One of my favorite subjects for a great picture is Jesse Jackson Sr. The man dresses just as well as Alderman Burke. Jesse Jackson Sr. was a staple at union rallies as I was growing up. If the unions wanted press they made sure Rev. Jackson gave one of his speeches. This picture was taken in Rev. Jackson’s personal office on April 16, 2005. I spoke about my termination from the City of Chicago. I also discussed the Rainbow Coalition. I was with my daughter Brigid. Jesse Jackson is a very kind person with hands that are very, very big. Reverend Jesse Jackson’s clout rating: Mega Clout in wait. Photo by Patrick McDonough.
On November 27, 2005, I had the pleasure of talking to a very brilliant person that backs up what he says away from the spotlight. I also met Tom Roeser’s lovely wife. For years, I saw Tom at church as did many other people as he is a devote religious person. His son-in-law was a friend of mine when I was a young child. Tom Roeser’ Show airs Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. on WLS Talk Radio A.M. in Chicago. The show is called “Political Shootout”. Many in Chicago listen to a hour of sometimes rough and tumble political sparing. And if you call in you might get on the air! Tom Roeser web site is www.tomroeser.com Photo by Patrick McDonough.
In the thick of Chicago’s Corruption Beltway, stands a new building to house Chicago’s Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mayor Daley, John Daley, and many politicians must wonder why the site picked is so close to Bridgeport. That might be because of the close proximity to Streets and Sanitation, Water Management, and Mobbed up Trucking Companies. It is also close to Bridgeport businesses that need a closer looking into. I heard some inside stuff that David Hoffman of the Chicago Inspector General is the real deal and would rather resign than get dirty. A promising sign. I still say call the F.B.I.’s new number at 1-312-421-6700. Ask for Public Corruption Section, they get the job done. Also Sorich trial update, today, Michael Madigan’s name was brought up often. The Bureau of Electricity is called “Madigan Electric”. Durkin dishing it out, careful Chicago Clout Boys. Photo by Patrick McDonough.
Many years ago, I was working hard trying to F.O.I.A. information from the City of Chicago. Try to get information on certain contractors and contracts and the city dummies up. (good mob training). Pictured from left is Patrick McDonough, Bryan Doyle, and J. Terrence Brunner. Mr. Brunner is a tireless advocate for open, and honest government. I am happy to report we will open up this site to accomidate the Aviation Integrity Project. We are also preparing a video media section that will be called “Connecting the Dots”, a multi-part video series that exposes the corruption at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Chicago Politics, Contracts, and Chicago’s interference into Suburban Politics. Attention Whistleblowers: leave a confidential message for Terry Brunner at 1-312-527-6962. Or mail: Terry Brunner, Project Director, Aviation Integrity Project, 351 West Hubbard Street, Suite 300 Chicago, Illinois 60010. I am glad I met these Chicago Crime Fighters many years ago. Mr. Brunner’s clout rating: High Clout, High Class.
Please enjoy my picture of a Chicago Intake Crib. Saterday, August 19, 2006, the Chicago Department of Water Management will have a Family Day Picnic. I went to prior ones with my Father Michael J. McDonough a retired Plumbing Inspector. You will need to fill out paperwork to enter the Jardine Plant, get this done A.S.A.P. Call Robby O’Conner if you have questions. I donated my services as the photographer. You must arrive at 10:00a.m. through 12:00 a.m. on that morning, do not be late. According to the Attendee Request Form “Stringent Rules will be in Place or Enforcement Action will be Necessary”. Notice Cops run the Water Department now? No Booze? I will give the benefit of doubt, might be fun. Photo by Patrick McDonough.
Tim Novak, Robert Herguth, and Steve Warmbir took the Hired Truck Scandal and “Clout on Wheels Series” and tied in Mayor Daley and his top enforcers. Bravo. “Chicago’s First Family of Clout” was some of the best investigative writing yet. As many of you know by my prior writings about China Town and Bridgeport, I am a little jealous as I was preparing the “Bridgeport Cut” series for your enjoyment. But you must remember the real money that is sliced up is McDonough and Associates a clout heavy firm that makes mega millions from Chicago Taxpayers. The minority firms and set asides would make the Roti’s seem like stealing a heist of Girl Scout Cookies. It is coming soon for all you super sleuths. And the Inspector General knew nothing, p.s. do not call the I.G. until they remove the caller I.D. and auto-callback. I let you know when they are legit. Photo by Patrick McDonough.
My original post regarding the importance of Night Hydrant Trucks was met with some, “It will never happen”. Some people said I am trying to over state a situation to my advantage. I think one of the most important safety measures necessary in the City of Chicago to avoid terrorism and have proper Emergency Management is to have our Chicago Fire Hydrants in tip-top shape. We need to stock the proper Fire Hydrant Parts for Chicago Homeland Security. We also need City of Chicago Plumbing Inspectors to review private contractors water main installations. The Fire Hydrants on Grand Avenue are fine if Chicago Fire Fighters are two foot tall. What kind of engineering companies are watching out for Chicago Residents Safety? Photo By Patrick McDonough.
Please enjoy a photograph of Commisssioner Tony Peraica of the Cook County Board. Tony is running for Board President. Who is the Great Champion Fighter he is pictured with? Photo by Patrick McDonough.
Dave Madlener is someone that does not ask for a favor unless he knows something special is going to happen. Dave Madlener asked me to photograph Tony Peraica at an event on the Democratic controlled Chicago South Side. I brought my three children to a a well organized event that never stopped to entertain for hours on end. Carol Marin a great Chicago Reporter had an article in the May 21, 2006 Chicago Sun-Times. The event had a awesome array of some of the best black talent in Chicago. The Band “Sounds of the City Band” was off the hook. Can a white guy say that? Orando P. Condon smoked the strings off the bass guitar. Mack Jordan of Lush Life Inc. was on top of the party. Also Starlight Barber and Beauty Salon, Braids by Fatou, Dance Bands and Red Storm a HBO Def Poet. Shorty Bucks, Shorty-C & Loco-B were young kids that performed very well. Also Eric “Sluggo” Brown a candidate for 7th Ward Alderman. Baseball teams were present. The only thing that got me upset was the Stage, not only do you pay for the stage but you look at Daley’s name. And now the million dollar question? Can Tony Peraica play the guitar? With a smokin band? Yes. I guess the Peraica campaign might stand out in the 7th ward and South Side, but it is sending a powerful message. Peraica got Clout and smarts. Photo by Patrick McDonough Rainbow Beach 3111 E. 77th Street Chicago.
I caught Walley Stevenson in the City of Chicago Department of Water Management Pipe Yard. The Yard is located behind the Cook County Department of Corrections Section 11. Walley is also a Rosemont Police Officer and is trained to know the law. Walley has always been treated very well by the Water Department. Walley is on the City of Chicago Fast Response team, a no bid position. You mean you are not assigned by seniority and this is a Union Local 130 covered position? Was this position posted? Inquiring minds want to know. Photo by Patrick McDonough.