Commissioner John Spatz and Stanley Pehrue of the Chicago Department of Water Management were in hot water last week. Please see this video and click on Water Worries, http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=42,8,1&pl=New%20Video%202 John Spatz should watch more videos produced by Chicago Clout that explored this issue many months ago. Stop putting drugs down the toilet, mix them in cat litter, and throw in the garbage. Please read this as reported by Channel 7 News Chicago… City employee arrested for making threat Thursday, April 17, 2008 | 4:33 PM A City of Chicago employee, Stanley Pahrue, has been placed on paid leave after he was arrested for making a threat. Pahrue works in the Chicago Water Department. He was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making a violent threat against his employer.
This is his second arrest in the last 10 days. He was previously arrested on April 6 for soliciting a prostitute.
The Chicago Tribune reported: Originally posted: April 17, 2008City water workers warned about suspended co-worker Posted by Dan Mihalopoulos and Todd Lighty at 1:20 p.m. Chicago officials told workers in the city’s Water Management Department Thursday morning to be on the lookout for a co-worker who allegedly threatened to go on a shooting spree at a department facility at Ashland Avenue and 39th Street. The workers were told that the employee, a construction laborer, has been put on paid leave from his job pending an investigation into the alleged incident. Water Management Department spokesman Tom LaPorte declined comment. Patrick McDonough, a city plumber, said the employee made the threat Wednesday to a female security guard at the facility. The employee allegedly told the guard that if he loses his job he will come back and “light this place up,” McDonough said. Barrett Murphy, the department’s managing deputy commissioner, met with employees Thursday morning and told them the city was taking the matter very seriously, McDonough said. You can visit lout Street Blog and comment click here: http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/04/city-water-work.html
I hope when Mr. Murphy got that question about the treatment of other people that have had problems, he knows his answer was reported to the Chicago Inspector General. Stay away from Hot Water Guys. Also, our Commissioner has put on a few pounds since he got the big post, did you notice? Patrick McDonough