Friday, September 22, 2006

Finally, Some Action

Now the Feds have targeted Cook County hiring practices. Sun Times, Tribune, Channel 2, Channel 5 and Channel 7 all cover these latest developments.

The big question is has this come early enough to derail the Stroger campaign? Todd has been spinning all day today saying "I'm just a city councilman. I don't know what my father's administration was doing." Which may very well be true. But Todd running as a "reformer" instead of a hereditary prince is hilarious in so very many ways.

49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great to see Todd, AKA Urkel, and Blago both stammering on camera today!!! They're not sure how to spin any of this anymore. I sure hope it's in time to really help Peraica and Topinka...

9/21/2006 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Sabian said...

Pull up a stadium chair boys and girls. This is gonna get good.

9/21/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget about "Todd", he's harmless!Can't uz steer some of those FEDs toward Blago? The Machine is making the media say that Judy B. is going to lose by a landslide. This guy(Blago) IS dangerous!!! Can't anyone speed up the investigation against him? This guy turned on mell and the Mob, the same people that proped him up.He wants his own dictatorship.He's so arrogant, he actually had a ROD for president commitee after he won governor;good thing that's dead!!(thanx Obama) Remember, he was anti-carry for retirees and nationwide 4 POs(HB218).Ryan(Jim) should have won that election;besides Ryan was a better boxer! We all know Blago's going to go down; lets do it before November, or at least make the "stink". Doesn't anyone have anything on the "ANGEL" pinch he took? O(ops)oops, that means exposing the decoy, the backup team, and the SGT who all covered that one up.U know that the Deputy and everyone between him(her?)and that team SGT are too well insulated. (Hey Rod,u c*nthound, lay off my guns, and I'll lay off this one!!!!!)

CPD and a loyal NRA member

9/21/2006 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone...Drop the Dime on MERIT PROMOTIONS...it is the most corrupt process the city has. How many of Strogers people are in postions. Dana Starks for one. How many alderman's people got promotions? It's all a sham. This department should rid itself of merit promotions...then at least everyone will have a fighting chance.

9/22/2006 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous blue oyster cult said...

PAT FITZGERALD ROCKS!

(A little more cow bell please!)

9/22/2006 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F.B.I seeking evidence that tests were doctored to favor politically connected.... FEDS PLEASE LOOK INTO OUR ILLEGAL STUDY GROUPS WITH THE INSIDE INFO AND MERIT.

9/22/2006 04:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC.... Its hiring and PROMOTIONS. If we ever wanted a change NOW IS THE TIME. Feds subpoena the leader of the study group and those involved. Lets see who is willing to lie to the FEDS. Lets see the study material and what was given to the select few.

9/22/2006 04:53:00 AM  
Blogger 003lifer said...

I for one am waiting too see what the Feds say about Eddie McCann, the current 1st Deputy Superintendent of the Forest Preserve Police.
Eddie, as a patrol officer, was the scourge of the Commanders of 006 and his good friend, Jimmy Whigham, obtained this job for him several years ago.
As soon as he was hired he got himself a driver and a full-length mink coat.
He has all of the qualifications to run this rinky-dink outfit and make sure that no-one uses Stroger's port-a-potty!

9/22/2006 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Beavers has yet to tell the "Toddler" what to say, so he has not a clue.

It is time to tell everyone that they must vote for Peraica and once they get to the voting booth they can through the Gov out also.

I loved it that on the news today the "Toddler" said he did not know what when on under his father and "Blago" said people just love to give his 7 year old or maybe it was his newborn $1,500.00.

Our politicians just become bolder!!!

9/22/2006 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY IS EVERYONE SURPRISED? The county has had shady hiring and bussiness practices for as long as I can remember. The same thing was going on when Dunn and Elrod were in office. Whatever crooked system Stroger and co.were operating under,they INHERITED. Bussiness as usual. That's not to say that the wrongdoing at the county shouldn't be investigated and offenders rooted out and prosecuted,but none of this started with John Stroger. Crook county has been crooked for at least the last 100yrs. Maybe we'll get a honest above board county government when this is over.(Well I can hope can't I?)

9/22/2006 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same Shit. Different day.

9/22/2006 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whigham and Alderman Beavers were responsible for Dana Starks.

Cline discovered that he was incompetent and took away all of his powers and gave them to Jimmy Maurer.

Whigham appointed another of his cronies, Joe Price, to be the Inspector General of Cook County. That appointment ensured that he would never be investigated.

9/22/2006 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger Disgusted in Area Five said...

If we desire to rid ourselves of the "Toddler":, "Gov. Blago" and "Da Mayor" we must work at it!

We must all register to vote, tell our friends, relatives and neighbors to register.

We must inform of them of the consequences if we leave these morons in office. i.e. higher taxes, more corruption and the passing of the office to their children, who cannot find a real job.

