Tuesday, October 27, 2015

How Does This Work Again?

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools is likely to borrow against a $45 million property tax increase he’s proposed in his budget for school construction.

    The CPS tax hike is part of the record $588 million property tax increase aldermen are expected to approve Wednesday. The mayor pitched the CPS tax in his budget address more than a month ago, but his comments Monday mark the first time he’s indicated CPS would borrow against the new revenue stream to embark on a building program that would be more expansive than just $45 million per year.

    “The financial officers will work through how to deal with that. My guess is, like other things that they have done, they’ll bond so we can actually meet the obligations today, so kids and teachers are not being held in the penalty box, when you have the resources and capability to actually make a modern school system,” said Emanuel, who appoints the Chicago Board of Education.
So Rahm closes 50 schools to save boatloads of money. Then the schools raise their portion of the property taxes $45 million so Rahm doesn't take the all the heat. Then the schools are going to issue bonds in excess of the $45 million they haven't even gotten yet.

And we can't do this to improve our situation why again? Oh yeah, because we'd go to fucking jail if we tried to pull this shit with the banks.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
005th district tact and Officers are required to bring in 5 bags of Halloween candy in lieu of 3hours cu for their community Halloween party .
Where is the integrity?
I heard this is the Commanders idea
What happen to all the money made from them summer barbecues?
Call him the chicken wing king Johnson

&&&&&&&&&

I have several reactions to this.. First, shut up and do your good deed especially if u are gonna get three hours for it.. Second, since you let the cat out of the bag and guys like u are the reason nobody gets any perks or breaks anymore to blast this type of stuff out to everyone it is highly illegal and is theft. Putting in a slip for money for bringing in candy is theft. You can get fired and arrested for it and so can the boss who signed your slip. Remember, just because you did what the boss said to do is not a valid defense.. Next time keep your mouth shut before u get guys u like jammed up...

10/27/2015 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world of political high finance is a wondrous place.

10/27/2015 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel closed fifty school buildings due to low enrollment, but now claims to need more money to build new schools to relieve overcrowding. That's a paradox.

Wouldn't it be more economical to use school buses to transport students to the empty schools rather than building new schools? This assumes that some of the closed schools were vacated because the student population had moved away.

Some of these buildings have to be intact.

10/27/2015 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More spending money you don't have.
SMH

10/27/2015 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS is truly insane. How this district is any different than Bernie Madoff I can't understand. CPS is flat out forcing any decent educators into the suburbs.

In addition to offering CPS teachers a contract where we'll have paychecks that are 10% smaller in three years, they also won't agree to reform how teachers' professional ratings are generated. My ratings went down a full level last year because my students "failed to demonstrate adequate progress" on the standardized district-generated REACH exams. In other words, I failed to adequately game the exam results last year. This years' REACH exams are hilarious. For example, in English classes, the juniors had to read Red Jacket's Speech of 1805 and identify main idea, supporting idea, etc. The "correct answers" as identified in the answer key include: 1. White men are hypocrites 2. The whites unfairly stole the natives' land and poisoned them with alcohol 3. White men force their religion upon the natives while failing to practice it themselves. 4. Whites promote war while natives promote peace. Who picks this shit out? For the past five years it has been the same thing: identify the ways that whites are bad and Western culture is destructive. Is there not one speech or essay on a somewhat neutral topic that students can read? Are any CPS leaders not insane or thieves?

10/27/2015 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why don't children go to schools in their own neighborhood? Steinmetz might be better if they didn't allow so many students in from way outside the area. (Chicago and Pulaski is in Steinmetz zone?}

10/27/2015 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the school teachers have a clause in their contract to be provided with new schools just like we have for new beat cars.

10/27/2015 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No comments on Obama in town meeting with the police Chiefs?

Joe Walsh (am560 @5pm) was very passionate in his support for us.

He said America should go to war against the black lives matter crowd since they are at war with the police.

In today's day and age, it is a travesty for anyone in our profession or anyone who cares about us to vote democratic and support those who want to kill us.
Let's wake up and take this seriously!

10/27/2015 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI director Comey making some waves supporting us in opposition to the White House.

10/27/2015 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Ch. 7 news just aired the two robberies in Logan Square where they took the victim for a ride. No race description ... again. Why do they give the gender? Isn't that offensive too?

10/27/2015 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





Detroit, here we come.

10/27/2015 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is all the lottery proceeds going to, the lottery was set up to fund the schools.

10/27/2015 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is just trying to get past the cash flow problem. He could give too craps about Chicago long term. He just wants to get out smelling good. Incidentally, know this, Rahm will not complete this term. He will be sure to be called upon to take another job.

