Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ousted CFD Trying for the Bench

An ousted CFD Union leader is running for judge. And firefighters aren't too happy about it:
  • In July 2007, John Chwarzynski was removed as president of Chicago Fire Fighters Union Local 2 by an internal panel that found him guilty of violating the union's constitution and bylaws.

    Eleven of the union's 13 executive board members had accused Chwarzynski of fraud, financial malfeasance and a host of other violations. Among other things, he was accused of filing a fraudulent expense report for an extravagant dinner for two at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

    Chwarzynski denied the charges, accused his union brothers of trying to "cover up their own acts of misconduct and payroll fraud" and filed a lawsuit against Local 2's executive board. The suit has since been dismissed.

    Now, Chwarzynski is one of 11 candidates running for judge in a subcircuit that takes in virtually all of the Northwest Side's 36th and 38th wards, portions of six other wards and parts of roughly 10 suburbs.

Former union boss and SCC reader Bill Kugelman is leading the charge. This doesn't seem like anyone we'd want to end up on the bench. Our north side readers might want to take note and find an alternate candidate to support.

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24 Comments:

Blogger ISP Sgt said...

Thanks very much for the notice, Mr Kugelman. With a history such as that he would make a trustworthy judge- NOT!

1/24/2010 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This tool is in my neighborhood. He defrauded the Maine South High School District, he scamed the CFD and he is now trying to get disability! He is clainming he is allergic to smoke, therefore he quantifies a disability pension. Wake up CFD, and the voting public, vote NO!!!!!!!!

1/24/2010 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Kugelman doesn't want him something is wrong with him. Kugelman is the most loyal, supportive, guy any firefighter ever had standing behind them.

1/24/2010 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He challenged Stella Black for Water Rec., he then withdrew the challenge. Please vote for Stella Black. Stella Black is no. 1 on the ballot. She is very pro-police!!! She is a f/2/60. She is smart,

1/24/2010 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why not? this is c(r)ook county.

1/24/2010 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless this guy has the backing of Ed Burke, he has no chance of winning.

1/24/2010 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In "CROOK COUNTY" he actually seems perfect for the job!

1/24/2010 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember our "Dump (Judge) Passerella" campaign of many years back on behalf of PO Cathy Touhy?
In Unity There Is Strength

1/24/2010 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the man convicted of any crimes? No he wasn't! He can run. Let's stick to police issues and the fine job FLOP is doing. No contract, no news, no nothing!

1/24/2010 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:

Can you please re-post the address of that CFD Fireside Chat blog address. I'd like to read it again. I know you have posted it in the past but I lost the address. Thanks.

1/24/2010 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe who is running for a spot on the bench is a police (and taxpayer) issue.

Nice try John, thanks for playing.

1/24/2010 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throw that piece of shit under the bus. Vote NO!

1/24/2010 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Sgt. John Palhousky running for Crook County Judge?

I believe that this CFD member and JP would fit right in with the rank and file Crook County judiciary.

Perfect job for these two.

1/24/2010 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Kugelman says "No," then No it is.

1/24/2010 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A property owner is “strictly liable” for any injury caused an invited guest to their property. Jewel is a store that invites the general public upon their property is liable and should pay this women.

1/24/2010 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it the the "extravagant dinner for two" doesn't point-out John Chwarzynski's guest?

Its my understanding that Chwarzynski's guest helped engineer his election to Union President.

Can anyone guess? Anyone? Anyone?

1/24/2010 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the "extravagant dinner for two" doesn't point-out John Chwarzynski's guest?

Its my understanding that Chwarzynski's guest helped engineer his election to Union President.

Can anyone guess? Anyone? Anyone?

ANSWER: Michael "Pickle" Joyce of the 19th Ward

1/24/2010 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Sgt. John Palhousky running for Crook County Judge?

I believe that this CFD member and JP would fit right in with the rank and file Crook County judiciary.

Perfect job for these two.
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Wouldn't treasurer and comptroller be more appropriate.

1/24/2010 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is politics. Come before me around election time you get what you want. Not what you deserve!

1/25/2010 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This retired CPD will help Kugelman 24/7 anytime, anyplace, anywhere. I'll call you Koog.

1/25/2010 03:49:00 AM  
Blogger steven said...

If he makes the bench, does he get 1 on three off still?

1/25/2010 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After his election as CFD Union President he got his wife a job with the Secretary of State's Office. What a coincidence!!!! Hello Justice Department????? What is her qualifications??? Oh I forgot, her husband just got elected to CFD Union President. I wonder what John promised for that job for his wife? He has his wife living in a condo in Park Ridge, because he got caught sending his kids to Maine South HS w/o actually being a resident of Park Ridge. Now he spends most of his time in Park Ridge only a day or 2 at his City home. Also he is claiming he is allergic to smoke and therefore should get disability from the CFD. John also had numerous bills from restaurants and Hotels becuase of his Union work. This guy is a total tool!!!!! While he was going to John Marshall Law School (C avg) his wife would cut the grass, shovel the snow, rake the leaves, buy the groceries, bbq dinner, for the 5 yrs. it took him to graduate.

1/25/2010 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A property owner is “strictly liable” for any injury caused an invited guest to their property. Jewel is a store that invites the general public upon their property is liable and should pay this women.

1/24/2010 07:29:00 PM

Wrong thread, counselor.

1/25/2010 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 1/24 10 9:14PM Michael Joyce is his law partner

1/29/2010 01:03:00 AM  

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