Chicago Police Swat team member takes his Chicago Police SUV number 9373 and enjoys a yummy shake at the Park Ridge Dairy Queen. This cop should have had his PPE on when he was closely engaging with a Queen employee. I am not happy Chicago Swat Police are in another town when those pesky soul brothers are having those house parties in the South and West Sides of Chicago. I bet it will take a long time to respond to an emergency when you are in a Northwest Suburb. This happened at 3:35 P.M. today at Canfield and Devon. Lori Lightfoot would like a banana split once in a while also. But she is screwing city workers out of disability payments as we speak.
It is an honor to be named with some very famous people like Frank Coconate and the skit on SNL talking about the Chicago Bears. Chicago Clout and Patrick McDonough were honored to have an interview with Frank Coconate. The interview has thousands of hits. Special thanks to Edward McClelland of Chicago Magazine for the honor.
Sho enough, Mayor Lori Lightfoot orders da negroes out of the City of Chicago Department of Water Management at the 95th and Genoa Yard office. The vast majority of workers in the South District are a minority. So, locking them fools out is to be expected by the white overlords.
It was just in the Chicago Sun-Times, groups of blacks were at several parties and had no Covid-19 protection and no safe distancing. Some whites think just cause one negro acts out, all neggas act out.
Is John E. Gallagher the General Superintendent being a racist? Is John the new Paul Hansen? Just when you thought the Department of Water Management was going to make promotions clout free and let the hard-working blacks and Mexicans control their own destiny, this happens. Gallagher was just promoted, and his safety position was taken by his brother. The Gallagher family has been given many jobs because of Daley, Rahm Emanuel, and Leroy Lightfoot.
The public has a right to go to the bathrooms at this Chicago facility. No one can lock it up and have blacks and Mexicans go poo in the park. Making hard-working laborers go to the dirty bathrooms in the garage which is unsanitary.
The South District lacks the proper safety items to avoid COVID-19. Workers are not given enough proper PPE. Workers want Gloves and face masks.
Covid-19 has stricken many workers at 95th and Genoa but Commissioner “Cough Cough” Conner is refusing to identify those that could have been in contact with those that are positive.
Look just because a white boss thinks he knows he is better than dem niggas, he is worse. Put on your face mask and open dem doors.
We all know the South District has more clansmen per capita than any other district. Gallaher also allowed the entire district to a work stoppage just recently. More on that later. Please don’t pretend city of Chicago management likes black, they hate em.
Today was a great day on the Illinois workers’ compensation front as it relates to employee protections and the COVID19 Disaster. Thanks to Patrick McDonough’s many letters to the Governor Pritzker of Illinois, those who are exposed to and catch Covid19 in the course and performance of their work assignments will be able to make a claim for workers’ compensation as a result of recently amended IWCC rules. Illinois is traditionally a liberal state that favors the employee, so it will likely be the employer’s responsibility to prove the transmission DID NOT occur and work. This is a significant change. This will put the onus on the employer to prove that safety controls were in place including adequate PPE for all employees related to associated risk was provided not only now but at the onset of the public health Disaster. As this relates to the Department of Water Management, the hundreds of thousands of dollars of PPE that was stored in the lower level of the Jardine Plant is missing. Many of the PPE was stolen and handed to private contractors working at the various Water Treatment plants. Also important, not only are traditional first responders covered by the new regulations but also essential employees including those with Water Management who have been required to come to work despite the risks, and assure the operability of the critical infrastructure to keep the water supply and distribution operations. Most do not know the impact suffered by the pumping Stations (like Mayfair pumping station)covered up by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Commissioner Randy Conner. The Department of Water Management was professionally run not long ago, by certified safety supervisor that disappeared and former Alderman John Pope attempted to replace him. No longer will Mayor Lightfoot be able to play on her trained lawyer skills that allege the employee was sick and should have stayed home but instead came to work and exposed others to COVID19. She will now need to hire attorneys to litigate each claim in the traditionally liberal Workers’ Compensation Commission and prove the employee was not exposed at work as a result of exposure. That is great news that will force safety measures to be put in place to provide safeguards for all employees. This is a massive amount of money for Alderman Burke’s chosen law firms like Hennessey and Roach. that made massive political contributions to Burke when he ran the Committee on Finance.
Also, today it was sadly reported a highly regarded long term DWM employee succumbed to the dreadful COVID19 virus. He was reputedly infected while in the course and performance of his work activities at the water department and it is likely a wrongful death claim will be filed against the city as a result of this senseless death.
