Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Remember - Chicago is Broke

But someone coming home from court to day saw this going up on Roosevelt Road:


Those were being placed on light poles up and down Roosevelt, dozens upon dozens. This, in a neighborhood that if we aren't too far off the mark, has accounted for nearly 2,500 homicides and tens-of-thousands of maimings during our careers.

No money for pensions, but Rahm can decorate one of the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, in Illinois and in the United States.

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119 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop the Madness, Rahm. Stop Flying banners from light poles....the city can't afford it...not even Commonwealth Edison spends that kind of money for 'nothing'. And stop the freaken side show buy saying "No" to the Fire-in-the River event. Get the pension mess cleared up.

5/20/2015 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Window dressing - nothing more, nothing less. Wasteful.

Hawks, let's end this...

--No Cop Here

5/20/2015 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is hoped that the pretty art will soften the savage nature of the residents. Black lives matter and if that pole art saves even one life.

5/20/2015 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the outrage??

5/20/2015 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't they have BOYSTOWN banners and sculptures around Clark and Diversey.

Then we should get COPVILLE banners in some neighborhoods in 016 and 008.

5/20/2015 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not just the sings, but the light poles look new too.

How much money was wasted... errr... uuhhh... Spent, on the "New and Improved" intersection on Roosevelt from State to Indiana? Siphoning traffic from three lanes down to one when the bus is blocking one lane.

Then there's the bike lanes taking up a lane of traffic.

Funny, I still see WAY more cars than bikes downtown. And at $75 to $125 for a city sticker, plus the tax on gas, I'd be making things a little more convenient for cars, rather than bikes.

5/20/2015 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Never ceases to amaze me...

5/20/2015 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why spend money to beautify a neighborhood that the residents take zero pride in maintaining? There is garbage everywhere. I have seen countless times mopes on the corner finish their bag of chips and throw the bag on the ground 3 feet away from the garbage can. Lawns aren't mowed and are filled with weeds. Apartment hallways filled with broken glass and empty dope bags.

5/20/2015 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Highlights from FOP meeting yesterday:
Mr. Angelo speech:
-says he was misquoted in the paper but admitted everyone needs to "share" (pension debt). Never explained how non-property owners will "share".
-avoided question and never gave a definition of "non-discressionary personnel" in the comp time agreement. (Doesnt everyone "share" already with taxes?)
-says the "15%" elective time off (Dean's agreement) has problems. Never addressed why he signed off on it.
-Sabich from 009 knew more about this agreement than dean.
-refused to identify the person in HR/MLAS by name.
-denied negotiating pension with Emanuel but when asked if Emanuel is lying, "No".
-Admitted he hasn't submitted any new legislation, even though he campaigned on it.
-said if you want a by-law change, you have to see him and he will help write it.
-cameras coming to 015 next.
-admitted to being a witness to part of Shields lawsuit.
-was told not to mediate and to sue Shields for lossed overtime. (Everyone agreed).

Ray speech:
-same old cheerleading, "we are all blue" blah, blah.
-did not answer the medical question he was asked and said you can read the general order on burning c.u. when on medical.

The bald treasurer guy:
-yelled at coppers, as usual.
-the tax forms with salaries of everyone will be released next month. (Will we see if dean's news column is true that he makes $70k less.)

Bella:
-pension coalition in Springfield.
-casino, 4 years to build, bigger than Rivers, bill for police/fire.

5/20/2015 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- Billy Dowerty at the FOP meeting trying to get info from Dean on the pending Shields suits. Billy you and your pals will be on the hook when this ends. You're going to have financial problems too trying to defend yourself from an FOP lawsuit. Good luck
P.S. Maybe you can start your own union? And be president!

5/20/2015 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'll be riddled with bulletholes soon.

5/20/2015 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous I've worked both 007 and 011, said...

Violent crime wise, try the same within a miie radius of Garfield Park. Remember that parts of 011 (Fillmo') include West and East Garfield Park, the south end of Humboldt Park, Austin east of Cicero Ave. and a strip of North Lawndale north of Roosevelt Rd.

While you'd never find me unarmed on the West (011 and 015) and South Sides, I'd feel slightly safer in 007, aka "Chiraq".

As a CPD retiree, I recently moved to unincorporated DuPage County. My biggest stressor is no longer the roving bands of feral predatory "Scandinavian" youth. Now my biggest concern is to avoid driving over "Bambi" at dawn and dusk. The distant Chicago 'burbs are another world. Like almost all other cities with first responders, active officers (and firefighters) should not have residency requirements. If you're young enough for another career, cash in and get out. Today, only a damn fool, an otherwise unemployable moron or an empty-holstered, paper shuffling clout baby would take this job. With clout, morale is understandably nonexistent.

