Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vanecko Again?

Is there anyone who didn't see this one coming? Anyone? Yeah, we didn't think so:
  • Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's nephew is hoping to cash in on the coming video gambling market in bars and clubs across Illinois.

    Mark Vanecko, who's been an attorney for Chicago bars and the Lollapalooza concert, is a partner in Lattner Entertainment Group Illinois, which has applied for a state license to operate slot machines in liquor-serving establishments.

And of course, everything was on the up-and-up:
  • Lattner Entertainment didn't disclose Vanecko's relation to Daley or a company campaign contribution on a state form, submitted in October, that provides the only information made public about license applicants.

    The form requires applicants to list "relatives" of "public officials or officers" who are involved in the company as well as campaign contributions made directly or indirectly by the applicant in the last five years.

    When the Tribune raised questions, Lattner Entertainment partner William Bracken issued a statement conceding "a mistake made with our application" and saying the firm wants to be transparent.

Ah yes, a "mistake." We seem to see a lot of those darn things over the last 20 years. Mostly occurring on Election Day over and over again.

Has anyone cross referenced these lists of applicants against the Chicago Crime Commission's "Who's Who" of Outfit connected individuals? We're willing to bet there's a few more surprises tucked away in there.

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125 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would everyone please be quiet. I'm studying for my ETHICS test!

1/20/2011 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Betty Loren-Maltese. There's your gal. Knows this liquor thing inside and out.

*

Huh? Huh?

1/20/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone have the penny trahanas salute picture? My boys got something golden.

1/20/2011 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don'tcha know, it's a 'mistake' only if you get caught.

Otherwise, it's a legitimate business ploy, uh, application.

.

1/20/2011 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a system of checks and balances?

1/20/2011 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

William Bracken?? Is that the same guy who had problems with the no bid City contracts in the 90's?? Here is something to wrestle with..Maybe somebody from 09 can help me out.. I seem to remember a female being murdered in Canaryville by a couple of male Brackens..Any relationship?? Venecko, where is our pension money?? Da Mayo and his family dont know nuttin about nuttin..Really..Nuttin..

1/20/2011 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Lattner Entertainment Partner William Bracken the same "Billy Bracken" that had to work in the mayor's office?

The same "Billy Bracken" whose family was caught up in a HUGE scandal for having questionable contracts to T-Shirts at the Taste of Chicago, World Cup, Lallapolooza and all the other City of Chicago Festivals as reported by our major newspapers in the City a few years back!

If it is the same conected sleeze ball family, here is the direct connection from the mayor's office connected friends an the mayor's relatives to collect more contracts and money from the taxpayers of the city and state!

If this William Bracken is about 5 foot tall, this is the same person that used work in the current mayor's office.

But I could be wrong.......

It never, never stops!

Can anyone confirm

1/20/2011 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same transparency that Vanecko family members used when applying for sewer contracts with Patrick Daley?

1/20/2011 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This asshole should have used our pension money to start up a video gaming operation. If he had done that instead, at least we would have made a profit instead of investing in real estate at the height of the market.

1/20/2011 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I was born and raised in South Austin (Laramie and Washington Blvd.) in St. Thomas Aquinas parish (since renamed to the black St. Martin de Porres). We had a neighborhood hero who eventually won the Heisman Trophy as a twice All-American halfback at the University of Notre Dame: Johnny Lattner, a product of Fenwick High School, my alma mater.

Everybody admired and respected Johnny. He was a role model. He used to babysit me. Please tell me that Johnny Lattner has nothing to do with the Lattner Entertainment Group.

1/20/2011 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billy Bracken has been paying people off for years. He is an 87 grad of St Laurence HS and his dad is a retired FF. They had contracts to sell stuff at the beaches---no bid of course and then merchandise at the Taste.

1/20/2011 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot:

i found jody weis father

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jl3cKWuJVc

the door to door sales man on peewee

1/20/2011 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Go Packers!

1/20/2011 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shields is bringing back the silver fox!!!! i love it!!! I can't wait!

1/20/2011 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

If ever there was anyone who should be blacklisted from doing business with ANY unit of government or be barred from obtaining ANY Federal, State, County or City license, this LYING POS IS THE ONE.

My question to the Federal government is this: Why are Robert Vanecko and Patrick Daley not in jail INSTEAD OF Bill Cozzi?

1/20/2011 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hlea meeting tonight, those big union guys in suits did not barely make no cents tonight over there. sal rivero is good when he said Ben is the election judge, that's messed up for real. ben gave cops a 2 percent raise.

1/20/2011 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous BullDog Frummond said...

Billy Bracken?

Formerly of the Mayor's Office of Special Events?

Took the heat for his Fire Department daddy with the same name over a contract with the city?

Sheeeeeeeeeet.

Look around the net and see all kinds of politically connected names tied to this undersized toad.

Chicago Gateway Green.

