Tonight was a very good start for the Chicago branch of David Hoffman’s organization in his quest to become the next U.S. Senator from Illinois. I admit I did not look very nice tonight when I arrived to his meeting but was welcomed. I have had such an untrusting opinion of Illinois politicians for so long; I never thought I could trust again. I really and truly trust David Hoffman and the group he assembled to get him into higher office. I was excited to see a large and diverse group of people that want David to succeed. I also noticed Alderman Joe Moore present; Joe was one of the earlier Chicago politicians to endorse David Hoffman. Alderman Moore was a great help in answering legal questions on David’s petition drive. David gave a great speech and pep talk to the troops. I want to give a disclaimer on this website, I intend to support David Hoffman’s bid for U.S. Senate in every way possible. He is the best candidate, but most importantly, he can deliver the victory for the Illinois Democratic Party. I was also very happy to see Chicago city employees donating their time for petitions and donating money. David’s mother Carol personally welcomed the supporters at the door of his headquarters. If you want to improve the system, contact Mr. Hoffman’s campaign office and get involved now, click here: http://www.hoffmanforillinois.com/index.asp Lets keep Obama’s former seat . Photo by Patrick McDonough
Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama, and Richard Daley agreed to work together in Copenhagen for the 2016 Olympic Bid. It is still unknown how much taxpayers money will be used by Mayor Daley and President Obama. We need to see if the underfed and unnourished of the third world will be impressed when Barack Obama brings the taxpayers pimping plane into Copenhagen. Chicago Clout agreed to pay for former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s entire trip including the best hotels, food, and entertainment if he agrees to help Daley land the Olympics. Obama who proved to be a puppet for his straw boss Mayor Daley agreed to land the most devastating loss in Chicago’s history. I figure if we are going to go over the edge and become one of the most immoral bankrupt cities in the United States, we should make sure the three best leaders from Illinois should be together. The best part of the whole deal is when Barack Obama prints more money to pay for Daley’s dream and sinks America into further debt. I hope Daley brings China to Copenhagen as they already own America and should be consulted. I hope the Olympics go to Rio, but they better bring lots of cash to the table. America need less games and circuses for the peasants, we need good paying jobs. China is taking over the world while Daley worries about his personal circus, the 2016 Olympics. Chicago Clout editor in chief.
Ronald Bober and Patrick McDonough, two famous City of Chicago Investigators, enjoyed lunch at MacArthur’s last week. When we entered the great Chicago soul and southern restaurant, we heard a great song and watched Marshall E. Hatch Sr. get the political troops motivated. Marshall E. Hatch Sr. was very kind to Ron and I, we enjoyed the conversation and his organization taking our picture. I hope all of Chicago Clout’s fans in the Illinois 7th Congressional District race learns the issues and makes the right decisions at the voting booth. In Chicago it is petition season, a serious time of the year. Marshall is all about, “bringing people together and moving forward”. Good Luck Marshall. Photo by a member of Mr. Hatch’s team. Patrick McDonough.
Last week was a long week for Whistleblower John Swietczak famous for the Hired Truck Scandal and other whistleblowing activities. Chicago Clout investigators found it curious Mr. Swietczak waited until after work to be interview by Chuck Goudie and the ABC 7 news station. It is about time more City of Chicago employees stand up to the corruption, waste and fraud in Chicago. I again ask all employees watch and carefully keep notes if they see taxpayers money wasted. John Switczak is hosting a new show named “The Town Crier”. If you have a story for major Chicago TV stations, we can help you prepare your story for the likes of major corruption busters like, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, ABC 7 I-team and CBS 2 News. The main trick is to be concise and organized. The City of Chicago Plumbing Inspectors should start doing their jobs and bring in income to Chicago making notices of violations. I am currently watching several Inspectors taking long lunches downtown; I expect them to start doing their jobs. One Plumbing Inspector tripped over his panties to get the Tadin family Hydrant permit and might get himself fired. He was missing in action last week for a day. If you know Pat Kenny, please have him give me a ring, I think he signed John Khym name approving free use of water for Daley trucking pal and buddy MAT construction. Mat Construction will also need to help the City of Chicago report any Hydrants out of order. (Do you really think they will do that?) Most contractors break them and move on. Remember to call Michael Tucker, alleged son of Plumbers Local 130 bigwig, anytime to keep the City of Chicago informed of Hydrant use. I hope the Chicago Office of the Inspector General, now crippled without Hoffman, can actually investigate the fraud Chicago Taxpayers suffered due to the handshakes, pro-sport tickets, and gifts given at golf events to look the other way. We need to investigate what work was done by Michael Tucker before the Hydrant story and after. We also need to check the way these connected Plumbing Inspectors got their licenses and promotions. Pat Kenny is a hall of famer on Chicago Clout, this is his second story! Nice Job Pat. Photo by Patrick McDonough.
Plase make sure to connect to this link by CBS 2 News. Many Chicago City employees also abuse this privilage. http://firstname.lastname@example.org I suggest all you Chicago City workers keep an eye out this political season for the scammers using City cars for political work. Take pictures and send them to Dave Savini. We need to save money; Daley is bankrupting Chicago with his crazy Olympic dream. I do not like to see public servants using taxpayer money for their private vacations. We all need to cut back on waste and watch public Administrators much closer. We also need to find out who is paying Daley for all his trips around the world. We need to find out if Daley is on the public dole as he enjoys his trips on behalf of 2016 Olympic bid business. Who is paying? Is Daley and his Goons going to put these gifts on his ethics statements? Do we need to? Patrick McDonough. I also hope Dave Savini does a follow up on his famous frozen fire hydrant story.
look forward to a new Chicago Clout T.V. show just a couple of weeks away. I decided to have Michael Volpe on the show because people need to understand corruption from a fresh perspective. Our viewers at Can-TV want a viewpoint from someone that does not work for the City of Chicago. Fair enough. We are going to re-explore the Hired Truck Scandal and the Hiring Scandals that have plagued Mayor Daley and his Administration. We are also going to look into the Chicago unions, make a determination of their actual value to the Chicago employees. We are again making an invitation to Journeymans' Plumbers Local 130 to appear on the show and tackle the tough questions. Any unions representing Chicago employees are welcome. Dennis Gannon let his slip show with the pension mess, a possible conflict of interest? Special thanks to my 726 Teamster pal for the "Mayor Daley" tee-shirt. Patrick McDonough.
Many people never will know all the people involved in the Hired Truck Scandal. Not every participant was interviewed by the Feds. Alexander Vroustouris, the Inspector General seemed to look over many of the facts and participants. Will the public ever know the extent of the criminal activity? When the Feds took over the investigation every indication led us to believe Anthony “Tony” Laurino, John Rottman, Michael Tierney, and John D’Amico never disclosed everything they knew. We have a TV show with witnesses putting Hired Truck Business run out of Alderman Margaret Laurino’s political office. Some of the Hired Truck participants died after the Scandal broke by the Chicago Sun-Times. It gives one pause as Christopher Kelly shows up a stiff before his additional court dates arrive. Anthony Laurino retired from the City of Chicago (now called Department of Water Management) after a buyout was formulated by the State of Illinois. In all fairness, not just Tony, a bunch of guys located closely to Hired Trucks. Anthony works for Koenig & Strey in Glenview, he reported to me the massive pension is offset by additional 600 dollars a retiree must pay towards the health insurance deductible. I remember when I was fired for alleged residency violations by the City of Chicago, Tony mailed me his Real Estate card; he is such a wise guy. When it comes to legal firepower, that man has Clout. Good Luck Tony, Photo by Patrick McDonough.