Thursday, July 28, 2011

What's This?

  • Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday gave a highly paid position to the daughter of the Illinois Supreme Court justice who swore him into office and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor.

    Attorney Jennifer Burke, 41, was named to the Illinois Pollution Control Board, a post that pays $117,043, Quinn’s office said.

    She is the daughter of Justice Anne Burke and 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke, chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee. Jennifer Burke works for the city as an assistant corporation counsel supervisor. As of last month, her annual salary was $99,948.
The Illinois Pollution Control Board?

$117,000 per year?

Anyone have a calendar so we can start planning the revolution?

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60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another big job! Zalewskis daughter in law got a $120,000 new job from Quinn but Quinn said at 25 she was the "most qualified!" Incredible again and again it goes on the "friends and family" program no others need apply,just keep paying our huge taxes,watch businesses flee as the "money train" keeps on running!

7/28/2011 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How the fuck do these people have the nerve to do this shit? Especially when they know everyone is watching!! QUINN..FUCK YOU!!! YOU ARE A FUCKING LIAR!!!! Reformer my ASS!!! I am pissed. Give away our tax money...lay off workers...suspend pay raises...then give high paying jobs to rich politicians and their families!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/28/2011 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Lt. Schloss (sp) to be named district commander of 024 when the current commander retires 01 Aug 11.

7/28/2011 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone please start the recall petitions? Patsy has been recall bait since June 1st and there will be no shortage of registered voters willing to sign them.

7/28/2011 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you can't expect her to get by on a measly $99,948. And I'm certain that without her knowledge on the Illinois Pollution Control Board, there's a good chance we'd all be dead within the week of smoke inhalation.

What luck that she's available.

7/28/2011 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey she's been around all the bullshit her old man tries peddling her whole life so she's very experienced.

7/28/2011 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything to do with pollution is a good match for a Burke. The Daley's and Burke's havd been pulluting Chicago for years.

Keep voting DemocRAT and this is what you get.

Our retarded Gov. likes to portray himself as a reformer. Reformer my ass! Just another in a long line of corrupt hacks.

This is the same guy who tried to appoint a pal of his as "Canoe Czar" at a huge salery. Till he got caught and had to withdraw the appointment. Scumsucker!

7/28/2011 01:04:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

The revolution will start in 2012. Things will get started when the extended unemployment runs out.

7/28/2011 01:10:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

Who did she replace?

7/28/2011 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how many plus $100K jobs are there in the government? It sure seems like way too many. Is this a full-time job or does she get to keep her city job?

Just how much are the Burkes being paid by us taxpayers?

7/28/2011 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone wants to get rid of Pollution in the Chicago area they can start by getting rid of the Burke's, daley's, etc, etc, etc........

They are the "stink" that pollutes City hall & reaches into local government providing more foul odors than carcases rotting in "Bubbly Creek" !

Quinn is in the same category as Blago. Blago was a comic buffoon, Quinn is 100% asshole !!

7/28/2011 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, she's the best one for 'da job. When dad kicks she will make a mighty fine 14th ward alderman too.

7/28/2011 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Alderman has two body guards, paid for by the City.

The mother has two body guards, paid for by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Will the daughter be provided a body guard?

7/28/2011 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Revolution is necessary when the corrupt take power and lord that authority over the people. If you have a tyrant and his family over taxing and spending to enrich himself his family and friends, then just murdering people and getting away with it...

Oh, wait. That was Daley.

7/28/2011 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's been reading past histories of former governors...........one appointed "a Chief Rabbit Herder". Let's wait for that one to resurface.

7/28/2011 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Revolution....It can't come soon enough.

7/28/2011 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But there is no money for police officer pensions?

7/28/2011 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the Burkes really think we are that stupid? Not only does Eddie get his police limo and valet service free for life, and steals everything he can from the city for twenty plus years as an alderhack, he then gets his wife appointed as judge. Now this piece if shit and his wife get their daughter this cushy part time gig for 117k per year and they have the audacity to state that politics played no role in this what so ever. How much is enough for this greedy fuck and his family? Isn't a castle in Ireland and millions in the bank good enough? Please vote this theif out of office ASAP.

7/28/2011 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So tell me what is Quinn doing any different than Blago. Where is the indictment on this guy.

7/28/2011 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how many plus $100K jobs are there in the government? It sure seems like way too many. Is this a full-time job or does she get to keep her city job?

Just how much are the Burkes being paid by us taxpayers?

7/28/2011 01:22:00 AM

Just remember though, it's the greedy police with their over-inflated pensions that are bankrupting the government! It's definitely not the welfare collectors and the shady thieving politicians that pander to them in order to stay in office.

7/28/2011 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne Burke is the true political hack in that family. Zero experience as a judge and she's appointed by "big" Jim to a high level judgeship.

