Thursday, June 01, 2017

"Cost Saving"

That's what Joe "What Cheating Scandal?" Ferguson is calling his "proposals" to Rahm's next budget:
  • With dozens of city worker union contracts about to expire for the first time in a decade, Chicago should consider a host of changes that could save taxpayer money, streamline operations and make it easier to mete out discipline, a new report from the city's top watchdog concludes.

    Some of the ideas floated in a detailed 34-page report released Wednesday by Inspector General Joseph Ferguson rankled Jorge Ramirez, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, who said in a statement that Ferguson's report "does not address the intricacies of a collective bargaining agreement and how best to serve the interests of the city, its workers and the taxpayers."

    Even so, the report, they also might give Mayor Rahm Emanuel some political cover — because the ideas didn't come directly from him — as negotiations get underway on 44 separate contracts that either expired last June or are coming due later this year.
Well, now we know what Ferguson had to do to get his contract extended - screw 90% of the city workers. Hey FOP, guess who Ferguson is proposing take it up the caboose with no lube?
  • If the mayor follows the script, Chicago Police officers stand to lose from Ferguson’s proposal to tighten the rules on secondary employment and cash payouts for accumulated compensatory time upon retirement that constitute a $259 million liability, according to the report.

    The inspector general also urged the mayor to re-examine a host of contract sweeteners, including uniform allowance, tuition reimbursement, duty availability pay and the quarterly differential pay for police sergeants, lieutenants and captains.
This seems like a bunch of smoke with no substance:
  • restrictions on side gigs are already in place and any attempt to further regulate will cost the city dearly - unless he's talking about VRI. Aside from existing restrictions, how can the city deny cops the right to make a living and to better their situation? We aren't all connected crooked politicians nor slumlords in Maywood;
  • the time due issue is already owed to officers for overtime worked. There isn't a court in the land that won't have officers paid for work already done. And the FOP has proposed on numerous occasions allowing officers to sell-back time at current rates instead of retirement rates - that would save the city millions (but they always say "no");
  • uniform allowances and duty availability were negotiated in lieu of Contract raises - the FOP saved the city millions again, because the total compensation isn't pensionable. Of course, the city didn't contribute the actuarial recommended amounts with the savings - they spent it on all sorts of crooked shit, so officers got screwed twice;
  • same thing with the supervisory money - negotiated in lieu of pay raises - saving the city millions, but that's the PBPA, not FOP.
Graham is making the correct statements so far, placing the blame entirely on the city's practice of kicking the can down the road. Hold the line FOP. You are setting the tone for a lot of people other than the cops.

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111 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way. The IG quietly unfounded the Lt cheating scandal the first week of May. So much for that...

6/01/2017 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK JOE the jerker with his worthless could give less than two fucks about a cheating scandal as long as he keep his kiss ass and nut sucking job.
He should be the paper boy because he's wasting paper trying to hide the truth

6/01/2017 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City wants to help the taxpayer save money... lol, is they person or persons relating this message serious... cause if someone from city hall was telling me this--- I would tell this this person--- you lying ass. And how can someone make a article even saying that

6/01/2017 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois just approved minimum wage of $15/hr. With that, comes a major cost of living increase as evident in Washington. I hope fop sticks it to Rahm and these asshole dems when it comes to OUR INCREASE!!!

6/01/2017 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look up #Stopthescalpings.com
A website for conservative voices to fight against suppression by the left. They target advertisers of Rachal Maddow and other shows that lie on Trump and try to silence the right.

6/01/2017 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Furguson have anything to say about the antiquated practice of forced residency? Maybe if city workers had the freedom to live wherever they wanted they wouldn't have to work secondary employment. Any comment from Furguson about the merit process and test scandals?

6/01/2017 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That goof Ferguson talked about, not verbatim, secondary employment being the cause for an officer not being alert or sharp. Carol Marin did not ask him for examples. He must have been pimping for TD 9.5 by throwing a non-issue into the mix.

6/01/2017 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the tremendous savings that would come from cutting the number of alderthieves in half?

6/01/2017 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're just trying to inject fear ahead of negotiations. Next they will gin up public outrage, que the abbate footage and investigative reporters. Relax, this is all right out of the playbook.

6/01/2017 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They want to do what Ford did on the assembaly line. Save nickels and dimes. They added up when there is thousands of them. The only problem is they are trying to take from my pocket.

6/01/2017 04:09:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

Instead of f___ing over the cops who protect honest citizens of the city, why not cut the size of the so called aldermanic council in half, and cut the salary of the so called mayor by 25%, as he is doing a rotten job of running this city.

