Monday, December 17, 2007

Jody, Pay Attention

  • An Oak Brook businessman who has extensive financial and personal ties to the former head of the Chicago mob has given more than $200,000 in contributions to Illinois politicians through personal and corporate donations -- with Gov. Blagojevich receiving the most money, $35,000, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

    Among other top recipients of donations from the businessman, Nicholas Vangel, a longtime friend of mob boss James "Little Jimmy" Marcello, were former Gov. George Ryan, House Speaker Michael Madigan and state Rep. Angelo "Skip" Saviano, an analysis of the political contributions shows.

This is only the most recent example uncovered by Steve Warmbir of "Hired Truck" fame. This is exactly why we suggested (tongue-in-cheek) that every person at and above the rank of Lieutenant ought to submit a family tree along with a resume to your office.

The entire State of Illinois is infiltrated by Organized Crime; Cook County courts are corrupted beyond redemption; city government is awash in Outfit stooges; a significant portion of the command staff of the Chicago Police Department is tied into questionable political donations, corrupt promotional practices and, yes, Organized Crime. You want a quick primer on what's facing you?
  • Captive City by Ovid Demaris
  • When Corruption Was King by Robert Cooley
  • Boss by Mike Royko
Captive City is one of the finest books on the mafia's role in Chicago government. Cooley's book, while somewhat self serving, outlines the Gambat and Greylord investigations along with an entire culture of bribery and case fixing arranged by the Outfit - it's amazing how many of the named individuals are still in power, including their kids. Royko's book is an entertaining read that documents the rise of the Chicago Machine and how it became the money maker it remains to this day.

There's dozens more books, countless federal probes and more than enough grand jury testimony we're sure you have access to. But until you immerse yourself in the history of it all, you have no idea how intertwined it all is. It's everywhere.

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89 Comments:

Anonymous The View said...

Good luck, Mr. Weis. You'll certainly need it. Hope the feds have plenty of room in the MCC, and in their prisons. You'll find an unlimited number of fools around you soon enough who should be incarcerated.

12/17/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out with Clout!!











and save ASSHAT!!

12/17/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Loaded Dice said...

THEN GOD CREATED ILLINOIS


Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven , God was missing for six days.

Eventually, Michael the archangel found him, resting on the seventh day

He inquired of God. "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards
through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've created."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it.

I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."

"Balance?" Inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth and told of Illinois

"For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and
wealth but cold and harsh while southern Europe is going to be
poor but sunny and pleasant .

"I have made some lands abundant in water and other lands parched deserts. "This one will be extremely hot and while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel , impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land mass and
said, "What's that one?"

"Ah," said God. "That's Illinois the most glorious place on earth.

There will be beautiful prairies, grasslands, farms, streams, abundant
wild game and birds, rolling hills and woodlands.

The people from Illinois are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent and humorous and
they are going to be found traveling the world.

They will be extremely sociable, hardworking and high achieving, and they will be
known throughout the world as diplomats and ambassadors of peace."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed, "What about
balance, God? You said there would be balance!!!"

God replied wisely, sadly and with a twinkle in his eye,

"Wait until you see the idiots I put in Springfield , Cook County and Chicago City Hall."

12/17/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UMMMM.... where are my comments regarding a benefit for a guy who ended up dead because of alcohol being held at a drinking establishment? Doesnt that warrant some attention? SHouldnt that bring to light a potential problem with this department? Perhaps more than just a few of the problems with this place are directly related to alcohol and comments which attempt to make some realize this get censored? I mean I like the OCCASSIONAL drink but you gotta admit, SCC, that was/is/always will be a little F'd up! What kind of message is that sending to his kids? Terrible, just terrible.

12/17/2007 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jody" was picked to hammer the mob or City Hall. He was picked to hammer us!

12/17/2007 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy "the Squealor" Gambini said...

I think I finally figured it out. SCC is female and has PMS about this time of the month. WOW, I am getting close ro solving this one! I might make merit dick!


Just joking SCC!

12/17/2007 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous ADS Roti said...

None of this would be happening if Joseph G. (Joey D) Di Leonardi was the top cop here in Chicago. Less bring back Joey D! He would clean up this mob mess! He was this close to closing down the mob when he was a big boss with CPD! Read his book!

