Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cooked Books?

  • Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia said Friday he’s offered a broad-strokes plan, with no specific revenue solutions to solve Chicago’s $20 billion pension crisis, in part because he has “good reason to think the books are cooked” by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration.

    Garcia has punted the question of new revenues needed to solve the city’s pension crisis and the $10 billion in unfunded liabilities at the Chicago Public Schools to a post-election commission that would report back in 90 days, if he wins the April 7 runoff.

    He won’t even talk about asking more of taxpayers until he orders “performance audits” of every city department starting with the largest: the Chicago Police Department.
Well, you could start with the top-heavy brass. We have more Deputy Chiefs than at any time in the history of the Department, redundant supervision of certain bureaus and divisions (one Commander reporting to one Deputy Chief reporting to one Chief along with all the assorted hidden staff spots that go with it), and entire rank structures that have no purpose (Captains), and a supernintendo that makes more than the mayor along with a bunch of New York tag-a-longs.

But we don't believe Rahm is cooking the books so much as keeping two sets. It would certainly make for interesting reading.

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Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

All crooks, but hey who am I, just a dumb P.O.

3/21/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said: "But we don't believe Rahm is cooking the books so much as keeping two sets. It would certainly make for interesting reading"
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After reading the Joravsky article in the Reader about Crain's being wrong abut the TIFs, and after reading the very interesting information in the comments below that article, there's no question that there are two sets of books and that there's enough money to fund that balloon pension payment that's coming up.

3/21/2015 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The HUGE problem is the bosses, which you need clout to become, get to leave their Department, be it Police, Fire, Streets & San, collect a pension, then go on to another department, and collect yet another pension check after a few short years.

Look at Orozco (fire), Starks, Williams, Byrne...

How much money are they collectively draining from the pension fund?

3/21/2015 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raccoon Eyes like Daley before him are dictators. They rule with absolute power. We need a mope like Chuy and a strong city council. No more dictators. Can't be any worse than what we have now.

3/21/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line is they both suck. But if you do your research Garcia has been at every anti police rally in the last ten years maybe longer.

3/21/2015 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course he is cooking the books. Only a complete nitwit would fail to do so.

3/21/2015 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will happen to Chuy if he loses? I think the machine will not take kindly to his rocking the boat.

3/21/2015 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He could always find lots of waste to cut in police vehicle maintenance. All those cars and SUVs sitting there doing nothing.

3/21/2015 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic, I was at Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream in Edgebrook tonight and was surprised to find an anti police theme painted on the walls. The mural compares South Korea, Syria and Ferguson and shows Police/military figures and a dead bird with the words civil liberties written on it. Won't be giving them my money ever again.

3/21/2015 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

The scum-times and Fibune editorial boards, as well as the rest of local media are so full of pro-Rahm shit...

They pillory Garcia as an inept interloper without a financial plan while Rahm gets a pass because he's the incumbent who has studied the REAL municipal books, the cooked books and has full knowledge and control of the jerry-rigged numbers that are excerpted from both and cynically put into circulation to keep everyone from figuring how deep the municipal fiscal Fuckery actually goes...

Rahm gets to take an open book quiz...
Garcia is not afforded the same courtesy, which is
complete and total bullshit and disingenuous on the
part of the media dog-asses pretending to ask sincere
questions regarding this matter.

As far as the actual numbers go?

Ol' college algebra professuh said THIS:

"A plausible constant rubbed against a bullshit variable yields a bullshit product."

Plausible Constant = The real numbers.

Bullshit Variable = The Rahm Emanuel spin, propaganda, misdirection and resolute lack of
fiscal transparency and lack of honesty.

Bullshit Product = The wildly gyrating, thoroughly juked, full of shit numerical propaganda that spills out the fucking windows at City Hall.

Fuck you, you self congratulating media whores and fuck Rahm...

Let Chuy and his financial people study the same books Rahm has in front of him.

Who the fuck is to say that Garcia would do any worse than Rahm?

He COULD do better because he isn't taking his marching orders from the wealthy m/fers who are so heavily "invested" in Rahm getting a 2nd term.

The thievery started under Shortshanks isn't done yet...

These corrupt fucks want to see us shoved onto the modern freight trains to nowhere while the media leads cheer and turns pantyless cartwheels.

"Cuz you Cops are so angry and hateful!"

We want to live long enough to see the people actively involved in this flaming shit-show either standing on a scaffold with a noose around their necks, shoved against a wall of sandbags or better still, chased down on the streets by crowds armed with sticks, pitchforks, torches and dealt with unmercifully.

Some of them might even have the nerve to scream for the Police.

Or will these assholes have stolen/redistributed all the money and fled to Elysium or some shit?

The "Great Correction & Settling of Scores" can't come soon enough...

Justice has been co-opted so the churls and peed-on peons might have to make their own.

Viva Hate.

3/21/2015 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Chuy!!!

3/21/2015 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know everyone on here seems to love Chuy but c'mon the guy is clueless. He can say and even intend to fix all these problems but he has no idea how to do it. Plus, he's a Karen Lewis commie who is going to up entitlements and drive even more business out of this city. Don't get me wrong, Rham is an arrogant self serving piece of shit. I get a sharp pain in my heart saying he may be the lesser of two evils. He he can seal the deal on money from the casino going to our pension then he's got my vote.

3/21/2015 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know two jobs that can be eliminated: the two remaining Administrative Managers. Why those two positions remained when the other twenty five were eliminated, who knows. But two useless positions. That's a 200 k savings right off the bat.

3/21/2015 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A n outsider freshly hired as CEO at a Fortune 500 company is given time to analyze the books before articulating a detailed financial strategy.

Chuy should be given the same consideration.

Last election Rahm was given the same chance.

3/21/2015 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I call bull***t scc. I'm not a fan of gmac but "with a bunch of New York tag-a-longs."
He brought two and one left and when back a long time ago

3/21/2015 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy better go on offense.

There are two sets of books, talk about it.

Talk the TIF issue.

Talk about Rahm's past as a young rain maker for Daley in 1989.

Who are all of these people who keep giving Rahm bags of money? They're not a bunch of Joe Six Packs from Little Village, Kenwood, Jefferson Park, or Clearing.

Chuy needs to expose Rahm as a continuation of the Daley Gang, which is true.

The Daleys, Rahm, Rauner...all members of the same heist crew.

3/21/2015 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip the band aide off! Vote for Chuy and hold him to it. Rahm was beholding to the Daley machine and kept those secrets. Chuy is not so he can point the finger.

3/21/2015 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the definition of cooking the books

3/21/2015 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the sun times yesterday there was Susie Mendoza city clerk with a couple of alderman with a hand truck loaded with paperwork, she wants chuy to get a calculator and figure out the shortfalls that are in the tens of billions! Sue we know your a friend of rahm, but your city clerk and you do revenue collections via the city sticker (that you out sourced to a Bedford park company you could hit even keep that local), what are you promised? Is it the Secretary of State position next time? Your office collects but yet you dump this on chuy really pathetic guess your office cannot add up the bills you need chuy to do it?

The dumping of unpaid obligations really shows we need new elected blood, not people that are incompetent, really a pathetic showing to do this and take credit for not doing your jobs!

3/21/2015 06:51:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Cooked books always taste better with cilantro.

From one who knows.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

3/21/2015 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody watch the Stossel show, "Is Chicago the Next Detroit"?

3/21/2015 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

As an outsider to Chicago, I would like to see Chuy win in the general hope he shakes up the bureaucracy. Even if he brings in his own self serving crew, there is the reasonable hope he would kick out the old guys. And since it takes time to set up a self serving regime, the overall level of self dealing would be less.

3/21/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captains do have a purpose - to tinker with things that don't need tinkering. Their so bored they start looking for stuff to do., which usually means the start fixing things that aren't broken.

3/21/2015 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else not get their scab labor check....again? VRI checks are supposed to come on the 21st right? Or is the Credit Union fucking up? I don't need the $$ immediately but would like it when it's due.

3/21/2015 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Want to save money for our pensions?