10/27/2015 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then you have this "white people out" graffiti in ghetto illegal invaded area of Pilsen, in a coffee shop no less! Wondering if fbi and city are launching hate crimes investigation in cooperation with the White House (wondering if they want white in White House name changed also) could you imagine if white people really said screw it survive on your own? Ridiculous!




http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/it-begins-chicago-coffee-shot-hit-with-racist-graffiti-white-people-out-of-pilsen/

10/27/2015 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

45 million will only cover 3 Yes Three school additions. I know that Hale put on an addition for $15 million same as Edwards addition. For 15 million they should be able to build a Brand New school and furnish it, but than none of the "INSIDERS" would be able to make a living in the Honest World.

10/27/2015 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello residency,this is just the beginning!

10/27/2015 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is rahm borrowing against the money that is supposed to go to fix our pension?

10/27/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in Washington....

The US is going to sell oil that was purchased at $100 a barrel out of the nations SPR at what...$43/barrel currently.

The corporate CEO's of all the oil companies and OPEC love you taxpayers holding the bag.

10/27/2015 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“The financial officers will work through how to deal with that. My guess is, like other things that they have done, they’ll bond so we can actually meet the obligations today...

How is this not "scoop and toss"? You're borrowing against FUTURE revenue to pay CURRENT expenses. That's the very definition of s&t.

Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend Tax Borrow Spend.....

Does anyone see the pattern here ?

This city can't dig its own grave fast enough.

10/27/2015 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone in Chicago is in the "penalty box", Rhambo. Add Cook County to that.
You lemmings in Illinois are past pity.

10/27/2015 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Hundreds of millions in debt. Can't pay debts already owed. Third Rate teachers passing and graduating kids that are functional illiterates. Rahm and his boot-licking lackeys solution ...... Borrow More Money so they can blow it all on a bunch of bullshit construction projects.

I'd really like to see the Credit Card statements and the Personal Checking / Bank Account statements of these morons to see how they handle their personal finances. Based on how they handle the publics (aka: Taxpayers) money, my guess would be that every single one of these dullards is teetering on Bankruptcy.

That is, except for Rahm. Tiny Dancer cleaned up pretty good when he was on the payroll of the Clinton Crime Family. (Will the last middle-class Taxpayer fleeing Chicago kindly turn out the lights)

10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI for all you guys living in Oriole and Edison park. Revenue agents on bikes everywhere targeting coppers and firemen and city workers in the 41st Ward. They are writing for every little infraction you can imagine. Luckily I have a drive way, but these guys show no mercy nor courtesy. Also just a reminder, remember when you ride a bike you have to follow all the IVC laws as well. So if you or your neighbor has been tagged with a ticket from revenue there's nothing wrong from writing them when they ride through stop signs or go down the streets the wrong way. Gotta love Rahm sticking it to little working guys.........

10/27/2015 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait wait wait..... I thought the property tax increase was because of the police and fire pension. If the greatest mayor in the history of Chicago said if he doesn't raise property taxes he will have to cut police by 20% and fire by 40%. Now he is planning on using the money from the property taxes for CPS. Really??!!

10/27/2015 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Chicago can build another casino just for the schools like they did for the police and fire pensions. Oh wait! We still haven't heard anything new about the casino for police and fire pensions have we Dean?

10/27/2015 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.wdrb.com/story/30308688/louisville-judge-questioned-for-dismissing-juries-based-on-lack-of-minorities


Louisville judge questioned for dismissing juries based on lack of minorities
Posted: Oct 20, 2015 2:23 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 27, 2015 10:02 AM CDT

10/27/2015 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dang yo



It Begins… Chicago Coffee Shop Hit With Racist Graffiti: “White People Out of Pilsen”

Jim Hoft Oct 26th, 2015 9:14 pm 220 Comments

A coffee shop in Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, a largely Hispanic area, was hit with threatening racist graffiti.




http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/it-begins-chicago-coffee-shot-hit-with-racist-graffiti-white-people-out-of-pilsen/

10/27/2015 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools is likely to borrow against a $45 million property tax increase he’s proposed..."

The TIF principle again -- borrow against collateral-in-the-sky, against money that you don't actually have yet.

"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

...and will CPS then somehow borrow against their loan?

The phantom hamburgers pile up steaming upon the ghostly platter...

10/27/2015 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This calls for Rahm to handpick another corrupt CPS CEO. $23 million ring a bell?

10/27/2015 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does his brother have to do with uber?