12/17/2007 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous special agent morrell, fbi field office said...

http://www.ipsn.org/roemer.html

FBI Agent William F. Roemer once said that it was his boyhood fantasy to become the nemesis of the Chicago mob, and after 21- years of doing this kind of work in the Windy City, there were more than a few hoodlums in town who would say he achieved the goal. Roemer and the agents with him planted microphones and conducted around-the- clock surveillance of the hoods as they gathered to discuss their criminal ventures in the back of a Michigan Avenue tailor shop. No simple task bugging these guys and the dangers were high.


Just part of his bio page. This guy knew the Chicago mob in and out and wrote many books about it.

12/17/2007 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody:

Please be careful about who you speak with about OC in Illinois.

A former Commander of the Intelligence Section is currently business partners with the daughter-in-law of Willie "Potato's" Daddano.

Over the years he has been seen dining with another individual by the name of Ricky Simon.

Your predecessor was not worthy of being briefed regarding the big trial that just ended and he responded by ending whatever OC investigations the PD conducted.

No wonder the PD is not trusted.

12/17/2007 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Wish I Was Nicer said...

When Corruption Was King, One of my favorites. I remember reading that and catching quite a few self-serving errors on old chrome-dome cooleys part. I was a bailiff at 26th way back in the day. maybe I'll hop over to amazon and grab a used one if jody hasn't scooped them all. Great choices SCC!

12/17/2007 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc
No post on the FOP Lawsuit

part of the Citywide team

not to worry we will get the word out there without you and when you fail to comment your objectivity will be exposed

12/17/2007 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you fail the implicate the Federal Government.
They are infiltrated with associates of organized crime, as well.

Can't think of any?
How about the most recent.
Criminal justice body of federal government - USMS.

And the Congressmen, Representatives?

Hey, it must be what the people want.
These are the clowns that get elected, or appointed.

It goes all the way to the top.

12/17/2007 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roemer was a big fucking gas bag who got more mileage out of his "planting bugs on the mob" than an original owner of a Toyota Prius. As far as Joey D, he was nothing but a "kodacker" ie.,a publicity hound. And I wonder how many of you out there would turn down a "merit" promotion if it were offered. Oh yeah, thats right, you're all dedicated public servants. PUKES.

12/17/2007 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roemer wrote a book about his achievements, not the mob.

Self-serving.
TYpical federal thinking.

I have some personal knowledge of the investigations he wrote about.
Some true, some BS.

Hey, sensationalism sells, sitting in your car for 13 hours taking still photos of mob associates doesn't sound exciting.

Cooley, same thing.
"Double Deal", same.

12/17/2007 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

YOU SHOULD REVIEW BOOKS FOR A PART TIME JOB.

SHORT AND CONCISE

12/17/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Organized Crime Division during recent times.

Ray Risley was the Chief of Organized Crime and a good friend of Miedzanowski.

Bill Callahan was the Commander of the Intelligence Section and is now in business in Orlando with the daughter-in-law of Daddano.

Wayne Johnson and John Murray were investigators in the Intelligence Section under Callahan. Both of these individuals had connections with the Chicago Crime Commission.

Wayne Johnson becomes the Chief Investigator at the Chicago Crime Commission and strongly critized Mayor Stevens of having organized crime connections.

Wayne Johnson becomes the Chief of Police in Cicero and John Murray becomes the Inspector General in Cicero when Betty Lou Maltese was the Mayor and Edward R. Vrdolyak was the town's legal advisor.

Johnson retracts his claims about Mayor Stevens. When he departs he accepts a buyout and signs a non-disclosure agreement. Murray is forced out.

Cline was a lieutenant in the Gang Crimes Section under Risley and supervised Miedzanowski. He had a close friend who had outfit connections that was murdered. He also was close with Hanhardt. When he becomes Superintendent the FBI and US Attorney's Office are not comfortable briefing him on OC matters.

Damning facts!!

12/17/2007 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what makes you guys think he's a reformer ? do you think corruption stops at the state level ? why would daley hire, at a salery higher than his own, an outsider to dismantle the people he spent his carreer putting in place ?
most of us want fundamental changes but i don't see it........not in this city, not now, not ever.

12/17/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets be serious,Jody will not do anything....This is WAY above him.He's just here for the money.

12/17/2007 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooley was a little weasel in High School and still a big weasel in adult life. A real POS.

