Monday, October 16, 2017

Nice Drainage Rahm

That was quite a bit of rain this weekend:


That's how many millions of tax dollars under water? And no one could get authorization to open the locks to drain the river into the lake?

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95 Comments:

Anonymous Herb Tarlek said...

The locks aren't permanently closed due to the Asian Carp?

10/16/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the bright side, it's highly unlikely someone will get shot on the river walk under those conditions.

10/16/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This same thing happened a few years back. All you have to do is knock a hole in tooh or tree tunnels. Problem solved!

10/16/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city that works!

10/16/2017 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indicative of so much of the operational
and situational muscle memory of Chicago
that has been made to go away under
Rahm Emanuel.

Nobody left to remember how things
would work when shit happened.

As an aside...

Ponder how deliberately wretched
vehicular traffic flow has become
since Rahm parachuted into town
from D.C.

10/16/2017 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Rufus T. Firefly, (ret.) said...

At least we know the riverโ€™s still holding water.

10/16/2017 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Literally saw a lot of crap floating in Chicago River Sunday .. funny.. tourist from Argentina asked is this normal for crap in river..LOl Rahmicide

Notice Chicago's left wing media doesn't even bother to cover shootings /killings on weekends

10/16/2017 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure drain the locks and flood basements over the whole city like it would do.

10/16/2017 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>That's how many millions of tax dollars under water? And no one could get authorization to open the locks to drain the river into the lake? <<<

Thanks to whoever opened those locks.

Because they did that my basement was dry.

10/16/2017 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omg! It's so beautiful....

10/16/2017 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least it is in the river and not in our basements!!!

10/16/2017 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drain the Swamp....

10/16/2017 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can proudly thank those bastards at the MWRD for this FUCK UP. No money to properly maintain equipment, internal fighting and general incompleteness. Main controls for Deep Tunnel operation at Stickney plant so so and pump station equipment also so so.

Someone I. The know..

10/16/2017 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the seafood floats in fresh to the riverwalk restaurants.

10/16/2017 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It also flooded on 16 Jun 15. See Trib. article; Life goes on in wake of flooding along Chicago river walk.

10/16/2017 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this will end up being Trumps fault...

10/16/2017 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the sludge that went into the shops and restaurants. If you decide to dine there bring some rubber boots and gloves.

10/16/2017 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There goes the entertainment tax on all those boat rides. More layoffs in horizon.

10/16/2017 03:53:00 AM  
Blogger Gladorn said...

For those of us who don't live there, I'm assuming that is a park system underwater?

10/16/2017 04:11:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

Amazing, Shocking and most of all Disturbing! Was the person with the "Authority"to make a decision out of town this weekend? Maybe locking up their summer home for the winter? Or has the Dancing Turd instilled so much "Fear" in his flunkies, that nobody has the balls to make a decision, even in an emergency? Who was supposed to advise Rahm on this obvious emergency? Where was Rahm; out of town, setting up his Lobbyist Business for when he leaves Chicago? I hope the "Turd" gives the Inspector General the authority to investigate the incompetence that will now necessitate an expensive clean-up. And hopefully, someone will check the effect on the potential Amazon sites. Remember: IF RAHM LOSES AMAZON, IT WILL BE AS BAD AS WHEN MAYOR "MUMBLES" LOST THE "LYMPICS"! "MUMBLES" LOST, AND ONE INSIDER INVESTOR LITERALLY KILLED HIMSELF, RATHER THAN FACE THE OTHER INVESTORS LURED INTO THEIR CORRUPT REAL ESTATE SCHEME! Stay Safe, and be Careful. Rahm has your backs! Baby "G"

10/16/2017 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Blogger Gladorn said...
For those of us who don't live there, I'm assuming that is a park system underwater?

10/16/2017 04:11:00 AM

It's the downtown Chicago river walk

10/16/2017 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did they or didn't they open the locks? My basement was bone dry, usually Im swimming in raw sewage after a rainstorm like that.

10/16/2017 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spending all that money...next to a river...a city of idiots

10/16/2017 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sure drain the locks and flood basements over the whole city like it would do.
10/16/2017 12:53:00 AM

Ummm? You must not be from around these parts.
That's not what draining the locks of the Chicago River do.
Google it.
It is a modern engineering marvel.
Really, it is.

10/16/2017 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gladorn said...
For those of us who don't live there, I'm assuming that is a park system underwater?

10/16/2017 04:11:00 AM

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

It's the Chicago River.

10/16/2017 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What amazes me it that Rham actually thinks he can clean up the river and people will one day swim there! Yikes!

Just remember, most, 99.9% of people that jump into the river do not survive.
Ask yourself why?

10/16/2017 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is our tax money going?

10/16/2017 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Report I saw said CPD was stringing tape to block off entrances to the RW.
Why CPD? S&S didn't want to come out in the rain?

