Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rahm Finds Another $100 Million

  • Plans are in the works for a $300 million, 12,000-seat arena for DePaul University’s basketball teams to be built near downtown Chicago, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announce plans this week for DePaul University at McCormick Place – a proposal that will call on $100 million in taxpayer dollars. The team currently plays in the 17,500 seat AllState Arena, which opened in 1980.

    There are also plans to build two mega hotels on the property in the hopes of aggressively growing convention and meeting business in Chicago.

    The men’s basketball team finished 11-21 this season, have just six conference wins in the past three season and have not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2004.
A $100 million gift from Chicago taxpayers for a private Catholic university? While the city is pleading poverty and in the midst of contentious negotiations with how many labor organizations?

This also brings to the fore the land-based casino proposals because, let's face it - an 11-21 DePaul basketball team just isn't that big a draw.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another sad day for cpd. Another officer from unit 145 took his life tonight. Rest in peace your with god now.

5/15/2013 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out the "reader" article about where rahm and the elite send their kids to school(chicago lab)... a unionized private school, where tenured teachers make six figures and the classrooms are limited to 24 students....

5/15/2013 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad business plan. Private university getting tax payers' money... So wrong. City and state colleges are horrible but instead let's support a private university? Dumb ass! No money for first responders who actually ensure citizen safety but you have money for a rich catholic university? Idiot! You suck 9.5!

5/15/2013 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much did he promise for the Malcolm X campus? 300 million?

5/15/2013 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't solely Chicago taxpayers. It's Illinois taxpayers via McPier Authority funding they're seeking.

5/15/2013 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Whelp there goes Depauls attendence. Who wants to drive through a maze of red light cameras, forced to speed through school zones and pay the highest parking rates in the first world while you care windows are broken and contents ripped off -- just to watch a game.

Nope, no thanks. G-Bye Depaul

5/15/2013 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Rick's Cafe said...

Actually this may make sense being next to McCormick Place. They need a decent sized stadium there to draw certain types of conventions. Think evangelicals and the like.

Of course if Daley hadn't given in to the preservationist assholes a new Soldier Field could have been built from scratch with a dome.

Then there wouldn't be a need for a new 12,000 seat stadium.

Oh well. At least we always have the Vanecko case.

5/15/2013 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not afraid of anyone!!!! Well maybe Karen Lewis

Murder Mayor

5/15/2013 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zero dollars for Retiree Health Care

Zero dollars for COLA for recent retirees

100 Million for a basketball arena

Millions for a park

He championed tax cuts for the middle age millionaires at the Merc

This North Shore Mayor doesn't represent the middle class. He represents the wealthy.

5/15/2013 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 million for loser stadium, 55 million for maggie park, 50 million for albany park sewer project, negative 1 billion for the parking meter deal--- soft as shit rahmbo is signing his death warrant and he will lose in 2015....

5/15/2013 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a load of this piece of trash which I imagine is published in response to unemployment in the city and Rahm's job creation performance.

Illinois adds tech jobs ahead of national rate
State's tech sector saw 1.6 percent job growth in 2012


Yaaay..huh, look at that -- we are beating the national average woo-hoo!!

No mention there how Illinois stacks-up to other states tho.

To find that out we go over to crains.

Illinois beats U.S., lags neighbors in tech job gains

I don't know about you but I get totally different impressions from those two stories.

First off, like the crime is down story, we have to find some small subsection of the job market that shows a lil postive growth and hype it. We're talking about 4~5% of the job market here is high tech.

And I found this amusing detail in the Trib story..

The Cyberstates report covers all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The report derives data for full-year 2012 from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers covering the first two quarters of 2012.

Why????

Of course we can't count the tech jobs from the later part of 2012. That's when companies like Motorola Mobility laid off about 600 workers here. Abbott Labs had a huge layoff in 2012. The first part of this year US Cellular is laying off 600 or so..

This made me want to fact check even more.