12/17/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Children, children, children, and just how do you think Jody became the FBI/SAC in Philly? Did they conduct a nationwide search for the right man? I don't think so. The FBI runs EXACTLY like the CPD or any other bureaucratic organization. They promote friends!

12/17/2007 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous "they smile in your face..." said...

To keep him ever vigilant of "The Chicago Way", I'd like to suggest a new ringtone for Jody's cell phone:

"BACKSTABBERS" by the Ojays

12/17/2007 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Ricky Simon and Willie Daddano??

12/17/2007 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous "et tu, Richie?" said...

J.P. "Jody" Weis:

Imagine yourself as Julius Caesar surrounded by hundreds of smiling, salivating clones of Brutus.

Welcome to Chicago! Clout rules! This town makes Sodom and Gomorrah look like the Vatican.

Don't drink the Kool-Aid, Jody!

12/17/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I welcome Weis as the new sup. However, I can not see this guy sticking around, because Daley is going to stick his nose in everything Weis does. If Weis is an honest law-man as he has been portrayed, the corruption in the CPD and entire city is going to take a toll on him. Either he is going to fill up the federal MCC, or he is going to say, "I'm out of here." I can not see this guy sticking around once he see's first hand the "Chicago way."

12/17/2007 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And look at your exempt ranks they are mostly all on vacation sulking because they were not named boss! Good luck with all the top level corruption!

12/17/2007 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jody

You want credibility? You want to start out with a bang? Then lop off the head of this evil cabal known as the Chicago Police Department.

Our Chief of Detectives with no experience as a detective.

Our Deputy Superintendent "anti-terrorism" expert with a GED and no efforts at an advanced degree.

Our acting Chief of Organized Crime who's only experience anywhere in organized crime was that of a pencil pushing computer geek.

Our civilian "Director" of the wire room, former Deputy Chief, who never took a promotional exam, and who's career service rank was that of Detective?

Get rid of the ass-kissers, and give us some leaders and leadership. You have the resume's, use them wisely.

Trust no one, as anyone in the upper ranks has been forced to abide by and make friends with the ass kissers, and favors are owed.

We should know in the first month of your tenure if you're for real, or its business as usual. We'll see...

12/17/2007 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOE DI LEONARDI WAS A SKINNY,PHONY, HOOK NOSED, POLITICAL HACK AND A TREMENDOUS SUCKHOLE.

12/17/2007 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see Da Mayors hand picked Super is actually going to change something. BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
If they really wanted change they wouldve picked a REAL outsider.

12/17/2007 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous mathias "paddy" bauler's ghost said...

With the possible exception of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, Mr. Weis is inheriting what is arguably the most critical position in THE CITY which is the indisputable political corruption laughing stock of the entire nation.

The striking comedy writers for Saturday Night Live, Leno, Letterman, Conan, the Colbert Report and John Stewart are just chomping at the bit.

12/17/2007 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Jody has to do is rent the movie Johnny Dangerously. It's a perfect example on how this city is run on a daily basis. All the politicians and police bosses know how to "Play Ball!"..... *wink wink*

12/17/2007 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29 days and a wake up till Weis takes over.

12/17/2007 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this would be happening if Joseph G. (Joey D) Di Leonardi was the top cop here in Chicago. Less bring back Joey D! He would clean up this mob mess! He was this close to closing down the mob when he was a big boss with CPD! Read his book!
12/17/2007 04:51:00 AM

This has to be a joke right? Joe D never did anything. I worked with guys who knew him when he was a dick. He was a total incompetent. He came to fame after he covered up a possible murder in the Hancock Building.

Joe D is mobbed up. He posed for pictures with them, ate with them at restaraunts on Oakley, and hung out with them in Lyons.

Joe D was a bufoon. He came to a bufoon's end. He is being laughed at.

12/17/2007 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and after all that, another incident without one mention of outfit money lining an office of the chicago police. family tree, whats this a witchhunt. let the politicians rot, the outfit wont give a dime to the police. cept for the concrete for the memorial. but thats the mayors decision.

12/17/2007 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous "out with clout!" said...

I'm all for the resumes and the I.Q. tests for openers. Most of current CPD brass were never the real police. While almost all of them are accomplished "politicians", many are dumber than a box of rocks who are held in contempt by the troops. Admiration and respect???
Fuggedaboudit!

