Monday, July 19, 2010

Mayoral Challengers

  • Freshman Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said Friday he’s seriously considering running for mayor — whether or not Mayor Daley seeks a seventh term — because he’s fed up with the corruption, waste and mismanagement that have dogged the Daley era.

    A new poll released Saturday suggests he may not be the only one.

Many of the names we cited the other day popped up in the Sun Times article.

But here's the serious question - how many of our readers are registered to vote? Because unless we have a presence in the voting booth, we aren't going to have any impact on the election and the any input on the direction of any changes that might happen.

We heard FOP was going to have Unit Reps as deputy registrars or whatever they are calling them nowadays. If true, we have yet to see any concerted effort to have cops (and their families) registered to vote. If the under-25% number is correct, then the registrars really ought to be busy as hell over the next few months getting people signed up.

Anyone have any info?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've voted in every election sice I have been 18 years old. My father faught in the jungles of Vietnam, and he always "drilled the civic responsility into my head: VOTE." Too many American soldiers have died to preserve that right. Too many black Americans lost their lives in the civil rights era to gain that right. America's founding fathers acted on an idea and defeated the most powerful Military of that time to give us that right. It's a damn shame when I hear people (especially fellow officers) say that they don't vote & really don't care. It's time to wake up people, and vote every Incumbant out, including Shortshanks! It's time to take back America from the progressives that have been flushing this country down the toilet. And for those who still don't care: DON'T Bitch when your hard work goes towards higher taxes, and wealth redistribution!

7/19/2010 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can someone get something up here with the best way to reg. to vote? more so whats the easiet way? i moved to chicago a year ago and havnt changed my drivers license so i assume thats a start to be qualified? i know im only one vote but ill do what it takes to vote against daley and get any friends who moved here along with me

7/19/2010 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Unit Reps and Watch Reps who showed up early for a recent meeting were trained and sworn in to register anyone to vote, on the spot, with a look at an ID.

Problem is, with coppers loathe to admit they are not registered, many will not admit they are not registered to vote.

I work in a District in A3, I have not had one officer admit he or she is not registered to vote, not one.

So where are they all?

One PO told me maybe they don't want to go to jury duty for those notices go out from the rolls of registered voters.

Maybe FOP needs to make a list of those officers who are unregistered and do a targeted mailing to them and have their Unit Reps go to them and at least try to sign them up.

Some of us have family members who died and/or shed their blood to defend our right to vote in elections. I know I do.

Do not squander this right! Get registered to vote!

7/19/2010 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a comment on the post from Saturday regarding Daley's low pole numbers and the search for a viable candidate to run against him.

I'm reminded of how incredibly disconnected the police profession really is. Somewhere in the vicinity of 25 to 30 names of possible candidates, including the ones cited by SCC in the original post, were mentioned. I'm assuming that the Hamburgler, Bozo The Clown, Mr. Magoo and a disinterred Al Capone were not REALLY serious suggestions, but as each name was mentioned, they were just as quickly shot down.

"Are you kidding me? he's from the ___ Ward" or "He's just another machine hack" or "blah, blah, blah".

And that, my friends, is how the Daley Crime Family stays in power election after election, and why we can expect his wonderful direction for Chicago and the CPD for years to come.

Besides, the only names that will matter anyway, are the ones who choose to run and put their names in play . . . all of our commenting here is only a waste of time.

7/19/2010 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anyone else notice at the end of the Sun-Times article, the link to "No Guns For Negroes" From CRIME, GUNS, AND VIDEOTAPE.

That's a very anti-gun ban post that would also make it a very anti-Daley post.

What's up with the editors at the Sun-Times? Didn't they get their check this month from the Daley Crime Family slush fund?

7/19/2010 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Registered and am ready.

7/19/2010 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just do not have a valid reason to not vote. It is so easy to register and early vote---how can you not take the opportunity! Then, when your guy loses, you really have something to gripe about.
Getting rid of S/Shanks is one of the most important things in our lifetime.

7/19/2010 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on everyone of us that isn't registered.
I vote in every election, it may sound corny but many people around the world can't vote, and too many men and women have given their lives to secure our right to vote.

Also, I usually vote against the incumbent.

7/19/2010 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter who as long as it's not Daley, or a Daley relative.

