Sunday, December 18, 2011

Remap Some Reductions

The Police Department is losing three districts and two detective areas in the ongoing remapping.

The Fire Department is rumored to be closing more than a couple of fire stations starting next year.

And the City Council?
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he thinks aldermen will stay “laser-focused” on reaching agreement on a remap plan to keep taxpayers from financing an expensive court fight.

    As WBBM Newsradio [...] reports, Mayor Emanuel says he is optimistic aldermen will agree – and the remap issue won’t have to be decided in court.

Two-hundred-thousand people left the city last decade, but we aren't seeing any sort of reduction in aldercreatures. 311 has lightened the actual need for many of the aldercreatures' ward functions, but Chicago maintains what we believe is the largest City Council in existence.

Shared sacrifice and all that? Don't make us laugh.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 alderman is all the city really needs. It's only a part time job for most of the alderman anyway. Only guessing but cutting the alderman to 25 would save the city 4 million a year. But we know that will never happen, after all this is the windy city.

12/18/2011 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is better than LA and NYC
If they can do with less than 20 alderman , Why can't Chicago ?

12/18/2011 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 Alderman in Chicago what a joke.

12/18/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

016 Going Down in Flames!

Person shot multiple times in Portage Park neighborhood

A male victim was critically wounded Saturday night in a shooting in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

The unidentified victim of an unknown age was shot multiple times in the abdomen at about 9:40 p.m. in the 5900 block of Berteau Avenue, police said, citing preliminary reports.

The victim was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in critical condition, police said.

A police spokeswoman didn't immediately have details on how the shooting occurred. No arrests had been made.

12/18/2011 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the 10-1 on the Kennedy at the Central exit ramp about?

12/18/2011 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw this, Rahm have a nice riot in May without me. By the way, if you're a softball who says I'm only screwing my coworkers...FUCK YOU. I am standing up for myself against a flawed, corrupt,selfish system. In over 20+ yrs I've earned it and you are clueless to what is being done to us. We need to be more radical.

12/18/2011 12:52:00 AM  
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12/18/2011 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can certainly survive with less alderman and the machine of clout jobs that each ward has. I don't think we can say the same for less police stations, less fire stations, less OEMC operators.

So what about less Wards?!

Now is the time. Cut the number of wards and cut the number of hacks and their flunky's running them

We're all in this together remember? Shared sacrafice

12/18/2011 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares what the mayor 'thinks', Does he have a crystal ball?

This is about money baby and power and it's everyman for themselves.

Hoo-ray for me and Eff you .

That's how the city that works, works!

12/18/2011 02:00:00 AM  
Blogger Anoun Amouse said...

How about every time an alderthing gets indited the ward just gets absorbed by neighboring wards. We'd be down by half in a few years.

12/18/2011 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racoon Eyes will continue to feed the AlderBeast when needed. Those 50 votes are always up for sale. As long as he takes care of them the city can and will go straight to hell. All the political assholes in this state care about is taking care of themselves and their families. We just pay the tab as usual.

12/18/2011 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes they will reduce..They will reduce the white alderman..Watch...

12/18/2011 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shared sacrifice is for peons like us. Rahm subscribes to the do as I say not as I do philosophy.
Weasels. Every last one of them.

12/18/2011 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Having mentioned reducing the size of the city council during his campaign, but NO LONGER threatening to reduce it, Tiny Dancer maintains the loyalty of the "frightened fifty", since none of them want to take a chance on being one of the guys to lose their seat and their million dollar, luxury existence.

The result? NOT ONE VOTE against the 2012 budget. It's perfect (the budget AND the strategy)!

12/18/2011 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago should have no more than 17 council members based on per capita comparisons with cities of more than 1.5 million in population within the U.S. But we have 50 ALDERTHIEVES! This place is sickening by the way that the citizenry allows this to go on. Time to say enough is enough!

12/18/2011 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the lil crook Rahm really wanted to save the city money he would support cutting the City Council down to about 15 alderman.
Imagine, 35 less thieves stuffing their pockets with our cash. It would be a win/win situatiuon for the city. The only down side will be another 35 witless, no skill, unemployables on food stamps and LINK.

12/18/2011 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care about the tripling of emergency services response time. I NEED MY YARD SALE PERMIT NOW!

12/18/2011 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, cut the aldermans office by half. clean house of the bad apples. wait a minute, if we did that- most of the chairs would be empty.

12/18/2011 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger detnick36 said...

If these Aldercreatures really wanted to be "representative" of the needs of the people in their Wards, the City should stop the gerrymanering of the wards just to insure the favored political idiot gets the aldermanic job. They should do what many of us have wanted - conform the Wards to the rough boundaries of the 25 Districts (soon to be a few less, but who's counting). Either way you'd have less Aldercreatures running around and they would be forced to earn their huge part-time salary. They would also be forced to answer to the residents of their ward because they "care" and actually want to be retained to do the job - rather than just trying to cater to a select few residents and do the bidding of the political power brokers in this city. Government would be much more accountable and the citizens would get better representation rather than their elected official catering to race preference, income status, political hookups/clout and graft. We would also realize a substantial savings from the reduction in aldermanic "gift packages" that include staffing allotments, office rent, city vehicle usage, salaries, and a whole host of perks and set asides that these worthless public servants receive that cost us in the form of taxes and fees.

