Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cubs OT Tab

  • As the Cubs made history last fall, the city of Chicago paid overtime — lots of it.

    The city spent more than $18.8 million on overtime for public safety, traffic management and street cleanup during the Cubs’ march to their first World Series title in 108 years, according to records released Friday afternoon by City Hall in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed months ago by the Chicago Sun-Times.

    [...] The vast majority of Cubs-related overtime also came in the police department: $17.2 million. The title run also cost the city about $840,000 in overtime for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications and $743,000 for Streets and Sanitation, which provided extra traffic management and garbage collection, records show.
And this includes shelling out a few million for non-clinching out-of-town games that shouldn't have even been on the radar, a legacy of the most incompetently run events we've ever seen.

That being said, we appreciated the check.

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Anonymous 29 and a day said...

there are taxes associated with Cubs tickets, parking lots and businesses in the area.

Plus CTA got a lot of business from t he games as well

Those taxes MORE than pay for the expenses

3/18/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All that $ to help out a baseball team, but not to shore up pensions. Fuckers.

--No Cop Here

3/18/2017 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was worth every penny and more to live through the historic win by the Cubs. The city can afford it. Think of the fame it brought to Chicago.

3/18/2017 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought MLB pays ot for the World Series only!
I don't understand ... because I know for a fact they do!
Is that what the city billed MLB?

3/18/2017 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't for the Cubs before but they paid for my vacation to Florida. And I hope they do it again this year. Go Cubs!! Easiest money I ever made.

3/18/2017 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prior to 2016 Baseball didn't happen in Chicago in October ,So What a Shock this must be,That somebody has to pay for traffic and crowd control.

3/18/2017 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering the city cancelled days off when they couldnt clinch it. And started ot at noon when the game didn't start till 7pm and held us over, there was a lot of waste.

3/18/2017 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of the north side detective bosses were covered during the entire cub season. I'm sick and tired hearing how they made out better than violent side bosses during cubs playoffs and championship. They are all yellow slipping their way to a huge investigation. How can you collect when you are at Wrigley. Tag you're in I'm out....but not really till later. Updates very soon.

3/18/2017 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought MLB footed the bill. Wasn't that the reason the City agreed to cancel our RDO'S and force OT? The money was great, but I had plans with my family that got cancelled for mandatory OT.

3/18/2017 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We lost money that is why we have no money time to move

3/18/2017 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a dime from MLB? Or did the city pocket that money?

3/18/2017 06:06:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

They never paid me for the flowers that for trampled in my garden at my pretty loft. Those people were so gauche.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

3/18/2017 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not surprised waste of money .

3/18/2017 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't give a fuck.

I took every last penny they offered.

They're trying to destroy my pension and property value, so I fuck them hard at every single chance I get. No mercy.

And I teach the recruits to do this too.

Class of '86, not yet 55.

3/18/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT stated overtime not total time?

all those officers standing on corner game day counted even if they were not paid in overtime.
The media except this number like gullible children at XMAS.

No break down in expenses!

How much was charged for the away game that officers were paid some hefty overtime and none of the bosses gave a crap about saving the City cash.

OH well FETAL is the FUTURE.

3/18/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancelled plans, when you work for the police department the city becomes your family. You must be willing to give up everything including your life for the good of the citizens of Chicago. In return the city and it's people indeed treat you as a Prince of the city.

3/18/2017 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how much money did the city save in snow removal? And not having to fix as many potholes? 10 million? Maybe more.

3/18/2017 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The costs involved for some to attend are just too much to bear apparently?
Tom Dart has yet to deal with his pooch and Deputy Chief who tried getting into a World Series Game along with a relative using Major League Baseball Law Enforcement credentials.
I can understand a copper asking another for a break if possible-but for this idiot trying to muscle his way in to the point he gets beefed not only by CPD but MLB on top of it?? How much of a jerkoff did this guy have to be?
And then to top it off, the I-Team does a clip on it...

3/18/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst run major event since the '68 Convention,,,,of course Penny was running Special Events at the time

3/18/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

son in law paid a years catholic school tuition on the cubs..

