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February 27, 2007

Chicago Election 2007 Results are In!!! Bingo for Insiders!!!

Way to go Northwest Side of Chicago!!!!. I enjoyed watching the polling places up and down Elston Avenue today and found things to be completely and totally unchanged by some of Chicago's political royalty. Big mouth blowhards screaming like idiots, tough guy tactics, and bulling. Election laws broken and for the most part, business as usual. I witnessed a full blown election headquarters inside the polling place! Phone calls made and the Precinct captain bellowing orders and voicing his disgust of the results. Meet and greets inside the polling place, results tampered with, moved around at the whim of precinct captains. I got into a disagreement with a poll watcher that did not want me there, and an insult match ensued. I of course can debate anyone and the insult match was won by me as expected. I want people to know before the results, Belz and Boyke have no chance at all, the fix is in! Photo by Patrick McDonough.

February 21, 2007

Carina Sanchez's Staff burning the midnight oil

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I dropped into the 12th Ward with out any warning tonight. I am also working late. A staff of volunteers were working hard giving it their all. I must admit these people are working very hard and are committed to Carina Sanchez, a great choice for Chicago's 12th Ward. In the picture is Lenn Sanchez and Ana Nonez, both very loyal and a credit to the American ideals of Freedom. I asked if any political tricks were cooking in the 12th Ward, they said none. A good honest campaign in the 12th Ward? I hope the rest of Chicago will be that lucky. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

February 20, 2007

Mayor Daley's Chicago West Side.

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I know, everyone thinks of Chicago as the home of the Bean, the corruption, the Clout, the home of Patrick McDonough. The Cubs, the Soxs ( I am not talking about the 11th Ward Massage parlors. I am talking about a report card. Report cards can be bent to have a favorable outcome, it is human nature. For a report card worth reading please make sure to read Gary Washburn's, click here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0702200226feb20,1,4743807.story Look, I did not write this and I think the Chicago press has been more than fair to Daley, for far to long. Fact, Chicago median household income is lower in 2005, than in 1989. Poverty is about the same. Population with degrees way up. (good) Very slight increase in housing units. Median housing unit value, more than double. (unit= condo, house, ect) Population down, and minorities, up. So what does that mean? From a Mayor that opposed a fair wage, the results are on the money. Rich whites and well educated are taking a bigger chunk of the income. Poor and minority are losing. Housing is great in the east, the ghettos are crumbling in the west. The great Democratic ideals turned into republican conservative results. To maintain a home that costs twice as much and a massive and crushing tax system, many people need to take second mortgages. Many people have massive credit card debt. Daley has been great for yuppies and big business. If you really buy into the theory Daley is "Green", I got some pictures of Smokestacks that will make you green. I work on the west side of Chicago and if we want to help the Chicago West Side, we need to share the wealth. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

February 18, 2007

Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Queen Contest

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Today at Journeyman Plumber's Local 130 the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Queen was chosen. On of the finalists was my daughter Sarah McDonough. One of the other contestants was with the U.S. Attorney's office. After announcing she was with the U.S. States Attorney, you could hear a pin drop. Bob Ryan joked "maybe we should keep the mike further away". Ever get the feeling he was not joking. Many of the contestants were much older, and I am proud of my daughter that was # 6. Photo by Patrick McDonough

February 17, 2007

Mayor Daley Shows how the Mob Workes in Chicago

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Please enjoy this article that was written with real class. One of the reporters is a standout, Laurie Cohen. Take the time to read this: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-020718daleycash-story,1,6583830.story?page=1&coll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true It is really great to keep the Capone era in full force. Patrick McDonough.

Chicago City Worker caught sleeping on job.

Bet this guy will not be fired. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqWIF-XfP0w Rules should apply across the board. If you are ever caught taking a nap, take this video to your hearing. Greg Brewer, good luck. The 50th Ward needs better leadership, the City of Chicago needs better leadership. Patrick McDonough.

February 16, 2007

Nice web Site, "Dad what do you think"?

It is o.k. Please check out this web site if you are from the 50th ward. She has a web posting and a video that incumbents needs to watch. Note to dads, tell your girls no, once in a while. http://bridgetinthesixth.blogspot.com/2007/02/ilana-50th-wards-queen-of-mean.html Do you really want us to have You-Tube? Patrick McDonough.

ABC Chicago Channel Seven Water Main Update.

