Sunday, January 07, 2018

Wrong

  • Over 300 more Cook County employees were laid off Friday due to budget cuts, ABC 7 has learned.

    Officials with the Cook County Sheriff's Office said 77 people were laid off from the department, including deputies and high ranking department members.
Politics is raising its ugly head though:
  • Over 100 employees with the Cook County Courts are part of the layoff, but a temporary court order has put those layoffs on hold.
And guess what they blame?
  • In November, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $5.2 billion budget that included the layoffs of 321 people and the elimination of 1,017 vacant positions to make up for the $200 million in revenue lost when the sweetened beverage tax was repealed.
The sweetened beverage tax was NEVER going to generate anything close to $200 million, just based on the receipts that leaked out from retailers. Not only that, it was costing the County tens of millions in additional sales tax revenue as people shopped elsewhere.

Furthermore, if Prickwrinkle hadn't spent the $200 million prior to actually, you know, collecting it, she might have had a better handle on her budgetary process.

And what's this "elimination of 1,017 vacant positions" to help balance the budget? If they were unfilled, then those salaries weren't being spent, right? Let's do a little math:
  • 1,017 spots, at an average salary of $50,000 is just over $50 million.
  • This being Cook County, the average salary is more likely in the $75,000 range, meaning over $76 million wasn't paid out.
  • A couple of websites we checked out says that salary is around 68% of the compensation costs - Insurance accounts for another 31%. That's another $36 million that wasn't paid in for insurance for non-existent employees.
$112 million in savings just by eliminating 1,017 spots THAT WERE ALREADY VACANT and not costing you a thing? So what was the purpose of a $200 million tax hike when $88 million would have been fine?

Welcome to the wonderful world of political accounting - where you spend money you haven't collected, save money you never spent, and charge the taxpayers almost 150% of what you "need" to get by.

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103 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if all the top” honchos “ took a 1% pay cut ...bet you could save some jobs. Who am I kidding😮

1/07/2018 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Daily got rid of the Civilian desk aides, union janitors at the station and the union city workers at the airport. They privatized all the janitors under the save money bull crap. Now the company for all the privatization makes lots of money. Works make shit. Screw the DemocRATS.

1/07/2018 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The leadership is making people flee! Wait in the years to come it will get worse. By the year 2020 most will realize it's time to leave Illinois.

1/07/2018 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Indiana stays republican by the time I retire

1/07/2018 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next they need to get rid of clout incompetent judges!

1/07/2018 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Normal people know this . The press knows this . They won’t report honestly. Thanks for always reporting the truth , SCC. Great job .

1/07/2018 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable how these inept politicians blame soda for its budget problems

1/07/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps it's because none of the elected officials have ever held a REAL job.
We are doomed.

1/07/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - one other positive result of the layoffs was that so called/paid "commanders" appointed by Dart were shown the door. Hopefully the rank & file will be left alone while Dart the Fart's gold badge hacks take a fall.

Retired .38 spl +P

1/07/2018 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spend more and du nuffin... cook county way

1/07/2018 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the young guys out there still chasing dude and trying to fight the good fight:
“As you are now, i once was. As i am now, you’ll soon be.”
A lot of us were there in the past, so don’t knock us for slowing down a bit, for we’ve been through and seen a lot. You will be in our shoes before you know it.

1/07/2018 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dart played a nice little game whete he laid-off a bunch of Sgts and called them high ranking employees. Fucking pos.

1/07/2018 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And not a word from the MSM in Chicago on this. 2017 and we are still dealing with this bullshit. Incompetent politicians who are in charge of budgets that are in the billions. And no jail time, plus they collect their pension and lifetime healthcare. A big fuck you on the way out. Toni is 74, she does not give a fuck.

1/07/2018 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, ya know they had plans for who they'd fill those vacancies with.......the line of eager ass suckers is always long and always getting longer.......

1/07/2018 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was reading Sheriff blog and it stated Dart has laid-off 681 officers since taking office. The kicker was he is still getting 100 million more in funding than the former Sheriff before him. The jail poulation is down 45%. What is he doing with all this funding? Why not a federal audit looking into this. Dart will go down as the most incompetent Sheriff in history no matter how the media tries to spin it.

1/07/2018 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preckwinkle spokesperson said the Sheriff is to blame for the soda tax. 50 million in suits paid since 2015 and Darts Merit Board mess hasn't even hit taxpayers yet. Not to mention the 78 million in ot costs at the jail cause the sheriff has created such a hostile work environment everyone calls off.