The data showed that tech workers both across the country and in Illinois collect much higher compensation than the average for private-sector workers. In Illinois, the average annual wage in the tech industry was $87,223, compared with $50,823 for the private sector. This differential in pay was even more pronounced at the national level, where tech workers made an average of $93,772 versus $47,404 for private sector workers.

The $87,223 in average annual wages for Illinois tech workers was an increase of 1.1 percent from 2011.


Yep this is not MEDIAN wages presented it's average. Ya throw in the CEO's wage and few exec's and it looks like everyone is rolling in the dough. It's how "averages" work.

Anyways that was then and this is now. People entering the workforce are not getting $80~90K. They get $50~60K so that the higher paid can be laid off.

These -
Top paying jobs for class of 2011 are the high tech jobs and the starting wages are no where near what the other stories lead the readers to believe.

In fact with them declaring a 1.1% increase over the prior year, at that rate how many years will they have to work to make $80~90K?

Yep, so Illinois is blowing away the US ha! when you "AVERAGE" things. But neighboring states are blowing away Illinois. You wouldn't know that by just reading the Trib tho.

We won't even ask the question of how many foreign H1-B visa holders took those jobs away from US citizens because of claimed job skills shortages.

5/15/2013 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wait. Aren't they using the leftover NATO money...again? Every time they need to fund a project like this they keep saying they are using "leftover NATO money" that way the sheeple don't feel like they are paying the bill. That NATO money was gone 3x over already.

5/15/2013 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"an 11-21 DePaul basketball team just isn't that big a draw."


It'll be the Cubs' new home, too.

5/15/2013 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahmulan spin works like this. You make use of your propaganda ministry to announce that you're going to start charging churches for water to show how you're cracking down. Then you backdoor some deals and bada bing, you got the taxpayers to foot the bill for $100 million more for that same church's sports team.

You like that? Because $55 million to honor that last criminal mayor's wife wasn't enough of your money.

Keep voting for that machine, you fools.

5/15/2013 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DePaul basketball has been hot garbage since Ray Meyer retired. Why in the hell are Chicago taxpayers gonna be on the hook for a stadium for a private university? This mayor has lost his fucking mind!

5/15/2013 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor finds $100 Million for a useless unneeded basketball arena and then throws thousands of city retirees under the bus taking away their medical coverage and putting them all on worthless Obama Care. Just shows where our politicians place their loyalty. The Evil Raccoon Eyed maor has to hand out plenty of contracts to connected vendors with his reelection only two years away. And those two hotels he wants next to the new arena will be paid for with TIF Funds and long term tax breaks. No wonder this town is broke and in decline.

5/15/2013 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't DePaul just continue to play their 17 games a year at All State Arena in Rosemont? Why waste $300 Million to build a new sports facility that will be underused. $$$$$$. Money to hand out to connected contractors and vendors. Politicians need those "donations" from these very same contractors to stay in power.

5/15/2013 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous I'm all for it!! said...

Maybe citywide basketball teams can compete at the new stadium and be sponsored by major advertisers like Coors, Anheuser-Busch, and others for the best 3-man team.

Maybe in the winter they can use it for indoor volleyball teams and "bring the beach inside". How about Bikini Volleyball?

They will be able to use it - don't worry. Just another jewel in the lakefront crown of Chicago.

Blah....Blah.....Blah.... nothing has changed in Chicago.

Plus, they should name it after some great Chicago leader.

Todd Stroger Stadium - that's got a good ring to it. Wasting money? This would be a perfect monument for bureacracy: Stroger Stadium.

Maybe they can get Herbie to do a mural inside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1AiMsg_lw4


5/15/2013 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an absolute waste of money.

I mean, that can buy almost TWO Maggie Daley Parks, and he's spending it on THIS?

5/15/2013 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to grad school at DePaul, so they have enough of my money - as a taxpayer I now have to pay for a stadium for a crappy team? Screw Rahm.

