Response to Newsletter

Chicago Department of Water Management launched a Newsletter to respond to the real insider reporting of Patrick McDonough and Frank Coconate. In the propaganda newsletter, we read about some admitted minor problem, and Dennis M. Kelleher who was forced out of office. He “starting his own business”, and I am sure to see him at the table taking money from the trough. Murphy should address why some are favored in the overtime allotment. His stand on privatization. I hope the Newsletter explains management view towards the workers. As expected this newsletter will be about what the chosen few are doing. “The Insiders”. My Newsletter for the day. A driver went to the “New and Improved” Inspector General today to explain an occurrence that happened months ago. When he told them about a crime months ago the I.G. informed Water Management and the case went dry. Today he demanded to know what happened and how the I.G. was covering up the acts. He wanted to know why he was called a liar. Noted when the Chicago Investigator General investigates criminal activities they do not have a court reporter. (Cover-up) But if they are investigating life of death issues like Chicago Residency Rules, it is a major investigation with the Commissioner of I.G., two deputy commissioners and a court reporter. He is placing a lawsuit against Chicago and the story has been followed by Laurie Cohen and Todd Lighty of the Chicago Tribune for months. Story two, Chicago also purchased more Trench-boxes from a suburban company for $187,511.68. This is an emergency purchase with no bid. The company is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. (Lee Jensen Sales). Any crew with no pipe, tools, or material, now you know why. And I could not get $6.00 for plumbing parts. Sad but true. Lets get the story out to local suppliers to contact Water Management about doing business. Patrick McDonough.

Department of Water Management Semi Trailers

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Progress takes time. On March 10, 2006, after being informed of some semi-truck shipments to Central District, I am happy to inform some important progress. I will review the purchase (Leasing) arrangements at a later date. I think this is sending a signal that investment into making things “Right” is moving along. Some talk is already starting into who will drive the semis. Remember this is a pride thing and many drivers have “A” licences and consider it a honor to drive the big rigs. The “Hired Truck Scandal” and “Clout on Wheels Series”, has opened a can of worms, but the Ship seems to be making a wide turn in the better direction.

Chicago Shoring Safety Upgrades May 10, 2006

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The Central District Department of Water Management, City of Chicago, and Chicago Safety Department started what is hopefully the first of a series of classes on Shoring Safety. The Shoring chosen by Chicago Water and Sewer Departments is a “PRO-TEC” Trench Shield. The ModSeries. Great start to avoid accidents and expensive lawsuits against Chicago Taxpayers. It was met with some moaning and groaning but was accepted after workers saw it was not to difficult to assemble. Mr. James LoVerde (A greatly respected Superintendent) said he wants to keep the system assembled and than dropped into the excavation to save time. (Brilliant) I am only concerned with assembly due to pinching hazards, I suggest leather gloves. In Chicago tradition, some parts turned up missing and the Adjustable spreaders would not work. However, it is a move in the right direction, and even though the company has no distribution stores in Chicago, this is a winner. I also suggest painting ugly colors to avoid theft in after market. Photo by Patrick McDonough. (Note the I.G. did not take my camera).

Jesus Navarro Whistleblower Injured Again

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On May 9, 2006, Jesus Navarro a whistleblower in safety, harassment and racism in the Chicago Department of Water Management, suffered major trauma in a cave-in. Jesus is in Resurrection Medial Center with major hip surgery. Please send a card to Mr. Navarro at 7435 West Talcott. Again, there was no shoring in the ditch. Mr. Navarro will be out of work for a long time, he has a wife and children. He went into the ditch to avoid any more retaliation. Chicago Central District will have shoring classes Wednesday May 10, 2006. Please say prayers for Mr. Navarro, he will not have a check coming in for about two months. Note: Chicago Doctors said the best course of treatment would be to take pills, thank god Jesus checked with his own doctors. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Rossi Contractors Northlake Illinois

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After a Safety Department meeting and seeing John D’Amico enter the Jardine Water Plant in Chicago, I saw a contractor I have researched parked out in front. One contract of this suburban company with Chicago stated the base contract is $50,000.00 up to $5,000,000.00, and not to exceed $20,000,000.00. Mayor Daley signs these contracts all the time. The real good contracts will be posted soon. And the alderman want a raise?

James T. Smith Executive Director S.O.W. Chicago

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James T. Smith is Executive Director of S.O.W. Youth Outreach, inc. Located at 4320 West Madison Street Chicago, Illinois 60624 James is very interested in making like better in his community. To learn more about what we can do to make life better in chicago for the less fortunate, please go to or E-mail Office number 1-773-626-1451 Photo by Patrick McDonough

La Donna Tittle CAN-TV Chicago Sarah McDonough

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Chicago Legendary Radio / TV Host / Producer / Actress / Voiceovers was at CAN-TV rehearsal with Sarah McDonough a famous actress. La Donna Tittle’s cooking show can be seen on Channel 19 in Chicago on Thursday and Friday. E-mail La Donna Tittle at: Photo by Patrick McDonough

Frank Coconate's Kangaroo Court

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Frank Coconate’s Hearing with the Chicago Department of Human Resources is almost at a standstill. It started in May of 2006 and will restart in the last week of July 2005. Jumpy the Kangaroo was there to explain to Mr. Coconate, ” If the fix ain’t in, you will go to Circuit Court”. Mayor Daley’s staff would not return calls. I asked how much this is costing taxpayers with a chicago commissioner (Murphy) in two days of testimony instead of cleaning out corruption? Chicago Department of Water Management should use resources better. Photo by the Chicago Mob.

Victor Crown, Miriam Santos, Chicago Board of Ethics

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On May 5, 2006, I was with Victor Crown as he picked up another batch of court ordered exculpatory evidence material affecting the Miriam Santos Case. We were at the Chicago Board (Bored) of Ethics building in Chicago. Why is Victor Crown so happy? I know Victor is the one person in the City of Chicago that can squeeze evidence from a rock. Victor Crown is assisting me in my case. Victor Crown is a friend of mine. I will give him a clout rating after he is done in Federal Court. Photo by Patrick McDonough

Frank Avila Lada Santodomingo Telemundo

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On May 4, 2006, after a long day in court, an exahsted Frank Avila had an interview with Telemundo. Lada Santodomingo wanted to know about the election results and what Frank Avila had in mind to correct the Ballot mess in Chicago. Frank Avila speaks fluent Spanish and is a great help to Chicago City Workers that have less than perfect language skills. (Frank Avila speaks many languages). Lada has much Clout in the Chicago Spanish Community. Lada Clout Rating: Yes, Got Clout. Photo by Patrick McDonough