Sunday, April 26, 2009

How Could This Happen?

  • Tony Cole, the convicted felon at the center of Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's patronage hiring scandal, has called the McGill Terrace Apartments on the South Side home since February of last year.

    The apartments are provided either free, or at reduced monthly rent, for those with a low income. Now a government agency is asking a simple question: How did Cole worm his way into a federally funded free studio apartment?

  • [...] Stroger lifted him out of a busboy job at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and placed him in a $48,000-a-year executive assistant position in the County Building. Soon Cole got a raise to $58,000 annually.

    Federal rules say Cole could only live in the subsidized studio apartment if he made less than $24,000 a year.
Gee, a violation of Federal law. In Chicago, Cook County, State of Illinois. Who'd have thunk it?

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36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Att: ALL CPD OFFICERS:

IT APPEARS THAT DALEY WANTS TO STRIP ALL OFFICERS BY 2013 OF YOUR MEDICAL COVERAGE - ACTIVE & RETIRED.

BETTER GET DOWN TO THE FOP PENSION BOARD MEETING THAT IS SET TO BE HELD DOWNTOWN!

COMING FROM AN INSIDE SOURCE TOO!

4/26/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Ben Dover said...

He was a MERIT pick!

4/26/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as usual nothing will happen to baby stroger and this cole guy will soon end up on the payroll somewhere else.

4/26/2009 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad thing about this is all the Scumcrats in Cook County operate this way. Come November nothing will change. Stroger might not be Board President but another scumcrat will.

Save the city, county, state, and country. VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!!!!!!

4/26/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will you understand? The rules just don't apply to the Obama voters! Look at BHO's Boston auntie.

4/26/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

The amount of freebies handed out in this country and especially this city is beyond ridiculous.

From rent assistance to free rent for illegal aliens, to free everything for anybody who is either too high or too hung over in the morning to go to work.

Look around many of the free or subsidized housing units, look at all the $40,000.00+ suv's parked there, look at all the TV "Dish Network" dishes mounted to the walls... It's the only country in the world where lazy assholes who don't work have everything and also eat so well they are as fat as a pig.

As the police dept. fights for a small raise - many in this city are living high off the hog with free everything.

And let's not forget we have Pres. Obama's auntie here in this country illegally, fighting deportation and meanwhile living free in a public housing unit. And even though this has made national news...She is still living in a public housing unit for free, which is illegal because she is here illegally.

4/26/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for change, DA CHICAGO CROOK COUNTY WAY!

4/26/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez SCC, no wonder the Fib and Scum Times are going bankrupt. You're doing all their work right here on the blog for free. Keep up the good work.

4/26/2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm Shocked,Shocked, to hear there is Gambling, taking place, in Rick's Cafe!"

4/26/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go drive by the Lathrop homes. See all the Escalades and Tahoes parked along the streets. See the people in their work uniforms coming and going from their 50K+ a year jobs.

This has been going on for years unchecked.

This city, this county, this state... All legit, people.

4/26/2009 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stroger said on tv today that Cole had almost completed his degree in human resources---which qualified him for his county job--this is probably bullsh*t too. If I knew where to check I would.

4/26/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like its some big scam, the outside world is clueless about these things happening,county person or cpd or how bout the female fire dept.person,who in uniform with a jacket partially over her uniform buying groceries with a link card at a dominicks? whomever have been fu*@#$%ing us(taxpayers)in the ass for years

4/26/2009 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband has been out of work for a year and a half...Monday, it's off to Ruth Chris Steak house for a busboy position!!!!

4/26/2009 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The place isn't full of bulk narcotics and illegal firearms like Assistant Superintendent Beatrice Cuello's condominium was, is it?

4/26/2009 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you say scambo? dont be too hard on this young man. he s just turning his life around. bet the race card comes out before wednesday.

4/26/2009 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way back in the Byrne administration, there were a few Smash & Grab burglaries of Michigan Ave. stores. Heaven forbid they should put in iron shutters or anything to spoil the ambiance of the Magnificent Mile. So they get two excellent sergeants, Jack Runyun(sp?)and Jim "Moon" McMullen and formed a Midnight Tac Team. They did a great job, and then expanded into the rest of the 18th District, which was very different in the early 80's, and Cabrini Green.

That was when you had a great mayor who loved the police, a good district commander and focus was on the real problems solved by being the police not by getting event number and POD missions.

God, how we need Jane Byrne back!

4/26/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Michigan Avenue merchants must be thinking, we are losing so many customers because of the taxes and parking and now this!

