Wednesday, April 13, 2011

40 Applications?

  • More than 40 people have applied to become Chicago’s next top cop, officials said Tuesday.

    The Chicago Police Board will interview the candidates for Chicago police superintendent and present three finalists to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, who takes office May 16.

    Many of the candidates are members of the Chicago Police Department.

    “Of the external candidates, many are current or former leaders of large organizations,” said Demetrius Carney, president of the Chicago Police Board.

Someone had a good suggestion in the comments earlier. Name all forty. Then list their letters of recommendation so everyone knows what favors are to be owed upon appointment. Plus, it'd be useful to have a list of everyone's connections who didn't make the cut.

Does anyone know if the Police Board have to conduct "open meeting" type notifications for interviews and such? Or does everyone have to rely on spies and Sneed to watch the front door to see who shows up what day?

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119 Comments:

Anonymous The Titanic said...

First words the new boss will hear:

"ICE-BERG RIGHT AHEAD!!!!!!"

4/13/2011 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting character that police board president. a little googling showed the following link. it's easy to see why Daley liked him.

http://www.perkinscoie.com/decarney/

4/13/2011 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

<>

I have a question!

Will the swimsuit and evening gown portion of the competition come before or after the talent and skill portion of the show?

4/13/2011 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish that they would call up Donald Trump and let him run this selection process.

We could call it Chicago Apprentice, film it, monetize it, with the proceeds going to all the people the city owes money to.

Hollywood Rahm probably wouldn't go for it though because of his connection with the big "O".

However what a kick off to a presidential campaign it would be for Trump if it turned this city around.

4/13/2011 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im retiring in just under a year from now and wonder if anyone has suggestions on where to spend my golden years. As much as I like Arizona and Florida, I'm looking to stay in the Midwest closer to my kids and grandkids.

I'm even open to a nice place in Illinois, anywhere outside Cook County at least. Thank you.

4/13/2011 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open Meetings Act has an exemption written in for personnel decisions.

4/13/2011 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the coming of a new Superintendent is imminent, could you possibly do another series about problems that are facing the department. The old series is informative but is it still as relevant as a new one would be? Hopefully the new super would see it and would be willing to address the problems.

Either way I am wondering who will be chosen? And hopefully they can hire some people as many are waiting.

4/13/2011 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This week the illinois House will be considering HB 1565 that makes it illegal for landlords to keep gangbangers, drug dealers, sex offenders out of their buildings

Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Adds to the definition of a civil rights violation: a prohibition against a landlord inquiring about an arrest record or refusing to rent a unit because the prospective tenant has an arrest record. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for the owner or the agent of any housing accommodation to inquire whether a prospective tenant has an arrest record or to refuse to rent a unit because the prospective tenant has an arrest record.

4/13/2011 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the police board will reduce the 40 to 10 then the names will be made public prior to the actual interviews of the 10, the top three will go to the mayor for consideration.

4/13/2011 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say no to Gene williams. He will demand that everyone pay into the NOBLE funds. He already has 30 or so flunkeys waiting in the wings to promote. You heard it here first. Look for NOBLE'S secretary to advance to a commander spot within three years.

4/13/2011 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would make a great tv show,eliminating contestants each week. They could call it, "Begging To Wear The Stars".

4/13/2011 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if they'll make the list of candidates public. Are those nitwits at the top still holding out hope?

Anybody know if those interviews would be open to the public? I would like to go to see how much the exempts who are applying bash JPW.

Blame it all on him, even though you were a party to it all.

Two more years to go--is it too early to start counting the days?

4/13/2011 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should list names of people who gave letters of recommendation to the top three candidates after the appointee is announced. Listing all applicants would not be right because there should be some privacy for them applying for a job without everyone knowing about it. If they don't make the cut, we don't need to know their supporters names.

4/13/2011 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So 39 people wasted their time. It's going to Obama's play cousin, end of story.

Rham owes Barry way too much.

4/13/2011 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new Superintendent will be a female.

Deb Kirby has the support of the 19th Ward but has not done well in the jobs she has held.

Judy Martin does not desire to have her family exposed to the scrutiny of the media or this blog. She will not apply.

Tina Skahil will be Rahm's choice.

4/13/2011 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUOTAS

LAPD officers who complained about ticket quotas are awarded $2 millionA jury awarded a pair of Los Angeles police officers $2 million Monday after determining that LAPD supervisors had retaliated against the officers for complaining about alleged traffic ticket quotas. Howard Chan and David Benioff, both veteran motorcycle officers with the department's West Traffic Division, sued the department in 2009, alleging that they had been punished with bogus performance reviews, threats of reassignment and other forms of harassment after objecting to demands from commanding officers that they write a certain number of tickets each day, according to the suit.

