Saturday, July 29, 2017

Academy Plans Move Forward

  • The $95 million public safety training campus ​in West Garfield Park ​that will replace Chicago’s police and fire training academies will be bankrolled in part by proceeds from the sale of a valuable fleet facility site near the Chicago River on the North Side, city officials say.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fleshing out financing for the long-awaited ​West Side project after entering into ​a letter of intent to buy the 30.4-acre site at 4301 W. Chicago Ave.

    Developer Sterling Bay agreed earlier this year to pay the city $104.7 million — $133.53 per square foot — for the lucrative site near the Chicago River, where city vehicles now are maintained. The deal also requires Sterling Bay to build a new city maintenance facility in Englewood.

    Now, city officials say the mayor is planning to use “at least $20 million” from the North Side sale to buy land for the new public safety training campus and “get work started.”

    The remaining $75 million to build it is to come from “the sale of other surplus property,” officials say — including the antiquated police and fire academies the new campus will replace.
Knowing the crooked land deals of years past, it'd be interesting to see whom scratching whose back with all this property changing hands.

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116 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just in time for election year kick backs. I mean political contributions from grateful developers and contractors.

7/29/2017 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cash envelopes have been exchanged on Astor st.

7/29/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maintenance Facility in Englewood?

Good luck. Tools are valuable. So are the vehicles and spare parts.

I am sure it will be a great success.

7/29/2017 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just can't get enough of building
Police facilities on tainted former
industrial sites, eh?

What's one more cancer and upper
respiratory ailment hot-spot for
Policemen to work out of?

"Hey, STFU. You guys knew what you were getting
into when you signed up so stop complaining.
It's cheap and plentiful land so be glad you're
even being thought about."

7/29/2017 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vehicle maintenance in Englewood?
And you think it is bad now?

7/29/2017 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two dead and eight shot in the twelve short hours before midnight?
Will it be a long, hot weekend?

7/29/2017 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like leaving a bunch of unattended vehicles that belong to police scattered about the west side for the animals to break in to. Kiss lunches goodbye. Recruits will literally be on an island. , Those extra college courses at night ? Nothing like walking to your vehicle at 2am solo on west side.


And the stench from the dump. Ohhhhhhhhhh man.

Now let's talk actual physical location. We will all be screwed to holy hell. There's no way to get to that location that won't take you an hr. In most cases during daylight hours 2hrs if you're lucky. What a healthy FU in disguise to the general public.

7/29/2017 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention, Attention, Attention. Calling all 012 District Rangers. Coming your way very soon Captain Eve Gushes. You will be crying for Bubble Head. Be careful what you wish for

7/29/2017 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahms rat claws scratching my back... no way Jose

7/29/2017 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to complicated financial deals, you can trust the mayor.

7/29/2017 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A fleet maintenance shop in Englehood.

Wonder how long it takes for a squad car to get stolen?

7/29/2017 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised if key City officials wind up
doing some home improvements over the next
few years involving new driveways, sidewalks,
garages, out buildings, home additions, fancy
landscaping, ect. Of course, City officials always
have a place in their hearts for the small, independent
contractor. Guys who can't afford to put the company
name on trucks and other vehicles.
Such improvements can always be done on homes of
relatives or rental real estate.
Like the guy on Monday Night Football used to say:
"So many weapons."

7/29/2017 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another crap area for a police academy as were the others. Everybody will be breathing the toxic smoke from those two gigantic smokestacks from the City yard at 720 N Kilbourn. And where do you eat around there, JJ Fish?

7/29/2017 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the deal Daley made to buy land for the Olympic s before getting the Olympic s. Who got rich with that one

7/29/2017 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

51st and mutha fucking wentworth is just across the highway. Englewood facility will be fine.

7/29/2017 05:12:00 AM  
Blogger marshall dillion said...

Northwest incinerator closed in 1996.torn down. 2 large smokestacks remain with
a garbage transfer station.

