Thursday, November 22, 2007

Clout? Maybe?

  • Joseph Annunzio used the n-word and other racist and sexist slurs, but won't lose his supervisor's job with the city Department of Transportation, a review panel decided.
  • The board did find Annunzio made "racist, derogatory and disparaging remarks," but didn't fire him because the most "egregious" allegations weren't backed up by testimony from the target of the barbs.
  • City Inspector General David Hoffman said the board's decision signals the city can't fire someone for racist and sexist remarks and conduct, even when multiple witnesses confirm them under oath.
Evidently, the Board decided you have the freedom to be a complete ass at work, but only if you're related to an old time Machine politician. We don't see this becoming a trend citywide.

Inspector General Hoffman just got emasculated by Daley's hand picked Review Panel. Publicly. And without anesthesia. Ouch.

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Anonymous HATER said...

if you run for office you have to have some juice....
is it wrong

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Joseph J Annunzio
1880 Barton LaneTwp Supervisor/Maine Twp
Park Ridge, IL 60068 Township

Committee Name Address Status ID
Maine Township Coalition for Open Government Party Inc 6767 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714 Final Local 7893

Election Year Election Type Result Inc/Chall/Open Fair Campaign
1997 CE Lost

11/22/2007 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I find myself in a similar situation, you can be sure my attorney will be citing this example as a "precedent" in my defense!

11/22/2007 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

SMALL DONATION GO A LONG WAY...
I KNOW QUITE A FEW OFFICER LOVE THIS POLITICIAN MAYBE THE SHOULD DONATE TO THIS FUND INSTEAD OF THE CLINE MEMORIAL FUND?

Annunzio, Joseph 2926 N. Nora
Chicago, IL 60634 $75.00
2/24/2000 Individual Contribution
Citizens for Tom Allen
Annunzio, Joseph 2926 N. Nora
Chicago, IL 60634 $125.00
6/6/2000 Individual Contribution
Citizens for Tom Allen
Annunzio, Joseph 4941 N. Montclare
Chicago, IL 60656 $100.00
2/16/2001 Individual Contribution
Citizens for Tom Allen
Annunzio, Joseph 4941 N. Montclare
Chicago, IL 60656 $125.00
5/16/2001 Individual Contribution
Citizens for Tom Allen
Annunzio, Joseph 4941 N. Montclare
Chicago, IL 60656 $150.00
7/26/2001 Individual Contribution
38th Ward Regular Democratic Org
Annunzio, Joseph 4941 N. Montclare
Chicago, IL 60656 $60.00
8/9/2001 Individual Contribution
38th Ward Regular Democratic Org
Annunzio, Joseph 4941 N. Montclare
Chicago, IL 60656 $100.00
2/5/2002 Individual Contribution
Citizens for Tom Allen
Annunzio, Joseph 4941 N. Montclare
Chicago, IL 60656 $125.00
6/28/2002 Individual Contribution
Citizens for Tom Allen
Annunzio, Joseph 4941 N. Montclare
Chicago, IL 60656 $270.00
7/12/2003 Individual Contribution
Citizens for Tom Allen

11/22/2007 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous dago on the job said...

Da boyz will be da boyz!!!!!!

11/22/2007 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF "IF YOU'RE WHITE, IT'S ALRIGHT".WHAT A STROKE

11/22/2007 07:34:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

The EEOC needs to step in.

11/22/2007 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Joseph A. Annunzio, and he his daddy works for Ald Tom Allen.

annunzio is a scum bag. too bad the main complainant on that case was Beavers girlfriend Patty Young who was all over the new a few months back when this case came out. Goos job to the IGO, sorry it didn't stick. Know someone who was interviewed by the investigator on the case - good call, the IGO had a pretty white Catholic woman do all the interviews. People like to talk to pretty women. Next time, get him on something more substantial. Try his friend's Joe Russo and Vic Morenos involvement in contracts.

11/22/2007 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was interviewed for this case, and Annunzio is a loose cannon!!
Annunzio is on the Clout list. Annunzio is a racist, foul mouthed train wreck.

AND----The female investigator who independently handles this whole case is an out of towner with no clout, but a nice rack, and killer eyes, and funny. I enjoyed being interviewed by her. I guess so did Annunzio, he even requested this female investigator interview him.

11/22/2007 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice! Truth justice and the American way! Guess the "mob" is still around and shakes daley up again and again!

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

"Clout? Maybe?"

Ya think??

11/22/2007 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy Byrne was/is Annunzio's boss at Transportation.... he should eb ashamed!

11/22/2007 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...The board did find Annunzio made "racist, derogatory and disparaging remarks," but didn't fire him because the most "egregious" allegations weren't backed up by testimony from the target of the barbs...."

