorite election was last time. Sheahan for alderman, 10,000 lawn signs, 4,000 votes.

11/25/2009 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you people serious...at the very least u are very mis-informed. I live in beverly and there have been multiple streets repaved. MULTIPLE as in more than just Bell. I bet most of you moaning don't even know where Beverly is let alone the number of streets paved in the neighborhood. Get a grip people. Slow night?????

11/25/2009 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video can be found by searching for JoeBlow849..what is that address?

11/26/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" . . Beverly is to Western Avenue."


CSX tracks by city neighborhoods maps now...

11/25/2009 05:28:00 PM
Western to tracks is West Beverly. West Beverly is seen as lower class by the uppity Irish.

11/26/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, WATCH YOUR KIDS and you won't have a problem! Second, you knew where you were buying so if you didn't do your due diligence in factoring in traffic, its your fault! Third, an entire community is caught in a traffic stranglehold because the few on these blocks are too lazy to watch their children or don't want cars driving down their block.
It would be good for the vast majority in the community if the streets were opened up. Also, it would cut down on road rage incidents that occur after some goofs sit in the traffic snarl for so long.

11/25/2009 11:21:00 AM

**********************************************************************

Your children should be heard and not seen. Purdy planters with flowers and gnomes don't help me when I'm trying to find my double-wide on 111th and Troy at 3 o'clock in the morn. Save your parental concern for marriage counseling class and keep your spawn off the streets.

May G*d bless you and yours this holidaze.

11/25/2009 11:00:00 AM

**********************************************************************

I had a much longer answer that I submitted, but in the interest of good taste and civility, SCC justly declined to publish it, however I will try again.

The both of you idiots, one a Road Rager and the other a Drunk Lad, can kiss my ass!

Well, Drunk Lad, you were just trying to be a bit funny, and you succeeded, but Road Rager, you are just an asshole.

Road Rager, your exclamation that "WATCH YOUR KIDS and you will not have a problem!", is so infantile and small-minded. Do you honestly think that these crazed drivers limit the driving of their vehicles to street travel? These fools will drive 40 MPG down an alley to avoid a signal or a line of cars. They drive over sidewalks and parkways and lawns in their manic effort to avoid waiting at a light. One can watch their children alright. You can watch your kids be run over as they play in front of your house on the sidewalk.

I am done trying to explain it to you, Road Rager. You are just a fool in possession of a gas pedal weapon, and too stupid to realize that throwing caution to the wind in favor of your convenience is assinine. You must be a member of the ME Generation because it is all about you, and screw everybody else. You are an idiot.

11/26/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If its true Rugai thinks so lowly of the Mt.Greenwood residents,what would it take,if possible,petitions or some other civic legislature,for Mt.Greenwood to become a seperate ward.I believe we could show the powers to be how efficient a Chicago neighborhood could be when left to their own concerns and not held hostage by some self serving political cabal thats done nothing but advance those within their circle.Perhaps a major breakaway from the Beverly mafia would serve Mt.Greenwood well.I'm just thinkin

11/26/2009 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous RightisRight said...

Anonymous said...
Road Rager, your exclamation that "WATCH YOUR KIDS and you will not have a problem!", is so infantile and small-minded. Do you honestly think that these crazed drivers limit the driving of their vehicles to street travel? These fools will drive 40 MPG down an alley to avoid a signal or a line of cars. They drive over sidewalks and parkways and lawns in their manic effort to avoid waiting at a light. One can watch their children alright. You can watch your kids be run over as they play in front of your house on the sidewalk.

__First off, I live further North and don't travel 111th often. I am concerned about the welfare of other citizens of the community. I am the antithesis of a road-rager. I get where I am going when I arrive. You jump to conclusions when you make such accusations.
Second, your children (or you) shouldn't be playing in the alley. And over the years visiting family who lived over there I never saw anyone driving on the sidewalk. You are being overly dramatic.
Third, peole like you act as if we have a big problem in this community with children being struck by vehicles. News flash: We don't. Cite one recent case in the community where a child was in front of his house on the parkway or sidewalk and was struck by a car. I will submit that one child is too many, but being a nanny state and selfish to the community as a whole by blocking off the public streets isn't right. As I said, you knew where you were buying. Refute that point if you can. The greater good for all should take precedence over the few on your blocks.

11/27/2009 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The greater good for all should take precedence over the few on your blocks.

11/27/2009 08:17:00 AM

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How is this for a "refute" ? Let me get this straight. Your convenience, and your concern about the welfare of other citizens of the community, as you state your case, outweighs the life and/or safety of even one child?

If that is your belief, you are a fucking asshole. There, I have refuted your entire premise.

Besides, when did the definition for the word "welfare" become, "to do as you freaking please, including, driving a vehicle in any manner you prefer, no matter how dangerous it can prove to yourself or others"?

Here's a jolt! It was the community you mention, that fought for the very traffic control you claim should be eliminated for the welfare of other citizens of that same community!? Have you been drinking?

As you present your case, no community should be allowed to enact any traffic laws, such as speed limits, etcetera, because it is deleterious to the welfare of the community?! Have you been smoking 420? You are an idiot.

Now, because you live further north, try using 103rd Street, if you are so unhappy with 111th Street. Problem solved asshole!

But if you insist on using 111th Street, next time take a minute and turn to go north on Homan Avenue and travel to 109th Street. Once there, view the memorial on the northeast corner, which is the southwest corner of Mount Greenwood school. Read it and and be reverent, then leave my neighborhood and leave it as you found it. You are a fool.

11/27/2009 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P.-Amanda McKinney (mid-1990's)

Struck and killed by a speeder in front of her home at 108th & St. Louis

Memorial Marker at N.E. Corner of 109th & Homan on Mt. Greenwood School Grounds.

