Saturday, March 24, 2018

This Can't Be Code

The city that works:


Note the extension cord running from the building to the sign.

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62 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they used the tree to hold the cable. They could have installed a small pole.....but the tree was already there.....now we need a sign "CAUTION: Do not trim the tree" Of course in Chicago they will need another cable to light that sign and so on and so forth.

Will it never end????

3/24/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s code alright... Code of Silence!!!!

3/24/2018 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck?

Sell the fax machines on Ashland Ave and get some carrier pigeons.

Spend the money on retiree insurance.

Get balls of fire like me to leave,

Until then, I stay Rahmie....,🤡

3/24/2018 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the streets lights on my block

3/24/2018 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close enough for government work!

3/24/2018 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous outside lookin' in said...

OT: WGN did a real hatchet job on the Elgin LT who (allegedly) had to shoot the woman in Elgin (on I-90). They just released some of the incident's video and WGN edited it and showed some. Then WGN requested the guy's personnel file and pointed out all the complaints against him - even though ALL were dismissed.

If you heard and saw the story - She was shot after not obeying the police to step out of her car and then they had to try to rescue her after she set the car on fire (odd behavior??)

WGN did not focus on when she was coming out of the car - she had knives in her hands (that makes a BIG difference in trying to get someone out of a car and someone who wants to engage you in a fight)

Funny how WGN skipped over a lot - like painting a real picture of this woman. Who was she - and what was HER background??

Was she on Drugs? (was an autopsy ordered? it should have been).

I am NOT impressed by the slanted coverage on this story by WGN. Today, Elgin, tomorrow CPD.

The story of the police using "excessive force" is starting to get old.

Police need sensitivity training?? How about ALL civilians taking a course on what to do when you are stopped by the police?? Funny how that should be in EVERY grade school and HS and 95% of these cases would disappear.

Better yet, why doesn't WGN and the other stations run this PSA everyday?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8

3/24/2018 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the sign up for anyway.... fill out your police report here ?
Ok, who got the contract ?

3/24/2018 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good ole 019!

3/24/2018 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the cable TV hookups hanging off the front of Cabrini Green.

3/24/2018 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No worries, a union electrician plugged it in and a connected landscaper under a city contract made sure it wasn't hurting the tree.

3/24/2018 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No worries, a union electrician plugged it in and a connected landscaper under a city contract made sure it wasn't hurting the tree.

3/24/2018 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the heck is that?

3/24/2018 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn someone beat me to this, Was going to send this photo this week! Congrats to the guy or gal who got it here first. An extension cord from the police gym's window hanging onto a tree, to plug in the 19th district ad board, wait till this crap sets a fire to the tree or falls on and electrocutes someone. The City that (DOESN'T) Work!

3/24/2018 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this is the cord that plugs in the SWIPING MACHINE in 019, Maybe a squirrel can chew on it and break it in half and we can eliminate the swiping in and out. Well a man can dream, can't I?

3/24/2018 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ll take a charter school for 10, Rahm.

3/24/2018 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

019

3/24/2018 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's actually Not an Extension Cord... It's a CAT 5 or otherwise known as an Ethernet cable used for Data transfer. I was looking at it the other day. It's connected to the digital sign out front. The other end leads into a window opening in the workout room. My guess the font office connects up a key board to change THE MESSAGE ON THE SIGN. You would have thought it would have either been controlled via wireless internet or IR at the very least. Nothing to see here.

3/24/2018 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol... get a few union guys please

3/24/2018 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city that works!

Yea right!

That's embarrassing!

3/24/2018 04:37:00 AM  
Blogger Ken said...

We needed more bike lanes fuck repairs

3/24/2018 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course it's code the paid off inspector approved it. The Chicago Way again.

3/24/2018 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is okay, the sign is providing power to a camper van of itinerant immigrant transgender voters.

3/24/2018 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m sure the city truck driver drove up with three other employees, and two of them laid out this cord while one “supervised,” and the truck driver sat there. Only took four hours...

3/24/2018 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awe c'mon SCC....I'm sure it's of the highest quality and gauge of an extension cord, Sooooooo, it's all GOOD then....

3/24/2018 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woooooo Boy....That guy should move up here and run for political office. I can see some of his ideas would fit right in with some of our Nit Wits in charge.

3/24/2018 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oppss the contractor forgot to run a underground power line to the sign. ni problem, it passed inspection. So it must be safe.

3/24/2018 07:03:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Only the best for us.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

3/24/2018 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it is a clothesline.

3/24/2018 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s basically just like normal power lines.
Those wires from your home to the alley are about the same.
Hey, ever look how those wires hang from street light to street light?

