*Claimants: nearly $12 million
*The monitor and her firm's attorneys: just over $5 million
*The monitor's consultants: nearly $2 million
*Plaintiff Michael Shakman and his attorneys: about $4.5 million
*The city's primary outside law firm, Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, Ltd.: just over $1 million.
Shakman's firm is doing a pretty brisk business.
Most folks in the political field like to take a look at Capital Fax by Rich Miller. His website is one of the best, if not the best in Illinois. The layout is professional and is easy to crank through. Today I was taking a peek and found these startling numbers post above. If you do the math, you can come to a basic fundamental conclusion, the City of Chicago employees were entirely ripped off. Most of the money went to the lawyers. I still think the public was grossly shortchanged because Daley never really changed anything. Promotions are just a clouted as ever. While the Office of the Inspector General is overlooking these changes, they still approve the promotions despite complaints. Many of the promotions are lacking a proper interview. If you crunch the numbers, the money and time expended by the individual department's legal teams was not included. The additional expenses from other law firms are missing. I assure you some creative bookkeeping continues. Maybe someday, Chicago will get a fair reporting of the Cities books. Chicago is the next Enron, just wait and see. I would like to see some of the Chicago newspapers step to the plate. I let the Shakman Monitor have a piece of my mind today. It looks like they are as bad as Daley. What did we expect? I also heard they are looking for immunity. I suggest you sue them before they leave town. Patrick McDonough
Several City of Chicago Department of Water Management employees will undergo grilling for alleged complaints from showing up late to work to sleeping on the job on April 20, 2011 at 1424 West Pershing Road. Some of the employees said the Water Department looks away from complaints made against employees working for Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democratic machine. One employee stealing money and submitting false expense reports was not disciplined at all. One employee with a no-show do nothing job is untouchable said a high ranking insider. The non-political workers will be an example of the Department of Water Management attempting to show Rahm Emanuel their jobs are needed. "I think we need to remove all of Mayor Daley's do nothing hacks that have kept the Water Department in the Newspapers for the last decade", a Rahm insider leaked out today. Chicago Clout gave a list of Water Department management employees involved with the Hired Truck Scandals to the contractor scams that have destroyed the department to the transition teams. Chicago Clout also gave the names of management that earns their money. We need to clean up the dirty water in Chicago.