Thursday, January 24, 2008

HUGE Scoop by Crimefile

We can only hope that this is true (Frank Main, if you work this story, you damn well better credit Crimefile):
  • A new investigation is expected to be launched into the criminal activities of Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke and his wife, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, Anne M. Burke. The Burkes are accused of fixing murder cases and at least one high profile child molestation case.

    There are some serious issues involving statutes of limitations that won’t affect State Bar and judicial conduct matters. There are plenty of matters recent enough to bring indictments.

    Payoffs in the form of contracts awarded for Chicago’s legal work, Chicago Mob ties, new ghost pay-rolling allegations, along with fixing a court appeal to help the Emerald Gambling Casino regain their revoked license will all be under a new government microscope.
Please please please let this one be true.

Read the whole thing here.

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135 Comments:

Anonymous HATER said...

SO WHATS THE CRIME?

YAWNNNN.

OLD NEWS REHASH KINDA LIKE HITTING A GUY IN A WHEEL CHAIR WITH WITNESSES AND VIDEO ALL AROUND.

1/23/2008 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope! Why does he need 6+ drivers, a big fancy crown vic with radios that can even reach space! Finally lets hope it is true! He has a huge mansion also in twin lakes wisconsin that he did a recent 1 million+ rehab to! Dump all the D-3 bodyguards now, two on three off who do they think they work for a king? Nice how burke dumped the one guy to 008 loyalty guess not in "eddies world"!

1/23/2008 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You adopt a black kid and your exempt from federal charges. Believe me, its true. Neither one will be charged with anything.

1/23/2008 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to clean it all up? ock up every elected official in Chicago and Cook County and put them in prison for 10 years. Start fesh.

1/23/2008 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give TRU the investigation, within 5 minutes the will have at least 5 ANOV's against them!

1/23/2008 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if even a tenth of this has merit it's gonna be a great show to say the least

1/23/2008 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All that, plus his doormat, er, I mean "doorman" at the Committee on Finance is running for FOP President. Any that votes for Doherty for prez should have their head examined.

1/23/2008 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"some serious issues involving statutes of limitations" Why?
Wouldn't judicial misconduct be worse than police corruption? Since
there's no S.O.L. on our misconduct
why doesnt that apply to the bench & the bar?
Otherwise, great scoop!

1/23/2008 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, SCC, this could be 2nd coming of CRIMEFILE. When was his 1st?

1/23/2008 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous prozac for maher said...

Chief Maher blames the "no snitching" culture. Anyone else want to chime in?

What she meant was no snitching on the bosses who made terrible merit promotions and no snitching on the terrible merit detectives that can't do their job or don't want to do their job.


Maher is smoking crack... no snitching to the police by fellow criminals and gang bangers has been around for decades. Great attempt for an excuse but its all BULLSHIT!

Have the reporters ask Queen Maher if all the new restrictions and all the new regulations she has placed on the detectives effectvely helped or hurt the clearance rate?

THATS THE KEY QUESTION!!!!!!

Ask her if Cmdr Patty WALSH of A/1 Det. Div. not allowing dicks to work overtime helps???????

Ask if a woman not tall enough to ride a ride at Great America and who never made a felony arrest should be Chief of Detectives and WHY?

She is just another true asshat exempt who is so stuck on herself, she can't see beyond her own image.

1/23/2008 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WWWWWOOOOO HHHHHOOOOO!

The bigger they are, the harder they fall!

It's too bad the city rags (trib, times) can't scoop a story. Oh, i forgot, they have to pull it off the web (SCC).

1/23/2008 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHICAGO — A radio station has backed out of plans to hold a dating contest featuring former police sergeant Drew Peterson, a suspect in his fourth wife's disappearance.

The radio station, Chicago's WJMK-FM, had planned to offer listeners the chance to "Win a Date With Drew Peterson" on Thursday on the "Steve Dahl Morning Show." Peterson accepted the invitation to participate.

"The ladies are coming back around," Peteson said Wednsday on the show.

Peter Bowen, the station's general manager, told FOX News that there will be no dating contest.

Plans for the dating show were part of a spontaneous discussion on air Wednesday morning, Bowen said.

Stacy Peterson was reported missing on Oct. 29 after she failed to show up at a friend's house. Peterson denies any involvement in his wife's disappearance and claims that she left him for another man.



The radio station announced that the new contest will be:

WIN A DATE WITH SEISER!!!!!!!

1/23/2008 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Deering Darling said...

It's about time. The Alderjerk, AKA elderBurke. The closet door is open and look at the skeletons inside.

While in the closet; look at the Carli's.....burke's master jerk of an aide and her family, 3 POs, sad to say. All three in cushy off-street jobs.

1/23/2008 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is going on w/ D.D. at midway?

1/24/2008 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right... Who cares anyways, besides it sounds like someone just read Bob Cooley's book "When Corruption Was King". Really this isn't huge scoop, and will go nowhere.

1/24/2008 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot believe this ridiculous excuse for a department.

