Monday, October 22, 2007

CTA Scandal?

From the comments - shouldn't this be front page news?
  • OFF TOPIC: On Thursday a CTA employee was in Area 4 under arrest for identity theft. She was charged Friday with felony identity theft for stealing the credit card numbers of riders paying for their monthly fare card with credit cards. Gave the numbers to her boyfriend and they then went and bought all kinds of nice things for themselves. While she was up in Area 4, we had a "reverend" arrive and demand to speak to her. The bosses told him no, so he then pulls out his CTA identification. He's a CTA board member, and he got her the job. The best part, Huberman himself called Area 4 and asked that this be handled quietly. Did not want any bad publicity since he's now asking for more money for the CTA from riders and taxpayers. After the holy man/CTA board member started making more waves about talking with his wayward subject phone calls were made to the CTA bigshots by Area 4 bosses. They told the CTA to get this guy out of Area 4 or this arrest was going on the 24 log and there would be a press conference. He walked out shortly after that and it was not put on the 24 log which is for 'newsworthy events". A CTA employee stealing from riders gets charged with a felony while the CTA is asking for more tax money and that's not newsworthy?
Hey media? We could use a break from our scandals. How about picking on CTA for a bit? Of course, if this is true, we'd have another scandal on our hands for not putting noteworthy news on the 24 hour report and covering for the west side reverend association.

Seems like the reverends are at the forefront of a number of scandals. Hmmmm.

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59 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Gary Coleman said in his 1974 Harris Bank commercial. "You too can have a Huberman doll"....................any old timers 40+ remeber?

10/22/2007 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shhhh dont tell anyone this will make luberman look bad

10/22/2007 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Good thing they didn't put it on the 24 hr report.....

10/22/2007 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the Revs name? Are Revs immune from associating with felons when there employed by CPD, if not how come are CAPS Rev is still allowed to work after giving wire tap info to the TVL's as was reported by the news media.

10/22/2007 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah lets keep all the heat on the police

10/22/2007 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical, pick on the Police but forget about everyone else doing Felony crimes!

Where is the Media?

Where is Pam Zeckman?

No where to be found because, it's NOT blood and guts of a Police Officer!

10/22/2007 05:32:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

This is amazing. Our cops get crucified and make front page news.

There's a lot of scandal at the CTA. The infamous being the veteran bus driver who parked his bus then had sex with a passenger. CTA fired him, then he sued.

Turns out the suit ruled in his favor as "CTA couldn't tell him what he could do on his lunch time." He returned back to work, then retired. He woudl brag that "it was his lunch time and he coudl eat anything he wanted."

The best ones though are the supervisors and how they got their jobs. It's very heavy with clout, favors, etc.

10/22/2007 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is priceless.

10/22/2007 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True they can do whatever they want! daley is so scared of the fake revs, look at sharpton he wants to camp outside daley's home, do you think daley will actually show some balls and have this jagoff arrested if he goes through with it?

10/22/2007 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's it take to be a Rev these days.
It seems like everyone is one.

10/22/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just a civilian-Love the site by the way.
I never gave my credit card info to I-Pass because I was fearful of some B.S. just like this. They don't need all that so I can drive up and down the highway.

10/22/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's it take to be a Rev these days.
It seems like everyone is one.

10/22/2007 08:37:00 AM


I heard that the Holy Macarel Tabernacle M. B. Church is taking applications for ministers!

10/22/2007 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHA LUBErman now thats some funny shit!

10/22/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the first poster - I'm 32 and I remember the Huberman doll, so don't feel too old. To the last one - go and read Sharpton's bio on Wikipedia - he never went to school to be a "reverend". He's not educated (surprise, surprise). Someone appointed him a "reverend" at the age of seven. So you can be appointed one. Just for the fun of it I am going to mail this story to every email address available in the Slum Times. I can't help it. It's too priceless.

10/22/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Loaded Dice said...

