Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Good Job = Good Raises

In light of the 30 months of "declining crime," the FOP ought to be making an album of newspaper clippings from the past 30 months and presenting it to the arbitrator once contract negotiations begin.

They could be the heroes of an entire police generation by getting double-digit annual increases, pension security guarantees and health care concessions from an appreciative Rahm Emanuel.

In fact, we'd be willing to say that 30 straight months of crime reduction is a GREAT job and more than deserving of a equally GREAT raise, especially in these trying economic times where every penny counts and Rahm is demanding accountability and more bang for the ever tighter public dollar.

We eagerly await negotiations.

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67 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you think that after the Teachers got their negotiated raise tossed back in their faces that we'll do any better? Fat chance.

7/13/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait....did he just say every (P)enny counts or every (p)enny counts?

7/13/2011 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, well said! Who would of thought?

7/13/2011 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to stimulate the economy. Hire a police officer at 35k a year. Property tax, city sticker, plates, $2000.00 minimum to buy your equipment etc... That is an investment this city needs.

7/13/2011 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, just another empty ribbon.

7/13/2011 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've recently joined the KMA club. I'd like to know officially when you can start counting down the days. I've got about two years left, is that too soon?

25 years of service and I still can't get out of this hole.

I envy the people with less than a year to go.

7/13/2011 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOHN KASS
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Bodyguard solution: Trade the town cars for clown cars
Imagine the sight of a prominent Chicago politician in a tiny circus vehicle

The problem for Emanuel is that he cut bodyguards for just about everybody, including himself, in order to save money and put cops on the street. But there was one politician who didn't suffer the humiliation of a public bodyguard reduction:

Richard Daley.

Rahm allowed the former mayor to keep his detail, at least five men, plus two city cars that are at his disposal 24 hours a day for him and his family.

7/13/2011 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheilds is watching. He is a smart guy, who has found revelations about the previous administration that he knows need be addressed. He will not sit on his hands! I voted for Bella, but now I think Sheilds is OK.

7/13/2011 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The check is in the mail!

7/13/2011 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, or anyone? Does anyone know what is going to happen to our health care after 2012? I remember hearing some rep of the city saying awhile back, "After 2012, the city of Chicago will be out of the health care business."

I plan on retiring in Dec. of 2013, can anyone advise?

7/13/2011 07:27:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

bloody friday is coming--- watch for a bunch of upper level management moves on the police department---- we did a good job last time and it only counted for 6.5 percent over 5 years--- whatever type of raise we may receive will just be back doored away as usual....

7/13/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although in the spirit of Com-Stat, if you take credit for crime reduction, you must also take blame for crime increases.

rb

7/13/2011 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should also go to court on residency. we known the deck is stack against us. the deck is stacked against us with contract negotiations also. we need the public on OUR SIDE! we also need to stop playing nice with the mayor s office. we re on the same team bullshit got us zero. we didnt ''share'' during the economic growth in the 90s...but ''shared sacrifice''during our last contract/economic downturn. we do control a certain amount of ticket revenue...remember disgretion

7/13/2011 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOHN KASS
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Bodyguard solution: Trade the town cars for clown cars
Imagine the sight of a prominent Chicago politician in a tiny circus vehicle

The problem for Emanuel is that he cut bodyguards for just about everybody, including himself, in order to save money and put cops on the street. But there was one politician who didn't suffer the humiliation of a public bodyguard reduction:

Richard Daley.

Daley wouldn't need more than two bodyguards if he wasn't going against Department Policy by having his civilian friends transported from restaurant to restaurant in City owned vehicles while under the influence of alcohol! And the liability will be placed where?

Just asking...

7/13/2011 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fat chance. Rham is cutting all over the place + we backed Chico + no strike clause = nightmare

7/13/2011 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW THE FUCK IS THERE A 30 MONTH REDUCTION IN CRIME???? .... O wait a minute, I forgot there are NO bad people in chicago; everyone is an honor student, or was on the way to getting their life back together....