6/01/2017 04:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy shit, about fucking time! graham, hold the fucking line. contract's ain't always on time.
well said.

6/01/2017 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted earlier about supporting the hiring of 3,000 new Chicago police officers. I also believe in serving full sentences/ longer sentences and the death penalty.
Sick of the thug recidivists getting off so easy.
Hows that for being deemed a "liberal" ?

Back the Blue/Support the Star.

6/01/2017 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous "Chicago Values" said...

Emanuel owns Ferguson. He is the fox guarding the hen house.

6/01/2017 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Inspector joe Ferguson,

I have a cost cutting measure that will cut the city budget by at least $50 million dollars.

CUT THE ALDERMAN IN HALF!

Compare Chicago to Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Boston, Miami, Phoenix, Etc.

See the amount of Alderman they have compared to their population.
We have far too many and are a waste of taxpayers money.

Cut the amount of alderman or turn in your resignation, as you are a complete failure!

6/01/2017 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats bullshit is that i retired last year with over 3000 hours on the books and have to get paid with a check once a year for 3 years,freaken unreal,I retire,saved my OT for retirement and now have to wait 3 years to get paid with no interest..Im glad i moved out of this city,plus for retiree's who say the city/state don't tax your pension that's fine but the tax you on every other fucken thing..Check out your water/garbage bill lately?

6/01/2017 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saving the taxpayer dollars? How can the city deny a cop a right to make a living? You're talking about a liberal democrat sanctuary city here. Taxpayer dollars have got to go to protect criminals and illegal aliens, (one and the same I suppose.) Police are not even wanted in the city unless a politician is the victim of a crime. You're messing up their entire utopia and you're forgetting "the police are the problem".

J.J.

6/01/2017 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe someone should review his contract. Did he forget that we also pay the taxes, we are the base tax load. Explain that we did not have a ten year contract. Explain that there are not twelve thousand of us. Bring up gold braid pensions. Maybe talk about the alderman' s slush fund that each have to dole around without having to answer for a penny of it. With their salaries why are we paying for alderman private vehicles. Maybe consider not making millionaires out of alderman for part-time work.
Dyla Hata

6/01/2017 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey joe when you going public with the cheaters?

6/01/2017 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the department/ city is now going to try and limit the side gigs I work? If this is not more reason to flee this shit show, I don't know what is...? They've already limited the days of CHA, CTA special and VRI, BUT, when they don't get enough people they open up the "supplemental" for they're convenience!

6/01/2017 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fergusons proposal show his ignorance, he has no clue regarding these issues. He works for Rahm .

6/01/2017 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Graham is an over stuffed suit now and will be deflated by the twerp murder mayor...

6/01/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin this looks like it's going to be an extremely rough ride negotiating this new contract the forgotten man and women of the Chicago Police Department voted you in for changes Kevin it's a tough task what you're up to it also do not forget the pension which is underfunded as a matter fact it is the worst find it in the United States of America that needs to be issue number one. And to you Ferguson a big fuck you you're just another cog in the anti-police we hate the police narrative the puppet strings are connected to you and being controlled by the mayor you got your new contract which is excessive the mayor set you down on his lap like a good little boy and instructed you to do what he says!

6/01/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Good luck Kevin. You're going to need it.

6/01/2017 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous jill said...

Goodbye Chicago

Excellent piece on state of Illinois liquidity issues. Much worse than anything Puerto Rico experienced before market access was cut

http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/May-2017/IL-Budget-Debt-Finance/

6/01/2017 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP and PBPA include the residency rule in negotiations as a bargaining chip. Get us out of the city or a major give back for having to stay in the city. Strong chip to play use it to our advantage.

6/01/2017 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Inspector General was just supposed to root out corruption and crime? Now he's recommending how the mayor should negotiate out contract WTF is up with that?

Did he look at any other cost-cutting measures? Like not putting in planters, etc????

6/01/2017 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody know the threshold for accumulated time to be paid out over three yrs???

6/01/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, I think the Gold Braid Pension (reform) is the perfect place to save money. It's not only unfair but it rewards those exempts (many shown to be clout merits and/or test cheaters here on SCC)from our pension fund. The FOP/PBPA can/will not represent this pension cut reform so, let them earn their 'salary' as an exempt during their terms but give them their 'pension payment' according to their NON APPOINTED rank. It's not only fair, It'll save tens of millions of dollars.
** " A million here, a million there, pretty soon you'll be talking big money."
**Sen. Everett Dirksen, I believe

6/01/2017 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw you Ferguson! That time on the books, we worked for that you asshole. The duty availability is because we have to miss major life events to be at work. Events like kids birthdays or watching a home teams championship game with our family and friends and such - something I am sure you have never missed. And the uniform allowance, that is to pay for the uniforms and equipment that are ruined and broken fighting with these assholes on the streets. You know, the ones your buddies Rahm, Dart, and Preckwinkle don't want locked up.

