Chicago Personnel Board Hearing results in Assualt Charges Today

McGannHearing1152009.jpg Just moments ago, before 5:00 p.m. today, Frank Avila Jr., an Attorney for many of Chicago employees, was assaulted by Scott Loeff. (January 15, 2009) Scott Loeff is a high ranking Commissioner in the troubled Chicago Building Department. Scott Loeff has turrets syndrome, snorts and makes grunting noises. Earlier in the day, I testified as to the condition of several issues regarding the Department of Water Management distribution practices with several interruptions by Scott Loeff. I brought this to the court’s attention under oath regarding the distracting nature of the well timed noises. The noises would start up when the opposing side would testify but not as much when Anna D’Anczio the Chicago City Attorney would speak. The City of Chicago was also fighting on the means in which I would, or not be paid. I felt a large amount of tension against Michael McGann his righteousness was coming through clear as a bell. I was not allowed to expand on some of the facts that would clear Mr. McGann, which is a shame. At the end of the day, Frank Avila was attacked by Mr. Loeff which resulted in Police Report #HR-1226-95. This happened in Chicago’s City Hall Lobby! Is this the way Chicago employees treats the Attorney for the Inspector General and FBI whistleblowers? Frank Avila saw firsthand the way many employees are treated in Chicago. According to Frank Avila, “I have never seen a case as clean-cut without any evidence such as Michael McGann’s.” Now that Mr. Avila Jr. knows the way Chicago employees treat an officer of the court, imagine the way the regular workers are treated. The Chicago Inspector General is investigating the incident. At least the Chicago goons did not threaten Mr. Avila’s life, at least not yet. Photo by Patrick McDonough. From left Michael McGann, Frank Avila Jr. Charles Walker

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  1. Disorder – Symptoms
    Tourette’s Disorder – Symptoms By Debby Golonka, MPH

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    Symptoms
    Symptoms of Tourette’s disorder (TD) include motor tics (sudden body movements) and vocal tics (sounds and words) that are not under your child’s control. Motor and vocal tics can occur many times throughout the day. They can be simple or complex.

    Simple motor tics involve only one muscle group, while complex motor tics can be a combination of many simple motor tics or a series of movements that involve more than one muscle group.
    Simple vocal tics involve simple sounds made by moving air through the nose or mouth. Complex vocal tics involve words, phrases, and sentences.
    Many children and adults with TD report feeling some urge or sensation in some part of the body that builds and builds until it is irresistible. This uncomfortable sensation can only be relieved by performing (releasing) the tic. This is known as “premonitory urge.” Not everyone with TD is aware of such urges, though. In fact, many children may not even realize that they are having tics. They can be quite surprised when questioned about a tic they are having, such as when someone asks, “Why are you blinking so much?”

    The tics are not always obvious. They may come and go over a period of months, change from one type to another, or disappear for no apparent reason. Tics tend to decrease or go away completely during sleep. Your child may suppress tics (much like suppressing a sneeze) or not have any for short periods, such as during a doctor visit, while absorbed in physical activity, or when concentrating on another activity. Sometimes tics last longer and are more severe than usual, such as after your child has tried to resist (suppress) them. They may also get worse when your child is ill, under stress, or excited.

    Be aware that not all tics are related to TD; your child may have tics and not develop TD.

    A common stereotype of people with TD is that they all have uncontrollable outbursts of cursing or obscene or sexual behavior. These types of complex tics are not required for a diagnosis of TD. Even though these types of tics may seem routine for TD from what you see on TV and in movies, most children and teens with TD do not have these symptoms.

    Other myths about Tourette’s disorder include a belief that the child can control tics if he or she wants to or that people with TD are trying to get attention.

    Children with TD often have other disorders and problems, such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). For more information, see the following topics:

    Depression in Children and Teens
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    Common patterns of Tourette’s disorder
    The tics of TD vary in type, severity, and how often they occur. A child may develop a new tic that seems to increase in frequency and severity over a period of weeks, and then it gradually tapers off or disappears. Weeks or months later, a new tic may start, or an old tic may come back and then occur more and more often and get more severe. This pattern of an increase in tics followed by a period of fewer symptoms and some periods when tics rarely occur is known as “waxing and waning” cycles and is typical of TD.

    If your child’s symptoms get worse, don’t assume that you (or teachers) are doing something wrong. Although certain triggers at home or school can make tics worse, sometimes tics increase and become more severe for no apparent reason.

    Although specific tics can come and go unpredictably, Tourette’s disorder often follows a general pattern.

