Friday, July 12, 2019

OK, This is a Start

We and the readers have suggested many times over the years that someone make a list of all the crimes and violations that the "community" isn't obliged to obey. It seems that Groot has taken us up on our suggestion:
  • Chicago has become “addicted” to balancing its budget on the backs of people who can least afford it and it’ll take years to wean the city from that habit, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday.

    Lightfoot campaigned on a promise to bring equity to an overly punitive ticketing, towing and booting policy that has unfairly targeted minorities and forced thousands into bankruptcy.

    She promised to stop booting for non-moving violations, “sunset” red light cameras being used for “revenue — not safety” — and abolish city stickers that are the source of many tickets.
So the "community" doesn't have to pay for parking, compliance violations or city stickers. And how will she make up the revenue?
  • Her plan is to replace them with dramatically higher fees on the ride-hailing services whose vehicles have exacerbated congestion.

    Lightfoot also pledged to end water shut-offs and avoid raising the property taxes that more than doubled under Rahm Emanuel — at least until the much-maligned assessment system is reformed.
We're a bit fuzzy on the math, but somehow, NOT collecting on water bills will help balance the budget? And bullying the ride-sharing businesses to take their fares to suburban locations where users can spend their money out of town? That's supposed to work, too?

This progressive math is a wonder to behold.

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175 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I don’t have to buy a sticker?!! Lol

7/12/2019 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me, I'm getting a bit tired of providing Public Domain
Market Stats and nothing being done about it.
We're getting robbed on the pension issues.
Has anyone bothered to present these financial stats
to pension administrators, regulatory agencies, salary
arbitration?
The numbers clearly reveal we're being cheated.

7/12/2019 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

If the Mayor is Serious about vehicles being towed, and the impact upon the poor and working poor; I suggest she restrict the Private Towing companies, such as Lincoln Towing. These companies are a law onto themselves, and they tow cars and hold them for ransom, for the most petty parking violations. It is realized that the vehicles are towed from private property; is that enough to demand $200 on the spot? Especially when the areas are not clearly marked. The companies in question have powerful political clout in Springfield and are governed by a State Agency. However, they are snatching poor peoples' cars primarily in the City of Chicago. Concerts at the Aragon and Riviera are two of their favorite spots. I understand towing a vehicle if it is blocking a fire hydrant; but towing a car because it is double parked in a shopping mall, primarily visited by working poor, on Halsted near 35th? This private towing is generating Big Money, for businesses that border on auto theft. If the Mayor is serious about this issue she needs to cancel their licenses, of have City Dept of Revenue monitor the towing. Stay Safe! Baby "G"

7/12/2019 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right again:"This progressive math is a wonder to behold."

Per Ptolemy an otha gipshun kangs.

7/12/2019 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How am I gonna get my Vri parkers now ?

7/12/2019 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BREAKING: Homeland Security involved in R. Kelly bust.
Please give us the inside scoop, SCC!
In my humble opinion (IMHO) Chicago wants to avoid another
Smollett FUBAR. Or maybe the Feds gave them no choice.
That's the way it should be!

7/12/2019 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who can fathom the logic of the culturally diverse?

7/12/2019 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember a few years ago, the NYPD did a slow down. No tickets, no summons, NO Revenue to NYC. The city lost an incredible amount of cash flow and potentially a huge chunk of the city revenue. The city caved in days.

Lori is going to do this to Chicago on purpose?

Has anyone explained to Lori what her proposal means? Can Chicago afford her wonderful ideas?

7/12/2019 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new accounting formula will allow the new midget of the fifth floor to pay down what the city owes the pension, since the city will be flush with increased revenue.

7/12/2019 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what the voters sent to the 5th Floor of City Hall. A blithering idiot that is determined to only tax people with money. The community can't afford all these taxes and fines! Um, they have what was considered a middle class life style 50 years ago. They pay very little for their housing, they have section 8 vouchers. They pay very little for food, they have LINK cards. They get a cash stipend for the adult and children. Not bad for not working. They don't feed the kids during the school year, breakfast, if they get there on time is provided for free as is their lunch. Just what do these leeches of the public till do these people pay for? Tickets, a car and their gasoline. Now this fool that couldn't balance her checkbook wants to give away more free shit. This little whatever she calls herself has to go or this city will be just like California, a million public aid recipients and a couple of hundred thousand rich people supporting them. The rest will have left the city. Then they'll complain about the disparity between the rich and the poor but as usual, they cause the problem and are able to get away with blaming someone else for their failures.

7/12/2019 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it’s “funning” or “clownin”... do NOT conduct an arrest

7/12/2019 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Math is hard. Numbers are scary!" ~ Lori Lightfoot

7/12/2019 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So everyone in Streeterville and Lincoln Park can toss their water bills in the trash for good. Nice! The city is never going to shut off water for non-payment after all, no matter what section you live in... Fair across all lines totally.

I wonder if testing that theory across the board and across all neighborhoods would prove or disprove such hypothesis? I wonder indeed.

7/12/2019 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous CppThis said...

Lack of real budgetary plan notwithstanding, I take no issue with what she wants to do here. City traffic policy really *is* predatory; witness numerous rants by just about everyone around these parts on the sheer scamminess of the red light racket and the strong inverse correlation between a vehicle owner's clout level and the likelihood of getting dinged for flaming obvious violations.

As for squeezing the rideshares...well...leftie Lightfoot going to war with leftie San Fransisco might be entertaining.

7/12/2019 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chicago has become “addicted” to balancing its budget on the backs of people who can least afford it and it’ll take years to wean the city from that habit, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday.Lightfoot also pledged to end water shut-offs and avoid raising the property taxes that more than doubled under Rahm Emanuel — at least until the much-maligned assessment system is reformed."

I am livid after receiving my property tax bill which went up almost $2,000.00 on the northwest side. And punitive parking tickets targeting the minority community? Why just yesterday I saw Dept of Rev woman on the bike with her handheld computer spitting out tickets on the northwest side, was she lost? This excusing the community of any accountability or responsibility is part of the nationwide pandering to various groups to get everyone to vote Democratic in 2020. They want one party rule across the US, the States and the Cities. The Party has moved so far to the left that it is frightening. Open borders so anyone in the world can come here. So how many can we absorb, one billion, five billion, whatever. What do you think your quality of life will be like. Have you listened to the candidates, free healthcare and college to all, excusing all college loans, reparations, and the latest idea is to release at least fifty percent of the felon prision population back into society, and the list goes on. Today Lightfoot reaffirmed her stance against ICE relating the City and the police will not be cooperating with their sweeps. She will stand with the illegal aliens and push back against Trump even though the sweeps are targeting the aliens who entered the country illegally, had their court hearing and lost, and were ordered deported by immigration judges. Socialism is more deeply entrenched in the country than the public realizes and it is moving at a rapid pace. You snooze you lose! And who is going to pay for all this? Why it is you. This is the infant stage of redistribution of the wealth. And how is your pension funding going? Well that money is needed elsewhere now. But when Democrat Utopia comes everybody will be equal and receive the same amount of soylent green.

7/12/2019 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My elderly parents house in Logan square had their property tax go up by 25% what is she talking about??

7/12/2019 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw great pattern.

7/12/2019 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again. show how incompetent and the "lack of experience" Mayor Munchkin has with a budget. If your really serious about saving/making money then start looking at all of the Depts. and start cutting back on overpaid and excessive bosses, (esp CPD), force Teachers to put more into their pension, Start cutting Aldercreature perks and aldercreature positions, Make these assholes who get tickets or who have outstanding bills to pay up like the rest of us...This is a list to start off with that will save Millions for the city. Sorry Mayor but your way over your head and enjoy being a 1 term servant.

7/12/2019 03:42:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

did groot mention the garbage fee or did rahm waive it?
oh never mind. a filthy lifestyle is part of living in poverty.

the community loves it's democratic leadership.
fuck the rule of law and a civil society. right lori?

