Sunday, June 21, 2015

Awfully Nice Pension

  • When Dorval R. Carter Jr. returned to the CTA last month as the transit agency’s president, he had to temporarily give up a sweet pension deal that had paid him three-quarters of a million dollars in just five and a half years.

    Taking advantage of a little-known early-retirement incentive offered by the CTA, Carter left his second stint with the agency in 2009 and started collecting a $137,229-a-year pension the same month he turned 52, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association show.

    Carter didn’t retire, though. He moved to Washington, D.C., to take a post as a top lawyer in President Barack Obama’s U.S. Department of Transportation, where he would rise to the post of acting chief of staff, making $146,450 a year.

    Double-dipping as a federal government official while also collecting a pension from the CTA allowed Carter to take home a combined taxpayer-subsidized income that reached $283,679 a year, records show.
But remember, it's those greedy police officers and firefighters looking to retire on half-pay at 20 years that are the problem - about one-third of what this guy was pulling down at the CTA, and barely one-seventh of his double-dipping days with the CTA and the feds paying him.

The math is astounding:
  • He’d worked for the CTA from 1984 to 1991, then, after working for the Federal Transit Administration, returned in 2000, staying until he accepted the early-retirement deal in 2009.

    That amounted to a total of 16 and a half years with the CTA. But he was able to get a pension based on nearly twice that — 30 years of service — because the CTA, hoping to save money by encouraging higher-paid employees to retire early, allowed him to get credit for the nearly eight years he’d worked for the federal government and to buy credit for additional time.
Seven years with the CTA, "bought" another 8+ years of service, retired at 52 pulling in $137,000 and went to DC to earn another $150,000 while collecting the pension - and we'll bet you five bucks he didn't spend a single year actually driving a bus.

Go read it all and try not to vomit.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC please get real. Mr. Carter was a lawyer and a high level government administrator, not a bus driver. Any cop could have done the same thing. Just go through law school, pass the bar exams, and work their way up the administrative ladder. Oh, and don't let some union hack bargain your pension for you. Every penny Mr. Carter is getting is legal.

6/21/2015 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He Earned It!

6/21/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Souls are expensive and he got top dollar for selling his off.

6/21/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Blogger BronxBullschitzHere said...

No wonder those motherf***ers want to ban guns. They better ban the guillotine. Just ask Marie Antoinette.

6/21/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sucking up pays off!

6/21/2015 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be honest, if any of us were in his position, we'd do the same damn thing.

6/21/2015 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But remember, it's those greedy police officers and firefighters looking to retire on half-pay at 20 years that are the problem - about one-third of what this guy was pulling down at the CTA, and barely one-seventh of his double-dipping days with the CTA and the feds paying him."

...not to mention the helpless elderly seeing their food stamps cut from $194/mo to $125/mo with no hearing and no explanation...

Fuck 'em. They've had a "full life." Refs. -- Ezekiel "Let 'Em Die In A Pool Of Their Own Urine" Emanuel.

Over 4 billion Euros withdrawn from Greek banks in the last WEEK.

* PANIC * PANIC * PANIC*

*BANK RUN * BANK RUN * BANK RUN*

"It's A Wonderful Life."

*

6/21/2015 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because he did not have a union negotiated pension.

6/21/2015 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More money in one pocket than a lot of ordinary, struggling, decent people will see in their entire lives.

Help us, Dorval R. Carter, Jr.

Help us.

Yeah, right. That's about what I thought.

6/21/2015 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sssshhhhh...we dont want to report a legit story and start some controversy now do we.

Signed the scum-times and libune !

6/21/2015 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inspector was in roll call yesterday doing "sleeve checks".

6/21/2015 04:53:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Does he cash his checks at a currency exchange?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

6/21/2015 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And remember this law was passed on purpose so a few could benefit. And also the pensions can only be increased not reduced,pensions are a promise remember? You get what you vote for. Sickening, this man did not take a bullet,save anyone from a fire or medical emergency,did not teach in front of kids, nor did he drive or repair a bus or a train and his pension is how fucking much? Legal theft.

6/21/2015 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful what you beef about! A whole lot of people buy credits....

6/21/2015 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people know all the angles

6/21/2015 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got clout what you about!!!

