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October 31, 2006

Chicago 48th Ward Alderman Chris Lawrence

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I must say on a selfish note, I am very impressed with the next Alderman of the 48th Ward Chris Lawrence. Chris has what it takes to bring the last 16 years of predictable politics as usual, to an end. I met Chris at our local coffee shop on Broadway tonight, Coffee Chicago, a local hangout for political types. Many people do not understand the "Team 48" that control the local political process with an iron grip. Chris is very knowledgeable and Mary Ann Smith will meet the superior candidate soon. Chris is needed, as the TIF programs are benefiting insiders, and local politicians war chests. Chris is a War Hero with a bronze star, an American War Veteran. Dear 48th Ward, please take a close look at Chris Lawrence and give him your support. email info@lawrenceforalderman.com Also Chris is getting his web site up and running soon visit http://www.lawrenceforalderman.com Chris will go to bat for Chicago City Workers, and find ways to resolve the Corruption and Clout. Chicago City Workers support Chris Lawrence.

I do not want to give away much of the issues this fine young man has, but I strongly urge you to go a trolley ride to hear and see the issues of the 48th Ward with Chris on November 11th, 2006, when he will officially announce his candidacy.

October 30, 2006

Brigid, Jesse Jackson Jr. Sarah with Chicago's next Mayor?

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Chicago City Workers, have you had enough of Mayor Daley? The lies, blame game, and waiting years for Contract Settlements? Well let me tell you, Jesse Jackson Jr. has a new web site and I hope all of you go and check out what is going on. I also suggest you donate some money to the cause. Any Chicago City Worker that votes for Daley, and the Chicago Mob, must be a village idiot. Unions such as 726 Teamsters will not endorse Daley. I suggest Jesse Jackson Jr. stop the hesitation and get in the race for the next Chicago Mayor. Please get first dibs on this site http://www.runjesserun.org/ Photo by Patrick McDonough.

October 29, 2006

Eugene Wzorek sued Chicago in Shakman Decree

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We are looking forward to the only person that has beat the city of Chicago for violating Shakman violations. What you might not know the City of Chicago has settled some violations off the books. Eugene is a very intelligent and a reformed minded person. More on this later. Photo by Patrick McDonough

October 27, 2006

Des Plaines TIF's under attack

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A movement is underway in Des Plaines Illinois to wrestle back control of the City Council's demands to regulate TIFs. Some citizens are demanding a referendum to stop the spread of Tifs in Des Plaines, Illinois. What started out as a small TIF area, is quickly turning into a large multiple TIF expansions. Illinois politicians that pride themselves on clout and corruption, have taken to TIFs like a Chicago Alderman to a cash stuffed envelope. Bottom line, Des Plaines abuses TIFs and TIFs are privatizing your property taxes. I hope this community learns this will shortchange the homeowner. The Tifs have not worked in Chicago, so why would Des Plaines want the same nightmares and headaches Chicago Citizens are stuck with? Photo by Patrick McDonough.

October 25, 2006

Major Victory for Mayor Daley Chicago Number One Again

Please read this article http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=22565
Well say what you wish but the Sky High Taxes due to Mayor Daley's Policies made Chicago and Cook County number one. This is another sad chapter in Chicago Politics. Thank you Chicagoist for this info. Make sure to visit this web site, the young kids are pretty smart http://www.chicagoist.com/ Patrick McDonough

Shakman Violation Update for Chicago City Workers Douglas Matton

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On October 24, 2006, after a long day of work, I had the privilege of meeting with Douglas M. Matton. Douglas is an attorney that is been asked by multiple Chicago City Workers regarding their rights in the Shakman Decree Violations plaguing the Daley Administration. Prior to contacting any attorney, some basic things must be in proper order so you are not wasting a lawyers time and money. Organization is a must, have a copy of all paperwork, such as applications, bid forms, notes on all recollections, conversations, interviews, times, dates, anything and everything, ect... I suggest if you embark on this journey you must not look back, all you know must be put forward, selective memory is not winning attitude. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

