Wednesday, March 08, 2017

It's the Small Things

And small things turn into big things when regularly ignored:
  • I know this is nothing too earth shattering, but I find it so hypocritical for a city that insists (and rightfully so) that is is constantly broke and in need of money/revenue. Even more ridiculous from a city that is so "liberal" and "progressive" "green" etc. There is a shower in the men's locker room of the 001st district that has been leaking for well over 2 years. Again, I know it is nothing too crazy, but thousands upon thousands of gallons have been wasted in the last two years or potentially more (only noticed it 2 years ago). As a good officer, I tried to report, make a city service request....alas only was met with blank stares and "union thugs" on this number we are supposed to call who said "we'll look into it" down at city hall (5 months ago).
Here's a pic:

The water's been running so long, the mold is starting to climb up the tiles. Is it a big deal? Not unless you add up the cumulative waste and city employees not doing a simple replacement.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The men's locker room shower over at the Homan Sq. gym has similar woes, plus those little black flying bugs that tend to hang around locker rooms/showers as well. Maybe the city hacks who read this blog can drop by at Homan Sq. and rectify those problems (leaks, exterminating/pest control) in the men's gym shower as well.

3/08/2017 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every building has an engineer. Most are usually drunk and lock themselves in their office never to be seen. Only way to maybe get something done is to email Bonnie amado.

3/08/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

003 has ceilings that have leaked longer than that.

3/08/2017 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many CPD facilities have been "constructed" by McHugh or Walsh Construction? Do you think that an honest lamesteam media report on the poor quality, waste, safety/health violations, and outright thievery would garner the reporter a journalistic award? Could it link shortshanks to the nefarious deeds? Just asking....

Retired .38 spl +P

3/08/2017 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous CM 002 said...

fuck it. I'll be the asshole that says it. sigh. the city that works. man it felt good to get that off my chest.

3/08/2017 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consider how long the cracks in the walls were in the walls in the building, one so large that you could see into the WC office from the hallway behind it, let alone the cracks in the front public area and back door, before they were addressed. Water dripping? The job isn't big enough for the contractor to make any money off the job in order to kick back to Rahm in the form of campaign contributions.

The City is probably doing an environmental impact study before work can begin.

Better yet the City lost the building plans that show where the water cutoff is. Thus the delay cuz someone has to sign off on the memo to fix the leak; which will entail bids for the plumbing parts.

The damn thing is probably left over from when the City got a special deal on the price from the contractor when the building was built. Now, if it was a Moen.....

3/08/2017 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham....where is a 9 1/2 finger plumber when you need one 2 years ago???? Answer.... I don't have a left handed monkey wrench

3/08/2017 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the "new" stations with the same, stupid design, have issues. Shoddy construction from Day 1.

3/08/2017 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm would not use that. He would have a city plumber
Check out his drip and put in a new washer or fitting.
Don't go to bed with that drip tonight.

3/08/2017 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My suggestion to the original poster is fix it yourself or it will never get done. The problem is the "play engineers" assigned to the police facilities. These are the guys that are supposed to be stationary engineers but got their job from the politicians. Did they go to school for it, I doubt it after seeing them operate. I worked in north side districts. In a district that was less than ten years old at the time the Captain kept telling the engineer that the toilet in the W/Cs office was loose and coming off the wall. After about a month of informing the engineer and getting nowhere he mentioned it to the desk crew. One P/O went out to his car and got an adjustable wrench and tighten the bolts. When the engineer found out he was pissed. Whenever chairs would break the engineer would take it and say he was going to send it out to be repaired. For years this went on until we ran out of chairs to sit on. Then someone found out where all the chairs went, to the "dead chair room" which was an out of the way storage room in the basement. Chairs piled on top of each other never to be fixed. And for a newer building when ever something was replaced it never matched the original. So lets say the original door knobs and locks were Schlage stainless steel they would replace them with cheap brass ones that did not match the others and then that lock would be out of the master key system.

