Sunday, October 08, 2017

Channel 2 - First Step

Channel 2 actually does a tiny bit of investigative work and reveals how badly Prickwrinkle overestimated the money that her soda tax was going to bring in:
  • [Commissioner Sean Morrison (R-Palos Park)] said revenue from the tax has fallen far short of the Preckwinkle administration’s projections already. The county expected to get about $9 million a month from the tax, but Morrison said only $300,000 was collected in August, which means consumers either weren’t buying soda, or were going to other counties to do so.
$300,000 in August. Running that out to 12 months, $3.6 million - a far cry from the $200 million Prickwrinkle said she was expecting per year. Even if a bunch of people got bored of shopping out-of-county, this tax disaster isn't going to generate even half of what Prickwrinkle estimated.

The trouble is, Prickwrinkle already spent that $200 million. She gave out raises based on imaginary numbers. Her budget for next year already spent that $200 million while collecting barely a fraction - somewhere in the neighborhood of 3%. That is a HUGE message to the Cook County Board. And as far as we can see, Channel 2 is the only one reporting what an embarrassment this is to Prickwrinkle.

Now how about Step 2 - an actual investigation into where the County spends its money? Somewhere like this might be a good start (from our comment section):
  • Dear media outlets. Feel free to see how many directors are in the cook county sheriffs office now compared to 15 years ago. There were maybe 5-10 directors making 6 figures and now there are about 60-70. Anyone care to wonder why the county is broke?
It shouldn't be too difficult for an enterprising reporter to get copies of the budget from the past few years and see where the personnel increases are. Tomi brags about cutting 10% of the workforce, but that's only part of the story - how about the top-heavy management?

Hell, we'll give you another freebie for Rahm's budget - when McCompstat took over, there were six total Deputy Chiefs. Under the "doing more with less" philosophy, Rahm eliminated nearly 1,700 budgeted spots - but Deputy Chiefs went from six to seventeen, each making something in the neighborhood of $170,000 with a car. There were so many Deputy Chiefs that they started giving them Districts to command since manpower was down 1,700.

Go to it media.

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119 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't the Deputy Chiefs also rate a minimum staff?

10/08/2017 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remove spots?

IMPOSSIBLE! The hell you say!!!

The news keeps reporting we have "13,500" spots!

10/08/2017 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the 50 alderpersons that serve as rubber stamps.

10/08/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking Crook County is actually losing far more sales tax than even this meager amount collected. Why? Because people have gotten used to driving out of the county/state to buy things. Major miscalculation by the DemoRats.

10/08/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t even know if it would be possible to calculate it, but I’d be curious to see how much the revenue dropped for the regular sales tax on groceries, in general. People are driving to the collar counties or Indiana for pop and groceries (and gas). That’s gotta be down significantly, too.

10/08/2017 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With everyone either broke or leaving the Country and City better start lowering fees and taxes.

10/08/2017 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, we'll give you another freebie for Rahm's budget - when McCompstat took over, there were six total Deputy Chiefs. Under the "doing more with less" philosophy, Rahm eliminated nearly 1,700 budgeted spots - but Deputy Chiefs went from six to seventeen, each making something in the neighborhood of $170,000 with a car.


Speaking of McCompstat, he was spotted drinking in an Edison Park bar on Saturday night.

10/08/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to it media.....yeah, right.
Bought and paid for pieces of shit.

10/08/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad they weren't planning on using the money for Chicago Police Department Pension Funding.

10/08/2017 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget August is a hot Summer Month.
How much lower is the demand in December and freezing January?

10/08/2017 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big dummy

10/08/2017 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me, Preckwinkle underestimated.......
Since when are these decisions made by non-
financial personnel? You mean to say a
****rigged band of accountants, lawyers, tax
people (ALL on the City Payroll) were YES MEN
because they were afraid of losing their jobs if
they gave an honest answer. They gave Preckwinkle
a poppycock report saying the numbers could work.
NO outside consultations by reputable tax and
accounting professionals. NO. We did it "The
Chicago Way." We have the work to our in house
countdown pension clock watchers.
When a public corporation makes an error this far off
the mark, revenues fall, the stock price falls, and their
competition eats them alive.
In City Government, the mistakes of a few fall back upon
the taxpayers. Puerto Rico anyone?
Toni should be ousted for incompetence. This not only
was the wrong decision, it was a costly one and a
compounding one since the raises were approved BEFORE
the tax money was in the till.
Al Capone knew how to manage money better.
Incompetent people were not on his payroll very long.

