Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Help Wanted - Airport

  • Four of Chicago’s top airport security jobs are now vacant — a void that raises even more questions about the state of security at O’Hare and Midway airports.

    The high-level vacancies include Jeff Redding, who was fired last week; two deputies who’d been working under him; and the managing deputy commissioner of security who was supposed to be Redding’s boss, City Hall sources said Monday.

    Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans has told associates the vacancies are hampering her ability to investigate the April 9 passenger-dragging incident involving Dr. David Dao. She has also complained that, in some cases, the salaries for the jobs are too low to lure top talent away from other major airports.
Why would you "lure top talent" from other major airports? Don't we have any talent here? Isn't O'Hare one of the busiest airports in the nation and world? Shouldn't this be where "top talent" comes from?

Is Chicago that corrupt that there is no "career path" for talent to learn, advance, promote and run airport security? That's like bringing in outsiders from the FBI and NYPD to run the second largest police department in the nation....

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon. don't Rahm and Burke have four stooges they can put in there?
What "investigation" Ginger?
Why hasn't she been launched?

5/03/2017 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burkes kids need a job I bet he gets it

5/03/2017 06:18:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

Not a cop but when I read that, it made me sick, literally. Just another example of what is wrong with Chicago. Ginger Evans has come from another city, makes over 300k plus benefits and pension. But when this shit broke, none of it fell on her. Zero. But she is in charge. Interesting. Now there are four slots and she refuses to hire anyone from Chicago for the gigs? The salaries are too low? There must be cops who would jump at the chance to lead that department for that pay. Wow. What a rude statement. Will your new union boss speak up now? Will any politician fight for the citizens?

5/03/2017 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry, Mayor Rahm will provide. He always does.

5/03/2017 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: heard 4 people from exam scam have been served papers from the IG

5/03/2017 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is run by morons who never held a legit job in their life. The sad part is the citizens suffer the consequences of these morons and it's only going to get worse...much worse. ♠️

5/03/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe ex CPD Felica Davis former Englewood ranger, ex chef extraordinaria with all her experience is avaiable. Oh wait she all ready was appointed to another job she really has no qualifications for.

5/03/2017 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Managing deputy commissioner" job can be done away with. It was a new position created for John Townsend when he retired from CPD.

5/03/2017 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Managing deputy commissioner" job can be done away with. It was a new position created for John Townsend when he retired from CPD.

5/03/2017 08:03:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Even Ginger knows that the merit system has created the police department brain drain.

5/03/2017 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any outsider with any brains and sense would have a clue as to how things work in Chitcago and would not want to work it. The politics involved would be ridiculous unless the person is from New Jersey or somewhere similar where being connected is what truly counts.

5/03/2017 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears talent won't get you anywhere without "connections". And why would anyone talented enough to perform the job want to move to a liberal democrat crime infested city more intent on protecting criminals than protecting law abiding, tax paying citizens? Not everyone wants to be someone else's lackey.

J.J.

5/03/2017 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Luring top talent" - the excuse used by Dumbocrat Scheisters to justify ultra-high salaries for teachers, school administrators, superintendents, etc. All that "luring top talent" nonsense does is to jack up salaries and benefits and cost the taxpayers billions.

That kind of crap ought to be illegal. Cap the salaries with reasonable adjustments every 5 years depending on how the economy is going. It's only going to take one State to "lead" in doing this, and the rest will follow.

Right now there's some school superintendents on the North Shore that make $260K/yr, gym teachers making $160K/yr, school principals making $175K/yr, and the average teacher salary? $100K/yr. It's insane.

I can only imagine the scheisterism taking place at O'Hare among the fat envelope crew.

5/03/2017 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that state senate president cullerton caught in a time of desperation? Like when the pigeon express didn't show with king madigan's marching orders?

5/03/2017 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""career path" for talent to learn, advance, promote and run airport security"

Usually such jobs elsewhere are where people go to catch up on their sleep, their reward for doing or not doing something.