Look at our "exempt rank members," past, present and future. Their "rank" is a "gift" given by someone. They get more money and other perks for whatever time they remain exempt/beholding to their "benefactor."

The most insulting "gift" they get is their "exempt pensions." Getting a gift for life based on who you know not on a competitive exam, not that I believe current exams are legit.

So, here's what the next mayor should do:
1. stop any new/non contractual spending.
2. consolidate departments and management.
3. pay your bills on time
4. charge cost over-runs to the contractors
5. 401k's for ALL non-union employees
6. shift control of pension money to the union
representing their members (after city meets their pension obligation)

I better stop here....

3/21/2015 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am no fan of either guy but Chuy wants to start with police? Once again we will look greedy if he does.

3/21/2015 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe it. I told all my friends, both of them, that all Chuy has to say is "I cant give you how I will respond to the fiscal crisis because I am sure the books are crooked". Well played Chuy. I am sure he is right. Just afraid he can't fix them. Reading is not a given.

3/21/2015 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all legit kid.

3/21/2015 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is a basket case. No matter who wins it will remain a corrupt political basket case. the only solution is to get out while you can. Run fast and far away. The forces of darkness in Chicago are slowly growing stronger and winning.

3/21/2015 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just make it that you can't collect a pension check until you hit 63. That would solve the crisis.

3/21/2015 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well....starting with the police...if it were your police department, would you run it in the way it's being run now?...with so many commanders, deputies, etc....it's a disgrace

3/21/2015 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Chey needs to do is promise to take the TIF funds and apply it to the pensions like Rham should have done.
How much did Rham give to private industry TIF funds. Did the billionaire pritzker family need the cities 75 million dollars to build another Hyatt? Who is going to make the money? The city? No the city gets tax money, big deal! They would get tax money regardless of who builds the hotels there. How much of a political donation did the Pritzkers give to Rham's reelection campaign?
Are "Magic"Johnson and the Pritkers too big to fail!

3/21/2015 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start with the Deputy Chief of Crime control strategies &
Accountability!! WHY

3/21/2015 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again those water carrying dorks and wannabe fellow 1%s at the Sun Times editorial board blow a pungent wet kiss to Mayor 1 % and assert he is the right choice for Mayor, not one word in the article that Rahm has done absolutely nothing for nearly 4 years to pay down the 550 million dollar obligation to shore up police and fire pensions funds as mandated by Illinois Law.

3/21/2015 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I probably won't vote for Chuy but he makes a good point. Just look at the duplication of services of the CFD and CPD scuba diving units. Both departments have SCUBA diving units. Both departments have boats. Both departments have helicopters. And nobody can point to anything in writing as to who's in charge at a water emergency.

Why?

And the helicopters are perhaps the most outrageous in terms of cost. If you look at the YOU TUBE video's not only does NYPD utilize their helicopters for law enforcement and water rescue, they fly the exact same helicopter the CFD uses!

And how many supervisors are needed on these units?

If the taxpayers knew the half of it.....

3/21/2015 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know there are numerous cops that hate Rahm and will vote for the devil himself if he were to run against him. I voted for Chico in 2011 and Fioretti in the primary.

Our budget is the largest in the city and the easiest to go after. VRI will be gone and OT curtailed if Chuy is elected. For the record I don't work VRI, just bringing it up as an example. Chuy is a supporter of the "hands up, don't shoot" movement and has a son with gang ties. Our job, which is almost impossible to do at this point, will only get worse.

It's your vote, do what you want with it. I'm reluctantly voting for Rahm because I will not cut off my nose to spite my face.

3/21/2015 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about cooking the books either but one thing is for damn sure Rahm is a lying sack of shit and he's certainly not being honest and forthright over the books.

I find it so ironic that a lot of Rahm's people's criticism of Chuy could actually be said about RAHM.
Rahm's out to accomplish the fuckery of all time against our pensions yet his ad's make him out to be a knight in shining armor.
Fuck you Rahm. You're a slimy chameleon.
Anybody but Rahm!

3/21/2015 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given how crooked the city has been for the last 100+ years, I doubt that it would be possible to know from publicly available information just what the real financial position of the city is. The best he can probably honestly offer is to look at it very closely after winning the election.

3/21/2015 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard White, 62, approached the airport security checkpoint Friday evening, pulled out a can of the insecticide and began spraying both agents and several passengers standing in line before he then drew a large machete from the waistband of his pants, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.

White began swinging the machete and a male TSA agent blocked the machete with a piece of luggage as White ran through a metal detector, Normand said.

"After running through the detector, White was chasing a female TSA agent when Lt. Heather Slyve of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office drew her weapon. White continued to swing the machete as she approached, and she fired three rounds, striking him in the face, chest and leg, according to Normand."

What would our Aviation Police do in this situation? Throw their batons at him??

3/21/2015 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of brass, I may be a little OT here, but I attended the wake of the mother of a PO the other night. They’re a great family all of them and none of what I’m saying is meant disrespectfully towards them. Neither of the parents were the police. Imagine my surprise when we pulled up and saw the Mounted Unit was stationed at the front of the funeral home. Seemed a little curious to me since I’ve attended a lot of police officers’ families’ wakes and, except for LODD, I’d never seen this before. I talked to a bunch of other guys and none of them could remember seeing anything like this before either. I also found out that the officer was never assigned to the Mounted Unit. The mystery was solved a few minutes later when DC Georges appeared in soft clothes. Apparently, he’d ordered the Mounted Unit to the funeral home because of some connection to the family. I’m just wondering (sarcasm here) if I can expect the same type of protocol when one of my family members passes?

3/21/2015 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are ways to generate revenue !!

READ BELOW:

- New Amusement park on the vacant US Steel site. Public-private partnership. Make it nice and clean and safe. Charge like $60 per person to keep out the gangbangers. It would give people an alternative to Six Flags monopoly they have.

- A new massive indoor water park. Make it year round right off the lake by northerly island, charge $60 per person to keep out the gangbangers.

- Gated communities on the south and west sides. All that vacant property is a waste. Take a few blocks at a time, Wall it off, build nice homes, playgrounds, and watch new tax revenue roll in.

- Give away city owned vacant homes to developers. Simply give it away for 1$ with no strings attached.

- Make Northerly island a new navy pier. Put shops and bars there, expand the planetarium charge admittance to keep out the gang bangers.

- Legalize pot. Then city tax it.

- No new taxes for businesses or residences. Set it in stone to instill investment confidence.

- CUT $400 MILLION FROM CHA'S 800 MILLION BUDGET.

- Cut upper Police brass.

- Cut wasteful city employees.


CHEWIE, IF YOU READ THIS CHICAGO HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL TO BE GREAT AGAIN, BUT YOU HAVE TO THINK BOLD AND LIKE A BUSINESSPERSON !!

3/21/2015 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that Garry,"I know better than you Chicago Police" is pushing for a pension from OUR Pension board when he is fired after the election! Garry say it isn't true!

3/21/2015 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line is they both suck. But if you do your research Garcia has been at every anti police rally in the last ten years maybe longer.

3/21/2015 12:52:00 AM

Bullshit! Why do I get the feeling that Rahm's campaign has someone assigned to place "scary" comments like the above on this blog? It's just not true. It seems like there is one such comment under each post. I am sure everyone has noticed. Right?

3/21/2015 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget about Michael PICARDI, remember when he had to leave Streets and San. and came to the CPD as a Gold Star.

Its all legit, people!

3/21/2015 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start with those silly Xo's at the detective division!

Their duties include making sure dicks watch training video and to ask for reports from SGT's who actually do the work.
Stick the Xo's in CUM-stat to earn that serious pensionable cash!

RAHMs trolls read the blog so start saving money tiny dancer.

3/21/2015 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah no Shit! Of course the books are cooked. It's a no brainer. As far as the CPD goes....yes way too many big bosses making big $$$$. That's an easy fix.

