Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Chicago Ain't Ready for Reform

  • With the Cubs favored to win their first World Series title since 1908 and end the longest drought in the history of professional sports, the cost of playoff tickets can be sky-high. That is, unless you happen to be a Chicago alderman.

    For the second straight year, all 50 aldermen — and state lawmakers who represent Chicago districts — have been offered the right to purchase two terrace reserved or upper deck tickets for each home playoff game at Wrigley Field all the way through the World Series.

    The lucrative perk comes three years after the City Council gave the Cubs the go-ahead to rebuild Wrigley and develop the land around it and less than four months after the Cubs won the limited right to sell beer and wine on an open-air plaza next to the stadium.

    Despite the apparent conflict of interest, “more than 70 percent” of City Council members have taken the Cubs up on their generous offer.
The Cubs see nothing wrong with this:
  • “They are paying for these tickets. They are not being given a discount or free tickets. In that case, it would be a direct conflict,” Cubs spokesman Julian Green said Monday.
They're just being bumped to the front of the line.....because they vote on contracts and zoning variances that might affect the ball club.

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108 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I can't wait to make dic and put a end to this corruption

TL

10/04/2016 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you know they're going to resell at a higher rate for a ridiculous profit off taxpayers. Cubs win, aldermen man, taxpayer who wasn't bumped to the front of the like...lose.

10/04/2016 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne Kirkpatrick does not approve!! Oh wait, that's only for coppers and $2.00 coffee!

10/04/2016 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$10 says these alderthieves will turn around and sell them for a healthy profit too.

10/04/2016 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why I won't buy Cub tickets because I have never heard the team players give a applause to law enforcement or offer a promotion like this . Go Soxs!

10/04/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So free sox tickets are all right?

10/04/2016 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now go do your yearly ethics test

10/04/2016 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julian Green...Chicago native with ties to Obama. Any ties to Ja'mal Green?

10/04/2016 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do alderman get sparred if they forget to do their ethics training??

10/04/2016 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DIRTY ROTTEN POLITICIANS , They make the Ethics Rules then there the First Bastards to break them , Conflict of Interest or anything ,, But God Forbid u get caught doing the Same thing ,,,Well they took the Bait from the Ricketts Family , Buy all the Dirty Politicians u can and have them in your pocket , when the Ricketts Family will be asking soon for More More More Favors . Well they will all be there to see the Cubs lose anyway , what a Heart Break LMAO , Thats what they deserve GO SEE THEM LOSE.

10/04/2016 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billy Shakespeare got it wrong. It ain't the lawyers get whacked first, it's the xxxking Alderskanks. I'm way past surprised hearing/reading this type of political corruption - insiders getting special access to special events - but that don't mean it doesn't still make me wanna puke.

From the White House on down to City Hall, every scummy layer of the political class sickens me.

Marie Antoinette meet Hillary Clinton meet Rahm Emanuel. These elitist pukes are so outta touch w/ everyday people - REAL people - it ain't gonna surprise when French Revolution 2.0 sparks off.

EVERY SINGLE alderdouche who takes advantage of this scam should be indicted for illegal bribe-taking - which is what this de facto is, and/or accepting illegal gifts while in office - which this is the same effing thing.

PS - Go Cubs

10/04/2016 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds should get involved !!!! Corruption .

10/04/2016 02:48:00 AM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

Is this a problem?
Maybe the city can address this issue on next year's ethics test.

10/04/2016 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This also applies to concerts at Wrigley Field. When Billy Joel was in town, The Tough Guy from Wilmette and Cong. Quigley were present, and they were there front and center for Paul McCartney as well. And I can understand it, after presiding over a City and Congressional District where hundreds of citizens are murdered, and nobody has a means to solve the mayhem. That has got to be so stressful; except oh, I forgot, these guys run virtually unopposed, so they are assured to retain their positions for life, like an appointment to the Federal Bench. Chicago Politicians operate like royalty, they are accountable to nobody, there is No "Credible" Opposition! Stay Fetal, Fu%k Rahm, Chicago Values = Corruption! Baby"G"

10/04/2016 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is a national disgrace and a direct result of apologetic liberalism.

10/04/2016 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicians = Crooks, Thieves! What a surprise! I'll put money on these jagoffs sitting in the front row with smug smiles! All the more reason I will NOT watch the playoffs and hope the Cubs lose!

10/04/2016 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And not two shits were given by the useless libs who support these Demoncrats......

