Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shorten the Parade?

  • A South Side aldermen suggested Monday that it may be time to shorten the nation’s oldest and largest African-American parade after a shooting Saturday near the Bud Billiken parade route injured two teens and frightened families.

    “As the parade has aged, perhaps now it’s just time to take a look at tweaking it to figure out what changes need to be made,” local Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) said during a live interview on the WFLD-TV program, “Good Day Chicago.”

    “The parade…can be up to five hours [long]. Perhaps it should be only two [or] 2 1/2 hours. I’m just saying no parade should go five to six hours. We just need to have some conversations about ways to tweak it. I’m not saying the time has to change. I’m just saying that’s something we should look at [along with] traffic management and the way police are dispersed.”

    On a picture-perfect Saturday, the annual end-of-summer celebration sponsored by Chicago Defender Charities was marred by the first shooting in the parade’s 85-year history.
We don't imagine anyone is expecting this to completely stop the mayhem. These two goofs got shot near the head of the parade, so timing isn't an issue. Shutting down a main thoroughfare for 8-to-12 hours might be an issue though. Three-hundred-plus parade units might be another. And the failure of parade marshals to keep the gaps down to something under a football field, too.

We were amused that someone finally pointed out that this is the only parade in the history of Chicago where Officers are ordered and Supervisors are contractually forbidden from taking elective time off that day. It's almost like the City is expecting.....something.

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94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, the start to a real discussion. Seriously, the parade has lost its focus, plain and simple. No parade should last five hours, horrible planning on the organizers part. It is time for the city to address the burden placed on city resources to man these events, whether it be Bud billikeh or the Macy's parade. In a city strapped for money it has come down to a need or a want. Such a waste of resources that could be patrolling the city. Just my opinion, but any event organizer should bare the cost of of hosting these events. . The city simply cannot continue to fund these events.

8/12/2014 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parade? It is a joke, and a bad one. They are laughed at by much of the rest of the city.

8/12/2014 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is off subject, and I understand if this doesn't get printed, but you old school guys, cop or not, you may be able to relate.

I just got done watching the 1980 film, "My Bodyguard", which is filmed in Chicago. It has some great footage of the lakefront and other parts of the city. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, but watching it makes me sad. Why? It reminds me of a more innocent time and a time when Chicago was a much better place than it is now.

I've moved far from Chicago and Illinois, but I always have told myself that I can always visit. Well, who in their right mind want to visit Chicago now? It's fucking dangerous, and I'm not just talking about the south and west sides. I'm talking about the whole city. We know this from informative blogs like this one and crime in wrigleyville-boystown.

I mourn and weep for what Chicago has become. I hope someday it will be great again, but it probably won't be in our lifetimes. :-(

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

Can't we combine this parade along with the South Side Irish and Gay Pride Parade into one bigass clusterfuck of a parade and just get it over with?

8/12/2014 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Mr. Obvious been talking to Pat Dowell???

8/12/2014 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police should not be used as baby sitters for this parade or other parades. Traffic can be handled by aids. There are plenty of security firms that are connected to alderpersons that can be contracted to handle the inner security needs of the parade. Obviously with all the police present on Saturday, it did nothing to stop the shootings; so why not try having firms handle the parade and let the police enforce laws in the rest of the city instead of stripping the city to baby sit.

8/12/2014 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shorten it and move it.

100 S. to 1200 S. Columbus would be a perfect spot.

Let the Units in the CBD handle it.

8/12/2014 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shorten the parade...

...how about hire enough police!

8/12/2014 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't take off for taste of Chicago, Gay parade, or anything else they dream worthy..Anyway..T is actually a great idea...They stopped the after party at Washington Park..That was what usually ended in the most fatalities, injuries to officers, and overall mayhem...The parade has always sucked, like most large ethnic parades (including the eIrish parade bigot want-to-bes.).....It was the length of time the parade took (takes) that makes the difference.....Give the Bud Biliken the same amount of time....Be done in an hour and there would be no mayhem..Then set up jumpers and pony rides for the kids in the park with no drinking and parental guidance and everyone would love it..Except for the people causing problems..The PROBLEM with Chicago...Common sense in not too common....