3/21/2015 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Top heavy CPS as well: from Vallas making $174,000 in '01, to Huberman's jump to 237,000 less than 10 yrs later, to Brizzard and Byrd-Bennett making upwards of 250 + moving expenses equal to a year's salary for many (30,000) and perks like chauffeured cars, etc, not to mention countless other redundant six figure bureaucratic positions, and their inevitable staffs.

3/21/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic, I was at Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream in Edgebrook tonight and was surprised to find an anti police theme painted on the walls. The mural compares South Korea, Syria and Ferguson and shows Police/military figures and a dead bird with the words civil liberties written on it. Won't be giving them my money ever again.

3/21/2015 01:39:00 AM
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That owner for years has been moving large amounts of Cannabis (suspected) for years. We had a few informants back in early 2000's. Need a long term surveillance team to work it though. One connect lived Lincolnwood just north of Edgebrook school.

Never had time or resources to look into it and that goofy blonde broad usually does the murals.

Ex 017 tact

3/21/2015 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Business as Usual!!!!
Cinespace has gotten five state Cinespace has gotten five state grants totaling $27.3 million — all while Quinn was governor and Rahm Emanuel as Mayor!
-Belmont Bank Trust
-James J. Banks
-William J.P. Banks
-James DeLeo recently was driving luxury vehicle(s)*
-Fred B. Barbara
-Richard M. Daley
-Rahm Emanuel
-Alex Pissios
-Joseph Perillo luxury vehicle dealer*
The above scheme was executed under false pretenses amounts to money laundering RICO statute applicable? As compared to the black persons recently convicted for taking the state grant money and using the money for personal reasons rather than what was stated on the grant application!

Federal Government asleep at the wheel!

VOTE FOR JESUS GARCIA!

3/21/2015 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line, we have to hedge our bets ... We can get Chuy out in 4 years easier than Tiny Ddancer.

3/21/2015 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my VRI check March 21, 2015 at 0100 hours via direct deposit with CHASE

You goofs still use the Credit Union? You must have no finance skills just sit tight and keep quite!

you get yours eventually!

3/21/2015 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to many gold braid draining pension , captains should be in charge of district , not commanders or deputy chiefs
lieutenants could supervise 2 or 3 districts , inspectors eliminated , that is a sergeants responsibility , if sergeant doesn't do his job than the lieutenant writes up the police officer and sergeant

3/21/2015 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm did not know it takes a 3 man crew to change an alley light bulb , talk about being out of touch

3/21/2015 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody watch the Stossel show, "Is Chicago the Next Detroit"?

3/21/2015 07:06:00 AM

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4124403414001/is-chicago-the-next-detroit/?#sp=show-clips

3/21/2015 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raccoon Eyes like Daley before him are dictators. They rule with absolute power. We need a mope like Chuy and a strong city council. No more dictators. Can't be any worse than what we have now.

3/21/2015 12:45:00 AM

Its hilarious the Tribs continuous running headline is about this asshole Schrock. Did they ever do any investigative research into shortshanks or 9.5? No, because they can't.

3/21/2015 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The revenue starve city needs to find money........have looked at those swap o rama flee markets? They get anywhere from 15,000 to 25,0000 each weekend depending on location. They charge 2.00 admission ......do the math.......moreover, the sellers are raking in a boat load of untax income for which they pay little or no sales tax on.

3/21/2015 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic, I was at Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream in Edgebrook tonight and was surprised to find an anti police theme painted on the walls. The mural compares South Korea, Syria and Ferguson and shows Police/military figures and a dead bird with the words civil liberties written on it. Won't be giving them my money ever again.

Thanks for the info. I will never go there again.

3/21/2015 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know everyone on here seems to love Chuy but c'mon the guy is clueless. He can say and even intend to fix all these problems but he has no idea how to do it. Plus, he's a Karen Lewis commie who is going to up entitlements and drive even more business out of this city. Don't get me wrong, Rham is an arrogant self serving piece of shit. I get a sharp pain in my heart saying he may be the lesser of two evils. He he can seal the deal on money from the casino going to our pension then he's got my vote.

3/21/2015 03:11:00 AM


Quick question, where is this casino located at? Are you referring to the mythical idea that has been bandied about for the last 20 years? You're going to give your trust and vote to someone who is saying he is going to give money to the pensions from the proceeds of something that doesn't even exist??? I truly don't understand why people feel that Emmanuel is any better qualified to run a city than Garcia. He was a dance major who realized that he wasn't that good (or probably that smart either) who wormed his way into politics and used those connections to make himself a millionaire with those same connections. He hasn't done anything but sh** on the police, firemen, teachers, and city workers since he got in office. Yet, you plan to vote for him because you don't like Karen Lewis? Really? I think I'll take my chances with Garcia.

3/21/2015 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever guarantees protecting my pension gets my families votes. Sick of working for the city for 30 years, getting my pension, then having to constantly listen to the talk of it being cut or stopped because of these thieving Chicago Asshole Politicians.

3/21/2015 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know everyone on here seems to love Chuy but c'mon the guy is clueless. He can say and even intend to fix all these problems but he has no idea how to do it. Plus, he's a Karen Lewis commie who is going to up entitlements and drive even more business out of this city. Don't get me wrong, Rham is an arrogant self serving piece of shit. I get a sharp pain in my heart saying he may be the lesser of two evils. He he can seal the deal on money from the casino going to our pension then he's got my vote.

3/21/2015 03:11:00 AM

So is Rahm.

3/21/2015 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just make it that you can't collect a pension check until you hit 63. That would solve the crisis.

3/21/2015 09:12:00 AM

YOU again?
"Fuck YOU,
PAY ME!"

I dealt with savages and heathens
for years so you wouldn't have to.
Those same savages and heathens
would make you shit your pants, run and
try to hide.

My Pension is a form of deferred compensation
in lieu of pay closer to what I was actually worth
for dealing with bad people who will have you
taking a glorious shit in your pants if you were
ever eyeball to eyeball with them...

I retired before 63 because IT WAS FUCKING TIME TO GO!

Or are you that jealous and resentful that Coppers have options?

Fuck you, you jealous, hateful, shallow little pussy...
You shoulda signed up too.

That way you wouldn't be here constantly grinding
your axe.

There's another simpleton posting that Coppers should be made to work until age 70 "like everybody else."

Or is it you stirring the flaming shit pot?

3/21/2015 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Want to save money for our pensions?

Look at our "exempt rank members," past, present and future. Their "rank" is a "gift" given by someone. They get more money and other perks for whatever time they remain exempt/beholding to their "benefactor."

The most insulting "gift" they get is their "exempt pensions." Getting a gift for life based on who you know not on a competitive exam, not that I believe current exams are legit.

So, here's what the next mayor should do:
1. stop any new/non contractual spending.
2. consolidate departments and management.
3. pay your bills on time
4. charge cost over-runs to the contractors
5. 401k's for ALL non-union employees
6. shift control of pension money to the union
representing their members (after city meets their pension obligation)

I better stop here....

That's because they "Pay to Play", kickback part of their salaries and pensions to the Regime.

3/21/2015 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy better go on offense.

There are two sets of books, talk about it.

Talk the TIF issue.

Talk about Rahm's past as a young rain maker for Daley in 1989.

Who are all of these people who keep giving Rahm bags of money? They're not a bunch of Joe Six Packs from Little Village, Kenwood, Jefferson Park, or Clearing.

Chuy needs to expose Rahm as a continuation of the Daley Gang, which is true.

The Daleys, Rahm, Rauner...all members of the same heist crew.

Yes, and demand the Red Light and Speed Cameras be removed, and many more Cops hired instead.

3/21/2015 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with the posting. CPD is way too heavy brass wise. No need for all these commanders, captains and deputy chiefs. They should eliminate more than 50% of the top heavy brass that we have; it's unnecessary anf not needed. That would clear up a lot of the pension problems

3/21/2015 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Want to save money for our pensions?

Look at our "exempt rank members," past, present and future. Their "rank" is a "gift" given by someone. They get more money and other perks for whatever time they remain exempt/beholding to their "benefactor."