You must remember, Shakman is hard to prove. This is a first of it's kind and unique to Illinois. This is not based on Ordinance, Statue, or Regulation, it is based on a Judicial Decree. This decree does not have a recovery provision, so their is no guarantee you will get a a monetary settlement even if you win. In fact many people and lawyers are waiting for the results from Burke vs. City of Chicago. Also many people are waiting for results from McDonough vs. City of Chicago. Loevy and Loevy and Avila and Tomic are fighting tooth and nail for Patrick McDonough. Remember this is uncharted water. Even though the City of Chicago lied before the Federal Courts, they are trying to use the Statue of Limitations, as a defense. So when you contact a lawyer remember, have reasonable expectations. I know many City of Chicago workers and Department of Water Management employees were cheated out of promotions, a chance to get ahead and have a better life. We know the City of Chicago lied and dashed dreams, but I hope you remember in the future, keep a record of everything that pertains to your job. Please contact Douglas M. Matton, Attorney at Law 200 West Madison Street Suite 710 Chicago, Illinois 60606 phone (312) 578-9626. Photo by Patrick McDonough. P.S. ladies.. this is a very handsome lawyer.

October 24, 2006

Daley Insurance Brokerage, Inc.

I thought it was Daley and George? John Patrick Daley and John Richard Daley. Hired Truck Scandal?

October 21, 2006

Rachel Goodstein next Alderman 43rd Ward Chicago

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The best choice for Alderman is in the 43rd Ward. Since the 43rd Ward is well educated, I will write accordingly. The best candidate in Chicago's 43rd Ward is Rachel Goodstein. Period. Expect an official announcement from Rachel just after the November General Elections. Petitions are printed and circulated. Rachel is perhaps best known for being the President of the Friends of Meigs Field, when Daley illegally XXX'd the runway. This action due to the out cry of future leaders like Rachel, open the floodgates that lead to Hired Truck Scandal, and Hiring Scandals that have rocked the Daley Administration.
Her commitment to responsive open good government are the result of her first hand knowledge of the City. She is committed to put in check the scandals, squandering, and skulduggery in Chicago Politics. Photo by Patrick McDonough

Concerns about the Chicago Park System led to leadership roles in multiple efforts to save Meigs Field. She was called by the media, and witnessed the midnight illegal destruction of the airport by the Chicago Mayor. Meigs Field could bring $100 million to the Chicago Park District, create an aviation museum and 20 acres of park-scape on Northerly Island. Rachel trusts you will want strong representation in the 43rd Ward.
Community service includes Boys and Girls Club, Board membership for Arts Organizations. Corporate and entrepreneurial work, (educational publishing/real estate/retail management) Education background impeccable: BA in Chinese Language and Civilization, film graduate and a LAW DEGREE. That is the mix of the ingredients that make a sucessful Alderman in Chicago. Please contact Rachel Goodstein, the next Alderman of the 43rd Ward at rachel43ward@yahoo.com

Massive Fraud and Homeless Problems in Chicago

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As we all know , I try to teach my children Democratic Values as they have been taught to me by my parents. Patrick McDonough was reading an article to his brother Michael in Chicago's Lincoln Park. The article was "12 cited in home fraud". In Chicago Mayor Daley tries to paint to the world everything is o.k. in Chicago. Since Chicago is afraid to have the needed Inspectors to protect the neediest among us, more people will end up homeless. Lincoln Park is in the 43rd Ward under the direction of Vi Daley, a Mayor Daley rubber Stamp. Time to clean that mess out of office. A while ago, many of these great residents told me they want change. I told them, "If your smart enough to live in Lincoln Park, why would you vote for Vi"? They said Bye, Bye, to Vi. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Chicago Worker Safety Update Workers Compensation

One of the items I have fought for for years is Excavation Competent Person Class. This training, as I written about prior, is the needed training Chicago Safety Department Employees never provided. I am glad this training is now available. Also the training for the new laborers is a wise investment. John F. Spatz, the Department of Water Management Acting Commissioner, is getting the Department into the 21st century. This will save taxpayers millions of dollars over the long haul. Enough of Clout and Corruption in Chicago. Also thanks to Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. Please read. http://www.suntimes.com/news/hired/31568,cst-nws-hired07.article Patrick McDonough

