Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mo' Money from the Money Tree!

Some unimportant people need to feel important - and if someone else is footing the bill....:
  • City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin paid $35 an hour for private security using taxpayer money after the Chicago Police Department eliminated her protective detail earlier this year because it found she was not in any danger, newly released records show.

    Conyears-Ervin personally protested the department’s move to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who stood behind the decision after a contentious exchange of emails, records between the two citywide elected officials show.

    “Of course, if you believe the assessment is incorrect and you are in need of a security detail, there is nothing to prevent you from using resources under your control to procure private security resources,” Lightfoot wrote to Conyears-Ervin this summer. “Also, if there is a threat to you or someone on your staff, please immediately call 911.”
And just like Ed Burke, she made up some fantasy stories to justify the expenditure:
  • In an interview at her City Hall office last week, Conyears-Ervin criticized the Police Department’s process to eliminate her security detail. She said it’s been a long-standing tradition for the city treasurer to receive a security detail and spoke about feeling threatened because she took office after a contested election and manages the city’s massive financial investment portfolio.
Treasurer Mendoza got rid of the detail it because it was pointless. She biked to work - Melissa might follow that example.
  • “I cannot tell you how many places I go to where people say, ‘give me a loan, that’s the money lady, can you write me a check?’” Conyears-Ervin said, reiterating arguments she personally made to Lightfoot. “People truly associate me with money … I’ve had people, when I walk in the room, they say, ‘Money, money, money — money.’”

Conyears-Ervin "cannot tell you" because it never happened. She doesn't carry around billions, or even millions, of dollars. It's all tied up electronically and moved around the same way. If someone kidnapped the Treasurer and tried to hold her for ransom, Aldercreature Ervin would have to come up with the money (and we have our doubts he'd even be inclined to). If she disappeared tomorrow, there would be a dozen office drones available to carry out her functions. She is a caretaker at best, and if someone doesn't understand that, maybe the schools should be teaching Civics a little better.

You know, if she's that concerned, she could always get a gun.

Labels: ,

61 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...


When this story popped I asked 5 people who the city treasurer was.

HUH.

Enough said.

West siders will understand.



11/26/2019 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These politicians do it to look more important than they are. Not a fan of Dick Durban but remember walking with him years ago at SS Irish parade. Absolutely No security and actually a nice guy. Then you got guys like Dart and Burke who have low level positions and have their homes surrounded by squad cars like they are really really important. If a U.S Senator can get by without security the Treasurer, Sheriff, and lowlife alderman can too. If Prekwinkle, Burke or Dart walked down the street 99% of people would no clue who they were.

11/26/2019 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A contemptuous and dismissive fart at this scheming wench...

11/26/2019 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better yet she can dial 911like the rest of the citizens and hope the people that Chief Judge Timothy Evans is releasing on bail and the thousands Dart has lost track of and the thousands Kim Foxx refuses to prosecute don’t recognize her. Or even better get a conceal carry and get a gun.

11/26/2019 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin paid $35 an hour for private security"

As someone in the know - $35 to $40 an hour is what private security is getting to guard all those new legal weed dispensaries come Jan 1 2020 where such security personnel can be armed.

That is the market rate for a basic armed guard who might actually have to confront some wrong doing on the job but having the fucking City Treasurer hire such service? RIP OFF!

There ought to be a lawsuit... Just wrong. Fuck Melissa Conyears-Ervin!

11/26/2019 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually believe her.

Anything is possible with west siders.

Many thought they wouldn’t have to pay rent or buy gas anymore when POTUS Hussein was elected.

11/26/2019 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get asked for money all the time, in uniform, in the middle of jobs even. I need a security detail to watch over me as well, because people are clearly associating me with money.

11/26/2019 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“I cannot tell you how many places I go to where people say, ‘give me a loan, that’s the money lady, can you write me a check?’” Conyears-Ervin said, reiterating arguments she personally made to Lightfoot. “People truly associate me with money … I’ve had people, when I walk in the room, they say, ‘Money, money, money — money.’”