10/04/2016 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon
You knew this was going to happen. Why waste space on this. It happens in every city. If the Cubs get to the World Series there will be about 100 actual ordinary Joe type Cub fans in the seats, the rest will be politicians, celebrities etc in town to witness the historic event.

10/04/2016 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are they paying market value or face value? I'm hearing that tickets are going for 4x face

10/04/2016 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

How many of their credit cards will be declined?

10/04/2016 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess there are different ethics test for those at city hall then the rest of the city employees. but that doesn't surprise me. The Chicago Way!

10/04/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just more Chicago Bullshit and political favoritism in the third degree.

10/04/2016 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.The most corrupt city, inside the most corrupt county, inside the most currupt state, in the United States.

10/04/2016 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

each of the world series tickets can be sold for over $10k each. good old Chicago.

10/04/2016 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What special incentive did Ald. Sticky Buns (aka Tunney) get since he has bent over backwards for the Ricketts desires while he also acquiesced to Rahmbellina shorting the area of police with the merger of 19&23rd districts? To use the saying of a fellow SCC reader - he's truly a pantyless cheerleader!

Retired .38 spl +P

10/04/2016 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't want nobody dat nobody sent.
Nothing to see here..... move along.

Oh yeah and make sure you peon officers take your annual ethics test or there'll b he'll to pay.

10/04/2016 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cubs have peeked, they ain't makin the world series!

10/04/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would happen to a 19th District PO who works the beat that Wrigley is in, passing by ordinance violations, On his way in to arrange for tickets for himself and friends? Just curious if this is another "do as I say, not as I do" scenario. I have a wager for anyone willing to step up, I bet Rahm won't be seen sitting in the upper deck! His seats will be front and center. Suites (if you can call them that at Wrigley) do not count!

10/04/2016 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if they keep the ticket and go to the game, it's still a ticket bought at face value worth at least ten times more. That's not kosher!

10/04/2016 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics violation? News would condemn a member of the police or fire dept. from taking this offer.

10/04/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a conflict of interest and they shouldn't be alleged allowed to get tickets... those dirty skunks.

10/04/2016 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked my mailbox at the station, guess what. No tickets for me!

10/04/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell Me again, why we fill out Ethics statements each year...Really. These fools who would run the police and the rest of the city for that matter, into the ground, Don't see themselves as an elite class of citizen.

Chicago is a city separated by class, more than race.

10/04/2016 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




Come on!
You expected something different???



10/04/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger grunt said...

This is what our stupid super calls blue code of silence

10/04/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the difference between this and the free six tickets is that we don't make policy decisions that effect the white Sox but aldermen were notified of the free tickets after approving several contested variances in Chicago building code. That is exactly the kind of thing that the city ethics policy requires that you abstain from

10/04/2016 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't go if I had front row ticket given to me.

I'm not a Cubs Fan, although I think they have a great Roster this year and a great Manager.

But that park is a shithole and dangerous when exiting when attendence is high and a lot of people are drunk.

I was at a concert there once and exiting got really congested with drunks pushing and shoving. It was dangerous. The management was totally ill-prepared. I'll never do that again.

The risk to ones physical saftey from exiting isn't so much the size of the park, in the 1950's Chicago's population was greater by about a million people ( many of whom went to the park), but today people are just bigger and bigger assholes.

Outside the park, if they win? It will be an epic clusterfuck on par with the '68 Grant Park chaos, except it's 21st Century shitbird driven.

No thanks!

10/04/2016 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I have my free meal at that downtown Hotel?

10/04/2016 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disgusting.

Citizen fans deserve that break.

Especially the ones who have been mugged comming and going from the game.

Or how about that cop who got cold-cocked right in front of the park a few months ago.

Fuck you Ricketts.

-Citizen.

10/04/2016 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Business as usual.

#Sox

--No Cop Here

10/04/2016 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget it Jake, it's Chicago.

10/04/2016 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic I saw this article as I was researching material for a college class I teach. It is quite interesting how OW Wilson back in 1960 told then Mayor Daley and the rest of the city that politics and policing must remain separate and distinct from each other.
Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson
July 07, 2013|By Stephan Benzkofer | Chicago Tribune reporter Here is an excerpt:
"When the search committee offered up its own chairman to lead the department, a reportedly surprised Daley immediately approved. Wilson didn't just bring a sterling reputation, which provided the mayor with much-needed political cover, he also came bearing immediate policy changes ironed out by the committee.

