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June 29, 2007

Senator Munoz's Fundraiser gone wild

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After work today, I went to Senator Munoz's fundraiser at the Chicago Police FOP to finish an investigation into political shenanigans in the Chicago Department of Water Management. At 5:00 p.m. Chicago City employees were right on time to make political points with Senator Munoz. One Local 1092 Laborer with a real cushy job, noticed me and ran inside to alert Martin Munoz, the brother of the Senator. A high ranking Chicago Water Department Boss driving a Chicago City Vehicle drove by and continued on after realizing I was photographing the event. One guest after seeing me, hide behind a tree and waited until a lady ran back to their auto and fetched him sunglasses. He put them on and than slid into the side doors. Later the Senator's brother, that busted a Chicago City Worker in the face and never faced any discipline , came out to the front of the street and said "You got balls". I think it was a threat. He had a paper camera, and took pictures of my daughter's car. I am glad I had a witness. Chicago is loaded with corruption and clout, might not ever change, but lets keep trying. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

June 28, 2007

Chicago Payroll System still not complete

Read this article by Fran Speilman of the Chicago Sun-Times. This is another job started and not finished by Mayor Daley. Click here: http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/446996,CST-NWS-payroll28.article There should also be video during swipes. This payroll safeguard does not work. Patrick McDonough

James V. LoVerde Department of Water Management Retires

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On June 29, 2007, Superintendent James V. LoVerde retires. After 44 years and 10 months of outstanding service to the Chicago Water Department, Mr. Loverde is moving on. What a tragic day this is for all Chicago Taxpayers. Mr. LoVorde is irreplaceable, period. I have never in my life worked for a person that gave an effort like Mr. LoVerde. I remember time after time, when Mr. LoVerde barked a command, the task was completed with no questions ask. James was without doubt the boss, plain and simple. James ran the ship, and the ship was ran professionally. No one knows the Chicago Water System as well as James LoVerde, he is the best of the best. When James walks away from this department, will he be asked to be a consultant? Or was the family man and leader in his church just too honest? Good Luck and God Speed. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

June 23, 2007

Hired Trucks Continue to Roll in Chicago Mayor (I don't know) Daley

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On June 22, 2007, hired trucks were seen in the City of Chicago Department of Water Management Transfer Station. Mayor Daley swore the Hired Trucks would stop rolling as the Feds swarmed into Chicago's City Hall. I was alerted by Chicago Teamsters that used to move the old dirt (spoil) to the dump site. The Chicago Department of Water Management purchased many new (Scows) semi-trucks to move this waste. They Chicago Semi-trucks are sitting idle while taxpayers pick up the tab again. The company pictured is Matias Trucking. Matias Trucking is owned by Libardo Lizarazo a owner of a MBE and DBE business. When you think of a Minority Owned Business doing trucking, you might imagine a company with a few trucks, Matias has about 50 trucks. What is the big deal? Matias Trucking is taking work away from Chicago City Workers that are required to live in Chicago. Matias is located in the suburbs. This trucking company knows the game of giving to key politicians in Chicago, Dick Mell, Cynthia Soto, Cook County Commissioner Roberto Maldonado, Rod Blagojevich, and of course our hero, Senator Tony "2-6" Munoz. Matias also gave to the T.L.C. Finance Committee. A few thousand dollars in contributions will go a long way in Illinois and Chicago Politics. I wonder what Alderman Laurino must think, it seems she did not get a piece of this Hired Truck Action. Please learn a little more about the about Matias's Union Local 731, click here: http://www.socialistworker.org/2003-2/471/471_11_Garbage.shtml One Chicago City Worker told me the Matias might be tied to Michael A. Tadin since the name "MAT"ias. Is it possible? Well things never change in Chicago under Mayor Daley, just a different dress on the same old mobsters. Do not forget Senator Munoz's tickets (Ohhh Brother) are for sale at your local Chicago Water Department. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

June 22, 2007

State Senator Antonio "Tony" Munoz fundraising Scandal

If you need tickets to the "Law Enforcement United" Munoz 9th Annual Barbeque Bash, make sure you visit the Chicago Department of Water Management Central District at 3901 South Ashland in Chicago. You can buy the tickets on city time by Chicago City Employees. I hope all Chicago gang bangers go to the party at the Chicago Police FOP Hall 1412 West Washington Boulevard in Chicago. Party is Friday, June 29th, 2007, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Donation is $35.00. These tickets might get you a "Get out of Jail Free Card" if you work for the Chicago Department of Water Management, right BRO?. Why does the Mob try to get a Senator or Representative to be "Legit"? The Godfather explains the story line long ago. Burge had a fundraiser in 1993 at a Union hall on Ashland in Chicago. (From Dan L.) of move on and shut up. (Are you happy now Dan?) Remember this article by Gary Washburn of the Chicago Tribune? click here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-070312munoz,1,2597241.story Patrick McDonough.

