Commissioner of the Department of Aviation
P.O. Box 66142
Chicago, IL 60602
Rosemarie "Rosie" Andolino is has a name and a nickname that makes her sound like a mobster and a political pedigree that makes her more worse than a mobster as she is a protégé of Victor Reyes. Being a protégé of Victor Reyes is like being descended from Satan or Dracula. What you need to understand is that Rosie is in charge of the really messed O’Hare expansion and she learned to in charge from one of the people that brought us the Hired Truck scandal. She’s been leading the O’Hare expansion from beginning to its continued monkeyshines where $26.5 million could have gone to a client of her mentor Victor Reyes and Mayoral friend and torture co-conspirator Dick Devine, except somehow the city didn’t go for it.
If “Rosie” ends up doing something terrible she has been well-schooled in the Sith Lord arts of corruption and avarice. There is also the chance that without Mayor Daley to push the entire thing forward that the entire O’Hare expansion might just crumble and if that happens it’s good remember the Rosemarie was NEVER qualified to be in charge of the expansion in the first damn place or the Department of Aviation right now. To get a sense of how unqualified she is you need to recall that the former Chief of Security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, James Maurer, said that O’Hare is vulnerable to terrorist attack — in part because his superiors repeatedly ignored his warnings about security gaps. Maurer’s lawsuit accused Rosemarie Andolino of showing more interest in projects to expand O'Hare than in security. On a hopeful note, Mayor Emanuel, in keeping her around demonstrates that he is still just a mob boss and not a full-blown super villain. One more thing, if anyone is going to jail for run of the mill stealing it’ll be Rosemarie and it’ll probably be Victor Reyes’ fault.
Commissioner of Department of Human Resources
Chicago, IL 60602
Soo Choi, now a deputy in the inspector general's office, will take charge of the Department of Human Resources -- the city's hiring hall. I only have one question: WHAT IS A NICE GIRL LIKE THIS DOING WITH PEOPLE LIKE THESE? I have one guess; Mayor Emanuel plans to put the four corner smack down on the hiring of city workers. If you think about it you really don’t need the Shakman experts when you don’t plan to have many of those “lazy” city workers lolling around on the public dole because you’re too busy shoveling money into the pockets of private corporations as you get rid of them and their damn pensions.
Director Department of Revenue
Chicago, IL 60602
As befits a bureaucrat you should have no idea who she is but since she’s in charge of the Department of Revenue in a city that is a frick-frackin’ financial mess you should know that at the epicenter of the parking meter deal you will find the name Bea Reyna-Hickey. Anyone at the epicenter of the parking meter deal really shouldn’t be allowed to work anywhere near a department titled revenue.
On a hilarious and interesting side note she once got suspended for not keeping the lid tightly enough on her department and word got out about something the Mayor wanted kept quiet. You could see this as a good thing but the fact that she still has a job and who can say if she was ever suspended tells us that she is exactly who she appears to be. A political bureaucrat who’s very interested in doing what she’s told.
Deputy Chief of Staff for Education
Chicago, IL 60602
She ran the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of Management and Budget under CEO Arne Duncan; which means she was around for a lot of things that should make no one with the title management in their job title proud.
One way to look at this is that she helped us get in this mess she should help us get out. Look how well it worked out for Arne Duncan. He transformed his abject failure into a blue print to spread it across the entire country. Perhaps Elizabeth will be the next Chicago education miracle to escape from the city.
Director Fleet Management & General Services
Chicago, IL 60642
David Reynolds seems like a fairly good guy. Even the private company he comes from EarthTech/AECOM is not one that elicits shudders of terror but the real question is does he have the capacity to deal with the travelling, cavalcade of corruption that is and has been Fleet Management. On the upside Mayor Daley was good for bikes, it might be the only reason he gets let into Heaven. Maybe Mayor Emanuel is really serious about making Fleet Management a cleaner entity. That would be a great thing.
Powerful people get criticized all the time. Media people rarely get beaten on for being bad to their staff members. That takes a special kind of unpleasant and Chris Mather apparently has just that. She and her deputies face at least nine fairly substantive complaints and no one in D.C. is fighting to keep her in the city or the department. Here’s a peek into her “management style” from her staff’s point of view. “…more to a dictatorship than that of a relationship built upon mutual trust and respect between employees and their managers.” And “… a hostile work environment, (based on) retaliation and/or prohibited personnel practices,”
“This is very serious and never in our entire careers have we encountered such egregious, mean and poor management.”
She’s going to be a formidable gatekeeper and our arthritic, French-poodle like media is going to do whatever she tells them out of a deep and reflexive fear. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53254.html