7/12/2019 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Looking back at Saturday and Sunday, did we actually have a NO Kill Saturday and almost a NO Kill Sunday?

7/12/2019 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor CLUELESS, middle class workers backs are being broken! The middle class workers are fleeing "your failing city" due to policies that recognize everyone but the middle class! Each time you make a policy to benefit illegal aliens, you take money out of the struggling middle class pockets. When you raise taxes, fee's & cause other cost's to rise you create a bigger struggle for the middle class. Lastly, when the criminal justice system fails to protect the life, liberty & property of the middle class population, day in & day out, soon there will be no one left paying your taxes & supporting the city!!!
So Mayor Clueless, build a new park where no one will play, build a new FD/PD Academy when the city is broke but puts money in millionaire & politicians pockets, invest in technology that takes money from middle class and puts money in millionaire and politicians pockets! Then wonder why you are losing middle class & small business in the city. Maybe you think you are putting on a good show...you are but it's a middle class road show!

7/12/2019 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The “community” somehow finds the money to buy their dope though. And their weaves, and their nails, and their cell phones, sneakers, gold chains, gold teeth, rims, dice games, liquor, etc. Should I go on?

7/12/2019 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you got nothing but time because all your fundamental life needs are provided by the government people tend to misbehave.

7/12/2019 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clarify, please.

Is it just the “community” that won’t have to pay for city stickers?

Will residents of the N,NW, far SW sides still have to pay?

7/12/2019 05:58:00 AM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Speaking as an expert on this topic, the Title 9 ticket fines are out of control.

$200 to $500 for a City Sticker Ticket? (depending on your vehicles weight)
$100 for Rush Hour or a School Zone?

I think everyone here will agree that Hydrant, HCP and Bike Lane violations should be where they are, because well....Dumbass don't do that.

Every other Parker Fine should NOT be above $75. On the Flip side, nothing in Title 9 should be below $50

I posted some full thoughts here if anyone is interested:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/614276905656735/permalink/734077843676640/

7/12/2019 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, let me get this straight, you are now going to have register your car as being a minority? By not ticketing them, wouldn't that be racial profiling?

7/12/2019 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free CTA rides for the community.Turnstile jumping “will not be enforced, nor will we cooperate with the police” or

7/12/2019 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they still leave 025 Commander in charge after false statements and costing city money?

The rule should be when a CR number is investigated involving a supervisor,
The entire investigation needs to be made available for FOIA requests!

Since this boss was speeding in Indiana did he receive tickets? What were tickets for?

Did he get a court date? And has the court date already passed?

Did the city take his city vehicle away? Or is he still driving it?

Exactly where was this speed devil assigned to? Detective division at 35th street?

See how all this stuff is HIDDEN!



7/12/2019 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOLD ya!

Like a box of rocks.
NO clue about FINANCE alot theoretical ideas about making the world a FAIR and HAPPY place.

Look for police not being able to have weapons of duty.
Look for homeless can camp anywhere
Look for resisting the police to never be charged
Look for higher vehicle stickers

Between KIM FOXX not doing her job and GROOT i see a city in decline and mass exodus in taxing people living in city.

7/12/2019 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, make uber more expensive. That will help how?

7/12/2019 06:42:00 AM  
Blogger DPR said...

Kinda feel like Rahm and Daley spent the last 30 years stacking crates of dynamite all over the city. Now Littlefoot is gonna spark the match.

7/12/2019 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suspect that if parking tickets forced you into bankruptcy, maybe you ought not own a car.

Of course, this now means that NOBODY will get parking tickets, right? Or will it only be expensive cars that can be ticketed?

And Groot is trying to demonize Uber and other ride sharing companies? THEY are what drives traffic congestion in the city? Frankly, I have driven in Chicago for 35 years, LONG before there were ride sharing companies. What was driving congestion way back then?

Is Groot also going to go after taxi companies?

What a freaking idiot.

7/12/2019 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will Lori restore health care coverage to the retirees?

7/12/2019 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lightfoot campaigned on a promise to bring equity to an overly punitive ticketing, towing and booting policy that has unfairly targeted minorities"

and just how is the ticketing, towing and booting policy unfairly targeted minorities ???

7/12/2019 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They mount up piles of tickets and fines until they get the boot, then they go bankrupt so they don't have to pay, then one day they apply for credit and get a rate of 27%. Then they bring up white privilege. When will people figure out that you can't fix stupid.

7/12/2019 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She will just double all the fees for everything in "non-community" ZIP CODES. Zip Codes are the new Progressive code word for People Who Lack Color (PWLC's).





7/12/2019 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the time this Nitwit leaves office Chicago will be completely broke. ♠️

7/12/2019 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plates went up to 150.00. She gonna tell JB the Hutt who gets a pass on higher fees?

7/12/2019 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On an other Chicago note....

Cardinal Blase Cupsuck gets an abysmal 0.3 out of 5.0 on a trustworthy scale.


http://www.complicitclergy.com/2019/06/18/bishop-trust-survey-results/q



7/12/2019 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you have to buy and display a sticker. You may not get booted under the new progressive rules, but your state income tax refund will sure as shit be taken by the City.

7/12/2019 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightfoot campaigned on a promise to bring equity to an overly punitive ticketing, towing and booting policy that has unfairly targeted minorities and forced thousands into bankruptcy.

How would one know they were ticketing a minority, other then someone illegally parked, and disobeying the law? (Or rather entitled, and feeling above the law?)

It is getting rather silly out there, with all their demands, this nonsense has to STOP!

7/12/2019 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay.

So.

Here

Is

Da

Ting:

1. Big city.

2. Not every neighborhood the same.
3. Not every neighborhood within each ward the same.

4. Not every neighborhood within each district the same.

5. Again. Big city. BIG city.

6. Not every ward alderputz total automatic yes on city council authority controlled items requiring city council approval.

7. Crook county is not same as city.

8. Crook county property tax not same as city multitude of taxes, fees, fines, etc.

8. Again. BIG city. Not same every square inch of city footprint.

9. Abundance of graft = abundance of revenue rapings. Both city and county rapists apply.


So.

She may think she BOSS.

She not BOSS.

Rimjob mayor was not BOSS. Just Flunky for cabal.

Mumbling mutt mayor was sorta, kinda, maybe a bit boss. Still, mostly Flunky for cabal.

Previous A.B.D., aka After BOSS Daley, not much but scrabbling to be flunky for cabal.

Thus, this clown show is just getting started!!!!

Elimnate vehicle city sticker? For EVERYONE??? ALL of city neighborhoods??? ALL of city wards???

Do it.

Reform city water & sewer to prohibit cut off of service for unpaid bill? EVERY neighborhood??? EVERY ward???? EVERY type of service??? Aka metered and non-metered??? Residential only???? Residential rentals???

Do it.

And the gloriously popular Dept. Of Revenue???

No more citations???

For EVERY neighborhood??? EVERY ward???

Do it.


How about CPS???

7/12/2019 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ride sharing probably reduces congestion overall.

7/12/2019 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like everyone I HATE getting tickets and City Stickers. I’ll stare at a red light ticket or parking looking for errors. I’ve even tried to appeal a ticket on a camera. In the end I realized I made a mistake and paid. I don’t believe the City Stickers should be as high as they but they are a valuable source of revenue and if the Mayor stops enforcing these laws for one set of people and not the others and further deepens the budget hole, it’s time for the CITY to march on City Hall.

7/12/2019 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't pay for anything now, what's a few more perks?

7/12/2019 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just exactly who’s advising this mayor who has no political, business or real world experience!? WTF

7/12/2019 08:06:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

She must take delight in confusing normal people.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

7/12/2019 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't expect folks to behave like adults when you treat them like petulant but adored children. You can't give folks "stuff for free", for "being poor", and then expect them to behave as responsible adults accountable for their actions (and non-actions) as well as their children's behavior. You can't excuse folks "short-comings", over and over again, including the petty violation of laws, the nonpayment of required fees, the basic civilities expected from each person, and then expect that person to act responsibly. It's so bone-headed, this coddling of poor people, this enabling of undocumented "immigration", as if there's a "Giant Piggy Bank" of docile middle-class voters forever content to subsidize and endure the resulting lawlessness, the resulting skyrocketing taxation, the resulting incivility of these "just funnin" folks.