Face it. The death knell for Chicago sounded under the "reign" of that corrupt rat bastard Daley. May he and his enabling spouse burn in Hell.

5/20/2015 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the festivals bring in so much money for Chicago.

5/20/2015 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon you guys ... don't you know it's for the children?
Every public servant that Rham fleeces and screws.... it's for the children.

5/20/2015 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop decorating these hood areas. If anything, start knocking down all of the condemned, burned out and vacant properties that look atrocious and give these animals places to deal, rape or whatever.

5/20/2015 03:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Un-fucking believable!

5/20/2015 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.t. Does anyone know how long the cameras in the new stations hold on to there footage?

5/20/2015 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about the cop that got caught sleeping on the job. All over the news!

5/20/2015 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon SCC, killers lives matter.

5/20/2015 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure that below this photo, the sidewalk and gutter is loaded with potato chip wrappers, empty 40 ouncers and soda cans.

5/20/2015 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes them FEEL good. And that is what matters

5/20/2015 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think, one day North Lawndale will be an exclusive neighborhood, one people will pay big money to live in, just like it used to be till something happened, something changed. I just can't seem to put my finger on what changed it.

5/20/2015 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These areas need beautification. Those other areas can afford to fix their neighborhoods up with their own money.

5/20/2015 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you decorate the area no one will commit violent acts. Nothing to see here just look at the banners.
Dyla Hata

5/20/2015 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most active FOP members were born after 1955 and therefore will not get the 3 percent COLA.

It is time to make this a priority or risk losing financial security in retirement.

5/20/2015 06:35:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

That's Rahm. Always looking for the silver lining in the dark cloud.

5/20/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS IN 011.

It seems that Commander Barb(aka lil hitler) is up to her old tricks from her days in IAD and illegal 1st amendment investigations..

It seems that since LT KJ left days and went to the tact team there was an opening on 2nd watch for a lt. Lt AB decides to bid for the 2nd watch spot. Commander Barb (aka Lil hitler)gets wind of this and decides that she will move the 3rd watch Lt Dany H-M to days so she can have complete control over the 2nd watch. The 3rd Watch LT Dany H-M owes Lil hilter as she nominated her for MERIT LT due to her strong leadership abilities and vast Police Experience. Lt Hitler wants to run 011 with an Iron fist while standing on her milk crate and dares anyone to defy her.
Heil Barb!

Col Hanibal Smith.

5/20/2015 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Art matters!

5/20/2015 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where the money collected from Chicagos recycling program goes?

5/20/2015 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might notice the lightpoles also.

They cost extra too.

5/20/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is not broke. Chicago has money and taxing options. Anyone who compares Chicago to Detroit is an idiot.

From a speech at the Chicago club yesterday

Chicago is the third-largest city in America. It’s nothing like Detroit. Chicago is a real city. There are people. There are jobs. There are solutions. There’s growth. If anything, the Loop is too crowded. It’s a completely different ballgame.”

5/20/2015 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if a tourist is driving around and sees these banners they should say "hey honey lets park the car and walk around".

5/20/2015 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maimings!

Good word choice! Totally under utilized!

5/20/2015 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly banner on a phony "antique" light pole; base of the thing is two thin die castings zip-tied together, will come off if you give it a good kick.

Add in the iron gratings and trees and bumps and flower-planted street obstructions and "sculptures" and skateribbons and bike lanes no one will use and "312 trails" on old railroad R.O.W. through dangerous isolated areas, and you get some very small idea of how this city p___es away the money it says it doesn't have.

Definition of POTEMKIN VILLAGE --

: an impressive facade or show designed to hide an undesirable fact or condition

: a pretentiously showy or imposing façade intended to mask or divert attention from an embarrassing or shabby fact or condition.

Etc.

Now let's go yell about nothing at the top of our lungs, and bust bottles all over the street, and shoot at some ambulances. After that, we can spray-paint 50 garages, and then hurl a chunk of concrete through someone's window and smash a sleeping baby's head.

"Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo

"Don't tell me

"There's nothin' to do."

5/20/2015 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those cost about $500.00 or more each, another waste of tax money, shuffling the money around that the city obviously has, but they just don't want to pay the pensions or use it to buy new police equipment! I would rather not pay my cable bill, real estate taxes and use my money elsewhere but we have bills to pay and budget accordingly!

5/20/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's their motto... Spend your way out of debt !

5/20/2015 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't mind in 011 at the 3900 block of Monroe the city was replacing grass for the whole block. I didn't notice any reason like construction of the street or sidewalk to justify the replacement. I guess living on the ghetto is better then living in areas were people are productive members of Society. I can't wait to retire and get the fu@k out of this craphole

5/20/2015 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that impatient Rahm is committed to spending millions of dollars to build a elevated train flyover at Belmont (Helmont to those familiar with police blotters) because when trains are waiting for switching and track clearances there can be a delay of thirty to forty seconds.

