Showing posts with label Incompetence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Incompetence. Show all posts

Thursday, February 13, 2020

So why did Lightfoot endorse Foxx for reelection?

Lightfoot says City ‘could have a mess on our hands’ if police don’t use every tool against violence: 
In the wake of a homicide and shooting tally that was the worst for a February weekend in 18 years, the mayor said she “had a lot of very difficult conversations with CPD leadership.”
By Fran Spielman Feb 12, 2020, 12:00pm CST

Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a news conference about the Illinois Innovation Network and the Discovery Partners Institute’ announcement of a new project for The 78. Afterward, she addressed the weekend surge in violence. Max Herman/For the Sun-Times

Chicago “could have a mess on our hands that eclipses some of the worst years of violence” the city has seen, unless police get proactive and use all the tools available to them, Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned Wednesday.

all the tools means you don't endorse a states attorney for reelection when she refuses to prosecute criminals

After a weekend of violence — including nine homicides — that was the worst in February in 18

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Why was this man on the streets?

Considering his past arrest for armed robbery, why wasn't this man in jail?

See the answer below.

Cook County's chief law enforcement official Kim Foxx

She failed to prosecute Alvin Thomas and keep him in jail. As a result of of her negligence, two innocent people are dead. The question is how many more Alvin Thomas' are on the streets? The next  innocent victims could be a loved one. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Special prosecutor indicts Jussie Smollett on new charges

In a stunning turnaround, the “Empire” actor has been charged again for allegedly faking a hate crime attack after the Cook County state’s attorney’s office dropped the charges.

By Michael Sneed, Andy Grimm, Jon Seidel, and Sam Charles Feb 11, 2020, 3:51pm CST

Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after prosecutors dropped all charges against him last year. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

After having the charges initially dropped against him, Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday again in

Out of control brass

Firefighter faces suspension due to his efforts to bring an elderly woman out of a burning home

By Morse Diggs

Firefighter disciplined

An Atlanta firefighter said he was disciplined after trying to save a woman

ATLANTA - An Atlanta firefighter faces suspension in connection with his attempt to get a woman out of a burning building.

If it sounds like that is what Captain Daniel Thomas Dwyer is supposed to do, it is.

But the way he went about it was not in line with fire policy. Dwyer's commander says he carried out

Monday, February 10, 2020

Her office fixing a case should not be characterized as a "mistake"

Sun Times ENDORSEMENT: Kim Foxx for state’s attorney in Cook County Democratic primary, just proves the sun-times editorial board is for sale, at a cheap price may I add
During Foxx’s tenure, the guiding philosophy of the state’s attorney’s office has undergone a sea change — and it’s a change that must continue.

By CST Editorial Board Feb 10, 2020, 5:01am CST

Cook County Democratic State’s Attorney candidate and incumbent Kim Foxx meets with the Sun-Times Editorial Board on Feb. 4. Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Chances are, you’ve never heard of the Gun Crimes Strategies Unit. We think you should before you vote on March 17.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx launched the unit shortly after she won election in 2016, a

Thursday, January 30, 2020

In the city that works

Testing fiasco forces Chicago Fire Department to cancel oral exams for lieutenant and battalion chief

By Fran Spielman  Jan 29, 2020, 2:01pm CST

Chicago’s police and fire exams have been plagued for decades by a series of testing problems and bias claims that have triggered a seemingly endless string of lawsuits.

Now, there’s another chapter to add to that sorry saga.

Hundreds of candidates who had studied for months in hopes of being promoted to lieutenant and battalion chief were sent home from McCormick Place this week after a widespread computer failure

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Elizabeth Warren is so full of s---

Elizabeth Warren backs Kim Foxx, calls prosecutor ‘a champion ... who leads with compassion’ will say anything, anything for a vote
The Warren endorsement is the latest for Foxx. Last week, John Legend and Color Of Change PAC, the political action committee of the nation’s largest online racial justice group, endorsed the first-term prosecutor.

By Rachel Hinton Jan 28, 2020, 6:00am CST

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, left, speaks during a press conference in December; Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, right, speaks during a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday. File Photos. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times; Matt Rourke/AP

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is throwing her support behind Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, endorsing the incumbent in her heated race for reelection.

“When Cook County first elected Kim Foxx to the State’s Attorney office, it not only gained a seasoned advocate but a champion invested in rethinking the county’s approach to criminal justice reform,” the senator from Massachusetts said in a statement. “Kim is an effective public servant who

Saturday, January 18, 2020

How does something like this happen?

CHICAGO (CBS) — In just a few weeks, Cook County homeowners will be getting their property tax bills.
Now imagine you owe nothing.
That happened to a booming business on the South Side.

CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports it’s now part of a large scale investigation.
The former Chicago fire station on West 95th Street now serves as a factory and showroom for Optimo Hatmakers. They produce and sell high end hats online and from a Loop storefront.
But it’s the old firehouse location that recently got the attention of the Cook County Inspector General. Specifically: why in 2017 the property tax bill for the renovated hat

Thursday, January 16, 2020

$400,000,000 Shortfall

the look of incompetence

Preckwinkle prescribes major corrective surgery to fix ills of county’s hospitals and health system. These ills developed during her watch and the media is not accurately reporting her malfeasance. 
  • she has been running the hospital system for 9 years
  • she has appointed all of the board members and executive staff
  • they have run the system into the ground, as spending and patronage hires is out of control
  • she will soon propose massive tax increases to make up for the shortfall
  • her fellow democrats on the board prefer to say nothing, as they have been bought off
  • the media sees nothing

Preckwinkle called for “enhanced collaboration” with the independent board that now runs the Cook County Health System, proposing amendments that would allow her to directly appoint a member to the board.

