Saturday, July 15, 2017

So Prickwrinkle Lied?

It wasn't about the health of people/folks who aren't paying the tax anyway?
  • More than 300 Cook County employees have been laid off after a proposed county soda tax was indefinitely stalled by a lawsuit, county officials said Friday.

    Each county department had to cut 10 percent of its budget to meet the shortfall, according to a statement from County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

    In addition to the layoffs, more than 600 vacant positions will go unfilled, she said.

    "I regret that these actions are necessary — and I deeply regret the impact they have on individual employees," wrote Preckwinkle, noting that she proposed the soda tax in part to avoid such significant budget cuts.
As someone pointed out, Cook County government is bigger than the government of many states, so we're supposed to feel sorry for them?
  • Cutbacks to vital offices in the county's criminal justice system could have a significant impact, authorities said.

    The state's attorney's office announced that 17 prosecutors will be laid off, plus 22 other staffers. In addition, non-union staffers, prosecutors included, will be required to take two unpaid furlough days, according to spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.

    Simonton declined to comment on the impact of losing nearly 20 prosecutors, but earlier this summer officials told the Chicago Tribune that the office was already understaffed as violence continued to spike at levels unseen in two decades. As a result, the office has made policy shifts, including a plan to stop prosecuting certain traffic offenses altogether.
We have some suggestions:
  • Lay off any prosecutors for weed;
  • Lay off any prosecutors in the shoplifting department;
  • Lay off any prosecutors in the "Throwing babies out 8-story windows" department;
That should balance the budget by Tuesday.

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110 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A ASA buddy told me Sheriff Tom Dart has almost as many lawyers on his payroll as the States Attorney office. Could that really be possible.

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

We all knew it was never about health. If so Prekwinkle would not have allowed people on welfare or LINK cards to be exempted from the tax. If it were about health everyone pays the tax as a deterrent to consume the unhealthy drinks. Cook county is a disaster and way to big.

7/15/2017 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess it wasn't about our health after all. Toni Preckwinkle is nothing but a Liberal Democrat thieving conniving politician. She could lay off 5 times as many patronage workers and things would run just as bad as they did before the layoffs. And any county commissioner who voted for this tax in the first place should voted out in the next election.

7/15/2017 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about they law off some public defenders?

7/15/2017 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger Brandon said...

lay off Kim foxx

7/15/2017 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You voted for this and now you got it. Remember when these asses at the federal government couldn't get the debt ceiling raised a few years ago? What did they do to teach the asshole tax payers a lesson? They closed the national parks. We use them and they shut them down to teach us how they need to handle their business and that we need to support their fecklessness or we would be punished. Assholes will probably try to close the forest preserves to show us just how valuable they are and how we need to pay more.

7/15/2017 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you count your chickens before they hatch. IDIOTS !

7/15/2017 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lay off any prosecutors for stolen cars

7/15/2017 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit man throw more scumbags on EM and let em roam the streets while yer at it. Oh but hey don't complain about out of control shootings and homicide rates in Shitcago. They'll keep those jail director and superintendent and secret squirrel cush jobs. That pizza bakery over at the jail wasn't cheap either but it was necessary. Great idea by the sheriff. Maybe with enough pizza orders and soda tax it will pay for itself in ten years. Lol. Oh yeah what about the free hormone meds for the transgender inmates. That cost money too.

7/15/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stocked up on soda with the pre Fourth of July sales.

Doesn't matter that they aren't arresting for shoplifting. It is damned hard to sneak more than one twelve pack out of the store under your shirt. It's easier to drive to the state line.

7/15/2017 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Prepwinkle you are a Fucken Imbecile,The layoffs at soft drink distribution centers and the Millions lost in the pop Isle in Cook County stores are real you are beyond stupid if you want more money drop the 4 dolllar a pack tax on cigarettes thats is a gain of 40 million a year and will stop loosie cigarette sales .

7/15/2017 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big question is who gets hired back, and why, after the tax goes in effect.

7/15/2017 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crook county pol lying? whodathunkit!

7/15/2017 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that each employee laid off and each position left vacant and unfilled was like a stab wound to Toni P's heart.

7/15/2017 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course it was a lie. The minute it was revealed that those receiving public assistance would be exempt from the tax you knew it wasn't for the health of county residents. It was strictly for the health of the county coffers.