7/13/2011 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'll snow in hell first...

Sgt. Bruce Rapa (RET)

7/13/2011 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent point office, but if they can take out the teachers union we are done.

Heard city workers who were protesting down in Springfield mention they same thing "we are doing the work of three people" and we all know how that is going to go.

Unless the teachers strike all unions in Chicago are fucked.

7/13/2011 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath...

7/13/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous I Agree with John Kass! said...

Anonymous said...
... But there was one politician who didn't suffer the humiliation of a public bodyguard reduction:

Richard Daley.

Rahm allowed the former mayor to keep his detail, at least five men, plus two city cars that are at his disposal 24 hours a day for him and his family.

7/13/2011 06:43:00 AM


Another John Kass gem:

[If Rahm Emanual's ultimate goal is to be President], How could a "President" Emanuel stare down China and Russia when he can't even take bodyguards away from a retired politician?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/
ct-met-kass-0710-20110710,0,1425663,full.column

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&


WOW! Talk about hitting the nail on the head. Rahm is a no balled coward who has ALREADY proven to be a failure as mayor. This stain of cowardice versus Daley will be campaign issue # 1 in any future campaign Mayor Tutu may enter.

7/13/2011 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Big Al said...

I'm not a cop - can one of you clarify this for me?

". . . $2000.00 minimum to buy your equipment etc . . ."

Wait a second - the police have to BUY their own equiptment? What are we talking about here - gun, radio, uniform, bulletproof vest, handcuffs, etc?

Seems pretty absurd to me.

7/13/2011 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think we're getting any raise this time around. The last one was terrible. This one will be even worse.

7/13/2011 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you think that after the Teachers got their negotiated raise tossed back in their faces that we'll do any better? Fat chance.

7/13/2011 12:13:00 AM
But we are proven to reduce crime! What have teachers done? Hey Mike Shields you hear us yet? Is the silence in that new Lincoln you bought with our money make you more Italian like?

7/13/2011 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 Years to go and KMA you meritious bosses who know everything.

7/13/2011 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rham's dealings with the teachers union and other unions is any indication then we will get nothing. In fact you might be lucky not to be giving back too much. The 30 year decline in crimes numbers is bogus and Emmanuel knows it. Good Luck to us all!

7/13/2011 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Daley must get rid of his free detail I can see him with one old retired cop who owes him big time and a car that runs on restaurant grease. This spolied mutt has been existing on free bees his entire life.

7/13/2011 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love Kass. He's keeping the pressure on Rahm to eliminate Shanks continued feeding at the public trough.
There's no way in Hell that the taxpayers should be footing the bill for Shanks to have 5 butlers and 2 city provided vehicles. If Shanks wants this prestige then he can pay for it himself. Or his good buddy's the Duff's,Tadin's etc. can help pay the bill

7/13/2011 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President of fop and the rest of the newly elected crew will do a good job for us on the future contract talks.
Give the new leadership a chance to prove themselves. We elected them to do the job because we believe in them. Now let them make us proud. Mike your our guy.

7/13/2011 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big changes coming Friday. Like the Supts new mustache. He will be in uniform and on the street Friday night.

7/13/2011 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our raise is going to to welfare...baby momma needs lexus..

7/13/2011 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD might be holding its own with battling crime, but it is doing next to nothing in handling the more minor stuff like disturbances, fights in progress, etc. Taxpayers are getting little or no services when necessary, the City Services Website to report various things does not function correctly and hasn't for months now, and basically nothing get fixed, or problems resolved,ie; Potholes the size of sever caps in alleys and larger are still present in alleys, and reckless drivers are everywhere. NOTHING gets resolved, the only one who gets police service are the Crackheads and idiots causing bullshit problems daily,and constantly. Try to call the City and get ANYTHING done, I dare anyone to, and see what happens. We pay ALL the Taxes and get NO Service... The police are great, but many are too lazy. The job is to Protect and SERVE, meaning to give the Taxpayers some Service, not just to blow off calls as fast as possible without resolving situations. This is what the Chicago Police Department is so bad at, somewhat because the officers are over-burdened with just trying to keep a lid on crime, but I honestly drive all around Chicago every day, and NEVER see a Chicago Cop making a traffic stop and writing a ticket anymore. As a result, people are driving like maniacs, endangering the citizens who are being responsible. This is a BIG flaw in the CPD's Leadership. They think the only thing they should be doing is giving the ghetto deadbeats service.

