Wednesday, December 30, 2009

BOHICA Street Parkers

We sense another drop in Shortshanks' bottom-of-the-barrel ratings just around the corner:
  • Here's the breakdown of what to expect:The loop area, bound by Lake Michigan to the East, Wacker Drive to the North and West, and Congress Parkway to the South, will see the highest parking rates, at $4.25 per hour.

    It'll cost $2.50 per hour to park in the Central Business District outside the Loop, an area bounded by Lake Michigan to the East, North Avenue to the North, Halsted to the West, and Roosevelt Road to the South rates.

    In all other areas of the city, rates will be $1.25 per hour.
Anyone else noticing a distinct and noticeable drop off in people parking at meters or blocks with pay boxes? We'll just note that we've been having no problem parking the squad car at lunch locations for the entire autumn and winter so far. No more grabbing the crosswalk, hydrant or bus stop for a quick bite. Makes us wonder.

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone in the comments who got the sarcasm and silliness part of the above paragraph. Geez, with Revenue ticketing marked cars, unmarked cars and anything with an FOP medallion on it, you think we'd seriously park a car anywhere near a hydrant, crosswalk or bus stop?

Lighten up people - it's a freaking blog.

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80 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until every neighborhood is permit parking. It is coming boys and girls and coming soon. That is why the City Sticker and the parking permit were combined. By 2012 everyone will be buying a City Sticker and paying a fee to park on their own street.

12/30/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work in the CBD 018. i cant find a parker to save my life. parking spots galore!! wish i could afford to shop there. and the tow truck driver cant find anyone to tow.

12/30/2009 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come into Chicago to do business?
Not any more.

That's what happens when you push parking rates to obscene levels. Couple that with the highest sales tax rates and meeting downtown for a business lunch is ludicrous.

And it's a LOT more than $4.25 an hour. Parking in a lot costs anywhere from $26.00 - $32.00 if you park for 2 hours or more around lunch.

Just saving on parking makes it worth meeting in OakBrook or some other suburb. (preferably NOT in Cook County - might as well save a couple % tax on the bill as well)

How does that relate to all of you? NO revenues - no raises.

There has to be a dramatic change in Chicago becoming "business-friendly" again. Otherwise - double property taxes and start making those who live within the city pay for the services they get.

Yes - you are subsidized by the suburbs

Don't think so? Compare your property taxes with those who live in the suburbs.

12/30/2009 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DALEY MUST GO !

12/30/2009 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People I talk to are disgusted and refuse to park in daley's miserable pay areas. At any rate, I have not written one ticket for an expired parking receipt and I will not for the remainder of my police career.

And to top it all of, the money daley got for this is all gone! Supposed to last for many years and now it is gone in one year!

But wait, daley promised to replace it! Hey, it's a daley promise, handle accordingly.

REMEMBER, MAYORAL ELECTION FEBRUARY 2011

DUMP DALEY FEBRUARY 2011

NEVER FORGET WHAT DALEY HAS DONE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO, DUMP THIS EVIL BASTARD!

DUMP DALEY FEBRUARY 2011

12/30/2009 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only $2 per hour in NYC or DC.

We have got to keep Shortshanks, or his replacement from selling the Water Department and Garbage Collection.

We, the entire city needs to talk about and get ready for the day when we will be cheering the indictment or the election results or when City Hall is draped in mourning bunting. We need to get the power out of the hands the Daley-Burke-Stroger-Mell-Obama Crime Family.

12/30/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have noticed a lot less shoppers in my business district.

The citizens that I do talk to all have said that they shop in the suburbs more whenever possible and will VOTE against Mayor Daley next time around.

I work in a once busy shopping district on the Northside of town where the money is, not the bust out South or West side of town with freeloaders and Reverends running around spewing garbage from their mouths!

These are exactly the people you would NOT want to piss off!
Actual VOTERS with jobs and paying high taxes for little to no city services, as compared to the folks on the LINK program!

Most citizens seemed angry and genuine in their thoughts!