10/08/2017 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most laughable part or Prickwinkles money grab was the raises she handed out. Easy to give out patronage raises when you use taxpayer money and you dont even have to ask the taxpayer if they want to pay those raises. Yeah Imguess thats the type of decision we “entrust” to these thieving assholes.

10/08/2017 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody goes to Indiana, Lake County, DuPage County, or Will County and just buys pop. As long as they made the trip, they buy everything else there too. So don't forget about the taxes that Cook County is losing on all of the other goods and services that are being bought out of the county due to the soda pop tax. Taxes across the board have had to decrease substantially since this went into effect.

10/08/2017 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: But when is the Van Dyke trial going to happen? This city needs 'all hands on deck" as they say in baseball. Is there any preparation from the brass? The Baltimore riot shown that they will be given a space to express themselves. Chicago is 3X the population of Baltimore...

10/08/2017 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The MSM will not investigate anything that will embarrass Democrat politicians. They instead go after supposed brutal cops and officers making too much money on over time. Who said Chicago ain't ready for reform. It never will.

10/08/2017 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing Chuy and other candidates insisted upon were forensic audits of city and county departments. Ferguson could have done the same as well. Look, I have no skin in the game except I reside in Chicago. The nickel and dime taxes are like paper cuts that never heal. Cell phone, cable, water, bag, soda, etc. When will we see management take a hit in these departments? CTA, Water, Cook County Sheriff, CPS and others. I am sure you could find 200-300 million right there alone. Really you can. How many people you know work at Water Management for example pulling down 100k or more and not even a decision maker? Hell, why are the alderfools assistants making 70k and yet if you call you cannot get one answer from anyone? Time to make some realistic budget choices. If not, then what the fuck is really going on then?

10/08/2017 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went through the academy 17 years ago with a former Deputy who told me then there were so many Directors that one was probably the Director of left rear tires on Sheriff cars.

10/08/2017 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preck-hole... again stupid fuck spends money on estimated revenue.... did the democrats learn anything from the criticism they afforded president bush during the Iraq war as the costs war estimated costed started to balloon...

10/08/2017 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Tomi brags about cutting 10% of the workforce, but that's only part of the story - how about the top-heavy management?"" Shit so many chiefs over there and so few Indians... you cut 10% and you will have Chiefs locking cells

10/08/2017 03:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn the shit really looks and smells spoiled stagnant over there in Chi and CC

10/08/2017 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago media(useless)will never fully turn on the political class...they can't. They're hardly generating income as it is...they need the money.

10/08/2017 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The soda tax showed everyone in Cook County another way to shop. Now that I've been shopping in Lake and DuPage Counties, and an occasional outing to the Wisconsin Woodman's - I LOVE IT and I won't be shopping in Cook County ever again.

Thanks Toni

10/08/2017 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most laughable part or Prickwinkles money grab was the raises she handed out. Easy to give out patronage raises when you use taxpayer money and you dont even have to ask the taxpayer if they want to pay those raises. Yeah Imguess thats the type of decision we “entrust” to these thieving assholes.
10/08/2017 01:43:00 AM

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You forgot to add that those raises were given while she continued to threaten layoffs!
And that's what she's been continuing to do if the tax is repealed. But I'm sure that if it's repealed and layoffs do occur Non of those that got raises will be laid odd!

10/08/2017 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many chiefs not enough Indians, the twerp murder mayor would rather pay these political hacks huge salaries instead of patrol officers to remain fetal...

10/08/2017 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don’t even know if it would be possible to calculate it, but I’d be curious to see how much the revenue dropped for the regular sales tax on groceries, in general. People are driving to the collar counties or Indiana for pop and groceries (and gas). That’s gotta be down significantly, too.

10/08/2017 12:28:00 AM

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It is simple, really. It is the difference between the two numbers.

10/08/2017 05:56:00 AM  
Blogger rosco said...

The sad part is that those stores in the ghetto have to pay that tax first. But they can't pass it on to their "Link" card customers.

10/08/2017 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stealing......Stealing......Stealing.....

10/08/2017 06:31:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

And both Rham and T.P. will get re-elected.

10/08/2017 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly what services does Cook County provide for your average Chicago homeowner? They don't police my neighborhood. They don't pave my streets. They don't haul my garbage. They don't provide my water. They no longer house most criminals. They no longer approve charges and prosecute a lot of felons.

Just what exactly do they do?

10/08/2017 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: But when is the Van Dyke trial going to happen? This city needs 'all hands on deck" as they say in baseball. Is there any preparation from the brass? The Baltimore riot shown that they will be given a space to express themselves. Chicago is 3X the population of Baltimore...