Shakman Violations continue for Chicago Workers

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Steve Broumas is another Chicago City Worker filing serious charges against the Chicago Department of Water Management. Steve is a typical chicago city worker that does an outstanding job for the Chicago Taxpayer. Steve feels the State of Illinois Department of Human Rights needs to step into Mayor Daley's troubled department and get to the bottom of this Chicago City Worker. Kent McNeil, an Investigator for the State of Illinois also took statement from me, Patrick McDonough. I was proud to report all I knew about the Chicago North District Water Department. I hope all of Chicago's top reporters can make Steve's hearing at the Thompson Building June 28, 2007, 10th floor, room 1000, 1:00 p.m. Steve speaks many languages and has an outstanding pride and work ethic. When Steve and I worked together, it was elbows to a**holes, side by side, I met a man that used his own money to help the job go better, he also purchased tools for a more professional result. He is an Alderman Stone loyalist. Steve has some interesting things you might want to hear. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

June 16, 2007

Shakman Violations Continue for Chicago City Workers

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Please enjoy this video that shows bribes are still commonplace, workers assaults are still covered up. Watch this video produced by Patrick McDonough and stars Frank Avila, click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2916555073458935397 Charles Walker is a former Chicago Building Inspector fired for the death of young girl. Mr. Walker was sent to the front of the building, not the rear. Please listen to his side of the story as he battles to regain his job after his political firing. Bruce Randazzo exposes bribes paid and cover-ups. Some things never change with Mayor Daley, we need credible government in Chicago. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

June 14, 2007

Back in the Studio for Union Rights

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The Employees of the University of Illinois in Chicago have had very serious problems with convicts and members of Mayor Daley's 11th Ward interfering with good old fashion honest government. I wish to thank Frank Avila, a famous lawyer for bringing Chicago Union Issues to light. Thank you to Roger Sendra, Dennis Kalke, and Frank Avila. Watch this and learn about poor government. Click here for video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3701087557792042778 Photo by Patrick McDonough.

June 11, 2007

The never-ending Weekend

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I had a very nice weekend that started in Minnesota. My Daughter is attending Saint Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota. To get in this Prime Catholic University, you must make correct decision after correct decision in High School. I am happy my daughter has been accepted. Clout played no part in this acceptance, you must perform well in school and get high ACTs and SAT's. Reality has not set in my daughter will be leaving, and I am glad I spent lots of time with her. We went into the Town of Winona and saw many sights, also the Mississippi River. I really enjoyed the paddle-boat, the only one in the North section of the Mississippi. After that day at school we went to Wisconsin to discover another section of the Fox River Waterway. I have always regretted going to Fox River, but the exception is Lake Tichigan. This is a reasonably clean lake, but not up to my standards. I always try to boat on two new lakes every year. After we got off the water we went into Waterford and enjoyed the fair and than had a blast at the "Bunker" a bar at Route 20 and 36. If you are a Illinois Harley Biker, stop by this bar. Enjoy this photo of this lady, a Beautiful Harley Biker Momma, with a killer set of legs. This lady was very nice and could ride a Harley as well as any man. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

U.S. Army Tank

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Nice Wisconsin Summerhouse Eh?

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June 8, 2007

3rd Grade Children complete School Play

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Last night I enjoyed an hour and one half play by 3rd graders. The children danced, sang, and memorized a large volume of material. Remember when our brain worked that well? I am proud of my son Michael and he received an award for most improved in the classroom. I hope more schools demand more from the children. I hope Mayor Daley sobers up and does not expect gambling revenue to help schools, we learned that lesson from Instant Lotto. Instant Lotto is a money maker for Politicians and their family. Stay out of the Gambling Institution and watch your children improve. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

June 6, 2007

Chicago Department of Water Management Safety Violations Update 2

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I want everyone to know, watch out if you see a Chicago Department of Water Management Truck in the rear-view mirror. The gas pedal sticks full open, and the Foreman of the Drivers ordered the driver to continue driving the truck
despite the hazardous situation. Mayor Daley lets get this truck repaired. The driver is using a rope to pull the gas pedal back. Let's hope the driver does not get a heart attack!!! Photo by Patrick McDonough's Inspector General-in-charge of the North Quadrant. Patrick McDonough.

June 4, 2007

McDonough Family looks forward to Department of Water Management Picnic

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I am looking forward to Chicago's Air and Water Show again this year. The Chicago Department of Water Management has a nice picnic that my family enjoyed last year. I hope management will allow employees to bring cameras this year. I am donating my professional photography services again this year. I will also ask permission to bring my yacht on the premises. This could allow kids to enjoy the views from the lake. Patrick McDonough.

Cindi Canary Illinois Campaign for Political Reform

Canary cropped.jpg Please make a contribution to this fine group. http://www.ilcampaign.org/ Photo by Patrick McDonough

June 1, 2007

John Kass Tribune Star Columnist Busted

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Today I had the honor of catching John Kass, the superstar columnist of the Chicago Tribune on a secret assignment. I am happy to have used the restroom of El Faro at 3936 West 31st Street and when existing found John Kass ready to make another great story on political dirty work in Chicagoland. We had a quick conversation about the Shakman agreement yesterday and I left. He was writing something on his "blackberry". My question is, when Daley and the combine are stealing millions downtown, what is Kass doing at the Pulaski and 31st Street rough neighborhood? I bet a great story will be coming soon. If you want honest reports on the "Combine" read John Kass at the Chicago Tribune. I am still waiting for that coffee, Mr. Kass. Photo by Patrick McDonough.