Friday, July 30, 2010

$2.7 Million?

That's it?

After every dime is counted, every crooked contract awarded, every single bit of graft and corruption is tallied up, $2.7 million is all that's left in the bank? We're going to quote a bunch from this article, but you can click on the link to read the whole thing.
  • Mayor Daley closed the books on 2009 with just $2.7 million in the bank, having added $461 million to the mountain of debt piled on Chicago taxpayers, year-end audits show.

    As low as the unreserved cash balance is, it’s more than ten-times higher than the $200,000 the city had left after 2008.

    The figure does not include dwindling long-term reserves generated by the parking meter and Chicago Skyway leases that Daley could tap once again to erase a projected $700 million shortfall.

  • The cash cushion is somewhat scary for a city with an annual budget of $6.1 billion. It’s tantamount to the average homeowner letting his or her checking account dwindle down to pennies.

    Ten years ago, the city had an $80.6 million cash cushion. Experts recommend at least $200 million in reserve for a budget the size of Chicago’s, according to Civic Federation President Laurence Msall.

    “The city is in a very precarious financial position. … It’s going to call for a major restructuring of city services. Everything will have to be on the table,” Msall said.

  • “It’s a very, very difficult economy. Walk down anybody’s block and talk to people. Yesterday, four people came up to me and said, ‘Mayor, where am I gonna get a job?’… People can only survive so long. They’re out of work, or they’re getting cut back,” the mayor said.

Well gee Dick, there's a family of ten headed this way right now with zero prospects of jobs at all. Still think that "sanctuary" idea is paying off?
  • The audits also include some troubling numbers that have nothing to do with city finances.

    The number of “physical arrests” by Chicago Police continued their steady decline — from 227,576 in 2006 and 196,621 in 2008 to 181,254 last year.

    The downward trend coincides with a hiring slowdown that has left the Police Department more than 2,000 officers-a-day below authorized strength. It also coincides with allegations of “de-policing,” a condition that exists when police officers “stop doing their jobs” because they're afraid nobody has their back.

    Police Department spokesman Roderick Drew said the department “doesn’t measure the success of crime-fighting strategies simply by the number of arrests.” He argued that the “true measure” is the reduction in reported crime that Chicago has experienced over the past decade.

    “In fact we have experienced 18 consecutive months of lower overall crime in Chicago dating back to January 2009,” he said.

But hey, nine people shot in a single incident, aggravated battery numbers climbing, while clearance rates start digging holes in the ground, you can just ignore those. Those are "anomalies." And as a wag asked in our comment section, if arrest numbers don't matter, why is Downtown Ernie Brown asking for lists of the "worst ten performers" in every district?

And of course, Fran Spielman wouldn't be Fran Spielman if she didn't make sure she was earning her Daley bread:
  • The Sun-Times reported last week that Chicago is facing a record budget shortfall — approaching $700 million when the cost of police and fire contracts are factored in--setting the stage for another raid on the parking meter and Skyway reserves.
Damn those police and firefighters anyway! Why don't they just do their jobs for free in Daley's Worker Paradise?

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119 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual... Blame the Police.

7/30/2010 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that after the $98 million going towards "the new city?" Is the new city going to be like Noah's ark where all of the taxpayers go to flee the violence? I'm picturing the scene from Road Warrior with the buses formed in a circle to defend against the the hockey masked invader.

7/30/2010 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The number of “physical arrests” by Chicago Police continued their steady decline — from 227,576 in 2006 and 196,621 in 2008 to 181,254 last year."

I believe the Demented Dwarf enjoys seeing arrest numbers drop; there isn't any money in arrests. As a matter of fact, I'd bet physical arrests COST the city more than they make, at least in the short run-officer down time, hospital costs for "sick" or "injured" offenders, Log/CR Numbers, IPRA investigations, court time, etc.

On the other hand the ANOV makes money for the city. "Absolute liability, fake "judges" that work for the city, no lawsuits, little or no court time, etc.

Less police = less arrests, both in terms of fewer coppers out there, looking for badguys and the ones out there either don't have time to make arrests due to the job load and/or they are too burned out to make an arrest, go to court, etc.

The department will never recover from the damage the Dwarf has done to CPD.

7/30/2010 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, it's the Police and Fire Departments fault. Not Daley and his bubbling of the parking meter deal. Not the 50 aldertheives with their 100k a year part time jobs and massive staff. Not the fact that we are a sanctuary city that provides free housing, medical care, education, and food to anyone who decides to have children they can't afford or enters this country illegally. Not the CPS teachers with their ever increasing wages and ever decreasing graduation rates. It couldn't be the plethora of shady backroom contracts that are given to the selected few connected. Could it be the millions upon millions that are tucked away in Daley's TIF funds never to see the light of day until he has a pet project? ($98 million for daley's "New City" deal) No, of course not. It's those pesky police and firefighters. Why don't you ask the mayor where the budgeted money for 13,500 officers is going if the department is, at least, 2,000 short? Afraid? Hey Fran, another question, what happens to all of that revenue generated by the Police through parking and moving violation tickets that was once used to fund the CPD? Oh yeah, Daley decided to have all of that revenue go directly to one of his TIF funds. Do you remember when you wanted to be a reporter Fran? Do you remember when you gave up on that dream to be a mouth piece for the criminal minded politician? Does your conscience bother you at all anymore? I thought not. If this fool gets re-elected then I will sadly give up on this city. We have been the laughing stock of the country with the people we put in office. For once, vote for the right person, not just a party. Neither party is doing what is best for the people. Make them fear for their jobs and financial security. It's all they care about in the end.

7/30/2010 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pot Hole repair guys got a better raise then us. The got 3.5% a year....