If the man can just establish fair and transparent promotions, constructed, administered and immediately scored by outsiders, they should name a government building, large park or major boulevard after him.

12/17/2007 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mr Weis has never heard of this blog, if he had there would be no possible way he would have taken this position. The money he is getting paid to take over this department is not worth what this blog makes this job out to be, if he read this he would think this is the most messed up organization with some of the most miserable people on earth working for it. Seriously some of the people on here should really look at themselves and decide if they should quit instead of continuing to work. I know the bitches and gripes they have but it seems like it is all consuming to some people who write on here. There is nothing a patrolman can do about most of the stuff people bitch about here so just accept that and do things for yourself and forget about who is a boss, or what the mayor is doing. We live in a big city full of corruption, just like every other city on the face of the earth throughout history, it will not change, no matter what, who or when someone is in charge. Do your 8 hours or less if possible and go home and enjoy yourself, you get paid on the 16th and 1st thats good enough, we all know we are not going to make a difference in the overall picture of things.

12/17/2007 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less bring back Joey D! Thats no prize.I woked for Joey D when Byrne dumped him to a WC in 010.
The guy was in love with himself,he sure the hell was'nt a policeman.Old Ghetto Gladiator.

12/17/2007 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure hope Jody doesn't put any stock in those who claim training at the FBI Academy in their credentials.

All that tells you is that the nitwit had clout to get picked in the first place.

12/17/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEAR SUPT.WEIS,
WHILE YOUR BUSY YOU NEED TO INVESTIGATE IAD UNIT 121 AND ADS KIRBY. THEY MAKE THE CORLEONE FAMILY LOOK LIKE THE BRADY BUNCH, I AM A NO CLOUT P.O. FROM EDISON PARK WHO SERVED IN THE AIR FORCE AND WHO HAS MANY FRIENDS WHO ARE FEDS. HERE IS WHAT THEY TOLD ME, BECAREFUL MANY OF THE PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO IAD HAVE TIES WITH KNOWN STREET GANGS AND DRUG DEALERS. MANY TIMES WORKING NO CLOUT AGRESSIVE, HONEST OFFICERS WHO ARE LOOKING UP GANG BANGERS AND SEIZING THEIR MONEY AND IMPOUNDING THEIR CARS ARE THEN SUBJECT TO NONSENSE BEEFS AND THEN HARASSED BY IAD. HERE THE REAL DEAL AND THIS WAS TOLD BY ONE OF YOUR FEDS UP IN MILWAUKEE, IAD PERSONNEL WHO HAVE FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WHO ARE GANGBANGERS TELL THER BANGERS TO FILE NONENSE MONEY BEEFS WHICH THEY THEN INVESTIGATE. IF YOU DO NOT BELEIVE ME THEN HAVE THE G PUT FLAG ON GATOT BRADLEY AND SEE WHO REALLY ASSOCIATES WITH.
EDISON PARK ROCKS.

12/17/2007 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous soylent green said...

Remember the movie "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers"?

The G-man's going to find he's surrounded by "pod people" at every turn. They'll eat poor Jody alive.

12/17/2007 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys have really got to be kidding. Jody was in the Chicago office of the FBI. Now tell him something he doesn't know. If anybody gave a rats ass, Blago, Madigan, and their ilk would be sitting right next to Georgie boy, or on some cream-puss work farm. the fact that they aren't, and the fact that Daley hired this guy ought to tell you something [not to mention the 300,000 salary he's paying him]. What we've got here if a failure to communicate. Nothing is going to change and it never will.

12/17/2007 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if Jody is the real deal, all these gold braided "merit" hacks will just retire and drain our pension fund even more. They'll be laughing all the way to the bank.

GET RID OF THE GOLD BRAID BILL!

It's bad enough that these clowns make a windfall while they're still on the payroll. Bring back civil service and make it legit.

12/17/2007 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic:

10 openings each in 003, 004, 005, 006 and 007?

wow!

and then you got openings in 008, 012, 013, 016, 020, 023, 024???

We sure do need some man power.

12/17/2007 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody has been here before. He knows how this city works. Nothing will change. He is getting paid well to make a few of us Officers examples and to protect the clout heavy. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

12/17/2007 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic but worth looking at:

http://www.policeone.com/training/articles/1640535/

12/17/2007 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 said...