Now taking over 300 coppers, again out of the districts, for another "new program".

Did J-Fed have a hand in developing this idea?

The High-crime Area Intensive Repeat-offender Gang Elimination Liason unit.

This is coming, another unit...who the hell dreamed this one up?

1/24/2008 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc..no disrespect and not trying to be a rude or ignorant as*.. but seriously... one of our own has passed and crimefiles scoop takes first billing... kinds seems like the newspaper.. put the real! important things that happen on page 6.. just a thought...

1/24/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? I'm shocked! Is what Id say if i was shocked. Im not, so I wont.

1/24/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can only hope the good old boys club goes down soon.... All the way to the top this time, well at least the 5th floor

1/24/2008 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic.. this just in. a polish army transport plane crashed late last night. Officials say that so far 20 bodies have been recovered from the cemetary in which the plane crashed. officials estimate the number will rise as digging for survivors continues thoughout the night... hopefully they find some survivors

1/24/2008 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone read, "When Corruption Was King" by [former CPD] Robert Cooley, who turned Gov't informant you'd read about the details he cites that 'SHOULD' have put them both in jail. He single-handedly put away most of the 1st Ward Mob and was responsible for having the the mob hit man [Harry Aleman sp?] retried on a hit case he beat, thereby being the first ever case used as a test case for double jeopardy and had him CONVICTED!
While a piece of shit mob attorney he did in fact redeem himself [to some degree] by working with the feds to put away a lot of pols and mob members.
It makes for a great read.

Back to the Burkes....
He shows his extreme displeasure for the G not prosecuting both of them. He cites details and circumstances. Read the book, witness the details for yourself.

As always, "Stay Safe and Remember Our Thin Blue Line!"

1/24/2008 12:57:00 AM  
Blogger papa smurf said...

this is slightly off topic but needs to be addressed. po cozzi who is supposed to go back to work in apr 2008 may have to wait longer. apparently while the cpd appeals the police boards decision the city can keep him off the payroll until the appeals court makes their decision. this could add many more months to time off work. if the appeals court does not reverse police board decision po will get back pay awarded from apr 2008 until he goes to 045 reinstatement. got your back 100 percent bill.

1/24/2008 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God would I love to see them fall.

Alderman Burke pretends he backs the police but his record, and that of his democratic machine, shows he has nothing but distain for us.

1/24/2008 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not get too excited. This seems like B.S. from Crime file. He says and tells us nothing that is not already known. At least he credits Cooley. Who are Crime File's sourses? Are they reputable, or is this just fabrication. I hope it is true, but I will believe it when I see it.

1/24/2008 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a split decision Wednesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a bid by Michael Evans for a new trial in his attempt to hold Chicago police officers responsible for his wrongful conviction in the rape and slaying of a 9-year-old girl.

Evans spent 27 years in prison for the crime before being freed by DNA evidence and pardoned. In 2006 a jury rejected his $60 million lawsuit against 10 police officers whom Evans accused of framing him.

Two judges affirmed the jury verdict and one dissented.

1/24/2008 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Cupid said...

OT:

CHICAGO - A former police officer suspected in the disappearance of his wife was ready to take part in a radio competition in which women would vie to date him before station officials canned the idea Wednesday.

Hours after radio host Steve Dahl agreed to the suggestion by Joel Brodsky, the attorney for former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, WJMK-FM officials said the game would not take place.

Bowen said Peterson and his lawyer called Dahl's morning show unsolicited and proposed the "Win a Date with Drew" game. Even though Dahl said, "I'll absolutely do that" at 8 a.m. Thursday, Bowen later said the idea was never considered.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_re_us/police_officer_s_wife

1/24/2008 03:15:00 AM  
Blogger Sid Hudgens said...

What's the worst that could happen?..............

1/24/2008 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HANG UM! BTW the aldercreature still carrys a badge as a cop on leave of absence.

1/24/2008 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maher to take ove police academy!!!

1/24/2008 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that all this is true and this bastard rots in HELL . He is on the ropes .

1/24/2008 06:33:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Yep. It was just a matter of time... stay tuned.

1/24/2008 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
All that, plus his doormat, er, I mean "doorman" at the Committee on Finance is running for FOP President. Any that votes for Doherty for prez should have their head examined.

1/23/2008 11:24:00 PM

Deering Darling said...
It's about time. The Alderjerk, AKA elderBurke. The closet door is open and look at the skeletons inside.

While in the closet; look at the Carli's.....burke's master jerk of an aide and her family, 3 POs, sad to say. All three in cushy off-street jobs.

1/23/2008 11:56:00 PM

True Momma carli retired from city clerks office huge pension, many times hurt on job,collected lots of money! the 1 carli girl was thrown off job during academy years boyfriend was killed in her home by her, but she got back on> Then she had a great job with corp counsel, car unlimited overtime but served subpeona on a dead man and was put back in burkes office after lying its the carli way! doherty burkes guy for fop president? donohue is not the best but I pick mark over Dennis anyday! even though mark kisses eddies ass also! Hey ed your the finannce chairman could you maybe help with our contract as you always say you support the police but do you really?