3/08/2017 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call your CFD neighbor and have him fix it on his side job.

3/08/2017 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That water should be diverted to the two (of three) sinks that don't work in the men's locker room in 001 for at least the last five years.

3/08/2017 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked in 011, 025 and the old 015. I'm surprised these newer district buildings deteriorate faster than the old district buildings. Don't get me wrong 011 and 025 are still shit facilities but they seem to be holding up better than the newer ones in terms of longevity. Wasn't 012 leaking or sinking only like 1-2 years after being built??

3/08/2017 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That ain't nothing! The wading pool at McKiernan park ( 107 th & Sawyer ) the kids wading pool is on 24-7 June through September. Been wasting water every summer since chairman Rahm took charge. Tax payers are on water meters, retirees no health insurance, but there is money for illegals.

3/08/2017 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF? Bonnie Amado? We truly are fucked!

3/08/2017 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caserras's gold fish has cancer ... he needs to be up north. For the 701 guys

3/08/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

You think that's bad? You should see the men's room at Beatrice's. They got mold there so evolved it talks to you.

3/08/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the cockroaches and bedbugs from central booking enjoy the constant fresh flow of water. I found a bed bug in the office of unit 211 and been waiting on the exterminator for 3 weeks ..... just nasty!

3/08/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the klieg lights illuminating an empty field all night long in oriole park? Nobody contacted seems to care. Comed loves it.

3/08/2017 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately this occurs everywhere I've seen regarding city buildings. Poor maintenance and no work ethic.

3/08/2017 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with the "fix it yourself" is that the trade unions have real power in the city. I worked for a commander who was at the receiving end of a trade union grievance filed because some officers fixed something that the city would not do for months. And they wounder why there is privatization.

3/08/2017 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City That Works. . . Not!

3/08/2017 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A city crew has been "remodeling" the old sergeants office in the district to transition it to the new radio room to accommodate for the new cameras and such. Took one full day to remove three desks with computers and a printer. Then it took four additional days to mount plywood and paint. At the rate they're going, I'll be retired by the times we get the cameras.

3/08/2017 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is only one plumber for the police department that is why things take to long.

3/08/2017 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get a pump sprayer and do a 50-50 bleach water mix spray. Spray every inch of the shower and locker room and toilets. The smell will be awful the first hour, but at least u know u oxidized all the mold bacteria and stale piss.

3/08/2017 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 1st district stop crying, look at that nice parking lot you have.

3/08/2017 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously you have never needed to use the restrooms at 51 & Wentworth when you went to the Range in the basement (aka The Pit).

3/08/2017 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another reason the city is so ruined, think every builder must cut massive corners to payoff the elected through the "manila envelope follies!"Remember when 35th st. was being built, the cuts when police moved in it was like a thrill ride at an amusement park with the "tilt a whirl" desks that opened and tilted on their own, drawers just slammed open the floors so uneven, the gym where they had to get rid of the round dumbbells (Not the 2 legged which are prevalent here), and use hexagon so then did not move speed across the floor, how about the doors that cannot shut completely on dock entrances, or the swimming pool every time it rains in the parking lot surely much more, lastly the showers in the locker room that leaked all the way into medical sections (gee wonder what the mold count is up to now how many are sickened? Then you have this headline:

Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom as U.S. companies added whopping 298,000 new jobs in February

Read more:

What is on chicago suntimes cover the 3 stooges bruce=rahm-chance the rapper. The rapper could not buy advertising like he is getting for the paltry million he "donated" to cps (What are the bets it was his record label that noticed easy cheap publicity?). So not they pander and elevate a rapper a kid barely out of diapers he is the new face of the crime capitol! Is chance perhaps Moe?

3/08/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shower in men's washroom doesn't work? No problem! All males identifiy as female and use the women's shower. A perfect solution for this international women's day and the dumocrat party.

3/08/2017 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some clorox and a sponge once a week will take care of that mold.