Here is a suggestion, why don't you take a pay cut? You make $161,856.00 a year and you still can't see all the cheating and corruption going on in the police test and the rest of the city. Seems to me you are ripping the citizens of shitcago off. You are getting paid great money and still can't do your job. Finally, SCREW YOU!

6/01/2017 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
By the way. The IG quietly unfounded the Lt cheating scandal the first week of May. So much for that...

6/01/2017 12:15:00 AM

This is the voice from one of the female cheaters.
Don't have me expose you while you are trying to justify how you made Lt. Because you damn sure did not make it on your own. I would have had more respect if you were a merit hack but to cheat is sinful and trust, it will catch you in the ass.
It's not over do stop fooling yourself

6/01/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

End gold braid pensions.

6/01/2017 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares... Rham not going to be the mayor for the next contract anyhows. He's toast. Long hot summer approaching. Delay and arbitrate. Challenge residency. Endorse no candidate.

6/01/2017 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, who is in charge? Is it the inspector general? Is it our mayor? Is it the ACLU ? Is it our Superintendent? Why is there not one person who can accept responsibility for anything in this city? We can slam the President as much as we want, but at least we know who is charge (forgetting about the agenda driven mass media). This is clearly the ultimate reason for the uncontrolled violence and chaos in areas of this city. Deflect and blame someone else. How long will citizens put up with this?

6/01/2017 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL.. you have not seen City Workers ..in ,, inaction .. CPD gives the most effort for the dollar...some CFD,some paramedics turned lazy
Chicago ,Crook County ,Il,State of Illinois are bankrupt
State has $ 15 6 Billion in unpaid bills,pension deficits of $ 130 BILLION
Chicago Public Schools are bankrupt . getting 6-8 % tax free on CPS loans ?

6/01/2017 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut back on secondary employment? If we don't get a pension, will we get social security ? Do we need to get our quarters ?

6/01/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE BIG PICTURE

now if side gigs are limited and the only employer with GIS is VRI,CTA, and special employment they put officer over a barrel.

The city would then have a monopoly on all security that police are needed.

Festivals?
Concerts?
BEARS?
CUBS?
Bulls?
SOXS?

And all you smart guys with the underground security company's is that a side GIG?

Time for the FOP to start asking for straight up pay raise that are pensionable.
City wide bids for all overtime programs by seniority.
Cash out yearly for COMP time.
Drop the merit system.
Mandatory BIDS opening the month the spot becomes open.
No more detail of clouted for years if out of unit 90 day they give up spot.

2x $ for days off cancellation.

Copy of all videos on CR numbers withing 30 days after being served notice.

6/01/2017 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
By the way. The IG quietly unfounded the Lt cheating scandal the first week of May. So much for that...

6/01/2017 12:15:00 AM

That's ok, so what are you kiss ass p.o.'s and kook aid drinking sgt.'s going to do about it other than tow the line? Some/most? Of These new crop of young sgt.'s are horrible. Never been the police. Goof sgt. in 012 thinks everything is legit now, had his entire career to be the police but chose to stay in a nice detail. Stay the fuck off my job & Fuck off

6/01/2017 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) just a quick thank you for the courtesy this morning in Bedford park on 73rd street 0930 hours to the 2 coppers blue lives matter and care about each other! Appreciate it! Black Truck I was driving!

6/01/2017 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"because the ideas didn't come directly from him"
Buffers,........yeah the Family has lots of buffers...

6/01/2017 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if they tell me I can't work side jobs, I hope they implement that to fire men too!

6/01/2017 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger DG in GA said...

Since not paying overtime in the pay period in which it occurs violates federal law, how does Chicago get away with it?

6/01/2017 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are under 9,000 title code 9161, I know of a district with a little over 50 po's assigned to 3rd watch. They cancelled days off for Memorial Day, I haven't seen a roll call with extra bodies in it for years, until then.

I'm still trying to figure out why we're in a rap all the time. Could it be because in a decent area, there are no police? Rahm says we're fully staffed, hell, why would someone need more than 170 cops in a district? You call the police and then you wait an hour for a car to show up? Beat whatever you're working: We're going to drop this on your box. You think, it'll be an hour before we get there? They don"t give a shit, once it's assigned, it's your problem.

Take your lunches early to get them out of the way! You're not even out of the building and they're trying to give you a job.