Foxgrover.

and now VANECKO.

Yoo hoo, Patrick Fitzgerald. Paging US attorney Fitzie.

Google the various incarnations of "William" Bill and Billy and see what you all come up with.

1/20/2011 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

WHAT?

THESE THIEVIN' ASSED MUTHAFUCKAHS, AGAIN?

OK... We'll put it out there for the world to see and fuck 'em if their feelings are hurt.

D.O.J ain't SHIT!

Any Copper working a joint task force needs their fuckin' head examined!

And Coppers should expend energy to assist them with what?

And the feebs have a satellite office at CPD HQ to keep close tabs on what The Police are doing?

Chicago SAC should have been sitting in shortshanks fuckin' lap and taking notes for the last 15 fuckin' years!

Every member of Daley Inc. should have had their own personal feeb lodged in their ass like cheap 1-ply tissue over the same time span!

This shit just burns us the fuck up!

They haven't done a damn thing except give Daley Inc. a license to steal.

Nothing but minor affiliates of Daley Inc. being popped by the G...

Well, those whom shortshanks willingly flings over the castle wall when the feebs needed a head.

If ONLY they would pursue these rotten muthufuckahs with the same zeal and malice they reserve for coppers!

JAYZUS!

When the whole damn thing finally implodes, maybe we'll get to see all of Daley Inc. and a goodly number of suits getting perp-walked into the MCC on the 10 o'clock news with the famous "I think I just shit on myself in front of 200 million people" look on their faces.

Only then will The Policeman have respite and the opportunity to have a good long laugh of vindication.

1/20/2011 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - We're No. 1 AGAIN, and not in a good way!

Chicago No. 1 In Road Congestion

"In terms of the delay for each auto commuter, Chicago now tips the scales at No. 1, where in the past Los Angeles was locked in that spot," said David Schrank, an associate research scientist at the institute and a co-author of the report.

The study also measured the impact of traffic congestion on personal finances.

Again, the Chicago area took sole possession of No. 1 in the cost of congestion to each individual commuter — $1,738 on average for each person for all of 2009.

Congestion cost the nation $115 billion in 2009 and caused commuters to travel 4.8 billion hours more and buy an extra 3.9 billion gallons of fuel, the report said.



I'd say it doesn't help when our gas prices are the highest in the nation either!


http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/
local/ct-met-traffic-congestion-0120-20110119,0,5169231.story

1/20/2011 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another goddamn Vanecko trading off on his relations to Daley. These bloodsucking maggots must be stopped. This Mark Vanecko must be brother to bloodsucking Robert Vanecko.

They have this inborn sense of entitlement so common among the offspring of the power elite and their spawn.

1/20/2011 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Vanecko" has become an idiom for any inside-dealing in Chicago.

Simply place "Vanecko" in front of any descriptive term relating to contract bidding in Chicago and savvy people instantly know what you're talking about...

1/20/2011 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, he had enough money(6 million) to start another company to make MORE money from Chicago.

1/20/2011 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley says he’d like to write, teach after leaving City Hall

Yea I can see the name of his clas now. How to effectively speak like an idiot.

The guy cant even pronounce simple words let alone put together a sentence. Oh wait, you dont need to be able to do those types of things when you are teaching SWINDLING!

1/20/2011 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the same william braken who has the braken box that the city is useing for drop box all the city the EPA is after him in harvy wtf

1/20/2011 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect from the Daley Family of Slime ?

They're Shit !!!!

It wasn't a snake in the Graden of Eden that led Eve astray, it was a Daley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/20/2011 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks gets an achievement award in DC for being mayor for 20+ years and not be indicted for fraud and corruption. What a fucking sham.

1/20/2011 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean my local 7-11, or the korean/arab store on the beat is gonna have a video poker machine now?

1/20/2011 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't remember seeing this one.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/2206910-418/vanecko-lien-company-irs-hall.html

Apparently Vanecko thought since he was related to Daley, he didn't need to pay his taxes.

1/20/2011 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley was quoted that he would like to teach when he's out of office.

The following article would be a good start. One of many that happened under his administration and still no indictment.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/2206905-418/johnson-inspectors-building-code-convicted.html

1/20/2011 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raham was just on WLS Don Wade and Roma. Bascally it wasn't an interview is was a Raham commercial. When asked about the pension he kept saying " The workers should get back what they put in" wow. I have 19 years on and would have done things alot different had I known this would happen. I have to get out of here while I'm still young enough to start a new career.

1/20/2011 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Fenwick High School said...

Northside,

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Lattner has no connection to Bracken, Vanecko and the Lattner Entertainment Group.

1/20/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley says he’d like to write, teach after leaving City Hall.

Mayor Daley's nephew tries to get in on video poker business.

