Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Ethics Violations? (UPDATES)

We're pretty sure this was forbidden to us according to the Ethics test we take every year:
  • Cubs offering 2 free tickets to Alderman. Don't they take same ethics test we do ? Are they prohibited from accepting gifts (which these can be several hundred dollars apiece) from a company (Cubs) that do business with the city ?
In the aldercreatures defense, this might be classified as a "once in a lifetime" event. But hey, rules were made to be broken, right?

Wasn't Rahm behind home plate the other day? How much were those tickets? Face value? StubHub? A grand each? They don't just sell those to anybody.

UPDATE: Okay, not freebies? Just moved to the "front of the line" so they wouldn't have to actually sit on hold and hope for the best. Not like they're going to vote on any improvements or zoning variations in the near future, right?

UPDATE: So, kind of like when Daley was offered a condo at that Loop development at some ridiculously low "introductory" offer of a few hundred thousand bucks....and then after the complex was completed, he and the missus were sitting on an un-lived in property worth well over a million. That kind of bribe?

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123 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics is for blue shirt lackeys!

Burkes law firm works on city contract.

Rahms Brother owns UBER and lalapalozza.

Cardenas gets a piece of riot fest as donation.

And the media worries about tickets at face value prices.

Soooo it is not a bribe if you pay face value. I can live with this.

10/14/2015 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way the Alderman are not calling themselves for the tickets they have their staff members call. Expect to see realtives in the seat and the seats spread out so the media will not be able to focus on a section and say those are the bribe seat.

But will they be on the ethic statement which is required by law?

10/14/2015 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the Trib......The team offered each of the city's 50 aldermen a pair of terrace reserved tickets on the first level under the balcony at the standard price of $64 to $74 each, team spokesman Julian Green said Monday.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-cubs-aldermen-tickets-1013-20151012-story.html

Not freebies.

10/14/2015 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was there today too...was sitting about 3-4 rows up behind the Cubs on-deck circle.

10/14/2015 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alder-creature ethics should be same as our ethics. Remember those Values, Rahm?? Its for the children. Guess its wrong for us but not wrong for them...turn the other check routine, huh. What a joke. Its a bribe no matter what way one cuts the cookie..if it walks like a duck, its a duck..if it acts like a bribe then its a bribe. Once-in-a-life-time Tickets costing tons of money are bribes NO matter which way the cookie crumbles. This stinks.

10/14/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderpersons live by different rules than CPD. They have leadership exemptions from most rules, regulations and laws.

10/14/2015 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm was behind the plate last night, too.

10/14/2015 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Learn to read. They weren't free. They were sold to them at face value. Therefore not free and not a gift.

10/14/2015 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cubs offered tickets to them at face value....not a gift.

10/14/2015 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell? They don't SELL those tickets to just anyone? Hahahahaha! With all the favors Emanuel's done for the Ricketts family, they should give him a percentage of the gate.

10/14/2015 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicians ain't got no Etticks.

10/14/2015 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would never be one to defend these stooges but I heard on the radio, WIND560, that they were offered the tickets at face value and about 40 aldercreatures took advantage of the offer.

10/14/2015 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop asking questions you already know the answers to. Rahm and his friends are the smartest people in the room they know what is best for us common folk. So lets continue the race and class warfare while they loot the city or what is left anyway.

10/14/2015 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rules are for those who would be ruled , not the rulers .
Know your place .

10/14/2015 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tickets were offered at face value to mayor and the alderman.
Wonder how many alderman bought the tickets and then re sold them at a much higher price?

10/14/2015 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the Sun-Times they are not free -- they're face value. But it's still a bribe because market value is far in excess of face value.

10/14/2015 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Rahm even know what baseball is?

10/14/2015 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major shake up in Internal Affairs. The new chief has cleaned house in the Confidential Investigations Section from the top down. Word is he got rid of all the dead weight. Sometimes change is good.

10/14/2015 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, 2 tickets to each game, right? Then, explain how in the Sun-Times one alderman said they paid for 8 tickets. 2 and 2 be fore, right?