10/08/2017 02:11:00 AM
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Brace yourselves.....When the Van Dyke trial decision is made, the Baltimore riots will look like child's play and I believe Chicago will go up like never before in History..............Think about that for a second

10/08/2017 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Property tax increase? It will happen before cuts at the top happen. The indians will feel the pain but the chiefs never.

10/08/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less work force, less inmates, less population, more supervisors, that don't make no sense.

10/08/2017 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stopped buying soda all together. However I did buy pop for a party we were having, I bought it in DuPage along with all of the food and party supplies. I'm 1 person, what taxes weren't collected for my conscious decision. The main point is they aren't going to fire their cousins, they are gonna need to raise that money somewhere else. Get ready for a new tax.

10/08/2017 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am curious to know how much tax revenues (and sales) went up for groceries in the areas just outside Chicago and Cook County. That would make for a great news item for the Chicago media.

10/08/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other people's money. No one gives a shit when its not their own money. Would she have spent 200 million of her own money before she had it?

10/08/2017 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks channel 2 about time. This kind of malfeasance has been going on over the last decades while all the Chicago media has been silent. Can't imagine the hold, or how much payola has crossed media hands to keep silent about the democratic rape of the city and county governments. Don't let this one article be the last, this is only a very small tip of the iceberg in the city and county governments.

10/08/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well let me tell Tony Taxwinkle that my wife and I spend our Sundays driving across the border to Indiana to purchase our groceries', gas and clothing when needed. I can't wait to retire and move out of Illinois in 4 more years when our youngest is out of high school. We've been lied to way too much when it comes to anything here but especially taxes. Lottery going to take care of education, ya right. Tollway going to be done when paid for, ya right. I've had enough

10/08/2017 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe an in depth expose would boost readership or viewership for someone in the Chicago media with enough balls to shed a light all the crooked political dealings. Start with the aldermen and work your way up. Follow the money in all the dealings, how are their 1 million slush funds being spent, who's getting the money and what good did that money do in each ward. Look at staffs and family connections to each aldermen. They go up the ladder all the way to top of the city and county gravy chain. Shine a light and watch the rats scurry. Pipe dream, one can only hope.

10/08/2017 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




Emanuel decriminalized cannabis and the civil fines on it should've filled all the budget shortfalls.

Bwahahahhaaaaa



10/08/2017 07:53:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

They did gang Up on her once the public outcry became too much.

Excellent!

10/08/2017 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did she REALLY underestimate this revenue or was her ultimate goal to lay off criminal justice system workers and she put this in to give herself an excuse? Now when she runs again next year she will cite how she laid off people to help the county. Yeah right. I mean there ARE too many black and brown people in jail and they are already closing jails and messing with bond court. Now maybe I'm giving her too much credit here but nothing surprises me anymore. If she did not do this on purpose she is really stupid and needs to be gone either way. But no lets lay off all the grade 11 admins who actually work to keep your offices running. How did these people get elected?

10/08/2017 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya know....I'm projecting my income to increase GINORMUSLY this year by hitting the Lotto....my problem is how to spend my Projection. All at once or over time...I think I'll give Prickdingle a call for some advice.....

10/08/2017 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it odd, but poor people have been trained to not want to pay taxes of any sort. While they receive the largesse of government, they actively refuse to contribute to government coffers that sustain them. Progressive all holler about people paying taxes to support their vision of fairness and when afforded an opportunity to avoid them, do so with great vigor. I hate taxes as much as the next tax payer but we do have to fund the government but they attack us from all fronts, hand deeply into your pocket to remove whatever change is left from the dollars they just took. We need to vote these money grabbers out of office, but Madigan, Cullerton, Prickwrinkle and soon, Pritzker will all be assaulting our incomes. Hell, Rauner gave them the social causes they've been campaigning on, now they are free to ignore social issues and concentrate on picking the taxpayers carcass clean from any revenue they can find.

Make sure your family members vote democrat the next election and then scratch their empty damn heads when they see what comes next. Who knew they'd never cut spending and attack us with confiscatory taxes that only the working pay?

10/08/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of McCompstat, he was spotted drinking in an Edison Park bar on Saturday night.

10/08/2017 12:39:00 AM


Was he with one N at Firewater?

10/08/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you all so easily duped that you can't figure out that the pop tax and its repeal were all part of the plan? They'll just raise the sales tax another 1% six months from now. Are you really so gullible that you think you are winning because the pop tax is being repealed? Do you really think they are going to fire their family and cronies to "cut back" and save you money?