Looks ta me like da mayer's been teachin da family how ta make money off da backs of workin stiffs his whole stinkin life. I tink day call it Daley collage

1/20/2011 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that Johnny Latner , during the 70's, played the piano at the bar in Marina Towers. He is the father in law of the former head of personnel. I sat at the bar one New years eve. He had the his trophy on top of the piano. I do not think he is alive now.

1/20/2011 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'vanecko-ed again?'

1/20/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ethics comment was great. I laugh every year we are told to take that stupid test.

1/20/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

05:17:00

I would also like to see him take questions in class and get all flustered when he can't supply an answers and then fail the student asking the question.

masters masters masters

1/20/2011 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billy Bracken is....The Bachelor.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/July-2005/Singular-Sensations/Bill-Bracken/

1/20/2011 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billy Bracken, former St Laurence Viking, used to work in the Mayor's Office of Special Events

He looks like the mascot for Notre Dame.
Except the mascot is taller.

He also used to brag about his job with the Mayor Daley while impressing the ladies at establishments on Rush and Divison all the time!

1/20/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the daley's had learned that the feds are crackin' down but i guess dummies never learn.

1/20/2011 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WITH ALL OUR RAGE,WE ARE STILL,JUST
RATS, IN A CAGE"

PS: Have a nice day ???

1/20/2011 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply (re)stated...

"We don't want nobody, nobody sent!"

1/20/2011 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Lattner Group, they are lawyers right? but they make a "mistake" on their application? Yeah, either they aren't very good lawyers or they are liars. Lawyers don't make mistakes like that on application forms.

check out their website:
http://wn.com/lattner_entertainment_group

their youtube promo video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVt52jvPnBc

the greed and graft of the Daley clan and the democratic machine in illinois are disgusting

1/20/2011 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit this is actually a good investment. Can we get him to put some of our pension money in this?

1/20/2011 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shields is bringing back the silver fox!!!! i love it!!! I can't wait!

1/20/2011 01:30:00 AM

Maybe Shields will bring J-Fed and 3M aboard as consultants. Why not blow some more dues money? 500 shootings since Citywide took office. Not one minute of suspension time.....we sure NEED the silver fox.....NOT!

1/20/2011 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Why Doesn't This Happen Here? said...

OT - Yet Daley INC operates without fear!

F.B.I. And Police Arrest More Than 100 In Mob Sweep

In an unprecedented assault against seven mob families in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, the F.B.I. and local authorities began arresting close to 130 people on Thursday on charges including murder, racketeering and extortion, people briefed on the arrests said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/nyregion
/21mob.html?_r=1&emc=na

1/20/2011 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mother once told me, son don't let
anyone piss in your face and tell
you it's raining. Since our current
mayor has been in office, we
Chicagoans face's are dripping wet
with more to come. And for sure,
it ain't rain.

1/20/2011 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD Members, don't forget to fill out and sign your ETHICS Statement, it's mandatory.

signed, richie Daley, Mayor and Fuhror.

1/20/2011 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It ain't right tryin to be a good, straight CPD Copper when your Boss, the Mayor, is a longtime criminal with numerous Mob ties. John Kass for Mayor, write him in..
Feds are useless in Chi-Town, except as Enforcers for Daley.

1/20/2011 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone once wrote, " people get the government they deserve " There is no one to blame other than those who voted & kept voting for the Daley crime family, so ya' got what you deserve, except your took the entire city with ya'.
As far as that award Shortshanks got in D.C., they should give one to " Boss Tweed " of N.Y
City one posthumously.

1/20/2011 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL DEMOCRATS are COMMUNISTS SAYS:
Things that Daley would be good at teaching when he leaves Office:

Corruption
Theft
Swindling
Deceptive Practices
Embezzling
Con-Artist Ploys
Shady Deal-Making 101
Hair Styling for Imbeciles
Dress for Sucess, aka how to go Undercover as a street Bum
Talking Jibberish 101
Babble your Way to Success
Backstabbing 101
Introduction to Money Laundering
Abnormal psychiatric Behavior 101
Seeing the World from a Dwarfs Perspective

1/20/2011 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone have the penny trahanas salute picture? My boys got something golden.

==========

I have it...now SCC has it in the mail. Fire away dude.

1/20/2011 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a mistake made with our application" and saying the firm wants to be transparent.

My A$$

Well lets see if the Att General(lisa) disqualifies them as see did Rosemonts bid to have a casino. I agree with the state not giving it to Rosemont and the same should be done to this company.

1/20/2011 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone put this rat fuck in jail and get rid of him. Remember he stole our pension money.

1/20/2011 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LA County spent $600 Million on illegal's health care. I wonder what C(r)ook County's tab was?? Just wonder if they could have spent that on our pensions instead.....

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/
2011/01/19/welfare-tab-children-illegal-immigrants-estimated-m-
la-county/

1/20/2011 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Notre Dame alumnus said...

Northside at 12:48 AM:

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny LATTNER has no connection whatsoever to Bracken, Vanecko and the LATTNER Entertainment Group. He remains a highly regarded pillar of the community.