You too can be a reverand. Just go to www.ulc.net and ordain yourself. No charge and look at all the things you can do......... If every copper did this think of the possibilities...

10/22/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous dilligaf said...

ulc.org

2 minutes of your time and totally FREE, and you too can become a real life ordained minister, reverand, padre or whatever floats your boat for a title.

Proud reverand since June 2003.

Stay safe!

10/22/2007 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reverend CTA Board Menber? Gee, do you think having Reverends on the CTA board might be a part of their problem?

Great Idea! How about maybe having someone on the CTA Board with urban mass transit expertise?

Oooop, I forgot, this is Chicago.

"We dont want no one who no one sent!"

10/22/2007 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's have her name! The press is TOTALLY in Daley's pocket and wont pursue this. But we can , right here.

10/22/2007 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wionder if this Rev is part of the flock of our current Rev OCD Chief. You have to wonder how many jobs is he going to hand out to policticans I hope not as many as Trotter did OEMC is ure a mess.

10/22/2007 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous spank said...

I just came back from the M.B (make believe) church on the west side. they told me Im to educated and then called me a cracker...I dont even like crackers.

10/22/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I THINK THE LIONS NAME WAS HUBERT. AND HUBERMAN IS NOT A MAN.

10/22/2007 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger rosco said...

You can use old buses to replace the squadrols. How about privatizing motor maint.? 30 days for a brake job? Its time to can all those alley mechanics.

10/22/2007 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF!!!

if that was a streets & san or water or any other city employee, it would be front page headlines.

HELLO TIMES OR TRIB!!!

oh i guess GOD said it was OK.
because the cta board member who has a preacher card in his pocket does't have to pay taxes.

I seen the LIGHT..........
lets all get preacher cards so urkle and daley and blago can raise all the taxes and we wont have too....

rant over

10/22/2007 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hubey doll AKA Huberman Daleys little doll

10/22/2007 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

I have just been ordained as a minister in the Universal Life Church. (Holy Opposed to the Term Life Church) It took all of 15 minutes. http://www.themonastery.org/?destination=ordination

From now on I am to be called Arch-Bishop Westcide Dog of the Holy Oak On Mt. Horeb in the True Life Tabernacle of the One True Bible Just Keeping It Real Memorial Church and Fried Chicken Hut. I plan on leasing space at a former bar on 66th and Western. (The location of the former Sexty Sex Club and M/C Hall) I am now openly recruiting other new ministers and congregants. The only thing I ask is that you give and give generously.

My first official act will be to gather my flock and picket the Corporation Counsel's Office at 30 N. LaSalle St. We will be demanding that they stop funding late 80's and early 90's Chevy Caprice sales! It's racist, illegal, unethical, immoral, and plain old ignorant.

10/22/2007 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as all p.o's a sworn dep. clerks of the court, I appoint all p.o.'s as revs.

-GOD.

10/22/2007 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like the reverends are at the forefront of a number of scandals. Hmmmm.

Name 'em. Bust them out SCC!

10/22/2007 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like one "Reverend" wasn't bad enough all these years...

Page two, today, Suntimes. Fat ass Sharpton with a serious look on his face while on his way to take all the ministers and reverends to task!

WTF? Are the real deal Rev's in Chicago going to have the audacity to stand up to him? I'm talking about the legit Rev's who actually went to Divinity School, completed their degree and have a bona fide title?

Read the article, what he's basically saying is that he gonna come in Jackson's house and straighten thangs out. Evidently Jesse hasn't taken care of business in Chicago. And he's going to camp out at Daley's for good measure. Interesting, I wonder what's really going on. What's in it for him? Who's he working for? Is this town big enough for the both of them or have they already divied the City up?

Tune in tomorrow chirren....

10/22/2007 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with Sharpton? Someone run him out of NY?

10/22/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that the Holy Macarel Tabernacle M. B. Church is taking applications for ministers!

10/22/2007 09:51:00 AM

THAT was fucking funny!