7/13/2011 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont hold your breath!!

7/13/2011 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 6:43 am, if you need to ask that question you are not really KMA, sorry

7/13/2011 04:10:00 PM  
Blogger Duke said...

Don't hold your breath guys. I am sorry but F.O.P. Lodge 7 is there strictly for the board members and not the people they are supposed to speak for.

7/13/2011 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a cop - can one of you clarify this for me?

". . . $2000.00 minimum to buy your equipment etc . . ."

Wait a second - the police have to BUY their own equiptment? What are we talking about here - gun, radio, uniform, bulletproof vest, handcuffs, etc?

Seems pretty absurd to me.

7/13/2011 09:32:00

Gun, uniforms, overpriced formal uniform($700 dollar refer and $400 dollar blouse) that are maybe worn once a year for some bullshit inspection, $200 dollar plastic raincoat, leather goods, jackets(whatever flavor of the day) since we are like kids wearing granimals with no one specific uniform anymore, the list is endless. Really to go through the academy these days will probably cost more in the area of 4-5 thousand to start.(and don't forget your plastic whistle lol)

7/13/2011 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm will be reucing the number of paid holidays , personal days for cpd

7/13/2011 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm's trying o get permission from obam to cut daley bodyguard detail

7/13/2011 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a cop - can one of you clarify this for me?

". . . $2000.00 minimum to buy your equipment etc . . ."

Wait a second - the police have to BUY their own equiptment? What are we talking about here - gun, radio, uniform, bulletproof vest, handcuffs, etc?

Seems pretty absurd to me.

7/13/2011 09:32:00 AM

Yes, we have to buy our equipment. They give us radios, that hardly work, so some buy radios too.

The aldercreatures tried to make an issue of the uniform allowance that we get to offset that cost. It doesn't cover everything you need to buy and upkeep.

You are over five thousand dollars in the hole when you leave the academy after equipment and uniform purchases.

7/13/2011 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raises? Keep on dreaming. Not with Rahmbo crying poor mouth.

7/13/2011 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I've recently joined the KMA club. I'd like to know officially when you can start counting down the days. I've got about two years left, is that too soon?

25 years of service and I still can't get out of this hole.

I envy the people with less than a year to go.

7/13/2011 06:43:00 AM


Hell no, start counting, I've been counting since 1,060 days, 809 days left now. That's straight days, not including RDO, furlough, medical, IOD etc.

Then it is adios mother fucker, goodbye Chicago!

7/13/2011 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dam right we have to buy all our own gear it sucks and they make us buy shit we either will never use or use once a year! Even the fire department gets there shit for free but the police, well screw them they only protect us when we can not protect ourselves let them buy there own gear, want to be the CPD you better have at least 5 to 6 thousand sitting in the bank before you start the acadmey

7/13/2011 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a cop - can one of you clarify this for me?

". . . $2000.00 minimum to buy your equipment etc . . ."

Wait a second - the police have to BUY their own equiptment? What are we talking about here - gun, radio, uniform, bulletproof vest, handcuffs, etc?

Seems pretty absurd to me.

7/13/2011 09:32:00 AM

It's not like on tv, where they say 'turn in your gun'. We buy our own on duty and off duty weapons which start in the mid-hundredsn and go WAY up. We pay about $80. for a pair of authorized uniform pants and a cool hundred fot that nifty uniforrm sweater, which gets replaced once a year, due to snags, tears, spit, blood, etc. Leather jacket? HUNDREDS. Handcuffs, authorized belts, belt 'keepers', holsters, short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirts, dress uniforms, etc., etc. Two thousand is a WAY low estimate.