1/20/2011 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JESUS!! You would think this guy would quit while he is ahead... For Christ sake, Someone lock this guy up..

1/20/2011 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's Sun Times reports that Daley
wants to teach & write a book. What they didn't report on was his quote:
What they didn't print was his quote:

"I wanna teech, bud I donnooow nuttin' about nuttin', see? so I tink I mite wright somekinda Gramma book; y'knoo? Yea, dat's it! I'll
rite a book how dey shud all talk. Da way it's dun propa, y'see? Except ta da G. Y'neva talk ta da fukin' G. Or ta da Gran' Joorie's eider. Dey been scrootin' me allada times. Fuck'em! I allus carry my Fift' wit me. An ya onlie talk ta da reporters dat ya got on film playin wid liddle boys peepees, cuz den dey knows ta do da rite ting
an not rite sumpin dat'l piss me off. C yuz lader. An 'member dis: onlie rite good tings 'bout me, see?, Er y'l be runnin' dem fukin paper truks up frum fukin Joliet!Yeah! Dat's rite! Yeah! I'll fukin teech! Jest wach me y'muddafukkas!"

1/20/2011 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how much are you willing to bet?

1/20/2011 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Vanecko, who's been an attorney for Chicago bars and the Lollapalooza concert, is a partner in Lattner Entertainment Group Illinois, which has applied for a state license to operate slot machines in liquor-serving establishments.

-----

SEE?! If HE can do it ANYONE can do it....

1/20/2011 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RICO.....RICO......?

1/20/2011 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. 2 Miami Dade Police Officers killed while serving an arrest warrant for a homicide ofender.

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

1/20/2011 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can our pension fund please give him more money?

1/20/2011 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....Anonymous said... Is there a system of checks and balances?
1/20/2011 12:27:00 AM.....


Yeah, they cash our checks and leave you to pay the balance!

1/20/2011 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the Fop election Tuesday night, Shields Team tried to get the unit designators off the election ballots. Benn the arbitrator ruled in their favor. A motion was than made from the floor and at least 90% of the room voted to keep the designators on the ballots. Me guesses that they don't want people to know that they work in the superintendent's office. Just silly.

1/20/2011 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-- Had enough of this crap...Looking to do anything else other than cpd... can anybody recommend a job placement firm other than the online monster or jobs.com? I can go m-f, 9-5, live in the burbs, send the kiddos to a good public school, and have no pension... why the FUCK would I stay here, work marriage-straining schedules, condemn my kids to a life in the city, and.... have no pension? Before a lot of you start slinging slop in response, try looking ahead...storm's coming and it's time to move to higher ground!

1/20/2011 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/20/2011 07:56:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley was quoted that he would like to teach when he's out of office.


----------------------
TEACH WHAT, HOW TO RUN A SHELL GAME?

1/20/2011 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think at this point, the FOP, no matter who is the president, needs to spend the money to take out a full page ad...page 3, not page 55 in the comments section, as to all of the reasons that the city is broke and include the fact that the city did not pay their fair share if their pension obligations, even when the economy was booming 5-10 years ago. The city workers are not as greedy as the politicians let on. We are just asking for what was promised when we signed on with the city. Sorry to the taxpayers if you feel that you are being overtaxed for our pensions, but don't blame the city employees, blame that thieving prick mayor and his band of merry thieves. If they had paid their bills to the pensions when they had the chance, this problem would not be happening now. I would guess that if it was brought to a vote and 500K of OUR dues was what the ad would cost, not too many of us would complain. This needs to be brought out to the public!

1/20/2011 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

Jan. 20, 1985 -- 26 years ago today -- 27 degrees below zero. I was out walkin' in it -- the snow squeaking under your feet. That was the winter of "Refrigerator" Perry, when the Bears went to the Super Bowl, too.

Winter's coldest blast approaches on anniversary of the city's coldest temperature; wind chill advisories kick in Thursday night

January 20, 2011 12:11 AM
By Meteorologist Tom Skilling

So intense was the cold which gripped the area on this date 26 years ago that buildings creaked and many car engines simply refused to start. Never before had Chicago's temperature dipped to 27-degrees below zero, though it had come close (-26 degrees) three years earlier on Jan. 10, 1982.

The blast of bitter air predicted to hit Thursday night as biting northwest winds take hold isn't in the same league as the brutal record cold spells of 1982 and 1985, nor for that matter the succession of arctic outbreaks which locked the metro area into a succession of deep freezes in the barbaric winters of the mid and late 1970s. But the incoming blast of frigid air is to be the area's coldest in a year and could put the city's first official 0-degree reading since January 10 of last year on the books.