6/01/2017 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Joe How about starting at the top in the food chain. Call for a forensic audit of the books of the city. That alone will keep you busy for years to come.Also look into all the so called programs the city as established for the Give Me Mine Crowd. Check the scam programs the altercreatures are running.The police work honest jobs to support their families because Rahm keeps taxing us to the end. All for the his programs that he keeps pouring our money into for votes and no results. You say the police work to much and it causes them to not be alert. You seem to be not to alert of Rahm and the altercreatures mismanagement of tax payers hard earned money.If your clouted up in the city you will be given the benefits of partaking of theft of taxpayers money. I know Joe ,its always the police fault. Joe your part of the problem not the solution.

6/01/2017 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to protect the duty availability. That's pensionable

6/01/2017 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/01/2017 06:02:00 AM said:

Thats bullshit is that i retired last year with over 3000 hours on the books and have to get paid with a check once a year for 3 years,freaken unreal,


By getting it over 3 years, you are much better off. Sure the city makes interest on it but you save a fortune in income taxes. If you were to have gotten that 150k+ all in one year, it would have been taxed at 25% -33% instead of probably about 15%.

I retired with not quite 4000 hours on the books and wish I could have deferred it for more than 3 years saving me big numbers in income taxes.

6/01/2017 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Sanctuary City, and not-so-bright finance guru, friend and advisor to obama-clinton had made a Bad Decision to choose to defy and insult The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

The sniveling weasel will NOT see an federal dollars for the Police Dept which he would otherwise waste on CAPS community bullshit rather than fight actual crime. Rahm will likely bring this up, not the fact that he's waste spending millions on Sanctuary programs and various other nonessentials. He's already borrowed beyond the limit just to placate the failed 2% pension paying CPS.
Rahm will direct his AlderThieves to recharge the anti-police sentiment by dialing up the rhetoric as summer approaches.

We are not going to come out of this Contract with more than we already have and will probably concede some benefits.
It would be wise to cut your expenditures and mostly, your workload.
Rahm is not bargaining with Police, its quite the contrary, he will be making cuts.

We all chose our profession and took an oath, but to go above and beyond because a shaky Merit boss is flipping out is plain stupid.
If you haven't learned anything in the past 4 years, you probably won't and never will, get what's going on.

Stay fetal. 1st & 16 is better than waiting on tables or mopping floors.

6/01/2017 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin this looks like it's going to be an extremely rough ride negotiating this new contract the forgotten man and women of the Chicago Police Department voted you in for changes Kevin it's a tough task what you're up to it also do not forget the pension which is underfunded as a matter fact it is the worst find it in the United States of America that needs to be issue number one. And to you Ferguson a big fuck you you're just another cog in the anti-police we hate the police narrative the puppet strings are connected to you and being controlled by the mayor you got your new contract which is excessive the mayor set you down on his lap like a good little boy and instructed you to do what he says!

6/01/2017 06:45:00 AM
Agree with this pension should be #1 on that list, followed by hiring massive amounts of coppers, the poster above states you were elected Kevin for the coppers who are forgotten, an "earthquake" type of shakeup is needed, just be careful of the guy left over from the last crew not naming him keep your distance with a real snake you can defend yourself with this snake he i\will hurt you Kevin and the entire union body! God bless the police!

Then we have this barry obama buying a house for 8 million the guy who sold it to him making well over 3 million profit thought barry and moochell were broke! Whose paying off who?
The Obamas just bought their rental home in Washington

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2017/05/31/the-obamas-are-buying-their-rental-home-in-washington/?utm_term=.e91cd1921eae

6/01/2017 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my god this is so obvious, its almost sad he is putting non issues like part time jobs in order for fop to "give something up" durring negotiations give me a fucking break, yea ok ill give up duty availability in order to still keep my side job Fuck you !!! You want us to give up duty availabilty , city gives up residency , you want us to give up uniform allownce city gives up residency , you want us to give up our earned hours , city gives up residency ....you see how easy it is to negotiate. What a joke of a city we live in

6/01/2017 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IG cheating investigation has been unfounded. Fenner has recently attended either the FBI academy or the Northwestern traffic institute. They wouldn't send her to the prerequisite exempt training if she was getting jammed up. Next stop gold star.

6/01/2017 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job idiots not only do we have the most illegal invaders here we also have the worst bond rating in the United States of America we are sinking sinking fast you people voted for this :

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-bond-rating-20170601-story.html

6/01/2017 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pontecore is listed as Hispanic. Come on really." 5/31/2017 12:16:00 PM

— Undocumented.
Juan Pontecore came over as a Dreamer.
Still asleep at the wheel.
Give him a fair shake, he is really a nice hombre.