7/12/2019 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago’s now chitroit and chiraq
It’s a democratic thing
Released violent criminals causes more shootings,sexual assaults,burglary,robbery,drug dealers back to the ghetto.

7/12/2019 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blocking federal law enforcement (ICE) from doing their job?

Aren't the mayor's actions regarding her refusal to allow CPD to aid ICE in the roundup of illegal aliens grounds for a federal indictment under Obstruction of Justice?

Obstruction of justice is covered under chapter 73 of the U.S. Code Title 18. A number of articles are of particular relevance, with 1503 being the most common one. This dictates that those who use corrupt threats of force, or actual force against the due justice administration are guilty of such an offense. It essentially means that it is alleged that a person tried to interfere with the process of official duties, including destroying evidence.

The Constitution clearly defines the role of Federal laws and State laws.

The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land. It provides that state courts are bound by the supreme law; in case of conflict between federal and state law, the federal law must be applied.

7/12/2019 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Guy said...

Wait a minute, does this mean I can park my Dusenberg on the hydrant in front of my house and not have a city sticker displayed? After all everyone is equal unto the law.

Please Groot issue a booklet as to what laws residents have to follow and what laws are not enforced just so we can, the taxpayer, can know.

7/12/2019 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish they'd provide figures for all the community members who have filed for bankruptcy. Or is "forced into bankruptcy" just one of those poorly-used phrases that minority journalists tend to use? Don't you actually have to have assets to protect in order to declare bankruptcy - some kind of participation in the economic system, and positive participation in the legal system?

7/12/2019 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
My elderly parents house in Logan square had their property tax go up by 25% what is she talking about??

7/12/2019 02:35:00 AM

Good, because NOW is the time for all these as-hole citizens to pay the piper. This is what happens when you keep electing DEMOCRATIC bit**es.
I only have three more years. If my property taxes go up $1000-2000 in three years not a problem, I know where I'm going to make my money to make up for it.

7/12/2019 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALERT
A bold new strategy has emerged from headquarters. Along with putting tac teams in uniform, and driving with blue lights on we have now added......
“Let’s rearrest R Kelly”

7/12/2019 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The amount of people pulling the cart is shrinking while the number in the wagon a long for the free ride either stays the same or grows. It’s not sustainable to keep putting the financial burden of the city on the backs of middle class workers. I wish a reporter would ask (haha I know) since she clearly thinks it’s moral, does she think this is a sustainable plan?

7/12/2019 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaking my head at Groot's contention that ride sharing services add to congestion. Of course, I gave up on understanding progressives a long time ago.

7/12/2019 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok no pay parking tickets. Then lay off the workers from parking enforcement. Dump the the traffic aides from the airports.

7/12/2019 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe someone needs to whisper to Lori that she needs to remove all those extra police from poor communities and spread them evenly all over the city. Why do we need all those poor areas saturated with extra units like gangs/ saturation teams etc? Why does a small district like 007 have twice the numbers of officers assigned to it comparing to 022 that's twice it's size? ......come on Lori, that would be one change I would welcome or are you too afraid of bodies piling up.

7/12/2019 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sunset" red light cameras for revenue?

But I thought the red light cameras were for safety, not revenue.

"for the children"

7/12/2019 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic ......is CHALKY back from furlough to help us this summer??

7/12/2019 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC...

“As ICE raids loom, Chicago mayor vows to do ‘everything we can to push back against Trump administration.” I’m sorry but that sounds like something? What’s it called? Oh yea... TREASON!!! How in the hell is a public official, let alone, the fuckin mayor of Chicago allowed to make statements openly pushing back against the presidential office? Now Larry, I know you’ve been spending a lot of time in front of your Texas Instrument balancing the budget but open a dictionary while you’re nose deep in books.

trea·son
/ˈtrēzən/

•noun•
the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign OR OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.

Now go get yourself a pocket square. You look like you’re wearing your daddy’s sports coats!!

7/12/2019 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure sounds to me like she’s giving “the community” a pass and screw everyone else.
Wasn’t she elected to be the mayor of all Chicago residents not just “the community”??

7/12/2019 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The little bug-eyed toad continues to expel more hot air in her quest to pander to the criminals, the takers and the illegals. She won't touch the massive amounts of waste in the obvious areas mentioned many times here on SCC. Voter apathy is what saddled the city with this vile curmudgeon and is what's responsible for the country turning the way it has. The silent majority better wake up before it's too late.

7/12/2019 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about lowering the fare on the Red Line if your in a group of 40 or more?

7/12/2019 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the community and folks really filing for bankruptcy over parking tickets?

Get ready Chicago, Groot's forgiveness of fines and fees in certain neighborhoods is prepping you for the "Living Wage" fantasy.

This mayor is in way-way over her head. I have a feeling she'll make Rhambo look like the good old days. Sad...

7/12/2019 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the community, the rules aren't made for them.
Nice way to pander Mayor Littlefart.

7/12/2019 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No vehicle sticker expense, no water bill expense, no real estate tax expense, no parking tickets and no red light or speeding cameras. I am starting to like the lib-progressive lifestyle, but just wait until she demands giving unused bedrooms in your house to the less-fortunate, plus you will have to feed them, clothe them, make their car notes and support the vice(s) of their choice. It will be a lib-pro utopia. Welcome to LL's new Chicago.

7/12/2019 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND...Mayor Lightfoot says no to ICE. "CHICAGO BUSINESS LEADERS ON PROTECTING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES: The Mayor joins Chicago business leaders to discuss support and protection of (illegal aliens) immigrant communities."
Who votes for these 'people'?

7/12/2019 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




LL will pay for this by cutting police salaries 2%



7/12/2019 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is carjacking included?

In news from Philadelphia, a street mob helped a carjacker commit suicide after he drove away with three of the neighborhood's kids inside. Some say that they pummeled him.

The problem with giving politically-inspired immunity to criminals is that it prompts some people to engage in self-help.

7/12/2019 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is No Way, EVER that the city will do away with the city sticker. (Too much Revenue) Especially during the current budget crisis. How bout doing away with parking permits? Lori is just blowing smoke up everyone's asses and pandering to her base. Tax and spend democrats only do two or three things well. Tax, and spend! (and Lie) The real working class taxpayer has had enough! She should remember, how few voters actually showed up to vote her into office. The media keeps touting how many percentage points she won by. In the next election, should voter turnout increase due to her future job approval rating, she will become a footnote in history. We have seen Chicago's future, and it does not work, and will take a Generation or Two to fix, if it is fixable.

Time to Sell and Move Far Away. I'll watch Chicago, and Illinois demise in the rear view mirror.

7/12/2019 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the city tow trucks are pretty active downtown and on the Gold Coast. I wonder how this new policy will work in those areas? Or not.

7/12/2019 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrat - the most fiendish instrument of total social destruction ever devised to bedevil the few remaining taxpayers.

How about don’t violate the law and there won’t be any fines to pay or penalties to face.
How about building factories that bring wages instead of free housing for the unwillingness to work.

I believe 40 AlderThieves allowed Shortshanks to sell the streets to the global money washing LAZ, then the same constituency complains there’s nowhere to park and it costs too much. City pays LAZ + $20 million a year on top of what LAZ collects for that privilege too. The $10 billion asset sold to insiders for $1.5 billion. Such a deal.
Starting 2020 LAZ will have exceeded $1 billion in total revenues and will made their $1.5 B investment back on the deal.

Rahm’s $750 million budget shortfall will probably grow to a billion by April and idiot LightLoafer’s answer is eliminating revenue from scofflaws and deadbeats. It’s not like they were willing to or intended to pay anyway, but the gesture is just plain nasty.
Skipping out on the water bill collections and suspending water meter installs could be a signal that LightLoafer is mulling the sale of Jardine. As long as there’s suckers that keep voting for hope and change LightLoafer will continue to chip away and take her turn to enrich her own.

