Please read http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-laura25.html It just go to show Laura Foxgrover Murphy did not get treated as other employees do during an accusation, did she get interviewed and fired by the Inspector General? Did her hearing take months on end when she had no income? I guess due process means for the chosen few. Hey lawyers, please note how she was treated as compared to other City of Chicago terminated employees. Back to court we go! On a personal note, what Laura Foxworthy Murphy did do is completely unethical and immoral.
Please enjoy this from Fran Spielman, the Chicago Sun-Times hardest working reporter.http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-asphalt26.html On an added note, the Department of Water Management wants to place GPS on the Chicago Hired Trucks, please tell me who is going to pay for this. Also please tell me why is thousands of Construction Projects Files are under 24 hour surveillance at 2322 South Ashland? Note to self, do not touch that paperwork, it is under F.B.I. lock-down. When the Feds unlock those files, maybe we can figure out where all the missing materials and labor disappeared to. Maybe Vulcan and the FA-6 mystery can be solved. Material Services?
Of all the members of Chicago’s Plumbers Local 130 membership and City of Chicago Department of Water Management employees contest for “Top Vote Getter in Illinois”, these are the final vote totals: Patrick “Deep Water” McDonough got a total of 10301 votes for State Central Committeeman, second place went to John C. D’Amico that received 2231 votes. John Daley, Mayor Daley’s brother only got 7267 votes. Patrick McDonough declared victory noting, “I never used Hired Truck money like John C. D’Amico and John Daley”. “Both these guys are double dipping and McDonough kicked them to the curb”, said Big Willie.
On March 23 2006, city workers noted new 10 tons in the yard for a few days. The new 10 tens have Alabama licence plates. Some of the workers said the trucks are leased by the City of Chicago Department of Water Management. The Central District have about four of these trucks doing nothing behind 39th and Ashland. Also some interviews were done on March 22, 2006 at the same site, to become union drivers, I do not know, are we making progress or is this another form of Hired Truck Scandal? The leasing of equipment including backhoes are something to look into.
City of Chicago Hired Truck, Littleton Trucking, was followed by a gold Ford Taurus with licence plate TTS 862 (Michigan Plate no front plate). The Taurus also had a Chicago city sticker. The Taurus was seen spying on the hired truck from 36th street and Rockwell in Chicago at 8:15 a.m. The Chicago Police interviewed the Taurus driver, a white male, who confessed he is an investigator. The Taurus is licenced to his mommy in Michigan. Just remember this little piece of information, the investigator did not check to see if the driver was: licensed, union, paid prevailing wage, or/and if the truck had valid insurance. Might I add the tires on the semi needed more thread. Please post any suspicious cars you see spying on City Workers, so we can keep a list.
The City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, Application Center, 121 North LaSalle Street, Room 100 Chicago, Illinois 60602 sent out the following notice: Dated March 2, 2006. Chicago has purged all employment applications that were received before January 1, 2005. Please make sure you reapply for open jobs. Also open position can be found at www.cityofchicago.org/careerworks. Make sure all you city workers remind your children to apply again. Patrick McDonough.
On April 1, 2005 (April Fool’s Day), Mr. Charles Thomas came to 39th and Iron, Chicago Department of Water Management) to get the story on why I was terminated. I will always remember what Mr. Charles Thomas said, “This is the City of Broad Shoulders, and during these tough times this city will carry you on those broad shoulders”. To this day, I will never forget what that man said to me when I hit the bottom. That was also the first day I met Frank Avila, that day Frank Avila was unreal. Charles Thomas Clout Rating: Mega-Clout with spiritual ring.
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On March 19, 2006, I had the honor of speaking with Michael Shakman, Edward W. Feldman. This was my second meeting with Michael Shakman. Again, I told a few more stories about the way Chicago does Hiring and Firing in Chicago. I went with Frank Avila, my Attorney. I got the impression Michael Shakman is sick about the way his Shakman Decree was a scrap piece of paper to the Corrupt Daley Administration. Mr. Shakman does not endorse candidates. I wish he endorsed Frank Avila and Patrick McDonough. Patrick McDonough.
On March 19, 2006, Frank Avila went downtown to speak his mind on the back door slating of Tom Dart. Frank got lots of press when he asked for a more balanced ticket. Tom Dart was Slated but I loved Alderman Dorthy Tillman putting up a fight. Some of the Chicago and County Committeeman act so self important, hey “Get Real”. Photo, Patrick McDonough.
Many people in Park Ridge are becoming more Democratic than ever before. There seems to be more interest than when I grew up in Park Ridge. Please enjoy picture from left, Burt Cusentino, Terry Somen, “Top Gun Lawyer” Frank Avila, Gloria Ranelli, Frank Musillami, and Debbie Horn, of Park Ridge, Illinois. Frank Avila is a Political Pop Star. The event was a SEIU/Frank Coconate, Northwest Side Democratic Organization Rally. Photos By Patrick McDonough. Fally on March 10, 2006 at Park Ridge V.F.W. Hall.