Los Angeles Times

4/13/2011 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

judy martin wants it bad

4/13/2011 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant believe DJ from 009 put in....check your ego at the door dude.

4/13/2011 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/13/2011 12:09:00 AM,
4/13/2011 01:59:00 AM,
4/13/2011 02:12:00 AM &
4/13/2011 06:24:00 AM,

Thanks for the humor! Funny stuff!

4/13/2011 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Im retiring in just under a year from now and wonder if anyone has suggestions on where to spend my golden years. As much as I like Arizona and Florida, I'm looking to stay in the Midwest closer to my kids and grandkids.

I'm even open to a nice place in Illinois, anywhere outside Cook County at least. Thank you.

4/13/2011 02:45:00 AM


You have to scout around. I don't want to post the nice places lest the democrats decide to go there also.

4/13/2011 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the retirement guy- I know some ex coppers who moved to Galena IL- might be worth checking out

4/13/2011 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im retiring in just under a year from now and wonder if anyone has suggestions on where to spend my golden years. As much as I like Arizona and Florida, I'm looking to stay in the Midwest closer to my kids and grandkids.

I'm even open to a nice place in Illinois, anywhere outside Cook County at least. Thank you.

Check out Davis Il. I know someone who retired a few years back and moved there...Great spot and not too far. Northwest Il. passed rockford not as far as Galena. he loved it. he also wanted to stay close to grandkids

4/13/2011 08:36:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

JOB POSTING: the city of chicago is currently looking for a charismatic forward thinking individual to run our out of control police department--- you need no law enforcement experience--- all you need to do is follow instructions and not say dumb things to the media--- interested applicants forward your resume to rahmbo....

4/13/2011 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if an FOIA request for this information might work? I believe the police board tells the applicants that they will have some confidentiality. Carney went to Dela Salle, we were in class together. He went on to success. Where did I go wrong ?

4/13/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the applicants should be revealed to the public.
The letters of recommendation should be made public
also. The selection of a new CPD Supt. is a really big deal now; we're all counting on this person to show
a tremendous effort to turn things around from the
swamp of distrust and low morale that surrounds the
Dept. today; I for one don't want to see this worked
out behind closed doors. THe CPD has a lot of work
to do after the 3 year fiasco of Weis/3M.

4/13/2011 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Lt. Pat Schmear said...

I tried to turn in my resume but it was rejected...


Dam dawg.

4/13/2011 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Applications for public office should be available under the Freedom of Information Act.

4/13/2011 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tina Skahil will be Rahm's choice.

4/13/2011 07:06:00 AM

While she looks great on paper, which is important across the board, and she is homegrown as far as Chicago and CPD, which is important to the rank and file, her mere stage presence and her oral presentation skills are severely lacking. It is not necessary to be cruel. The many deficiencies are obvious. Plus, people close to her know quite well that her ya-ha-ha facade is all bullshit.

4/13/2011 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Corruption in the Border Patrol

A bribe of $ 5 MILLION to a Border Patrol Agent?

Three separate stories chronicling payoffs, drug shipments, lack of screening or polygraphs for applicants and more... scary stuff!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/
42091798#42091798

4/13/2011 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it has to be a woman I vote for Tina. Kirby is a mush which is why they will pick her. The board wants a weak Sup so they can push her around and the Mayor will do the same. You will have Jimmy, Gene, and the usual suspects running things like now. Kirby is a good public speaker and smart but she is not the police just like Martin which is exactly what they want. A figure head. A puppet on a string.

4/13/2011 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question!

Will the swimsuit and evening gown portion of the competition come before or after the talent and skill portion of the show?

I will be unavailable for about an hour. I have to clean up all the coffee I just spit out all over my desk! That was funny as all hell!!

4/13/2011 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

SCC, this is completely off topic about a previous post.

You put a post up earlier from Steve Berlin, Executive Director, Board of Ethics. I don't know the man but his post is intelligent and he even took the time to respond to a comment or two. I went to the site to file my form and found out.....I don't make enough to have to fill out the form. Anyway on the site I find the tab where you can look up the forms of everyone that has had to file. All you need to do is type in a last name and ...blam, there is the list of names of everyone that had to file. Like Mr. Berlin said, even Mayor Daley's form is listed. Of course curiosity got the best of me and I started typing in other names. It's unbelievable, neither Cuello or Gross had side jobs in 2008 or 2009 where they made more than $5000.

4/13/2011 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listing all applicants would not be right because there should be some privacy for them applying for a job without everyone knowing about it. If they don't make the cut, we don't need to know their supporters names.

4/13/2011 06:51:00 AM

Says the person applying and not wanting anyone to know who their clout is...

4/13/2011 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A woman like the Lady in the video found in the video link below has a pair in her purse the size of posssum heads, head.

No matter if you agree with her or not, she's more guts then 99 percent of the men in Congress.