TOTALLY F*CKING USELESS, but Rahm cannot abide waiting and the connected contractors will reap a fortune from another rigged public works contract.

5/20/2015 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now now rahm lets not confuse north lawndale with downtown naperville, besides there is no river walk and no starbucks

5/20/2015 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slightly off-topic but doesn't our government appear to be less of a democracy and more like medieval style feudalism, when things like this are bragged to the public: if you are an alderman and are an ally of the mayor, you get a plum job as chairman of a committee. the article even says these jobs are supposed to be picked by the council members themselves. aren't the executive and legislative branches supposed to be separate, and one not be subordinate to the other? How disgraceful, disgusting and un-American our local government is . . . .

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-committees-met-0520-20150519-story.html

5/20/2015 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drive down Pulaski between Lawrence and Montrose, new artsy fartsy art work in the intersections and some stupid brick crap on the sidewalks.

5/20/2015 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City Hall Communisto's, never to be trusted.

5/20/2015 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the money used for bike lanes down Vincennes ave. Last year, Rahm had the lanes changed from four down to two with those reflective posts cutting off the other two lanes for bikes. I work in 22 and have never seen a bike in the bike lanes. After last winter, the bike lanes could not be plowed and were full of garbage so Rahm found the money to pull out all the reflective posts. Last week, he had city crews out there painting the street once again with new bike lanes that mess up traffic once again. What a joke, some friend of Rahm is making a mint on this.

5/20/2015 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fop meeting yesterday- according to the city survey and Dean, 66% of officers in 005 like the ten hour day pilot program. The fop passed out paperwork on the survey. Scc could you post that?

5/20/2015 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is because Riot Fest just relocated to Douglass Park. Now all the white patroms will know where they are

5/20/2015 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have yet to see a sign like that in a taxpaying area, just sayin'

5/20/2015 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please...not everyone in North Lawndale is a criminal. We like our neighborhood to look nice. What does yours look like?

Besides...gotta spruce it up for Riot Fest. Have fun, officers.

5/20/2015 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is here for:

1.) Destroy the evidence of Daley's crimes. Classic "clean up" job.

2.) Spend every last cent left on favored people. Destroy the city's credit.

3.) Bust the joint out! BK. Fuck you, we can't pay!

Of course, the real insiders will get theirs between steps 2 and 3.

5/20/2015 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, us graphic designers need to eat too.

I'll tell you that the die cut on that vinyl sign cost a little bit extra money than one without a die cut. But not enough to make a difference either way when compared to the cash involved with even just one pension.

5/20/2015 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

What's the best way to document a Lt. threatening to deny time off over supposed lack of contact cards?

5/20/2015 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been commenting about this for years!!! I have encouraged people to call their alderman's office to ask why all the work and improvements in the getto without any focus or attention given to the needed improvements everywhere else in the city? Enough is enough already. Look at all the violent crime maps and then look at all the maps of who actually bothers to show up and vote, or who actually bothers to attend school, work hard at it and then get a job! I'm sick of the peopole who expect and demand hand outs all thier lives continually get rewarded. Make sure my pension is their when I need it damn it! I sacrificed and worked hard all my life!!!!!! Enough is enough, get angry people, make those calls and quit being P.C. out of fear of retribution. Look at what being loud and obnoxious gets them....rewarded.I'm sick of this shit!!!

5/20/2015 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahaha!

5/20/2015 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The movie, we must look good for Spike!

5/20/2015 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ferguson was a police riot"
McCarthy, you 'sell out mother fucker'... go away

5/20/2015 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We don't have a spending problem, we have a REVENUE problem".

5/20/2015 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To quote a former politico:
Like putting lipstick on a pig.....
When Rammer has to open up his TIF checkbook, and show where and to whom the $$$$ is going, maybe THEN this nonsense will stop, and he can start to pay his bills first, THEN spend on nonsense....
Hope the FOP is willing to fight this fight.....let a court order the opening of the check books.....
Stay united, my brothers and sisters....

5/20/2015 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they are getting: NEWS
Embattled Riot Fest pulling up stakes, taking show to Douglas Park

Free I-Phones for North Lawndale!!!

5/20/2015 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of many examples of wasteful spending. This could be spent on repairing streets or paying down some debt. See how our government of fools are going to keep dragging us down more into debt. I bet the company that made these signs is politically connected. I can't wait to move out of this city let alone this state.

5/20/2015 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once the urbanians find out they're aluminum, they'll all be gone and nobody will notice.
Are there any signs for South Lawndale or is that neighborhood not yet as gentrified?

5/20/2015 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Most active FOP members were born after 1955 and therefore will not get the 3 percent COLA.

It is time to make this a priority or risk losing financial security in retirement.