1/07/2018 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are laying off sheriff's deputies? I sure they could have found others, less crucial, to lay off because Cook County is ripe with patronage workers among the over 22,000 people who work for the County. Two places to start would be Clerk of the Court Dorothy Brown's office and Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios' office. Both have been riddled with scandal for years. Also take away all department heads who have chauffeurs and cars. They can drive downtown in their own cars or take the Metra or CTA like everyone else. They don't need a car for a downtown job. Think of the money to be saved and all of the parking spots that would become a available. And ban all politicians from having their photos hanging in government offices and public areas. Think of the cost for that, the cost for the photographer, costs for the picture frame, and the costs for the union carpenter to mount the picture frames. There are thousands of these in government building. Their sense of grandeur is appalling. Do the taxpayers want them to have all this?

1/07/2018 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FEDS YOU READING THIS> TOM DART SAYS YOU GUYS SUCKED LONG BEFORE TRUMP

link
https://crookcountysheriff.blogspot.com/2018/01/dart-mocks-illinois-state-police-feds.html

Dart mocks Illinois State police, Feds, and the Justice Department.. Says every jail in the country is emulating what he is doing..

Dart says every jail/federal prison in the country is emulating what he's doing without giving him the credit.. He claims Use of Force and violence is significantly down in his jail.

Thanks tipster for sending us these videos. First video Dart says he would rather have less employees than more while giggling to his liberal audience. He also says the Feds and Justice department were incompetent long before the Trump administration.

Start at 57 minute mark of video during Q&A where Dart mocks the Feds and the Justice department while saying he would rather have less employees a few minutes later..

In the Second Video Dart mocks State Police at 23 minute mark of video... Sheriff Dart thinks all the law enforcement institutions around him are just stupid.. The first video was a month before Dart's infamous domestic 911 call to his home. Perhaps the Feds may want to look into that now!

1/07/2018 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dart will step down he is having major problems at the home front two times in the last month

1/07/2018 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So that's why she wants the property tax money early...

1/07/2018 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold on. So the pop tax wasn’t implemented to save the kids because that’s what that retired nurse on the commercials said? I am shocked and appalled.

1/07/2018 06:51:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Smoke, mirrors, and take tears.

1/07/2018 06:51:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Ok. Meant fake tears.

1/07/2018 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmmm.
Let's not forget the cost of those commercials that were aired after the tax initially passed. What did those doctors get paid to tell the parents of this county they did not know how to raise their own children? Who were those doctors related to?

1/07/2018 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a perfect depiction of well planned Democrat Tax reform measures. Will the last one out of the county please turn the light off?

1/07/2018 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many folks at the top tiers......collecting the Big Bucks.......while the worker-bees fight for scraps......
Cook County Govt. has too many chiefs, deputy chiefs, assistant deputy chiefs, top supervisors, assistant supervisors, assistant to the assistant supervisor......and on and on......
Same with CPD......way too many bosses at the top..collecting their Big Bucks.......mostly merit (aka political) hirees to entice the "community" into believing that "Da Mayor" has their back, that he will control the big, bad, street copper.....that the police are the problem for all their ills....
Same with the City government......too many bosses at the top collecting their Big Bucks......why are there 50 alderman collecting paychecks, million dollar "spend as you like" accounts to each one, staff and offices for each one, paid for by only 35% of the city that actually pays the damn taxes?
With 320 million people in this country, to have 140+ million "on the dole" is unfathomable.......no city, county, state, country can survive if only half are paying their own way......

1/07/2018 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's really save money!

Lay off 1,000!

1/07/2018 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for Preckwinkle and Democrats in all to be kicked out office in Chicago, Cook County!

We Need a "Trump like candidate" who is willing to clean house of this democratic corruption cesspool!