12/30/2009 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We'll just note that we've been having no problem parking the squad car at lunch locations for the entire autumn and winter so far. No more grabbing the crosswalk, hydrant or bus stop for a quick bite."

class act

12/30/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He did it all for his obsession for Olympics 2016. He sold us out and even moreso our children and grandchildren--all for the FOLLY of the Stuttering Prick.

He gathered the upfront billions and finished last in Copenhagen. By all rights, he should hang from the gallows.

12/30/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everywhere I drive on the NW side has ample parking wherever there is paybox parking available. It's like a ghost town on the main streets!

12/30/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Betty said...

Aside from visiting my aunt in Edison Park, I no longer go to the City. My money goes a lot further out here in DuPage County, plus my business is appreciated here.

12/30/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL BECAUSE OF 42'S OLYMPIC WET DREAM THAT WENT VERY DRY!!!!!!!

12/30/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an informal poll, how many payboxes are in front of aldermen's ofices? Noticed most of the Northside alderman have free street parking for their offices.

12/30/2009 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

carefull squad cars not on official police business will be ticketed

12/30/2009 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REMEMBER, MAYORAL ELECTION FEBRUARY 2011

DUMP DALEY FEBRUARY 2011

NEVER FORGET WHAT DALEY HAS DONE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO, DUMP THIS EVIL BASTARD!

DUMP DALEY FEBRUARY 2011

12/30/2009 06:40:00 AM

Who are the candidates? Who will replace daley? You are a dreamer.

12/30/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: but saw this link on another site......is your workplace dysfunctional?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/11/06/workplace-is-dysfunctional/

12/30/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

SAD PART IS IF U READ THE LAZ CONTRACT IS IF LAZ DOESNT HIT CERTAIN BENCHMARKS THE METER LOCATIONS WILL EXPAND!

CERTAIN HOODS LIKE DOWN ARCHER AVE OR DIVISION STREET NEAR HUMBOLDT PARK WILL RECEIVE THE SHINY NEW PAY BOXES.

WAIT TILL DALEY SELLS THE WATER PROCESSING PLANT!

12/30/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...so where did the cars go? A portion of them went farther into the side streets "where the living is easy & the parking is free".

12/30/2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higher parking rates = the better chance for the shanks to be sent packing on election day.

He'll never starve because he has pillaged the city for 20 years, but his days of plundering will be over.

And a huge thrill will be seeing that piece of shit Sam Roti take a big tumble! What a POS! Get ready to hand in your department command vehicle Sammy! And Keating should be at the tailor getting his chevrons sewed on! Bye-bye boys!

12/30/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoffman for mayor. His bid for senate will fail, but his name is out there. E-mail or phone his campaign and express your support. He will need to be convinced he has a shot. He is the best option.

12/30/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I CANT FIND ANY ILLEGALLY PARKED CARS TO WRITE....
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!



I/F

12/30/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The buisnesses pay more for the locations, yet their buisness have been suffering from this political move.

12/30/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We'll just note that we've been having no problem parking the squad car at lunch locations for the entire autumn and winter so far. No more grabbing the crosswalk, hydrant or bus stop for a quick bite."

class act

12/30/2009 07:38:00 AM

______________________________________________________________________


I agree. Not a class act there. I messed up plenty over the years, but one of the things I will never do is park illegally for a personal or lunch. I will walk a block or go somewhere else before illegally parking. I just cannot justify it.

Once had a boss ask me if I was trying to hide the squad, when it was legally parked a half-block away and around the corner. He told me that I could not possibly keep an eye on the department vehicle with it parked that far away.

Hey, the heck with that! There isn't anything in the emm-effer to steal anyway and if they want to steal that piece of crap vehicle, they can have it. I give a damn! I am hoping that one day the piece of crap gets tagged! And tagged with anti-Daley rhetoric! I would be proud to drive it!