6/21/2015 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what Forrest Claypool's eventual pension will look like. Imagine all the different government entities he has "worked" for and all those many different pension credits. He is likely to get a massive raise upon retirement.

Take a gander Claypool's government service and other politically related endeavors: (may not be all inclusive)

Chicago Park District, CEO and Superintendent ; bringing "reform" after Hired Truck, under Mumbles Daley
Deputy Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Appeals
Cook County Board of Commissioners
Deputy State Treasurer
Friends with and partner of David Axelrod; managing partner of Axelrod and Associates (now AKP Message & Media)
Claypool served as a key member of Barack Obama campaign's media team, in his capacity as a longtime partner of David Axelrod; 2007–2008
Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard M Daley; two terms, 1989-1993 and 1996-1998
President of the Chicago Transit Authority
Chief of Staff for Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Also in Claypool's resume are failed runs for Cook County Board President against Todd Stroger and for Cook County Assessor against Joe Berrios

Nice work if you can get it. Claypool lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood, just like Rahm.

6/21/2015 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And even though I will have 29 and a day in 6 months, I will have to wait another year and a half to retire because the union let the city off of the hook on the medical benefit for those officers who achieved 29 and a day regardless of age! Shameful!!!!

6/21/2015 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

I recall reading, a long time ago now, that Shortshanks is not only 'double-dipping', but is also collecting a bloated pension he doesn't deserve.

It's from the measly eight years *King Richie II* spent as a state senator, 1972-1980. Somehow he also 'bought extra time' that didn't exist, and boosted his pension amount by an ungodly amount.

But hey, it's only taxpayer's money. It's not like the democrat's voter base will be paying for it.

6/21/2015 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Boy the Puerto Rican parade and festival looks like a great place to take the family. NOT! End that savage festival too. Completely ridiculous! Shooting people in broad daylight during the parade on Division. Boriqua my ass!

6/21/2015 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTA always calls for fare increases, cuts service and generously takes in oBamaCash® for rebuilding stations and still again, raises fares, then there's the $5 to leave the airport fare, holy-moly. CTA is hurting.
Claypool leaves CTA to help pal Rahm "reform" pensions for CPS. Both of these weasels were "reform" candidates...wow.
Thieving politicians never look to cutting their double dipping incomes.
Maybe it will change in 4 years.

6/21/2015 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTA pension is not associated with Fire police and teachers in Illinois, it's a separate entity,so he must be smarter and have more clout to accomplish all that,let's not hate but applaud his achievements, and hope it distracts attention from the little guy!

6/21/2015 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I know you don't like caps and foul language, but this time could be an exception!

GREEDY FUCKS

6/21/2015 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please post video of shooting at PR parade.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153493509556162&id=165583971161&_rdr

6/21/2015 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

little tommy byrne ring a bell?

6/21/2015 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article is blacked out when I try to pull it up. Maybe Obama doesn't want it to be read.

6/21/2015 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Guess what dumbass? Every penny we're entitled to is "legal" as you put it, too. Yet day in and day out, we're told that our pension is nearly bankrupt and we're going to have to take a haircut just to get a meager payout after risking our lives for decades. What did the lawyer risk? $137,000 for overseeing what exactly?

6/21/2015 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:35
It's legal only because à bunch of criminals inserted it into the law to steal from the taxpayers. Carter and his ilk are exactly what's wrong with this state. There should be a cap on total amount you can receive in a pension.

6/21/2015 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical of the Pension Reward Kickback Scheme in Chicago-Crook County that has been going on a long time now with pensions of the politically-connected, Gold Braid Pensions, Union Officials Multiple scam pensions, etc; and more.. Just another way to feed the Democrat Political coffers,for the Chicagoland Dem Politicians to reward a favored Lackey, who, in return, kicks back a portion of their pension to the Politician who set them up. It is time for massive Grand Jury Subpoenas and large Blanket Indictments. Oh So Stupid Feds stuck in Neutral on this issue for Decades now, as usual. Really have to wonder who's side they are really on nowadays. Rauner should get busy with this, as the players are nilking the Taxpayers of Illinois out of Billions.

6/21/2015 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't b cuello go to work for the cta around 1999? just asking; with her clout any fuckin' thing is possible

6/21/2015 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey stupid 12;35.......passing the bar is not a guarantee of employment. Having clout is. get smart or stay off our blog.