If we know anything, which might help rid us of them, it should be passed on to the news media and the Feds.

We all must then vote...

Once we dump Todd and Rod then we can go after Richie and Donohue.

Then we might be rid of meritorious promotions.

9/22/2006 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

When the first polls came out a couple of months ago, I thought that they all said Peraica was in the lead by a huge margain over Stroger Jr. Now Todd is leading by a lot??

9/22/2006 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was listening to the news today and almost exactly what is going on with cook county hiring and promotions IS going on in the chicago PD. It's unreal. It sounded like they were talking about us... promoting b/c of family and clout etc. I can only hope that they extend the investigation into the way cpd promotes and moves people around. It's the only way us hard working little guys with no clout will ever be able to make something of ourselves. It's sad, but so true.

9/22/2006 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If BLAGO'S BOYHOOD FRIEND CAN AFFORD TO GIVE A SEVEN YEAR OLD KID $1500.00 FOR A BIRTHDAY ONE WOULD THINK HIS WIFE WOULD NOT HAVE TO TAKE A $40,000.00 A YEAR STATE JOB MAYBE BUMPING SOMEONE WHO COULD ONLY AFFORD TO SLIP A KID A TWENTY.

9/22/2006 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Omnibus Driver said...

If he knew, he is dirty. If he didn't know, then he's stupid and politically disconnected. Either way, that makes him a lousy candidate.

9/22/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FEDS need to look at the CCSP - that joke at 26th & Calif., hiring and promoting untested,unqualified, unfit, who've pissed hot and have all kinds of criminal backrounds... and they're taking $$$$$ to let out convicts and dummy up phony escapes and other acts of theivery... hey Fitz get the troops over to 26th & Calf already, ....AND if you really want to hang some hides on the wall go to the Daley Center and get those lawyers and judges in Divorce court, they make "Greylord" look like childs play.

9/22/2006 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$1500.00 for a good state job? Not a bad investment, where do I send the check. I dont have Blago's home addres.

9/22/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

We need to get rid of these people and those who endorse them.
Thank god the DOJ/FBI are investigating our town.

Have any of you read "Captive City" by Ovid Demaris? A retired CPD recommdned it to me. It's the bible of Chitown corruption and mentions some familiar names from Cooley's book... get it @ your local library.

9/22/2006 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whigham is responsible for the meritorious promotion of that all-time great Lieutenant, Alberta Raymond.
Hee should go to jail for that...

9/22/2006 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sharky, I for one do not believe that Stroger has a big lead over Peraica. I think the race is close and if we get to the polls Peraica can pull it off. Vote for Peraica!

9/23/2006 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/22/2006 01:02:02 PM
You sir, are an asshole. Do not associate the Sheriff's Police with the Jail. You are mixing apples and oranges. CCSPD patrols unincorporated Cook County, piss-poor towns like Ford Heights (was there last night, actually), provides specialty technical services, fugitive warrants, ET's (the very best in the state--we get 1-2 bodies a day each man!!). We even assist Chicago and believe me you need it.



FEDS need to look at the CCSP - that joke at 26th & Calif., hiring and promoting untested,unqualified, unfit, who've pissed hot and have all kinds of criminal backrounds...


Get your facts straight. CCSP (The Cook County Sheriff's Police) has NOTHING to do with 26th/Cal. That is the Dept of Corrections. Yeah, we have unqualified nitwits just like your organization. I would offer that the ratio of nitwits to solid coppers is much higher than your dept.


Piss hot? Yeah, the jail has fired about 600-700 since Sheahan started the drug testing in 1992.


The police department fired three. One female sergeant in patrol retired in 2006 rather than face the merit board on a refusal to test pursuant to a crash.


and they're taking $$$$$ to let out convicts and dummy up phony escapes and other acts of theivery... hey Fitz get the troops over to 26th & Calf already, ....


That was the act of lone misguided players, in no way affiliated to the CCSPD.


AND if you really want to hang some hides on the wall go to the Daley Center and get those lawyers and judges in Divorce court, they make "Greylord" look like childs play.

Mixing apples and oranges again sir. BUT, since you are on a roll..... Heres is my thought:


The problem at the Jail is tied to Lawyers and Judges. How come inmates sit at CCJ for weeks, months, and years to push cases through? Marilyn Lemak (DuPage case) killed 4-5 of her kids. In and out of DuPage County Jail in 6 months. She is at the loony bin or Dwight Correctional now.


If that murder occurred in Cook County, she would still be there on motions, status hearings, continuances, writs, etc. No, we don't need to hire another 700 correctional officers, and really fuck up the county budget. The Sheriff needs to convince the Chief Judge that these cases MUST move with the minimum of delays and bullshit by both the SAO and the defense counsel. There needs to be some sort of mandated case management.