7/28/2011 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have a calendar so we can start planning the revolution?



there is no plan.


that's the plan.

7/28/2011 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another big job! Zalewskis daughter in law got a $120,000 new job from Quinn but Quinn said at 25 she was the "most qualified!" Incredible again and again it goes on the "friends and family" program no others need apply,just keep paying our huge taxes,watch businesses flee as the "money train" keeps on running!

Zalewskis's son is a true piece of work. Daddy got him a job as a States Attorney right out of school. A more pompous ASA with no experience I have never met. After doing his "time" there off he went to Gerry Chicos Law firm to pull in a hefty six figure salary.
Finally with years of experience as a public servant and being well versed in the problems and issues of the area he runs for state representative and wins.

Keep voting for all these political hack familys people, they're looking out for all of us.

7/28/2011 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This nonsense needs to keep making the headlines. Turn up the heat on quinn and he will probably stop

7/28/2011 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: Lt. Schloss (sp) to be named district commander of 024 when the current commander retires 01 Aug 11.

7/28/2011 12:10:00 AM


OMG!!!!!


Don't even kid about this shit!!!!!

7/28/2011 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my son went to afghanistan and what did he get? Semper Fi at least he is a real American but now needs a job

7/28/2011 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for a less than part time job. faaaaawk.

7/28/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are tired of this sort of thing start voting and vote republican. P.S. Tell your friends and drive them to the polls if necessary.

7/28/2011 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So that's the salary. What's the rest of it, benefits etc.?

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

7/28/2011 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no. I know Jennifer Burke. I've worked with her. She's exceedingly competent. She gave up a lucrative job with a big law firm doing environmental litigation in order to come to the City as a lawyer. She's totally, highly competent. She's totally, highly qualified.

In two years of working with her, I never once saw or heard of her pulling rank or even mentioning who her father or mother is.

There are undeserving hacks out there. But she's not one of them, not by a long stretch.

7/28/2011 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know Assistant corp counsels made 100 grand!!! holy crap, they always cry poor, I could have sworn they made less. Shit, they always roll over in court so I can personally verify they don't work very hard

7/28/2011 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nanny state trifecta

I propose a new kaw to make breathing without a "Burke blessing"
illegal
and stay away from those ducks

7/28/2011 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how often this board actually meets? There are some city and state boards that only meet once a month and some only once per year and do so by telephone. These boards are nothing but payback positions for the clouted political class. And, i thought Quinn was an honest man and would clean up state government. How wrong I was. If he signs that new gambling bill we will all know how corrupt he actually is. The new gambling bill gives Chicago their own gaming commission, totally independent of the state gaming commission. How sweet is that?

7/28/2011 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same Judge that said that Rahmbo lived in Chicago but didn't really live here....

7/28/2011 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sick and typical

7/28/2011 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are not enough wire taps in the world to cover this state.

7/28/2011 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second city my ass.When it comes to crooks we are #1 baby#1.

7/28/2011 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the word "Board." Wood-paneled meeting room with microphones, pen-and-pencil sets, water pitchers for each member, and of course expensive leather swivel chairs with the Board's logo emblazoned on each one.

The empty room has gotta cost a couple million a year, never mind when they sit down and get to talking...

"No man is safe while the legislature is in session."

--Mark Twain

7/28/2011 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be nice to be family of someone -

7/28/2011 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want a political job in Illinois? Remember..."We don't want nobody nobody sent". End of story.

7/28/2011 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the Eddie Burke police body guard detail? Are they still carting lard ass around so he can look important.

7/28/2011 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, it's all legit.

7/28/2011 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will there be a debutante ball to induct the latest whore politicians?

7/28/2011 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

It's all the same. Don't matter who's in office.

7/28/2011 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

847 days, then out of this state. The time can't go by quick enough!

7/28/2011 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

No, no. I know Jennifer Burke. I've worked with her. She's exceedingly competent. She gave up a lucrative job with a big law firm doing environmental litigation in order to come to the City as a lawyer. She's totally, highly competent. She's totally, highly qualified.

In two years of working with her, I never once saw or heard of her pulling rank or even mentioning who her father or mother is.

There are undeserving hacks out there. But she's not one of them, not by a long stretch.

7/28/2011 09:30:00 AM



Thank you for your insightful comment Alderman Burke. Good luck to your daughter.

7/28/2011 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh but wait..you know there's more...

"Attorney Jennifer Burke, 41, was named to the Illinois Pollution Control Board, a post that pays $117,043, Quinn’s office said."

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Now look...I find the timing jaw dropping!

--clip--

Emanuel, aldermen send message to Chicago coal-fired power plants

The company that owns two pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants targeted by environmental activists could be forced to talk clean-up with Mayor Rahm Emanuel after an ordinance was unveiled today that could halt their operations.