--No Cop Here

5/15/2013 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course DePaul roundball isn't a draw.

Even less people will travel into the city then go to All State Arena. Their fan base is mostly suburban white families looking for something cheap and convenient to do with a bunch of 9 year olds.

This stadium and hotels are nothing but more money for outfit builders who are now loyal to Rahm til death do they part.

5/15/2013 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here comes another property tax increase.
SUCKERS....... Hahahahahahahahahaha.

5/15/2013 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, going from a 17,500 seat arena to one that holds 12,000 fans should boost morale for this bunch of losers. It will seem that the fans will be hanging from the ceilings.

5/15/2013 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

They're just cashing out the pension funds.

5/15/2013 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DePaul still has a basketball team?

5/15/2013 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black jack!

Its a casino.

Rahmaulian is tricking all the do-gooders so they cant whine about the poor gambling.

Now How much of the hood needs to get Bull dozed.

5/15/2013 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Lost another of our own last night on beat 811, tragic rest in peace brother DB Godspeedto your family! Sad really sad!

5/15/2013 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how much the 8ft razor wire fence will cost that should surround the whole area.

5/15/2013 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous The Facts said...

To 5/15/2013 01:37:00 AM

You start to hit the nail on the head as far as tech jobs in Illinois. There might be tech jobs and some growth - but how many are being filled with non-citizen H-1Bs?

For those in the public sector who aren't to aware of what an H-1B is, think of it this way: Why pay cops six figures (with overtime) when we can hire cops from different countries like India, Poland, Russia and others for a fraction of what we are paying out today?

Hire H-1Bs at $28,000 a year with no real benefits (AND DEFINITELY NO PENSION PLAN) and look how much money the city will save.

This is exactly what happened in the private sector and you have citizens (who are the ones paying property taxes) lose their high-paying jobs to foreigners who are brought here not for filling any skill shortage, they are being brought here to lower labor costs.

I know several friends who were making in the low 90s to $150K and are now making about $40K.

Your wages and benefits package cannot be sustained because the people (who are still working) aren't making what they used to.

You cannot say - so what, pay me my salary and pension because its "guaranteed" by the State Constitution, the money isn' t there anymore.

Automatic 3% raises have to become a thing of the past. Who to blame? All the corporations who brought in all this cheap foreign labor - including Motorola and Sears - both companies getting $100,000,000 from Quinn to retain them in Illinois - even if they don't really employ that many Illinois citizens.

Keep voting Democrat!

5/15/2013 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $100M should be easy to recoup. Just add an extra $1 surcharge to each DePaul ticket, and by my rough estimate (assuming great attendance), it should be paid off in about 500 years.

5/15/2013 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that the Chicago Casino that he's planning on putting on that sight will generate no revenue for first responders nor their woefully underfunded pensions. Rahm has stated over and over that all casino revenue will only go to CPS! WTF??
Rahm only "finds" money for what he wants. He doesn't give a shit about us and he has no intention of shoring up our pension funds. He's a carpet bagging, egotistical psychopath.

5/15/2013 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DePaul is being used as the shill, the hook to get the project started.
It's all about a new casino that's in the works, but that deal is being hush-hush.

5/15/2013 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the real number was 200 million. 100 million in upfront taxpayer dollars and another 100 million in TIF funds.

5/15/2013 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, its for Depaul and the Children....not to line rahm's and Pritzker's already over stuffed pockets. All his interests (and his cronies) are taken care of, while obligations(Pensions/city contributions) are neglected. Nobody buys the bs Depaul angle 9.5!

5/15/2013 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. Taxpayers are throwing in $100 million for 17 games a year!? Do we get a skybox and some munchies for that price?

5/15/2013 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Not for police but ... said...

So now they know.

More than 35,000 government retirees have been on pins and needles waiting to find out whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel will continue their city-subsidized health insurance after June 30, when a 10-year settlement agreement that calls for the city to share costs with retirees is due to expire.