And, yes, it is absurd.

7/13/2011 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If public officials are getting raises because they need to take on more responsibility, because people are being laid off/retirement/fired..then the police should get HUGE raises for doing the same with less officers.

McCarthy..this is Chicago, not Jersey. Broken windows theory does not work. There are just as many articles blasting that theory as there are praising it....Oh and your new sheet for Sound Impounds, ANOVs, curfews, and gambling arrests that you want done......GO FUCK YOURSELF..AINT DOING IT!!!!

7/13/2011 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've recently joined the KMA club. I'd like to know officially when you can start counting down the days. I've got about two years left, is that too soon?

25 years of service and I still can't get out of this hole.

I envy the people with less than a year to go.

7/13/2011 06:43:00 AM


Leave now. Save your life and your sanity. You'll be far better off.

7/13/2011 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of health care.... did you know that if you, or a person in your immediate family attempts suicide the ER visit will not be covered by insurance! You can call the FOP to verify it. I think that needs some negotiation.

7/13/2011 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
rahm will be reucing the number of paid holidays , personal days for cpd

7/13/2011 05:27:00 PM
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

These personal days and paid holidays are in our contract! I'm sure Rahm would love to take these from us, but it's not hat easy. Do your homework before you start posting this nonsense..

7/13/2011 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rham's dealings with the teachers union and other unions is any indication then we will get nothing. In fact you might be lucky not to be giving back too much. The 30 year decline in crimes numbers is bogus and Emmanuel knows it. Good Luck to us all!

7/13/2011 12:39:00 PM


so, it's either maintain the lie and pony up or admit the lie and plead poverty?

hmmmmmmm, what to do, what to do....

7/13/2011 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We can'r hire more police, we just gave them a 10% raise!", said by now former 36th Ward Alderman John Rice.

That's one of the big reasons he is now a former alderman.

Stay safe. Register and Vote! Talk to your frinds, family and neighbors. Your raises depend on it.

7/13/2011 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, or anyone? Does anyone know what is going to happen to our health care after 2012? I remember hearing some rep of the city saying awhile back, "After 2012, the city of Chicago will be out of the health care business."

I plan on retiring in Dec. of 2013, can anyone advise?

i advised u retire now and stop waisting your life doing this stupid job moron go home and be with your family .

7/13/2011 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
rahm's trying o get permission from obam to cut daley bodyguard detail

7/13/2011 05:29:00 PM"


The on-duty 9160 Security Specialist cops will be replaced by 9185 Security Specialist retired cops paid by a different part of the city budget.

So who will they be answerable to?

Watch this scam grow. Every city official, every mega-rev-run will be entitled to a couple of these city paid gofers. Along with the city cars ad gas an everything that goes with them like insurance, law suit coverage and more.

7/13/2011 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
rahm will be reucing the number of paid holidays , personal days for cpd

7/13/2011 05:27:00 PM


CAN YOU Say CONTRACT?

7/13/2011 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you clowns really think we will get a pay raise ? yeah right, 10 percent for 4 yrs. Dreamers, real dreamers. The economy is rough and we are part of it, and it doesn't matter if we have a more dangerous job then anyone else.

7/13/2011 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are asked to, "DO MORE WITH LESS."

And succeed...

You will be asked to do even more with even less.

7/13/2011 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous CPA WITH AN MBA said...

SCC, or anyone? Does anyone know what is going to happen to our health care after 2012? I remember hearing some rep of the city saying awhile back, "After 2012, the city of Chicago will be out of the health care business."

I plan on retiring in Dec. of 2013, can anyone advise?

YES! Dont plan on retiring in December, 2012. Please post your address so I can send you a bill for my financial advise!

