Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sheriff Officer Paul E. Cox files ARDC complaint against Sheriff/Attorney Tom Dart.

Sheriff Officer Paul E. Cox compliant to the ARDC/ (Attorney Registration Disciplinary Commission)... 

My request for an investigation of Attorney Thomas. J. Dart (Sheriff of Cook County) centers on his misconduct as it concerns the administration of workers compensation benefits. Sheriff Dart has through the machinations of the bureaucracy has used intimidation, coercion and threats both (implicit and explicit) to deny and delay treatment for officers injured on duty. 

Tiers with no officers... Where is the Teamsters?


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tom Dart now training inmates to administer dangerous opioid drug. Ohio Sheriff call this idea crazy!

Dart is now handing out drugs to inmates who leave the County jail. What could go wrong? 

When one of these junkies overdoses you think the family is going to think twice about suing whoever has the deepest pockets.  If you are a C/O and ordered to hand this drug out, remember that is an unlawful order. 

Naloxone has had mixed reviews in many case studies. In can cause severe violent reaction's and withdraw symptoms. Ohio Sheriff said he would never give out this drug because of the side effects and danger it would create for staff.. But once again, Sheriff Dart is putting his staff/public in danger to pander and grandstand on another issue! Not to mention the liability on Cook County/taxpayer with the Sheriff handing out drugs to unqualified medical personnel.  

Naloxone can also cause:
These require emergency help.
Naloxone puts a person into withdrawal. He may:
  • throw up
  • shake fiercely
  • sweat





Friday, July 28, 2017

Breaking News. Cook County Judge Daniel Kubasiak clears soda tax.

Cook County Judge Daniel Kubasiak cleared the path Friday for Cook County's penny-per-ounce soda tax to take effect.

Kubasiak initially sided with opponents of the tax because of hardships placed on consumers seeking refunds if the law was found to be unconstitutional. He granted a restraining order June 30 to prevent implementation of the tax.

He said Friday, however, that there's nothing constitutionally that prevents implementation of the tax and the exercise of the county's home rule powers. He said the tax "provides a person of ordinary intelligence a reasonable opportunity to understand what is required" and is "sufficiently detailed and specific to preclude arbitrary enforcement."

There is no word yet on when the tax would go into effect.


Blogger. No word yet if the laid off employees/recruits will be hired back! Check back for updates..

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Former Cook County Commissioner Bobbie Steele pension increases 20,000 in four years. 

Bobbie Steele Cook County Employees $182,773 20 12/1/2006 2017
Bobbie Steele Cook County Employees $177,449 20 2016
Bobbie Steele Cook County Employees $167,263 20 12/1/2006 2014
Bobbie Steele Cook County Employees $162,391 20 12/1/2006 2013

Former Cook County Commissioner Bobbie Steele pension has increased more than $20,000 in the last four years. She has already collected nearly 1.8 million from the pension fund while only contributing a total of $159,000 in her short 20 year career. Steele was president of the board for less than six months after old man Stroger suffered a stroke. Her pension doubled and the Cook County pension board never objected or filed a lawsuit. Her annual pension has gone up 46k since her retirement date in 2006. A report last year claims the Cook County pension fund has 15 billion in liabilities and will be completely bankrupt within 12 years.  





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dart playing a sick twisted game of Russian roulette to prove a point to Preckwinkle. 

Dart cuts shift overtime at the jail leaving officers in grave danger.

This undeniably proves Dart has never cared for his officers safety but was only concerned about liability on him. Preckwinkle in a radio interview last week, suggested Dart cut 150 political positions. Dart ignored that suggestion and only cut officer/recruit positions.  Now Dart is playing a sick game of Russian roulette with Preckwinkle using his officers as bait.

We strongly suggest the Teamsters file a Inspector General complaint against Sheriff Dart using the Presidents own words that Dart has been extremely reckless with his budget decisions placing its members in danger. You now have the President of Cook County alleging publically what we have all been saying for years in private. The Cook County IG would certainly have to take that compliant very seriously.

Cook County pension fund liability is 15.3 billion according to "more realistic" accounting standards. If new accounting standards projection is correct the CC pension fund is in big trouble ..

Cook County Pension Liability Skyrockets from $6 to $15 Billion.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Preckwinkle calls Dart reckless to cut recruits when her office recommended he cut "managers"..

President Preckwinkle threatens to cut political positions if Dart doesn't immediately comply with the 10% cuts. 

She said her office initially recommended Dart cut 152 'manager' positions but he chose to cut guards which she called reckless. Preckwinkle calls Dart's budget extremely bloated and questioned why the Sheriff added 100 political positions to his budget while cutting officer positions. 

Link to interview.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Breaking News! 300 Cook County Employees laid off today..

Cuts to the Sheriff Office have not been finalized yet says Cara Smith..