This is some Johannesburg S.A. model she has planned.
Abolishing antiquated white colonial rules.
There hasn’t been a program that yet worked.
But this one has promise... just not for the benefit of the working stiff.

The fact that’s crack rock LightLoafer isn't too keen on law and order, in order to provide more sanctuary relief, he might just chop the Police budget and manpower just for spite.
And don’t forget, NO assisting law enforcement agencies operating within the City limits will be tolerated.
Phone notifications are still accepted.

Prepare to save the Farm. Nothing else.

7/12/2019 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no question that these many city fines for just about everything hit the low income people the hardest. I often laugh when the city fines parents when their kids stay out late or miss school ( this happens more often in the suburbs).The kids should beheld accountable but are not. But , red light cameras do not click on based on race, but on what a vehicle is doing. They are prohibited from taking frontal photos for just such a reason. So, the answer to this obviously is for low income people to obey the law. Pretty simple concept.

7/12/2019 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red light cameras are all about revenue. In traffic engineering it was proven decades ago that red light running problems were the result of signal timing, intersection layout, or other engineering factors. Once corrected the red light running problem stopped.

Deliberate red light running is too low to support the costs of operating an RLC. This has been shown every time a local government was forced to fix the intersection and/or signal timing. The violations dropped below profitable levels. The only exception to this case is coming to a complete stop with a right on red which is shown not to be a safety issue.

Chicago's short yellow signal times make it perfect for RLC profiteering.

Fix the intersections, keep the cameras if you want.

7/12/2019 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special new license plates will be available to members of "The Community" to prevent them from being ticketed or fined. These new plates will allow for parking anywhere and will make stopping for red light optional. The plates will be provided at no cost.

7/12/2019 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have no laws......only suggestions.

7/12/2019 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Golf Tango Foxtrot Oscar

7/12/2019 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago on path for bankruptcy .. if fop don't get contract done , past pay due will be gone..Chicago parallels to Detroit becoming more similar ..city services diminish ,large amounts of abandoned houses ,empty lots, empty store fronts ,,taxes keep going up, squeezing out middle class...Camden N.J fired it's police so new force would be more accountable to the community ….coming soon

7/12/2019 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrat Utopia
7/12/2019 02:29:00 AM

So well written! Thank you

Unfortunately, it is the majority white men and women who are the most delusional. Blacks only makeup 12% of population and even if 50% vote that is only 6%.

So who's driving the elections? Liberals (white) put Oboma in office for 8 years, Mary jane priztker for gov, etc. I work with them, I socialize, I hear them on flights and they all hate trump and love people like Kamela and bernie. They make no sense and want communism. Go figure?

7/12/2019 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
My elderly parents house in Logan square had their property tax go up by 25% what is she talking about??

7/12/2019 02:35:00 AM

Wish mine went up 25%. I live in Jefferson Park and they went up 90%. House is original, no changes made, updates or additions

7/12/2019 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple solution if you can’t afford to drive take the bus or real simple comply with the laws

7/12/2019 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame blame blame, how about go to work, everyday and on time, pay for your own life and your own bills. Keep raising taxes on the working class, because after-all, they got it.

7/12/2019 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Right again:"This progressive math is a wonder to behold."

Per Ptolemy an otha gipshun kangs.

7/12/2019 12:28:00 AM


Lol!

Ptolemy?

"How fukyawl spelldatshit?"

Only the resident jaundice-eyed, hard-bitten
(and hard biting) "road scholars" who abide
here will catch that one. Thanks for one of
the small moments of mirthful mayhem and
merry mischief that only The Policeman
can revel in.

Oh... you forgot to add the obligatory
"...sheeeeeit!" or "...an' shit!"
at the end of the sentence...

Look.
Point & Laugh.
Leave.

7/12/2019 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, she and the mayors of Los Angeles and New York City are ordering their respective police departments to not assist ICE when the law of the land is being enforced this weekend. Lightfoot, Garcetti and de Blasio need to be indicted.

7/12/2019 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City better not turn off my water supply. I need the lead...

7/12/2019 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Military personnel and their families living below the poverty level and receiving grocery handouts from food pantries to survive, yet the democrats demand a “Marshall” type plan for Central American countries! This country will fail, as did the Romans.Charity begins at home.

7/12/2019 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep giving free stuff to folks and they’ll never get a job or try to stand on their own two feet.

All that education that Groot has and it didn’t do a damn bit of good. Just keep lining your pockets lightning Lori

7/12/2019 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightfoot also pledged to end water shut-offs and avoid raising the property taxes that more than doubled under Rahm Emanuel — at least until the much-maligned assessment system is reformed.

Translation: N,NW,far SW can expect to see the Rahm property tax increase look like chicken feed increase

7/12/2019 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So at the recent graduation ceremony we all took an oath and “swore to defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of Illinois.” So wouldn’t that include cooperating with ICE who is enforcing laws of the US and Constitution???

Who the f do these progressive politicians think they are? Maybe Trump should have them arrested for treason or Crimes Against the United States???

7/12/2019 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger RICH said...

A concept she is missing is obeying the LAW not parking illegally have a city vehicle license, have a License, Insurance should not be an option

7/12/2019 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she is going to make the suburbs pay the water bills! We already pay the water bills of the south suburbs why not Chicago too!

7/12/2019 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone in Humboldt Park is about to get a very ugly surprise. According to the Wildlife Officers there are prints in the mud from the lagoon through the park towards the neighborhood. Someone with an in ground pool or kiddie pool are going to have a visitor. They think he’s found cover in thick bushes or in an overgrown vacant lot. Expect 014 to be assigned premise checks in vacant buildings with dark wet basements.

7/12/2019 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
My elderly parents house in Logan square had their property tax go up by 25% what is she talking about??

7/12/2019 02:35:00 AM

How are you supposed to keep up with taxes if all you have is social security? They bankrupting senior citizens.

7/12/2019 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abolish city stickers just a money grabbing scam.

7/12/2019 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cancer is already metastasizing.

7/12/2019 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is what the voters sent to the 5th Floor of City Hall. A blithering idiot that is determined to only tax people with money. The community can't afford all these taxes and fines! Um, they have what was considered a middle class life style 50 years ago. They pay very little for their housing, they have section 8 vouchers. They pay very little for food, they have LINK cards. They get a cash stipend for the adult and children. Not bad for not working. They don't feed the kids during the school year, breakfast, if they get there on time is provided for free as is their lunch. Just what do these leeches of the public till do these people pay for? Tickets, a car and their gasoline. Now this fool that couldn't balance her checkbook wants to give away more free shit. This little whatever she calls herself has to go or this city will be just like California, a million public aid recipients and a couple of hundred thousand rich people supporting them. The rest will have left the city. Then they'll complain about the disparity between the rich and the poor but as usual, they cause the problem and are able to get away with blaming someone else for their failures.



**We do call these voters "Libtards" for a reason!! Lets vote in someone with no experience and who is going to tax the hell out of us.

7/12/2019 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does avoiding water shutoff include urban beach parties like neighborhood open fire hydrants. No need to go Oak Street Beach.

7/12/2019 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's that new libtard resorative just-us dontch-ya-know.

7/12/2019 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ride sharing gives people an alternative to driving and parking their own car, which means less cars on the road ultimately. Somehow I don't think that screwing them over is going to help congestion.

But I don't think anyone is going to cry about the red light cameras except for accountants.

7/12/2019 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in a condo bldg, u'd be suprised how many people dont have stickers in the garage.

7/12/2019 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, since Lightbrain and Cabrini Kimm have decided that it’s “unfair” to charge members of “the community” for murder, robbery and assault, it only make sense to drop parking tickets, traffic tickets and - what the hell! - make paying their water bill optional.