As a tribute to the DWM employee who passed away Randy Conner and Mayor Lightfoot reputedly authorized that all crews and foreman from Division Street South across the city to rally at 74th and Stoney Island to pay respect to the departed employee. It is rumored that Mayor Lightfoot had this idea –based on the rally in Lansing Michigan in which protestors from across that state in rebellion of new stay at home restrictions issued by the Democratic Governor in that state rallied at the capital in their automobiles causing gridlock. In the Water Departments case, heavy equipment that costs hundreds of dollars an hour to operate ( the cost of the equipment, fuel, and the union scale operator) convened in mass to pay tribute and was utilized in theory to maintain the social distancing as required by Public Health ordinance. Many exited the machines and vehicles and appeared to be in violation of the social distancing rules and regulations being touted repeatedly by the Mayor. Hopefully, no other DWM employees were exposed during the mass gathering, but should they be exposed they will be able to file a workers’ compensation claim as the gathering was allowed to take place by DWM supervision and it took place during work hours for those on the clock-which would be all employees operating city equipment. The State and special police had investigators and inspectors documenting the personnel and equipment on site.
It is rumored the Department of Water Management is finally ordering PPE for the critical employees required to work. As noted in a previous article this should have been done prior to the onset of the COVI-19 Disaster. As claims are litigated the discovery phase of litigation including Depositions of Public Health officials currently and formerly employed by the City will ALLEGEDLY shed light on many failings by the Current Mayor and Former Executive Employed at the OEMC as well as prior administrations. Workers’ Compensation attorneys will be remarkably busy in the coming months. If you are an employee of the City of Chicago and you or your family have contacted COVID-19, I will make sure you and your family are well represented. I am also working with the former City of Chicago employees to make sure those with-out water will be taken care of. Mr. Frank Coconate and I will deliver needed supplies to any City of Chicago employee affected by COVID-19. We will not allow your family to starve while the Mayor of Chicago and her evil lawyers, stop, deny, or delay your workers’ compensation benefits. Please contact us if an employee and his/her family are hungry.
As Mayor Lightfoot blames the Federal Government and in particular President Trump for lack of a response plan to the COVID 19 Public Health Disaster consider the following.
The City of Chicago following the deadly SARS pandemic developed a working and written Personal Protection Equipment Plan for all emergency responders in the event of a deadly pandemic. This plan was developed and let by the OEMC and the Chicago Department of Public Health. Estimates of PPE for employees tasked to work during a deadly pandemic were projected. The plan delineated the purchasing and warehousing of critical PPE for the City Workforce Including N95 Respirators. The plan noted where the PPE would be procured, stored and rolled out in advance of a deadly pandemic such as the one taking place now. The plan also delineated vendor management and allegedly outline contracts with vendors in the event of an emergency that would be required by a written legal agreement to provide PPE to the City as a priority customer.
Working groups would convene at the OEMC to update this citywide plan. It is worthy to note, the current Mayor served in Executive Leadership roles at the OEMC and allegedly would have known and participated in the updates and execution of such plans including the necessity to procure PPE in the advance of a Pandemic such as the SARS Pandemic and associated Challenges the City faced related to that event and public health disaster and more recently the H1N1 citywide response led by the Chicago Department of Public Health and the OEMC.
So as City employees are forced to provide services the guidance they have received is real-time from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention-a Federal Agency that falls under the Executive Leadership of the President that the Mayor continues to attack for his shortcomings in her minds- eye related to the response and allocation of material to the city. Yet the city also is required to develop and have plans that are tested in drills and when necessary based on the results of the drills –take corrective action. Documentation of such drills and planning are required components of the large Federal Grants that the city receives from the Federal Government under the Direction ultimately of the President of the United States. Did the City provide and document shortcomings not only now but under prior administrations including those of Obama and his predecessor?
Worker Safety is the most important aspect of any organization and the City of Chicago appears to have allegedly failed its workforce by failing to have a delineation of workforce risk in the event of a deadly pandemic and corresponding countermeasures in an executable and viable plan. The Mayor has 1000 exempt jobs under her control. She can designate as many people under those exempt titles as she wants to develop viable emergency response plans including a PPE Plan in the event of a disaster.