7/30/2010 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe there are even that many arrests. Bunch of morons on this job. Lets see:
water bill - INCREASE
vehicle sticker - INCREASE
parking tickets - INCREASE
PROPERTY TAX - HUGE INCREASE

So much for the 11% raise. They took that back from me with the property tax alone, yet one baggers, misdemeanors, and parkers & movers galore!
Keep it up dummies and we will keep getting what we deserve!

7/30/2010 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's just emptying the cash register before he retires. We should demand an audit of all accounts including TIFS!!!

7/30/2010 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cliff Notes: Chicago is screwed, Daley has ruined the city, he will blame everyone but himself, even though he and he alone is the person at fault.

He has made terrible decisions for this city, the negative consequences of which will reverberate for generations.

7/30/2010 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucked by the mayor daley.

7/30/2010 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give him a break. It takes a long time to go through all that money. Daley is doing his best to getcrid of that burdensome cash surplus and drive Chicago further into debt. You can only spend, pilfer, and steal so much cash in a fiscal year. He may need another term just to make sure there aren't funds left that were overlooked and not tapped dry.

7/30/2010 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 Off Topic Post

I am livid and pissed off that a lot of the 3rd watch crybabies that will be forced to go to 1st watch are saying "I'll hit the medical", "I will go on IOD", "I will appeal it", "It's bullshit, I won't work or do anything on 1st watch".

For the love of God, I did five fucking years on 1st watch. I will be honest- the first four months were brutal and hard on my mind and body. But then you get used to it. All of you "aggressive young third watch cops" need to learn how to adapt. Because life is full of curve balls coming your way and you need to adapt to them. Good luck on 1st watch.

7/30/2010 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott Waguespack says....

"Fighting crime in our neighborhoods can be accomplished through citizen interaction with leadership and police. There must be a parallel proactive approach endorsed by city leadership and citizens in order to stem the flow of violence and regain control of our neighborhoods. While history shows that the CPD,neighbors and businesses can work together to secure their neighborhood, the leadership needs to take immediate steps to first rebuild the CPD and bolster support for officers on the street."

I am voting for this guy. A PROACTIVE APPROACH to policing??? Holy shit is he trying to give Mayor/Weis a fucking heart attack!!

Rebuild the CPD??? OMG this dude is a fucking hero and it is obvious that he knows that Weis is an incompetent fucking idiot.

I will have to back this guy 100%.

7/30/2010 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arresting people costs the city money. Tickets, impounds and ANOV's make the city money.

7/30/2010 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off subject but word is we are now operating on a quota system, the ten P.O's in each district with the lowest numbers must pick up their activity or else progressive discipline. Hello FOP hello media I believe that that is a quota system. Required amount of activity number of arrests tickets etc.

7/30/2010 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Retired Lt Ken Sullivan (018,016) passed away last night. He was one of the last good bosses. His wife Karen (UNIT 050) and son Joe (023) are first class people. RIP

7/30/2010 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 shot at a time, in another place it would be considered a mass shooting like waco or something. Here it's not unusual. Very sad

7/30/2010 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Amsterdam said...

Legalize marijuana and prostitution and tax the bejeezus out of it.

7/30/2010 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait til those alderskunks sneek in a last second pay hike!

7/30/2010 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

7/30/2010 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need the FOP to sue everyday the next contract date is passed. The BS of holding us off until his cronies get their increases and make us the whipping boys when the money runs out is BS. We also don't get any interest on that back money but the city does...

7/30/2010 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

7/30/2010 08:58:00 AM

Sorry dude, I would vote for an aids infected crack whore make-believe preacher before Daley. The city council has the true power if they choose to use it. Anybody but Daley!

7/30/2010 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Looked into it said...

Just a head's up: if the City chose bankruptcy, your deferred comp contributions are not safe. Read the fine print, those funds are considered the City's until you start taking them out, and you are considered a creditor to the City.

Think about that.

7/30/2010 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny how the department say's they don't measure arrest. I am i the yellow on the preformance system in the arrest catagory, even though I still have a good number of arrest. Last year at this time I had more arrest and I guess that is why I'm i the yellow. My numbers don't equal or surpase my last year numbers. But the city isn't keeping track of numbers....I guess I will be in the red soon, because unless there is a signed complaint now, I won't go out of my way to lock someone up...

7/30/2010 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT. Retired Lt Ken Sullivan (018,016) passed away last night. He was one of the last good bosses. His wife Karen (UNIT 050) and son Joe (023) are first class people. RIP

7/30/2010 07:17:00 AM


I remember one of the times he stood up to Burton Natarus. Natarus was stiff at one of his watering holes near Hubbard & State, he left his car parked on a fire hydrant and got it towed. Natarus called 018 and drunkenly demanded his car back and said he was coming down to the district.

Lt. Sullivan said come on over, he would have a news crew with camera waiting for him. Natarus went instead to the auto pound to retrieve his car and tried his "I'm the alderman" routine over there. He was told cash only, no credit cards.

Rest in peace Lt.

7/30/2010 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***********ALERT TO THE MEDIA******
**From 35th street disgusted boss**

Oh No! Say it ain't so! Looks like shortshanks who is promising more police on the streets is telling the citizens he has more police in the academy! The surprise is that 80 officers will be in the airports by November 1st, due to jimmy maurers talk, about being short! Seems shortshanks does not want the media coming after him on the shortage at the airports!

The question for the street coppers, the hard working beat officers is:

1) How many have been shot at the airports?
2) How many batteries to an officer are done at the airports?
3) How many killed?
4) How many 1 man cars to domestics?
5) How many are down in the districts?
6) When is the last time airport coppers were denied lunch?

