Chicago Clout reported these scams years ago with Alderman Pat "Phat" Levar stories. Alderman Sandi Jackson wanted the Office of the Inspector General in investigate. Chicago will not give enough money to the OIG so it goes on and on. Remember; see tomorrow's stories today on Chicago Clout. Vote the same people in, you get the same results. Patrick McDonough
Please pickup your campaign signs Harold Osterman in the 48Th Ward
Bess in Mary Ann Smith's 48Th Ward office got another call because Herman osterman is leaving his campaign signs in the public way. Harry try and show some class for once, keep your signs off the public way. I know in the Conrad Suerth in streets and Sanitation yard will make sure the signs are taken down right away. Looks like another Shakman Violation.
New Chicago Clout Guests at Can-TV including Alderman Bernie Stone
We welcome Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins, Chicago Mayoral Candidate, Alderman Bernie Stone, 50Th Ward Candidate, and all 48Th Ward Candidates. We asked Alderman Mary Ann Smith to moderate. These shows are produced by Patrick McDonough.
48Th Ward Candidates step forward at last, time to debate NOW!
The order is complete for the 48Th Ward Aldermanic Candidate list. I was happy to find a total of five candidates. In order of registration these are the following names, Patrick McDonough, Harry Osterman, Steven Cheraska, Jose E. Arteaga, and Philip Bernstein. I was in line at about 4 something and had ticket number 33 the first day of filing petitions. Remember that could change on December 1, 2010. I admit I was waiting for Philip to get on the ballot and I saw his name the last day, what a relief. Philip is going to improve the quality of the debates in the wards. Today, I called Philip and re-invited him over to my place and film a half an hour so people can get to know him better. Philip accepted. Philip is going to ask Michael Volpe again to host. Michael Volpe asked Harry, but Harry has intermediaries and will not return phone calls. I also want to invite Steven and Jose over for a free photo shoot and a half hour video to assist their campaign. The 48Th ward needs change and some debate on the issues a.s.a.p. I had a wonderful one plus hour at Columbia College and videotaped the event. I will post it soon. I spoke to the class on issues facing the City of Chicago and the 48Th Ward. I hope a stooge from the 48Th insiders do not challenge the candidates again, this is an insult to all of us. Let the debates begin, Patrick McDonough.
Joe Guzzardo talks to Jay Stone and Patrick McDonough about 48Th Ward Issues
Tonight was all business for Joe Guzzardo when it comes to his 48Th Ward in Chicago. Joe joined Jay Stone a mayoral candidate, and Patrick McDonough another 48Th friend, into the ward issues. The video will soon be on CAN-TV in Chicago. Thanks Joe! Photo by Patrick McDonough
Benchmark Construction wins the Contract but does not do the work, Daley2011
Friday was a day off for most Department of Water Management Employees. The 48Th Ward was packed with major repairs from Mayor Daley contractors today. Chicago Contractors were working Saturday at time and one half!!! One of the contractors that sparked an interest with me is Smith Maintenance. Smith, as far as I remember, was involved with Daley in the Chicago Harbors. As far as I can make it, Daley gave a multi-million dollar deal to Benchmark Construction to dummy up the sewers and basins in Chicago. Jay Levine, the chief correspondent for CBS 2 Chicago, was real close when he was on to Kenny Construction and the Sewer lining deal. Again Jay found another sub-contractor doing the work. This contract is a phony patch and a real nice deal for another one of Daley buddies. The variation on the theme is Benchmark Construction, which sub-contracted Smith maintenance. Smith is completing the work for Daley contractor of choice. The almost 30 million dollar sewer contract also has Minority Business and Woman’s owned Business’s cut of about 28%. So the question is who is doing the work? Why continue to have work for minority contractors when people are out of work? In this picture you will also see, American Surveying Consultants. Mayor Daley likes Hispanic owned businesses to handle the engineering. Unemployed Chicagoans are too stupid I guess. I will make one thing very simple to those who do not understand Chicago politics. Daley has a special systems for contracts, bids, racket protection, and phony minority cut-ins, right until payday. If you get a ticket for pollution, shortchanging the terms of the contracts, the house drain inspectors will look the other way, the Chicago Department of Environmental Inspectors like Mark Pantaleo will not write tickets, Chicago Department of Water Management staff will not enforce the contracts, the Office of the Inspector General will do nothing, and Scott D. Sachnoff, Senior Counsel of municipal Prosecutions Division under Mara Georges, will allow staff to cut deals prior to the actual court date and times. This is how money is made in Chicago folks, when Daley’s friends get the bid, they do not enforce the rules. I think the FBI needs a little phone call, got a dime? Photo by Patrick McDonough
Who will be the next Alderman of the 48TH Ward?
The 48Th ward in Chicago has been poorly served by Mary Ann Smith for a mighty long time. Any slop Mayor Daley served up to Mary Ann Smith was eagerly gobbled down. Mary Ann was at the trough for far too long. Two candidates could not even get on the ballot last election, because of Mary's staff of political experts. I really wish Mary Ann Smith would have spent that time looking over proposals the Daley Administration dumped on us. Mary Ann would blindly vote for everything and anything. Many parts of the ward vastly improved thanks to the massive cash influx during the last couple of decades. Andersonville is a great neighborhood. Many improvement have been made to the ward but the decay is evident more each day. The infrstrucure in crumbling, sewers, water main leaks left for weeks are on the increase. 48th Ward Superintendent Conrad Suerth has been one of the bright points in the ward. Conrad was a ditchdigger at the political Chicago Water Department. Connie dumped ship after the Hired Truck Scandal. My concern for the ward is political gadfly Harry Osterman, a real windbag, useless as they come. Harry will be back with the same old machine politics destroying Chicago. The only bright spot is a guaranteed job for Conrad Suerth. The 48Th Ward needs a fresh face ready, willing and able to address ward problems. I am happy Mary Ann Smith is going out to graze. Bye, Bye. Patrick McDonough, the pride of Andersonville.