8/12/2014 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good news is that gun violence and crime is down in Chicago. The stats tell the story.

8/12/2014 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We couldn't take time off for the Pride Parade either

8/12/2014 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of that garbage parade. All I saw was trash after trash all over the street, curbs and yards. If they want the parade that bad, let the participants clean it up or charge them so that it doesn't drain more of our resources on the unproductive.

8/12/2014 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Times have changed in the dying city of Chicago. Just cancel this event like all the others. Thugs have taken over the city. Detroit is here.

8/12/2014 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry SCC, it takes me at least 5 to 6 hours to get my juke on! Okayyy.

8/12/2014 04:45:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

Put the parade downtown on State Street. Bet there won't be any shootings then.

8/12/2014 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use Private Security instead of Cops

DeaNo FLOP are OK with it in Boys Town So why Not the South Side

BTW Who owns the Security Companies $$$$$$$$

8/12/2014 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's a trick by da w'ite man!"

How many are still waiting with their noses turned to the sky waiting for "Him Self" to drop all that tax payer funded manna from "heaven?" (bka D.C.)

Weren't they whooping and hollering on election night?

"Y'all bitches works for US now! It's OWAH turn!"

It's all crack pipe logic...

Cancel every fucking parade and festival in this town.

Nothing but breads and circuses to distract the masses from realizing Chicago is a shit show emceed by fucking incompetents.

8/12/2014 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupidest parade around and should be permanently shutdown!

8/12/2014 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long can Chicago's Saint Patrick's Day Parade and New York's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade survive before they, too, are marred by "minor" shooting incidents that take away from the parades?

8/12/2014 05:42:00 AM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

No way they are going to shorten this parade. Some local business owner told me recently that he was considering getting a float in the parade and the cost is about $9000 I doubt all the floats are paid for but I bet at least half of the floats are kicking in the full price. This parade is a huge money maker for Chicago Defender Foundation.

8/12/2014 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move it to Gary or Washington D.C.

8/12/2014 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the city expects these goofs to act up, it's their "showcase" for actin da fool. Always been that way, always will be.

8/12/2014 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why have a back to school parade for children that don't seem to attend school anyway? Scrap the parade and scrap safe passage both a huge drain on resources for people that don't contribute in any way to society. Let them police themselves.

8/12/2014 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.......they would phuck up a one car funeral

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

the never ending ghetto parade..standing in one spot for 6 hrs no breaks it was neverfuckingending. how many times can lisa madigan roll by on her float pumping ghetto tunes looking like she would rather be sitting on the north shore at some luncheon. they need to put it on michigan ave with the gay parade so the mainstream can see how ridiculous it is and knock it down to 1 hour.

8/12/2014 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city has always Expected something with BB To this day I don't know how we've dodged the bullet this long I was on 35+ yrs 20 of them tact. we had some problems every year but it never went nuts.....weird.

8/12/2014 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the reason for this massive deployment of personnel and expense to the City? What is the goal here? Is this nonsense going to make kids want to go back to school, or is it just a platform for politicians to posture? Or is this further pandering to the Black Community? Why can't we have a Back to School Parade involving all of "The Children", instead of this Minstrel Show.

8/12/2014 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous CrookCountyJustice said...

Tangential to the topic here: It is time for law enforcement to step back, respond only as needed to protect oneself and partners and simply let these animals have their way. We are not supported any longer, most citizens have been brainwashed by the "racism" groupthink to assume these idiot ghetto fairy tales about "abuse" and "racism" and "brutality" actually have credibility. We seriously need, nationwide, a serious effort to say "ok, you want to believe this crap, have at it. All we do as police is clean up the messes from now on. No arrests, a jury may find innocent and then we get sued. You are getting stabbed? Oh well, I can't shoot because I'll be judged as brutal, when the attacker finishes I will attempt to help you." This is ridiculous, Holder and his thug liars in the fed now looking to hang the cop in Ferguson. I don't know, in this case, what happened yet, but I do know the copper is about to get railroaded and that these ghetto animals do nothing but lie about thier behavior and support the thugs in their midst. Honest to God, we need to get together and say enough coppers have been sacrificed on the altar of PC, you don't like the way it has to be sometimes, then do it your freaking selves.