10/08/2017 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't Lisa Madigan the states attorney start fraud investigation of the county board and its president?

10/08/2017 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked at juvenile probation for over 25 years . Every year more supervisors and deputy chiefs and fewer field people. Constant threats to cut budget if detention center got too full. Judges and state under pressure to screen out , drop cases , not hold in custody, release on EM. Pressure to not file violations.

10/08/2017 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many vri supplementsdays can you get?

10/08/2017 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger guinspen said...

$9 million times 12 equals $108 million.

$200 million minus $108 million equals $92 million.

Where was that $92 million supposed to come from?

10/08/2017 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As previously stated, need to compute the decrease in overall sales and gas taxes lost due to people shopping outside of Crook County. They just ain't buying soda pop, but groceries, gas, and other Walmart stuff. Once people get used to it, it becomes a habit. Repeal the soda tax but those lost sales taxes are gone forever.

10/08/2017 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

As everyone knows, it's not just the Soda Tax that's coming up short, but Gas Taxes and Sales Taxes too -- as noted by the comments on this thread. And and previously mentioned, it's not just Crook County that's coming up short but the City is too with its portion of all those Sales Taxes. But there's more to it than just that.

When all those folks -- and People ;-) -- are driving out to previously 'parts unknown', they're not driving with their eyes closed. And during their travel or when they reach their shopping destination many are going think: .......
>>> 'Hey this is a pretty nice friggen area. Why in the Hell are we living in Gang Infested, Democrat controlled Chicago, where no neighborhood is really safe any longer and the schools suck? It's time to move!' <<<

And there goes the Property Tax money too.

10/08/2017 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't a big issue for me.

Now if the Lib fundy Women's Temperance League starts taxing beer.... that's a different story.

We never should have given women the vote - the pushed through prohibition the first time.

Let's end women's suffrage. Haven't we all suffered enough?

10/08/2017 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you come up with 17?

10/08/2017 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

70 directors! Ask them how many deputies are assigned to their fugitive unit, the guys responsible for looking for violent criminals when they go AWOL. I'll give you the answer; 6! ...Six guys for all of cook county. If that doesn't speak volumes about Dart and the crook county left's agenda to leave criminals unpunished and on the streets then nothing does.

10/08/2017 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Media are Democrats,The Politicians are Democrats,Will they Bad Rap them and help a Republican get in? NO

10/08/2017 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The news keeps reporting we have "13,500" spots!

10/08/2017 12:18:00 AM

I remember seeing the news paper delivery guy stopping at 25-30, now when the car comes down the street, it throws papers on 2 or 3 houses. The news median is going the way of the milk delivery man. Yet, they're to stupid or naive to notice.

10/08/2017 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Glad they weren't planning on using the money for Chicago Police Department Pension Funding.

10/08/2017 12:48:00 AM

No worries...... you can’t get less than the 0% that Rahm and the city currently contribute.
Rahm doesn’t have a money problem. He’s got an all fucked up priority problem

10/08/2017 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are deputy chiefs like chief and rarely work an eight hour day? You know how important their golf game is.

10/08/2017 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/2017 02:02:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Off Topic: But when is the Van Dyke trial going to happen? This city needs 'all hands on deck" as they say in baseball. Is there any preparation from the brass? The Baltimore riot shown that they will be given a space to express themselves. Chicago is 3X the population of Baltimore...

10/08/2017 02:11:00 AM

They damn well better be thinking about it.
There’s no way in hell a judge finds JVD guilty of First Degree Murde.
“The community” that Rahm and the politicians incessantly pander to will be all up in arms and be making all sorts of “demands”

10/08/2017 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more overnight camping at the forest preserves. Our elected forgot why it was stopped in the 1970's.

10/08/2017 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm thinking Crook County is actually losing far more sales tax than even this meager amount collected. Why? Because people have gotten used to driving out of the county/state to buy things. Major miscalculation by the DemoRats.

10/08/2017 12:21:00 AM

Remember, this is crook county. They will tax you so much you won't be able to have a car to go out and shop in another county or state., that way you HAVE to walk or bus to the store...

10/08/2017 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an embarrassment to the county. No wonder they are moving to quash it they are probably losing net sales tax revenue. Seattle's gun violence tax numbers are likely the same sort of deal.

10/08/2017 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proves that PuckeredPickelWinkle is a Liar.
Cook Co is and always been entirely patronage and the Media isn't about to expose that.
An audit by the Fed and a takeover would end the gross malfeasance.
Cook County government shouldn't be a politicians bank.

Oust the Democrats.