They included suggestions ranging from improving officer uniforms and appearance to a major reorganization of the force, though the most important and revolutionary change was to diminish political meddling and control of the department.

"It is time for them to stop playing politics with the top command of the police department and quit assigning captains on a basis of the influence of ward committeemen and aldermen," Cook County State's Attorney Benjamin Adamowski had said shortly after the scandal hit, zeroing in on what many considered the root of all the evil." For the whole article here is the link:
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-07-07/news/ct-per-flash-owwilson-0707-20130707_1_chicago-police-department-search-committee-legendary-lawmen

10/04/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless you are a season ticket holder, the cost for any playoff tickets will be very high. I wonder if any of the police brass, to include the Superintendent will be offered or will obtain tickets? I do recall how a past superintendent had a sergeant working in the 001 District Community Affairs office and the primary job was to obtain free stuff for him. That included free trips to the Caribbean and free use of a luxury in Galena. Has things changed?

10/04/2016 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes our elected are the best/sarcasm look here at the great respect barry obama gets for the country,and the world laughs at weak sick criminal hillary:

Russian TV News Drips With Contempt for Weakened Obama and His ‘Horse Manure’
Mocking Hillary's age and information carelessness, Moscow will also help Philippines president insult Barack Obama

http://observer.com/2016/10/russian-news-tv-drips-with-contempt-for-weakened-us-leader-and-his-horse-manure/

We have john (heinz ketchup spouse married right) kerry saying he "failed" in Syria as hundreds of thousands are in the line to be killed, the Philippines president is killing and jailing (they don't get out let them rot) all drug dealers but the U.S. lets them go on unabated as our children are overdosing on heroin in the Chicago suburbs children are dying but they are calling it "pneumonia" which is allowable on death certificate the styma of suicide is great! Trump is on top of this he will close off borders are prosecute these scumbags properly, even though that will make toni and rahm and that crew mad to put these scumbags away a long time!

How can anyone without expecting a payoff vote for clinton? Look at this kid bill clintons son bill says he was the first black president:

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE

10/04/2016 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who says crime doesn't pay?

10/04/2016 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DOJ thinks We shouldn't get free meals,Cub tickets are big money....As they said in Good Fellas,I'll take care of that thing for ya..

10/04/2016 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody wants Sox tickets they have to give them away.

10/04/2016 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cubs/aldermen, both losers.

10/04/2016 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is why I won't buy Cub tickets because I have never heard the team players give a applause to law enforcement or offer a promotion like this . Go Soxs!

What an incredibly stupid comment.

10/04/2016 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy—always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

I think our county is just about there....

10/04/2016 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 9 news just showed a customized back pack for homeless how nice is that. City pack it's called if u want one you can BUY IT and the city is giving homeless jobs. Give me give me give me.

10/04/2016 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics? We don't need no stink'in ethics.

10/04/2016 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Fat Head Ed got tickets for himself and the merit Lt

10/04/2016 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Providing a spot at he front of the line to well paid part-time public officials should not be allowed.
Even more disgusting is showing their smug faces on national tv while the taxpayer watches on the games on overpriced and unjustly taxed ATT & Comast cable networks.
Shameless fuckers.

10/04/2016 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should take that bogus ethics test all CPD have to what a joke

10/04/2016 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mayor , alderman send macdonald family a $6,000,000 check after refusing to release video election time CHUY , CHUY nipping at his heels HUSH MONEY?
Police need a new investigative agency ?
I don't think so .

10/04/2016 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always the Hypocriscy and the Double Standard, in Communist Chicago

10/04/2016 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The illegality is the unfair access to the ticket. Aren't the Feds watching? Certainly the State's Attorney will do nothing...

10/04/2016 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't really throw stones when I'm sure a TON of us took free tickets to a sox game. Let's be fair.

10/04/2016 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every cop needs to read this. You think it's bad now. Just wait until this COPA thing rolls out. Policing is dead.

http://www.bettergov.org/news/chicago-police-oversight-plan-almost-ready-for-council-ok

10/04/2016 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

larry Dominick mayor of cicero is a big cubs fan

10/04/2016 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cubs will just say the tickets are sold out and sell them through their own scalpers!

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-10-10/news/0210100043_1_rooftop-tickets-wrigley-field

The organization is garbage and the fans are soft as shit!

10/04/2016 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Cubs have peeked, they ain't makin the world series!

I think your intelligence has "peeked".
What a fucking moron.

