Saturday, September 06, 2014

Phleger Phinancial Phollies

This story appeared for a tenth-of-a-second on WGN NEws, then it disappeared down the memory hole. A search of the WGN News site yields no info whatsoever about it. But a bit of digging by an intrepid reader found a cached copy. We're quoting the whole article because someone killed this at WGN and we're sure they'll try to un-cache it somehow shortly:
  • A roadblock for several hundred people involved with the city’s summer jobs program “One Summer Chicago.”

    Workers, most of them between the ages of 14 and 24 and employed in a mentorship program through St. Sabina Church, tell WGN that they have yet to receive their paycheck from August 29th and were not given an explanation as to why.

    In a text message dated August 27th, provided to WGN, they were told by a supervisor: “I want to let all of you know that none of us will be getting paid on Friday. I really wish I had better news, but truth be told, I don’t know when we will be paid. I totally understand the problems that this presents for most of you, but right now I don’t have any answers. As soon as I get more information, I’ll let you know.”

    After several phone calls by WGN, they got some answers. A city department spokesman says the employer, in this case St. Sabina, is responsible for paying workers up-front and then submitting paperwork to their city for reimbursement.

    When we called St. Sabina, we were told it came down to cash-flow issues. “Because there were three pay periods in the month of August we didn’t have the liquidity in our accounts,” said Lisa Ramsey, Director of St. Sabina’s Employment Resource Center.

    Ramsey told WGN by phone that it is waiting on about $200,000 in city funds in order to issue paychecks to those workers.
    “We would love to take care of it this week,” Ramsey told us. “Everyone will be made whole.”

    The summer workers expressed frustration, saying that they’ve had to ask creditors and landlords for extensions on what was due September 1st. They also wondered why the situation wasn’t better communicated.

    The city says 22,000 young people were employed this year through “One Summer Chicago” and that it will investigate what caused the paycheck delay in this situation.
"cash-flow issues"? Sounds like a fancy name for phiscal impropriety.Here's the link to the cached article. Print it out if you want to save a copy for posterity because WGN, St. Sabina, Phleger and certain political people don't want you to see it or remember it.

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34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...WGN, St. Sabina, Phleger [and considering their support for a priest who has been in place building an empire for thirty years when the rules say only 8, the Archdiocese of Chicago] and certain political people don't want you to see it or remember it..."

9/06/2014 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i remember when city summer jobs were for high school age kids... Paying rent with a couple hundred bucks? They know they don't pay with anything but a voucher. Just like their light, gas, phone, groceries, medical bills, school registration fees, school lunch, and so on, and so on...

Flagger should call Barry and they can arrange to pay people with hope and change.

9/06/2014 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a tangled web they weave, when first they practice to deceive.

9/06/2014 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Church and state? Ages 14 to 24??? 14??????

9/06/2014 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its true St. Sabinas is broke.

Father Flager has some essplanin to do !!

9/06/2014 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Except like retro pay raises, delayed paychecks don't make you whole unless you get interest on the money. There is a time value issue.

Also the magic number of 22,000 jobs. Hmmmm.

June 2013 non-farm jobs = 5,793,100

June 2014 non-farm jobs = 5,814,200

Jobs created Illinois = 21,100

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/SMS17000000000000001?data_tool=XGtable

Now that school is back in session can't wait to see next months payroll numbers from the BLS.

9/06/2014 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The city says 22,000 young people were employed this year through “One Summer Chicago”

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Are these the jobs given to kids to build the floats that will go up in flames during The Great Chicago Fire Fest?

Like throwing money in the furnance!

9/06/2014 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Whelp there goes the credit rating on 22,000 ppl trying to play by the rules.

Add them to all the fast food workers that were locked up for protesting for a living wage that will now have a arrest record to overcome in the job market.

Kind of like martyring the future workforce to ensure insufficient tax revenues for the government agencies, schools, police, fire.

What cha gonna do? This place is going to go down worse than Detroit.

9/06/2014 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the pompous Phaker is going to Chuck's w / the lying thieves from the "The Brady Campaign" to hold a news conference to "clean up" "bad" gun dealers???????????????

A B I G W T F

Wouldn't the the only issue at that shop be , location in proximity to the "South Side" And the business is Federally licensed anyway and if there was any "Phunny BusineSS" going on , it stands to reason the Febs would have pulled the license anyway.

Maybe the Good PHather should be reminded of his own words he spoke about "snuffing out " the owner and he should bring the collection baskets to gather up his short fall as well

Maybe if Chicago gets a new Archbishop here soon he will deal with the Archdiocese's total embarrasment of a Priest and make him follow the rules of his chosen profession

9/06/2014 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they hadn't bought all those guns a few weeks ago at $100 a pop, they could've paid their workers.

It all boils down to priorities; The sensationalism of buying back $7000 worth of guns that won't make a dent in the overall problems, or paying the people who you claim so desperately need a leg up....

Guess the cameras won.

9/06/2014 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father Phleger is probably the best/worst Chicago representative of "Liberation Theology" - the Marxist revolutionaries' program to put a "Christian" face on their programs of subversion, destruction.

This Liberation Theology first took hold in Central America (El Salvador, Nicaragua) in the 1970s. Marxist revolutionaries/terrorists sought to merge the social revolutionaries program of Marx, with a social revolutionary gospel of Christ - as peasants in traditional Christian countries were often very resistant to the Marxist/Communist atheist program.

The Sandinista Communist government actually had some of these Pfleger style liberation Theology "Catholic" priests in their government. The first Polish Pope violently scolded them to their face when he made a papal visit to Nicaragua in the 1980s.

Other Chicago examples of "liberation theology included Obama's hateful ex pastor Jeremiah Wright, who added the racist twist of "Black Liberation Theology".