1/07/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little off topic: Everyone says you have to put your PAC money behind the right candidate? What PAC money, we dont have enough money in our PAC to impact many elections on a local level. We need to building our PAC to compete in elections and i hope the FOP and other municipal labor entities do this or band together. What is more important than money is getting others outside of your group to vote for someone that supports your interest. For us its not the Mayoral race. It is the Aldermanic, States Attorney and Judicial races. Lets start now and make no endorsements in the upcoming elections other than races that can help Police. Its up to the FOP to interview these candidates, but it is up to us to get involved in getting them elected. That means not only financial help but physical help. We have the 2nd floor open at the Lodge that can be used as a phone bank staffed by our members and their families. The calls would only go out to Police families and friends by Police family. When the Alderman and State Attorney candidates see the impact we have on a race they will know that our endorsement comes with results. Votes translate into influence, influence translates into policy support and policy translate into our job getting better. The FOP should be actively looking at Alderman in their Ward. We should be helping to recruit opponents to the Alderman that go against our interest. You want a good contract, then start to get involved in getting the people we need in office. Judges are the start. Get some non slated candidates elected to the bench and watch Cook County Democratic Committee say what the fuck just happened.

1/07/2018 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It really doesn’t matter who is running the ship here. They’re all alike, but Prickwankle gots to go! Todd Stroger isn’t the answer. God, help us all

1/07/2018 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous long gone and laughing my ass off said...

you missed one thing SCC. the multi
million dollar study on the feasibility
of eliminating the thousand jobs.
remember, dunnycrats cant function or
make major decisions without outside help.

public safety be dammed to boot.

1/07/2018 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Privatizing the city janitors was a good thing. At least now the station gets cleaned, floors are mopped, and garbage taken out. When we had city janitors in 025, all they would do is hide in their office or sleep somewhere. Maybe mop the floor once a week.

1/07/2018 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I myself am very surprised they are not blaming President Trump....

1/07/2018 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Numerous , numerous, numerous county workers not only don't live in cook county but don't live in the state. Not even subjected to this sugar tax which was supposed to bail them out. Who got hit the hardest, us city workers. Many many miles from neighboring counties

1/07/2018 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words out Riccio will be announced as first deputy. Tunny and Ray Lopez were pushing hard for Staples and Reboyras wanted Maria Pena so Rahm made everyone unhappy but he wanted someone who wasn’t dumb.

1/07/2018 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet none of them are ever charged with corruption unless an envelope is physically passed along to them...

1/07/2018 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Joker said...

The leadership is making people flee! Wait in the years to come it will get worse. By the year 2020 most will realize it's time to leave Illinois.

2020? I realized in 2000 that I should move the family not only out of Chicago, Cook County but Il altogether. But I couldn't because I couldn't retire then. Fast forward......I retired in 2017 and moved out of state to Texas. I couldn't be happier. Cost of living is much lower, people are friendlier AND they love their first responders!

So do your home work now. Find an area of the country that will work for you and when its time get the @uck out of Il and enjoy your life!

1/07/2018 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is off topic but the call by a young officer for advice from older seasoned officers resonated with me. To such officers you should seek out advice from an FTO, an instructor at the CPD Academy, or contact training coordinators at the Chicago HIDTA office or even better the FBI which has a robust training program for state and local police officers. They offer a cornucopia of courses ranging from patrol tactics, to legal issues in law enforcement, and even considerations with respect to the use of lethal force. Many of these guys are former coppers or state troopers so they understand your perspective and have your best interests at heart. Some of our older or more seasoned officers unfortunately have not been able to transition to modern policing methods and theory. I took a tactical course sponsored by a major federal agency and learned how to effectively deploy a rifle under the proper circumstances and when to not deploy it!

1/07/2018 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIBerals never have to answer to anyone.

NOT ILLINOIS. NOT LAW.

1/07/2018 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you guys hate'em but at least Tom Dart is real. The violence in CCDOC is decreasing. My drug addict brother in law was locked up in Division 2 and told me that Tom Dart visits every month. What do our leaders do??

1/07/2018 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forensic audit now!

1/07/2018 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What "high ranking" Sheriff layoffs?

Dart recruited many Chicago political police - SAO friends and staffed the bloated command positions with those do-nothing pals.

Sheriff deputies, court services, Jail, are all political now and it is an ongoing fight between deputies on whose clout is more powerful, (and money) as far as getting cushy assignments and rank.

Some history:
A Police Department Held Hostage by Politics: A History Part 4

http://www.ipsn.org/county4.php

1/07/2018 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Law firms are next too if cops stop arresting people...the well is draining slowly folks pay close attention.