10/22/2007 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats fucking amazing is that we the police have been taking it in the ass and will continue to do so for a long time to come and yet we cover for the CTA and Huberman....WTF
No one wants to give any one of us a break, why the hell are we giving people breaks?

10/22/2007 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still have my Huber the Harris lion bank! It now holds my pension and retirement fund.

10/22/2007 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Aunt Esther said...

I am the very Reverand Holy minister of the Church of What's Happening Now. Alright, I admit I "borrowed" the name from the very dead Redd Foxx. Hallelujah!

10/22/2007 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and people wonder why I'm not in direct deposit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/22/2007 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox is covering it a 9pm tonight...well, covering might not be the right word. How about eluding to the facts.

10/22/2007 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say your GOODBYE's HUBERMAN your NEXT to BE INDICTED!!! Keep up your bull shit!!

10/22/2007 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet I remember that woman. I went to CTA HQ to get an El-Map t-shirt for my nephew, (is every 4 year old a huge train fan?) and there was some woman who took about a hundred hours to get the shirt from the back and run my credit card. I didn't actually get my identity stolen, but I bet it was her.

I guess the CTA website identifies the reverend:

Currently the Mayor of Chicago has appointed Rev. Charles E. Robinson, Carole L. Brown, Alejandro Silva and Henry T. Chandler, Jr. as board members. Ms. Brown serves as Chairman.

10/22/2007 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was on the news tonight up to possible 343 victims
luberman is taking steps to make sure this doesnt happen to anyone again

thanks ron

10/22/2007 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to SCC and its contributors. Chan 7 just broke the story. WOW free credit monitoring.

Da King says its all about the athletes. BS who are you kidding you want the legacy. Wonder if Chicagoans realize how understaffed, and how little work got done?

10/22/2007 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local media will not cover the CTA fraud incident. Another quid pro quo for their bedmate Daley.

10/22/2007 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMAZING !!! SCC HAS THIS STORY RIGHT AFTER IT HAPPENS , TAKES THE MEDIA ALMOST A FULL 24 HOURS TO GET THE SCOOP . ME THINKS THEY ARE DEFINATELY USING THIS SITE FOR BREAKING NEWS. LEAST YOU CAN DO IS SAY THANK YOU , FUCKING UNGRATEFUL SHIT BAGS !

10/22/2007 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a PO but I have 2 in my family. I luv this site. I took the liberty of sending an e-mail on your collective behalf's to the Trib this morning.

Here is the response

Sir/Madam,
We are following this story. It takes time, sometimes, to build a story, especially when we don't know who the alleged perp is.

I am making calls to the CTA and to Chicago Police (who, by the way, are referring our calls back to the CTA, so you can see it's not easy to get info), but so far, they haven't told us who was arrested.

As an aside, while I do read the blog, it is frustrating sometimes the fact that people think just because it's on there, it should be posted everywhere.

But as a professional reporter, it's my job to get the facts, not print rumors.
To that end, if you have any direct information you'd like to share with me, I'd love to hear it. I can only do my job if people talk to me.

Thanks for your note.
Angela Rozas
Crime reporter

Angela Rozas
Chicago Tribune
(312) 222-5087
Cell: 630-696-8567

10/22/2007 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Westcide Dog, it sounds like you're seen the light!! Tell us brother dog... HAVE -- YOU -- SEEN THE LIGHT?

10/22/2007 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone's a Rev these days! Send in sum mf'en green and uz too can gets a masters degrees in thy-ol-o-geezzz. Oh yaz!!! Help me lord!

10/22/2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

NICE JOB. THE MEDIAS GETTING FASTER AT STEALING SCC THUNDER.

NOW IF THEY JUST DIG A LITTLE HARDER ON THE REV ROB. AND FIND OUT WHY HE WAS APPOINTED(CLOUT).

1ST FIND OUT WHAT WARD HIS CHURCH IS IN.