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2011/04/
manifesto-of-evil-totalitarian.html#more

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

4/13/2011 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous TitanicBoilerRoom said...

Dog & pony show...just like the Mayoral election, new Supt. waiting in the wings for cue to come on stage. Kirby/ Williams? Get your life jacket and get a spot on the life boat, we're going down.
RE: H.B. 1565, just what Chicago needs, more dope houses ..." bringing jobs to Chicago "

4/13/2011 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "Anonymous at 02:45", Get a real estate agent to run you through Carillon in Plainfield. Gated 55+ community, lots of open space, reasonable assessments, decent prices, and it's outside Crook County. My in-laws moved out there from Berwyn 2 years ago- they love it, except for that rush hour traffic on Weber Rd.

4/13/2011 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't bother to apply. Anyway, Seiser runs it.

4/13/2011 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) wow! Suntimes did a story today about putting photos on all link cards to prevent fraud. But the DUMBOCRATS say that would be prejudicial agains the poor showing they are poor! HUH! But billions is fraud is ok? No wonder this state is such a corrupt shithole, guess the dumbocrats don't want to upset their voters!

4/13/2011 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/13/2011 07:30:00 AM
Can you believe that crazy LAPD capt expected her motor officers to write 18 tickets a day??? What a total joke, but then you gotta make sure you hammer the good tax paying citizens...you should see the pimpy tickets LA coppers write people...

4/13/2011 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tina Skahil will be Rahm's choice."

Skahil, isn't she the idiot who was missing her star and playing with her iPOD at Officer FLISK's funeral? If I am correct on that one, she truely deserves no consideration or respect for that matter.

4/13/2011 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officers from LAPD at least had a union backing them.

4/13/2011 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judy, please stay off the blog! You are not and will not be a candidate for the top job! Call yer pal Peter...

4/13/2011 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Sigmund Freud said...

Frankly, even if the salary was a million dollars per year and barring ignorance of the current clusterfuck that is the CPD, they should psych out every applicant, particularly for masochism.

4/13/2011 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im retiring in just under a year from now and wonder if anyone has suggestions on where to spend my golden years. As much as I like Arizona and Florida, I'm looking to stay in the Midwest closer to my kids and grandkids.

I'm even open to a nice place in Illinois, anywhere outside Cook County at least. Thank you.

4/13/2011 02:45:00 AM

-----------

head up to mid/north Wisconsin and get yourself a nice lake house. so close yet soooo far, if ya catch my drift...

4/13/2011 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not again, another one of our's does us proud.


Quantcast
Lawsuit: Arlington Heights cop’s negligence led to rape of intoxicated girl

"And it gets worse.

The allegedly negligent police officer is a former Chicago cop who ran over two kids with his squad car in 2004 -- killing one and permanently injuring another -- after throwing on his siren and driving the wrong way in traffic to escape a traffic jam. The officer then lied to his bosses, saying he had been in hot pursuit of a gunman at the time"

http://www.suntimes.com/4814630-417/lawsuit-arlington-heights-cops-negligence-led-to-rape-of-intoxicated-girl.html

4/13/2011 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just released!!! After removing all disney and loony tune Characters thet are no applications left.

4/13/2011 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will not make Tina Skahill the Superintendent. Rahm is fully aware of the situation on the CPD and will act accordingly.

Expect major changes and results!

4/13/2011 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Does The Insane Fish count as an organization!?!??!

4/13/2011 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This week the illinois House will be considering HB 1565 that makes it illegal for landlords to keep gangbangers, drug dealers, sex offenders out of their buildings

Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Adds to the definition of a civil rights violation: a prohibition against a landlord inquiring about an arrest record or refusing to rent a unit because the prospective tenant has an arrest record. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for the owner or the agent of any housing accommodation to inquire whether a prospective tenant has an arrest record or to refuse to rent a unit because the prospective tenant has an arrest record.

4/13/2011 05:35:00 AM

WHAT!?! So, the city requires a landlord to evict someone who is conducting illegal activity on the premises, but the state won't let us determine that before we rent to them?

And, if you're on the job, you're doubly screwed, because the city will come after you with an IAD beef, as well.

Time to call and voice my opinion on this stupid bill, methinks.

4/13/2011 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HB 1565 re: no criminal background checks is sponsored by Rep. Mayfield from Waukegan - another disciple of Jan Shanowsky?

Condo owners in associations that allow rentals should be very concerned.

4/13/2011 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would make a great tv show,eliminating contestants each week. They could call it, "Begging To Wear The Stars".

4/13/2011 06:24:00 AM

Or, "Star power", since "Star Wars" has already been taken.

Of course, for JPWeis, it was "Who wants to be a Millionaire".

4/13/2011 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Position available!
High paying CPD boss job available.

Requirements?

Do as your told.

And beleive me, you will be told.

