Thursday, December 06, 2018

Butthurt Aldercreature

  • Baseball and cold beer were distant dreams on a recent icy afternoon as Ald. Tom Tunney hustled past Wrigley Field, pointing out the several restaurants and bars in the new hotel and office building the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs, put up around the stadium’s west side.

    Workers on cherry pickers rose up along the facade of the ballpark itself, carrying out the latest renovations in a yearslong modernization.

    “When they say I’m standing in their way, all I can say is ‘Are you kidding?’ ” Tunney asked, raising his arms to take in the new construction.

    Since the billionaire owners bought the team in 2009, they set out to spend about $1 billion on the Friendly Confines and developments around the park, Ricketts family spokesman Dennis Culloton says. Through it all, Culloton says, Tunney’s stood in the team’s way.

    Now, Tunney says the Ricketts family is looking to help finance somebody’s election campaign to take him out. Culloton acknowledges the family is thinking about backing a challenger.
Businesses always attempt a balancing act with aldercreatures - hiring connected companies (who kick up to the aldercreature), making the maximum allowable political "donations," hiring relatives, etc. But sometimes, the demands get a little bit out of hand and it becomes cheaper to look for a new aldercreature face who isn't always there with his/her hand out. If a politician doesn't stay bought, what good are they?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ald. Tom Tunney, tough shit. You know what I heard CPD is hiring. Come join the fun and make a difference!

12/06/2018 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Over By Dere said...

Indiana governor is thrilled that a company is spending $22 million to bring some jobs to the area. Chicago company has to fight aldercreature to spend $1 billion on jobs and infrastructure improvements. What's left to say?

12/06/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city has gone to pot. It use to be when a politician was brought, the son of a bitch stayed stayed brought.

12/06/2018 12:27:00 AM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

"butthurt" aldercreature...
I see what you did there.

12/06/2018 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s an...uh...interestingly worded headline! (Awkward silence)

12/06/2018 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he played his cards right he would have a higher net worth than any alderman, ever. Imagine the deals that are at his fingertips. I guess good on him for staying strong??

12/06/2018 01:10:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

this fool did not see this day coming and is whining now? LMAO

this is not revenge by the ricketts,

just a good old ass kick to the curb.

12/06/2018 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, a dog who won't stay
on the porch ain't worth too much.

12/06/2018 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have given him the 5 no-show jobs and the Vaneko Concrete contract. It would have been cheaper.

12/06/2018 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more things change the more they stay the same.

12/06/2018 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can always fall back on his table busting job.

12/06/2018 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STFU you have had your day at the trough someone else turn mow. Just go away.

12/06/2018 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pigs get fed Hogs get slaughtered. So the Ricketts family want to own there own Alderman along with the Cubs how nice. They should cut out the middleman and just buy the next mayor. Someone will it's the Chicago way, everyone is for sale if they work for the city, county or state.

12/06/2018 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His Tummy aches. To bad..

12/06/2018 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One targeted 49 more to go. Put them all down. Time for a major change.

12/06/2018 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Alderman Stickybuns to you officer.

12/06/2018 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boycott everything Ricketts...

12/06/2018 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is true. I have a friend in a trade union that was building a condo building. One day, a representative from the alderman’s office payed a visited the site and handed the supervisor on scene a list of 3 people that were to be hired and payed by that particular union. They were to be ghost patrollers since they would never appear and the job site.
This was around the year 2000.

I verified the account with my friend before posting. I promised I would not reveal which alderman, ward, union, or address of the job site-but it DID happen.

The good thing is that the union refused to go along with the scheme and never hired the 3

12/06/2018 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy's Town will keep him in office. Besides, if not for him, the Ricketts family would run roughshod over the Wrigleyville neighborhood.

12/06/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do him, do him ugly!

12/06/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tunney’s not bad. If it weren’t for him 19 wouldn’t get any new people at all. And if the Cubs had their way it’d be crime central - again - around Clark and Addison.

12/06/2018 07:04:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Leave my alderman alone. He serves up the best sticky buns in the neighborhood.