This guy may have juice and be a jerk, but if no one steps up to say that they heard the comments AND as their intended target they were also offended by them, where is the case against him? I say the IG's office did the right thing. It's the same with a CR. No complainant, no affidavit-- UNFOUNDED.

11/22/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that i would stick up for some polital hack, but the person who filed the complaint was the Ex-alderman Beavers daughter, who has made the same type of of complaints in the past all against the m-2's!

11/22/2007 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people has Mirabelli let slide from Bridgeport?

11/22/2007 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling someone out of name is not a crime. Even if the person is offended because they think the name is racist.

I have the right under the law to call you what ever I want to call you. It's called freedom of speech.

Don't be affaid to call a dog a dog. And if they are offended, who gives a F*%k. I stopped being offended by name calling when I was in the 6th grade.

What does this tell you about the poor offended complaiant.

I am not saying that this guy was right calling his associates all of these names. He obviouslly has some mental issues. But lets get real here, are the so call offended victims adults or are they 12 year olds.

Boss, Boss, he called me a name.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

11/22/2007 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City Inspector General David Hoffman said the board's decision signals the city can't fire someone for racist and sexist remarks and conduct, even when multiple witnesses confirm them under oath.


I'm going to have to remember that. OPS or whatever you're called now did you get that?

11/22/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REGARDING Joseph Annunzio

WHAT SCC READER DISCOVERED, AND THE MEDIA SHOULD KNOW.

MAYOR DALEY ON THE OTHER HAND WILL PROBABLY DENY.

Joe Annunzio whose dad is Chief of Staff for Alderman Tom Allen is all Clout and Mirabelli has ties w/ the Annunzio clan. Annunzio was arrested once for beating his wife - imagine if any police officers had Annunzio's credentials - racist, sexist, wife beater.

Additionally, Maribelli, (the Mayor's good friend) was president of the Justian Society with The Late Frank Annunzio (Congressman) by his side. conflict of interest?

As for you Mr. Hoffman, I'll consider you the Elliot Ness of our time. You may mean well, but be very careful. With a little more investigation into this Mr. Hoffman, the ball can be back in your court. So for starters, how about looking into this Dirtbag divorce Attorney Enrico Maribelli that gets paid to sit on that board.

I can just imagine what Mayor Daley pays this shyster lawyer to sit on the board. But I guess its not the pay, it's the Power!

I'd be curious to find out how many City Employees from "The Neighborhood" (Bridgeport), and the other clout, juiced up employees who's firings were justified (PROOF-SMOKING GUN),that Maribelli decided they should get their jobs back.

Tom Byrne, former Deputy Chief of Chicago Police (AKA Tom Thumb)retired and is now the Commissioner of Transportation? Must have been great to retire with such a great pension for doing nothing only to land a great job at City Hall. Thought you wanted Annuziou out, Guess you have signed the reinstatement papers anyway, and without putting up a stink. Shows youre playing the game too.

Good Luck Hoffman. If the Mayor puts a stop to further this ivestigation? Well, there's always the FEDS; they'll finish what you're not allowed to.

Full speed ahead because if you don't, what happened to Vistorous, will happen to you. You'll be the next scapegoat for not following through.

Where's Jessie, Al Sharpton and the Reverands on this one? They should be at City Hall protesting.

11/23/2007 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It's Joseph A. Annunzio, and he his daddy works for Ald Tom Allen.

annunzio is a scum bag. too bad the main complainant on that case was Beavers girlfriend Patty Young who was all over the new a few months back when this case came out. Goos job to the IGO, sorry it didn't stick. Know someone who was interviewed by the investigator on the case - good call, the IGO had a pretty white Catholic woman do all the interviews. People like to talk to pretty women. Next time, get him on something more substantial. Try his friend's Joe Russo and Vic Morenos involvement in contracts.

11/22/2007 08:55:00 AM

Beavers a real pos! old man getting all the young ho's, giving them JOBS,CARS,CRIBS,AND MONEY"! nothing but a thief but he gets away with it for now!

11/23/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who doesn't now and then ........let me hear about a black man calling me a "honky" or "cracker"....sorry my forefathers grabbed the "N" word before anyone else.....

11/23/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Joey, you're no friend of mine. Friggin' guy.

11/23/2007 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Jessie, Al Sharpton and the Reverands on this one? They should be at City Hall protesting.

11/23/2007 12:00:00 AM

It's turkey day fool, where U think we be?????

11/23/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that Annunzio asshole was PO,could you imagine what kind of press that would of got?

11/23/2007 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling someone out of name is not a crime. Even if the person is offended because they think the name is racist.

I have the right under the law to call you what ever I want to call you. It's called freedom of speech.
---------------------------
You are an IDIOT! You cannot call your co-workers certain names; it's called a hostile work environment, and/or violence in the work place - you don't have unlimited free speech at work (unless your da mayor).

11/23/2007 10:45:00 PM  

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