4/13/2011 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retired 10 years ago and moved to Galena. Nice place, lots of retired coppers, close enough to Chicago if you have to get there. People are nice, you drive down the road and people you don't even know wave to you. If you're into gambling the casino is just 15 mile away. Taxes are slightly less than Chicago. I wouldn't move back to Chicago for anything. Some drugs and some thefts but nothing like Chicago

4/13/2011 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Im retiring in just under a year from now and wonder if anyone has suggestions on where to spend my golden years. As much as I like Arizona and Florida, I'm looking to stay in the Midwest closer to my kids and grandkids.

I'm even open to a nice place in Illinois, anywhere outside Cook County at least. Thank you.

4/13/2011 02:45:00 AM


You have to scout around. I don't want to post the nice places lest the democrats decide to go there also.

4/13/2011 08:13:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the retirement guy- I know some ex coppers who moved to Galena IL- might be worth checking out

4/13/2011 08:23:00 AM

Galena was good enough for President Grant

4/13/2011 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tina Skahil will be Rahm's choice."

Skahil, isn't she the idiot who was missing her star and playing with her iPOD at Officer FLISK's funeral? If I am correct on that one, she truely deserves no consideration or respect for that matter.

4/13/2011 12:30:00 PM

No. Adrienne Stanley was the one. She's a stupid, mean woman. Skahill is a smart, mean woman. Skahill has more smarts in her small finger than Stanley has in her whole being.

4/13/2011 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guy saying it was Tina Skahill checking her ipod at Mikes wake. Your wrong it was Stanley(Stogers relative). Ive talked to alot of coppers that worked with Skahill back in the day in 002 and they all said she was the cops with a few notches on her gun.

4/13/2011 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth is nobody knows who its going to be!!

4/13/2011 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you believe that crazy LAPD capt expected her motor officers to write 18 tickets a day??? What a total joke, but then you gotta make sure you hammer the good tax paying citizens...you should see the pimpy tickets LA coppers write people...


I don't think I've ever written 18 tickets in a period......

4/13/2011 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That wasn't SKAHILL playing her Ipod at PO FLISK'S funeral it was CMDR Adrian STANLEY who was none other than TOD STROGER'S chief of staff for a bit. Check it out!!!!

4/13/2011 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skahil, isn't she the idiot who was missing her star and playing with her iPOD at Officer FLISK's funeral? If I am correct on that one, she truely deserves no consideration or respect for that matter.

No that was Steiger's cousin.

4/13/2011 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our next chief of police will be a woman. In a short time we will know since Rahm has made it known he wants someone in charge of our department before he is sworn in. Whoever our next leader is, I hope he or she will have our backs and let us be the police again.

4/13/2011 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Galena is quiet, beautiful and civilized. Rolling hills, lakes, rivers. Hunting and fishing too.

Take a look:

http://www.cityofgalena.org/visitorinfo_dayingalena.cfm

4/13/2011 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay away from Plainfield; very high taxes and the clientele getting worse out there. Stay away from Will county all together, due to high taxes and mediocre services. Been here for awhile now and am seeing the city rats moving in. Plus pay 12k in property taxes on a house that is smaller than my Oak Lawn home was and the hse was 7k less in taxes. Horribly overcrowded school districts.
Galena is very nice, I'd even think of East/Central Indiana., or southern Illinois, with someplace on a lake and 10 dgrees warmer in Feb.

4/13/2011 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-
Great job by the 010th dist. 1st watch the other night. Call of battery in progress, officers arrive and discover an individual badly beaten and close to expiring. Officers quickly develop information and locate an individual a block away with blood on his hands and torn clothing. Officers contact Area 4, which a lazy det. Says something to the extent of "its bullshit, you got nothing... were not sending anybody out". Officers document information in case report and do contact cards on the knuckleheads. Well, dude died and had it not been for the officers these guys would have gotten away. As it stands 2 have been charged in the homicide. Job well done officers.

-A/4 dick

4/13/2011 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checkout Del Webb in Huntley. Everything you need on Randall Rd, close to I-90, McHenry Co., great assortment of housing. My p's have been out there for 5 years. They love it. They have a great Anerican Legion in downtown Huntley if you are retired military.

4/13/2011 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering. Do they all sponsor each other with letters of recommendation and then when the time comes, slash each others throats for the spot?

4/13/2011 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Byrne, the chief of detectives is a perfect choice for the sup job.
He is a gentleman and treats all with respect .
He is no relation to the shorter Byrne now retired and with streets and san. In case anyone was mistaken as to who he is.

4/13/2011 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

poor commander staples--- she got stuck with the wackiest outpost in the city loaded with goofs and posers--- your first problem is putting a horse collar on your softball captain on third watch--- she has turned the watch into a circus in less than a year--- a former smooth functioning unit that turned into a shit sandwich since capt dd took over--- she fucked up the second watch and will burn up the third watch very soon--- nobody will work for her so maybe offer her an early incentive to retire, like a one way ticket to alaska....

