Chicago Fire Hydrant Update

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My original post regarding the importance of Night Hydrant Trucks was met with some, “It will never happen”. Some people said I am trying to over state a situation to my advantage. I think one of the most important safety measures necessary in the City of Chicago to avoid terrorism and have proper Emergency Management is to have our Chicago Fire Hydrants in tip-top shape. We need to stock the proper Fire Hydrant Parts for Chicago Homeland Security. We also need City of Chicago Plumbing Inspectors to review private contractors water main installations. The Fire Hydrants on Grand Avenue are fine if Chicago Fire Fighters are two foot tall. What kind of engineering companies are watching out for Chicago Residents Safety? Photo By Patrick McDonough.

Tony Peraica Boxing Champion?

Please enjoy a photograph of Commisssioner Tony Peraica of the Cook County Board. Tony is running for Board President. Who is the Great Champion Fighter he is pictured with? Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Commissioner Peraica Rainbow Beach Guitar Bluesman

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Dave Madlener is someone that does not ask for a favor unless he knows something special is going to happen. Dave Madlener asked me to photograph Tony Peraica at an event on the Democratic controlled Chicago South Side. I brought my three children to a a well organized event that never stopped to entertain for hours on end. Carol Marin a great Chicago Reporter had an article in the May 21, 2006 Chicago Sun-Times. The event had a awesome array of some of the best black talent in Chicago. The Band “Sounds of the City Band” was off the hook. Can a white guy say that? Orando P. Condon smoked the strings off the bass guitar. Mack Jordan of Lush Life Inc. was on top of the party. Also Starlight Barber and Beauty Salon, Braids by Fatou, Dance Bands and Red Storm a HBO Def Poet. Shorty Bucks, Shorty-C & Loco-B were young kids that performed very well. Also Eric “Sluggo” Brown a candidate for 7th Ward Alderman. Baseball teams were present. The only thing that got me upset was the Stage, not only do you pay for the stage but you look at Daley’s name. And now the million dollar question? Can Tony Peraica play the guitar? With a smokin band? Yes. I guess the Peraica campaign might stand out in the 7th ward and South Side, but it is sending a powerful message. Peraica got Clout and smarts. Photo by Patrick McDonough Rainbow Beach 3111 E. 77th Street Chicago.

Walley Stevenson in the Pipe Yard Chicago

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I caught Walley Stevenson in the City of Chicago Department of Water Management Pipe Yard. The Yard is located behind the Cook County Department of Corrections Section 11. Walley is also a Rosemont Police Officer and is trained to know the law. Walley has always been treated very well by the Water Department. Walley is on the City of Chicago Fast Response team, a no bid position. You mean you are not assigned by seniority and this is a Union Local 130 covered position? Was this position posted? Inquiring minds want to know. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Archie High Water Department Laborer

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One of the first friends I made, is a very warm and kind laborer in the Central District, his name is Archie High. Many times I overheard Archie in conversations about Jesus Christ. Archie’s knowledge of the Bible is really amazing. Archie started with the Chicago Water Department in 1975. Archie has applied for over one dozen promotions. A little bird told me Archie is getting married soon. Good luck and thanks for all the contributions Mr High makes improving the moral at the Chicago Water Department. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Thank you Chicago Media Press Conference

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I am very grateful to Michael Flannery for his time on May 16, 2006 as I am to all Chicago Media that walk a fine line of reporting. I agree, it is not fair to take sides. During the time , I have dealt with many famous Chicago Media that want to report a story. I have always been very honest as I know the Chicago Media know more about me than I do. Mr. Flannery had some questions from decades ago that were proof if you lie to Chicago Media, you will get your rear end kicked. Soon, many people will come forward to get their chance to tell their story, at the Federal Trial.
I am hoping all the objections from lawyers at the Personnel Hearing will get overruled, and we get to dish it out. Mr. Michael Flannery Clout Rating: Monster Clout. Photo by Channel 2 Chicago

Sorich, McCarthy, Slattery, and Sullivan May 16, 2006

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I went to the trial this morning, I was really sickened by what I saw. Prior to the whole thing starting, I saw Sorich’s father and mother. I could see the pain they were in. The look on his father would send chills up a convicts back. Sorich looked like a fish out of water. Who is paying for all the legal bills? Slattery’s lawyer did the best he could, but he did not explain how Patrick became an electrician, than a Director of Streets and Sanitation. The joke is Durkin is really mad at John Kass because Kass takes attention away from him. Kass was nice to me in the early a.m. I will tell you, many a person of political power and arrogance was in attendance, talking on the cell phones, ect. Hey people notice 11th ward, you do not. Daley’s family watching. Photo by Patrick McDonogh

Mayor Daley's Scab Banner Companies

May 15, 2006, Today I was rather disgusted by watching some young kid jumping around with a van and “Cherry Picker” race from light pole to light pole. With-in inches, the Chicago Banners are hung near high voltage electric and city lighting lines. Up and down the young man worked and than raced to the next pole with no help, no safety, no watchman, no driver. All by himself. He was on Columbus Drive by the Garden in the City Exhibits at Butler Field. I called the company that has done over half a million dollars worth of city business and found out, Bannerville USA is a non-union company. Hey Unions keep feeding Daley money!! Street and Sanitation workers rejoice!!! Scabs doing City Workers Jobs. P.S. If you were fired for residency, tell your lawyer the company is based in… Western Springs, Illinois. Chicago Taxpayers pay to have him drive from the far west suburbs.

Mayor Daley Patrick McDonough in China

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Mayor Daley went to China to avoid the stress of political corruption, waste, and fraud. I am sure Daley could learn some new techniques of controlling the press and individual freedoms the Chinese government is known for. “I think people can learn from the Chinese Government about some crowd control if the U.S. Attorney tries to arrest Daley”, said a political insider that wants to remain unnamed. Patrick McDonough a future 48th Ward candidate for Alderman said, “I am following Daley to China (Town) to learn about how some Chinese are up-rising against the Brutal dictatorship like we have in Chicago.” I sailed from Andersonville down to this location”, said an exhausted Patrick McDonough. A.K.A. Captpaddy or “Deep Water”. Photo by Chinese Communist Mr. Wong.

Jesus Navarro still in hospital Mothers Day 2006

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May 14, 2006. Jesus Navarro a Chicago Department of Water Management Hero and Whistleblower is at Resurrection Medical Center still recovering from a cave-in that had no shoring. Jesus is assisted by Michelle a CNA. Jesus is now in room 2-575. Jesus a devote Roman Catholic was ordered by the City of Chicago’s health insurance company to under go physical therapy despite Sunday a day of rest for christens. Pictures were taken of Jesus right leg and knee grotesquely swollen from the therapy. Jesus used an ice-bag to control the inflamed knee. Jesus is very lonely and has not been visited by any Water Department Brass. Photo by Patrick McDonough