10/14/2015 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Per George Orwell in Animal Farm, "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

10/14/2015 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor was offered tickets for face value.

10/14/2015 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was behind home, slightly to the left last night. Every time a right handed hitter batted, you saw Emanuel over the batter's right shoulder.

10/14/2015 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On WBBM, the Cubs said they ofeed two tickets to each Aldercreature and Tiny Dancer for purchase at face value.

10/14/2015 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, they go by face value. Not the over-inflated scalper price.

10/14/2015 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the Alderman has helped the Cubs with any City releated issues that they have had along the way especially with the recent construction project. I'm sure the Cubs just wanted to say thanks to the Alderman... Humm

10/14/2015 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cubs offered a pair of tickets to each alderman for face value (I think the quoted price was $76.00) It was in the Trib. They had to buy them and some refused.

10/14/2015 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm was in those seats Monday and Tuesday

10/14/2015 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

If Alderman Tunney needs someone to go to the game with, I'm available! I just love his sticky buns. His restaurant has great food also.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

10/14/2015 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the City of Chicago hierarchy,
ethics rules, ordinances and laws are
meant to be used against you
wild-assed, out-of-control cops.

Stop trying to hold your betters to
standards of conduct that apply
only to you.

10/14/2015 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corruption as usual in Chicago - I can do it, but you can't.

As of three years ago quit watching baseball - too slow and long.
That said - Cubs suck.


--No Cop Here

10/14/2015 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we want a number pulled,full investigation and punishment dealt out to all involved!

10/14/2015 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm was behind home plate again for yesterday's game.
Having Rahm behind home plate could turn out to be worse of a curse than a goat!

10/14/2015 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the Barbara-Bryd Bennett also had plenty of good Cub seats at her disposal...

10/14/2015 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the politicians are offered the tickets---but pay face value. I paid hundreds over face value for a not nearly so nice seat----but I have only been a city employee for 29 years.

10/14/2015 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cubs actually announced that they offered the mayor and alderman two tickets each at face value. One alderman said he bought them and "gave" them away because he's a sox fan.

10/14/2015 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were not given. They were offered at face value, and the aldermen had the choice to buy them or turn them down. Still a good deal - who the hell has access to playoff tickets at non-scalper's cost?

10/14/2015 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just on FOX national news at 0840hrs: Mayor Emmanuel blames cops for spike in crime in Chicago. This is disgraceful to to all members. Now people all over the country will have views that are negative of CPD officers. This guy is more than dangerous.

10/14/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing Rahm's ugly mug behind home plate was disturbing. I was thinking forget the goat curse...he's worse. But luckily the Cubs won in spite of having that turd behind home plate.

Did anyone notice that he didn't even smile or never stood up with the other REAL fans??

10/14/2015 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that only the lower class employees can commit ethics violations. What I find insulting is before u retire your required to take it.

10/14/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... I was worried about the complementary cup of coffee I received the other day.

10/14/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics test is a joke. Look at Barbara Byrd-Bennet and her kickback scheme. Did she not take ethics?

10/14/2015 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love the ruling class. They do so much for us. Any year now my tree will get trimmed and my sewer connection will get inspected....

10/14/2015 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Offered at face value:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-cubs-aldermen-tickets-1013-
20151012-story.html

10/14/2015 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who paid for the 3 body guard's tickets and how much did those cost?

10/14/2015 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That POS Dillard was right behind the Cubs dugout. I'd like to see his receipt for those tickets. Or did his RTA position get him those? Thank God he isn't the gov.

10/14/2015 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rules are for the little people.

10/14/2015 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aldermen are exempt

10/14/2015 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a commander told me long ago, orders are orders to you, but to a commander they are only suggestions.He really believed it and believe me he practiced it. I am sure the same goes for the political class when it comes to laws and guidelines. If you look at the state campaign finance laws there are basically no penalties for failure to comply for our legislature and our aldermen.

10/14/2015 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...


They were not given. They were offered at face value, and the aldermen had the choice to buy them or turn them down. Still a good deal - who the hell has access to playoff tickets at non-scalper's cost?


lmfao. The other night I wasn't given 100 dollars to let this speeder go, I was offered 100 dollars. I had the choice to take the money or turn it down. Still a good deal.