7/29/2017 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plans include an electric fence, U.N sanctioned landmines, watchtowers, a very deep moat with sustenance deprived section 8 alligators and strategically placed marked police vehicles with official looking decals to give an appearance that actual police are present at the academy.

7/29/2017 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this time, the city is still accepting contracts for the installation of faulty plumbing, uneven funhouse like poured floors, leaky roofs, shifting visually separating cinder block walls and parking lots with soon to be sinking manhole covers with a daily defensive driving training on site.

7/29/2017 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal oversight of this now! If the mayor wants them investigating CPD I want Federal investigations of the funds management. Also wasn't the fire academy placed where the supposed great fire started? What a way to kick out the first responders for prime real estate.

7/29/2017 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New academy? I bet it will be more run down than the current academy after the first year.

7/29/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the dust to settle and have those crack reporters this city has to find all the corruption after the money is all gone.





We are doomed

7/29/2017 06:29:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

This is another "transparent" effort to develop Chicago's impoverished areas, that were Not Impoverished areas until they "Changed", (Changed is a Code word for an area that turns minority.) Building the Whole Foods in Englewood was part of this effort. So we go back to the Liberal concept of throwing more money into an area and hoping that the money grows more money and jobs, which will then revitalize the area. All of which ignores the real issues of an absence of integrity, morality and ethics, work ethics or other "Values" beyond money. Minimum wage jobs are not going to improve these areas, when everyone knows if you sling dope, you will make more money and not have to pay taxes on it! Does some White Social Justice Warrior, really believe that if a minority person evolves to say an executive position at Whole Foods, he/she will stay in Englewood after achieving success? Those few minorities who become successful, get the hell out of Da Hood as quickly as possible. Note the number of "Revends" who don't even live in the "Shitty" because the schools suck, unless you can afford the Lab School like Obama and Rahm. Meanwhile the Shitty talks Economic Development, while on the other hand teaching Ghetto Kids to be Angry and Hostile towards society, by teaching hatred of the police and White People. Classes emphasizing Jon Burge create attitudes of hostility and anger that cannot be balanced by tossing "Them" a few crumbs. Failing to teach Conflict Resolution, and how to Respect each other is costing lives. Instead the Shitty will impose Left Wing Neurotic White Values and Guilt. And the millions of taxpayer dollars to fund this new construction will be another lost opportunity, unless it includes Apprenticeship programs for residents of the areas to be developed. And I don't mean that bullshit where Rainbow Push comes in and shakes down the contractors and for a "donation" finds Black folks to work the lowest jobs on the site. No, the "Shitty" should DEMAND that these investments create more than a physical structure; let these tens of millions of dollars provide jobs with Real Opportunity. Instead of giving people a fish for dinner; teach people how to fish. But is Rahm strong enough to tell the Unions and contractors like Walsh what to do? If these projects only produce physical structures, Shitcaga will once again miss an opportunity to save itself from itself. Stay Safe; Rahm & the ACLU are looking out for your best interests! Baby "G"

7/29/2017 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$133/sf seems awfully cheap. Must be a lot of kickbacks.

7/29/2017 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The instructors who always fabricated felony arrests stories to impress the recruits ,can now actually make one on thier way to and from work.

7/29/2017 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest taking Pulaski or Cicero to work, It's a nice ride. Keep your pistol on your lap.

7/29/2017 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

JJFish kicks ASS!

7/29/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Travel and Parking. Travel and Parking. That is all I will say.

7/29/2017 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, Mr. Emanuel, that's a mighty fine Lionel train setup
you have in your basement! And those vintage Tonka toys
over there, wow, really cool. You must have had a bunch of
kids and they probably said you were the greatest father ever.
A lot of older guys really get into the model railroading thing.
I heard it's really relaxing. Can I bring over my friends to use
your pool table? I promise we won't mess it up. You're really
lucky to have all this cool stuff. Someday I want to be a mayor
or other politician because I heard you guys make a lot of money.