The Toll.. 22 State's Attorney's , 69 Public Defenders, and unknown number of Sheriff employees..


Developing.. Check Back for Updates!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dart claims Preckwinkle is laying off his Personal Secretary..

Sheriff Dart looking into whether Preckwinkle has legal authority to dictate what positions he cuts from his budget. Dart also claimed the President's office specifically eliminated the position of his Personal Secretary. Were trying figure out who exactly Dart's Secretary is considering he has over 250 political hires on his payroll. Any Guess?

Link to Interview (6 Minute Mark).





Garry Mccarthy says he is being encourged to run for Sheriff but "not considering it right now"..

Sneed Gossip..

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-garry-mccarthy-rebuffs-requests-for-him-to-run-for-sheriff/


Dart warns of Armageddon if his half-billion dollar budget is cut.. Former Cook County Sheriff Michael Sheahan somehow managed with 150 million less in funding and 4,000 more inmates.

Sheriff Tom Dart: Budget-Related Layoffs Would ‘Devastate’ Office..

Cook County must lay off 1,100 employees – which could include almost 400 jail workers.
That was the word from County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday after a court upheld an order blocking a new sugary beverage tax. The county was relying on that tax to help fill a budget gap.

Layoffs are set to start next week. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, which makes up 41 percent of the county budget, is in line to be hard-hit. Preckwinkle’s office is calling for 925 layoffs out of about 6,000 employees – some 17 percent of the sheriff’s workforce.

“I don’t know any company in the world that could be told, listen, you have two weeks to lay off 17 percent of your workforce,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. “I can’t open all those courthouses. … I won’t be able to get people back and forth to court. I won’t be able to watch them. I just got out of a 40-year-old consent decree because of all the things we’ve done, including having enough staff. Where do you start? This is not good.”

Dart says that his staff head count is actually smaller than it was when he took office 10 years ago (yes, he eliminated 600 officers while adding 250 directors) and his office has proposed layoff alternatives to Preckwinkle’s staff, including furlough days for upper-level employees, holding off on hiring open positions, and closing down branch courtrooms he says are underused. So far, the president’s office has stuck by its call for layoffs.

Dart also warns that lockdowns at the Cook County Jail – already a problem because of staff absences – are likely happen more often. And his office is concerned it might have to cut back or eliminate substance abuse and mental health programs in the jail.

If the layoffs do go through, Dart says his office is heading into uncharted territory.
“This was not something that was telegraphed to us,” Dart said. “We had no way to plan for this.”
Sheriff Dart joins host Phil Ponce for a conversation.

Blogger . Sheriff Dart's budget reduction of 17% would cut the Sheriff's budget to 417 million annually.. That's roughly the same amount allocated to former Sheriff Sheahan if you take inflation into consideration. However, Sheahan didn't reduce his workforce (officers) by 1700 positions. So where is the funding going Sheriff?  


http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/07/13/sheriff-tom-dart-budget-related-layoffs-would-devastate-office


Local 700 celebrates the career of recently indicted Teamsters boss accused of stealing union dues.. How nice!



Muslim woman given probation after brutally murdering her baby. Tom Dart office labeled her mentally ill and treated her for depression before placing her on Electronic Monitoring.

Muslim woman given probation after brutally murdering her baby. Tom Dart office labeled her mentally ill and treated her for depression before placing her on Electronic Monitoring. Sheriff Dart initiated a unit to investigate Muslim "hate crimes" after the election of President Trump. In Sheriff Dart's mind, placing a picture of Jesus in front of a Mosque is a more egregious act than throwing a baby to her death from a high rise building.

Woman admits to dropping baby to death in Uptown, gets probation.

A woman who dropped her newborn baby to her death from a high-rise apartment after hiding her pregnancy from her parents in 2015 has been sentenced to probation, according to court records.

Mubashra Uddin, 20, on Thursday pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter of a family member before Cook County Judge Carol Howard and was sentenced to four years' probation, according to court records. The infant, Baby Jane Uddin in official documents, was found in the grass outside a high-rise in the 800 block of West Eastwood Avenue about 11:45 p.m. Nov. 11, 2015, and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital about an hour later.

A man found the baby bloody but still breathing and asked security at the building to call 911, prosecutors said at the time. The man wrapped the baby in shirts and went back to his own home and retrieved two baby blankets for the girl, then waited for paramedics to arrive.
The girl suffered complex skull fractures, a fractured spine, a broken left shoulder, fractured left and right ribs and a lacerated aorta, as well as damage to other internal organs, prosecutors have said.

Uddin received treatment for depression in Cook County Jail, according to Sheppard and was placed on Electronic Monitoring after 602 days..