8/12/2014 08:49:00 AM  
Blogger I Voted For Obama said...

Many of my brothers have told me that after walking the parade route, they are too tired to cause shit at the end.

8/12/2014 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was NOT the first shooting at this parade !!!!
Ask any CFD or CPD personnel that has ever been detailed to this annual reason to riot if that isn't the truth.
The Pols and Brass never included the events that happened a block or so away from the line of parade and all the troubles that followed.

8/12/2014 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there was one police related shooting during or after that parade we would be looking at another St. Louis {Ferguson} summer is ending fast they have to do something you can bet on it be careful boy's and girls.

8/12/2014 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can shorten the parade by putting all of the shopping carts with radios in one spot instead of letting them march individually.

8/12/2014 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to all you italian haters on the job never trouble at the columbus day parade of the polish parade

ps the south side st paddy sucks too

8/12/2014 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if nothing is done then bring in the National Guard at every intersection posted with their humvees and there 50 cal., attached, ready to shoot and kill the threats....You want to "F" around then you get what you deserve end of discussion. NEXT!

8/12/2014 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Shorten it and move it.

100 S. to 1200 S. Columbus would be a perfect spot.

Let the Units in the CBD handle it.

8/12/2014 12:56:00 AM<<<

Good God No! Think about it!

All those thugs moving downtown...

close to Buckingham Fountain...

and our Memorial...

keep it in their neighborhood.

8/12/2014 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its their world...just take the police out of that shitcago shit fest, they don't want the police in their shit neighborhoods anyway

8/12/2014 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancel it and every other event in this city cause these mutha fukas dont know how to act. This city is doomed !

8/12/2014 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/clip/10459781/shooting-near-bud-billiken-parade-pat-dowell-beverly-reed-scott

8/12/2014 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's racist!!!!!

8/12/2014 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grown adults use The Police to watch their children while they party balls. This is official tax payer baby sitting by The CPD. This Community NEEDS the Police. When this Community realizes that the solution MUST come from w/in that Community will continue to suffer gang violence, sub par CPS(we all know that I'm being nice by calling CPS sub par)and what bothers me the most is the utter gall of the Community to blame anyone but themselves.
Entertainment and Sports R what the young people strive for. It's been many generations now and it's time for that Community to solve this way out of control violence with a resolute contribution.

8/12/2014 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do bud billilin organizers have to hire private security and put up $$$ to have parade

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

5 hours is a festival. Not a parade.

8/12/2014 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Get rid of that garbage parade. All I saw was trash after trash all over the street, curbs and yards. If they want the parade that bad, let the participants clean it up or charge them so that it doesn't drain more of our resources on the unproductive.

8/12/2014 02:01:00 AM



The guv'ment 'posed to clean it up.

8/12/2014 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't we combine this parade along with the South Side Irish and Gay Pride Parade into one bigass clusterfuck of a parade and just get it over with?

8/12/2014 12:44:00 AM

I think that's the Democratic convention.

8/12/2014 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Can't we combine this parade along with the South Side Irish and Gay Pride Parade into one bigass clusterfuck of a parade and just get it over with?"
Whoo boy - call me racist, but that sounds like a riot just waiting to happen. Put it on pay per view, perhaps, and generate some revenue for the city.

8/12/2014 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this. This parade lasts like 5 or 6 hours. In actuality there were only about 53 actual floats but over 200 groups marched. This isn't a parade. It's a bunch people walking down the street waving their hands. Limit it to floats only and it will last less than 2 hours. Problem solved!!!

8/12/2014 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but wilding : http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140812/uptown/dozens-of-kids-terrorize-motorists-damage-cars-uptown-witness-video

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

Openly gay, mostly democrat voting, but I've had it with these sh1t shows too. Move the Pride Parade to Columbus Drive. Make it an hour, tops. Who the hell wants to watch a parade for longer than an hour anyway. If people whine cuz they can't party like they used to, well, then their true priorities are revealed (drugs, sex, drinking).