Do they really think anyone in “the community” is going to pay their water bill once they know the water won’t be cut off? Next will be the electricity and gas...

Lightbrain is doing in Chicago what Hugo Chavez did in Venezuela when he came to power - pandering to “her people” with endless free stuff. Chavez was at least starting with a country that had immense oil wealth - and he ran it into the ground in less than a decade. Chicago is teetering on the edge of the abyss, so Lightbrain should be able to implode it before her term is up.

7/12/2019 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again with the lack of accountability or responsibility for your own actions. A camera does not "Target" anybody. It's an effing camera! The person driving the car has to set off the speeding camera or the red light camera. If you're that poor and can't afford a hundred dollar fine then you should be the safest driver on the road. I'm not poor but I sure as shit am not giving the city an extra hundred bucks just for the fun of it. I know where those things are and I pay attention to the signs for them. Especially in the suburbs. This is more along the lines of behavior by low impulse control people who really don't give a rats ass about ANY rules.

XXX

7/12/2019 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: some good PR from a caps Sgt that really is out there doing good things in the neighborhood.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-youth-baseball-league-west-side-20190712-xggquccervexfpwyxjeh6yeyxm-story.html

7/12/2019 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard this on 780 once and then it was pulled: The north and northwest sides can expect approximately $2,500 increase per year in property taxes, while the south and west sides will see an increase of $23.00.

I’m surprised they even got to broadcast it once.

7/12/2019 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...


Blogger Baby"G" said...
If the Mayor is Serious about vehicles being towed, and the impact upon the poor and working poor; I suggest she restrict the Private Towing companies, such as Lincoln Towing. These companies are a law onto themselves, and they tow cars and hold them for ransom, for the most petty parking violations. It is realized that the vehicles are towed from private property; is that enough to demand $200 on the spot? Especially when the areas are not clearly marked. The companies in question have powerful political clout in Springfield and are governed by a State Agency. However, they are snatching poor peoples' cars primarily in the City of Chicago. Concerts at the Aragon and Riviera are two of their favorite spots. I understand towing a vehicle if it is blocking a fire hydrant; but towing a car because it is double parked in a shopping mall, primarily visited by working poor, on Halsted near 35th? This private towing is generating Big Money, for businesses that border on auto theft. If the Mayor is serious about this issue she needs to cancel their licenses, of have City Dept of Revenue monitor the towing. Stay Safe! Baby "G"

7/12/2019 12:22:00 AM

THIS!!!

Reach out to your Alderpeople about this one. Amend Title 9 to not allow Private Impounds. Boot at the MOST for private lot parking issues. And restrict these private companies from Charging Fee's that meet or surpass the Cities Boot Release Fee.

7/12/2019 04:48:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So everyone in Streeterville and Lincoln Park can toss their water bills in the trash for good. Nice! The city is never going to shut off water for non-payment after all, no matter what section you live in... Fair across all lines totally.

7/12/2019 02:07:00 AM

Except the City Employees of course. They will come after us in a heartbeat.

7/12/2019 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Anonymous said...
How am I gonna get my Vri parkers now ?

7/12/2019 01:05:00 AM

Since you asked...

9-64-170 A and 9-64-170B

Residential Streets 9-64-170A: Taxi cab ban. Livery Ban. Limo Ban. Self Contained Motorhome Ban. Trailer Ban. Semi Truck and Semi Trailer Ban. RV over 22ft Ban. Commercial Vehicle Ban (Marked or Unmarked contractor vehicles. Commercial Vehicle Def 9-04-010)

Business Streets: 9-64-170B: Taxi Ban (2am to 7am, check the ordinance for wards that exempt certain streets : EG Ward 40 and 50 for example). Semi Truck Ban. Semi Trailer Ban. Bus Ban. Truck Plate ban if vehicle Not a Pickup. Limo Ban. Trailer Ban.
Commercial Vehicle Ban (Marked or Unmarked contractor vehicles. Commercial Vehicle Def 9-04-010)

You can not be accused of targeting a 'specific demographic' if you are on a Special Vehicle Ordinance tasking.

7/12/2019 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

{snip}

Why just yesterday I saw Dept of Rev woman on the bike with her handheld computer spitting out tickets on the northwest side, was she lost?

7/12/2019 02:29:00 AM

Do you seriously expect Department of Finance Ticket writers to "ONLY" work in the Shitty areas?

Seriously?

7/12/2019 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like she wants to do opposite of what Giuliano did in NYC. lol. dont think its going to work....

7/12/2019 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mayor Sugartank,

If ICE is getting lumped and they call for help, I will be there for them and I will take appropriate police action. I took an oath, like you did, to uphold the law. Your direction to not assist ICE is illegal and I will not follow it. Go ahead and fire me, but the city will eventually have to pay me. And, I will eventually get into your pocket also. Fuck you Groot.

7/12/2019 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ICE is going to begin their raids on Sun. Our President is ordering the rounding up of illegal criminals and our Mayor is ordering us not to abide with the Presidents Orders. Where is the guidance from the Department or statement from our Superintendant? If my brothers from ICE are calling for help and our Supervisors tell us to stand down they should be ashamed and fired for a Rule 14 Violation.

7/12/2019 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let’s see...... If Mayor Lightgoof can choose which federal laws she can violate and S/A Kimfix can choose which state laws she can violate why can’t Chicago residents pick which laws they want to violate? The “community” is currently violating the laws that they want. Everyone should decide they will violate. We are all community here in Chicago aren’t we?
See problem fixed!

7/12/2019 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the point of a city sticker when you already have to buy a license plate sticker??? Don’t give me a bullshit answer, give me the necessity reason why? Is it a slush fund or what

7/12/2019 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say fleece the assholes in Lakeview, Wicker Park, River North, Lincoln Square, Logan Square (gentrified areas) etc. that voted for Lightgroot! You voted for her policies. Enjoy!

7/12/2019 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, broken, abused, exhausted, on the brink of
extinction, he knew he had to take action. It was the old
survival instinct. His was outnumbered by his foes and
his will was close to breaking. He heard the stories, the
legends, the redemptions. SCC finally got his Sak Yant.
On the surface the uninitiated refer to it as a protective
Thai Tattoo. But to SCC it had a deeper, more profound
meaning.
SCC is now a warrior. Opponents approach him at their
own peril. The warning has been issued. Take heed all
ye infidels.

7/12/2019 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reformed property taxes is another cliche for more property tax increases.

Liberal lies and fantasy is all about eliminating poverty.

Good luck you liberal douche bags.

7/12/2019 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a start too. Get him, please. Get Madigan.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/feds-search-for-michael-madigan-records-at-home-of-retired-alderman/dbf601da-9cc7-4856-8cdc-b9147d00e273/amp?__twitter_impression=true

7/12/2019 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

End TIF districts and balance the budget!

7/12/2019 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whittie can pay for everything, nothing to see here.

7/12/2019 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Saw one today that really got me. Don’t usually pay mind to any Fibune story’s. They used term institutional racism as cause of 1995 heat wave deaths. I say bullshit. I was a sergeant in the 006 th district tasked with checking on at risk seniors citizens using active voter lists. Had a team of officers who I went out with and personally worked with. Low and behold we spoke with neighbors and tracked down family of well being check subjects. Our conclusion was most of our voters were deceased for years. I like was amazed that they were still able to vote. Institutional racism my ass.

7/12/2019 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But , red light cameras do not click on based on race, but on what a vehicle is doing. They are prohibited from taking frontal photos for just such a reason. So, the answer to this obviously is for low income people to obey the law. Pretty simple concept.

Brainiac, there is a live person that reviews the footage (front & back) before it is either approved and ticketed or (rarely) dismissed and not ticketed with reason noted

7/13/2019 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everything in "non-community" ZIP CODES. Zip Codes are the new Progressive code word for People Who Lack Color (PWLC's).

Ins co been doing this for years

7/13/2019 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori will singlehandedly do more to alleviate traffic congestion in Chicago than any other Mayor by causing most of us to flee the State.