She was an absolutely beautiful little darling.

Rest in Peace.

11/27/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The greater good for all should take precedence over the few on your blocks.

11/27/2009 08:17:00 AM"


always using the 'we' and never the 'I'.


whatsamatter, don't you feel empowered all by your lonesome?

11/27/2009 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
R.I.P.-Amanda McKinney (mid-1990's)

Struck and killed by a speeder in front of her home at 108th & St. Louis

Memorial Marker at N.E. Corner of 109th & Homan on Mt. Greenwood School Grounds.

She was an absolutely beautiful little darling.

Rest in Peace.

11/27/2009 05:30:00 PM

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Thank you Sir or Madame. When I was writing, I was too peeved to give RightIsRight all of the information about the memorial because RightIsRight is such an infantile, small-minded, self-centered, narcissistic goof, but I am glad you so eloquently memorialized Amanda McKinney and recounted the tragic circumstances as a reminder for all. Thanks again.

11/27/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a major breakaway from the Beverly mafia would serve Mt.Greenwood well.I'm just thinkin

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You're a city employee, and as such you should know better than to think.

I do agree that Mt. Shitwood should jettison itself from the evil grasp of the Beverly mafia and Chicago for that matter. Heck, now is the time to blaze a trail to success and prosperity: hire a marketing firm so you guys can polish that image a little and merge with the Robbins mafia or some other local landfill.

11/27/2009 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous RightisRight said...

The "community" did not fight for those traffic controls. Those residents on the blocks did. That is a very small minority of the community as a whole. If the entire community had a say, those blocks wouldn't be closed off. You call me small-minded, but I am thinking about all the residents in the area, not just those on the blocks which are closed off.
Again I say, one child injured is too many, as I said in a previous post, but according to the logic you are going by, maybe we should all walk where we are going because cars kill. It is an extension of your own argument. That way no cars can hurt children. Of course that is ridiculous, but that is where your nanny-state mentality gets you.
The truth is that in our neighborhood, we don't have a problem with children getting hit by vehicles. The case cited was not recent (someone stated mid 1990's), though tragic. Repeat, TRAGIC. If you are worried about traffic on those blocks, have Ginger order regular traffic missions by the traffic section on those blocks to ensure proper driving. The ghetto aldermen get what they want all the time.
I will repeat, as some of you don't seem to comprehend, I previously stated that I don't use 111th that often because I live further North. I am basing my argument by my experiences and by what I hear from a great number of people who do use 111th.
One of you called me narcissistic, and the othe asked if I don't don't feel empowered because I say "we" instead of "I". You are both wrong. I say "we" because I am thinking in terms of the broader community as a whole. Had I said "I" maybe you could label me a narcissist.
One of you said, "Besides, when did the definition for the word 'welfare' become, to do as you freaking please, including, driving a vehicle in any manner you prefer, no matter how dangerous it can prove to yourself or others?"
Show me where in any of my statements I said anything even close to that. I do not condone poor driving habits. They should be punished. What I am for is simply opening up the streets for all to use legally (that includes all the retrofitted cul-de-sacs in Beverly). I also ask for responsible driving habits, responsible parenting, and pedestrians to follow the laws. I feel that these are reasonable requests.
To the individual who stated that he refuted my point, actually you dodged it. I will ask again in a specific way: Did you consider traffic patterns when you decided where to buy your residence?
Finally, name calling cheapens your argument.

11/28/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous RightisRight said...

A question for those of you who disagree with me on this issue: If we were to put a referendum on the next ballot which asks, "Should the streets between Sacramento and Kedzie on 111th Street be opened up for 2-way traffic in order to lessen congestion on 111th Street during rush hour?", which side would win? We could even change it to omit the part about congestion during rush hour. If we did that do you think the results would be different?
Your answer to that tells me whether we have any common ground to work from or whether we are too polarized.
I ask this question will all respect intended and hope it can be responded to in kind.

11/28/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, name calling cheapens your argument.

11/28/2009 10:08:00 AM

You are absolutely incorrect. Name calling does not cheapen my argument, however, it also does not enhance it, but I just somehow cannot resist calling you a fool and an idiot, as your nonsensical drivel irrefutably proves you as such.

Have a nice day goofball, and feel free to travel 111th Street from Sacramento to Kedzie anytime you like. I'll wave from my front porch as you sit there all red-faced and fucking verklempt.

And please spare me, along with the rest of the community you believe you represent and champion, of any further foolishness.

Don't go away mad, however, just go away you suburbanite blowhard, or blowsoft, whichever, but just blow away and begone! Your argument is so utterly foolish, it is hardly worthy of further comment, but please respond so I can have another good laugh at your convoluted thought process and beliefs. You are whack!

11/28/2009 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous RightisRight said...

Thank you for you gracious concession speach. Your tacit admission that your argument has no substance has made my day!
I will, however, take a mooment to join you in the gutter: You would never be on your front porch to wave because you spend your day in your underwear on the computer in your moms basement spanking it while looking at the Obama website and drooling over all that he will do to make your life better.

Hey, that felt good.You have a nice day too. See you at TR's if mom lets you out. No, I won't. Its too classy a place for me.

11/29/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Pipe dreams for the masses said...

What I am for is simply opening up the streets for all to use legally (that includes all the retrofitted cul-de-sacs in Beverly). I also ask for responsible driving habits, responsible parenting, and pedestrians to follow the laws. I feel that these are reasonable requests.

Reasonable from the perspective of your bunker. Think decaf.

11/29/2009 10:11:00 AM  

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