5/15/2013 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't hear anything about taxpayers 100 million give away? Isn't that illegal, separation of church and state?

5/15/2013 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't DePaul a PRIVATE SCHOOL?! What the fucking-fuck?! How about channeling that money into bettering the abominable state of the PUBLIC schools? I hate this city's priorities!

5/15/2013 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12,000 seats? That is more then enough for the White Sox too. And to think the UC offered free rent.

I thought they were making the venue on Daley Island 20,000 seats. How many venues do you need? $100M for an unneeded stadium + %55M for the Maggie dog walk = a guaranteed screw job for the city.

This town is a sink hole and the people going down the hole first are the law abiding, honest tax payers. Highest everything in the country, blah, blah, blah. Glad I only spend a few months a year here now.

5/15/2013 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not disagreeing with the substance, but as a graduate of DePaul, I think that the word Catholic should be firming with a set of air quotes around it--"catholic".

5/15/2013 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is just paying back De Paul. It was the low information socialists from De Paul that got the Commie in Chief elected.

5/15/2013 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't DePaul use the UIC Pavillion? They could schedule their games around UIC's games. The students could take the red line and transfer to the blue line and get off right on the UIC campus and walk a couple of blocks to the arena.This is a total waste of money. I hope the arbitrator keeps this in mind when it comes to our contract. Rahm is stealing this tactic right out of King Richie's playbook. Cry poor when it comes to employee contracts but magically stumble upon hundreds of millions of dollars for pet projects that the city doesn't need.

5/15/2013 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something don't smell right. Investigative reporters( those who aren't connected to city hall) find out why tax payers are shelling out money for a private university. Who' s pockets are going to get some sweet cash?!

5/15/2013 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

short memories?depaul hired W.L.the leader of the v.l.criminal street gang organization as an urban tour director for tens of thousands of dollars.what idea of theirs will be next?don't give that school a dime of our taxpayer money!

5/15/2013 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That lying mayor is going to
use TIF money to finance a
stadium for DePaul. That
"creep" is full of sh*t as
a Port-A-Potty.

5/15/2013 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each and every registered voter will receive a one
ounce tube of K-Y Jelly in
the mail, courtesy of the
Office Of The Mayor.

5/15/2013 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So rahm drops the bomb on refineries, no health care for you.

To all of you officers with less then ten years on the job, GET OUT NOW! Actively seek a job outside of Illinois.
This city, county, state will eat you alive.

The quality of life as a city employee is awful.
I'm not talking about the job it self, but all of the collateral damage from being a prisoner in Chicago.

High taxes on everything, hidden taxes, ie. parking tickets, red-light cameras, soon to be added speed cameras, etc. Mostly a poor education system, and the ever present gloom of violence throughout the city.

I was advised by outsiders looking in, to not take this job 25+ years ago and I didn't heed the advice. I do regret it.

Neither rahm or dick have respect for or care about city employees, especialy the police. They both act as if all city employees should be grateful that either of them allowed any of us to work for the city.

I will leave when I can but do to financial needs and the changing retirement picture him here for a few more years. I will do my job to the best of my ability but I will no longer do anything more then what's in front of me.

Citizens, if you find all of your city services slipping in quality. Then please go ask rahm about it at the opening of the maggie daly park or the ground breaking ceramony for DePaul's partially tax-payer-funded arena.
Maybe he can explain it.

5/15/2013 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another political bullshit move why do we keep electing these disgusting democrats they are nothing but liars and crooks. IL. is the way it is because of crook county dems.nothing but waterheads.Would this be a church v state conflict because of taxpayers money involved for a private religious school?

5/15/2013 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Daley's went to Law School at DePaul

So did both Lovey's.....

5/15/2013 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jimbo played bball then cpd

5/15/2013 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alder creature Burke was at the police graduation today sucking up to the cameras

5/15/2013 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice campaign speech by Rahm at the graduation, but I find it odd no one told him we are Republicans.....