3/08/2017 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need someone here that knows how to build, and how to make them build the correct way without cutting corners. We have now the 3 on the cover of the times chance-rahm-bruce these are our new leaders,and then we have the bruce vs rahmmie bully contest:
Emanuel calls governor emperor without clothes; Rauner aide suggests mayor has 'Napoleon complex'

Then we look at what President Trump is doing:
It's like kumbaya:' Trump's genial private meetings with CEOs jar with public attacks

from that we get things like this:

Samsung Plans U.S. Expansion, Would Shift Manufacturing From Mexico
Initial capital investment is expected to be around $300 million

(300 million but notice none in Illinois thanks for not supporting Trump elected, now the pimpy shit you do removing his sign wow stupid is as stupid does)

Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom as U.S. companies added whopping 298,000 new jobs in February

(that is real leadership, while we have the school boy/challenges name callers Trump gets it done it is time to start over rahm-bruce-toni-tommy-the 50 must be replaced along with Springfield I know it is a dream)

3/08/2017 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear SCC,

Love the post!

Keep em coming. Should be a weekly segment. Everyone send pictures of all the broken, decrepit, moldy, stinky, rusty, leaky, hazardous, toxic, ineffective and inefficient equipment and facilities we have to deal with.

For instance, the 010th District. The lockup has missing glass in the bullpens, broken bullpen doors, door into the lock up is always broken and the side door into the building is always broken. The men's urinal on the first floor, has had a garbage bag over it for 5 years.

3/08/2017 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone be charged with theft of services??????

3/08/2017 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember in 025 , they had a mold problem with leaking roof , pipes ,etc... guys called osha and filed a beef. osha comes out and finds so many building code hazards ,they condemned the district. 0256 is definitely toxic.

3/08/2017 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Just another reason to move out of this sinking state quickly, the elected are not in touch with reality! You have in today's suntimes cover the 3 R,s rauner-rahm-rapper and the rahm and Bruce show name calling then state rep Martin Sandoval announces that if your doing business in Illinois you can't be involved building the wall on the border and then announces Illinois built by immigrants! Marty like the rest use proper terms President Trump and the forgotten men and women are not against immigrants it is "Illegal Immigrants" which sir is against the law! As far as contracts here for building Illinois is what 20 billion behind in payments? Any contractors would be excited to build that wall and protect America and finally get paid!

3/08/2017 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, we have you beat in 004, we have caca flowing down from the pipes into the locker rooms.

3/08/2017 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long have we been hearing superintendents talk about"broken windows effect " and not overlooking small details because it leads to more and more things and eventual breakdown of moral fabric of society. Perhaps we should refer to the "broken faucet effect" every time a boss brings up activity or exempt is in a news confrence to highlight the breakdown of cpd moral!!

3/08/2017 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the city paid top dollar for that shoddy workmanship too

3/08/2017 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard city plumbers did some work at rahm's house.

3/08/2017 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you got that new shooting listening device to help ya with all them murders, Stip whining!

Priorities man, priorities.
Like a person said above, this is a job to small to fix, no way to craft a kickback no no need to address it (until it is big enough to provide a kickback).

Chicago, this right here is EXACTLY what has happened to your city and is continuing to happen. It is called the Slow Bleed, and it is best shown as the giver of live - hydrogen and oxygen, literally wasted, running down the drain without a care inthe world.

I suggest to you that this topic needs its own Wikileaks (pardon the pun there) kind of treatment. You know, picture after picture of the "little things" that are really the fundamental things that actually matter! Kids were doing it with the lunches debacle, right? Well, until schools made taking pictures against the rules anyway.
You could do the same things, and wouldn't it be hilarious to see the Cit respond by making it illegal to take pictures of the decrepit state they have foisted on their own employees?

Dang a Chicago Infrastructure Fail website might be better than the people of walmart site!

3/08/2017 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical how things get done around here, or should I say DONT get done.