4/13/2011 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T

I am a 2010 CPD applicant with veterans preference. I just received my lottery numbers and I was in the 300's out of 6500 people. My question, do any of you have heads up on the hiring plans of the dept. as of yet?

Thanks, much appreciated.

4/13/2011 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Retiring in under a year! Good for you! Lotsa checks. I love Apple Canyon.. Galena but its expensive! High taxes.

Im going to Arizona.. No welfare mooches there!

4/13/2011 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see there is a new "clout" ribbon that the department has come up with. The police leadership award...What the hell is this? Another way to reward the inside do nothings I guess..

4/13/2011 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does The Insane Fish count as an organization!?!??!

Haaa Most of the HAir Gels dont even know what that is!

4/13/2011 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:
In today's Times Steinberg talks about a "flash mob" descending on McDonalds at Chicago & State causing it to close for 3 hours. How come Loyola security sees this as a huge problem and is advising students to use caution and or avoid area yet CPD is saying it's no big deal and no arrests were made?
Could it be Loyola security deals in reality and CPD brass deals with make believe?
Or could it be nobody wants to acknowledge the 800 pound gorilla in the room a. k.a. young African American thugs out to create mayhem and destruction?
Or possibly that telling the truth might scare people away from the 1st and 18th districts ??
Inquiring minds would like to know.

4/13/2011 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we please get steven seagal!

4/13/2011 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Galena was good enough for President Grant.

I'll drink to that!

4/13/2011 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
Is it true that Sgt. DH wrote a book about where police officer's eat, and now got a CR for appearing as a police officer to promote the book?

4/13/2011 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The new Superintendent will be a female...
4/13/2011 07:06:00 AM

Heard Betty Loren-Maltese is available.

4/13/2011 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tina Skahil will be Rahm's choice."

Skahil, isn't she the idiot who was missing her star and playing with her iPOD at Officer FLISK's funeral? If I am correct on that one, she truely deserves no consideration or respect for that matter.

4/13/2011 12:30:00 PM
Thought that was Stanley???

4/13/2011 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skahil, isn't she the idiot who was missing her star and playing with her iPOD at Officer FLISK's funeral? If I am correct on that one, she truely deserves no consideration or respect for that matter.

_____________________

That was Stanley

4/13/2011 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot ald creature wants to raise city sticker price , no charge for electric cars , that's bs i bet he has friends with electric cars

let's go after the 10000 unlicensed food vendors in the city of chicago , they pay no tax , starting in the 10th district before we raise price of city vehicle license

it's always the hard working tax payers the aldercreatures go after

4/13/2011 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe, after the swimsuit and talent competitions, they should do a local version of "Dancing with the Stars"; each applicant gets three minutes with the Ballerino (fox trot, waltz, disco, etc.), with extra points for humping (or whatever the young kids do now).....are there any applicants good at humping?

4/13/2011 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
(OT) wow! Suntimes did a story today about putting photos on all link cards to prevent fraud. But the DUMBOCRATS say that would be prejudicial agains the poor showing they are poor! HUH! But billions is fraud is ok? No wonder this state is such a corrupt shithole, guess the dumbocrats don't want to upset their voters!

4/13/2011 11:38:00 AM

I just want to know why so many LINK card holders have accents (latino, eastern european, middle eastern). Why is so damn easy to come here and start raking in the handouts that are supported by the US worker???

4/13/2011 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retired 10 years ago and moved to Galena. Nice place, lots of retired coppers, close enough to Chicago if you have to get there. People are nice, you drive down the road and people you don't even know wave to you. If you're into gambling the casino is just 15 mile away. Taxes are slightly less than Chicago. I wouldn't move back to Chicago for anything. Some drugs and some thefts but nothing like Chicago

4/13/2011 03:13:00 PM

Last time I was in Galena I started to notice some illegals walking around...beware, don't welcome with open arms because it will soon become an extension of Pilson. Soon there will be litter, graffiti, drugs, gangs, shootings, etc., even in little quaint Galena.

4/13/2011 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That wasn't SKAHILL playing her Ipod at PO FLISK'S funeral it was CMDR Adrian STANLEY who was none other than TOD STROGER'S chief of staff for a bit. Check it out!!!!

4/13/2011 04:23:00 PM
she got that job being john stogers niece she is no more qualified than a link card holder1

4/13/2011 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) are you kidding me? Is the new city clerk who is begging for a CPD detail aware of the city sticker skyrocketing? mendoza campaigned about not raising this over priced sticker and now WTF?
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/ct-met-city-stickers-gas-guzzlers-04120110413,0,4244809.story

4/13/2011 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skahil, isn't she the idiot who was missing her star and playing with her iPOD at Officer FLISK's funeral? If I am correct on that one, she truely deserves no consideration or respect for that matter.