Get a handle on Habeas Corpus cases too. Your sentenced? OK. sit in a state facility and retry locally. All circuit court judges are state employees. A cook county judge can try cases in sangamon, will, franklin, harris, etc. Inmates writ up to the county so that there "peoples" don't have to drive 6 hours to visit them.

There is a calculated conspiracy to keep inmates at the jail longer. This creates more work for Lawyers, Judges, ASA's, court reporters, etc. 12,000 inmates at CCJ is a joke! 8 months average waiting on trials is insane. They get sentenced,get TCS, and dress out. Back on the block pitching dope in 4 hours.

Feds wanna look at us? bring it on.... Absolutely nothing happening at the Square!

9/23/2006 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starks is also supported by the "Westside ministers coalition", and is dumb as a box of rocks! He comes into 35th street dressed like "Superfly", with all his flygirls around him kinda like Huggy Bear from the old Starsky and Hutch! Let's hope and pray that the frds look at at the merit commanders who are mostly composed of politically connected hacks,drunks,whoremongers etc!! When are they going to put "Teflon Don Daley" away! Hope Sorich talks why should he go to prison for doing his job that Daley ordered him to hire all the kings men! Why are the Degnan,Joyce, coalition allowed to still take contracts? Why are all the contacts at O'Hare and Midway given to clouted companies who naturally pay back to the Daley minions!

9/23/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

I thought althea raymond got fired for post dating her sons gun registration after he was locked up for uuw. you mean she is still around? Wow another gold star inthe making

9/23/2006 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC.... Its hiring and PROMOTIONS. If we ever wanted a change NOW IS THE TIME. Feds subpoena the leader of the study group and those involved. Lets see who is willing to lie to the FEDS. Lets see the study material and what was given to the select few.

9/22/2006 04:53:40 AM

Here is a hint Feds. His name is Eli Voulgaris.

9/23/2006 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

My personal opinion is that Peraica is leading, and that the so called poll saying Stroger is leading is a complete sham. Nobody I have talked to wants to elect Stroger. Everybody is sick of politicians passing offices on to their offspring. Plus, there's a big anti-incumbent move nationwide right now. I can't see Stroger winning.

9/23/2006 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scheduled to start training to become a Cook Co. Sheriff Police Ofc. is a recruit with the last name of Steele I wonder how this recruit moved up the list in such an unbelievable fashion

9/23/2006 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County commisioner Bobbie L. Steeles niece in CCSP academy right now,she never worked as a deputy,right to Sheriffs police.As many here know,CCSP does not have open hiring practice,you must work as a deputy(corrections or court services)this also illegal.FBI you listening??

9/23/2006 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict "Wigwam" will be indicted before this is all over.

He should of been a long time ago for chasing ugly women.

9/24/2006 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did Bill Nolan get his job in the Sheriff's office. He must of had a great resume. Can you say PATRONAGE...PATRONAGE...PATRONAGE.

9/24/2006 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drop it off at Blago's house which is on the corner of Sunnyside and Richmond. It's easy to find just look for all the unmarked squads and a few Suburbans sitting in front.

9/24/2006 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote for Peraica and Topinka just to fuck with Daley and the Democrats!!

9/24/2006 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever try to find a judge actually in his courtroom after lunch time?
Unless they have a jury they are mostly on the golf course by 1PM.

What the hell, the Supreme Court Slugs actually take a THREE MONTH vacation then scold the rest of the system for it's logjamed cases.

9/24/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

I have rarely vote republican, but I have to agree with Mark Brown's column. I simply HAVE to vote for PERIACA (hope I spelled it correctly!) in the fall. No way can I push Todd Stroger into this huge pit of cronyism. God forgive me! Now excuse me, I think I'm going to be sick.....(sound of heaving)

9/24/2006 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as the Governor's race goes, I don't know. Blago is looking rather shaky right now, but Topinka is dumber than a box of rocks! I may have to pass on that ballot all together!

9/24/2006 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey when's Blago's kids' b-days? I want to slip them a $1500.00 check in their kiddie b-day card and oh by the way, my sister needs a job. I can't remember when one of my "good friends" gave my kids 1500.00 for their birthday. Isn't the going rate @$20.00 or a gift card from ToyRUs? Maybe I'm just out of it....where's Emily Post when you need her.


Which makes me want to say that this county (Stoker Todd), city (dumbass Daley), state (duh? Blago) is a f*ckin joke....can't wait to get out of here.


Anyone know which state could possibly the least corrupt? Any guesses?

9/24/2006 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when is Daley's kid ready to take the reigns from duh-duh "silly, silly" daddy? Yikes, they're at it again!

9/24/2006 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous the Virgninian said...

8:38, that state would be Virginia.