Many more of us street coppers could and will add more WTF is going on?? Blood running the streets everyday, officer safety is threatened everyday and this is the plan! Another reason to get rid of daley and the 50 sheep!

7/30/2010 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

7/30/2010 08:58:00 AM


And you are basing that brilliant statement on food carts? That's a softball suggestion? How about 24 hour liquor sales from carts at O'Hare? The criminal mastermind mumbles wants that one.

Waguespack at least had the gumption to oppose the parking meter deal and wanted to wait to learn about it in the big rush get it passed quick way daley had it rammed though. The sheep of the city council passed it without knowing a thing about it.

Turns out brother Bill Daley and his firm made money on putting the deal together.

Who would you suggest run for mayor, Dorothy Brown again? Daley appointee Tom Allen? (TA already has been told, don't do it) I hope Dorothy doesn't leave her tambourine home this time.

For a long time the drum beat here has been "anyone but daley" now the first alderman who actually steps up and risks his career to do so is called a softball for suggesting licensed foot carts.

I would like to get some tow trucks in my district so we can haul away the carts now operating with no license. The corn with stale mayonnaise no habla ones, comprende?

7/30/2010 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job as usual Daley, we will be bankrupt under your Leadership shortly if not already. You are a truely great Leader. You are incapable of knowing how to keep a self-winding wristwatch running, you fuckin stupid prick.

7/30/2010 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There really needs to be a in depth examination of the crime stats that come out of 35th and Michigan. I know its hard to prove, but I'm really suspicious with this falling crime rate. I just don't see it. There has to be a great deal of pressure to keep those numbers down.

7/30/2010 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as long as the mayor keeps hiring all the "DOUBLE DIPPERS" like tom byrne. it just shows the mayor really does not care about the city's finances.

the mayors office keeps privatizing everything. THIS DOES NOT SAVE MONEY!!!!

most of my city worker friends are taking 13 furlough days, no paid holidays, and no cash overtime.

the mayor has surrounded himself with a bunch of goof balls that make him look stupid.

me and my family will vote for anybody but DALEY.

7/30/2010 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Property taxes, fees for water and sewer are very low in the city, when compared to the burbs or to other cities, so a modest increase would not be uncalled for. However, on the other hand, there is over 1 billion in the tiff funds, all money raised from property taxes, so the city is hardly broke. They just engage in creative bookeeping.

7/30/2010 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way to make a significant impact on tax revenue is to make Chicago attractive to business. Lower their tax rates. Give them incentives. Draw them here and revenues will go up. No one wants to come here and start a small business or company or factory. These Aldermen actually kept Walmart out and make it as difficult as possible for all businesses. Where is the common sense Mayor? Cut everything! What do we have to lose? We are going bankrupt as it is. Make this the most business friendly city in the Midwest and see what happens.

7/30/2010 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cozzi conviction affirmed by US Court of Appeals today 3-0

7/30/2010 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, for you officers in 009 that signed up for 925S, why are only 2 officers continually getting it and while on their rdo's with the sox at home 925S is downed?
If you offer it to the watch, shouldn't it be passed around to the watch??

7/30/2010 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 Off Topic Post

I am livid and pissed off that a lot of the 3rd watch crybabies that will be forced to go to 1st watch are saying "I'll hit the medical", "I will go on IOD", "I will appeal it", "It's bullshit, I won't work or do anything on 1st watch".

Dude, if you are not gonna be affected by the changes (its gonna be 3 from 2nd watch and 3 from 3rd watch - actually 2 from 3rd watch now since someone has already volunteered to go) and yet you are "livid and pissed-off" about the whiners, then you need to seek professional help, nutbag. Back in the day im sure you also whined like a baby cause working 1st watch cuts into your social life. GEt used to everyone cryin and whining...its only gonna get much worse.

7/30/2010 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Retired Lt Ken Sullivan (018,016) passed away last night. He was one of the last good bosses. His wife Karen (UNIT 050) and son Joe (023) are first class people. RIP

Worked for him in 018. He was a great boss, a good man. Ken, until we meet again, May God Hold You in the Palm of His Hand.

7/30/2010 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amsterdam said...
Legalize marijuana and prostitution and tax the bejeezus out of it.

-------------------------------------

Sounds good to me and when they fail to pay the tax then it's the IRS's problem. They could get a tax evasion warrant and put use their new shotgun armament.

7/30/2010 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LET'S START WITH GETTING RID OF THE MAYOR ALL THE CURRENT ALDERTHIEVES. ELECT A NEW MAYOR AND25 NEW ALDERTHIEVES ONLY AT A REDUCED PART-TIME PAY RATE OF $25K A YEAR. REDUCE THEIR BUDGETS, STAFF, AND EXPENSE ACCOUNTS. SET TERM LIMITS OF 2 TERMS ONLY WITH NO RETIREMENT BENEFITS. IF A SMALL TOWN IN CALIFORNIA COULD DO IT WHY CAN'T CHICAGO?

7/30/2010 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the county accessor, Jim Houlihan. There's some talk he might run against Daley. He's a nice man, runs a good office (seriously, go in there, nothing like the other city and county departments), and might be what we need. I just met him a few weeks ago, and was really impressed with him. Hope he does run.

7/30/2010 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

7/30/2010 08:58:00 AM


A brilliant criticism.

7/30/2010 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've said it a hundred times. J-Fled reminds me of what Eddie Munster would look like if they grafted the top of his head to Hermans. See for yourself

http://paralleluniverse.msn.com/features/tv/munster-star-to-marry-fan/story/?gt1=28103&silentchk=1&

7/30/2010 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous change manager said...

For the love of God, I did five fucking years on 1st watch. I will be honest- the first four months were brutal and hard on my mind and body. But then you get used to it. All of you "aggressive young third watch cops" need to learn how to adapt. Because life is full of curve balls coming your way and you need to adapt to them. Good luck on 1st watch.

