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September 30, 2010

Time to hype Rahm "residence violation" Emanuel Mayoral Bid

The Chicago press is back at the old "pick the contenders for mayor" game. The Chicago press is attempting to sell more newspapers by creating the mythical super hero Rahm. It worked for the Obama sell job, but Oprah learned a lesson to stay out of politics. The problem with creating a super hero Rahm might backfire. I am not sure of the results despite talking to many people. Many Chicago residents do not even know this guy, but I suspect the media might want the guy that sells the most newspapers. I am sure Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times would have a continuous amount of things to write about with Rahm stinking up Chicago. Chicago does not need another Daley now. To continue the corruption machine would doom Chicago. The press does not cover all the contractors working everywhere in Chicago. Minority companies are ready to take over many functions now completed by city workers. These no-bid companies are not properly supervised. When the time is better, I will bust out these goons. I understand Daley's management team attempting to grab what they can before they are out of work. Things are out of control in Chicago. Protections to safeguard the taxpayer's money are inadequate. I am happy to report Chicago Clout is back in the studio to present more candidates. I have a studio set up and can produce videos anytime I want. I was thinking of the name "Andersonville Productions", or "Clout Video". I am not sure yet. I hope Chicago City Workers use their heads and find a mayoral candidate that will help their cause. Some city workers are losing their house to foreclosure, but the union dues are not dropping. Go figure. Patrick McDonough

September 26, 2010

Department of Water Management employees assist Firefighters in Accident

Chicago Firetruck Accident 1 Chicago Clout.jpg The emergency crew from the Department of Water Management raced to the scene today after an accident involving a Fire Truck, A Fire Hydrant, and a Auto. The driver of the car was taken away in handcuffs. Fire truck, ambulance involved in separate accidents Comments September 26, 2010 Sun-Times Media Wire No one was hurt in two separate minor accidents involving Chicago Fire Department vehicles Sunday morning. Both occurred about 10:15 a.m. -- one at Division Street and California Avenue involved Ambulance No. 82 and the other was at North Pulaski Road and West Le Moyne Street and involved Truck 35, according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis. No one was hurt, according to Curtis. It was not immediately known whether they were on their way to emergencies when the collisions occurred. This photo was taken today at Le Moyne and Pulaski Photo by Patrick McDonough

Dave Savini exposes potholes in Chicago Video

Click on the link http://cbs2chicago.com/local/2.Investigators.potholes.2.1930994.html Watch and learn how the taxpayer's money has disappeared. Yipes.

September 23, 2010

45 minutes with Joel Pollak, Republican Nominee for U.S. Congress. 9th District of Illinois Video

September 21, 2010

Michael Volpe's personal interview with Joel Pollak Candidate for Congress

Michael Volpe Chicago Clout I will post an excellent interview I taped at my home today in Chicago's 48th Ward. Michael Volpe looked forward to this interview with Joel Pollack. Joel is an outstanding person and very, very intelligent. Photo by Patrick McDonough

September 20, 2010

The private personal video of Daley's forced removal from office

September 16, 2010

Mayor Daley goes to China again, to beg, again.

Mayor Daley is going to China saying "we need to think outside the box". "Thanks to Daley we will all be living inside a cardboard box", said Patrick McDonough.