7/15/2017 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say if these assholes don't bring in numbers--- that's for hard core criminals.. than fuck em... should had laid off asshole judges... but that would have put "cook county rail road" and "Rham and fat head Ed railroad" at a political disadvantage in the conviction of JVD and associates on scene.

Also... Prickwinkle... how's about you talk to someone about reallocating some of that section 8 money, cause plenty of rentals in shitholes is hyper inflated. Seriously $1200 to $1600 to live in shitholes-- the tenants get free daycare while they stay at home and smoke weed, and sell their linkcard on Facebook for $60 for $100 link. Seriously🤔

7/15/2017 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cook County had projected about $67.5 million in revenue from the tax this year and more than $200 million for fiscal year 2018." --- from the article...

How much do these cook county slugs and political connected assholes make in order to warrant a tax that pulls in that much money? Honestly I am thinking someone campaign fund or siphon account. Government needs to starve a bit, and fat needs to be trimmed

7/15/2017 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County politics reminds me a lot like that spiral smiling turd emoji.

7/15/2017 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lay off a couple of hundred more it's just a waste of tax payer's money on patronage jobs, this could save the County of Crook millions...

7/15/2017 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, it's like Rahmbo, the mighty SJW & his whole Democrat crew are totally fixated on weed puffin' shoplifters who chuck babies outta highrises... Stop the H8, no prosecutions, no prosecutors....and what's up with all the gang crime & murder arrests? Stop the witch hunts of the Innocents... you could be locking up a future Pope or Nobel Prize winner... if Chicongo really wants to put the kebash on criminality just lock-up all the Amish Rumspringers raising holy hell all over town & deport them all back to Shipsewana Indiana

7/15/2017 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Guy with a calculator said...

So the county doesn't get its $68M because of the soda tax hold. The 2017 budget for Cook County is $4.4B. How does that mean that they need a 10% cut to all departments? My math says that's a revenue loss of approx 1.5% of the total budget. Not complaining, bloated city, county, state spending all needs significant cuts. This just doesn't add up enough to be blamed on the dumb soda tax.

7/15/2017 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love reading the comment sections in the newspapers. Nobody feels sorry for them. It is about time they start cutting out the bloat.

7/15/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all of you democratic liberal jagoffs that think by driving an electric car is better than paying for gas just remember your asshole president Obama closed all the power plants producing electricity and it costs more than paying for gas.

7/15/2017 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stolen from the comment page of the Trib.....an example of wasted taxpayer monies.

The Cook County DUI Memorial Program.

The following description is copied right off the Cook County Government web site:

"The DUI Memorial Program is offered in Cook County to provide families an opportunity to safely commemorate a loved one who died as a proximate result of a crash caused by an impaired driver under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, as well as to raise the public’s awareness of the consequences of driving while impaired under the influence.

"Under this program, a DUI Memorial Marker may be installed and maintained by the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (Department) for a period of at least two years for fatal crashes which occurred on or after January 1, 1990.

"A DUI Memorial Marker consists of a Sign, and Plaque (optional), which will normally be installed and maintained by the Department at or near the location of the crash. An immediate relative of a deceased individual of a crash caused by a driver found to be under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, may apply for a DUI Memorial Marker through this program by submitting an official application form to the Department."

Relatives of the deceased pay for the Marker and Plaque.
However, the county Department Of Transportation And Highways pays for the installation and maintenance of the marker and plaque and county employees have to process and approve the requests. The County Treasurer's office has to process the payment for the signs. The County also employs a Roadside Memorial Coordinator to manage entire program.

The entire program involves a Coordinator and employees from multiple County Departments and yet the entire program has little or no value to the taxpayers who must support it. This is merely an example of the kind of waste in Cook County Government that has contributed to the layoffs of some county employees who are actually doing the taxpayer's work.

7/15/2017 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a big thank you to Fran Hurley for the .05 cent a gallon tax on gas.

7/15/2017 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when government runs on projections and not actual revenues.

7/15/2017 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Prosecutors and law enforcement should not be laid off. Walk through any county facility. The dead weight is rampant.

7/15/2017 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Toni is so concerned she should to cut her pay to half. Along with the rest of her do nothing staff that are earning 6 figure salaries. That would help the budget, and then they would be getting paid what they deserve for what little they do.