1/07/2018 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They wanted to lay off LT as well but LT have a clause in their contract that states they get bumped down to last merit rank in lieu of layoff, elimination of position.. so they demoted 16 LT and laid off 16 sgt’s. What’s next? In December they say to expect more layoffs. Their is only about 700ish deputies including all on duty injury, disability and suspended. Authorized strength use to be 1,400. They eliminated all those empty deputy spots. And want to lay off more.

1/07/2018 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 19th ward, keep voting them assholes in office. Those dirty Demo's, oh, halfway through this year, check your property values.

1/07/2018 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you image the money the city would have if we just held our elected officials to be accountable?

the thought is just mind-blowing........

1/07/2018 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All questions and observations are valid, too bad the MSM won’t ask the questions and make the same observations.

The US Attorney needs to do true, in depth, forensic audits of all three levels of Illinois government

1/07/2018 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste your vote on liberal politicians and they'll waste your tax dollars for you. Plus, they'll raise your taxes and waste that money too!

J.J.

1/07/2018 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets lay off everyone because they are not approving felony charges for anything. So my question is why do we need anyone at the jail, nobody goes to jail under Kimmy Fox.

1/07/2018 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the DEMOCRATIC Party!

1/07/2018 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on crook county past performance I am waiting to see what happens to all the early real estate tax money that was paid in before the end of 2017. I forsee the thieving demorats spending this money early and then crying poor mouth later in 2018 forcing an additional tax increase.

1/07/2018 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And not a word from the MSM in Chicago on this. 2017 and we are still dealing with this bullshit. Incompetent politicians who are in charge of budgets that are in the billions. And no jail time, plus they collect their pension and lifetime healthcare. A big fuck you on the way out. Toni is 74, she does not give a fuck.
1/07/2018 02:16:00 AM

How "OLD" is the rest of the Crook County Board. Familiarity breeds contempt & judging from the never ending list of taxes, there's alot of contempt going on. Get rid of the entire County Board all at once & see what skeletons suddenly appear & how many wind up in jail! That could start a domino effect across the city, county and state.... 1 can only DREAM!!!

1/07/2018 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a prime example of the thinking that has made cook county and Illinois the worst state in the nation. Tax the people with a hopeful revenue generating tax to fix a hole in the budget, all the while not even knowing if it will work. They never consider a decrease in spending and waste as a solution. Check out the jail. It's at it lowest population ever and still dropping. Buildings are being closed, but still the same budget and enormous command staff. Why?

1/07/2018 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the empty jail they should be able to save bucks too.

1/07/2018 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is a rhetorical question but did Mark Browns wife or Flannery's kid get laid off. Or how about the relative of Patrick Elwood or the other dozen reporters kin on Dart's payroll.

1/07/2018 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why wont Preckwinkle open investigation into Dart's domestic situation on Oct 14th.

1/07/2018 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preckwinkle recently hired about 20 new people to the highway department while laying off county workers. She could eliminate the Forest Preserve Police and save a ton of money. Plus she has all these bodyguards and about 5 SUVs assigned just to her. You would think she could find more to cut in her own budget. She is pissed off at Dart and is targeting his employees. Just laid off a bunch of clout heavy people from Madigan's ward. As soon as cuts were announced, the clout phone calls started to come in. Maybe Dart can cut some of the 200 lawyers he has hired, who screw up the whole department. Dart has no idea what is going on and allows his attorneys to run this department and come up with all these new rules. The unions need to step up and demand an audit of this department. With no opposition for Dart he can do what he wants. He is either totally out of touch with his department and its operations, or he just doesn't care.

1/07/2018 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

'Democratic Math' is to Illinois politics what Common Core is to CPS.

1/07/2018 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Baltimore riots funded by Soros - visual evidence
https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/7oqspo/happening_anon_posted_evidence_of_baltimore_riots/

1/07/2018 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Photos of Baltimore demonstration instructions - illegal
https://imgur.com/a/37tfd

1/07/2018 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope its riccio or staples as first deputy aklo regards to kennedy incompetent but has big 19th ward wack he aint going anywhere

1/07/2018 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn SCC, nice reporting. You’re reporting is more insightful than any bullshit rag we kindly and wrongly referred to as “local media.” While they love to steal other stories from you, for some reason I doubt they’ll launch a truly unbiased investigation into all of Toni’s practices. Now, a barfight involving a cop? Page 1!!!! Politicians stealing or mismanaging millions, ordering criminals free, tainting democracy, being responsible for a staggering increase in violent crimes, to name a few? No, sorry, media had bigger things to worry about. Back to a barfight....