5/20/2015 06:35:00 AM

It isn't time to prioritize YOUR cola; it's time to secure OUR PENSIONS.

5/20/2015 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like his predecessor with the rainbow phallic symbols up & down Halsted st.in Boystown

5/20/2015 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me start with I'm also the Police. Everybody stop your crying like babies. There is still a lot of good citizens in those crime ridden neighborhoods, they deserve to see some city decorations. I know there are some out and out racists among us, I hear it often. Times have changed and we need to change with them, not stay in the past like our fathers. Tiny Dancer heard cries from neighborhoods, so he is doing a little for them. Chuy would have been a terrible commie pinko Mayor, lets face it, his promises were all lies.Our concern is with Dean Angelo and our pension issues, being safe and going home to our families. If you can make the money, make it and save/invest it. For those of you sticking out your necks to bring down crime, the current powers that be don't want their voters arrested, they just want violent crime down a litte. Face reality and read between the lines. Be safe and save!!!!!

5/20/2015 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fop meeting yesterday- according to the city survey and Dean, 66% of officers in 005 like the ten hour day pilot program. The fop passed out paperwork on the survey. Scc could you post that?

5/20/2015 09:16:00 AM



I know someone in 005. He says almost everyone hates the schedule. Now I don't know everyone in 005, but I'm going to say that 2/3's seems awfully high of a number, considering what I've been told, along with what I've read here. At this point, I don't believe one thing this Union says, nor do I believe one thing the Dept. says either.

5/20/2015 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Banners schmanners, the park district is picking up the tab on soldier field 2 new big screens. Those are $4,500,000 ea. which means we are buying them.
Just remember popo, no bringa yo gats inside. NFL don't trust ya.

5/20/2015 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a CPD retiree, I recently moved to unincorporated DuPage County. My biggest stressor is no longer the roving bands of feral predatory "Scandinavian" youth. Now my biggest concern is to avoid driving over "Bambi" at dawn and dusk. The distant Chicago 'burbs are another world. Like almost all other cities with first responders, active officers (and firefighters) should not have residency requirements. If you're young enough for another career, cash in and get out. Today, only a damn fool, an otherwise unemployable moron or an empty-holstered, paper shuffling clout baby would take this job. With clout, morale is understandably nonexistent.

Face it. The death knell for Chicago sounded under the "reign" of that corrupt rat bastard Daley. May he and his enabling spouse burn in Hell.

5/20/2015 02:19:00 AM

You don't sound stressed at all. A 2am rant sounds pretty normal. Take a deep breath, adjust your porch wind chimes, and feed a couple of squirrels so you calm down.

5/20/2015 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday's FOP meeting was horrible and depressing. Dean and company couldn't satisfactorily answer any question. It seemed like they didn't know anything. Our union is in a sad state.

5/20/2015 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! I think I just figured out Rahm's strategy and it is a frightening doomsday scenario.

Rahm does not have t have the City of Chicago DECLARED BANKRUPT, all he has to do is MAKE CHICAGO BANKRUPT.

How many of those piss-bums begging for change you see every day actually have a court recorded bankruptcy on file but they are bankrupt none the less.

Remember some months ago how some people noted that the city was consulting with the law firm who handled Detroit's bankruptcy. And remember how the city was quietly having liens placed on all municipal properties.

Now Rahm is spending money on everything he can to make sure there is nothing in the coffers to finance the pensions of “those greedy cops and firemen”. When the bills for the pensions come due Rahm may just say, “So sue me.”

There will be nothing there. All the money has been spent, there will be no reserves, and any tax money coming in will support basic services. All the municipal properties will have liens already placed on them by clouted so they can’t be seized.

Finance the pensions, if put to a referendum would the homeowner/voters elect to almost double their real estate taxes or the catered-to constituents want to lose any of their freebies.
So who is going to sue for what? The FOP “leadership” has been bought off and the Pension Board will be powerless. Certainly not Hillary and probably not any Republican federal administration would ever proceed criminally against the Chicago Demo-communist Criminal Family for malfeasance of office.

It’s all about who get paid and who doesn’t. And Rahm doesn’t want to pay people who don’t vote and wouldn’t vote for him.
BTW, all you cops who voted for Rahm because you said that Chuy didn’t have a plan to save our pensions. How are you feeling about now?

5/20/2015 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people in the community must be so proud! What's next? A Lawndale garden club?

5/20/2015 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is broke but looks like ed burke can keep this ethanol ordinance going! Even the mainstream media knows about the payoffs to elected read the article, wonder how much the manilla envelopes will contain to get it passed?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-burke-lobbying-bonanza-ethanol-bill-spared-20150520-story.html

Another treasurer hunter move, and today McCarthy says he has found money for police body cameras, more treasurer money found, Burke ,McCarthy,rahm all have found millions, but yet nothing to put into pension funds strange?