I have the all new CHICAGO POLICE

"RESPECT IS A TWO-WAY STREET" T-Shirts..anyone interested??

12/17/2007 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those three books are so old they were printed on the Gutenberg press. They have historical value but do not reflect our current situation.

12/17/2007 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on high violent crime rates and hazardous duties, the NYPD used to divide precincts into "A", "B" and "C" houses in descending order.

What business does some boss who spent his/her entire career inside, at HQ, in specialized cushy units, on "the mean streets" of Area 3 districts or north of Belmont Ave. have telling street savvy veterans working West and South Side "A" districts how to do their jobs?

Make "x" years of active street duties in "A" districts as a prerequisite for all promotions.

The CPD calls it "duty availability pay" and gives it to everybody. Check other cities. This enhanced pay is called "night shift differential" for only those officers working the streets during the hours of darkness.

FOP is obviously in bed with the 9 to 5, weekends-off, empty-holstered paper shufflers.
Start taking care of the guys that actually do the heavy lifting, not the house mice. There are bosses on the job who could count their felony pinches on one hand. WTF!

12/17/2007 05:47:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Offtopic (my apologies SCC):

I'm assuming this is the standard reply (or something of this nature) from the Office of the Govenor of Iowa regarding Mike Mette:

Dear Kate,

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding the case of Michael Mette with Governor Chet Culver, who has forwarded them to me for response. As an Executive Officer for the State of Iowa, the Governor's influence in legal matters is vey limited. The Govenor does not have the authority to intervene in judgments of the court. Mr. Mette should work with his attorney to see what options may be available to him under Iowa law.

We appreciate the time you took to contact us about this important matter.

Best Wishes.

Sincerely,

James C. Larew
General Counsel



WTF bullshit kind of response is that?

12/17/2007 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone want a good laugh,check out this link, hysterical. My favorite is when the guy throws the computer over the cubicle wall.

http://glumbert.com/wii/view.php?name=baddayoffice

12/17/2007 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 news is reporting that the Tribune is raising it's price for the daily.

When they raised it from 50 cents to 75 cents 4 or 5 years ago, I stopped reading it and switch to the slum-times which was still 50 cents.

But now I don't read either. I get all my news from cyberspace.

Good luck Tribune..enjoy your ride into irrelevence!

12/17/2007 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY JODY, CLEAN HOUSE AT THE ACADEMY, GET RID OF TOBIAS AND HIS ASS WIPE CLOUT HAVEN SOS CREW.
HEY FORMER SOS PEOPLE ASSIGNED TO THE DISTRICTS, GET READY BE PREPARED TO GO TO WORK AN EIGHT HOUR DAY ON CHRISTMAS. IN THE DISTRICTS WE DO NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF SHOWING UP AND DRIVING HOME IN SQUAD CARS TO SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH OUR FAMILIES. IN THE DISTRICTS WE ALL HAVE TO PULL OUR OWN WEIGHT.

12/17/2007 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous bob cooley said...

Let's wait and see on the new selection.

Yet, I know from my own personal experience that nobody was ever brought in that they could not control.

One particular alderman has always been able to put his corrupt stooges in top police positions. He will not do a damn thing to change the status quo.

I would like to wish the thousands of good officers and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Let's see what the new year brings.

12/17/2007 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be great if Jody Weis was aware of some of these posts. If he is on the legit, he could get some idea of what he is up against, not to mention his biggest roadblock of all: Richard M. Daley.

Chicago's Finest must wish him only the best. It would be awesome if he could hit the ground running.

12/17/2007 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

CMON YOUR GIVING HIM TO MUCH CREDIT.

IF THINGS WERE GOING TO CHANGE WE WOULDNT BE HAVING A NEW CLASS OF LT AND DICKS.

YOU SEEN THE PICKS KNOW ONE IS SCARED. HE CANT FIRE EVERYONE WITH A GOLD BADGE.

JUST WORRY ABOUT ARE CONTRACT THATS WHERE WE ARE GOIN TO GET KICKED IN THE NUTS ASK DONAHUE AT THE MEETING. 18 DEC 2007 FOP HALL NOON

12/17/2007 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you morans really think one man in chicago can make that big a dent in the corruption chicago? It's not JUST chicago... it's the freaking county AND the Governor. We need to disband ALL local government like they did to the SOS. Start with TERM Limits to Mayor AND aldermen, begining next year. Then, with county goverment.That dummy with the "big balls" only attended JR. college and he sits on boards with millions of dollars at his feet. Once the county is cleaned out with tearm limits, then begin with BLAGO and his corrupt wife. I think in about 4 years this state may be able to hold it's head up high again.