10/27/2015 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:
Saw the video of the South Carolina School Officer Incident.
As a CPD School Officer, I was left to ask So...what did he do that was so bad?
And I'm not just taking the P.O.'s side because we share the profession and assignment.
Seriously, what the fuck do people expect us to do, once staff summons us to a class to remove a student that school security couldn't handle?
We're not going to stand in front of an entire class and negotiate shit. If we do that, the other students see it. Then, we'll have to negotiate with every dam student who doesn't want to follow the rules. I can guarantee you that after witnessing that incident, no other student in that school will defy that school officer. By the way, I noticed the media didn't say shit about how the little darling started swinging at & hitting the officer on her way to the floor.
Fuck the lil p.o.s.! And FUCK the typically one-sided media!

10/27/2015 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Shell game.

10/27/2015 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

use the old schools , more secret kick back construction contracts
follow the money
Chicago does not need air conditioned schools , pay to play , it's the Chicago way

10/27/2015 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD , ANITA ALVAREZ where are you , 5th district time due for candy ?
If true , this is a crime .

10/27/2015 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BBB it appears was under federal investigation in Detroit before Rahm ever thought of bringing her to Chicago. His fed buddies sure did him a solid by letting him embarrass himself by hiring her. Just a piece of ghetto trash. Gibbs me dat money for the boat

10/27/2015 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


IAD , ANITA ALVAREZ where are you , 5th district time due for candy ?
If true , this is a crime


Seriously, mind your own damn business. If you don't like it leave the team. If your not on one of the teams, work harder. The Bitching and moaning about other people has gotten out of hand. I'm sure you do your 9 for 9 every day. Should we charge you for theft? Keep this shit to yourself or at the very min, off the blog. I hope you feel better about yourself for possibly jamming up coppers and friends.

10/27/2015 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD , ANITA ALVAREZ where are you , 5th district time due for candy ?
If true , this is a crime .

10/27/2015 12:56:00 PM

Only if it's for grape Big League Chew.

10/27/2015 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a combination of a shell game, pyramid scheme and kick the can down the road all in one.
Rahmenomics on full display.

10/27/2015 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
005th district tact and Officers are required to bring in 5 bags of Halloween candy in lieu of 3hours cu for their community Halloween party .
Where is the integrity?
I heard this is the Commanders idea
What happen to all the money made from them summer barbecues?
Call him the chicken wing king Johnson

&&&&&&&&&

I have several reactions to this.. First, shut up and do your good deed especially if u are gonna get three hours for it.. Second, since you let the cat out of the bag and guys like u are the reason nobody gets any perks or breaks anymore to blast this type of stuff out to everyone it is highly illegal and is theft. Putting in a slip for money for bringing in candy is theft. You can get fired and arrested for it and so can the boss who signed your slip. Remember, just because you did what the boss said to do is not a valid defense.. Next time keep your mouth shut before u get guys u like jammed up...
10/27/2015 03:51:00

Hey, dumbass, they are getting time, not money, how is that theft???????

10/27/2015 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://twitchy.com/2015/10/27/potus-is-going-to-denounce-obama-get-a-load-of-this-obama-police-speech-preview/


In speech to police chiefs, Pres Obama will denounce press & politicians who seek to portray police & communities as "them" and "us."
12:20 PM - 27 Oct 2015



Pres Obama will say that too often law enforcement gets "scapegoated" for the failures of "our society and criminal justice system."
12:22 PM - 27 Oct 2015


huh?

10/27/2015 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dang yo



It Begins… Chicago Coffee Shop Hit With Racist Graffiti: “White People Out of Pilsen”

Jim Hoft Oct 26th, 2015 9:14 pm 220 Comments

A coffee shop in Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, a largely Hispanic area, was hit with threatening racist graffiti.




http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/it-begins-chicago-coffee-shot-hit-with-racist-graffiti-white-people-out-of-pilsen/

10/27/2015 10:31:00 AM
Laughable how stupid some people are! Without "white people" that area would of sunk more, into the total oblivion, illegal invaders everywhere, contribute nothing to the city/state/country but they take free schools, free health care, free link money,free housing this state would be flush with cash, pensions would be fully funded, police would be everywhere, services would be like years ago! But we continue to throw "our money" hard working taxpayers money at illegals, and felon thugs if the incentive was eliminated the illegals would be running back where they came from, mexico, somalia,africa,cuba,the middle east quickly! No wonder Trump is getting resounding acceptance by people that care about the future of the USA "Making America great again" great slogan from a doer not a taker, we need him to turn this spiral around otherwise not just us our families will struggle for many generations! What part of "illegal" do the elected morons not understand?

Ever watch Kevin Spacey in "house of cards?" Great show shows how reality government is run, with all the "suicides" "theft" deals going on and on, and in the series Spacey plays Frank Underwood initials FU, he is a democrat and the parallels in the story line are the same things going on in this country now watch and see how they do things and don't care about working class people! The crew in Wasington is trying to let the illegal invaders vote to ensure the clinton gets the white house, which would cause the USA to sink even further!

