Thursday, August 06, 2015

Must Be Nice to be Connected

  • Former Ald. John Pope (10th) didn’t miss a beat or a buck before landing on his feet after losing his runoff April 7 to challenger Susan Sadlowski Garza by just 20 votes.

    Pope is back where he started — in the City Hall bureaucracy — as a $116,856-a-year deputy commissioner of the Department of Water Management, which has been at the center of the Hired Truck and city hiring scandals.

    The hiring of Pope comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has talked about scouring the budget for every available dollar before raising taxes to solve the combined, $30 billion pension crisis at the city and public schools that has dropped Chicago’s bond rating to junk status.
But Chicago is broke, right Rahm?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay him off, keep his mouth shut, and they can all keep feeding off the slops in the trough.

This is Fail-cago, the city that used to work.

8/06/2015 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: More pension litigation! Our beloved [and FLOP endorsed] IL Atty. Gen. has until 10 SEP to file, in Federal Court, against the IL Supreme Court's decision affirming that state employee pension rights are protected by the IL Constitution. Seems pretty clear, but why is the IL AG even wasting time on this?? Is this another "delay & do not pay" tactic??? How many lawyers will be "special asst. AGs" for this "complex" legal issue???

Lisa is another politician who seeks our FLOP endorsement & then thanks us by by trying to abrogate our state Constitutional protection for our various pension funds.

FLOP needs to stop endorsing candidates. Very few have kept their promises and it only creates acrimony within our ranks. But we still need to get ourselves, our friends, & family out to vote - even in the judicial races which most people skip. Stay safe.

8/06/2015 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah where's the FEDs on this one. I'm sure he got that job all legit. Typical Chicago politics. All fuckn thieves!

8/06/2015 02:21:00 AM  
Blogger Cone Of Silence said...

Where do we scream our opposition to how these damn liberals throw away our tax dollars?

Chicago is broke but then you read about THIS: (and still no money for pensions!)



Chicago to Pay for Sex Reassignment Surgeries for City Employees

CHICAGO — The city will soon cover sex reassignment surgeries for employees, making it the largest city in the United States to do so, according to the mayor's office.

The city is poised to add coverage of the surgeries, which is used by some some transgender people as part of their transition, to its health care benefits for all non-union employees, and it is working with labor partners to include coverage for union employees, according to a news release from the mayor's office.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150805/loop/chicago-pay-for-sex-reassignment-surgeries-for-city-employees

8/06/2015 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what kind of pension(s) he will get?

8/06/2015 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm should make him the overseer of the construction project at 130th and Torrence Avenue this unneeded project cost Pope the votes of my family and myself because of the traffic delays and his refusal to respond to my concerns!

8/06/2015 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the most corrupt city.

8/06/2015 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think most of the 10th Ward is glad he is gone, and not surprised this political hack has been taken care of. Now he is free to move out of the ward and not have to live with the common folk anymore.

8/06/2015 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people were just born to be managers of city bureaucracies. Thats what they do and that is their mission in life.

8/06/2015 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now has a position that has been vacant since 2013.

8/06/2015 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want my pension, NOW!

8/06/2015 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is connected enough to get a piece of the Midway Airport expansion? Saw it on the news and it looks huge! Where did they get the money for that? I wonder if they are using the money saved on pensions and selling more "junk" bonds. I would think that in the tough financial time the city is having, the brainiacs working for the city would curtail spending and start cutting costs. I know, I'm a dummy!
"Unfuckling, fucking believable"!

8/06/2015 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now johnñy does so much better, less work wait a minute water is so important what are his qualifications? Insanity another "make a job" like on the old sopranos series "I need jobs 2 no work 2 no show" guess it's running the same way here! Which job did johnñy get?

8/06/2015 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Who had the job before him?

8/06/2015 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pope is a complete stroke,at least i can say that i did not vote for him.

8/06/2015 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous E.P. McGee said...