6/01/2017 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terri Hilliard merit? No way how'd that happen?

6/01/2017 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fergusons proposal show his ignorance, he has no clue regarding these issues. He works for Rahm .

6/01/2017 06:42:00 AM

I wholeheartedly agree. Also, at times, he was excessively stammering while trying to formulate an answer that did not come across as him being in denial and a total patsy. He is totally in TD 9.5's pocket. And, Carol Marin totally avoided the exam cheating issue.

6/01/2017 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC - Any truth to the first comment @12:15 which claims the IG unfounded the Lie-tenants exam allegations? Was there even a two sentence press release from the IG or News Affairs? We can't let this issue die quietly.

Retired .38 spl +P

6/01/2017 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

way to go toni 'the hater' peckwinkle effective 01jul17 a one cent tax per ounce on all non-alcoholic beverages natural or artificially sweetened it cost a 1.66 for a 2 liter bottle of pepsi verus 1.07 in dupage county.

6/01/2017 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Previous post:
"...And to you Ferguson a big fuck you you're just another cog in the anti-police we hate the police narrative the puppet strings are connected to you and being controlled by the mayor you got your new contract which is excessive the mayor set you down on his lap like a good little boy and instructed you to do what he says!"

**********

Thanks for saving me a lot of typing

6/01/2017 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lieutenant cheating scandal investigation is completed. It has NOT become public. Evidence was confirmed concerning the cheaters involved.
It will be released during contact negotiations to help ruin the image of CPD. Many exempt and retired officers involved. Will be a major news story.

Take that to the bank...!

6/01/2017 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old story same old song and dance. Bottom line is the city hides Billions in it's secret budget, the tiff funds so they don't appear the city's general revenue fund so they can cry poor at contract negotiation time and funnel taxpayer cash to their connected friends and campaign contributors.. I'll tell you what Joe, freeze any property taxes, gas taxes, utility taxes, cell phone taxes, cable tv taxes, shopping bag taxes, soda pop taxes, bottles water taxes, city sticker fees, gas taxes, water and sewer fees, garbage fees, insurance co-pays, dental and vision co-pays amusement and concert taxes, hotel taxes, sales taxes and I'll consider any concessions. Oh and by the way the fuckin garbage man who doesn't even pick up human trash or was never killed or beat half to death in the line of duty makes more than CPD patrolmen.

6/01/2017 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lunatic and unhinged AlderStooges will take the side of Rahm Emanuel when it comes time to harness the Police, it a guarantee that they will not support any Contract submitted by the FOP.

"30 Chicago Alderman Sign Letter to Impeach Trump; While City Records 236th Homicide and Suffers Near Junk Bond Rating"

Read the lead paint chip eating AlderStooges reasoning -
www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/30-chicago-alderman-sign-letter-impeach-trump-city-records-236th-homicide-suffers-near-junk-bond-rating/

6/01/2017 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Joe at 1773 478 7799 IG Chicago and ask him about the LT test when he will issue the report and findings

6/01/2017 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I just left Tony from the police store (ZJ Sales) on Milwaukee just south
of Devon. He told me he is closing up in the fall for good! Selling for $100k w/$200k of
inventory.......that would kind of stink if he is gone forever.

6/01/2017 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical beat down the police. The hardest job in the city and even more so today. Screw you Joe!

6/01/2017 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. NYC, 8.5 Million Population, 51 City Council members
2. LA, 4 Million Population, 15 City Council members
3. Chiraq, 2.7 Million Population, 50 City Council Members
4. Houston, 2.3 Million Population, 16 City Council members
5. Phoenix, 1.6 Million Population, 8 City Council members
6. Phily, 1.5 Million Population, 17 City Council members
7. San Antonio, 1.5 Million Population, 10 City Council members
8. San Diego, 1.4 Million Population, 9 City Council members

It seems to me that Chiraq should have somewhere around 20 (or less) City Council members. Each Chiraq City Council member gets an annual salary of $115,000 not including their budget, hired staff, office space, etc... Thirty eliminated council members would save Chicago tax payers $3,450,000 on salaries alone. Maybe 'Change' is a good thing.

6/01/2017 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "duty availability" was put in place as a compromise for actual shift differential pay to induce people with more experience to work nights. The heavyweights on the 4th watch at the ivory tower had their shorts in a knot because they couldn't get "theirs" without having to do actual Police work. The quarterly pay for Sgts & above was put in place because they, as management, did not get overtime pay. It was initially called "overtime adjustment" pay. Now, of course, they can be paid $$$ for OT.

6/01/2017 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Det. Dixon Cox said...