By Rachel Hinton Jan 15, 2020, 3:59pm CST
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with physicians and healthcare advocates at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in 2012. File Photo. John H. White/Sun-Times

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking more control and oversight over Stroger Hospital and the rest of the county health system, including appointing a member to the system’s governing board and giving the County Board power over the top health official’s salary and job description.

In a letter to county commissioners dated Tuesday, Preckwinkle called for “enhanced collaboration”

Monday, January 13, 2020

Cook County bond rating slips a notch

Toni the Taxer will soon be proposing another Tax
Spending continues to be out of control!

By Rachel Hinton  Jan 10, 2020, 4:29pm CST

Cook County’s “large and underfunded” pension obligation prompted the S&P Global Ratings to lower the county’s general obligation bond rating one notch on Friday, from AA- to A+.

Because of that downgrade, the rating agency also lowered the county’s sales tax revenue bond rating from AA to AA-, while noting a stable outlook.

The ratings help determine the interest rates at which the county borrows money. The better the credit ratings, the lower the interest rate.

Outlook was also deemed stable for the county’s general obligation bonds, which apply to a debt of

Saturday, January 11, 2020

176 Reasons Iran should not have nukes

Iran "unintentionally" shot down Ukrainian plane.

AP (via Archive): Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner.

Iran announced Saturday that its military ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.

The statement came Saturday morning and blamed “human error” for the shootdown.Two days ago: NY Daily News: Iran denies shooting down Ukrainian jet, calling rumors ‘psychological warfare’.

The Iranian military strongly denied blowing a Ukrainian airliner out of the sky after the plane crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning, killing all 176 people aboard just hours after Iran fired ballistic missiles at U.S. airbases in Iraq.
[A] spokesman for the Iranian armed forces quickly shot down those rumors, calling them “psychological warfare” by the government’s opponents.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

US officials: ‘Highly likely’ Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ZEKE MILLER4 minutes ago

Mourners place candles and photographs outside the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, during a vigil for those killed after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing at least 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran's capital. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. They

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


This great American company is having a problem with their system of collecting EFT payments. It seems that during the 4th Q 2019, due to a software glitch or a hacking, they lost track of which small business customers owned them money.  Their solution to the problem was to send the small business customers past due notices which threatened discontinuation of services. These notices were sent to all the small business customers, regardless of creditworthiness. There are also reports that in some instances, FedEx was able to collect some of the EFT payments several times without giving credit to the customer. 

Calls to FedEx corporate offices have not been returned. 

There is no telling as to how extensive this problem is because FedEx is not talking. You may want to take a pass on their stock for the time being. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sander’s effect on millennials: Doomsday, economic warfare and MASSIVE stupidity

I don’t know why I do this to myself. Sometimes I get on Twitter and peruse the tweets of Bernie Sanders supporters. 
It’s hysterical at first, then dumbfounding and then you realize it’s really, really sad. It’s a reflection of our government indoctrination system and the cesspool that is social media.
It’s also a reflection, I think, of a couple other areas: 1) Demorat’s desire to be stuck in perpetual victimhood mode, 2) a lack of personal drive and responsibility for creating your own wealth and

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Preckwinkle needs to go, encourages and harbors nepotism

has proven to be a very poor manager

Preckwinkle also was asked about her friend, former Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios. The Sun-Times reported earlier this week that federal investigators are

Friday, December 20, 2019

The Incompetence and Deception at Cook County is Shocking

Toni Preckwinkle’s security guard got big raise in ‘error,’ told to repay part of it
Rodney Montgomery had gotten a 9.65% last year when the Cook County Board president’s guard detail was shifted to the forest preserves police — to $110,396 — though his duties didn’t change.

By Rachel Hinton and Lauren FitzPatrick Dec 19, 2019, 4:49pm CST

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Sun-Times

Cook County Forest Preserve District officials say a pay raise of nearly 10% given to one of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s security guards was an “administrative error” that the guard will have to repay.

Rodney Montgomery’s salary went up 9.65% — to $110,396 from $100,680 — when he and other

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Kim Foxx keeping tainted money

Just wants the money
Foxx received $29,500 in campaign contributions from a fundraiser hosted by now-indicted Ald. Edward Burke in 2016.

By Rachel Hinton Dec 18, 2019, 3:49pm CST

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file photo

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is keeping nearly $30,000 in campaign contributions from a 2016 fundraiser hosted by now-indicted 14th Ward Ald. Edward Burke — a departure from the approach taken by her political mentor, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Taxpayers Beware..the Incompetence is Constant and Across the Board

The Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party has again dropped the ball miserably. The way she ran this petition drive is the way she runs Cook County. Everything is half-ass and then she goes into cover-up mode. 

Russ Stewart
December 11, 2019
An enduring Biblical adage avers that “blessed are those who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed” A corollary political adage is that blessed are those who have somebody get them a whole bunch of nominating petition signatures, for they shall get on the ballot. As is now demonstrably clear, 2020 countywide Democratic candidates Kim Foxx

Thursday, December 12, 2019

How does this work? A $100,000 award for .....

$100,000 Exit Deal For Former Oak Lawn Village Manager Accused In Hit-And-Run

By Dana KozlovDecember 12, 2019 at 5:17 pm

OAK LAWN, Ill. (CBS) — Taxpayers in suburban Oak Lawn are on the hook for a $100,000 exit deal paid to the former village manager.

That village manager, Larry Deetjen, just resigned after getting charged in a hit-and-run crash.

As CBS 2 Political Reporter Dana Kozlov reported, village officials are defending the agreement. Trustees voted 5-1 to give Deetjen the exit package.

Deetjen’s official separation agreement pays him $46,834.08 for his resignation, and an additional