GTFOH, offered at face value? To aldermen and possibly the mayor? The hottest ticket in Chicago in years, and its OFFERED at face value?

Get your head out your ass, dumb ass. This is why shit is so phucked up, cause morons like you believe in santa clause and tiny dancers.

10/14/2015 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debate revealed if you are not black , your life does not matter to the democrats .
What cowards , all lives matter .
No mention of family breakdown , where most of the crime occurs .

10/14/2015 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad they didn't offer them to first responders, police and firemen.that wouldn't make sense.

10/14/2015 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone is worried about how the Mayor and his lackeys got tickets...I am wondering how the cubs will blow it...
How much did Bartman have to pay for seats? Is he allowed along the mezzanine section?

10/14/2015 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare you peasants question royalty?
Do as they say not as they do.

10/14/2015 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Here is toni precwinke "add a tax" "To many black n brown felons in jail" adding more taxes for crook county! She is also relying on a 21 million increase in taxes due to a better economy! ERR Toni Oh Toni over here what better economy?? Are you putting anything into the pension funds? Everyone look at your cable bills today look at all the taxes, look at all the extra taxes on cell phone taxes where do these billions go? Please Trump win, send in the FBI strike force along with U.S. Attorney to do a huge forensic audit of city/county/state line them all up we will help load the federal buses with the elected thieves right to the federal building then to prison!

Months after winning approval for a controversial penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle now wants to extend the county's 3 percent amusement tax to cable TV and recreational activities such as bowling and golf.
n addition to bowling and golf, the county amusement tax also would be extended to the markup on sports ticket resales. City Hall already imposes a 9 percent amusement tax on cable TV, recreational activities and ticket resales, Samstein said.

Beyond that, Preckwinkle will propose a new county tax on the liquids that fuel electronic cigarettes to bring in about $1.5 million a year. The county would charge 20 cents for every milliliter of liquid sold under a plan similar to one put forth by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as part of his 2016 budget.

Preckwinkle also is relying on nearly $21 million in tax revenue growth mostly due to a better economy, nearly $12 million in state reimbursements for probation costs, more than $6 million from special taxing district surpluses and $6 million from cracking down on cigarette and gas tax collections.

10/14/2015 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major shake up in Internal Affairs. The new chief has cleaned house in the Confidential Investigations Section from the top down. Word is he got rid of all the dead weight. Sometimes change is good.

10/14/2015 05:48:00 AM
Hmm don't be to sure, if he got rid of :dead weight" are you sure these were not the investigators that gave coppers a fair shake and did not "rule 14" them? be careful what you wish for you just might get it!

10/14/2015 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't tickets be offered to coppers and firemen for face value? I guess since we don't vote on policy we aren't worth it

10/14/2015 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ordinance exempts items purchased at fair market value. In this instance fair market value likely exceeds face value.

10/14/2015 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw a copper, in a tv crowd shot, wearing a windbreaker over his uniform last night. Hadn't even taken off his tie. No criticism meant here at all. I just found it cool and amusing. Straight to the game after work without skipping a beat. Good for him.

10/14/2015 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But you better have that city sticker affixed to the windshield and pay those property taxes,that are going up and water bill ,gas tax ect ect,and don't dare accept tickets as as an officer cause that's an ethics violation,and for Gods sake don't lie about it ibecause that's fireable offense rule,violation 14 is it?

10/14/2015 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you paid attention to all the face's where the Mayor sat, you saw people who looked likeable, when you concentrated on his face all you saw was EVIL ...............

10/14/2015 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major shake up in Internal Affairs. The new chief has cleaned house in the Confidential Investigations Section from the top down. Word is he got rid of all the dead weight. Sometimes change is good

More to come stay tuned!!

10/14/2015 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know who the guy in the pink hat and green sweatshirt is?????

10/14/2015 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Chicago’s attempt to clean up a legacy of wrong-way bets on interest rates is costing taxpayers at least $270 million

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-14/chicagoans-cost-to-exit-swap-agreements-approaches-300-million

10/14/2015 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we did what the Mayor and Alderman does, Police Officers would be at callback facing 30 pending!