12/30/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seen meter maids on the west side of all places at 2 in the morning writting parkers make sure you and your family all have your vehicle stickers up to date

12/30/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it, the turd on the 5th floor is never going to prison. The Feds will never try to put him away. Too many skeletons that nobody wants out of the closet.

12/30/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will be re-elected. It is the machine way. The ghetto people will be out to vote, along with the hispanics and cemeteries. Who needs the white vote in this town.

12/30/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any copper who writes a ticket for one of these pay boxes should be given a blanket party by the rest of the watch! I'm just sayin'...

12/30/2009 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but worthy of comment.

We are all aware of the exempts taking 24 days off unpaid next year. Too fucking bad. However, you may not be aware that the exempts have been assured by the City law department that the days off will not count against their pension, their pension will be reflected by the amount of their budgeted position, regardless of what they make. The result of this will be exempts receiving a full pension on their budgeted amount but actually paying in 10% less each pay check and the city matching 10% less each time. The only people who get shorted here are the other members of the pension, who pay their full share. It is likely that this furlough day nonsense will go on for a few more years, at least. This money which the exempts are shorting us is going to add up at the expense of the collective bargaining members. Where is the Pension Board Rep's on this one. How can the city guarantee what our pensions pay out? Is the city making up the difference?

We need some answers here. This is our money which the city and the exempts are getting a 10% discount on at our expense. I don't want to hear any crying that the chosen ones already have to take an exrta 24 days off. They sold their soul for the gold star, now wallow in it. If its so bad, turn it in and get paid as a Lt. or Captain. Either way, I refuse to once again take the hit in my already depressed pension so some political hack gold star doesn't go hungry.

12/30/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

retired police officer i buy gas and cigs in indiana for the last 5 years fuck the city i refused to shop in the city and give this mayor my money

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

I left the city six years ago for security,peace of mind and more space. I do come to the city once or twice a month for theater or diner, but dind myself coming in less and less. I avoid, at all costs, downtown and the gold coast because of high parking rates. It is not unusual to pay 19 bucks to park for a play or 15 for dinner or 16 for a movie. Then you have to deal with potholes ( last year cost me big bucks) and beggers on the street. The pay box system actually has freed up somne spots on the street, a good idea. Too bad the city isnt managing themselves. Yes, i can see permit parking to spread across the city to all areas.

12/30/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes - you are subsidized by the suburbs

Don't think so? Compare your property taxes with those who live in the suburbs."


True, but none of the suburbs would exist were it not for the city.

Suburban taxes are generally kept high to prevent the great unwashed from moving there.

Now it's time to share the wealth; Section 8, public housing, etc.

12/30/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family wanted to go downtown and see the Xmas display and that Kris Kringle exhibit in Daley Plaza one evening. We parked in self park public parking Was $28.00 for less than 2 hours and $30.00 for 2 hours
$30.00 for 2 hours , why would anyone go downtown

12/30/2009 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd prefer to drive on the over crowded express ways into the city, to pay high fees for parking, then pay high taxes for crap I could buy in the suburbs, at a lower tax rate mind you, while dealing with pick-pocket jag's on michigan ave and of course there are the pickle bucket bands downtown! Instead of ophra the queen pig, daley should have loaded a plane full of the Chicago pickle bucket symphony players and headed to the Olympic committee, that would have won it for us!!!!!!! NOW TAX US MORE PLEASE DALEY

12/30/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No more grabbing the crosswalk, hydrant or bus stop for a quick bite. Makes us wonder."

It is my sincere hope that you posted that line as a joke, SCC.
Stuff like what was described above
is what brings a lot of heat on all of us. Unless there is a bonafide emergency, no one should be parking any squads in such a manner as to bring embarrassment
to our chosen profession. We've had no shortage of embarrassing photos and film clips showing us at our worst this year.

12/30/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey shortshanks ..there goes chicago's small businesss'. I used to shop at the Ukrainian village, Taylor street, Lincoln Ave stores.. No More !!You asswipes were standing around cars just waiting to write tickets.
Dump Quinn, Lipinski ,Stroger , Daley in 2010 !!!!!