12/17/2007 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess all those who went to the FBI Academy will be on his favorites list. Especially since they have clearance, are physically fit and have been successfully brainwashed by our government.

12/17/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that Risley, Callahan and Johnson all were involved in the leaks to the media about Matt Rodriguez and Pierre Zonis.

I guess they had insider information?

12/17/2007 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - 12/17/2007- 08:09:00 AM

WTF are you drinking ???
You my friend stink so bad I can smell you from here and I'm in another state. You had better go home and get your fuckin' shine box for you know not what you say .

12/17/2007 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody, Jody, Jody...

Get rid of merit promotions! Our GED acting superintendent is a prime example. This will hopefully end all the clouted and idiotic managers in this department who haven't got a f*ckin clue. It will probably take about 5 years to actually see this department turn-around with the hope that the clouted dimwits retire.

PS Be your own man, don't listen to Daley, the city hall buffoons and the babbling retard revs. God help you.

12/17/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you morans really think one man in chicago can make that big a dent in the corruption chicago? It's not JUST chicago... it's the freaking county AND the Governor. We need to disband ALL local government like they did to the SOS.

We all can make a dent in corruption, we can start by voting Independent or Republican and stop voting these dirty Democrats into office. I guess we get the representation we deserve...

12/17/2007 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:53 PM

You don't get picked for the FBI Academy by competitive exam or consistently outstanding police work.

It's all CLOUT, you nitwit.

12/17/2007 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Joseph G. Di Leonardi said...

A personal note from Joseph G. Di Leonardi.

Not sure who all these new young police officers are but may I say that I am glad I left this job long before many of you "new police" were hired. I have many friends still left on this job and most of them have expressed the same comments about the "new police", they are the biggest bunch of pussies they have ever seen.

You little college dorm book worms don't have a clue about real police work or the things we had to do both physically and mentally to solve cases. Long before DNA, long before pinging a cell phone and long before computerized mugshot images and information.

We worked the God damn streets, we worked over informants and did things you could of only dream of to get the asshole who hurt or killed another.

And all of you are in luck because I wouldn't come back to this sissy ass kiddie land department even if you tripled the $310,000.00 that this former cop hating fed is being paid.

So I hope this fed supt sticks it up your ass real far because in the days when I was boss, NO WORKING COP GOT SCREWED! But you little kiddies think you know it all and know how to beat the system. Well I got a little clue for you, in our days the system was there to help you and protect you, now the system is there to screw you more than a fresh young white boy in the Cook County jail showers.

And if any of you think you have any balls at all you can tell me directly to my face at Rosebud's on Taylor Street on Thursday 20 Dec 2007. I will be there from 5pm to about 8 pm.

Sincerely,

Joseph G. Di Leonardi

12/17/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: SCC please start a ghoul pool for 2008. We need some more dark humor, or as da mayor says: silly, silly, silly.

thanks.

12/17/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your fixer, your close personal friend, gets caught, convicted and goes to jail. You and your other pals have a benefit for him befor he goes to jail. You tell everyone what a great guy the convicted fellow is. You pretty much say his family willbe taken care of, so he need not worry.

Sound like the Godfather? No Daley and his federally convicted patronage chief.

Pallidin

12/17/2007 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joey D use to like to mess with the he-shes at a certain downtown he-she show bar. Known fact. I really dont know why so many fruit loops become such big bosses on this job.

12/17/2007 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish I Was Nicer said...
When Corruption Was King, One of my favorites. I remember reading that and catching quite a few self-serving errors on old chrome-dome cooleys part. I was a bailiff at 26th way back in the day. maybe I'll hop over to amazon and grab a used one if jody hasn't scooped them all. Great choices SCC!

12/17/2007 06:24:00 AM

That arrogant prick Mike Shields 018 is always bragging about his Uncle Dave Shields the Chief Judge of Chancery Court during Graylord/Gambat being such a standup guy for going to prison for taking mob money. His fatass brother the tatoo clown works in 018 too,always bragging about knowing every dopehead rockstar. There Daddy was Cmdr of ERPS when all the cash,dope went missing.