10/27/2015 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the Oct' 05 2015 Tribune article on the Illinois EDGE tax credit for jobs program and get your barf bag open for a load.

10/27/2015 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- Obama does an about-face


http://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/30879006-Obama-Police-are-scapegoated-for-societys-failings

10/27/2015 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then you have this "white people out" graffiti in ghetto illegal invaded area of Pilsen, in a coffee shop no less! Wondering if fbi and city are launching hate crimes investigation in cooperation with the White House (wondering if they want white in White House name changed also) could you imagine if white people really said screw it survive on your own? Ridiculous!




http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/it-begins-chicago-coffee-shot-hit-with-racist-graffiti-white-people-out-of-pilsen/

10/27/2015 07:31:00 AM

I'm getting sick of people thinking it's "their" neighborhood yet they had ZERO to do with the building of the neighborhood and the only thing that your people contributed was too a sub standard of living. Who the fuck do you think built "your" neighborhood? WHITE EUROPEANS! Thankfully young twenty-somethings finally realized in the early 2000s that living in the suburbs is pointless.

10/27/2015 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he builds new private charters with taxpayer money, he will not have to use union teachers.

10/27/2015 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe that Illinois Lottery education funding money will come in (waiting since 1983) and save the schools. Fingers crossed.
I wonder if Rahm n' Rauners 'Wine of the Month Club' has these kind of problems.
Rotten Rahm already has his fundraising schedule in order but hasn't figured out the city's financial plan.
Never trust the Democrat.

— My response to OT : " Saw the video of the South Carolina School Officer Incident.
As a CPD School Officer, I was left to ask So...what did he do that was so bad..."

- en loco parentis...(In place of the Parent). Why remember that ?
It's in the CPS code. Some disruptive student, in no harm to themselves or others, yapping or texting, hootin & hollin doesn't constitute a police effort here in Chicago. I never involved myself in these parental matters. CPS got their report (event number) and a reminder that their own code of discipline allows for "direction" of a student by a teacher, aid or other school authority.
That SC student appeared to be sitting in class (others obviously still using cellphones) so I can't understand what the issue was, but clearly a school security problem not a police matter. Hands off. Unless of course there was a fight in the classroom and a resistor or assailant needs to be placed in custody. Keep hands off of this type of BS that a teacher should be addressing.
We are not bouncers, EMTs for the ADD afflicted, or punching bag either. We have to respond
Give the CPS the Event number or Non Criminal-Persons RD for their Bd of Ed Disciplinary notification (RD if there's an arrest). The schools want to go home on time, they call police because they don't want to babysit waiting for momma to come pick up the disruptive student...Don't fall into this trap either.

10/27/2015 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
FYI for all you guys living in Oriole and Edison park. Revenue agents on bikes everywhere targeting coppers and firemen and city workers in the 41st Ward. They are writing for every little infraction you can imagine. Luckily I have a drive way, but these guys show no mercy nor courtesy. Also just a reminder, remember when you ride a bike you have to follow all the IVC laws as well. So if you or your neighbor has been tagged with a ticket from revenue there's nothing wrong from writing them when they ride through stop signs or go down the streets the wrong way. Gotta love Rahm sticking it to little working guys.........

10/27/2015 10:06:00 AM

Been waiting for this....

1. Said it before and I'll say it again; Department of Finance. City is too cheap to repaint the old Dept of Revenue vehicles.
2. Back of my best, while I ride my bike; says Dept of Finance in big yellow letters.
3. I gave a courtesy heads up warning in the Snow Money! Thread. I even posted what the Street Sweaping schedule was for this week in the 42st Ward, along with a plea to Not Make My Job Easy.

If you have no front plate or expired plates or and expired city sticker Or No City Sticker at all, oh well; and you left your vehicle on the street for me to Find it; that's making my job easy. I also pointed out that I would be writing everything if I didn't have Volume for Street Cleaning tickets.

A couple points here. In 2 days in Ward 41, I've issued around 140 tickets in 14 hours. That is Lower than what I issue in Ward 39 or Ward 43 or Ward 44 or Ward 1, for example. First day of June in the 46th & 48th Ward, I had 100 tickets by 9am, I start work at 6am.

Park your car the wrong direction on a 2 way or 1 way street that Isn't a cup debsac, and then complain about at ticket is childish.

I have however only issued 3 or 4 of those this week so far.


And haven't writen a single Parkway violation.

One last point, I waited to start street cleaning enforcement until 10 after 9 on Monday and 5 after on Tuesday. I waited for a couple of people to go up to a few houses and knock or ring door bells. I probably "gave" away 50 tickets easy, by Not Writing anyone for Not having their pickup truck permit Yet (and its friggin' October already FFS!).