5/20/2015 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Most active FOP members were born after 1955 and therefore will not get the 3 percent COLA.

It is time to make this a priority or risk losing financial security in retirement.

5/20/2015 06:35:00 AM
agreed hello dean dean dean wake up!!

5/20/2015 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. But relative.....
Check out the Mark Brown article on the SunTimes....
Isn't this a fine load of crapola now being espoused by the Rammer??
UN-freaking-believable.......mighty new lows being set here.....all in the name of " I am the Rammer....I can buy and spend on whatever I want, pay to whomever I am beholden, and to the rest of you, keese my asssss...I am not giving up MY money to pay those bills....to pay those pensions....those TIF funds are mine, and so will the casino cash be MINE.....more wine for me and my friends....."

stay united, CPD, CFD, et al......NO negotiations on this at all......let it go to the courts......

5/20/2015 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Obama

5/20/2015 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The excess spending fat is so thick in Chicago if it were a person it would make Fat Bastard from Austin Powers look like a Victoria's Secret model. Its a sinking ship, where all the crew is fucked and only the rats have life vests.
-old salty cop that doesn't give a shit anymore

5/20/2015 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is hoped that the pretty art will soften the savage nature of the residents. Black lives matter and if that pole art saves even one life."

5/20/2015 12:37:00 AM

People won't commit robberies anymore when the new Harriet Tubman $20 bills come into circulation. It'd be disrespectful.

Am I right, huh? Am I right?

*

5/20/2015 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPEND, RAHM! SPEND!

"A controversial CTA project to route the Brown Line onto a ramp over other elevated trains in Lakeview has been expanded in scope and would cost roughly $570 million, instead of $320 million, a CTA analysis released Tuesday said.

"The minimum four-year project, opposed by some residents will also disrupt rail service during off-peak hours and on weekends, as well as bring increased noise, dust, traffic delays and other inconveniences to the neighborhood." ["Inconveniences" like being thrown out of your apartment, having your business destroyed, having your home torn down.]

"The CTA has not secured funding for construction of the bypass flyover bridge, which is part of the transit agency's overall Red and Purplemodernization project, estimated to cost $4.7 billion. Moreover, the flyover's $570 million portion of that total could rise because of inflation if the project doesn't start as planned in 2017, according to the new analysis..."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cta-brown-line-bypass-met-0520-20150519-story.html

Dig the graphic. Rahm's Ant Tunnels In The Sky...

5/20/2015 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC!

In the interest of REAL beautification, we suggest a politician or a media member being run up these overpriced, pseudo-antique wrought pot metal lamp posts instead of those banners.

Chicago.
What a shit-show...

5/20/2015 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is not broke. Chicago has money and taxing options. Anyone who compares Chicago to Detroit is an idiot.

"From a speech at the Chicago club yesterday

Chicago is the third-largest city in America. It’s nothing like Detroit. Chicago is a real city. There are people. There are jobs. There are solutions. There’s growth. If anything, the Loop is too crowded. It’s a completely different ballgame.”

Do you really expect someone to say, publicly, on the record and for all bond holders to hear, "Well, we're up shit creek without a paddle, so poach what you can, and move along."

What's that old cliche? Never say never.

5/20/2015 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just announced that Riot Fest 2015 will be held in Douglas Park, so you've got to class the joint up a bit for the concert goers. Will it help the neighborhood ? Well, there'll be plenty of food vendors and small business entrepreneurs in for that week. Maybe they'll see opportunity in that area ? It can't hurt. And if it's a failure then someone else will want to host.

5/20/2015 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anybody else noticed that the only time you see McCarthy is at graduation ceremonies or other things like the city club luncheon? He most definitely is still not at work or running the day to day operations of the department. Expect a minority superintendent very very soon. McCarthy is gone.

5/20/2015 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh lovely Lawndale. Shithole almost as bad as the 'Wood.

5/20/2015 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Don't they have BOYSTOWN banners and sculptures around Clark and Diversey.

Then we should get COPVILLE banners in some neighborhoods in 016 and 008.

5/20/2015 12:49:00 AM

And Douce banners for Ward 11 and 19.

5/20/2015 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10.5 hour day being implemented city wide in 2016. Done deal. Thanks FOP!

5/20/2015 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Arrr! 'Tis pirates we be! The JPMorganChase raider vessel, flying its black flag and swiggin from casks of rum as they dance the hornpipe, has just hit the rocks AGAIN. ANOTHER $5 BILLION in fines for "foreign currency manipulation."

The nervous guy at the counter with the shades and the "Give me money or I'll crap my pants right here" note ain't nothing compared to what's up in the top-floor corner offices in this outfit.

Arrr!