Want your head to explode?

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150805/loop/chicago-pay-for-sex-reassignment-surgeries-for-city-employees

We can't fund pensions, and cry broke, but we can pay for sexual reassignment surgeries.

These liberals really are something else.

8/06/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's an evil cabal at all levels, including members of CPD. Ask William Breshahan [Chicago public figure;Google his name] how he went from being a two year CPD "super star, wink, wink" to Managing Deputy Commissioner at the Jardine Water Plant or how his wife L. B.became a CPD Captain. We have to be the most politically, insider corrupt city in the nation.

8/06/2015 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How to create a crisis you can use

1. skip pension payments by claiming the pension funds will earn some insanely high interest rate from it's own investments. See the pension will fund itself. use the money 'saved' to enrich your friends

2. have the federal reserve lower interest rates to near zero thereby ensuring the pension fund will not earn what was projected. call it quantitative easing and a good thing.

3. congratulations! you can now demand more taxes while projecting yourself as a hero trying to save the pensions.

8/06/2015 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what has the roof-top rev brooks done so far in his new position since being appointed to the tollway board?

8/06/2015 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for cost cuts in government. With modern times, the need for so many is not required. Cut the aldermen down by 2/3's. Cut the Cook County board in half. Have depts' which do the same job combine, and reduce their numbers in half.

8/06/2015 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City is obviously flush with cash. Now paying for gender reassignment (sex change) health care costs.

8/06/2015 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hired truck made Bridgeport Daley boys into Gold Coast Millionaires.

8/06/2015 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Almost like he has a horseshoe up his ass.

8/06/2015 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds as legit as the police department.

8/06/2015 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what kind of pension(s) he will get?

8/06/2015 04:06:00 AM

I assure you his pension is very adequately funded. All the politicians pension funds are in great shape.

8/06/2015 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Rauner says, you have to pay more to attract top talent.

8/06/2015 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous FormerDem said...

Amazing!!! This arrogant HACK was an appointed assistant commissioner in the Department of Buildings before he became an alderman. Daley just placed him in the position without any thought regarding his experience or tenure. He couldn't build a dog house.
What I remember most about this weasel was his absolute disdain for his subordinates. He had the attitude that he was Daley's boy and he wanted everyone to know it. He was one of those in addition to a clown taxi full or former commissioners that turned a once functioning department into the shitbox that it remains to this day!

8/06/2015 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention either the 4 Superintendents in ONE city Dept at OEMC Traffic Ops , 4 Superintendents PAY TO PLAY JOBS , that Rahm thinks its OK , and hasn't done nothing to correct that either

8/06/2015 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm should make him the overseer of the construction project at 130th and Torrence Avenue this unneeded project cost Pope the votes of my family and myself because of the traffic delays and his refusal to respond to my concerns!

8/06/2015 04:21:00 AM

GOOD NEWS, 130th and Torrence is Open all directions.

BAD NEWS, Bridge to the South Closed to all traffic, falling apart, and Bridge to the West is crumbling due to all the heavy traffic from FORD!

8/06/2015 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a lt. Test thread. Results are out.

8/06/2015 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such bullshit! I could see providing him a city laborer position making $60,000 a year, where he actually has to show up and break a sweat! But, what entitles him to a Deputy Commissioner spot? This city is nothing but a bunch of selfish fucks stealing what they didn't earn! The piece of shit LOST..but yet WINS! Oy vey!

8/06/2015 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another unneeded six figure spot. Unfriggin real. ALL the city depts, could cut their commissioner level spots by 2/3rds and still remain fully functional.

8/06/2015 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Biggest Stoke made up Job in Cook County is Executive Director of Home land Security that has always been held by wurtless Strokes.

8/06/2015 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://10thwardcorruption.wordpress.com/

8/07/2015 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

92% on the LT. test, any other scores?

