Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another Burke Political Job

Maybe we missed the local coverage on this, but someone was helpful enough to forward us a link to the St. Louis Today website:
  • The Illinois Senate today confirmed a nominee to a high-paying state panel whose political connections are a virtual trifecta: Her mother is a state Supreme Court justice, her father is a powerful Chicago alderman, and her uncle is a state legislator.

    Gov. Pat Quinn's nomination of Jennifer A. Burke to the state's Pollution Control Board passed 43-11. She is the daughter of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke and Chicago Ald. Ed Burke. State Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago, is Ald. Burke's brother.

    Jennifer Burke, previously assistant corporation counsel supervisor for Chicago, will make $117,043 annually on board.

Was this covered locally? Regardless, it sure is amazing how the connected few keep managing to land on these $120,000 a year gigs while the rest of society struggles through the double dip recession.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke does it again! Like with brother danny burke when he was "deputy Chicago city clerk," and a state legislator at the same time,but now is collecting a big city pension and getting a huge salary as state legislator. Oily eddie also has a large law firm that does millions of business with city contracts! Just like when potatoe head quinn gave zalewskis daughter in law a $120,000 yearly job,and helped his kid get elected in the state also, what else is new? Like the criminal daley giving vanecko our pension fund monies to squander hell vaneko even KILLED an innocent kid and got away with another bonus more money to invest. Patrick "batters" daley beat a kid with baseball bat then all the cab contracts to the Russian mob in shitcago. It goes on and on!

11/15/2011 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was this covered locally?

Nope. The Chicago Rags have to wait till the Mayor's Office gives it out, or SCC picks it up on the fly and embarrass's them.

Thank God we have a blog for instant news that our Media seems to totally ignore!

11/15/2011 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely

11/15/2011 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't Burke have a son on the job?

11/15/2011 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Get Your Facts Straight said...

Get off your high horse, SCC.

Everyone knows the Burke family has an expertise in controlling pollution. This is a natural fit and we should be happy that such a talented family as the Burke's are available to take care of us poor incompetent citizens.

Lord knows Quinn could have appointed someone from the Carothers family to this post, and then where would we be? I'll bet NO ONE in the Carothers clan knows ANYTHING about controlling pollution! We should thank our lucky stars!

11/15/2011 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course she is!

11/15/2011 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -

Police Union Wants To Intervene In ACLU Suit On Deployment Of Officers

FOP president says officers should have a say in remapping of police beats and districts

The president of the Fraternal Order of Police said Monday the union plans to try to intervene in a recent lawsuit that alleges inequalities in how Chicago police deploy officers in minority neighborhoods.

In a speech hosted by the City Club of Chicago, Michael Shields said remapping police beats and districts should be decided by city officials, the unions and the community, not the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the suit last month, "and a single Cook County judge."

Shields, 34, a patrol officer who was elected to the union post this year and is also a trustee on the police pension board, also alleged that the pensions of Chicago police officers are "under attack" by politicians.

"It's tough when all the stories are about bigwigs and the clouted doing what they can to milk every dollar out of the system for themselves," Shields said. "I wish the pension debate would focus on the hardworking police officers who had a calling for public service.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-fop-president-speech-20111115,0,4074808.story

11/15/2011 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will she be authorized a body guard/gofer?
The alderman has two and the mother has one, retired Captain Fred Konet.

11/15/2011 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this might be old news. Seems like I heard this before.

11/15/2011 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANd the little guy pays Fuck the CLOUTED U keep electing these Asshats and those that are on their knees for the few scraps clean off your chins

11/15/2011 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You missed this one also--
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20111112/ISSUE01/311129979/madigans-revenge

11/15/2011 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can all sleep safer in our beds tonight knowing that another thoughtful Burke is guarding the gates.

God bless the Burke family and their calling for public service.

(please tell me I don't have to publish the fact that I am being sarcastic)

11/15/2011 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing in the Local Shitcago Media!

Clout rules again!

11/15/2011 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

captain rank - it's all on the square kid
captains are all good guys

11/15/2011 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet she'll get a raise already too....I mean c'on she worked hard....lmfao....

11/15/2011 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cream rises

11/15/2011 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the media can only report on the indiscretions or wrong doings or no-name people, yet, something like this goes unreported.

What bullshit I get in response to complaints I make to the news media: We checked the facts and stand by our story; The story was not reported because it was not newsworthy; etc., etc.

The media does not get it. The public is beginning to see through their bullshit, more and more. Independent news sources, blogs, social networks, etc. are getting the facts out there more accurately, maybe not without bias, but if any reader of the above has half a brain, they can leave the bias to the side and at least get the facts.

Fuck the media and the politicians they are in bed with.

11/15/2011 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger Media Critic said...

A) Yes it was covered locally.

B) I have worked with Ms. Burke. I am not politically connected. I can tell you she is an excellent environmental lawyer.

11/15/2011 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is she single?

11/15/2011 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well in the next election instead of voting for Quinn, Burke and the likes, vote their ass out of office! We can control Quinn, but those in Burkes' ward, what the hell do you all have to say??

11/15/2011 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its time to just off these lying cheating motherfuckers.

11/15/2011 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna defend Jennifer Burke here. I've worked with her. She's a very sharp and capable lawyer whose practice has been concentrated in environmental law. She's totally well qualified for the job.

She's also a very unpretentious, nice person.

There's all kinds of garbage going on, but this doesn't qualify.

11/15/2011 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A paycheck to a burke is stolen money.

11/15/2011 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cream rises

11/15/2011 11:06:00 AM




so do fluffers.

11/15/2011 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A) Yes it was covered locally.

B) I have worked with Ms. Burke. I am not politically connected. I can tell you she is an excellent environmental lawyer.

11/15/2011 11:19:00 AM




there is no such thing as a non-profit industry, unless nobody gets paid.

11/15/2011 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its time to just off these lying cheating motherfuckers.

11/15/2011 03:26:00 PM



i'll pass the sign-up sheet your way.




Chalkie

11/15/2011 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A) Yes it was covered locally.

B) I have worked with Ms. Burke. I am not politically connected. I can tell you she is an excellent environmental lawyer.


Your name would make your post more credible

11/15/2011 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, it was covered locally about a month or 2 ago(I think channel 7). they even interviewed daddy burke who expressed how proud he was of his daughter and how educationally trained she is for the job. oh, he even claimed he didnt know she even applied or was in the running for that job.

11/16/2011 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old news.

11/16/2011 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and i'm sure the slated canidate for water rec has excellent credentials

11/16/2011 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...B) I have worked with Ms. Burke. I am not politically connected. I can tell you she is an excellent environmental lawyer.

11/15/2011 11:19:00 AM

Yeah I'm sure she is with a nice expensive law degree paid by Dad who STOLE the money from taxpayers!!!! I'm also sure that out of all the other qualified applicants somehow POOF another pols kid is the BEST.

11/16/2011 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cream rises

11/15/2011 11:06:00 AM




so do fluffers.

11/15/2011 06:14:00 PM

No, they don't. They cause OTHERS to rise.

11/16/2011 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Well that seems to be the spreading of shit, from Chicago corruption to state corruption.....

And you thought election day was free cigarettes or a free meal and maybe a promise of a great job one day... this is what you get... deeper and deeper into the shit

11/16/2011 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous I. B. Flunky said...

A) Yes it was covered locally.

B) I have worked with Ms. Burke. I am not politically connected. I can tell you she is an excellent environmental lawyer.
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Is that OK Alderman Burke? Do you want me to post anything else Boss? Your daughter is the greatest lawyer ever to come out of, uh, the law school she attended.

11/17/2011 08:40:00 PM  

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