7/29/2017 07:31:00 AM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

Antiquated Police and Fire Academeys? More like the land where they currently sit is too valuable and some developer/politician wants the land and
is going to make a huge amount of coin when they sell that land. Will this be like the old CTA barn deal on Clark St. that was sold to a Daley friend for 1/100000 of what it was worth? I think so.

To the general tax paying public- The Police and Fire Deparments are not the only ones about to get screwed. You are also going to take a beating. Watch this closely because I guarantee you will see some shennanigans involving this deal. I can't speak for the Fire Academy but the Police Training Center is just fine and was remodeled recently. And ask yourself this question. Why replace a building that really isn't used that much especially when it is in good shape.

7/29/2017 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be pre-election, no doubt, with Rahm patting his back and telling the West Siders 'look at all the development that I do for your community! I will actively recruit high-standing youths of the neighborhood to one day wear our honorable patches..'

7/29/2017 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole deal is As transparent as a London fog.

7/29/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"follow the money"--Deep Throat from the Watergate era

7/29/2017 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will see how many times Rahm will be out there running with the recruits on the Westside. Me, I'm looking to open a small resturant fight at Chicago and Keeler open from 0500-1500. Monday thru Friday. My retired ass will get quite rich. Rahm won't be mayor by the time this academy is built.

7/29/2017 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with the current academy. Spend the money on pensions.

7/29/2017 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAte to be a wet blanket but the crime has happened already! That amount for land is the values used in ENGLEWOOD! The current rate for land in North Down Town is between 2000 $ and 5000 $ a sq foot. Add the fact that it is a large tract of land by the river?

NOBODY ever buy from somebody and then has them do the construction some where else. The reason being the new building will have mysterious overuns to recoup cost. Its is idiotic in prctice and should have went out to bid!

Below is a link to CRAINS to read about land deal and yes the GOLD Coast and down town are comparable.

$4,075 per square foot—for a vacant Gold Coast property where he plans an ultraluxury condo building,

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141025/ISSUE01/310259989/most-precious-thing-in-downtown-chicago-dirt

Thanks RAHM and the 50 dumb ass Alderman for robbing us blind again and the newpaper who are sheeple.

7/29/2017 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more things change the more they stay the same.

7/29/2017 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gentrification!

But yeah, this is some folks trying to recover lost millions over not getting the Olympics. Look at what the left hand is doing over there while THIS set of land deals are happening - think Rezko and Obama "boneheaded" things going on. The real story is likely "adjacent" parcels that are part of deals made BECAUSE of this set of deals.

A person asked where there was to eat, another pointed out how long it takes for a vehicle to be stolen. Gee, why is chicago so jacked up? With all the corruption going on, that's what people worry about?

7/29/2017 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we just build the academies on that 30 acre site at North & Troop since we already own it?

7/29/2017 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) now this is getting serious:

US slams North Korea missile test as Kim claims 'whole US mainland' in range

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/29/asia/north-korea-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-test/index.html

What are the odds that this crazy insane maniac buyers of nuclear missile at us or just another ICBM? Could you imagine what would happen here in this city stock up on ammo stock up on water get your go bag ready ! Even Costco is selling Mre meals ready to eat you can even buy a years supply that will last 25 years if not open seems things are getting very serious! What are the odds?


7/29/2017 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Academy has always been centrally located—this is Emmanuels way of STICKING IT IN THE EAR AGAIN of ALL COPS..

The city already owns almost 100 acres on the old Michael Reese sight right off Lake Shore Drive which would make it ideal and easy to get to—but NO THE FAILURE Mayor just doesn't know what he's doing.

7/29/2017 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bookmark" this post, brother SCC.
You'll be referring back to it when broken promises, cost overruns, political infighting and kickbacks occur.
Then, you can once again say, "We told you so!" on 7/29/17.

7/29/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do they call it a "public safety training campus"? Is that their way of saying its purpose is to train the police not to harm the public?

7/29/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure knowing Chicago standards, it will be a subpar facility that will antiquated within days of opening.

