Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Biting the Hand That Feeds

  • How could a mayor whose administration has been besieged by the Hired Truck, city hiring and minority contracting scandals claim with a straight face that a West Side alderman's guilty plea "broke the camel's back" on the corruption front?

    How could Daley put aldermen on the hot seat without acknowledging his own pivotal role in elevating convicted Ald. Isaac Carothers (29th) to a position of power?

Um, assholes? You knew what he was when he appointed you to your seats. Remember? He appointed half the City Council going back 20 or more years after deaths, resignations, convictions or when they got elected to other jobs. And he did it with almost zero input from the community - he had his own ideas and committees and reverends to appease and the voters, well hell, what do voters know anyway? They'll do what they're told for the most part as long as the garbage is picked up and the bills aren't too high.

Trouble is, while the garbage is being picked up semi regularly, the buses aren't on time any more, the bills and fees are piling up, the jobs are disappearing along with the parking spaces and by golly, the police just aren't kicking the gangbangers' asses like they used to. Heck, we don't even see the police as much as we used to - it's almost like there aren't nearly as many of them around anymore.
  • Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) said Daley has used a bogus argument to try to "box us in on the P.R. side" with aldermanic elections fast approaching.

    "It just seems weird to me that corruption with respect to jobs, contracts and influence happens on the executive side, yet the aldermen get blamed for it as though we're the ones who are corrupt,," Brookins said.

Well Howard, remember, half of your august body has gone to prison in the past 30 years. No one is going to make you idiots out to be Snow White. What is surprising is that not a single one of you paragons of virtue has managed to put Shortshanks in any danger whatsoever - not from the voters and certainly not from the feds.

You abet the corruption. Stop whining when you get painted with the brush Daley is wielding - you gave it to him.

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65 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUMP DALEY in 2011!

Hoffman for Mayor!

2/16/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big question is who the Mayor appoints to be Chairman of the Police and Fire Committee.

2/16/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor controls 99% of the City Council. The Aldermen are just rubber stamping anything Daley wants and are therefore 100% accountable to us, the voters.

DUMP ALL INCUMBENTS, CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!

2/16/2010 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The politicos see the discontent growing among the masses. The Sheeple have awakened and are irate.

2/16/2010 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da mayo is taking a page out of Obamas book. He is writing his own book "The Audacity of a Mope".

2/16/2010 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC--------did not know how to e-mail you. Plus, the appeal itself must be encrypted or something. I could not post or send, but here is the court info. Thanks a lot. I will be there along with others hopefully. Thanks.

From one of Bill's family:

Bill's oral argument is this Thursday, 2/18/2010, in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is located on the 27th Floor of the Federal Building at 219 S. Dearborn. The argument is set for 10:00 a.m., but with that start time probably will not start until later. (There are usually about 5 cases on the call starting at 9:30 a.m. and the fact that we have a 10:00 a.m. start time means that Bill's is one of last.)


The appeals court is the only courtroom on the 27th floor. It is open to the public, but the proceedings are more formal and legal in nature than the district court. Family, friends, supporters are welcome to attend. In my experience, attendance by supporters has no effect one way or the other. A recording of the argument will also be available on line shortly after the argument.


i did speak to Bill today. He seemed in good spirits.


Feel free to call or e-mail of you have any questions.

2/16/2010 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!

2/16/2010 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

......someone should take some nine inch nails to those hands.

2/16/2010 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley is so accustomed to everone accepting his word as "The Gospel truth" that he no longer worries that he'll be challenged by anyone. He tosses minions under the bus & they all keep silent to protect him.

No matter how high and deep you pile on the "bullshit" it is still just Bullshit.

Too bad there is no one with the huevos to start making him accountable. We may have to wait for Barry & Michelle to get kicked out of the white palace & perhaps a republican POTUS will let the justice department start doing its job.

Dick daley before daley dicks you !!

2/16/2010 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow just listened to jody's interview i wonder if this guy smells what he is shoveling.

2/16/2010 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, maybe now they know how we feel when some jagoff makes us look bad. Anyway, fuck them!!!!! NO SYMPATHY from the gentry.