7/15/2017 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the answer to the budget woes: Slot machines in the courthouses! Throughout the lines just before the metal detectors. And a high-tax pawn shop on premises next to the day care centers in the basement.

7/15/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Kimm Foxx has no comment on loosing people? I find that funny..but then again she doesn't care..no ones going to jail anymore in crooked county anyway, court dismissed!!

7/15/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder when the layoffs will be to all the USELESS Mngrs and the like...Typical democrat scare tactics, lay off the VITAL PEOPLE FIRST and scare the people...Guess what Prickdingle, The citizens are on to ya....

7/15/2017 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about getting rid of Foxx and have Hughs run the office at a scaled down fee.

7/15/2017 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have some suggestions:
Lay off any prosecutors for weed;
Lay off any prosecutors in the shoplifting department;
Lay off any prosecutors in the "Throwing babies out 8-story windows" department;
That should balance the budget by Tuesday.

Excellent suggestions - I like it

7/15/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

water dept emails are getting legs.

can you imagine if the e-mails of CPD bosses were FOIA?? and shown to the public

i for one would like to see all the emails from commissioner williams in Streets & san

7/15/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they trying to dredge up sympathy? It's hard as hell to feel anything near sympathy for a city government that always seems to have millions of dollars for everything under the sun, except for what they should be providing.

J.J.

7/15/2017 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Perrywinkle why don't you set an example and lay yourself off.♠️

7/15/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

Suntimes

Six of the eight Democratic candidates for Illinois governor took part in a forum Friday organized by Rainbow Coalition PUSH, addressing issues facing Chicago and the state state that ranged from tax increases to combating Chicago’s gun violence.

Pritzker went on to link early childhood education — a cause he champions in campaign ads — as a deterrent to gun violence. He also said he was “outraged” by the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke.

SCC and the FOP should get way ahead of this with ads everyday decrying the safety and well being of its police officers. Someone needs to start publicizing and advocating for the police. Enough is enough. and FUCK PRITZKER

7/15/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those getting laid off were given 30 days notice as per the law. They will be laid off on August 18th if the case isn't resolved in the Counties favor.

7/15/2017 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County Government is a large employer of unnecessary employees, job titles that are not needed and overpaid staffers, way beyond their private sector counterparts. Most of the budget is for salary and benefits. The hospital is a prime example. Clean that up and taxes would go down.

7/15/2017 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see that POS Dart on Chicago Tonight were he said was more concerned about his office functioning than the effect on his officers being layed off. That guy is a true cop hater POS. He couldn't bring himself to say he cared about the livelihoods of his officers. I really hate that POS.

7/15/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet foxx hired 5 new ASAs on the same day she fired 39. Wonder what the racial composition of those fired vs those hired were?

7/15/2017 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





New Illinois budget likely a death knell for pensions:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-14/illinois-budget-deal-likely-death-knell-states-130-billion-underfunded-pensions



7/15/2017 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if toupee tom will have to lay off any of the dozens and dozens of gold star bosses in the jail. I should say at the jail, not in the jail, as most are afraid go inside. Sorta like Dart.

7/15/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus Lay off any prosecutors for driving w/o a license, or a suspended or revoked license.

7/15/2017 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a good time to get rid of the chaff, and throw it into the fire....

7/15/2017 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good start Bi+€*! Now do this every month for the rest of the year!!!!


7/15/2017 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold up a minute.
Out of the ENTIRE County government, out of all the Cook County government positions, prosecutors and their staff is the ONLY place AND the least important spot to layoff?
All of County spending is more important than prosecutors?

Call me jaded, but I just don't believe it.
It is a means of A)stopping prosecutions and B)setting up the cops to be next.

7/15/2017 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahmie had 25 million bucks for BAM. A stunning success BAM was.

7/15/2017 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wish I could lay off the 2nd installment property tax bill I just paid.

