Monday, November 30, 2009

Street Cleaning Tickets

Evidently, Shortshanks's people ran out of money in the street cleaning budget, so all those blocks that have permanent signs (No Parking Tuesdays for Street Cleaning) are NOT to be ticketed from this point until next year sometime. When the Department tells you NOT to enforce posted signs, something must be seriously out of whack.

Which is fine and dandy if they're really out of money - Daley's spending habits seem to belie this crying poor all the time. But not having street cleaning done during the fall? When leaves are thickest in the street gutters? And over the sewer caps?

Does anyone recall anything that usually happens around this time of year? White stuff? Falling from the sky? And what happens to this slushy mess after plowing and salting? And if the gutters and sewers are clogged, what happens the next time it drops below freezing? Or it snows again?

It's going to be like last winter, but on an even more massive scale. Better make sure your car suspension is up to snuff.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:

I was an ardent Ron Paul supporter for President, but I found Mike Hackabee appealing. Huckabee is gearing up for a run in 2012 and has been making the rounds in conservative circles.

It is now being reported that Mike Huckabee, while Arkansas Governor, gave the Parkland, Wa. "cop killer" an early out of prison.

If this is true, Huckabee should just hang it up now.

11/30/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least they got their streets cleaned more the twice, like mine did!

11/30/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger Ultimate Tactical Warrior said...

Hello out there fellow gang and tactical warriors!

I don't know anything about tickets, but I'll use this thread to help promote an idea that I had come up with. Hopefully Deputy D. AKA Ares the God of War, or one of his minions reads this and takes the initiative to make this uniform addition come true.

If this winter is like any of the other brutal winters we've had in Chicago over the years, then Delta Force teams are going to need something to wear while we are doing surveillance in garbage cans, or in perches up in the trees trying to observe drug buys. It's time for the uniform stores to start selling "Tactical Snowsuits."

The snowsuits will be available in such sporty colors as plum, mint green, Canaryville yellow, orange, and plaid. They will say "Tactical Warrior," on the front and have everybody's individual star # and last name on the back! If I can get enough orders and convince the retarded uniform stores to sell them, then they will go for about $1,255.00 a suit which I think is fair.

Each suit will come with a grappling hook, along with Velcro straps to help tactical officers to carry mace grenades, Chicago bars, and surgical gloves for cavity searches.

Until next time, take care fellow Delta Force warriors.

11/30/2009 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Say What ? . . . said...

The signs on my block say No Parking April 1st to November 30th for street cleaning and do not include the winter months.

What you talkin bout Willis???

11/30/2009 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post certainly is a valuable public service announcement. At least your fortunate readers will have a heads up and can try to keep the sewers in front of their homes clean and maybe avoid some grief.

11/30/2009 05:38:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

FGFM:

We were right on last winter as it was the most pothole infested year ever. We were the ones out on the street at all hours, to and from work and at work noticing the streets weren't getting plowed, salted and cleared weeks before the media picked up on Shortshanks's "money saving for the Olympics" efforts.

And we were right on this summer as Aggravated Batteries climbed along with multiple casualty incidents. Homicides may have been down, but that's a testament to poor marksmanship and better hospitals.

GFY troll.

11/30/2009 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has two faces because he has two budgets. The budget WE all have to live by is the one that's broke and so he cries poor mouth. The (secret) budget HE has is from the TIF's which could cover OUR budget deficit, but that goes to pet projects, family and friends.

Ya'll got that?

---not a cop

11/30/2009 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GFY troll.

11/30/2009 06:48:00 AM

You are so sexy when you talk like that!

---not a cop

11/30/2009 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parking tickets? As we got to over a year with an expired contract and then two years and now going on three years the condition in my right hand got worse and worse.

Now about all I can do with my right hand is hold a gun and sign my name on a time due slip. A parking ticket is too much writing, hurts too much. I don't know if it will ever improve.

I am told this condition is caused by multiple bouts of arbitrationitis with expiredcontractaria being an aggravating factor. I also suspect late stage jodyweisinoma.

