Chicago Police Union Might Sabotage 2016 Oly Bid

“They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way!” And if you don’t think Da Mayor is taking you seriously in contract negotiations and you still live in one of the few American cities where unions hold sway, you threaten to protest City Hall on the day the IOC’s evaluation team arrives.

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That’s what the Fraternal Order of Police (Chicago Lodge 7) has announced and Mayor Richard Daley cannot stutter loudly enough that it’s “unfair” because “it has nothing to do with 2016″ and because “the Olympics is bigger than Mayor Daley”.

Oh, Mayor Daley… your power has been on the wane for the last few years, but there’s still nothing bigger than you in Chicago. You’re not foolin’ anyone dere.

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Cubs Game To Compete w/Orange-Clad Protesters

When they show aerial shots of Wrigley Field during this evening’s NLDS game between the Cubs and Dodgers, you might notice a bright orange blob in your picture.  No, it’s not a group of confused Dutch soccer fans who couldn’t get in to the game. Instead, it’s somebody’s idea of a protest, and it will actually be much smaller than initially planned.

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(“Did someone say orange protest?”)

Chicago mayor Richard Daley was freaking out late last week when State Senator Richard Meeks threatened to completely ring Wrigley with 6,000 protesters in bright orange shirts. What are they protesting? The disparity in education funding in the Chicago area. I guess they must think it’s Ron Santo’s fault.

update after the jump

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