Please make sure to keep your water dripping, now the water mains are popping all over. Please see this link so you understand what Chicago Department of Water Management is up to. Keep up the good work lads, I be back soon, I busted my knee and hands out. Please click here: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=5040571 Patrick McDonough

Alderman Banks Ward 36 Streets and Sanitation in Action

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Please enjoy this picture of Chicago Streets and Sanitation at the corner of Belmont and Newland on February 14, 2007. This High Lift #S17280 (Double check) a Volvo, is working hard clearing the lot of a funeral home. It was at about 2:15 p.m. Also on hand was a Hired Truck that was taking the snow away. Look, I know your bosses tell you to do this stupid stuff, but you need to say NO!!! Call the I.G. and let them know so in case they try to fire you for some petty B.S. you can get your job back. More pictures are on record. Mayor Daley what are you going to do about this? Bosses stop telling city workers to break the law and than dummy up when the workers job is on the line. Patrick McDonough. Photo by the McDonough I.G.

Denise Dixon Candidate for Chicago's 15th Ward Video

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Please enjoy this video, click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3071694397207868248 Denise is in a crowded field by stood out and was endorsed by the Illinois Committee for Honest Government. She was interviewed by Frank Avila a famous Chicago Attorney and political expert. To volunteer call 1-773-663-7971. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

February 15, 2007

Dorothy Brown wants to sleep at your house!!!

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Chicago Citizens please contact me for a chance of having Chicago Mayoral Candidate Dorothy Brown sleep over at your home. I am hoping for a Chicago Department of Water Management employee, so we can let Dorothy Brown know how we live and our concerns. Most Chicago city employees do not live in a multi-million dollar condos at the Millenium Park. Dorothy Brown understands that. Please put you best foot forward, clean your house up and contact me. If you wish, I will make a show about this event. Please remember, Dorothy Brown will have a security officer also. I will also call the Chicago media. We can make our city better and you can have a once in a lifetime opportunity. Dorothy Brown was welcomed with open arms by all the North Side citizens at the Blue Angel. Photo by Patrick McDonough

Martin P. Cooney next video on February 13, 2007

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Martin P. Cooney is the best choice for the next Alderman in the 47th ward. Please watch this video so you are more informed of the issues facing the 47th ward, click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2779548017868396509 This Issue Forum was hosted by Frank Avila a famous Chicago attorney and political activist. Photo by Patrick McDonough

February 14, 2007

Mayor Daley's 11th Ward Orchestra Final Cut Video

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Please enjoy this video, click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7942337910733684453 Please enjoy this video, sure to crack you up. For many years politics ruled the Chicago Department of Water Management. The perks such as promotions, overtime, and acting up is a city wide epidemic. That is the way the Daley Boyz want the City of Chicago run. Corruption and Clout, without a sense of dignity or fairness. If private institutions hire based on the blueprint of the Daley Administration, they would all be bankrupt. Thank God Patrick McDonough is on hand to help this department.

February 12, 2007

Chicago's Frozen Water Pipe Problems Continue

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Many people have no water in Chicago. The Chicago Department of Water Management has three zones, North, Central, and South. The Central District is very well run under Jame Stroden and James LoVerde. I was surprised to find our top boss making wellness checks on workers Sunday, February 11, 2007. The Central District makes sure residents have free bottled water until their water pipes are thawed out. If your pipes are still frozen call 311. I must admit the Central District is much more professional than the North District ever was. Central District Workers are better trained. Lets hope for warm weather soon. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Chicago Alderman Manual Flores Honored

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Usually I write quite a bit about an Alderman, feed you with some gossip or some unknown political treachery, ect. Alderman Flores is a very good leader of the first ward and does a great job. On Sunday, February 11, 2007, the Illinois Committee for Honest Government gave an Award to Alderman "Manny" Flores. Alderman Manuel Flores was presented by Frank Avila, Legal Affairs Director. This event was very well attended despite Barack Obama that was only a few blocks away at the Chicago Journeyman Plumber's Hall. I wish I could have stayed at the event, but I could not. The event was at Plush Chicago on 1104 West Madison St. in Chicago. Also at the event was Frank Coconate, Chairman of the NWSDO. Nice classy affair Tony Joyce and Randall Sherman. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

February 11, 2007

Brendan Reilly with Michael "Libby" Libert

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I have admired Michael "Libby " Libert for a long time. He was always honest and a class act. I must let you know, I wanted Michael to provide the hands on leadership the 42nd ward needs. Michael removed his name from the ballot and wishes Brendan Reilly to become the next Alderman in the 42nd Ward. Brendan Reilly and Frank Avila will have an interview on Election 2007 February 13, 2007.
This picture shows Bert N. has no clue, none at all. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

February 10, 2007

More Chicago Department of Water Management troubles continue

Please read this article : http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/251394,CST-NWS-bribe10.article I am very concerned because another Chicago Department of Water Management employee is accused of a relatively minor crime. After reading this article, one might think this man should be strung up from the highest tree and made an example. Well let us think about this situation if you were in his shoes. Chicago knows if you wish to make a construction project you need to grease the system. A nice "political donation" to the local alderman will make Daley's inspectors few and far between. The alderman will buy Daley tickets, and the system, criminal as it seems is "legal". Why would a person think a little money would make the outcome more favorable? Did this person get in a bind? Is Daley's system of Government so corrupt every person, including his employees, think you must pay off, to get off? Will Mayor Daley let this small fry off the hook, like he let his friends? Two sets of rules? Thousands of dollars of "Bribes for Overtime" slipped past the I.G. Hired Trucks slipped past the I.G. I must ask myself, should an Inspector General give his home phone number and personal phone number to get in a ladies britches? The I.G. is frying small fish again.

