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"stacy st clair" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Laurie Life would promise to delay ticketing car owners on anything that wasn't a safety violation when Cove in 19 hit Stacy ST Clare of the Chicago Tribune investigated the problem, and she talked about the discrepancy. Let people decide where their sympathy should lie, and I'll tell you about my attitude about that in a minute. First. Let's talk to Stacy. Hi, Stacy. How are you? Good. How are you done? Good. What else do I need to know about that story? I think what you need to know is that You have to bring yourself back to that time, right? So it was very early in the pandemic. They hadn't even had to stay at home order. Yet, so information was flying around. It was hard to keep track. The mayor has a press conference announces this, and that's the last people. Most people hear of it right that there's only gonna be tickets for safety violations and then you know, everything was so crazy during that time. People really didn't you know they took the married her word. And now lots. People are paying the price for that lot of things change right during that time, and that was supposed to be one of them and that that's not what happened. And I guess the attitude about that was not to discourage people from coming downtown. Andi also not to penalize people who had two maybe rushed to their office. Get supplies are kind of in and out thing. So let's let's not right and I don't think there was a need to write tickets then because I don't think people were being denied a spot that often you know, people stop you, and in fact, I was still working during those early days and you could drive downtown and It was never easier to find a parking space somewhere because it was pretty much one schools were shut down. It was a ghost town downtown. That's still kind of is, in fact, the they're writing these tickets, though, isn't happenstance. It sounds like there was In fact, an internal change in policy right? Ray. So very so. She made her first announcement on Mark a pink on March 24. She sort of clarified that, you know, please feed the meters, but our emphasis is not going to be on writing tickets for expired parking meters. Three days after that statement. Her administration sent a letter to the parking meter company most of the meter spots and essential just in fact, all of them and essential district central business district are owned by a private company from that famous daily deal. And in a letter, her administration said they were deeming expired meters the central business district to be a public safety threat, and therefore they should all be ticketed on as that, Yes, 16,000 of the 35,000 pickets given during the six week period that she announced Were for expired meters in the central business district. Well, OK, So is that a riel? Was that a real safety hazard for people? You know they're there would be unrest, but there wasn't at that time. I'm just trying to figure out what the public say safety. Concern was and for that matter. Does the city have the right to do that when it's a private company that wants to collect The money from those meters, right catch me up on that Stacy ST Clair from the Chicago Tribune's talking to us about all the parking tickets. Did you get a parking ticket? 3129817 200 caller text. If you got a parking ticket since Corona virus hit And what kind of satisfaction did you get on that, Stacey? I'm a little surprised because I thought that City didn't even control those things that it was a private company. From it's well. It's both both a private company and the city can issue ah parking ticket violations, But the city can control enforcement of of the parking tickets and One thing the mayor was clear about doing is that she didn't want to declare a meter holiday because that she declared him Peter Holiday in the city owed money parking enforcement, but he can that enforcement regulations. What she did with that kind of what her administration there without telling the public was declare that they expired parking meter meter wore a public safety threat when, just days earlier, she said, That was the exact kind of Non public safety threat that she wouldn't be attacked a targeting. I don't remember that. And I know that whenever the mayor and the administration here in the city would speak, it was all about covert, covert, covert, as it should have been, But I was thinking and once in a while, maybe a state of the city address A weekly thing like okay, Here are the rules. Everybody. The peaches are still closed. You still got to be 6. Ft. We are going to start writing tickets again if you park illegally, I mean, just sort of set the rules force. The bridges will be up the bridges will be down. I don't ever remember them, saying that they were back to writing tickets after Cove it I thought there was a good idea. If you um you did, if you if you like press releases about like, Hey, it's going to it's going to start back up and in fact extended They're parking meter orders into the summer. We only look at Mark 18 through April 30th because that is what she publicly announced in her own words. So that's why we kept it that narrow of Ah, six week time frame. It would be even more egregious if you