As for Billiken, it's always been a fake parade. Cooked up by a newspaper to sell subscriptions and market themselves. They tagged on the whole "Back to School" line as a nice marketing cover story. This has always been about the Defender making money. Now that they've folded, it's about the foundation in its name making bank.

Cancel Billiken (let CPS pay for a Back to School picnic) or move it to Columbus Drive, too.

8/12/2014 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can limit the parade to two hours just like all other parades. It would still last five-six hours. When the promoters are fined they will jump up and down and cry racism.

8/12/2014 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Can't we combine this parade along with the South Side Irish and Gay Pride Parade into one bigass clusterfuck of a parade and just get it over with?


That's the winner !

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

OH BOY: this is going to be a power struggle, Old Jessie will not like this, it is his day to SHINE!!! Who do you throw out, The CVS Drum team, Jessie White Tumblers, 3rd district citizens team. Wow, I would like to be a fly on the wall at these meetings, how many Guns will be drawn there.

8/12/2014 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it against city ordinance for a parade to last longer than 2 hours and 15 mins?

8/12/2014 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" JohnL said...
Put the parade downtown on State Street. Bet there won't be any shootings then.


8/12/2014 05:00:00 AM"

Excuse me JohnL but there were shootings by the savages in that area when the Taste of Chicago closed down a couple of years ago. Maybe we should make all of State Street a GUN FREE ZONE, it would be for the children.

Did you ever notice how the news media makes a big deal about the clean up effort after the Taste and after Lalapaluza but never after the BB Parade. It always amazed me how some people could eat their BBQ carry out standing next to a litter basket and throw their trash on the ground as if they were a dog marking their territory.

8/12/2014 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T

Chicago Casino's Are DEAD-DEAD-DEAD.

The gambling industry's contraction, punctuated by the June 2 shuttering of a Mississippi casino and a January closing in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is jeopardizing an easy fix politicians thought they had for economic development. Or for saving underfunded public pensions, a selling point for a proposed huge Chicago casino.

Despite the expansion of gambling options, Illinois collected 35 percent less last year ($538 million) in gambling-related revenue than it did in 2007. While the recession and slow recovery hurt performance, even net wagering at the still-growing number of video gambling terminals—some 16,000 in bars, truck stops and fraternal organizations—fell for the first time, in April from March.

“We call this not gridlock but 'greedlock.' It's a lose-lose-lose downward spiral for the state,” says John Kindt, a gambling policy critic and a professor emeritus of legal policy and business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140607/ISSUE01/306079988/casinos-wonder-if-theyve-made-a-bad-bet

Atlantic City's Revel Casino to close in September
Quincy Herald Whig ‎- 6 hours ago
Atlantic City's newest casino is shutting its doors just over two years after opening amid high hopes of turning around the crumbling seaside resort's gambling

No Bid: Revel Casino To Close After No Buyer Emerges For Twice Bankrupt Property

Anyone desperate to find clues to the "great American recovery" is strongly urged to stay away from Atlantic City, where shortly after the Revel hotel and casino filed for its second bankruptcy in 16 months, the struggling property announced it would shutter its doors for one final time in September, when not a single qualified buyer emerged during the bankruptcy auction. The good news: there will not be a Chapter 33 for the doomed from the beginning property. The bad news: the DOL will have to find a major seasonal adjustment to absorb the 3,100 jobs that were just lost. It also means that Atlantic City is set to close the year with 25% fewer casinos than it started with, following the shuttering of three other properties including the Showboat and Trump Plaza.


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-12/no-bid-revel-casino-close-after-no-buyer-emerges-twice-bankrupt-property

8/12/2014 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think a white mayor will alter anything with
bub bibliken parade you need your head examined.
rahm is pandering for votes so he's not about to ruffle any feathers of people of color.

Why isn't this and every other parade and event staffed by volunteers for OT? They do it for the marathon. And as other posters have said use private security and traffic aids. This would allow the a smaller police presence to be used. Finally, have all the parades and events pay for it all.

