More madness at the Chicago Department of Water Management

spy vs. spy.jpg The City of Chicago received multiple phone calls from a retired worker in the North District Water Department. Remember, if you are an employee of the City of Chicago, the ex-employee might be looking to get information to privatize or set you up in a sting. Make sure you are not doing favors for any ex-employee; make sure you report this activity to the Chicago Office of the Inspector General. Keep your job, report fraud. Do your job by the book; the old days are gone for good. Patrick McDonough

The Illinois Alliance Committee for Judicial Integrity November 5, 2009 I.G. Mary Melchor

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Jilly’s is a fancy place to have an after business cocktail, and to relax. The place is run by a real character and fun loving gentleman by the name of Ray Chase. Ray acted almost as a relations manager for Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell, but I could tell deep down he really meant all the nice things he had to say. I was very uncomfortable being in this Rush Street bar area with all the reputation it has, but this was an early evening. I was also watching the clock, as I was parking in these new Chicago metered spots. I was nervous about paying money for a parking violation, I counted every second. Tonight was a night for top Chicago Judges and Lawyers to honor Judge Anthony Burrell and Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown. I enjoyed meeting many of these fancy upper-class people that deserve recognition and making it to the Chicago Clout list. Taking the award for Dorothy Brown was Inspector General for Cook County Mary Melchor, an elegant and well spoken lady. Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell accepted the award from Vito Battaglia (an avid Chicago Clout fan) and my Attorney Ivan Tomic. Also in attendance was Marta Almodovar an Administrative Supervisor for Mandatory Arbitration, State of Illinois and Cook County. Also was Ray Chase the General Manager of Jilly’s bar on Rush Street, Chicago. I also enjoyed Chris Davis, a computer wizard and website manager. I did not take the names of many of the people in attendance since they are judges and not running for office. Judge Burrell also received the award for his work with kids, and famous show, “Have Gavel, Will Travel”, produced by me, Patrick McDonough.

Carmen Hernandez Chicago Department of Water Management Hero

Carmen Hernandez Chicago1.jpg November 4, 2009 City of Chicago employee Carmen Hernandez has proudly served his country time and time again. When he returned from reserve duty protecting our United States, he noticed the American flag ripped and torn. A complaint was also made by Bruce Randazzo to replace the flag located at 4900 West Sunnyside, a Chicago Department of Water Management site. Carmen took down the old and dirty American flag, disposed of the flag in a proper manner, and Carmen installed a new American flag. Carmen purchased the new flag with his hard earned money. God Bless America and God Bless Carmen Hernandez! Photo by Patrick McDonough

Chicago Department of Water Management Workers sit idle, Local 134 on notice

non-union company1.jpg Two days in a row on City of Chicago worksites for Premium Sound and Security from the suburbs. This company hires a tech that thinks scale is 11 dollars and hour! Who pockets the difference? The law requires these people are paid prevailing wage when working for the City of Chicago. This company drove onto the City property with no authorization and did not check-in. The Electricians Local 134 Union was notified and I spoke to Michael Davis and he promised to get in touch with Michael Nugent, the union representative for sparkies at the City of Chicago. The City of Chicago is so lazy; they allow anyone to drive into the property unchecked. Years ago when they were gunning for me, they dispatched the OIG to see why I was taking a picture of my crew in the yard. It is no surprise the truck they were concerned about was mine, 1308, the most famous investigator truck in water department history. If this young man is cheated out of a fair wage, then the company needs to be removed from Mayor Daley’s contractor buddy list. City of Chicago residents have no work and Daley farms out more work to his Lake County operatives. I also commend Channel 2 news for exposing the 11Th ward Water Department crew helping privatize the Department. Daley wants to get his hands on the Department because he bankrupted Chicago, just like I told you years ago.