12/30/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even the foot guys are beefing that it has become hard to find parkers---- people park legally now because they can't afford the usurious fines for violations and know that two unpaid will get you "das boooot"--- also a lot of competition from daley's revenue sandbagging operations where he has a huge patronage army out there who would even write a car full of nuns a ticket..... chicago is the rip-off capital of the usa.....

12/30/2009 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Daley give a fuck? He hasn't paid for anything in years. This doesn't affect him so he don't give a shit.

Some sell out P.O. pulls up while another sell out P.O. opens his door etc.

Fuck him and his family.

Still praying for that 5th Floor grabber.

12/30/2009 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somewhat on topic:

Got a ticket through the mail the other day for expired tag on my plate. (I had it, just forgot to put it on.) Since I had never parked at the location indicated, I called the number on teh ticket. Turns out one of Shortshanks Revenue Rats had seen me stopped at a light and wrote down my plate and then sent me a ticket. Unbelievable...

12/30/2009 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never used one of those boxes, never will.
go to the suburbs, they appreciate the business.

12/30/2009 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't do a fucking thing in this city. Other than Superdawg and Dino's. Shop in Niles or Norridge Dine and Muvico in Rosemont GFY Shortshanks

12/30/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

The biggest problem we have with da Stuttering Prick and da WEISel is that they shovel more bullshit than the street sweepers of Pamplona.

12/30/2009 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait till you see what the fop gives up to sells us out,and they are our friends.hahahaha..they get no breaks from me.parking tickets ,towes,movers i will right them.

12/30/2009 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At $4.25 an hour!

It is easier to get a gallon and a half of gas and drive to Schaumburg mall and back! Rather than deal with this silly City!

Parking is also free in the suburban shopping malls and free of all sorts of knuckleheads!

12/30/2009 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We need to get the power out of the hands the Daley-Burke-Stroger-Mell-Obama Crime Family.

12/30/2009 06:58:00 AM"


you left out the madigans...... amongst many others......

12/30/2009 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He gathered the upfront billions and finished last in Copenhagen. By all rights, he should hang from the gallows.

12/30/2009 08:01:00 AM"



upside down.

12/30/2009 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

REMEMBER, MAYORAL ELECTION FEBRUARY 2011

DUMP DALEY FEBRUARY 2011

NEVER FORGET WHAT DALEY HAS DONE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO, DUMP THIS EVIL BASTARD!

DUMP DALEY FEBRUARY 2011

12/30/2009 06:40:00 AM

Who are the candidates? Who will replace daley? You are a dreamer.

12/30/2009 09:38:00 AM

A dreamer? Yes, exactly, and hopefully a worthwhile candidate will surface and be there so we have an option.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

12/30/2009 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Somewhat on topic:

Got a ticket through the mail the other day for expired tag on my plate. (I had it, just forgot to put it on.) Since I had never parked at the location indicated, I called the number on teh ticket. Turns out one of Shortshanks Revenue Rats had seen me stopped at a light and wrote down my plate and then sent me a ticket. Unbelievable...

12/30/2009 02:19:00 PM


And guess where they picked up that little trick? Coppers have been doing that for years.

12/30/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Any copper who writes a ticket for one of these pay boxes should be given a blanket party by the rest of the watch! I'm just sayin'...

12/30/2009 11:04:00 AM


Sir, you are absolutely dead nuts on target. I haven't written any and I never will. Any PO with a desire to see the end of 42 short's tyranny should do likewise.

Sic semper tyrannis

(state motto of Virginia}

12/30/2009 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am also in agreement with those who condemn the remark about blocking fire hydrants, crosswalks, etc. while going to lunch.

We have enough people who hate us for shit like that,,,,do it the right way, you don't want to see yourself on a Pam Zekman segment.

I've always parked legally, even in 018 or 001 when there wasn't a job.