5/15/2013 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its all about the new casino coming to McCormick place, don't let anyone fool you. A new facility for a crappy team, are people really that stupid? Come for the basketball game and then play a few table games!!! I'm sure the Catholic church will endorse that idea, all them rich college kids blowing tuition money on craps!

5/15/2013 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger JB said...

It's welfare for the rich.

5/15/2013 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depaul near the lake.Dave Corzine baby.Thats what I am talking about.

5/15/2013 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was shot in a building in the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway about 12:30 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss.

Close proximity to the Metra station and Montessori school

5/15/2013 02:49:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

A P.O. took his life last night. Please talk to someone, anyone if you're feeling lost. I knew this Officer from when I came on the job in 009 nand ran into him on occasion at police functions. He was a great man.
RIP "Cool Breeze".....

5/15/2013 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian here.

This scenario is just a stalking horse. Soenthing else is in the works, wait and see. The mayor knows this won't fly so he's sending out a test balloon. My guess is that in a few months he'll propose something else that will be more palatable for us chumbalones.

As for Rahm losing in 2015, well, I don't see anyone on the horizon who is eager to taking him on; do you? He's going to win by default and remain in power for as long as he wants. For the most part, business people love stability, love bullies, love people looking out for their interests. Sorry my friends, but I predict that Rahm is in for the long haul.

5/15/2013 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't he spend some of the money making a bionic half a finger to stick further up our asses.

Screw you Rhammstein...Du Hast mich

5/15/2013 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another sad day for cpd. Another officer from unit 145 took his life tonight. Rest in peace your with god now.
___________________________________
We at the CPD should worry more about copper's frame of mind then a fucking sports team full of slugs.
May this officer rest easy now. Poor souls like this person in LE suffer and use their tools to end it all.
You would think more people would pay attention of Copper's taking their lives.
God bless this officer and the CPD. Stress kills brothers and sisters.

5/15/2013 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If my money is paying for a new stadium for a broke ass basketball program. When can me and my friends come and use the court to play?

5/15/2013 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what new and more appropriate city name sounds better?

Detrago or Chitroit?

5/15/2013 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe a racist cop in the englewood neighborhood shot and killed an innocent pit bull. The pit bull was an honor student. It was fitting to get its GED. It wanted to go to college and make something of itself and be a role model for the community. Its canine civil rights were violated. Where is Eric Holder and the Justice department? Wait til Father Faker and Jesse Jetstream find out. If Barack had a pet, it would look just like Trayvon pitbull.
---mike the cityworker
Why wasn't CFD offering the pitbull ”safe passage”? This wouldn't happen on the morthside.

5/15/2013 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He simply wants this for "his" casino.
It's all smoke and mirrors and chicanery.

5/15/2013 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Steve Georgas now Acting Chief, Special Functions Division

Wayne Gulliford now Chief, Bureau of Patrol

5/15/2013 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Both Daley's went to Law School at DePaul

So did both Lovey's.....

5/15/2013 01:15:00 PM


Which both Daleys?

Rich
John
Bill
Michael
Patricia
Mary Carol
Eleanor

5/15/2013 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about funding our pension? A stadium??? Are we gonna put up with this? We need to organize CPD and CFD to make a stand. They can afford to build a park for Daley, a new River walk, and now a stadium. What about selling the skyway and parking meters. We are out here working in a concrete jungle and put our lives on the line for political hacks that are spitting in our face. We need to organize. I'm telling you things are gonna get worse. We're going to lose our pensions. SCC help us!!!

5/15/2013 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS teachers union preesident gave rahmmie ballerina boy a beat down

no money for teacher raisesw , they shook the little guy upside down til he cried uncle

big talker , no action
rahmmie can't even dump the bosses that were triple merit promoted under weiss and daley

mr daley is the master puppeteer
and rahmmies attached to the strings

5/15/2013 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for Rahm losing in 2015, well, I don't see anyone on the horizon who is eager to taking him on; do you? He's going to win by default and remain in power for as long as he wants.