What assholes these Politicians are with NO SHAME in their game!

Don't do as I do, do as I say attitude!

10/14/2015 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As a commander told me long ago, orders are orders to you, but to a commander they are only suggestions.He really believed it and believe me he practiced it."

That's why it's called an exempt rank, they are exempt from everything. You were that delusional to actually think the same rules and standards that apply to you, apply to them as well?
Hopefully this will be a wake up call to the idiots that strut around squawking,
" Da Boss Gots my Back". Yeah sure he/she does...

10/14/2015 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That POS Dillard was right behind the Cubs dugout. I'd like to see his receipt for those tickets. Or did his RTA position get him those? Thank God he isn't the gov.

10/14/2015 09:06:00 AM"

Lucky us we go that POS Supreme Douchebag Ruiner, all our problems are solved.

10/14/2015 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Drmocrat Mentality.
"OK for Me, but not for Thee"

10/14/2015 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why weren't the tickets offered to everyone, not just Alder-weasels ?

10/14/2015 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's the Chicago way

10/14/2015 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face value is different than current market value

10/14/2015 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Major shake up in Internal Affairs. The new chief has cleaned house in the Confidential Investigations Section from the top down. Word is he got rid of all the dead weight. Sometimes change is good.

10/14/2015 05:48:00 AM

And, sometimes it's retaliation. I wonder which one this 'housecleaning' is.

10/14/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So one of the aldercreatures returns the favor to the team by taking the sweet deal, then giving the tickets away because he's a Sox fan. Classy

10/14/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy S said...

At least this reporter uses "ALLEGED" heading...
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GALESBURG, Ill. | An inmate who says a Chicago police detective tortured him into confessing to robbery and murder is to be released from prison on Wednesday, two months after an appeals court vacated his 1991 conviction, according to Illinois Department of Corrections officials.

Shawn Whirl has been held at the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg. He was convicted in the 1990 fatal shooting of Chicago cabdriver Billy G. Williams and served nearly 25 years of a 60-year prison term.

Whirl alleges he was tortured into confessing by a detective who worked under disgraced former Chicago police commander Jon Burge. Whirl said he was slapped, stepped on and subjected to racial slurs. He said at one point, the detective used a set of keys to repeatedly scrape a wound on Whirl's leg until it was bloody and raw.

An appeals court threw out Whirl's conviction in August and a Cook County judge dismissed all charges on Tuesday. The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission also ruled that Whirl's conviction was coerced.

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"How do I feel? Relieved, but also nervous because this feels surreal," Whirl said when he was told he would be released, according to his attorneys.

Whirl is represented by Flint Taylor and Ben Elson of the People's Law Office and Tara Thompson of the University of Chicago Exoneration Project.

10/14/2015 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recall the post on another thread about the FBI
agent goimg into mental/ethical vapor-lock when
presented with a scenario in which he could either
kill a terrorist in possession of a briefcase nuke or
dank on the ass of a Chicago copper being blessed
with a cup of coffee by a business owner or grateful citizen.

Elected Officialdom moves with impunity in Chicago
when they should be compelled to be "holy" just like
Policemen are...

As for the cup of coffee conundrum?

When we're treated by a citizen, (and being mindful that
mean, jealous and hateful eyes are ALWAYS WATCHING)
we throw a solid to the workers behind the counter by putting
the posted face value of the coffee in the tip jar along with the
amount of taxes and we let the counter worker(s) KNOW that
is what we're doing.

You know...
Just in case somebody beefs.

You know...
Just in case there's some credence to the rumors of the
"Charles ("Cholly") Williams Return & Retribution,
Zero Tolerance Tour..."

Police like a square...
Police like you have no friends.

10/14/2015 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:
Is it true that PO's attending their retirement seminar are required to wear uniforms?

