Monday, March 21, 2016

More Money Spent

  • Chicago is getting another public trail, this time on the city's Lower West Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday.

    The path and promenade, to be called "Paseo," will stretch about four miles along a "largely abandoned BNSF Railway" between the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods, according to a Sunday news release.

    Emanuel joined city planners and aldermen Sunday afternoon to announce the project at Paseo Community Garden, 944 W. 21st St.
It's like a miracle he can find money constantly while pleading "broke" every time some other obligation comes up.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard police department is taking over oemc is this true

3/21/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be a Latin King toll gate at California Ave?

3/21/2016 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it ain't much but maybe the city should withhold the salaries of the aldercreatures and the mayor due to shortages in city funds and then to add insult to injury be unable to make pension contributions.

3/21/2016 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Creator of Indiana’s ‘Illinnoyed’ ads goes to work for enemy

3/21/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Not Barney Fife said...

What is this with F@*king trails????

"The Paseo" ???

This is Chicago. An URBAN city. What are we doing with "Trails"?

Why not name it something that is more apt for its use?

"Urban Crime Path II" sounds more appropriate with the 606 Trail being "Urban Crime Path I".

Would be easier to identify where the crime is: "Suspect running down UCP II, south of 26th street".

In Chicago, stop naming things "Trails". It's dumb.

3/21/2016 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gang Expressway that will only be used by thugs Essay.

3/21/2016 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No mention of the cost, wonder if it will be $25 million per mile like the other debacle.

3/21/2016 03:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PASEO.........How about felon's row. Bike bashers Gaunlet maybe

3/21/2016 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that sounds like a real "SAFE" trail to hike or bike. What a waste of money!

3/21/2016 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't the asshole we call mayor just make a path all the way into Mexico so the illegals don't have a problem getting here. Another waste of money on what will soon to be a crime ridden path.

3/21/2016 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Paseo range for 26ers!

3/21/2016 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He finds money for everything he wants but never seems to have the money to fund our pensions. Rahm has never had any intention of fulfilling the city's obligation to our pensions. Rotten bastard.

3/21/2016 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone going to use it besides Kings and SDs going back and forth shooting each other?

3/21/2016 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is the "lower west side"? I see another New Yorker is here.

3/21/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A spin-off of The Bloomingdale Trail. A nice, expensive playlot for the bad guys. I'm sure the residents there would much rather have potholes fixed.

3/21/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trail or shooting gallery

3/21/2016 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's not clear now than maybe later but Rahm could give a rat's ass about the men and women who have served proudly as Police officer's in this city. He may make media appearances at hospitals as of late but rest assure it's not his compassion that drives him.

3/21/2016 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's paying for this crap?

3/21/2016 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Chicago need 50 alderman , three times more than los angelos and new York city to pass laws like , lowering tax on tampons , alderman should be forced to wear body cameras with audio recording 24/7 .

3/21/2016 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that seems to think this will be a trail of mugging?

3/21/2016 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not only buying a park, Rahm's buying votes.

3/21/2016 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will help community relations and pacify a part of the city that needs some peace. It will bring people together. Money well spent. Our mayor is a visionary.

3/21/2016 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the four mile walking trail will only cost 200 million dollars. 50 million for each mile. Don't worry though, this is considered an investment and property values will increase as a result. So will your property taxes.

3/21/2016 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goody! I can't wait to tell my kids to use it in the evenings-NOT!

3/21/2016 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump will build a fence for it.

3/21/2016 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

El Paseo de Pissbum Pavillioñ, Santuario y Securidad Por Todas.
Only in Chicago, where taxpayers can pay into a pet project be built by connected companies and receive no dividend.
If these "organizations" want monuments, let them fund them with a portion of their govmint grants.
The abandoned rail tracks should serve as a reminder of what became of this city and country with its Democrat policies.
What's next for the rest of the R/R lines, you know there's gotta be equality for a southside Path n' Promenade coming.

3/21/2016 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like a kiss and make up to the Hispanic community for cutting Escalante from the final three.

3/21/2016 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This will help community relations and pacify a part of the city that needs some peace. It will bring people together. Money well spent. Our mayor is a visionary.

