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Commissioner Frank Avila's New T.V. show for kids

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Commissioner Frank Avila is on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. He was elected to this post in 2002. On December 14, 2007, Commissioner Frank Avila will host a show to inform children on what happens to water after it comes out of a faucet. My sons helped Commissioner Avila tape some Public Service Announcements (PBAs) last week. I cannot wait for this children's show to broadcast, if you have some children that would like to be on the show, please contact me asap. You might have a star for a child. Pictured with the Commissioner is Michael McDonough on the left and David McDonough on the right. Photo by Patrick McDonough

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Those are good looking kids.

HEY WHY WASNT I ASKED TO BE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?WHERES DALEY?IM GOING TO GET ON CAMERA WITH MY NEW BEST FRIEND.AND MCDUMMY YOU PUT YOUR KIDS ON AND NOT YOU,WOW YOU MUST BE STARTING THEM EARLY.

My Goodness, What handsome children. I know they are actors, but get them in modeling.

PAT
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CRAINS CHICAGO BUSINESS ALERT--Mayor Daley names new city compliance officer

(Crain’s) — Mayor Richard Daley has named a compliance expert to head the Chicago's new $2.5 million-a-year department in charge of policing the hiring of city employees.

Anthony Boswell, 43, was named executive director for Office of Compliance and will be in charge of overseeing all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Mr. Boswell, formerly a principal of Denver-based Institute for Corporate Ethics and Governance, will also be responsible for implementing any court-ordered compliance decrees.

His first priority will be creating a Code of Conduct for city employees.

At a Tuesday news conference announcing the appointment, Mayor Daley said he was confident that the city was taking “another big step forward in managing government efficiently in a way that protects taxpayers.”
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The compliance office was created in September in an effort to consolidate the jobs of the city’s chief compliance officer, internal auditor and the compliance unit of Chicago’s department of human resources.

“These are complex times for local government,” Mayor Daley said. “We must comply with a constantly expanding list of federal, state and local requirements and with court actions.”

The creation of the office was not without controversy. Noelle Brennan, a federal hiring monitor who was appointed in 2005, and Chicago's Inspector General David Hoffman, in charge of investigating hiring complaints, were opposed to Mayor Daley's consolidation plan. Ms. Brennan was appointed when a federal judge found that many city jobs were still being filled using political clout despite of the Shakman Decree of 1983, which prohibited such practice.

Mr. Boswell, who has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, has worked in compliance for the past 16 years. He experience includes working at Laidlaw International Inc., where he designed ethics and compliance programs.

While at the health care and transportation company, he helped Laidlaw implement four corporate integrity agreements with state and federal governments.

Mr. Boswell also worked at AMEC PLC, a London-based engineering and construction company, where he was senior vice-president for ethics and compliance and U.S. Government relations.


We need to keep an eye on this guy because this office is an end run around Inspector General Hoffman and is a waste of tax dollars because it set up another six-figure executive and an assistant paying them salaries that could have been used to pay for more investigators. Plus I believe the city has employees Codes of Conduct, the problem is that the city doesn't enforce them!

(Response) Thanks. Daley is destroying the Chicago Inspector General piece by piece. Sad.

Hey Patty Cakes, why so defensive of the kids I thought all of you Irish hillbillys where fighters

(Response) This is so dumb, I will let everyone read it.