The most insulting "gift" they get is their "exempt pensions." Getting a gift for life based on who you know not on a competitive exam, not that I believe current exams are legit.

So, here's what the next mayor should do:
1. stop any new/non contractual spending.
2. consolidate departments and management.
3. pay your bills on time
4. charge cost over-runs to the contractors
5. 401k's for ALL non-union employees
6. shift control of pension money to the union
representing their members (after city meets their pension obligation)

I better stop here....

3/21/2015 08:12:00 AM

You better stop period. Who are you to decide what type of pension someone gets. That's what's wrong with things right now. If someone is promoted and works 4 years as an exempt they are entitled to their pension just like you're entitled to the last 4 years salary you work. To level the playing field should you get a pension based on the salary you were hired with? You're no better than the pols who want to cut others benefits to give it to someone else.

Lastly you are a fool if you think police would want billions of dollars to be in the control of the freakin fop. Get real. With the waste of our dues money going on so blatantly would not want to give them control of anything.

3/21/2015 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Off Topic, I was at Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream in Edgebrook tonight and was surprised to find an anti police theme painted on the walls. The mural compares South Korea, Syria and Ferguson and shows Police/military figures and a dead bird with the words civil liberties written on it. Won't be giving them my money ever again.

3/21/2015 01:39:00 AM

Yelp.
Go to Yelp and leave a one star review. EVERYBODY go to Yelp and leave a one star review.
And anybody who patronizes the place, take careful notes on hygiene policies, hairnets, gloves, utensils, garbage cans... and notify the Dept of Health.

3/21/2015 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much of public money goes to private interests with privately owned charter schools? If privately owned charter schools were so much better than public schools why can't they fund themselves? Why do they need public money in the hundreds of millions? Same with the parking meters. Why are city employees doing most of the emforcement? The parking company is not paying the city for those employees salaries. They are winning on the front and back end. Chicago loses billions from the loss of publicly owned schools and meters and skyways but private corporations are fat and happy.

3/21/2015 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still waiting on someone, anyone to look at the CPS contracts. It is sickening to read.

3/21/2015 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens at your household when there is in a pending financial crisis or large bills coming up? Do you spend more than normal to amplify the crisis by the way of creative financing versus conventional financing, where your loan is tied to a daily market rates with tons of penalties attached if your perceived solvency is downgraded? Do you spend the same and just pretend like the crisis doesn't exist and hope that someone else miraculously solves the problem for you? Or do you put a spending freeze into effect and only purchase essentials? This is not rocket science but does require a common sense versus a socialistic approach. Well the socialistic approach has gotten us into this huge hole do you think it's time to re-think our strategy?

3/21/2015 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the citys rainy day fund. I think it's raining now!

3/21/2015 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many able bodied sworn officers are assigned to the academy? You could cut that number by 50% and still function quite well. Summer is coming and with all the furloughs in the near future, the patrol division could use the help. Put police officers in the job they were hired for. To be in patrol in a squad car. Not to teach a class , sometimes just one. Just ridiculous.

3/21/2015 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT..talked to a friend who owns a small store with second hand books & music. Told me hand to be finger printed in order to get his second hand license.

The freakin' illegals who are getting IL diver's licenses aren't even finger printed!!!

Thanks alot ASSevdo!!

3/21/2015 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anyone else not get their scab labor check....again? VRI checks are supposed to come on the 21st right? Or is the Credit Union fucking up? I don't need the $$ immediately but would like it when it's due.

3/21/2015 08:01:00 AM

The credit union states they will not credit our checks until the date they are due. In other words, if they receive the money transfer a day or two before the 'date on the check', you will not see it in your account until the date it is payable. They get the use of your money for a couple of days until they release it to you.
When pension checks come out, my brother gets his money as soon as the bank gets the transfer from the pension fund. But my friends who still use the credit union sometimes wait one or two days until the credit union decides to release their pension money to them.
Whatever their excuse is, the credit union is one to two days slower to give you your money than a bank.

3/21/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob Johnson Channel 2 News pimping for his buddy Jay eye vey Levine, who's pimping for Rahm with his on air comment that regarding Garcia's lack of a plan for the budget deficit and it becomes part of Rahms mayoral commercial. These pimps are sickening.

3/21/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham got us where we are today. Four more years of this and we will be broke. Rham has to go!!! He is the machine guy. He along with the machine thinks we are saps!

3/21/2015 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anyone else not get their scab labor check....again? VRI checks are supposed to come on the 21st right? Or is the Credit Union fucking up? I don't need the $$ immediately but would like it when it's due.

3/21/2015 08:01:00 AM

You work VRI and are wondering where your check is and then refered to yourself as a "SCAB?" I'm a little concerned about your intellegence. Do you even know what a "SCAB" is? It's someone that goes against an organized labor action of which there is not one issued by FOP. So you called yourself a "SCAB" not even knowing what one is. Strange. FYI...I got my "SCAB" check with no problems. Also eleminating VRI would not cause Rahm to hire and even if he did it would have no impact on the pension issue. Right now it would not matter if we all put in 75% of our pay. The hole is far to big. The city needs to meet their requirements just like we all do every two weeks with no say so.

3/21/2015 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't stop at the police dept.........

50 alderman

2fm

cdot

S&S

water

these departments are loaded with bloated overpaid management.

3/21/2015 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Once again those water carrying dorks and wannabe fellow 1%s at the Sun Times editorial board blow a pungent wet kiss to Mayor 1 % and assert he is the right choice for Mayor, not one word in the article that Rahm has done absolutely nothing for nearly 4 years to pay down the 550 million dollar obligation to shore up police and fire pensions funds as mandated by Illinois Law.

3/21/2015 09:28:00 AM
True and why does rahm have a huge detail,along with the treasurer (didn't former treasurer Stephanie Neely sneak in a big hunk of pension money for herself?) and city clerk making D-3 pay which is pensionable (so yogurt sergeants pension for holding doors), why not make that D–1 pay, another big drain on the pension fund! How many patrolmen on rahms detail making commanders pay with a Cush commanders pension and company city paid car? Eliminate that rahm "change we can believe in!"

3/21/2015 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four More Years!

4 More Years!

Re-elect Rahm, He will avoid topping off the pension funds for another 4 years!

3/21/2015 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came on the job with friends who drank the koolaid and now are bosses that just disgust me.

I would love to see them all in prison with Daley

3/21/2015 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is the next Enron.

Remember that Enron rolled up many formerly solid utility companies all over Texas, California and other states. Audited every year by Arthur Andersen remember?

When the big implosion occurred, all of those employees (of the formerly solid utility companies) lost their pensions.

3/21/2015 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not for posting please

police family member here. If you want to know who I am, I can provide the information. But I want to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.

Why don't you send your comments to Kass? He is writing anti-Rahm columns every day in the Trib. That's the most high profile spot in the newspaper.

CPD
knows what's really going on. Rahm knows the police are totally ON to their huge crime of stealing millions in revenue. Rahm is passing out millions to their 1 percenter buddies, then they're going to steal your pensions. Outrageous! Talk about criminals. No wonder the 1 percenters are in a panic dumping millionsinto his campaign fund. Must be huge cover-up. Kass needs something to write about every day and all of you are so interesting and quotable. Here's his email: jskass@tribune.com

3/21/2015 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At our Area we have more sergeants than we do detectives. All of which are worth their weight in gold.....

3/21/2015 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start sending all of your tips and comments to Kass.

not for posting please.

Help yourselves! Get into the news!

jskass@tribune.com

Enron accounting: there goes the pensions. Covering up the crimes of Mayor Daley. Want to bet that between Daley and Rahm, they have emptied out our revenue for the next 100 years? Check out all of the bad contracts they did: Red Light contract, speed camera contract, T.I.F. contracts, risky credit swaps, etc. You may not love Chuy but anybody new coming in would expose all of this. Because they would have to deal with the real numbers going forward. Help yourselves. If you don't like CHuy you can vote him out in 4 years.

not for posting please, thanks. I am trying to help all of you. Because I am a police officers widow from 1984 (in the suburbs), trying to help all police and civil servants get their pensions. This gang is worse than John Dillinger, they steal millions. They give us **** and tell us it smells good.

