Monday, May 16, 2016

Chicago Can Afford This?

  • Former U.S. Senate Candidate and Chicago Urban League CEO Andrea Zopp is the new deputy mayor of Chicago. She will be focusing on improving city neighborhoods. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the appointment Thursday morning.

    The long and short of it- there is a new player in Chicago mayoral politics. The African-American woman who earlier this year lost the democratic primary for U.S. Senate is setting up shop at city hall.

    As he heralded increased South Side CTA service, Emanuel also announced Andrea Zopp as his new deputy mayor to be focused on neighborhood development.

    [...] Zopp is a past Emanuel Chicago Public Schools board appointee who voted to close public schools and in favor of at least one corrupt contract.
So he created this second "deputy" spot out of thin air? This city has more "deputies" and "assistant" and "assistant to the assistant" spots than a dog has fleas.

And we saw one report that says she gets $185K? Amazing.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope she knows more about economic development than she did about education.

5/16/2016 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assistant of the assistant, you sure your not talking about all the assistant district secretaries big headed Kulbida has upstairs in 12 SCC?

5/16/2016 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I stated here last week when this made-up job thing happened, my guess is Rahm has just introduced us to his replacement.
He expects the Dems to pull his fat out of the fire and allow him to gracefully resign the mayor job, because his talents are required in some other capacity. Somehow, she will succeed him.

5/16/2016 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This city has more "deputies" and "assistant" and "assistant to the assistant" spots than a dog has fleas."
-- SCC

Not to mention "chief assistant coordinators" and "deputy assistant coordinators" and "auxiliary assistant coordinators" than one could shake a stick at -- assuming that one could still have a plain old stick.

$183,000/yr?

For ONE of these?

THESE are the people who are bleeding us dry.

Signed -- one old guy whose whole working family never saw $183,000 in one place in their entire lives.

"Injustice collector," as the FBI profilers call it? You f__ing-A right. Hurt after hurt after hurt.

WE REMEMBER.

Who wouldn't?

5/16/2016 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm....in this article he said "I consider it fortunate for the city that somebody with this background is willing to give her time to public service," Emanuel said.

Willing to give her time? To me that sounds like she is volunteering. Maybe the $185, is going into her private slush fund.

5/16/2016 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All tiny dancer is doing is pandering to the black community , fuck you Rahm

5/16/2016 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.andreazoppforsenate.com/about-andrea-zopp/

5/16/2016 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone made a call to place this loser somewhere.

5/16/2016 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not AMAZING , it's business as usual in this most corrupt of cities .

5/16/2016 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$185K plus interest would be better served towards the pension shortfall. Instead, another political hack gets the beak wet at the public trough at the expense of the taxpayer.

5/16/2016 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Taypayer (in the suburbs) said...

Don't ask for state money (read: MY tax money) to bail out Chicago or ANY of its agencies - like the CPS.

If you have enough money to "hire" (read: put another loser, political hack on the Gravy Train), you DON'T need outside money to "bail you out".

ANY state money should be tied to a MUST HAVE initiative that states Chicago MUST CUT 20% of its budget BEFORE one dime of state money is given to them to bail out ANY program, agency, or general fund. AND - that should be AFTER Chicago cuts down its current group of rubberstamp Aldermen and their respective staffs, budgets, and other costs from 50 to 20.

THERE. In one paragraph, I have solved a LOT of the City's bureaucratic bloat and it did NOT take a year of a "distinguished" committee made up of civic leaders - and ALL its funding requirements - to come up with a REAL solution.

5/16/2016 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is hoping she can keep the Southside quiet.
Chicago really cannot afford any riots.

5/16/2016 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same as the Police Department, the spots that were created by Mr. McCarthy were amazing. There were the spots for his New York buddies, Rozell, the Deputy spots he pulled out of thin air to reward a few Commanders that did his bidding that were just crony promotions. Oh yeah and the promotions, making Sergeants lieutenants, making lieutenants captains....the list goes on.

