Friday, March 06, 2015

Chuy Makes a Big Move

  • Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia promised to remove the city's controversial red light cameras on his first day in office, casting the automated ticketing program as a “rip-off” effort from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    “It’s time to end the red light rip-off,” Garcia told reporters Thursday at his campaign headquarters on the Near West Side. “No more tickets.”

    However, Garcia didn't specify how the city might recoup nearly $70 million a year in lost revenue from the camera-generated tickets. Detailed plans for Chicago's finances will come next week, said Garcia, who argued that his stance on the camera program has nothing to do with the city budget.
We would imagine Chewie jumps up three-to-five percentage points on this promise alone.

Rahm tries a counter move:
  • Click! Flash! Pop! Sneed has learned that countdown timers and extra transparency will be part of a batch of reforms to the city’s red-light camera program Mayor Rahm Emanuel is green-lighting. • Translation: Expect the installation of countdown timers at every city intersection with a red-light camera to alert drivers — as well as pedestrians – when the light will turn red.

    • The stats: There are already countdown timers at 132 red-light camera intersections, and they will be added to the remaining 42 intersections that don’t have them.
If you aren't already timing yourself by the pedestrian countdown clocks that exist on 75% of the camera intersections, what kind of driver are you? Rahm's move is designed to protect the $70 million in fines the cameras supposedly generate, but give him an out as "reforming" something. It's weak, but it's the only sensible thing in this case. Chewbacca beat him to the punch.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about rahm's "warm and fuzzy, contrite" commercial? What a tool!!!!!!!

3/06/2015 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also, if its not a pedestrian count down and just the walk or stop hand signal you can time that also. If the signal switches from the walk to the stop signal it flashes 8 times before the light changes to yellow. Just an FYI that many people dont know about.

3/06/2015 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm has gravitas, he has experience and he has moxie. The only thing he doesn't have is a sweet personality.
Vote Rahm, don't let a good man go.

3/06/2015 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham is over, he is making moves as if he has already lost!!! I can't wait for our new Mayor Mr Garcia.

3/06/2015 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to make up lost Revenue? Lower tobacco taxes to competitive levels with the other Counties, Thats worth 30 Million big ones.

3/06/2015 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy seems to be promising to give everything away to the Moon and Back. Watch out for what you wish for. Don't lose the Pension in the mean-time.

3/06/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tunney and another Beale announced this as part of a package of reforms weeks ago. They also want there to be a process that includes the community and makes the city prove the need for the camera. Rahm wasn't on board at the time. Now he's stealing the idea from them and calling it his own.

3/06/2015 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please explain what happened to the million dollars you gifted to "Ceasefire" Mr. Emmanuel. Where is the accountability? How were the funds distributed and how much to which "employees" for what services? That was tax payer money sir...

3/06/2015 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The soon to be ex-mayor is crawling away crying. I watch his adds, with him so desperately trying to act like he cares. He mentions gun control, I think on who, the lawful citizens. This mayor has helped crime flourish mire than he has stopped or slowed it. Eliminating Police from the budget and lowering are overall manpower. Emanuel you are a tool, softball, but head, dope!!!!

3/06/2015 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The concern I have with voting for this police-hating, gangbanging, pandering, marxist fool is that if he wins, it'll be w/out a tangible platform - he doesn't have the knowledge, experience, or presence to lead this highly complex govt & its public/private alliances. What kind of sustainable ideas is he offering?
Love the idea of killing red light & speed cameras but in addition to the $70M budget hole, the city is likely to owe twice that to the vendor in penalties for early termination of the contract.
He is kinda like the president without the early mysteries ... a far-left "community activist".
Look at NYC, Bloomberg was bad but he's nothing to the current commie mayor.
It's a mad world.
My two cents, thx 4the forum.

3/06/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhams political aspirations are over, go back to D.C sir, maybe you can follow your true calling as a lobbyist.

3/06/2015 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please understand I am no van of Rahm! I voted for Walls in the first election. However, "Chuy" is the Chicago version of New York Mayor De Blasio. Granted if a none of the above candidate was an option I would vote for that proposition. Given the options I have to vote for Rahm, but I think we sent a message about his arrogance ideally which he understands. Stay safe.

3/06/2015 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy should consider a casino as a money generator for the city...

3/06/2015 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's an astute move on Chuy's part. Rahm's, "it's for the children", gotcha cameras were one of his biggest downfalls. Rahm knows damn well they're all about the money so Rahm will defend them and attempt to protect them at all cost.

3/06/2015 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because they're installed, doesn't mean they're operational. I know of a few that are not turned on.

3/06/2015 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhamsexual that guy acts more like a Republican with his catering to big business... but the difference is--- he is on the side of those who are out to take bread out of the mouths of the common people. Entirely different than the Republicans, who are for big business and less taxes.

Rham-- I am campaigning for big business that takes money from the common man going to work to pay off stupid city tickets.

3/06/2015 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Retired...

I have been driving in Phoenix the past few months and I noticed yellow lights were longer here.

They also have a 45mph speed limit on arterial streets where there is no parking and a center lane for turning cars instead of obstructing expensive (money could have been spent on pensions) flowerboxes. That means there are free parking lots for every store and so there is no problem with bike lanes. There are only parking meters in the downtown areas and they are more reasonable that he ones in Chicago now represented by His Honor Da Shortshanks.

Snow removal here is no problem, it is all just shipped east before it hits the ground.

3/06/2015 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This move by Chuy just got Rahm another quarter million in his warchest from the redlight camera company.

With the quid pro quo that there will be more of them after the election if Rahm wins.

3/06/2015 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deano...

Why have you not gone to Mr. Garcia and gotten a pledge from him to fully fund our pensions.

That is what a REAL union leader would do.

Are you afraid of losing that pretty present at the end of the rainbow that Rahm promised you. The kind present that Nolan and Deneen got.

No wonder we never get anywhere.

3/06/2015 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

This is getting good. I like the chess moves being made, punch, counterpunch. Chuy got this round hands down, 10-8 round.

Come one chuy, you from the hood, give this false flagging white boy from winnetka the west side knock out punch.

3/06/2015 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like cameras but Interesting observation

No speed cameras on Lake Shore Drive even though it is adjacent to the largest city parkland and the route the 1% take to and from the North Shore.

No red light cameras downtown - the playground of the 1%.

Plenty of cameras in middle class neighborhoods.

3/06/2015 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always vote during the early voting process. It is quick and easy. So quick that you usually don't even wait in line. There are 51 early voting sites. Early voting begins on March 23 to April 4. Here is a link: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

3/06/2015 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

So...
Rahm al-Ghoul looses his cool at two community mental health persons who had the nerve to question him about the city mental health facilities he's closed?

"You're gonna respect me!"
Rahm cried!

Told ya he was gonna start fighting with himself in public!
;^)

Rahm is a fink!

The mask slipped and more people saw the grinning skull that made "tough decisions" behind it.

Remember... The Wall Street/LaSalle Street bankster bunch aren't done stealing from this city which is why they're taking up so much bandwidth about how pensions should be imploded to save the city...

Never you mind how artfully they avoid pointing the finger of blame at the regime of Daley Inc. facilitating the "misplacement" of an estimated $12 Billion to $15 Billion dollars of Chicago taxpayer loot and muni employee pension money.

The lick has been hit.
Rahm is here to cover-up and scrub the crime scene while muni employees take the blame.

Funny... Some of these same business Titans had their hands out and gettin some of that "free" money that used to belong to the peed-on peons, the unwashed tax paying middle class rabble and the uncouth first responder churls.

Rahm has his minions out in force now that his beloved revenue extraction tool, the red light and speed cameras have been directly threatened.

Watch the TIFs...
Rahm is desperately trying to hide money now that A LOT OF PEOPLE have caught on to his untruthiness, lies of omission, slippery syntax, weasel words and fiscal fuckery.

Punishing the taxpayers.
Starving First Responders.
Bribing the mutts to suppress crime.
Keeping his bankster friends fat.

Yeah...
These were the "tough decisions" Rahm made.
Right along with intentionally picking a fight with the
First Responders before he got off his flight from D.C. to check to see if that wedding dress was still in the crawl-space.

Shit...
The TRUE "tough decision" would have been giving the last 30 years of municipal books to the Feds and waving bye-bye to members of Daley Inc., local media and the Illinois Combine as they're perp walked into the MCC.

Motherfuck every one of these corrupt, corrosive pricks.

Live feed of them rotting to skeletons in federal custody please.

Viva Hate.
The people targeted by Rahm didn't break it.

Rahm IS scared.
Rahm is Beatable.