1/07/2018 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tony riccio for supt. seiser for firt deputy billy kishner for chief of organize crime

1/07/2018 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous WE ARE THE STORM said...

It's been proven time and time again communsmism doesn't work. Why do these liberal assholes keep trying. Oh yeah. Nevermind. It's because they hate America.

1/07/2018 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can there be a revenue shortfall? With "Let Them Go" Kim Foxx as prosecutor and "Let Them Go" Toni Bullwinkle and Tommy Dart as the county board president and jail keeper there must be many empty jail cells and cell blocks. Why must we pay staff to watch empty cells?

1/07/2018 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




Legalize weed and tax it, city, county & state.


1/07/2018 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the not too distant future Chicago, Crook County, and the State of Illinois will be in bankruptcy. Self serving corrupt politicians filled their pockets with our tax dollars and left town. Look at Detroit. That is Chicago.

1/07/2018 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot: they are doomed

https://www.themaven.net/bluelivesmatter/news/new-anti-police-district-attorney-fires-31-from-prosecutor-s-office-9dQPWo0PykGLXGr6EijWXw

1/07/2018 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What difference does it make who takes phone calls at the fop?

1/07/2018 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't tax my ass flaming hot chips and red pop.

1/07/2018 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Privatizing the city janitors was a good thing. At least now the station gets cleaned, floors are mopped, and garbage taken out. When we had city janitors in 025, all they would do is hide in their office or sleep somewhere. Maybe mop the floor once a week.

Alot more can be privatized and waste cut in government.

1/07/2018 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should add a "This is bullshit" button. Fuck Taxwikel old ass. I will be glad when she is out of job just like Stroger.

1/07/2018 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well its to be expected when dumb shit after dumb shit is on the ticket as a Democrat, thru back room deals. And dumb shit after dumb shit automatically punches "D" on the voting machines.

1/07/2018 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words out Riccio will be announced as first deputy. Tunny and Ray Lopez were pushing hard for Staples and Reboyras wanted Maria Pena so Rahm made everyone unhappy but he wanted someone who wasn’t dumb
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Cmdr. J. Sanchez from 010 will replace Riccio.

1/07/2018 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words out Riccio will be announced as first deputy. Tunny and Ray Lopez were pushing hard for Staples and Reboyras wanted Maria Pena so Rahm made everyone unhappy but he wanted someone who wasn’t dumb.

If Staples isn't First Deputy it's because she's in line for the Superintendant position next year after Johnson retires with his Supe pension and Rham is re-elected. The First Deputy position is not a springboard to Superintendant and hasn't been for awhile.

1/07/2018 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard violence was down 21% in Chicago according to 60 Minutes!!! congrats!!! #loadofshit

1/07/2018 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Words out Riccio will be announced as first deputy. Tunny and Ray Lopez were pushing hard for Staples and Reboyras wanted Maria Pena so Rahm made everyone unhappy but he wanted someone who wasn’t dumb
---------
Cmdr. J. Sanchez from 010 will replace Riccio.

1/07/2018 04:36:00 PM

Yep....1 year as an exempt. Makes perfect sense.

1/07/2018 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look , courts could be run by private security . Security Officers at Administartion Hearings on Superior look professional, do a better job for less money . Time to end patronage. Rotate court officers into the cook county jail and most will quit . Rent a cops will provide better security for judges ,states attorney and victims .

1/07/2018 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the plow drivers and garbage truck drivers folded and let rahm kick a contract down their throats. I never thought the Teamsters would bow to the mayor. We can’t let FOP fold like this on our contract.

1/07/2018 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know you guys hate'em but at least Tom Dart is real. The violence in CCDOC is decreasing. My drug addict brother in law was locked up in Division 2 and told me that Tom Dart visits every month. What do our leaders do??
1/07/2018 09:52:00 AM

You can't be serious. If he "visits" it's not to play cards with your brother and see how the food is. If real is COs being afraid to put their hands on hostile and confrontational inmates, paying for sex change hormone treatment, putting offenders in gun cases (and more violent cases) on the anklet...seriously, whatever your angle is just cool it.

