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Posted by on April 2, 2009 10:38 PM | Permalink
FITZGERELDS A COWARD. HE WOULD INDICT HIS OWN MOTHER BEFORE HE INDICTS DALEY... FITZ WILL GET OR IS GETTING TO MUCH SLACK FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. TO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PLAYED OR IS STILL PLAYING THE GAME WITH DALEY. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU, PAT MC D IS BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE DOWN THE KING OF CORRUPTION. YOU HAVE NO HELP FROM THE FEDS AND YOU GOT FITZ PRAYING EVEYDAY THIS WEBSITE CRASHES AND YOU MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY THAT DOESN'T HAVE A PHONE OR THE INTERNET. ENLIGHTEN ALL OF US CHICAGO CLOUT GROUPIES.....
April 3, 2009 4:10 PM
I pass Armitage and Racine all the time and since the new meter rates have skyrocketed I see a ghost town of empty parking spots. Just wait until the meters double and quadruple again. This is just awful. I am trying to remain non biased about what I see happening in the city, but how can a person not see that things are getting chaotically worse. This is just bad. I am in total disgust how this city is being taxed away. I honestly no longer shop in the city if I can avoid it. And I avoid it most of the time now. I will never park or shop if the business does not have their own off street parking. Daleys rule is over. I sure hope so. How can it not be? I liked Daley up until 2001 so he turned me against him. It was nothing I did. Horrible, just horrible. I think it will settle in more to vote Daley out after his son/nephew get indicted. All those deals he throws to his friends and cronies, you know they are giving this mayor and his family kickbacks. Karma. Karma will be his.
tom ryan |
April 5, 2009 9:21 AM
Will Chicago Olympics be another Vancouver?
The preparation for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics is plagued by cost overruns, environmental degradation, and displacement to the city’s poorest. Will this pattern repeat itself in Chicago if Chicago gets the 2016 Summer Olympics? To answer this question, Conrad Schmidt’s 90 minute documentary video about the preparation for the Vancouver Olympics, “Five Ring Circus” will be shown, with a panel discussion afterwards.
This event is free and will occur on Tuesday evening, April 7 at 6:15PM in the 2nd Floor Congress Lounge at Roosevelt University’s main campus, 430 S. Michigan Avenue. It is hosted by Roosevelt University’s Department of Economics and Social Justice Program. The public is welcome.
Steve Balkin, Professor of Economics, says, “The Chicago Olympics 2016 bid seems to have strong forces both for and against. The International Olympics Committee is in town and there will be two big public protests on Thursday, April 4. So, I thought a balanced and public examination of this seems warranted. My students are studying cost theory and this is a very good case. The issues surrounding the Olympics involve not only fiscal responsibility but also sustainable economics, democracy, compatibility with an appropriate vision for the future of Chicago, and social justice.”
The panel afterwards will consist of four people: (1) Professor of Political Science Larry Bennett from DePaul University (2) Stephen Alexander, Senior Researcher at the DePaul University Egan Urban Center, (3) Edward Stuart, Professor of Economics at Northeastern Illinois University and (4) Pat Hill, Executive Director of the African-American Police League and Co-Convener of the Olympics Human Rights Project of Chicago. The panel will be moderated by Steve Balkin, Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University - 312-341-3696; firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 5, 2009 7:29 PM
We need the Olympics!!!
Schlongus Longus |
April 6, 2009 12:39 PM
Rumor has it Fitzgereld is related to Daley. Fitz's dads sisters husbands dog is second cousins with Daley's wifes fourth cousin three times over. That's why Fitz won't go after Daley.
April 6, 2009 10:37 PM
It would be a beautiful thing if we got the olympics and the same day Daley gets locked up! What a day that would be.....
April 6, 2009 10:40 PM
Grand jury says minority-hiring rules were broken
April 7, 2009
BY TIM NOVAK Staff Reporter
The owner of Castle Construction Corporation was indicted by a Cook County grand jury today on fraud charges tied to his failure to meet minority contracting requirements on the construction of a fire station for the city of Chicago.
Robert C. Blum, 56, of New Lenox, is charged with 10 counts of fraudulently obtaining public monies for a disadvantaged business enterprise and one count each of wire fraud and mail fraud, according to Robyn Ziegler, a spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Blum’s indictment comes a day after the Chicago Sun-Times disclosed his failure to comply with Mayor Daley’s minority-contracting guidelines. Madigan’s Office of Public Integrity began investigating Blum and his company last year.
Castle had a $10 million contract with the Chicago Public Building Commission to build the fire station at 6030 N. Clark St. Castle promised to to subcontract 23 percent of the work to minority-owned companies, including $1.5 million for a minority-owned masonry company.
Instead, Blum hired a white-owned masonry company, which it fired after most of the work was done.
Blum is a business associate of Christopher Kelly — a former adviser, campaign fund-raiser and friend of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The federal grand jury that continues to investigate Blagojevich has subpoenaed three state agencies seeking records on any contracts Blum and his companies were awarded under Blagojevich.
Blum also has been an officer of Kelly’s company, BCI Commerical Roofing, which has gotten millions of dollars in contracts at O’Hare International Airport.
Castle has also been awarded lucrative contracts at O’Hare.
In all, Blum’s company has gotten more than $140 million in construction contracts from the city of Chicago and the Public Building Commission since 1998. The company currently has a $4.3 million contract to make repairs to a parking structure at O’Hare.
City contractor hit with fraud charges |
April 7, 2009 4:58 PM