10/08/2017 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm making police commanders deputy chiefs , inspectors captains , captains as xo wtf is that useless assignment supervisors and police officers working at headquarters why caps officers ? all police officer received caps training yes a deputy chief with a full staff of do nothing assigned to caps
patrol division suffers 6th district has more clerical officers , supervisors than beat cars assigned to second watch
tactical lt. in 6 , now an exempt made ove $100,000 in overtime wow wee must be in court all day some Investigative rteporter needs an foia request to look at telephone records , city vehicle gps , interview officers that actually worked the overtime this my friends is felony theft bye bye pension hello cook county jail

10/08/2017 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The commissioner from Palos Park was on the news saying that the county pays 8.00 for a case of water that he can buy at Costco for 3.88.

10/08/2017 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So 300K actual vs 9M predicted over a month.

How did the county sales tax do in August?

I'm betting people left the county for much more than just pop.

10/08/2017 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let the feds request a forensic audit of Chicago
park district pays for park car , mis use of manpower most do not check parks look at sign in logs park car gps so simple

10/08/2017 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didnt they learn anything from the 4 dollar a pack tax on cigarettes,30 million dollars lost on revenue a year,85% of cigarette smokers buy them out of Cook County.

10/08/2017 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

past time for the feds to investigate the corrupt county and city officials

10/08/2017 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Queen Sugar Taxwinkle has $$ 1.3 Billion In County budget of non essential

spending ..out of $5.4 Billion County Budget..A lot of lard asss fat in there

Yes, my District State Rep has a County Job...when not in Springfield.. LOL

Fat Crook County Pay raises , just money laundering to unions , keep Taxwinkle and Crook County Democrats in office

Only #300,000 Total soda tax collected in August ?? ,,This was revealed Sept 20th ,, Where was Chicago media ????

Shop outside Crook County .. No more Cook

Wonder who got to Daley to flip his vote ? Jewel ? Big Democrat money donor ?


10/08/2017 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm thinking Crook County is actually losing far more sales tax than even this meager amount collected. Why? Because people have gotten used to driving out of the county/state to buy things. Major miscalculation by the DemoRats.

10/08/2017 12:21:00 AM
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4 neighbors in 08 now shop in DugAnonymous said...
I'm thinking Crook County is actually losing far more sales tax than even this meager amount collected. Why? Because people have gotten used to driving out of the county/state to buy things. Major miscalculation by the DemoRats.

10/08/2017 12:21:00 AM

4 my neighbors in 08, now shop exclusively in DuPage County.. Jewel ,Target ,Marianos Great Job Democrat Cook County Commissoners ,Taxwinkle

10/08/2017 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe another walter jacobson and bill Kurtis can be reborn

10/08/2017 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Lisa Madigan she’ll put a stop to all this corruption.

10/08/2017 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just rescinding the sugar tax will not bring me back.

i like dupage county

cheaper gas
no bag tax
no water tax

it makes me feel better to know my tax dollars are not being wasted

10/08/2017 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Look at These Crook County Budget numbers .. you will shop elsewhere


2010... Cook County Budget,, $3.0 Billion Dollars ..7 years later...

2017... Cook County Budget.. $5.4 Billions Dollars Increase.. nearly 80 %/seven years

Crook County Democrat fools wanted to steal $ 200 Million more money from middle class...........

with a soda tax ???

10/08/2017 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Ben J. from the Reader will pick something up. Always read his stuff.

10/08/2017 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look no further than the Sup's office. Robin Robinson? What what the fuck does she do? Until roussel left there were two chiefs. Deputy director skahill at legal affairs? They don't even have a director - but they do have a captain and now a luitenaunt assigned. All to supervise what? Four attorneys? News affairs needs two exempt spots? This bullshit starts at the top.

10/08/2017 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Great article on the dysfunction of Illinois government:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-illinois-1008-story.html

And there is no way this could be going on without the full knowledge and approval of Michael Madigan. Cuz that's the way shit works in Illannoy.

10/08/2017 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

Toni Bullwinkle is done. I would say stick a fork in her but I'm afraid about what might come out.

10/08/2017 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aldermam napws be careful with timothy henghan he is being is being backed by mike madigan and the 19th ward

10/08/2017 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

county has tons of workers who were political appointments and do little or nothing. Other workers have to make up the slack.