6/21/2015 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"every penny"?(10:54) very interesting you bring up the word, "penny".......how is out Capt. Penny doing? I knew her when we worked at HQ in 2006 before going to 007 as a captain. Now there is someone who could NOT have earned what she got.....it took clout!

6/21/2015 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet day in and day out, we're told that our pension is nearly bankrupt and we're going to have to take a haircut just to get a meager payout after risking our lives for decades.
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That is because people like this milk the system. The issue is they want us to take a haircut while that idiot governor just want to take what we have under the blanket of "reform" because you know we are the problem... Reform means changing the system in a way in which people like Carter can't do this anymore. Meanwhile your buddy Bruce is trying to stick it in the ass of all of us. I like to think Rauner could fix things, but by vilifying cops, fire, teachers,etc... And holding the state budget hostage like a little fucking brat that can't have his way to break unions in one foul swoop, he seriously oozes political agenda! He will destroy the middle class in this state. Right to work states may have a healthy bottom line (for now) but at the cost of many hard working citizens lively-hoods and that I can not abide.

I seriously want to slap the shit out of any politician that throws the new buzz word "reform." It is trendy and really means "take what you have worked for and promised!" What happens to people if they owe debt and can't pay? Knee caps get busted that's what. Why should we not hold politicians to the fire to fix a system where few like this give us all a black eye? We need to pressure your governor to actually reform and not take and cut without new revenue.

6/21/2015 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every penny Mr. Carter is getting is legal.

6/21/2015 12:35:00 AM


Spoken like a true lawyer. There are good lawyers that go about there business and they are bottom feeding scum that skirt the laws to make a buck. They are the cause of most of the problems in this free country of ours. No need to tell us which one you are.

6/21/2015 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So true SCC, politicians always go after the "easy money" of those who complain, but don't fight back when they are being raped financially. Time to fight back. NOW.

6/21/2015 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Wyatt Earp said...

Dog eat Dog Mothering Fucking World!! Hurray for me and Fuck you All Politician's !!

6/21/2015 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC please get real. Mr. Carter was a lawyer and a high level government administrator, not a bus driver. Any cop could have done the same thing. Just go through law school, pass the bar exams, and work their way up the administrative ladder. Oh, and don't let some union hack bargain your pension for you. Every penny Mr. Carter is getting is legal.

6/21/2015 12:35:00 AM


So not only is he a pension thief and cheat, he is a worthless scumbag lowlife wretch Lawyer too? That figures.

6/21/2015 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Hey HEY now
SCC!

The White Guilting Liberal - Alinskite Progressive
& Catered-To Constituent/Protected Urban Demographic
Alliance narrative will ALWAYS revolve around the narration
of "greedy, over-comped, angry because it isn't 1960 anymore."

Bitterly clinging to their guns/religion/out-moded value system
while the liberal smart set (And God help anybody not co-signing
the culturally corrosive shit they stand for... As long as everybody
but THEM suffer the ill effects) and their media kinsmen spare no
effort in separating The Policeman from public good will.

We say again...
Even with all the rules, regulations, prohibitions, restrictions,
oversight, second-guessing and the nigh near unrealistic expectations
that we quietly endure the whole array of institutional trick-bags,
gotchas, double-talk, dirty-dealing and the expectation that by virtue of
an oath of office and compelling rules to abide by; that we have somehow
forfeited our humanity and our individual and collective voice as a condition
of employment?

That if we dare speak out or take any common sense action
to defend ourselves as reasonable human beings, the rest of everybody else
has the audacity to scream in outrage that we, The Police are in "Rebellion"
and we need to be put in check and reminded that we are mere "public servants"
and that if we "don't like it," we can "just quit" and the multitude of apt, able and
willing souls will promptly take our place for the vaunted less pay, no medical and
no pension?

The ignorant people who espouse and promote this kind of thinking are
indeed poor students of the realities of the human condition and
willfully blind to what's really going on at ground level in the bloody
shit-mud of life in a democrat-controlled urban center and all that it
entails.

The very same people spout a lot of rattle-mind about how
"Policing isn't as dangerous as (-insert occupation HERE-)
so you cops need to stop trying to make us feel sorry for you
because you knew what it would be like when you signed up."