Will they demand more police? Hire more police?

Are they thinking, we are paying the highest taxes and utility rates, we deserve better than this! Why are you not doing something about this Mr. Mayor?

Will they want the Blue Blinking Big Brother Pods on every corner?

Will they form Citizen Patrols, wearing Prada berets and gathering at the "95th" at the Hancock Building.

Will they rethink their support for Daley and that never-was-the-police (fill-in-the-blank) from Philadelphia as Superintendent?

4/26/2009 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Toddler should take a page out of Baby Daley's handbook.

The recent interview on WTTW should have gone like this if the Toddler watched how Baby Daley handles the press;

Carol: what is your relationship with Tony Cole?

Toddler: who is Tony Cole?

Carol: you know, the guy you hired for your cousin.

Toddler: what cousin?

Carol: your cousin that's the C.F.O. for the county.

Toddler: what county?

Carol: Cook County, the county your daddy gave you as a parting gift.

Toddler: I don't know nothin bout no Tony Cole, no cousin, no county, no daddy, and these questions are being asked because I look like I do. Where's the Boss Hog with the big nuts? I need him.

Carol: No, Toddler they are being asked because you're a Moron.

4/26/2009 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be nice to be a toy boy.

4/26/2009 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to ban together with CFD and strip the Shortshanks and his gestapo Alderclowns of their power, and return the power to the taxpayers, where it belongs.

4/26/2009 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous 5 de Mayo revolt said...

Anonymous said...
Att: ALL CPD OFFICERS:

IT APPEARS THAT DALEY WANTS TO STRIP ALL OFFICERS BY 2013 OF YOUR MEDICAL COVERAGE - ACTIVE & RETIRED.

VOTE NO to V.E.B.A.

Caps and lt. have
Sergeants better vote NO by May 5th

4/26/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous St. Jude's no show said...

No show at St. Judes.
Remember our fallen brothers in your hearts. Visit their grave site on Sunday. On duty and off not!
No show at St. Judes

4/26/2009 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The place isn't full of bulk narcotics and illegal firearms like Assistant Superintendent Beatrice Cuello's condominium was, is it?

4/26/2009 02:45:00 PM

What ever happened to that investigation? It just kind of got swept under the carpet. Watch all of the press conferences JFED has held since her place was raided and she is noticeably and conveniently never there. What an embarasment to this department! THE MEDIA SHOULD BE LOOKING INTO THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION AND CHECKING TO SEE IF THE CONDO THAT SHE OWNS UNDER HER NAME WILL BE SEIZED - FOR HER ALLOWING A CONVICTED FELON TO SELL AND BE IN POSSESSION OF ALMOST A KILOGRAM OF COCAINE AND A CACHE OF ILLEGAL GUNS! ANYONE ELSE WOULD HAVE HAD THEIR HOME FILED ON BY THE CITY AND THE STATES ATTORNEY! ANOTHER DOUBLE STANDARD HUH JFED! YOU CLEARED BEA WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ANY WRONG DOING BUT YOU TOOK ALMOST TWO MONTHS TO INVESTIGATE WHO WAS RESPONSIVLE FOR THE KID IMPERSONATING A COPY AND DRIVINIG AROUND IN A SQUAD CAR CONDUCTING MULTIPLE TRAFFIC STOPS
YOUR A FUCKING JOKE AND SO ARE THE REST OF YOUR IDIOT DEPUTY SUP'S!

4/26/2009 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be Firemen,

Not Meter Maids,

Be Firemen,

Not Traffic Nazis,

Be Fireman,

Run Jane Run,

See Jane Run.

4/26/2009 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was helping deliver Thanksgiving care baskets for the local K of C one year.

That was my first and last year and I no longer donate to any holiday gift drives. Out the 25 or so deliveries I made, perhaps five families seemed to really be in need, and of course those families were the most thankful and also seemed a bit hurt about having to receive a package.

The other 20, about half no habla ingles, the other half had enough state of the art TV's, gaming systems, etc, to put to shame most of the people I know.

4/26/2009 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several years ago there was a P.O. from 012 that lived in Cabrini. The racist poleeses were harassing her boyfriend outside her row house...so she went ghetto on them. She was locked up and charged with 2 counts of battery to P.O. Of course she beat the case and got her job back. She's at call-back and still lives in the row houses. They should send her brass to the ISP crime lab.

4/26/2009 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got a guy from Scrub that hangs out with my bosses and cronies. I fully expect that I'll probably be working for this mop mope some day.