7/29/2017 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025th District

A four year old child was shot in the arm and his mother was shot in the head. She died at the hospital. What the hell is going on in 025? Shootings up. Homicides the same pace as last year. Robberies and burglaries are up too.

7/29/2017 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Elbert Dempsey said...

Te police and fire academies are modern buildings. The object is to build news facilities to force people to go into the ghetto and rub elbows with the rats. That also frees up valuable land nearer the loop for insiders to make a ton of money. To a Demorat it is a win win situation.

7/29/2017 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Two dead and eight shot in the twelve short hours before midnight?
Will it be a long, hot weekend?


7/29/2017 01:00:00 AM

Ooops, Two Dead and Eleven wounded before Midnight. One per hour?

7/29/2017 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHA South information.

When working CHA South in Altgerd, be very cautions what you say when the security guards show up at you call. Several of them are wearing body cameras, and one of them will be writing down all of our info. When you are at a job with several cars, one of should write down all of their names and numbers as well and include it in any reports you make. If they are on scene, put them on paper.

Also, it appears that this "connected" security company has the 005 district commanders cell number. They are "trick Bags" who do not like the police. Be very very careful anywhere they show up.

7/29/2017 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is a piker! Pushcart Tony Cermak (while serving as Cook County President) set the standard by relocating the Criminal Courts Building to his 22nd Ward and inconveniencing lawyers, witnesses and defendants for decades to come. Of course, a "blue ribbon committee" whitewashed Cermak of insider conflicts of interest when it was learned that he had an interest in the property sold to the county.

7/29/2017 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Another crap area for a police academy as were the others. Everybody will be breathing the toxic smoke from those two gigantic smokestacks from the City yard at 720 N Kilbourn. And where do you eat around there, JJ Fish?

The same place people around there now eat and the same place the city employees who work there now eat

7/29/2017 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two dead and eight shot in the twelve short hours before midnight?
Will it be a long, hot weekend?

7/29/2017 01:00:00 AM

Not that hot out buddy.

7/29/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this area fucks the white candidates and here is why: There is no easy way for the residents of the far southwest and northwest sides to travel there. This area makes it impossible to take public transportation. This is a classic example of selling your soul for re-election. A centrally located area would be conclusive for optimal use, both for training and staging in case of a emergency. Rahm again is showing his utter incompetency. A central location could be accessible for public transportation, for in-service training, and for staging if needed in a emergency. But who says competency is required to be the mayor of this city.

7/29/2017 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could we have it more centrally located?

7/29/2017 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like leaving a bunch of unattended vehicles that belong to police scattered about the west side for the animals to break in to. Kiss lunches goodbye. Recruits will literally be on an island. , Those extra college courses at night ? Nothing like walking to your vehicle at 2am solo on west side.


And the stench from the dump. Ohhhhhhhhhh man.

Now let's talk actual physical location. We will all be screwed to holy hell. There's no way to get to that location that won't take you an hr. In most cases during daylight hours 2hrs if you're lucky. What a healthy FU in disguise to the general public.

If you are so scared of walking to your car alone at 2am, call 911 and inform them you are a police officer and you are afraid to walk to your car and request a police escort. WTF.

7/29/2017 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Follow the money.
Nothing Rahm does is on the up and up.

7/29/2017 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Now let's talk actual physical location. We will all be screwed to holy hell. There's no way to get to that location that won't take you an hr. In most cases during daylight hours 2hrs if you're lucky. What a healthy FU in disguise to the general public.

Screwed to holy hell? Two hrs to get there? take Pulaski straight down. A few years when I came on and lived on the north side I was assigned to the old 011 at Pulaski and ROOSEVELT man I must have been screwed to holy hell and back. Three hrs drive

7/29/2017 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they build the new academies on the Olympic hospital site? No one wants it and I think we own it already. It's a bit far south but I believe it's adjacent to a park. Guess that would make too much sense. Still near the dump and in incinerators and some polluted land f the police.

