Today was sad for the City of Chicago as Sean Walsh walked away from the Department of Water Management. The second highest educated collage Plumber at the City packed his bags and is on to better opportunities. Sean Walsh served his country during the recent war in Iraq. The Chicago Plumbers Union has a picture of that in their bookcases. Sean Walsh was a hard worker and brought a work ethic needed at the Department of Water Management.
I enjoyed working for Sean and found him to know what needed to be done. Sean acted with confidence and made good decisions. Sean will be a major loss to the City of Chicago. I contacted the Mayor’s office and Rahm said he will investigate it. Just about one year ago, several Department of Water Management employees working at the Jardine Plant told me Sean was the most qualified person for the Superintendent position and the Commissioner refused to interview Sean. Rahm Emanuel promised at the Shakman release hearings to have honest promotions. Chicago will never learn to do thing the right way and continue to promote friends the Mayor wants to reward for politics. Keep paying those sky-high water bills Chicago, it will be worse soon.
Special thanks again to Sean Walsh for his hard work and dedication to the Department of Water Management. You will be missed. Best of luck in your new career. Remove Rahm Emanuel from office and we will keep good employees.
It is no secret the North District Department of Water Management is loaded with old style corruption. Corruption will only continue if politicians like Jesse White keep helping old white folks keep the Negro down. Jesse White needs to look into the promotions in the North District that go to political whites and why none of the promotions have gone to Negroes. On December 16, 2010, two white guys got their promotions despite a troubled past. One white dude got a promotion while he was on Duty-disability! Complaints to the Office of the Inspector General have gone unanswered. The City of Chicago Department of Water Management gets away with constant criminal activity due to the legal department’s use of procedural maneuvers. No interviews, no evidence gathering, and no convictions. Almost every person calling complaints to the Chicago Office of the Inspector General moves nowhere. Just recently, two more white guys were promoted despite their inexperience. The Foreman positions could be great promotions for Chicago Negroes. Negroes are losing their homes and are not getting a fair share of the pie. Jesse White is no friend of the ongoing Shakman Violations reforms. Make sure you ask Jesse White why he makes phone calls that keep whites in power at the Negroes peril. Some more Foreman Promotions are in the application stage at the Department of Water Management; keep James Sullivan’s white boyz out of the mix. Let us make some promotions of Negroes and some amigos for a change. Jesse White, stay out of the Blackman’s business if you are going to sell the Blackman out. Story by the Honky Tonk Man. (I hope you all pray for Martin Luther King’s Soul) Keep the faith, keep the jobs)
*Claimants: nearly $12 million
*The monitor and her firm's attorneys: just over $5 million
*The monitor's consultants: nearly $2 million
*Plaintiff Michael Shakman and his attorneys: about $4.5 million
*The city's primary outside law firm, Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, Ltd.: just over $1 million.
Shakman's firm is doing a pretty brisk business.
Most folks in the political field like to take a look at Capital Fax by Rich Miller. His website is one of the best, if not the best in Illinois. The layout is professional and is easy to crank through. Today I was taking a peek and found these startling numbers post above. If you do the math, you can come to a basic fundamental conclusion, the City of Chicago employees were entirely ripped off. Most of the money went to the lawyers. I still think the public was grossly shortchanged because Daley never really changed anything. Promotions are just a clouted as ever. While the Office of the Inspector General is overlooking these changes, they still approve the promotions despite complaints. Many of the promotions are lacking a proper interview. If you crunch the numbers, the money and time expended by the individual department's legal teams was not included. The additional expenses from other law firms are missing. I assure you some creative bookkeeping continues. Maybe someday, Chicago will get a fair reporting of the Cities books. Chicago is the next Enron, just wait and see. I would like to see some of the Chicago newspapers step to the plate. I let the Shakman Monitor have a piece of my mind today. It looks like they are as bad as Daley. What did we expect? I also heard they are looking for immunity. I suggest you sue them before they leave town. Patrick McDonough
The Office of the Inspector General and the Shakman Monitor were answering the phone again as employees' ramp up the allegations of fraud and misconduct. Several current employees complain the old warriors of Rahm Emanuel's congressional race were looking and receiving promotions like there is no tomorrow. In the days of old, people knew the promotions would go to certain workers, but the reward was overtime. Now, the campaign workers want the promotions because the O.T. is a thing of the past. At Chicago Clout we reported Daley's contractor pals are raking in the cash which could funnel loot into Rahm's campaign. In fact, Chicago Clout has received complaints from City contractors about phone calls recommending a donation to the mayoral campaign. "You like how things are going now", said the caller. In the January 2011 pay envelope, employees were given the notice from the Shakman Monitor. I again remind the City workers to call and get things on the record. I want everyone to know, nothing has changed for the better at the City of Chicago. The Chicago Taxpayers are on the hook for millions more in lawsuits. I have a feeling if we vote for Rahm, we will have a Daley incarnate. Patrick McDonough (Shakman Monitor Phone number 1-312-422-0001
Chicago Clout and MAG’s multiple investigations into fraud in Illinois seems to go nowhere. License Fraud, hiring fraud, shakman violations, overtime fraud, union fraud. Ask these two when they are going to do their sworn jobs to uphold the law. Please contact James Sullivan and ask why contractors with no licenses are taking all the work away from union workers? What gives? What kind of protection are Chicago worker’s getting fro all that money?
Many people in Chicago are struggling to make ends meet. Thanks to Mayor Daley and his insane desire to sell everything for a quick profit, we will give our children a grim future. Daley continues to lie to the press and the press continues to warn us. One of the greatest problems is the constant promotions to political family members and hacks. One of the positions that make us sick is Alderman Crothers brother. It is great to be the Alderman’s brother, but nutty Daley put a gun and badge in the wrong hands. Daley does not want average citizens with a gun, but this loon carries 24/7? In the rumor mill is the promotion of General Superintendent at the Department of Water Management. The promotion might be reposted because one of the clout dummies did not interview well. The Shakman monitor allows reposting which is a scam. This is a moral buster. Enjoy Daley2011, the City is worse by the minute. Patrick McDonough