Nothing against custodians, but this guy does a crappy job and he's a suckup.

Merit picks? You betcha.

4/26/2009 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

Go drive by the Lathrop homes. See all the Escalades and Tahoes parked along the streets. See the people in their work uniforms coming and going from their 50K+ a year jobs.

This has been going on for years unchecked.

This city, this county, this state... All legit, people.

4/26/2009 11:52:00 AM



Easy killer Im working on it. It takes about a year and a half to get a decent welfare fraud case built. Im on it trust me.

4/27/2009 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is obvious that the voters of crook county are blind sheeple, they had a chance, recently, to vote in an excellent person (Pulido) to replace a demorcrat crook (rahm) and all they did was put another democrat hack in the spot. G-D help us!!! All the scum who do nothing but collect the freebies, paid for by the working taxpayers, will still re-elect the toddlers, richies and blagos so they can stay on the dole. All of you sheeple that had the opportunity for real change in the 5th congressional district should be ashamed!!!!!!!

4/27/2009 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit interview with Stroger! Ask the hard questions, Carol! How does anyone bypass procedures set up by the County for hiring? Was this job posted or did you just "create it?" Did you interview anyone else who would have actually been more qualified for the position? Carol, wake up the fuck up! You had him on the ropes and you let him off! White people afraid to ask blacks the "tough questions!" Oh, I don't want to look like a racist! This whole incident is bullshit and you let him dictate to you! Carol, retire will you!

4/27/2009 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Jude's no show said...
No show at St. Judes.
Remember our fallen brothers in your hearts. Visit their grave site on Sunday. On duty and off not!
No show at St. Judes

4/26/2009 09:34:00 PM

I will not be there, the dog and pony show for the asshole bosses is over! They say it is for our fallen, like the bs Christmas parties it is all a "contest' for the idiots to show how much we respect THEM as bosses sorry no more assholes!

4/27/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster who says "No show at St Jude's" PLEASE DON'T start this shit....St Jude's has NOTHING to do with the administration at all...It is our way of showing appreciation and respect to our fallen brothers and ourselves for the job that we go out and do day in and day out with little or no appreciation. Please DO NOT start the Negative St Jude comments...If you as an officer "think" that going to St Jude is for your Commander, or your Lt. etc...then you are WRONG...It is NOT for those people it is for the police officers who have given their lives doing what they loved to do and for their families to see that we did not and will never forget their sacrifices...Please come out to St Jude and say "thank you" to your fallen brothers and sisters and give their families the respect they deserve...I know that these officers would love to be here walking with us but cannot because they had their lives TAKEN from their families...There is NO EXCUSE not to attend St. Jude...NONE..Please stand tall support your brothers and sisters in blue...this is OUR day!! God Bless and please Stay Safe!!
Sgt. Mark Golosinski

4/27/2009 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD should check their own backyard regarding ripping off the FED payroll.

Look into all the OT those who are detailed to fed units. Don't say they are actualy working for it becuase they aren't.

4/27/2009 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The CPD should check their own backyard regarding ripping off the FED payroll.

Look into all the OT those who are detailed to fed units. Don't say they are actualy working for it becuase they aren't.

4/27/2009 06:23:00 PM"


Sorry , toddler, but you're fucked, no matter what you say.

And your crew of little dogs, too.

4/27/2009 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Go drive by the Lathrop homes. See all the Escalades and Tahoes parked along the streets. See the people in their work uniforms coming and going from their 50K+ a year jobs.

This has been going on for years unchecked.

This city, this county, this state... All legit, people.

4/26/2009 11:52:00 AM


Absolutely. That's why I don't arrest any of the hard working folks. They pretty much settle their own problems. By time I show up it is almost always all good.

4/28/2009 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Go drive by the Lathrop homes. See all the Escalades and Tahoes parked along the streets. See the people in their work uniforms coming and going from their 50K+ a year jobs.

This has been going on for years unchecked.

This city, this county, this state... All legit, people.

4/26/2009 11:52:00 AM


Absolutely. That's why I don't arrest any of the hard working folks. They pretty much settle their own problems. By time I show up it is almost always all good.

4/28/2009 05:28:00 AM


Well it is a long way from the eatery on Clark street and there is a LOT of traffic,and those darn traffic lights seem to ALWAYS turn red right when youre about to enter the intersection,and then there is the cute 19 y/o hand waver that you cant help but avoid,but yes you do EVENTUALLY show up.

4/30/2009 10:08:00 AM  

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