5/03/2017 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Security at O'Hare and Midway airports is just an illusion.

5/03/2017 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Top Talent" here in Chicago? yes, in some cases. But, with a system of corrupt patronage and crony politics, you cannot count on that. A person who is a merit promotee will be sent to the best management schools and management training programs around the country. So, when they retire their resume looks great. But, where this falls down is in performance in other areas of the country, other areas that really demand good performance, leadership and fresh ideas, things that have been in short supply in this town. And, it seems the best of other areas do not want to come to Chicago, the king of crony politics and patronage. And, under former Gov Quinn, Illinois ranked right up their for cronyism, according to the recent Tribune article on the Department of Transportation. It is time that the legislators make patronage a criminal offense as it is in many other states. Make it illegal for Madigan to call a department with a " job recommendation" which actually means " you better hire my guy".

5/03/2017 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Malone

5/03/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There must be some Alderscum with unemployed retarded relatives. Or pals of Burke or Madigan who aren't in prison, needing a job.

5/03/2017 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The airport has lots of talent, but they keep firing them for asking where the money is going.
Also, she is the person who, like her predecessor, turned down requests for training and improvements.
There are a ton of good guys are the airport, both AVPD and CPD. Mostly they are ignored and have given up an trying to improve the place. She is also the idiot that hired some of these morons.
If anyone should be held accountable and fired, its Ginger Evans.

5/03/2017 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember, it's never a management problem. It's always a budget problem. Always.
(Sarcasm off now)
One of three things has to true in the Dao case.
- Either the ASO guys disregarded the stated policies / procedures, or
- No stated policies / no training exist
- Or the policies are just wrong
It'd be plenty interesting to find out which one.
What exactly do they say about the use of force, and the line between civil and actual criminal matters?

5/03/2017 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All top jobs in Chicago are done by clout NOT talent.

5/03/2017 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would want the fuck up job

5/03/2017 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Don't Tread on Me said...

I wouldn't take a job at the airport right now if my life depended upon it...

5/03/2017 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political hacks from the CPD are stupid and consequently incompetent. They cannot pass a promotional exam. Why would anyone hire them to supervise or run anything? They know nothing about policing and couldn't care less about policing. Their agenda is to have a good paying job and not have to work for it. It's gimme a job just because.

CPD is loaded with incompetents and is sinking because it is so top heavy with them. Does any sane person think Eddie Johnson is qualified or competent? Barbara West? Etc. The list is long. You name em.

5/03/2017 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A. Why wasn't Miss Ginger fired?

B. I guess they are looking for more connected candidates in Chicago - must not be looking too hard.

Fuckers.

--No Cop Here

5/03/2017 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday the FOP trustees voted to allow dean angelo to keep his company car free and clear. Way to set past practice trustees.

5/03/2017 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tustees vote to let Dean Angelo keep his car wtf. Nice parting gift with the memberships​ money.

5/03/2017 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The arcane world of The Ecomonic Engine known as Ohare,International Airport.
It all has to do with "What's in a Name" game at Ohare.

Let's see;
Redding was a (1) Deputy Commissioner, of Security.
His unknown/unnamed supervisor was a (2) Managing Commissioner, of Security.
That leads to someone over the Manging Commissioner, like a (3) Deputy Managing Commissioner.
Then there's the top boss probably called the (4) Commissioner of Aviation Security.
Could there be an Assistant Managing Commissioner, an Assistant Deputy Supervising Manager, a Operations Deputy Commissioner, an Assistant to the Deputy Commissioners Assistant Manager ????
That's the basic idea, not necessarily correct but there's so many multiple levels of "Deputy Commissioners" appointments that are mystery spots. Very inflated +$100k Upper Managing Staff.
You won't find a Ohare executive position listed on Carreer Builder, Monster or Snag A Job.

There are 4 vacant positions that probably is worth upwards $500,000 per annum, plus benefits.
If you're lucky enough to have an elected friend at City Hall you're qualified.
Judging from who they hired for Commisioner positions, it's likely the pool of connected applicants are of less standard than those terminated.