1/24/2008 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet the
HAIR GEL Unit

1/24/2008 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"hair gel unit"

1/24/2008 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous The Phoenix said...

New liason unit, read the title again, sounds like it will have the same mission as a recently disbanded unit.

1/24/2008 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't surprising to any longtime Chicagoian. When you think about the huge amount of illegal drugs that enter this country any reasonable person has to come to the conclusion that the big time distributors are never cracked because of the protection provided by people in very high places in Federal, State and Local government. Howard Hughes was once quoted as saying something to the effect every man or many men have a price.

Likewise, when you look at all the public rip-offs and scandals in Illinois and Chicagoland it's pretty obvious there is systemic corruption in Chicago and Illinois politics and the judiciary.

Our crackpot and corrupt govenor is a nice example of when the best laid plans of the corrupt cabel runs a foul. The corrupt machine put into power a crook and shockingly the crook screws everyone once he's put at the head of the table.

Sadly, it's not just a democRAT thing in IL (think George Ryan). It's a RebublicRAT thing and that just proves- out how oily Illinois politicians are.

Things are cyclical. I hope the Burkes finally get cracked when found guilty just as I did when fast Eddie was taped asking for that kick-back.

God, I hope it changes because the status quo is killing what was a great city/country.

Funny thing. Many of the schnooks in power living by the motto, On my honor I'll do my best to take for myself and fuck the rest came of age in the free love, draft dodging middle sixties of love-e-doveyness. They had the best of the sacrifices made by there parents of the WWII era and now at the helm of America they have fucked this country up good with 47 years of liberal decay.

Mother of god, bring back the fifties. Sure there was corruption here then but not like we got now.

Respectfully,
DW
(not a cop)

1/24/2008 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crimefile? Just like this blog starts shit and then moves on. Billions about to be pissed away on some bullshit olympics, daley's son stealing, kids with clout running the CPD. Just a whole bunch of repetetive bullshit.

1/24/2008 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK ED BURKE. he's been a crooked ass thief forever, sucking sneeds ass to make him and the wife look good. I would love to be there the day that prick got put away

1/24/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Chris P said...

Off Topic:

Who reports on the media when their members are out of control?

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2008/01/notepads-of-sha.html

1/24/2008 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The source is Robert Cooley..wow, there's some credibility there, talk about a rat fucker, even you ought to be leery of anything attributable to him.

1/24/2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why dont you take a ride to the Rehab Institute with your handcuffs and find somebody to beat up you asshole!

1/24/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its about time.

1/24/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola from the fin del Mundo. Even down here in Patagonia, Chile I´m seeing ´TS´and ´AZ´ on the bathroom walls. These guys are more famous than Sieser.

1/24/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is slightly off topic but needs to be addressed. po cozzi who is supposed to go back to work in apr 2008 may have to wait longer. apparently while the cpd appeals the police boards decision the city can keep him off the payroll until the appeals court makes their decision. this could add many more months to time off work. if the appeals court does not reverse police board decision po will get back pay awarded from apr 2008 until he goes to 045 reinstatement. got your back 100 percent bill.
*****************************

I really don't know how you can have this guy's back. We all saw the video of him striking a completely non-violent, non-assailant, elderly man in a wheelchair several times. Cozzi has contributed big time to the bad image this dept. has. He is lucky he was only charged with battery and not agg batt or federal civil rights violations. He is the classic example (and there are many more like him in CPD) of an officer who can't control themselves. The wheelchair offender was probably talking shit and that is why Cozzi hit him. The bottom line is, Who Gives a Shit if they talk shit!!! Don't piss your life away just because some offender is talking shit.

1/24/2008 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The old Italian mafia always had a code of silence with enforcement. The new named old mafia that isn't anymore but is has a code of silence but not always enforced because he mob like the media is now bringing their next generation into power. Some sons ratting out fathers but that is the modern youth.

1/24/2008 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give TRU the investigation, within 5 minutes the will have at least 5 ANOV's against them!

1/23/2008 10:57:00 PM

HA! And don't forget the parkers and contact cards!

1/24/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The High-crime Area Intensive Repeat-offender Gang Elimination Liason(sic) unit.

This is coming, another unit...who the hell dreamed this one up?

1/24/2008 12:14:00 AM

H.A.I.R. G.E.L.
Nice work
You must be a hit at parties

1/24/2008 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The High-crime Area Intensive Repeat-offender Gang Elimination Liason unit.

This is coming, another unit...who the hell dreamed this one up?


Yea! another unit to bash to take the heat off TRU! Go! District GO!

1/24/2008 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Midget Maher EASY ON THE EYES! Listen you big fat blind asshat! Your taste and evaluation of the female persian is about equal to your police skills. Now go back to looking at your dad's old National Geographics and re-look at those nake pigmy gals!