7/29/2017 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T
Another fbi vehicle broken into. In 018 this time. Vest and hundreds of live rounds gone. lol

7/29/2017 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Another crap area for a police academy as were the others. Everybody will be breathing the toxic smoke from those two gigantic smokestacks from the City yard at 720 N Kilbourn. And where do you eat around there, JJ Fish?

7/29/2017 04:05:00 AM

Whale's, Harold's , MacDonald, Jerk Taco Man or any of the other numerous rib tip, gym shoe or hot link/ philly steak fine dining establishments.

7/29/2017 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you need a new building to teach "don't get involved in anything" aka de-escalation or legitimacy or whatever the 'don't do anything' training is called this week...

7/29/2017 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Attention, Attention, Attention. Calling all 012 District Rangers. Coming your way very soon Captain Eve Gushes. You will be crying for Bubble Head. Be careful what you wish for

Capt. K. has it.

7/29/2017 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahms reckless and careless never ending spending has to stop. This dude is out of control. He put absolutely no thought into this other than lining his pockets with some kind of back door deal.

7/29/2017 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another kick back scheme for the connected.......

7/29/2017 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see they are now giving out samples of Nalaxone to "high risk" inmates upon release from CCDOC? Unreal.

7/29/2017 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Tell Me I'm Wrong said...


In 5 years the New academy building will begin deteriorating. The walls will crack, and the foundation will settle. In 10 years the roof will leak, and there will be garbage cans in the hallway to catch the rain water. A mold problem will linger and never be resolved. Bathroom stalls will have crime scene tape across then designating them unusable. Sinks will run on and not be able to shut off. The shower room will have some type of third world fungus growing there. The gym equipment will break and not be maintained post warranty. Chairs will break and never be replaced. Desk drawers will fall apart and there will be a pile of scrap pieces in some unused room.

Sound Familiar..?

7/29/2017 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What a healthy FU in disguise to the general public."

The best quote so far. The ignorant sheep will never see things for what they are. A connected developer will buy the ample and current Academy and maintenance land and profiteer off of it. Other connected contractors will secure the construction deals.

This amounts to a great two-for!! Enhance one's campaign war chest while increasing the wealth of friends AND simultaneously inconvenience and aggravate officers while putting themselves and their property at risk.

7/29/2017 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BE careful when working CHA South in Altgeld gardens.
The Politically connected security firm that has a contract there, wants to expand the number of their security officers working there. This will be achieved by eliminating the CHA south cars on 3rd and 1st watch. These security guards were told to call their boss anytime more than 2 CPD cars are near each other. Their boss in turn calls 500, who then calls his Lt and Sgt to yell and scream at the officers for bullshit.

document any encounters with the Lie-Tenant or Sergeants while you are at CHA south. Also, make sure to document the names and star numbers of all the security guards that show up at your job. If you make out any type of report, put them on paper also.

The Security guards are not your friends in Altgeld!
but then again, neither are the supervisors in 005

7/29/2017 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong the old Brach's candy site at Cicero and Ferdinand? It's absolutely humongous and you can build a college style cafeteria in there for lunch and dinner needs so the recruits won't have to leave the facility.

7/29/2017 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/t.......... Crook County Soda tax goes into effect Aug 2 ...LOL ,,,950,000 many overweight Cook County welfares takers won't have to pay the soda tax .. neither will we!!!!!!

7/29/2017 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we sure that Sterling Bay isn't really Vanecko, Vanecko, Daley, and Vanecko Real Estate Developers?

7/29/2017 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new Police Academy? Why? Considering how few are being hired, going back to O'Brien Street is a more sensible idea. Yeah, yeah, I know, the old academy building is no longer there. But, there must be some broken down old high school that will fit the bill.

7/29/2017 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about that carjacking near the 606 caught on video, carry! no conceal needed

7/29/2017 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurry up and buy cheap property around 800 Tripp, 800 Kildare. 4200 -4400 W Iowa before all the rich kids from Dept of Planning do.
They are the true masterminds in the city. They plan a new library but first buy all the property around. Same with schools and city facilities. Just watch who becomes more rich.