7/13/2011 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm won't give teachers or police a raise but a city crew at $240K a year to change light bulbs , it takes a driver , and not 1 but 2 city electricians
low man on seniority has to work while ather electrician sits on a lawn chair
teachers have 30 to 40 students
CPD has to work 1 man cars in the chicago ghettos while electricians work 2 man trucks with a driver

keep paying high property taxes and high city sticker fees

how many light bulbs do they change in a day

shit i'll drive the truck and change the bulb by myself for $60,000 a year and probably change more bulbs a day

7/13/2011 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a second - the police have to BUY their own equiptment? What are we talking about here - gun, radio, uniform, bulletproof vest, handcuffs, etc?


++++++++++++++++++++++
We buy it all quite unlike other much more enlightened police departments, like for example the Illinois State Police. We do get a uniform allowance, but not to buy the original issue. Only afterwards for maintenance and replacements.

Good system huh?

7/13/2011 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city is most likely blowing at least $1,000 per day on the retired mayor when you add it all up.

What are the taxpayers getting in return besides higher taxes?

Higher fees and new b.s. laws like talking on cell phones while driving, rear seat-belt restrictions, earlier curfews for kids, etc...all of them designed primarily to increase revenue from the law abiding citizen that can't tell the boss I need time off to go to court because in the end he/she will lose more money fighting a ticket instead of just paying it.

Indentured servitude and economic terrorism at it's finest.

Oh and I forgot..how long before the so-called best and brightest Chicago aldermen adopt that new Collinsville Il. law banning baggy pants? There's some more tax dollars well spent eh? Or maybe it's just seen as another revenue generation stream like red light cameras and the rest.

7/13/2011 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahmbo is too scared to take away Daley's city-paid, 24 hour guard-valet service along with two cars that are taxpayer maintained and gassed-up. Someone tell the former king daley and his missus that their time in the monarch is up. Thanks to Kass for keeping up with this continued tax-payer rip-off.

7/13/2011 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey LOOK JOB OPPORTUNITIES!!

====

Egypt fires hundreds of police as protests grow

Posted: Jul 13, 2011 8:54 AM CDT Updated: Jul 13, 2011 4:49 PM CDT

By BY SARAH EL DEEB
Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's security chief fired nearly 700 police officers Wednesday in a step to cleanse the much-hated force, the latest concession military rulers have made under pressure from protesters holding a sit-in in Cairo's Tahrir Square for the past six days.

Widespread abuses by the police under the former regime were a key reason behind the protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. But the ruling military council that took over from him has been slow to hold ex-regime officials and police accountable for killing nearly 900 protesters during the uprising and other crimes.

With public frustration rising sharply, protesters resumed a sit-in in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the revolution that was occupied day and night for most of the 18-day uprising. Protesters say the dismissal of 669 police officers was not extensive enough.

"These are just sedatives. We won't be fooled," said Walid Saoud, a 34-year old protester at Tahrir. He said the sit-in will go on because the protesters want to see a total restructuring of the police force, the main tool of political control under the previous regime.

Some are even accusing the ruling military council of trying to protect Mubarak and his former regime loyalists.

In another nod to demands by activists, the military is delaying parliamentary elections that had been expected in September, the state news agency said. The vote is now expected in October or November, the report said.

Many of the political parties that arose from the uprising want the delay so they can compete more effectively against better prepared and financed Islamist groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Despite the latest string of concessions, protesters appear more determined than ever to press of their demands. Many are calling for the dismissal of the current Cabinet.

"Tahrir Square is the popular and legitimate monitor of the performance of any institution in Egypt," Saoud said. "As we see it, there has been no change in the police ways."

Interior Minister Mansour El-Issawi announced the dismissal of 669 high-ranking police officers including 505 major-generals - 10 of them top assistants to the minister. State TV said 37 of the dismissed officers face charges of killing protesters.

"This is the biggest administrative move ... to bring new blood," to the police force, el-Issawi said. He promised that "any police officer will be held accountable for any violation."