5/16/2016 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost like Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, etc.......

5/16/2016 05:37:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

There are a lot of Formers in her resume.

5/16/2016 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we saw one report that says she gets $185K? Amazing..........................

and you know she cannot do this alone so she will get to hire a bunch of her buddies as "staff" at nice salaries

5/16/2016 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy her off so she don't run for mayor or support anyone else who does.

5/16/2016 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet that also comes with a car a a valet police detail! She's a loser lost the race but gets a huge chunk of taxpayers dollars for what again? Better title would be "treasure hunting rahm finds more cash to waste" this is rahms "undercover sister" to keep the black lies Matter crew quiet nothing else! Sickening!

5/16/2016 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he learned how to do this sort of creative magic while working as chief of staff for Obama.

5/16/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When she was the First Assistant for Jack O'Malley in the State's Attorney's Office - he was a Republican you may remember. While there, she worked side by side with Rob Warden of one of the wrongful convictions projects out of Northwestern. "Politics makes strange bedfellows."........and now she is in bed with Rahm.

5/16/2016 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its obvious that Emanuel is grooming her to replace him. And I'll take her over any of the other idiots like Precwinkle,Dart or Chuey. Oh she's an idiot all right. Just much less of an idiot than those other three. She has something they do not. A brain.

5/16/2016 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get ready for 9.5 to take a position as an appointee by white house.

I believe he will go to work in State Department in a embassy position.
Why you ask?

Why was State Department in town surveying 9.5 home for security reasons.
Yes they were just here looking at location and how to make home safer.

Now he appoints a second in command position. Why? So he can resign and have Zopp just step into mayors position when he leaves.

No election no input from public and best of all its all legit.

5/16/2016 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basically a bribe to funnel cash to south side Alderman and REV-runs.

The Rahm can invent ghost payroll jobs while the City has no money.
deputy mayor make close to What good ole Eddie Johnson makes!

5/16/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another worthless loser sucking off the taxpayer tit.

5/16/2016 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that the new replacement unit for IPRA will be called Police Inspector General, or simply know as the PIG Squad.

5/16/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's pandering to the BLM continues.

5/16/2016 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why wasn't the recently #3 CFD drunk-turned-100k-a-year-retiree made a Deputy Mayor? Word on the street is the clouted are feeling left out.

5/16/2016 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zopp is a hater who leans on the BLM side of things.
When will Rahm be done pandering to "the community"?

5/16/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell a change at city hall.

why would the narcissistic rham even need a 2nd or 3rd in charge?
So the guy voted in as mayor to do the job cannot do it?
Is anyone out there paying attention to these little changes?

bet the house on rham resigning to move out and up.
The writing on wall it will be a Republican in white house.
And Rham will need to move prior to elections and new president.

5/16/2016 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same as the Police Department, the spots that were created by Mr. McCarthy were amazing. There were the spots for his New York buddies, Rozell, the Deputy spots he pulled out of thin air to reward a few Commanders that did his bidding that were just crony promotions. Oh yeah and the promotions, making Sergeants lieutenants, making lieutenants captains....the list goes on.

5/16/2016 05:23:00 AM

Now this is better than cheating!!!!
Speaking of McCarthy promotions, whatever happened to his driver he made meritorious sergeant and it was found out after he graduated sergeant school that he didn't even take the test. I know he spent a couple of days working in the 007th district and then he was whisked away. Did they ever demote him or is he still a sergeant somewhere???? Enquiring minds want to know???? Especially with all of this promotional testing scandals going on.......

5/16/2016 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm, you will never, ever, get the black vote, you are the murder mayor, it's your fault not theirs.