4/13/2011 12:30:00 PM

No... That would be A. Stanley. Neice/Cousin of the Stroger (Crook county) fame.

4/13/2011 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger john said...

I moved to Arizona 2 years ago. It has a state income tax so if that bothers you, do not consider it.
I figure I am saving about 400 to 500 a month living here over chicago. I live in scottsdale and my real estate taxes are 2600 a year. I paid 5600 the last year I was in chicago on the northwest side. My auto insurance is about 500 cheaper per year for 2 cars. The biggest surprise-- utilities-- last august was my biggest electric bill was 257 for the month-- I paid that in chicago some julys and augusts. Gas bill is very, very small. If you look around to shop-- sales taxes are cheaper also- some cities are higher than others. - I save enough over 12 months to almost pay for my 6 weeks in wisconsin over the summer.

old retired guy

4/13/2011 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous RM said...

What evil lurks in the City...the Spandex Detective knows!

Can't wait for the video to hit YouTube!

4/13/2011 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Can you believe that crazy LAPD capt expected her motor officers to write 18 tickets a day??? What a total joke, but then you gotta make sure you hammer the good tax paying citizens...you should see the pimpy tickets LA coppers write people...


I don't think I've ever written 18 tickets in a period......

4/13/2011 04:19:00 PM


When all you do is write movers that isn't a lot. I could do that in half a tour and they would be good tickets. Why do so many officers think they should be able to check out babes and write one ticket a week and rake in that $82k?

OK, let it rip now. Flame away. Bow wow.

4/13/2011 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tina Skahil will be Rahm's choice."

Skahil, isn't she the idiot who was missing her star and playing with her iPOD at Officer FLISK's funeral? If I am correct on that one, she truely deserves no consideration or respect for that matter.

4/13/2011 12:30:00 PM

Wrong exempt. That was Cmdr. Stanley.

4/13/2011 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ernest t. Bass always wanted to wear a fancy uniform. 2+2 is 4 & 4+4 is more!

4/13/2011 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cross the border, East. Check out Crown Point, IN. Here's a helpful site: ZipSkinny.com I use this for planning road trips. LUCKY!

4/13/2011 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a 2010 CPD applicant with veterans preference. I just received my lottery numbers and I was in the 300's . . .

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If you are in the 300s I'd say you have a good chance of making it this year. They will eliminate a lot of dope smokers who are ahead of you.

AT THE VERY LEAST, the department will make a class of 90 recruits.

To all trolls who will tell you not to take the job, do not listen to them.

There are few jobs that will pay you over $70,000 after a few years with benefits and a pension.

Just keep your head down and just go through the motions.
Good Luck!

4/13/2011 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous MR. OBVIOUS said...

Anonymous said...
... it's always the hard working tax payers the aldercreatures go after

4/13/2011 09:31:00 PM


Of course it is... the others can't or won't pay taxes.

4/13/2011 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skahil, isn't she the idiot who was missing her star and playing with her iPOD at Officer FLISK's funeral? If I am correct on that one, she truely deserves no consideration or respect for that matter.

4/13/2011 12:30:00 PM

Aren't you the idiot that called someone an idiot without knowing who they were or what they didn't do?

4/14/2011 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The galena territory probably has 150 coppers both full and part time .Tons more in elizabeth,hanover and apple canyon area, which is close by galena . Great location and the state and Jo Daviess police wont fuck with you .Great restrauants and pubs .

4/14/2011 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and then the 40 contestants will be whittled down to just 10. The 10 will go on dates and the list will be whittled down to three...followed by the rose ceremony and the final round.

Penny will you accept this rose? (Yes, Ralm -- yes I will)

ACK!

4/14/2011 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe, after the swimsuit and talent competitions, they should do a local version of "Dancing with the Stars"; each applicant gets three minutes with the Ballerino (fox trot, waltz, disco, etc.), with extra points for humping (or whatever the young kids do now).....are there any applicants good at humping?

Its called "juking"

4/14/2011 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like Jody please. He looked odd like he had dead bodies hidden in his closet.

4/14/2011 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poor commander staples--- she got stuck with the wackiest outpost in the city loaded with goofs and posers--- your first problem is putting a horse collar on your softball captain on third watch--- she has turned the watch into a circus in less than a year--- a former smooth functioning unit that turned into a shit sandwich since capt dd took over--- she fucked up the second watch and will burn up the third watch very soon--- nobody will work for her so maybe offer her an early incentive to retire, like a one way ticket to alaska....

4/13/2011 05:49:00 PM

Sorry, but it's your turn to share the pain. We did our time already.
Her preference is Mexico, not Alaska. (So, yeah, send her to Alaska.)
What happened? She insisted she was going to retire this birthday. Maybe you guys'll get lucky.

