Will Todd Stroger give Steve Mayberry flowers when he leaves?






This is a green stone church in the Pullman area about south 112th street. There are not a lot of Church's with green stones in this city, but this is one of them. The Pullman area is on the far south side of Chicago, named after the Pullman railroad car factory which is mostly burnt down due to vandals a few years ago. This is Holy week so it's appropriate to post a church or two.
I know Steve Mayberry has got to be counting down the days until his term as Todd Stroger's spokesman ends. I feel for him, I really do.

More Todd Fans protest in the extreme cold that cancelled yesterday's White Sox game
With the height of rush hour approaching Friday afternoon, some of the most severely injured patients at Oak Forest Hospital took matters into their own hands.
Draped in blankets to guard against the day's bluster, about 20 of them positioned their wheelchairs into oncoming 159th Street traffic. The backups started immediately, followed by horn blasts and a visit from Oak Forest police. Within minutes, the demonstration was over.
Opposing a plan by Cook County to pare down or scrap long-term medical care at the hospital, which the patients contend would put many of them on the street.
The county notified the residents this week that it plans to discontinue the long-term service Sept. 1. The discharge process starts May 1.
County spokesman Steve Mayberry said two options are being considered for the long-term residents, many of whom are paralyzed and indigent.
The first is to reduce the number of beds in the program from 220 to 70. Those patients who receive Medicaid would be transferred to facilities that accept the plan.
The second option is to eliminate all long-term care. The notification letter sent this week merely starts that process, Mayberry said.
Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, along with his health chief, Dr. Robert Simon, have proposed ending the hospital's long-term care to help reduce the county's roughly $500 million budget deficit.
Patients might not be the only ones who are impacted.
Byron Hobbs, president of Service Employees International Union Local 20, which represents 600 workers at the hospital, said about 85 jobs would be eliminated.
Dr. Jody Ashenhurst, a hematology and oncology specialist at the hospital, said the possible demise of long-term care is another example of the gradual dismantling of Cook County's health care system.
Ashenhurst predicted that many patients will be "warehoused" in private nursing homes that cannot provide the same level of care they get at Oak Forest Hospital.

6 Comments:

  1. SP Biloxi said...
    With a reduce budget and cuts at the hospital and cold weather, this demostrate the Urkelster is unfit in his job. I heard about the cold weather there. Stay warm, my friend. And nice pics of the church.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    I can't wait to see who is going to talk for him!
    SP Biloxi said...
    "I can't wait to see who is going to talk for him!"

    Is it Todd you are referring to or Steve? If it is Todd that yo referring to, talking to Tod is like talking to the hand.
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    Nice church, it did not deserve to be put in company with the Toddler.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Todd is who I am referring to Steve Mayberry has had enough he is out of there!
    SP Biloxi said...
    "Todd is who I am referring to Steve Mayberry has had enough he is out of there!"

    Even a caveman would be outta there. Can't wait for the public to have the nerve to want to recall Todd.

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