5/16/2016 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More money just pissed away, the wind blows but then again it is not rahms money! what is her job? Let me guess like the old Sopranos "I need some no work,no show jobs but paid well." just pandering to the black community, maybe rahm could blame her when the summer heat hits and the savages (yes sorry not any particular racial group but if your killing people your a savage animal period).

rahms failure as a leader is causing his destruction of any resemblance to law enforcement to be totally obliterated! Getting rid of pathetic political ipra club and now going down to the "bargain basement" to scoop up revs friends and who knows what else insanity is the definition! I have worked with some great coppers, hard charging take no bullshit coppers and now they are ready to eat baby food as they are fetal. Sorry not worth your freedom,pension,family to be castigated and demeaned by exempts that should never be in that positions due to total lack of any skills and of course rahm will go on TV like he did with the mcdonald the thug armed with a sharp bladed knife and talk about how "all children should be treated as his are!" Protect Blue, keep your partner in check #bluelivesmatter2016

5/16/2016 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He needs to pander somebody,nobody likes him,he could use a friend or scapegoat!

5/16/2016 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Zopp did not stay long as Ex. Dir. at Cgo Urban League (her most previous job). Wonder why?? She's had lots of jobs.

5/16/2016 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm wants the police department to do more with less. On top of doing more with less your have to do more with less with one of your hands hobbled to one of your ankles. Yet he keeps increasing upper management positions in the police department as well as the mayors office with the savings he has created by eliminating over 2500 police officer positions, real boots on the ground positions whose absence have contributed to the holocaust, or killing spree that is taking place in many neighborhoods across the city and the city's expressways. In other words he is sacrificing the lives of the citizens of Chicago, most of whom are Black Lives for more highly paid administrators in an already top heavy city government. This guy is running a game on the citizens of Chicago. He is a shyster,a snake oil salesman and cares nothing about providing the basic preservation of human life to the citizens of Chicago. When you look at how he is trying to bankrupt the Chicago Police Pension fund his total disdain for police officers becomes evident. Yet he keeps creating admin positions in his office, disguised as a position to improve quality of life for the citizens, but these positions are only created to improve the quality of his election campaign and his fundraising ability. Rahm will trample on the backs of each and every citizen of the city to increase his net worth monetarily and if he does not increase his political worth at least he will have the money, because money is his God and nothing else matters to this gypsy con man. He is a product of the Clinton Con Man&Woman School and his only goal in life is to acquire more money than the Clintons.

5/16/2016 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taypayer (in the suburbs) said...


Don't ask for state money (read: MY tax money) to bail out Chicago or ANY of its agencies - like the CPS.

If you have enough money to "hire" (read: put another loser, political hack on the Gravy Train), you DON'T need outside money to "bail you out"...



So Chicago taxpayers can quit paying into the State Teachers pension plan AND just pay Chicago teachers pensions? Great, because you don't pay into the Chicago Teachers pension.

5/16/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So she loses the Senate race but don't worry rahm will throw hundreds of thousands of tax money at the problem, being her losing? talk about insanity,OK rahm a black woman to give you cover with the hot summer quickly approaching! Touche sir, nice move but will you also do a "McCarthy" on her? you know blame her for the increased homicide rate? will you dump her really quick when she fails to do her job? As a matter of fact can i apply? What is the job description? Rahm your for "open government" correct? Where was this job posted? How many applied? What are her qualifications other that failing to win office? Thanks rahm for the answers your such an honest man!

5/16/2016 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Andrea can figure out a way to fund our well-deserved pensions.

5/16/2016 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline hired Cronin back and a retired SA for over 100k each while they collected their pension.

5/16/2016 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

listen up men n women in blue for those of you who don't follow politics or know andrea zopp , first off she is dumber than a ton of bricks, second she is hater ( im sure my fellow whites n Hispanics will understand) also she has had financial problems and doesn't know how to manage money she will be perfect for rahm as far mayor goes I don't think so, my money is still on Patrick daley Thompson and the daley 11th ward crime family remember what john gotti once said" this is our thing"

5/16/2016 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mostly likely an illegal invader non-citizen you run over copper pinning him under your car your shot by police police exonerated alderman gets involved bamo millions more is taxpayers money stolen and misspent:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-police-misconduct-settlements-met-0517-20160516-story.html

The drain is clogged as this city is spinning rapidly down the toilet, stay fetal another example of no justice anti-police!