8/12/2014 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T

Firm hired to run Illinois Lottery has failed to hit profit goals for 3rd straight year

(When contracts are meaningless - 99 year parking contract anyone?)

For the third consecutive year, the private firm hired run the Illinois Lottery has failed to bring in the profits it promised to raise for the state, even as its parent companies continue to be paid more each year to provide games and services.

According to a Tribune review of preliminary year-end data, Northstar Lottery Group posted a net profit of $738 million – nearly a quarter billion less than it pledged to bring in for the 2014 fiscal year, which ended June 30.

The figure is less than the company raised for the state in the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years after it became the first private company in the nation to take over day-to-day operations of a state lottery.

After three years, Northstar is about $480 million behind what it committed to bring into the state’s coffers, prompting one of the company’s harshest critics to renew questions about why Gov. Pat Quinn has not fired the company.

...Find more suckers to invest money in the lottery shell game? People with money are fleeing this state, the economy in this state is not improving, people do not have extra income to blow on lottery tickets. Blame the states poor...

“This is an epic fail by the governor,” said State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo. “He personally signed this contract, so this is all his baby...If he needs to clean house, that’s what he should do. That’s what other executives do in the real world.”


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-firm-hired-to-run-illinois-lottery-has-failed-to-hit-profit-goals-for-3rd-straight-year-20140812-story.html

ILLINOIS IS A FAILED STATE WORSE THAN THE CITY OF DETROIT.

8/12/2014 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Chicago police chief: Law-abiding gun owners corrupt, endanger public safety

whats an asshat!

8/12/2014 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a perfect world, the irresponsible parents who ignore their children ought to be charged with child endangerment.
Given that it is the Billiken Parade, I doubt that this would be accepted.

The idea of parents abandoning their children for hours in a crowded place is outrageous.

8/12/2014 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


WRT:

The Great Chicago Fire Festival. October 4th, 2014. Presented by Redmoon in partnership with the City of Chicago,

Anyone know if Rahm will declare election opponents witches at this event and burn them at the stake?

Shovel that corporate TIF money into the ceremonial fire. If the flames aren't high enough then pile on the pension money too.

Satanic fire worshipers and not a word from the rev-runs.

You keep your mouths shut or the IRS may come down upon thee with great anger and vengeance.

501-3c status begone!

No unaccompanied illegal immigrant federal grant money for you!

Now when I say: "Crime Stats"

You say: "Crime is down"

Woot-woot-woot. Crime stats....

/sarcasm

8/12/2014 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be realistic , working middle class blacks move into white neighborhoods all the time because it is safe for their families .

8/12/2014 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put the whole thing up and down Hermitage on the north side. If not there, find out where some big shot revrun lives and put it up and down their block.

8/12/2014 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is a family event.

The parade will not be the same if it is under 5 hours.

Lets allow this FAMILY THING to be on the HONOR SYSTEM.

8/12/2014 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sort of off topic here, but has anyone seen this post on DNAinfo from Uptown the other night? Was this a response to the NYPD killing that guy (coroner ruled it was murder about a day earlier)? Or was this because of the unarmed guy in St. Louis county being shot to death? Or just boredom? Check it out:http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140812/uptown/dozens-of-kids-terrorize-motorists-damage-cars-uptown-witness-video

8/12/2014 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't the organizers use a private security firm with armed guards to keep things in check. The Cubs have them by Wrigley during home games, and they keep things in order with their yellow jackets, etc.

8/12/2014 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you picture next year?

How many officer will be used for this silly parade celebrating a cartoon character!

But who cares its "for the kids"
lets waste tax money and manpower so people can dance and sing.

Change the location to downtown!

8/12/2014 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These two stores were not looted during the Ferguson Mo riot. Can you guess why?

8/12/2014 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I used to work the parade, I couldn't resist asking people who Bud Billiken was, the usual response was :
"He's a great African American hero"! Not!!!!! It is a fictional character. Why not a MLK parade. Idiots!!

8/12/2014 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just cancel that pathetic waste of resources fake parade, or make them pay for all the services and make them pay for private security like they do for south side Irish parade, this is racism as usual against minorities the Caucasians we are now officially minorities where do we get the freebies? Obama phones? Link? Application for Fred rent electricity gas? How about my free deluxe health care card including free brand name Rx drugs?