will, if you'd looked further into the summer. Yeah, they were definitely Maura's. He went further into the summer, but we wanted to stick to exactly what the mayor said. And not what was. You know, a press release or post on the city website we wanted, you know, keep the words What she said as our parameters and surprisingly, her spokespeople still denied. She ever said that he would only be targeting public safety thrive even when we gave them the transcript. We'll continue to deny it. It was it was incredible. In some ways, I've heard that tactic before, and sometimes it works. So is there any recourse for people with the tickets then? One area that the city said that there could be some recourse from people is in the city sticker area. There were 2200 people who got tickets during those six weeks for expired parking meters. The city ended up dismissing on its own a lot of those, but many people had gone ahead and paid $200 fine anyway and back. 200 people had gone ahead and paid the fine. So the city is now saying, if you pay the fine, and you think it might have been this nest, you should call City Hall and find out about getting your money back. I don't know. Before we asked whether they were going to even try to give people their money back, But they're saying now, if you think you deserve to refund could give them a call. You can also appeal your tickets to an administrative hearing and We have stories of people appealing and providing, you know, happy of news articles with the mayor's on words and getting them dismissed and people who do the same, and the judges say no, That's not a valid excuse, so there is no consistency and getting these non safety violation tickets overturned. Well, if you want to get people to come back down Chicago, let's make it is easiest possible. I know that you don't need to ignore the laws in the rules. It's not the wild West out there, but I just don't see the value of that. The press is bad and the experience is bad..
"stacy st clair" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Do as well as maybe they could have if there was an athletic season or if there was a choir or an orchestra season. You know all of these things, these clubs and these activities. That kid's really, really need to be a part of some of the parents who gathered at the Naperville rallies say it's frustrating to see Illinois with no support. While neighboring states have already given false sports to go ahead. Clock's ticking for Illinois residents to fill out their 2020 senses. There are on ly 10 more days before the last day to be counted. He's U. S representative to E. Garcia. Democrats will annoys fourth District Joined fellow congressman Bobby Rush today and U S Senator Dick Durbin in Chicago earlier this morning. They urged residents to get their senses filled out. The state of Illinois is on pace for 70% of residents to fill out the surveys, Federal funds and congressional seats are tied how many surveys are filled out? A new report by the Chicago Tribune shows while Mayor Lightfoot publicly said she would be relaxing parking restrictions during the pandemic. More than 30,000 tickets were issued Tribune reporter Stacy ST Clair Tails W. G. M's John Williams, most of the tickets issued by a private company. Or for the exact reason, the mayor said she was relaxing tickets. In a letter her administration said they were deeming expired meters the central business district to be a public safety threat, and therefore they should all be picketed in as that, Yes, 16,000 of the 35,000 pickets given During the six week period that she announced Work for expired meters in the central business district. The Tribune reports about 20% of those tickets were later dismissed at City Hall. A federal judge in Wisconsin today ruled that absentee ballots in the upcoming U. S presidential election November 3rd can be counted up to six days after November 3rd that says, long as they were postmarked by Election Day. Wisconsin is expected to be a battleground state in the election. Democrats and their allies there had sued to extend the deadline unless it's overturned. It means the current absentee ballot deadline will be pushed from eight PM November 3rd 28 PM November night. The second of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot in an ambush attack in early September, has been released from the hospital. The other deputy was released last week. They were in there parked squad car when someone walked up and opened fire point blank through the driver side window. Both were hit in the head and one of the deputies is a 31, year old wife and mother. The other's a 24 year old male. Both graduate from the academy there just 14 months ago, a search for the suspect continues. WG and sports. The Indians beat White Sox 74 in Cleveland tonight. It's along four game. Siri's game, too, is the same time tomorrow night for 35 Pre Game. The first pitch at 5 10 with Andy Maser and Darrin Jackson on 7 20. W G. N The Cubs beat the Pirates and five nothing shut out in the four game series opener at Pittsburgh. Game two is tomorrow night. The first pitch at 6 10 and the Bears win their home opener, beat the Giants 17 to 13 at Soldier Field Sunday. Improved to to know that the Bears head to Atlanta for a week three they'll face Theo went to Falcon's.