Yes, Ohare makes a lot of money...they have to, who's going to pay for all those political commissioner hacks.

5/03/2017 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only "talent" required, is the willingness to lay down where ever--- so the bus has a clean line of sight to completely run you up under it.... same thing is required for any top jobs for the city of chi--- skills, brains, brawn, or testicles are not required. Just be willing and able and under Rham--- preferably a minority, cause he for some reason always throws a minority under a bus.

5/03/2017 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true FOP let Dean Angelo keep the take home car? WTF!!

5/03/2017 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we send the 2nd watch SGT's and Lt from 020 up to aviation police/security?

They would fit in perfectly up there with their unique style of micro management and bickering.

5/03/2017 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Too low to lure". Shit, what kind of varmit are you trying to catch that you need to lure someone.... second, is residency required, and third--- this kinda job is a temp job with out any room to move up or out-- basically 2 year position and the person is fired out of convience or asbrshm would say "don't let a crisis go to waste"

5/03/2017 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans is a First Class Moron!

(and overly paid for her job of which she knows Nothing About)

5/03/2017 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT: heard 4 people from exam scam have been served papers from the IG

5/03/2017 06:56:00 AM

Pardon my cynicism but this story has been "breaking" for months now. Until I see it, I don't believe it.

5/03/2017 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever inherits it will have their hands full. I LOVE my job at Aviation but it has a handful of serious whack jobs who STILL don't get it and are actually confrontational to C.P.D. in hopes of a "YouTube Moment". You'd think with the world watching our bad behavior and the I.G. looking at Double Dipping on 3rd Watch they'd get the clue.

5/03/2017 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Jimmy Mauer! Oh wait, he was too honest about what really goes on at O'Hare.

5/03/2017 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she is a liberal brought here by douch bag liberal 9.5..they are stealing money left and right at the expense of security. CPD is down at least 30% at the airport. Homeless aqre running everywhere as well as the mentals. Place is falling apart. And this 4 an international airport.

5/03/2017 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before asking the FOP board of directors to give him the company car, Dino took the car to Marino Chrysler, and left it for repairs costing over $5,000 dollars. He showed up with the repair bill and an appraisal that valued his 2012 Chrysler at $9,000 dollars. The board had the option of giving Dino the car and the repair bill, or picking up the car and paying Marino over 5 grand to get the car back. What would you do? The board gave him the car.

5/03/2017 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"The arcane world of The Ecomonic Engine known as Ohare,International Airport.
It all has to do with "What's in a Name" game at Ohare..."

~Snip!~


"You won't find a Ohare executive position listed on Carreer Builder, Monster or Snag A Job."

~Snip!~

Yes, Ohare makes a lot of money...they have to, who's going to pay for all those political commissioner hacks.

5/03/2017 12:52:00 PM

Awww Man!

So we're all fucked-up for looking for
these jobs on Indeed.com too?

Damn...

5/03/2017 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry the H A T, the man for the J O B EX CMDR.

5/03/2017 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone with the actual qualifications to run O'Hare Airport security would not be welcome because anyone with those smarts would start asking what happened to the $$$ for those not hired, what happened to the $$$ for training, why are we hiring people so unqualified to protect one of the worlds largest airports. Can't have anyone asking those types of questions, so Chiraq will just hire another connected stooge. And why does Ginger still have her job? She was the top dog in charge, right?

5/03/2017 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These Aviation Police/Security sound like they could utilize the expert supervision of the Legendary 020 district 2nd watch crew of Supervisors. If these "Expert Supervisors" were to be detailed to O'Hare to supervise the Aviation Security personnel, all the Aviation cops would quit within a few days.

These Expert Supervisors on 2nd watch in 020 are simply the worse in the city that I have ever run across in my 25 years on CPD. I have worked in numerous districts, specialized units and have never witnessed such in fighting amongst supervisors anywhere. The most miserable sergeant that I have ever had the displeasure to be supervised by has to be Sgt RS.