7/15/2017 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look across Cook County, how many police departments are at about half strength? How many towns have reduced their fire department, public works etc... Chicago PD is down how many? The CC Jail knocked down how many buildings? CC is down how many bailiffs, officers etc.... With all these reductions across the board, then add in the FOX DECREE of raising the bar on felonies and cases they will not prosecute. So tell me just WTF do they need all this extra money for, to keep people employed who have nothing to do as a result of all the above. Patronage jobs???? Ya think.....Keep voting in the Democrats and wonder why your, city, county, state are all F.U.B.A.R.!!!!! Oh yeah and Pricktinkle & Fuxx it up, Tom FART, and Rahmacide are worried about important stuff like soda tax, lower arrests, pizza and patronage, basketball stadiums and bike paths, while the public can't walk down the street worried about random gunfire. IS THERE AN IMPEACHMENT STATUTE FOR THESE LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT? WHAT A JOKE! BAD JOKE VERY BAD JOKE. WHO'S LAUGHING?

7/15/2017 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I told my buddy 20 years ago that this is the greatest place in the world.....if you can live as a dirtbag. Free school, free medical, free $,smoke dope and get your drink on! Party all week! Get a job? That's for suckers! Commit a crime? Don't worry unless you re wearing a blue uniform. Chicago= a heaven for dirtbags.working man beware!

7/15/2017 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drop the section-8 amount to $875.00 and bingo, you have all the savings you'll need to keep these people working. You just know this soda tax was complete bullshit when anyone with a Links Card is not charged the soda tax during a purchase. So here it is, keep the do nothings happy and voting, and fuck the rest. Can't wait to get out of Dodge, and I mean to flee this shit hole State as soon as possible.

7/15/2017 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous europeasant said...

At least they didn't threaten to release Cook County prisoners!

7/15/2017 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dumb fks need 10 shoplifting convictions before it's a felony
sure sends a message to inner city youth , get what you can
steal only in crook county
soon crook county will be a detroit , ruined by democratic tax raising crooks

7/15/2017 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous lil george said...

So they project 67.5 and 200 million. Actually collect closer to 15 and 40 million I'd guess. So if they pass the tax, and the numbers are lower then projections, will there be layoffs? Or is this just taxwinkle laying guilt on a liberal judge?

7/15/2017 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

since the county is so broke, why does>nt preckwinkle and foxx either take a pay cut, or resign? I am sure the county would survive without both of them.

7/15/2017 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of Crook County services/agencies are full of duplicity and could , and should, be eliminated.
A large number of these agencies are already in place by both Chicago and the state meaning there's really no need for a duplicate Crook punts agency along with its patronage jobs and padded payroll.
C'mon Toni show some balls and make some real cuts.

7/15/2017 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No shit, lay off some public defenders, if defendants simply show up in court the cases are thrown out or receive supervision. No need for representation.

7/15/2017 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
A ASA buddy told me Sheriff Tom Dart has almost as many lawyers on his payroll as the States Attorney office. Could that really be possible.

7/15/2017 12:12:00 AM

Of course it's possible. It's Crook County.

7/15/2017 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lay off any prosecutors in the "Throwing babies out 8-story windows" department"

Only in Cook County could this sentence actually make sense.

7/15/2017 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crook County does not need any prosecutors because they don't prosecute anything. Judges throw all the minor drug cases out before the ink is dry on the complaints. Threshold for felony shoplifting is higher and retailers have given up even showing up for court because they know it is a waste of time and money. Juveniles are given passes on everything. If there is no video, confession, or army of witnesses with immaculate backgrounds, the crime did not happen. And now under the new Social Justice model, anyone of color may be immune from wrongdoing based on the imaginary premise that they are unfairly targeted by a racist and biased system. Furthermore, any law enforcement action will be scrutinized and dissected down to the nanosecond and every microscopic movement of the event with this premise as the focal point. Add to that the sanctuary city policy that the brilliant mayor has implemented, making it legal for every illegal to commit any number crimes here and remain here, legally. Lay off the whole damn court system as far as we are concerned; the law in this town has been dead for some time.

7/15/2017 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Previously posted:

Lay off a couple of hundred more it's just a waste of tax payer's money on patronage jobs, this could save the County of Crook millions...

***

Very true and clean house in the City, too!
$$ Gazillions more! $$

While we're at it, let's not forget trimming the State. More $$$ and more $$$ saved?
Free healthcare for the retired and their family???
I'm jealous!