Blogger..
Tom Dart's unqualified staff (clinical social workers) are labeling half the inmate population mentally ill and the defense attorneys are using this "diagnosis" to get reduced sentences. Cook County Judge Carol Howard and Sheriff Tom Dart should both be removed from office!

http://abc7chicago.com/news/mother-gets-probation-in-death-of-newborn-thrown-from-8th-floor/2205561/




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Update.. Preckwinkle fires back at Sun-Times and Sheriff Dart.... Vows to monitor Dart's future budget decisions.

Update. Preckwinkle fires back at Dart and his pals at the Sun-times. Preckwinkle says she has no authority to control how Dart allocates his budget and she vows to "work" with Dart to find meaningful savings in his budget. Translation... Queen Toni is pissed and is going to keep a watchful eye on all Dart's future budget moves..

Link.. Preckwinkle shoots back!
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/letters-preckwinkle-fiscal-responsibility-requires-making-tough-choices/

Dart office contacted Sneed (Sun-times) using anonymous sources to level blame at Preckwinkle for the budget proposed layoffs. Source says Preckwinkle is furious.

Sun-times Editorial Board blames Preckwinkle for layoffs without even mentioning Sheriff Dart's reckless top heavy budget.

Link to Dart's Budget..
Sheriff Tom Dart threatens 925 layoffs after misappropriating millions.. 

Sun-Times Editorial Board..
If hundreds are thrown out of work, the blame is on Preckwinkle

It is unconscionable that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has threatened layoffs in 925 positions this summer if a judge does not allow a tax on sweet beverages to take effect by August. The tax was unpopular with the public and its legality is untested. It is not, as of yet, a reliable source of revenue, and it is unfair to tie the job security of hundreds of employees to its success. They deserve better.

The monthly dividend check to Tom Dart is in the mail. Sources says there is more relatives than just Mark Brown of times reporters on Dart's payroll..

In the interest of full disclosure, my wife recently took a job with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a policy role. But I plan to keep writing about county government when appropriate. Mark Brown.. Sun-times.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/if-hundreds-are-thrown-out-of-work-the-blame-is-on-preckwinkle/

Before they were famous. Queen Toni and TV Tommy..







Sheriff Dart abruptly cancels Corrections Officer Academy Class just one month after federal mandate ends..

These recruits have gone through a vigorous hiring process, paid for uniforms and equipment, only to be told the funding is washed up.. Sheriff Dart has squandered hundreds of millions on political hiring and grandstanding ventures to bolster his political profile. His annual budget (513 million) has gone up 140 million (41 million inflation considered), since he took office in 2006. In that same time period he cut 602 deputy Sheriff positions. Now just one month after federal oversight/mandated hiring at jail he is canceling all hiring indefinitely. There seriously needs to be a line-by-line federal probe into his budget.. The taxpayers deserve accountability!!

We regret to inform you that the Cook County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officer Academy Class scheduled to start on Monday, July 24, 2017, will not be able to commence on that date.

Late last week, the Cook County President’s Office informed the Cook County Sheriff’s Office that it must eliminate several positions and/or significantly reduce its overall budget. Unfortunately, due to these unexpected county-wide budget cuts, we will not be able to start a new Academy Class at this time. We do not yet know when the budget will allow us to schedule a new start date for another Academy Class.

You will have first priority for the next Cook County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officer Academy Class, contingent on your successful completion of the new employee orientation session, the background check and drug testing.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office appreciates your interest in the position of Correctional Officer as well as the time you have invested in this process. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you and we hope to work with you in the near future.

Please feel free to contact Fendley Douge, Director with the Bureau of Human Resources for the Cook County Sheriff's Office at (773) 674-4354 with any additional questions or concerns.


Line-By-Line investigation into the Sheriff's budget request!

Sheriff Tom Dart's budget has increased 124 million (inflation considered 41 million) since he took office in 2006. The Sheriff added 68 Shakman exempt positions while eliminating 602 full time predominately officer positions in the last decade. Records indicate the Sheriff has been incredibly reckless with budget decisions, resulting in 600+ less officers providing valuable resources and protection to the citizens of Cook County.  Records also indicate that Sheriff has had more than sufficient funding to keep staffing at standard/safe levels but inexplicably chose not to do so!

2006 Sheriff Budget:: $388,872,980.00
2016 Sheriff Budget:: $513,351,967.00   


Elimination of 602 Jobs..
 Sheriff office 2006:: 7,306 full time positions.
Sheriff office 2016::  6,704 full time positions.

Political Hiring..
Exempt Positions 2006:: 176 positions
Exempt Positions 2016:: 244 positions.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Lansing Police department asking Tom Dart to investigate cop in high profile case... Update.. This entire incident began when a group of black teens severely beat a white teen on the officers lawn. Just a small fact the media first omitted..

Update.
Tom Dart still pondering whether his office is going to investigate this Lansing officer. Now the facts show the entire incident began in an apparent hate crime when black teens jumped a white kid and "severely beat him"..  Why isn't Dart investigating that?