Half-pint needs to keep to the shallow end of the pool.

7/13/2019 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the fuck will these asshole politicians stop spending money? We don't need new street lights. We don't need a new terminal at the airport. We don't need anymore illegal aliens.

7/13/2019 05:18:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Anonymous said...
What is the point of a city sticker when you already have to buy a license plate sticker??? Don’t give me a bullshit answer, give me the necessity reason why? Is it a slush fund or what

Not that it matters but one is a state tax and the other is a city tax. There's no necessity for either but if you don't know the difference between getting fucked with a strap on, by Lori, or with a strap on by prikster, than you my friend just enjoy getting fucked.

7/13/2019 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don’t park illegally nothing to worry about. Just another law the community will be able to ignore. Not so much in the better neighborhoods. See a giant class action suit down the road on this issue. What about that bicycle lisence, lots of bikes to generate revenue. Come on Lori get creative. Bikes, rollerblades, long and short boards, Segway’s and hover boards. At 20-30 dollars a pop 10s of millions of dollars for liscense fees plus all the money in fines. This alone could generate 50 million a year.

7/13/2019 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hike on city gas tax is officially on the table according to one in the know. Griot is desperate since afar so senther packing. Garabage and is Ayer fees for sure. The privilege of living in this Hellhole is going to get much more expensive. Even kicking around a kids using CPS tax with the usual Lno exemptions. Many of the new proposed tax ideas would also carry ward exemptions. Look out they are coming for any money net you have left.

7/13/2019 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heads up if your using more than one garbage can your about to be charged more for pickup.

7/13/2019 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drive downtown fee USA done deal. Just waiting for necessary software and additional cameras to be installed. Also parking fees being raised.

7/13/2019 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...How would someone know that they were ticketing a minority?..."

Spinners. Low rider. Horoscope decal on back window. Ridiculous car color.

7/13/2019 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The key is for a second term of a Trump White House. Like we witnessed with the Feds being shut down when they got close to Obama with Rezko scandal.

7/13/2019 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you seriously expect Department of Finance Ticket writers to "ONLY" work in the Shitty areas?

Seriously?

7/12/2019 04:58:00 PM

NO, I would 'expect' the DoF to put more time in working the Shitty (sic) areas and NOT refrain from them because ...
1) It's dangerous and out of control
2) They don't pay their tickets (check stats) so they'd rather write tickets to the more responsible people without any repercussions
Publish the stats and areas of the city with percentage of enforcement citywide
I double dog dare ya!

7/13/2019 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
My elderly parents house in Logan square had their property tax go up by 25% what is she talking about??

7/12/2019 02:35:00 AM

How are you supposed to keep up with taxes if all you have is social security? They bankrupting senior citizens.

7/12/2019 01:08:00 PM

It may not help much, but have they applied for the Seniors tax discount and Seniors tax Freeze at the Assessors office? You have to apply every year, like the home owners exemption. It actually lowered our taxes! Sometimes it’s good to be old.....

7/13/2019 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
But , red light cameras do not click on based on race, but on what a vehicle is doing. They are prohibited from taking frontal photos for just such a reason. So, the answer to this obviously is for low income people to obey the law. Pretty simple concept.

Brainiac, there is a live person that reviews the footage (front & back) before it is either approved and ticketed or (rarely) dismissed and not ticketed with reason noted

7/13/2019 12:31:00 AM

So? The initial photo is color blind. Are you alleging the reviewer is dismissing all the tickets to white? You can't be serious.

7/13/2019 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brainiac, there is a live person that reviews the footage (front & back) before it is either approved and ticketed or (rarely) dismissed and not ticketed with reason noted

7/13/2019 12:31:00 AM

well, brainiac, check the state law. It prohibits cameras taking frontal views. No reason to be insulting, but maybe that is your nature

7/13/2019 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brainiac, there is a live person that reviews the footage (front & back) before it is either approved and ticketed or (rarely) dismissed and not ticketed with reason noted

7/13/2019 12:31:00 AM

You can check the cities website on red light cameras and it clearly states that photos and video are only taken of the rear of the vehicle. But, I am guessing that you are inferring that the people reviewing the footage are racists and only target minorities? Do you have proof of this or are you just a race baiter?

7/13/2019 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I heard this on 780 once and then it was pulled: The north and northwest sides can expect approximately $2,500 increase per year in property taxes, while the south and west sides will see an increase of $23.00.

I’m surprised they even got to broadcast it once.

7/12/2019 04:44:00 PM

the next time you are driving in the hood, just jot down an address of a well maintained two story and then check the property taxes on the county web site. I think that you will be amazed and shocked at how low the taxes actually are.

7/13/2019 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To not write tickets means you have to eliminate the law...no tickets for everyone or tickets for everyone....can't be both ways

7/13/2019 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
she is going to make the suburbs pay the water bills! We already pay the water bills of the south suburbs why not Chicago too!

7/12/2019 01:04:00 PM

keep dreaming. This cannot be done and is barred through a court ruling. The city can only charge the suburbs what the actual cost of the water is, the maintenance of the system. My water bill in the south burbs has gone up a lot in recent years.

7/13/2019 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't Lightgroot live in a majority White, wealthy, gentrified part of the city? Will "her" property taxes magically be lowered through reassessment?

7/13/2019 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What is the point of a city sticker when you already have to buy a license plate sticker??? Don’t give me a bullshit answer, give me the necessity reason why? Is it a slush fund or what

7/12/2019 06:14:00 PM

City sticker = city
Plate sticker = state

7/13/2019 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard this on 780 once and then it was pulled: The north and northwest sides can expect approximately $2,500 increase per year in property taxes, while the south and west sides will see an increase of $23.00.

I’m surprised they even got to broadcast it once.
7/12/2019 04:44:00 PM


Property tax is based upon assessed value of property.

Assessed value of property is based upon fair market value of property.

Fair market value of property is based upon most recent property purchases of like kind within a specified distance from your property.

Thus, when a property is purchased within hat specified distance from your like knd property, your property is automatically deemed to be fair market valued at that price paid.

The oh so brief period of time allowed for you, the property owner, to appeal your new assessed valuation is deliberate to prevent an abundance of appeals proving the fraudulence of the assessor defined value of your property.

So, whenever any of my neighbors has ever complained to me that my property is causing their property to be of less market value, I say:

1. Thank me for keeping your property tax lower than it could, and would, be.

2. If you bought here intending to sell at a gain, then you never intended to be my neighbor, so, fuck off.

3. I will gladly inform the new neighbor you sell to that I am the cause of their getting such a bargain buying from such a motivated seller as you say I made you. Maybe my new neighbor will thank me. If not, if they are as you are, at least they shouild thank me for motivating you to sell to them at a discount.


As for the west and south sides, well, these areas do not get the same treatment from the assessor's reassessment calculations. This results in no abundance of appeals being made difficult by brief wibdow to file, and is actually a more honest calculation.

It only those areas that have that are being dunned by fraudulent assessor reassessment calculation scamming.

This will never change for the betterr, as in fairer, more honest, as the majority is where the minority get their moocheries.

Wealthy in quantity of wants, poor in quality and quantity of honest efforts to earn, the minority mooches on.

7/13/2019 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, let me get this straight, you are now going to have register your car as being a minority? By not ticketing them, wouldn't that be racial profiling?


+++

No, it’s actually racial unprofiling, you big brute.

7/13/2019 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just read my Dept email which includes one from the general counsel to the stupidintendent in which they remind us that we aren’t allowed to assist ICE even by performing traffic control. So if we have a group of ICE personnel conducting their duties we should just avoid the area? I like it! I’m also going to avoid any scene where other feds are working. FBI, ATF, DEA, guys are all on your own.
In the meantime my taxes just increased 18%. Perfectly normal.

7/13/2019 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What is the point of a city sticker when you already have to buy a license plate sticker??? Don’t give me a bullshit answer, give me the necessity reason why? Is it a slush fund or what

7/12/2019 06:14:00 PM

The Theory is that it is the money raised from each sticker is supposed to go towards Infrastructure.