7/30/2010 06:05:00 AM
I am in agreement 100%.
Went the Dept went on steady watches I ended up on the 1st watch for two years. It turned out to be better on my system than rotating ( I missed the watch parties, though) and it gave be plenty of time to spend with my young family.
I went to work and rested there.

7/30/2010 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> Anonymous said...
025 Off Topic Post

I am livid and pissed off that a lot of the 3rd watch crybabies that will be forced to go to 1st watch are saying "I'll hit the medical", "I will go on IOD", "I will appeal it", "It's bullshit, I won't work or do anything on 1st watch".

For the love of God, I did five fucking years on 1st watch. I will be honest- the first four months were brutal and hard on my mind and body. But then you get used to it. All of you "aggressive young third watch cops" need to learn how to adapt. Because life is full of curve balls coming your way and you need to adapt to them. Good luck on 1st watch.

7/30/2010 06:05:00 AM<<<

I've worked another busy district for years on midnights by choice. With my seniority I could go anywhere and work any watch.

As far as the crybabies go, it's your turn in the barrel, make the best of it and adapt.

However, this new 4-2 SYSTEM REALLY SUCKS. Start-End times are way off and there are not enouch vehicles so the overlar is just stupid. There are no good watches to work timewise any more.

It would make things a lot better if the would shorten the midnight tour by half an hour as a benefit for working those hours. Then move back all Start Times back one hour.

The midnights would not be working half of the third watch and having no evening family time. Days would not have 1900 to get up at 0300 or 0400 to get to work.

I will be gone soon, someone should take this up and make it happen.

7/30/2010 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2010 07:17:00 AM

Anonymous said...
9 shot at a time, in another place it would be considered a mass shooting like waco or something. Here it's not unusual. Very sad

7/30/2010 07:31:00 AM
And that was in 008, a district once considered for retirement work.

7/30/2010 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Retired Lt Ken Sullivan (018,016) passed away last night. He was one of the last good bosses. His wife Karen (UNIT 050) and son Joe (023) are first class people. RIP

This guy was a douche...He stated to us at one roll call "I dont give a fuck about your family so dont come to me with that shit when you need a day off". Started the book idea in 018 for a day off..And karen , what can you say about her, she led the city in spar forms while sgt. in 018. then was a home wrecker and hooked up with sullivan! had quotas also on third watch with him. Maurer(?) had to come to roll call and talk to us to quell the uprising that was about to happen on the watch because of those two!! Rip but a total jag boss.

7/30/2010 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

7/30/2010 08:
You must be that Detective restaurant owner. Face it brother; times have changed. We have elote carts and ice cream and trucks, mobile hot dogs stands and taco wagons. What's wrong with "rollin' restaurants"?

7/30/2010 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

Read the whole story asswipe....these are popular in all major cities...They are money makers for the city..the more they get from other sources the less we have to give or have them take from us!!!

7/30/2010 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

You are the softball, these are popular revunue makers in major cities accross the country. thats less money from us they have to take!

7/30/2010 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 5th floor on 35th is micro-managing WC's so much they forgot about the crime outside. How about a strategy or 2 fellas? Enough with the reports about whos in what day off group, we have a crime problem to solve! Duh...

7/30/2010 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened in that big meeting where the Commanders were supposed to "list their 10 worst performers" and get those crime strategy reports from field sergeants? Anybody know who got chewed?

7/30/2010 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 people shot on south side. o well.

7/30/2010 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another sh*thead who will be awarded some of our tax dollars.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/07/suit-idoc-inmates-hit-with-marked-up-prices-for-goods.html

7/30/2010 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Politician University said...

“Lie, Cheat, Steal”

These politicians will blame everyone but those responsible, themselves! All we get from them is more double-talk, smoke-and-mirrors, deflection, and platitudes. They learned their lessons well at the “PU” School.


www.ThePUschool.com

7/30/2010 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Cozzi lost his appeal. That suxks! Fuck J-Fled! His release date, according to FBOP, is 03 APR 2012. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. And continue to write him...now more than ever.

7/30/2010 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals published their unanimous decision this morning AFFIRMING the conviction and forty (40) month sentence of William Cozzi.

To read the opinion, check www.ca7.uscourts.gov

Scroll down and click on "Opinions" in left column.
Enter Case No. 09-2648

Bill has been notified. I have no further comment at this time.

7/30/2010 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully, the teachers won't bend over for Ron Hubrisman and Little Napoleon Richie. They got a contract and can strike. Stick up for yourselves, teachers!

7/30/2010 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

7/30/2010 08:58:00 AM"



a little early in the game to be spamming the blog with pro daley bullshit, isn't it?

7/30/2010 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quota is for movers only I was told. All bs.

Fop said they can't do shit.

Everyone does a mover a day they will find something else to bitch about.

WTF

7/30/2010 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened to the midway $$$,wtf!

7/30/2010 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley should resign immediately!!

The talking heads Should only ask the midget one question "When will you Resign?" He has Ruined this city.

7/30/2010 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off subject but word is we are now operating on a quota system, the ten P.O's in each district with the lowest numbers must pick up their activity or else progressive discipline. Hello FOP hello media I believe that that is a quota system. Required amount of activity number of arrests tickets etc.

7/30/2010 06:57:00 AM

We all know these guys. Why did they become the police? Some people need to be shown the door. Some people need to be nudged into retirement. Some people need to go to another district to work the desk, lockup, or work a slower district. The days of just showing up and getting paid are over. Did you think those days would last forever? Stop your whining and get to work.