3/08/2017 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/08/2017 8:57:00 AM,

You mentioned HQ. Originally, it was suppose to be seven floors with a two story parking garage. What happened? Well, shortshanks and crew played David Copperfield and stole two floors of a building so fast a vortex was created that took the second floor of the parking lot with it.

3/08/2017 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got my water and garbage bill of $508.00 for the six month span. Yes its a big effin deal..glad you exposed that bs...

3/08/2017 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

004 don't worry about the "caca" flowing into the locker room. Twenty years ago when I left 004 we had shit flowing into the locker room.

3/08/2017 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about all the cancer and respiratory ailment
cluster Police Stations?

Hey Feds...
The records at the CPD medical section
are a treasure trove of info about
how so many officers in those stations
have succumbed to or are battling
cancers and respiratory ailments
brought on by the city refusing to
address these problems with their
Police infrastructure.

The scanners at the front door at HQ...
Turned off because the Officers manning
that post were being exposed to too
much radiation.

City Hall gets to ignores these problems.

3/08/2017 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That drip-drip reminded me of the old grade school song, " There's a Hole in the Bucket".
Took Henry and Liza 16 back and forth questions and still not fix the problem...
much like the City and its lackadaisical workforce.

Call General Services, he'll come out and call in a plumber to pull the fixture, he'll come in and call the mason to pull the tile, he'll come out and call the carpenter to replace the framing, he'll call the plasterer to replace the cement board, he'll call back the tiler...
And 6 months later that $15 valve will cost $1400.

you Notify the Watch Commander, oops X-O.

3/08/2017 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This City takes care of nothing. Those so called building engineers should be fired. They walk around and don't do shit!

3/08/2017 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha. Atleast that shower looks clean. The lazy fucks in 006 couldnt clean if there was an easy button. Mold. Broken shower head clogged drain. Water all over. The little prettt boy building engineer is a useless 19th ward hack. Half the fucking lights are out, door knobs falling off, broken tolet seats. The ac and heat are fucked. Apparently. O return air did that pass inspection? This whole city is a fuckin cesspool.

3/08/2017 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously? Just get the fuck out of there. And then watch the whole damn thing turn to goop.

3/08/2017 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would go to Homan Square and fix the problems but I'm afraid I won't ever get out of the Black Hole. And don't blame engineers for plumbers issues. Engineers take care of heating and air conditioning and the like.

3/08/2017 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Part of the problem is when the contractor s build a station, they are forced to use unqualified minority contractors.

3/08/2017 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe that the building "engineer" at 002/610 would know how to change out a roll of toilet paper or a light bulb. There has been a rat burrow next to the South/tactical entrance for apx. the last 2 years, along the vestibule wall, under the keypad. The burrow mound has been growing and growing. I'd love to see the upkeep on his own crib.

3/09/2017 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The men's locker room shower over at the Homan Sq. gym has similar woes, plus those little black flying bugs that tend to hang around locker rooms/showers as well. Maybe the city hacks who read this blog can drop by at Homan Sq. and rectify those problems (leaks, exterminating/pest control) in the men's gym shower as well.

Those little black flying bugs are probably sewer flies coming through an open cap, dried out trap, or broken pipe.

If you have a floor drain, shine your flashlight into it and don't see water - it's dry. Sewer gasses and flies, etc. come up out of there and make everyone sick - whether you smell it or not. Easy to fix - pour a 5 gal bucket of water in it - so it fills the trap and flushes the line. Then pour about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in there. It keeps the water from evaporating because oil doesn't really evaporate, and it floats on top of water. If the water doesn't evaporate, the trap doesn't dry out, the flies and gasses don't get in.

I got told this by a REAL plumber - not one of the play plumbers the Dept. has....

Which is probably why they haven't taken 30 seconds to fix the fucking issue, not enough olive oil needed to generate a fat envelope.

3/09/2017 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/12/2017 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City of Chicag

3/12/2017 08:06:00 PM  

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