You don't want to see Hard core anal retentive enforcement. This is me being easy. But I'm not going to be derelict in my duties.

Sincerely, the Finance Guy on a Bike

And by the way, be happy it's me up there and not a few of my coworkers. They giggle like damned idiots about coming out of 41 with well over 100 a day.

10/27/2015 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI for all you guys living in Oriole and Edison park. Revenue agents on bikes everywhere targeting coppers and firemen and city workers in the 41st Ward. They are writing for every little infraction you can imagine. Luckily I have a drive way, but these guys show no mercy nor courtesy. Also just a reminder, remember when you ride a bike you have to follow all the IVC laws as well. So if you or your neighbor has been tagged with a ticket from revenue there's nothing wrong from writing them when they ride through stop signs or go down the streets the wrong way. Gotta love Rahm sticking it to little working guys.........

10/27/2015 10:06:00 AM

We're not above the law. Buy your city sticker and don't park in hydrants. Im glad they're ticketing.

10/27/2015 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on WGN-TV News that Rahm was going to open two NEW Charter Schools and close six underperforming Charter Schools. Or was it the other way around.

The Chicago way, more good money after bad. Why, I bet CPS pays $17 a gallon for bleach from minority vendors just like CFD does. Hey teachers! Bow the whistle on this kind of spending. Chuck Gaudie, BGA or the IG couldn't find that because Rahm didn't tell them to find it.

10/27/2015 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FYI for all you guys living in Oriole and Edison park. Revenue agents on bikes everywhere targeting coppers and firemen and city workers in the 41st Ward. They are writing for every little infraction you can imagine. Luckily I have a drive way, but these guys show no mercy nor courtesy. Also just a reminder, remember when you ride a bike you have to follow all the IVC laws as well. So if you or your neighbor has been tagged with a ticket from revenue there's nothing wrong from writing them when they ride through stop signs or go down the streets the wrong way. Gotta love Rahm sticking it to little working guys.........

10/27/2015 10:06:00 AM

And while I'm thinking of it...before I have another round of Paddy...

What was the ticket for, that you obviously got from me this week?

City Sticker?
Residential Parking?
Street Cleaning?
9-76-160D?
9-76-160F? A?
Wrong Direction? Cause I cut a Sgt a courtesy today on Norwood after he asked politely to get his keys and turn the vehicle around.

I don't Target City Employees. I hunt for vehicles.


Oh...snap...

Trailer on a Residential Street? 9-64-170D? Had expired 12/14 RvT plates also.


One last time for you all.

Don't
Make
My
Job
Easy.

10/27/2015 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
use the old schools , more secret kick back construction contracts
follow the money
Chicago does not need air conditioned schools , pay to play , it's the Chicago way

10/27/2015 12:39:00 PM

It can get awfully hot with those big classroom windows in April, May or September and it does affect kids.
The time may come when you want to be able to open schools during the summer months. It's for the children.

BTW, how are they fixing squad car air conditioning?

10/27/2015 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Maybe when you don't have corrupt friends to piss away the funds you wouldn't be "cash strapped"... hey liberals/sheep, you voted for him so enjoy.

10/27/2015 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

Chicago's new motto.

Ego libenter stupentes suram femori Tuesday pro frustrum assae hodie .

10/27/2015 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Then you have this "white people out" graffiti in ghetto illegal invaded area of Pilsen, in a coffee shop no less! Wondering if fbi and city are launching hate crimes investigation in cooperation with the White House (wondering if they want white in White House name changed also) could you imagine if white people really said screw it survive on your own? Ridiculous!

Dear Pilsen mexicans, the neighborhood was settled by Gremans, and Irish, then the eastern europeans moved in, this of course after it was stolen from the indians. So you get out. My great-grandfather Otto would appreciate it.

10/27/2015 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there were a chiraq casino it would be like the lottery, nobody would be getting a payout over $50.00

10/27/2015 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So why don't children go to schools in their own neighborhood? Steinmetz might be better if they didn't allow so many students in from way outside the area. (Chicago and Pulaski is in Steinmetz zone?}

10/27/2015 06:31:00 AM


The schools would be better and the drive home during "rush hour" would be shorter without the school busses tying up traffic.

10/27/2015 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait..........


Rham to take another page from Washington DC Govt


A toll on the Ryan, Edens and 55 -$10 one way city limits to downtown

Watch Skyway increase to $ 8



Its all the CPD CFD Pensions again


A money grab and wont fund a Dime of our pension

10/27/2015 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! CPS will get $45mil each year due to this tax increase, so instead of using the $45mil to improve the budget scenario, they decide they will use that $45mil to pay interest on NEW borrowing. So, at 6% interest rate, they can borrow $750mil and use the $45mil to pay interest only payments on those bonds. What they don't state is that the principle payment of $750mil will be due at the end of the bond call. But Rahm will be gone by then, so he doesn't care, because he gets to do a whole bunch of ribbon cuttings with the $750mil now. Millennials, move out now!