5/16/2016 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, There is an excellent article on Andrea Zopp on the American Thinker website: "The properly diverse canidate, Chicago style" by Rosslyn Smith 1 Jun 15. It gives her background and who her father was. A most interesting photo of her husband appears there. Or just Google Andrea Zopp's husband.dd

5/16/2016 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I hear that the new replacement unit for IPRA will be called Police Inspector General, or simply know as the PIG Squad.

5/16/2016 07:53:00 AM

It's so insane, it'll probably happen. Thanks for the good laugh. Much appreciated.

5/16/2016 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nothing, future mayoral aspirant Tom Dart has over 100 of these types of jobs from lawyers to "policy" wonks that are budgeted for law enforcement slots.

5/16/2016 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm has Go-Bags in basements of many of "His" homes around the country, Just In Case there is an election he likes..

5/16/2016 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can pay for this clown show, but at 8 tonight another shooting murder on expressway 57 this time! How many so far this year? 20-30? We should have armored vehicles like in Iraq war zones, maybe Apache attack copters this city is under siege! Rahm and what have you done besides pandering to the group responsible for this mayhem. Then you give this losing senator race girl $185,000 year salary. How was application structured? Was it on the city website? Moving out of this hell holes soon, but will wait to see if President Trump will do anything to right the wrongs done by the liberal Democratic Party!

5/16/2016 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dart, worst Sheriff ever, worse than Sheahan and certainly O'Grady and his bagman Dvorak!
Find another guy to run like Ogilvie!

5/16/2016 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Taypayer (in the suburbs) said...

So Chicago taxpayers can quit paying into the State Teachers pension plan AND just pay Chicago teachers pensions? Great, because you don't pay into the Chicago Teachers pension.

5/16/2016 11:56:00 AM
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Hmmmmm...AND neither does Chicago. Better read up on how many times it's asked (and been granted by the State Legislature ) to skip its annual payment into the Teachers pension plan. THAT isn't the rest of the state's taxpayers problem.

PLUS - your comment that the state does NOT give ANY money into the CPS teacher's pension is NOT completely true (read 4th article link). Your comment over-simplifies a convoluted system that has had "deals struck" over the years between unions and districts that ALL need to be overhauled - AND reduced.

Plus - read what I wrote. I didn't say we are "paying into it already" - I said - DON'T ASK for us to start paying for it. Better check your reading comprehension.


Sounds like another "uninformed" disgruntled CPS teacher. Unfortunately, look beyond your own public "trough" and to all the other state monies that come into Chicago from the state to help "subsidize your city budget". (state money IS coming into Chicago - including the Teachers Pension fund - see article link 4)

If you are CPS, I am sure you aren't cranking out any National Merit Scholarship Winners at your school and probably sit around all day with all the other deadwood talking about how much further you have to get your pension and what you can do to enhance it as far as bump it up another $5,000 to $10,000 by gaming the system. Plus - accumulating sick days every year should be cut out. That's a way to acquire a "free year of salary" - another bogus "gaming of the system".

PLUS - read some other sources besides your own slanted Union newsletter to find out how costs (and benefits) are laid out - and who picks them up. (and how "deals were struck to shuffle funding when it should NOT have been)

Read - 1)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/understanding_teacher_pension_pick_ups/
2)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-cps-school-funding-pension-byrne-perspec-1105-20151104-story.html
3)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-pension-contributions-districts-pay-met-20150823-story.html
4)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/whos-responsible-for-the-chicago-teachers-pension-fund-2015-06-10




5/17/2016 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned Teachers Pensions - read this about all the $100,000+ a year pensions we are funding that is driving this state into oblivion.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-24/chicago-pension-scandal-100000-teachers-pensions-costing-taxpayers-1-billion

Too many are playing the system and it's time for reform.

