Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Crown Prince Arrives

Balcer says he wasn't "forced out," but we all know how the game is played:
  • Four years after Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wouldn't seek another term, the door has opened for his nephew to try for a Chicago City Council seat from the family's ancestral home in Bridgeport.

     Patrick Daley Thompson made it known Tuesday that he's running for the 11th Ward seat now held by longtime Ald. James Balcer, who said he's retiring and insisted no one forced him aside to make way for a favorite son.

    “I've been here 17 years,” Balcer said. “The rumor had been, ‘He's warming the seat.' The seat's on fire. I have been here that long. And as far as being forced out, never. ... This was a private decision I made with my wife and family, which was No. 1 to me, and health issues.”
He was told not to run, simple as that. Anyone who has been here any length of time knows the slating committee told him his services were no longer needed - they have their guy ready to run. Their guy was slated for the Water Department to get his feet wet and now the 11th Ward thinks he's ready.

UPDATE: Water Reclamation District, not Water Department 

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72 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on balcer jimmy jimmy what were you promised by the Daley crime family? What kind of overpaid government job? Marines don't quit, or get bullied but you sure are!

8/27/2014 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. The Daley crime family just can't get enough. Arrogant pieces of crap.

8/27/2014 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not another fucking Daley. How stupid are the people that live in that ward?

Guess this kinda puts a dent into that annoying "Nora Conroy will be the next Mayor" poster's theory.

8/27/2014 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big question is what percentage of pension he gets for his 17 year part time job. Answer that one.

8/27/2014 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seventeen years and he doesn't want to stick around another 3 years for 20 years. Suddenly he feels the need to go. Yeah right. The Daley family clan needs to stop living off the public dime and that includes getting spouse bullshit jobs at foundations or charitable organizations; this is a tactic to take care of pol's family members.

8/27/2014 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They gave him the spot and now they took it because of is drunken antics in Bridgeport.

8/27/2014 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And every in bred hillbilly that still lives in B port will fall all over themselves to vote for a Daley again.

8/27/2014 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't the Daley's sick of seeing them-selves in public office? Must be good for the pocketbook.

8/27/2014 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need for Shakman. I'll see all you Democratic crime family bitches in hell.

8/27/2014 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please Lord, no more fucking Daleys, or their evil spawn.

8/27/2014 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO AWAY!

Your thieving prick of an uncle looted this fucking city and now YOU want to feed and get fat at the trough?

The entire Daley clan has raisins for hearts and a dried rat turd for a conscience.

8/27/2014 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago needs a Daley as part of it's leadership. Rambo will not be mayor forever. Who better to take is place than a Daley.

8/27/2014 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get him out of the district sick of seeing him and his friend in the machine shop walking around like he own the place.

8/27/2014 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How the injured p.o.'s from the 10-1. At 80 and engleside?

8/27/2014 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aldercreature Balcer PTSD
must be an indictment down the road?

8/27/2014 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disgustingly politics as usual in Crook County and Shitcago.
We don't want nobody, nobody sent!

8/27/2014 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balcer go soak your head in a vat of martinis everyone knows what's going on I can't believe people would be so stupid to elect this guy into any city office after seeing what his uncle Richie did to this city.

8/27/2014 04:13:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

11th ward voters will drink the Daley Kool Aid and like sheep go to vote for the new Daley.
Balcer will become a judge and the city will welcome a new Daley as Mayor in 2019.
What a hoax.

8/27/2014 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys all wanted Richie out, and look what you got! Regret that? Anything is better than Rahm, and maybe, just maybe the Daleys will be the ones to finally get rid of him.

8/27/2014 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again...
"We don't want nobody, nobody sent."

"Chicago ain't ready for reform."

"You guys can scrootin me all you want."

(The more things change, the more they remain the same)

8/27/2014 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's just hope the residents of that ward can think for themselves...oh, wait...

8/27/2014 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know any of his uncles but Pat Thompson is a great guy, why blame him for the sins of his uncle??

8/27/2014 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daley family has been a cancer on this city. Look at what it has become. Chicago is to corruption what Xerox is to copying. When will the dullards that keep voting for them wake up?

8/27/2014 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the same day that Balcer caved another long time crime family announced their preferred candidate for the 38th ward.

The Cullerton family has found a stooge to hold down that aldermanic seat until one of John Cullerton's kids is redeemed enough to assume the position.

Rather than support a long time crime family I shall support and vote for firefighter and current Alderman Nick Sposato for the post.

The powers that be want to get rid of Sposato because he is the only voice that police officers and firefighters have in the City Council to try to protect our pensions.

The Daley and Cullerton crime families have done very well why the average firefighter and police officers are begging for what they are due.

Vote for Nick Sposato.

8/27/2014 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balcer has been a boob since first being given the spot.

8/27/2014 06:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I hope Patty Boy remembers that the 'Ville is in his ward.