3/06/2015 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rahm wants my vote, he'll have to reimburse me for the $100 Red Light ticket that I received. Otherwise - it's his turn to sleep with the fishes...

3/06/2015 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy needs to do a citywide mailing of a map showing the location of all red light and speed cameras.

Especially the speed cameras. He can put those squarely on Emanuel.


Wins by 10 points.

3/06/2015 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safety sell stupid someplace else!

3/06/2015 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its all about the children. He is like a little rocket!

3/06/2015 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not good of Garcia to stick his foot in his mouth like that - I don't think it's a promise he can keep & it gives the enemy too much ammo. I preferred his prior answer about keeping the ones where accidents dropped. I think some of them do keep drivers from blocking the intersection when the light turns (think the intersection of Damen/Fullerton/Elston).

Maybe Rahm should put more cameras downtown - like on Michigan & Randolph, or on Madison between Michigan & Halsted - put one at every corner there! Traffic problems would improve & the city would have more money than it would know what to do with!

Garcia, just watch what you say. You know we're voting for you anyway, but that's no reason to make statements like that. It makes you sound desperate & you are NOT the one who needs to sound desperate. You're not the one who's about to get fired - the one who had a personality transplant since the last election is the one needing to make disparate statements, not you!

3/06/2015 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fucking wife AND partner never pay attention to them. Here I am counting down in my head and they're slamming on the breaks

3/06/2015 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to say that I don't mind the Red light Cameras as much as the Speed Cameras near parks and schools. They are really pushing the limit (no pun intended) with that program.

3/06/2015 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Garcia is the man for chicago . Chuy next move get all those officers working inside buildings out to the streets . all police training should be online except for shooting classes those officer back on the street. Let reduce all these command staff position no need for it this will save money . Let look ahead and start saving today.

3/06/2015 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How will they make up the revenue from unconstitutional ticket machines? Who fucking cares!

I saw a Rahm commercial yesterday that was great. He basically said that he's an asshole and acts like an asshole but you should vote for him anyway.

Chuy is not a person I would normally vote for, but Rahm needs to go. It's too dangerous having him and Rauner in at the same time. I worked twenty years for my pension and I'm going to collect what was promised to me. No carpetbagger suburban pussy is going to steal that from me.

3/06/2015 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care where they get the 70 million. Citizens were ripped-off given the kick-backs and the shortened yellow light intervals. Scrap it.

Chuy, just don't steal as much.

This 'ole conservative dog is going to vote for the Latino progressive.

I'm going to hold my nose, but at this point I figure, if I get fucked, at least it's somebody new and, if Chuy is a total disaster, we will hit bottom sooner then later and the rebuilding can begin that much faster.

Rham, pack your bags and take that dress with you.

Chicagoians are saying, "No mas."

-Citizen

3/06/2015 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot....but beware. 26th and Cal crew has changed. F/1 sergeant and another unk female rifling thru slips commenting on officers on same case leaving at different times.

3/06/2015 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy my friend you have my vote!!! I can't wait for the next Superintendent to rain in...... Mc Cathy don't let the door hit you on the way out tough guy! Cathy and 9.5 both lived elsewhere and I'm sure will return to the East Cost..... they destroyed this lovely city and Department we love so much! :(

3/06/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give the police a cut of each ticket written.

3/06/2015 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No mention on the cost of each timer?

Rahm had a chance when redflex was caught giving kick backs and he blew that chance.

But still nothing on paying what he owes on City pensions!

What happened to Willy&Fioretti they seemed to have disappeared.

What up with Dr dean at the FOP hall still no idea who to back???
I wish i had a doctorate i hope Rahm stopped looking into Deans disability case...

3/06/2015 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire more police. Get rid of TMA's no one pays attention to them anyway. One cop can do the job of 4 of those traffic jamming jagoffs. Lay off half of the meter maids too.

3/06/2015 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You still aren't getting two votes in my home Rahm

3/06/2015 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm in his sweater commercial cracks me up. Too late jag was. Your out!

3/06/2015 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Chuey can do the right thing and reform the Taste into a high class paid event like they have in Milwaukee. That can raise some cash. Then start charging all these festivals and such a "security" fee for having a police presence. Stop giving everything in the city away for free: police presence, water (charge 10% of the total fee to charitable organizations), land (no more for a dollar; 40% of assessed value), etc.

3/06/2015 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm = Transparency

Yea, we can see through that.

3/06/2015 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go chuy,,,,.,fuck you rahm

3/06/2015 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) obama fans the flames of racism, with this guy in office its going to be a long summer protect each other,wish obama would stop inflammatory comments!

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/03/06/obama-type-of-racial-discrimination-in-ferguson-police-department-not-isolated/

3/06/2015 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

say no to rahm, thou chuy may not be the best choice, rahm needs to fucken GO!!!!!

3/06/2015 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the speeding cameras too. The one on the 1200 blk of Irving Park is about 1/4 mile away from the actual park.

3/06/2015 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when this was all about "safety", and "for the children"...
I always cringe when I here a politician say these words...

3/06/2015 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who got the contract for the countdown timers?

3/06/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Heartless Taxpayer said...

HEY - if this city didn't spend so much, it wouldn't need to collect $70 Million in traffic/red light fines.

Time to trim the budget. BIG TIME.

First order - cut back Aldermen and their staff from 50 to 25 wards. That would save TENS of Millions of $$$. Streamline government.

CONSOLIDATE - that's a word most politicians and public administrators don't understand. It should be the watchword for the next two decades.

Time to cut back on BS projects and let the economic growth (Businesses and job creation) catch up.

Hell - I should run for Mayor. I understand the problems.

3/06/2015 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





Are YOU registered to vote?




3/06/2015 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see him do it but it's unlikely unless you take Daley down first. There's no money to buy out of that bs contract. I'm sure that studdering jagoff Daley made sure of it.

3/06/2015 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the commercial Rahm put out where he says he rubs people the wrong way and doesn't listen to people but you should vote for him anyway.

I smell desperation. And by that I mean you can actually see him shitting his tutu right there in that commercial.

Run, Chuy! Run, you commie bastard! You can beat this rich ballerina!

3/06/2015 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else sick of Rahm's commercial yet?

3/06/2015 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU WILL RESPECT ME!! YOU WILL RESPECT ME!!! YOU WILL RESPECT ME!!. nice story CBS for once.

3/06/2015 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who pays the difference in lost revenue. WE DO. The gibs me dat don't pay shit. They scavenge and take. As much as I may despise half-pint Chuy is not for the workers at all.

3/06/2015 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And the speeding cameras too. The one on the 1200 blk of Irving Park is about 1/4 mile away from the actual park.

3/06/2015 08:25:00 AM

The one in the 4800 N block on Cicero has a viaduct blocking any view of the park,actually a playlot 25 feet wide and not used at all. Nobody knows it exists and that same playlot is the reason they have another speed trap in the 4800 block of Lawrence. You cant see the playlot and there is a car wash and an alley separating it from Lawrence. Ridiculous only an excuse to make revenue and most of the tickets are $100.

3/06/2015 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you fall for the 70 million lost revenues trick. Prior to the red light da,eras there was no 70 million. These red light cameras are like bonus money for Rahm, they are not part of the budget. They are skim money, money that shouldn't be looked at as a consistent unwavering cash producer. Just like when they raise taxes on cigarettes and then say we can afford to oooose this revenue. It was never real revenue in the first place but an unaccounted for money grab, like extra money squeezed out of the regular working guys cause you don't see red light nor sped camera anywhere downtown or by the lakefront the largest park in the city.....

3/06/2015 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama accused Police Officers across the U.S. of being racist. He and Holder are doing everything in their power to divide this country by race and weaken us even further. The next police shooting could trigger nationwide riots and any one of us could be the next Darren Wilson.

3/06/2015 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boom!!!! 5 votes for Chuy from my house.

3/06/2015 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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3/06/2015 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Chuybacca said...

Red light cameras dont bother me. Dont run red lights. Speed limit cameras do bother me. They increase congestion and are serving no safety purpose.

3/06/2015 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elect Chuy. If he doesn't act right elect someone else in four years. That's the only way politicians will get the message.

3/06/2015 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rham is over, he is making moves as if he has already lost!!! I can't wait for our new Mayor Mr Garcia.

3/06/2015 12:35:00 AM
Yes, and you will be sorry within six months. Garcia is a liberal progressive in the tone of the mayor of NY. He can't save the city from bankruptcy, in fact no one can, not even Rahm. Garcia cannot raise the money to get the city out of hock ( 1.3 billion due in early 2016 for pensions alone). There is no cash to hire 1000 new police officers and no way to make up the 70 in fines from red light cameras. If the city declares bankruptcy, and it will within 4 years, all contracts are null and void to include unions, the street contract for parking, and pensions. Everything will have to be renegotiated , the state will appoint an administrator and a federal judge will decide who gets what. Garcia is full of it. If there is even a slight chance to save the pension funds, Rahm is the only game in town.