From one who knows.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

12/06/2018 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a tough gig, the snake pit of democrat politicks.

Only the nastiest snakes survive.

Be the nastiest snake or get eaten.

This particular politician should be well aware of this.

12/06/2018 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew Tommie years ago when he wore an apron and served customers. This politics shit went to his head and now he's a-scared. Theres plenty who want that seat and Rahm wont be around to protect him anymore.
He's also smart enough to know money talks. His residents are bleeding out of their ass's from tax's, "and they thought Wrigley and the Cubs was going to relieve that"? LOL
Welcome to Chicago. You sound scared Tommie. You know you pushed to far.

12/06/2018 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be nice if the Ricketts would bankroll a serious attempt to help some real conservative Republicans, (no rinos') and people to explain the serious advantage of capitalism vs socialist claptrap and dependence tummy and the rest of the democommies promote. Oh yeah, and real law and order by siccing the feds on the malfeasance and incompetence of certain states atty and other governmental units. Use them billions for some good!

12/06/2018 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger dda6ga dda6ga said...

And Ricketts is not an 80 year old lady with no relatives and diminishing mental powers...

12/06/2018 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tunney should just "stick" to his enjoyment of cinnamon buns and forget politics. What a jerk off!

12/06/2018 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah you have to love crooked ShitCago!

12/06/2018 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrigley field was a lot more fun when it was loaded with drunk shirtless goons watching some really bad baseball. Now it's like disney land, loaded with fat cats who love to spend lots of cash.

12/06/2018 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ricketts family paid for these projects and improvements with their own money yet this clown wants to limit what they can and can’t do. I know there has to be some oversight but that’s what the building department and city planners are for, not some full of himself alderman. Tunney keeps saying he’s sticking up for the small business owners ie bars around Wrigley. Guess what, maybe these dumps should put a couple of bucks into remodeling their establishments and they would continue to thrive. So many are run down and are allowed to exceed their capacity for the entire baseball season. They put port o potties on their property instead of adding bathrooms, for the entire season, year after year. How is that legal. Ow the Ricketts have built a hotel with several bars and restaurants and guess what they’re very nice, modern and clean and you do t have to walk out the back door to pee in a portable john.

12/06/2018 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tunney went out of his way to stand with the rooftop deck owners trying to block the scoreboard(s) at Wrigley.
It was a civil dispute. Who cares.
He and 'Mr Social Work' Cappleman are THE worst excuse....ah screw it.
These clowns will never ever understand how they've sold out their neighbors.
Yeah, I get it boys. You were just playing the game by Chicago rules.
And you ran your neighborhoods in to the crapper doing it.
Where are are the cops who vanished in the 019th, when 'that would never happen'?
Where are their replacements you promised for supporting Rahm's huge property tax hike?
What's happened to crime rates in the 19th?
Where was your leadership opposing that illegal 'sprinkler retrofit' moneygrab?
....could go on for miles.....
Not even worth it any more.

12/06/2018 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess no one told him the rich Rickets can do whatever they want. They are rich.

12/06/2018 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Butt Hurt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOLrEKX6R-Q

So he is going to cry, don't ever forget he is already a multi-millionaire due to his mother with Ann sathers restaurant (great sticky buns right Tommy?), he is just upset because the Ricketts family are the game and he cannot play them. Hopefully this feud will inch up and have the feds take a look,as they are looking at the mayors office,city clerk,treasurer,and of course the cook county president toni already. You say they are not, well then they are rectally examining the king ed Burke the peasants will also be looked into and examined. Why do you think the FBI and U.S. attorneys office just recently got many more agents? Someone is talking and you can bet this will lead to many going away. Rahm quit, how many alderthiefs have left recently? Could they all be developing 'feditis?"

12/06/2018 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the World Series residents (yuppies/old hipsters) were complaining about the inconveniences of ws hoopla. I don't know why they'd live there the stadium was there first. He talks about the Ricketts having power but he's the one the media jumped too to hear his nonworthy news story

12/06/2018 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Sheriff David Clarke with a video crew outside City Hall this morning, he actually came up and made small talk with me which is more than the CPD Brass or any Alderman would ever do. Very nice man.

