Thursday, February 11, 2010

Daley Destruction Continues

Not content with destroying the convention business, Shortshanks moved to cripple another economic engine in the Chicago area by making it harder to do business here:
  • The Daley administration on Wednesday defended its decision to sharply increase landing and rental fees at O’Hare Airport, but said there’s wiggle room to appease airlines now refusing to finance the city’s massive runway expansion project.

    Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino flatly denied that the 38 percent increase in landing fees and 17 percent hike in rental rates were primarily being used to fund pre-payment of debt not scheduled to mature until after 2030.

  • However the controversy came to a head, Andolino stressed that there’s room to maneuver if the airlines are willing to re-start talks aimed at bankrolling Phase 2 of the O’Hare expansion project.

Sounds like the airlines may have drawn a line in the sand. What if the airlines drop 25 or even 50 flights into and out of O'Hare on a daily basis and instead go to Denver, Atlanta, Dallas or Kansas City hubs? Daley's runway project is already a year or two behind schedule and billions over budget and it's only in Phase I of four phases. O'Hare is about the region's largest employer - Daley can't afford any missteps there.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Rockford International Airport or Greater Rockford Airport (IATA: RFD, ICAO: KRFD, FAA LID: RFD), is a general aviation and commercial airport in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States. It is located 68 miles (109 km) northwest of Chicago[1] and four miles (6 km) south of Rockford. The airport served over 215,000 passengers in 2007.[2]

2/11/2010 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If O'Hare falters away into oblivion, Chicago is finished.

2/11/2010 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Hare is Chicago's economic engine. Daley is INSANE!

DUMP DALEY in 2011

2/11/2010 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Rectums said...

Daley is in a lose-lose situation here: The airlines have projected a lower number of flights coming into O'Hare. Heck, the entire airline industry expects major cutbacks in service. Daley loses this fight with the airlines.

2/11/2010 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fly out of Milwaukee until Da Mayo is gone. He never took an Economics Class and has no idea what he is doing! Da Mayo is a Moron! I wish I had the guts to put my name on this post but I don't if I did I would be sent to Russia!!
Mr CLOUT!

2/11/2010 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger Crazy Coot said...

Milwaukee, Rockford and Gary are more than able to handle NEW BUSINESS from OLD FRIENDS...this parallel runway system is SO FOULED UP...have you been on a flight taxiing to or from runway 27R or 09L, (The newest EAST/WEST runway and farthest North on the property? It literally takes 20 minutes...and that is on a GOOD day.Just wait until all the runways are built...planes can only taxi past an active runway when there is enough time between aircraft departing or arriving without posing a risk for an incursion, (fancy word for COLLISION probabolity).
Have fun on your next flight out...

2/11/2010 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out Northsiders the Southsiders are trying to grab the Northside vote! From Lake Michigan to Edison Park watch out!! Lisa Madigan and Dan Hynes have moved up into the 47th Ward to BLEND in! They are acting like sheep in wolves clothing!!!! They are really WOLVES in Sheeps clothing! Don't be fooled wake up!! The Northside never ran the city and these two are trying to make sure of it!!!!! I am a long time DEM who has turned Republican!!!!!!! Bring Demrocracy back to Chicago!

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

What happened to the "Third Airport" in Peotone, Illinois. He want to make the money for his people now. He's got to do all this because of No 'Limpics to spend money on.

If the airlines don't like it he will sneak bulldozers out in the middle of the night and carve "X"s in the runways. Can anything short of God and death free us from this tyrant?

Just what will happen when the Almighty calls him to account for his sins?

First, unless his death is so public, like he gets run over by a bulldozer, at least twice, on live network TV, in front a panel of physicians who will declare him Dead on the Scene before his jellied remains can scraped off the pavement his passing will be a Kabuki Theater production bigger than the long drawn-out demise of Old Man Stroger.

The Evil Cabal from City Hall will trying to divide up the Syndicate and bury as much of the evidence as possible before anointing who they will allow the voters to, would "vote for" even be the right term.

Obama and Rham Emanuel will be very releaved and probably order a lot of files to be shreaded that night.