What will happen to all government employees if you get robbed of your pensions. They turn the taxpayers against the pensioners hoping we will be distracted from focusing on them stealing hundreds of millions off the top. Did you know that today, more than 1/3 of all property in the City of Chicago is in a T.I.F. district? This shifts the tax burden to the other 2/3 of us. Because the taxing bodies need to get a specific amount. Therefore when the T.I.F. districts are started, they subtract that revenue from the taxing bodies and divert it into the slush fund. Then the rest of us have our tax bills increased by increasing the multiplier. This is their scheme. Speak up now.

Not for posting, trying to help all civil servants get your pensions. All of these 1 percenters are the biggest welfare queens of all time, ripping us off.

3/21/2015 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. GARCIA is being told about all the $ the useless bosses are making. If CHUY wins you will see lot of these bosses leave followed by demotions. This will be so the bosses don't reach their three year investments. This will followed by the house mouse now having to hit the streets for the first time. Blue matters not white shirts.

3/21/2015 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A n outsider freshly hired as CEO at a Fortune 500 company is given time to analyze the books before articulating a detailed financial strategy.

Chuy should be given the same consideration.

Last election Rahm was given the same chance.


An excellent point and a point that the Garcia campaign should use to circumvent Rahm's campaign that Chuy doesn't have a plan.

3/21/2015 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:


Rahm is targeting seniors with absentee ballot applications with a letter from Dick Durbin.

Remind your elders how evil Emanuel is and that Durbin is trying to trick them.

3/21/2015 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets Start with OEMC , Traffic Operations, How come there are 4 Superintendents in this one City Dept , all Clout Connected , They have to go , What the Hell

3/21/2015 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody who believes that the city is hiding billions is a fool. Audits are done every year and are public record.

3/21/2015 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know everyone on here seems to love Chuy but c'mon the guy is clueless. He can say and even intend to fix all these problems but he has no idea how to do it. Plus, he's a Karen Lewis commie who is going to up entitlements and drive even more business out of this city. Don't get me wrong, Rham is an arrogant self serving piece of shit. I get a sharp pain in my heart saying he may be the lesser of two evils. He he can seal the deal on money from the casino going to our pension then he's got my vote.

3/21/2015 03:11:00 AM
I agree completely. There are no hidden billions/millions as Garcia is claiming. If you believe that you are a fool. After the election, when Rahm starts telling the public the hard truth about how deep in debt the city really is, they will freak out. Look for the Board of Education to ask the State for permission to file bankruptcy. Now that will put a burn in Karen Lewis ass. For that will nullify all union contracts as well as the pension fund. It is not possible for the city to come up with 2 billion by the end of 2016.

3/21/2015 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did anybody watch the Stossel show, "Is Chicago the Next Detroit"?

3/21/2015 07:06:00 AM
Yes, and it is coming in the next 5 or 6 years starting with the Board of Education. Many cities in America will be right behind.

3/21/2015 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Bottom line is they both suck. But if you do your research Garcia has been at every anti police rally in the last ten years maybe longer.

3/21/2015 12:52:00 AM

Son, every politician in Chicago dislikes the police.
You and all the young poleecees need to get thicker skin.
Except for little dick, and 9.5,
it's not personal, it's business.

rahm, like little dick, not only don't want you to have a pension, but don't think you deserve a pension. Financial security is only for the ruling class.
Now get on your knees and thank your betters for allowing you to work in their city.

3/21/2015 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) since Eddie Burke cut into 23rd ward west end of 008 his area is really getting the section 8 moving in! When Zalewski was alderman we did not have this problem! Why is Eddie Burke letting this happen?

3/21/2015 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey new sergeants class is coming and along with more detectives. 5th floor gossip confirmed it. Lol

3/21/2015 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Once again those water carrying dorks and wannabe fellow 1%s at the Sun Times editorial board blow a pungent wet kiss to Mayor 1 % and assert he is the right choice for Mayor, not one word in the article that Rahm has done absolutely nothing for nearly 4 years to pay down the 550 million dollar obligation to shore up police and fire pensions funds as mandated by Illinois Law.

3/21/2015 09:28:00 AM


The "Water Carriers" of local media have predictably thrown in with Rahm in hope that when he blows town and is coronated by the banksters (bankers-gangsters-fraudsters) as POTUS, they can ride HIS coat-tails to sweet six figure news shaping gigs with guaranteed pensions...

Cue:
Visual image of Rahm fleeing Chicago barely ahead of an angry mob of middle class rabble and churls in a fat fendered, heavily armored 1939-ish touring sedan with Sneed, Spielman, Zekmak, Brown, Steinberg, Zorn and others screaming and crying trying to hang on as the mayoral touring car careens through Downtown trying to escape.

The last of the Policemen chuckle bitterly at the sight...

3/21/2015 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus! is this really a question? That's like asking if the sun is bright. Of course is the answer. This place has been run by chicago politicians. They are infamous and evil. The entire country knows about them. maybe even the world.

3/21/2015 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) when the New York times paper is interested in a Chicago mayoral race you know rahms in deep trouble! Chuy Garcia you got this!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/us/chicago-mayors-race-is-cast-as-a-test-of-liberalism.html?_r=0

3/21/2015 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both the editorial boards, Sun Times and Tribune, love talking about, and pushing for, pension reform.
They must get chubbies just thinking about it.
They never focus on the crooked politicians that openly and intentionally caused this hot mess. They only want to focus on the poor civil servant taking a drastic hit to their retirement.
Fuck those editorial boards and fuck Rahm.
Go Chuy go.

3/21/2015 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Measuring the desperation of the Rhamulans by the increase in shill posts. While I am sure none are so stupid as to post from a city IP, how many are buried behind "7 proxies"?

3/21/2015 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Speaking of brass, I may be a little OT here, but I attended the wake of the mother of a PO the other night. They’re a great family all of them and none of what I’m saying is meant disrespectfully towards them. Neither of the parents were the police. Imagine my surprise when we pulled up and saw the Mounted Unit was stationed at the front of the funeral home. Seemed a little curious to me since I’ve attended a lot of police officers’ families’ wakes and, except for LODD, I’d never seen this before. I talked to a bunch of other guys and none of them could remember seeing anything like this before either. I also found out that the officer was never assigned to the Mounted Unit. The mystery was solved a few minutes later when DC Georges appeared in soft clothes. Apparently, he’d ordered the Mounted Unit to the funeral home because of some connection to the family. I’m just wondering (sarcasm here) if I can expect the same type of protocol when one of my family members passes?

3/21/2015 10:01:00 AM

And that's exactly how it works on this job. Different rules for different folks. The connected get it all(merit promotions) and the everage guy sits and watches. You just saw it up and close. Would the mounted unit visit a member of your families services? Please. How much did these guys make an hour for a clouted service? Ethics right?

3/21/2015 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You goofs still use the Credit Union? You must have no finance skills just sit tight and keep quite!

you get yours eventually!

3/21/2015 12:10:00 PM

I'm not trying to be an asshole, but WTF are You getting at about the credit union? I've been with the Credit Union for over 30years and have been OK with it.Tell me how I'm a goof, and should have put all my pay checks into what else???

3/21/2015 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
rahm did not know it takes a 3 man crew to change an alley light bulb , talk about being out of touch

3/21/2015 12:22:00 PM

The transmission lines are high voltage so there are two electricians. The third person has a CDL license to drive the truck. You don't know jack.

3/21/2015 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Bottom line is they both suck. But if you do your research Garcia has been at every anti police rally in the last ten years maybe longer.

3/21/2015 12:52:00 AM

Bullshit! Why do I get the feeling that Rahm's campaign has someone assigned to place "scary" comments like the above on this blog? It's just not true. It seems like there is one such comment under each post. I am sure everyone has noticed. Right?

3/21/2015 10:53:00 AM

Exactly. Got the interns working overtime.