A sprawling mass of intensely cold air draped across Canada and interior Alaska---and the source of the Midwest's predicted chill--- has strengthened over the past week. Readings Thursday were as much as 30-degrees colder than a week ago. A cross-polar jet stream has infused the cold air there with a supply of even colder Siberian air. Daybreak Thursday readings dipped to 47-below at Fort Yukon, Alaska and to 49-below at Dawson in Canada's Yukon Territory.

What arrives Thursday night and Friday morning on gusty northwest winds is but a lobe of cold air off that vast wintry reservoir of air. If there's one piece of good news which accompanies the cold blast, it's that the chill is to hit hard for a day and a half then back off, giving way to a more moderate brand of cold air this weekend. But, while its stay here is to be comparatively brief, the near 0-degree low temperature predicted at O'Hare is to be accompanied by 15 to 20 mph sustained winds likely to generate dangerous wind chills under 20-below---and potentially as low as 30-below in a few of colder locations north and northwest of the city. Winds will diminish quickly Friday and the cloud increase predicted in the afternoon and evening is to occur as a flood of "milder" air runs up and over the retreating bitter chill. This is to lead to light snow amid rising temperatures Friday night and to a rebound into the upper teens to around 20 Saturday and to the mid 20s with east winds off Lake Michigan supporting possible snow flurries Sunday.

http://blog.chicagoweathercenter
.com/2011/01/winters-coldest
-blast-approaches-on-
anniversary-of-the-citys
-coldest-temperature-wind
-chill-advisori.html

1/20/2011 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first poster was dead on. This type of shit goes on and yet I gotta be harassed under the threat of suspension to fill out that useless ETHICS form to get the air of transparency so they get to do this type of shit.
Un-fucking-believeable!

1/20/2011 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking for a cheap flight to a non-extradition country. Any ideas?

1/20/2011 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shields is bringing back the silver fox!!!! i love it!!! I can't wait!

1/20/2011 01:30:00 AM

Maybe Shields will bring J-Fed and 3M aboard as consultants. Why not blow some more dues money? 500 shootings since Citywide took office. Not one minute of suspension time.....we sure NEED the silver fox.....NOT!

1/20/2011 10:47:00 AM

___________________________________
Doesn't Pat live out of State? How's that going to work?

1/20/2011 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BAN them forever.

1/20/2011 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger Captain Video and His Video Rangers said...

Anonymous said...

The ethics comment was great. I laugh every year we are told to take that stupid test.

1/20/2011 08:31:00 AM


In some units the answers are on a misc-X card passed around. Ethics are a joke in Chicago, not applicable to the Daley clan or related political pond scum and their unemployable relatives.

1/20/2011 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NorthSide said...

I was born and raised in South Austin (Laramie and Washington Blvd.) in St. Thomas Aquinas parish (since renamed to the black St. Martin de Porres). We had a neighborhood hero who eventually won the Heisman Trophy as a twice All-American halfback at the University of Notre Dame: Johnny Lattner, a product of Fenwick High School, my alma mater.

Everybody admired and respected Johnny. He was a role model. He used to babysit me. Please tell me that Johnny Lattner has nothing to do with the Lattner Entertainment Group.

1/20/2011 12:48:00 AM


Johnny Lattner (high school class of 1950, Heisman Trophy winner) is a Fenwick alum, like you. He is revered at Fenwick alum functions.

Ask him about this, and please, report back. Contact him through the alumni office.

I cannot imagine Johnny Lattner soiling himself with the likes of a Vanecko.

1/20/2011 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Let me see, Holders D.O.J. arrest 120 mobsters in NewYork, New Jersey & New England and can't find anything to investigate here in Chicago?
Eric, your a joke, a disgrace, and nothing more than an errand boy like our J-fled. But then again you choose not to investigate the voter intimidation by the new black panther party, did you, you shit. GFY!

1/20/2011 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Vanecko is the brother of Robert Vanecko, the pension fund raider. Uncle Richie Shortshanks must be proud. What a family!

1/20/2011 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I think at this point, the FOP, no matter who is the president, needs to spend the money to take out a full page ad...page 3, not page 55 in the comments section, as to all of the reasons that the city is broke and include the fact that the city did not pay their fair share if their pension obligations, even when the economy was booming 5-10 years ago. The city workers are not as greedy as the politicians let on. We are just asking for what was promised when we signed on with the city. Sorry to the taxpayers if you feel that you are being overtaxed for our pensions, but don't blame the city employees, blame that thieving prick mayor and his band of merry thieves. If they had paid their bills to the pensions when they had the chance, this problem would not be happening now. I would guess that if it was brought to a vote and 500K of OUR dues was what the ad would cost, not too many of us would complain. This needs to be brought out to the public!

1/20/2011 03:58:00 PM

Do you really think the public cares? They are suffering also. Do you think the pension of some cop who just wrote them a pimpy mover is a real concern. Better get out early and find a new career. The public you so want to educate, elected and will continue to elect the same pricks and thieves who stole your pension. We should have been getting involved in this fight 20 years ago, now we are fucked.