4/14/2011 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just who will be the chief of staff then??????

4/14/2011 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question!

Will the swimsuit and evening gown portion of the competition come before or after the talent and skill portion of the show?

..just the oral interview

4/14/2011 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T

I am a 2010 CPD applicant with veterans preference. I just received my lottery numbers and I was in the 300's out of 6500 people. My question, do any of you have heads up on the hiring plans of the dept. as of yet?

Thanks, much appreciated.

4/13/2011 05:51:00 PM

Brother, if this is what you want to do, then good for you and I hope you get it.

First, don't listen to some of the bitter, negative and depressed officers who only tell you the negatives about this job.

I will tell you the pros and cons of being a cop in Chicago.


The pros- 1. This is a great job and if you work in a fast district there is a lot of action. It's fun and exciting. Every kid's dream who ever wanted to be a cop. But be careful and always take things seriously. 2. You will make good money and will have great benefits. After one year you will make close to 60K per year. In about four years you will make about 70K a year. Plus you get 27 days off (20 for a furlogh) and 4 personal days and three baby furlogh days. After five years you'll get more time and after ten years more time off. 3. If you want overtime then write tickets, make arrests and write dui's. You will be making good money on top of your good salary. 4. There are a lot of good fellow cops and coworkers. Just find them and hook up with them. 5. I work in an older district with fellow officer's who have a lot of time on the job. We have a great feeling of being a family. The fraternal brotherhood feeling is amazing. 6. Sorry but I don't have more time to devote to this post.

Now the cons- 1. This job has changed dramatically. In order to ensure your freedom and job security, just do everything by the book. Don't take any shortcuts. None. 2. Unfortunately because you will be the new guy at first you will end up working with some people that no one else wants to work with. Just suck it up and do it. 3. You'll make some mistakes along the way. Tactical mistakes, professional mistakes. It's ok. But learn from them. Use them as a teaching lesson. 4. Sometimes you'll end up working with people who are very careless and may even do stupid shit (like the two cops in 023 who had sex with a female). Before it even gets to that phase, put your foot down. 5. At times this job can be stressful and you may even be afraid at times. But it's ok, we are human. We are not superheros just because we put on this uniform. Know yourself, your limitations, your abilities, etc...

For now, that is all I have to say. Good luck with you and if this is what you want, then I hope you get to become Chicago's finest.

4/14/2011 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When all you do is write movers that isn't a lot. I could do that in half a tour and they would be good tickets. Why do so many officers think they should be able to check out babes and write one ticket a week and rake in that $82k?

OK, let it rip now. Flame away. Bow wow."
***********************

No need to flame kid, we can tell you aren't able to see what's in front of you in the big picture because you're one of those who bends over the public to keep your traffic car.


They got cameras to write movers, civilians to write parkers.

Fuck them.... I do my jobs. The End.

4/14/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skahill lacks professionaloism plane and simple.

4/14/2011 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe, after the swimsuit and talent competitions, they should do a local version of "Dancing with the Stars"; each applicant gets three minutes with the Ballerino (fox trot, waltz, disco, etc.), with extra points for humping (or whatever the young kids do now).....are there any applicants good at humping?

Its called "juking"


thanks.....well, I guess my ap for Supt. is not going well....meaning, if I ask the Ballerino for a hump, instead of a juke, it's not going well....

4/14/2011 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retired 10 years ago and moved to Galena.


And the weather sucks. No way, If you can afford it California is beautiful. I'm leaving in 6 months My wife is in Santa Barbara California-She has something to do every day - (If you can not get out to enjoy the rest of your life whats the point) Beautiful weather- Beautiful Mountains and the ocean you name it we have it. I have family in the area and have been going here for years. One adventure after another. I will not be looking back.

Save your money boys.

4/14/2011 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Dear Retiring in under a year! Good for you! Lotsa checks. I love Apple Canyon.. Galena but its expensive! High taxes.

Im going to Arizona.. No welfare mooches there!

4/13/2011 06:32:00 PM

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I'm not so sure about Arizona. I was there 2 weeks ago for bike week. I also stayed an extra week. I talked to some old neighbors that said it is changing fast. Cal & Texas have better border patrol so they are now coming in thru Ari and there has been quite a bit of trouble there. The media doesn't talk about it because they don't want to scare people. Just like the media does here.

Besides, he said he wants to stay close to be by the grand kids.
I would go about 1-2 hrs towards southern Illinois.IMO

4/14/2011 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: CPD Applicant in the 300s
To: The Officer's that responded to my question.


Thank you for taking the time to shed some light on my question. Yes, this is what I wanted to do since I was very young and my passion for it still very strong.