I am glad the retirement PAR form application is now on the computer. I can still type, however slowly.

11/30/2009 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RELAX !!!
it's not like we pay the highest taxes in the state.....you get what you pay for.
i hear they are talking about increaseing city sticker fees to 100.00.
one day they will have enough of our money.

11/30/2009 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it , we live in a major city, pay taxes through the kazoo and get crappy city services. I have always swept the street in front of my house because the city does not. I also sweep the curb from my house and the other two houses between my house and the storm drain because my lazy ass neighbors won't and if I don't I'll have a lake where my wife and daughter park their cars.


Side note to Ultimate Tactical Warrior: I recently viewed a video of hunting from trees and tree stands. Make sure you wear a full body harness and are securely connected to the tree at all times. The penalty for violating the laws of physics are very severe.

11/30/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could be wrong, but I think the street cleaning ordinance states it ends Nov. 15.Streets still posts hoping people move.

11/30/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My neighbors all put their leaves in the street. (I bag mine.) When I found out the September cleaning was our last I kept telling people not to rake/blow the leave in the street. When it looked like most of the leaves had fallen and blown in front of my place, I paid my nephew to scoop them up with a snow shovel. Neighbors came out and asked why, and I told them. My nephew made a good 40 bucks in 2 hours.

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

get ready to use the bus or train to get to work. a big snow of 6 inches or more will block up my alley. the portable snowblower can only do so much. the main and side streets will be a mess and the expressway will be a joke. it took me about 3 1/2 hours to get downtown to a sidejob that day it snowed during rush hour. enjoy!

11/30/2009 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is mad at the drivers for not accepting furlough days so he reduced/laid off some of them so now there is not enough manpower in S&S to handle garbage let alone street sweeping.

11/30/2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They City needs the money to pay for the $10,000 damage that Simeon Football team and coaches did to the locker room at Soldier Field after the Prep Bowl. We need to pay their parents to escort them to and from the locker rooms. What a joke.

11/30/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sewers in front of my place were blocked by all the leaves and it ended up flooding my basement. Everything was ruined. City is claiming its not their fault and not paying for anything. Clean your own leaves if this broke ass city won't do it.

11/30/2009 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic;

Not a financial wizard but;

After reading the papers for the last few weeks about TIF Money, it appears the City diverts about $50,000,000 (Million?) every year from that years budget (which nobody can verify, as the City won't open the books) to help pay for these TIF Projects that the Mayor and his cronies come up with.

Then, according to the Mayor's radio appearance last week on WBEZ, the City regains about the same amount in new taxes.

OK, so far.

So now we are still $50,000,000 Million in the Black every year?

Where is that Money?

Year after year we hear the same thing, we are broke.

So maybe in the last ten years we put $500,000,000 Million (maybe One Trillion) away somewhere, and nobody can find it?

Do we need that Sgt. J.P. to find us the 96 hidden bank accounts, to prove that it's not really missing, I just put it in the bank?

The Mayor's stories keep getting crazier every week.

There is no good reason to furlo hundreds of workers, expect them to take unpaid days off, reduce hiring to critical levels, and not settle contracts with union workers in a timely fashon.

We are not asking for blood, just a decent wage for the life threatening assignments we are expected to do each day, including laying your life on the line for our citizens.

We don't get to vote ourselves a 6% automatic pay raise each year.

It boggles the mind that Money is being horded away somewhere (to the tune of $50,000,000 Million a year) while City Services are desperately lacking.

All because we have a dictator who wants it all for himself!

Carry On, I'm Toast!

11/30/2009 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2009/11/report-charlie-weis-out-as-notre-dame-coach.html


one weis down, one to go

let's hope it doesn't take five mother fucking years

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

Off Topic
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/11/28/us/20091128-foodstamps.html

11/30/2009 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take care of your own curb and sewer...problem solved. Get a 4x4 because they aint gonna be plowing and salting this year.