8/07/2015 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Junk bonds means da mayor's super fund pac supporters are buying bonds at a discount rate and charging big interest. Nice sellout of the city to payoff your campaign donors.
A corporate mole stealing public tax dollars and giving it to big business friends. He's a bigger thief then Daley ever was.

Corporations are people too. So says the supreme court. The common citizen is under attack. You can fool must of the people most of the time. The middle class is under attack. How much money and power is enough. Wall street nearly bankrupts the world economy and no one goes to jail. The mayor is part and whole of that fiasco and we elect him to do the same to Chicago. We deserve what we get.

8/07/2015 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was my alder creature and didn't do shit,glad he's gone but not surprised the city hired him,joke

8/07/2015 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newest clout escapade at Aviation is providing city facilities and maintenance to private companies for training services. Training for the airfield used to be done by an older pilot. Now the task has been handed over to a retired and connected former city worker. The AED training used to be done by older firefighters, now two political dollies provide the training.

Nice of the slags in the political class to strip the jobs that were set aside for older workers pre-retirement.

In addition there are the recently created "Terminal Manager" jobs held by the clouted. Oh yeah that political piece of dung that used to be Trades Superintendent has city services for his Metra office. Amazing coincidence that he ended up back at O'Hare with Metra in another clouted spot.

I can't wait to leave. Sick of the political mutts.

8/07/2015 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As Rauner says, you have to pay more to attract top talent.

8/06/2015 11:37:00 AM

Rauner may be hieing people with talent. Time will tell. We all know that Pope has no talent and was rejected by the voters. More corruption, different day.

8/07/2015 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pope connected to Vrydoilak, he is connected to Burke, burke connected and feared by Rahm, need more be said. This city is still very much who you know with a smokescreen in place to cover their asses.

8/07/2015 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



An Idiot said...

Rahm should make him the overseer of the construction project at 130th and Torrence Avenue this unneeded project cost Pope the votes of my family and myself because of the traffic delays and his refusal to respond to my concerns!

Unneeded project? Are you for real? They had monthly meetings and gave hundreds of updates throughout the project. Get back in your MaMa's basement play some more video games.

8/07/2015 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Another unneeded six figure spot. Unfriggin real. ALL the city depts, could cut their commissioner level spots by 2/3rds and still remain fully functional.

8/06/2015 08:54:00 PM

Fully functional? It might actually improve without the interference of the political gangs. Construction projects in the private sector don't have all these layers of idiots.

8/07/2015 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

92% on the LT. test, any other scores?

8/07/2015 01:56:00 AM

8% is still missing. Don't forget to send a formal flash on CW.

8/07/2015 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Not to mention either the 4 Superintendents in ONE city Dept at OEMC Traffic Ops , 4 Superintendents PAY TO PLAY JOBS , that Rahm thinks its OK , and hasn't done nothing to correct that either

8/06/2015 02:19:00 PM

The bid for that department keeps coming out and no one is biting. Word is out that it's a clusterfuck of a department.

8/08/2015 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got 56% and on to part two! Thank goodness for CPD testing standards. Now I just need to show up for the second part and get my bars.

8/08/2015 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone lend me a few dollars. I am a county correctional officer and honorably discharged veteran too. I need about three hundred dollars and I will be willing to pay pay you back when I receive a raise from the county. We were offered one percent sometime ago but that fell through the cracks. Please help me. I am hungry. I am considering becoming a rapper too. Oh by the way I want to nominate Second City Cop for a Nobel Peace Prize too. If you want to help me out financially I will let you know where you can do such a Nobel deed. God Bless you.

8/09/2015 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the watch dog group looking into all the "deputy chief" jobs in all departments in this city. ?

8/09/2015 05:58:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Janulis said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Biggest Stoke made up Job in Cook County is Executive Director of Home land Security that has always been held by wurtless Strokes.

8/06/2015 09:39:00 PM


Whats wrong ? you applied and could'nt hack it ?

8/09/2015 06:18:00 AM  

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