Monday, May 14, 2018

Streetlights

Rahm is all over his twitter feed bragging about streetlight installations:
  • Watch live at 11:15am as we announce the Chicago streetlight modernization program has updated 42,000 streetlights across the South and West sides, which will generate over $100M in taxpayer savings over the next decade

  • “This project is a win-win – it will deliver one of the largest lighting modernization programs in the country while addressing one of the top reasons residents call 311.”
McStreetlights could make some hay out of this, pointing out how he used to shoot out streetlights at other commands with his brother and provided jobs for city workers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some street light poles could use some painting.

5/14/2018 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big deal. Most residents have to stay inside because of all the crime Chicago has. You would think he would work on that.

5/14/2018 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New street lights have been added near
Foster and Nordica Avenue's and provide
40% light, hence the savings.

5/14/2018 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you didn't tell us how these ultra modern streetlights are different or better than the old fashioned kind.

5/14/2018 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My block has these new LED lights and they give less light than the old ones. They suck!

5/14/2018 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, McJersey Stupid could shoot all of them out, but why not focus on what this story is really all about, and that is who gets paid what. Rahm is the dirtiest son of a bitch that this town has ever seen, which is ironic, because he isn't even from here. See who the contractors are, and then follow the money from their underlings into the little Rothschild's campaign account.

Funny thing is, none of these people being hired to do the work actually live in Chicago. So, Rahm can take his endorsements from the building trades, along with their cash, but the truth is that less than half of these people pay taxes in Chicago, or even vote here. The little midget's day's are numbered.

5/14/2018 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess Rahm's consultant fee check cleared the bank

5/14/2018 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Rahm's twitter comments regarding the new street lights: "Provides jobs for ex offenders. Increases safety." I would think that it's just the opposite. Hire ex offenders, ask for trouble. Pretty soon it will be CPD provides jobs for ex offenders, because if their policing they can't be stealing & killing. I liked the person who answered Rahm's tweet by saying: "Good we got lights!! CAN'T WALK AROUND CHICAGO BUT WE GOT LIGHTS." That was spot on.

5/14/2018 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ill save my self $100m but im still gong to raise your taxes! Remember, Vote for me at election time.

5/14/2018 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They the bangers just cut the wires who cares doesn't happen in my hood

5/14/2018 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, now the city will have better illumination to see the hundreds of ‘wild,’ destructive teens that Rahm never seems to acknowledge or tweet about.

5/14/2018 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With better street lights on the South and West-sides, the gangbangers and thugs will hit their targets more often and have less collateral damage.

5/14/2018 06:02:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

Yeah they replaced them on my block, the new ones are dim as a chicago alderman, leaves the entire sidewalk area in shadows. Now all the houses have had to upgrade their outside lighting to keep the sidewalk area lit. So all it really did is pass the electrical/lighting cost on to the homeowners. Just like everything else in this shithole, homeowners pay rahm's friends get rich on a city contract with substandard material.

5/14/2018 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a perfectly good streetlights with wires run underground. I come home from work and now there are wires run outside from pole to pole like in some turd world country. Doh hey! New lights!

5/14/2018 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Watch live at 11:15am as we announce the Chicago streetlight modernization program has updated 42,000 streetlights across the South and West sides, which will generate over $100M in taxpayer savings over the next decade."

It's more to do with who got the contract that will cost the taxpayers untold millions over the next decade.

5/14/2018 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just turn off their lights to save money instead. They don’t like lights anyway.

5/14/2018 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the people who actually pay taxes wont get new lights.........

5/14/2018 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s too bad the “be home when the streetlights come on” rule is no longer taught in this shithole of a city

5/14/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if he could convince Toni and Dart to keep shitbirds locked up, if he can stop river north robberies....

5/14/2018 07:58:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

save 100M? the sinister one pulled that number out from under his tutu.

i am so impressed.

5/14/2018 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

light on my street was fixed weeks ago...it's broke again now

5/14/2018 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a scam to steal money. Rahmie's cronies getting some big bucks.