2/11/2010 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to tell that a-hole to go fuck himself and move all operations out of this shit-hole scam city and straight to Gary. I'll bet they could take-off and land there for next to nothing.

2/11/2010 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the airlines bail on shitcago and move their hubs to Indianapolis, or Milwaukee.

The bottom line is, due to Dick more money out of our pockets. Really sad part is that the money goes directly to his friends that get the contracts.

Dump Dick!

Masters, Masters, Masters!

2/11/2010 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a dumb idea of Daley as usual and the reason why he needs to go out to pasture already!

2/11/2010 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago under the Daley's is the world's largest and longest running Ponzi scheme.

2/11/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mancow was fired from WLS not for bad ratings his were the highest for a local show. Mancow marched with us, for our contract. Mancow was always a true friend of CPD. If you liked his show please let WLS know.

2/11/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DALEY= THE MIDAS TOUCH IN REVERSE

2/11/2010 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago and it's working citizens really need to get King Daley out of here and put someone in that knows business. King Daley continues to believe that you can tax yourself into prosparity. I have been flyng out of Milwaukee airport. It's not a far drive and a lot cheaper to park long term. Midway is not bad either just expensive to park after all the King Daley taxes and fees.

2/11/2010 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see the airlines start using other airports maybe even kicking in money to expand milwaukee and giving daley a big F U!!! Daley has to be the dumbest businessman in the history of America. And how much money was blown to get the olympics? Could that money have went to O'hare?

2/11/2010 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOFFMAN FOR MAYOR!!!!!

2/11/2010 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley never listens to the ones who know the business the best. THE AIRLINES! They have said over and over that the expansion is not necessary and they see no reason to fund a project that is not needed. But Daley keeps pushing it and wasting more tax payer money. The Feds need to look into the O'hare scam and see if there is a hidden ajenda

2/11/2010 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we still pay Gary, Indiana over 1 Million a year to have our name on that property (Gary/Chicago)?

No commercial planes fly out of it?

2/11/2010 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job,daley puts rosie (i keep quiet about victor) andolino in charge from a secretary to this big position,and she lets daley pull her puppet strings and keeps her mouth shut! Great job rosie!

2/11/2010 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He tried to sell midway and will retry soon,is O'Hare on the going out of business selling block? When is the auction mayor thief?

2/11/2010 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply make the drive up to Milwaukee and get good deals on flights.

http://www.mitchellairport.com/flightguide.html

2/11/2010 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What happened to the "Third Airport" in Peotone, Illinois. He want to make the money for his people now. He's got to do all this because of No 'Limpics to spend money on."

It is well documented that the Daley family purchased large tracts of land in the Peotone area in anticipation of a 3rd airport being built.

Also, JJ Junior is involved.

2/11/2010 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley orders new city budget cuts
Posted by Greg H. at 2/11/2010 11:06 AM CST on Chicago Business

Mayor Richard M. Daley is ordering yet another round of cuts at City Hall.

With city revenues showing little if any growth, Mr. Daley announced on Thursday that he's directed all non-safety departments in city government to immediately implement a 6% across-the-board reduction in all non-personnel spending.

The cuts — including items such as travel, office supplies and the like — will save about $11 million. But Mr. Daley said they "will not affect" delivery of services.

Mr. Daley said he's also ordered a management study designed to move more police from desk jobs to street duty, and said he is continuing the city's hiring freeze.

2/11/2010 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chicagotribune.com

Smaller jets gain bigger role at O'Hare

By Julie Johnsson and Jon Hilkevitch, Tribune Reporters

February 11, 2010

Smaller jets once reserved for short hops to cities like Des Moines, Iowa, are taking on a larger role at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, squeezing both passengers and city revenues.

Regional jets provide the city with lower landing fees, which are adjusted on a sliding scale according to a plane's weight.

The ascent of regional flying at O'Hare coincides with a sharp drop in passenger traffic at the airport, which is squeezing the airport's budget and contributing to heightened tensions between city officials and airline tenants.