3/21/2015 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"""Raccoon Eyes like Daley before him are dictators. They rule with absolute power. We need a mope like Chuy and a strong city council. No more dictators. Can't be any worse than what we have now."""

A spanish speaker is in the house.

3/21/2015 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many able bodied sworn officers are assigned to the academy? You could cut that number by 50% and still function quite well. Summer is coming and with all the furloughs in the near future, the patrol division could use the help. Put police officers in the job they were hired for. To be in patrol in a squad car. Not to teach a class , sometimes just one. Just ridiculous.

3/21/2015 01:44:00 PM

And so many more still hiding at callback... Full duty and working side jobs... War stories like you wouldn't believe but refuse to go back out on the street. WTF!!!

3/21/2015 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well now, I'm getting sick to my stomach with all this political crap!!! Rahm spent over 10 million dollars on the big Super bowl blizzard, now all of a sudden he is the super hero, the newspapers are so lop sided it is terrible, there is so much Rahm papers being stuffed into mail boxes on the northwest side it is shameful, along with I'm for Rahm lawn signs!!! he is going to lie about everything, promise anything, to get re elected, then he will be the nasty man that he is, he knows this will be his last term if he wins, because our next mayor will be Curt Summers the black man that Rahm brought in and they are grooming him, because Rahm will be the next Governor or maybe worst Prez!!!!!

3/21/2015 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey new sergeants class is coming and along with more detectives. 5th floor gossip confirmed it. Lol

3/21/2015 06:14:00 PM

Stop playing with people emotions. We have patrolmens on both lists. So if this information is correct, don't use "lol" behind it douchebag....

3/21/2015 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I hear that Garry,"I know better than you Chicago Police" is pushing for a pension from OUR Pension board when he is fired after the election! Garry say it isn't true!


The Supe is still on medical because of his heart. He shows up to HQ once in awhile. He's waiting until after the election to see who wins. If Rahm wins, he'll come of medical. If Chuy wins, he's going for the heart attack disability.

3/21/2015 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm
I could vote for the guy I am sure will screw us, Raccoon face or I could vote for the guy who might screw us Chuy.
I am going for Chuy it can not get any worse.

3/21/2015 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was at Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream in Edgebrook tonight and was surprised to find an anti police theme painted on the walls. The mural compares South Korea, Syria and Ferguson and shows Police/military figures and a dead bird with the words civil liberties written on it. Won't be giving them my money ever again."

3/21/2015 01:39:00 AM

5337 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60646 Edgebrook 773-763-9778

First Starbucks -- some kid with a ring in his nose writing racial remarks on your coffee cup -- and now this.

No local Mom-and-Pop here. This multi-state company is based in The People's Republic Of Madison, WIsconsin, and has what looks like hundreds of locations in 13 states.

http://www.chocolateshoppeicecream.com/locations

3/21/2015 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That owner for years has been moving large amounts of Cannabis (suspected) for years. We had a few informants back in early 2000's. Need a long term surveillance team to work it though. One connect lived Lincolnwood just north of Edgebrook school.

"Never had time or resources to look into it and that goofy blonde broad usually does the murals."

Ex 017 tact

3/21/2015 12:01:00 PM

Some of the photos here look like the old Haight-Ashbury got loose. "WELCOME CORPORATE OVERLORDS" all over the walls, etc.

https://foursquare.com/v/chocolate-shoppe-ice-cream/4c0304c139d476b0bb932fa7/photos

3/21/2015 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Richard White, 62, approached the airport security checkpoint Friday evening, pulled out a can of the insecticide and began spraying both agents and several passengers standing in line before he then drew a large machete from the waistband of his pants, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.

White began swinging the machete and a male TSA agent blocked the machete with a piece of luggage as White ran through a metal detector, Normand said.

"After running through the detector, White was chasing a female TSA agent when Lt. Heather Slyve of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office drew her weapon. White continued to swing the machete as she approached, and she fired three rounds, striking him in the face, chest and leg, according to Normand."

What would our Aviation Police do in this situation? Throw their batons at him??

3/21/2015 09:58:00 AM


Take lunch after they call for CPD.

3/21/2015 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I know two jobs that can be eliminated: the two remaining Administrative Managers. Why those two positions remained when the other twenty five were eliminated, who knows. But two useless positions. That's a 200 k savings right off the bat.

3/21/2015 03:28:00 AM


You are absolutely right. Deputy Chief Marv Shear has a District Administrative Manager working in his office answering phones and fetching his lunch. Isn't that right, Tony C.? Another scam perpetrated by the man who makes it possible for exempts to retire, collect a sizable pension, and return as civilian administrators collecting a generous salary.

3/21/2015 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The revenue starve city needs to find money........have looked at those swap o rama flee markets? They get anywhere from 15,000 to 25,0000 each weekend depending on location. They charge 2.00 admission ......do the math.......moreover, the sellers are raking in a boat load of untax income for which they pay little or no sales tax on

*Is this the best you can do is fuck with weekend sellers of junk. You have thieves and corruption in this chit town and you want to fuck with the bottom feeders. ass bite

3/21/2015 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger americanlt said...

"Better the devil you know than the devil you don't". Is Rahm that devil?

3/21/2015 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) since Eddie Burke cut into 23rd ward west end of 008 his area is really getting the section 8 moving in! When Zalewski was alderman we did not have this problem! Why is Eddie Burke letting this happen?

3/21/2015 06:01:00 PM


Are talking about Quinn, 13th ward?

3/21/2015 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget about Michael PICARDI, remember when he had to leave Streets and San. and came to the CPD as a Gold Star.

Its all legit, people!

3/21/2015 10:56:00 AM

Aka Lover Boy!

3/21/2015 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What happens at your household when there is in a pending financial crisis or large bills coming up? Do you spend more than normal to amplify the crisis by the way of creative financing versus conventional financing, where your loan is tied to a daily market rates with tons of penalties attached if your perceived solvency is downgraded? Do you spend the same and just pretend like the crisis doesn't exist and hope that someone else miraculously solves the problem for you? Or do you put a spending freeze into effect and only purchase essentials? This is not rocket science but does require a common sense versus a socialistic approach. Well the socialistic approach has gotten us into this huge hole do you think it's time to re-think our strategy?"


You gotta spend (other people's) money to make money.

Look at the mess Daley left for Emanuel.

Emanuel knew what he was getting into, and if he didn't, he has no place as mayor.

He assumed the debts and fiscal malfeasance of the Daley administration. Now it's his responsibility.


rb

3/21/2015 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rob Johnson Channel 2 News..."

Is just the face of the WBBM political agenda.


rb

3/21/2015 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...6. shift control of pension money to the union
representing their members (after city meets their pension obligation)

I better stop here....

3/21/2015 08:12:00 AM"

Seriously now would you want Deano in charge of your pension money. How many cops even voted in the last FOP election. Give me an HONEST PROFESSIONAL MANAGER who will not sell out my retirement to the likes of Shortshanks and the Miserable SOB we have now.

3/21/2015 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny

noticed more burglary's coming in as criminal trespass.

Officers not helping the cause with 2 line narratives and purposely leaving out
what truly happen on the scene.

We are shooting ourselves in the foot by under reporting.

You will never be merit or a bonus for downgrading crime.
just write it like it happens.

3/22/2015 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line is they both suck. But if you do your research Garcia has been at every anti police rally in the last ten years maybe longer.

3/21/2015 12:52:00 AM

Bullshit! Why do I get the feeling that Rahm's campaign has someone assigned to place "scary" comments like the above on this blog? It's just not true. It seems like there is one such comment under each post. I am sure everyone has noticed. Right?

Don't believe go to the sgts union building they had the picures at the last meeting for anyone to see. And to dispell your conspiracy theories they didn't endorse anyone this time around. So actually maybe it is you that works for this very vocal police hater.

3/22/2015 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Governor Quinn endorsed Rahm then gave CineSpace 10 million dollars there is the proof that the regular politicians are without any merit!!!Who is mining the store!!

Vote For Chuy!