So she construes these statements as threats? Another da man done Democrat.

11/26/2019 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is probably afraid of the people in “maga” hats roaming her neighborhood late at night.

11/26/2019 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep digging!
Who owns the security company that she hired and how did they get the contract?


(on a side note- $35 an hour to the company, probably $20-$25 an hour to the idiot that's playing "body-guard"... Get real!)

11/26/2019 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conyears-Ervin is still better then that idiot she beat in the run off. The one promising 'free money' universal basic income.

Well.. universal only to a certain extent as to who was qualified for those bottomless handouts. The other half of the universe would be footing the bill and big time to prop up that give away.



11/26/2019 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"***CPD found there was no threat. She disagreed, saying people call her ‘the money lady.’"

Some call her the 'money lady'?

I call her a big dummy!

Only one of us is correct about the moniker given... Only one of us...

11/26/2019 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... She really let the press quote her on this?

~“I cannot tell you how many places I go to where people say, ‘give me a loan, that’s the money lady, can you write me a check?’” Conyears-Ervin said~

Ma'am you are really going to the wrong places. That or lying your ass off.

11/26/2019 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa chose to visit and (with Jason live) in Garfield Park. As caretaker officials with high salaries, both can afford to hire security and pay for gym memberships (essential for fleeing thugs). Lots of people are first generation college too. She needs a new script.

11/26/2019 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do democrats decide which corner of their mouths to talk out of?

"Referencing her background as a first-generation college graduate "who lives in one of the most under-served communities in the city,” Conyears-Ervin said she’s “not privileged” or “hungry for power.”

“My family was bursting with pride to be a part of the historic political legacy that sees eight women of color in prominent offices around Chicago,” Conyears-Ervin said. "We are going to be the architects of Chicago’s future, and we are role models for little girls, like your daughter and mine, who will admire what strong, purpose driven women can do.”"

Okay... That narrative.

THEN... I am just a girl! Help me! I am threatened all the time since I am the money lady! Where is my security detail!? I need it! Woe is me! I am frail and helpless and special and need super protection else I can get nothing done! This is about me but really I am helping you by getting my own precious and highly costly way!

11/26/2019 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called entitlement don't u know

11/26/2019 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the prestige if you are not being driven around town by handsome men and women in a gleaming black SUV?

11/26/2019 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at it from her point of view,

You ain't shit if you don't have a detail guarding you.

11/26/2019 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assign her a couple of house mouses and a unit with a 100,000 miles on it for a week. See if she still wants the detail?

11/26/2019 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally believe her story. But maybe instead of a security detail, she needs to hang-out in better places and with better people?

11/26/2019 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She talks about the $8 billion in city funds that she is responsible for, like she carries it in her purse.
Idiot.

11/26/2019 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she's that scared QUIT!!!!!

11/26/2019 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg, she sounds like another juicy smollet

11/26/2019 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta stop hanging out on the block where everyone knows your the "money lady"do like Dorothy tillman ,put a gun under your hat.the next one asks for a handout,let em have it.

11/26/2019 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is absolutely no one that has ever referred to her as “the money lady.”

11/26/2019 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Non of Chicago's officials deserve protection. Let them defend themselves like the rest of us are left to do. Then maybe they will turn the cops loose to despence the justice that the courts refuse to do.

11/26/2019 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They didn't ask, "Are you the money lady?" They asked, "Are you the weed lady?" or "Are you married to the creepy Alder-Creature who picks up hoes on Madison Ave?"

11/26/2019 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She should try to travel in different circles, then she currently finds herself.

11/26/2019 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell a federal indictment coming soon.

11/26/2019 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She needs the free babysitting service, the free car service, the free errand-boy service. She wants the royal perks of elected office, and feels discriminated against as a "woman of color" to be denied these freebie privileges. Waiting for her to sue Lightfoot for denying her these courtiers.