10/08/2017 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste and bloat is all over the place. Take a look at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office now under Preckwinkle minion Kim Foxx. She has increased the number of big dollar jobs on her executive staff. Now she’s got a Chief of Staff AND a Deputy Chief of Staff which never existed before not to mention all of her political crony “policy advisors” including one that used to work are Loevy and Loevy making a living out of suing police officers and taking millions of taxpayer dollars. But Kim laid off a large number of prosecutors per Toni’s order and now cries that she doesn’t have sufficient resources to combat gun violence. All the while, violent crime is spiraling out of control. Shootings, murders, carjackings up way way up. It’s outrageous. But Foxx drives around in a brand new fully loaded Chevy Suburban and enlarged her security detail which she has with her 7 Days a week. It’s all an outrage but she gets away with it because Toni lets her. Waste, fraud, bloat and abuse.

10/08/2017 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Cook County, how many jail guards per Supervisor? I remember reading late into the Cold War someone said the Soviet Army had more officers than soldiers in it.

10/08/2017 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe SCC should start an outgoing blog. They seem to bethe only honest reporting of the cities real problems. Sign some advertisers to help defray costs and begin to publish the news from the SCC perspective. Get the word out from the front lines, with no biased media filter.

10/08/2017 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From someone who knows the whispers about the Sheriff are VERY true. He is wide open to be blackmailed. Signed...Dart Throat

10/08/2017 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy "Shitbird" Shaw did a major hit on the police for Rahm today.

Read all about it.

10/08/2017 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American revolution was started over bogus taxation and no representation. That is exactly what is happening with o all tax payers on the city and country for that matter. Legal income taxpayers should be the only ones allowed to vote. Time for a change. You should have skin in the game in order to have a say.

10/08/2017 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Tax my blood sugar said...

Time to start ticketing residents who don't rake their leaves or let their lawns go to shit.

10/08/2017 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homeowner with valid FOID & CCW shoots intruder -

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/bronzevill e-washington-park/bronzeville

Good shooting citizen!

10/08/2017 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family and I regularly shop in one of the collar counties.

We only do so because traveling to Wisconsin or Indiana is not yet cost effective.

10/08/2017 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $8.00 case of county water I paid $2.79 in Hammond Indiana. No sales tax on food in Indiana.

10/08/2017 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As everyone knows, it's not just the Soda Tax that's coming up short, but Gas Taxes and Sales Taxes too -- as noted by the comments on this thread. And and previously mentioned, it's not just Crook County that's coming up short but the City is too with its portion of all those Sales Taxes. But there's more to it than just that.
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

When all those folks -- and People ;-) -- are driving out to previously 'parts unknown', they're not driving with their eyes closed. And during their travel or when they reach their shopping destination many are going think: .......
>>> 'Hey this is a pretty nice friggen area. Why in the Hell are we living in Gang Infested, Democrat controlled Chicago, where no neighborhood is really safe any longer and the schools suck? It's time to move!' <<<

And there goes the Property Tax money too.

10/08/2017 09:35:00 AM


Rejoice and be glad ol' Hill-Dog didn't win...

Why?

Referencing your mention of the peed-on middle class
peons who are border-jumping for more bang for their
deliberately diminished buck?

"How ya gonna keep 'em on the democratic slave plantation
if they're free to escape and spend their money outside
of Chicago/cook County?"

THESE... Are the ones voting with their feet in order
to achieve maximum fiscal efficiencies of their again
deliberately diminished buck.

Had Hill-Dog won, the D.C. nanny-statist progressives
would have gone in on the people left with enough sense
and money to flee democrat-controlled utopias like Chicago.

That obnoxious noise they were making about mandating
every hamlet, town, village and city in this nation to
"settle" the urban center non-contributors and tying
such "settlement" to federal funding.

"How dare you think you're going to flee somewhere
and live in peace, quiet and safety!"

Well... That's what immediately came to mind when we caught
wind of this craziness.

Chasing decent, law abiding people all over the place
while loudly demanding:

"Them that has, got's to give!
Or else..."

Pardon our vulgarity but FUKDAT!

>Watch This Space<

Bet you a fat man on a Friday that
Sir/Ma'am Prickwrinkle will go
knee-walking to The Combine for
some similar such taxation at the
state level to try and save face.

Heh...

Then they'll be intercepting Illinois
plated vehicles at the Wisconsin,
Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana
borders for "Tax Evasion."

10/08/2017 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Don't the Deputy Chiefs also rate a minimum staff?

10/08/2017 12:08:00 AM

Yes.
So you then have more house mice that could be better utilized in a beat car.

Don’t forget Rahm’s 1,000 imaginary officers though.
So we got that going for us.