J
Council of Conservative Chicagoans

9/06/2014 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an embarrassment to the Catholic Church. The Cardinal should be ashamed. I don't get him.

9/06/2014 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While not a fan if the Reverend, most not-for-profits operating on shoestring budgets, which is about every Catholic parish in the city, encounter cash flow problems in the one or two months a year with three pay periods.

9/06/2014 06:48:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Cash flow problem my ass!

9/06/2014 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Good Old Padre Has Some Explaining To Do ! Where's the money at father?

9/06/2014 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, it's September. The 2015 Escalades are out....father needs a new ride!

9/06/2014 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

*Rumors* that Father Flaky bought a FN-FAL at Chuck's Gun Shop, then absconded with the rest of the money and went to the Middle East to enlist in ISIS, are just that -- *rumors* -- and have not been confirmed.

9/06/2014 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 60's when gun stores tried to practice discretionary refusal to sell guns to individuals who the store owners thought to be suspicious, the Feds took the owners to court for discrimination.

9/06/2014 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father Phleger has it all wrong. Instead of advancing the agenda of gun control, I challenge you to examine those who pull the triggers. Take your sideshow back to the hood and address poverty, failed public schools, unemployment, fatherless children, drug abuse, black on black property and violent crimes, Hopelessness, bondage/enslavement to government sustenance,lack of economic opportunities too name a few pressing issues. The left’s agenda to violate Constitutionally protected rights namely the 2nd Amendment is more of a priority for you than your advancement of changing the destructive values of your communitywide flock. Preach from the pulpit on religion. Instead, you chose those public politically driven media driven homilies on behalf of the elected paymasters doling out public funding. Take off your priest costume if you are going to intimidate and harass legitimate businesses. Your identifiable white collar is a soft form of a propaganda tactic granting legitimacy for the gun grabbing agenda on behalf of the Cook County, Springfield and D.C. oligarchies.

My question is how many grants, seed money, programs etc are funneled through “religious” organizations in an effort to “stop the violence”. Lots of unaccounted for monies without oversight. How much are the “community” administrators paid for those ineffective, wasteful anti-violence services. Which politicians are taking credit for this wasteful spending? Stop associating law abiding citizens who exercise their 2nd Amendment Right with the recidivist, criminal element. Fr. Phleger, if the criminals were in prison serving full sentences, law was actually about right and wrong and civilized behavior was preached from the pulpit and practiced by the masses, a lot less violence would be occurring in your propped up government entitlement community.

9/06/2014 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phleger was the number one reason I stopped giving to the Catholic church. From what I have heard I am not the only one. He is an embarrassment and if the church doesn't understand that, I don't understand my church.

9/06/2014 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BGA and Andy Shaw should investigate this.. Where they at???

9/06/2014 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Whelp...all the fast food workers that were locked up for protesting for a living wage that will now have a arrest record to overcome in the job market."

--9/06/2014 01:37:00 AM

"Whelp," uh, they wanted to get locked up.

"Organizers said they plan to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience, which may lead to arrests and draw more attention to the cause."

*

9/06/2014 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Sabina gets a piece of the tax dollars for the "Elder Village" on 79th, owns the building the ward office is in, and rents outs space to venders on city owned streets for the fest. That's just a few of the things that are out in the open, can you imagine what the pandering democrats give him under the table.


9/06/2014 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is so phony, but the archdiocese will remove a priest from a white parish and move him at will,this guy was supposed to be moved years ago but he was not! Another reason the catholic church is in rapid decline. I sent my kids to catholic schools, as the public schools are pathetic at best, but then come to find out we paid high tuition while the "under privileged" the kids with lazy parents went for free, so we stopped giving any money to the catholic church enough!!

9/06/2014 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did those workers do to get paid? And city tax payer money going to
father jerk-off's church? A whole lot of questions to be answered!

9/06/2014 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are we voting for? Dumb union guy Quinn or rich ass Rauner?

9/06/2014 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city says 22,000 young people were employed this year through “One Summer Chicago”

The city really means 22000 young blacks were employed. White kids don't get a chance with these programs or with the mosquito program (handled by the water dept) or any of the other summer job programs.

9/06/2014 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do I get the list of 22,000 jobs?

9/06/2014 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While not a fan if the Reverend, most not-for-profits operating on shoestring budgets, which is about every Catholic parish in the city, encounter cash flow problems in the one or two months a year with three pay periods

Well if your not a troll you would understand that if your going to act in such a matter as this Fake Rev and so called man of a God you better keep your own house in order and be above reproach as you slander people and degrade them for your own personal agenda

9/06/2014 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cadillac and good steak houses.

the pope would be so proud of this father faker

9/06/2014 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxpayer money. Time for an audit. Yeah, right.

9/06/2014 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
While not a fan if the Reverend, most not-for-profits operating on shoestring budgets, which is about every Catholic parish in the city, encounter cash flow problems in the one or two months a year with three pay periods...<<

Maybe the Rev-Run ought to take care of his parish and leave those people who exercise their Constitutional rights alone. How much money does he spend on anti-Second Amendment rights marches that might otherwise keep some kid from becoming the next Michael Brown thug?

Remember that any LEO who arrests this NUTJOB do no release him during live newscasts. Do not let him use the police as a publicity tool.

9/07/2014 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think if the prior Pope wasn't up for canonization, he'd surely consider Phaker up for castration.

9/07/2014 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
I think if the prior Pope wasn't up for canonization, he'd surely consider Phaker up for castration.

9/07/2014 07:40:00 AM<<<

I think that has been done already. Do you hear how high and screeeeeechy his voice gets when he's on a rant. A hundrend years ago he might have been singing as an Italian choirboy.

9/07/2014 11:33:00 PM  

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