Well Hell...
It surely isn't like people who work "more dangerous jobs"
have to be aggravated with the source of their trade consciously,
willfully and intentionally attempting to injure or kill them at any
given moment.

Nor do they have to endure the sight/sound of such open and enlightened
individuals marching and chanting their desire to have death befall them
just because of the suit of clothing they wear at their "more dangerous job."

"What do we want?"
"Dead Deep Sea Fishermen/Oil Rig Workers/Miners/High-Tension Electrical Linemen..."
"When do we want 'em?"
"NOWWW!"

And other such...

>Cynical Laughter<

This nation of 300+ Million, majority law abiding,
wanting to pursue happiness, accumulate a
a little coin and mind their business souls; has
been collectively forced into a head-on-the-floor
back-bend and riotously ass screwed in myriad
ways but "The Agenda" and the ensuing narrative
centers on giving the some 800k sworn Law
Enforcement a bad haircut and compelling them
to stand-down lest "The Mob" and their enablers
take offense and the cries for DOJ to "do something"
become high pitched if not strident.

(Cue: A veritable flotilla of artfully twisted, gaily colored
balloon critters of distraction.)

Especially the ones trying to hold the line in
these democrat run urban centers.

An indictment of a nation's character if it's allowed to happen
and it proves The American Dream to have been a lie.

"GAAHH! Shut down that BLOG already and give US
the names of those COPS who post all that hate talk so
they can be punished!"

Yeah... That would be one list Rahm would love to strategically
leak to his media chamber pot attendants.

Rant: On/(OFF)

6/21/2015 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But only 75 million is for police that what the alderman told me we will have a new alderman in the 19th ward you can bet on that

6/21/2015 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is broke ! He needs a job

6/21/2015 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police deprtment dose the same with the exempt pensions. A reward for the connected!

6/21/2015 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shooting at the Puerto Rican Day Parade caught on tape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9qRl7L-B4I

Families are not even safe at family events like the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

6/21/2015 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how the CLOUTED are taken care of - always at the taxpayers' expense aided and abetted by the lawmakers in the legislature that pass these entitlements.

6/21/2015 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

little tommy byrne ring a bell?

6/21/2015 10:31:00 AM

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

Hello SHAKMAN ??

It seems little Tommy who is now the Boss of Chicago Park District security got his son-in-law a $90,000 @ year job driving a Park District gas truck.

The son-in-law was fired for taking a stupid photo with the black guy with the deer antlers on.. (say what you want but IT WAS stupid)

6/21/2015 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
6:30 pm, daylight, families all around, shots fired.
Maybe Spike's next film will be ChiRico

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153493509556162&id=165583971161&_rdr

Never saw this at the south side St Pats parade.

6/21/2015 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.bettergov.org/pension/?PensionCode=201&F_LastName=%27daley%27



The link allows you to check the government pensions of just about any public employee. If the link does not work, "google" illinois pension database.

6/21/2015 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saying, most of the comments posted, you guys don't know shot about pensions.

6/21/2015 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter...
As long as the media propaganda about "Those greedy, selfish, retiring in their early and
mid 50's to get a sweet, taxpayer funded $100k pension getting Chicago Cops"
persists, this clouted person has nothing to fear.

6/21/2015 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still don't understand how you can "buy time" when it comes to pension qualification. But then again, this is Illinois, and everything can be bought.

6/21/2015 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Carter dude is a lick hitter like Michael Scott was...

The Chicago way...
And when Carter falls from grace, we will hear the same
mealy-mouthed, fork-tongued, disingenuous platitudes
about how "invaluable" he was to this city and other such.

City Hall is a whorehouse...

The same parade of plugged-in, hooked up dirty cocksuckers
in and out for decades.

These m/fers change positions more than a whore with severe
ass itch and every time they change positions they get more money.

>Pffft!<

The Policeman looks in the mirror, looks around at all the powers aligned
against him with society's nodding assent and begins to question why he
even continues to bother playing by the rules.

Heh...

The Joyful Haters say he knew it would be like this when
he signed up for the job all those years ago.

6/21/2015 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illegal job. To accept a non-elected and non-congressionally appointed government job you must be no older than 36 and a half.