Although a nearly identical reform measure previously languished in committee, the new one is backed by about two-thirds of aldermen, including independents and some of the mayor’s closest allies....

more...http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-emanuel-aldermen-send-message-to-chicago-coalfired-power-plants-20110728,0,1464067.story

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Amazing how a "nearly identical" ordinance was left for dead until...hehehe...yeah... think about it.

Now after all these years "two pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants" are an evil hazard.

So why now?

7/28/2011 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If you are tired of this sort of thing start voting and vote republican. P.S. Tell your friends and drive them to the polls if necessary.

7/28/2011 08:49:00 AM


Yeah, 'cause they'd never hire anyone who was politically connected...

7/28/2011 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" She gave up a lucrative job with a big law firm doing environmental litigation in order to come to the City as a lawyer."


Why??? Obviously to continue the trend of scumbag illinois democRATs bequeathing political office to their children. She's setting herself up for office in a few years. She's attempting to build up a little street cred as a "dedicated" public servant.

7/28/2011 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So tell me what is Quinn doing any different than Blago. Where is the indictment on this guy.

7/28/2011 07:22:00 AM

Amen.

7/28/2011 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No, no. I know Jennifer Burke. I've worked with her. She's exceedingly competent. She gave up a lucrative job with a big law firm doing environmental litigation in order to come to the City as a lawyer. She's totally, highly competent. She's totally, highly qualified.

In two years of working with her, I never once saw or heard of her pulling rank or even mentioning who her father or mother is.

There are undeserving hacks out there. But she's not one of them, not by a long stretch.

7/28/2011 09:30:00 AM

Name some cases she litigated or worked on? Lets see how well you know her.

7/28/2011 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to be da' king.

Or somebody close to the king.

7/28/2011 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous 2 b or not 2 b B=Burke said...

Anonymous said...

No, no. I know Jennifer Burke. I've worked with her. She's exceedingly competent. She gave up a lucrative job with a big law firm doing environmental litigation in order to come to the City as a lawyer. She's totally, highly competent. She's totally, highly qualified.

In two years of working with her, I never once saw or heard of her pulling rank or even mentioning who her father or mother is.

There are undeserving hacks out there. But she's not one of them, not by a long stretch.

7/28/2011 09:30:00 AM


Thanks for your comment, Jennifer.

7/28/2011 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troll says: Further proof of the lock on this state by the Democratic family mob. Of course Ed Burke and his contribution of $250k to Quinns campaign had nothing to do with this appointment. I wonder exactly what kind of an attorney at age 41 takes a $117,000 a year job anyhow? Probably not a very good one but this smacks exactly like the kind of thing that makes this state such a shit hole today. Quinn is such a piece of crap. I hope he fucks up and sits in the docket some day too like many of the others. Why do I think the Feds are watching this clown too?

7/28/2011 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Quinn be the next gov. Heading to prison? He took money from the charitable dollars on peoples tax returns and put in a general fund. Blago started this practice, but it still continued with Quinn. Stealing from the tax payers making a donation to charitable causes, and not giving it to those charitable dollars to those organizations SHAME ON YOU!!!! And far as the Burke scandal, Quid Pro Quo period. I wouldn't be suprised is Rham is behind this one too.

7/29/2011 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe she's angling for a judgeship down the road. Mama Burke became a judge with maybe four years of legal experience.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_M._Burke

Notice the appointment came from GOP Governor Thompson.

The corruption in this state is bi partisan.

7/29/2011 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they're gonna milk the cow 'till she drops dead from dehydration.


we, the taxpayers, are the cow.

7/29/2011 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate this fucking state and city!!!

Every one of these SOB's should be strung up from a tall tree.

7/29/2011 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troll says: Further proof of the lock on this state by the Democratic family mob. Of course Ed Burke and his contribution of $250k to Quinns campaign had nothing to do with this appointment. I wonder exactly what kind of an attorney at age 41 takes a $117,000 a year job anyhow? Probably not a very good one but this smacks exactly like the kind of thing that makes this state such a shit hole today. Quinn is such a piece of crap. I hope he fucks up and sits in the docket some day too like many of the others. Why do I think the Feds are watching this clown too?

7/28/2011 10:34:00 PM
His donations had nothing to do with it,she was the most qualified! What kind of good attorney would take such a low paid job? maybe 1 that could not set up a trail properly and even though oily Eddie is connected they could not take a chance on his daughter!

7/29/2011 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck? Seriously. I am tired of some people being treated like royalty while the rest of us suffer under the weight of the taxes they impose on us. I have been working two crappy jobs waiting to hear back from CPD and other police departments in hopes that I can find a decent career. And these people just get their careers handed to them. I am tired of this. THings need to change and the nepotism in this goddamned state needs to stop!

7/30/2011 08:19:00 AM  

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