3/18/2017 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$19,000,000......but it was WORTH it!!!!

3/18/2017 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$174,000 per year waiting.
They weren't cursed...they sucked for over 100 years.

3/18/2017 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news,more money for bike lanes. And flower pots !

3/18/2017 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many at Wrigley instead of being at office. But they were out on an investigation you say? Nope, never, sin, nine, nil, none, uhh uh, never, ne, nee, ni, ei, Sega, Hindi,ne, ni, oxl, non, tsia. NO!

They worked in their district offices. Again NO. Check their log ons. Liars about being present and then bragging about what they did. Maybe they should stop drinking and bragging. They think they are made of Teflon. Maybe they should have had more answers at compstat instead of pleading for mercy and getting Stupid Ed and his minions tickets that those fakers were not supposed to accept. Man how these guys brag that nothing will happen because they dirtied up CubfanEd with primo seats. Asshats

3/18/2017 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy money. The Department has a history of being unprepared. Better to be ready than not. It was money well spent. I enjoyed the time on the bus and corners with my Watch. West Side Lieutenant.

3/18/2017 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet again the twerp mayor gets away with over spending tax payer's money, not included was his skim off the top, middle and end...

3/18/2017 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paid for a few vacations this year away from chithole. Thanks

3/18/2017 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It was worth every penny and more to live through the historic win by the Cubs. The city can afford it. Think of the fame it brought to Chicago.

3/18/2017 12:40:00 AM

Chicago is infamous for MURDER and CORRUPTION, not for baseball...

3/18/2017 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many of the north side detective bosses were covered during the entire cub season. I'm sick and tired hearing how they made out better than violent side bosses during cubs playoffs and championship. They are all yellow slipping their way to a huge investigation. How can you collect when you are at Wrigley. Tag you're in I'm out....but not really till later. Updates very soon.

3/18/2017 04:33:00 AM

Double dipping is illegal, from now on...

3/18/2017 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had our rdo's cancelled on non clinch away games as well. Completely unnecessary but easy money.

3/18/2017 11:00:00 AM  
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Anonymous 29 and a day said...
there are taxes associated with Cubs tickets, parking lots and businesses in the area.

Plus CTA got a lot of business from t he games as well

Those taxes MORE than pay for the expenses

Not only that. Can you imagine the revenue generated in the hotels from out of towners, plus all the restaurant, bars, etc

3/18/2017 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved working my RDOs and OT when the Cubs weren't even in town - hahaha. Merit promotees at their finest.

3/18/2017 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think the extra pay was great? Try fighting with the timekeeper in 012. She is so incompetent I have been fighting for my correct overtime for over a year. She has no clue how to add numbers and I am still short from the World Series as I also had court each day. Talk about incompetent!!!

3/18/2017 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lmao 😂😂😂

3/18/2017 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Department managers for the Cubs fiasco was a joke. Overtime could have been cut in half. But then again it is only taxpayers money. Who cares.

3/18/2017 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $$$ went to good PO wealth distribution causes like real estate taxes for Sanctuary, medical co-pays/deductibles, water bills and the plastic bag & sodi-pop tax.

A considerable amount probably went to inside house-mouse dollies & supervisors, who gladly left their comfy cubicle confines.
There simply wasn't enough District personnel to get caught up in the spirit of giving.

Let's do it again, both North and South Sides for the Playoffs would be nice, not just coin but to show just how low the manpower is, aside from a screen shot from Midnights in 016.

3/18/2017 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bet Mayor Rahmacide was reimbursed by someone in Baseball, after World Series win
More democrat Rahm Bs, to wring more money out of anyone, Trump/Illinois willing to be the chump

3/18/2017 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the city pay for security because the Cubs sold the alder creatures playoff tickets at face value ?
Like everything in the city , follow the money to find the truth.

3/18/2017 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go cubs go go cubs go

3/18/2017 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dummies are all excited over having some days off canceled making some extra coin. Yeah, that extra grand after taxes will offset that little pension issue you'll all be facing upon retirement.