1/07/2018 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heys guys take it easy, my union boss says it's all alright and da democrats is taking care of us all. Dey said yous guys that's votes for republicans is da real problem. Da union boss said so while beating dat podium at da union meeting and blaming dat trump guy for ours problems. Gave us all some pizzas and some old styles and told us to keeps fighting da good fight. Den he left in his union paid for Cadillac and went to his summer home to meet wit dos dem bosses. Says yous guys keep working hard for us and put dos PROUD UNION HOME signs on da lawn and dayl take care of us. Cmon guys yous know dey wouldn't lie to us just keep voting for da democrats like dey tell us and everything will be alright one day. Da boss says it's only been 100 years with da democrats running the city and da county so we just has to give em a chance to turn it around boys. Now pass da kool aid

1/07/2018 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note on the PAC FUND Screw the PAC. fund Save your money look what they did to all of the retirees.All of are so called friends of labor. Did not here a thing from any of them during the law suit mums the word.Vote all of them out. Save your money you need it for heath insurance when you retire. Not one of them in office spoke out to help us.

1/07/2018 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring home Ramsey! He is the man and has a lot of stories to be told too!

1/07/2018 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if all the top” honchos “ took a 1% pay cut ...bet you could save some jobs. Who am I kidding��

1/07/2018 12:12:00 AM


Make that 10%, each year, for the next 10 years......or, 100% today.

1/07/2018 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard violence was down 21% in Chicago according to 60 Minutes!!! congrats!!! #loadofshit
1/07/2018 06:52:00 PM

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I am going to start repeating the City mantra that crime is down in 2017!!!
If Rahm and his propagandists in the media want to shovel out BS, we should give credit to the only thing that changed in 2017 as opposed to the previous years shitshows?
Thank you Donald Trump for saving Chicago!!!
Giving Trump credit for the non-existent drop would drive Rahm crazy

1/07/2018 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just heard violence was down 21% in Chicago according to 60 Minutes!!! congrats!!! #loadofshit

1/07/2018 06:52:00 PM"
Too bad 60 minutes will not look into the corrupt States Attorney and the judges that let these criminals walk with little or no bond on violent crime! Keep voting Democrat for more of the same!!

1/07/2018 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be Strong And Take Courage,
And Always Remember,
The Big Money Always Comes In Late

1/07/2018 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody is asking the right question. The real bloat with Cook County is why the county health care system takes 2.5 billion to run a hospital. Why don't they have a management company come in and runit efficiently.

1/07/2018 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I saw 60 minutes!

Crime is way down.

All is good!

All the Utes needed was some hugs and kisses.

Apparently CPD got rid of all White poleece bosses and replaced them with computers. Hal uh loo ya!

1/07/2018 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is off topic but the call by a young officer for advice from older seasoned officers resonated with me. To such officers you should seek out advice from an FTO, an instructor at the CPD Academy, or contact training coordinators at the Chicago HIDTA office or even better the FBI which has a robust training program for state and local police officers. They offer a cornucopia of courses ranging from patrol tactics, to legal issues in law enforcement, and even considerations with respect to the use of lethal force. Many of these guys are former coppers or state troopers so they understand your perspective and have your best interests at heart. Some of our older or more seasoned officers unfortunately have not been able to transition to modern policing methods and theory. I took a tactical course sponsored by a major federal agency and learned how to effectively deploy a rifle under the proper circumstances and when to not deploy

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Soooooo ask an FTO with 2-4 years on the job or a clouted academy instructor who never worked the street??? Great idea dumb dumb

1/07/2018 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Words out Riccio will be announced as first deputy. Tunny and Ray Lopez were pushing hard for Staples and Reboyras wanted Maria Pena so Rahm made everyone unhappy but he wanted someone who wasn’t dumb......
or willing to sell his soul... they are all the same... If Johnson is always reading about Job in the Bible.. would that make Rahm the Devil... only thing is Job does not give in to the devil....

1/08/2018 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C’mon SCC.
You don’t expect Foxx, Taxwinkle and Dart to speak the truth do you?

1/08/2018 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

I know you guys hate'em but at least Tom Dart is real. The violence in CCDOC is decreasing. My drug addict brother in law was locked up in Division 2 and told me that Tom Dart visits every month. What do our leaders do??

1/07/2018 09:52:00 AM"

Wow! Such a feel good story. What sort of 'visits' do they have? Conjugal?

1/08/2018 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy who wrote about privatizing the janitors in 025 must be either a FNG (that’s fucking new guy for all you FNGs) or a janitor in 025. Yeah, great move except for the fact that background checks either weren’t done or poorly done. We had convicted felons “working in the station, locker rooms, and D-Unit.

