The Chicago press is back at the old "pick the contenders for mayor" game. The Chicago press is attempting to sell more newspapers by creating the mythical super hero Rahm. It worked for the Obama sell job, but Oprah learned a lesson to stay out of politics. The problem with creating a super hero Rahm might backfire. I am not sure of the results despite talking to many people. Many Chicago residents do not even know this guy, but I suspect the media might want the guy that sells the most newspapers. I am sure Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times would have a continuous amount of things to write about with Rahm stinking up Chicago. Chicago does not need another Daley now. To continue the corruption machine would doom Chicago. The press does not cover all the contractors working everywhere in Chicago. Minority companies are ready to take over many functions now completed by city workers. These no-bid companies are not properly supervised. When the time is better, I will bust out these goons. I understand Daley's management team attempting to grab what they can before they are out of work. Things are out of control in Chicago. Protections to safeguard the taxpayer's money are inadequate. I am happy to report Chicago Clout is back in the studio to present more candidates. I have a studio set up and can produce videos anytime I want. I was thinking of the name "Andersonville Productions", or "Clout Video". I am not sure yet. I hope Chicago City Workers use their heads and find a mayoral candidate that will help their cause. Some city workers are losing their house to foreclosure, but the union dues are not dropping. Go figure. Patrick McDonough
The emergency crew from the Department of Water Management raced to the scene today after an accident involving a Fire Truck, A Fire Hydrant, and a Auto. The driver of the car was taken away in handcuffs. Fire truck, ambulance involved in separate accidents
September 26, 2010
Sun-Times Media Wire
No one was hurt in two separate minor accidents involving Chicago Fire Department vehicles Sunday morning.
Both occurred about 10:15 a.m. — one at Division Street and California Avenue involved Ambulance No. 82 and the other was at North Pulaski Road and West Le Moyne Street and involved Truck 35, according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.
No one was hurt, according to Curtis.
It was not immediately known whether they were on their way to emergencies when the collisions occurred. This photo was taken today at Le Moyne and Pulaski Photo by Patrick McDonough
Click on the link http://cbs2chicago.com/local/2.Investigators.potholes.2.1930994.html Watch and learn how the taxpayer’s money has disappeared. Yipes.
I will post an excellent interview I taped at my home today in Chicago’s 48th Ward. Michael Volpe looked forward to this interview with Joel Pollack. Joel is an outstanding person and very, very intelligent. Photo by Patrick McDonough
Mayor Daley is going to China saying "we need to think outside the box". "Thanks to Daley we will all be living inside a cardboard box", said Patrick McDonough.
Please read article from Chicago Sun-Times Fran Spielman. Fran Spielman gets her own truck now… GPS tracks city truck taken on a joyride
Vehicle swiped while Water Management crew on fast-food run
September 15, 2010
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
Mayor Daley has installed GPS tracking systems in city vehicles to improve employee accountability and speed deployment of limited resources.
Little did he know one of the devices would be used to track down a stolen city truck taken for a joy ride.
A night investigator for the city’s Department of Water Management is in hot water after his truck was stolen early Saturday morning from the parking lot of a Burrito King on the Far Northwest Side.
The investigator and several members of his crew had apparently stopped for tacos, even though they are paid to work eight hours straight.
Thanks to GPS, the truck was recovered a few hours later at the Renaissance Apartments on River Road.
“Some time around 3 a.m. Saturday, we had a crew on the North Side having lunch. Apparently a truck was taken and driven for an hour or so,” said Water Management spokesman Tom LaPorte.
“It was recovered using GPS and found out in the O’Hare area. There was nothing altered on the truck. There was no theft. We have the truck back, and the driver is facing disciplinary action.”
LaPorte acknowledged that the crew was supposed to be working eight hours straight and was not authorized to stop for food.
The GPS system was activated by the so-called “leak desk” at the Jardine Water Filtration Plant.
Leak desk employees, assigned to answering phones and prioritizing repair requests, were at the center of a 2005 payroll scam.
Those accused of falsifying attendance records over a two-month period by swiping each other in and out included the brother-in-law of County Commissioner John Daley, the mayor’s brother.
The assignment has long been dominated by 11th Ward loyalists. The Department of Water Management was at the center of the Hired Truck scandal, which branched out into city hiring. Photo by Patrick mcDonough
I was cracking up last week following up on story after story, construction site after construction site. Mayor Daley sending our money to suburban contractors is legendary. While City of Chicago employees starve and must reside in Chicago, contractors rent a space and the Office of the Inspector General seems unconcerned with compliance. I think this is because the Commissioners can overrule the OIG. Could you imagine Daley would allow the OIG investigations crimped and scuttled by politics? Could you imagine the waste of money only to find out all the taxpayer money on investigations are clouted. I spoke with the engineer on this jobsite, he lives in the suburbs. He has worked doing the exact same job as city workers for about twenty five years. The site had trucks, equipment and concrete trucks on the ready. Ozinga, who would have guessed? I passed Department of Transportation city workers and they were waiting for cement. They were standing around like knuckleheads. When Daley gets out, the Commissioners from transportation, the contractors with all the shared offices and buildings need an audit. The Office of the Inspector General needs independence. What a scam. When Daley leaves Chicago and takes all the scum buzzards with him, many more will face the Federal Hatchet. Photo by patrick McDonough
Today, I saw a black guy on the sidewalk bleeding all over. He was shot in the middle of the day, in broad daylight. People were all around him and the police just arrived. Thank you to all Chicago Police. His head was a few inches off the sidewalk, it still bothers me now. I saw his face and he saw mine. We had direct eye to eye contact. We have very large problems in Chicago. Daley is jumping ship after letting a cancer eat the west side. You need to open your eyes and watch Chicago rot, then you will get it. Chicago News Stations will never show what I saw today. God bless Chicago, God Bless us all. Patrick McDonough.