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Friday, April 20, 2012

City Sticker Screw Up From Second City Cop



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As our sharp eyed readers pointed out, the new city sticker is using the 1955 star design for some reason - a star the Department hasn't used in almost a decade.

Not only that, but the City Clerk's people missed this, too:

We can't wait for the liberal apologists to explain this one away.

Just in on Shaved:Stolen heavy firepower from a Chicago cop's vehicle


Detective Shaved Longcock



The following items have been stolen from a Chicago Police Officer’s vehicle:

(1)Remington sniper rifle, model 700, serial No. G6595551

(1)Bushmaster M4 rifle, serial No. L274455

(5)Loaded magazine clips for a Bushmaster rifle

(1) Heavy ballistic SWAT style bulletproof vest

And numerous other SWAT type equipment



The incident occurred on the 1600 block of West Adams. The

officer’s vehicle was parked overnight and when he returned to his car

he found his window smashed out and his equipment missing.

Chicago's top cop becomes Emanuals top Bitch

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The Hossa Hit ...
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy witnessed the dirty hit.
◆Translation: McCarthy, Chicago’s top cop and a former jock, was stunned when he saw Blackhawks star Marian Hossa savagely attacked by Phoenix Coyotes agitator Raffi Torres Tuesday night during the first round series of the Stanley Cup playoffs at the United Center.
“It was borderline criminal conduct,” said McCarthy, who played baseball and football in high school, football in college and tackle football until four years ago.
“Hockey is a tough game that’s played rough. But you play fair. Not dirty,” added McCarthy, a huge Blackhawks fan who sat in a seat three rows behind the bench.
“I took an out-of-town friend to the game and paid dearly for those tickets. But you don’t pay to see cheap shots like that.”
“The guy [Torres] was acting insane. He was cursing the fans and pointing his stick at them. What Torres did could jeopardize two careers and two livelihoods.”
The “leaping, shoulder to face hit” from Torres immobilized Hossa, a beloved Hawks star, who was lifted onto a stretcher and taken via ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The Coyotes then yelped to victory ... taking a 2-1 lead in the series. There is no timetable for Hossa’s return. Torres, who’s been suspended indefinitely, is expected at a league disciplinary hearing today in New York.
“Quite frankly, Mike, what happened should merit a lifetime ban from the National Hockey League.”
Amen, Garry.
Tip & Lips ...
◆Actor George Clooney’s ex, Elisabetta Canalis, has been given the heave-ho by “Jackass” star Steve-O, according to Radar Online. He made her laugh. Now he doesn’t. Should we care, anyway?
◆Actress Demi Moore, whose real name is Demi Guynes, is now out and about and ready to make some lifestyle changes since falling apart over her split with actor Ashton Kutcher. Demi is ready for a name change on her “MrsKutcher” Twitter account. Be still my tongue.
Pew Screw ...
Sneedless to say, the Vatican castigating the largest organization of Catholic nuns in the USA for promoting “feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic Faith” is nunsense! Thus spake Sneed, who was taught by nuns for three years.
Calendar dates ...
◆Hoses up & pistols poised: The the 10th Annual Battle of the Badges Boxing Event, hosted by the Chicago Police and Fire departments at De LaSalle Institute Friday night, will be attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Police Supt. McCarthy and Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago. Proceeds go to police and fire charities.
◆Maggie’s memory: Five months after former first lady Maggie Daley’s death from cancer, the children from Frances Xavier Warde school — which she helped create — will march with their parents and teachers through the Loop Friday carrying 500 backpacks filled with school supplies for needy school children as part of Global Youth Day sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama.
Glub!
Grab the snorkel, fins and film: State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Mitt Romney’s top GOP man in Illinois, is a certified master scuba diver who will display his aquatic talents Sunday by diving inside the Shedd Aquarium’s Caribbean Reef exhibit to clean the acrylic tank — along with the other aquarists. Imagine. No. Maybe not.
Flatley flab?
Good grief. Flab blab: Dancer Michael “Riverdance” Flatley, 53, a former Chicagoan who made millions “Irish” dancing off 4,000 calories a performance and losing 10 pounds a night — and whose weight was monitored and legs were insured for mega-millions by the Lloyd’s of London insurers — has a tummy that is no longer taut, a fact pointed out in the London tabloids. Let’s toss him a scone anyway.
Dick’s Demise ...
All the clack clack clack over the death of broadcast baron Dick Clark and his business acumen written by writers who weren’t young when “American Bandstand” hit the tube in 1956 ... left out this piece of after-school teenage truth: It was the kids on the bandstand dance floor we focused on and who was dating Justine Carelli and if she still loved “Bobby.”
The Peacestakes ...
Bill swill: Former President Bill Clinton, who lost out in the Nobel Peace Prize sweepstakes for his Irish peacemaking efforts, hits town next week to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Bubba could still be in the running for his Clinton Global Initiative since leaving office.
AmBush ’em ...
Former President George W. Bush may have sounded like a yokel when he yakked, but......
◆ IQ Who? President Bush “was 60 IQ points smarter in private,” said New York Times columnist David Brooks in an upcoming Playboy mag interview. “He doesn’t want anybody to think he’s smarter than they are, so he puts on a Texas act.”
◆Brooks claims Bush “was the most fun.”... In meetings with columnists, “he would go off the record and be completely candid, charming and funny,” but they’d cut those parts out of the official transcripts. “I used to say, ‘It’s like a porn movie with the sex scenes taken out,’ because everything that was fun was gone.”
Sneedlings ...
Friday’s birthdays: Brent Seabrook, 27; Joey Lawrence, 36; Carmen Electra, 40; Don Mattingly, 51; Clint Howard, 53; Jessica Lange, 63; Ryan O’Neal, 71; George Takei, 75; Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 92, and Veronica Cartwright, 63 ... Saturday’s birthdays: Queen Elizabeth, 86; Tony Danza, 61; Andie MacDowell, 54, and belated wishes to Mary Ann Childers, ageless.