2/16/2010 04:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey scc we on the fire side hear your contract is a done deal,and since were going to get the same financial package,just wondering if theres anything to it.could this have anything to do with operation clean slate?

2/16/2010 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah yes the rats are begining to turn on one another.finally we are going to see some progress.i do believe that king richard stepped on his richard this time.maybe just maybe his reign of terror is coming to an end.now vote that asshole and his fifty thieves out of office.the end:)

2/16/2010 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TERM FUCKING LIMITS

2/16/2010 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political theater at it’s finest. Daley is the boss of bosses, the machine isn’t one big heap, it is made up of various parts each with its own leadership and responsibility to bring in the votes no matter what. Daley hands out the favors to those who deliver and those who don’t get replaced. Presently Daley has the opportunity to clean out some dead wood in the name of reform and feed the hunger of the angry voters at the same time. Any rebellion by these aldermen is just a fake to distance themselves from Daley while he smears them. They will decide among themselves who gets thrown under the bus and none of them will shed a tear for the fallen because they will be pick their least productive members who only tend to drag the rest of them down.

If Daley were for real, we’d see guys like Mell and Burke fall, but we won’t. We’re likely to see someone like Tunney bite the bullet because he is politically weak and expendable.


DALEY MUST GO !

2/16/2010 05:45:00 AM  
Blogger PO said...

G Gordon Liddy said that any Mayor can stay in power as long as the citizens feel safe( POLICE) are not afraid of their house burning down(FIRE DEPT) and the City is clean and streets drivable ( STREETS & SANDS). Makes you wonder how Richie has been around so long. He's made enemies out of all that would help him.

2/16/2010 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every one of these 50 thieves has enabled Daley to become the cancer that will kill this once great city.

Not one incumbent should be re-elected in the upcoming City elections. None of them can be trusted to "blow the whistle" whenever illegal endeavors occur.

2/16/2010 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to go to a training downtown Friday, dreading parking like always but haven't been down there since the beginning of the parking boxes. There were empty spaces all over the place. Parked right in front of the place I was going to. Didn't have to drive around the block ten times like usual. I was shocked.

That can't be good, even for a "holiday."

---not a cop

2/16/2010 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brookins is no different then the rest. Look into who got 3 time merit promotions ( go to open book and type in the name of your favorite clouted exempt) after contributing to him. No need to look underground to find organized crime in Chicago...

2/16/2010 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Spoiler said...

From the sad but true files:

Area 5 gun team has brought in a whopping total of two guns so far this year. That's right, 2 fucking guns. Anybody that don't believe me, well, I saw the paperwork.

I'm sure they've been busy though, answering 911 calls, domestics, handling traffic accidents, bringing in terrorists.

Maybe they've been handling gang fights at the schools and the School Unit has been bringing in firearms. Yep, that's probably it.

2/15/2010 06:21:00 PM

Anyway to confirm this? Because if it's true then that's pathetic and they should be dumped

2/16/2010 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice editorial SCC :)

lets hope others catch on

2/16/2010 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FROM BILL COZZI'S ATTORNEY:


Bill's oral argument is this Thursday, 2/18/2010, in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is located on the 27th Floor of the Federal Building at 219 S. Dearborn. The argument is set for 10:00 a.m., but with that start time probably will not start until later. (There are usually about 5 cases on the call starting at 9:30 a.m. and the fact that we have a 10:00 a.m. start time means that Bill's is one of last.)


The appeals court is the only courtroom on the 27th floor. It is open to the public, but the proceedings are more formal and legal in nature than the district court. Family, friends, supporters are welcome to attend. In my experience, attendance by supporters has no effect one way or the other. A recording of the argument will also be available on line shortly after the argument.


i did speak to Bill today. He seemed in good spirits.

2/16/2010 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous INSANE FISH (I/F) said...

"DUMP ALL INCUMBENTS, CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!"