10/16/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hum, Enjoy a double Cockroachy cheeseburger next time your done with traffic court ! Your such an ASSHOLE EMANUEL !

10/16/2017 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

call vanecko plumbing

10/16/2017 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No ma'am. Those aren't rats. They're some of our famous, playful river otters.

10/16/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come you know that 9.5 is Dancing out of town every weekend

10/16/2017 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katrina the Ballerina at work.
Can't chase, can't open locks.
SWAT to HQ: may I take the shot, sir?
The bicycle cops are cross trained to stand up
paddle board, right?
We are prepared with floatation devices for K-9s,
right?
Rahm's insurance company won't believe the claim.
His $5K titanium bike trashed at River Walk.
F.U., Rahm. We paid an Alamo bicycle claim 5 years ago.

10/16/2017 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we were walking over the river on Saturday, looking at the flooded riverwalk, we saw a condom floating in the river. Keep it classy Chicago!!

10/16/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago, the city that floats

10/16/2017 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I'm sure it left quite a small for all the pretty people.

10/16/2017 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait for the homeless death body count to rise, where do you think they have been taking up residence during the summer months...

10/16/2017 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...I blame the Russians..

10/16/2017 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That wasn't crap floating in the river it was the visitors, cafe tables and chairs. No warning signs of possible flooding! Im sure the Dept of signs will be working on that ASAP!

10/16/2017 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH my what will Amazon think?

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

Now you can take home a fungus mold and maybe have an immune reaction after eating your overpriced hamburger.

10/16/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm, opening the locks probably would have made the problem worse as the Chicago river flows away from the lake towards the Mississippi river. That whole reversing the river flow thing that happened way back when so that our shit didn't pollute the lake. Unfortunately everything else in this shit hole became polluted.

10/16/2017 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/saints-fallen-police-officer/

-Happier in Wisconsin

10/16/2017 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forever UNCLEAN!!!!!!!

10/16/2017 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever happened to the decades long deep tunnel project that was supposed to remedy this?

10/16/2017 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were told this was going to happen it's the city problem

10/16/2017 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:51:00, Your right, the left wing Media did not cover all the shootings and Homicides this weekend. Wonder why?

10/16/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

The entire Riverwalk Project has been a disaster from the start. Obviously, the engineering was faulty since a good rain results in flooding all the stores and restaurants. The project took far longer than anticipated to complete. Vendors were concerned about the possibility of flooding problems but the city assured them it could not happen. Now, the vendors are dealing with their second destructive flood in two years. Look for some of the vendors to stay closed for good. Others will not renew their leases when they expire. Eventually, the Riverwalk will be vacant and become even more of a magnet for criminal activity than it is now. Another fiscal disaster brought to the citizens by Rahm and a giant waste of money that could have been used to fund the pensions.

10/16/2017 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote for incompetence, get incompetence. At least all your criminals and illegal aliens are safe.
Taxpayers, you need to dish out some more money.

J.J.

10/16/2017 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

No Offense SCC but opening the Locks wouldn't drain the river into Lake Michigan. If you recall the Flow of the river was Reversed around 1900 (Sanitary & Ship Canal also created) so it eventually flows into the Mississippi River. The Chicago River is the only river that flows 'backwards'.

IMHO the culprits are the morons at the MWRD and Deep Tunnel. That thing has never worked as promised and after every flood -- that shouldn't happen -- some jackass spokesman comes out with some lame excuse why they couldn't increase the flow in the tunnel(s). I don't believe its ever been opened to full capacity during any flood.

10/16/2017 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At lunch time we go down to the river and fish then barbecue the fish for lunch.

10/16/2017 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of bleach will be needed to disinfect where people will visit, eat, drink and dodge bullets.

Come to Chicago's River Walk Eateries! If our gangbanger's bullets don't take you down, our filthy river water bacteria and disease surely will!

Visit Chicago's River Walk! Fly here in first class. Be shipped home in cargo!



10/16/2017 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure drain the locks and flood basements over the whole city like it would do

Huh..All opening the locks and draining river water into lakes does is dirty the lake with some contaminates. It doesn t flood ur basements. How long have u lived in chicago.

10/16/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is why they have flood insurance.

10/16/2017 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a lot of stuff in the river that we probably don't want to put in the lake, our regional water supply. Much better to send it to the Gulf of Mexico.

10/16/2017 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure the specials at the restaurants along the river front will have a cup of e-coli served on the side. Is the Health Department on top of all the inspections needed before they can re-open ? ? Rahm ? Rahm..?

10/16/2017 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of us who don't live there, I'm assuming that is a park system underwater?

10/16/2017 04:11:00 AM

Yep. It's Chicago's largest water park. It's called the Chicago River. And, the river walk is not normally under water. I'm waiting for the Bean to float past.