5/14/2018 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i have to live here due to residency requirement and pay the same taxes as everyone else, then why can a company work on public projects and hire suburban workers ?

5/14/2018 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you believe the $100M figure, I have lakefront property in North Center to sell you.

5/14/2018 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well now that we have solved the biggest and most important problems that the city is facing!
What next? Maybe illuminated fire hydrants so they can be found easier? How about self driving squads so we can get rid of a few more coppers with the low crime rate?
That's what I like about democ"RATS", always attending to priorities.
MORE MONEY OUT OF TAXPAYERS POCKETS AND MORE MONEY INTO THEIRS AND THEIR CRONIES!
All the while making a bigger and bigger mountain of debt and unfunded liability!
Hence the age old quandry, Why does a politician spend millions to get elected and receive a salary of hundreds of thousands at best? Well it's the stature! ROTFFLMAO!!!!!!!
Stupid voters for candidates of no integrity or conscience!

5/14/2018 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh...another way to claim savings, thereby working it erroneously into the budget to pay political buddies and fraud the taxpayers once again. How ever will Rahm spend it? An agriculture trip to Kenya? A California water saving seminar? How about some new fast food joints on the tollways that run outside the city? Call them" quality of life food stations". I'm in for a buck.

5/14/2018 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do the areas that consume the most resources and provide the least....well everything, get better city services? I remember when the blue recycling garbage cans came out, the west side got them years before us. We had to take our recycling to the forest preserve dumpster, which was full most of the time so we had to take ours back home. How many people on the west side do you think recycle? Almost every one of the blue cans has the sticker saying stop putting garbage in this can, we won't take it. This political pandering has to stop.

5/14/2018 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Tiny Dancer, I have an alley light out for over a year. I've made numerous calls reporting the light out and haven't seen a city worker. It's obvious to me, tax payers are now second class, all or most of the city workers are somewhere on the south side putting in new lights. Tiny Dancer does not realized, better lighting help you see your front and rear sights better at night.

5/14/2018 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LED street lights are proven to be cheaper for cities, and more environmentally friendly, but health officials in Britain are warning that they also could have adverse health effects on travellers.

Public Health England warned this week that the street lights can disrupt sleep, resulting in a “permanent jet lag.” The blue colour of the lights can also result in damage to the retina."

More sleepless folks (and people) walking the streets at night.

5/14/2018 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My block has these new LED lights and they give less light than the old ones. They suck!
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actually, the lights give off a slightly different color that is less harsh so it looks like there is less light. but, they provide the minimum recommended light levels just like the old ones did.

Another reason the old lights look brighter is because when the lamps are new they are brighter since the amount of light they put out over time drops off so they are designed to put out more light early on so as they degrade they provide the minimum light required at the end of their service light. The leds don't have much of a problem with this issue.

The fixtures are also set up so most of the light is directed downward where it is most useful, so when you are looking at the light from even a short distance away it appears to be less bright, but it is just that the light is directed away from your eyes and toward the ground.

The big deal with these lights is they last a LONG time so require a lot less labor over time.

5/14/2018 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great if you are afraid of the dark.

But if you are afraid of actual crime and not just the lack of ambient photons, this just makes you easier to spot and assess at night.

Not buying this micro mayor's clumsy sleight of hand.

5/14/2018 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on rahm instaed of this how about the poisoning of Chicago residents anything being done:
Park District to shut off 200 outdoor drinking fountains amid lead concerns

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-park-district-continuously-flushing-water-fountains-to-keep-safe-lead-levels-20180514-story.html

Rahms flunky says what:
Beyond detection of lead content greater than 5 parts per billion, the maximum allowed in bottled water by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the water fountains that will be kept off this summer also will have been deemed “low-traffic,” Maxey-Faulkner said.

"low traffic" wow another code word for people will get sick right? How about "low traffic" at city hall you know after rahm loses and is booted out on his ballerina ass for being a total failure!