Wish the MSM would look into further

6/21/2015 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
And even though I will have 29 and a day in 6 months, I will have to wait another year and a half to retire because the union let the city off of the hook on the medical benefit for those officers who achieved 29 and a day regardless of age! Shameful!!!!

6/21/2015 09:25:00 AM


Call your district and tell them your gun hand hurts like hell, you can't hold a gun due to arthritis, put me on the medical. Click. Didn't you learn anything in 29 and a day?

6/21/2015 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the issue but this is a link to a shooting at the PR parade. Note how no one really runs except the shooters.

https://www.facebook.com/abc7chicago/videos/vb.165583971161/10153493509556162/?type=2&theater

6/21/2015 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

NYPD taking it on the chin in New York...

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/06/21/nypd-as-punching-bags-who-would-want-to-be-a-cop-and-deal-with-this/

6/21/2015 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is whole city is fucked and it starts at city hall and stems all the way down to the human resources because at the end of the day know one gives a fuck about the hard working men and women who show up to do a job and find out someones nephew, niece, cousin, neighbor or sell out is taken care and the rest of us are left like lambs to the slaughter. Pension, I m more worried about making it to the end of my career because every time I go to work I see someone who is less deserving taking a spot and than getting detailed out to some cushy spot. And as for these bullshit job posting on the daily bulletins stop undermining our intelligence we know these interviews and tests are for shit. The bosses say deal with it but you know what I say fuck it this department is for shit because all everyone cares about is there inside spot and how they are going to get ahead. I'm ashamed, disappointed,and confused and oh don't get me started on the politicians because I would have to use all my time due personal days and vacation days to write what I feel about them. It worries me to think that there will be no pension especially after going through real estate ventures that tanked and marriage that was part of that vision because right now with seventeen years a pension is all I have. I will guarantee you this I didn't take the Sgt. test the Detective Test can kiss my ass ten years in between. I m out in three more years I am going to escape the hypocrisy of this city politics and its empty promises.
6/21/2015 09:32:34 PM

6/21/2015 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did we let CTA employees join are CPFCU..... Just askin!


6/21/2015 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, not all of us would do this.

6/21/2015 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want HIS clout!

6/22/2015 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but it's the police, fire and teachers that are breaking the city budget and need to give Rahm all his pension reform.....again proving all their friends get richer...and the working men/women get screwed again.....

6/22/2015 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC please get real. Mr. Carter was a lawyer and a high level government administrator, not a bus driver. Any cop could have done the same thing. Just go through law school, pass the bar exams, and work their way up the administrative ladder. Oh, and don't let some union hack bargain your pension for you. Every penny Mr. Carter is getting is legal.


That's not the point. Our city officials and the public have, for as long as I have been on the job (+25yrs), been portraying the average beat cop as a greed a**hole for wanting to collect the ONE pension that he/she has been contributing from EVERY pay check. The point is that this guy is in multiple pension funds that, while may be legal at the moment, doesn't match the rhetoric coming from city hall or Springfield. While the rank and file is constantly beaten over the head with sound bites like "share the pain", "overly generous pensions" or my favorite "it's not fair to the tax payers" a small group of people like Mr. Carter bend the rules to benefit themselve as while telling everyone else to "share the pain ".

6/22/2015 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When did we let CTA employees join are CPFCU..... Just askin!



6/21/2015 09:48:00 PM


CPFCU bought the CTA credit union. They also bought the CC Sheriff's Credit union I believe and some other misc. police department's credit unions. All relatives of any member can now become a member. They are getting larger and larger. They sure have changed. They used to take good care of Chicago Police Officers. Now they are just another asshole bank. You are better off at Chase or Northern Trust.

6/22/2015 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

government employee pensions tend to be fairly generous compared to retirement plans for private companies. that is one issue.

the other issue is that many government sponsored plans have clauses that make some sense for some cases, but end up with what is pejoratively called "double dipping", or provide crazy levels of benefits for limited service. In fairness to the people taking advantage of these provisions, they are not doing anything wrong, just taking advantage of what the system offers them.

all of these issues along with the pension funding problem can be dealt with very simply by changing new public employees to a defined contribution type of plan. that gets rid of the funding issue entirely as well as getting rid of so called double dipping.

it would benefit almost all public employee retirees financially, and would allow the balance of the funds to be passed on as an inheritance (if that matters to anyone). those who want a more traditional defined benefit, could put their funds into an annuity of some sort that would provide a fixed payout when they retire.

it is truly one of the few win-win situations with respect to public pensions.

as a side benefit, government could not hold your pension hostage as is currently the case. Currently, many government employees are pretty much trapped in their jobs until they can retire because if they leave early they get almost nothing.

not a public employee.