7/29/2017 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the FOP and the Fire Local going to pay for soil samples? Knowing the city, I dont mind my dues going to that.

7/29/2017 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ssc my take as a non-clouted , cpd, vet and an edison park resident , there is a huge piece of property near triton college in river grove, triton would like to build a police training facility there , if cpd joined forces , they could build a joint cpd n suburban police facility there , im sure rosemont would get behind and let retired Brookfield,ill police chief larry d-agustino run it , wait that makes too much common sense.

7/29/2017 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You go from valuable land to a dump zone of course you will make money.

7/29/2017 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anywhere but mt greenwood

7/29/2017 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but worth mentioning a guy was arrested this morning at belmont brown line carrying a fully loaded AK 47 .guy has 20-39 pages of prior arrests , guess what (KIMMIE's) minions don't want to approve felony charges unless there is ( you got it ) Video This is F---ing Bullshit, be carefull officers this bitch is no good not that I need to tell u that . We're Doomed.

7/29/2017 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

build it on the n/w side at the old institution near irving park n forest preserve drive

7/29/2017 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On range days bring your weapons with you safely locked away in your gun box. You recruits are not real Gods YET so your gun stays in your gun box.

7/29/2017 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha!
Title and land deeds buried underneath a mile of red tape.
The main benefactor... is the developer and the bank carrying the note and of course the mayors campaign war chest gets a boost.
He'll need it for the impending and certain 2019 Runoff.
Even Alder-thief Moreno is tied to that riverbank deal, so go figure.

They're building homes and apartments in record numbers, no factories or manufacturing for jobs.
There is hope and change that Section 8 vouchers won't dry up for those looking for a handout too.

7/29/2017 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HUGE waste of money. No amount of police officers or fancy facilities or hug a thug training is going to solve the crime problem in this city. It's just another expensive show the city's putting on for the liberal sheeple voters.

7/29/2017 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention, Attention, Attention. Calling all 012 District Rangers. Coming your way very soon Captain Eve Gushes. You will be crying for Bubble Head. Be careful what you wish for

You obviously have no fucking clue what you're talking about. And if you had a problem with her it's probably because you're a no good do nothing lazy ass dog. So STFU and crawl back under whatever rock you hide under every day while you dog your jobs and make the rest of the watch pick up the slack.

7/29/2017 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether we get a new academy or not it doesn't really matter. We hire almost anybody thanks to having no standards, we pass them through the academy at almost a 100% rate thanks to our amazing instructors (sarcasm) and meritoriously promote connected idiots who further destroy the department with every decision. If these things do not change, a shiny new academy will do nothing except add more smoke and some pretty new mirrors to distract the public. Improving the CPD is the last possible reason for a new academy.

The department will NEVER improve unless the mayor wants real improvement. Rahm obviously wants the CPD to continue to be nothing more than a political tool for himself just as it was for his predicessor so he'll continue to promote bosses that will further his agenda at the expense of public and officer safety. It's as if bosses are being chosen to intentionally destroy the department. The only thing that really matters in this city is that the connected get rich at the expense of everyone else. After all, it's the Chicago way.

7/29/2017 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plans include an electric fence, U.N sanctioned landmines, watchtowers, a very deep moat with sustenance deprived section 8 alligators and strategically placed marked police vehicles with official looking decals to give an appearance that actual police are present at the academy.



Get a fire breathing dragon too, just to be safe.

7/29/2017 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the Green Line train and get off at Pulaski,

7/29/2017 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
A new Police Academy? Why? Considering how few are being hired, going back to O'Brien Street is a more sensible idea. Yeah, yeah, I know, the old academy building is no longer there. But, there must be some broken down old high school that will fit the bill.