3/18/2017 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a true cubs fan would say thats a small price to pay for a world series victory.

signed, south side sox fan

3/18/2017 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just goes to show how inapt the leadership of the police department the leadership of City Hall how totally uninvolved not respectful of text payers money typical Chicago politicians throwing money away that is just what they do. But as usual we have to wonder how much of that money went into the back pockets of the elected how much of the money was a payoff thank you though for allowing Chicago police officers to make the extra cash let's do it again that show how incompetent the leadership is.

3/18/2017 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pointing out our inefficiencies not very logical. Imagine What the Olympics would cost billions.

3/18/2017 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was overkill on the first few days, too many idle at posts with absolutely no reason to have 4 people gathering on every corner, especially on Michigan Ave. Waste of tax payer $$

3/18/2017 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Prior to 2016 Baseball didn't happen in Chicago in October ,So What a Shock this must be,That somebody has to pay for traffic and crowd control.

3/18/2017 01:41:00 AM

Hey asshat:
Were you living under a rock in 2005?
The White Sox won the World Series that year and there was Chicago baseball in October.

3/18/2017 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paid for a few vacations this year away from chithole. Thanks

3/18/2017 10:42:00 AM
That is correct and enjoyable places, you go to the Carolina's,and Fort Myers in Florida it is like the lost city of Chicago, the people that left are there so many coppers and firemen, they are relaxed, enjoying life not scared to even travel like we are here! Everywhere due to rahm "running policing on the cheap" Like Zach Fardon finally strapped on a set and spoke out, along with the corrupt judicial system that is nothing more than "clout inc" who are all put there after bowing to the alderman and paying whatever tax they have to, with the 50 cowards and then our 2 liberal brainless senators we are spiraling quickly down the black hole and no stopping in sight,and think the 2 dumbocrat senators want President Trump to let them appoint the replacement attorney for Fardon hope Trump says a loud "fuck you" and puts in a "law and order" type who will not listen nor tolerate their lies and bullshit!

3/18/2017 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like section 8 deal might involve a little under the table deal

3/18/2017 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/18/europe/france-airport-evacuated-in-police-operation/index.html

3/18/2017 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until this year $$$$

3/18/2017 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever the genius's from O'Hare Aviation Police were who sent the videos of themselves performing UNARMED "High Risk" traffic stops to the local news media in the villages of Schiller Park and Des Plaines you and your partner are unbelievably stupid. Even the news producer wanted to know why you were in the suburbs and dumb enough to do it unarmed. Jesus you are tools!

3/18/2017 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired immediately after the World Series. Used the money on a Moving truck and left Chicago,

3/18/2017 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City should be ready for a 2017 White Sox World Series Championship! Go Go White Sox...

3/18/2017 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its like were watching a Three Stooges movie about how to destroy a city.

3/18/2017 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Asshat I meant the Cubs

3/19/2017 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Prior to 2016 Baseball didn't happen in Chicago in October ,So What a Shock this must be,That somebody has to pay for traffic and crowd control.

3/18/2017 01:41:00 AM

Hey asshat:
Were you living under a rock in 2005?
The White Sox won the World Series that year and there was Chicago baseball in October.

3/18/2017 06:56:00 PM


2005 was a tough year, whoever was in charge of special events had to put a big plan together for the 15,000 White Sox fans who gathered at the corner of Wacker and LaSalle for the big party.

3/19/2017 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Soufside said...

According to the Tribune the Chicago White Sox overtime costs to the city in 2016 amounted to $78.13

3/19/2017 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the Trib is so interested in tax payer money, I wonder why they never report how much tax payer money is spent on the thousands of shootings in this city.

3/19/2017 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 29 and a day said...
there are taxes associated with Cubs tickets, parking lots and businesses in the area.

Plus CTA got a lot of business from t he games as well

Those taxes MORE than pay for the expenses



Not to mention all the bars, restaurants and other businesses in Wrigleyville, and at least a few more hotel rooms, maybe a few more flights into the city, etc...

3/20/2017 12:10:00 AM  

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