1/20/2011 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley wants to teach and write a book? Can he spell BOOK???

1/20/2011 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley says he’d like to write, teach after leaving City Hall.

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I can see Richie's first book "Clout list for dummies, a guide for the rest of us."

1/20/2011 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Tribune should ask Daley why he took the license application background investigations away from the police department, and put it totally in the hands of Ron Caliccio, the, "totally patronage head of the Department of Revenue," and totally in the back pocket of Daley himself? Anyone who wants a business license in the city--if you have enough money and clout--nothing will stand in your way. Daley created an entire department of minions who do whatever he wants with absolutely no checks or balances.

1/20/2011 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Shields will bring J-Fed and 3M aboard as consultants. Why not blow some more dues money? 500 shootings since Citywide took office. Not one minute of suspension time.....we sure NEED the silver fox.....NOT!

1/20/2011 10:47:00 AM

Thanks for the input FOP.

1/20/2011 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, did you hear any notices on the results for the new hires? I heard by Febuary 1st everyone will be notified if they pass/fail.

1/20/2011 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan. 20, 1985 -- 26 years ago today -- 27 degrees below zero. I was out walkin' in it -- the snow squeaking under your feet. That was the winter of "Refrigerator" Perry, when the Bears went to the Super Bowl, too.

Mr. historian: Bears played in the Super Bowl in January '86...after the 85 season.

1/20/2011 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
RICO.....RICO......?

1/20/2011 02:04:00 PM

Skipper? Private? Kowalski?

1/20/2011 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley says he’d like to (learn how to) write after leaving City Hall

1/20/2011 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

Is this the same transparency that Vanecko family members used when applying for sewer contracts with Patrick Daley?

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Yes, and now you know why sewers smell like that.

1/20/2011 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Lattner is Johns son. Funny how the Fenwick guy left that out.

1/20/2011 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Question: About FOP political corruption: FOP adminstration please tell us who funds your election. Does your administration accept contributions from vendors/attorneys/employees to fund your efforts? Please tell us Citywide Team. Don't just dream - dump the Citywide Team.

1/20/2011 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever notice how alike cockroaches and the Daley Crime Family are alike? Shie a light on them and the head for the nearest darkness.

1/20/2011 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Barrett J. Moran said...

Vaneko and Fam. should be in jail. His cousin, Patrick Daley ran off the Army to avoid a grand jury and the U.S.Attorney.

Thank youy to the previous blogger who reminded me of the ethics statement, but....I retired. I practiced ethics for more than 42 years. I will not continue that. No sense trying to practice ethics, it's a waste of time.

1/20/2011 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Club Fed is always looking for inmates that are willing to teach. How about the FBI give Daley and his crew a scholarship.......RICO....RICO

1/20/2011 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- If you are wondering what happened to J-Coward's daily sound bites.I am happy to announce that Judy Weis has been spayed. His last hurrah was to be the re-alignment of district manpower but shortshanks just gave him a hysterectomy. He wanted to start a war that couldn't be finished without him in his sick little twisted narsissistic mind. Boy I can't wait to see him leave. Could the FOP please offer to buy him and his family a one way ticket out of this town forever and back to appalachia. That would be great for morale.

1/20/2011 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Two Miami-Dade Police Detectives were shot and killed today while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a murder suspect. Bad guy shot and killed by police. Please be careful out there. These ass holes all over the country have declared open season on us. RIP to our brother and sister in blue. Please, please say a prayer for the families.

1/20/2011 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Hah!

The Fibune flushed this story off the clout street blog and dubbed it breaking (wind) news with only one comment. Clout Street had about a half dozen posts that really connected the dots on this bullshit.

Local media is complicit in the cover-up.

The Nuremburg defense didn't save some dirty necks from being stretched as apropos...

Ethics and integrity are for the unclouted only.

1/20/2011 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking for a cheap flight to a non-extradition country. Any ideas?

1/20/2011 05:02:00 PM



first thing, give up on being a cheap bastard.

1/20/2011 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Chico and it continues!!!!!
Chico is dale's guy

1/20/2011 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC this is totally off topic but it gots to be told:
The 3rd Watch Roll Calls in 023 have become a comedy of tragic proportions. We got a Capt. who one day brags about when he was a young gang officer locking up some 17 yr old for possession of rolling papers. And he was proud of it no less. This same Capt. shows videos of coppers getting shot all the time at his roll calls, then rewinds them and second guesses what the officer did wrong in a very flippant manner. Untill the other day when he showed the video of a female officer who was shot in the face with s shot gun. He monday morning quaterbacks the entire scene dictating the wrong way to respond and what the right response to this situation should have been, of course its his way, cause he is ALWAYS right.
Untill a Sgt. calls him out for being disrespectful towards a dead officer citing that untill we have all the facts its not respectful to criticize the dead officer. The Sgt. further goes on to tell the Capt how unsafe it is to have all these 99 cars running around on 3rd Watch. Well this Capt. almost had a heart attack. This Capt. then goes on to demonstrate what he believes is the proper prone position. A Capt. at Roll Call throws himself on the floor to demonsrtate a prone position,and uses his pointed fingers as guns. This was priceless. They are goona come out with the Capt. TL Story, a full length coloring book about his life story including crayons and safety scissors. Priceless.

