A major update to the ongoing complaints against Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the stay at home failure. Many cars are heading for Wisconsin. Many successful (and handsome) City of Chicago residents are heading to Wisconsin. Wisconsin is warming up and open for business. Many Illinois residents are completely fed up with the cray cray Governor and Mayor of Chicago. You could make a solid case the actions are based on undermining the President of the United States, Donald Trump. No matter who the citizens of the United States pick as president, one should support and hope the person has all our interests first and foremost. That means you will not get all the things you want, work harder next time.
The Chicago media is anti-trump, it is so obvious; I cannot stomach reading newspapers I pay for. These losers will write about the price of tea in China, and then tie some anti-trump bullshit into it. Stop.
The Chicago media has been genuinely nice and polite to Mayor Lightfoot and allowing Governor Pritzker to bullshit everyone. Chicago’s COVID-19 mess is getting worse. Constant bullshit in the newspapers about a future opening day gets me ill. Just head to Wisconsin, go to a bar if you want to drink, laugh, and be merry. Just get out of Illinois if God allows you.
Staying huddled in cramped apartments is mentally unhealthy. Alcoholism, drug use, child abuse is out of control. The hood is cooking, and the police should be incredibly careful when responding.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot failed to admit she kept all the clout heavy contractors making millions on the Chicago taxpayers dole. Lori is hoping the Federal Government pays for all the out of control spending. Again, Mayor Lightfoot should keep her yap shut and allow Governor Pritzker to handle everything. She is a failure.
I just read the Department of Water Management is attempting to save money by stopping small organizations water to make little Chicago plants thrive. If I were these people, I would review all the fat in the Water Department payroll. So many do-nothings are making hundreds of thousands of dollars. Most Chicago citizens are broke and puppets. They just pay and do without.
Now they are leaving and spending their little pennies somewhere else. Bye, Bye Lori. Maybe you could do a video of dancing in the street all by yourself.
Sources have reported one of the many Assistant Superintendents of the North District has reputedly been exposed to the horrid COVID 19. The Department of Water Management must report this to the IWCC and the Illinois Department of Labor. Instead this clout heavy guy, Robert Mrofcza, with a $116,668 salary, will be paid full wages while sitting at home. NICE. It has been previously noted the Mayor Lightfoot has allegedly failed to provide adequate PPE to employees in the field that at are risk of exposure to COVID 19. Sources have confirmed each employee has been provided one face covering –and that these appear to have been manufactured with toilet paper as the mask. Plumbers’ Local 130 sent out a former water department employee to wear a cheap black cloth mask.
We have previously stated that DWM does not have adequate exposure controls in place. The North District resembles a building from the Klondike Gold mining days- flimsy wood paneling, poor to nonexistent plumbing and desks situated just feet apart from one another. The bathrooms have been reported to State officials by a Licensed Plumbing Inspector. The stalls also have a round hole in the partition for lonely nights. Glory Glory.
This is like other Districts as noted in previous articles. Managing Commissioner Cheeks banished all plumbing inspectors from Jardine to a 2FM “Green Building” in the environs of a railroad yard on the near west side. There have been complaints of no warm water for employees to wash their hands as well as other safety complaints that have been made and remain unanswered.
Mayor Lightfoot has created a Racial Equality Team to ensure that vital PPE goes out to any mom and pop long-term healthcare facility that call their Alderman. There are numerous requests for PPE and the Mayor’s team is quick to ensure organizations outside the City Workforce are reputedly provided vital PPE before the workforce.
Now there is also serious talk from unnamed sources that are reasonably confident that mass layoffs are allegedly on the way to the DWM. While Chicago Clout has not received communication from the Mayor’s office the word on the street is that the layoffs are inevitable. Remember, the public record clearly notes that Lightfoot has granted amnesty to dead beats that do not pay their water bills. This never was allowed under Daley-if you did not pay your bill a crew came out and shut off the water. What is troublesome is that if you are not generating revenue to run the operations, then the hard-working men and women may suffer the consequences of losing their jobs and providing for their families.
Lightfoot has not made any substantive changes to the Senior Management Team at DWM, and clearly, she does not know a thing about the inner working of the Water Department. She ran on a platform of reform and now it appears the only real reform she has in mind is to potentially lay off the hard-working city employees that keep the city safe. Never mind that she has forced the employees to work with considerable risk and without the necessary PPE. Unfortunately, we are stuck with this failure for the next three years.