    Uncontrolled movements (motor tics) usually begin between ages 2 and 8. Uncontrolled sounds and words (vocal tics) can begin as early as age 2 but usually develop a few years after motor tics. The first tics are usually simple motor tics affecting the head and neck. But sometimes vocal tics appear before motor tics. Your child may or may not be aware of the tics, and you might ignore them because tics are easy to confuse with symptoms of a cold or allergies. At first, many parents mistake tics such as frequent blinking or winking with vision difficulties or playful behavior.
    Over the next few years the tics may change in location and become more severe and/or frequent at times. Your child probably will become aware of them and may explain them in different ways. Some ways may be comforting: “I have a silly little cough.” Other ways can be upsetting: “I am going crazy,” or “Something inside me is making me act goofy.” Your child may try to cover up the tics by making other sounds or movements. The tics may appear to be normal activity (such as brushing hair away from the face) except that the activity is done repeatedly.
    Tics usually are most severe about age 12. Your child may be able to tell when a tic is starting (premonitory urge). He or she may feel muscle tightness, a skin irritation (such as a tickle), or a skin temperature change. But your child may not “feel” a tic coming on or only feel it sometimes.
    In adolescence, tics happen much less often or disappear for no reason for up to two-thirds of all children with TD.1 By adulthood, many people with TD still have tics, but they occur less often and are less severe than in childhood. Adults may continue to have other disorders and problems such as ADHD or OCD.
    Although the majority of children and teens with TD will have fewer tics after age 12, some will see an increase during the teen years, and the symptoms of other conditions (such as ADHD and OCD) may not decrease. For many youths, the tics of TD are not as much of a problem as interference from ADHD, OCD, mood disorders, or other conditions.

    Tics that begin after age 18 are not considered TD but another tic disorder.

    YOU, Mr.Know-it-all are a frigging MORON

  2. Expediter charged in Chicago City Hall bribery probe
    She was government mole in building-permit investigation
    By Dan Mihalopoulos and Jeff Coen | Tribune reporters
    January 15, 2009
    Federal prosecutors have quietly brought charges against a City Hall permit “expediter” who became a government mole at the center of a wide-ranging bribery probe.

    Catherine Romasanta wore a wire and acted as a “bagman,” carrying bribes from developers and contractors to corrupt building and zoning officials in Mayor Richard Daley’s administration, according to court records and sources.

    Romasanta was a key undercover operative in the Operation Crooked Code investigation, providing federal agents with information about bribery involving more than 30 people, records show. The probe is a joint operation by federal authorities and city Inspector General David Hoffman’s office.

    Authorities did not identify Romasanta by name in May when they arrested 15 people, including seven Daley administration officials. Prosecutors said the mole was involved in seven of the eight bribery cases brought at that time and would eventually face criminal charges herself.

    Romasanta, 59, the 24th person charged in the probe, made her initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court, pleading not guilty to a single bribery-related count. But her lawyer, Elliott Price, said she likely would eventually plead guilty.

    The charges brought last week by U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office alleged that Romasanta paid a $6,000 bribe to William Wellhausen, a city zoning inspector.

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  3. Scott Loeff is one of bernie’s many biological bast***s.

    bernie was quite the ladies man, back in the day……

  4. Assessor employees who feel that they have been sexually harassed by Assessor Houlihan or any of his henchmen or henchwomen should by all means file a complaint with the EEOC. You do not need a lawyer. Details below;
    Location: 500 West Madison Street Suite 2000 Chicago, Illinois 60661 Phone: 1-800-669-4000 Fax: 312-886-1168 TTY: 1-800-669-6820 Director: John P. Rowe Regional Attorney: John C. Hendrickson Office Hours: The Chicago District Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Everyone visiting our offices must present a photo ID at the building security desk. Individuals wishing to file charges of discrimination may schedule interviews between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday by calling the telephone number listed above. (While walk-ins are accepted, scheduling an interview is strongly recommended and individuals with appointments will be given priority.) If you have a disability which prevents you from being interviewed in person, you require an interpreter or live outside the Chicago commuting area, a telephone interview can be arranged.

  5. FOIA’s to the right and left still will not the have the building department to admit corruption. And do not forget the role of the alderman – who issues permits for ….buildings

  6. Scott Loeff seemed to relish his role as the Director of Administration (hatchet man) while he was employed at the Department of Aviation.

    Scott was used as a front man by the political insiders who lacked the moral fortitude to confront me personally. They hid behind him because of his disability and let him do their dirty work.

    Early in my career I incurred the ire of the primitive elements within the city and my union by going to the EEOC.

    My personal opinion of Scott Loeff is that he’s political and mendacious to the core. He’s a comical caricature of the consummate “yes” man.

    During disciplinary meetings I recall that he would “adjust” his private areas repeatedly, bark, make strange noises, faces and snap his jaws open and shut. The behaviors that manifested themselves during the proceedings were rather disconcerting.

    Disciplinary hearings and termination proceedings are stressful emotionally charged events. Proper behavior and decorum are expected given the seriousness of the consequences to employees.

