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September 29, 2009

David Hoffman for U.S. Senate meeting at the Chicago downtown headquarters

David Hoffman U.S. Senate.jpg Tonight was a very good start for the Chicago branch of David Hoffman's organization in his quest to become the next U.S. Senator from Illinois. I admit I did not look very nice tonight when I arrived to his meeting but was welcomed. I have had such an untrusting opinion of Illinois politicians for so long; I never thought I could trust again. I really and truly trust David Hoffman and the group he assembled to get him into higher office. I was excited to see a large and diverse group of people that want David to succeed. I also noticed Alderman Joe Moore present; Joe was one of the earlier Chicago politicians to endorse David Hoffman. Alderman Moore was a great help in answering legal questions on David's petition drive. David gave a great speech and pep talk to the troops. I want to give a disclaimer on this website, I intend to support David Hoffman's bid for U.S. Senate in every way possible. He is the best candidate, but most importantly, he can deliver the victory for the Illinois Democratic Party. I was also very happy to see Chicago city employees donating their time for petitions and donating money. David's mother Carol personally welcomed the supporters at the door of his headquarters. If you want to improve the system, contact Mr. Hoffman's campaign office and get involved now, click here: http://www.hoffmanforillinois.com/index.asp Lets keep Obama's former seat . Photo by Patrick McDonough

September 28, 2009

President Obama and Rod Blagojevich will be going to Copenhagen to pitch Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid

blagobamadaley Chicago Clout Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama, and Richard Daley agreed to work together in Copenhagen for the 2016 Olympic Bid. It is still unknown how much taxpayers money will be used by Mayor Daley and President Obama. We need to see if the underfed and unnourished of the third world will be impressed when Barack Obama brings the taxpayers pimping plane into Copenhagen. Chicago Clout agreed to pay for former Governor Rod Blagojevich's entire trip including the best hotels, food, and entertainment if he agrees to help Daley land the Olympics. Obama who proved to be a puppet for his straw boss Mayor Daley agreed to land the most devastating loss in Chicago's history. I figure if we are going to go over the edge and become one of the most immoral bankrupt cities in the United States, we should make sure the three best leaders from Illinois should be together. The best part of the whole deal is when Barack Obama prints more money to pay for Daley's dream and sinks America into further debt. I hope Daley brings China to Copenhagen as they already own America and should be consulted. I hope the Olympics go to Rio, but they better bring lots of cash to the table. America need less games and circuses for the peasants, we need good paying jobs. China is taking over the world while Daley worries about his personal circus, the 2016 Olympics. Chicago Clout editor in chief.

September 25, 2009

McFadden & Whitehead - Aint no Stoppin us Now for Marshall E. Hatch Sr.

Ronald Bober, Marshall E Hatch Sr., Patrick McDonough Ronald Bober and Patrick McDonough, two famous City of Chicago Investigators, enjoyed lunch at MacArthur's last week. When we entered the great Chicago soul and southern restaurant, we heard a great song and watched Marshall E. Hatch Sr. get the political troops motivated. Marshall E. Hatch Sr. was very kind to Ron and I, we enjoyed the conversation and his organization taking our picture. I hope all of Chicago Clout's fans in the Illinois 7th Congressional District race learns the issues and makes the right decisions at the voting booth. In Chicago it is petition season, a serious time of the year. Marshall is all about, "bringing people together and moving forward". Good Luck Marshall. Photo by a member of Mr. Hatch's team. Patrick McDonough.

Chicago Plumbing John Swietczak grilled by the ABC 7 I-Team last week

John Swietczak.jpg Last week was a long week for Whistleblower John Swietczak famous for the Hired Truck Scandal and other whistleblowing activities. Chicago Clout investigators found it curious Mr. Swietczak waited until after work to be interview by Chuck Goudie and the ABC 7 news station. It is about time more City of Chicago employees stand up to the corruption, waste and fraud in Chicago. I again ask all employees watch and carefully keep notes if they see taxpayers money wasted. John Switczak is hosting a new show named "The Town Crier". If you have a story for major Chicago TV stations, we can help you prepare your story for the likes of major corruption busters like, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, ABC 7 I-team and CBS 2 News. The main trick is to be concise and organized. The City of Chicago Plumbing Inspectors should start doing their jobs and bring in income to Chicago making notices of violations. I am currently watching several Inspectors taking long lunches downtown; I expect them to start doing their jobs. One Plumbing Inspector tripped over his panties to get the Tadin family Hydrant permit and might get himself fired. He was missing in action last week for a day. If you know Pat Kenny, please have him give me a ring, I think he signed John Khym name approving free use of water for Daley trucking pal and buddy MAT construction. Mat Construction will also need to help the City of Chicago report any Hydrants out of order. (Do you really think they will do that?) Most contractors break them and move on. Remember to call Michael Tucker, alleged son of Plumbers Local 130 bigwig, anytime to keep the City of Chicago informed of Hydrant use. I hope the Chicago Office of the Inspector General, now crippled without Hoffman, can actually investigate the fraud Chicago Taxpayers suffered due to the handshakes, pro-sport tickets, and gifts given at golf events to look the other way. We need to investigate what work was done by Michael Tucker before the Hydrant story and after. We also need to check the way these connected Plumbing Inspectors got their licenses and promotions. Pat Kenny is a hall of famer on Chicago Clout, this is his second story! Nice Job Pat. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

