Please click here to enjoy the News footage of last night news. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=38DB1518CE2EA35CED12F1A525A5691C?contentId=7710435&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1 How do you get over a major Chicago flu? I was ordered (via subpoena) to show up and wait to testify as a witness after the City of Chicago gave some punishment to Michael McGann. I will talk more about the events in detail later. When the City’ witness was on the stand he answered the questions, and when Frank Avila got a hold of him, it sounded like a knife fight. I wish I could hear, but that is against the law. Someone should have told the witness because he was on the phone during breaks telling someone the progress. That is not nice. I am sick as a dog from that day. I am glad the Chicago Media is more aware of the crimes against Chicago City Workers. Patrick McDonough
9 Replies to “Whistleblowing Plumbing Inspector Michael McGann's Fox News Video”
I am very proud of Mr. McGann. I know the feeling of being suspended for some BS. When I was in Streets and Sanatation, They (commisioners office)used to call me in Downtown office and told me right to my face, if you do not stay away from Mr. ****** I am going to get suspended again and again and again. Well me ( Bruce Randazzo) being who I am, said well if thats what you want to do then, be prepared for a hell of a lawsuit because thats Retaliation!! and I did sue!!and won my case!!!
My point is WHY can’t we sue the person that Retaliates agaist us, instead of the city taxpayers, cause these people that are in charge of discipline have no fear of a lawsuit, because its not their money to lose. There should be a law of some sort to hold these individuals accountable for their actions against us for the BS charges. I been where Mr. McGann is going, Its not a good feeling trust me, not only does it effect your morale, it undermines your authority of doing your job for the city. It also effects your mind as per emotionally, physical,monitary, home life, it effect your whole life when you get this kind of harassment and retaliation from these CLOUTED persons. Mr. McGann keep up the fight, they started it, so now the fight continues, Like my grandpa said, “they hit you first, you hit them twice as hard, and when they fall hit them again so they remember what they did to you”. Maybe next time they will think before they do it again.
Peter Ousley is partially responsible the arson of 69 Washington.
(Response) Did he have the match?
Loeff should be in jail.
There are some things I dont understand. Obama is winning by 12 points according to the media. Three months ago I heard that 21% of hillary voters were not going to vote for Obama. Then a month and a half ago that number grew to 29%. I have not heard another poll of Hillary voters since. There is a lot that is not being reported. The media is for sure in the tank for Obama.I am very interested to see the actual returns in this election. God help us if Daley gets all that power. Obama sure beats up the Republicans for being evil. But he needs to look in his own backyard of Chicago. All the taxes and tickets and cars that Daley boots and takes from the poor, aqll thoses redlight cameras, TIF’s and high property taxes. High sales tax rate. But he leaves Daley alone. I’m watching all these phony jerks.
I’m really really fed up with this all this taking these politicians do from us. Just fed up. When will it end?
Michael McGann is a real hero and whistle blower and a great guy.
Patrick McDonough is no reporter. His blog cant carry the National Inquirer book bag. Pat makes uplies and stories, Pat edits other posts, Pat uses FOI to the point of abuse and harass others, Pat is a sore loser and cant even carry Joe the Plumbers tool belt.
Pat, I havent heard from you in a week. I hope them Daley boys did’nt get you,..Pat..PAT>>>Yo Pat, are you there? PAT?
Election results 2008
Fitzgerald’s future tied to election results too
4:28 PM CDT, November 1, 2008
Despite the national media’s childlike fantasy that Illinois is something like Camelot—where the knights rise to power without staining their shining armor—we’re still neck deep in corruption and sleazy pay-to-play politics.
The Chicago Outfit, though wounded, still reaches out to friendly pols. The bipartisan Illinois Combine that runs things isn’t finished, though a Republican boss was indicted last week. The Democratic half of the Combine, Chicago’s Daley machine, is now poised to leverage the awesome power of the White House. And what the machine wants is control of the federal hammer in its backyard.