7/15/2017 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of a fool hires people based on projected unknown revenue from a tax that hasn't even happened? A Chicago democratic, that's who. And if the tax was about health she wouldn't have exempted people on LINK or food stamps from it. Now they can continue to be as unhealthy as they want. When people go outside crook county to buy their drinks they will buy lots of other items also. Cook county loses and surrounding counties gain $$$

7/15/2017 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) first the fords are sickening coppers with carbon monoxide poisoning now smuggling drugs:

http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/jul/14/1m-pot-found-mexican-made-fords-transported-throug/?mobile

7/15/2017 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They all lie. Madigan, Rham, Fat head Ed, Deano, DW, Sammy, Duffin, Lil Terry, Holyer than thou, all these clowns lied. Where is the justice for Donny you pukes.
Who got the gsrs? Who tracked the cell phones ? Why hasn't there been any type real investigation. Afraid who will be caught in the net. You useless poses of fish excrement. This area should be disbanded due to lack of morals and job knowledge.
The skill set here is to just cover the bosses.

7/15/2017 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the ASAs.

They're not prosecuting criminals anymore anyways.

Fuck Dart's patronage army, starting with Mark Brown's wife.

7/15/2017 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the tax is really about our health (lol), will the county UNTAX bottled water?

7/15/2017 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1224am...they did lay off public defenders, more than ASAs. They make more.Actually READING the article goes a long way.

7/15/2017 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will remind everyone. Toni P. Is a retired Chicago Alderwoman receiving pension benefits that surpass benefits received by most police officers. She is also a retired high school, teacher and may be recieving Soc. Sec. benefits. Possibly a pension from the Board of Ed or the Catholic Schools as she taught in both systems. If she were truly concerned about saving the Cook County money, she would follow the example of our President and take the minimum legal salary requirement....one dollar a year. After all she is already a double dipper, though no local news agencies report that fact.

7/15/2017 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about they law off some public defenders?

I was told by a PD that they laid off 70 public defenders.

7/15/2017 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Anonymous said...

Cook County politics reminds me a lot like that spiral smiling turd emoji.

7/15/2017 03:43:00 AM

>Pffft!<

JUST Cook County politics?

C'mon... Let's all aim higher and see what kind
of silly prizes we win...

Here, we'll help everybody out:

https://youtu.be/xWHYmNrAFlI

(We think even Mistuh IFIYGD
would even be amused/bemused
depending on the time of day.
Hail Fella! We lift a cup of
bust-head in your general
direction... :^)

Better than any emoji as to describing
Chicago - Cook County, Illinois politics.

In the meantime?

Police Like You Have No Friends.

...Pass it on.

7/15/2017 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the sheep in cook county learn to STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT!!! I would take an educated guess that 95% of the population of Cook County opposes this tax, yet most of them still vote in Democrats who pass this bullshit every election cycle. Referendum vote- term limits for every elected position in Illinois

7/15/2017 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD might have to take similar drastic measures if the city does not somehow locate much needed few billion dollars. Dont think we're safe here at all.

7/15/2017 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/15/2017 02:11:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Of course it was a lie. The minute it was revealed that those receiving public assistance would be exempt from the tax you knew it wasn't for the health of county residents. It was strictly for the health of the county coffers.

7/15/2017 02:14:00 AM

True dat.
She doesn't want her voter base, Link card leeches, affected by the sugar tax.
It's as much about health as Rahm's speed and red light cameras are about safety.
It's a pure, unadulterated gouging of the taxpayers

7/15/2017 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Convenient that she just hired these "newly laid off" personnel. . They should have just enough time to "collect unemployment." Funny how they left that out

7/15/2017 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart awaits!!

7/15/2017 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start makin phone calls!!

7/15/2017 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

outsource cook county prisoners to Cuba or Mexico
they could house thugs cheaper
court could be held on computer
reduce alderman to 12 in chicago
new mayor in 2019 will it be GMAC or Willie Wilson
it won 't be the 3$bill ballerina dancer

7/15/2017 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is so clueless.

She should go to www.Illinois policy.net

She will find that Cook County is losing population faster than any other county in the country.

Millenials who could be the key to the housing recovery are leaving the state.

92 of 102 Illinois counties lost population.

Illinois is the worst state in terms of income growth.

And the oncoming tax increase will wipe out all of the last years gain.

So what do we get??

More taxes.

7/15/2017 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/north-carolina-officer-charged-killing-pedestrian-while-duty-062106800--abc-news-topstories.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

7/15/2017 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could lay off 50% of County Clerk Dorothy Brown's office and the only change would be improved air quality.