Lightfoot should strip Daley and Emmanuel of their security-details too, pronto. Let these rich white guys hire their own bodyguards and housesitters, should they see the need to do so, and not soak the taxpayers of Chicago. Lightfoot is tone-deaf. She either doesn't understand how frustrated taxpayers are, those who elected her, or she doesn't care, because she intends to be a one-term mayor who stairsteps to hire elected political position next go around. But a lot of her decisions and nondecisions are deeply dismaying to us taxpayers. WTF

11/26/2019 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lady is in the wrong profession if she's rattled by those comments.As they say on the west side, you a scary ass

11/26/2019 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not her money why should she care but hey Chicago keeps voting for these loser's and when the city goes bankrupt they will blame the police because they take up a large portion of the city's money but not the teachers who are greedy as hell. She is the epitome of a Illinois' Politician waste the tax payers money it's not coming out of her pocket

11/26/2019 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Security details should be ended for all. Especially former POTUS's because most all are millionaires. Tired of taxpayers being fucked over to coddle these assholes who want 24/7 slaves.

11/26/2019 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idiot she hired is unlicensed. All that the state licensing authority has for him is a certificate of firearms training which, absent anything else in the file, indicates that he is probably an ex-copper. He's not a private detective or private security contractor nor is he licensed to work for one. He's not licensed to carry a gun as a security employee so who is he?

Could he be, gasp, some boyfriend needing some cash?

11/26/2019 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“I cannot tell you how many places I go to where people say, ‘give me a loan, that’s the money lady, can you write me a check?’” Conyears-Ervin said, reiterating arguments she personally made to Lightfoot. “People truly associate me with money … I’ve had people, when I walk in the room, they say, ‘Money, money, money — money.


Does she actually listen to herself??
What an idiot. Yet she’s in charge of the city’s money...... yikes!

11/26/2019 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa demands that she be addressed as: "Madame Treasurer". What a fucking joke. This lady is as dumb as a box of rocks! Just ask any person who sits on any of the pension funds she has to be on. An embarrassment beyond belief.

Hey Lori, if any of your staff read this blog, (which I bet they do) please replace this disgraceful person.

11/26/2019 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is missing the free limo service that goes with the detail!

11/26/2019 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think about the front runner alternatives for Clerk, Con-Liars was be lesser of evils.
Didn’t take long to open the fat wallet of city taxpayer money and spread it around for friends and favors. After all, what’s the point of being ‘the money lady‘ if you can’t spend a little cabbage on privileges and luxuries.
Wonder what her tipping is like at Old County Buffet?

In the grand scheme of bidness as usual, I don’t think it will be too long before The Ervin Empire comes under suspicion of the Fed...again.

11/26/2019 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Melissa, she lying her wide track behind that people come up to her asking for a loan and wanting money, she just wants to have a driver and act like somebody, maybe she wants Secret Service like Mrs. Obama

11/26/2019 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lazy Slob wanted a Uber driver with a gun.

11/26/2019 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody knows who She is just like Smollet when He made up the story.

11/26/2019 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Sheriff fart told Sneed he didn't have security and and a month later one on his detail shot himself in the foot outside his office. He wanted to grandstand to Sneed how "ridiculous" it was for local politicians to have security while he had a full time detail. Pathological liar but his media buddies coverup everything for him.

11/26/2019 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

"...I can't tell you how many places where I have gone..."

Stop going to those places.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

11/26/2019 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, she'd have to pass a background check in order to legally own and carry a gun.

11/26/2019 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when high levels of Republican congress, including many Senators only had two capital police officers at the baseball field that was shot up. They eliminated the threat so why does winkle, Foxx, or dart even have security. Can anyone name the last any Stares Attorney, Sheriff, or County board President that has been targeted anywhere in the country. They just do it for vanity, as look at me im a VIP.

11/26/2019 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dart usually looks like a homeless bum. when his detail follows him the public probably thinks the police are harassing the poor bum for panhandling.

11/26/2019 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never liked these people with multiple last names. Does it make you sound more important? Like royalty? You know who I am? I have title! Guard yourself like us.