7/19/2010 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those of us who vote...Let's keep in mind to kinda focus in on ONE potential candidate, and not spread the vote around on potential many. Shanks may slide on in yet again on his 31% approval rating (31% of the vote).
I am surprised that with all the sarcastic and funny comments I read here (you have to be smart to be both,) all the working police can do is just grumble, complain and comment on problems, without acting or suggesting solutions.

Be Safe,
A cop's girlfriend

7/19/2010 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

all it takes is a simple form from the clerks office.

it ask for ur info and ur DL#.
u mail it back and u r in the system in about 3 week.

lazy is lazy.

7/19/2010 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The easiest way to register is motor-voter. The Secretary of State's office is required to offer to let you register whenever you renew or change your license. Since this has been going on since 1993, anyone with an IL license who isn't registered has actively refused to register.

For the person who hasn't moved their license to IL yet, that's the easiest way. You'd need to move your license anyway, so just register when you do it.

7/19/2010 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/19/2010 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good comment about the registration. Reminds me of the old saying, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

On a related note, there simply CANNOT be 5 (random number) wannabes running against Daley or he'll get in again. Everyone needs to get behind one single front-runner candidate (call him/her the anti-Daley) even if that individual isn't the first or even second choice. Any more than one--DemoRAT or GOP--Daley's a lock yet again.

In fact, I'll be there will be some secret Daley money flowing to several such contenders, the true source of which will remain unknown even to the contenders themselves, in an attempt to ensure Daley faces multiple opponents.

7/19/2010 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoffman can beat Daley

7/19/2010 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny that on this blog people bitch and bitch day after day about all the chicago politicians but the majority aren't even registered to vote. FYI you don't get jury duty based on being registered to vote, they get names by drivers licenses' through the secretary of state.

7/19/2010 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK get DAFFY DUCK to run , anything but the leparchan

7/19/2010 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the link to the voter registration form. Everyone please register to vote! We need a change here in Chicago!

7/19/2010 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/19/2010 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have voted on every election. I even voted for old man Daley my first time to vote. I am proud that I have voted in every election. Yes, every American citizen should vote, because so many soldiers have died for that very right. So go out and vote! But, be careful who you vote in, because the last mayor said change is coming and it was "their" turn, he turn this city into shit! The bond rating went right into the toilet! Nothing got done! Nothing! It was worse then Gary, Indiana! So make sure its the candidate you really want in, because he or she will be and do good for ALL of the citizens of this great city of ours!

7/19/2010 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's one thing to be registered to vote, it is quite another to go and actually vote!

Most coppers are too lazy to vote! Coppers have a billion excuses as to why they don't or didn't vote!

99.9% of the excuses are just plain bullshit!

So go vote or shut the fuck up!

Da Pelon

7/19/2010 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:47am is 100% correct.

If you don't vote, you lose the right to Bitch out loud.

I don't want to hear ya Offic if you didn't vote.

7/19/2010 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a related note, there simply CANNOT be 5 (random number) wannabes running against Daley


If Daley doesn't get 50% + 1, he'll have to face the second place winner in a runoff.

Keeping his vote below 50% during the first round will force him to go one on one in the runoff.

Changing this election law after the vote was split 3 ways in 1983 may come back to bite him in the arse.

7/19/2010 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a unit rep in A3. I am authorized and sworn in to register new voters.

If anyone wants to register to vote, police or civilian, email me at and I will meet you at Belmont & Western, southeast parking lot and get you registered. Just email and tell me when:

I will register you on the spot, bring picture ID and some proof of residency, drivers license etc.

Or, go to the web site of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and do it yourself:

7/19/2010 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can register to vote at any voter registration drive in the state. Il voter registration databases are now maintained by the state, not by the counties. All you need is proof of age and residence like a driver's license. Any IL voter registrar can sign you up in any IL county. Try a Secretary of State "express office" and take care of it there. If you go out to the DuPage County Fair, there is usually a voter registration booth there.
--a voter registrar

7/19/2010 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"FYI you don't get jury duty based on being registered to vote, they get names by drivers licenses' through the secretary of state.

7/19/2010 10:56:00 AM"

no wonder the quality of jurors is so abysmally low.