6/22/2015 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call your district and tell them your gun hand hurts like hell, you can't hold a gun due to arthritis, put me on the medical...

Before I was a cop I learned a thing or two from my father. One of those things is self respect. Your suggestion could never be me because I have a moral compass!

6/22/2015 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing illegal about collecting a pension from one employer while working for another. Anyone who could do that, would. He managed his professional life in a way that maximized his income. How can anyone blame him?

Or should every Chicago cop collecting a pension be banned from all of the security gigs they work in the public sector (CTA, CPS, etc.) Because hey, they're already collecting a public pension.

6/22/2015 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And even though I will have 29 and a day in 6 months, I will have to wait another year and a half to retire because the union let the city off of the hook on the medical benefit for those officers who achieved 29 and a day regardless of age! Shameful!!!!

6/21/2015 09:25:00 AM


Call your district and tell them your gun hand hurts like hell, you can't hold a gun due to arthritis, put me on the medical. Click. Didn't you learn anything in 29 and a day?

6/21/2015 07:21:00 PM


Repeat as necessary.

6/22/2015 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seven years with the CTA, "bought" another 8+ years of service, retired at 52 pulling in $137,000 and went to DC to earn another $150,000 while collecting the pension - and we'll bet you five bucks he didn't spend a single year actually driving a bus.

I would not be surprised if he had a no show job compliments of the Democratic Party.

6/22/2015 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you publish a list of all the former Gold Stars double dipping or in the Case of Tommy the Thumb Byrne Triple Dipping and when he's finished with the Parks District that will
make it a Quadruple Dip.
Oh that's right he's a white guy, never mind.

6/22/2015 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not a public employee.


Would work if there was enough $$$ in the pension fund to cover the current retirees but there isn't. The "win-win" solution is actually a "win-win-lose" solution

Public pensions are comparatively generous because public salaries are less than in the private sector and employees' freedoms are severely restricted

6/22/2015 02:34:00 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
When did we let CTA employees join are CPFCU..... Just askin!



6/21/2015 09:48:00 PM


CPFCU bought the CTA credit union. They also bought the CC Sheriff's Credit union I believe and some other misc. police department's credit unions. All relatives of any member can now become a member. They are getting larger and larger. They sure have changed. They used to take good care of Chicago Police Officers. Now they are just another asshole bank. You are better off at Chase or Northern Trust.

6/22/2015 10:25:00 AM

Couple years now.
CTA c/u was going under and Fed asked for buyers.
I mind my gun more closely now when I'm in the lobby because pretty much anyone can be there now, with the friends and family affiliation.

6/22/2015 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
little tommy byrne ring a bell?

6/21/2015 10:31:00 AM

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Hello SHAKMAN ??

It seems little Tommy who is now the Boss of Chicago Park District security got his son-in-law a $90,000 @ year job driving a Park District gas truck.

The son-in-law was fired for taking a stupid photo with the black guy with the deer antlers on.. (say what you want but IT WAS stupid)

6/21/2015 03:45:00 PM

Shakman or not, why is the City employing this guy at all? He was embarrassing to the CPD, but he's not embarrassing to the Park District? He projects a bad image for the CPD, but his behavior IS the image the Park District wants to project?

6/22/2015 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Didn't b cuello go to work for the cta around 1999? just asking; with her clout any fuckin' thing is possible

6/21/2015 10:59:00 AM

You thinking of Karen Rowan?

6/22/2015 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The article is blacked out when I try to pull it up. Maybe Obama doesn't want it to be read.

6/21/2015 10:38:00 AM

Or maybe it's just behind their paywall.
Are you blaming Obama for the weather today, too?

6/22/2015 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yawn! How many double dippers are out there now? We'll be lucky to get what's promised to us and these D-Bags are making 3 hundie with out batting a lash.
We are Surfs. Plain & simple.
Just 52 years old too. That's a bitch

6/22/2015 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
little tommy byrne ring a bell?