10/08/2017 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) no chance the rapper:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171008/chatham/chance-stopped-by-police-so-he-records-it-live-on-instagram?utm_source=Breaking+News&utm_campaign=ca33646449-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4dc25bbf9a-ca33646449-177427833

He don't wants a police academy just a rich punk thug as usual!

10/08/2017 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Look no further than the Sup's office. Robin Robinson? What what the fuck does she do? Until roussel left there were two chiefs. Deputy director skahill at legal affairs? They don't even have a director - but they do have a captain and now a luitenaunt assigned. All to supervise what? Four attorneys? News affairs needs two exempt spots? This bullshit starts at the top.

10/08/2017 02:12:00 PM
It always has.

There’s just more of it now and they’re more blatant about it.

10/08/2017 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, we'll give you another freebie for Rahm's budget - when McCompstat took over, there were six total Deputy Chiefs. Under the "doing more with less" philosophy, Rahm eliminated nearly 1,700 budgeted spots - but Deputy Chiefs went from six to seventeen, each making something in the neighborhood of $170,000 with a car. There were so many Deputy Chiefs that they started giving them Districts to command since manpower was down 1,700.

Couldnt agree more! Start with OCD. No need for a D/C Chief too many bodies at Homan Square!
You have people being detailed their without a NOJO! Unreal why post a Notice of Job Opportunity if you bring whomever anyway!!

10/08/2017 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Off Topic: But when is the Van Dyke trial going to happen? This city needs 'all hands on deck" as they say in baseball. Is there any preparation from the brass? The Baltimore riot shown that they will be given a space to express themselves. Chicago is 3X the population of Baltimore...

10/08/2017 02:11:00 AM

They damn well better be thinking about it.
There’s no way in hell a judge finds JVD guilty of First Degree Murde.
“The community” that Rahm and the politicians incessantly pander to will be all up in arms and be making all sorts of “demands”

10/08/2017 11:14:00 AM

That's why he's charged with 16 counts of agg. bat. They fixed it so something will stick. Believe it. If you think he's walking away with a not guilty on all charges then you must be sniffing glue.

10/08/2017 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R Robinsons claim to fame is peace circles, cafes, & wearing questionable t-shirts to work ---- all for $150K of taxpayer money.
How come Ferguson, who can't investigate promotion cheaters, can't figure out the top heavy waste of the useless exempts?

10/08/2017 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

citizens mostly think that no gov't employee outside of PD/FD types does diddly squat...

as a former gov't employee I'd like to assure the citizenry that there are about 10% of gov't employees who work their tails off to get the work that needs done, done.

The other 90%, the smart ones, retired at their desks immediately upon passing their "probationary" period (usually 6 months to a year on the job)

10/08/2017 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hell, we'll give you another freebie for Rahm's budget - when McCompstat took over, there were six total Deputy Chiefs. Under the "doing more with less" philosophy, Rahm eliminated nearly 1,700 budgeted spots - but Deputy Chiefs went from six to seventeen, each making something in the neighborhood of $170,000 with a car.


Speaking of McCompstat, he was spotted drinking in an Edison Park bar on Saturday night.
10/08/2017 12:39:00 AM

Just trying to prove he's a man of the little people, while contemplating a run for office. He'll scurry right back to River North in a heartbeat.

10/08/2017 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOXX has increased her executive staff while laying off working ASAs. AND, she is handing out cases to outside law firms -- TAXwinkle's cronies. BUT, criminal justice shouldn't be touched because if she got so much less revenue in soda it is because no one bought it. Therefore, the layoffs should come from MEDICAL because obviously, obesity and diabetes is less with less both.

10/08/2017 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy Shaw’s son in law is Chris Hayes of msnbc. Rahm gave Shaw’s daughter a job in the White House . Their kids middle name is Emanuel. Shaw’s daughter was also clouted into a Chicago magnet when he was a reporter. That answers the question while shaw does Rahm’s bidding against the police.

10/08/2017 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



The Cubs are having another stellar season-good for them.
I wonder if a certain Sheriffs Police Deputy Chief will try to muscle his way with his relative into the ball park again using his credentials and Major League Baseball credentials like he did last year.
(Google it-story's still there)
Oh wait, MLB wouldn't be stupid enough to hand those over to this idiot again...and MLB would/should be frustrated that this Deputy Chief was never held accountable for his dumb ass antics.
I still wonder what this idiot actually did to end up getting beefed not only by CPD but MLB also?
Major clout assholes-fuck him and his brother...


10/08/2017 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Deputy Chiefs what exactly does Georgas do now besides collect the salary of a Deputy Chief....