10/27/2015 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 6:31 AM: Of course neighborhood schools would be better if students within the neighborhood attended that school. Instead, you have taxpayer funded, privately run charter schools popping up all over the Northwest side. These schools get unlimited green lights and rubber stamps thanks to Rahm, Forrest, and the morally (not just financially) bankrupt school board that serves at Rahm's whim. These schools skim A students off the top, along with a nice windfall profit by way of management operator fees, fees charged to families, and little to no rent charged for space and land use. Meanwhile, the neighborhood school must take whatever students are left, draw from neighborhoods far outside the school boundary, and contend with a building that's falling apart.

Citizens should ask themselves why the Intrinsic Charter chain, closely associated with Islamic leader Fetullah Gulen, gets to open new schools, but the schools in Belmont-Cragin lost $1.7M in this round of budget cuts.

10/27/2015 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger MTS said...

OT: Ch. 7 news just aired the two robberies in Logan Square where they took the victim for a ride. No race description ... again. Why do they give the gender? Isn't that offensive too?


I always laugh when they do that. Why don't we start doing police reports in the same fashion? I hate when they say "Police need your help catching two robbery suspects last seen wearing black pants and shoes." or something crazy like that. Why bother? So tired of the constant "White police officer/black victim" shit.

10/27/2015 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Number of brand new schools broke ground in 2015.

10/27/2015 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City Inspector General is very interested in giving five bags of candy in exchange for 3 hours.

Joe Ferguson - yes, he reads this Blog.

10/27/2015 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why there were snitches get stitches pictures hanging in the 005 tac office. If this is so upsetting go write another "Anonymous" letter.

10/28/2015 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI for all you guys living in Oriole and Edison park. Revenue agents on bikes everywhere targeting coppers and firemen and city workers in the 41st Ward. They are writing for every little infraction you can imagine.

10/27/2015 10:06:00 AM

Been waiting for this....


You don't want to see Hard core anal retentive enforcement. This is me being easy. But I'm not going to be derelict in my duties.

Sincerely, the Finance Guy on a Bike

10/27/2015 06:29:00 PM

Yeah, you are becoming more and more loved here are the months go by.

Hit those triple-parked south- and west-side megachurches, go riding your bicycle up driveways at 3 AM in Englewood and North Lawndale and stuff shining lights at stickers, all kinds of never-legal scrap trucks hived up in side gates, and see what happens.

Our dogs are behind fences, generally. Theirs just run wild.

Have fun. Check back later -- much later.

...and he was pimpin here for a phone call so he could get on Airport Police.

>fft<

10/28/2015 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you for serious

10/28/2015 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One last time for you all.

Don't
Make
My
Job
Easy.



10/27/2015 07:06:00 PM


So you dopes still want to make that phone call to get the Guy on a Bike into the Aviation Police?

10/28/2015 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post screams of Gen Y. I want, I want, I want. I want to get everything I want and do everything I want to do but I don't want to have to do anything for it. Listen you little whiner...STFU. Your boss was trying to throw you a bone and you f*cked it all up. Now, no one catches a break. Happy?? "Hurray for me and the hell with the next guy".

People like YOU are exactly what is wrong with the department today. Nobody sticks together. Nobody does the right thing anymore. You sicken me. How many times a week do you stay your FULL tour and check off EXACTLY when you're supposed to? Yeah. I thought so. But that's OK because YOU'RE the one getting the break, right? How many hours a week does that add up to? More than a few bags of candy?

And to the brain surgeon who posted this:

Hey, dumbass, they are getting time, not money, how is that theft???????


10/27/2015 02:45:00 PM

How are you even the police? If you're too stupid to figure that out, just go to 35th street and turn in your star, will you?

Rant over.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
005th district tact and Officers are required to bring in 5 bags of Halloween candy in lieu of 3hours cu for their community Halloween party .
Where is the integrity?
I heard this is the Commanders idea
What happen to all the money made from them summer barbecues?
Call him the chicken wing king Johnson

&&&&&&&&&

I have several reactions to this.. First, shut up and do your good deed especially if u are gonna get three hours for it.. Second, since you let the cat out of the bag and guys like u are the reason nobody gets any perks or breaks anymore to blast this type of stuff out to everyone it is highly illegal and is theft. Putting in a slip for money for bringing in candy is theft. You can get fired and arrested for it and so can the boss who signed your slip. Remember, just because you did what the boss said to do is not a valid defense.. Next time keep your mouth shut before u get guys u like jammed up...
10/27/2015 03:51:00

10/28/2015 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:45pm.....ur pretty dumb yourself, u accumulate c.u. by WORKING overtime, not bringing in candy. If youre credited with time you didn't actually work for that is theft or at least that's what the city will call it. However, this post shouldn't have made it on the blog.