    This alleged assault incident involving Scott Loeff doesn’t suprize me in the least. Perhaps the 50th ward wunderkind should cite himself for a violation of Rule XVIII-Section #50 of the Personnel Rules …”Conduct unbecoming an officer or public employee.”

  7. Pat, I am heavily studied in many psychological disorders and the snorting and noises from your buddy (not) could be due to the fact that stress intensifies the symptoms of torettes . But he is a Daley hack so who knows what he is up to. I hated the crooked Obama but I will fall madly in love with him quickly if he has the balls to leave Fitzgerald in as the head of the feds. It would make plenty sense to leave Fitz in. This way Obama can control Daley for once. He could always pardon him, right? So why not keep the pressure on Daley for all the years he made Obama and every other pol fear him.Fitz is really digging deep on everyone huh. He is finding diamonds. My gosh if he keeps digging he will almost hit China. I knew long ago that Blago will go down and bring everyone else with him. Mell must have confided a lot of Daley’s misdeeds to Blago. I’m sick of all this waiting for Daley and his kid to get indicted. Fitz could at least get the kid now. What’s he doing here.

  8. Due to budget cuts and layoff, if Scott Loeff is the best Chicago cab due for a goon, we are all in trouble.

  9. Pat, nothing about Cock Daleys cousin DUI Court judge Sheila McGinnis getting convicted of DUI
    (Response) Was today’s Sun-Times enough?

  10. Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Punta
    > > Gorda, Florida. They turned a corner and see a sign that
    > > says, ‘Old Timers Bar – all drinks 10 cents.
    > >
    > > ‘They look at each other, and then go in, thinking this is
    > > too good to be true. The old bartender says in a voice
    > > that carries across the room, ‘Come on in and let me pour
    > > one for you! What’ll it be, Gentlemen?’
    > >
    > > There seemed to be a fully-stocked bar, so each of the men
    > > ordered a martini. In short order, the bartender serves
    > > up four iced martinis…shaken, not stirred, and says,
    > > ‘That’ll be 10 cents each, please.’ The four men stare at
    > > the bartender for a moment. Then look at each
    > > other…They can’t believe their good luck. They pay the
    > > 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.
    > >
    > > Again, four excellent martinis are produced with the
    > > bartender again saying, ‘That’s 40 cents, please.’ They
    > > pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they
    > > can stand. They have each had two martinis and so far
    > > they have spent less than a dollar. Finally one of the men
    > > says, ‘How can you afford to serve martinis as good as
    > > these for a dime a piece?’
    > >
    > > ‘I’m a retired tailor from Boston,’ the bartender said,
    > > and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the
    > > Lottery for $125 million and decided to open this place.
    > > Every drink costs a dime wine, liquor, beer, it’s all the
    > > same.’
    > >
    > > Wow!!!! That’s quite a story, says one of the men.
    > >
    > > The four of them sipped at their martinis and couldn’t
    > > help but notice seven other people at the end of the bar
    > > who didn’t have drinks in front of them, and hadn’t
    > > ordered anything the whole time they were there. One man
    > > gestures at the seven at the end of the bar without drinks
    > > and asks the bartender, ‘What’s with them?’
    > >
    > > The bartender says, ‘Oh, they’re all old retired plumbers
    > > from Chicago. They’re waiting for happy hour when
    > > drinks are half price.’

  11. Daley blames mental health centers closing on ‘S-A-T-E’ funding cuts
    January 22, 2009

    BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Mayor Daley today blamed the closing of four of the city’s 12 mental health centers on a $1.2 million state funding cut. There’s only one problem: He forgot how to spell the word “state.”

    “We didn’t cut. It was the state of Illinois that didn’t fund us. See, you got the facts wrong. The state of Illinois funds those centers. We did not cut. They have cut state mental health facilities all over the state,” Daley said.

    “That is state money. Underline that: S-A-T-E money. It’s called state money. Let’s get the facts. These facts are not correct. So, you have to correct people. … It’s state money. That’s what we’re trying to work out–all over the state. It’s not Chicago. [It’s] all over the state.”

    As the mayor turned “state” into a four-letter word, public officials gathered behind him at a City Hall news conference chuckled.

    They were there to encourage Chicagoans to apply for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and to take advantage of the city’s offer of free income tax preparation services.

    The misspelling wasn’t the only mistake Daley made Thursday.

    Under questioning about West Side Ald. Sharon Dixon’s drunk driving arrest, the mayor said, “People are arrested for drunk driving every day — even many of your people are who work in the Fifth, uh Fourth Estate.”

    Chicago operates a dozen mental health centers at an annual cost of $13 million, more than half of it state funding.

    The decision to close four of those centers Feb. 1 — and consolidate patients and staff at the eight centers that remain open — has met with fierce opposition from public health advocates

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