1/24/2008 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous big fricken deal said...

The Feds are good at letting these scum bag politicians steal for 40 years and live the life of luxury and hold the power over many then indict these asswipes when they are old and wearing diapers.

Just maybe if they would of locked these tax stealing people up when they start, the Feds could save us millions of dollars and not have these asshat use their corrupt powers to put all kinds of losers in important positions.

1/24/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the difference between a thief and an Alderman?

Usually there isn't a naked young boy under a theif!

1/24/2008 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank won't use this because it is a Politics story.Politicians he will find other sources. He will quote SCC when story is direct police related and only we would know about."corry Flagg"

1/24/2008 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fast Eddie Robert Vrdolyak and Slick Ed Burke both controlled law firms that handled thousands of law suits of city employees hurt and other suits against the City of Chicago that had large settlements that were quickly approved by the City Council.

The two of them have cost the City HUNDRED OF MILLIONS of dollars over the past 30-40 years!

So give me a break, they should of been in prison years ago!

SORRY FBI or whatever FED agency is doing this investigation, this would be like the Chicago Police Department allowing a serial killer everyone knew about kill 100's of people over a few decades, then make it sound like a great achievement to investigate him in the later years of the serial killer's life!

Typical FED shit, just like the way they handled the Chicago Mob, Indict them when they are all 70 or 80 years old! WOW GREAT JOB, you asshats!

1/24/2008 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on the condition of the officer in the hit and run in 015?

1/24/2008 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will never happen.

Hey!! Burke is one of the few aldermen who is 100 per cent pro-police. Yea, he has alot of inside stuff but all those guys do.

1/24/2008 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous kaptain krunch update said...

Kaptain Krunch was observed doing the duck waddle walk through O'Hare Airport when a tourist stopped him and asked him, Oh, My you look just like John Candy, are you and him related? Kaptain Kruch got all fluster, his face turned bright red and he almost swallowed his cigar!

1/24/2008 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous . said...

Eddie Burke has the sole patent on hair gel, what will TRU do if Eddie gets jailed?

1/24/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt Richie Scotchbreath has announced he is entering into the 12 step alcohol program. His TR's bar stool will never be more than 12 steps away from the Juke Box!

Congrats Richie! Your The Best!

1/24/2008 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got to love the comment, Seiser will be the replacement date for Drew Peterson! Now that is funny!

PS Seiser you may want to check out the Viagra website!

1/24/2008 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off the subject: the federal government was planning on giving about $800 in an extra refund to those taxpayers that make less than $80,000 dollars a year. now all the cry babies in congress bitched and moaned and came up with a new idea "what about the NON-Taxpayers" they should get something. now they revamped the whole thing and the non taxpayers are going to get your money. now instead of you getting about $800 expect only $300. again the harder you work the more taxes you pay and the more you get fucked.

1/24/2008 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a question; it's unfortunate that p.o.'s can't carry tasers but sgt's are able to but why do only 1/2 of them carry? what's also bullshit is, you call for a taser but it takes a sgt with one more than 10 minutes to show, by then i'm sure the situation has gotten out of control, i thinkz thats bs.

1/24/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed and Anne Burke CORRUPT? Now that is a REAL SURPRISE! Next thing you tell us is that Mayor Daley may not be on the up and up?

1/24/2008 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Maria Maher having lunch with J-Fed at a downtown restauraunt. Maria Maher was actually sitting on a child's booster chair to see above the table.

1/24/2008 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How fast do you think the paper shredder is running in the Burke's residence?

1/24/2008 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Drew Peterson withdrew from the Win the Date with Drew Peterson Contest when the winner was too tall to fit into a blue barrel!

1/24/2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Mr. TV said...

Anyone ever notice how closely related the Wire is to our own great city?

Coincidence?

1/24/2008 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Burkes are good people and I respect them tremendously. The internet is filled with BS, and any idiot with a computer can say anything without accountability. Poor, unskilled attorneys fix cases. The Burkes are too good. Get this defamatory crap off the Net.

1/24/2008 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooley talked about the Burkes in his book. And I can't beleive that Eddie Burke never helped anyone in the truck for hire scandal either

1/24/2008 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about this scoop. A lot of people have tried to nail this sleeze bucket and his holier than thou wife. We'll know if this scoop has some validity if Sneed comes out with a story in the next few days extolling the virtues and goodness of the Burkes. Don't forget she really is their personal publicist pretending to be a journalist.

1/24/2008 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Betcha all 7+ Clout Baby Bodyguards have some stories to tell.

You think?

1/24/2008 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's probably one of the biggest jokes of an alderman that we have. Some of the laws he's suggested are just ridiculous. I can't believe he gets paid a ton of money for stupidity.

1/24/2008 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous not a cop said...

Hey Sid Hudgens. Your blog is postless. What's the point, or is it pointless also?

1/24/2008 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not true will never happen. good wishful thinking though.

