Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Michael, Michael, Michael

Really Mikey?
  • There is no "Madigan Electric" listed in the Chicago phone book. But maybe that's what they should call the place you call if your city streetlight goes out, a former personnel director for the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation testified in federal court.

    "Madigan Electric" was the term Jack Drumgould coined for the department's Bureau of Electricity when he took the witness stand in the corruption trial of Mayor Daley's former streets and sanitation commissioner, Al Sanchez, who was convicted of rigging city promotions and hiring to benefit the Daley-created Hispanic Democratic Organization. Sanchez now awaits sentencing.

  • The speaker -- who hasn't been accused of any wrongdoing -- says Drumgould is wrong.

    "Madigan doesn't have anything to do with hiring in Chicago,'' says his spokesman, Steve Brown.

Do we really have to run through the litany of names of persons who owe their very existence to Michael Madigan? We could name more than a few people who happily eat their own Time Due to run Madigan fundraisers, parades, phone banks, etc. Some end up at call-back based on Madigan's blessing.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madigan gave lots of jobs! But if your a "madigan guy" you have to give back 3-5% of your gross salary in the form of fund raising tickets, or the stupid ad book bullshit! As a matter of fact this is the same thing burke and lipinski do,get a job give back forever! And during election times you have to get petitions signed and go door to door wherever you are sent! Ask some police commanders about the $10,000+ yearly "donations"!

5/19/2009 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do we really have to run through the litany of names of persons who owe their very existence to Michael Madigan?"

You mean he's their father?

5/19/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Jimmie Durante said...

Anonymous said...
Did BEAR actually put in a time due slip for his absence?

5/17/2009 07:21:00 PM

Yes its true. This was his baby furlough. If they would have just contacted his watch secretary they would have found out he wasn't due back until thursday.

5/17/2009 10:22:00 PM

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There's the problem right there... it wasn't a baby furlough, it was a PUPPY FURlough (add drum beat here).

I got a million of 'em !

HOT CHA CHA CHA !

5/19/2009 04:14:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

Former mob attorney, turned government witness Bob Cooley testified in Joey "The Clown" Lombardo's trial. He testified for the defence. The federal prosecutor insisted Lombardo was the head of organized crime in Chicago. Cooley refuted the allegations and said another person was head of the Chicago Mob. It was never published who that other person was. After hearing all the stories about Mike Madigan, I know who I thinkis in charge of organized crime in this city.

5/19/2009 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A certain LT. in 008 owes his carrer to Mr. Madigan...by the way...the LT. is a total dick!

5/19/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do I really have to name the 025 Sergeant that bragged about being merit made by Madigan himself? His name ends in a vowel...

5/19/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the mob controls everything,dats da chicago way, BRIDGEPORT OVER BY DERE!

5/19/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Hey Fitzgerald don't wait too long to throw that life line, we don't know how long we have till we're buried in this bullshit.

5/19/2009 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why all elected positions should have TERM LIMITS in this state...too many versions of THE MACHINE out there.

5/19/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But But..... Da Mayor has been quoted in the Libune and Scum times that there is No such thing as "The Machine" in the city..... He must be calling it the Citizens Utilities' board of self empowerment.

5/19/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a LT in 008 works for madigan electric

5/19/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A certain LT. in 008 owes his carrer to Mr. Madigan...by the way...the LT. is a total dick!

5/19/2009 07:30:00 AM

So do many commnaders and above as they owe to eddie burke! Hello Ric flair and company!

5/19/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Art E Stork said...

Anonymous said...
A certain LT. in 008 owes his career to Mr. Madigan...by the way...the LT. is a total dick!

5/19/2009 07:30:00 AM


Not his entire career, just when he became supervisor material. Back in the day, when on the park car with Mantia and Joritz, Carson did some outstanding police work and he was not a dick...

Times, AND people change, he for the worse.

5/19/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC---

Sock it to us....let's have the litany:)

5/19/2009 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading the blogs here makes me forget about when they threw out the height requirement, looks like they threw literacy and spelling comprehension out as well.

5/19/2009 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Reading the blogs here makes me forget about when they threw out the height requirement, looks like they threw literacy and spelling comprehension out as well.

5/19/2009 01:13:00 PM"


And grammar.

That includes you.

5/19/2009 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you wish, but take it from one who knows, if you work for Mike, and do a good job, he will repay you, he doesn't do things for a dog ass. Ask his workers, they will say, "I hate doin this shit, but the man is good to me". I just wish he was a Republican

5/19/2009 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Carson did some outstanding police work and he was not a dick...

Times, AND people change, he for the worse.

5/19/2009 10:53:00 AM"

A no, he was always a dick. The greatest Policeman who ever lived, just ask him. He couldn't do anything to you back then,now he can. Just like 100's of other bonestroke supervisors. A leopard can't change his spots, remember that.

5/19/2009 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guy "Fast Eddie" is the only legit guy who ever came through the city counsel.

5/19/2009 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got a BA that is purportedly a Madigan guy (IBEW).

Another Madigan guy got on days/weekends off in a prime location with a great supervisor. He's never been moved in nearly a decade, or "cross-trained" (meaning dispatched to another shift on the whim of the powers that be).

He gave "Lisa and Friends" over $10,000.00. For that amount of money, he should have married her.

5/20/2009 03:12:00 AM  

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