The Theory.

7/13/2019 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the next time you are driving in the hood, just jot down an address of a well maintained two story and then check the property taxes on the county web site. I think that you will be amazed and shocked at how low the taxes actually are.
7/13/2019 09:10:00 AM


All it takes is a handful of properties, within the area designated by the assessor, to be bought for pennies on the dollar. Like kind is a flexible determination.

On the flip side, all it takes is a few, even one, property worth pennies to be bought, by a speculator, tear down builder, etc., at an inflated price and, bam, up go all like kind assessments within, again, the area designated by the assessor.

The bullshit appeals process is merely that, bullshit.

The scam cannot be stopped as long as property taxes are calculated using current market value as the basis for the assessed value, and using the assessed value as the basis for calculating the tax.

Every owner of real property theorectically receives an equal benefit from whatever these taxes are used for.(Okay. Stop. Take a breath. Laughing that hard for too long may be hazardous to your bowels. I said: THEORETICALLY. And I meant it.)

This current mayor speaks insatiably about fairness. (Yeah, I know. Save it.)

What is fair about property owners whose property has a current market value increase and is Not For Sale, thus, increase is moot. Except for purposes of increasing the pocket picking via taxes.

Even condition of property as an effect upon value has no real relationship to Theorectical equally benefited property owners.

Police, Fire, EMT, S & S, W & S, etc, are proper services our taxes are SUPPOSED to be imposed upon us to pay for.

(I omit cps. Ask me why and you will have to pull my finger. Ask me "pull your finger with what" and you will regret asking anything at all.)

The acceptance of current market value of real property of like kind as basis for taxation is a debatable one. Using this value to determine assessed value, which determines amount of tax, is more than debatable as to fairness of taxation.

Current Market value is, by default, determined by area variations not substantially relevant to property kind or condition.

The system is a catch 22. Intentionally. As are all systems the grafters, democrats, rinos, republicans, etc., concoct.

Truly equal means everyone pays the same.

Truly equal means everyone benefits the same.

Truly equal means everyone earns, no one mooches and only the actually incapacitated are provided temporary assistance, unless permanantly incapable. (Some may now induldge in Soylent Green fantasy. It's okay.)

Grafters are not about equal.

Hogs be they all.

The pragmatic partial remedy is to affect your neighborhood in such a way as to lower current market value, aka, discourage any and all buyers from wanting to pay to live where you live.

This is not as difficult as it may seem.

Even without violating the law.

(Ask me what I mean and I'll be pulling something not your finger.)

7/13/2019 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...


NO, I would 'expect' the DoF to put more time in working the Shitty (sic) areas and NOT refrain from them because ...
1) It's dangerous and out of control
2) They don't pay their tickets (check stats) so they'd rather write tickets to the more responsible people without any repercussions
Publish the stats and areas of the city with percentage of enforcement citywide
I double dog dare ya!

7/13/2019 08:04:00 AM

You actually asked for it.: For the record, your first mistake was deciding to breathe today.


This is Long SCC: But I included a Link to support the numbers.

https://projects.propublica.org/chicago-tickets/

The number of tickets issued between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2017 in the 45th Ward, where I live: 98,100

Percent of tickets issued issued by the CPD: 28%
Average Fine $: 81

Total Due: $12.4 million
Total Paid: $24.6 million
Payment Rate: 65%
Percentage Tied to Notice of Vehicle or License Seizure: 15%
Percentage Tied to a Bankruptcy: 1% or less
Percentage Contested: 11%
Percentage Contested and Won: 61%


38th Ward:

Total Due: $8.5 million
Total Paid: $16.7 million.
Payment Rate: 65%
Tickets Issued: 64,700
Police-Issued Rate: 40%
PEA/SerCo/CPM: 60%

I'm going to stop right there.


The number of tickets issued between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2017 in the 15th Ward (Englewood Da Hood):

Tickets issued: 163,700

Payment Rate: 54%
Jan. 1, 1996, and May 14, 2018: Total Due: $34.8 million
Jan. 1, 1996, and May 14, 2018:Total Paid: $35 million
Average Ticket Cost: $89
Percentage Tied to Notice of Vehicle or License Seizure: 27%
Percentage Tied to a Bankruptcy: 1%
Percentage Contested: 6%
Percentage Contested and Won: 67%

Police-Issued Rate: 53%

Thats 86,761 Cop Tickets. But that's also 76,939 Issued by PEA's.

Finally....The 28th Ward...K Town.

Total Due: $64 million
Total Paid: $62.8 million
Payment Rate: 53%
Total Issue: 289,300
Police Issued: 57%
Average Ticket Cost: $94
Percentage Tied to Notice of Vehicle or License Seizure: 37%
Percentage Tied to a Bankruptcy: 4%
Percentage Contested: 11%
Percentage Contested and Won: 65%


Ward 38:
Ward 45: 28% CPD / 72% PEA/SerCo/CPM
Ward 15: 53% CPD/ 47% PEA/SerCo/CPM
Ward 28: 57% CPD/ 43% PEA/SerCo/CPM



So why don'y you take your ass out of the hood and spend some time enforcing in the areas that actually CAN AFFORD the tickets?

7/13/2019 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, let me get this straight, you are now going to have register your car as being a minority? By not ticketing them, wouldn't that be racial profiling?


+++

No, it’s actually racial unprofiling, you big brute.
7/13/2019 12:32:00 PM


Which results in those not unprofiled being default profiled by being not unprofiled, ya big dummy!!!

7/13/2019 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/12/2019 04:58:00 PM

NO, I would 'expect' the DoF to put more time in working the Shitty (sic) areas and NOT refrain from them because ...
1) It's dangerous and out of control
2) They don't pay their tickets (check stats) so they'd rather write tickets to the more responsible people without any repercussions
Publish the stats and areas of the city with percentage of enforcement citywide
I double dog dare ya!

7/13/2019 08:04:00 AM

You seriously just dared the Bike Guy to provide evidence and stats? Are you a moron?

7/13/2019 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

te sticker = state

7/13/2019 10:59:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I heard this on 780 once and then it was pulled: The north and northwest sides can expect approximately $2,500 increase per year in property taxes, while the south and west sides will see an increase of $23.00.

I’m surprised they even got to broadcast it once.
7/12/2019 04:44:00 PM


Property tax is based upon assessed value of property.

Assessed value of property is based upon fair market value of property.

Fair market value of property is based upon most recent property purchases of like kind within a specified distance from your property.

Thus, when a property is purchased within hat specified distance from your like knd property, your property is automatically deemed to be fair market valued at that price paid.

The oh so brief period of time allowed for you, the property owner, to appeal your new assessed valuation is deliberate to prevent an abundance of appeals proving the fraudulence of the assessor defined value of your property.

So, whenever any of my neighbors has ever complained to me that my property is causing their property to be of less market value, I say:

1. Thank me for keeping your property tax lower than it could, and would, be.

2. If you bought here intending to sell at a gain, then you never intended to be my neighbor, so, fuck off.

3. I will gladly inform the new neighbor you sell to that I am the cause of their getting such a bargain buying from such a motivated seller as you say I made you. Maybe my new neighbor will thank me. If not, if they are as you are, at least they shouild thank me for motivating you to sell to them at a discount.


As for the west and south sides, well, these areas do not get the same treatment from the assessor's reassessment calculations. This results in no abundance of appeals being made difficult by brief wibdow to file, and is actually a more honest calculation.

It only those areas that have that are being dunned by fraudulent assessor reassessment calculation scamming.

This will never change for the betterr, as in fairer, more honest, as the majority is where the minority get their moocheries.

Wealthy in quantity of wants, poor in quality and quantity of honest efforts to earn, the minority mooches on.