WOW! We can do it.
Now that the “messiah” has been exposed as the phony that he is, it’s our turn. If that cesspool of democRATS in Massachusetts can do it, we can do it with our cesspool of democRATS in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois.

There may still be a slight chance to save my beloved Department. Stay safe.

2/16/2010 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in the kingdom of shortshanks....there s always room under the bus.

2/16/2010 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice quote from Brookins -- whose side job as a criminal defense attorney is to defend gangbangers.

2/16/2010 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did WEISel do his latest hatdance? What media outlet?
Even though everyone knows he's completely full of it, I'd still like to check it out on the web.
Please post where his latest feeble attempt to win friends & influence people took place.

2/16/2010 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting a STRAIGHT REPULICAN ticket...maybe I can throw a wrench into the Democratic Machine if Hoffman is not running....The only way to stop this madness is to vote the mayor and ALL of his appointees out of office. Enough already Chicagoan's ENOUGH!

2/16/2010 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - We are sooo screwed!!!

www.IllinoisIsBroke.com

2/16/2010 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term Limits

2/16/2010 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will like this one: Meeting held in Garfield Ridge/Clearing area on crime related matters. Mostly off-duty police who live in the area. When a rep. from Aldermans office tries to enter meeting, he is asked to leave. The Aldercreatures have ruined this city enough. Kudos and thankyou to all who particupated.

2/16/2010 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how many stories I read on this blog that make the news papaers the following day. You, SCC are a lazy reporters dream!

2/16/2010 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Amen Brother...

2/16/2010 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

You know what would be a great idea? Let us whittle down and de-fang the police department!


http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/
201003/jobless-america-future




“[Men have] suffered roughly three-quarters of the 8 million job losses since the beginning of 2008 … In November, 19.4 percent of all men in their prime working years, 25 to 54, did not have jobs, the highest figure since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the statistic in 1948.”

“… this era of high joblessness is probably just beginning. Before it ends, it will likely … leave an indelible imprint on many blue-collar men. It could cripple marriage as an institution in many communities. It may already be plunging many inner cities into a despair not seen for decades.“





What do you think all the mens will do when they have thier backs against the wall?

2/16/2010 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will stick by my estimate. Pension fund lasts until 2022.

2/16/2010 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sieser had a flat yesterday, He raised the squad with one hand and he ordered me to change the tire and I did.

2/16/2010 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The worst part of this whole equation is that these aldermen are the people who actually run the CPD. Look behind every single exempt position on this Department, and you will find an alderman in the background. Every meritorious promotions stinks of our corrupt City Council.

2/16/2010 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley just doesnt seem to care anymore about anything except staying outta jail!!

Mark my works HE WILL NOT RUN again. He will cite the concern over Maggies health. I really wonder just how sick she really is, or is it exagerated to add credibility to Daley's decision not to run again.

I was thinking he was hoping to be like his dad, since they wont indict him while in office

2/16/2010 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word around town that Boris Badenov, er Daley, is going to appoint Natasha, er Betty Loren Maltese, as the new Chairman of the the Police and Fire committee. Now that's change you can believe in!

2/16/2010 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are many rumors floating around. What will happen to 2nd. Watch Captains? Will they be reassigned to other districts on the 1st. and 3rd. Watch? Will all Captains be reasigned to specialized units and lieutenants returned to districts? Will the Watch Commander position now be a lieutenant's position - thereby eliminating out of grade pay? How many Captains will be Inspectors?
Inquiring minds want to know...

2/16/2010 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The aldermen are a huge part of the reason chicago is in such a mess. They knew what king daley was from day one and they play his game every day. They get his blessing to do the unethical things they do because they stamp everything daley wants. Daley is a heavy handed dictator and the aldermen or nothing but spinless puppets that grant him every wish. Hey aldermen how did you guys get the kings approval to keep voting yourselves heafty raises? Hmmmmmm, I wonder?

2/16/2010 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media are just like the aldermen. They say yes boss and never dare question anything he says or does. He lies everyday and the media believes him.

2/16/2010 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

HAAAA-HAAAAAA!