3/06/2015 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....if its not a pedestrian count down and just the walk or stop hand signal you can time that also. If the signal switches from the walk to the stop signal it flashes 8 times before the light changes to yellow. Just an FYI that many people dont know about."

Take it easy IDOT. It varies from intersection to intersection. 111th & Kedzie doesn't set the standard. Go try your Enforcers uniform on again.

3/06/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UA plumbers,Pipefitters n Sprinklerfitters endorsing Rahm! Just gave him a boatload of cash.The city hired 3 nonunion Pipefitters, 2 in DWM an 1 in GSD.there making $46 an hour an they can't FIT a DESCRIPTION!!!They lied on there application,fire commissioners who signed off on them. By the way there's 600plus Fitters out of WORK!

3/06/2015 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Rahm is going to play Jafar on the next run of Aladdin on ice if he loses...

3/06/2015 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PISS ON RAHM , Lets also get rid of that dirty dirty Contract Daley pulled also with the Parking Meters too. Chuy better be on the right Track or hes going too.

3/06/2015 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New York Mayor De Blasio endorses Rahm, says he is an outstanding Mayor. Two assholes I would not vote for either

3/06/2015 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another issue that should be of some concern. Why does streets and sanitation have upwards of three to four persons riding in one truck? Is garbage collection that dangerous?! Meanwhile the Police who are protecting and saving the lives of citizens are working alone. (Pathetic)

3/06/2015 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy you want more votes ?
Raise the residency requirement we are the only city left

3/06/2015 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I like cameras but Interesting observation

No speed cameras on Lake Shore Drive even though it is adjacent to the largest city parkland and the route the 1% take to and from the North Shore.

No red light cameras downtown - the playground of the 1%.

Plenty of cameras in middle class neighborhoods.

3/06/2015 05:48:00 AM

You damn right!
Downtown and LSD should have been the very first places to hang these cameras... Put the tourists and the North Shore/Gold Coast libtard1% -ers in perpetual danger of Rahm's pocket picking gotcha cameras.

Hang more of these things in Shitbirdville too.
Leave working people the fuck alone with these
punitive money snatching devices.

Yeah... You want revenue? Go downtown, that's where all that free, uncollected revenue is laying around doing nothing for the Chicago taxpayer.

We would love to hear about Sneed, Zorn, Brown, Spielman, Steinberg et al. being made to show their real feel for Chicago by having their pockets gotten into while driving and enjoying the city atmosphere.

We note with amusement the copious ink spilled by the majority non city dwellers who opine and editorialize in both pro-Emanuel propaganda bowel-rag papers.

They can barely contain their contempt of Chicago residents as they shame and insult the intelligence
of anyone who considers options other than that afflicted little manling named Rahm Emanuel.

Fuck these "Suburban Chicago" hypocrites and false flaggers. They would be screaming to the heavens if their safe little suburban enclaves were run by "tough decision makers" inflicting the same sort of misery Rahm is inflicting on Chicago.

"We like how that crazy little bastard is twisting you Chicagoans in knots. It makes good copy.
Especially when he runs at you Cops, Firemen and teachers. We're safe in the suburbs and insulated from Chicago's and Rahm's bullshit."

It's no secret that Rahm was a pos when he was a North Shore Congressman but none of these media mouthpieces are saying shit about that even though they have a mouth full of the stuff.




3/06/2015 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dudes! I get 2 tickets for no city sticker, but how is that so I don't live in Chicago I send the dispute certified mail with proof of innocence. The often city of Chicago said not good enough, just left The Daley Center to walk to 121 N. La Salle by there orders and I'm told my registration, bills, proof of address, state ID and bank statements are not good enough!. Imma hire an attorney. You Chicagoens are sooooo often screwd. With punk ass ballerina. Anyone but Rahm.

3/06/2015 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no more speed cameras , red light cameras , we all know it's for the children and he has won 1,00,000 votes
those goofy commercials ramie made is costing him votes
like I don't have a $30,000,000 slush fund for my two quick yellow red light tickets
Chu could start charging people from suburbs extra fees to park along our lake fronts
start collecting money from the marijuana offenders and lobby for a private casino , not a corrupt city owned casino

3/06/2015 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Wes Consin said...

How would promising to open all of the cities financial records to forensic examination by the Feds upon taking the oath of office help or hinder Jesus Garcias' run for mayor?

Looking for feedback, Thanks

3/06/2015 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else sick of Rahm's commercial yet?

3/06/2015 09:38:00 AM

Haven't seen the commercial but I've been very sick of Rahm for a long time now.
He's a condescending, arrogant asshole who is working tirelessly to fuck his first responders out of their pensions.

3/06/2015 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Is anyone else sick of Rahm's commercial yet?

3/06/2015 09:38:00 AM

Thirty million in the war chest and useless campaign advisors.

The commercial was necessary to try to redeem his image, but by showing it at least once every fifteen minutes during mid day and prime time, he's managed to alienate even those people who might have bought into his bull.

Spend those Hollywood dollars, Rahm! you're helping our local economy more with your commercials than you ever did as mayor.

3/06/2015 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'd like to see him do it but it's unlikely unless you take Daley down first. There's no money to buy out of that bs contract. I'm sure that studdering jagoff Daley made sure of it.

3/06/2015 09:12:00 AM

First, the word is 'stuttering'.

And, second, the only payoff to Richard the Lesser was letting him off the Federal hook when they had him dead to rights about five years ago.

Richie left without a whimper and Rahm, who had to leave the White House because he butted heads with Michelle and her team, was gifted with the position of mayor of Chicago.

3/06/2015 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAHM is a damn liar IMO. These changes were mentioned months ago. Probably 2 years ago. And he wanted NOTHING to do with them. Now that he is in a fight for his politics life he has " Flip Floped" and he says he will make changes. But I'm sure that if he wins the election his ordinance changes will sit somewhere in some committee for a few years. He is ONLY saying it for the votes.

Also the Black Caucus has even said that the cameras
Are there as a revenue source.

3/06/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Ot....but beware. 26th and Cal crew has changed. F/1 sergeant and another unk female rifling thru slips commenting on officers on same case leaving at different times.

3/06/2015 07:35:00 AM

That is a dangerous game to play and a stupid one at that. Just fucking clock in and clock out like you are supposed to. Otherwise, it is called stealing and you will lose your job. Your next uniform will be an orange jumpsuit. If you are stupid enough.

3/06/2015 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until he fixes the airport noise up north it's all small stuff

3/06/2015 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rahm loses and I pray he does watch that on the way out he burns through the all the TIF money spending every last cent he can on any foolish thing. He will tell the Aldermen spend it now because Chuy is going to give it to those greedy cops and firemen for their pensions.

Another thing is that getting rid of the redlight cameras is fine. But what also needs to be done is to create a computer traffic system so traffic flows as quickly and smoothly as possible at all hours.

And those parking meters, conduct a criminal investigation. Grant some people immunity and watch Shortshansks have a stroke.

3/06/2015 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Your Sergeant said...

Ot....but beware. 26th and Cal crew has changed. F/1 sergeant and another unk female rifling thru slips commenting on officers on same case leaving at different times.

--------------------------------------------

Don't make arrests and you won't have to go to court.

Problem solved.

3/06/2015 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is looking more and more like a desperate candidate.
Anybody but Rahm.

3/06/2015 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger The Chicago Syndicate said...

Many Pedestrian signals in other cities have timers that start at 15 seconds and count down until the light changes from green to yellow.

Regardless, Chuy has the right idea to get rid of the red light cameras.

3/06/2015 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm has gravitas, he has experience and he has moxie. The only thing he doesn't have is a sweet personality.
Vote Rahm, don't let a good man go.

3/06/2015 12:31:00 AM

That's right for you, dude. Keep your manly lips fastened tightly on him and don't let go. There is a surprise waiting for you.

3/06/2015 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That's not good of Garcia to stick his foot in his mouth like that - I don't think it's a promise he can keep & it gives the enemy too much ammo. I preferred his prior answer about keeping the ones where accidents dropped. I think some of them do keep drivers from blocking the intersection when the light turns (think the intersection of Damen/Fullerton/Elston).

Maybe Rahm should put more cameras downtown - like on Michigan & Randolph, or on Madison between Michigan & Halsted - put one at every corner there! Traffic problems would improve & the city would have more money than it would know what to do with!