Talk about "crooked shit"?! Talk about the unfinished 400 million dollar high speed rail train station to nowhere! Im sure there are still lots of active faltercreatures/sell the man that violated the mcc, state laws or other ethics with their involvement with that. No doubt Daley was forced out by Comrade Obunghole
For this and other crimes

6/01/2017 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start stocking up ..The prickwinkle's Crook County,IL soda tax would cost our family over $200 per year . No way Corrupt Dimms ... we are shopping outside Chicago and Crook County.

6/01/2017 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More costs rahm strikes again:

increases the tax again, Chicagoans' phone fees would increase by $1.10 to $5 per phone line per month. That would amount to a total of $60 per year in fees fo

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-phone-fee-increase-met-0602-20170601-story.html

6/01/2017 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throw RESIDENCY at them. they'll immediately change their tune

6/01/2017 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/01/2017 11:30:00 AM

Sorry, not giving up my earned hours for residency.!

6/01/2017 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... in the past when coppers needed money because their salaries were crap... made money on traffic stops. Now if we can't work side jobs or limit ot and uniform alliances, where will the extra money come from ? Hey I have to pay cook county taxes

6/01/2017 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking the reason behind the off duty work issue is it will force CPD to work more special employment.

6/01/2017 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 9 1\2 digit midget will do anything to avoid making his billionaire bosses pay more.

this pathetic excuse for a leader has never truthfully made a "hard" decision.

ready to move the ef away from this shi_pit.

6/01/2017 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take that to the bank...!

6/01/2017 02:19:00 PM

Sorry, I just do not believe it. There is too much at stake for the political class to sustain such a charge. I don't believe in rumors. But, I who am long retired, would love to see it happen which might pave the way for some really qualified people to get promoted in a fiar for all system.

6/01/2017 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous 20 and Out! said...

B.O.H.I.C.A...

Nuff said...

6/01/2017 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
way to go toni 'the hater' peckwinkle effective 01jul17 a one cent tax per ounce on all non-alcoholic beverages natural or artificially sweetened it cost a 1.66 for a 2 liter bottle of pepsi verus 1.07 in dupage county.

It will cost $1.66 plus the cost of the bottle of Pepsi. Tax will be more than the cost of the product which is usually around 1.50

6/01/2017 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just "ONCE" I would like to see any government body in the state of illandannoy say that's it, we need to dig ourselves out of this debt. We need to stop the bleeding and find ways to cut spending, cut useless ward or congressional "reward" spending, cut manpower (political patronage & ghost jobs especially), stop the sweetheart contracts at the schools, cta, airports, parks, mcpier, etc... and get serious about putting a stop to a neverending tax and spend attitude.
If this ever actually occurs, that's the day I will believe anything democrats say again!

6/01/2017 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retired in '08 with 2500 hours on the books. I took the payments over 3 years and saved a ton of $$ in income tax. Anonymous (as above) could have taken his/her 3000 hours in a lump sum and would have been buggered by IRS.

6/01/2017 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call joe at the IG office and tell him what you think 733 478 7799 !

6/01/2017 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor ballet is a goniff. Plain and simple.

6/01/2017 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and his oligarch henchmen are out to screw the ones in blue, and actually every other honest hardworking city worker.

But if you are a "deputy" or "first deputy" or an assistant to one of those "first deputy's", well then you be as snug as a bug in a rug.

6/01/2017 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Related: Elon Musk unhappy Trump pulled USA
out of Paris Climate Accord
F.U., Mr. Musk: move back to your birthplace,
Pretoria, South AFRICA!
The President decides for the USA
Musk has been raping Nevada for tax write-offs
& handouts
Get out of the USA, along with Springsteen and
DeNiro
DOW, S&P 500, NASDAQ all @ record highs: 6-1-2017
Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump!
Dow: 14th Record of 2017
S&P: 20th Record of 2017
NASDAQ: 36th Record of 2017
Musk, you did NOTHING to achieve these records.
YOU can leave the Country NOW!

6/01/2017 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a strong voice from the FOP to get the true facts out there.
Otherwise all that gets out is Rahm's spin.

6/01/2017 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the cheating F/1 Lts? Not going to touch that you fucking sackless coward. Is there a state where there isn't this ridiculous affirmative action mentality, better yet where it's illegal. I'll bet you that all the races there get along much better than a shithole like Chicago. Where has pandering to the black population gotten America?

6/01/2017 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and his spinners will never accurately portray the facts.
Rahm and his spinner henchmen will portray us as greedy and the problem.