How to deal with Egypt's delegitimized police force, with nearly half a million members, has been a major testing ground for the interim government.

more here

7/13/2011 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: CAPS Meeting in BoysTown

Well...CAPS demonstrated self defense strategies to the neighborhood.

Everyone now knows how to run like hell while yelling "fire" and "gun" ...oh yeah and don't forget to serpentine.

Time will tell how well this works against the mob rule.

Next month I figure CAPS will be showing Barney Fife episodes with Gomer yelling "citizens arrest -- citizens arrest..."

7/13/2011 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man with 106 arrests nabbed in Uptown robbery

16-year-old shot on Far South Side front porch

Cook killed in Bronzeville: 'Going to work every day for his children and he gets killed'

2 shot, 1 fatally, in Burnside neighborhood

Man facing murder charge arrested in Rainbow Beach beating
Updated 6:10 p.m.

A man free on bail and awaiting trial in the 2008 slaying of a 10-year-old girl was arrested today on charges he and eight other people beat someone he thought was taking pictures of his girlfriend Sunday at a South Side beach, authorities said

2 wounded in Rogers Park shooting

4 wounded in separate South, West Side shootings

===========================

But seriously folks alderman Burke wants to know what kind of party should the city throw for it's 175th anniversary...what do ya want pizza...a pizza party?

What should we get on them?

7/14/2011 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"if you take credit for crime reduction, you must also take blame for crime increases."


No, we can just do it the Dick Daley way; take credit for things that are not under your control and when it's time to take blame, just play(?) dumb.

This was a major component of the stuttering prick's political repertoire.

The dumbasses kept re-electing him.

7/14/2011 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The dumbasses kept re-electing him."


Emanuel kills controversial hiring office Daley created

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has quietly disbanded the $3.6 million-a-year Office of Compliance that former Mayor Richard M. Daley created in 2007 to get around an inspector general who had embarrassed him.

Daley created the Office of Compliance in 2007 — and hired an outsider to run it — because he didn’t trust then-Inspector General David Hoffman to oversee hiring after a series of investigations that embarrassed the mayor.

Chicago aldermen have long complained that Daley made a mistake taxpayers could not afford when he created the Office of Compliance in an end-run around the inspector general.

http://www.suntimes.com/6498592-417/emanuel-kills-controversial-hiring-office-daley-created.html

7/14/2011 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've got about two years left, is that too soon?"

I started counting at 19 years, 364 days.

It's never too soon.

It gives you something to look forward to (if you planned it properly) and keeps you aware of the things you need to do (like save money here & there, max out in deferred comp, etc.)

If you wait too long to start counting, your retirement date is likely to sneak up on you and you may find that you haven't planned well enough.

At the very least, know your KMA date.

You'll be surprised how fast it goes!

rb

7/14/2011 01:04:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

" chicago cops are good at blowing off jobs " and " people drive like maniacs because nobody enforces traffic laws anymore "--- I kind of think you are not a cop so while you are driving all around the city stop in at traffic or misdemeanor court and watch the circus unfold before your eyes--- then you will see why a lot of coppers just don't give a f#$k anymore....

7/14/2011 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a second - the police have to BUY their own equiptment? What are we talking about here - gun, radio, uniform, bulletproof vest, handcuffs, etc?

When I came on in 1982 they gave me a star, hat shield, baton, 12 rounds of ammo and a riot helmet. I had to buy everything else. They said that IF I joined the credit union they would LET ME borrow the $$$ to pay for all the stuff I needed (about $5500 total)to do the job. Radio is supplied for the tour of duty but gets turned in when you leave.

Supposedly the ISP provides everything but socks and underwear. Take home car, radio, etc.

7/14/2011 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath guys. I am sorry but F.O.P. Lodge 7 is there strictly for the board members and not the people they are supposed to speak for.

Hey Dickhead, You aren't even CPD what do you know?

7/14/2011 05:26:00 PM  

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