10/28/2015 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I heard on WGN-TV News that Rahm was going to open two NEW Charter Schools and close six underperforming Charter Schools. Or was it the other way around.

The Chicago way, more good money after bad. Why, I bet CPS pays $17 a gallon for bleach from minority vendors just like CFD does. Hey teachers! Bow the whistle on this kind of spending. Chuck Gaudie, BGA or the IG couldn't find that because Rahm didn't tell them to find it.

10/27/2015 07:03:00 PM
He closed 54 schools now he is using the obvious "family and friends" enrichment program to do this! What's the best Arne Duncan who resigned his White House Cush job will take over again here after failing before?

10/28/2015 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And while I'm thinking of it...before I have another round of Paddy...

What was the ticket for, that you obviously got from me this week?

City Sticker?
Residential Parking?
Street Cleaning?
9-76-160D?
9-76-160F? A?
Wrong Direction? Cause I cut a Sgt a courtesy today on Norwood after he asked politely to get his keys and turn the vehicle around.

I don't Target City Employees. I hunt for vehicles.


Oh...snap...

Trailer on a Residential Street? 9-64-170D? Had expired 12/14 RvT plates also.


One last time for you all.

Don't
Make
My 
Job
Easy.

10/27/2015 07:06:00 PM

Hey, douchebag ticket warrior. No one is impressed with your ticket totals, your amazing knowledge of the violation codes, your "generous" allowances for people to move their cars, or the 5 minute grace period you so benevolently provide. No one gives a shit about anything you do. You're the city's bitch, tasked with generating revenue, by writing tickets. That's it. It's not some noble profession where you right the wrongs of society by slapping a ticket on a car that happens to be parked illegally. You're borderline unemployable, which is how you ended up with your shitty job that requires no skills or education. I'm sure you dream of being a TMA twat too. Your inflated sense of pride and feelings of accomplishment for simply writing tickets would be laughable if it wasn't so pathetic and sad. In closing, I hope you get hit by a bus, while undoubtedly breaking countless laws in your travels looking for tickets to write. I'm sorry your dreams of being the police didn't work out for you, but puffing up your chest because you write tickets, is just hilariously douchey. I can see you sitting around your house, drinking your shitty Paddy, high-fiving your cats, and rejoicing in your amazing accomplishments of writing tickets. Maybe someday you can actually find a career worthy of pride and respect, but it's not looking very likely. How many DUIs have you had? What drug were you hooked on before you "got clean" and sought out your current job?

Oh, and before you assume I'm one of your victims, poking fun at you because I got a ticket, you should know that the only parking ticket I ever received was from the burbs for $5. Good luck with your ego, and your "career."

10/28/2015 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:
Saw the video of the South Carolina School Officer Incident.
As a CPD School Officer, I was left to ask So...what did he do that was so bad?
And I'm not just taking the P.O.'s side because we share the profession and assignment.
Seriously, what the fuck do people expect us to do, once staff summons us to a class to remove a student that school security couldn't handle?

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

SHIT!

They should have seen what happened back at St. Pat's High School back in the day!

10/28/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


So why don't children go to schools in their own neighborhood? Steinmetz might be better if they didn't allow so many students in from way outside the area. (Chicago and Pulaski is in Steinmetz zone?}

10/27/2015 06:31:00 AM


You're spot on. One thing which causes a problem on the northwest side are these bullshit 7th and 8th grade academic centers in high schools. Why does Lane and Taft need these academic centers, especially since these centers take students from all over the city and there's no residency restriction? CPS and the Taft community bitch and moan about overcrowding and without their academic center, they wouldn't be overcrowded. Plus, you can throw in Taft allows students from all over the city to attend Taft if they make a 2-3 yr. commitment to being in Jr. ROTC and you have even more of an overcrowded problem there.

Think about this: Would many of those 50 schools, mostly elementary, have been closed if Lane and Taft hadn't open 7th and 8th grade academic centers? We're talking about 1300-1500 kids going to these two academic centers. Are there more academic centers in other high schools in Chicago?

10/28/2015 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Hey, dumbass, they are getting time, not money, how is that theft???????


$&$$$$$$$$

Please lord tell me you are joking... And u call someone else a dumbass??? Time is money... Time is the cities money. When u take time due you get paid out by the city for not going to work.. It is PAID time off. One day when you retire you CASH out your time due and get paid money. Get it? Time due isn't just fairy tale Monopoly money.... Dumbass..