6/01/2017 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) RIP CFD brother:

http://abc7chicago.com/news/cfd-paramedic-found-dead-in-mt-greenwood-blaze;-death-arson-investigations-underway/2061585/

6/01/2017 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago should not have more than 15 alderman .
Save money , no exempts except the Superintendent .
Captains , lieutenants and sergeants are qualified to run districts , areas and units .
Perk is city car , straight days , weekends off .
It would save pension.
CFD is top heavy , put them on 12 hour shifts , no sleeping at work , many injured after waking up at 0200hrs , getting dressed and responding to fires. Unsafe .

6/01/2017 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous james leonard said...

If Ferguson is talking about police being too tired by second jobs, in order to keep the taxes up, why is it okay to cancel days off, have police go to court and sit there all day. That certainly adds up to more than 20 hours a week. Why does it only apply to a second job? So if I volunteer with my church, boy scouts, coaching, or any other non paid activity is that limited to 20 hours a week? Would everything be added up so if I volunteered for 15 hours a week, I could only put in 5 hours of overtime a week at work or court. It would be nice to be sitting on the stand and turn to the judge and say Your honor I must stop my testimony. The city only allows me to work 20 hours and this is my 21st hour of overtime/secondary employment.

6/01/2017 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Ferguson, the whiz-kid inspector general. Before he investigated NOTHING. Then he looked at the McDonald shooting. A Officer Involved Shooting is maybe one of the most complex to be undertaken. And this guy, with no training or experience in that, finds all sorts of problems. But he doesn't conduct his investigation until after the exempts have departed for safer pastures and are outside his view.

6/01/2017 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He wants cost cutting. Fire half the Alderman. Or fire 40. There is no way they need 50. Pretty soon they will have to do something because everyone is leaving.

6/02/2017 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/01/2017 11:30:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
IG cheating investigation has been unfounded. Fenner has recently attended either the FBI academy or the Northwestern traffic institute. They wouldn't send her to the prerequisite exempt training if she was getting jammed up. Next stop gold star.

6/01/2017 11:42:00 AM

You are incorrect.
She is going to that training ( a total joke that she was chosen) but she hasn't gone yet.
She better keep looking over her shoulder and she better keep paying that retainer to her attorney.

6/02/2017 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It seems to me that Chiraq should have somewhere around 20 (or less) City Council members."

I know 30 you should get rid of

30 Chicago Alderman Sign Letter to Impeach Trump; While City Records 236th Homicide and Suffers Near Junk Bond Rating"

6/02/2017 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Where is Garry McCompost hiding? Has the FB of I interviewed him yet about events on Newark Ave (Chicago, not Joisey) in September of 2015?

6/02/2017 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP should be demanding every day in the news and in the paper for a FEDERAL GRAND JURY be convened to indite Madigan and Daley and Cullerton for creating this PONZIE Scheme called OUR PENSION and how they lost 9 BILLION dollars of pension monies ????Come on FOP get busy,and fight fire with fire !!!!

6/02/2017 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
way to go toni 'the hater' peckwinkle effective 01jul17 a one cent tax per ounce on all non-alcoholic beverages natural or artificially sweetened it cost a 1.66 for a 2 liter bottle of pepsi verus 1.07 in dupage county.

6/01/2017 01:56:00 PM

It doesn't have any effect on her people with link cards....

6/02/2017 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Great job idiots not only do we have the most illegal invaders here we also have the worst bond rating in the United States of America we are sinking sinking fast you people voted for this :

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-bond-rating-20170601-story.html

6/01/2017 12:35:00 PM

I can only speak for myself, I am not an idiot and would not make such an idiotic statement. I and my PEOPLE did not vote for that!
Grow up and think before you show your ignorance.

6/02/2017 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my god this is so obvious, its almost sad he is putting non issues like part time jobs in order for fop to "give something up" durring negotiations give me a fucking break, yea ok ill give up duty availability in order to still keep my side job Fuck you !!! You want us to give up duty availabilty , city gives up residency , you want us to give up uniform allownce city gives up residency , you want us to give up our earned hours , city gives up residency ....you see how easy it is to negotiate. What a joke of a city we live in

First of all, get off the residency B.S. Many Cops under 5-10 years left don't care about that. They are finishing up their careers, finishing paying off their homes when the biggest chunks of value comes off their homes. There kids are older and waiting to move on from the job. Not to pick up and move to a suburb still in Cook County and then move after they retire. Lastly why would you give up what has already been given to you in past contracts and equals thousands of dollars out of your pocket. The way you think, maybe we should give back 3% of our pay each year.