5/14/2018 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$100 million is taxpayer savings on a project that costs $900 million to complete.
And that’s just for the High-Crime areas.
Do that on the North side and Allstate & StateFarm may have to lower premiums.

So, this unnecessary spending effort is going to make a nighttime shootin’ look like a daytime shootin’.
The ET and Area will be pleased to perhaps locate the casings easier that’s about it.

Make Rahm Great Again
no cost is too great to gain a vote where votes are scant.

5/14/2018 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i have to live here due to residency requirement and pay the same taxes as everyone else, then why can a company work on public projects and hire suburban workers ?

Is it legal to restrict subcontractors that way? I suspect not.

5/14/2018 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright now will FOP get behind him,and will coppers actually vote along with taxpayers that are concerned with the bloodshed citywide?

Vallas outlines plan to bolster Chicago Police Department to 14,000 officers
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/vallas-outlines-plan-to-bolster-chicago-police-department-to-14000-officers/

This is the first "pro police,pro-citizen" statement made! This is definitely "change we can believe in" and his has family that are police! Unlike rahm who defies police,and breaks every federal law Vallas sounds like a good replacement for an evil man that has done nothing to stop the carnage! Parents are afraid to let their children play, elderly are trapped in their homes, the media shows just a part of the blood and guts happening frequently everywhere! Even the once safe "gold coast" has come under constant vicious attacks! While rahm trounces out his citykey ID program to bolster the illegals who now can vote, and breaks every federal law made,he has done nothing but pocket how many millions,how many tif funds he uses as his own little piggy bank? Rahm due to his hollywood billionaire brother owns the dishonest media this will be very interesting to see how this all plays out! But then again Trump won with the dishonest media attacking him,lets hope Valls pulls it off!

5/14/2018 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... Chicago streetlight modernization program has updated 42,000 streetlights across the South and West sides, which will generate over $100M in taxpayer savings over the next decade ...

That would be about $2300 worth of savings per light.

The old lights would probably need to be replaced 2 or 3 times in that period of time. The lamps are fairly inexpensive but the labor for a city crew to change them isn't. Figue a crew of at least three and a bucket truck. Probably an hour or so to change and drive to the next one to be relamped. Probably the better part of $500 each time they are relamped.

Over ten years a 400W street light would probably use 15-20,000 kW-hrs of electricity. maybe $1000-1500. The new lamps use about 60% of that, depending on what is being replaced.

You could probably install one for under $1000 even using city crews.

So I think the figure cited is perhaps within the realm of possibility, but is probably substantially exaggerated as most energy savings claims are. It is hard to know what costs and what assumptions they used.

5/14/2018 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff Janulis said...

These lights are a disaster waiting to happen....unless you are standing directly under the light, everywhere else is practically totally dark....it is a criminals paradise.

5/14/2018 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the residents of the ghetto pay for anything. Free turkeys', Lobotomies, Grape pop, extra hot sauce, new sidewalks, sod (They kill in a week), windows, heat and power, free phones................anything you guys can think of they get for free that I missed, free rubber', (Not used of often){Used for birthday balloons !)............, Liberal cleaning their garbage while they porch sit...............

5/14/2018 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media in this town are constantly hyping the bs of 9.5. He must be defeated and the CPD has to immediately endorse Vallas. No more waiting.

5/14/2018 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember in the 70's Chicago switched from white to orange streetlights. The white ones made people look like they'd been embalmed, but the orange bulbs cast an eerie glow over the city that could been seen from the suburbs. People complained about light pollution and intrusion; I can just about read a book in my house because of the orange street lamp. Now I'm hearing the LED lamps throw a weird flood of light and residents aren't that happy with them.

5/14/2018 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great if you are afraid of the dark.

But if you are afraid of actual crime and not just the lack of ambient photons, this just makes you easier to spot and assess at night.

Not buying this micro mayor's clumsy sleight of hand.