6/21/2015 10:31:00 AM

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

Hello SHAKMAN ??

It seems little Tommy who is now the Boss of Chicago Park District security got his son-in-law a $90,000 @ year job driving a Park District gas truck.

The son-in-law was fired for taking a stupid photo with the black guy with the deer antlers on.. (say what you want but IT WAS stupid)

6/21/2015 03:45:00 PM

Shakman or not, why is the City employing this guy at all? He was embarrassing to the CPD, but he's not embarrassing to the Park District? He projects a bad image for the CPD, but his behavior IS the image the Park District wants to project?

6/22/2015 04:52:00 PM

Stepson. His mom is former CPD, Ellen McDermott. He got caught up in Finnegan's BS. Really too bad as he was a decent cop.

6/23/2015 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello SHAKMAN ??

It seems little Tommy who is now the Boss of Chicago Park District security got his son-in-law a $90,000 @ year job driving a Park District gas truck.

The son-in-law was fired for taking a stupid photo with the black guy with the deer antlers on.. (say what you want but IT WAS stupid)

6/21/2015 03:45:00 PM

Shakman or not, why is the City employing this guy at all? He was embarrassing to the CPD, but he's not embarrassing to the Park District? He projects a bad image for the CPD, but his behavior IS the image the Park District wants to project?

6/22/2015 04:52:00 PM


No more Shakman. It's all legit now. We can trust them once again. They found a federal judge who is in the family or too dumb to realize the truth.

WRITTEN BY FRAN SPIELMAN POSTED: 06/17/2014, 08:56AM

A federal judge on Monday released Chicago from the 42-year-old Shakman decree and dismissed a federal hiring monitor, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a long way to go to lift the “cloud of mistrust” from a hiring scandal with a $22.9 million pricetag.

Emanuel acknowledged as much after U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier declared an end to plaintiff Michael Shakman’s “ultra-marathon” to rid Chicago of the political hiring, firing, promotions and overtime that, just a decade ago, were the fuel that drove then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s political machine.

“Our politics in the past cost the taxpayers real money. We have to earn their trust every day and prove that we … have the people and the systems in place to actually be self-monitoring,” the mayor said after a rare appearance in federal court.

Emanuel said Chicagoans are “not naïve” enough to believe that attempts to influence city hiring will “magically disappear overnight.” But, he argued that, “after living under a cloud of mistrust for decades,” City Hall has earned the right to police itself.

“This an acknowledgement that we have cleaned up the past,” he said.
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Right. And I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell to you.

6/23/2015 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"every penny"?(10:54) very interesting you bring up the word, "penny".......how is out Capt. Penny doing? I knew her when we worked at HQ in 2006 before going to 007 as a captain. Now there is someone who could NOT have earned what she got.....it took clout!

6/21/2015 11:08:00 AM

How is Penny you ask? Well, currently she is enjoying her much deserved time off and will be unavailable to deny more days off to all the officers of the 20th district, at least until after July 5. Nice to see at least SHE was able to be off during a "restricted" weekend. But don't worry - while she is away, she carves time out of her vacation to call in EVERY DAY to make sure that those people that were denied time before she left, show up to work and don't call in dropping slips to the lieutenants. She earns $126K+ to do this- makes the CTA scammer look like a Japanese beaver by work comparison. 11th district can have her back- and while we're at it, 18th can take back commander Charmaine too. Bring back the Duff Man!!!!

6/23/2015 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, in FORTY-TWO years, Chicago still couldn't (Wouldn't) change their hiring practices enough to repair the situation.

TWO generations, yet Chicago still couldn't (Wouldn't) manage to do it.

We see the nepotism on the CPD every day. Every boss' kid and their college roommate and the neighbor over the back fence gets a great spot if the clout is heavy enough.

My former sgt stays on the job, running a unit, for one reason. He wants to help his kid get a good spot and get the kid promoted. Shoulda retired three years ago but won't go til he helps the kid. And by help we're talking using his connections, if you're not clear on the concept.

Multiply that by dozens (if not hundreds) of dads, cousins, moms, aldermen, being allowed to pull strings and demand favors. Until that kind of thing is stopped, nothing will change in this city.

6/23/2015 12:17:00 PM  

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