Guess you haven't been to the academy but easier to bitch they have hired one class a month and the academy is packed

7/29/2017 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention, Attention, Attention. Calling all 012 District Rangers. Coming your way very soon Captain Eve Gushes. You will be crying for Bubble Head. Be careful what you wish for

7/29/2017 01:02:00 AM

Total BS. Capt Kwasinski has it/will get it. Neighborhood organizations in old 13 sent letters to all the alderman in their area requesting he be made commander. The aldermen know him and like him as do people at HQ. Simple formality.

Gushes is the new UofF expert. She's not going to a district.

7/29/2017 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they can build an academy in 7,6,4,2,10 and 3. Gentrification

7/29/2017 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya and 51st an mutha frickin wentworth is such haven of culture an civility

7/29/2017 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A city maintenance facility in Englewood? LOL

Who in their right mind is going to want to go to work in that fucking war zone? What will the annual security costs be in order to keep The Community members from stealing everything?

Insane...

7/29/2017 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Attention, Attention, Attention. Calling all 012 District Rangers. Coming your way very soon Captain Eve Gushes. You will be crying for Bubble Head. Be careful what you wish for

You obviously have no fucking clue what you're talking about. And if you had a problem with her it's probably because you're a no good do nothing lazy ass dog. So STFU and crawl back under whatever rock you hide under every day while you dog your jobs and make the rest of the watch pick up the slack.

Sounds like the same old story. Do nothing's that become captains or exempt rank and then they want all po's to become go getters and make them look good
No I'm not a dog ass but when I had to listen to the war stories I would check the name in box 1 on arrest reports and their unit history and it always tells a different story. Isn't that the case with the 3 new let's that no are raising hell in the districts. They came from inside headquarter jobs but suddenly know police work

7/29/2017 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another city faciltiy will inadequate parking - bad location

7/29/2017 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention, Attention, Attention. Calling all 012 District Rangers. Coming your way very soon Captain Eve Gushes. You will be crying for Bubble Head. Be careful what you wish for

You obviously have no fucking clue what you're talking about. And if you had a problem with her it's probably because you're a no good do nothing lazy ass dog. So STFU and crawl back under whatever rock you hide under every day while you dog your jobs and make the rest of the watch pick up the slack.

When they become bosses everyone else is a dog unless you bust your ass to help them advance their career. But then you probably never heard of "pillows"

7/29/2017 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you more than welcome to join him under the rock. There's plenty of room

7/29/2017 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a FBI agent to infiltrate this real estate deal
and get the inside lowdown. I smell a RICO case here.
Public tax money, a crooked mayor, creative accounting.
Construction and real estate companies have to know the
numbers don't add up. They (the numbers) never do when
fraud is involved.

7/29/2017 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

75 million dollars? Why not just take a couple of bucks and fix up either Harper, Robeson, or Englewood High Schools. Pick any one. They have gyms, locker rooms, swimming pools and cafeterias. Each was built to accomadate over 1000 students. Harper could survive a nuclear bomb as it was built in the 40's. Want the west side? How bout Collins H S. it's in a park near Roosevelt, Ogden and close to X-ways. Save some money Rham. Give some contracts to the 'hood'.

7/30/2017 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lunch location!?!?!? Maxwell street on Chicago Ave "the original!" Open 24hrs. Business gonna be boomin.

7/30/2017 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter if your ass is plopped on the old American Standard or a brand new Kohler, shit in...shit out.

7/30/2017 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I one of the few who can see this...
A new academy is part of the police reform act the politians are banking off of. They hate us, but what better way to screw us by building a new academy on worthless land. They save money, they make money, they appear pro-police, to the anti-police they can say this is part of the police reform, all the while they sit back on their money stacks and say screw you. They are trying to distract from the pensions issues.

7/30/2017 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

95 million wont get er done, not even close to the final bill. Book it...

7/30/2017 05:10:00 AM  
Blogger rosco said...

Toxic wasteland on the site..

7/30/2017 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There goes a good hole.