Reminds me of a Bugs Bunny episode: Bugs to Elmer as he emerged from a basement : "Don't go down there! It's dahk!"

5/14/2018 06:19:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

How about candles instead?

5/14/2018 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ill FOP get behind him,and will coppers actually vote along with taxpayers that are concerned with the bloodshed citywide?

Vallas outlines plan to bolster Chicago Police Department to 14,000 officers
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/vallas-outlines-plan-to-bolster-chicago-police-department-to-14000-officers/

This is the first "pro police,pro-citizen" statement made! This is definitely "change we can believe in" and his has family that are police! Unlike rahm who defies police,and breaks every federal law Vallas sounds like a good replacement for an evil man that has done nothing to stop the carnage! Parents are afraid to let their children play, elderly are trapped in their homes, the media shows just a part of the blood and guts happening frequently everywhere! Even the once safe "gold coast" has come under constant vicious attacks! While rahm trounces out his citykey ID program to bolster the illegals who now can vote, and breaks every federal law made,he has done nothing but pocket how many millions,how many tif funds he uses as his own little piggy bank? Rahm due to his hollywood billionaire brother owns the dishonest media this will be very interesting to see how this all plays out! But then again Trump won with the dishonest media attacking him,lets hope Valls pulls it off!

5/14/2018 04:20:00 PM

Didn’t most on the blog say “get rid of McCarthy, we need a superintendent from within the department and everything will get better”.

5/14/2018 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If i have to live here due to residency requirement and pay the same taxes as everyone else, then why can a company work on public projects and hire suburban workers ?

Is it legal to restrict subcontractors that way? I suspect not.

5/14/2018 04:03:00 PM

Don’t see how it could be illegal. City puts restrictions on contractors and has requirements on them. The number of minority workers, for example.

5/14/2018 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds should put that little jagoff under the lights

5/14/2018 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ill FOP get behind him,and will coppers actually vote along with taxpayers that are concerned with the bloodshed citywide?

Vallas outlines plan to bolster Chicago Police Department to 14,000 officers
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/vallas-outlines-plan-to-bolster-chicago-police-department-to-14000-officers/

This is the first "pro police,pro-citizen" statement made! This is definitely "change we can believe in" and his has family that are police! Unlike rahm who defies police,and breaks every federal law Vallas sounds like a good replacement for an evil man that has done nothing to stop the carnage! Parents are afraid to let their children play, elderly are trapped in their homes, the media shows just a part of the blood and guts happening frequently everywhere! Even the once safe "gold coast" has come under constant vicious attacks! While rahm trounces out his citykey ID program to bolster the illegals who now can vote, and breaks every federal law made,he has done nothing but pocket how many millions,how many tif funds he uses as his own little piggy bank? Rahm due to his hollywood billionaire brother owns the dishonest media this will be very interesting to see how this all plays out! But then again Trump won with the dishonest media attacking him,lets hope Valls pulls it off!

5/14/2018 04:20:00 PM

Didn’t most on the blog say “get rid of McCarthy, we need a superintendent from within the department and everything will get better”.
5/14/2018 07:56:00 PM

If you don't think Garrrrrrry's people are going to be planting all sorts of pro-Garrrrry nonsense here on the blog, I've got some swampland to sell you.

The blog has been used and abused by Rahm's crew and, for the next year, will be used and abused by the East coast idiot.

5/15/2018 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger RDB said...

$10M in savings a year? I knew Rahm was an idiot but when did he start smoking meth? Maybe you guys should raid his house and confiscate his drugs.

5/16/2018 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The blog has been used and abused by Rahm's crew and, for the next year, will be used and abused by the East coast idiot.

5/15/2018 11:20:00 AM


You have that backwards.

The blog will be using and abusing, (not a misuse of opportunities, by the way), these and all similiar, (simi-liars), for the blogs stated purpose, exposing of the hidden, via sarcasm, silliness and insightful revelations.......

.....and the dummies will not dissappoint in providing the fodder.....

5/16/2018 09:22:00 PM  

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