3/21/2016 08:33:00 AM

Shut the fuck up, Rahm.

3/21/2016 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm sure the residents there would much rather have potholes fixed."

I dont live near any of these trails, but this resident is sick of potholes.
The fixed holes are big bumps that shake you as bad as the pothole.

3/21/2016 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No money for the pensions which they stole from but trillions for the "friends and family" payoff projects lets review some:

Maggie "thief" daley park

Miles and miles of traffic disrupting bike lanes

606 trail

depaul and new hotel

selling cta property huge tract of land on halsted north sign for $1 to rich developers (Already started developing it real quick land grab screw taxpayers)

How many coppers short 1-4,000?

Theft of how much from pensions and not paying?

davis vanecko investments (daleys family) 60 million from police pension fund poof given not earned and the feds are at IAD investigating coppers for nonsense hey G look over here easy catch!

CHA redevelopment on prime northside land "where the animals can roam"

3/21/2016 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - They've passed a new law fining residents for not picking up dog droppings in their own yards. Good liuck with that. There are folks in da hood who wouldn't pick up a dog turd off their living room floor.

3/21/2016 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anyone going to use it besides Kings and SDs going back and forth shooting each other?

3/21/2016 06:57:00 AM


So, you are saying that there is some value to the proposed project?

3/21/2016 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Bullshit , WOW Rahm all of sudden pulls this Money Out of his ASS again , only for projects he wants Done . But every time we hearfrom the city - there's NO MONEY , were so in Debt , What a Joke

3/21/2016 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

The world is seen as an abstraction by this crowd -- an artist's conception of people placidly wandering around looking at trees and "sculpture" -- and it's always a sunny summer day.

There is a limit to how many abandoned factories can be turned into "community centers" and "art galleries" and "performance spaces" -- empty of life most of the time, but still needing to be heated and lighted and maintained -- to support a small minority of people who spend their days looking for government grants. I think we have hit the saturation point with this kind of thing -- but the people who make their livings at this sort of thing will never admit it.

I always appreciated the city for what it was -- a stone-masoned railroad embankment had its own beauty, a monument to our former industrial might. (I believe that Joliet limestone has a lot of iron in it, so it weathers more to a tan. The Indiana stuff tends to stay gray.) Monarch butterflies flitting around the milkweed provided all the "street art" I ever wanted. Even those are disappearing now -- a huge mall parking lot is not the best of environments for them...

So someone paints "murals" all over an old building -- it still stands there, its empty windows and locked doors a silent reproach for the destruction of an entire way of life.

Took apart a 1957 Sears Kenmore electric space heater the other day -- oh, the quality, the heavy steel, all of it. I saved the heat-control slider, belongs in the Museum Of Modern Art in the industrial design section. Talk about styling. Today? Some Chinese-made plastic thing that actually stinks when you turn it on and you're lucky if it doesn't burn the house down.

Ah, what a city this used to be...

3/21/2016 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" know there's gotta be equality for a southside Path n' Promenade coming."

3/21/2016 12:33:00 PM

Yup. #3 will be in Englewood.

Try beating this for a show when it took the Twentieth Century Limited out...

3/21/2016 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh, that sounds like a real "SAFE" trail to hike or bike. What a waste of money!"

3/21/2016 04:23:00 AM

Bad reports from the Illinois Prairie Path out through Maywood (former Chicago Great Western right-of way.) About dawn is the best time to have a look, before they're awake. Crews of young men with no bicycles but plenty of hate.

...and to think that American Can Company used to have FOUR plants out there, and our Allied Radio manufactured its famous Knight-Kits and other products there. The Ovaltine factory was a bit farther west, I think.

3/21/2016 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

El Paseo De Pit Bool He Ron Loose!

You no like my dog? You got a prolem?

...and so it starts...

3/21/2016 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Guys;

Here in Atlanta, we have the silver comet stretches from Atlanta to the Alabama line. The parts that are in Atlanta suffer from muggings, robberies, the occasional shooting, all the flavors of urban crime. liberals and democrats never learn....

3/21/2016 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger James Aguirre said...