2ND CHECK AND SEE IF HE HAS COLLECTED SIGNATURES FOR THE LOCAL POLITICIANS.

3RD SEE HOW MUCH HE HAS DONATED IN THE STATE RECORD FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS.

DAMN THATS A LOT OF WORK FOR A COLLEGE GRADUATE TRYING TO BE THE NEXT LIND YU.

10/22/2007 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will say it again. SCC the only REAL news source here in Chicago!!

This is my morning paper.

10/22/2007 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

I heard the story make it across the wires tonight as I drove home.

The story only saw the light of day because of Second City Cop blog.

Nice work, SCC!

10/22/2007 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Westcide Dog said...
From now on I am to be called Arch-Bishop Westcide Dog of the Holy Oak On Mt. Horeb in the True Life Tabernacle of the One True Bible Just Keeping It Real Memorial Church and Fried Chicken Hut. I plan on leasing space at a former bar on 66th and Western. (The location of the former Sexty Sex Club and M/C Hall) I am now openly recruiting other new ministers and congregants. The only thing I ask is that you give and give generously.

My first official act will be to gather my flock and picket the Corporation Counsel's Office at 30 N. LaSalle St. We will be demanding that they stop funding late 80's and early 90's Chevy Caprice sales! It's racist, illegal, unethical, immoral, and plain old ignorant...............................................................................One of the top 10 funniest/best posts ever

10/22/2007 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This was on the news tonight up to possible 343 victims
luberman is taking steps to make sure this doesnt happen to anyone again

thanks ron

10/22/2007 09:55:00 PM

great job "captain ron" another titanic for you to sink like you did at cpd! What a jagoff!

10/23/2007 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the cover up now??? Duh!!!

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/615231,CST-NWS-cta23.article

10/23/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the police and the cta worked together really well monday -- trying to kill this story. you guys should really be proud of your department. think its any coincidence that information finally got released in the middle of Daley's boxer parade?

10/23/2007 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEAR RONALD HUBERMAN,
I KNOW THE CTA IS FALLING APART BUT I AM A PROUD IRONWORKER I LIVE IN INDIANA (SO I SAVE MONEY) I MAKE $275,000 A YEAR AND SLEEP MOST OF THE TIME. WE CONTRIBUTE HEAVY TO POLITICIANS AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO US SO LEAVE US ALONE THANKS!

10/23/2007 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rev Charles Robinson, owner
Original New Morning Star Methodist Baptist Church
2124 W Crystal St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 278-2034
501(c)(3)

10/23/2007 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ST FIND OUT WHAT WARD HIS CHURCH IS IN.

32nd ward
formerly Ted Matlak
currently Scott Waguespack

10/23/2007 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3RD SEE HOW MUCH HE HAS DONATED IN THE STATE RECORD FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

Robinson, Charles E.
3328 W. Flournoy Street
Chicago, IL 60624

$250.00 2/2/2007 to Friends of Alderman Madeline Haithcock

$250.00 1/6/2007 to Friends of Robert Steele (for Cook Cty Bd)

$300.00 4/8/2003 to Citizens to Elect Emma Mitts

$500.00 12/29/2002 to Committee for Ed Smith

$250.00 9/18/2001 to Friends of Bobbie L Steele

10/23/2007 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

owner of Charlie LLC

a Rev w/ his own vanity LLC?

10/23/2007 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As Gary Coleman said in his 1974 Harris Bank commercial. "You too can have a Huberman doll"....................any old timers 40+ remeber?

10/22/2007 12:15:00 AM

Hubert doll.

10/23/2007 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

owner of Charlie LLC

a Rev w/ his own vanity LLC?

10/23/2007 04:20:00 PM

Someone ought to look into Rev. Royce Cornelius at 12900 S. Halsted. Got some interesting shit going on.

10/23/2007 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's DR. Reverend Cornelius to you. Ph.d in one hand and criminal history in the other. Amen, pass the crack pipe sistah.

10/24/2007 07:13:00 PM  

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