No scandals here in years. The roads are paved, the snow is plowed (when it accumulates once per year), the people are civilized ('cept in Richmond) and tolerant, the crime is low, the NRA is based here, and even the Democrats are conservatives.

Beautiful in parts (Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville, everything east of Richmond all the way out to the Naval bases, boring in others).

Completely different world out here.

9/24/2006 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Fillmore Ranger. It wasn't Alberta Raymond who got fired for post dating her son's gun registration. It was another female lieutenant who's name excapes me at the moment, but it wasm't Raymond.

9/24/2006 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you 8:19:13. I don't like either Blagojevich or Topinka.
Blagojevich is a phony who has big problems with ethics, and Topinka is very much a part of the George Ryan cabal. (Those Oberweis commercials of her dancing the political polka with George Ryan were right on the money) I will probably hold my nose and vote for Topinka but I sure won't like it.

9/24/2006 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So when is Daley's kid ready"---Remember a few years ago when a reporter, I think it was Channel 7's Andy Shaw asked Daley about grooming his son for the office.

Richie broke into a tearful tirade sobbing, "My son is dead!"

How dysfunctional can you get not to even acknowledge a kids existence!

Shaw should have shot back, "No, Mr. Mayor, we are asking about Patrick Daley, you know, the one who was involved in that baseball bat beating in Michigan."

After that news debacle, Patrick joined the Army at age 29. Maybe that was just to get away from the old man and he was too old for the Foreign Legion.

9/25/2006 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys don't have a clue as to how corrupt Peraica is. . . he's gonna make Stroger and Wighams look like amateurs. . . He starts out as an illegal alien, works a number of shaddy deals, his partners get indicted, disbarred, go to prison, he's teflon.

9/25/2006 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thought althea raymond got fired for post dating her sons gun registration after he was locked up for uuw. you mean she is still around? Wow another gold star inthe making

9/23/2006 03:48:27 PM

It was merit Lt. Melva Bradford Commanding Officer of Gun Registration that back dated her sons gun reg and got fierd. She was one of Leroy Martins people

9/25/2006 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You sir, are an asshole. Do not associate the Sheriff's Police with the Jail. You are mixing apples and oranges."

CCSP Officers come from the jails/court services(well except Steele)common knowledge.You cant get on CCSP without a chinaman.Look at the lastest bunch of juice babies in the METRO class right now.In fact only CCSP violates State and Federal hiring laws for Sheriff Police,NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC,even Chicago does not do this!!

"Feds wanna look at us? bring it on.... Absolutely nothing happening at the Square!"

CCSP/SD is the most corrupt LE organization in the state.CPD is a close second.No one helped me get my badge,I passed all the steps on my own .Look at what works for the Sheriffs Dept,people who cannot pass the P.O.W.E.R test,conicted felons,domestic battery convictions(WHY DOES CCSD HAVE DEPUTY I.Ds that say non-gun carrying??),no real background check,MERIT BOARD!!

Look at your GOON that harrassed the folks recently,real professional.Im not even going to get into the OC connection with CCSP/SD.If the FEDS do a real investigation they could get rid of 99% of the Sheriffs Dept.Why even have one for that matter??

9/26/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A multiple choice question:

The last 7 or 8 indicted and jailed police officers came from:

A. The land of Oz.
B. Disneyland
C. Cook County Sheriff's Police
D. Chicago Police Department

This doesn't even include your king: Magenowski (I know, the spelling is wrong, sorry!)

You speak of Chinamen? I suppose there is no chinese involved the SOS unit? Oh yeah, right, sons of supervisors...

Didn't pass a POWER test? I passed. The other five in my class passed. Heck, we all had clear CQH's and gun cards. How about the guy that was hired about 10 years ago for CPD. He told the investigators that he was pinched for a felony. CPD hired him anyway. Got to the academy, the range guys told him to go buy a gun. He said: I can't. I don't have an FOID card. Your academy checked, and show nuff, his felony conviction precluded him from getting a card! A city employee make P.O.'s salary as an elevator operator? Never happened in CCSPD!

And, how many stripped coppers do you have in callback? We have 3 defrocked coppers now out of 550.

Operationally, your backup is in the next beat over, a 2 man car. Our backup is miles away. We handle it. Just like John Wayne time.

Like I said, your still an asshole.

9/26/2006 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at your GOON that harrassed the folks recently,real professional.

Whom are you speaking about? Not familiar.

9/26/2006 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 9/24 8:38

New Hampshire

They are required to have town hall meetings, votes at the meetings, then the rep is REQUIRED to vote that way at the statehouse - truly representing those who voted for him. Their state senators get paid $100 per year - yes per year....the max is $200 per year. To get a raise they need a constitutional amendment.

sigh.....bet their alderman wouldn't have gotten a raise....

9/27/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHERIFF'S POLICE? It should be call the Cook County Political Police.

9/27/2006 07:57:00 PM  

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