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CUBS LOSE              TO             THE REDS
(3-10 rank 6th in the NL)             ( 5-8 rank 5th in the NL)
It looks like the Cubbies are starting out right on target to the play offs of sitting on the couch after the season is over.



SOX                Vs.                        Mariners
(6-6 3-2 Away) Guess the Sox are on track for the playoffs
Chicago's Paul Konerko is off to a strong start, but the White Sox are struggling a bit.

Facing the Seattle Mariners should expedite the first baseman's hot hitting and help his team get out of its funk.

Konerko and the White Sox look to continue their dominance over the Mariners in Friday's series opener at Safeco Field.

Chicago (6-6) arrives in Seattle after striking out a season-high 16 times in Thursday's 5-3 loss to Baltimore, its fourth defeat in five games. Swinging and missing with two strikes has been an ongoing problem for the White Sox, who are tied for the AL lead with 111 strikeouts.

"Some of them you can put it down as maybe not having the right approach," manager Robin Ventura said of the strikeouts. "Some of them are just good pitches. It's going to happen. You just try to learn from it and work on it and cut those down."

Seattle's pitching staff has struck out 109 -- second-most in the AL -- and scheduled starter Hector Noesi (1-1, 5.73 ERA) had six in his last outing.

Chicago, however, probably isn't too intimidated considering its recent history in the Pacific Northwest.

The White Sox are 16-3 against the Mariners since 2010, their best record against any AL opponent. They've won seven of nine in Seattle and outscored the Mariners 27-7 in winning the last five at Safeco Field.

Konerko has been instrumental to this success.

Since 2010, Konerko is batting .420 with nine homers, five doubles and 14 RBIs with a 1.372 OPS against the Mariners. His home run total is his most against any opponent despite playing the Mariners nearly half as many times as AL Central rivals.

The five-time All-Star has hit safely in all but one game this season, batting .370 with one homer, five doubles and nine RBIs.

Konerko and his teammates aren't too familiar with Noesi, who pitched an inning of relief in his lone outing against the White Sox last August. The right-hander did serve up a homer to Adam Dunn, who leads the majors with 21 strikeouts.

Noesi was knocked around for seven runs in three innings of an 11-5 loss to Texas on April 9, but looked strong against Oakland on Saturday, scattering five hits and one walk in eight innings of a 4-0 win.

The Mariners (7-7) have split their four games since and are coming off a discouraging defeat. Felix Hernandez struck out 12 over eight innings and left with his team leading 1-0, but closer Brandon League couldn't save it and Seattle lost 2-1.

Ichiro Suzuki struggles at the plate continued -- he was hitless in four at-bats and is hitting .171 in his last nine games. He'll try to get things turned around against Chris Sale (1-1, 3.09).

Sale allowed three runs and five hits in five innings in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Detroit. The converted reliever struck out five and walked two while throwing a career-high 102 pitches

"I kind of babied it at times," he said. "I just have to get the confidence to throw the pitch I need to throw and not worry about where it is."

The left-hander made two relief appearances against the Mariners last season, allowing two hits in 2 1/3 scoreless innings.


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Speaks on Illinois Budget Problems


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Chicago and the state of Illinois should listen since he has passed a CWP and Illinois is full of corupt politicians who keep ripping the people off  read below in what this wounderful Governor said to Illinois.


Chicago - Wisconsin's controversial Governor Scott Walker spoke at an Illinois Policy Institute event in Lincolnshire.

Last year Illinois and Wisconsin both faced severe budget crises, but the paths they took to remedy the problems couldn't have been more different.

Walker spoke on the massive budget problems facing Illinois.

The governor faces a recall election June 5 for the cuts he has made in the Wisconsin state budget.

Those cuts have helped balance the budget in Wisconsin, but critics say Walker has upset unions and only created 5,900 private sector jobs since he took office in January of 2011.

