Friday, April 21, 2017

Corrupt Practices Continue

  • City Hall's top watchdog on Thursday took aim at a program treasured by aldermen, recommending the city stop letting each of them control $1.3 million a year spent on construction projects in their wards, but the idea was swiftly rejected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and City Council members.

    Instead of allowing the 50 alderman to decide how to spend the so-called "menu money," the Chicago Department of Transportation should determine which street, alley, sidewalk, street light and bike path projects are needed, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson concluded in his audit of the program.
Each aldercreature gets something like $1.3 million with which to bribe connected companies, reward precinct captains and pretty much spend as they see fit without oversight. That's not going to go away easily.

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33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fifty aldercreatures, their staffs, cost of buildings/supplies, 50 ward superintendents, their staffs, cost the buildings/yards, and the associated medical benefits/pensions could be cut in half and save the taxpayers of Chicago a ton of money. But politics being what it is in Chicago waste is on the front burner with a heavy dose of indignation to spice up the political spin from the pols.

4/21/2017 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.3 million per ward to fix streets, no matter how many streets you have. 41st gets screwed again.

4/21/2017 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How you seen the alleys in Chatham lately? Sawyer should be ashame of himself.

4/21/2017 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its exhausting to think of how many blatant corrupt practices and schemes have been uncovered and brought to the public attention that never get any investigation but just wither and die. Thanks Chicago's non-exitant press and "investigative" news teams. Keep looking for low hanging fruit.

4/21/2017 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid laws breed corruption.
That's a cool $65M in the hands of 50 people
Who only know how to run their mouths.
Step right up. No business education required.
Essentially, it's the Mayor's hush money.

4/21/2017 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's OK as long as it is for the people.

4/21/2017 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We have some bad hombres and we're going to
get them out". Donald J. Trump

4/21/2017 02:37:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

Ali Rahm and his 50 thieves. No way they give up their welfare money. It is their juice, used to hold it over people like crack. Funny how you can never get any of these clowns on the phone or to answer email, they only show up with a white cop shoots a thief. Damn shame. That is over 50 million a year, invested properly close to 75 that is just being wasted. Combined with the offices and staff, close to 100 million a year that should be shaved off. On another note, Ginger Evans makes more than the top cop. Now her assistant has just been busted about a beef with a woman from the previous gig. His title? In charge of security. So Ginger gets over 300, this guy gets 120. That is 420 for just two people, plus pension plus benefits. What the fuck man.

4/21/2017 06:51:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

You can pry that money from their cold dead fingers.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

4/21/2017 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is rahm are the city ID cards costing the tax payers? Who are the aldermen who voted for this waste of our tax dollars?

4/21/2017 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like a waste of 1.3 million dollars X 50. The temptation for under the table deals and pocketing as much as possible has surly been too much for, probably most of those aldercreatures. A smaller committee could do a lot more and be held accountable for every one of those TAXPAYER dollars.

J.J.

4/21/2017 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 19 th ward they use it for pizza and for the alderman to go drinking on western ave but that will change the ward is going Republican

4/21/2017 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

13 aldercreatures would be plenty
Save citizens some money

4/21/2017 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their own personal piggy bank to spend on friends, family and themselves. What a country...

4/21/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For the kids"!

4/21/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Unbelievable said...

Holy F*ck!!!!!

4/21/2017 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't like it then run for alderman of your Ward. If you even know what Ward you live in? If not then shut up and don't worry about how we allocate our funds! Dum coppers...

Thank you,
Your Ward superintendent

4/21/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ali Rhama Doma Ding Ding and the Fifty Thieves give up their slush fund ......Yea right

4/21/2017 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics=how much 💩Can I get away with before I get in trouble? All the pols enriching themselves while helping the people

4/21/2017 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been precinct capt. for three different Aldermen and have never been paid one single dime and have received no rewards for anything - not that I have not asked for a few - all you get is stabbed in the back.

4/21/2017 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 1/2's first order of business was to continue to allow that money to flow unquestioned to the 50 alderthieves......
If that ain't a bribe to vote his way, to keep HIM in power, I don't know what is......
Please oh please find SOMEONE and DONATE to that campaign to get that lowdown crook out of this city.....surely there is
SOMEONE out there capable of running against that crook.....

4/21/2017 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley started it it's gets bigger every year the Chicago way

4/21/2017 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't let that fucker Arena build bike lanes.