3/24/2018 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could also note the constant running of rats between the building and parking lot. Of course they are on the rise all over the city under rahm. He cant do anything right.

3/24/2018 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its not code...

but since it would take real electricians to fix it, the city relies on building engineers to do everybody elses job.

maybe rahm wants it to look like puerto rico

3/24/2018 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD has their clouted, and 399 Engineer's have their clouted.

3/24/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) let’s observe how different news rags do a headline:

Man critically hurt by sticking head out of moving Red Line train, hitting pole
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/boy-critically-hurt-by-sticking-head-out-of-moving-red-line-train-hitting-pole/

Boy critically injured after sticking head out of moving Red Line train

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-red-line-injury-20180323-story.html

So when you call a man a boy isn’t that a derogatory racist comment in the black community just axin?


3/24/2018 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the city ever built a station that was all code compliant?

3/24/2018 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually....it is code. Because the cord doesn't "hang the full span".
It must be supported "about half way by a tree,light pole or stop sign."

3/24/2018 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

In my professional opinion I wouldn't doubt that the Extension Cord from the Sign is what's powering the entire Building on the left.

That's based on my experience from dealing with with some of the Engineers on city buildings that I was involved with right before I retired. They do everything ass-backwards. (bunch of f--king morons)

3/24/2018 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw it .... it's a network cable ??? for setup of sign ????
To be continued.

3/24/2018 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local 134 electrician here, that’s a temporary feed, probably to program/ work out the bugs with the sign. Chances are the sign guy is ahead of us and demanded it right now. That was the best the guys could do in a pinch. Come on SCC, you should know that nobody likes someone Monday morning quarterbacking their job!

3/24/2018 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPRAH is probably holding a how-to seminar or the Cook Co Resto-Justice Trilogy of Terror is having an walk-in expungement fair.
Gotta get the message out and the sign has to lit.

I’m not in the trades and by no means an electrician, but I know for a fact that there is no auxiliary receptacle on the side of that sign.
(Gramps had a name for that type of sloppy quick fix.)
Someone and not an electrician, had shimmy up a ladder open up the internal junction box and splice that extension cord into it rather than trace the source of the power loss.
Nice temp fix for perhaps a string of 60 watt bulbs, but this is outright dangerous nuts.
Wonder what the load is to light that sign, prob running a 30 amp breaker and just a 14/3 extension cord draped over a publicway and thru tree limbs.

That has to be one important sign message.
Please someone post a photo of it.

Ecomonics 101 -
What happens when then Chicago Ministry of Finance and Elections ignores accounts payable.

Rahm will get right on it when he gets back from his Puerto Rico humanitarian tour with Lil Louie.
They’re bringing paella.

3/24/2018 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It's actually Not an Extension Cord... It's a CAT 5 or otherwise known as an Ethernet cable used for Data transfer. I was looking at it the other day. It's connected to the digital sign out front. The other end leads into a window opening in the workout room. My guess the font office connects up a key board to change THE MESSAGE ON THE SIGN. You would have thought it would have either been controlled via wireless internet or IR at the very least. Nothing to see here.

3/24/2018 03:09:00 AM

Of course, when they built the sign they ran electric out to it and forgot to run the cable for the sign controller...... Sounds like a certain powerful construction co. when hey built the new addition on Lutheran General Hospital. Got it all done, TV cables, IT wiring, electric..etc and forgot to include wiring for telephones for the rooms etc. ....

3/24/2018 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Previous;
Was she on Drugs? (was an autopsy ordered? it should have been).



Depends on if it happened in Cook Cty or Kane Cty on I-90

3/24/2018 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous outside lookin' in said...

OT: WGN did a real hatchet job on the Elgin LT who (allegedly) had to shoot the woman in Elgin (on I-90). They just released some of the incident's video and WGN edited it and showed some. Then WGN requested the guy's personnel file and pointed out all the complaints against him - even though ALL were dismissed.

If you heard and saw the story - She was shot after not obeying the police to step out of her car and then they had to try to rescue her after she set the car on fire (odd behavior??)

WGN did not focus on when she was coming out of the car - she had knives in her hands (that makes a BIG difference in trying to get someone out of a car and someone who wants to engage you in a fight)

Funny how WGN skipped over a lot - like painting a real picture of this woman. Who was she - and what was HER background??

Was she on Drugs? (was an autopsy ordered? it should have been).

I am NOT impressed by the slanted coverage on this story by WGN. Today, Elgin, tomorrow CPD.

The story of the police using "excessive force" is starting to get old.