10/14/2015 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.
Retired captain and convicted felon Ronnie Nash is dead. Anyone who ever worked with him knows what a hateful and miserable human being he was. He was the youngest man to ever make captain on the CPD, and yet that wasn't enough for him. He strolled into a chop shop, which was actually a federal sting targeting auto thieves, and demanded to be given a cut. He sold his badge along with his dignity and his honor. And then along comes his son, who was convicted in a disability scam wherein he went on disability pension from CPD and then got a FULL-DUTY investigator spot with the Cook County Sheriff. Just google their names and you'll see that it is all a matter of public record and the TRUTH.

10/14/2015 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD shakeup is right. A Sgt who was brought into the unit WHILE still under investigation has been removed.right BOB? The Lt is a joke. He thinks he's smarter than all, guess what little Freddie, Welch knows how you've been talking shit about him since he got there. Who's the joke now? All you douchebag stealing OT, the party is over .

10/14/2015 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really tired of listening to all the whiners: He got tickets to the game. He got a take home car. You all sound like the Democrats screaming about 'income inequality'. It's ridiculous.

Believe me when I say I don't like the Mayor. I loathe him as much as the former Mayor, but he is the Mayor of the City and like it or not he should be at the game.
There are advantages to being on top. It's a fact of life. That's why we work to be top dog. Whining like this is not only poor manners, it sounds churlish. It sounds like class envy. It sounds like a Democrat.

Now, about those Aldermen being there.......they keep showing up and the goat might be off the hook.

10/14/2015 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics are a wonderful thing. To bad rahm doesn't have any. Rahm like your prediccessor you are a corrupt asshole!

10/14/2015 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said he submitted his personal credit card last week and was charged $572 for eight tickets: four in the “upper level outfield” for Monday night’s game, and four more for Game 4 on Tuesday.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1022455/cubs-offer-aldermen-right-purchase-playoff-tickets-face-value


How is this 2 tickets per game???

10/14/2015 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still should be prohibited - it's a favor to offer at face value - favor will eventually equal a future favor in return.

10/14/2015 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



For any of you that were defending this sawed off little prick:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4557208855001/chicago-mayor-blames-cops-for-spike-in-crime/?intcmp=hpvid1#sp=show-clips

10/14/2015 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-14/illinois-delay-pension-payments-amid-budget-woes


All the while the pension implodes

10/14/2015 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, he was at Wrigley for both home division games. Same seats. It was for the kids.
I'm sure he was "off the clock" and wouldn't be available for CPS corruption and email questions.
Let's see how the Mr.Solomon-SUPES testimony will turn up some heat, but as far as goats go, Rahm has a farm.

10/14/2015 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOT FREE. The White Sox and Cubs have both done this as far back as 83.
All 53 elected city officials are allowed to buy 2 tickets at face value per game.

But even given the chance to buy them without having to jump thru hoops
IMO isn't right.

10/14/2015 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were offered a chance to BUY two at face value! We all received two sox tickets for free! Find important things to complain about please!

10/14/2015 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They weren't offered to everyone. Politicians lives matter most.

10/14/2015 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ you will whine about everything won't you?

Don't say you would act any different.

This is how it works. If you don't like it, become mayor. Or alderman. Or rich so you can buy tickets.

Who is hurt by this? Another phony from Michigan who went to Northwestern and never left after she graduated and who tells all her friends she "bleeds cubbie blue" but can't name 1/2 the starting line up? That's 85% of cubs fans. The other 15% are idiots who don't understand the economic principles of not rewarding a franchise that refuses to spend money on the players needed to win a World Series.

So Brett and Sara and Logan and Katie didn't get Cubs tickets. Who cares. Grow up already.

A mayor was shown favoritism in getting tickets to a sporting venue. No shit. Wow.

10/14/2015 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alder-criminal = Felon awaiting conviction....

10/14/2015 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garry was there last night. However, he may have just been there in his official capacity, like Lieutenant Frank Drebin of police squad.

10/14/2015 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you must be speaking/referring to the DC of 012 huh? ENUF said!!!

