South Works Steel it has sat there long enough



Trump was able to demolish the old Sun-Times building and get a new skyscraper up, well almost, during the time South Works sits and has sat, nothing. I would like to see something finally done, beside nothing on this site. I remember when I was young how busy this place was, now it is so desolate. It's a real sad site now.
I hope that South Works finally goes to good use, again A city-within-the-city -- featuring residential, retail and high-tech business development -- would rise on the nearly 600-acre site of the former U.S. Steel mill in Chicago if a South Side development company can fulfill its vision.

At the last Cook County board meeting it was clear that Commissioners Gorman and Peraica are still not the best of friends. Commissioner Peraica accidentally misquoted a fact and said he was sorry to Commissioner Gorman, she immediately said "can we get this on record". Commissioner Peraica then went on to debate a no bid contract for cleaning services, Commissioner Gorman had to say she sang a song to her kids the Farmer in the Dell and the Cheese stands alone. Commissioner Maldonado brought up a good point to Dr. Simon, "Why don't you bring the people who know, or from that department so you won't have to keep getting back to us when you consult with the appropriate person." Good point, let's see if Dr. Simon will follow through.
Bill Beavers had to butt in twice and put his comments in. First to Commissioner Peraica then to Commissioner Claypool about the election being over, and "it's time to start working with President Stroger."
And a good point was brought up over and over, why are there so many contracts that only have one bid? Commissioner Gorman went on to say no one wants to do business with Cook County because it takes so long to be paid, and the bidding process is not easy to go through. Well shouldn't they be looking in to that them? Why can't that be straightened out? Commissioner Peraica and Moreno wondered out McCoy auto parts got the snow removal contract for Stroger hospital. I have driven past this place many of times on Ogden Avenue myself, and it looks like a parts yard for sure, I know it's a short distance down Ogden to Stroger Hospital, which is close if there is snow. Commissioner Moreno did say he also drives past the place and has never seen a snow plow, maybe they should look into it. I personally see so much junk vehicles and parts it's hard to tell if they have a plow on the front. But most of what on this part of Ogden is parts and repairs anyhow, one right after another, and accross the street. It's hard to tell where one ends and the next starts. That pretty much describes the trip down Ogden from Mt. Sinai Hospital to the Medical Center district (U of I Hosp., Rush Hosp., Stoger Hosp., Westside VA Hosp., Illinois Department of Health, Cook County Morgue)
Todd Stroger has got to stop all the grinning and laughing like a chimpmunk if he wants anyone to really take him seriously.
I like the prayer at the beginning by the clergyman, how he emphasized taking care of the poor, and the sick.
They also had visitors, a mayor and his crew from Ireland who were impressed with how clean our city is. Obviously these folks have not left the Loop on their visit, maybe a tour to South Works is in order here, nice trip through the South Side all the way to the far South Side.
And what is with Donna Dunnings, Todd Stroger's cousin, Chief Finance, and using a walker? Was she in some type of accident?

3 Comments:

  1. SP Biloxi said...
    "And a good point was brought up over and over, why are there so many contracts that only have one bid? Commissioner Gorman went on to say no one wants to do business with Cook County because it takes so long to be paid, and the bidding process is not easy to go through."

    Bad management + huge deficit + no money + hiring friends and relatives + Todd Urkel the moron = a bankrupt city of Chicago.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Huge problems with all, and John Stroger Daddy never cleaned up anything and Daddy had more than a decade in that office. Bobby Steele came in as interium and the only thing she was able to accomplish was a higher pension and her son inherited her Cook County district as Commissioner.
    John Stroger
    SP Biloxi said...
    Yes, I remembered the Bobbie Steele story that you passed along. Daddy may not be running the corrupted office because of his health but Steele is picking up where daddy left off. Hopefully the investigation into the Stroger/Steele/Sorich/Beavers and so on will be forefront soon..

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