Garcia, just watch what you say. You know we're voting for you anyway, but that's no reason to make statements like that. It makes you sound desperate & you are NOT the one who needs to sound desperate. You're not the one who's about to get fired - the one who had a personality transplant since the last election is the one needing to make disparate statements, not you!

3/06/2015 06:22:00 AM

The intersection at Elston/Damen/Fullerton will be gone this year, so no need for you to worry about the lights there. That wasn't a red light problem; it was a bad design from day one and it's being changed.

As for Chuy being able to keep his promise on the cameras, all he has to do is let them age out. When each contract expires, bring the camera down. If the camera contract can be bought out, the citizens of Chicago would probably cheer and consider it money well spent. Better yet, if the contracts can be killed because of criminal collusion or contractual breach, bring it.

What I like about what he said about the cameras was, "the people of Chicago HATE them", and that said a LOT about who he is.

I want a representative who will be concerned about what "the people" want instead of what the mayor's deep-pocket contributors want.

3/06/2015 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire more police. Get rid of TMA's no one pays attention to them anyway. One cop can do the job of 4 of those traffic jamming jagoffs. Lay off half of the meter maids too.

3/06/2015 07:58:00 AM


Not going to happen, for 2 big reasons:

1. There are only 110-120 Finance PEA's. Call it 2 per ward between 6am and 7pm. PEA's wrote over 1.3 million tickets last year. CPD did about 1 million with between 9200-10,000 cops. More production with less. And I don't count the Scab contractors from Ser Co and CPM. They wrote less than 300k. One PEA last year wrote 25k tickets alone with a dismissal percentage of Under 2.5%. Huge numbers of sustained tickets.

2. Finance PEA's are City Union Employees. Covered by a CBA. We never forget to send in our letter every time the contract is about to expire either. We are grandfathered in until and unless the city either offers a Buyout or finds new jobs in other departments for each and every union PEA. When the meter lease was signed, the city was Required to offer a buyout or free transfer to the City Union meter mechanics. The ones that didn't have enough time for a 55 and out buyout landed at the Water Department and most got a huge pay increase due to their Time with the city required CBA step increases. One went to the FD at the house on 230 N Columbus due to the lawsuit and ended up with 15 years of pension time and seniority tacked on.


One last thing since this is running long:

Cops have sat on their Parker books for so long the city didn't have a choice but to change the meter maid program into Parking Enforcement. I know a few that have been OTJ since back when all they were allowed to do was enforce RPP and Meters. The CPD has no one to place the blame on but themselves for my Job title existing. Also you PO's have other things to do than write Parker's for a full shift every day.

As always,

With respect for all you cops do for this city;

that damn guy on a bike.

Oh, BTW; I'm assigned to be working in the 41st Ward next week, please don't make my job easy; but please be nice.

3/06/2015 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous rahm must lose said...

I just got my water bill for 400% more than it was four years ago.
Fuck you rahm!!
Chuy it is!! Even if the city goes down.
Which, by the way, isn't too far from where we are now.

3/06/2015 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arrangements for Commander Adrienne Stanley
Friday, March 13th
Apostolic Faith Church
3520 S. Indiana
Wake: 10:00-11:00
St. Jude 10:45
Funeral: 11:00-12:00
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery 67th & Cottage

3/06/2015 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P.PHILY PO ROBERT WILSON III

3/06/2015 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Chuy should consider a casino as a money generator for the city...

3/06/2015 02:13:00 AM


This and all the other revenue schemes being brought up aren't at all necessary.

Stop the criminal enterprise known as TIF, the legalized skimming of taxpayer dollars to give away to the already rich.

TIF scams were outlawed in California, because it's purpose was quickly realized and fought by the victims of the crime.

Time to end the corporate welfare scams known as TIF.

Taxpayer revenue is no piggy bank for the politically connected rich.

TIF, is what is bankrupting this city, nothing else.

Corporate welfare in all forms in this state, are what has been bleeding government dry and giving government the excuse they need to kill the middle class in this country, to be quickly followed by the private sector once all laws and labor protections are removed from law.

The elite has been draining you dry for decades, and they laugh at how they've got you all pissing on each other with blame and ignoring the true taxpayer crimes.

Kill TIF now.

Watch the financial drama end.

Put taxpayer revenue where it belongs.

And fight against those who seek to destroy employment protections against ALL taxpayers.

End the crime known as TIF and take back your government before you give it all away to the rich.

3/06/2015 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy here are some suggestions for you campaign:
* Get rid of the red light cameras. Who cares how the city will make up that lost revenue. Let the police again be responsible for enforcing traffic laws and not a machine. These red light cameras are run by a private company that is in the business of generating revenue for their private investors ans could care less about taking food out of low income families. I rather take my chances in getting off with a warning from a human being police officer than a revenue generating machine.

* Get rid of speed cameras for the same reasons I have stated above.

* Tell the West Side residents that rahm short changed them. He made an Area North, Area Central, Area South Detective Division and forgot about them. I would tell those resident that if they are the victim of a crime in the 12th Distrcict you don't have to drive all the way to 51st and Wentworth from Division and California or go to Belmont and Western when you are the victim at Roosevelt and Austin in the 015 Distrcict. I would promise to open the old Area Five at Grand and Central and call it Area West.

* Open a casino and promise half the revenue will go toward shoring up city pensions and the other half to the public schools.

* Disband OEMC, before this monster was born we had 13,500 police officers. The city robbed Peter to pay Paul. The traffic management authority and TMA'S have replace police officers positions. Ask rahm were the the revenue come from to fund this new agency? I strongly believe the mayor took funds from the police budget and reallocated to OEMC to fund the personnel and purchase their vehicles. I will tell the voters that's is where I will be getting the monies to fund 1,000 new police officers.

* a lot of Chicago resident register their vehicles to other states and municipalities. I would empose a overnight parking permit for vehicle not registered in the city. It would be just like the residential parking permit program, a resident would have to buy permits to give to visitors in order to park over night on residential streets. The downtown business Distrcict would be exempt. That would force the cheaters to purchase city stickers or constantly buy overnight parking permits.

* Reduce the city council from 50 alder creatures to 25. The monies saved on those salaries would go into he police fund to hire additional officers

* Finally, the city charges taxi cabs large sums of money for medallions to work in the city. I would do the same thing for tow trucks. And if they are found to be illegally towing cars or scamming motorists they lose the medallion and can no longer tow cars in the city limits.

There you go Chuy use the ones that you think are good.

Lets get rid of rahm! And if Chuy is a failure lets make him a one term mayor also. No more 20 year mayors!

3/06/2015 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That commercial sickens me. I remember when a hispanic female citizen attempted multiple times to speak with him about school closings and when approached in person he mocked her and treated her like shit. He's a horrible human being and deserves no citizens vote.

3/06/2015 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Heartless Taxpayer said...
HEY - if this city didn't spend so much, it wouldn't need to collect $70 Million in traffic/red light fines.

Time to trim the budget. BIG TIME.

First order - cut back Aldermen and their staff from 50 to 25 wards. That would save TENS of Millions of $$$. Streamline government.

CONSOLIDATE - that's a word most politicians and public administrators don't understand. It should be the watchword for the next two decades.

Time to cut back on BS projects and let the economic growth (Businesses and job creation) catch up.

Hell - I should run for Mayor. I understand the problems.


3/06/2015 09:00:00 AM

Shit...
We ALL understand the problem but if you were to go by the shameless pantyless cheerleading for Rahm by the suburb dwelling libtard/progressive local media morons, we're a bunch of politically naive children for wanting to see Rahm and his ilk tossed out into the streets on their ignorant, out-loud classist/deeply closeted racist/disdainful toward everyone that isn't THEM asses...

WHO were the classless, tone deaf motherfuckers laughing up their sleeves at what Rahm has been doing to the neighborhood guy tax payers and first responders for the last four years?

"Tough Decisions."

= Announcing multiple Billions of dollars in "SPENDING INITIATIVES" that serves a
pretextual benefit to the taxpayer depending
on the context of the City Hall spin/deflection/
misdirection of the moment.

Rahm has done nothing but serve up an
exquisitely minced word salad for four years
and these media nitwits use blame & shame
editorials and commentary to silence those
who can see through Rahm far enough to
glimpse the shadows of the dirty corporateer
fucks who are crowd-funding his ass to keep
the churls from taking Chicago back.

This is a fight for the soul of this city.
Hidden powers want the traditional
middle class to go away but leave
their treasure behind.

You all might start thinking funny thoughts
about trying to keep as much of your
treasure for yourselves and refusing to
share with the New Democrats being waved in to
displace you in the societal pecking order.

Fomenting a crisis for the sake of Fuckery.
Is Rahm Emanuel the point-man in Chicago?