February 9, 2007

Chicago Frozen Water Pipes Expert Analysis

Why are the water pipes frozen in Chicago? Patrick McDonough a Legally Licenced Plumber with an engineering background, Frank Avila, a lawyer, and Frank Coconate are currently in production talks to explain the massive problems and failures. Chicago Department of Water Management is at issue. Frozen Water pipes? Experts explain the problems and millions of dollars in Insurance settlements that will need addressing. Patrick McDonough.

Illinois Committee For Honest Government Awards

Make sure you attend Illinois Committee For Honest Government annual Award Event. Meet some of Illinois's top political leaders. Take the wife on Sunday, February 11, 2007, to Plush at 1104 West Madison Avenue from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Who is showing up and receiving awards? OBama, DeLeo, Flores, and other major political players. There is a door charge, but not much for a very nice event. P.S. all you Chicago City Workers that keep asking me to get you in touch with Frank Avila will be happy. Frank Avila will be on hand, pin him down for some free legal advice, if you can. Ask Avila about the 12 million dollar Shakman settlement and what you are entitled to. Never know. Patrick McDonough.

February 7, 2007

Update: Chicago Department of Water Management

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Chicago Union workers work under extreme weather conditions to make sure homeowners get water into their homes. If you have no water, you will have no heat, many Chicago homes have boilers that require water. This van is stuck in ice because the leak was left for an extended amount of time. Today, it was brought to my attention, private contractors will be issued Chicago Safety Vests and will pretend to be Chicago Employees making repairs to the Chicago Water System. Not residents, not drug tested, and no background checks. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Alderman Freddrenna Lyle Chicago's 6th Ward Video

Please enjoy this informative video of Chicago's Alderman Freddrenna Lyle. She was interviewed by Frank Avila, a famous trial lawyer and political expert in Chicago. She was interviewed February 1, 2007. Please click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9173609786675608388&q=Freddrenna+Lyle Please contact Alderman Lyle at 1-773-994-5747 or, her web site, click here: http://www.electlyle2007.com Patrick McDonough.

February 5, 2007

Dinah Ramirez Chicago's 10th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Video

Please enjoy this video, click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4734946820589479083 Dinah Ramirez is a classy lady and would make a excellent alderman for Chicago's 10th ward. Dinah is interviewed by Frank Avila, a famous Chicago trial lawyer and political expert. This video was created February 1, 2007. Please call Dinah at 1-773-290-8650. Or go to Dinah's web site, click here: http://www.friendsfordinahramirez2007.com Good luck Dinah! Patrick McDonough.

Alderman Ed Smith Chicago's 28th Ward Video

Please click here to watch this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4090915162898453101&hl=en Adlerman Ed Smith is running to get re-elected in Chicago's 28th Ward. Ed is interviewed by Frank Avila, a famous Chicago trial lawyer, and political expert. You can call Alderman Ed Smith at 1-773-533-0900 or go to his web site, click here: http://www.aldermanedsmith.com Alderman Ed Smith is concerned about his ward and treats Chicago city workers with respect. I like Alderman Smith. Patrick McDonough.

Wayne A. Strnad Video Chicago's 30th Ward Alderman, YES !!!!

Wayne A. Strnad is the best candidate for Chicago's 30th ward. Wayne was interviewed by Frank Avila on February 1, 2007. Frank Avila is a famous Chicago trial lawyer and political expert. This is a series on Chicago's Election 2007 cycle. Contact Wayne, click here: http://www.mywayne.info Also please enjoy this video of Wayne, click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2639854105899301452 Patrick McDonough.

Carina Sanchez 12th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Video

Please enjoy this video of Aldermanic Candidate Carina Sanchez, she has that backing of The Illinois Committee for Honest Government. Please click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1424164802206791622 This show was hosted by Frank Avila, a famous Chicago Trial Lawyer and political expert. Chicago's top unions are backing this lady, and as a member of Journeyman's Plumbers Local 130, so am I. This is Issue Forum Chicago Clout 22 video. Patrick McDonough