3/22/2015 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bottom line is they both suck. But if you do your research Garcia has been at every anti police rally in the last ten years maybe longer.

3/21/2015 12:52:00 AM

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Really? I don't believe that. Show proof.

3/22/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What will happen to Chuy if he loses? I think the machine will not take kindly to his rocking the boat.

3/21/2015 01:27:00 AM
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Nothing will happen. It will continue as the status quo.
The boat will only rock if Garcia is elected as mayor. Only then will you see the boat rock.

3/22/2015 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line is they both suck. But if you do your research Garcia has been at every anti police rally in the last ten years maybe longer.

3/21/2015 12:52:00 AM

Bullshit! Why do I get the feeling that Rahm's campaign has someone assigned to place "scary" comments like the above on this blog? It's just not true. It seems like there is one such comment under each post. I am sure everyone has noticed. Right?

---
You are correct sir. At least one scary one liner about chuy in each thread since the run-off. It is either a clouted cop who has Rahms shit on his/her nose or a mayor plant to try a sway peoples votes. Haha.
The only way Rahm wins this election is if people do not vote. I still haven't met one person who (admits at least) to voting for him last time.

3/22/2015 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I got my VRI check March 21, 2015 at 0100 hours via direct deposit with CHASE

You goofs still use the Credit Union? You must have no finance skills just sit tight and keep quite!

you get yours eventually!

3/21/2015 12:10:00 PM

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Jeez - are you guys that hard up that if you don't get your check on that exact date its due in your direct deposit that it is going to affect you financially?
What difference does is make if you have enough money in the bank already.
And, I know an officer who (both husband and wife are coppers, so they make well over $120k) and that officer closed their credit union acct because the direct deposit was always a day later than it was supposed to be.
Seriously?
You people are pathetic.

3/22/2015 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
(OT) since Eddie Burke cut into 23rd ward west end of 008 his area is really getting the section 8 moving in! When Zalewski was alderman we did not have this problem! Why is Eddie Burke letting this happen?

3/21/2015 06:01:00 PM

######################
1) Burke has no control over section 8 moving in or out.
2) Zalewski did not prevent it
3) It is happening all over the city and suburbs.
4) this is not new
5) you see it more because big companies and rehabbers have been the ones buying the homes for sale (not individuals or families) They clean them up then either rent or sell.
6) I've got two on my block alone.
Both were foreclosures that they fixed and now rent to section 8.
Thankfully, the renters are pretty decent.
7) Don't listen to the lies the Obama admin. tells you about the housing market. It's still in trouble. And, going to get worse when they raise the interest rates later this summer.

3/22/2015 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

Why is he 7th district commander's spot a commander's pay again? I thought a deputy ran that spot? What's changed since Schmidt left?

3/22/2015 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/21/2015 09:58:00 AM

Nobody cares about you gate shaking morons. I'd be afraid of the airport if you idiots were armed. They should disband the whole useless lot of aviation police and hire a private company. None arresting wastes of tax payer money

3/22/2015 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Anyone else not get their scab labor check....again? VRI checks are supposed to come on the 21st right? Or is the Credit Union fucking up? I don't need the $$ immediately but would like it when it's due.

3/21/2015 08:01:00 AM

You work VRI and are wondering where your check is and then refered to yourself as a "SCAB?" I'm a little concerned about your intellegence. Do you even know what a "SCAB" is? It's someone that goes against an organized labor action of which there is not one issued by FOP. So you called yourself a "SCAB" not even knowing what one is. Strange. FYI...I got my "SCAB" check with no problems. Also eleminating VRI would not cause Rahm to hire and even if he did it would have no impact on the pension issue. Right now it would not matter if we all put in 75% of our pay. The hole is far to big. The city needs to meet their requirements just like we all do every two weeks with no say so.

3/21/2015 02:05:00 PM

Dear smart guy, first it was a joke calling it scab labor. I can tell you're probably a wheel gun carrying do nothing North sider, but in all of your worldly know it all knowledge and supreme intelligence it's not "eliminating" it's eliminating. No go back on your high know it all horse and stay safe.

3/22/2015 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Sgt. Milt D. sold his soul and doing a Rham commercial.
Don't get me started...

3/22/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to many gold braid draining pension , captains should be in charge of district , not commanders or deputy chiefs
lieutenants could supervise 2 or 3 districts , inspectors eliminated , that is a sergeants responsibility , if sergeant doesn't do his job than the lieutenant writes up the police officer and sergeant

3/22/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham cant change his record

3/22/2015 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a big news media fan, But
I think the Fox Business News show Stossel should be watched by all City employees.

Is Chicago the next Detroit?

I worked on my masters program in public administration when Detroit sank. And each point that was brought up in Detroit has now been brought up in Chicago.

Watch the replay and you will be shocked and learn why Chicago will not change until someone pays off the pensions deficit first. And why Chicago should stop all unneeded infrastructure work since the bills for this work will come in several years after the current mayor is gone.

Simple they spend funds that they never had in hand or care to replace.

We are doomed!

3/22/2015 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know everyone on here seems to love Chuy but c'mon the guy is clueless. He can say and even intend to fix all these problems but he has no idea how to do it. Plus, he's a Karen Lewis commie who is going to up entitlements and drive even more business out of this city. Don't get me wrong, Rham is an arrogant self serving piece of shit. I get a sharp pain in my heart saying he may be the lesser of two evils. He he can seal the deal on money from the casino going to our pension then he's got my vote.

3/21/2015 03:11:00 AM

There isn't any casino.

3/22/2015 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everytime I see one of those "Rahm for Chicago" signs on someone's lawn, I think that it should really say, "Rahm for Rahm"

Rahm keeps saying that Garcia has no plan for the city. Yet we have not seen Rahm's plan, and what we have seen does not look good.

3/22/2015 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

- Cut wasteful city employees.

3/21/2015 10:03:00 AM

City Hall would be empty.

3/22/2015 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Off Topic, I was at Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream in Edgebrook tonight and was surprised to find an anti police theme painted on the walls. The mural compares South Korea, Syria and Ferguson and shows Police/military figures and a dead bird with the words civil liberties written on it. Won't be giving them my money ever again.

3/21/2015 01:39:00 AM

Yelp.
Go to Yelp and leave a one star review. EVERYBODY go to Yelp and leave a one star review.
And anybody who patronizes the place, take careful notes on hygiene policies, hairnets, gloves, utensils, garbage cans... and notify the Dept of Health.

3/21/2015 01:36:00 PM

Also make sure that everyone is parked legally.

3/22/2015 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me what happened to the cash for the Olympics?

3/22/2015 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no hidden billions/millions as Garcia claims. The Trib says 1.7 billion (TIF) is skimmed from property taxes annually.Where is it going? Rahm won't say.

3/22/2015 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Mayor has police officers working 1 man cars , beat cars down , wagons doing double duty as a best car and transport vehicle . Can we all agree this is a safety issue ?
Streets and San , water dept , forestry , garbage trucks , electrical all have a minimum of 3 man crews , that do very little work . One man drives crew to a sight , sits ,sleeps ,reads in truck , one changes light bulb , one runs hoist , what a joke people . There is plenty of waste . Telephone tax for 911 tripled , look at waste over there , lot of do nothing middle management . CFD fully staffed while CPD patrol one man in the city . Rahm is not your friend , do not know about Chuy , time will tell .

3/22/2015 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"3/21/2015 03:11:00 AM"



that right there is why chicago is finished...

3/22/2015 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You goofs still use the Credit Union? You must have no finance skills just sit tight and keep quite!

you get yours eventually!

3/21/2015 12:10:00 PM

I'm not trying to be an asshole, but WTF are You getting at about the credit union? I've been with the Credit Union for over 30years and have been OK with it.Tell me how I'm a goof, and should have put all my pay checks into what else???

3/21/2015 07:30:00 PM

Im not the original poster but the credit union used to have some pretty shitty rates. Completely uncompetitive. The only people satisfied with the credit union were people with their heads up their ass, dildo's who loved having a debit card with a CPD vehicle on it, and bust-outs that need signature loans.