I do not live in Chicago and I can see it is useless from here.

3/21/2016 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need to start a new thread on Rahm's visit to Cuba and now the head idiot in charge's visit. Interesting timing. This is the typical political snake in the grass back door bullshit that only serves to enrich the politicians. Hopefully it turns out like the Olympics did for Chicago insiders. Makes me chuckle to think how much money was lost by these assholes, and the guy in charge of keeping things honest who shoots himself by the river. If only all the politicians took that honorable path.

3/21/2016 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at what happened to the property owners along the 606 trail - vagrants, vagabonds, & other model citizens creating problems/crime. Then the taxes are increased for the gentrification it brought the area. And the park district won't patrol it since it closes st 2300hrs. But cyclists may still use it after 2300hrs. so they can still be robbed.

But no money for our pensions...

3/21/2016 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor is just building things so he can funnel money to his buddies.

3/21/2016 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
El Paseo De Pit Bool He Ron Loose!

You no like my dog? You got a prolem?

...and so it starts...

3/21/2016 05:27:00 PM



About 25 or 30 years ago, didn't a Copper kill
some shithead who was using a "peetbool"
as a weapon? There was the usual ghetto
crying, flopping, falling-out and accusations
civil rights violations...


Let the shiny, happy progressives have these cute playgrounds
all for themselves.

Just sit back and enjoy the aftermath of their "cultural exchanges"
with the catered-to constituents lounging around up there.

The human equivalent of "Wild Kingdom"
when some critter gets snatched at the
edge of the water hole by a crocodile and dragged
away crying, kicking, flailing and shitting.

Do the report.
Oversee the washdown.
Roll to the next one.

3/21/2016 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an avid bike rider, but this is ridiculous. I wouldn't ride this 4 mile stretch at any time of day anymore than I would ride through Fallujah wrapped in an American flag. $50 mil a mile? Talk about a hogtrough.

3/22/2016 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

connecting rival gangs one trail at a time.

3/22/2016 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will The Divvy bikes used for this trail come with bulletproof vests? I can see it being an adrenaline junkies wet bullets , jump your bike over unconscious pissbums and junkies, try not to get flat tires from hypodermic needles. Some white libtards will be excited for this until they get clocked over the head for their Cannondale and Iphones. This is another extravagance we don't have the money for and legal citizens/taxpayers don't want. Pay the pensions u finger challenged asshole!

3/22/2016 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's kid could buy some sweet Thai Bud on the Paseos. Don't Bogart that joint, broheim!

3/22/2016 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Largely abandoned railway"?

Is that like a little bit pregnant?

Only a few trains still use it?

How is that gonna work?

3/24/2016 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in the area and don't want my tax money for this bs! Now we have to pay for our garbage removal! Impeach Rahm and get rid of the aldermen! They are leeches! This is insane! Get rid of the outrageous waste and greed in the city then watch as we balance the budget! If we as working folks have to take pay cuts and tighten our belts then they have too! A pissed off nurse!

3/24/2016 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the Illinois Supreme Court has spoken again that the city of chicago cannot legislate or litigate its way out of its pension obligations. But we already knew that because this was the at laest 10th time the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that pensions cannot be diminished. Some law firm got paid thousands of taxpayers dollars, probably for prior campaign contributions to Emmanuel or Daley, to again have the court hear this frivolous argument. It's called having fun and getting paid at the expense of others. You can rest assured if the city was a corporation run by shareholders these bad decisions would not be repeated. But since the city officials only have to answer to the shareholders once every four years they don't give a shit and spread our money around like confetti. It is time for a spending freeze. This city is big enough and has enough amenities. It's time to properly fund the police department budget and hire 2000 more officers to provide the basic service every civilized society demands, public safety. It's time to pay the pension obligations that Daley and Rahm have ignored because the Illinois Supreme Court just told you you can't litigate or legislate yourself out of this obligation that you caused to become a huge liability. STOP SPENDING NOW AND START PAYING YOUR DEBT.

3/24/2016 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any adult that runs their household budget efficiently by paying their bills and not living above their means could run the finances of this city better than Emmanuel.

3/25/2016 12:17:00 PM  

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