To those that will probably respond to my post and say things in the likes of " wait till you get on kid you will hate it", "worst job ever, no freedom", "this job sucks"...Sorry you are jaded from all you have seen over the years. But, dont discourage the ones that were in your shoes many years ago, remember their determination to be in your shoes.

4/14/2011 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Byrne, the chief of detectives is a perfect choice for the sup job.
He is a gentleman and treats all with respect .
He is no relation to the shorter Byrne now retired and with streets and san. In case anyone was mistaken as to who he is.

4/13/2011 05:44:00 PM
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I must agree. I was handling a job of a traffic accident where an ODPO was killed on a motorcycle about 8-9 yrs ago. He was the street deputy that night and was the most professional boss I ever met on this job. He didn't talk down and treated us with the utmost respect. I know it was only one incident but to me he made a great first impression.

4/14/2011 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Skahill lacks professionaloism plane and simple.

4/14/2011 09:24:00 AM

How's her spelling?

4/14/2011 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im retiring in just under a year from now and wonder if anyone has suggestions on where to spend my golden years. As much as I like Arizona and Florida, I'm looking to stay in the Midwest closer to my kids and grandkids.

I'm even open to a nice place in Illinois, anywhere outside Cook County at least. Thank you.

If Galena isn't for you and you must stay in Illinois, head to Souther Ilinois, as far south as you can; climate is a bit better and it is the country life. If you can get out of the state, head south; Tenn, Georgia, the Carolinas, I believe all good locales for retirees, and only an hour plane ride back to this shithole city.

4/15/2011 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So far, here is who put in an application and who didn't:
J. Jackson = no
B. Cuello = no
E. Brown = Yes
S. Peterson = Yes
D. Kirby = Yes
B. Murphy = No
T. Skahill = Yes
N. Roti = Yes

4/15/2011 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if the two flunkies that were promoted to commanders of mayor's detail as p.o.'s put in. These guys never did a thing except kiss ass so either would be a great choice.

4/15/2011 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Byrne, the chief of detectives is a perfect choice for the sup job.
He is a gentleman and treats all with respect .
He is no relation to the shorter Byrne now retired and with streets and san. In case anyone was mistaken as to who he is.

4/13/2011 05:44:00 PM
================================

I must agree. I was handling a job of a traffic accident where an ODPO was killed on a motorcycle about 8-9 yrs ago. He was the street deputy that night and was the most professional boss I ever met on this job. He didn't talk down and treated us with the utmost respect. I know it was only one incident but to me he made a great first impression.

4/14/2011 07:50:00 PM

Totally agree; I worked for him for awhile. Even when frustrated, or put in a bad situation, I never saw him disrespect anyone. He stays calm and he handles 'situations' like a talented orchestra leader.
He's younger than me and I didn't know what to expect from him as a boss. It was a pleasant surprise to find I was working for a gentleman who knew his stuff and who treated everyone fairly. Of course, we lost him to a promotion and ended up with a softball, but working for him was a pleasure.

Imagine having a concerned, personable boss who actually stops in to talk with every unit every day, making sure he has the pulse of what's going on. Shocking.

4/15/2011 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Byrne, the chief of detectives is a perfect choice for the sup job.
He is a gentleman and treats all with respect .
He is no relation to the shorter Byrne now retired and with streets and san. In case anyone was mistaken as to who he is.

4/13/2011 05:44:00 PM

His problem though is he wants everyone to be politically correct and doesn't have the cajones to let us be the police. I'd rather see AW the deputy chief get the job. He is a gentleman and is a cop. JJ is also a good candidate. May not be eloquent at speaking, but is a a true gentleman. He is a person who treats every copper with respect and does not talk down to you. I think he is one that would let the police be the police. He may not be liked by some, but he is still a cop and doesn't run the other way. He is right there with everyone else.

4/16/2011 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the whole, not the bosses that drive people out of 017. It is the p.o.s who don't do a lick of police work, don't back each other up, get c.r.numbers on eachother, and whine like little bitches if someone expects them to do any police work. They drive many of the good people away and make the District a laughing stock. Still some very good people there who don't deserve to be painted with the tarnished brush. Bring in some fresh blood that isnt afraid to work and would appreciate all the good things there! No openings posted in ages. The sludge that has settled to the bottom is contaminating the District.

4/16/2011 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Megapundit said...

As a Patrolman with 14 years experience, a former Marine, a college degree, and 10 years as a regional manager in a company here in Massachusetts, I was tempted to apply, just as a goof.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say.

4/18/2011 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skahill lacks professionaloism plane and simple.

4/14/2011 09:24:00 AM

Skahill is a no nonsense boss and doesn't tolerate dogs; "PLAIN" and simple. Maybe she doesn't have the greatest people skills, but she's pretty damn smart. If you need someone to hold your hand, look elsewhere.

4/18/2011 07:35:00 PM  

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