Mayor Daley passes blame again to Burke

Please read an excellent article by Tim Novak. http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/105538,CST-NWS-disabled21.article I hope all of us Chicago City Workers know how the Workers Compensation is run, poorly at best. Mercy Works is an outside Health care contractor that oversees the city's interest in Chicago Workman's Compensation Claims. The health care provided by that company is not professional. Mercy Works is part of a hospital system that has some of the highest profile politicians involved. Dan Rostenkowski, the Daley's, and Madigan are just some of the persons assisting the Catholic System with government Funds and contracts. If a Chicago City worker gets injured you wait months for your check, the service by the agency is rude at best. Claimants are not treated with respect, get no return calls, and never can rely on the Comp Checks arrival. This is a second injury. Clout based city workers get much better treatment and better approval times, that is a fact. Patrick McDonough.

October 19, 2006

Mayor Daley's Friends get hurt in Chicago

Please see this channel 5 intro click here: http://www.nbc5.com/news/10110253/detail.html This is going to get better. Thank you to everyone that made this happen. Please call newspapers, they are the real Chicago Investigator Generals.

Chicago's Clout Workers' Compensation Clout List

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I am very happy about the another round of ammo aimed at Mayor Daley's Administration. Please read a great article about the Clout Sick List by Tim Novak and Art Golab of the Chicago Sun-Times. click here: http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/103096,CST-NWS-disabledex19.article This is major trouble ahead for Mayor Daley. As we investigated at my Residency Hearing, Tom Briatta, a foreman for the City of Chicago Department of Water Management stated under oath, McDonough was trouble because he wanted Shoring in the ditches. Years ago Chicago's Water Department of Water Management refused to make the ditches safe for the employees. Also if you look at our prior posts, we revealed the treatment for guys with no clout, your sent back to work sick. The real news will be, Were all city workers treated the same, with comparable injuries? Did some workers in Chicago get light duty, or were sent back home to get better? Did supervisors tell Mercy Works to give some workers preferential treatment? Is this a conflict with the lawyers and Alderman Burke? I hope Frank Avila gets credit for bringing this to light at the McDonough vs. City of Chicago Residency Hearing. Please see a picture of me today so you understand how dangerous the job is. On the positive side, Chicago under the leadership of Commissioner John Spatz, Jr. is starting to take the steps to make the work-site safer. Since he is new, he should be afforded what ever time he needs to steer this sinking ship around.

Also, on the positive side, I spoke with Commissioner Spatz and his Staff today on other issues such as the Chicago Department of Water Managements response to transfers, and policy procedures. I admire Commissioner Spatz for his time to listen to the troops in the front line, wisdom indeed. More on this later.

October 15, 2006

Please enjoy this video my fellow city workers

Click on story when this pops up http://cbs2chicago.com/local/local_story_136144205.html Enjoy with a cold beer. Patrick McDonough.

Mayor Daley Rod Blagojevich Tony Rezko Christopher Kelly

Birds of a feather, flock together. Mayor Daley signed juicy contracts for BCI Roofing, which is owned by Christopher Kelly an embroiled Blagojevich top political aide. The contract is at Chicago O'Hare Airport. The contract is not to exceed 3.8 million and is now over that amount. Five million in contracts with Mayor Daley and Chicago so far for Christopher Kelly. Guess who is the Chicago Project Manager overseeing the Airport contract? Mike Levar, is that Patrick "Phat" Levar's brother? For the best in corruption and clout, vote for Mayor Daley again. Sorry, but I am keeping the real good stuff for court. Also keep an eye out for the overruns at Chicago O'Hare Airport, you ain't seen nothing yet. Patrick McDonough

Must see Video

Please check this link for current video http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Patrick+McDonough You will see a list of video we have done to better inform Chicago of the Clout and Corruption Mayor Daley perfected. Starring is Mr. Frank Avila a famous lawyer in Chicago. Also Patrick McDonough the Whistle-blower in the Hired Truck Scandal and Hiring Scandal. Please make sure you see video Clout 2, Andre Watson was a Chicago Employee with Cancer and a surgery scheduled that was fired falsely for Residency Violation. Chicago Inspector General used Nazi thug tactics and cohersed Andre to resign. Please help Andre get his job back.