10/04/2016 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No reform looks like guccifer cracked and hacked the criminal clinton foundation, the clintons and everyone associated with selling out our country belong in prison Trump we will help:

http://www.infowars.com/guccifer-2-0-drops-clinton-foundation-documents/

Get ready we can round them up and then concentrate on the illegal invaders round them up and ship them out we are taking our country back! God bless the USA the police and of course President Donald Trump

10/04/2016 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can't really throw stones when I'm sure a TON of us took free tickets to a sox game. Let's be fair.

I'm throwing a cinder block.

10/04/2016 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hex is in, they will never use the tickets, because the cubs r over!

10/04/2016 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

screw the game all the hood rats from the south/west sides causing havoc

10/04/2016 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they want to ding us for a free cup of coffee. Gald we have numerous lamp posts in this town for when the reset comes.

10/04/2016 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crap head useless aldermen getting a $500-$700 break on street value of Cubs playoff tickets.. ask these assholes to get Sans to sweep broken glass fallen out garbage trucks.. that give tire flats ....the Alderman says no help available ..

10/04/2016 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have my ethics training certificate. Can they provide theirs?

10/04/2016 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy—always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

I think our county is just about there....

10/04/2016 10:59:00 AM


We have a Representative Republic form of government, not a Democracy. A democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding on what's for dinner. What we are being changed into is a socialist form of government, where the government controls private business, examples are affordable healthcare act, quantitive easing, cash for clunkers. Our government was designed to be laisse faire, or hands off of industry, with the free market dictating its own course.
Now the government is bleeding business and taxing the middle class out of existence, then they will move in and take over industry, we will then have full blown communism, government owning the means of production.

The founders understood that government is inherently evil and formed a government of checks and balances, three branches, legislative, executive, and judicial, each branch ensuring the others didn't overstep boundaries. The people are endowed with GOD given rights, not rights from the government, so the government can never take them away. That is what has Obama in a snit because he knows the government is shackled by The Constitution and he is doing a bang up job of trampling on it the past eight years with all of his executive orders and unlawful taxes(obamacare).

10/04/2016 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total conflict of interest, when you consider how difficult it would be for them to go through normal channels to secure tickets.

Business as usual in the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois.

10/04/2016 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new here, please move on, nothing to see here. Chicago politics at its best




Jake from State Farm

10/04/2016 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Cubs have peeked, they ain't makin the world series!

10/04/2016 08:23:00 AM

Once the playoffs begin the Cubs will remember that they're the Chicago Cubs and they'll fold like a pup tent.

10/04/2016 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but while recently scrolling through the headlines of Chicago breaking news I noticed that 2 recent south side homicides were reclassified from homicides to suicides. Shocked? I'm not.

10/04/2016 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers go on strike
Tax payers will still provide free breakfast and lunch at schools , parks
Free baby sitting
Save link card for some mad dog 20-20

10/04/2016 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers go on strike
Tax payers will still provide free breakfast and lunch at schools , parks
Free baby sitting
Save link card for some mad dog 20-20

10/04/2016 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That old game. Buy the tickets up front, show the stupid voters the receipt that you paid for it, then get your money back in cash enclosed in a plain brown envelope after the game.

10/04/2016 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aldermen should have mandatory drug testing.

10/04/2016 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh cmon guys hahaha don't be silly. Thats just silly. Tickets to a Cubs game, silly. Come on, no I mean no conflict come on next question hahahaha. Stay safe guys sorry I took your pension. Love Richie

10/04/2016 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Crap head useless aldermen getting a $500-$700 break on street value of Cubs playoff tickets.. ask these assholes to get Sans to sweep broken glass fallen out garbage trucks.. that give tire flats ....the Alderman says no help available ..

10/04/2016 05:06:00 PM
Is this any different then some of the streets surrounding Sox park that on game day become private streets managed by a private parking company and you need a special pass to park there? Do you know who gets these special free passes? The political class. Try to park there. And, you have to get your pass from Police HQ. The political class have no shame when it comes to their wallets.

10/04/2016 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/04/2016 05:30:00 PM

Reading comprehension. You also need to read Alexis De Tocqueville.

10/04/2016 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Cubs have peeked, they ain't makin the world series!

10/04/2016 08:23:00 AM

They peeked?
Are there peepholes into the visiting team's locker room?

10/04/2016 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics violation?

10/04/2016 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc

With the recent copa and comments made by aldermen cops that don't want reform. Where is the fop proposal? What language would you use to hold police officers accountable to the law? you have documented so many times here on how some officers are above the law. For example testing scandal, violations of policy, etc..