1/20/2011 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chico? The lesser of the evils? The same Chico who cut his teeth as a law student as a clerk in Ed Burke's Office? The same Chico who was da mayor's chief of staff? So he held positions in Offices where the elected officials all made the decisions the past 20 years to not make the city contributions to the pension plans. Becareful what you wish for! A wolf dressed in lamb costume. Just like Governor Quinn running on an election platform of a 1% income tax raise. Keep voting Dumbocrat Chicago

1/20/2011 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.wimp.com/fastestgunman/

1/20/2011 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic, but what ever became of the lieutenant that told the press and public how crooked this department and city is? Haven't heard anything since. Did the city realize that they would be flirting with a huge lawsuit if they fucked with him?

1/20/2011 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Billy Bracken is the same Bracken from Westlawn Little League in the 80's. Little guy with red hair, father was CFD. Coming from Westlawn area at that time, good chance his connection to Daley is from Madigan.

1/20/2011 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Would everyone please be quiet. I'm studying for my ETHICS test!"

When you're done, could you give me the answers?

It's the Daley-Chicago way! A culture of criminality. Tricky Dick Daley's legacy.

1/20/2011 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking for a cheap flight to a non-extradition country. Any ideas?
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There are no "olly-olly-oxen-free" countries where one can flee and thumb their nose at US authorities (save for a few isolated instances pertaining to Israel)

There are some countries where the US doesn't have a formal extradition treaty with them, but they will extradite anyway via political back channels. The handful of countries where the US has no extradition treaty or political agreements pertaining to extradition probably aren't places you'd want to live (Iran, Cuba, North Korea) even if you could magically get in.

Vanuatu appears nice, until you realize that the feebs will just fly in, pluck you from the cabana and fly you back without giving a damn what the host nation has to say. Ask any one of the individuals who thought they were clever and went there thinking the absence of extradition formalities would keep them shielded.

The only way to hide is to assume a second identity, weasel your way into a country where your fingerprints aren't on file domestically and avoid having anything to do with INTERPOL.

1/20/2011 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic: it was nice to see BT 811 conducting a traffic stop near 61st & moody today @ approx 1045. please be extra careful when you are a 10-99 unit. stay safe!

1/20/2011 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep voting Dumbocrat Chicago

1/20/2011 10:56:00 PM



jeeeez, dude, no one but dumbocrats are ever on the city ballot.

if there ever is a republican on a city ballot, it'll be a dumbocrat pretending to be a repulican.

1/20/2011 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Chico and it continues!!!!!
Chico is dale's guy

1/20/2011 10:51:00 PM



vote for rahmbo and it's done.

1/20/2011 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Billy Bracken has lots of friends here.

If I were looking for a politically connected sweetheart business deal I would NOT want BB anywhere near it.

What he lacks in height and intelligence he makes up for in immaturity and loud mouthery.

Back in the 90's he used to always talk about how he wanted to be in elected office someday.

Unfortunately for him there is one of those signs at City Hall that state "you have to be this tall to run".,

I mean BB makes Shortshanks look like he's 6'3' tall.

Again, politically connected types, stay the hell away from BB. He can't keep his mouth shut.

1/21/2011 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I believe that Johnny Latner , during the 70's, played the piano at the bar in Marina Towers. He is the father in law of the former head of personnel. I sat at the bar one New years eve. He had the his trophy on top of the piano. I do not think he is alive now.

1/20/2011 08:16:00 AM


Yes he is.

1/21/2011 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

shields is bringing back the silver fox!!!! i love it!!! I can't wait!

1/20/2011 01:30:00 AM

Maybe Shields will bring J-Fed and 3M aboard as consultants. Why not blow some more dues money? 500 shootings since Citywide took office. Not one minute of suspension time.....we sure NEED the silver fox.....NOT!

1/20/2011 10:47:00 AM


In two days it has from from 400 shootings without a suspension to 500. Tomorrow is will be 600. Citywide Team is desperate.

1/21/2011 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

LA County spent $600 Million on illegal's health care. I wonder what C(r)ook County's tab was?? Just wonder if they could have spent that on our pensions instead.....

1/20/2011 12:52:00 PM


Yet the usual aldermen will complain bitterly if a PO calls ICE about an illegal in custody on violent felony charges.

1/21/2011 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for a cheap flight to a non-extradition country. Any ideas?

1/20/2011 05:02:00 PM


North Korea. Enjoy the Bibimbap.