5 Months after Wisconsin passed the law: 100,000 concealed carry permits issued in Wisconsin




The Wisconsin Department of Justice says it's issued at least 100,000 concealed carry permits since the new law went into effect about six months ago.

The agency is required to process applications within 21 days and has been scrambling to keep up with demand. The DOJ initially hired extra staff and moved dozens of administrative workers from elsewhere in the agency to help with concealed carry applications. The rush of application submissions eventually slowed, from thousands a day to hundreds.

The agency has also been overwhelmed with calls to its handgun hotline since the law took effect. Gun dealers call the hotline to initiate background checks on buyers, which must be done within 48 hours. There were nearly 16,000 hotline calls in February alone.

'I was put on earth' to fix state pension mess' Also Quinn hold promise to rip off the Illinois residents

I Patrick Quinn Do swear not to uphold the U.S. Constitution and to rip off the people of Illinois.
I also promis not to get caught by the federal government like Blago and Ryan did. I primise to rip them off with honor
1:29 p.m. CDT, April 20, 2012


Gov. Pat Quinn today unveiled his plan to cut public pension costs, calling on government workers to pay more, the retirement age to be raised and cost-of-living adjustments tightened.

The Democratic governor said the pension shortfall in Illinois is “one of the most difficult problems that Illinois government has faced for more than three decades.”

To help shore up the vastly underfunded system, Quinn called for a 3 percent increase in employee contributions and reducing the rate of cost-of-living increases. The governor also wants to raise the retirement age to 67.

Quinn estimated that if enacted, the changes would save $65 billion to $85 billion by 2045.

The state pension system is underfunded by more than $80 billion following decades of pension sweeteners approved by state lawmakers and various governors, and a lack of money set aside to cover the costs.

Today’s news conference comes after a panel of lawmakers spent months trying to draft solutions that could win support among Democrats and Republicans.

The General Assembly will have six weeks to consider the changes Quinn is proposing today. Adjournment is scheduled for May 31, and getting a handle on pension costs is a top issue this spring.

Quinn offered the plan as a substitute for the current retirement system, which is more than $80 billion in debt. The current plan, under the best scenario, would be 90 percent funded by 2045.

“This is a plan that will erase the liability,” Quinn said. “At the end of 2042, we won’t owe billions of dollars.”

Under the 30-year plan, Quinn said his changes would make the pension systems 100 percent funded by year 2042.

Quinn’s plan would:

--Increase public employee contributions by 3 percent.

--Reduce the cost-of-living increase in retirement to the lesser of 3 percent or half of the consumer price index. There would be simple interest rather than compound interest.

--Delay a cost-of-living adjustments to either age 65 or five years after retirement.

--Increase retirement age to 67 for current employees, which would be phased in over several years.

--Require the state to pump in the correct amount that is owed to the pension systems over several years.

--Public sector pensions would be limited to public sector employment. The move follows Tribune disclosures that people employed by unions and groups as disparate as the Special Olympics have been able to tap into state retirement systems.

Current retirees would not be impacted by the plan, he said.

“I didn’t create the problem,” Quinn said. “But I’m here to solve it. I know that I was put on earth to get this done.”

The proposal still has a long ways to go to get legislature approval and to work with unions, the group that is most likely to raise the loudest objections.

The governor said he would need “bipartisan cooperation” to get the proposal passed, but it has to be done to be able to free up dollars that otherwise would eat away resources that could be used for programs like education.

“I really expect the legislature to rise to the occasion,” Quinn said.

Republicans praised portions of Quinn's plan, but raised concerns about a provision that would shift pension costs for teachers and university employees from the state to local school districts.

House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego said the move could costs schools $1 billion, which would lead to an increase in property taxes.

Stupid Former Police Chief InHot water







A former south suburban police chief has been indicted for fraud in connection with a $1.25 million state job-training grant tied to an aging Chicago theater.

Ex-Country Club Hills Chief Regina Evans appeared in federal court today in Springfield on the charges and pled not guilty, according to authorities. A grand jury indicted Evans on one count of mail fraud and two counts of money laundering on April 4, but the indictment was sealed until today.

The Tribune previously reported Evans’ extensive problems with the job training grant — and her personal finances — tied to her operations at the landmark New Regale Theater she once owned on Chicago’s South Side. Evans, also a former Chicago police officer, won the job-training grant from the state commerce department with the help of Chicago area lawmakers.

Federal prosecutors accuse Evans of using $275,000 of the grant to pay off debts at the theater, which was facing foreclosure at the time the 2009 grant money came through. They also accuse Evans of diverting $135,000 to her personal bank account while another $50,000 went to benefit family, friends and associates.

The grant was supposed to help about 40 minorities or women gain skills and jobs in the building trades.

The theater has since been taken by mortgage holders through foreclosure. Evans, 49, resigned as police chief in October after about two years on the job.
Evans’ attorney, Lawrence Beaumont, said his client spent the funds appropriately.
“We are presumed innocent,” he said.