1/24/2008 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares
get a life hair gel

1/24/2008 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrible tragedy what happened to D.C in 008! This probably isn't the forum for this, but I find it kind of ironic that no one (including fellow cops) have anything good to say about each other, until that fellow officer is gone. Everyone out there is constantly making comments about promotions and cushy jobs. Get over it! We are all on the same side, yet we can't stand to see someone doing better than others. No wonder its so easy for others to tear into the Chicago Police Department. We do this to ourselves. Unity does not exist. Whats next...get a clue dummies. Keep giving the media more bullshit to write about us. Thin blue line my ass. Cops are all out for themselves.

1/24/2008 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Lets not get too excited. This seems like B.S. from Crime file. He says and tells us nothing that is not already known. At least he credits Cooley. Who are Crime File's sourses? Are they reputable, or is this just fabrication. I hope it is true, but I will believe it when I see it.

1/24/2008 01:33:00
For those of you that don't know, "crimefile" is one of us who went on to start a VERY profitable "P.I." business and has been very blessed in his chosen path. He has worked for a lot of Hollywood's bigest names (some really nasty cases) and has had a great job run. He was an on air tv personality in Arizona and has made some great bucks.
He also holds the lambert tree award for saving a life and numerous smaller awards. He is pro-police and would help another copper without having to be asked twice.

1/24/2008 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I cannot believe this ridiculous excuse for a department.

Now taking over 300 coppers, again out of the districts, for another "new program".

Did J-Fed have a hand in developing this idea?

The High-crime Area Intensive Repeat-offender Gang Elimination Liason unit.

This is coming, another unit...who the hell dreamed this one up?

1/24/2008 12:14:00 AM

HAIR_GEL... You have too much time on your hands

1/24/2008 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous joseph curtin said...

Ed Burke is a man of inegritude and honour. he shoud be defuty mare of dis grate city. He good for moral and has zero tolrance for homocides.

1/24/2008 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They may make mom and dad talk about the cover up of his son insofar as benefits.

1/24/2008 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any word on the forthcoming indictments in 016?

1/24/2008 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WORD UP: Sun-Times has fired 17 reporters today. Seems their sales have plummeted....who would have guessed? ;)

1/24/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"some serious issues involving statutes of limitations" Why?
Wouldn't judicial misconduct be worse than police corruption? Since
there's no S.O.L. on our misconduct
why doesnt that apply to the bench & the bar?
Otherwise, great scoop!

1/23/2008 11:29:00 PM

There is a statute of limitations on Official Misconduct. For some reason police officers got that in our brains. It is not true. The three year statute of limitations applies to us as well, unless the statute of limitations is one of those crimes specified, or if the state decides your case could be applied to an "extended Limitation" which at most could extend it three additional years. Think about it, the state would be charging Burge with as many counts of Official Misconduct as possible. Why do you think the SOS charges are from cases all from just under a three year time frame. Don't read the papers accounts of the time frame look at the Cook County States attorney press release. All the acts those officers were charged with fell within a three year period. So as much as everyone wants to get us. We are still protected under the statute.

1/24/2008 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is absolute malarky,just turning the waters with old rumors and slander. Edward Burke is a fine man and a true gentleman.

Crimefile must really be absolutely desperate for some attention and web stats. I hope the Burkes sue the Hell out of him. Why don't you ask Crimefile why he didn't make it as a Chicago Police Officer?

That would make a very interesting story SCC.

1/24/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cozzi will get back on, and it is a shame. An agg batt on tape and he's still the police. Any tact guy would have tried to get a felony on this puke if he was just a nobody. But because he is the "police" we should rally around him. Fuck him! He makes us all look bad. How do I explain to my kids that we are supposed to protect the public when we see police doing this nonsense to someone who is handcuffed and shackled to a wheelchair! What a fucking coward. I could care less how many arrests he has made or awards he has been given. He makes me sick and embarrassed to call myself CPD. 20 and out cannot come soon enough!

1/24/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Cares You Losers! The Man is not guilty and all of you should take a look at yourselves. This site f------ blows! A bunch of Salty pricks who are truly jealous. You r all losers and got picked on in high School

1/24/2008 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Eddie Vrdolyak flipped on them.

1/24/2008 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About time, only about 4 decades overdue. Ald. Limey Burke, a phony from day one....

1/24/2008 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the years just come and go, and still no
arrests, indictments, and convictions of anyone really high up in the Daley/chicago Crime Cabal. And , hey Feds, whatever happened to that "gimmie" investigation on Daley and Son???
What, another 10 years to bring this one to light??? Please check to see whose side you are really on.

1/24/2008 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No chance!

Crimefile's 1st sentence is that he expects a "new investigation" to be lauched.

Crimefile's last sentence states that he expects to get some documents from the investigation. How can he possibly expect to get documents from an investigation that has not been launched yet?

As much as Ed Burke is an enormous egomaniac asshole, my bullshit meter is in the red.

1/24/2008 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor, unskilled attorneys fix cases. The Burkes are too good. Get this defamatory crap off the Net.