On another note on today's suntimes another article about the city rahms crew spending millions subsidizing conventions, no money for pensions billions in tifs incredible! Billions for illegals being invited by rahm and his crew but none for first responders pensions!

8/12/2014 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

College bound and doesn't have sense to obey and not fight with police officers .
Pray that video on cell phone confiscated will get the truth out to the public .

8/12/2014 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long parades cause people to shoot one another for some reason

8/12/2014 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Funny story behind the "GOLAN MOVERS" boxes in Rahm's basement. You know, the boxes that made him a Chicago resident so he could get elected as mayor.

Religious leaders join striking workers in Skokie

"Rabbis and ministers walked the picket line in Skokie today in support of striking workers who say they are being denied a fair wage and fair treatment by Golan's Moving and Storage.

"Labor justice is at the core of our sacred traditions," Rabbi Brant Rosen, of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, told the workers during a picket line vigil. "Clearly it says in the Bible that we all share that paying your workers on time, paying them a fair wage, treating them with dignity is a central sacred value."

"An interfaith organization, Arise Chicago, organized the vigil to support about 100 people who work for the Israeli-owned company and who have been on strike for two weeks. They also said the company is dragging its feet in contract negotiations..."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston-skokie-morton-grove/ct-rabbis-prayer-vigil-met-20140812-story.html

8/12/2014 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daily Defender? The most UNINFORMATIVE toilet paper shit ever published. Believe it or not worse than the Slum-Times.

8/12/2014 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did shorten it.......by two!! Bang bang!

8/12/2014 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sort of off topic here, but has anyone seen this post on DNAinfo from Uptown the other night? Was this a response to the NYPD killing that guy (coroner ruled it was murder about a day earlier)? Or was this because of the unarmed guy in St. Louis county being shot to death? Or just boredom? Check it out:http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140812/uptown/dozens-of-kids-terrorize-motorists-damage-cars-uptown-witness-video

Go away

8/12/2014 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see what Gar bear said? http://www.examiner.com/article/chicago-police-chief-law-abiding-gun-owners-corrupt-endanger-public-safety

How many cops are are also in the NRA? I think a bunch of NRA stickers should mysteriously appear on your cars

8/12/2014 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The parade always starts out just fine but turns to shit after two hours. So how about a two hour time limit plain and simple.

8/12/2014 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote out Rahm plain and simple. We live and work in the most dangerous City in the USA.

8/12/2014 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Uptown wilding

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Alderman Cappleman's Statement On Last Night's Leland Incident

Via Ald. Cappleman's website:

http://james46.org/news/incident-on-leland-in-sheridan-park-last-night/

"I am working with the police and community members to find out more on what happened last night on Leland. I want to thank the neighbors that called 911 immediately to alert the police. Anyone with property damage please contact the police immediately. Anyone with information please contact the police and my office. I’ve requested more police be in the area tonight in case of another incident. Do not hesitate to call 911 if you see anything suspicious."

Update: It now appears, according to the Alderman, that a birthday party held at Chase Park with close to 50 kids/teens was the source of the mob.

Media coverage of the incident:

WGN:

http://wgntv.com/2014/08/12/group-damages-several-parked-cars-in-uptown/

DNAInfo:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140812/uptown/dozens-of-kids-terrorize-motorists-damage-cars-uptown-witness-video

Fox 32 News:

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26262828/no-arrests-after-reports-of-wildling-reported-in-uptown

8/12/2014 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Put the whole thing up and down Hermitage on the north side. If not there, find out where some big shot revrun lives and put it up and down their block.

8/12/2014 04:04:00 PM


You're right. Parade Center should be 4228 N Hermitage. Let's see Rahm cream in his jeans then. Maybe he can invite Bull DeBlasio from New York to celebrate diversity and help stamp out income inequality. Rahm better learn how to speak Spanish real muy pronto like, comprende?

8/12/2014 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world's longest parades used to be held in Moscow by Nikita, or with Fidel in Cubar (LBJ pronunciation). Old Bud may get an Honorable Mention.