You alderfools benefited HANDSOMELY by 42 extra-short's hand! Therefore you are aiders and abettors in his malfeasance and fiduciary chicanery.

Approximately $12 to $15 BILLION DOLLARS of municipal treasury has gone poof since shorty parked his decayed ass in the chair on five.

None of you knee-walking whores said SHIT in regard to accountability/fair and correct accounting to the tax payers in this regard. But you assholes repeatedly got your dicks wet at our expense and stole all that any collection of thieves could ever hope to ever steal. This was the price Daley was more than happy to pay to ensure your compliance.

You fools pledged allegiance and loyalty to the most disloyal muthafuckah to shit between two shoes. Now you want to cry because you suddenly find yourselves expendable and exposed.

Real cute and real funny that you fools were front and center in shortshanks media campaign of "Fuck the Police, Their Pension and Their Pay Raises" nonsense all while playing hide the money.

"Fuck the Police, we get our 6% annual increase, gold plated medical insurance that doesn't eat our increase and all kinds of nice shit and we're not gonna share!"

You fools got yours but you bump your gums about "Police need to feel the pain too and take furlough days to help the budget."

You fools should work for free for 5 years and give back every nickle of salary for the last 10 years! YOU FOOLS BLEW A HOLE IN THE BUDGET NOT US!!

You idiots approved these fucked-up budgets 49 to 1! NOT US!

Alderfools & king shorty implement fiscal policy in Chicago but every time shit goes wrong you beat on the Police and labor unions as the cause. If we ran our houses according to the examples you morons set, we would DESERVE to be living in a lean-to by Bubbly Creek!

We reckon we should congratulate you. The campaign to lay all that is sour with the local economy at the feet of "greedy Police" has won the public over in grand fashion. We hear nothing but slams about "early retirement on fat pensions while regular folk are eating their 401K's."

We guess it's great P.R. to begrudge coppers every little thing now.

We can only hope that the people turn their backs on you too.

The current state of affairs in the city can only be corrected by the CITIZEN TAX PAYERS but we don't hold out much hope in that regard. They've been enchanted by the "magic odours and enchanting musick" spewing from the bowels of shortshanks, the alderwhores and the media.

The Citizen Taxpayers are blissfully asleep... The New Catered To Constituency has moved aggressively to co-opt them and have succeeded in rendering those who practice responsible, participatory citizenship as totally out numbered and irrelevant except by virtue of being tax paying captives as there is no longer any real benefit to residing here.

The New Catered To Constituency are the masters of the City now...

We're in a mercenary mood now more than ever... (can anyone really blame us?) Some lines from the movie 'Good Fellahs' are apropos... "Fuck You... Pay ME!"

Oh yeah... We hope shorty fucks over the alderfools as hard as he's been fucking over the Police.

2/16/2010 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey scc we on the fire side hear your contract is a done deal,and since were going to get the same financial package,just wondering if theres anything to it.could this have anything to do with operation clean slate?

2/16/2010 05:21:00 AM

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Sorry. I was at the FOP meeting Today. The first arbitration hearing is not until next week. We hope to have a decision by the end of March.

2/16/2010 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF6W3206l70

Great video :D

2/16/2010 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm betting Ed Burke is Chairman of Police and Fire Committee....wannna bet?

2/16/2010 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dick Daley before Daley dicks you.....

2/16/2010 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walter's Perspective: Where Is Mayor Daley?
Walter Jacobson
CHICAGO (CBS) ―

The public transit mess we're in is doing more than laying off a thousand city employees and causing hundreds of the thousands of the rest of us to shiver in the cold and be late for work.

It's causing whopper migraines at the CTA and tongues to be wagging all over town. Where is Mayor Daley?

Come out, come out, your honor, wherever you are. We're not used to you being AWOL in a crunch.

For a guy who can tear up Meigs Field, rolling out the buses ought to be easy.

Getting a Wal-Mart in a neighborhood, runways at O'Hare, conventions at McCormick Place. Things like that used to be easy, even in hard-money times -- like now.