5/03/2017 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can we send the 2nd watch SGT's and Lt from 020 up to aviation police/security?

They would fit in perfectly up there with their unique style of micro management and bickering.
5/03/2017 01:16:00 PM

Just don't send the Lt out here to CPD, we already have a micro managing Lt out here and that's about all we can handle.

5/03/2017 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is useless to apply. It is the Chicago way. No sponsor, no job. Hell, no sponsor, they will not even accept you as a volunteer.

"We don't want nobody nobody sent", as related by Abner Mikva from his conversation with Timothy O'Sullivan, a ward committeeman, sometime in 1948.

5/03/2017 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Follow the ball bensenville police boss city buys up homes this guy gets the airport job, follow the connection watch where it leads:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-herion-62322159

And time for 2 full time jobs no wonder things are so fucked up ginger!

5/03/2017 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would you do? The board gave him the car.

5/03/2017 05:34:00 PM

I would have given the car to Marino Chrysler. They would have sent it to the chute and sold it for the repairs. Simple.

5/03/2017 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Spotted that Finance Bike guy that posts here from time to time tonight around Octavia and Forest Preserve writing tickets.

Around 6pm or so.

Watch your backs!

5/03/2017 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Tustees vote to let Dean Angelo keep his car wtf. Nice parting gift with the memberships​ money.

Did he retire with a pension on last salary or go back on disbility

5/03/2017 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"There are a ton of good guys are the airport, both AVPD and CPD. Mostly they are ignored and have given up an trying to improve the place. She is also the idiot that hired some of these morons."

----------------------------

There is no "AVPD". They are security.

5/03/2017 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is retired lieutenant Jimmy Carroll is being asked back to the airports.

5/03/2017 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Gilligan said...

She may have a point there. Look what 300 grand got

5/03/2017 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Townsend retired? I swear I saw him at 35str Monday

5/03/2017 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we only had more funds........

5/03/2017 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yesterday the FOP trustees voted to allow dean angelo to keep his company car free and clear. Way to set past practice trustees.

5/03/2017 12:07:00 PM

It was cheaper than having to remove the custom booster driver's seat and wood blocks on the brake and accelerator pedals...

5/03/2017 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin Zator can do the job, which is more than I can say for Ginger Evans. He's a pragmatic and disciplined supervisor, thinks before he speaks, and has the respect of the majority of the rank and file officers. He's worked closely with other higher ups in the department and was well respected by supervision on the security team who retired in the past couple of years.

I don't understand why he got passed over the last time they filled the position. He should have been the first name on the short list to step up. Two supervisors he answered to retired, he was running the day to day operation for all intents and purposes. So why was Jeff Redding given the job over someone who had already proven himself?

The city should try promoting from within for a change, it's pretty obvious that their last pick, chosen from outside, didn't work out. I have no doubt that Kevin Zator could have fielded the questions at the hearings downtown far more effectively. He's been working in the trenches for years, likes what he's doing, is very dedicated to the airport and the operation, and has the requisite training for the position.

Promote from within.

5/04/2017 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Retired Guy said...

How can anyone in 020 be miserable? Working in that place is like working in a nice suburb. If I could have gotten there I when I was working I'd still be working.

5/04/2017 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Jimmy Mauer! Oh wait, he was too honest about what really goes on at O'Hare.

Ha ha ha! Maurer "too honest"? You're killing me. He's the reason for this mess!

5/04/2017 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's frank?

5/04/2017 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is Chicago that corrupt that there is no "career path" for talent to learn, advance, promote and run airport security? That's like bringing in outsiders from the FBI and NYPD to run the second largest police department in the nation...."

The above pretty much sums it up in a nutshell, SCC. (Thanks)
My only other question is why does "Ginger" still have a J-O-B at OHare?

