[Stickney] village leaders and taxpayers must cough up $3.7 million to former Officer Rich Hare, who blew the whistle on alleged theft and misconduct in the department.
Instead of finding a sympathetic ear in Tabor and Zitek, Hare said he was demoted, his schedule was changed and his take-home car was recalled. Hare also claimed there were attempts to yank his gun license, and that Zitek told him to ignore his investigative findings.
So all we have to do is find some misconduct (this part of it is a slam dunk in Chicago), let somebody know about it (this blog), have vengeance wreaked upon us (hmm, this would be a drawback), then sue the crap out of the City, which will settle in a heartbeat to avoid a monster judgment, especially under the current administration. Of course, the part about waiting a few years for the money and actually having to give a lawyer money goes against the grain, but such are the sacrifices we must make to become rich.