This gentleman refused to go onsite when one of his crews was attacked by a looney off-duty Chicago Police Officer. Karma is a bitch. I hope all the lickers that went into Mrofcza’s office every day to give him warmth and comfort, get the same treatment. I warned all of you at 4900 West Sunnyside about this slum building years ago. Now, Lori Lightfoot has spread many union hotshots to different plants to separate them. Just another fail. The sanitation of Mrofcza’s office will need to be done every day with all the rats that work in that district.
The 3450 plus layoffs of United Airlines should send tremors through City Hall. That does not include slashed hours and four-day workweeks. The former Mayor Richard M. Daley clearly understood the importance of O’Hare Airport and the Airport System as an economic engine and the lynchpin to the economy at both a local and national level. When the Station Manager of UAL or the CEO called the 5th floor, Mayor Daley picked up the phone himself. This was evident following the tragic events following 9-11-01, when Mayor Daley was in frequent contact with all of the airlines and used his considerable clout with a Republican President from an opposing political party to secure funding to keep the airport and the billion-dollar construction –the O’Hare Modernization program going forward at that turbulent time. Relationships and the ability to govern were critical, and for all his shortcomings, Daley cared about the employees with families and clearly understood the major importance of Ohare and Midway Airports ( we will leave Miegs field out of this) and was able to keep it all going and avoid financial collapse. He appeased the major tenant airlines and they worked with him as well.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is interested in getting on T.V. shows, making foolish videos, and selling silly tee shirts. Lightfoot has got addicted to national exposure and according to Fox News, for all the wrong reasons. Lightfoot vicious anti-Trump rhetoric will hurt Chicago and Illinois. Enough.
Each airplane that lands at O’Hare Airport pay a hefty fee –so when there is busy air traffic keep in mind each of those planes landing or taking off, is paying a fee, a big fee. Additional airport user fees including hotels, car rentals, and concessions that are being paid by the paying customers boarding or arriving at the airports. They are a cash cow for the city and the region.
The amount of Union workers at O’Hare makes massive payments into the Union coffers and power the Democratic Party of Chicago and Cook County.
Shall we not forget when in 1994 when the General Assembly became controlled by the Republican Party; the Speaker at the time warned prior to him losing that role and becoming minority leader, that the first move the Republicans would make was to create a Regional Airport Authority, however, Daley and his skilled attorneys outmaneuvered the Republicans in an act of brilliance and created the Gary Chicago Regional Airport Authority and thereby, maintaining control of the jobs and the contracts at the airports. Again-remember, United, and American Airlines pay 80 percent of all costs for the city to maintain the airport and back the bonds for expansion. They control the gates by contract.
So when a major airline it cutting a large portion of its workforce they will have expectations of the Mayor. They will contend since they pay the costs for the city employees that run the airport as well as several dozen city attorneys, they will expect cuts-yes deep cuts. The airport Aviation Fund contribute approximately 16 percent revenue to the City Operational Budget. That is –Contributes (does not take from the property tax or local taxpayer) followed by the Department of Water that contributes approximately 14 percent to the annual operating budget.
So to borrow a phrase from Rham Emanuel-“Here is the deal”. The airlines are facing economic ruin, and Lightfoot has allowed amnesty to dead beats that do not pay their water bills and bilk the city for millions. Who is going to pay for the City Employees and the Pensions earned? Will Lightfoot leverage this to take the city into bankruptcy? And even if she does, the pensions are guaranteed by state law. So she will be entering unchartered water shall we say. There are no guarantees that bankruptcy will save the city, in fact, it might cause a fire sale of the city crowed jewels including the Water Department and the Airports to pay the creditors. When Lightfoot says this will not impact public safety she is either lying or getting ready to hit the homeowner with another hefty tax- the same homeowner who might have just lost his or her job. Lightfoot has thus far offered no viable strategy to run the City and her inability to govern and bring people together will come back to haunt her. Sanctuary city status and forced ongoing home quarantine will create economic and personal ruin. In three years the voters will decide on her fate keeping the office of Mayor on the 5th Floor. And if she says she only planned to be a one-termer, anyway, always remember she will never want to give away the job perks of the job including free front-row White Sox tickets. At least Lori is trying to get her street cred on the southside: she is a Northsider and her partner would never live in the hood, ever.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now on Facebook selling t-shirts. And so will every other city worker soon.