Readers keep asking me the same question: Will the next president keep Patrick Fitzgerald as the U.S. attorney in Chicago?
I really can’t say. What are political promises worth from politicians with debts to pay?
But here’s what I do know. There is no story more important to the people of Chicago and of Illinois than the future of Fitzgerald, who has systematically hunted down the corruption.
Corruption the Chicago Way doesn’t only waste money and burden taxpayers. This isn’t only about isolated instances of graft and amusing, earthy rapscallions. That is a cartoon. The reality is that Illinois political corruption is an infection that spreads. The people either are numbed and deny it, or they feel pressured to suck up to their overlords. That’s not American. That’s positively Medieval.
That’s how important this is. Both John McCain and Barack Obama have promised to keep Fitzgerald here.
“If we lose him, we lose everything,” said a Chicago FBI agent wise in the ways of Chicago politics and its symbiosis with the Chicago mob. “I can’t imagine it happening. He’s the guy who pulls the trigger on all these investigations. If it happens, if they get rid of him, forget it.”
Fitzgerald, brought here as an independent with no political connections and no ambitions to run for governor or knock down seven figures at a law firm, has done more in a few years than could have been imagined.
A corrupt former Republican governor in prison. A Democratic governor with a creeping case of feditis that appears to be politically terminal. City Hall patronage bosses convicted. And the leaders of the Chicago mob are scheduled for sentencing in December, which means the Outfit is in no mood to play the enforcer for their favored politicians.
History shows us that governors are expendable, but mayors are not. In this city’s fantastic history of corruption, a mayor has never gone down. Chicago mayors are like the queen bee, and all other bees protect her, because she lays the magic eggs. Without the eggs, what’s the point of public service? After years of climbing, Fitzgerald is getting close to the hive.
McCain has no loyalty to the Republican half of the Combine, which backed Mitt Romney, who made it clear he would dump Fitzgerald if elected.
But McCain was unequivocal in his support for Fitzgerald and said the prosecutor should remain where he is, fighting political corruption in Illinois, not promoted up or out.
“I’d keep him. I’d keep him,” McCain said last November when I asked him at a session with the Tribune’s editorial board, of which I am not a member. “I think he has done a good job and I think the American people are crying out for having this corruption cleaned up.”
Obama, meanwhile, talks reform. But he’s backed by the Chicago machine. And Obama’s own longtime friend and real estate fairy, Tony Rezko, has been convicted of corruption and is believed to be preparing to talk to the feds.
Mayoral brother Bill Daley has been rumored for a Cabinet post in an Obama administration, and is expected to be on the transition team if Obama is elected. Bill Daley will look to protect his brother first. Although Bill is a thoughtful politician, somehow I just don’t see the phrase “Barack, we’ve gotta keep Pat Fitzgerald” on Billy’s lips in the personnel meetings.
Another Chicago connection, U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Tomczak), is being rumored as a possible White House chief of staff. Emanuel would also look first to protect the mayor. Washington Beltway reporters won’t tell you this, because they must figure that what happens in Chicago stays in Chicago, but a few years ago, Emanuel was elected with the help of a massive patronage army of stooges on the City Hall payroll who pounded the precincts.
The fellow who directed this army for Emanuel is the corrupt former city water boss Donald Tomczak. He now sits in federal prison in Duluth, Minn., while Emanuel prepares to reform us all. It was Fitzgerald’s office that put Tomczak away.
Back in March, Obama visited the Tribune’s editorial board. He said that if elected president, he would keep Fitzgerald in place.
“I still think he’s doing a good job,” said Obama. “I think he has been aggressive in putting the city on notice and the state on notice that he takes issues of public corruption seriously.”
Does your wanting to keep Fitzgerald in the job threaten any other political entities here in Chicago?
“I can’t speculate on that,” Obama said then. “I can’t.”
But you can.
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