"stacy st clair" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"8 90 W. L S started talking about the story yesterday. They were going to kind of elaborate out of here with a terrific reporter from the Chicago Tribune, Stacy ST Clair. She isn't forever in need of a good book, A strong verb and caffeine and a returning guest here to double the palace station. Good afternoon. How are you? Well, as you wrote in the Tribune. Here's an opening sentence one might on Ly get to right in an Illinois newspaper nearly two weeks after admitting to a bombshell bribery charge. Calm and executives outlined their ethics reform plan to a panel of state regulators led by the relative of an alleged player in the criminal plot. We're talking about Illinois Commerce Commission chairwoman Carries a loose key. I've heard of pronounced both ways. I've had her her father in law on the urn. I thinkit's Dyleski. But Zaleski Okay, good. I'm glad we cleared that up. So Carrie Zaleski. She chairs the agency that oversees utility rates of safety practices, and she's also regulating Commonwealth Edison. This seems like a clear conflict of interest. How is the rest The board accepting this You know only one board member commissioner size Violetta. So God against it. The other three remained silent about her participation in the meeting that your participation, but she she ran the ethics reform hearing. Yeah, uh, mission or leave it. You speak out and Said that you know for the customers for common. Customers have their face restored in Com Ed that these have to be, you know, impeccable hearing. You have to be pristine hearings and She felt that carried the last patient. It's a lead that an acid to recuse herself stays. He's staying clear of the Tribune here. Elaborate, please. On how far in the soup one of my favorite descriptors carry Zaleski, his father in law, the former 23rd ward altering Michael Zaleski is right now has he been? I mean, it always been implicated? Has he been charged? Pardon my ignorance. He's not been charged with any wrongdoing. The Tribune has reported that he had it home raided by the FBI last year in connection with this investigation. And when you remember when, when the criminal charging document came out, it's discussed various associates like associate 12 and three and associates three. Wass. A former alderman, who retired in May of 2018 who got a job through these Madigan. Ally connections, um, turned $5000 a month, and sources have confirmed that studio and that that that associate is the former alderman Michal Laski, who Retired in May of 2018 states. He's saying Claire is covering this story for your Chicago Tribune. She did say, I'm talking about Carrie Zaleski. She said She took umbrage with the other commissioners allegation that she was tainted My word, not hers. And she said, I perform my duties ethically, honestly and with integrity. And then did you get a chance to ask her any questions after the hearing, or did she just Ah, skid Anil? She is a good word. He hurried out of the meeting room and and would not answer questions inside here already sad everything she was going to say. What? We would have asked her if she had dated even if you did nothing wrong. Doesn't the perception that you're here conducting these hearing cast a cloud over it. But we couldn't get her to answer anything. So correct me if I'm wrong, But Pritzker appointed her to the commission last year. What kind of per diem? What kind of honorarium? What kind of salary comes with sitting on this commission? They They paint that I don't have the numbers in front of me. It is not a volunteer position. This is a highly sought after position in government. And W B. The My colleagues there have reported from my peers that reported that, um Madigan Michael Madigan, who pushed for her to get that position, She counters that she got the job on her merit. Has her father, The former 23rd Ward alderman Michael Zaleski. Has, he commented on this latest wrinkle. We have not been able to reach him for comment or his attorneys now. Okay? And what's his next date of participation in the story for lack of a better descriptor? You know he doesn't have a gate and participation. He hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing and comet has said that you know, part of kind of deal is they have to cooperate with the federal investigation. And prosecutors call it ongoing and vibrant so that for the former ultimate well, I think we'll have to unfold soon and And we'll have to see How hard do you think they're leaning on that former lobbyist McClane? The fact is, I think pretty hard, right? You read that You read the charging documents, and it seems to suggest that.