1/08/2018 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Daily got rid of the Civilian desk aides, union janitors at the station and the union city workers at the airport. They privatized all the janitors under the save money bull crap. Now the company for all the privatization makes lots of money. Works make shit. Screw the DemocRATS.

What are you talking about? BIg companies make big $$$, but 'trickle down' doesn't really trickle. That is the Republican way, as the CEO of Papa John's Pizza!

1/08/2018 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Daily got rid of the Civilian desk aides, union janitors at the station and the union city workers at the airport. They privatized all the janitors under the save money bull crap. Now the company for all the privatization makes lots of money. Works make shit. Screw the DemocRATS.

That is now big business works. Who do you think changes those sheets and cleans those rooms in those overpriced Trump hotels? Who picks the grapes at the Trump wineries in Napa Valley? GUEST WORKERS, that's who!
"De-regulation and positive business practices at work."

1/08/2018 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is off topic but the call by a young officer for advice from older seasoned officers resonated with me. To such officers you should seek out advice from an FTO, an instructor at the CPD Academy, or contact training coordinators at the Chicago HIDTA office or even better the FBI which has a robust training program for state and local police officers. They offer a cornucopia of courses ranging from patrol tactics, to legal issues in law enforcement, and even considerations with respect to the use of lethal force. Many of these guys are former coppers or state troopers so they understand your perspective and have your best interests at heart. Some of our older or more seasoned officers unfortunately have not been able to transition to modern policing methods and theory. I took a tactical course sponsored by a major federal agency and learned how to effectively deploy a rifle under the proper circumstances and when to not deploy it!

Two words. Ruby Ridge

1/08/2018 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Words out Riccio will be announced as first deputy. Tunny and Ray Lopez were pushing hard for Staples and Reboyras wanted Maria Pena so Rahm made everyone unhappy but he wanted someone who wasn’t dumb......
or willing to sell his soul... they are all the same... If Johnson is always reading about Job in the Bible.. would that make Rahm the Devil... only thing is Job does not give in to the devil....

1/08/2018 02:09:00 AM
The first deputy spot has been a hidden shell game for years,since Townsend left years ago the 1st is relegated to smiling on camera and drawing a huge pension no responsibilities anymore a wasted salary!

1/08/2018 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People keep saying legalize weed and tax it. Good luck. We are the champs at taxation. By the time we get thru adding all our taxes everyone will have to buy it old fashioned anyway to save a few bucks.

1/08/2018 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So What? They are all Patronage Hacks, did not get the jobs legitimately, probably paid off to get the jobs you or I couldn't get without pay to play. President Trump created tons of jobs, so let them get off of their Political Hack asses and find a different job. They're just Brown Clowns anyways.

1/08/2018 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous bratton fan said...

In at least some cases, the vacant positions were intended to be filled, and now aren't. I'm aware of an office that is stretched pretty thin.

Look, the thing is that Preckwinkle actually forced cuts. There's no way the Toddler or his dad or George Dunn or even Phelan Dick would have done that. They would have figured out a way to raise some other tax. Rahm has never tried to cut expenses in any significant way. Quinn didn't do it at the state level. And none of those people forced government employees to work either.

Preckwinkle is different. She's not just any old Democrat.

You hate her policy on the jail. That's fine. I tend to agree. But you need to give credit where it's due. She has held a line on expenses, and she forces people to work. Things aren't perfect at the county, but they're a hell of a lot better.

Frankly, if you had your way and ousted her, she'd almost certainly be replaced by someone a hell of a lot less honest.

1/08/2018 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mother of God who’s the assclown defending Preckwinkle above?! State your name, job and the ward you live in so we can see why....she’s either your juice or you’re a white, liberal, naive, non police person that lives in Lincoln park

1/09/2018 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Words out Riccio will be announced as first deputy. Tunny and Ray Lopez were pushing hard for Staples and Reboyras wanted Maria Pena so Rahm made everyone unhappy but he wanted someone who wasn’t dumb.

1/07/2018 08:38:00 AM

You're full of it. Never happened. At least I can state without any doubt that one of the named aldermen absolutely has not been "pushing hard" for anyone. Why would an alderman want to owe Rahm one, when he needs them more than they need him? Goof.

1/09/2018 02:48:00 PM  

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