8/27/2014 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is proof that Chicago is not "broke"
If young master Daley wants in then there is money still to be scammed somewhere

8/27/2014 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the 11th residents suffer with the additional airplane noise from the new Midway flight path that Balcer didn't tell us about, now they have started construction of the heliport at 20th Halsted.

Balcer will get his city pension then he will go to work for the new helicopter tour company that he pushed through behind the backs of Bridgeport and Pilsen residents. The Democrats who brought you your clouted incompetent bosses now want Patrick Daley Thomson as their new aldercreature.

If you live in the 11th Ward vote for John Kozlar or Maureen Sullivan for alderman instead of Pat Daley Thompson. They both care about the community and have been working hard to better the residents lifestyle without doing underhanded deals and they are not beholding to the machine.

8/27/2014 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

might even be more or less true that he is ready to go and they made it worth his while to do so.

this is not an unusual situation in politics where someone is told to move along in favor of a machine candidate. both parties do it.

how do you think Judy Topinka got to run for governor a while back. Or Bob Dole's run for president.

8/27/2014 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what kinda numbers does an alderman make on pension???

I don't know of ANY job any one get anything for 17years.

Balcer will hide out for a year and pop back up for a County Job.

8/27/2014 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Daley? You have got to be kidding me. They have no shame. Steal the city blind, on the brink of disaster and then comeback to steal the rest? WTF

8/27/2014 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -

Hey Gary, how are we different from Ferguson in handling protests? GFY

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-officers-hurt-by-thrown-objects-at-south-side-disturbance-20140827-story.html

8/27/2014 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad part is that people will cast their vote him.

8/27/2014 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

11 more years and I'm out of this hell hole! Good luck to you people who want to stay on this job for 30+ years, you fools get what you deserve.
765B

8/27/2014 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the Daley Clan smells blood in the water, Rahm is finished!

Rahm threatened Daley to exit office so he could become Mayor on his way to President. Too bad Rahm couldn't even hang as Mayor.

All of these crooks make me puke!

I will never vote for a sitting Chicago incumbent, a RINO, a DemocRat or a Socialist. This makes it utterly impossible to vote for anyone in local elections.

8/27/2014 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC.... Water Rec... Not water dept... I can understand the confusion... For years the water dept was known as the Daley family business !!

8/27/2014 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the least educated of all the aldercreatures, Balcer could continue in his role as wallpaper at the Rahm-Gary press conferences.
The nuns used to put him in in the last seat by a window so he could watch the trains pass by and not disturb the other students when he was in grade school. No record of him attending any local High Schools. He seemed to just disappear for 25 years only to emerge as the appointed replacement for the disgraced then alderman Patrick Huells. This guy has been clueless for the past 17 years but posed no threat to his political handlers. Hopefully he'll return to the East side or wherever he came from.

8/27/2014 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee Balcer in Jail soon.....

8/27/2014 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey scc after heraring this it reminds of the scene from the movie THE GODFATHER PART I when michael corleone flys to las vegas and tells moe green " you out think of a price for your casino ,im buying you out, the daley crime family continues.

8/27/2014 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States.

No State shall ... grant any Title of Nobility.

But your ignorant voters in Chicago will. King Daley II and his pack of thieves and brigands rule over you ignorant peasants and serfs. He was a kindly king and passed out presents to all his loyal subjects. But now the treasure room is empty, and your pensions are lies.

Say Hello! to Detroit as you pass them on your descent.

8/27/2014 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balcer is a piece of shit. Good riddance.

8/27/2014 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget this leaves the Police and Fire spot open in the city council
Stay Tuned for which hater gets the spot..

Balcer did like the Police...

8/27/2014 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Losing Balcer is no loss for the city. Probably the dumbest guy on the City Council.
No more Daley's!

8/27/2014 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been hearing Thompson was being groomed for Mayor for about twenty years now. Nora Conroy is merely speculation.

8/27/2014 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daley crime family will not go away. Semper Fidelis

8/27/2014 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... and health issues...".
Translation; its time for you to go, adios.

8/27/2014 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. More. Daleys.
None.
Never.

8/27/2014 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOT what Chicago needs is another Daley!

Can't these people just fucking go away!

Da Pelon

8/27/2014 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll vote for Al Sharpron before I ever vote for a daley.

8/27/2014 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman are given a fund to spend on various projects throughout the ward. Balcer is one of the only aldermen who's ward superintendent controls all the money. So that goes to show you that even the ward organization knows he's a mush.

8/27/2014 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't know any of his uncles but Pat Thompson is a great guy, why blame him for the sins of his uncle??

Heard this great guy talking about us taking less in our pensions on wls. Take your great guy and shove him up your 11th ward ass.

8/27/2014 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't know any of his uncles but Pat Thompson is a great guy, why blame him for the sins of his uncle??

8/27/2014 05:11:00 AM

Oh just shut up.

8/27/2014 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous a chumbalone said...

re:update, either way...just anoher patronage shithole.

8/27/2014 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't know any of his uncles but Pat Thompson is a great guy, why blame him for the sins of his uncle??