7/30/2010 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 025 why are a bunch of guys being taken off the 3rd watch and put on the 1st watch Thought that was all done the first period of the year where the manpower needs were announced

7/30/2010 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep it for law suit settlements

7/30/2010 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPEAKING of finances, did you see the following article:

"State Tax Increase May be Bigger (Illinois)

wwww.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2561595/posts

"The expected personal income tax increase that Gov. Quinn proposed earlier this year was suppose to be increased from 3% to 4%. But, it could actually increase to 5%", Budget Director David Vaught said today. "We're going to pass a tax increase in January" Vaught said. "We expect it is going to be substantial."

Read the complete article and the commentary. Check out the web site that shows the salaries of individual teachers by name.
Sample: A high school teacher making $602,000. a year??? THIS IS INSANE AND UNSUSTAINABLE. And this is just one example, and not the exception.

Vote conservative/Republican.

7/30/2010 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pot Hole repair guys got a better raise then us. The got 3.5% a year....

+++


covered by city stickers. So, no f'n shortfall there. Just ask someone that has an SUV

7/30/2010 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

7/30/2010 08:58:00 AM

Yeah. So what? Sounds like he thinking outside the box in order to generate revenue instead of selling city assets.

New York has rolling restaurants.

What? Are you some 11th Ward gorilla trying to keep dickhead in office?

7/30/2010 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous C.E. Winchester III said...

OT. Retired Lt Ken Sullivan (018,016) passed away last night. He was one of the last good bosses. His wife Karen (UNIT 050) and son Joe (023) are first class people. RIP

OMG!!!
This was one of the biggest hardheaded pricks I have ever met on this job. What kind of kissass are you? I believe several suicides occurred in 018 under his watch. He was a self serving miserable hippocryte as a boss, and he will not be missed. I dont normally knock the dead, but this guy was no friend of a patrolman...And that homewrecking wife of his was sued by several patrolman for excessive excessive generation of spar forms! Pull your head out of your ass!!

7/30/2010 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous on 7/30/2010 06:33:00PM said,

"I will have to back this guy 100%", referring to Scott Waguespack, a Democrat running for Dailey's spot.

Research Scott Waguespack. Check him out on Google. According to Scott Waguespack, "social justice is a major component of my campaign.

"Social Justice" is socialist code for distribution of wealth, (YOURS AND MINE TO THOSE THAT THE SOCIALISTS DEEM MORE DESERVING.) And that's just one definition of "social justice."

Today's democrat party is not the old democratic party of yesterday. It is officially the Socialist Party. You know what socialist policies obama is initiating and the destruction of the Constitution, the loss of our rights, our freedoms we are experiencing. Wake up, everyone, all socialists in govt. today march in lockstep under obama's rule.

Scott Waguespack may be speaking the rhetoric you like to hear about his plans for the Police Dept., but remember, Waguespack is a socialist, and socialists are destroying our country state by state, and public service by public service. How many police departments are closing down because of socialist policies that have been put in place? How much LOSS have we endured in this country from the obama regime policies?

Vote conservative/Republican.

7/30/2010 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/30/2010 06:57:00 AM

That's like the old swashbuckling movies where the last man out of his sack gets ten lashes. SOMEONE has to be last.

Dogs will always be dogs and everyone knows who they are. Nothing is going to change until we have new leadership, from within!

7/30/2010 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

7/30/2010 08:58:00 AM

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

All our politicians & elected officials are soft balls.

remember: "Stupid cannot be fixed".

7/30/2010 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He argued that the “true measure” is the reduction in reported crime that Chicago has experienced over the past decade.
........



With less police and longer response times, I bet there are allot less reported crimes.

7/30/2010 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANOVs for everything! Burg, rob, agg battery...

7/30/2010 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard Bill Cozzi's appeal was DENIED ~ talk about being fucked over! J-Fled, I hope you go to hell for what you did to that poor guy!

7/30/2010 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Glock or XD? said...

OT:

Going to buy a .45 with some retro. Springfield vs Glock, what do you think? Btw, I'm left handed so I'm already leaning towards an XD b/c Glock doesn't make a left handed mag release. Open to input. Thanks.

7/30/2010 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing still fresh in my mind, is where the f$%^k did all that supposed cash from the olympics go to. Maybe some bank account we don't know about or his TIF..............audit the fat Bas#$%d, pleaseeeee

7/30/2010 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you all know that they will blame the arbitraitors ruling on us, what about ALL the money that should have been paid to us, where did it go, Well his trucking pal Mikey Tadin who vowed never to do business with the city again after the hired truck scandel was recently awarded a 39 million dollar contract, Oh and by the by, he was the lowest bidder out of 3 bidders. It sure is strange how this happened, couldn't be that the other 2 bidders were his guys too, This city will be like Detroit very very soon. This Dog Ass Daley has to go and its our duty to get out and campaign against him, but that won't happen cause we got no game, our unions are weak and in bed with Daley. Fuck em All, I'm out soon >

7/30/2010 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.

So let me get this straight- The man comes up with an idea to generate a much needed cash flow and you bad rap him because you, in your infinite wisdom, think it's a bad idea. Perhaps you would think it better that he raise your taxes? You're a nitwit. Continue to vote for your uncle Richy.

7/30/2010 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Cozzi's appeal was denied.

PLEASE WRITE TO HIM OR SEND HIM A CARD.

William J. Cozzi-#40222-424
FCI Oakdale
P.O. Box 5000
Oakdale, LA 71463

He needs us now more than ever. He'll have at least 2 more years in that hellhole.