Who would WANT to take over this sinking ship, the USS Chicago?

5/15/2013 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way...the United Center has offered DePaul rent free use for basketball

5/15/2013 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Just follow the lead of Flaming Tutu and his multi-millionaire ass-nibblers from the Gold Coast & North Shore... Such as Larry Msall of the Chicago Civic Federation and Brucie Rauner of the Commercial Club of Chicago...

"If you greedy Coppers had taken pay cuts, pension give-backs and would stop trying to retire after ONLY 20 to 30 years of service, this city wouldn't be in such dire financial straits..."

All the above thieving, way over compensated bastards got their dicks wet while Crime King Shorty looted the taxpayer till to the tune of an estimated $12 to $15 BILLION (Joravsky et al. Chicago Reader... Too many particular references for specificity over the 22 year time span of Crime King Shorty's reign...) dollars.

Policemen and their families = A bloc of people who can see and reason beyond the wholly corrupt nanny statist, demo-commiecrat, viciously avaricious, thoroughly up and down integrated into every fucking thing kleptocracy that has changed rules and subverted every law, safe-guard and firewall to THEIR BENEFIT ONLY!

They greatly fear "those wild, outta control cops" will form the nucleus of a constituency that others who make up the disenfranchised and captive remains of Chicago's (and Illinois') formerly formidable and imminently decent and law-abiding middle class.

The same of which may decide to take their state back by force since the political and media powers have insured that there will be virtually no relief via the ballot box because of metastatic political fuckery.

Rahm, Madigan y Cia., Rauner, Msall et al., cheer loudly and chest-thump each other while saying "this is the only way" when active and retired Policemen and their families are being thrown to the wolves.

Meanwhile?

Daley stumbles around with money spilling out of his pockets while looking at da twees an' da boidies... He stops, mumbles, shits himself and giggles about it... His security detail runs up with a rolling adult sized diaper changing station. Sixty seconds later he's good as new...

Yet these dirty motherfuckers say nothing about the BILLIONS in bullshit entitlements that the catered to constituencies get.

Gotta keep THEM happy so they don't get pissed and start running around lighting shit on fire that belongs to members of Rahm & Co.
and Daley Inc.

They're ALL ABOUT making sure no one can fight them back so that they can continue to steal.

Especially from people who have sacrificed 1/3 to 1/2 a lifetime of service to this God-Forsaken place...

RANT: On/(OFF)

5/15/2013 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck U and your tutu Tiny Dancer. And fuck that big headed ugly Supt of Police who dont know shit.

5/15/2013 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If elected mayor the first thing I would do is rebuild all the Stateway Garden projects and move these free rent fools back into them so we can keep an eye on these mothafuckas. Don't let them run loose!

5/15/2013 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next they will propose a 60,000 seat stadium for the De Paul football team. Its called doubling down.

5/15/2013 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Rahm was doing his Barney Fife imitation in front of the graduating class of 100.

Blah, blah, blah, crime is down (from the record highs, big deal) you see you got your police and your parenting and that gives you prevetion. then you got your penaties..blah,,blah, blah..HA..

Then Joe Walsh on WIND says today HEY RAHM!!! I got another "PEE" FOR YA IT'S CALLED PRIORITIES AND YOURS ARE ALL SCREWED UP. $100 million for a basketball stadium when we're broke!

Got to get those kids as close to the new casino as possible so you can suck them in!

IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!

5/15/2013 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These fucking maroons think it will be a bundle of "savings." Open the arena, get the hotels, the casino and hit em all with increased taxes then hit the dipshit tourists and suburbanites with taxes, fees, and you name it. One hand washes the other, just like everything else in this town. Little emperor Commodus is just creating spectacle for the sheeple.

5/15/2013 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous It's About Time! said...