Officials added that the off-duty officer told them that he discovered a backpack containing "a baseball hat and a realistic looking bb gun" in his backyard.

The officer eventually encountered the white teen who was bleeding from his face, police said.

The fight ended before officers arrived at the scene, according to the police statement. But officials said they saw about 30 juveniles in the area.





Original Post..

TV Tommy wants to play Inspector General of all the towns. Now Lansing wants him to investigate this witch hunt..

Numerous teenagers were brawling on this officers lawn. The officer held one of teens for police after finding a BB gun and other weapons on his lawn in a gym bag. Now the officer is caught up in a PC firestorm and Tom Dart is going to investigate the incident.. This officer is fucked!. .

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/illinois/breaking-lansing-seeks-outside-probe-into-teen-off-duty-officer/article_b4fd302d-2491-5e44-8d3c-aad41c2a5c3c.html



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sheriff Tom Dart threatens 925 layoffs after misappropriating millions..

Sheriff Tom Dart has already managed to cut 602 officer positions (despite his budget increasing 140 million) since taking office in 2006..  After misappropriating several hundred million dollars the Sheriff is claiming he is compelled to lay off 17% of his workforce if the soda tax is shot down by the courts..

Sheriff Tom Dart began his command as Cook County Sheriff with 3 directors.
Two terms later he added over 250 directors with some being associates of political allies and some being personal associates with combined salaries at over 22 million dollars per year, and this is sent out to the county personnel.

Sheriff Tom Dart's budget has increased 124 million (inflation considered 41 million) since he took office in 2006. The Sheriff added 68 Shakman exempt positions while eliminating 602 full time predominately officer positions in the last decade. Records indicate the Sheriff has been incredibly reckless with budget decisions, resulting in 600+ less officers providing valuable resources and protection to the citizens of Cook County.  Records also indicate that Sheriff has had more than sufficient funding to keep staffing at standard/safe levels but inexplicably chose not to do so!

2006 Sheriff Budget:: $388,872,980.00
2016 Sheriff Budget:: $513,351,967.00   


Elimination of 602 Jobs..
 Sheriff office 2006:: 7,306 full time positions.
Sheriff office 2016::  6,704 full time positions.

Political Hiring..
Exempt Positions 2006:: 176 positions
Exempt Positions 2016:: 244 positions.


Now comes the threat of another 925 layoffs excluding the 244 political hires of course!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sheriff Dart first in nation to allow inmates to vote in-person. What could go wrong!

Dart registered 1200 inmates to vote in the 2016 election although Illinois law prohibits it!

In 2005 Illinois amended a law that disqualified people in jail from voting. But legal experts say the law is ambiguous and could lead to voter disenfranchisement because it doesn’t spell out procedures for inmates to register and vote.

Cara Smith, Sheriff Tom Dart’s chief policy officer, said the county jail has had an extensive absentee voting process for quite some time. The sheriff’s office sends inmates’ names to the clerk’s office, which determines who is registered to vote and who is eligible to vote. Then officials send voting packets to the inmates. But in-person voting represents “the next evolution to that commitment,” she said.

Blogger.. The circus act continues. Now Tom Dart and Cara Smith are pandering to a news outlet with a long history of anti-police rhetoric.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It's a miracle! Only 17% of Dart's inmates Self-Identify as mentally ill..

17% of the jail inmates Self-Identify as mentally ill this week. Notice when Dart's paid exempt hacks are off for holiday weekends the mentally ill population plummets. They are not around to manipulate the numbers to increase funding. The truly sad part is the legitimately mentally ill inmates are often neglected cause the majority of resources are giving to those who are not mentally ill..





Saturday, July 1, 2017

Exclusive.. Investigation into Cook County Sheriff's Budget.. Sheriff Tom Dart's Budget has increased $124,478,987.00 since 2006.. In that same time period he eliminated 602 full time positions from the Sheriff's office..

Federal inquiry please!

Sheriff Tom Dart's budget has increased 124 million (inflation considered 41 million) since he took office in 2006. The Sheriff added 68 Shakman exempt positions while eliminating 602 full time predominately officer positions in the last decade. Records indicate the Sheriff has been incredibly reckless with budget decisions, resulting in 600+ less officers providing valuable resources and protection to the citizens of Cook County.  Records also indicate that Sheriff has had more than sufficient funding to keep staffing at standard/safe levels but inexplicably chose not to do so!

2006 Sheriff Budget:: $388,872,980.00
2016 Sheriff Budget:: $513,351,967.00   


Elimination of 602 Jobs..
 Sheriff office 2006:: 7,306 full time positions.
Sheriff office 2016::  6,704 full time positions.

Political Hiring..
Exempt Positions 2006:: 176 positions
Exempt Positions 2016:: 244 positions.


Lock him up!