12/30/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all part of the plan to turn Chicago into the next Detroit. If people are not parking in the business districts, they are not patronizing the businesses in those areas. The business person will eventually have to close his/her store. The building owner will not be able to rent the space. And pretty soon the area starts to look like Detroit. The reason Chicago has such vibrant neighborhoods is because of the business districts in most areas. People want to live where there are amenities such as shopping, doctor's offices, and restaurants. If the businesses close down, people will no longer want to live in the area and will move to places where there are such amenities that are accessible.
Gouging people for parking fees is one of the most stupid, regressive things a municipality can do. The reason shopping centers offer free parking is to increase their tenants share of the business and make them more competitive. If you want to chase the businesses and the tax revenue they generate away, charge for parking. What is really shortsighted is that the City would earn far more from their share of the sales tax revenues generated by increasing business rather than by raising the parking rates.
Time to get ready to get out of Dodge.

12/30/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fewer cars parking in the Loop, you can get a parking spot usually on the block when your looking.

Wonder how much revenue has dropped?? LAZ has even been parking legal. I write them when opportunity presents itself. So far Ive written them for No City Sticker, Parking on a Hydrant, Parking on a Crosswalk, Parking in a Handicap, and Bus Stop!!


Remeber LAZ is a city contractor, they DONT WORK FOR THE CITY!! The ones Ive dealt with are gang-banging douche bags

12/30/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talked to some of the merchants on Lincoln Avenue (from Linclon and Western intersection to Lincoln and Irving Park road) and here are their business results. Before the parking meters were installed, their businesses were already suffering. Sales were down as much as 15% to 25%. OUCH. When the city decided to privatize the meters and have citizens pay outrageous fees, all of a sudden foot traffic in their stores dropped dramatically and sales went down the tubes.

12/30/2009 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city will privatize the water system. They will also make you pay for parking on your own street. That is why they combined the city sticker along with the permit fee. Even though I have four years on the job, once my wife finishes up her nursing degree, we are moving to places that are less taxing; Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia or Nevada. And they have better weather than Chicago.

12/30/2009 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"even the foot guys are beefing that it has become hard to find parkers---"

Put them back in a Patrol Car answering calls. Total waste of manpower, Local Merchant suckasses the Lot of them.

12/30/2009 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is my sincere hope that you posted that line as a joke, SCC.
Stuff like what was described above
is what brings a lot of heat on all of us. Unless there is a bonafide emergency, no one should be parking any squads in such a manner as to bring embarrassment"

THE SPINELESS 35TH ST WHITESHIRT COWARD CRAWLED OUT FROM UNDER THE DESK. HEY MORON, THE SQUADCAR HAS TO BE READILY ACCESSIBLE, IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY,WOULDN'T IT STAND TO REASON THEY'RE ALREADY ON SCENE??

THE BIGGEST EMBARRASSMENT IS GUTLESS APOLOGISTS LIKE YOURSELF, THAT HAVE MADE THIS DEPARTMENT A BUNCH OF SACKLESS CANDYASSES!!

12/30/2009 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"No more grabbing the crosswalk, hydrant or bus stop for a quick bite. Makes us wonder."

It is my sincere hope that you posted that line as a joke, SCC.
Stuff like what was described above
is what brings a lot of heat on all of us. Unless there is a bonafide emergency, no one should be parking any squads in such a manner as to bring embarrassment
to our chosen profession. We've had no shortage of embarrassing photos and film clips showing us at our worst this year.

12/30/2009 12:07:00 PM

MASTERS OFF THE BLOG,NOW GO HOME AND GET MOMMY A HOT TEA DEAR!

12/30/2009 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In an informal poll, how many payboxes are in front of aldermen's ofices? Noticed most of the Northside alderman have free street parking for their offices."

or... have the parking meters removed entirely by your local alderman. Alternative Latino High School located on 3100 block of North Pulaski had all of their meters removed so they could park for free. Right, Regnier!

12/30/2009 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a ticket through the mail the other day for expired tag on my plate. (I had it, just forgot to put it on.)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Congratulations! You're merely STUPID.