4/21/2017 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about this for corruption? a less than 20 year cpd iad rat? Then gets a job as head of tollway who is he connected to? dam look at this clown! Ginger oh thee of small mind you hired him? This pervert punk is going after the coppers ginger? please resign your obviously a terrible manager how did you vet his background? He has to get clearance from the federal government correct?! Lets look at his back ground also ginger lets see his qualifications to take over $120,000 a year from Chicago taxpayers:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-redding-tollway-firing-city-hiring-met-20170420-story.html

So here is a guy who did not make 20 years on CPD was working for the inspector general,and iad reporting and and maligning coppers they gets a big job at tollway huge salary bump, but says he is not guilty yet leaves the tollway takes a pay-cut at aviation and yet he is in charge of aviation security? this would be laughable if not true! attention media here is low hanging fruit from where you get your news look into who is this guys clout, talk to the women that made the complaints they deserve a nice amount of money after what bouncing ball guy cannot hold a job is moved?Questions to ask:
A) Why did he leave iad? was he involved in something?
B) why did he leave inspector generals office?
C) How can a patrolman rank get this huge pay boost and job at tollway?
D) Says he was not guilty but gets another great job no experience in this type of work and takes tens of thousands of dollars in a pay cut?
E) How did ginger interview him and miss this? Who put him in and pulled gingers strings?

So 3 police officers careers and the future of Dept of aviation police are on the line, and this idiot will decide along with "I told them to remove police from their uniforms in January and they did not" Ginger ask where is the memo? was it an order or a "suggestion?" Or is it a Pinocchio lie? Come on media your dishonest and dance to whatever tune city hall plays the time to do this is now or are you to afraid to do your jobs for once?

God bless the police!!

4/21/2017 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In addition to that, certain AlderThieves even are also proposing that they should have complete sole authority of who gets business licenses in their Wards and have their "insider consultants" free of any ethics disclosure.
Quite the expected from a sinister and crafty batch of greedy mongrels.
They just can't steal enough from TaxPayers.

4/21/2017 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corrupt practices you see things like this everywhere throughout the world:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4429938/Paris-terror-attack-video-shows-police-shoot-gunman.html

Then we have our SWAT teams, good people trained well, but yet we have a terrorist incident like this, they have to take their time getting work because they don't have take home police spec vehicles, the city is reactive with the "rahm crew" definitely never pro-active, looking out at the vast amount of new police spec vehicles driven back and forth by the Monday-friday desk dollies on 35th and Michigan looks like a new car lot here. You know what we rent so many vehicles lately why not get with say Ford motor company and lease some police spec vehicles and dedicate them to the first responders on SWAT? No I am not swat and never have been but realize the extra carnage we will have if they cannot respond quickly!

Kevin graham here is another issue to get behind now to help the taxpayers in this carnage filled city, this and the under 25% funded police pension and of course health care! Kevin don't waste time on residency don't expend our cash to hire lawyers for this losing game!

4/21/2017 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) hey rahm hello yes you hello its us the taxpayers can you hear us? losing billions is not what we need we cannot pay more taxes due to you disobeying federal immigration laws and using "our money" to hire lawyers to keep illegal felons here and happy:

Justice Dept. demands proof 'sanctuary cities' like Chicago are complying with immigration enforcement

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-sanctuary-cities-immigration-20170421-story.html

Excerpt:
The Justice Department today fired an opening shot in the Trump administration’s crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, sending letters to nine jurisdictions asking for proof that they are cooperating with immigration enforcement, and indicating they are at risk of losing federal grants.

The letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York and Cook County, Ill.

All have laws or policies that restrict the ability of police and jails to hand over people who are in the country illegally to federal immigration officers.

The letters say a lack of cooperation might mean the jurisdictions are in violation of their agreements concerning Justice Department grants.

The department hands out $2.2 billion each year to localities to support anti-crime efforts.

Mayor "obey the laws" we the taxpayers require that, or why should anyone obey any laws when you violate them? Alderman Burke your mad about the cell phone tickets how about you and the rest and rahm and toni etc obey federal laws first?

4/21/2017 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shady Alderstooges and no oversight for Phony ID Card shops to pop up all over the barrio:
“The new program was unveiled at a Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday, and it protects illegal aliens from federal oversight by not collecting any copies of identification documents presented when illegals apply for the identification card,”

- and don't forget this is what Rahm & his 50 thieves did with that $1mil in homeowner tax rebate rather than refund it to all homeowners.
Just another reason why I register all my vehicles, especially the pickup truck and the big suv in name of a relative from the suburbs.
I will not give the Sanctuary City any unnecessary dollars/pesos, an annual savings of over $450 "Thank you very much™ !