Where is the "you" you used to be? We need the old muscle back, especially at McCormick Place, to stop the conventions from leaving town and not coming back, which is costing us more than $250 million.

If you don't flex on McCormick Place, Mr. Mayor, Chicago's in for some really serious, hard-money times.

The arms you used to twist to get things done. Why not do some of that to subsidize conventions at McCormick?

The way you used to crack heads, remember? In the General Assembly, on the County Board, in the City Council, at the unions and on LaSalle Street.

It's a good time, Mr. Mayor, don't you think, to start cracking again?

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Walter.Perspective.Mayor.2.1499134.html

2/16/2010 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm betting Ed Burke is Chairman of Police and Fire Committee....wannna bet?

2/16/2010 09:29:00 PM

and leave the Finance Committee?

No way bro! I'll explain it by likening the difference to positions on our job.

Why would he become a Sergeant in Patrol when he's a Lieutenant in charge of the do-absolutely-nothing heavy-as-lead Labor Unit with a take-home, soft-clothes, straight days and weekends off, and everybody kissing his fat Irish ass?

Get it?

2/16/2010 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Hey Scc, check out this video on You tube said...

Scc, was cruising on you tube and I found this video. It is a tribute to the past chicago police officer killed under j feds watch. also, it has the words changed from "knocking on heavens door" to various lyrics depicting the state of the cpd including lines about jody, daley etc and the horrible morale and skyrocketing crime rate under the new regime.. pretty interesting video, you should check it out.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDxFYD0usmA

2/16/2010 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Daley just doesnt seem to care anymore about anything except staying outta jail!!

Mark my works HE WILL NOT RUN again. He will cite the concern over Maggies health. I really wonder just how sick she really is, or is it exagerated to add credibility to Daley's decision not to run again.

I was thinking he was hoping to be like his dad, since they wont indict him while in office

2/16/2010 01:58:00 PM

She has cancer and her son was in Russia never came to check on his ma? Seems the kid is in more trouble than we know1

2/16/2010 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will stick by my estimate. Pension fund lasts until 2022.

2/16/2010 11:58:00 AM

Take this to the bank bankrupt by 2017 gone!!

2/16/2010 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You will like this one: Meeting held in Garfield Ridge/Clearing area on crime related matters. Mostly off-duty police who live in the area. When a rep. from Aldermans office tries to enter meeting, he is asked to leave. The Aldercreatures have ruined this city enough. Kudos and thankyou to all who particupated.

2/16/2010 10:16:00 AM

Maybe next time you could post the time and place here! Thanks because I will attend! Whoever is setting up these meeting just a big THANK YOU!

2/16/2010 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T
I keep hearing rumours of the public rallying for a Presidential "General Election" rather than electoral vote. Hear Hear!

2/16/2010 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I concur ... Hoffman for mayor ... and give me an event number for that

2/16/2010 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm betting Ed Burke is Chairman of Police and Fire Committee....wannna bet?

2/16/2010 09:29:00 PM


He's been there and done that years ago.

He's head of the Finance Committee now and it's THE MOST POWERFUL spot there is. Every single dollar that the City spends MUST get his OK first.

He won't be giving up that job till he drops dead!

~

2/16/2010 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous

Anonymous said...

OT - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF6W3206l70

Great video :D

2/16/2010 07:30:00 PM

___________________________________

This will be CTA once the riders get more and more frustrated. Hopefully the results are the same.

2/16/2010 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey scc we on the fire side hear your contract is a done deal,and since were going to get the same financial package,just wondering if theres anything to it.could this have anything to do with operation clean slate?

2/16/2010 05:21:00 AM

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Sorry. I was at the FOP meeting Today. The first arbitration hearing is not until next week. We hope to have a decision by the end of March.

2/16/2010 07:11:00 PM


Wrong. Hearing dates have been set for Feb 24 and Mar 4. Arbitrator Benn has given his timetable after the hearings are over: he will render his decision within 45 days after the last hearing date, Mar 4 plus 45 days means a decision around April 20th.

Retro pay to be paid within 120 days after that, around the middle of August or so.