10/14/2015 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major shake up in Internal Affairs. The new chief has cleaned house in the Confidential Investigations Section from the top down. Word is he got rid of all the dead weight. Sometimes change is good.
Seriously? Dead weight is at the top now. 7 people dumped, multiple ranks, guess what all white. Think that would fly if it was the other way around?!!!
What ever another patsie unit, don't investigate the real criminals

10/14/2015 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois are all a great big joke. Like Army Intelligence.

10/14/2015 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So, kind of like when Daley was offered a condo at that Loop development at some ridiculously low "introductory" offer of a few hundred thousand bucks....and then after the complex was completed, he and the missus were sitting on an un-lived in property worth well over a million."

Once more -- "Them as has, gits."

10/15/2015 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only UN-ethical thing I do on this job is the way I take the ethics test

10/15/2015 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Did anyone notice that [Rahm] didn't even smile or never stood up with the other REAL fans??

10/14/2015 08:23:00 AM

You think he even noticed or cared where he was? Like those shots of him pretending to read a newspaper on a CTA train.

Too busy on smartphone, engaged in global currency manipulation or something.

Two legs, two arms, a head, people jump to conclusions that they're looking at a normal human.

Applies to Mr. "Know whum sayin" "Swiss-cheese-brain" who was so aptly described here. Don't ever overestimate the, uh, abilities.

Applies equally at the other end of the Bell Curve. Don't underestimate people like Rahm -- and I don't mean that in a good way. "Hafen gonif brennt a hittel." Guy working so "fast and furious" on his next move that the brain-heat is setting his hat to smoldering...

You stroll around Montana with the Governor, casually swinging $6,000 bottles of wine and the two of you laughing up your sleeves?

Didn't think so.

10/15/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sick as hell of all the political BS
All those clowns at the top need to be replaced
Done with Police work and clout assholes
IAD been crooked. Welch is a great guy and maybe he can make a difference

10/15/2015 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell Gary since he eats at every high end restaurant downtown comped!

10/15/2015 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of ethics
Did commander small balls kj ever restore those officers back on tact. Heard they were oust for impounding police Officer SD family my member car because the passenger had marijuana on him and no identification.
So because you work around the bosses at headquarters Officer SD you cry like a bitch To chief Tracy, SC and a few others tell the goofy commander in 005 to get rid of the officers. Total violation of ethics and everyone involved should be oust. Officers impound vehicles everyday for the same BS. That's why everyone is bidding out of 005 th district because KJ does not support his officers.
Ask him about those search warrants he executed in 7th district. Lots of lies told and I'm surprised he's not in the penitentiary.

10/15/2015 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:15pm....are you seriously comparing cops receiving two free tickets to a Sox game to a playoff Cubs game?? The Sox are obviously struggling to get people through the turn styles and need asses in the seats, plus the games they chose were played against horrible teams. That in contrast to politicians being given the opportunity to buy seats that most ordinary people couldnt get there hands on, that go for hundreds of $$$ on the secondary market and people would die for for face value. Come on man!!!!

10/15/2015 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Whirl said he was slapped, stepped on and subjected to racial slurs."

10/14/2015 02:45:00 PM

"B" train, old green-and-whites, southbound from Howard...

...and that was a good ride.

10/15/2015 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD shakeup is right. A Sgt who was brought into the unit WHILE still under investigation has been removed.right BOB? The Lt is a joke. He thinks he's smarter than all, guess what little Freddie, Welch knows how you've been talking shit about him since he got there. Who's the joke now? All you douchebag stealing OT, the party is over .

10/14/2015 04:45:00 PM


boo hoo..the rat squad has a few get dumped and they act like its a major fucking issue. Back to the district...oh wait you cant..former snitch

10/15/2015 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OFF TOPIC:
Is it true that PO's attending their retirement seminar are required to wear uniforms?

10/14/2015 02:53:00 PM


I don't know, I went in soft clothes, I was paid, on the payroll, I got free lunch and I left early. And you are crying because you heard some rumor about going in uniform? Here is the solution: Don't go. It is optional, you don't have to go. Problem solved.

10/15/2015 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear SCC

Here is hope that you are well and this this blog continues to be the shining beacon of hope to cops in Chicago for the next 100 years or more.

You have said that you are not a baseball fan and certainly not a CUBS fan.

