Are Teamster's Chicago locals ready to stop the Non-Union trucking companies ready to feed off the Chicago Taxpayers again? Hired Trucks ready to roll, Chicago Clout cameras, ready to roll. Keep your eye on Mayor Daley's contractor friends this snowstorm, that will be the real snowjob!!!
I offered Odette Yousef of WBEZ Radio to host the "48Th Ward Candidate's Debate". I also offered to pay for the entire event including all room fees, DJ fees, and serve food from many of our 48Th Ward restaurants to promote our many fine establishments. I also offered to provide live video coverage and video streaming. I offered to provide any non-alcoholic drinks. I am also offering free photography. Every candidate would be invited and treated in a dignified manner. The same kind of evasive tactics Rahm Emanuel is using is not fair to the taxpayers. Many of the 48Th Ward residents are upset that only two candidates, Patrick McDonough and Philip Bernstein want to talk about issues. We also welcome all community organizations. Let's get involved on my dime! (Second thought let's ask Mr. Bernstein to supply some classy wine) Thank you Patrick McDonough.
The 48th Ward Democratic Party will be meeting on February 5th at 2 p.m. at Margate Park Field House for the purpose of making an endorsement in the race for Alderman.
Patrick McDonough is running as an independent. I am not one to pass up a beautiful woman's invitation, and I do not intend to change! I will not attend the event, thanks for the invite.
Dear Mr. Inspector General, during your residency investigations, please make darn sure you know the employee's intent before you accuse a person of not being a resident of the City of Chicago. The alleged residency violations your office made were based on a lack of physical presence at a Chicago residence. Simply put, if your investigators did not see the employee on the days you said investigators were present, that employee was suggested for termination. I hope you understand, when you make these accusations, you financially destroy a person's life. Many employees just retired or quit rather than face the uphill fight. I know the 'intent" will be hard to prove, but when laws are changed for the privilege and clouted, some unintended consequences might occur. It is time to get a lawyer to challenge the residency laws in Chicago. Enough lives have been destroyed by this unmoral law. The workers need to "unite in flight". Patrick McDonough (to ex-governor Thompson on the Roe Cohn show today, shut the f-up. Worry about Ryan dumb azz)
Why the Rahm Emanuel verdict shows the insane Chicago media bias. I called an old pal at the Chicago Sun-Times and I started to explain my point of view on the Supreme Court decision allowing Rahm Emanuel to run for Mayor of Chicago. From the very beginning, I was attempting to put the rule of law, as enforced by the City of Chicago, on the record. There is no doubt in my mind; the hearing judge knew what I was up to. In fact, after I requested some witnesses into evidence, even Bert Odelson reversed his position. The City of Chicago and the State of Illinois has made a political decision from the very beginning to allow Rahm on the ballot despite rules to the contrary. The reversal of the State board of Appeals leaves me with absolutely no doubt in my mind as to the sickness of the judicial system. The Chicago media wants Rahm law or no law. They posted the names of the Appellate judges and ridiculed them right after the Appellate ruling. The Media demanded the Illinois Supreme Court to rule immediately. There is an obvious sickness after decades of hiring political hacks and handymen to become Illinois judges. People I have helped in their quest to reclaim their jobs, when accused of residency violations, called me no stop today. Despite my years of fighting residency laws, I never got traction before or after this Rahm farce. The Chicago Media is sick and diseased. They forgot their job was to report the news in a balanced manner. The Chicago Newspapers might never care about the City workers, some with cancer that lost their residency cases. The Chicago Media will not talk about the other folks kicked off the ballot for trivial items. From day one of the Rahm Emanuel hearing, I stated the way the system favors the wealthy. I am going to watch the Chicago media and see if the guys I sent to them are going to get any press, see if they go to bat for "the little guy". They will not. I will not tell you some of the tactics a Chicago news station was going to use to sway public opinion with Rahm, it was low. But if you wonder why a little guy like me can make some noise on the internet, there is a reason, and the Chicago media has not passed the smell test. Just for the record, a reporter has accused the Sun-Times (Tim Novak) of stealing a story from him on the Inspectors still on the payroll. For the record, the first reporter to have the story was Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-times and the Office of the Inspector General. The story originated from a fired Building Department employee. The former employee and I were videotaping the Building Department a long time ago. The Reader was not correct on this story. Our video footage and our pictures are time stamped. This was a Sun-times story.
