Tonight was a very good start for the Chicago branch of David Hoffman’s organization in his quest to become the next U.S. Senator from Illinois. I admit I did not look very nice tonight when I arrived to his meeting but was welcomed. I have had such an untrusting opinion of Illinois politicians for so long; I never thought I could trust again. I really and truly trust David Hoffman and the group he assembled to get him into higher office. I was excited to see a large and diverse group of people that want David to succeed. I also noticed Alderman Joe Moore present; Joe was one of the earlier Chicago politicians to endorse David Hoffman. Alderman Moore was a great help in answering legal questions on David’s petition drive. David gave a great speech and pep talk to the troops. I want to give a disclaimer on this website, I intend to support David Hoffman’s bid for U.S. Senate in every way possible. He is the best candidate, but most importantly, he can deliver the victory for the Illinois Democratic Party. I was also very happy to see Chicago city employees donating their time for petitions and donating money. David’s mother Carol personally welcomed the supporters at the door of his headquarters. If you want to improve the system, contact Mr. Hoffman’s campaign office and get involved now, click here: http://www.hoffmanforillinois.com/index.asp Lets keep Obama’s former seat . Photo by Patrick McDonough
Ronald Bober and Patrick McDonough, two famous City of Chicago Investigators, enjoyed lunch at MacArthur’s last week. When we entered the great Chicago soul and southern restaurant, we heard a great song and watched Marshall E. Hatch Sr. get the political troops motivated. Marshall E. Hatch Sr. was very kind to Ron and I, we enjoyed the conversation and his organization taking our picture. I hope all of Chicago Clout’s fans in the Illinois 7th Congressional District race learns the issues and makes the right decisions at the voting booth. In Chicago it is petition season, a serious time of the year. Marshall is all about, “bringing people together and moving forward”. Good Luck Marshall. Photo by a member of Mr. Hatch’s team. Patrick McDonough.
Last week was a long week for Whistleblower John Swietczak famous for the Hired Truck Scandal and other whistleblowing activities. Chicago Clout investigators found it curious Mr. Swietczak waited until after work to be interview by Chuck Goudie and the ABC 7 news station. It is about time more City of Chicago employees stand up to the corruption, waste and fraud in Chicago. I again ask all employees watch and carefully keep notes if they see taxpayers money wasted. John Switczak is hosting a new show named “The Town Crier”. If you have a story for major Chicago TV stations, we can help you prepare your story for the likes of major corruption busters like, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, ABC 7 I-team and CBS 2 News. The main trick is to be concise and organized. The City of Chicago Plumbing Inspectors should start doing their jobs and bring in income to Chicago making notices of violations. I am currently watching several Inspectors taking long lunches downtown; I expect them to start doing their jobs. One Plumbing Inspector tripped over his panties to get the Tadin family Hydrant permit and might get himself fired. He was missing in action last week for a day. If you know Pat Kenny, please have him give me a ring, I think he signed John Khym name approving free use of water for Daley trucking pal and buddy MAT construction. Mat Construction will also need to help the City of Chicago report any Hydrants out of order. (Do you really think they will do that?) Most contractors break them and move on. Remember to call Michael Tucker, alleged son of Plumbers Local 130 bigwig, anytime to keep the City of Chicago informed of Hydrant use. I hope the Chicago Office of the Inspector General, now crippled without Hoffman, can actually investigate the fraud Chicago Taxpayers suffered due to the handshakes, pro-sport tickets, and gifts given at golf events to look the other way. We need to investigate what work was done by Michael Tucker before the Hydrant story and after. We also need to check the way these connected Plumbing Inspectors got their licenses and promotions. Pat Kenny is a hall of famer on Chicago Clout, this is his second story! Nice Job Pat. Photo by Patrick McDonough.
The City of Chicago was alive with people that understand clout today. This is a very active time for Illinois’s top politicians; decisions need to be made filling posts that can decide the future of the party. The Secretary of State was in the thick of all this and still made time to meet with Judge Anthony Burrell. Preparations were made for additional footage in the upcoming TV shows, “Have Gavel Will Travel”, hosted by Judge Burrell. I witnessed a very inspirational speech by Secretary White that was spellbinding and mesmerizing. I was taken aback because the speech was from the heart and not scripted. Please keep in touch with Chicago Clout and I hope Secretary Jesse White will be able to guest in Judge Burrell’s show. I have become hardened and with many of Illinois’ politicians, but Jesse White is the finest and most respectable in Illinois, and from me that is a compliment. Photo Friday September 11, 2009 by Patrick McDonough