7/30/2010 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

85.41% of the voters in Chicago voted for Obama and his democrat/marxist/socialist style of government. Back off the movers and parkers and anovs? Why? That's what these people voted for. The only way to hurt the mayor is to be voted out. The only way to get him out is if the voters get sick and tired of democrat style of government.
Hammer them I say. Tell the citizens the truth. We have quotas and pressure from above to screw them with tickets. Tell them that pressure from above is from their elected officials that they voted for, so suck it up and pay!!

7/30/2010 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Legalize marijuana and prostitution and tax the bejeezus out of it.

7/30/2010 07:37:00 AM

Hells yeah. I need some new hobbys!

Signed Soon To Be Retired and Living In Michigan

7/30/2010 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off subject but word is we are now operating on a quota system, the ten P.O's in each district with the lowest numbers must pick up their activity or else progressive discipline. Hello FOP hello media I believe that that is a quota system. Required amount of activity number of arrests tickets etc.

7/30/2010 06:57:00 AM


Ok, fine with me, then arrest people for drinking on the public way, cannabis, urinating in public, reckless conduct, etc....

If you work in a nice safe district like 019, 020, 018, 001, etc.... then still lock people up and if they ask you why, tell THEM THE TRUTH.

Whatever you fucking do, do not fucking generate revenue for the city. Do not write movers and parkers.

7/30/2010 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of all this improvement of streetscapes EVERYFUCKINGWHERE, why not us that money where it's needed!!

7/30/2010 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley wants the city bankrupt. That way he can void the employee contracts. And thus seniority rights.

7/30/2010 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hired truck.Vanecko and his games with our pension fund,and the list goes on/

7/30/2010 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off subject but word is we are now operating on a quota system, the ten P.O's in each district with the lowest numbers must pick up their activity or else progressive discipline. Hello FOP hello media I believe that that is a quota system. Required amount of activity number of arrests tickets etc.

7/30/2010 06:57:00 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I wish you would stop with your "hello fop" stuff.
Unless and until the department ACTUALLY does something or changes something there is NOTHING the FOP can do.
It is all talk at this point = no one has been harmed yet.
As for that "quota system" that would be something for the public to sue the city over, not the fop.
And again, until an order comes out stating a quota system for parkers, movers, anov's, misdemeanor's and or felony's = there is no quota system and nothing can be done.

7/30/2010 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you people on the Waguespack band wagon, look at the Sun Times today. He is proposing " Rolling Restaurants"! Well he appears to be a "Softball" and we don't need him in that mayors seat.
Signed Mayor Daley's suckass re election campaign party

7/30/2010 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check dick's friends mattresses for the other $598 million.

7/30/2010 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If everything is becoming privatized, which should be less money going out, what are we paying higher taxes for?

7/30/2010 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alot of city jobs will be gone,friend on water dept says private construction co. will take over water main replacements.

7/30/2010 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did my first 7 years on midnights. You have a good Captain in 025 on midnights. This Dept doesn't owe you anything so just be thankful you have a job. Plenty of the unemployed would be happy just to work!!!

7/30/2010 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Retired Lt Ken Sullivan (018,016) passed away last night. He was one of the last good bosses. His wife Karen (UNIT 050) and son Joe (023) are first class people. RIP
To those bitching about him its easy to see what kind of people you are. He may have been hard headed but was always , always on the side of the working policemen. No, he did not like do nothing dog asses like you.

7/30/2010 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to buy a .45 with some retro. Springfield vs Glock, what do you think? Btw, I'm left handed so I'm already leaning towards an XD b/c Glock doesn't make a left handed mag release. Open to input. Thanks.

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i bought the glock 45 last year. love it. go to the gun store in lyons (midwest guns) and rent both guns and put a few hundred rounds in each and then you will know which one u prefer.

7/30/2010 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!!!
This was one of the biggest hardheaded pricks I have ever met on this job. What kind of kissass are you? I believe several suicides occurred in 018 under his watch. He was a self serving miserable hippocryte as a boss, and he will not be missed. I dont normally knock the dead, but this guy was no friend of a patrolman...And that homewrecking wife of his was sued by several patrolman for excessive excessive generation of spar forms! Pull your head out of your ass!!

7/30/2010 02:49:00 PM

You are wrong on all counts and truly the scum of the earth. I am always amazed at what jagoffs we have on this job. A dead man cannot defend himself, I am sure you would never have said that to his face even when he was sick.

7/30/2010 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just pure and simple, because of mismanagement from the Mayor and city council. We are in this position, I am just tired of the excuses and will show my disgust at the polls, hope everyone else will realize that this in the end is the only thing we have left!

7/30/2010 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If youse guys are so upset with Daley then vote against him next election. Also stop acting like little kids, when Mauer was fired "MAUER FOR MAYOR" when Dugan was dumped "DUGAN FOR MAYOR" and it goes on and on.

Why not look for a candidate that is a businessman who knows how to 1- stop spending, 2- balance a budget 3- run an honest government. Stop playing politics stop playing footsies with all da revs. and learn the English language.

7/30/2010 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers have the opportunity to stand up to Little Napoleon Daley and Hubrisman. They can strike a blow for the working man and woman by not giving in to demands of furlough days and giving up a raise. What would Daley do with the saved money anyway? Throw it to J-Fed and other cronies, like Juan Rangel, alderthieves, and reverends. And teachers can strike -- you imagine all those yuppies who won't be able to send little Madison and McKenzie to school because the teachers walked out? That'll be it for Daley's dreams of a city for the rich because they will all leave for the suburbs. Teachers represent the little guys fighting the corrupt machine. They need your help, police officers.

7/30/2010 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This Dept doesn't owe you anything so just be thankful you have a job. Plenty of the unemployed would be happy just to work!!!" They owe us for keeping the peace and for giving up our lives to do it. How many of the unemployed are willing and able? Often the unemployed are unemployed because they're just not good enough to be hired.