The Clout Meisters live September 19, 2009 Video.

September 24, 2009

Dave Savini nails ignorant "Pubic Servants" with "take-home" cars

dave_savini.jpg Plase make sure to connect to this link by CBS 2 News. Many Chicago City employees also abuse this privilage. http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=62961@wbbm.dayport.com I suggest all you Chicago City workers keep an eye out this political season for the scammers using City cars for political work. Take pictures and send them to Dave Savini. We need to save money; Daley is bankrupting Chicago with his crazy Olympic dream. I do not like to see public servants using taxpayer money for their private vacations. We all need to cut back on waste and watch public Administrators much closer. We also need to find out who is paying Daley for all his trips around the world. We need to find out if Daley is on the public dole as he enjoys his trips on behalf of 2016 Olympic bid business. Who is paying? Is Daley and his Goons going to put these gifts on his ethics statements? Do we need to? Patrick McDonough. I also hope Dave Savini does a follow up on his famous frozen fire hydrant story.

September 23, 2009

City of Chicago allows theft of water to big clout companies Video

September 16, 2009

When will the madness end in Chicago? Daley missing in action.

look forward to a new Chicago Clout T.V. show just a couple of weeks away. I decided to have Michael Volpe on the show because people need to understand corruption from a fresh perspective. Our viewers at Can-TV want a viewpoint from someone that does not work for the City of Chicago. Fair enough. We are going to re-explore the Hired Truck Scandal and the Hiring Scandals that have plagued Mayor Daley and his Administration. We are also going to look into the Chicago unions, make a determination of their actual value to the Chicago employees. We are again making an invitation to Journeymans' Plumbers Local 130 to appear on the show and tackle the tough questions. Any unions representing Chicago employees are welcome. Dennis Gannon let his slip show with the pension mess, a possible conflict of interest? Special thanks to my 726 Teamster pal for the "Mayor Daley" tee-shirt. Patrick McDonough.

September 15, 2009

Chicago Clout Presents "Ask Your Plumbing Inspector 2"

September 13, 2009

What did Anthony "Tony" Laurino know about Mayor Daley's Hired Truck Scandal

Anthony Laurino of Hired Truck Scandal Many people never will know all the people involved in the Hired Truck Scandal. Not every participant was interviewed by the Feds. Alexander Vroustouris, the Inspector General seemed to look over many of the facts and participants. Will the public ever know the extent of the criminal activity? When the Feds took over the investigation every indication led us to believe Anthony "Tony" Laurino, John Rottman, Michael Tierney, and John D'Amico never disclosed everything they knew. We have a TV show with witnesses putting Hired Truck Business run out of Alderman Margaret Laurino's political office. Some of the Hired Truck participants died after the Scandal broke by the Chicago Sun-Times. It gives one pause as Christopher Kelly shows up a stiff before his additional court dates arrive. Anthony Laurino retired from the City of Chicago (now called Department of Water Management) after a buyout was formulated by the State of Illinois. In all fairness, not just Tony, a bunch of guys located closely to Hired Trucks. Anthony works for Koenig & Strey in Glenview, he reported to me the massive pension is offset by additional 600 dollars a retiree must pay towards the health insurance deductible. I remember when I was fired for alleged residency violations by the City of Chicago, Tony mailed me his Real Estate card; he is such a wise guy. When it comes to legal firepower, that man has Clout. Good Luck Tony, Photo by Patrick McDonough.

September 12, 2009

Chicago City workers Starve, Daley's Contractor Goons working Overtime Today.