12/30/2009 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the goal, of course - a drop-off in the number of spaces taken all day because it's almost free, so why not. Turnover in the spots, and something a little closer to a market rate for parking, so we're not subsidizing drivers.

Really, $4.50/hour means short-term parking on the street remains far cheaper than short-term parking in a lot.

12/30/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these parking meter hikes are just an attempt to get you to rely on CTA.

12/30/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why go to Macy's, Bloomingdales's, Nordstroms,etc. downtown and pay those ridiculous prices to park when you can go to the burbs and park for free in a huge lot. What are these idiots in city hall going to do next???

12/30/2009 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever runs against Daley can run on the parking scandal (compare to the dummy Bilandic who said we didn't have a snow plowing problem). Jane beat him on that alone.

12/30/2009 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez...high prices, high taxes, bad traffic, erxorbitant parking...what reason is there to come into the city?

As for not being able to write parkers...great! Sir Robert Peel wrote that the absence of activity is the true sign of police effectiveness!

12/31/2009 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"class act"
you are operating an EMERGENCY vehicle !
if a 1a or 10-1 comes out and you are too late to help you have failed.
also, why take a ligit spot out of circulation hurting shoppers and shop keepers alike.

12/31/2009 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for any business owner in chicago. SAD!

12/31/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Blogger E Lang said...

Hey boys and girls:

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Check out their website, answer their survey.

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http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=EGW5pZolFwrdhpHn6inRGw_3d_3d

We need to be organized if we want them crooks in city hall out; otherwise we’re just all talk as usual. We saw what happened to our petition, it got no where because we had no organization. Most of us were too frightened to reveal ourselves like Ret. Sgt. Northen did because we’re terrorized and browbeaten by these absolute criminals. We need an organization and these good people have the start of one.

Just think about it, check them out.

Lets free ourselves from subjugation by organized crime once and for all !!!

DUMP DALEY 2011
KILL THE MACHINE !

12/31/2009 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Why go to Macy's, Bloomingdales's, Nordstroms,etc. downtown and pay those ridiculous prices to park when you can go to the burbs and park for free in a huge lot. What are these idiots in city hall going to do next???

12/30/2009 10:36:00 PM


I park my ass right here in front of the computer and order from some place that does not charge Chicago, Cook County or Illinois tax and then I don't pay to park because I don't drive to an overpriced store and then it gets delivered for free.

I don't give a shit what they charge in Chicago or what the parking rates will be. I am only here for the pension and in a very few years I will leave this place in my rear view mirror.

I give up, they win, I am definitely moving, just as soon as that pension check begins to be direct deposited in my bank account.

Then, there will never be another cent of this family's money ever spent in Illinois.

I will be moving to civilization, where polite, decent people can live in relative peace. There are such places, just do some searching. Leave Chicago to the daley's, the wealthy and the Section 8's.

12/31/2009 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Really, $4.50/hour means short-term parking on the street remains far cheaper than short-term parking in a lot.

12/30/2009 07:03:00 PM


Thank you Avis LaVelle, but still more expensive than any other major city. I shop in the suburbs and online.

12/31/2009 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever runs against Daley can run on the parking scandal (compare to the dummy Bilandic who said we didn't have a snow plowing problem). Jane beat him on that alone.

12/30/2009 10:38:00 PM

The campaign slogan could be stop him before he sells the lake.

---not a cop

12/31/2009 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous What? It Could Happen! . . . said...

WTF???

This morning when I went out to my car to go to work, a crew from Chicago Parking Meter LLC was waiting for me to open my garage door so they could install a parking meter Pay Box inside.

Can they do this??? It's only a fricken 2 car garage, SCC ! ! !

Where do I go to complain???

~

12/31/2009 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree. Not a class act there. I messed up plenty over the years, but one of the things I will never do is park illegally for a personal or lunch. I will walk a block or go somewhere else before illegally parking. I just cannot justify it.