4/21/2017 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't shit like this make it to the national news?

4/21/2017 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Tiny Dancer wants city Id cards for the border jumper's, where they can benefit
from all city services? I call my ward office and no one there could explain the
so called city services these law breakers will receive?

4/21/2017 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahms corruption continues AG Jeff Sessions will not take the anti law and order narrative of the rahm "we break federal laws" crew:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/justice-department-moves-against-chicago-other-sanctuary-cities/

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle were two of nine local officials sent a Justice Department letter setting a June 30 deadline to declare compliance with federal laws or risk losing $3.2 million in Justice Department grants.

(Just what eddie needs more stress and toni look what you have wrought we will lose many millions because of you and rahm)

“Forcing local law enforcement to release criminal aliens only helps violent gangs and criminals,” Sessions said. “Sanctuary jurisdictions put criminals back on your streets. They help these gangs to refill their ranks and puts innocent life — including the lives of countless law-abiding immigrants – in danger by refusing to share vital information with federal law enforcement.”

(extremely reasonable to be law abiding right mayor?)

In a press release, the Justice Department said that “many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime. The number of murders in Chicago has skyrocketed, rising more than 50 percent from the 2015 levels.

(Again very true not counting the billions given to protect them like now giving them ID cards to help them get more city services and discounts at Chicago attractions while the taxpayers getting nothing but more taxes)

Preckwinkle spokesman Frank Shuftan said the county “is aware of this new requirement for federal grant funding, first announced under a prior administration. … It remains our position that the County complies with all applicable federal laws.”

(Whoa batman toni now wants to comply hmm maybe she knows the feds are coming to visit the county building criminals soon)

Emanuel responded to the letter by standing his ground.

“Neither the facts, nor the law are on their side,” the mayor was quoted as saying in an emailed statement.

“Regardless, let me be clear: Chicago’s values and Chicago’s future are not for sale.”

(Ahh yes rahm standing his ground not values asshole, and your values are not what the most people want many want "law and order" the law is on their side idiot read the law, you were barrys guy in DC but never changed the laws now you will not obey the law hope the feds visit soon)

4/21/2017 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm never asked me about declaring Chicago a sanctuary city, did he ask you??? This sanctuary city bullshit I'd nothing more that a vote getting scheme. It assures the legal citizens of the same race of the illegals will vote for democrats who will work for amnesty for the illegals to assure them more voters for their party. The problem is that the legal taxpayers are footing the bill for this quid pro quo and I for one am sick and tired of democrats taking more money from my family and giving it to illegal citizens. This would not happen in Mexico to an American Citizen. This would not happen in Saudi Arabia to an American Citizen. So why are we allowing this scam to happen here? The people of Chicago need to wake up and take back our city and stop the out of control taxation in this city, county and state.

4/21/2017 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrat Machine

(With apologies to the Beatles)

🎼
We live our lives, without much joy
In Cook County, Illinois
The elected class of crooks
Is always cooking up the books
Hope Mr. Sessions comes to town
And takes these crooked fuckers down
It takes a lot of Vaseline
Getting fucked by this machine

We get fucked by the Democrat Machine,
the Democrat Machine, the Democrat Machine.
We get fucked by the Democrat Machine,
the Democrat Machine,the Democrat Machine

City Hall is full of whores
With Rahm the Pimp, on the 5th floor
You want to play, you've got to pay
And grease the cogs of the Machine

I'm so sick of the Democrat Machine,
the Democrat Machine, the Democrat Machine.
I'm so sick of the Democrat Machine,
the Democrat Machine, the Democrat Machine.

(You got my money, Mr. Bagman?)
(It's all there, Mr. Mayor)
(You're 50k short. I'll give you to Monday
to make up the rest.)
(Yes Sir, Mr. Mayor, yes Sir.)

The city went right straight to Hell
Since electing Emanuel
He lives a life that's full of ease
His only virtue is his greed
Sticky fingers keep his pockets green
Thanks to the mighty Democrat Machine.

Let's burn down the Democrat Machine,
the Democrat Machine, the Democrat Machine.
Let's burn down the Democrat Machine,
the Democrat Machine, the Democrat Machine.

4/21/2017 07:08:00 PM  

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