September 15, 2010

Fran Spielman finds Water Department Truck stolen from Night Crew

Chicago WATER Investigator Truck/ Chicago Clout Please read article from Chicago Sun-Times Fran Spielman. Fran Spielman gets her own truck now... GPS tracks city truck taken on a joyride Vehicle swiped while Water Management crew on fast-food run September 15, 2010 BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Mayor Daley has installed GPS tracking systems in city vehicles to improve employee accountability and speed deployment of limited resources. Little did he know one of the devices would be used to track down a stolen city truck taken for a joy ride. A night investigator for the city's Department of Water Management is in hot water after his truck was stolen early Saturday morning from the parking lot of a Burrito King on the Far Northwest Side. The investigator and several members of his crew had apparently stopped for tacos, even though they are paid to work eight hours straight. Thanks to GPS, the truck was recovered a few hours later at the Renaissance Apartments on River Road. "Some time around 3 a.m. Saturday, we had a crew on the North Side having lunch. Apparently a truck was taken and driven for an hour or so," said Water Management spokesman Tom LaPorte. "It was recovered using GPS and found out in the O'Hare area. There was nothing altered on the truck. There was no theft. We have the truck back, and the driver is facing disciplinary action." LaPorte acknowledged that the crew was supposed to be working eight hours straight and was not authorized to stop for food. The GPS system was activated by the so-called "leak desk" at the Jardine Water Filtration Plant. Leak desk employees, assigned to answering phones and prioritizing repair requests, were at the center of a 2005 payroll scam. Those accused of falsifying attendance records over a two-month period by swiping each other in and out included the brother-in-law of County Commissioner John Daley, the mayor's brother. The assignment has long been dominated by 11th Ward loyalists. The Department of Water Management was at the center of the Hired Truck scandal, which branched out into city hiring. Photo by Patrick mcDonough

Vince, Tony, Daley maka money handa over fista for GV Construction

gv construction Chicago/ Chicago Clout Company I was cracking up last week following up on story after story, construction site after construction site. Mayor Daley sending our money to suburban contractors is legendary. While City of Chicago employees starve and must reside in Chicago, contractors rent a space and the Office of the Inspector General seems unconcerned with compliance. I think this is because the Commissioners can overrule the OIG. Could you imagine Daley would allow the OIG investigations crimped and scuttled by politics? Could you imagine the waste of money only to find out all the taxpayer money on investigations are clouted. I spoke with the engineer on this jobsite, he lives in the suburbs. He has worked doing the exact same job as city workers for about twenty five years. The site had trucks, equipment and concrete trucks on the ready. Ozinga, who would have guessed? I passed Department of Transportation city workers and they were waiting for cement. They were standing around like knuckleheads. When Daley gets out, the Commissioners from transportation, the contractors with all the shared offices and buildings need an audit. The Office of the Inspector General needs independence. What a scam. When Daley leaves Chicago and takes all the scum buzzards with him, many more will face the Federal Hatchet. Photo by patrick McDonough

September 14, 2010

Another guy shot today right on the sidewalk in broad daylight in Chicago

Today, I saw a black guy on the sidewalk bleeding all over. He was shot in the middle of the day, in broad daylight. People were all around him and the police just arrived. Thank you to all Chicago Police. His head was a few inches off the sidewalk, it still bothers me now. I saw his face and he saw mine. We had direct eye to eye contact. We have very large problems in Chicago. Daley is jumping ship after letting a cancer eat the west side. You need to open your eyes and watch Chicago rot, then you will get it. Chicago News Stations will never show what I saw today. God bless Chicago, God Bless us all. Patrick McDonough.

September 13, 2010

Northeast Ward Democrats emergency meeting "Bob Fioretti for Mayor"

Patrick McDonough from the 48th Ward is calling all Northeast side democrats to vote on having Bob Fioretti as our choice for Mayor of Chicago. Tonight.

September 11, 2010

Michael Volpe Chicago Clout Superstar Host interviews Fred K White, Mayoral Candidate Chicago

September 10, 2010

Who makes the money on Daley Plaza's "bikes for rich whites" ?