12/06/2018 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pigs get fed Hogs get slaughtered. So the Ricketts family want to own there own Alderman along with the Cubs how nice. They should cut out the middleman and just buy the next mayor. Someone will it's the Chicago way, everyone is for sale if they work for the city, county or state.


SILLY MAN .....It's called insulation in layers



12/06/2018 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in the neighborhood. Tunney is right, the Ricketts want to put all the local bars out of business by taking control of the area. For example is they want to their grass area in front of the stadium to be consider a porch for their bar and be able to serve all night long like a regular bar. Problem is, a regular bar does not have a 1000+ person capacity. they have also tried to get permission to close sheffield and waveland on game days and have their entertainment/bars on the street. They don't like to be told no. I don't need them to own every bar; they are making enough money.
While most of the time I agree with you about aldercreatures, Tunney is right and actually represents the neighborhood on this one;
much to Rahm's and Ricketts' dismay.

12/06/2018 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder why people are fleeing the city, county and state... Maybe...Its the Chicago WAY!!!
The never ending taxes, donations, fundraisers, fire & building inspections, abundance of community to deal with, non-existent criminal JUSTICE system, as well as backstabbing when the heat gets too hot!!!

12/06/2018 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah but who cares. Rickett's destroyed Wrigley and the surrounding local history so he could sell more booze to Cubs drunks. Now they're just another generic big city baseball team in just another LCD stadium selling generic $12 Budweisers.

12/06/2018 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real problem this alderman and the mayor had with the ricketts family is that they are proud republicans ! Let’s call it for what it is!

12/06/2018 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does the kitty say...when the milk tastes shitty?
Last word goes to Tunney starting opening day.
Tunney is pissed Sterling Bay didn’t buy Wrigley and raze it to build deluxe condos.
Sterling is pissed that Tunney’s Ward doesn’t have any other eminent domain to glom and release to them.

12/06/2018 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha I love it. Adios Tunney. Good luck competing with people in possession of billions of dollars.

12/06/2018 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This city has gone to pot. It use to be when a politician was brought, the son of a bitch stayed stayed brought.

12/06/2018 12:27:00 AM

You do mean bought don’t you??

12/06/2018 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cry baby , literally, picked clouted roof top owners , took their $ , and picked the losing side. He cried like a little biatch at press conference that cubs were bullying roof tops.

12/06/2018 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@9:25 am

The Feebs aren’t going anywhere near Rahm or his Princess Anna Valencia. You are dreaming.

12/06/2018 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hypocracy is the lubricant of political discourse in shitcago, so tom "sticky buns" tunney bend over and grab your ankles.

12/06/2018 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at Andersonville, the alderman"s wife who is a real estate agent has a history of buying property from her clients at a price she sets and then turns around in weeks and sells for big profit. Isn't there an oath to represent your clients best interest, instead she under values the property so she can make big bucks.

12/06/2018 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A pox on both their houses! I hate the Ricketts and I hate Tunney.

12/06/2018 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this is the Rickett's "up yours" Rahm and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

12/06/2018 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
This city has gone to pot. It use to be when a politician was brought, the son of a bitch stayed stayed brought.

12/06/2018 12:27:00 AM

You do mean bought don’t you??

12/06/2018 03:11:00 PM
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In order to be bought the buyer must have brought something.

Proper English Usage would dictate.... "I wanted to tear down Holy Name Cathedral and put up the 30 story Vanecko - Koschman 'Gateway to Rush Street' strip bar so I brought the Aldercreature a bag of cash for the zoning variance and permit approval, I sure hope he stays bought, the bastard."

12/06/2018 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ....the 30 story Vanecko - Koschman 'Gateway to Rush Street' strip bar..."
Seriously unfunny.
A kid getting murdered in the middle of the goddam city, and the whole sordid coverup that followed may be The Chicago Way.
But it sure as hell is not something to fucking joke about.
His mom couldn't even sue Richie in civil court.
And that's not a damn joke either.