OK, that is your God given constitutionally protected right. But many, if not most at this time, of your fans, readers, congregation are CUBS fans. Right now this is a once in a lift time occurrence. So why not give your people some postings on the CUBS progress to the World Series.

We know they are not perfect, that Wrigley Field got all kinds of taxpayer perks. But right not they are the only thing we can be proud of in this town.

All things considered, this is a great team. They are not bating their wives, using corked bats, getting caught gabling on baseball, fathering dozens of bastard kids or being found comatose in a Vegas brothel.

Hey, it's for the children.

10/15/2015 04:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...UPDATE: So, kind of like when Daley was offered a condo at that Loop development at some ridiculously low "introductory" offer of a few hundred thousand bucks....and then after the complex was completed, he and the missus were sitting on an un-lived in property worth well over a million. That kind of bribe?

posted by SCC at 12:21 AM on Oct 14, 2015"

How did he earn that?

Destroying Meigs Field maybe.

10/15/2015 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they pay a Prickwrinkle tax on them?

10/15/2015 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Rahm behind home plate the other day?

Actually, Rahm attended BOTH games. Both times he was in the area behind home plate. The cheapest tickets I've found so far would cost $411, Upper Deck,Row 539. Were Rahm was seen sitting, well for the NLCS series, it would cost him any where from $1578 (Club Box 19, Row 8) to $2012 (Club Box 19, Row 5).

10/15/2015 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of three years ago quit watching baseball - too slow and long.
That said - Cubs suck.


Sounds like a disgruntled Sox fan to me.

Not to worry. I've just heard that Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly are coming to save you guys since you all seem to be stuck in 2005.

10/15/2015 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another phony from Michigan who went to Northwestern and never left after she graduated and who tells all her friends she "bleeds cubbie blue" but can't name 1/2 the starting line up? That's 85% of cubs fans.

Christ! Another pissed-off Sox fan. Grow up already. You guys won it in 2005. Be happy with that.

At least Cubs fans have gone to college. Not like Sox fans who, for some extra dough, rent their residential permit parking stickers on game days.

10/15/2015 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOT FREE. The White Sox and Cubs have both done this as far back as 83.
All 53 elected city officials are allowed to buy 2 tickets at face value per game.

But even given the chance to buy them without having to jump thru hoops
IMO isn't right.


Good point. The rank and file are told that they can't even accept a free cup of coffee. Our masters. masters, masters tell us it put's the whole dept in a bad light. Accepting something that is not available to everyone else reeks of impropriety.

But accepting tickets to play off games that, let's face it, are historic to this city and which a great number of it's citizens would snap up if they were offered them, goes against our alleged ethics training.

10/15/2015 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Ethics in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois are all a great big joke. Like Army Intelligence.

10/14/2015 11:38:00 PM
Hey! Wait a minute!! I was in army intelligence. No reason to insult me!!

10/15/2015 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am really tired of listening to all the whiners: He got tickets to the game. He got a take home car. You all sound like the Democrats screaming about 'income inequality'. It's ridiculous.

Believe me when I say I don't like the Mayor. I loathe him as much as the former Mayor, but he is the Mayor of the City and like it or not he should be at the game.
There are advantages to being on top. It's a fact of life. That's why we work to be top dog. Whining like this is not only poor manners, it sounds churlish. It sounds like class envy. It sounds like a Democrat.

Now, about those Aldermen being there.......they keep showing up and the goat might be off the hook.

10/14/2015 05:05:00 PM


Does anyone think Daley paid for World Series tickets? Not a chance. Daley marched into the Sox stadium and ate for free and got his tickets for free and had his ass kissed by those outside whose job that is.

If Rahm had any balls he would walk up to the "Special People" entrance and say "Hey, what the fuck, I don't pay!" The first time anyone gave Rahm a hard time getting in would be the last. An army of fire inspectors and police would close the place long enough to throw the TV schedule way out of whack. The dickhead doesn't know how to be the Mayor.

10/15/2015 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are these guys wasting their time coming on here to defend these criminal professional political assholes? "They were offered at face value..." Get the fuck outta here with your face value. Face value my nuts. Who else can get those tickets at face value? That's right, no one.