1/24/2008 02:34:00 PM

Ha. Ha. Show me any evidence - a brief, a transcript, anything - of their legal brilliance, please. Better yet, refute the factual allegations in Cooley's book.

Oh, and by the way, you forgot to plug your doormat PO Doherty for FOP prez. Go away.

1/24/2008 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is absolute malarky,just turning the waters with old rumors and slander. Edward Burke is a fine man and a true gentleman.

**************************

Say what you want, but I will never call any man that screams (all red-faced) at a middle aged female professional employee of his a gentleman.

1/24/2008 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie foi gras doesn't have the time to get into trouble he's too busy reassigning his related cpd family members from one spot to another .

Every period a new assignment, must be nice, right JM?

1/24/2008 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:15 pm......Ald. Burke abusing a female? .....details, please; always been told he was a go-to guy and good friend, have i been had?

1/24/2008 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:28 PM

Thanks for sharing, CRIMEFILE. Don't be shy. You don't have to remain anonymous.

Now tell us all about your "Lambert Tree award for saving a life."

Didn't you also get the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Heisman Trophy, the Nobel Prize and an Oscar?

You've got one thing right. Burke should be in prison.

1/24/2008 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re Chris P said...
Who reports on the media when their members are out of control?

your link got cut off, but I think I found it:
http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/
2008/01/notepads-of-sha.html

or, you can use this shorter link, created via tinyurl.com:
http://tinyurl.com/2c4x5s

1/24/2008 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Deering Darling said...

Tell the bUffoon. he'll make sure that the alderjerk's body guards have their D-3 taken away.

1/25/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Deering Darling said...

D.D. met the right hand of Thome.

1/25/2008 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crimefile is an idiot, always was. He could not find dope in the crime lab.

L.A. J.O.

1/25/2008 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Gage Park Retiree said...

He'll be a big hit in the prison day room. The man is a whiz on the piano. Danny Boy - WIld Colonial Boy - and other Irish golden oldies will be heard throughout the facility. Yeah Right! Danny Boy as a rap video will probably be the case. Rot in Hell - hope you take it in the you know where - keep a pack of smokes around all the time, you'll need em.

This is from a retired Police Officer who had the distinct displeasure to have worked with PO Burke back in the late mid 60's. All he did was do his Daddy's bidding and study for his City of Chicago tax payer funded law degree. Rot in hell but keep this happy thought - the odds are pretty good your adopted son will join you as soon as he hits his 18th birthday.

1/25/2008 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what about that book he wrote about officers killed in the line of duty. He was suppose to donate proceeds to the Police Memorial and Gold Star Families. Does anyone know if he did?

Pallidin

1/25/2008 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is absolute malarky,just turning the waters with old rumors and slander. Edward Burke is a fine man and a true gentleman.
----------------------------------
WO WO WO! Have you actually met this man???? He is a pompous Prick (capital P) who has grown far too big for his britches, has a HUUUUGE habit of treating individual coppers like SHIT, and has completely forgotten that he works for the people and not the other way around.

former 008 & 009 dist copper

1/25/2008 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that crimefile is right about Burke. But then again, the guy can really blow a lot of smoke about nothing.

1/25/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1/24/2008 12:51:00 PM,

Dear Policewoman,

Chicago Police Officers have overcome violent resistance for the better part of one-hundred-fifty years without the use of TASERS, bean bags, smelt nets, or your whining. Do your job, kick the shit out of the goof if necessary and get him cuffed. I'm a sergeant who doesn't carry a TASER, and if I did carry one I'd wouldn't use it to help you sissy pants.

1/25/2008 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Cooley talked about the Burkes in his book. And I can't beleive that Eddie Burke never helped anyone in the truck for hire scandal either

1/24/2008 02:38:00 PM


His guy "Petey" had 20+ trucks in the program but again because it was burke he was not touched as usual the burke power on display again and again hope crimefile is right this time>

1/25/2008 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't know about this scoop. A lot of people have tried to nail this sleeze bucket and his holier than thou wife. We'll know if this scoop has some validity if Sneed comes out with a story in the next few days extolling the virtues and goodness of the Burkes. Don't forget she really is their personal publicist pretending to be a journalist.

1/24/2008 02:54:00 PM

sneed is burkes puppet, she travels to ireland with him and stays in his huge castle another "benefit" we paid for! 7+ guards why does he need 2 men at all times? the new city clerk dumped all of laskis guys but he only used 1 at a time, the clerk drives himself why can't king eddie do the same? because he has some bullshit judicial order as he had a threat many years ago, maybe all the alderthieves need drivers?

1/25/2008 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While in the closet; look at the Carli's.....burke's master jerk of an aide and her family, 3 POs, sad to say. All three in cushy off-street jobs.

1/23/2008 11:56:00 PM

momma carli also when she had a 100K at the city clerks office was stopped multipe times for shoplifting from marshal fields and carsons, and she has a huge home near burkes mansion in twin lakes wis. coincidence?