Or is all of the bullshit being foisted/manifested
just a coincidental five mile long double-stacked freight of bad fucking ju-ju?

3/06/2015 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Obama and Holder bad mouth the police again, everything is our fault. And CNN talked about the torture going on at homan square, unbelievable. Why don't they ask the poor oppressed people to get off of welfare and follow the rules. These two racists have set back this country by fifty years.

3/06/2015 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets go Garcia! start making commercials and talking about changing the corrupt city hall that's been in power for 26 years! Talk about Hidden money(TIF's) let the public know! Start pointing out the scams, the waste! Come on. Get tough Chuy!

3/06/2015 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is anyone else sick of Rahm's commercial yet?

3/06/2015 09:38:00 AM

Yeah It should offend everyone. Like we are all dumb. We know who he really is and that's a sneaky (very rich)snake. if he gets elected watch out! Question....How come the media doesn't pound him with questions about the Millions of $$$$ hidden in TIF's? It's not rahms money! It's the tax payers money. Why won't they talk about public money? They need to be relentless on that issue. Chuey should bring it up also.

3/06/2015 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ven the options I have to vote for Rahm, but I think we sent a message about his arrogance ideally which he understands. Stay safe.
----
Right, that he understands... You need to understand that he is a vindictive prick who will break it off in every city workers ass for forcing this embarrassing run off. You are not a good judge of personality. Grow a dick and a brain. Don't vote for Rahm dummy!

3/06/2015 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Rahm took a page out of Rauner's political play book. Soft and fuzzy like a teddy bear before the election. Remember Rauner wearing his flannel shirt and jeans at every event. Now he wears his bankers suit and tells the voters the city of Chicago will go bankrupt unless they get his buddy re-elected.

Isn't that what Rahm tried to do to Karen Lewis right after he was elected. Intimidate her into compitulating to his views. How did that work out for you Ramn?

Well now Rauner, lets see if Chicago voters will be intimidated by you. Spreading fear about bankrupty in order to re-elect your teddy bear, sweater wearing, fellow one percenter will not work in Chicago. Karen Lewis stepped up and showed what a obnoxious, abrasive, bully, Ramn is. His sweater persona will not fly.

Put your bankers suit back on mayor and let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Ditka has a mustache and gave us a super bowl championship.

Quenneville has a stash and gave us two Stanley cups.

I'l take Chuey and his stash. He looks like a winner.

3/06/2015 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At Lawrence/Foster got a speed ticket for a park area. NO park at that location! A RIP OFF OF TAXPAYERS!

3/06/2015 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberation!!


Vote Chuy


New CPT SUPT TOO!!
--bye bye Scotch Breath

3/06/2015 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His commercial plays on all channel's at every break. What do you think this is costing?

Yes he owns it and I am sick of it

3/06/2015 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

At least Rahm is wearing a nice sweater.

3/06/2015 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Lovin' that diversity...
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OPRF parents upset 'Black Lives Matter' assembly excludes other races

Black History Month event at Oak Park and River ForestHigh School may have kick-started a schoolwide discussion on race — but not in the way school officials intended.
Several white parents, none of whom would speak on the record, expressed confusion and dismay that their children were prevented from participating in a "Black Lives Matter" event Feb. 27 that was limited to black students only.
In a news release sent out after the event, school officials said they had heard the complaints about the event.

"(Some) students and parents expressed confusion and concern about the event being for black students only," the release said. "Information about the event lacked clarity about this aspect of the conversation, and the high school is committed to improving communications in the future."
The white parents reported that their students were turned away when they tried to attend the Black Lives Matter event. The parents said they were offended that in a school and community that prides itself on diversity and inclusion that students who wanted to attend would be excluded.
But school Principal Nathaniel Rouse, who organized the event and is black, said that wasn't the intent.

"First and foremost, this is not meant to give a connotation that we were trying to be exclusive," Rouse said.

Rouse, who has been principal at the school for seven years, said the decision to allow only black students was based in an idea known as affinity grouping. In an affinity group, the philosophy is that students of one racial persuasion are able to express themselves fully and safely.

"In order for us to move forward, I believe the affinity group is the safe way for us to move forward in a safe environment," he said.

Rouse said as a black man, he knows firsthand that it can be challenging to be open in a mixed-race group.

"I found it has been far easier for me to talk about my experiences with racism with individuals that look like me," he said. "I still struggle myself with talking about my experiences with people who don't look like me."

Rebecca R. Bibbs is a freelance reporter.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-black-lives-matter-tl-0312-20150306-story.html

3/06/2015 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Chuy...but this was a Too Big of a Promise.

Only way he can keep the promise is Day 1, Moratorium on Enforcement for all RLC's and Speed Cameras. Then conduct a review of the contracts and find a way to legally cancel them in the least financially damaging way possible.

If what Rahm says is True...Crime is down...so the cops can handle Red Light and Speed Enforcement.

Hell....park 4 cops at Jackson and State...they can pull over cars all day for the No Turn 4 way ban.

3/06/2015 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given the options I have to vote for Rahm, but I think we sent a message about his arrogance ideally which he understands. Stay safe.


Spoken like a true merit hack.


And If Rahm gets in he will fuck us that much harder. No way am I voting for Rahm.

3/06/2015 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The concern I have with voting for this police-hating, gangbanging, pandering, marxist fool is that if he wins, it'll be w/out a tangible platform - he doesn't have the knowledge, experience, or presence to lead this highly complex govt & its public/private alliances. What kind of sustainable ideas is he offering?
Love the idea of killing red light & speed cameras but in addition to the $70M budget hole, the city is likely to owe twice that to the vendor in penalties for early termination of the contract.
He is kinda like the president without the early mysteries ... a far-left "community activist".
Look at NYC, Bloomberg was bad but he's nothing to the current commie mayor.
It's a mad world.
My two cents, thx 4the forum.

What has Rahm brought to the city other then red light and speed cameras, bike lanes and divey bikes. Chuy has been around city politics since the late 70's he has as much knowledge about running this city as Rahm has. Do not fall for the Gang banger stories. If I am not mistaken didn't Bloomberg give the NYPD a 20 to 30 percent raise. How can you even try to compare Bloomberg to NYC's current clown of a Mayor. Chuy is the guy because he will not pander to the 1 percenters as much as Rahm does and he will not give all the city contracts to out of state companies like rahm has been doing. Chuy will also put the police manpower back to where it should be, Rahm has no intention of doing that, nor does he plan on paying into our pension anytime soon. Remember Rauner and Rahm are buddies, they plan on dismantling our pensions. Do not make your decision on the fact that Rahm has more experience, because he really doesn't, his experience is all smoke and mirrors learned from the Democratic Machine and we all know what the machine has done to this city AKA The Daley family.

3/06/2015 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please understand I am no van of Rahm! I voted for Walls in the first election. However, "Chuy" is the Chicago version of New York Mayor De Blasio. Granted if a none of the above candidate was an option I would vote for that proposition. Given the options I have to vote for Rahm, but I think we sent a message about his arrogance ideally which he understands. Stay safe.

Do not vote for Rahm, he is just like Deblasio also. Chuy does not have to be like Deblasio he is considered a minority. So do not vote for Rahm, your reasoning is a bit skewed. Please rethink your choice. Rahm is just like Deblasio.

3/06/2015 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sign I made in my living room window says....Hey Rahm, Chuy this !

3/06/2015 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A vote for Chuy is a vote for Cooter !

3/06/2015 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Rahm out, McCarthy is out too! Two birds, one stone. Priceless.

3/06/2015 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send the Mayor packing. Vote GARCIA. Its time to have a voice. Next Madigans Burke and stop the Daleys-Thompson. Give the MC guy a chance 011 ward

3/06/2015 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get out there and write a red light ticket a day so these whining POS don't forget that there are Police on the streets. Then let em bitch about COPS n quota's.

3/06/2015 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can count on no more VRI with Chuy, gotta hire 1-k rookies. so get out and write 2 books a period, bring in the TVB's even if they walkout with you. Don't rush to anything except assist a PO or Fire fighter. Red light cameras are our friend. They give out tickets without complaints about PO's being abusive, racist or brutal.

3/06/2015 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is going to quickly settle the Fire and Police pension debt by shoring up the pension shortfall. He'll use it to his advantage and spin it like he saved the city from going broke. He's going to use it to secure a victory in the elections.
Remember where U heard it.....