8/12/2014 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Put the whole thing up and down Hermitage on the north side. If not there, find out where some big shot revrun lives and put it up and down their block.

8/12/2014 04:04:00 PM


You're right. Parade Center should be 4228 N Hermitage. Let's see Rahm cream in his jeans then. Maybe he can invite Bull DeBlasio from New York to celebrate diversity and help stamp out income inequality. Rahm better learn how to speak Spanish real muy pronto like, comprende?

8/12/2014 09:11:00 PM

Hehe...

It have been just as much fun in the 1600 blk of S. Indiana 8 years ago.

8/12/2014 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's the cost for the CPD to man this parade?

just axin

8/12/2014 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About time !!! Someone actually mentions this on national TV, Even Chicago was brought up in the discussion.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3727693551001

8/13/2014 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 hours tops.

8/13/2014 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they should combine the gay pride parade and the bud biliken parade....what an interesting site that would be! OMG!

8/13/2014 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 8/12/2014 02:39:00 PM

One reason the casinos fail is SKIMMING of the cash flow by is not the mob by who ever runs the place.

Another reason why a casino is not wanted attached to McCormack Place is the trade shows. No company wants to spend mega-bucks on a trade show exhibit only to have the conventioneers spend all their time in the casino.

8/13/2014 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ssc i have to be fair here, i am a veteran of the bud buliken gay parade n south st paddy day parade and with all due respect they all suck but the ss st paddys was the worse.

signed
a white PO

8/13/2014 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sort of off topic here, but has anyone seen this post on DNAinfo from Uptown the other night? Was this a response to the NYPD killing that guy (coroner ruled it was murder about a day earlier)? Or was this because of the unarmed guy in St. Louis county being shot to death? Or just boredom? Check it out:http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140812/uptown/dozens-of-kids-terrorize-motorists-damage-cars-uptown-witness-video

Go away

8/12/2014 07:57:00 PM
Doubt it's in response to the STL situation. Basing my assumptions off of social media, not to many people in my age/race(I'm a 20yr old black guy) bracket seem to be aware of what is taking place in Ferguson in Chicago.

On the the Eric Garner comment, the autopsy revealed the choke hold to be a contributing factor to the death so it was ruled a homicide, not a murder. I could be wrong though, since a chokehold is a "violation" of NYPD rules. The autopsy also revealed that Eric Garner's weight and health problems also contributed to his death.

So my guess would be ignorance and boredom.

8/13/2014 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
8/12/2014 02:39:00 PM

SORRY TYPO>>>

One reason the casinos fail is SKIMMING of the cash flow by IF not the mob then by who ever runs the place.

8/13/2014 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With 20 years on a while back, I had a Pday cancelled for BB. Nothing I could do about it - except - started taking furloughs exactly when BB fell. Lucky I had the time on to do it. Glad I'm retired now. Godspeed to all of you.

8/13/2014 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently that mayhem in Uptown the other night was the result of a birthday party. Now we have no choice but to ban all birthday parties. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140813/uptown/uptown-mayhem-could-lead-park-district-ban-on-parties-for-teens

8/13/2014 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ssc i have to be fair here, i am a veteran of the bud buliken gay parade n south st paddy day parade and with all due respect they all suck but the ss st paddys was the worse.

signed
a white PO

8/13/2014 01:44:00 PM
Agreed, they all suck. The Bud is just the longest "suckiest" of the two. While my biasness (well actually, my love for getting shit faced... Uh, At one point in my life) won't allow me to say The SS parade was worse, let's just say they were about the same :). I mean, they both take place on the south side for one, what the hell you expect to happen!

8/14/2014 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You can shorten the parade by putting all of the shopping carts with radios in one spot instead of letting them march individually."

8/12/2014 09:27:00 AM

The shopping carts are owned by the users, right? I mean, they went out and purchased them for the parade, and that's their name stamped on the handle?

*

8/14/2014 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

"...Finally, the start to a real discussion..."

Here? Really? If you want a real discussion,join Oprah' s Book Club.

9/22/2014 07:25:00 AM  

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