Daley Plaza Bikes for rent 1.jpg This is a picture of the Daley Plaza with Mayor Daley's private bike program for rich white folks. I need help on figuring out how you get a private program on public property. I also like the Daley plaza sign on the bike holder. Mayor Daley likes black folks vote, but he will not put one of these bike enterprises in the west or south side of Chicago. I guess Daley does not trust the mexicans or blacks in Chicago. How much money does this make and who benefits? What rent do they pay to use public property? Why is Chicago broke? Photo by Patrick McDonough

Dear God Almighty please help the 46th ward Candidates now.

alderman Helen Shiller.jpg Today was another day for making a small matter a big deal. I received a couple of phone calls on the funny business in the 46th ward. Many of the last elections were great for State Representatives and Chicago Alderman because there was a quid pro quo. The mortgage market was fueled by corruption and false promises by lenders and borrowers alike. The Chicago Alderman allowed changes to the zoning and made many contractors millionaires. Many of those builders have returned back to Europe with the money or are stuck with unfinished buildings. When election times were close, the collection plates were full, intimidating potential rivals. In fact, many wards have a family business in politics which made themselves and their families very wealthy. I was happy to find competition in the 46th ward because of the unprofessional behavior by that ward office today. Simply put, I asked for Ms. Davis at the 46th ward office, identified myself, and she hung up. I was confirming a story about a member of her family. I called back, than her staff kept me on hold for about a half an hour, on purpose, and then a POLICE OFFICER answered. He was told I am harassing Ms. Davis!!! The police officer was very nice, I remembered him from a couple of on the job incidents, I told him I was a member of the press and that was the end of the conversation. I was very glad I had a witness during the entire episode. I think Helen Shiller runs a three ring circus in the 46th ward and the funny business by her staff is very unprofessional. None of her staff would give me their name. If you are a candidate for office in the 46th ward please contact me at Chicago Clout. I got a great story for your campaign literature. A really, really great story!!!

September 7, 2010

Mayor Richard Daley is not going to run for re-election, Thank God!

harry osterman.jpg The phone rang, the emails came in, and the chickens came out to play today. Ding, dong, the witch is dead. The real fighters should take a bow and get some real deserved credit. The City of Chicago is in real trouble and Daley cannot handle what is next. I said before, it is easy being mayor when the loot is plentiful; it is difficult when the chickens are pecking for scraps. Many of Daley's management team might walk into a cold reality. Power is a gift many could have used to make a legacy, but many used it for personal gain. Many of the departments in Chicago have been mismanaged for far too long, and now the sores will be exposed. Depending on how you look at this, I say much of Daley's weariness is due to whistleblowers and scandals. I also give much credit to Fran Spielman. One more year of her grinding down Daley would exhaust anyone. I also think much of the credit goes to the relentless blogs. I also think Tim Novak and the Hired Truck Scandal wiped Daley out. I was on the phone with many of the major players in Chicago deciding what the next step is going to be. I make one thing very clear, incumbents are in lots of trouble. Illinois is bankrupt and many politicians like Harry Osterman are jumping ship. People are mad and things are at a breaking point. I strongly suggest for everyone to run for office. This might be your year. Let freedom ring.

September 4, 2010

John Arena Aldermanic Candidate in Chicago's 45th Ward Video with Mark Anderson

Jay Stone "The Peoples Choice for Mayor of Chicago"

Jay Stone on Chicago Clout This morning was very nice when I met Jay Stone in the 48th Ward of Chicago's North side. Jay Stone was part of the Shakman Settlement and understood the importance and significance of the ruling. Ben Joravsky one of Chicago's best Journalist, has written about Jay and his political predictions. Jay has an amazing understanding of Chicago politics. I guess the apple does not fall far from the tree. Jay Stone's website is http://stoneformayor.com or you can call him at 773.469.2526 I really like this picture of Jay and took some artistic liberty with it. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Mark Anderson hosts Chicago Clout with 45th Ward Candidate John Arena

Mark Anderson and John Arena 45th ward on Chicago Clout I must admit, this was an excellent show. Special thanks to Mark Anderson, special guest host. The video will be posted soon. Thanks to CAN-TV. Photo by Patrick McDonough

Michael Volpe grills Fredrick K White, Chicago Mayoral Candidate on Chicago Clout

Michael Volpe and Fredrick K White on Chicago Clout Enjoy this picture the video will soon be posted. Fredrick K White is asked why he is after Rich Daley's job of Mayor of Chicago. The 2011 election will be fun.