10/28/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take in no particular order:

DUI's: Zero
Movers: 1 in 20 years; and I beat the ticket cause the 018 district cop didn't show for court.
As for unemployable: Do you really, in your heart of hearts think this is what someone with college Wants to do? Fuck No! But one doesn't walk away from any city job once you vest until you land something much better. TMA was a gig to get my foot in the damn door for someone that isn't from Chicago and doesn't have a damn Whale to make a call. Going from TMA to Revenue was a no brainier due to the whole "part time vs full time" issue. A 10 or 15 or better pension is much better on a career service pay scale than on a seasonal position; and I doubt anyone here will dispute that point.
As for patting myself on the back in the basement with my cats. I give you credit for being amusing. But the only pride I take in my work is in that I am good at what I do. Not that I screw people over. I'm a firm believer in Karma, and this ain't Parking Wars on TV. I know what I am, and I sure as hell know what I am Not.

What I am is a person forced to do a job that ISNT a career. Doing what I can to pay off my student loans for a degree that I currently have Zero benefit from career wise. I give heads up and breaks when I can, both here and when I'm on the street.
. I don't see myself as a hammer and every vehicle is a nail to get pounded. Yes, sometimes a message has to be sent. Most cops here even agree with that I think.

I don't care if people like what it is that I do to pay my bills. I'd rather be in a different line of work.

But there you go, and here I am.

If you ever want to have a discussion, I'm not hard to find. One of the few Caucasians in my department, on a bike; working nice and not so nice areas of the city.

Other than that, I'm done here SCC.

10/28/2015 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're talking about 1300-1500 kids going to these two academic centers. Are there more academic centers in other high schools in Chicago?

Academic centers are hardly the problem there are only 300 total seats at Taft's AC and 300 total seats at Lane's AC. 150 7th grade seats and 150 8th grade seats. 300 less kids is not going to solve Taft's overcrowding issue. Whitney Young, Kenwood, Lindbloom, and Morgan Park also have Academic Centers.

I know for us we wanted gifted education for our children. Chicago public has gifted education in done in their selective enrollment schools which includes academic centers rather than at the local schools like the suburbs do. Thus the selective enrollment schools skim the highest performing students off the top. The remainder of which is still a group of extremely high performing students especially in the tier 4 neighborhoods where a child must be 99% across the board to get into Northside/Payton/Jones/WY, goes to the local high school or in a lot of cases in the tier 4 neighborhoods to one of the Catholics/ other private options. If the tier 4 neighborhoods abandoned the Catholics and other privates the neighborhood schools would improve tremendously as they would suddenly get a slew of students performing in the 90%-95% range.

10/28/2015 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 -- Bicycle Rev-nooer- He needs to go clean out the "Pucuato" -- they've got it across the tops of the windshields -- syndical of multiple scrap trucks hiding behind that big white car wash on w. side of Grand, heading west towards Harlem. Tired now to think the exact cross-street but you can't miss it, vacuum pipes all over. Probably cardboard plates and '81 stickers...

10/28/2015 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If the tier 4 neighborhoods abandoned the Catholics and other privates the neighborhood schools would improve tremendously as they would suddenly get a slew of students performing in the 90%-95% range."

That could be, but, many parents (including CPS teachers) will not send their kids to CPS schools.

Maybe, if CPS stopped paying for three separate principals in three schools inside one building, money would be saved for other schools, huh? Why even keep all of the schools mentioned open on the article on the below link. This is CPS waste at it's finest and a MUST READ article:

http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-has-high-school-13-freshmen-113524

10/29/2015 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That could be, but, many parents (including CPS teachers) will not send their kids to CPS schools"

Every CPS school my kids have been in has had a slew of police/fire/teacher offspring. All my kids spent k-6 in a neighborhood elementary moving to the AC's for 7-8 and SEHS for 9-12.

The neighborhood K-8 schools in Edison Park/Norwood Park/Oriole Park/Wildwood/Sauganash and a good portion of Jefferson Park provide for an education money would have a hard time buying. Why? because the police/fire/teacher parents abandoned the Catholics/privates in favor of the publics. For the far NW side, Taft has become a viable option and is improving yearly. It can be replicated in any neighborhood where parents decide to en mass take back their elementary school and are interested in their kids receiving a quality education think Audubon/Nettlehorst/Burley just to name a few. If the same parents continue the trend with high school then all of sudden the high school becomes a more and more attractive option. I personally wouldn't have considered Taft 6 years ago but today I wouldn't hesitate to send a child there.


When my oldest first started at the neighborhood elementary the neighborhood had thoroughly taken over grades k-5 but we still had quite a few kids being bused in for 6-8. By the time my oldest was in third grade we were overcrowded with neighborhood kids alone.

10/29/2015 04:40:00 PM  

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