11/30/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish someone would tell the super-cop working 1622 to stop writing "B-truck on residential street" tickets. He's really jamming it to working Joe Citizen, the actual real tax payers. WTF?

11/30/2009 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO SWEEPING THE FRONT OF YOUR OWN HOUSE?


SOUNDZ LIKE LAZY POLICE SYNDROME AGAIN!

DO IT WITH THE KIDS THAT DONT MOVE OUT TILL AGE 30 AND ARE STILL ON YOUR INSURANCE.

11/30/2009 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Ferguson, the new Inspector General for the City of Chicago, was interviewed by Carol Marin on WTTW's Chicago Tonight program this evening, Monday-30 November 2009.

He appeared to be a soft-spoken man, which seems odd in that he is from Boston. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, having worked under Patrick Fitzgerald.

Straight out the gate, and with a straight face, he told two huge fibs.

1) He supported the lawsuit instituted against the City of Chicago's Law Department by his now assistant Mary Hodges. The lawsuit was initiated by Mary Hodges while she was in charge after David Hoffman resigned as the Inspector General. Mary has some big balls.

2) The Mayor has instructed him to root out corruption on all levels of city government.

Hey Joe. Who is bullshitting who? Watch this mother fucker Daley. He'll have you doing time for kidnapping the Lindbergh baby if there is something in it for him and you do not stay three steps ahead of the little prick. Keep Mary Hodges on your team. Listen to her and learn. She knows how this system works. There is a bunch of shit to keep you quite busy, if you really believe what the shanks supposedly told you.

11/30/2009 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish someone would tell the super-cop working 1622 to stop writing "B-truck on residential street" tickets. He's really jamming it to working Joe Citizen, the actual real tax payers. WTF?

Park it in the garage then. Jerkoffs taking all the spots with work trucks.

12/01/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My neighbors all put their leaves in the street. (I bag mine.) When I found out the September cleaning was our last I kept telling people not to rake/blow the leave in the street. When it looked like most of the leaves had fallen and blown in front of my place, I paid my nephew to scoop them up with a snow shovel. Neighbors came out and asked why, and I told them. My nephew made a good 40 bucks in 2 hours.

11/30/2009 09:24:00 AM

I just blew all mine onto your yard. Tell your nephew thanks

12/01/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish someone would tell the super-cop working 1622 to stop writing "B-truck on residential street" tickets. He's really jamming it to working Joe Citizen, the actual real tax payers. WTF?

_____________________________________

I'm not 1622 but thank god someone is writing in 016. I have to buy city stickers and obey the law and these ass wipes just disregard it. If you don't take care of your own neighborhood who will? And yes the ghetto should get hammered also!

12/01/2009 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beat 1622 can also come on down to beat 1631 and start writing up all the polack roofing trucks parked all over the place.... a big thank you to beat 1631 on days--- we see you all the time riding around and appreciate your efforts and high visibility....

12/01/2009 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish someone would tell the super-cop working 1622 to stop writing "B-truck on residential street" tickets. He's really jamming it to working Joe Citizen, the actual real tax payers. WTF?

Jefferson Park? 45 ward?

Learn to read your Parker Book:
9-64-170(a)
Park Truck, Recreation Vehicle more than 22 feet in length, Self-contained Motor Home, Bus, Taxi (except Wards 15 and 46), Livery Vehicle on a Residential Street. Note: Pickup trucks and vans are exempted in Wards 1, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 37, 40, 42, 43, 46, 49, and 50 if the proper Permit is displayed.

I realize morale is down....thanks to shitshanks and weiss; but you should really learn to read if your going to check out a ANOV and Parker book sometime during your career.

Its a Commercial Plate Ban.....as well as a restriction on ALL Trucks and Vans.

The Residential Pickup Truck or Van Permits are available free of charge for qualifying vehicles at Alderman offices in the following wards:

The 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 37th, 40th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 46th, 47th, 49th, and 50th wards.