A new NYPD directive specifies that both men and women may go topless in New York City.

The NYPD is to take no action other than disperse possible crowds of gawkers.

5/15/2013 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever Rahm and Quinn support something together, you know the taxpayers are going to take it up the ass.

5/15/2013 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats always claim broke so they can raise your taxes. Tax and spend democrats out of control and the commie media is like their partner in crime.

5/15/2013 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no reason that the City can't live up to the court order mandate to put monies into the police pension fund!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/15/2013 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a former Chicago Business Owner and city dweller who moved my business and family from Chicago to NW Indiana four years ago. I have two family members on the job (Indiana State Troopers) and enjoy your blog very much. Keep up the good work.

Here's the way I see it. Richie Daley was a shrewd thief who stole under the disguise of appearing to be a bumbling, likeable mayor.
Rahm on the other hand tells you he is going to fuck you beforehand and then everyone is suprised that he does what he says.

The $100 million Rahm won't spend on police pensions and puts into a dubious project is just the beginning. What do you think is going to happen in three years when Barry Obama comes to Rahm looking for a place for his presidential library and needs $300+ million, all under the disguise of community redevelopment. Payback is a bitch, but Rahm won't be the one to take it on the chin, the taxpayers will. Glad I got out.

5/15/2013 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No description of offenders on Michigan avenue on 10:00 pm news channel 7 , incident occurred during crowded streets at lunch time on the Mag Mile

10 young men surrounded an elderly lady , took her expensive jewelry , cash from her purse .
no witnesses

anyone want to bet offenders might be former cps students from a democratic family or could offenders be 10 young men from downstate republican families

last time I watch channel 7

5/15/2013 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $100 million Rahm won't spend on police pensions and puts into a dubious project is just the beginning. What do you think is going to happen in three years when Barry Obama comes to Rahm looking for a place for his presidential library and needs $300+ million, all under the disguise of community redevelopment. Payback is a bitch, but Rahm won't be the one to take it on the chin, the taxpayers will. Glad I got out.

5/15/2013 10:00:00 PM

That library will be built in Hawaii, not Chicago.

5/16/2013 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would never happen if Daily and Stephens were alive

5/16/2013 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, McCormick place.... great college campus atmosphere. Should've stayed independent or in conference USA. Who the fuck would want to go from Lincoln Park campus all the way to mcp to watch the Big East doormat get manhandled. Ponsetto is a retarded cunt. At least Loyola built their gym right on campus.

5/16/2013 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just like that jac o in Washington. Spend Spend and raise tazes to spend more. Toss the SOB out

5/16/2013 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, The only reason this 100 million dollar stadium will be built is because of all the land the insiders bought up thinking Daley had the Olympics wrapped up. Funny how the new stadium is going to be exactly in the same place that most of the Olympic construction would have taken place.

5/16/2013 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that the Chicago Casino that he's planning on putting on that sight will generate no revenue for first responders nor their woefully underfunded pensions. Rahm has stated over and over that all casino revenue will only go to CPS! WTF??

Comon! All you parents out there should be rejoicing! It's ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN!

He's doing this so he can improve a school system that is already world class, so much so that is why he sends his own kids to.......
oh wait......he sends his kids to a private school.

Ok people. Nothing to see here. Move along.

5/16/2013 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DePaul stinks! I would not give them a penny! Northwestern and Big Ten is a far superior sports league for College sports! Plus, Northwestern has a cool Football team! Depaul should just dump sports program!

5/16/2013 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

The $100 million Rahm won't spend on police pensions and puts into a dubious project is just the beginning. What do you think is going to happen in three years when Barry Obama comes to Rahm looking for a place for his presidential library and needs $300+ million, all under the disguise of community redevelopment. Payback is a bitch, but Rahm won't be the one to take it on the chin, the taxpayers will. Glad I got out.

5/15/2013 10:00:00 PM

That library will be built in Hawaii, not Chicago."