It's a favor and everyone knows it.

And to the poster who compares this to the Sox giving police cops 2 free tickets (and I say this with no rancor or offense intended), it's not the same. The Sox are showing their appreciation to first responders because WE RISK OUR LIVES EVERY FUCKING DAY WE PUT ON THIS UNIFORM AND PATROL IN A CAR. What do the Mayor and Aldermen do that compares to what we do? What else can they get for free or practically for free that they don't get already since they got their license to steal because they won some rigged popularity contest that maybe 6,000 people turn out to vote in?

10/15/2015 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired captain and convicted felon Ronnie Nash is dead. Anyone who ever worked with him knows what a hateful and miserable human being he was. He was the youngest man to ever make captain on the CPD,
----------------------------------

Hey SCC!

They actually posted this guys obit in the Dailey Bulletin !!

Would they do that for any lowly P.O. who was fired and CONVICTED of a felony???

10/15/2015 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's misleading to compare this contemporary class of political cowards to the royalty of old. A quick scan of historical battles shows quite a few royals fighting and dying in the wars they started. When was the last time an elected official of our political elite, at any level of government, was KIA in their nation's wars?

In the earlier days or our Republic, many men went to fight for their nation eeither before they ran for office or during their term. Nowadays, with this professional class of two-faced lying carpet baggers we tax payers are forced to support the rest of their lives since getting in office? Not so much.

10/15/2015 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall that when the Cubs went to the playoffs in 1984, The Tribune, which had just purchased the team, offered 20 or 30 playoff tickets to the 018th Dist. The tickets were allotted by a raffle for each of the first two games against San Diego. The tickets had to be purchased at face value. After the Cubs won those two games, the Tribune did the same thing for the World Series. I had won one of the World Series tickets. They were good seats too, somewhere in Sec 125 or 126. That was the closest I came to going to a World Series game. Those three games lost in San Diego were disappointing to say the least.

10/15/2015 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Cubs offered tickets to them at face value....not a gift.

10/14/2015 01:31:00 AM

Did they offer them to the Police or Fire for face value.....

10/15/2015 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Major shake up in Internal Affairs. The new chief has cleaned house in the Confidential Investigations Section from the top down. Word is he got rid of all the dead weight. Sometimes change is good.
Seriously? Dead weight is at the top now. 7 people dumped, multiple ranks, guess what all white. Think that would fly if it was the other way around?!!!
What ever another patsie unit, don't investigate the real criminals

10/14/2015 11:01:00 PM
Hmm that would be racist correct? Or is the new boss LOL, going to put "his peoples" in the office and go after coppers, maybe the guys that were there gave coppers a fair chance and the new boss wants to go after more coppers to make a name for himself!

10/15/2015 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the free tickets that every member gets to the White Sox every year?

10/15/2015 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the Aldercreatures at the Cubs games! That's worse than the Goat curse! If you wanna win cubbies keep those bastards away they are bad luck.

With all my SOX heart to yours

10/15/2015 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Tell Gary since he eats at every high end restaurant downtown comped!

10/15/2015 01:38:00 AM

Reminds me of a Captain in 025 years ago who was a real asshole. The crew kept bringing him buckets of fried chicken, pizzas, cheeseburgers and fries and ice cream every night. Some wondered why are you doing this for this jerk. They were trying to feed him to death. Same thing maybe.

10/16/2015 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm that would be racist correct? Or is the new boss LOL, going to put "his peoples" in the office and go after coppers, maybe the guys that were there gave coppers a fair chance and the new boss wants to go after more coppers to make a name for himself!

10/15/2015 01:22:00 PM

My Guess: when you are a Chief, I would say there's no real need to "make a name for yourself". I'd think the name has already been made. Duh

10/16/2015 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK SCC work your magic. An employee at ohare airport got arrested over the weekend for breaking into the USO at night and stealing the money donations. His Facebook page Charles Dillard aka bay bay. Can you make this a topic of discussion.

11/16/2015 10:30:00 AM  

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