This isn't anything that was announced by FOP, Benn set this timetable. Unless there is a negotiated decision before then, which is doubtful.

2/17/2010 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The big question is who the Mayor appoints to be Chairman of the Police and Fire Committee.

2/16/2010 12:08:00 AM


Tom Allen is my guess.

2/17/2010 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mark my works HE WILL NOT RUN again. He will cite the concern over Maggies health. I really wonder just how sick she really is, or is it exagerated to add credibility to Daley's decision not to run again."

This is an interesting comment since I have wondered for awhile if she was even still sick at all? Or do just use her they same way they used the out of town travel-when things get hot, they trot out Maggie, sicker than she was before. No one has a concrete reason to hate Maggie so everyone feels sorry for both of them. I have no idea why, but people have a soft spot for Maggie. She would not be married to him, if she was not cut from the same cloth.
It's time that he needs to feel sorry for us and not run.

2/17/2010 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He's head of the Finance Committee now and it's THE MOST POWERFUL spot there is. Every single dollar that the City spends MUST get his OK first.

He won't be giving up that job till he drops dead!"

Or has a Snowmobiling Accident??

2/17/2010 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After a 20% return last year in the pension fund, the funding level went up only 1% to 35.5% The market is not going to make up the losses of the previous year or two anytime soon, we need to increase funding, both the city's contribution and likely our own. The pension fund cannot continue being only 35.5% funded.

2/17/2010 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will stick by my estimate. Pension fund lasts until 2022.

2/16/2010 11:58:00 AM

Take this to the bank bankrupt by 2017 gone!!

2/16/2010 11:05:00 PM

Aw shit! That means I have to die five years earlier? Then why did I bother to quit smoking? I am going to light up right now! Might as well die happy!

2/17/2010 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey scc we on the fire side hear your contract is a done deal,and since were going to get the same financial package,just wondering if theres anything to it.could this have anything to do with operation clean slate?

2/16/2010 05:21:00 AM

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

Sorry. I was at the FOP meeting Today. The first arbitration hearing is not until next week. We hope to have a decision by the end of March.

2/16/2010 07:11:00 PM


Wrong. Hearing dates have been set for Feb 24 and Mar 4. Arbitrator Benn has given his timetable after the hearings are over: he will render his decision within 45 days after the last hearing date, Mar 4 plus 45 days means a decision around April 20th.

Retro pay to be paid within 120 days after that, around the middle of August or so.

This isn't anything that was announced by FOP, Benn set this timetable. Unless there is a negotiated decision before then, which is doubtful.

2/17/2010 12:06:00 AM


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Then why did they tell us at tuesdays meeting that they expect a decision around the end of march? Everyone who was there heard it.

2/17/2010 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump incumbants? I don't believe that will happen. The tribune and sun-times have carried on a steady campaign against the cook county board members who backed stroger. What happened? All but one was re elected. Garcia, former state senator is just another machine guy who will take his orders from Daley. So, net effect? Not much. There will be some change, but not enough to make a real difference. I just do not believe Preckwinkle is a true reformer. And, I just do not believe that Daley and most of the aldermen will lose come reelection time. It just seems that most people vote stay uninformed, or vote automatic for the party candidate or just do not give a damn. It is tough to remove incumbants and they know it.

2/17/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It just seems that most people vote stay uninformed, or vote automatic for the party candidate or just do not give a damn. It is tough to remove incumbants and they know it.

2/17/2010 09:45:00 PM"



A 3 Step formula for ousting incumbents:


Step 1: Identify who the Incumbents are.

Step 2: Locate the Incumbent's name on the ballot.

Step 3: If the Incumbent's name is listed first, (at the top of the list of candidates), cast your vote for whichever name is listed last.

OR

If the Incumbent's name is not listed first, (anywhere but the top of the list of candidates), cast your vote for whichever name is listed first.


Applying the above formula will ensure that you have not cast any votes for any Incumbents and that all voters, who have also applied this formula, will have cast their votes for the same non-incumbent candidate.

2/18/2010 11:00:00 AM  

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