3/06/2015 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahm has gravitas...experience..." so, he's a serious office manager. Do we really have no faith in the moxie and experience of our long-time City Council members like Burke, O'Connor, et al? Who do u think showed Rahm the ropes when he got here, Sometimezers Ritchie? All I can say, after listening to Governor Rauner chide us to..."be careful"...Go Chuy! Whether we file for bankruptcy (and I plan to bid on the wreaths the Lions of the Art Institute wear) or Chuy figures out how to get us legal, taxable gaming machines, like the rest of the entire state of Illinois has, or a casino off the Navy Pier, which is legitimately on a body of water,making it legal by federal law, we're in the money! And the state has already enacted a rule which says he has to drop some of that windfall into our pension funds, so we're golden. Cuz even if he doesn't do any of that, and Rauner makes us declare bankruptcy, well, then, how much do u want to bet that art inside the Institute brings in enuf cash to make us whole? DON'T VOTE FOR RAHM! We don't need him now, didn't need the carpet bagger before.

3/06/2015 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah so what happened to cutting down the number of districts, firehouses and areas? Sharing the sacrifice. But what about reducing the number of alderman? Let's not hire cops but we will vote for the same block of alderman again. Cut our pensions but not the aldermanic/mayoral pensions. Why doesn't the media ask that question? Why do I, a P.O. have to bring that up? C'mon Dean. Ask the mayor to share the sacrifice. So tired of these fucking dirtbags.

3/06/2015 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey?

Where is Gary the Supe of Chicago?

Since his fancy wedding we don't so him bragging about Compstat.

Or does the big tough New Jersey guy know his place when the Ballerina tells him to zip it.

Don't worry Gary the revruns love your pleading for guns to be banned.

3/06/2015 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have voted for Rahm, but I'm so fucking insulted by the speed cameras...guarding rhe cemetery at "Challenger Bark"...that I would punch myself before voting for him. I live four vlocks away from him. We should have the same goals for our city and our neighborhood. That didn't happen.

3/06/2015 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember The Alamo!

3/06/2015 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that if Garcia beats Emanuel, Chicago may see the supine City Council actually start acting like a legislative body rather than a rubber stamp.

Some people forget that during Harold Washington's first term that the divided government that produced "Council Wars" also forced the mayor and the aldermen to work on an issue by issue basis to pass certain ordinances.
With the distrust between Washington and the 29 much more scrutiny was applied to the details of governing. Minus all of the media hype, Chicago was better served by having actual debates in City Hall. It was not perfect, but it functioned better than the garbage that we have today.

The customary Chicago model of a dictatorial mayor dominating the council has not served us well.

3/06/2015 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire more police. Get rid of TMA's no one pays attention to them anyway. One cop can do the job of 4 of those traffic jamming jagoffs. Lay off half of the meter maids too.

3/06/2015 07:58:00 AM


TMA's were more effective when there actually was a Cop nearby to assist if the morons gave them shit.

We had Sgt's assisting us during the Dan Ryan re-route days up and down Stony Island. of course there were several incidents where Traffic Aides were Killed in the line of duty because people drive stupid and there are not apparently enough cops to do traffic as well as fight crime or write street cleaning.

Jagoff

3/06/2015 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can survive 4 years of Chuy.

We can't take 4 more of Timy Dancer.

3/06/2015 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
At Lawrence/Foster got a speed ticket for a park area. NO park at that location! A RIP OFF OF TAXPAYERS!

3/06/2015 05:53:00 PM

They don't intersect. Try again and give two cross streets this time. If you mean Lawrence and Cicero, couldn't agree with you more.

3/06/2015 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also, if its not a pedestrian count down and just the walk or stop hand signal you can time that also. If the signal switches from the walk to the stop signal it flashes 8 times before the light changes to yellow. Just an FYI that many people dont know about.

3/06/2015 12:30:00 AM
That # is dependent on if the street is two lane or four.

3/06/2015 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If Rahm loses and I pray he does watch that on the way out he burns through the all the TIF money spending every last cent he can on any foolish thing. He will tell the Aldermen spend it now because Chuy is going to give it to those greedy cops and firemen for their pensions.

Another thing is that getting rid of the redlight cameras is fine. But what also needs to be done is to create a computer traffic system so traffic flows as quickly and smoothly as possible at all hours.

And those parking meters, conduct a criminal investigation. Grant some people immunity and watch Shortshansks have a stroke.

3/06/2015 02:13:00 PM

If Rahm loses, he isn't going to be able to get the City Council to do a damned thing. He won't burn through the TIFs because they'll all know he has zero power to do anything retaliatory.

Most big cities have a traffic flow grid. Las Vegas has one of the best and could be consulted.

This is a city that has, at best four to five months of weather suited to bicycle commuting and all this emphasis on bikes is a joke. Nothing but pandering. Give them a handful of streets, dedicated solely to bikes, and get the auto traffic out of gridlock and moving again. It isn't just cars we're moving; it's commerce. Trucks and cabs and deliveries are being delayed, deferred and ultimately directed to places that are NOT CHICAGO.

The parking meter deal could be killed. SOMEBODY must have told Rahm not to touch it.

The criminal quid pro quo should be easy to shine a light on for the clueless Feds. Every citizen in Chicago read about it in the papers. Daley 'retired' and immediately went to work for the company that brokered the deal. They can start with that.

3/06/2015 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Oak Park shit is embarrassing.... So are the nieve fools who live there.... Enjoy your hippie paradise suckers...

3/07/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HATE Rahm. But Chuy will not explain how he will fund our PENSION. Chuy says no property tax increase, no casino, take down the red light cameras, and will look at tiffs but will not promise if he would sent any of it to the pensions.

I will hate myself for doing it but I may have to for the evil one. The other one is a socialists. If SEIU is funding Chuy that guarantees he is a commie.

3/07/2015 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At Lawrence/Foster got a speed ticket for a park area. NO park at that location! A RIP OFF OF TAXPAYERS!

3/06/2015 05:53:00 PM


Lawrence and Foster run in the same direction you dope. East/West

3/07/2015 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do any of you goofs who keep defending Rahm because you think he knows more about how to solve the city's problems (pensions, budget etc) really think HE is the one who actually comes up with his bright ideas??? As with ANY politician, they have advisors who actually do the research on most issues and present them to the mayor for final decision. Thats just how politics work, Chuyiif elected will bring in those who are knowledgeable able the problems at hand (just like Rahm) and he would choose which path to go down. To me, id rather vote someone new in now and get rid of him in 4 yrs if he cant get the job done rather than b STUCK with Rahm for life cause he will have built his base up (like Daley)

3/07/2015 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Fed-up said...

In reviewing the comments - here are the BEST lines and words of wisdom (to vote RAHM out):
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Spoken like a true merit hack.

And If Rahm gets in he will fuck us that much harder. No way am I voting for Rahm.
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No red light cameras downtown - the playground of the 1%.

Plenty of cameras in middle class neighborhoods.
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CONSOLIDATE - that's a word most politicians and public administrators don't understand. It should be the watchword for the next two decades.
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Lets get rid of rahm! And if Chuy is a failure lets make him a one term mayor also. No more 20 year mayors!
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You are not a good judge of personality. Grow a dick and a brain. Don't vote for Rahm dummy!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
In SUMMARY -
No more 20 year mayors! - If Chuy doesn't cut it - in four years, HE's OUT. Same with Rauner. Same with everyone. (no more LIFELONG Aldermen either)

You - the voters hold the power, not them.

Best advice - Grow a Dick and a Brain. VOTE. Those who are merit hacks - well, there is no hope for you!



3/07/2015 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At Lawrence/Foster got a speed ticket for a park area. NO park at that location! A RIP OFF OF TAXPAYERS!

3/06/2015 05:53:00 PM


Lawrence and Foster run the same way.

3/07/2015 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man disrespected a female black during contract negotiations , this lady backed Garcia and he will probably be the ne t mayor of chicago .
Will he be better , time will tell . He appears to be a gentleman , his wife at his side .
4 weeks left to change his image , it won't happen , kids are gunned down , he cut police budget by 1400 officers not mr. Garcia . Chicago has 1 man police cars , 3 man garbage truck crews , 3 man crews changing light bulbs , drivers for forestry and streets and sanitation crews of 5 .
Time to cut the fat and make chicago streets safe again .
Mr.gsrcia says he will hire an additional 1,000 police officers , if he doesn't , it will be his time to get voted out in 2019 . I think he will beef up chicago police department and cut waste in other departments

3/07/2015 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rham is over, he is making moves as if he has already lost!!! I can't wait for our new Mayor Mr Garcia.