"Shiver My Timbers, shiver My Soul

"Yo Ho He Ho

"There are men with hearts as black as coal

"And they sailed their ship across the ocean blue

"A blood-thirsty captain and a cut-throat crew.

"It's a darker tale as was ever told

"Of a lust for treasure and a love of gold

"Shiver My Timbers, Shiver my sides

"Yo ho he ho

"There are hungers as strong as the winds and tides

"Yo ho he ho

"And those buccaneers drowned their sins in rum

"The devil himself would call 'em scum!

"Every man on board would have killed his mate

"For a bag of ginnys or a piece of eight, a piece of eight, a piece of eight..."

5/20/2015 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: a police officer was killed in Omaha today...

5/20/2015 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 things:

http://chicagocode.org/10-8-340/

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dps/provdrs/auction.html

5/20/2015 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boy rahm keep this up and I will think im in downtown Scottsdale,az right by the river walk and the Scottsdale fashion SQUARE MALL, NOTTT

5/20/2015 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Rahm has major plans to reconfigure Ashland Avenue near his residence.

His hubris is amazing. He learned nothing from the election and run-off. He is confident that if the going gets tough the Clintons will parachute him back to D.C. before his term expires. Sometimes, it seems that he is purposefully avoiding making decisions because he does not intend to be in Chicago much longer.

5/20/2015 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Chicago Bullshit!

5/20/2015 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Please...not everyone in North Lawndale is a criminal. We like our neighborhood to look nice. What does yours look like?"

5/20/2015 09:55:00 AM

You got me there. It's awful short on crime scene tape, yellow evidence markers all over the street, and pools of blood.

"Besides...gotta spruce it up for Riot Fest. Have fun, officers."

Uh...were we invited?

"We do not need nobody up in here telling us how to do."

--Ameena Matthews, "violence interrupter" and daughter of imprisoned P Stone founder Jeff Fort, who caused more harm in the black community than any po-lice could have done in a thousand years

5/20/2015 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Art matters!"

5/20/2015 07:28:00 AM

Getting home alive matters.

5/20/2015 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey, us graphic designers need to eat too.

"I'll tell you that the die cut on that vinyl sign cost a little bit extra money than one without a die cut. But not enough to make a difference either way when compared to the cash involved with even just one pension."

5/20/2015 10:01:00 AM

Disingenuous. Not talking about just one sign, and you know that perfectly well. Not just the screwed-up pensions, either. Talking about millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions of dollars in waste and theft and nepotism and kickbacks and corruption and set-asides for the hooked-up in all walks of public life.

The truly needy and elderly need to eat too. The RahmRaunerLLC plan is, as one lady said, "balanced upon the backs of the poor." Graphic designers should be way at the bottom of the list when there are potholes to be fixed and traffic signals to be repaired. Now there is a big problem with graft, cost overruns, etc. just with People's Gas installing new gas lines so we don't get blown up in the middle of the night. One God-damned thing after another.

First things first -- some other things possibly never. Don't have the money.

5/20/2015 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I have yet to see a sign like that in a taxpaying area, just sayin'

5/20/2015 09:21:00 AM

Glance up on Logan Boulevard, then, between dodging the potholes.

5/20/2015 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody seeking a free CTA fare card can receive one from N.L. in the PTS. Please only close friends and relatives apply.

5/20/2015 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the front of a park (CPD) in 016 there were three banners proclaiming the name of the park on the street light posts just above the sign that has the park name on it. The weather shredded the banners so nothing is left. The posts have not been painted in 35 years that I know of. They still have the red primer paint. The park also has Christy Webber landscaping coming to water the plants with a water truck even though there is a water spigot on the park building. Why can't the CPD maint. do this? Check out Weber on the Il. Bd. of Elections to see how much money she gives the dems.

5/20/2015 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would interesting to see who has the city contract for these banners and how much they contribute to the Democratic party. Also what's the total cost for the making and installation of each banner and how many are there?

5/20/2015 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riot fest is coming to Douglas Park, he has to make the neighborhood look pretty

5/20/2015 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/20/2015 08:22:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Please...not everyone in North Lawndale is a criminal. We like our neighborhood to look nice. What does yours look like?"

5/20/2015 09:55:00 AM

You got me there. It's awful short on crime scene tape, yellow evidence markers all over the street, and pools of blood.

"Besides...gotta spruce it up for Riot Fest. Have fun, officers."

Uh...were we invited?

"We do not need nobody up in here telling us how to do."

--Ameena Matthews, "violence interrupter" and daughter of imprisoned P Stone founder Jeff Fort, who caused more harm in the black community than any po-lice could have done in a thousand years

5/20/2015 08:52:00 PM


>Long and low whistle and a roguish raconteur's slow clap of of appreciation<

There is terrible beauty in truth...