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke and Patrick McDonough

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On Thursday October 12, 2006 I enjoyed a discussion with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke. Justice Burke is the wife of Edward Burke a Chicago Alderman I admire. Justice Burke is also a first class Advocate for the Children harmed by Chicago Catholic Priests. Her outstanding research set the bar higher regarding behavior in Catholic Churches and Schools. Many of her demands were not met by the Catholic Church yet. Also as the wife of Alderman Burke I would also give Justice Burke a high Clout rating. Now she has more clout than her husband. Justice Burke raised a large family and than received a Law Degree. We discussed Residency Issues and the Legal System in Illinois. Please enjoy this framed photo. Please note: Patrick McDonough's high class Department of Water Management threads, safety orange.

October 14, 2006

Chicago City Workers caught Working

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On Friday October 13, 2006, a group from Chicago's Department of Water Management leak crew, was caught working hard for the Taxpayer's of Chicago. You can expect that from Paul Montes an acting Foreman that takes pride in his job. Paul Montes is a professional that is well respected, trusted, and an expert. Paul is the example of the kind of leadership we need in Chicago. Paul is a well respected boss. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Chicago 1092 Laborers Working Hard

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Anthony is a new employee with the City of Chicago Department of Water Management. On Friday October 13, 2006, Anthony learned that being a Union Laborer with the City of Chicago means you stick with the job and do whatever it takes for the Taxpayers of Chicago. Anthony worked in a wet, horrible, rotten ditch and never gave up.
The experienced Union Laborers gave him a time, but they made darn sure he was safe and learned a lesson. I am very proud of Anthony and I hope he works for Chicago for a long time. He showed his grit. Nice Job. Chicago has finally decided to train the new workers in a proper manner, I have fought for this for years. Photo by Patrick McDonough

Millennium Park Sex, Lies, and Pictures Massive Debt

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Enjoy my picture of Chicago and the World famous Bean. When Millennium Park was built, Mayor Daley told everyone, "It won't cost the Taxpayers a Dime". I tried to picket the Millennium Park and my family was ushered off the site. My FOIA to the City of Chicago is still ignored. Thanks to Fran Spielman for another article that cuts through Mayor Daley lies. Please read http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/96538,CST-NWS-garage14.article Well I guess the Chicago Taxpayers owe 208 million on a park that birds use to crap on Mayor Daley's "Bean". Also Daley honored Sean "Diddy" Combs, a black man, for his high class DVD's that show some brother's how to treat the opposite sex as classy as Mayor Daley treats the Taxpayer. Enjoy another photo by Patrick "Deep Water" McDonough.

October 13, 2006

Cost overruns start in full blast at O'Hare Airport

Please enjoy an I told you so about the Chicago Airport expansion. This is phase one of a major mismanagement by Chicago's Mayor Daley inept, corrupt and failed Administration. If they failed the "Bean", wait until you see O'Hare Airport. Please read http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/95103,CST-NWS-ohare13.article Enjoy the start of a nightmare. Please see our video series on O'Hare. Nice article Chicago Sun-Times.

October 11, 2006

John Daley a "Bridgeport Rat" declares Union-workers

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Oct 11, 2006 Non-Union workers in Chicago are not welcome said one Union Official. Bridgeport with the wealth of income from the Mayor's Mob Boyz and 26th street crew enterprises are building million dollar homes right next to Pork Processing Plants. (Bridgeporters do not know any better) Member's of Laborers Local 4 are protesting, a former Streets and Sanitation Union Operating Engineer's scab company is building non-union in the heart of old man Daley's neighborhood at Lowe and Pershing. (39th street and Lowe, Chicago). "John Daley is a "Rat". What is he going to do about this, look at the guys behind the "Rat" and you decide if this company is taking advantage of illegal immigrants". "We also know what is going on with the Chicago Inspectors", said a picketer. "Mayor Daley will not get a penny from Chicago Unions or we are voting leadership out", said another laborer. I guess the Chicago Unions are waking up. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