7/19/2010 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

7/19/2010 09:12:00 AM

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

7/19/2010 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I ran, I would not be a democrat, I am for the 2nd amend, I am for medical cannabis, I would give a raise to first responders across the board, NO MORE WORK YOUR FURLOUGH DAYS BS. I woulld clean up city government, I would make Chicago a place that people would would love to come to and want to stay. Holly Wood would want to film here more and more. There would be respect for the law and the citizens. It would not be who you know, it would be, can you get the job done??? I would put this City on the cutting edge for all others to follow. What is wrong with a casino??? I do not need a kick back, but there will be taxes and lic to be obtained. There would not be a need for a march, I would come done and address you not hide behind my 30 man PSD team. I would hire the best lawyers and this paying out to some nitwit who files a case against the City WOULD STOP.... NO MORE. You would not fear this government. Remember the people not government! make a Country, a State, a City, a Family.

2011 VOTE

7/19/2010 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Early voting in the 22nd District Community Room for the November elections begins 11 October and ends 28 October. ANY REGISTERED VOTER CAN VOTE HERE (hint--all you city workers in Mt. Greenwood.) NO excuses not to vote.

7/19/2010 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family and I will vote for anyone but daley.

Has anyone seen his "unsafe gun list". Its like 15 pages of gun makers. CRAZY.

7/19/2010 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the Illinois Voter Registration Application. Print it. Fill it Out. Send it in. Its that simple.

7/19/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. How can aldermen be so damn dumb?

The other night one of them had her purse, containing her aldermanic credentials, among other things, stolen OUT OF HER CAR. The D/C was hovering around, kissing ass like there was no tomorrow.

A couple of weeks before that, one of her counterparts left, in addition to other things, a laptop containing city business IN HER CAR. (15th District)

Both in high-crime areas.

Don't these idiots see we're way too short personnel to clean up after these "volunteer victims"?

7/19/2010 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i know im only one vote..."

We're ALL only one vote, but our only hope is to work in concert.

7/19/2010 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Daley is sinister...

You can bet your ass he runs the registration rolls against the personnel roster of every city department.

those who don't register AND vote get fucked with!

*Big Fucking Hint CPD!*

7/19/2010 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Huberman run to split the uh, you know...that vote?

7/19/2010 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To register to vote you may go to local library. Simple.

7/20/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD has roll calls three times per day, right? Someone should pass out voter registration forms at that time and make sure that they get filled out and sent in. There are so many great thoughts on this blog but talk is cheap come election day. Vote the bums out!

7/20/2010 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that someone has the balls to run against King Richie. I've been tracking Waguespack since he came in. He's a decent guy who's pro police and made it very clear at caps meeetings as well as publicly. He's always being whipped by the rest of the city concil and the mayor for always opposing them. (check his record out!) He's always tipping the media on scandles too. We need a candidate of his caliber with no baggage to hang him on. A canidate who totally despises the Daley administration and will have a open book transparent view of all city transactions, contracts, etc... for the public to view and critique. I know personally he's discusted with how things operate with this city. Remember, we'll also have to vote for 26 new alderman, this is what you need to get anything passed in the city council. We all have to register and vote or we're ALL DOOMED!!!! I hope that the FOP along with the other labor unions in this city wake up and get their act together and put together a city wide labor ticket for every spot available in this election. At the very least, this will wake up these bastards and realize that they better start taking care of the people who keep this city running and safe or they'll all be on the other side of things, screwed just like us! Give Scott a chance. He's definitely better than what we have BIGTIME!

7/20/2010 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


City sticker display deadline extended to July 30th AKA stickers-that-don't-adhere-and-will-be-replaced-at-no-charge-except-to-the-taxpayers.

Could it possibly be that someone used sub-par materials (and made a hefty profit) and now the "city" will have to cover the cost of "free" sticker replacements?

Another questionable Daley Deal.

7/20/2010 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Tom Allen on Daley's "Funny Money"

Allen any good? With Daley's numbers being so low I've heard his name come up lately.

7/20/2010 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Alderman Tom Allen on Daley's "Funny Money"

Allen any good? With Daley's numbers being so low I've heard his name come up lately.

7/20/2010 08:09:00 PM


He's great if you like merit (clout) promotions. If you like aldermen who have dozens of their family members on the City payroll he's your man.

7/20/2010 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waguespack is top notch, understands what the police go through and are up against. seems like he could be the guilianni we're in desperate need of!!

7/21/2010 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm glad to hear that someone has the balls to run against King Richie."

Sadly, I wouldn't put too much stock in anyone running "against" Daley.

Whoever does run will run with Tricky Dick's blessing. This will likely be another of his puppets.

7/22/2010 02:12:00 AM  

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