5/20/2015 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
SPEND, RAHM! SPEND!

"A controversial CTA project to route the Brown Line onto a ramp over other elevated trains in Lakeview has been expanded in scope and would cost roughly $570 million, instead of $320 million, a CTA analysis released Tuesday said.

"The minimum four-year project, opposed by some residents will also disrupt rail service during off-peak hours and on weekends, as well as bring increased noise, dust, traffic delays and other inconveniences to the neighborhood." ["Inconveniences" like being thrown out of your apartment, having your business destroyed, having your home torn down.]

"The CTA has not secured funding for construction of the bypass flyover bridge, which is part of the transit agency's overall Red and Purplemodernization project, estimated to cost $4.7 billion. Moreover, the flyover's $570 million portion of that total could rise because of inflation if the project doesn't start as planned in 2017, according to the new analysis..."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cta-brown-line-bypass-met-0520-20150519-story.html

Dig the graphic. Rahm's Ant Tunnels In The Sky...

5/20/2015 04:15:00 PM
Curious George Cardenas psst looks over here more money found have treasure hunters rahms and your 49 fellow alder hunters fund the pension scrap the friends are family graft plan your a hero curious George you Latin have machismo brother "testicular fortitude" "just do it" thanks for your unwavering support of law and order the Cpd thanks you ahead of your revelation!

5/20/2015 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Line of Duty death:


Detective
Kerrie Orozco
Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Detective Kerrie Orozco was shot and killed as she and other members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a warrant on a man wanted for a shooting in September 2014.

The subject opened fire on the officers as they approached a home near the intersection of Read Street and Martin Avenue. Members of the task force returned fire, fatally wounding the man.

Detective Orozco was transported to Creighton University Medical Center where she succumbed to her wounds.

Detective Orozco had served with the Omaha Police Department for seven years. She is survived by her husband, newborn daughter, and two stepchildren.



Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief Todd Schmaderer
Omaha Police Department
505 South 15th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Phone: (402) 444-5867



Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/22489-detective-kerrie-orozco#ixzz3ak4ORckn

5/20/2015 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't forget Rahm has major plans to reconfigure Ashland Avenue near his residence.

His hubris is amazing. He learned nothing from the election and run-off. He is confident that if the going gets tough the Clintons will parachute him back to D.C. before his term expires. Sometimes, it seems that he is purposefully avoiding making decisions because he does not intend to be in Chicago much longer.

5/20/2015 08:04:00 PM


All Rahm's bets are off if a Republican President is elected. The Clinton Crime family makes me sick; sort of like the Daley crime family.

5/20/2015 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT --

Arrr! 'Tis pirates we be! The JPMorganChase raider vessel, flying its black flag and swiggin from casks of rum as they dance the hornpipe, has just hit the rocks AGAIN. ANOTHER $5 BILLION in fines for "foreign currency manipulation."

The nervous guy at the counter with the shades and the "Give me money or I'll crap my pants right here" note ain't nothing compared to what's up in the top-floor corner offices in this outfit.

Arrr!

5/20/2015 06:17:00 PM

Hey now!

At least a reknown cut-throat like Gasparilla had the decency to at least wrap 2 fathoms of chains around his waist and fling himself into the deep blue when the jig was up...

These decaying alive fucks flying the JP Morgan and affiliated flags HAVE bent the laws of this land to their whim with their money and influence.

There will be no legal sanction against them and fuckers like Rahm, whom they have plugged into elected office to secure THEIR interests only.

Remember how they bitched and cried about the Stimulus as originally intended?

"Don't give the taxpaying churls that money!
Give it to US and we'll pass on the savings
to them..."

Heh...
Y'all know what happened after that.
Right?

Punishment will have to come at the hands
the people.

Buccaneer style.

Sail for deep blue with the offending asses in
secure custody.

Herd them up on the deck where a sail is laid out
and use sharp pointy things to encourage their
standing in the middle of it.

Chain them together.
Sew them up in the sail.

Kick the squirming, yelling, crying
shit stained bundle of misery
overboard.

Let's see I we can lure a few members
of local media to join in the fun.

3 hour cruise an' shit...

5/20/2015 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What's the best way to document a Lt. threatening to deny time off over supposed lack of contact cards?" Put your slip in early enough. If you are denied hit the medical. Instead of you wasting 8 hrs of your time, waste as much of theirs as you please. You gave them the courtesy of dropping a slip.I guarantee next time they'll approve it.

5/20/2015 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) we have a torture commission going after John Burge again: this is ridiculous putting the RIP family of murdered coppers through this despicable!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-torture-commission-jackie-wilson-met-20150520-story.html

The city just gave away over 5 million to accusers now flint Taylor and his people's law office are coming after more taxpayers money this must stop! Nothing ever proven what about the memories of 2 murdered officers officers time to rethink everything!