12/17/2007 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term Limits = HAVE NO DOUBT, VOTE INCUMBENTS OUT

It's easy.

REGISTER TO VOTE

VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION

DO NOT VOTE FOR ANY INCUMBENT

Just Do It.

12/18/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be happy if the new Superintendent limited merit promotions to one bite of the apple!

12/18/2007 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the Gutenberg Press defines the printed word, those three books define Chicago politics

12/18/2007 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GET REAL

The new guy was brought in to hammer the "corrupt" police while the others are not bothered.
If you think it is any other way, you are nuts.
Watch and see, Great move by Daley to reign in the "corrupt" police while all the other deals are still going on.
old guy

12/18/2007 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We all can make a dent in corruption, we can start by voting Independent or Republican and stop voting these dirty Democrats into office. I guess we get the representation we deserve...

12/17/2007 10:24:00 PM"

Yeah that will solve everything, make sure you send a Christmas Card to your Repub Guv. Jailbird in Oxford,WI. Might as well send one to his attorney Big Jim former Repub Guv. You Republiclowns are a case study in unbridled arrogance&ignorance.

12/18/2007 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO:12-17-07 12:10:00am
We may have a lot of PO'S out there during the hours of darkness,but not all are actually working the street.If the useless dogasses who hit the hole every night(or milk jobs,or are holding themselves down for some bullshit hand waver) should get duty availability so should the rest of us.If you're out there on first watch you know what I'm talking about.

12/18/2007 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weiss...sought out by the mayor, allowed to retire at an FBI pension at age 50 then "bought" for Chicago at a $1,000,000 3-year contract...a reformer? Right.

12/18/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous "the ballad of jody weis" said...

(sung to the tune of WYATT EARP)

I tell you a story, a true life story
A tale of old Chicago
The City it was lawless
But one man was flawless
And Clout was his evil foe.

Jody Weis, Jody Weis
Brave, courageous and bold.
Long live his fame and long live his glory
And long may his story be told.

Well he cleaned up the City
The whole damn Cook County
He made law and order prevail
And none can deny it
He even put da mare in jail.

CHORUS:
Jody Weis, Jody Weis
Brave, courageous and bold.
Long live his fame and long live his glory.
And long may his story be told.

12/18/2007 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 news is reporting that the Tribune is raising it's price for the daily.

When they raised it from 50 cents to 75 cents 4 or 5 years ago, I stopped reading it and switch to the slum-times which was still 50 cents.

But now I don't read either. I get all my news from cyberspace.

Good luck Tribune..enjoy your ride into irrelevence!

12/17/2007 06:07:00 PM

READ A BOOK

12/18/2007 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UMMMM.... where are my comments regarding a benefit for a guy who ended up dead because of alcohol being held at a drinking establishment? Doesnt that warrant some attention? SHouldnt that bring to light a potential problem with this department? Perhaps more than just a few of the problems with this place are directly related to alcohol and comments which attempt to make some realize this get censored? I mean I like the OCCASSIONAL drink but you gotta admit, SCC, that was/is/always will be a little F'd up! What kind of message is that sending to his kids? Terrible, just terrible.

12/17/2007 12:21:00 AM

Fuck You Pat Boone. Where do you want to hold a benefit? Why don't you offer up your basement. Oh thats right you're living in your mother's.

Don't ever question how a benefit for a deceased officer is held. If you don't like it don't go and don't give any money.

Mind your own business and keep your mouth shut you self-righteous piece of shit.

Like they say, don't trust a mother fucker that doesn't drink.

12/18/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr daley is no fool he picked Mr. weis because when the goverment comes for daley he will put it on him

12/18/2007 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont forget Mike Corbitts "Double Deal" on your reading list.

12/18/2007 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 08:31 Am, Guv Ryan was a RINO, and a Democrat first. He jumped to the GOP in the 70's over the ERA issue. Him and Daley have always been bed-buds

12/18/2007 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I guess all those who went to the FBI Academy will be on his favorites list. Especially since they have clearance, are physically fit and have been successfully brainwashed by our government.

12/17/2007 08:53:00 PM

Selection to FBI academy is 100% clout. Absolute favoritism. In fact the amount of applicants has dropped. Most know they have not clout and do not apply. Who selects the candidates? Merit selection board? Who is on the board?