12/18/2011 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to my alderman's office the other day to get some potholes repaired, stopping in since I was in the neighborhood on errands. The alderman's staff told me to go home and call 311. We don't need aldermen at all as far as I'm concerned.

12/18/2011 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If each ward by law has to have 52000 people, and the City lost 200,000, technically we should lose 4 alderman. It's a good start.

12/18/2011 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard from a good source rahm wants the firefighters manning[ which according to their contract stays intact until june 2014,9.5 doesnt care].my ?, which firehouses will close, i think we all know the answer to that.

12/18/2011 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youse always need a buffer kid da more layers da better..... DALEY knew that.

12/18/2011 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insulting that Swan Lake believes saying shared sacrifice sounds good when he's not sharing squat except his lack of brainpower -
"Laser-focused" - I wonder who taught him that big word??

--No Cop Here

12/18/2011 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut the city council in half?? Are you daft? The city would fall into anarchy! The world would come to an end!

Police? Fire? Sanitation? They're not the reason the city survives!

It's the 50 superheroes that make up the city council!

Oops. I have to go now. The nurse is here to give me my meds...

12/18/2011 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 is still too many...15 is all that is needed.

12/18/2011 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shared sacrifice my ass!

This Mayor Rahm is all full of BULLSHIT! For the children my ass!!

Same as the last asshole Mayor!

Alderman should be cut to less than 25 for this dirty city! Less people stealing from the Taxpayers!

Da Pelon

12/18/2011 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous JAFO said...

Anonymous said...
25 alderman is all the city really needs. It's only a part time job for most of the alderman anyway. Only guessing but cutting the alderman to 25 would save the city 4 million a year. But we know that will never happen, after all this is the windy city.

12/18/2011 12:11:00 AM
They will SAVE a lot more than $4Million. Each ward has a "fund" of about $1-$1.5 Million for "projects". They will save more like $30-$50 Million if they go down to 25.

Not a LEO, JAFO.

12/18/2011 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how Rahm has made no mention of reducing the council to 25. After all now would be the time such a reduction could be put into play without casuing any undo costs to the voting constituency who is having no say in these aldermanic negotiations.
Just a thought for the forgotten voters.

12/18/2011 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribune reported the remap, the Latinos and Blacks want to get majority of their ethnic votes, and screw any white ehnics as 53,000 down in flight from this city...but hey if they said white aldermen were trying the same stunt, it would be ever so racially motivated. We don t need more than 20 alderman jobs and they should be running where they live; and citizens should demand a blocksquared grid dividing city up by even amounts of citizens in each aldermanic ward...but hey I give up, selling after 60 yrs of waiting for decent political change. Unlike some, I vote every time and for the more honest political agenda or at least for the lesser of two evils. Arizona here I come, half the taxation for twice the home and fabulous city services...just want to get some of what I pay for. Shame on all the political hacks for ruining the city I never thought would be run into the ground. Retired CPD

12/18/2011 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dana Alexander is penciled in for new Chief of Patrol and his new Chief Excutive Officer will most likely be Escalante from Area Five.

12/18/2011 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/18/2011 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Here's a sensible one drawn up six weeks ago:

12/18/2011 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cutting 25 alderpersons would save in excess of 25 million each alderman get a fund of 1.3 million to spend not to mention salary and benifits

12/18/2011 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term limits on aldercreatures and mayor. A limit of 1 term should be the rule, if they can't steal enough in one term then they are not smart enough to be elected representives!!!

12/18/2011 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ridiculous that race is being considered for the remapping. it should be based on population period!

12/18/2011 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming from a reliable downtown source. They will be making a north side JISC center in the old 016th District. This will free up some spots for some Detectives that would be going South or Central. Will happen after the 1st.

12/18/2011 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@9.52 the Corleone family had many buffers

12/18/2011 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

013 outta control! W/C jumps from window to flee his officer corps!

12/18/2011 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will never cut the aldermen, he needs them to love him and rubber stamp everything he wants. Less aldermen=harder to get the votes. Chicago will become detroit thanks to the scum politicians that run it.

12/18/2011 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

As late as the 1930s, there were about 30-35 wards. If Chicago's current population is akin to the 1930s, then it's time for ward reductions.

12/19/2011 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Dana Alexander is penciled in for new Chief of Patrol and his new Chief Excutive Officer will most likely be Escalante from Area Five.

12/18/2011 05:26:00 PM

So what...

12/19/2011 09:47:00 AM  

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