It is likely following the deaths of city employees that lawsuits will follow based on the alleged failings of the City. While Mayor Lightfoot will continue to blame others including the Federal Government, in reality, she owns this response, just as Richard M. Daley owned the response and complete failure to the Citizens of Chicago that perished in the Heatwave of 1995. The critique of the cities response is well documented and it was a scathing indictment of leadership at that time. It is likely, once a recovery takes place from the COVID19 response, history will not look kindly on the preparedness efforts of this administration. Time will tell and history will take note.
I reported a Hydrant Crew with no plumber and missing a Laborer today. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is sending crews out with no Helmets, Vests, safety Cones, and exposing CONVID-19. Cheap paper b.s. masks do nothing and the close working as demanded by the Department of Water Management Commissioner Conner is all smoke and mirrors. Chicago Taxpayers are being taken for a ride. No work is being done and exposing these men to death is a crime.
The Chicago press has started making demands on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to make sure all Chicago City Workers are protected from the virus COVID-19. Chicago Clout was way out in front of this issue.
Mayor Lightfoot did a solid to the Chicago Federation of Labor by making sure her backers keep working. Unions only get paid if their workers are at work. Sooooo, Lori Lightfoot put thousands of lives at stake so she could make millions for the unions.
During this epidemic, you would expect Chicago Unions to forfeit their massive fees to represent city workers. Union know they give a hefty amount to the democratic party and to the candidates that will keep them in power. The politicians know to keep the unions bread buttered or else.
Chicago Unions do not give a damn about their workers and allow them to face people infected with COVID-19 day after day. Even after they are exposed, the Chicago City Management fails to separate workers and completely fail to provide personal protective equipment. The City under Alderman Burke scammed thousands of workers when they got hurt by creating an artificial amount Chicago would settle comp claims for. Alderman Burke got lots of attention when the FOIAs were coming in hot and heavy from Jay Stone and Patrick McDonough. Bye Burke, payback is a bitch. The corrupt workers’ compensation system is still intact at the IWCC, but those arbitrators are safe at home.
A Chicago Cop just died from COVID-19 and recently granted an “on-duty” status to the cop’s claim. (aka workers comp claim). I hope Lori reported this death to the IDOL as an on-duty death per state law. The City only did this because the heat was on due to all the fraud with the various safety department. The Chicago Department of Water Management will have a massive amount of Workers Compensation Lawsuits because they attempted to blame workers for getting the virus at home. Mayor Lori Lightfoot also lied about the amount of COVID-19 exposures at the various city departments.
Chicago is criminally negligent in the way they are putting worker’s lives on the line. I just investigated some of the hires at the DOWM in the safety department, most are political hacks and petition experts for the democratic party. I have been following the DOWM for years and have spoken to the Inspector General and other agencies. They have done nothing to clean up Chicago.
Chicago Department of Water Management know they have no shoring in ditches, skirt every safety law, fight every claim from the Illinois Department of Labor. No PPE for cutting pipe, no masks for breathing. If you are an Attorney suing Chicago on behalf of an injured worker due to COVID-19 contact me. A picture is worth a thousand words.
I hope Mayor Lori Lightfoot likes this meme, it is all she deserves. Workers are standing in front of a firing line and Lori says, “stay safe”.
Understanding stupid COVID-19 response in Illinois. Whenever Fred Flintstone got in trouble he would cry for Wilma, his cartoon wife. Fred always did one stupid thing after another. Illinois politicians are doing the same things and blaming the same person, President Donald Trump. Let’s dig in, Illinois elects the stupidest politicians in the country. In the last election cycle, I met many talented people that could help put an end to the many issues facing Illinois and Chicago. I also met some incredibly stupid illiterate people and they won their races. Why? People are stupid.
If you asked almost any person that voted for the winning candidate, they did so because of an organization or union. Sad. Most voted because they were told a certain candidate would trophy their needs.
When the COVID-19 mess started, the press forgot to ask all the State Representatives what they would do. Most State Representatives are Madigan puppets and are told how to vote. Most Reps will not return phone calls and emails.
Illinois is flat broke and when these emergencies happen money is needed. Instead, Illinois is caught flat-footed and the emergency supplies were already looted by corrupt employees. Lori Lightfoot and her open border policy leave Americans without need hospital beds. Medical supplies are misplaced.
Amazing, if you hate President Donald Trump so much, get your house in order. I hope everyone is safe, but many of your loved ones will die. Blaming someone else is a fail.