10/08/2017 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASA of cook county are I Bonding SEX OFFENDERS

Last week they gave an I Bond out to an asshole who sodomized a 9 year old and the f@cked his 12 y/o sister. He was found living with mom close to a daycare and school, but registered at a completely different address to avoid detection. He was also getting friendly with a 12y/o neighbor boy until his mom found out. This is a travesty to the innocent public. Absolutely unbelievable the states attorneys office is doing this. Can anyone in the cook county states attorneys office explain why you refuse to enforce the IL sex offender registry laws?

10/08/2017 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




Speaking of McCompstat, he was spotted drinking in an Edison Park bar on Saturday night.
10/08/2017 12:39:00 AM

Just trying to prove he's a man of the little people, while contemplating a run for office. He'll scurry right back to River North in a heartbeat.


Or could it be that he is married now and lives up there

10/08/2017 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Off Topic: But when is the Van Dyke trial going to happen? This city needs 'all hands on deck" as they say in baseball. Is there any preparation from the brass? The Baltimore riot shown that they will be given a space to express themselves. Chicago is 3X the population of Baltimore...

10/08/2017 02:11:00 AM

As in the on-deck circle? God help us all.

10/09/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is a piece of garbage. A spawn of Barack Obama. Both of these no good politicians belong in prison for the crimes they have committed against the American People.
What the hell do they need seventeen do nothing Deputy Chiefs ??
The city is broke, the county is broke and the State of Illinois is in bad shape.
Why ?? Democrats is why !! Politicians are greedy, self serving individuals who can care less what happens as long as they can collect their pensions.What is interesting is these voting citizens will vote the same shitbags back into office for another 4 year romp. God Bless the USA !!!!

10/09/2017 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Hell, we'll give you another freebie for Rahm's budget - when McCompstat took over, there were six total Deputy Chiefs. Under the "doing more with less" philosophy, Rahm eliminated nearly 1,700 budgeted spots - but Deputy Chiefs went from six to seventeen, each making something in the neighborhood of $170,000 with a car.


Speaking of McCompstat, he was spotted drinking in an Edison Park bar on Saturday night.
10/08/2017 12:39:00 AM

Just trying to prove he's a man of the little people, while contemplating a run for office. He'll scurry right back to River North in a heartbeat.


10/08/2017 08:22:00 PM

Or visiting the in laws.

10/09/2017 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah but overtimes the problem! Smoke n mirrors

10/09/2017 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mags is at the county making big bucks at a do nothing job. Another 19th Ward suck hole.

10/09/2017 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Speaking of Deputy Chiefs what exactly does Georgas do now besides collect the salary of a Deputy Chief".....and does the fullduty sworn sister of the head of Monterrey security still work for him in an admin capacity along with his other full duty sworn female lapdog driver---let's look there Mr IG

10/09/2017 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Usually when you have a invasive species you starve it out by removing it's food source or if you if you have leach you remove it from it's food source it dies...............

Pretty simple logic right ?

10/09/2017 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC how about getting our own FOIA requests and posting them, after that, ask everyone to send them to as many people as they can. Let's create our own news outlet?????
FOIA requests are very easy to obtain and we should start using that information to strike back.

10/09/2017 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

union lobbyists have to end the gold braid bill and it has to include captains
it should be very easy to convince politicians that it is a drain on the pension fund , CFD doesn't have a gold braid bill
it is time to end this drain of our funds
most exempts now would still be patrolman if not for merit promotions
this has backing from all ranks except captain and above

10/09/2017 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a job that can be cut.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mihalopoulos-county-job-supplements-pols-161-an-hour-township-gig/

Can someone in the class tell me what a forest preserve regional superintendent is. 2011, he was pulling down 85k doing that. Must be a important gig.

10/09/2017 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Gold Braid Bill covers pension in all D2 positions from what I understand. I have to agree elimination of Gold Braid Bill may alleviate some seeking a mertorious position. On the other hand remember that the contribution to the fund is higher in a D2 position.

10/09/2017 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Here is a job that can be cut.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mihalopoulos-county-job-supplements-pols-161-an-hour-township-gig/

Can someone in the class tell me what a forest preserve regional superintendent is. 2011, he was pulling down 85k doing that. Must be a important gig.

10/09/2017 12:49:00 PM

His job, as regional Super is to oversee the counting of leaves on various trees in the FP district. However, he is responsible only for Willow trees between 35 and 45 feet tall. Others like him, are responsible for other size trees. Other sizes of other species of trees are handled by the other 150 Regional Supers on the payroll. We keep drinking that sugary pop and paying the tax to keep them in this vital business...

10/09/2017 11:52:00 PM  

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