1/25/2008 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those who are upset because of the Burke Family rumors, Your love of the Burkes is comparible to the love of a whore fjor her pimp.

1/25/2008 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any word on the forthcoming indictments in 016?

RAMBO and DWARF?????

1/25/2008 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your a bunch of cry babies Ald. Burke is an upstanding person ..... always slinging shit at him doesnt help your point....give it up!!!! As far as im concerned its all spoiled grapes for you ...... what you couldnt be one of his body guards so you cry!!! WHAT PU^&YS YOU ARE!

1/25/2008 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked the 009th district desk some years ago on afternoons when Burke called to talk to the WC. The WC was takng care of a PO's problem and told me to put him on hold. I asked him to hold and got a long lecture about, "does that lt. know he's got the head of the police and fire commission on hold, etc. etc." I went in and told the lt. that Burke was hot and he said too bad I'm busy. He was a great wc to begin with, but that day he earned my undying respect. Burke hung up.

1/25/2008 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/25/08 7:33 am,
Big ditto's on your accessment of Burke. I met him once at a political hacks B-day party and he was a huge stroke. Arrogance in the extreme. I would love to see him don a nice orange jump suit

1/25/2008 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Policewoman,

Learn how to be the police and use all those use of force tactics you learned in the academy. Stop waiting for a Sgt to come and do the dirty work. If you cant handle whats the job entails sometimes, quit!

1/25/2008 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His house isnt on Twin lakes its on Powers Lake. The old honey bear farm. Get it right or shut it.

1/25/2008 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke likes to visit injured P.O.s in the hospital and recommend law firms to them. Isn't he also in charge of the settlements paid out to these P.O.s? Hmmmmm, I wonder if there is anything in it for him?

1/25/2008 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Your a bunch of cry babies Ald. Burke is an upstanding person ..... always slinging shit at him doesnt help your point....give it up!!!! As far as im concerned its all spoiled grapes for you ...... what you couldnt be one of his body guards so you cry!!! WHAT PU^&YS YOU ARE!

1/25/2008 03:43:00 PM

Ok your his driver and you just picked up his cleaning, and cashed your "fat" overtime check ok i am sorry dickhead"! "What are you going to do when your questioned? do you have the courage to be a man"! "Hey he is my guy and my guy gots me this job and my dad worked for his dad, but my dad was a moron does that make me a moron to?"

1/25/2008 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Blue DeVille said...

Dear Taserless Sgt......I hope the cameras are rolling when you lay hand and foot on the citizen that will later own your home. Tasers work. Use'em

1/25/2008 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
His house isnt on Twin lakes its on Powers Lake. The old honey bear farm. Get it right or shut it.

1/25/2008 07:24:00 PM

A mansion here a mansion there mansions everywhere!

1/25/2008 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!! Burke is one of the few aldermen who is 100 per cent pro-police. Yea, he has alot of inside stuff but all those guys do.

1/24/2008 12:12:00 P

HEY!! You can't spell "percent" AND Burke is hardly pro-police. Seriously, name two good things he's done for us in the past ten years. You can't even come up with one, fartface. He's a pompous jerk.

1/25/2008 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Not Meritorious said...

The Burkes are good people and I respect them tremendously. The internet is filled with BS, and any idiot with a computer can say anything without accountability. Poor, unskilled attorneys fix cases. The Burkes are too good. Get this defamatory crap off the Net.

1/24/2008 02:34:00 PM The person that posted this should be ashamed. You are obviously in Burke's hip pocket. Either waiting on or already meritorious.Anybody that has ever dealt with the Burke family knows that they are power hungry, corrupt politicians and three dollar bills. I hope they indict the dirty son of a bitches!!!!

1/25/2008 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Cares You Losers! The Man is not guilty and all of you should take a look at yourselves. This site f------ blows! A bunch of Salty pricks who are truly jealous. You r all losers and got picked on in high School

***********************

Motherfucker, I was not picked on in high school. Oh, no. I was too busy porking your dumb girlfriend. She liked it when I would talk about how stupid you are and how you could not understand that sentences beginning this the word "who" almost alaways need to end with a question mark. Nevermind. You probaly don't get it. If you had a brain and a developed sense of humor, you would realize that SCC rules. Don't like it? Leave.

1/25/2008 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

Lambert Tree Award? That was news to me! Commendations, yes. Honorable Mentions of course. Military veteran, yes but I would be a magician if I could have gotten any serious medals when I served in Germany during the Viet Nam War.

Yes I've done a lot of TV news and have a few celebrity clients as a PI.

I write my blog because I enjoy it.

1/25/2008 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as im concerned its all spoiled grapes for you ...... what you couldnt be one of his body guards so you cry!!! WHAT PU^&YS YOU ARE!

1/25/2008 03:43:00 PM

Spoiled grapes? What the fuck? You're a complete tard. Fellow readers, allow me to translate: The Burke supporter posting above meant to say "sour grapes." However, he is stupid and wrote "spoiled grapes" instead. Please forgive him. He exists in a world of clout where brains mean nothing and connections are everything.