Once had a boss ask me if I was trying to hide the squad, when it was legally parked a half-block away and around the corner. He told me that I could not possibly keep an eye on the department vehicle with it parked that far away.

Hey, the heck with that! There isn't anything in the emm-effer to steal anyway and if they want to steal that piece of crap vehicle, they can have it. I give a damn! I am hoping that one day the piece of crap gets tagged! And tagged with anti-Daley rhetoric! I would be proud to drive it!


You sound like the biggest beatoff in the world...If I worked with you and you parked a fucking block away in JAN and told me that shit you just said.... I would smack the fuck out of you and take the keys, park like the police should park and make you walk... you do nothing asshat! My god did you even read that after you wrote it...."steal the squad car, tag it" thats what you would rather see than park illegally...you fucking pusy ass cop no wonder these motherfuckers are not affraid of us anymore cuz of dick heads like you!

12/31/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes - you are subsidized by the suburbs

Don't think so? Compare your property taxes with those who live in the suburbs.


Let's not forget that taxpayers in the suburbs can send their kids to public schools especially during highschool. That's the difference between my $2800.00 per year in taxes and their $7,000.00. Actually the Chicago taxpayer gets fucked because I'm pretty sure highschool tuition is alot more than $4200.00.

12/31/2009 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF???

This morning when I went out to my car to go to work, a crew from Chicago Parking Meter LLC was waiting for me to open my garage door so they could install a parking meter Pay Box inside.

Can they do this??? It's only a fricken 2 car garage, SCC ! ! !

Where do I go to complain???

~

12/31/2009 07:52:00 AM

OK--that was funny!

12/31/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: but saw this link on another site......is your workplace dysfunctional?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/11/06/workplace-is-dysfunctional/

12/30/2009 09:57:00 AM

I'm not a cop and work for the City. Our workplace is FUBAR. Too many management hacks, lazy political dogs, and too few actual workers.

Happy New Year to all of Chicago's finest.

A grateful citizen from 16.

12/31/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't do a fucking thing in this city. Other than Superdawg and Dino's. Shop in Niles or Norridge Dine and Muvico in Rosemont GFY Shortshanks

12/30/2009 03:34:00 PM

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Boycott Muvico in Rosemont. They charged a 20 year old girl with pirating a film. The kid was taping part of her sister's birthday celebration with a cell phone. The manager is an ass. Don't patronize them.

12/31/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not a class act-- boo hoo hoo--- park the car legally even if it means a half block walk--- you must be some stroke who worked the street for a whole six months and then went inside--- you always park the squad right in front of your lunch spot--- you can keep an eye on it and can get to it in a hurry if someone is getting their ass kicked and needs help.... some of you crybabies really need to take up drinking and getting laid once in awhile--- it will improve your disposition and make you quite acting like a bunch of pussies....

12/31/2009 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you fucking pusy ass cop no wonder these motherfuckers are not affraid of us anymore cuz of dick heads like you!

12/31/2009 08:29:00 AM

Damn, I forgot one.

Hey sweetheart, blow me!

12/31/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if it was your mother who had to walk around a paddy wagon park parked on a crosswalk in front of a restaurant?

People hate us enough without having to look at illegally parked cop cars when it is obviously isn't an emergency.

It is all about perception.

12/31/2009 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you fucking pusy ass cop no wonder these motherfuckers are not affraid of us anymore cuz of dick heads like you!

12/31/2009 08:29:00 AM

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Arrogant assholes like you are our worst enemies. Park legally when possible and gain some respect.

1/01/2010 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprise, surprise: Parking at O'Hare & Midway increased on 01 JAN 10, according to the Department of Aviation, "...to keep pace with the increase in street parking..." or something to that effect. Can anyone tell me why parking at the airports has to "keep pace" with street parking?

The people that TV channel 7 interviewed generally agreed that that's the normal deal in Chicago - no warning. One also indicated that he would no longer utilize airport parking.

That's life in Daley's Chicago. Bend over!

1/01/2010 11:53:00 PM  

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