10/04/2016 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they all get robbed at gun point while outside of the stadium then you folks might get more police protection. But then again these alderman are so stupid that they will just consider it part of the Chicago Crime Victim Tour. If you make it home alive you win. Wake up Chicago. Trump 2016.

10/04/2016 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do as I say. Not as I do.

10/05/2016 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is why I won't buy Cub tickets because I have never heard the team players give a applause to law enforcement or offer a promotion like this . Go Soxs!

10/04/2016 12:21:00 AM

The Ricketts are founding sponsors of the Canal Shores Invitational golf tournament that benefits the "First In Foundation" benefitting police officers and firefighters. The Ricketts usually golf with first responders from Lakeview. Kerry Wood usually golfs with first responders, too.

10/05/2016 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What special incentive did Ald. Sticky Buns (aka Tunney) get since he has bent over backwards for the Ricketts desires while he also acquiesced to Rahmbellina shorting the area of police with the merger of 19&23rd districts? To use the saying of a fellow SCC reader - he's truly a pantyless cheerleader!

Retired .38 spl +P

10/04/2016 07:52:00 AM

Shouldn't your name be Retired .38 spl +P and homophobe? Or do you have a crush on him that you can't express?

He's had 47 officers added back this year. How many have the seven alderman representing parts of 12 gotten? The answer would be six.

10/05/2016 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City Council has requested a ruling as to whether it's ethical for them to buy the tickets.

10/05/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am giving my tickets to the Bartman family.

10/05/2016 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Cubs fans...Im the 6'th son ...of a 6'th son....of a 6'th son...all born on the floors of old Chicago neighborhood taverns and I curse thee.

I curse thee and yea shall all die without seeing a world series win. So blubber "I just want to see them make the series" all you want but you'll never, ever win it.

A new 100 year curse has been Laid on you.

10/05/2016 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't compare the sox giving free tickets to
First responders to Cubs playoff tickets. The Sox never ever fill that stadium. The first responder days actually help their bottom line by us paying for parking and hitting the concession stands. Politicians getting face value tickets for the hottest team in baseball at a stadium
That always sells out is a form of bribery. Goods and services for future favors.

10/05/2016 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Scc

With the recent copa and comments made by aldermen cops that don't want reform. Where is the fop proposal? What language would you use to hold police officers accountable to the law? you have documented so many times here on how some officers are above the law. For example testing scandal, violations of policy, etc..

10/04/2016 10:31:00 PM

Police are already "accountable to the law".

10/05/2016 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Shouldn't your name be Retired .38 spl +P and homophobe? Or do you have a crush on him that you can't express?

Good one!

10/05/2016 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is why I won't buy Cub tickets because I have never heard the team players give a applause to law enforcement or offer a promotion like this . Go Soxs!

10/04/2016 12:21:00 AM

The Ricketts are founding sponsors of the Canal Shores Invitational golf tournament that benefits the "First In Foundation" benefitting police officers and firefighters. The Ricketts usually golf with first responders from Lakeview. Kerry Wood usually golfs with first responders, too.

10/05/2016 12:56:00 AM

Thanks. Always good when someone with actual knowledge posts.

10/05/2016 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe in the entire premise that the Cubs will win. The Cubs have too much history of letting down in the playoffs. Way too much pressure. Of course they will have a billy goat walk through, and put up No Trespassing Steve Bartman signs.

I hope I am wrong...but I don't think I am. I'll believe it when I see it.

10/05/2016 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Chicago politics... nothing escapes their evil clutches.

10/05/2016 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Shouldn't your name be Retired .38 spl +P and homophobe? Or do you have a crush on him that you can't express?

He's had 47 officers added back this year. How many have the seven alderman representing parts of 12 gotten? The answer would be six.
10/05/2016 01:02:00 AM

I'm not the o.p., but he had 47 officers 'added back'? How many retired? Subtract that retirement and disability number before you talk about 'added back'.

10/05/2016 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
That old game. Buy the tickets up front, show the stupid voters the receipt that you paid for it, then get your money back in cash enclosed in a plain brown envelope after the game.
10/04/2016 07:51:00 PM

Get a clue. There's no need for someone to slip them the cost of their precious tickets.
Those tickets are worth a small fortune on the resale market, or to buy favors. Think like a politician, not like a cop.