6/02/2017 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about alderman and other elected officials can't work side jobs. You know like tax law firms and such. These guys are making millions and their "firms" work is onta a total conflict of interest. But I can't work a side job to make a better life for my family. WTF. These people are out of their minds. How about Alderman O'Connor. Approves every zoning change on the northwest side as long as his wife gets the exclusive listing for the project from the developer. Yeah all legit. This family has made millions over the years with this bullshit. And he's the one spouting that Ferguson's report will help the city with negotiations.

6/02/2017 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The IAPA at http://iapa-il.org/news/news.htm praises this report. WTF

6/02/2017 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't he make a list of all the politicians "Pork barrel" projects that are a total waste of taxpayer money and totally unnecessary. Why do we let them spend more then they have?

6/02/2017 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we need to get our quarters ?
Take it from an old retired guy.YES YES YES you all must get the minimum 40 quarters in (they don't call them quarters anymore) to qualify for Medicare when you turn 65 You know Medicare it pays 80% of you medical bills. get them in. It's a must do. believe me

6/02/2017 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Do we need to get our quarters ?
Take it from an old retired guy.YES YES YES you all must get the minimum 40 quarters in (they don't call them quarters anymore) to qualify for Medicare when you turn 65 You know Medicare it pays 80% of you medical bills. get them in. It's a must do. believe me

Unless you were or are married to a spouse who has earned 40 quarters and is therefore eligible for Medicare. You then get Medicare under her work record even if you get divorced after being married ten years. Plenty of women have the required 40 quarters even if they were stay at home moms. Mine earned hers theu summer jobs in high school , jobs in college and a few years of working prior to getting married and having kids
Might be wrong but unless you are really old, the COD has been taking out Medicare on all officers hired since the 90's

6/02/2017 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you notice he never said ine word about going to 25 Alderman!! Gee I wonder why?

6/02/2017 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding "quarters"...I've had Medicare deducted from my check almost from the time I got hired (1986), so why would I need the "quarters" to qualify for it when I turn 65? I thought the "quarters" had to do with getting social security.

6/02/2017 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


First of all, get off the residency B.S. Man
6/02/2017 08:26:00 AM

Wow!!! You dont get it do you?!! You use the residency as your bargaining chip you idiot. Everytime they threaten to take shit from us you hit them with that , they will never give up residency so fucking use it against the city to get our fair share ...god damn man do i have spell it out for you

6/02/2017 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding "quarters"...I've had Medicare deducted from my check almost from the time I got hired (1986), so why would I need the "quarters" to qualify for it when I turn 65? I thought the "quarters" had to do with getting social security.

6/02/2017 06:43:00 PM


You won't. The original comment must have come from an old timer who came on the job before 1986 and wasn't aware of the CPD taking out the deduction for Medicare. I also came on before 1986 and the city did not take the deduction from us

6/02/2017 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inspector general appears to have taken a pro active approach in regards to negotiated police benefits. See Channel 11 Chicago Tonight interview. I would watch this carefully and have wondered why the FOP has not responded to the report.

6/02/2017 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I retired in '08 with 2500 hours on the books. I took the payments over 3 years and saved a ton of $$ in income tax. Anonymous (as above) could have taken his/her 3000 hours in a lump sum and would have been buggered by IRS.

6/01/2017 06:51:00 PM

Would you have a better tax treatment if you took the lump sum and declared it a one time lump sum payement?

I thought that the deferred installment payment was a way to help the city?

The higher salary over 3 years has to put you into a higher taxable bracket each year as opposed to a one year, one time tax buggering.

I don't know which is better and I wonder why the city would agree to it if they didn't see their benifit in doing it...

6/03/2017 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city wasn't required to deduct Medicare payments from your paychecks until June of 1985. Unless you payed into Medicare through a side job you were dependent on the city's promised insurance after you retired. That's how all the retired city workers that never payed into Medicare got fucked by the little shithead who never really worked a day in his useless life. And he was gleeful about it. There will be a special place in hell for him and his kind, just not soon enough...

6/03/2017 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a city employee, but here is my take.

The city is closing in on bankruptcy. Not now but certainly within a decade or two. Most of it has to do with the growth of employee wages and benefits.

If the city cannot get a handle on these costs and get them under control, the consequences ten years from now are going to be very serious. Detroit level serious.

There is going to be some level of pain for city employees no matter what. Better to do it now than wait ten years and have a Detroit level of pain.

The current situation is just not sustainable. It either has to be fixed or it will collapse.

6/05/2017 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding, the city caused this "current situation" by NOT paying their share.
Ex mayor Daley and all 50 aldermen should be thrown in prison for what they have allowed to happen.
Yet the sheeple keep electing the same crooks.

6/05/2017 11:42:00 PM  

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