The state Supreme Court says you cannot "cut the benefits"? You can, when you declare the agency bankrupt and ALL contracts are then null and void.

When you have some "double-dipping" at the tune of $500,000 a year (read the article), it's time to stop the insanity.


The money CAN'T run out? Maybe not. But the taxpayers will. Then the money WILL run out.

Can't happen? It's already happening. More people are moving OUT of this state than moving in.


5/17/2016 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the CPD.

5/17/2016 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assign all police officers assigned to CAPS to patrol high crime areas . They can make arrests and hold community meetings once a month .
Big waste of tax payer money , full duty police officers doing office work , working short hours .
Here's an idea , reduce the police officers on duty disability pension , assign any officer that can walk , talk , answer a telephone to Caps . Make them earn that pay , get them off our pension . Many a phony baloney , full time baby sitters , part time students , some hold part time jobs .
Let them answer telephone , write reports , no gun necessary .

5/17/2016 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned Teachers Pensions - read this about all the $100,000+ a year pensions we are funding that is driving this state into oblivion.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-24/chicago-pension-scandal-100000-teachers-pensions-costing-taxpayers-1-billion

Too many are playing the system and it's time for reform.

The state Supreme Court says you cannot "cut the benefits"? You can, when you declare the agency bankrupt and ALL contracts are then null and void.

When you have some "double-dipping" at the tune of $500,000 a year (read the article), it's time to stop the insanity.


The money CAN'T run out? Maybe not. But the taxpayers will. Then the money WILL run out.

Can't happen? It's already happening. More people are moving OUT of this state than moving in.


5/17/2016 02:27:00 AM
True and you have how many that left CPD and came back for another helping of government pension money? called pension board yesterday had a conversation with lets say a top guy and they are putting forth a bill to cap pensions at civil service rank to save the fund! Great idea so now all the exempt club and appointed captains and the security specialist nonsense will get only what they deserve, they get paid extra on those details and in those positions that's it! Pension guy said "they don't deserve extra for life in a position no one tests for!" Finally some saving grace thank you and I told you would not reveal your name but bravo!
#deservedpensiononly #savethepensionfund

5/17/2016 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"True and you have how many that left CPD and came back for another helping of government pension money? called pension board yesterday had a conversation with lets say a top guy and they are putting forth a bill to cap pensions at civil service rank to save the fund! Great idea so now all the exempt club and appointed captains and the security specialist nonsense will get only what they deserve, they get paid extra on those details and in those positions that's it! Pension guy said "they don't deserve extra for life in a position no one tests for!" Finally some saving grace thank you and I told you would not reveal your name but bravo!
#deservedpensiononly #savethepensionfund

5/17/2016 12:14:00 PM"

Should've been done 50 years ago slaughter those fat fucking gold stars pigs gorging at the pension trough

5/17/2016 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Assign all police officers assigned to CAPS to patrol high crime areas . They can make arrests and hold community meetings once a month"'

Not going to happen they have to stay there in order to prepare for the next promotional exam and avoid any type of police work that might jeopardize their career.

Think this is made up bullshit, take a informal poll of all the White Shirts who spent their time wearing a Blueshirt safely ensconced in the CAPS Office. It will astound you.

5/17/2016 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True and you have how many that left CPD and came back for another helping of government pension money? called pension board yesterday had a conversation with lets say a top guy and they are putting forth a bill to cap pensions at civil service rank to save the fund! Great idea so now all the exempt club and appointed captains and the security specialist nonsense will get only what they deserve, they get paid extra on those details and in those positions that's it! Pension guy said "they don't deserve extra for life in a position no one tests for!" Finally some saving grace thank you and I told you would not reveal your name but bravo!
#deservedpensiononly #savethepensionfund

5/17/2016 12:14:00 PM

Where do I sign that petition? I'll work actively for that one.

5/17/2016 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the citizens the taxpayers vote on this position?

5/22/2016 03:51:00 AM  

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