7/13/2019 12:07:00 PM

You don’t really believe what you are writing. My assessment went up 90% while all the homes in the block and area were reassessed atabiut 20%. Mine is original from the late 50’s , no improvements or additions. Have small adjustments when I appealed. Had to get an appraisal that was $215,000 below the assessors original reassessment. Have filed with the state PTAB because of the ridiculous reassessment. They have no method and just do as they want

7/13/2019 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a City income tax is coming!

7/13/2019 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She meant to say “ the middle class, law abiding, citizens “ are overburdened by Democrat taxaholics. They are fleeing the land of freeloaders and the freeshit army. Liberalism is destroying the working middle class. Open your eyes.

7/13/2019 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

29%

7/14/2019 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, the mayor WANTS to keep the non-paying, revenue-sucking leeches in the city.

Obviously, she needs their vote to get elected again.

7/14/2019 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read my Dept email which includes one from the general counsel to the stupidintendent in which they remind us that we aren’t allowed to assist ICE even by performing traffic control. So if we have a group of ICE personnel conducting their duties we should just avoid the area? I like it! I’m also going to avoid any scene where other feds are working. FBI, ATF, DEA, guys are all on your own.
In the meantime my taxes just increased 18%. Perfectly normal.

7/13/2019 01:28:00 PM

So, if an outside law-enforcement agency request help, CPD won't assist them?

If ANY Policeman or Agent calls for help, the rank and file will be there for an assist.

7/14/2019 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


So why don'y you take your ass out of the hood and spend some time enforcing in the areas that actually CAN AFFORD the tickets?

7/13/2019 05:08:00 PM

Maybe, just maybe, the people in "the hood" SHOULD OBEY THE LAW and stop blaming someone else for their own actions.

7/14/2019 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how do I get out of paying my water bill. Also, I am not buying a city sticker any more since I won't get a ticket. Don't fight it work with it.

7/14/2019 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Heads up if your using more than one garbage can your about to be charged more for pickup.

7/13/2019 07:12:00 AM

That would explain why they gave everyone two garbage and one recycling cart when they first started that program with Waste Management!

7/14/2019 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
My elderly parents house in Logan square had their property tax go up by 25% what is she talking about??

7/12/2019 02:35:00 AM

How are you supposed to keep up with taxes if all you have is social security? They bankrupting senior citizens.

7/12/2019 01:08:00 PM

It may not help much, but have they applied for the Seniors tax discount and Seniors tax Freeze at the Assessors office? You have to apply every year, like the home owners exemption. It actually lowered our taxes! Sometimes it’s good to be old.....

7/13/2019 08:15:00 AM

It could be easy as going to the Cook County Assessors website, read the instructions and download the required forms.
After the first time you are approved, they will send you a yearly form to send back, to prove that you are still alive and not a robot. ;)

7/14/2019 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So basically Lori is saying “the community” is not to be held accountable while she puts the screws to everybody else.
I think she’s forgetting that’s she was elected to be mayor for all Chicagoans not just to kowtow to “the community”.

7/14/2019 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abolish TIF Districts there is plenty of money!

7/14/2019 02:42:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why don'y you take your ass out of the hood and spend some time enforcing in the areas that actually CAN AFFORD the tickets?

7/13/2019 05:08:00 PM

Maybe, just maybe, the people in "the hood" SHOULD OBEY THE LAW and stop blaming someone else for their own actions.

7/14/2019 07:23:00 AM

I agree with this statement. No one is above the law and everyone should take responsibility for their actions.

Regardless of Hoodrat or City Employee.

I get a ticket, I contest it...if I lose I pay it. If I win, cool.

That simple.

7/14/2019 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ride sharing services charge more for different neighborhoods already. I was scheduling a ride on Jackson near the Police Academy and received a message that the fate was higher in this area. So, it looks as if she is right.

7/14/2019 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/12/2019 01:08:00 PM

It may not help much, but have they applied for the Seniors tax discount and Seniors tax Freeze at the Assessors office? You have to apply every year, like the home owners exemption. It actually lowered our taxes! Sometimes it’s good to be old.....


Senior assessment freeze has a $65,000 household income limit. That knocks a lot of retires out. With the pension, a little social security and maybe the spouse getting a little SS, you are eliminated from that exemption

7/14/2019 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why don'y you take your ass out of the hood and spend some time enforcing in the areas that actually CAN AFFORD the tickets?

7/13/2019 05:08:00 PM
****************
How many PO's are assigned to these better off areas? Oh wait, other than the 20th District, hardly ANY. That fine little spec of dirt named Englewood has how many coppers assigned there? How many units and VRI working there? By Golly! I bet there are 3 or 4 times as many cops assigned to the hood as the more expensive areas. I wonder why more cop tickets are written in the ghetto? It's lucky you're a cop, your analytical skills only qualify you for this and maybe democrat politics. Here's a clue for you and your friends, for free, if you can't afford to pay a ticket, don't park illegally. Thus endith the lesson, too bad you will never learn it.

7/14/2019 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't want a fuck'n parking ticket READ the signs and don't park illegally !!!!!!!!!!

7/14/2019 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Why did my property tax on my 1 bedroom condo triple ?????????????? WTF !!!!!!!!!

7/14/2019 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Anonymous said...
So why don'y you take your ass out of the hood and spend some time enforcing in the areas that actually CAN AFFORD the tickets?

7/13/2019 05:08:00 PM
****************
How many PO's are assigned to these better off areas? Oh wait, other than the 20th District, hardly ANY. That fine little spec of dirt named Englewood has how many coppers assigned there? How many units and VRI working there? By Golly! I bet there are 3 or 4 times as many cops assigned to the hood as the more expensive areas. I wonder why more cop tickets are written in the ghetto? It's lucky you're a cop, your analytical skills only qualify you for this and maybe democrat politics. Here's a clue for you and your friends, for free, if you can't afford to pay a ticket, don't park illegally. Thus endith the lesson, too bad you will never learn it.

7/14/2019 07:15:00 PM


You missed the point. But that's okay, because I see where you were going.

I

7/14/2019 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Why did the property tax on my one bedroom condo triple... ?"

Walk out of your door. Knock on the other doors in your complex then knock on the doors nearby. Ask your clueless neighbors who they voted for.

7/15/2019 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Why did the property tax on my one bedroom condo triple... ?"

Walk out of your door. Knock on the other doors in your complex then knock on the doors nearby. Ask your clueless neighbors who they voted for



You Wanted the Clout

Now you have the Clout


Enjoy!!!

7/16/2019 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


She meant to say “ the middle class, law abiding, citizens “ are overburdened by Democrat taxaholics
Well did you vote? Vote for TRUMP


You've got a Sanctuary City So Enjoy!!!! it will continue to be painful

7/16/2019 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read my Dept email which includes one from the general counsel to the stupidintendent in which they remind us that we aren’t allowed to assist ICE even by performing traffic control. So if we have a group of ICE personnel conducting their duties we should just avoid the area? I like it! I’m also going to avoid any scene where other feds are working. FBI, ATF, DEA, guys are all on your own.
In the meantime my taxes just increased 18%. Perfectly normal.


Enjoy your taxes and fees your paying for all this
Now go give citizens tickets!!!!!!

7/16/2019 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blocking federal law enforcement (ICE) from doing their job?

Aren't the mayor's actions regarding her refusal to allow CPD to aid ICE in the roundup of illegal aliens grounds for a federal indictment under Obstruction of Justice?

Obstruction of justice is covered under chapter 73 of the U.S. Code Title 18. A number of articles are of particular relevance, with 1503 being the most common one. This dictates that those who use corrupt threats of force, or actual force against the due justice administration are guilty of such an offense. It essentially means that it is alleged that a person tried to interfere with the process of official duties, including destroying evidence.

The Constitution clearly defines the role of Federal laws and State laws.

The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land. It provides that state courts are bound by the supreme law; in case of conflict between federal and state law, the federal law must be applied.



FOP? ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

NYPD Union Stepped up

7/16/2019 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only arrest my friends and family no traffic either Sorry boss these were all illegals

7/16/2019 07:50:00 AM  

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