If your ward isn't on the above list...you can't legally park a van or truck or commercial plated vehicle in a residential area Even if you have a RPP. You need the Truck Permit as well.


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12/01/2009 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would tell the super-cop working 1622 to stop writing "B-truck on residential street" tickets. He's really jamming it to working Joe Citizen, the actual real tax payers. WTF?

11/30/2009 10:30:00 PM

That's interesting, because I call somewhat regularly on people that park business vehicles on public property overnight. There's nothing quite like circling the block 5 times then parking in Park Ridge and walking 4 blocks because of a box truck, 3 pickups and 2 work vans (all with B plates) parked in a residential area. If it's there once in a while, I pay it no mind. People come and go, have jobs, etc..but when it's regular? Give me a break, guys. Park that shit in back!

12/01/2009 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish someone would tell the super-cop working 1622 to stop writing "B-truck on residential street" tickets. He's really jamming it to working Joe Citizen, the actual real tax payers. WTF?

_____________________________________

I'm not 1622 but thank god someone is writing in 016. I have to buy city stickers and obey the law and these ass wipes just disregard it. If you don't take care of your own neighborhood who will? And yes the ghetto should get hammered also!

How do they disregard it if they buy city stickers to obey the law but do not have a garage to park in and are hard working taxpayers?

Did you know you cannot buy a permit to park your truck in the 17th District and that they can tow your vehicle for no reason other than for parking a truck on a residential street?

Does THIS seem fair to you????

12/02/2009 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would tell the super-cop working 1622 to stop writing "B-truck on residential street" tickets. He's really jamming it to working Joe Citizen, the actual real tax payers. WTF?

11/30/2009 10:30:00 PM

That's interesting, because I call somewhat regularly on people that park business vehicles on public property overnight. There's nothing quite like circling the block 5 times then parking in Park Ridge and walking 4 blocks because of a box truck, 3 pickups and 2 work vans (all with B plates) parked in a residential area. If it's there once in a while, I pay it no mind. People come and go, have jobs, etc..but when it's regular? Give me a break, guys. Park that shit in back!

12/01/2009 07:57:00 PM

In back where? Maybe they don't have a garage to park in and are not homeowners. Should they be penalized for being a working member of society? Hmmmmmm???

12/02/2009 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My neighbors all put their leaves in the street. (I bag mine.) When I found out the September cleaning was our last I kept telling people not to rake/blow the leave in the street. When it looked like most of the leaves had fallen and blown in front of my place, I paid my nephew to scoop them up with a snow shovel. Neighbors came out and asked why, and I told them. My nephew made a good 40 bucks in 2 hours.

11/30/2009 09:24:00 AM

I just blew all mine onto your yard. Tell your nephew thanks

12/01/2009 01:40:00 AM

That was fucked up.

12/02/2009 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In back where? Maybe they don't have a garage to park in and are not homeowners. Should they be penalized for being a working member of society? Hmmmmmm???

12/02/2009 06:57:00 PM

How is this my problem? They registered their vehicle as a BUSINESS vehicle, which means they shouldn't be driving it around to pick up chicks on a Friday night anyway - therefore, they *probably* have another vehicle. The one parked in the parking spot in back, or in the garage.

It's not my problem if the hardworking citizen parks his business vehicle on a residential street and there's tons of spots, but when parking is non-existent and people with personal vehicles cannot even park within a block of their own home because there are several ladder vans and pickups taking up two spots, something's wrong.

Neither you nor I know each individual's situation. Is it a shitty deal if you have only a business vehicle, and no place to park it? Yeah, kinda, but it's not the fault of everyone else forced to park elsewhere because you feel like violating an ordinance. Private parking is available for lease or sale all over the place - why are they free from having to worry about obeying the law?

What if I owned a limosine service and had two of those babies parked out in front of my house every night and you had to walk an extra two blocks in the snow every time you came home from work? Would you feel sorry for me then, or be a little bit pissed that I'm wasting parking spots you could be utilizing?

12/02/2009 08:53:00 PM  

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