About 20 million fewer people will travel through the airport in 2010 than in 2006, city budget projections show, contributing to a sharp decline in the revenue the city garners from parking and concession sales at O'Hare.

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

If you want to solve some of the money problems start by getting rid of all the bullshit made up titles you have for someone's relative. We have Assistant Deputy Superintendent's,Deputy Superintendent's,General Superintendent's,Assistant to the Assistant and on and on. Ask the Midget about all that waste. Please add on the other made up titles that are not needed.

2/11/2010 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just talked to a family friend. He owns a small business in Skokie. His property taxes doubled to $20,000 from six years ago. Yes, $20,000 per year. What Cook County is doing is taxing the living shit out of people who live in the suburbs (hey Chicago still has the majority of the votes and the suburbs don't have enough votes and representatives and thus they are screwed). How long can this insanity go on? My friend told me that he is going to let his property go and let the bank have it. He will then have his uncle set up a business in a suburb outside of Atalanta. And you know what his property taxes will be? $6100 per year.

2/11/2010 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da Mare wants non police, fire, and OEMC depts to cut their spending by 6%. it's also reported (slum times) that it could / will hit the sacred 3 soon too.

How about this for an idea mr mare.
Lowest bid, friend or not, gets the contract.
Or, if dept X needs light bulbs, they deal directly with the distributor or manufacturer rather then made up minority contractors acting as middle men?

Cut 25 alderthievs? Don't give us bs about 24 hour service, you can't talk to those stooges unless you have the password. If the legislture can act fast on getting rid of the lt gov. then this would be no problem.

Or, how about a mayor that has credentials to run z large corporation?

2/11/2010 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two airlines looking at comming into O'Hare right now, One is a big asian carrier, lots of planes, lots of passengers, lots of cash for the city.
The other is a US carrier, a smaller, but growing airline.
Daley just killed them comming to Chicago, and a few real noice paying jobs, and a lot of regluar ones too.

2/11/2010 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the coppers and firemen in the 41st Ward aren't fooled by Jan Shakowsky's and the FOP #7 Democratic candidate endorsed for State Representative, John Mulroe. An insider gorging at the public trough long enough, his election will merely solidify Daley's control over a once proud, independent electorate on the Northwest side. Pucinski did the same. Anybody except Mulroe, anybody except a Democrat.

2/11/2010 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fly out of Milwaukee until Da Mayo is gone. He never took an Economics Class and has no idea what he is doing! Da Mayo is a Moron! I wish I had the guts to put my name on this post but I don't if I did I would be sent to Russia!!
Mr CLOUT!

2/11/2010 01:41:00 AM
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Go ahead; sign your name. You can take Patrick Daley's old job in Russia. Whatever it is that he was supposedly doing there.

2/11/2010 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks has the golden touch, right ? A real transportation expert. Witness the CTA debacle. Speaking of the CTA, are white folks allowed to drive CTA buses ?
Short answer: no. In my 10 years in shitcago, I have never seen a white bus driver. Ever. Thats what I call fair.

2/11/2010 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is on the way out, his plan is to fuck up the city so bad that the next guy will get all of the blame as Chicago implodes from decades of mismanagement and corruption. After one term in a no win situation, the sheeple of Chicago will vote him out, paving the way for patrick to step in. So what if the city is broke, the annoited few will still get "theirs"

2/11/2010 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TERM FUCKING LIMITS.

2/11/2010 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is out of his fucking mind!

The airlines are going to tell him to go fuck himself (along with Chicagoians) by any number of means.

If he keeps that shit up I predict you will see American and or United dismantle there Chicago hub/s.

If he's doing the same thing at Midway, Southwest will be the first to go. They don't fuck around.

I don't think there is a segment of the economy that watches it's pennies more then the airline industry. Well except for maybe the banking industry which has been fucking us so.

Where's the FBI in this damn city!! It sure seems like Daley is laundering money for the Russian mafia by the city's selling of Taxi Medallions to a particccular cab company.