8/27/2014 05:11:00 AM

No more Daleys.
If he's so wonderful, he can find a job somewhere else. He should share his talents with private industry.

8/27/2014 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balcer suffers from PTDS. Post Tramatic Daley Syndrome.
-Mike the city worker

8/27/2014 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've been hearing Thompson was being groomed for Mayor for about twenty years now. Nora Conroy is merely speculation.

8/27/2014 10:56:00 AM

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Patrick D. Thompson tried to downplay his connections during his run for MWRD. He was making the rounds on the NW side and was well received here. People knew who he was before he hit the door without using the Daley name on his campaign material. He seems like a pretty nice guy.

8/27/2014 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago just isn't Chicago without a Daley as Mayor.

8/27/2014 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daley name is dead. Anyone look around Bridgeport lately? It's trending Asian, younger, more educated, less city workers, and different. Richie Daley wasn't the only one that left!!! His nephew is no shoo-in and is using a different name anyway. If anyone else raises some money and works the residents, it is his to lose.

8/27/2014 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"... and health issues...".
Translation; its time for you to go, adios.

8/27/2014 11:15:00 AM

Well, so far, the 'health issues' lies have worked out just fine for all things Daley.

8/27/2014 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad Edwards, channel 2 news, if you want to call yourself a reporter, try to get the simplest of facts correct. Chicago police don't HAVE 'police issue' weapons. We purchase our own guns.
How is someone supposed to trust any 'facts' you present after your very first sentence is false?

8/27/2014 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The big question is what percentage of pension he gets for his 17 year part time job. Answer that one.

8/27/2014 12:14:00 AM


He gets a full aldermanic pension which is 80% of his alderman's pay. That is about $96,000 per year plus free health care. Balcer was an alderman before they the raised years of service for alderman to 20 years for full pension. Previously, 1 term qualified an alderman for a full 80% pension. Sweet. He will find himself a judge or sitting on some board next year.

David Orr was alderman in Rogers Park years ago. Then he was temporary Mayor when Harold died. He kept the seat warm for Eugene Sawyer and he got slated for Cook County Clerk as thanks for services rendered. Orr has qualified for getting full alderman's pension since 1987.

8/27/2014 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Daley name is dead. Anyone look around Bridgeport lately? It's trending Asian, younger, more educated, less city workers, and different. Richie Daley wasn't the only one that left!!! His nephew is no shoo-in and is using a different name anyway. If anyone else raises some money and works the residents, it is his to lose.

8/27/2014 09:35:00 PM


Do you think there is anyone in the 11th ward who doesn't know who Patrick DALEY Thompson is? That is the name he uses; Nora Daley Conroy now uses Nora Daley. If the Vaneckos had any sense they would also use Daley instead of Vanecko. If I could trace my lineage to that family I would be Dennis James Daley instead of the Polish name my father gave me. And it would be Sgt. or Lieutenant or Commander Daley.

Sort of like the British Royal family, all from the house of Windsor. Here we have the House of Daley.

8/27/2014 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't know any of his uncles but Pat Thompson is a great guy, why blame him for the sins of his uncle??

8/27/2014 05:11:00 AM

Oh just shut up.

8/27/2014 05:32:00 PM


Exactly. Thank you.

8/27/2014 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me what pension an alderman gets after 17 years? How does it compare to a policeman's pension?

8/27/2014 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the scum that makes up the machine multiplies like roaches in a garbage dump.

8/27/2014 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Daley his middle name?

8/27/2014 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Khan’s semi-annual report also accused four aldermen and three of their chiefs-of-staff of wrongdoing, without naming names."


Could Balcer be on the list?


rb

8/27/2014 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what kinda numbers does an alderman make on pension???

I don't know of ANY job any one get anything for 17years.


Really good numbers: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-01/news/ct-met-pensions-aldermen-20120501_1_city-pension-pension-deal-investment-returns

Note this on page 3: "That's because the law allows aldermen to easily upgrade past service at a low cost compared with the benefits they stand to receive."

8/28/2014 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Khan’s semi-annual report also accused four aldermen and three of their chiefs-of-staff of wrongdoing, without naming names."


Could Balcer be on the list?
Jail time he knows too much about the Daleys HE has to be kept quiet

8/28/2014 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone who believes that the daley is dead better have their brain examined. with all bosses on this job who owe their lively hood and promotion to the daley family and who now have sons and daugters on the job know that patrick daley thompson is their goose that will lay the golden eggs. the daleys will rule again for another 1000 years the daley family is like THE ROMAN EMPIRE

8/28/2014 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he runs for mayor will he get %points for being a Daley?

8/28/2014 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ssc with patrick daley thompson and the daleys back in the loop again it kind of reminds of a scene from the movie THE GODFATHER PART III when al pacino says "just when i thought i was out they keep pulling me back in" well boys n girls the daleys are back in and the 11th ward will rule the city again.

8/28/2014 07:27:00 PM  

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