October 8, 2006

Mike Quigley Jesse Jackson Jr. Patrick McDonough Tommy Bennett

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On Thursday October 5, 2006 after an exhausting day at the embroiled Department of Water Management, I attended class at Roosevelt College in Chicago. Two famous Congressmen Jesse Jackson Jr. 2nd district (D-IL) and Congressman Ray LaHood 18th district (R-IL) spoke to a class given by Tom Roeser right after the "Foley page scandal" hit the news. Both gentlemen were brilliant and explained their points of view based upon their constituents needs. Jackson was given an A by the class in every category. This picture has two potential rivals against Mayor Daley and was the day before Daley and Jackson spoke on the Chicago School System which is in ruins with Daley asleep at the switch as usual. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Mike Quigley would make great Mayors of Chicago. I think Jackson has what it takes to clean up the failures, clout, and corruption, the Daley legacies. Photo by Tony Joyce.

October 7, 2006

Chicago Clout Cliff Kelley Tom Roeser Terry Brunner Video

As we all know, I have been harping about all the wild spending in Chicago for quite some time. Let us face the facts, Chicago under the direction of Mayor Richard Daley knows the obvious, Chicago is broke. Chicago is financially busted. One source of riches is Chicago O'Hare Airport. A 20+ billion dollar expansion is underway. Terrence Brunner is a friend of mine I met at the Aviation Integrity Project. Chicago is selling assets to cover up the losses from waste and mismanagement. Watch this video starring J. Terrence Brunner, Cliff Kelley, (Radio and media star from WVON) and Tom Roeser, famous columnist and radio personality. Patrick McDonough was also featured in this stunning series, more in route. Hey can't wait for those new tax bills Chicago! Click video here http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5497598782113492072 Patrick McDonough

Mayor Daley's Hired Truck Scandal Video

Frank Avila and Patrick McDonough host Issue Forum Chicago Clout 1click here to watch video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4931823238102724669 The Mayor Daley Hired Truck Program involved many more aspects to the way business is done in the Crime ridden Daley Administration. Hired Truck program involved phony minority business, scam Union oversight, and back door deals. Enjoy this video with Jamie Hernandez, a Hired Truck Contractor that got the shaft. Angelo Fata, a teamster and driver for the City of Chicago. Angelo is also running a slate to lead the 726 Teamsters. The same Teamster Membership that voted not to endorse Mayor Daley. Frank Avila is the top lawyer in Chicago for employees hurt by Chicago Mismanagement. Patrick McDonough is the Whistle-blower in the Hired Truck Scandal uncovered by Mark Brown at the Chicago Sun-Times. Enjoy Patrick McDonough

October 6, 2006

Chicago Residency Law City Worker Fired Video

Not long ago, I received a e-mail from a fired Chicago City Worker. His name is Andre Watson. He told me his story. Another forman in the Chicago Department of Water Management asked me to help Andre. Andre is a highly valued worker in the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation. He was fired for violation of Chicago Residency Law. This disturbing video shows the Nazi, Gestapo tactics used by Mayor Daley's Inspector General. All Chicago City Employees must see this video. A copy of this video will be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice. If you want a heads up on the way Chicago City Workers are treated click here http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8030540011116046806 The video is by Frank Avila a famous Chicago Lawyer and Patrick McDonough of Chicago Clout. Let us hope this criminal act is corrected. Andre Watson should be rehired by Chicago Department of Human Resources NOW!!!! Patrick McDonough

October 1, 2006

Mayor "Rich" Daley and John Daley's Upbringing

To understand why Rich Daley and John "sponge" Daley act the way they do, read http://www.newcitychicago.com/chicago/5312.html This is an excellent article that explains, from an 11th Ward viewpoint, why some 11th Ward Boyz act the way they do. Patrick McDonough.