1/25/2008 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:28 PM

Thanks for sharing, CRIMEFILE. Don't be shy. You don't have to remain anonymous.

Now tell us all about your "Lambert Tree award for saving a life."

Didn't you also get the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Heisman Trophy, the Nobel Prize and an Oscar?

You've got one thing right. Burke should be in prison.

Paul got and deserved his awards. He jumped into a frozen river to save a pregnant woman at the real risk of his own life. I know, I was there! I was the first car on the scene and helped pull them both out.
Paul has more balls than you have braines dog boy!
Sgt. Riley (18th dist ret.)

1/25/2008 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Burke is a piece of shit.He is the Chairman of the Finance Commitee.He is the Jagoff that denies the IOD benefits for all of the city employees;unless you are clouted.

1/26/2008 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey--tough guy sergeant---

Sissy pants??? How weird is that?

Tasers cause pain--If you're so salty, why wouldn't you want to use a taser on thr bad guy?

1/26/2008 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Pre-Med Student said...

"He exists in a world of clout where brains mean nothing and connections are everything.

1/25/2008 11:18:00 PM"

You mean the 'connections' between certain person's lips and a certain person's sphincter?

1/26/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard from 35th Street that Jodi is appointing a new commission of police supervisors and asa's to fight curruption between politicans and sworn police officals, including exempt members. The supervisors appointed can not have any political ties. They will investigate any bridges or allegances between politics and police policies. ie: An alderman telling a commander who works or gets dumped from specialized units. I know a couple of supervisors who hate the politics in this city and would love to put away a alderman or state representative. Some of these asshat bosses better watch their step.

1/26/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ed Burke is a piece of shit.He is the Chairman of the Finance Commitee.He is the Jagoff that denies the IOD benefits for all of the city employees;unless you are clouted.

1/26/2008 03:34:00 AM

True he denies most of our claims bet if his suck-up detail get hurt with a cut from carrying his hangars he helps them get iod approved! Fuck him the jagoff never helps us but takes advantage of us whenever he can! Heard though jody will reduce his deatil to 2 which 2?

1/26/2008 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will never get him, he is to smart and a conniver! All the scandals net people but never the burke/daley criminalinc connection! They have paid off to many people and are the shit!

1/27/2008 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why dont we have tasers? Wah,wah wah.

Quit ur crying and iron my shirt bitch!

1/27/2008 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Sgt who does not carry a taser:

I am also a Sgt. and I do carry a taser. the reason that I carry it is to help avoid PO's from getting unnecessarily hurt. If you and I were working the same watch, and a taser was needed, I would go and help out as quickly as possible. You however, would not be able to help, because you think that kicking the shit out of someone is a good thing. I've been on the job for 23 years, and over the years have seen and been involved in different violent situations, including the use of force when necessary. So you, who are supposed to make sure that the officers under your direction do not get hurt or jammed up are advocating fists and feet. Nice supervising/mentoring/protecting there asshole. My guess would be that you don't carry a taser for one or a combination of the following reasons:

A. You are a lazy prick who does not want to do the related paperwork.
B. You think it is somehow cool to let the officers get jammed up.
C. You are (again) a lazy prick who is willing to let another Sgt use the tazer, in keeping with your performance as a patrolman who let everyone else handle the jobs.

So you lazy sack of shit, keep riding around doing nothing. You are a credit to your rank.

1/27/2008 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll qualify this by stating up front that I am not CPD, I am a boss on a different department.

So, all your coppers can carry weapons that kill someone, but you only want supervisors to carry ones that don't?

Let me wrap my head around that one for a while.

1/27/2008 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoiled grapes? What the fuck? You're a complete tard. Fellow readers, allow me to translate: The Burke supporter posting above meant to say "sour grapes." However, he is stupid and wrote "spoiled grapes" instead. Please forgive him. He exists in a world of clout where brains mean nothing and connections are everything.

1/25/2008 11:18:00 PM


Oh sorry just like in the real world I say "Mom" and you say "Head Queen"

1/28/2008 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'll qualify this by stating up front that I am not CPD, I am a boss on a different department.

So, all your coppers can carry weapons that kill someone, but you only want supervisors to carry ones that don't?

Let me wrap my head around that one for a while.

1/27/2008 10:48:00 PM

Did you say head? My I did not know you cared so much! wrap your haed around it how nice! This dept is great finally respect for the men, your a woman I hope!

1/28/2008 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you slamming bodyguards, It's a job, you think they care what you say about Burke, You think your hurting their feelings? Well heres a newsflash Jerkoff, it's just a job for as long as it lasts,and no job lasts forever. Just like the mayors guys, you think they all love Daley? Slam Burke all you want, but get off the coppers ass because they have a chance to make a litle extra cash for a while...all the bodyguards I know all earned it.

1/30/2008 10:19:00 PM  

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