Obama called Rahm after the decision, did you ever wonder why? Good night, Patrick McDonough
The Rahm money machine owns even the judges. Illinois is a joke and a farse. Blacks and hispanics vote stolen again. What a rotten bunch of black robed trash.
I am proud of the work I have done to get this carpet bagger off the ballot. Payback is a bitch Mayor Daley, payback is a bitch!The Illinois appellate court has ruled the right way. This upset will cost the Chicago mafia millions.
Another debate is going on the air in two weeks on Chicago Clout. We will post the Mr. Osterman Video. The 48Th Ward will continue to have fun in the Aldermanic election. Patrick McDonough
I hope everyone in Chicago took the time to reflect on all the great work Martin Luther King did to make America better. The City of Chicago must wake up and make sure all black folks get a fair and equal chance at contracts, promotions, and a better life. Mayor Daley has shortchanged the black community for over a decade. Lets make this wrong, right. Patrick McDonough, Executive Producer of Chicago Clout, Chicago Clout Website and TV.
We welcome Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins, Chicago Mayoral Candidate, Alderman Bernie Stone, 50Th Ward Candidate, and all 48Th Ward Candidates. We asked Alderman Mary Ann Smith to moderate. These shows are produced by Patrick McDonough.
Another day goes by and the Chicago Office of the Inspector General is shortchanged by the Daley mob clan. I reported a long time ago, the Commissioners of Daley's Administration have the power to stop an investigation by the OIG. Simply put, if the OIG busts another one of Daley's rats getting a promotion, stealing, and acting illegally, the investigation is shut down. I cannot tell you how many reports we made to clean up city hall and nothing was done. The FEDS have allowed Daley and his goons to keep ripping off the public. Despite the fact the OIG insists employees report corruption, employees are finding out the Office of the Inspector General is a front. I am already on the record demanding the complete independence of the OIG, period. I personally saw confidential OIG reports on the desktops of Water Department employees. By why waste taxpayer's money investigating when the fix is in? It only invites retaliation. All of us at the Municipal Advocate General are working to improve the working conditions of city employees and taxpayers. Get involved in this election soon, Chicago is in dire straits, thanks to Daley and his crooked friends. Patrick McDonough
City watchdog says cuts threaten independence
Jan 15, 2011 02:36AM
It looks like his successor is having similar problems.
In a cover letter attached to his latest quarterly report, Inspector General Joe Ferguson went public with his "continued difficulty in exercising independent authority to operate and manage" his office.
Ferguson wants to restructure his office "without additional resources" to do more audits--like those that targeted Chicago's minority business program, suggested budget-cutting alternatives and accused Daley of leaving nearly $1 billion on the table when he privatized Chicago parking meters.
According to the letter, Daley offered "verbal support" and wrote the reorganization into his final budget only to block Ferguson from filling 16 openings in his 77-employee office. The 20 percent vacancy rate rises to 25 percent when mandatory furloughs are factored in.
"The primary goal of the IGO is to save the city money by rooting out waste, fraud and abuse while finding efficiencies. This goal can only be achieved if the IGO is truly independent," Ferguson wrote.
"We cannot be truly independent if the administration, through control of how we spend our budget and staff our office, has functional veto power over our operations. The lack of a budget floor and independent spending authority places the functional integrity of the IGO's essential operations and independence at risk."
Mayoral press secretary Jacquelyn Heard said the unfilled vacancies in the inspector general's office are "no more prevalent" than they are in any other city department during these challenging economic times.
"We all have had to cut back and do more with less. It just sort of challenges us all to be better managers," Heard said.