2/11/2010 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Airlines are directly related to tradeshows at McCormick place. If we lose airlines at ohare, Atlanta will become an easier choice to relocate too. Chicago needs to be a place to do business for the tradeshows. The costs of doing a show at McCormick place can be overcome if the vendors are making money. If less flights are coming to Chicago, less buyers will be at the tradeshows. Less buyers = less vendors. Less vendors = less tradeshows. Chicago needs to attract buyers from world markets to bring tradeshows back to town. Making Chicago more difficult amd more expensive to get to will force them to easier an. Less expensive places.

2/11/2010 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Support Hoffman for mayor

2/11/2010 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/11/2010 04:28:00 PM

Funny. I take the bus a lot. About 2 years ago I got on a CTA bus driven by a white guy and did a double take. He laughed and said, "I get that a lot." I said you have got to be the only white CTA bus driver."

He said, "There are a few of us.". A FEW!

I'm 51 and I've been on a lot of busess and I've seen one white guy. That's Chicago Democracy for ya.

2/11/2010 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case anyone reading is wondering............

Police have cut their spending by over 14%.....by not hiring anyone for the retirees that have left this job. I am being conservative on the figure.

Media, where are you???????

2/11/2010 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The airport job is turning to crap now that this guy named Sisco has his little bitch clique in place.

2/11/2010 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Airlines are directly related to tradeshows at McCormick place. If we lose airlines at ohare, Atlanta will become an easier choice to relocate too. Chicago needs to be a place to do business for the tradeshows. The costs of doing a show at McCormick place can be overcome if the vendors are making money. If less flights are coming to Chicago, less buyers will be at the tradeshows. Less buyers = less vendors. Less vendors = less tradeshows. Chicago needs to attract buyers from world markets to bring tradeshows back to town. Making Chicago more difficult amd more expensive to get to will force them to easier an. Less expensive places.

2/11/2010 08:42:00 PM

Chicago under Daley is the cancer for business.

2/12/2010 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the private contracter that has over 20 employees working for the water dept.imi, they don,t pay into r pensions, don,t live in the city,charge 81.00 an hour.when larry allen,pam seckman or jhon kass gonna call out com. john spatz on this contractor indepentent mech.inc. wr is the city saving money hereshortshanks.

2/12/2010 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

2/11/2010 04:28:00 PM

Funny. I take the bus a lot. About 2 years ago I got on a CTA bus driven by a white guy and did a double take. He laughed and said, "I get that a lot." I said you have got to be the only white CTA bus driver."

He said, "There are a few of us.". A FEW!

I'm 51 and I've been on a lot of busess and I've seen one white guy. That's Chicago Democracy for ya.

2/11/2010 11:19:00 PM


How loudly do you think Jesse Jackson would howl if the situation were reversed? Bloody fucking murder! Why, he might demand another Budweiser distributorship to run into the ground.

2/12/2010 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Fly out of Milwaukee until Da Mayo is gone. He never took an Economics Class and has no idea what he is doing! Da Mayo is a Moron! I wish I had the guts to put my name on this post but I don't if I did I would be sent to Russia!!
Mr CLOUT!

2/11/2010 01:41:00 AM
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Go ahead; sign your name. You can take Patrick Daley's old job in Russia. Whatever it is that he was supposedly doing there.

2/11/2010 04:21:00 PM


He was a professional vodka taster for the Cristall Vodka Company.

2/12/2010 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

2/11/2010 04:28:00 PM

Funny. I take the bus a lot. About 2 years ago I got on a CTA bus driven by a white guy and did a double take. He laughed and said, "I get that a lot." I said you have got to be the only white CTA bus driver."

He said, "There are a few of us.". A FEW!

I'm 51 and I've been on a lot of busess and I've seen one white guy. That's Chicago Democracy for ya.

2/11/2010 11:19:00 PM


How loudly do you think Jesse Jackson would howl if the situation were reversed? Bloody fucking murder! Why, he might demand another Budweiser distributorship to run into the ground.

2/12/2010 07:27:00 AM

It is totally ok to discriminate against the highering of anyone other blacks. Jesse fucks with NASCAR for discrimination even though there are next to zero blacks that want to be race car drivers or gear heads.

2/12/2010 01:01:00 PM  

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