7/30/2010 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
***********ALERT TO THE MEDIA******
**From 35th street disgusted boss**

Oh No! Say it ain't so! Looks like shortshanks who is promising more police on the streets is telling the citizens he has more police in the academy! The surprise is that 80 officers will be in the airports by November 1st, due to jimmy maurers talk, about being short! Seems shortshanks does not want the media coming after him on the shortage at the airports!

The question for the street coppers, the hard working beat officers is:

1) How many have been shot at the airports?
2) How many batteries to an officer are done at the airports?
3) How many killed?
4) How many 1 man cars to domestics?
5) How many are down in the districts?
6) When is the last time airport coppers were denied lunch?

Many more of us street coppers could and will add more WTF is going on?? Blood running the streets everyday, officer safety is threatened everyday and this is the plan! Another reason to get rid of daley and the 50 sheep!

7/30/2010 09:29:00 AM

Heard the same thing work at city hall, the mayor is running and is putting the coppers at the airports duping the public and coppers as usual! The districts are stripped, coppers getting shot, beat up, KILLED, citizens that pay taxes being taken advantage of but another daley idea in motion1

7/30/2010 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Going to buy a .45 with some retro. Springfield vs Glock, what do you think? Btw, I'm left handed so I'm already leaning towards an XD b/c Glock doesn't make a left handed mag release. Open to input. Thanks.

----------

i bought the glock 45 last year. love it. go to the gun store in lyons (midwest guns) and rent both guns and put a few hundred rounds in each and then you will know which one u prefer.

7/30/2010 09:15:00 PM


Glock. No question about it.

7/30/2010 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 025 why are a bunch of guys being taken off the 3rd watch and put on the 1st watch Thought that was all done the first period of the year where the manpower needs were announced

Probably because the watch manpower is not balanced properly, now shut the F&^%k up rookie, it's getting old. When you have enough time not to be affected by reverse seniority, u can get the watch you want.

7/30/2010 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous on 7/30/2010 06:33:00PM said,

"I will have to back this guy 100%", referring to Scott Waguespack, a Democrat running for Dailey's spot.

Research Scott Waguespack. Check him out on Google. According to Scott Waguespack, "social justice is a major component of my campaign.

"Social Justice" is socialist code for distribution of wealth, (YOURS AND MINE TO THOSE THAT THE SOCIALISTS DEEM MORE DESERVING.) And that's just one definition of "social justice."

Today's democrat party is not the old democratic party of yesterday. It is officially the Socialist Party. You know what socialist policies obama is initiating and the destruction of the Constitution, the loss of our rights, our freedoms we are experiencing. Wake up, everyone, all socialists in govt. today march in lockstep under obama's rule.

Scott Waguespack may be speaking the rhetoric you like to hear about his plans for the Police Dept., but remember, Waguespack is a socialist, and socialists are destroying our country state by state, and public service by public service. How many police departments are closing down because of socialist policies that have been put in place? How much LOSS have we endured in this country from the obama regime policies?

Vote conservative/Republican.

7/30/2010 03:15:00 PM


You truly have your head up your ass. So we should vote daley in again I suppose. Certainly no social justice with mayor mumbles. You won't have to worry about socialism with the daleys in charge, that's for sure.

7/30/2010 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mayor Daley closed the books on 2009 with just $2.7 million in the bank, having added $461 million to the mountain of debt piled on Chicago taxpayers, year-end audits show."

...and the motherf__er's latest hallucination is to set up "a thousand" computerized rental stations for heavy-duty, sleek, GPS-equipped bicycles at only $10.00 per hour.

In a week or so, the GPS boys will be able to see every single one of those bikes as blips on the South and West sides, where anyone in their right mind will be afraid to go and get them.

...and no one can understand why the city is in this situation.

MAYOR DALEY IS CLINICALLY INSANE.

7/30/2010 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny you should bring up Mauerer. How's that phony old whistleblower doing? No more City jobs for you.

7/31/2010 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Jim Edgar offered the city 6 riverboat licenses and the Midget turned him down. He was on TV running around yelling "No putt putts! I don't want no Putt putts." That alone was reason enough to ride this goof out of town on a rail. Last year, he had a billion dollars for his Olympic fiasco. Where did that nmoney go?

7/31/2010 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you mean to tell me that Daley has more money in his personal bank account, then the city that he runs.


only in Chicago

7/31/2010 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7/30/2010 11:00:00PM said,

"So we should vote Daley in again, I suppose?"

No.

Google republican party.chicago.conservative.candidates. and get the names of the various Republican Party groups in Chicago and their locations.

Attend meetings of the various Republican party groups that you find listed. Check out the conservative candidates and research their backgrounds and records. Then support that conservative candidate through funding and your vote.

This is a grassroots effort, and it's going to take some hard work and THAT FIRST STEP.

Either we step up, stay focused and work hard toward the goal of breaking the democratic chain that defeats us, or we shut the fuck up and continue to give it up for Daley.

THAT CHOICE, THAT FIRST STEP, IS UP TO US.

Check out www.freerepublic.com for ideas and commentary from like-minded people who value the Constitution, our rights and freedoms and the United States of America.

7/31/2010 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you listen closely, you can hear Daley shaking the City of Chicago piggybank.

7/31/2010 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
In 025 why are a bunch of guys being taken off the 3rd watch and put on the 1st watch Thought that was all done the first period of the year where the manpower needs were announced

Why? Because the watches were never balanced, double bodies on 3rd Watch than 1st. There was no boss with enough balls and connections to say enough is enough and to stop fucking midnight in 025. That watch has suffered enough,everyday one car is down per sector, sometimes even five cars, no man power. An area lockup with only two people working, processing over 40 prisoners on a slow night, while 3rd Watch with three people working on their busiest day will have no more than 10-15 prisoners. The desk on midnights does more bonds and reports than both watches put together, yet only two people working, if lucky maybe a third person. So, see soon on 1st Watch.