5/04/2017 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Before asking the FOP board of directors to give him the company car, Dino took the car to Marino Chrysler, and left it for repairs costing over $5,000 dollars. He showed up with the repair bill and an appraisal that valued his 2012 Chrysler at $9,000 dollars. The board had the option of giving Dino the car and the repair bill, or picking up the car and paying Marino over 5 grand to get the car back. What would you do? The board gave him the car."

I'd give him the ($5K) BILL, then a BOOT in his ass out the door to 'walk' home.

5/04/2017 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city should try promoting from within for a change, it's pretty obvious that their last pick, chosen from outside, didn't work out. I have no doubt that Kevin Zator could have fielded the questions at the hearings downtown far more effectively. He's been working in the trenches for years, likes what he's doing, is very dedicated to the airport and the operation, and has the requisite training for the position.

Great idea. City did that on CPD with Johnson you see how that worked out

5/04/2017 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Before asking the FOP board of directors to give him the company car, Dino took the car to Marino Chrysler, and left it for repairs costing over $5,000 dollars. He showed up with the repair bill and an appraisal that valued his 2012 Chrysler at $9,000 dollars. The board had the option of giving Dino the car and the repair bill, or picking up the car and paying Marino over 5 grand to get the car back. What would you do? The board gave him the car.

Duh , maybe trade it in on a new car for Graham. Any money given on a trade is more than you get giving the car away
So they president can just pay $5000 for repairs. How about just getting an estimate, then trading the car in. Boy that was hard

5/04/2017 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the guy who mentioned training, for a while they had a chance to go for training, ON THEIR OWN TIME! Can you imagine CPD doing that?
The only mandatory training they get is watching those computer files on ADA and hazmat.
Also, some of these guys are forced to use their own cars to get to the guard shacks. Just like our corner guys used to do.

5/04/2017 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here comes the set up with Redding gone. The head of the bodyguard detail is retiring. Look for him to be the new security director at the airport. Gee Brian good timing on the retirement or did 9.5 give you the high sign. Can't wait to see how this plays out. Sorry Jeff you were set up just waiting for the sniper to get a clear shot. He got it and your hit.He's down!! Time to make out move. Great work.

5/04/2017 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5/03/2017 01:16:00 PM

Oooohhh, spill the tea, girlfriend!

5/04/2017 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Follow the ball bensenville police boss city buys up homes this guy gets the airport job, follow the connection watch where it leads:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-herion-62322159

And time for 2 full time jobs no wonder things are so fucked up ginger!

5/03/2017 08:54:00 PM

Tom Herion is a nit wit. He is lucky the FBI didn't do him for tax evasion when he was running a bank security gig.....

5/04/2017 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

said...
Here comes the set up with Redding gone. The head of the bodyguard detail is retiring. Look for him to be the new security director at the airport. Gee Brian good timing on the retirement or did 9.5 give you the high sign. Can't wait to see how this plays out. Sorry Jeff you were set up just waiting for the sniper to get a clear shot. He got it and your hit.He's down!! Time to make out move. Great work.

5/04/2017 12:39:00 PM
Great observation a 9161 patrolman getting a 6 figure pension and another big job, dumb as a box a rocks "your sin is the color of your skin" is that your observation?

5/04/2017 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT:

Spotted that Finance Bike guy that posts here from time to time tonight around Octavia and Forest Preserve writing tickets.

Around 6pm or so.

Watch your backs!

5/03/2017 09:45:00 PM



Nice to know you care.

I swear...with the way some of you PO's post about where you've seen me...SCC should do a Linked thread about me.

/sar

Please...get used to the fact and wrap your head around it: I'm just working where I get sent.

5/04/2017 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea. City did that on CPD with Johnson you see how that worked out

5/04/2017 09:35:00 AM

Would you rather have McStreetlights or JFled back? Zator is a good guy, probably much better than anyone who they'd find on a search.

5/04/2017 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Argendim? He's retired and very connected. He and Jimmy Carrol can arm wrestle for the gig.

5/06/2017 12:08:00 PM  

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