12/06/2018 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sticky Buns Tunney. Go bus some tables fool.

12/06/2018 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tunney looking as butt-hurt
as the Cubs new mascot, "Clark"
as rendered in caricature...

The Cubs organization is QUITE sensitive
about THIS... "Clark" in caricature appears
to have been mostly scrubbed from the public domain
because the Cubs organization took it deep, hard
and fast from the fans who upon laying eyes on
"Clark" in caricature, did ponder and opine much
about how utterly and abjectly butt-hurt
the new mascot looks.

"Wotdafuk?," was the usual reaction.

12/06/2018 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at the shooting tonight at the Blue/Red Lines and ran into Sheriff Clarke from Milwaukee and Fox News. He was asking all the police what “THE” problem is and we of course chimed in about the illegal Consent Decree and our hideous States Attorneys Office not prosecuting and charging bad guys. He said that’s all about to change in a MAJOR way, and of course Merry Christmas. It seemed like he’s living here now.

12/06/2018 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger jcat said...

Speaking of aldercreatures....fop decided it would be a great idea to bring the fox to the henhouse and invite ed burke to the unit rep Christmas dinner. You know the same guy in charge of city finances that at the least turned a blind eye to Daley's theft of city funds meant for pension obligations! What a joke Dont worry I am sure his promises this time around will be followed up on.

John Catanzara 008

12/06/2018 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah but who cares. Rickett's destroyed Wrigley and the surrounding local history so he could sell more booze to Cubs drunks. Now they're just another generic big city baseball team in just another LCD stadium selling generic $12 Budweisers.

12/06/2018 12:02:00 PM

Not to anyone smart enough to figure it all out.

Unfortunately, the stands are full of those too stupid to see it and others with crazy money that just do not care.

12/07/2018 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricketts is an ass. Soon he'll want the area known as Rickettsville instead of Wrigleyville.

12/07/2018 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at Andersonville, the alderman"s wife who is a real estate agent has a history of buying property from her clients at a price she sets and then turns around in weeks and sells for big profit. Isn't there an oath to represent your clients best interest, instead she under values the property so she can make big bucks.


Yeah. It's called the hypocritical oath. Real estate agents would sell used motel mattresses.

12/07/2018 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I live in the neighborhood. Tunney is right, the Ricketts want to put all the local bars out of business by taking control of the area. For example is they want to their grass area in front of the stadium to be consider a porch for their bar and be able to serve all night long like a regular bar. Problem is, a regular bar does not have a 1000+ person capacity. they have also tried to get permission to close sheffield and waveland on game days and have their entertainment/bars on the street. They don't like to be told no. I don't need them to own every bar; they are making enough money.
While most of the time I agree with you about aldercreatures, Tunney is right and actually represents the neighborhood on this one;
much to Rahm's and Ricketts' dismay.

12/06/2018 10:46:00 AM

Should have moved to Rosemont when they had the chance.

12/07/2018 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Butt Hurt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOLrEKX6R-Q

So he is going to cry, don't ever forget he is already a multi-millionaire due to his mother with Ann sathers restaurant (great sticky buns right Tommy?), he is just upset because the Ricketts family are the game and he cannot play them. Hopefully this feud will inch up and have the feds take a look,as they are looking at the mayors office,city clerk,treasurer,and of course the cook county president toni already. You say they are not, well then they are rectally examining the king ed Burke the peasants will also be looked into and examined. Why do you think the FBI and U.S. attorneys office just recently got many more agents? Someone is talking and you can bet this will lead to many going away. Rahm quit, how many alderthiefs have left recently? Could they all be developing 'feditis?"

12/06/2018 09:25:00 AM

Ann Sather was not Tunney’s mom. He bought the restaurant from Ann Sather in the 1980s after working for her. His lovely mother (born in Ireland), used to work the bakery counter and checkout.

12/08/2018 12:20:00 AM  

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