3/22/2015 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rahm gets another four years, the cover up will continue and the statute of limitations expires on Daley's crimes and he can't be prosecuted. Vote for CHUY and Daley goes to prison.

3/22/2015 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why , How can Chicago continue to be a sanctuary city , give free college tuition to the non workers when everyday they threaten union workers and retirees with pay , benefit cuts.
Give Choo Choo Garcia a chance to audit every city department budget.
Why are people making $30,000 to $40,000 in overtime . It would be better to hire some part time workers . Look at water pumping stations , many get paid to sleep while working overtime , privatize it and save a third in salary and no pensions .

3/22/2015 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I got my VRI check March 21, 2015 at 0100 hours via direct deposit with CHASE

You goofs still use the Credit Union? You must have no finance skills just sit tight and keep quite!

you get yours eventually!

3/21/2015 12:10:00 PM

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jeez - are you guys that hard up that if you don't get your check on that exact date its due in your direct deposit that it is going to affect you financially?
What difference does is make if you have enough money in the bank already.
And, I know an officer who (both husband and wife are coppers, so they make well over $120k) and that officer closed their credit union acct because the direct deposit was always a day later than it was supposed to be.
Seriously?
You people are pathetic.

3/22/2015 07:05:00 AM

You'd be the first one crying if the city was late with your check. It's my fucking money and I want it when I'm supposed to get it. Not when the credit union decides to give it to me.

3/22/2015 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
(OT) since Eddie Burke cut into 23rd ward west end of 008 his area is really getting the section 8 moving in! When Zalewski was alderman we did not have this problem! Why is Eddie Burke letting this happen?

3/21/2015 06:01:00 PM

######################
1) Burke has no control over section 8 moving in or out.
2) Zalewski did not prevent it
3) It is happening all over the city and suburbs.
4) this is not new
5) you see it more because big companies and rehabbers have been the ones buying the homes for sale (not individuals or families) They clean them up then either rent or sell.
6) I've got two on my block alone.
Both were foreclosures that they fixed and now rent to section 8.
Thankfully, the renters are pretty decent.
7) Don't listen to the lies the Obama admin. tells you about the housing market. It's still in trouble. And, going to get worse when they raise the interest rates later this summer.

3/22/2015 07:10:00 AM
True I live in burkes 14th ward formally 23rd ward, north of archer and Narragansett, we have a few here section 8, but brother is in mount greenwood they are moving in everywhere there, the rich have an investment company they buy any bargain houses do a good job rehabbing, and then they first try to sell them and then they rent them out, some are section 8 but some are not!
check your area here!

http://www.gosection8.com/

3/22/2015 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would little Gutierrez , black panther rush back a 1% wealthy person for mayor when they warned us against voting for the wealthy 1% Rauner and Romney ? Are they trying to join that group , afraid to lose power .

3/22/2015 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is he 7th district commander's spot a commander's pay again? I thought a deputy ran that spot? What's changed since Schmidt left?

3/22/2015 07:14:00 AM

All the freebie sports venue tickets went away.

3/22/2015 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If Rahm gets another four years, the cover up will continue and the statute of limitations expires on Daley's crimes and he can't be prosecuted. Vote for CHUY and Daley goes to prison.

3/22/2015 02:50:00 PM

>THIS!<

And this is why the North Shore/Gold Coast/LaSalle St. and Wall St. kleptocrats are funding Rahm with trainloads of money to keep him in office because:

1. They want to forestall a new mayoral administration coming in and accessing the municipal books from 1989 until now... Then asking the F E D S to investigate the kinky dealings and the familiar names found in the proximity of municipal financial kinky dealings.

A lot of those familiar names are crowd-funding Rahm to stay in office and run the clock out on the federal statute of limitations...

In the meantime...
They'll just help themselves to that Copper, Fireman, Teacher and Muni Employee pension money just layin' around doin' nuthin'... For them...

But!

They had to mount an intense media agit-prop campaign to cast the cops, firemen, teachers and muni employees as greedy, $100k pension getting, "unionized," churls who make up a portion of the great middle that makes Chicago go...

Well shit...
They might as well get SOMETHING out of this while the clock runs down.

>Snicker!<

Just like they slid Sparkle-Farts into the White House as a firewall against feeb snooping around in Chicago...

Well... Other than keeping close tabs on those wild-assed, racist, brutal, hostile, heavy-fisted, too quick to shoot for no good reason, angry cuz it isn't 1960 anymore Chicago Cops.

The public fell for it...

Yeah...
Rahm & Co.
have been laughing their asses off
at everybody who isn't them.

Vote for the other guy.
Make these 1% m/fers sweat about the
distinct possibility that they just might NOT
succeed in cheating the hangman...

Heh... Spring has sprung in Chicago.

3/23/2015 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start sending all of your tips and comments to Kass.

not for posting please.

Help yourselves! Get into the news!

jskass@tribune.com

While you are at it ask Kass how he made out after the tribune took away his pension and made him a private contractor? What other bennies did he lose about rights to articles etc.... He is not happy about those that still have pensions. We should be compared to "the private sector"!

3/23/2015 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

m not the original poster but the credit union used to have some pretty shitty rates. Completely uncompetitive. The only people satisfied with the credit union were people with their heads up their ass, dildo's who loved having a debit card with a CPD vehicle on it, and bust-outs that need signature loans.

3/22/2015 01:03:00 PM

Credit Unions now usually have the better rates as opposed to big banks. Get with the times. Nice shot about the cop car cards though, tough guy.

3/23/2015 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Off Topic, I was at Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream in Edgebrook tonight and was surprised to find an anti police theme painted on the walls. The mural compares South Korea, Syria and Ferguson and shows Police/military figures and a dead bird with the words civil liberties written on it. Won't be giving them my money ever again.

3/21/2015 01:39:00 AM

Yelp.
Go to Yelp and leave a one star review. EVERYBODY go to Yelp and leave a one star review.
And anybody who patronizes the place, take careful notes on hygiene policies, hairnets, gloves, utensils, garbage cans... and notify the Dept of Health.

3/21/2015 01:36:00 PM

Also make sure that everyone is parked legally.

3/22/2015 09:40:00 AM

It's a shitty little place that smells funny and has hippie leftists serving you crap ice cream. I'm surprised they stay in business at all.

3/23/2015 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez - are you guys that hard up that if you don't get your check on that exact date its due in your direct deposit that it is going to affect you financially?
What difference does is make if you have enough money in the bank already.
And, I know an officer who (both husband and wife are coppers, so they make well over $120k) and that officer closed their credit union acct because the direct deposit was always a day later than it was supposed to be.
Seriously?
You people are pathetic

Agree, not a day late but the date on the check which is the actual date you were supposed to get paid

3/23/2015 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why , How can Chicago continue to be a sanctuary city , give free college tuition to the non workers when everyday they threaten union workers and retirees with pay , benefit cuts.
Give Choo Choo Garcia a chance to audit every city department budget.
Why are people making $30,000 to $40,000 in overtime . It would be better to hire some part time workers . Look at water pumping stations , many get paid to sleep while working overtime , privatize it and save a third in salary and no pensions .

3/22/2015 03:42:00 PM

Could you cut the choo-choo crap? You sound like a seven year old. And you make my candidate sound stupid, too. The man is an adult and you make him sound like a child with your choo-choo idiocy.

3/23/2015 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not the original poster but the credit union used to have some pretty shitty rates. Completely uncompetitive. The only people satisfied with the credit union were people with their heads up their ass, dildo's who loved having a debit card with a CPD vehicle on it, and bust-outs that need signature loans.

3/22/2015 01:03:00 PM
I have to agree with this writer. I first joined the credit union in 1972. I am in the process of taking my money (shares) out. I have direct deposit there on a pension check. Service is good, but rates are not competitive with other credit unions. I am heading over to the Navy Credit union ( prior army service). The CPD credit union has gone downhill. The only ATMs that you can access for your money is in a 7-11 when you are out of the city.

3/25/2015 12:34:00 PM  

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