10/16/2017 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the seafood floats in fresh to the riverwalk restaurants.

10/16/2017 02:27:00 AM


If only you knew! What's floating ain't seafood!

10/16/2017 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Opened game the locks lets the river water flow into Lake Michigan
relieving the water backup in the neighborhood sewers.
It also dumps tons of garbage, human waste and polluted water
near the water intake cribs.

10/16/2017 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least people couldn't get jack rolled and apple picked down there while it was flooded!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Thsts becoming a trap for the unsuspecting, thugs have the tourists cornered.

10/16/2017 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The locks aren't permanently closed due to the Asian Carp?

10/16/2017 12:12:00 AM

Well den, how do da botes get to da lake from da river? Dem Asian carp are like da moon landing and personal safety in Chicawgo. They don't exist. They's a filament of your machination.

10/16/2017 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the 40 year Deep Tunnel project that is nowhere near complete, the gift that keeps on giving to the friends of politicians.
(Maybe RottenRahm is planning to use the vacant Deep Tunnels for his hair brained fantasy of an Elon Musk Hi-Speed Tram tunnel)

So Where's the public inquiry?
Andy Dick Boy too frizzle frazzled to investigate the matter?

But look at the bright side, C-C-C-Cholly Williams may have just eliminated 3000 rats and saved the City $40 in dry ice.

10/16/2017 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the swamp has come to Chicago. Rahm must like it, it is his natural habitat, after all.

10/16/2017 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E coli anyone?

10/16/2017 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the tourists won't see the turds and dead carp floating through those Euro Cafe style riverside restaurants they eat at.

10/16/2017 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many of the homeless in their tent cities were washed away

10/16/2017 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of us who don't live there, that is the Chicago River you see under the water. Our city officials are so incompetent that the freaking river is under water. Hidden, are the restaurants and businesses that line the 'Under-water-River Walk'. Free scuba equipment with every meal.

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

I wish the city had better values.

10/16/2017 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ponder how deliberately wretched
vehicular traffic flow has become
since Rahm parachuted into town
from D.C.

10/16/2017 12:31:00 AM

Emanuel has declared (many times) that he wants a 'road diet', to slow cars down and limit traffic. NO ONE ever thought this was necessary until Emanuel received Chicago as his Chanukah toy a few years ago.
Now we have bike lanes, islands, pedestrian crossing stop signs (all flattened and laying in the street as hazards), bump-outs, cafes in parking spots...
I WANT MY CITY BACK.

10/16/2017 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Trump can bring us some of those paper towels

10/16/2017 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Offense SCC but opening the Locks wouldn't drain the river into Lake Michigan. If you recall the Flow of the river was Reversed around 1900 (Sanitary & Ship Canal also created) so it eventually flows into the Mississippi River. The Chicago River is the only river that flows 'backwards'.

%%%%%%%

When the water is that high, it goes out into the lake and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District adds extra chlorine to the intakes to wash out the garbage, etc. SCC has this one right.

10/16/2017 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LUCKY I AIN'T THE MAYOR , Heads Would ROLL ON THIS ONE BIG TIME , Obviously all Common Sense is gone here in the City , Wheres The Corrupt Media On This , How come there not showing this Bullshit , So there still protecting and Kissing Ass with the Mayor. , and they tell the Tourist and citizens to come out and Kayak the River LMAO , Now you can Kayak yourself right up to and inside the Restaurants Counter or Tables , UN FRICKEN BELIEVABLE

10/16/2017 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU MAYOR , If this Ignorant Stupid Ballerina Mayor is going to have People eating and Dining around a River , he better have that Damn Water Flowing and draining some damn place if it ever starts getting to high , I don't care if its running down in front of his House , Better be going somewhere , What a Serious ASSHOLE ,

Waterborne diseases are caused by drinking contaminated or dirty water. Contaminated water can cause many types of diarrhea diseases, including Cholera, and other serious illnesses such as Guinea worm disease, Typhoid, and Dysentery. Water related diseases cause 3.4 million deaths each year. Don't even think about putting your Finger in this City River it might Dissolve right in front of your face. DON'T DRINK THE WATER , even if you get splashed in the face by a Passing Boat.
CHOLERA ANYONE

10/16/2017 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Deplorable and Fetal said...

The city did some work recently on a manhole down the street from me. It was supposed to be some type of flood control for the neighborhood. On Sat nite I came home and the streets in that area were completely flooded like Ive never seen. However my basement was dry say for a little seepage. Thank you for saving my basement Rahm, but you are still walking disaster. On a side note....on Sunday when I wasn't watching the NFL, I found a dead snapping turtle on my block. Hey Tom Skilling, can you explain that one?

10/16/2017 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This area now must be completely sanitized with chlorine and scrubbed by hand to ensure no fecal bacteria contamination.
This according to the Chicago Department of Health Food Service Sanitation Manual.