Sumit Construction Skokie, Chicago Olympic Bid Many Chicago City workers are laid off and Mayor Daley made sure his goons from Skokie, Illinois were working on a Saturday morning. This crew was fixing some asphalt for Mayor Daley on Northwest Highway in Norwood Park (Chicago). Mayor Daley continues to privatize at a stunning rate thinking he will have more control over the work, patronage, and scams on the street. Mayor Daley Olympic dream will be dashed as he trying to put on a front for the world; the infrastructure crumbles everywhere in Chicago. I am an employee for the City of Chicago, licensed and certified, it would be a massive mistake to take on the Olympics. This is a typical handyman approach to repairs; you have a group of workers that are difficult to understand due to their heavy accent. If Daley wants to impress the world as to his insanity, go and watch a minor project on Milwaukee Avenue in Jefferson Park. This project has struggled on for years; gross mismanagement and incompetence are par for the course. Daley has the greatest problem of any Mayor attempting to get an Olympic bid, while on the surface the minority bidders, and women owned businesses seem like the right thing to do, the corruption and incompetence make even minor road and infrastructure repairs drag on and on. I watched these three men working for this company that popped up out of nowhere, somehow having access to millions of dollars of contracts and credit. These men seem nice enough, but should be supervised, have union credentials on, have a City of Chicago official present, or at least one of Mayor Daley consulting engineers present to verify the work. Also, the City of Chicago should verify these workers are making full scale and overtime on Saturdays. If this is the way Mayor Daley and his band of Goons want to run Chicago, at least protect the taxpayers, we need safeguards. I hope this winter when the first bunch of snowplows start destroying this work with a single pass, you remember you knew about it at Chicago Clout. Patching streets is a waste of money. I also want to tell all the businesses on Milwaukee Avenue, think twice when the politicians come around for money next election. I sick of the projects started and not finished in Chicago. Photo by Patrick McDonough

September 11, 2009

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Photo on Chicago Clout

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White The City of Chicago was alive with people that understand clout today. This is a very active time for Illinois's top politicians; decisions need to be made filling posts that can decide the future of the party. The Secretary of State was in the thick of all this and still made time to meet with Judge Anthony Burrell. Preparations were made for additional footage in the upcoming TV shows, "Have Gavel Will Travel", hosted by Judge Burrell. I witnessed a very inspirational speech by Secretary White that was spellbinding and mesmerizing. I was taken aback because the speech was from the heart and not scripted. Please keep in touch with Chicago Clout and I hope Secretary Jesse White will be able to guest in Judge Burrell's show. I have become hardened and with many of Illinois' politicians, but Jesse White is the finest and most respectable in Illinois, and from me that is a compliment. Photo Friday September 11, 2009 by Patrick McDonough

It is nice to see Alderman Robert "Bob" Fioretti with Clout Meister Emery Joe Yost

Chicago Alderman Robert "Bob" Fioretti of the 2nd ward and Emery Joe Yost One of the Alderman I like is Robert "Bob" Fioretti of the Chicago's 2nd Ward. Robert is a big good looking man and a well known Chicago Attorney. There is much diversity in Chicago's second ward so you must keep on top of your political game at all times. Today I saw Alderman Fioretti at the Cook County Slating for Democratic candidates. ABC 7 did a great job of covering the event; Charles Thomas is on top of his reporting. I was going to ask Alderman Fioretti to join Emery Joe Yost and join one of Chicago's most famous political music groups, The Clout Meisters. I got the impression he is much too busy. I am happy to see Chicago Alderman out and about downtown. I am interested in the judicial races this year. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

September 10, 2009

This is not the last of Chicago Plumbing Inspectors taking bribes.

BRIBERY: Developer gets 2 years A developer was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday after he admitted passing a bribe to a Chicago city plumbing inspector. Beny Garneata, 44, of Lincolnwood, reportedly was hoping for probation or home confinement. Federal prosecutors said Garneata paid off a plumbing inspector $7,000. Thanks to Chicago Sun-Times for this follow-up story. Patrick McDonough

September 9, 2009

Town Hall Meeting for Chicago Caulkers, Plumbers, and Local 130 members

Chicago Plumber's Local 130 asscrack.jpg Pucker up and get ready to kiss the Plumber's crack. According to a memo issued by the City of Chicago Department of Water Management personnel, Tom McManus will be present to discuss questions about the contract and other concerns at the Chicago Local 130 Plumbers Hall. The Plumbers Hall is located at 1340 West Washington Chicago Illinois. The meeting is September 10, 2009. Everyone is invited. In typical Local 130 manner, the invitation was not on City or Union letterhead. When you attend tomorrow, make sure you ask what the hell this union has done for your working rights. Ask why the dues are so high. Ask about his family favors while Local 130 members starve. Ask why he still needs a job when mandatory retirement means he should be out of a job and some other slob get the B.A. position. Ask what he does all day and how much money, in total he makes all year. Ask who Local 130 picks up all the legal fees for, while you and your family eat dirt. Then turn around and show these people your version of this picture. And ask for a reduction in union dues, wait for your answer. Ask why Local 130 did not let you vote on the changes in the contract with the City of Chicago. Photo touched up by Patrick McDonough.