5/20/2015 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't they find some money to paint the lane divider lines on the streets. Who cares about bike lanes and banners.

5/20/2015 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I have yet to see a sign like that in a taxpaying area, just sayin'

5/20/2015 09:21:00 AM

Your just not lookin' or Your just lyin' . Just sayin'

5/21/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't give the taxpaying churls that money!
Give it to US and we'll pass on the savings
to them..."

"Heh...
Y'all know what happened after that.
Right?"

5/20/2015 11:01:00 PM

Oh yeah. .01% interest and not even a cheap toaster.

Look up "peg boys" in relation to the goings-on on these appalling vessels...none other than your "lower-level"-type employees in these establishments today.

The Brits used to make a great point of bringing the captured troublemakers back to Blighty in chains, and then publicly hanging them at the end of the naval dock.

"I think they were on to something," he said as the old Chev U-turned and skittered for traction to catch up after the CTA driver surreptitiously flashed his lights...

Hot summer night...

5/21/2015 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flint Taylor of the People's Law Office has ties to Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers who have ties to such radicals as . . .

So the truth does not matter. Burge is guilty of torture because the radical leftists say so, not because of any specific verdict returned in a court of a law.

5/21/2015 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as a Lt. denying Timedue for lack of activity make sure you submit your slip at least 7 days in advance. Submitted 7 or more days in advance C/U & BFD's go by senority. They also have 72 hours to deny you; they are supposed to write "denied per manpower issues" and give you a copy. If anyone with less time than you is off with C/U & BFd's then that is a pretty easy beef to prove. (PDays 10 days in advance go first). Know your contract....

5/21/2015 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody said: "Disingenuous. Not talking about just one sign, and you know that perfectly well."

I do. You apparently don't know humor very well though. Geez.

5/21/2015 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger BlueShirt4Life said...

Sweet!!! Now even less of a commute to work for the drug dealers that buy a 3 day bracelet to concert so they can sling molly inside. At least its next door to the hospital! Double sweet!!!

5/21/2015 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like seeing banners reading "Travel Beautiful Yugoslavia" back in the mid-90's.

5/21/2015 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anybody else noticed that the only time you see McCarthy is at graduation ceremonies or other things like the city club luncheon? He most definitely is still not at work or running the day to day operations of the department. Expect a minority superintendent very very soon. McCarthy is gone.

5/20/2015 05:28:00 PM



Geez thanks for the info.Are you the same person that comes on here month after month for the past few years with this b.s ?

5/21/2015 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
(OT) we have a torture commission going after John Burge again: this is ridiculous putting the RIP family of murdered coppers through this despicable!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-torture-commission-jackie-wilson-met-20150520-story.html

The city just gave away over 5 million to accusers now flint Taylor and his people's law office are coming after more taxpayers money this must stop! Nothing ever proven what about the memories of 2 murdered officers officers time to rethink everything!

5/20/2015 11:20:00 PM

Just read the article very sad, what more do the bottom feeders lawyers and thugs want? They got paid off millions, time for them to stop! Ridiculous, and alderman want o speak out, dean dean its me Cpd officer did you wake up sleeping beauty's yet? I have the shoe Cinderella dean speak up!

5/21/2015 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Target practice for the gangs.

5/21/2015 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why can't they find some money to paint the lane divider lines on the streets. Who cares about bike lanes and banners.

5/20/2015 11:51:00 PM

Very dangerous situation, with no center lines or lane lines in this WORLD CLASS CITY. Doesn't Rahm care about the CHILDREN being transported in the cars?!?!

5/21/2015 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Flint Taylor of the People's Law Office has ties to Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers who have ties to such radicals as . . .

So the truth does not matter. Burge is guilty of torture because the radical leftists say so, not because of any specific verdict returned in a court of a law.


5/21/2015 05:55:00 AM
True another day "just when they let the money out (5.5 million) they want more so they pull a great police boss back in" flint Taylor and crew you took enough undeserved money you got your payoffs now go away pathetic law office!

5/21/2015 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I think they were on to something," he said as the old Chev U-turned and skittered for traction to catch up after the CTA driver surreptitiously flashed his lights...

Hot summer night...

5/21/2015 12:23:00 AM

Write the book already :^)

5/21/2015 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Somebody said: "Disingenuous. Not talking about just one sign, and you know that perfectly well."

"I do. You apparently don't know humor very well though. Geez."

5/21/2015 09:46:00 AM

Cheap out.

You don't want adults to consider and discuss the statements you make, don't come out here and play with them.

5/22/2015 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will decriminalizing the "Gateway Drug" lead to less of the associated crimes that the stoners commit? Seriously, quite a few of the clumsiest burglars and retail thefts are committed by the burnouts.

5/23/2015 03:55:00 PM  

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