10/16/2017 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Cant. Edward Smith said...


I hope they put the beer glasses up.

10/16/2017 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooooo ooooo ooooo. Another crisis the democrats can take advantage of. What what kind of liberty robbing scheme is Rahm cooking up for us now?

10/16/2017 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


But look at the bright side, C-C-C-Cholly Williams may have just eliminated 3000 rats and saved the City $40 in dry ice.



Rats are excellent swimmers.

10/16/2017 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you WALSH Construction!

10/16/2017 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we were walking over the river on Saturday, looking at the flooded riverwalk, we saw a condom floating in the river. Keep it classy Chicago!!

10/16/2017 07:47:00 AM

That's where the damn thing went! I couldn't find it anywhere. It's still good. I only wore it once. Like my tux, I usually get two wearings before sending them to the cleaners. Wha? It's my Chicago values. It's like family day at Great America. Two rides for the price of one!

10/16/2017 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many bike lanes were flooded down there?

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

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Maybe Trump can bring us some of those paper towels

Nov 2nd the snowflakes will be throwing paper towels at Trump Tower in Chicago. I just cant think of a more useless event to attend...

maybe the morons can throw 'em into the Chicago river...

10/16/2017 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few more feet and Rahm can capitalize on the next million dollar idea, Divvy canoes.
Paddle-by shootings, here we come

10/16/2017 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the water is that high it most certainly will flow out to the lake seen it happen dozens of times. Retired 059

10/16/2017 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Drummer Boy probably privatized the city services that were in charge of opening up the damn.

As someone else on here said, since Rahm Emanuel has become Mayor, traffic has never been worse. The reason for this is that he has hired outside contractors *filled with illegal labor, mind you* to tear up streets in the name of Comed, People's Gas, or sewer work. It's a joke.

Also a joke, is that this little monster has cut any and everything relating to Streets and San, and as a result, graffiti and Rats are at an all-time high.

Not to mention, this little monster has depleted the Police to the point that there aren't enough bodies. Further, even if there were enough bodies, why would any cop do his job when he runs the risk of being vilified by the people that Wilmette's Finest has emboldened, by quashing the Laquan McDonald tape, so that he could be elected.

As beautiful as she is, this city is running into a scary and dangerous time, all at the hands of the little Monster on the 5th Floor. Rahm: you suck as a leader, you're even worse as a person. Do us all a favor and do not run again. You, SUBURBANITE, HAVE RUINED MY CITY.

Get lost, you midget bitch.

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

Where does the lake drain to?

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

and BILANDIC lost a election for a snow storm,,,wise up people,

10/16/2017 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The logical and sanitary way is to hire septic system trucks
to suck out all the polluted water. But that's to simple, and
expensive. We have no money because Chicago has been
highly corrupt since Capone. Daley just picked up the mantle.
No body had to tell Rahm to steal. Chicago River flows
backwards because it too was shaken down and must pay
tribute.

10/16/2017 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
You can proudly thank those bastards at the MWRD for this FUCK UP. No money to properly maintain equipment, internal fighting and general incompleteness. Main controls for Deep Tunnel operation at Stickney plant so so and pump station equipment also so so.

Someone I. The know..

10/16/2017 02:06:00 AM


Two completely different things......

10/17/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This area now must be completely sanitized with chlorine and scrubbed by hand to ensure no fecal bacteria contamination.
This according to the Chicago Department of Health Food Service Sanitation Manual.

10/16/2017 04:32:00 PM

All they were using was a pressure washer. And the workers were not protected with hazardous-materials suits with hoods, masks, face shields, gloves and boots. They were dressed in street clothes while working in the fecal remnants! I would not go near that river walk. It is now anointed and dedicated as E-Coli Place. Disgusting.

10/17/2017 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does that mean all that remolding money went down the river

10/17/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great place for a casino. Then the Amazon employees can have a place to lunch.

10/17/2017 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Deplorable and Fetal said...
The city did some work recently on a manhole down the street from me. It was supposed to be some type of flood control for the neighborhood. On Sat nite I came home and the streets in that area were completely flooded like Ive never seen. However my basement was dry say for a little seepage. Thank you for saving my basement Rahm, but you are still walking disaster. On a side note....on Sunday when I wasn't watching the NFL, I found a dead snapping turtle on my block. Hey Tom Skilling, can you explain that one?

10/16/2017 04:15:00 PM
......
Some asshole dumped an unwanted pet outside.

10/17/2017 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago River locks are operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, not the city or MWRD.

To the guy who asked where Lake Michigan drains, ultimately it's the Atlantic ocean like all of the Great Lakes.

10/17/2017 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I understand it, when they open the McCook reservoir this year, opening the locks and this kind of flooding *should* be drastically reduced. We'll find out after its opened and we get another 5" rain day.

10/25/2017 02:31:00 PM  

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