7/31/2010 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Event # please........ said...

"I dont give a fuck about your family so dont come to me with that shit when you need a day off".

If true, what a real jackass. Did he have a family?

7/31/2010 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? Because the watches were never balanced, double bodies on 3rd Watch than 1st. There was no boss with enough balls and connections to say enough is enough and to stop fucking midnight in 025. That watch has suffered enough,everyday one car is down per sector, sometimes even five cars, no man power. An area lockup with only two people working, processing over 40 prisoners on a slow night, while 3rd Watch with three people working on their busiest day will have no more than 10-15 prisoners. The desk on midnights does more bonds and reports than both watches put together, yet only two people working, if lucky maybe a third person. So, see soon on 1st Watch.



Okay, everyone knows 3rd watch is the busiest watch in the majority of districts which is why there is always more manpower for 3rd watch. Most times you arrive for work on 3rd watch and you're in a backlog and you stay in a backlog for most of the tour, going from call to call.

7/31/2010 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So canning J-Flunk would put us at $3 Million then?

What would no aldercreatures put us at?

What is Daley's salary?

7/31/2010 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Parking Meters is on track to take in more than $73 million in 2010, according to Standard & Poor’s, one of the agencies. That is more than three times the roughly $20 million a year that the city had reaped from its meters before the privatization deal.

7/31/2010 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the top ten worst performers per district will allegedly face progressive discipline to " get their numbers up"--- that's funny because their are no general orders, department notices, or special notices that say you have to write a mover or a parker a day--- you ARE required to respond to radio assignments in a timely fashion and take police action where appropriate--- although i am not a ball of fire anymore, i show up to work everyday on time and handle my calls professionally and back up whoever needs backing up--- the day i get called into the w/c's office and counseled for lack of activity will be followed by a call to the department of labor affairs where an unfair labor practice will be filed and then a grievance with the fop--- hey boss, you want a mover and a parker a day, put it in writing and i will be taking a piece of your paycheck in a couple of years...

7/31/2010 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Going to buy a .45 with some retro. Springfield vs Glock, what do you think? Btw, I'm left handed so I'm already leaning towards an XD b/c Glock doesn't make a left handed mag release. Open to input. Thanks.'

I don't think you can carry a SPringfield Armory pistol now. If you didn't purchase it by 31 Dec of last year, it's off the list, I believe, and you can only go Glock, unless you plan to carry that gun OFF DUTY. Check it out before you make the deal.

7/31/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous PillowTalk™ with Leo and Mary said...

"I am always amazed at what jagoffs we have on this job."

Welcome to our world.

7/31/2010 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

water pumping stations will soon be privatized , city will save millions on pension and benefits
to many chief , assistant chiefs , laborers doing next to nothing

7/31/2010 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote conservative/Republican.

7/30/2010 03:15:00 PM

Daley is the pinup boy for republicans.Look at his privatizing and anti-union stances.

7/31/2010 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
In 025 why are a bunch of guys being taken off the 3rd watch and put on the 1st watch Thought that was all done the first period of the year where the manpower needs were announced

Why? Because the watches were never balanced, double bodies on 3rd Watch than 1st. There was no boss with enough balls and connections to say enough is enough and to stop fucking midnight in 025. That watch has suffered enough,everyday one car is down per sector, sometimes even five cars, no man power. An area lockup with only two people working, processing over 40 prisoners on a slow night, while 3rd Watch with three people working on their busiest day will have no more than 10-15 prisoners. The desk on midnights does more bonds and reports than both watches put together, yet only two people working, if lucky maybe a third person. So, see soon on 1st Watch.

7/31/2010 03:12:00 AM

For those of you who never paid attention at watch pick time, do so this year. Downtown determines the pertcentage of officers assigned to each watch, not the district commander. 3rd watch always has the highest percentage, followed by days and then by midnights. This is more closely watched now because the brains downtown believe that with the new starting times, there is enough of an overlap with the 3rd watch working later and midnights starting earlier. Due to furloughs and people transferring, retiring, etc., some watches fall below the level set by downtown so the district is required to reallocate so as to come back in line with the percentages. If you can't do mids, look for a district where your time on the job will guarantee you afternoons, otherwise put your time in and get some seniority so you can be assured of a bid for 3rd watch. Being a newbie on this job sucks at times, but you were never given any guarantees of a watch. Seniority is a BIG thing on this job and when you put in your time, you too will be able to reap the benefits.

7/31/2010 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to be even more vigilant with that large pile of money sitting just outside mumbles reach, OUR PENSION FUND!

Stuttering prick's nephew and former assistant already got over $60 million OF OUR MONEY with little hope of the pension fund ever seeing a return.

I would be that even as I write this there are some plans afoot to dip into our pension money to balance the budget; in exchange of course for the solemn promise by the city to always pay our pensions.

Mike Shields, please run for re-election to the pension board and please watch out for this. I am just fearful that stuttering prick will make another grab for our pension fund.

We CANNOT let that happen!

7/31/2010 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Chicago Parking Meters is on track to take in more than $73 million in 2010, according to Standard & Poor’s, one of the agencies. That is more than three times the roughly $20 million a year that the city had reaped from its meters before the privatization deal.

7/31/2010 08:09:00 AM


And of course the city doesn't take in the increased revenue, some company does.

I hope that someone can investigate and discover if there was any fraud in that parking meter contract. If so, use that to void the contract and get that parking meter franchise back where it belongs, under city ownership and management!

7/31/2010 10:36:00 PM  

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