I heard Kenya... But what do I know...

5/16/2013 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The $100 million Rahm won't spend on police pensions and puts into a dubious project is just the beginning. What do you think is going to happen in three years when Barry Obama comes to Rahm looking for a place for his presidential library and needs $300+ million, all under the disguise of community redevelopment. Payback is a bitch, but Rahm won't be the one to take it on the chin, the taxpayers will. Glad I got out.

5/15/2013 10:00:00 PM

That library will be built in Hawaii, not Chicago.

5/16/2013 12:38:00 AM


The kids in public school in Hawaii can read.

5/16/2013 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

I cant stand Rham What an arrogant prick

5/16/2013 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Rahm's ego is in the way. Rosemont has offered the Cubs a home which was seriously considered(and still may be) and now to lash back, Rahm is taking DePaul basketball away, at least until DePaul finds they have lost their fan base.

5/16/2013 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thursday...Rahm announces 1.1 Billion dollar projects for Navy Pier and McCormick Place. But, no money for you working and retired city employees. The hubris is just amazing with this guy! He'll be gone in what 2 years? He'll be leaving us stuck with the bill just like Daley. And by the way, this is just how Detroit started circling the drain, with a massive downtown project to bring in conventions, that never came. And why didn't the convention business come to Detroit to save their economy? Because it turned into a violence plagued corrupt shithole!

5/16/2013 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing how this snake, can find money for pet projects all over this city!

Yet, our streets are full of potholes! Schools closing! People get robbed and can't defend themselves!

Can't call Police for help because we are way short!

Pension is a disaster due to Daley's ineptitude! Parking fiasco!

Time to throw all Democrats out of office! They are just thieves!

5/16/2013 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, Are the so-called future entrepenuers of Chicago still suppose to be following the great leaders of Groupon as their mentors...as touted by Chicago Ideas week and mayor Rahm?

Remember the dog and pony show WITH HOLLYWOOD ACTORS AND EVERYTHING!! OMG...

City, Groupon Team Up To Launch Chicago Ideas Week
August 4, 2011 10:44 AM


Well, oh look ...

Ex-Groupon CEO Mason moving to San Francisco to start new company

Shame on you guys for filling the college kids heads with bullshit about how they should choose Chicago to start their companies.

Chicago to host 50 students at Ideas Week fest

August 03, 2011|By Alejandra Cancino | Tribune reporter

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced the creation of a program to bring 50 college students from around the Midwest to Chicago during the Chicago Ideas Week festival.

"These are the next entrepreneurs who are leaders in technology at their respected schools," Emanuel said at a press conference co-hosted by Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell.

The program, ThinkChicago, will showcase the city in an effort to encourage students to start careers and businesses here.


If Chicago is this great tech hub that Rahm boasts about how come his very own hand picked leaders are leaving town to start companies somewhere else.

STOP TRYING TO BULLSHIT US MAYOR! THE ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN words.

5/16/2013 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Why should the Obama have a library built? This is the 21st century and we don't print books anymore. Give him a web page we can't afford this brick and mortal crap. The city is broke, the state is broke and the nation is broke and the taxpayers are expected to pay for these tributes?

How long before Navy Pier gets renamers to Rahm Emanuel expo center or something like that.

This is arrogance at its finest seeking to build a legacy for himself like the Maggie Park and the Daley Plaza. It's not about the people here. It's about self-centered p---k's

5/16/2013 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put the money in the pension fund asshole. Then build your shit. Dumb fuck!

5/16/2013 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey SCC, The only reason this 100 million dollar stadium will be built is because of all the land the insiders bought up thinking Daley had the Olympics wrapped up. Funny how the new stadium is going to be exactly in the same place that most of the Olympic construction would have taken place.

5/16/2013 06:13:00 AM

I don't know if this is true, but if it is, it sure explains EVERYTHING.

5/16/2013 10:07:00 PM  

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