2016 Oympic bid quote of the year. Dick Pound for Mayor of Chicago.

"It would be a big positive if he were there and arguable a bigger negative if he weren't there and all other heads of state did show up," said Dick Pound, IOC member. That is one heck of a quote friends. I do not put profanity on Chicago Clout, but this is silly, really, really, silly. Patrick McDonough.

September 8, 2009

City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation needs Safety Review

Chicago City Sweeper.jpg The City of Chicago has a crime ridden Streets and Sanitation Department so bad, Mayor Daley shuffles the high ranking members like a deck of cards. One of the employees today crossed a ward boundary in the afternoon to give me some grief. Streets and Sanitation wards are run by Ward Superintendents usually under the control of the local Alderman. I think this dude is with Alderman Allen and the 38TH Ward goons. Today, he crossed Addison Avenue at about 1:00 PM and started venting about safety issues, safety vests, I think he is very upset with his job and he is upset with the world. As a whistleblower against Alderman Allen and the City of Chicago in general, I get lots of tough guys that want to lull me into a fight and torment me on the job. In the past, guys that made my life miserable were rewarded with overtime, favors, and respect when they verbally assaulted me. Many other acts of random violence occurred on a regular basis. The Street Sweeper is a job that is considered a plum assignment to get you out of the garbage truck. The garbage truck is always hot for the driver, the engine is right under you; it stinks bad, and is a dangerous job. The rumor around the Teamsters was, ring a few doorbells, kiss a little rump, and walla, you are on the Street Sweeper. I tried to find the name of this dude, but Alderman Allen's staff was not sure, Gregory Von Moser, and his replacement was scared as a cat to talk. This Street and Sanitation Street Sweeper needs to wear a helmet on duty, wear safety glasses, wear his safety vest, wear gloves, wear his seatbelt, and keep the clear plastic deflector for branches up at all times. He might also need to keep in his own ward and stop harassing whistleblowers. If you know what this goon was doing in the 30TH ward today, give me an e-mail, Mayor Daley wants you concentrating. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

September 4, 2009

Mayor Daley's "Carnival Barker" Jacquelyn Heard owns Drug House (reputed)

Jacquelyn Heard Block Rules If you are a regular of Chicago's South and Westside, the rules are posted clearly on behavior expected. Most block rules make it very simple and the postings are clear, No Drugs, No gang activity, etc. Well the Heard family made an "investment" in the heart of one of Chicago's worst crime zones. Ms. Jacquelyn Heard is Mayor Daley's spin doctor, spokeswomen, and Press Secretary. The timing could not be worse as Chicago Clout and a host of Chicago webmasters have made a full frontal assault on Mayor Daley's corrupt administration. These actions are destroying Mayor Daley's greatest dream of being on stage like Hitler during the 1936 Olympics. The story never addresses why a well paid person like Ms. Heard would purchase a building in the hood. See it is one or many reasons, let's explore. Many landlords like properties in the ghetto because the government pays the rent. Mayor Daley has a corrupt building department that does not inspect these homes; some inspectors take bribes, look the other way, or are afraid to enter this type of neighborhood. My suspicion is simple, most renters in the ghetto pay cash rent. Cash rent can allow a person to have loot on hand to play the part in Daley's administration. The IRS should look into the accounting of the income claimed on this property. I also think the Federal Government should look into any conflict of interest obtaining property when an official is in a high ranking government job. During the Hired Truck Scandal, illegally obtained cash was revealed for acquiring property in Federal court records. The lesson here is simple; Heard will be covered by Daley because she knows too much. Heard should be fired and use her pension to get her job back like any other city slob with no clout. No matter what happens, the apple does not fall far from the tree, Daley has corrupted not only his city, he has corrupted his staff. Read the directions on your block Ms. Heard, and a freebie from Patrick McDonough, do not go to your investment at night, your type does not belong there. The Heard family property is located at 5319 West Adams. Do you think it was a move to make her the replacement alderman? I hope this lady never speaks ill about another fellow city employee again. Send the Olympic IOC to that hood at night, Daley needs to help the poor. Photo by Patrick McDonough

Enjoy this video on Mayor Daley and his Olympic Dream