Police need sensitivity training?? How about ALL civilians taking a course on what to do when you are stopped by the police?? Funny how that should be in EVERY grade school and HS and 95% of these cases would disappear.

Better yet, why doesn't WGN and the other stations run this PSA everyday?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8

3/24/2018 12:37:00 AM
Looked at that more disgusting,pathetic dishonest reporting that is typical of media especially the "we hate law and order" chiraq media! The media was an explosion a major anti-police riot so the reporters can win that prize and get on to bigger media! they would never be able to get on fox world news but they are qualified for cnn,msnbc etc! Those stations are so biased against law enforcement it is beyond anything ever witnessed ever!

3/24/2018 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect for hanging dirty underwear.....

3/24/2018 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Not a Gold Star said...

Anonymous said...

It's actually Not an Extension Cord... It's a CAT 5 or otherwise known as an Ethernet cable used for Data transfer..
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If you are right, when did CAT5 get rated for outside use?? What IT genius hooked this up? I bet he is up for promotion for his technical ingenuity?

I bet he uses duct tape for software patches? Ooops. We better not give away all the technical expertise and operations sectets CPD has on staff.

3/24/2018 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No signage: "Move over ahead, one lane sidewalk" nor at least 500 barrels for this?

Environmental damage to the tree? How about Yellow-Bellied-Rahm-sucker birds that landed there?

Well, I guess it's Trumps' fault.

Nice city you got!

NOT ILLINOIS. NOT LAW.

3/24/2018 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having worked a trade show in McCormick Place years ago, I could not plug in my display items, a licensed Union electrician had to plug it in for me, for a ridiculous fee. Somehow this picture doesn't seem to be up to the same sort of Chicago Electrical Code...

3/24/2018 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, that is for the track team members of Rahm's track team. They are high jumpers who always practice jumping as high as Rahm commands them. Oh, I know I left out flathead Ed!

3/24/2018 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s a data cable, not power. Relax.

3/24/2018 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Just to show how media rag vs media rag the tribune is reporting this as a "BOY" the suntimes says

Man critically hurt by sticking head out of moving Red Line train, hitting pole

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/boy-critically-hurt-by-sticking-head-out-of-moving-red-line-train-hitting-pole/

Story:


An 18-year-old man was critically injured Friday night after he stuck his head out of a moving CTA Red Line train and hit a pole on the South Side.

The man was on a southbound train at 9:37 p.m. when he hit his head on a pole near the Sox-35th stop at 142 W. 35th St., according to Chicago Police.

Paramedics took him to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was being treated for a fractured skull, police said. He was in critical condition.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
So now they taking adults to comer children hospital? this is Darwinism at its best wish we had the video of this moron! "I be fixin to see where we be goin" bam!Splat! You cant make this up! Hey barry obama to use your word this man be acting "stupidly!"

3/24/2018 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Good ole 019!

3/24/2018 12:40:00 AM

Good Ole 019 is at Belmont and Western. That is new 019 which is in the middle of a bizzaro world.

3/24/2018 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is the sign powering the station or is the station powering the sign? Typical city work...lazy!!!

3/24/2018 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CODE?
Yeah, the extension cord was UL Rated

3/24/2018 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go check out Rahm’s twitter feed. 20 bullshit items about his trip to Puerto Rico. He’s a whore!

3/24/2018 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It’s a data cable, not power. Relax.
3/24/2018 01:31:00 PM

I don't care what it is.
Some highly paid idiot forgot to run a line for it during the construction phase.

3/24/2018 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like something you would see in a s---hole country.

J.J.

3/24/2018 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is okay, the sign is providing power to a camper van of itinerant immigrant transgender voters.

3/24/2018 06:22:00 AM

parked in our sanctuary parking lot.

3/24/2018 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Picky Picky Picky.....

What is this nothing burger trying to distract from?

Too many real nonsense shit to count?

3/25/2018 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember your oaths when the government orders us to confiscate all semi auto weapons people,its coming!

3/25/2018 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cord incident reminds me of when they converted half of the garage in the old 6th Dist into a roll call room.They bricked up the space where the overhead door was & put in 2 small windows in that wall. In the wall between the new roll call room & the half of the old garage( Gas pump,Shotgun barrel,recovered property cage) they put a hole in the wall & installed a air conditioner, venting hot air & water into the garage. In a matter of hours it was a swamp.

3/25/2018 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Flying Wallendas are coming to 19 to perform, hence the high wire.

3/25/2018 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alll electric was performed by AMOS AND ANDY ALL CITY ELECTRICAL SERVICES located in Humboldt park area,

3/26/2018 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is life support line.

3/26/2018 03:09:00 PM  

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