3/06/2015 12:35:00 AM
Yes, and you will be sorry within six months. Garcia is a liberal progressive in the tone of the mayor of NY. He can't save the city from bankruptcy, in fact no one can, not even Rahm. Garcia cannot raise the money to get the city out of hock ( 1.3 billion due in early 2016 for pensions alone). There is no cash to hire 1000 new police officers and no way to make up the 70 in fines from red light cameras. If the city declares bankruptcy, and it will within 4 years, all contracts are null and void to include unions, the street contract for parking, and pensions. Everything will have to be renegotiated , the state will appoint an administrator and a federal judge will decide who gets what. Garcia is full of it. If there is even a slight chance to save the pension funds, Rahm is the only game in town.

Really? You watch too much tv or read too many leftist rags. The city is NOT broke and there is PLENTY of money for hiring cops... What makes you think the city is broke? Do you see the millions and millions being shelled out for unnecessary projects? Do you believe this because the tv says so? Because Rahm says so? Neither have good track records with honesty. The money is there. Chuy may not be the second coming, but if Rahm is voted in again, he will be there a LONG time. 4 years has been too long already.

3/07/2015 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is a liar and thief and has got to go. If Chuy is a complete disaster at least he will be easier to fire in 4 years than the $30 million dollar man. Plus a better crop of candidates will run against an easier to defeat Chuy.
Citizen

3/07/2015 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Rauner is involved in scaring the taxpayers into voting for Rahm so he can save the taxpayer from the evil pensioners even though it was the noble politicians that stole the money.Pitting the taxpayers against first responders so Rahm's financial aptitude can save the city from bankruptcy.That's their con.How can chuy save the city when all he wants to do is find more ways to give money away to the non-taxpayer?He's a typical 2 bit former aldermanic hack who went to a higher corrupt calling working for the county.

3/07/2015 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love all this Chuy doesn't have the experience.. Rahm saved the city.

I say Dump all of them right now and start fresh. Im voting for Chuy!

3/07/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm is going to quickly settle the Fire and Police pension debt by shoring up the pension shortfall. He'll use it to his advantage and spin it like he saved the city from going broke. He's going to use it to secure a victory in the elections.
Remember where U heard it.....

3/06/2015 10:21:00 PM
You are a dreamer of the first order. There is nothing the mayor of Chicago can do to stop the slidding of the pension funds. No matter who the mayor is. As Gov. Rauner just stated, "Chicago is sliding toward bankruptcy". Yes it is and nothing can be done about it.Blame Daley and the teachers and trade unions for this. When it happens, all contracts will be null and void.

3/07/2015 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No votes for Rahm in my house after his silence on the thousands of airplanes recently unleashed over the north side.

3/07/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the sun times, Moodys' downgrades CPS credit rating.It says Chicago taxpayers pay twice for teachers pensions.Once for Chicago teachers and a second for suburban and downstate teachers. Suburban and downstate taxpayers don't pay for Chicago teachers. Not fair

3/07/2015 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old man Daley , Jane Byrne , Harold Washington and young Daley loved the city of Chicago , they were like able leaders .
Bola doc , rahm arrogant , all about power . If reelected it'll be a surprise . The commercial reminds us of how he looks down on people . Red light ,speed cameras for our safety and the children's safety and he continues to run red lights and speed , how many red lights does his team disobey that no camera is recording , he tells press that HE , Mr. BIG paid the fine . Big fn deal . What about the safety . Put the for in , he fo e .

3/07/2015 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and you will be sorry within six months. Garcia is a liberal progressive in the tone of the mayor of NY. He can't save the city from bankruptcy, in fact no one can, not even Rahm. Garcia cannot raise the money to get the city out of hock ( 1.3 billion due in early 2016 for pensions alone). There is no cash to hire 1000 new police officers and no way to make up the 70 in fines from red light cameras. If the city declares bankruptcy, and it will within 4 years, all contracts are null and void to include unions, the street contract for parking, and pensions. Everything will have to be renegotiated , the state will appoint an administrator and a federal judge will decide who gets what. Garcia is full of it. If there is even a slight chance to save the pension funds, Rahm is the only game in town.

3/06/2015 11:26:00 AM

is this true? if it is we need to SERIOUSLY consider who and what we are voting for. i didnt vote for rahn and dont like him just as much as the next city worker. but with the looming pension payment due, which no doubt the citry cant make, what happens if they DO declare bankruptcy to restructure it? do we take say 50cents on the dollar? 25cents? what happens? can chuy get the city out of that mess with no new revenue? you know rauner wont help pay for it. even though its constitutionally guarnteed what if? hello FOP comment on this and put the officers you represent somewhat at ease and give us a direction on who to vote for that is in our best interests.

3/07/2015 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Rahm is going to quickly settle the Fire and Police pension debt by shoring up the pension shortfall. He'll use it to his advantage and spin it like he saved the city from going broke. He's going to use it to secure a victory in the elections.
Remember where U heard it.....

You have no idea what you are talking about. Do you really believe he is going to come up with 550 million in the next month to appease a few police and firemen U heard it here? This is the only place I will hear this

3/07/2015 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I HATE Rahm. But Chuy will not explain how he will fund our PENSION. Chuy says no property tax increase, no casino, take down the red light cameras, and will look at tiffs but will not promise if he would sent any of it to the pensions.

I will hate myself for doing it but I may have to for the evil one. The other one is a socialists. If SEIU is funding Chuy that guarantees he is a commie.

3/07/2015 12:21:00 AM

How about you consider the candidate, instead of who does or doesn't endorse them.

You say Garcia won't explain how he'll fund the pension? Well, Emanuel has explained that he WON'T fund the pension. Won't. Isn't gonna. Not happening.

Rahm insists the cameras are staying. Chuy says they will go.

Rahm admits he doesn't listen or take good advice. Chuy says he will serve the people and not shove HIS version of the perfect world on us.

And you might 'have to' vote for Emanuel? Who are you kidding?

3/07/2015 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMA's were more effective when there actually was a Cop nearby to assist if the morons gave them shit.

We had Sgt's assisting us during the Dan Ryan re-route days up and down Stony Island. of course there were several incidents where Traffic Aides were Killed in the line of duty because people drive stupid and there are not apparently enough cops to do traffic as well as fight crime or write street cleaning.

Jagoff

3/06/2015 11:14:00 PM

Hmm, I was one of those sergeants and I couldn't believe some of the stupidity that went on with the traffic people.

Standing in traffic lanes with their backs to oncoming traffic. Standing in tight clumps of three instead of three in three different crosswalks. Waving cars through red lights when their partner was doing the exact opposite. Coming late to work and having sixty-two excuses for why they 'had to' leave early. Directing traffic literally FROM THE CURB, because they were 'scared - it's DANGEROUS out there'.

It wasn't all of them, but it was a large enough number of them. And when I addressed it with their bosses, there was a whole lot of 'don't worry about it, sarge'.

3/07/2015 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
UA plumbers,Pipefitters n Sprinklerfitters endorsing Rahm! Just gave him a boatload of cash.The city hired 3 nonunion Pipefitters, 2 in DWM an 1 in GSD.there making $46 an hour an they can't FIT a DESCRIPTION!!!They lied on there application,fire commissioners who signed off on them. By the way there's 600plus Fitters out of WORK!

3/06/2015 11:55:00 AM

Local 134 signed off on an endorsement too. They got their ass kissers foremen spots. Nuttin to see here, move along and vote the way we tell ya.

3/07/2015 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice their water bill got extremely high? Mine for no apparent rEason fluctuated tremendously since July of last year and I double checked for leaky toilets, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary. I got the water meter about a year ago, and the bills were consistently the same until recently. I am going to ask for an audit, I.e. check my water meter for problems. Everyone out there who has high water bills lately should ask for a technician to check the meter. My next step is to get another meter installed or find out if there is a company to do an independent audit. There is skullduggery afoot.

3/07/2015 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Napolitano for Alderman 41st Ward !

3/07/2015 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame teachers for pension problems?

The fact is that teachers have been paying into their pensions for the last 60 years. The mayor who represents the city has not met his obligation because he has given his corporate friends tax breaks!

Since corporations are considered people, they should pay taxes like the people.

Time to dump the mayor and his corporate friends!

3/07/2015 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will cost 40 Mil. to break the red light contract. The speed cameras should have been mentioned also.

On a nother note: Regarding the special 'Infrastructure Trust" that Rahm has and NO ONE is talking about....someone in a comment on an SCC earlier post left a link to a blog page......I followed up on it...It IS TRUE! There are leins on the Harold Washington Library, The Chicago Cultural Center, Water Dept. Bldg at 39th St. AND...The Chicago Police Academy across from Whitney Young.
Now....why do these properties have leins? Is this just a start? If you declare bankruptcy...assets vs liabilities...if he has leins on other buildings as well...say the Water Plant...City Colleges and the like...they cannot be used in a bankruptcy filing....Rahm and his hedge fund friends will laugh all the way to the bank and we get shit! The Chicago Way.