7/15/2017 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PoxWreaker shouting Fire! in the theater.
It's about jobs.
PigWinkle would never attempt to reduce her staff or budget.

Gov'mint Jobs is all we have in Illinois.
Even those "shovel ready" infrastructure construction jobs are subsidized.
Democrats don't build factories or promote manufacturing but they sure are the advocates for the stay at home welfare class.
So, once PudWrinkle's genius staff comes up with another "Share the Wealth" tax, the layoffs will return to their jobs??
What a system. Rather than shrink the bloat they expand.
For every job lost thru attrition, Cook Co creates four.

Time to pick New Cook County Commissioners.

7/15/2017 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, even thinking about "term limits" is Thought Crime

actually proposing or (gasp) passing Term Limits is a Hate Crime

The political class love us sooooooo much

7/15/2017 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

"Police Like You Have No Friends"...

As per usual, The BCP preaches the Gospel.

Please allow a reciprocal 2 finger toast of a fine, single barrel bust-head in a respectful nod of commiseration to one of the last of a dying breed of Old School Muthafuckas who knows the lick.

(Even overprotective Mother Bates would agree...)

7/15/2017 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just figure it'd be interesting topic for here,

https://www.policeone.com/health-fitness/articles/382916006-Orlando-cop-with-PTSD-after-Pulse-attack-granted-early-retirement/

7/15/2017 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will remind everyone. Toni P. Is a retired Chicago Alderwoman receiving pension benefits that surpass benefits received by most police officers. She is also a retired high school, teacher and may be recieving Soc. Sec. benefits. Possibly a pension from the Board of Ed or the Catholic Schools as she taught in both systems. If she were truly concerned about saving the Cook County money, she would follow the example of our President and take the minimum legal salary requirement....one dollar a year. After all she is already a double dipper, though no local news agencies report that fact.
7/15/2017 02:04:00 PM

Shhhh!
She's busy buying real estate on the southeast side.

7/15/2017 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get what you tolerate.
If you tolerate it, you deserve it.
Something has to go, either the politicians or you.
Your choice.
Please note that bitching and moaning is not an option.
Vote them all out of office,
or
Move to another state.
It is just that simple.

7/15/2017 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If the tax is really about our health (lol), will the county UNTAX bottled water?
7/15/2017 01:37:00 PM

Well, since it ISN'T, they WON'T.

7/15/2017 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lay off 28 alderman and let the city only have 22 one per district.

7/15/2017 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about getting rid of Foxx and have Hughs run the office at a scaled down fee.
7/15/2017 07:50:00 AM

How about Foxx is an elected official. The only way to get rid of her is indictment or defeat her at the polls.

7/15/2017 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cook County DUI Memorial Program.

The following description is copied right off the Cook County Government web site:

"The DUI Memorial Program is offered in Cook County to provide families an opportunity to safely commemorate a loved one who died as a proximate result of a crash caused by an impaired driver under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, as well as to raise the public’s awareness of the consequences of driving while impaired under the influence.

"Under this program, a DUI Memorial Marker may be installed and maintained by the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (Department) for a period of at least two years for fatal crashes which occurred on or after January 1, 1990.

"A DUI Memorial Marker consists of a Sign, and Plaque (optional), which will normally be installed and maintained by the Department at or near the location of the crash. An immediate relative of a deceased individual of a crash caused by a driver found to be under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, may apply for a DUI Memorial Marker through this program by submitting an official application form to the Department."

Relatives of the deceased pay for the Marker and Plaque.
However, the county Department Of Transportation And Highways pays for the installation and maintenance of the marker and plaque and county employees have to process and approve the requests. The County Treasurer's office has to process the payment for the signs. The County also employs a Roadside Memorial Coordinator to manage entire program.

The entire program involves a Coordinator and employees from multiple County Departments and yet the entire program has little or no value to the taxpayers who must support it. This is merely an example of the kind of waste in Cook County Government that has contributed to the layoffs of some county employees who are actually doing the taxpayer's work.
7/15/2017 06:53:00 AM

The appropriate place for a memorial plaque is at the cemetery or mausoleum. Period.
Same as with these stupid white bicycles chained to lamp posts.