11/26/2019 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How can she take money out of the budget to spend on herself ?
Is there no one watching her?
If she wants new clothes, can she just write a city check to Macy's.
Does she charge her Starbucks & Ruth Chris steak lunch to the city too?
Inspector General, are you reading this stuff.
Feds, some more for your plate.
Her office needs a full audit.

11/26/2019 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats what happens when you still live in the hood

11/26/2019 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait for it....she's gonna pull a Jussie

11/26/2019 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a security detail brings a car and free parking, among other things. All of these entitled democrats want the status. I am surprised that the mayor turned this request down. I don't think anyone needs a security detail.

11/26/2019 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(on a side note- $35 an hour to the company, probably $20-$25 an hour to the idiot that's playing "body-guard"... Get real!)

11/26/2019 02:45:00 AM

The rule of thumb in the security industry is 75% goes to the company, the rest to the guard. So, her guard/driver is getting about 10 bucks an hour, give or take. That is just about what the security company pays the armed guards at IIT, ten bucks an hour. So, I doubt it is an off duty or retired cop doing this.

11/26/2019 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Self important politician.
Fuck her and that Wesside bullshit!

11/26/2019 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If most of the public officials were kidnapped for ransom, who would be responsible for payment?

The official's family? Campaign?

If the the City has to pay, treat it as a salary advance. And limit it to a per diem meal allowance.

11/26/2019 04:08:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

"You know, if she's that concerned, she could always get a gun."

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt blew off her Secret Service escort. Finally the Director said "If you won't let my men protect you, at least carry a gun to protect yourself." Mrs. Roosevelt agreed and was issued a .38. She kept the gun even after leaving the White House.

In 1953 or so, she went to rural Tennessee to give a speech denouncing segregation and the KKK. There were rumors that the Klan had put a bounty on her. A woman from the group that invited her met her at the Nashville airport. Mrs. Roosevelt got in the car, took the gun from her purse, and laid it on the seat. Then the two old ladies drove off into the country.

Just A Civilian (who admires women who can take care of themselves)

11/26/2019 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
(on a side note- $35 an hour to the company, probably $20-$25 an hour to the idiot that's playing "body-guard"... Get real!)

11/26/2019 02:45:00 AM

The rule of thumb in the security industry is 75% goes to the company, the rest to the guard. So, her guard/driver is getting about 10 bucks an hour, give or take. That is just about what the security company pays the armed guards at IIT, ten bucks an hour. So, I doubt it is an off duty or retired cop doing this.

11/26/2019 02:15:00 PM

Incorrect. Why do you post about things you know nothing about?

11/26/2019 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She can just get a CCL. And grow some thicker skin.

11/26/2019 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greasy, obnoxious, entitled,
upright walking bag of flatulence...

11/27/2019 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just claim that you’re being followed by two White males wearing red MAGA hats carrying a rope & bleach. The city will immediately believe you, Melissa, and grant your request.

12/01/2019 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's more ...
Jason Ervin, 28th ward alderman/husband of City Treasurer Melissa Ervin, has been using and abusing his own private security force privileges for years.
Back in 2014 or 2015, he used an off duty, illegally armed private security officer to snoop around the vehicles, both private and departmental, and record their license plates while they played softball in Garfield Park. Jason hated Garry McCarthy and those white officers in his neighborhood.
The guard was stopped and arrested for having a loaded gun while off duty. I'm sure those charges disappeared in court because Jason was responsible for having a few judges seated on the bench.
And Jason hired security, including his CPD cousin, to provide security for him. Ask the O11 and 012 district police officers if this is true or not

12/01/2019 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Greasy, obnoxious, entitled,
upright walking bag of flatulence...

11/27/2019 11:34:00 AM
...and yet the police overwhelmingly voted for Jason's clout heavy windbag of a wife.
I should have went with Pawar. But I couldn't vote for either he or Ervin. Pawar was a lame duck politician with no power to attack the police pension, much as he would have liked to.
Ervin is a different story.

12/01/2019 03:24:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer Posts.......................... ..........................Older Posts