10/05/2016 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) no profiling terrorists now wow:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/717627/free-speech-crackdown-EU-report-British-press-hate-crime-violence-terror

Don't want to upset the "off with their heads crew!"

10/05/2016 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
10/04/2016 05:30:00 PM

Reading comprehension. You also need to read Alexis De Tocqueville.

10/04/2016 09:36:00 PM


So you think we are a democracy?

10/05/2016 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The City Council has requested a ruling as to whether it's ethical for them to buy the tickets.
10/05/2016 01:04:00 AM

Who's going to vote on it, the City Council?

10/06/2016 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Shouldn't your name be Retired .38 spl +P and homophobe? Or do you have a crush on him that you can't express?

He's had 47 officers added back this year. How many have the seven alderman representing parts of 12 gotten? The answer would be six.
10/05/2016 01:02:00 AM

I'm not the o.p., but he had 47 officers 'added back'? How many retired? Subtract that retirement and disability number before you talk about 'added back'.

10/05/2016 10:57:00 AM

He was promised 35 officers would be assigned to 019 by the end of 2016. So far, 019 has gotten 47. Replacement of retirees, etc wasn't part of the deal. Again, compare those numbers to 12 which now has fewer officers than were in the old, much smaller 12 pre-merger.

10/06/2016 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
What special incentive did Ald. Sticky Buns (aka Tunney) get since he has bent over backwards for the Ricketts desires while he also acquiesced to Rahmbellina shorting the area of police with the merger of 19&23rd districts? To use the saying of a fellow SCC reader - he's truly a pantyless cheerleader!

Retired .38 spl +P

10/04/2016 07:52:00 AM

Shouldn't your name be Retired .38 spl +P and homophobe? Or do you have a crush on him that you can't express?

He's had 47 officers added back this year. How many have the seven alderman representing parts of 12 gotten? The answer would be six.



While I also disagree with the Obvious Homophobic comments, Tunney is a worthless POS.

10/06/2016 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What special incentive did Ald. Sticky Buns (aka Tunney) get since he has bent over backwards for the Ricketts desires while he also acquiesced to Rahmbellina shorting the area of police with the merger of 19&23rd districts? To use the saying of a fellow SCC reader - he's truly a pantyless cheerleader!

Retired .38 spl +P

10/04/2016 07:52:00 AM

"YAYYY! Team Rahm GOOOOO!"
>Flip!<

With the likes of Tutu on Fire
and Aldertwerp Scooter-Skirt at the helm
of the municipal ship of state, what the hell
do the law abiding have to lose in this town?

10/06/2016 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was promised 35 officers would be assigned to 019 by the end of 2016. So far, 019 has gotten 47. Replacement of retirees, etc wasn't part of the deal. Again, compare those numbers to 12 which now has fewer officers than were in the old, much smaller 12 pre-merger.

10/06/2016 02:15:00 AM

012 by itself had about 400 officers assigned back in the 90's.
(So did 013)

3rd and 1st watch roll calls were standing-room only and everybody
had to hold still or the damn station would capsize.

LOTS of back-up.
LOTS of help.

You could chase the radio or you
could be out hunting for bad peoples and folkses.

There were a LOT of us who enjoyed hunting.

Happiness was laying hands on a deserving asshole
and breaking out the accumulated signed complaints with
asshole's name on them...

>Toodles m/fer... See ya in six to 18 months, if then...<
"Huh, wha'?"

Just because you see him doesn't mean you
gotta grab him immediately. Sometimes...
"Deferred Policing" for fun and profit had it's place.
>Snicker!<

"We rigidly adhere to the principles
embodied in CAPS..."

>SCRAPE!<
Rear bumper of the Box Chevy as it pulled into the lot
with a bunch of deserving assholes in the back seat...

"You guys AGAIN?"

Good Times...

Now?
Not so much.

10/06/2016 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was promised 35 officers would be assigned to 019 by the end of 2016. So far, 019 has gotten 47. Replacement of retirees, etc wasn't part of the deal. Again, compare those numbers to 12 which now has fewer officers than were in the old, much smaller 12 pre-merger.
10/06/2016 02:15:00 AM

'Part of the deal'?
Here, let me explain it to you.
Rahm/Tunney: "I'm WONDERFUL and I'm going to gift you with 50 police officers in 019"!!!!

(Whispered, behind hand that's covering mouth, "But we won't tell them 49 cops were retiring, so all we're really GIFTING them with is ONE")

10/06/2016 05:12:00 PM  

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