1/21/2011 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ALL DEMOCRATS are COMMUNISTS SAYS:
Things that Daley would be good at teaching when he leaves Office:

Corruption
Theft
Swindling
Deceptive Practices
Embezzling
Con-Artist Ploys
Shady Deal-Making 101
Hair Styling for Imbeciles
Dress for Sucess, aka how to go Undercover as a street Bum
Talking Jibberish 101
Babble your Way to Success
Backstabbing 101
Introduction to Money Laundering
Abnormal psychiatric Behavior 101
Seeing the World from a Dwarfs Perspective

1/20/2011 12:21:00 PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/21/2011 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/20/2011 10:54:00 PM

Yeah, that does sound a little goofy, but at least the guy is thinking about YOU! Trying to help keep you safe. That's a Hell of a lot more than most white shirts who are only thinking about themselves!

1/21/2011 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shields is bringing back the silver fox!!!! i love it!!! I can't wait!



Like we really need to pay for Pat Camden. How much is that going to cost? What a waste of money. I can't speak for everyone, but having him on the payroll to speak to the media is the least of my worries with all the other stuff going on.

1/21/2011 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think at this point, the FOP, no matter who is the president, needs to spend the money to take out a full page ad...page 3, not page 55 in the comments section, as to all of the reasons that the city is broke and include the fact that the city did not pay their fair share if their pension obligations, even when the economy was booming 5-10 years ago. The city workers are not as greedy as the politicians let on. We are just asking for what was promised when we signed on with the city. Sorry to the taxpayers if you feel that you are being overtaxed for our pensions, but don't blame the city employees, blame that thieving prick mayor and his band of merry thieves. If they had paid their bills to the pensions when they had the chance, this problem would not be happening now. I would guess that if it was brought to a vote and 500K of OUR dues was what the ad would cost, not too many of us would complain. This needs to be brought out to the public!


The citizens know why the pension money isn't there. They don't care. They are not on our side with this issue. The feeling is, "If I lost my job and benefits, why should the police and fire get theirs? Why are they better than us?" It sucks and is very sad, but that's the feeling in this country. No one has any sympathy for us. They all think we are living high off the hog and we're all loaded. The future does not look good.

1/21/2011 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with little Billy in Special Events, and he's even more slippery and moronic than you can believe.

The whole family is insane - the father ended up saying his son held the contract for Taste/fest t-shirts, etc. so he didn't lose his pension? Who throws their own son under the bus like that? Publically no less.

Billy was just a loud-mouth, aggressive so-called ladies man and rolled with a bunch of ignorant morons.

He was next hired at Navy Pier and left/was fired for money mismanagement.

Clearly, it's no surprise he's hooked up with a Vanecko.

1/21/2011 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic: it was nice to see BT 811 conducting a traffic stop near 61st & moody today @ approx 1045. please be extra careful when you are a 10-99 unit. stay safe!

1/20/2011 11:37:00 PM

Yeah but he was off his beat!

1/21/2011 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 04:38 AM:
If he was thnking about the troops he wouldn't put up 8-10 99 cars every day so he can say I got all my cars manned. Also if he had so good advice or something tangible to say that would be different, this guys just likes to talk and act right all the time.

1/21/2011 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someones gotta tell this Capt TL the difference between "cover" and "concealment". Standing behind a trailer (made of tin,aluminum, and plastic) IS NOT COVER!!!!! It's concealment, a well placed round could penetrate the trailer and strike the officer behind it.

1/21/2011 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Ellen Daley Vanecko spawned these two thieves...the Daley's must not be allowed to further spawn in any way, shape or form. Period.

1/21/2011 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ritchie Daley used to sit behind me in eighth grade at Nativity of Our Lord School. Had the nasty habit of sneezing and spitting all over the back of my head...couldn't separate the two manuvers. He smiled a lot and was dummer than a box of...rocks.

Thanks to his daddy, he crawled on his belly like a reptile and really made a name for himself...a box of slimy shit.

1/21/2011 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

... He [Ritchie Daley]smiled a lot and was dummer than a box of...rocks. ...

Some things never change! :)
Perhaps, Ritchie was dumber too. :)

1/22/2011 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

noone90210 said.....

I was speaking in "Ritchie speak"...should have placed quotes on the word, "dummer."

See, I AM smarter than Ritchie!

1/22/2011 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

See, I AM smarter than Ritchie!
Great! :) I was referring to Ritchie, not you. :)

1/23/2011 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da Mayo is going to need a translator and a writer to get a book out. Dr Suess would be the perfect choice, if he were still alive. Perhaps the "Captain Underpants" guy would take the writing job, not sure who could or would want to translate gibberish into prose. Bueller? Anyone?

It would be far more entertaining to see a bio/expose written by Kitty Kelley or Bob Woodward.

1/23/2011 06:54:00 AM  

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