3/07/2015 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Remember The Alamo!

3/06/2015 10:57:00 PM


-----------------------

Daley and Rahm would have sold that too if they could have.

VOTE GARCIA FOR MAYOR!

3/07/2015 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chewey? Patooey!

3/07/2015 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never pay attention to TMA's they are not police. They garnered no respect from citizens, when they stood on the curb and flicked their hand. I mean what is that? Oh and they look like idiots some of them wearing huge backpacks, one of which hit my mirror because they stand in front of traffic.

Thank you Officers for all your hard work

A citizen.

3/08/2015 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm has gravitas, he has experience and he has moxie. The only thing he doesn't have is a sweet personality.
Vote Rahm, don't let a good man go.

3/06/2015 12:31:00 AM

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You must have a squishy soft noggin to spew such stupidity. Get rid of Rahm now!

3/08/2015 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a dreamer of the first order. There is nothing the mayor of Chicago can do to stop the slidding of the pension funds. No matter who the mayor is. As Gov. Rauner just stated, "Chicago is sliding toward bankruptcy". Yes it is and nothing can be done about it.Blame Daley and the teachers and trade unions for this. When it happens, all contracts will be null and void.
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Will not happen. Scare tactics. There is so much money in hidden funds the Feds and state would laugh as soon as bankruptcy would be filed. Lol. Listen to Rahm and Rauner... Those are your sources, drinking buddy's that make "tough choices". Lol your an idiot.

3/08/2015 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did anyone notice their water bill got extremely high? Mine for no apparent rEason fluctuated tremendously since July of last year and I double checked for leaky toilets, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary. I got the water meter about a year ago, and the bills were consistently the same until recently. I am going to ask for an audit, I.e. check my water meter for problems. Everyone out there who has high water bills lately should ask for a technician to check the meter. My next step is to get another meter installed or find out if there is a company to do an independent audit. There is skullduggery afoot.

3/07/2015 03:18:00 PM

When you got your water meter, I thought they said you could never get a higher water bill for 7 years. That was the incentive for getting the water meter

Won’t my bill be higher once the City starts metering my water use?
Homeowners of non-metered, residential single-family or two-flat residences in the MeterSave program will receive a 7-year guarantee that their water charges won’t go higher than what they would have been if the meter had not been installed. Meters help us become more aware of how we use water. Small changes in daily practices can easily save water and money.
Website below
https://www.metersave.org/faqs.aspx

3/08/2015 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
At Lawrence/Foster got a speed ticket for a park area. NO park at that location! A RIP OFF OF TAXPAYERS!

3/06/2015 05:53:00 PM

They don't intersect. Try again and give two cross streets this time. If you mean Lawrence and Cicero, couldn't agree with you more.

3/06/2015 11:40:00 PM

A park,its a playlot hidden behind a viaduct on Cicero and a car wash on Lawrence. There are 2 speed cameras,one on Lawrence,one on Cicero, biggest speed trap in the city. Park or playlot isnt 25 feet wide and is never used nor is it adjacent to any street,its in the middle of the block and can't be seen from Cicero or Lawrence.

3/08/2015 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the Puerto Rican and black politicians Racist for not backing a Mexican American for Mayor ?
Or do they just want to keep power , contracts and feel like they are part of the 1% white wealthy in Chicago .
Why would Willie Willie Wilson sell out his people , schools closed , respectable female Union leader swore at , kids gunned down every week , high unemployment .
Extra police assigned to patrol black neighborhood making time and a half pay , is that done to keep the black youths down .why not hire a 1,000 and assign police officers equally to the 23 districts . That would mean every district would have over 40 new young police officers assigned.

3/08/2015 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think about it 1,000 new police officers hired would prove jobs for over 300 blacks ,300 Hispanics ,300 whites .
Maybe he doesn't want more minority police officers and would rather give overtime to the white police .

Something for Jesus Garcia to ask

3/08/2015 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is such a sad, slimy reactionary politician.
Just today the city announces changes to the red light program..... I'm sure Rahm had those planned all along right?

3/08/2015 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lying thieving vulture "it's for the children" Rahm Emanuel. I got nailed on one of those "short yellows." The $100.00 could have been better spent on my bills and expenses.

I'd rather see this asshole get voted out of office than get a refund. He's got to go. Take your cameras, cronies, grab the wedding gown and GET OUT!

GO CHUY…...

3/08/2015 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess we want to be like detroit by endorsing chooey. chooey? patooey!

3/09/2015 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A park,its a playlot hidden behind a viaduct on Cicero and a car wash on Lawrence. There are 2 speed cameras,one on Lawrence,one on Cicero, biggest speed trap in the city. Park or playlot isnt 25 feet wide and is never used nor is it adjacent to any street,its in the middle of the block and can't be seen from Cicero or Lawrence.

3/08/2015 12:17:00 PM

I'm not the OP, but let me add that anyone crossing the street at the location of the camera at Cicero north of Lawrence would only be crossing the street to get to the chain link fence bordering the Kennedy Expressway. In other words, not one human being EVER crosses the street anywhere near there. It's a speed trap, located on a curve, just past a viaduct. SPEED TRAP, and nothing else.

3/09/2015 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor looks scared of losing , he has lost touch with the working class and the poor are sick of his lies .
Speed , red light cameras are for raising revenue , if safety was a factor his bodyguards would obey the laws .
Swearing at a woman is a no no among all races in this city , would mayor Daley ever swear at a female , absolutely not . The blacks , Hispanics , whites that work for a living have had it and need change .

3/09/2015 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Mayor looks scared of losing , he has lost touch with the working class and the poor are sick of his lies .
Speed , red light cameras are for raising revenue , if safety was a factor his bodyguards would obey the laws .
Swearing at a woman is a no no among all races in this city , would mayor Daley ever swear at a female , absolutely not . The blacks , Hispanics , whites that work for a living have had it and need change .

3/09/2015 04:54:00 PM

Swearing at Karen Lewis at what was supposed to be a collaborative and civilized meeting was supposed to make her cry and cower in fear from Rahm, thus cementing his reputation as a "tough" negotiator...

>Cue Laugh Track<

Not a K.L. fan but let's be real here...
This woman is a CPS teacher who has spent years
in a classroom setting trying to impart SOMETHING
on the spawn of the m/fers Policemen are compelled to bring law and order to...

And Rahm thought he was going to jump his narrow ass up at THIS woman who has THIS background in the misguided hope that she would back down and cower?

The cosmos LOL'd at this little pipsqueak as he was tearing up that conference room trying to get away from Karen Lewis...

We say this...
The teachers endure a lot of shit-talk through no fault of their own.

Uninformed, ignorant politicians and people with an anti-teacher agenda, keep trying to tie them to the woefully prepared kids that parade through these schools.

These kids overwhelmingly come from environments that are wholly nonconducive to any positive undertaking, let alone learning.

Sending a hungry, sleepy, unwashed child to school for a day of government sponsored baby sitting while the broodmare can trick off (or other such) is a fail.

Sending a kid to school full of cookies, juice, pop, chips and other such bad shit is a fail too... Now that little ass is bouncing off the walls and disrupting the class.

Blaming the teachers is nothing but misdirection...
We walked a school post and these kids are fucked up.

The cure and the correction begins in these kids homes. By the time they get to school it's usually
too late.

3/10/2015 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will not happen. Scare tactics. There is so much money in hidden funds the Feds and state would laugh as soon as bankruptcy would be filed. Lol. Listen to Rahm and Rauner... Those are your sources, drinking buddy's that make "tough choices". Lol your an idiot.

3/08/2015 10:40:00 AM
So, you call the commentator an idiot and do not think that you are one? Where is the evidence for your comment about all of the "hidden money". Actuaries have looked at the city finances and say that funding of pensions is not possible under current system. The well will run dry and do so soon. This is going on everywhere and not just in Chicago. But, the CPD pension fund is the worst funded in the nation, and that included Detroit. You are a dreamer and part of the problem.

3/11/2015 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Blame teachers for pension problems
Yes, I do blame the teachers for their own pension problems. They have been paying into their funds, but not at the rate suggested by actuaries. And, the money to be deposited by the city has been waived for years with the consent of the teachers union. Their fund will go belly up first.

3/11/2015 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just think about it 1,000 new police officers hired would prove jobs for over 300 blacks ,300 Hispanics ,300 whites .
Maybe he doesn't want more minority police officers and would rather give overtime to the white police .

Something for Jesus Garcia to ask

3/08/2015 03:45:00 PM
Yes, there you go. Lets make this racial. Seems you are advocating a quota for police .

3/11/2015 11:44:00 AM  

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