7/30/2017 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Attention, Attention, Attention. Calling all 012 District Rangers. Coming your way very soon Captain Eve Gushes. You will be crying for Bubble Head. Be careful what you wish for

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You have no clue what you are talking about.
Eve has well over 20yrs on the job.
Is a cop and knows how to be a working cop.
Has worked the street as well as inside as a PO, a Sgt., a LT.
Her last stint before becoming Capt was in 007.
What she wants is you to do your job.
Not be a dog.
Pretty simple.
So, if she comes to 012 or any other dist you will gain an extremely knowledgeable Capt who will have the backs of those that simply just do their jobs.

7/30/2017 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/29/2017 01:33:00 PM -

Is that the same security firm that Reverend/Activist Jeddiah Brown works for?
You know the one who faked a suicide attempt on LSD in February.
Has the State of Illinois revoked his FOID card yet?

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170212/south-shore/jedidiah-brown-activist-lake-shore-drive-shut-down-trump-rally-uic

7/30/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why do they call it a "public safety training campus"? Is that their way of saying its purpose is to train the police not to harm the public?

7/29/2017 08:48:00 AM

I would normally see a comment like this and think "Hmm... Sarcasm. Good one." But you know what? I think this idiot is sincere.

7/30/2017 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could spend 1 billion dollars on a brand new academy but it will still be the same bs training. The building will fall apart and they will never take of of it.

7/30/2017 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like brand new curtains and top technology statistical programs and predictive crystal balls to prevent crime.

I feel safe already

7/30/2017 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elites ripping off the city.

7/30/2017 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Attention, Attention, Attention. Calling all 012 District Rangers. Coming your way very soon Captain Eve Gushes. You will be crying for Bubble Head. Be careful what you wish for

You obviously have no fucking clue what you're talking about. And if you had a problem with her it's probably because you're a no good do nothing lazy ass dog. So STFU and crawl back under whatever rock you hide under every day while you dog your jobs and make the rest of the watch pick up the slack.

Sounds like the same old story. Do nothing's that become captains or exempt rank and then they want all po's to become go getters and make them look good
No I'm not a dog ass but when I had to listen to the war stories I would check the name in box 1 on arrest reports and their unit history and it always tells a different story. Isn't that the case with the 3 new let's that no are raising hell in the districts. They came from inside headquarter jobs but suddenly know police work

7/29/2017 10:10:00 PM

I was in the 10th District when Eve was a P/O there and she was a worker. She did not bitch she just went out and did her job.

7/30/2017 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it looks like I'm movin' but I'm standin' still

7/30/2017 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter if your ass is plopped on the old American Standard or a brand new Kohler, shit in...shit out.

7/30/2017 12:44:00 AM


5 gallon pickle bucket with a toilet seat
duct taped to it?

7/30/2017 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All new, bigger and better training academy! Just a bunch more spots for the politically connected.

7/31/2017 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look where they are going to build it. That tells you what they think of you. You deserve better but this is what you get. Shit on from the start.

7/31/2017 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, this makes no common sense. Transportation routes in and out of the location suck. And why purchase land when the City already is the real estate owner in Cook County by far. The existing CPD Training facility serves us well (and presumably the same for CFD). And IF it was determined we REALLY need new training facilities, teaming up with other nearby cities to set up a common training grounds makes ALL THE SENSE in the world. Also the $95M will grow and greatly exceed the budget. If someone offered $95M to be shared between CPD and CFD, absolutely 'Building new joint training facility in Garfield Park' would not make the top 10 list, and probably not the top 100 list.... But this is Chicago and all big decisions are fueled by political reasons and not reality.

7/31/2017 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As previously said " Follow the Money"

Who owned the property?, Alderman? Who got the contract? who bided? who will the contract go to for repairs? What taxes will be paid, Zone?,

This has nothing to do with the police, shitcagoans, grandmas or The Children. It's all about the Money! and future money.

7/31/2017 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Location location location. Thats what we always hear about, and look what the city picked for you. Thats what they think of you. Better be fetal, and better look to leave this cesspool.

8/01/2017 01:53:00 PM  

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