7/15/2017 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the prosecutors are trying to do their jobs, but the political winds have changed and they're prevented from doing their jobs by the new Foxx Administration.

7/15/2017 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eight and twenty two before 6 pm Saturday.
Thirty people in thirty hours.

7/15/2017 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lay off 28 alderman and let the city only have 22 one per district." - 6:56 PM

Here we go again!

Let's get this straight once and forever. Wards must be of EQUAL POPULATION.

Your proposal is not only impossible. It's absurd. The 8th Dist. has a population of about a quarter MILLION (250,000). It would be the second largest city in Illinois. On the other hand, districts like 007 and 011 have populations of only about 60,000 people, each having less than a quarter of the population of 008.

Also, based on per capita comparisons between major city populations and the number of respective city council members, Chicago should have no more than SEVENTEEN (17) WARDS/ALDERCREATURES.

Is that clear? Any questions?

7/15/2017 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASAs were told not to return to work --- so no 30 day notice.

Foxx executive staff has doubled that of previous administrations. Yet line asa outted.

7/15/2017 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will remind everyone. Toni P. Is a retired Chicago Alderwoman receiving pension benefits that surpass benefits received by most police officers. She is also a retired high school, teacher and may be receiving Soc. Sec. benefits. Possibly a pension from the Board of Ed or the Catholic Schools as she taught in both systems. If she were truly concerned about saving the Cook County money, she would follow the example of our President and take the minimum legal salary requirement....one dollar a year. After all she is already a double dipper, though no local news agencies report that fact.
7/15/2017 02:04:00 PM

Be careful those that monitor this site will come looking for you. Remember she worked hard for those pensions. I had a alderfool tell me he works 20 hour days. And then I found out about Sandi Jackson, showing up for the monthly meetings with a luggage cart on the way to DC immediately after the meetings. She must have some frequent flier miles piled up.

7/15/2017 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Cares ? All Patronage Hacks anyways. Waste of my Tax Dollars.

7/15/2017 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How about getting rid of Foxx and have Hughs run the office at a scaled down fee.

7/15/2017 07:50:00 AM

Who is Hughes?

7/15/2017 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
a big thank you to Fran Hurley for the .05 cent a gallon tax on gas.

7/15/2017 07:01:00 AM

I hope you dont think that Fran Hurley gives a damn about what you think.

7/15/2017 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post SCC, we are getting tired of all these god damn liars.


Oh, and fuck you rahm.

7/15/2017 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lady justice in the 35 th st. Lobby says it all. Look at her scales.

7/15/2017 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Saw where a tornado swept through da hood in southern state. One of the residents was quoted on a newscast that the tornado be racist. WTF. And the media airs this fools comment. I think the tornado was da poleeze. I seent it. HUH?

7/15/2017 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the one party system.
Wait, what?

7/15/2017 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of low level admin people got laid off by sao. Not the lifers who come in twice a week and do nothing. Now when this tax passes, probably in a different form, the friends and family hires will begin at the expense of the freshly laid off. I'm sure political favors are owed. Lamon probably needs a job. And from what I hear people close to ex staffers that already retired were targeted here. And probably all were white and Hispanic. But nah this wasn't the plan the entire time or anything. Gmab. Dumbass voters.



7/15/2017 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foxx has no comment on losing people because she's in on it. We'll see what demographic of "new" people start working there in late August.

7/15/2017 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni P = Aunt Esther

7/16/2017 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a big thank you to Fran Hurley for the .05 cent a gallon tax on gas.

7/15/2017 07:01:00 AM

I hope you dont think that Fran Hurley gives a damn about what you think.

7/15/2017 09:19:00 PM


Fran Hurley (Illinois State Representative, 35th District) only cares about Fran Hurley, and yet she gets re-elected. That's what you SW siders get when you blindly vote democratic. Enjoy the new tax burdens which will continue to be foisted on you.

7/16/2017 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fucking brass of hiring 2 new ASA bosses, 3 new ASA's the day you lay off 17 ASA's and 22 support staff.

7/16/2017 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of dumbputees and hire qualified people.

7/16/2017 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mother York smuggled drugs inside jail. Tonkasnitch ran up blow up dolls on the towers. tommies mom was the block alcoholic, doerge gives mark r reacharounds, kimisha fox looks like alvin the chipmunk

7/18/2017 11:16:00 PM  

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