12/18/2007 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sincerely,

Joseph G. Di Leonardi

12/17/2007 10:42:00 PM
__________________________________

Relax, did you get a parking ticket or something?

We worked the God damn streets, we worked over informants and did things you could of only dream of to get the asshole who hurt or killed another.

Reply: That is why things are so messed up right now-because of your generation (Burge), thanks a lot.

Well I got a little clue for you, in our days the system was there to help you and protect you, now the system is there to screw you more than a fresh young white boy in the Cook County jail showers.

Reply: Again, it's because of the last generation, thanks.

When people wanted time due did you require a 10 or a 20?

12/18/2007 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous ex-homicide dick said...

11:20 PM

Joe D was always as phony as a three dollar bill. Yet, in his prime, he looked the part: the 6 ft., 200 lbs., good dresser, the swaggering homicide dick with the pinkie ring, the big cigar, stetson and trenchcoat.

Central casting could have easily put him in the Hollywood movie role of a "big-city homicide" boss.

Fact is that Joe was all form and no substance. He had his tongue up the late Chief Mike Spiotto's ass in those days. Despite his book, Joe solved only one homicide. Some joke that the perp jumped into the back seat of Joe's unmarked.

He was on the case when Lorraine Kowalski fell some 90 plus floors from Marshall Berlin's condo in the John Hancock, a controversial case.

I saw him last summer with wife Carol. They were living in a condo in 018. He's lost about 50 lbs. and 2-3 inches and is now only average stature in his 70's. He's still an avid jogger.

In fairness to the man, I have no doubt that 10:42 PM is an impostor (not Joe's style) and your cheap "fruit loop" slur is complete bullshit. Other than that, I have nothing positive to say about the man.

12/18/2007 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:36 AM

You want shift differential, just like most big-city police departments already have?

No problem.

Get out on the street and off the second watch, bid for district patrol on the third or first watch.

Otherwise, your comment is frivolous and your criticism, at best, anecdotal.

Why doesn't FOP inform us of working conditions in other major police departments for purposes of comparison?

Aside from the Detroit PD, the CPD was last to get fixed shifts. We still don't have night shift differential.

The original intent of so-called "duty availability" was to compensate the street officers working prime time crime and generally less desirable nighttime hours.

The CPD should not tolerate the shameless prima donnas that have spent their entire career (relatively) out of harm's way. It's one thing to move to days in a specialized unit or a North/Northwest Side slow district after you've paid your dues on the West or South Sides.

Every single officer on the job should spend some time working the night streets of districts like 007 and 011. No exceptions.

12/18/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey 08:31 Am, Guv Ryan was a RINO, and a Democrat first. He jumped to the GOP in the 70's over the ERA issue. Him and Daley have always been bed-buds

12/18/2007 04:47:00 PM"

Big Jim the former REPUB Guv's lawfirm spent 20 million defending his ass, so what's your point exactly??

12/18/2007 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would definitely have to agree with you, "anonymous" (18 Dec, 9:36pm). Shift differential should be given out according to what shifts you work. Tact/Gang guys, who shift between days and (basically) midnites (area 2 is still on a mandated 2000/0400 schedule every period for the evening team), and midnite officers should get the pay. Those who work in the more active Districts should get the pay. Not making a personal attack on those of you who work in 012, 013, 016, 017, 019, 020, and 023, but it's NOT THE SAME JOB, so the money shouldn't be the same.

12/19/2007 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous cpl.steiner 019 ranger said...

to 6:33am

Oh yea? Meet me at the Lathrop Homes one of these nites, and I'll show u where the Cross of Iron grows!

12/19/2007 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lathrop Homes???

Sissiest projects I have ever seen.

Stupid criminals. Cry like a bitch when they are caught.

Even a copper from 023 could work there.

12/19/2007 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the man can just establish fair and transparent promotions, constructed, administered and immediately scored by outsiders, they should name a government building, large park or major boulevard after him.

12/17/2007 01:04:00 PM

If he can do that, they should rename the fraking city after him.

12/20/2007 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't expect any changes from Jody. He's drawing $300k plus a yr and his pension. Expect the following fixed promotional tests,more merit promotions, bosses who are so out of shape they can't walk across the street. He will be a figure head a band aid so the mayor can still run the department. Clout is here to stay.

12/23/2007 08:34:00 AM  

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