Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Short Leash?

  • With a $60,000-a-year budget, no staff and his hands pretty well tied behind his back, former New York City inspector general Faisal Khan got the go-ahead Monday to spend the next four years investigating City Council corruption.

    The Rules Committee approved Khan’s nomination after being assured that Chicago’s first-ever legislative inspector general would be a part-time employee without benefits paid $250 to $300 an hour who intends to practice law on the side.

    Khan acknowledged that the ground rules aldermen have established for the job are dramatically different from the restrictions he faced in New York.

    In order to investigate Chicago aldermen, their staff members and committee employees, Khan will either need a signed and sworn complaint and prior authorization from a Board of Ethics with a do-nothing track record or the OK from the City Council’s Rules Committee to investigate an anonymous tip.

Which means that pretty much, the City Council and Rahm are pissing away $60,000 a year plus $250-300 per hour should anything of substance magically materialize. If God himself actually appeared in the form of a burning bush and told the litany of corruption that goes on in the City Council, this inspector general still couldn't investigate shit.

Chicago ain't ready for reform.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw the salary, I'll do the job for just the 200/300 an hour!

Jody Weis, crimefighter

11/15/2011 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More money gone,and just think rahm discovers a BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild the criminals paradise transport the red line!

11/15/2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that s about as funny as eric holder investigating obama..

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

This is just a way to keep the Aldermen in line. Apparently the new boss of bosses hasn’t been fully accepted by all. We should expect to see only those at odds with Rahm investigated.

There is a curious sidebar to this. Daley used the U.S. Attorney to do his dirty work in the past. This move certainly suggests Rahm either does not enjoy the same privileges as Daley or he doesn’t want to call in favors. Either way it is an interesting move.

$250 to $300 an hour should buy a lot of loyalty from this prick.

11/15/2011 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

**** Hmmmmm, does anyone else find this whole thing odd???

One of the largest single contributors to Rahm's campaign was a man named Shahid R. Khan. Any relation to Faisal Khan?? Khan is kind of a common name, but I'm throwing it out there, media trolls.

Why come to Chicago??

Faisal Khan's wife (PhD) has a contract to provide psychoeducational services for the New York City Department of Education(check out comprehendthemind.com). I'm not sure how much money she made, but it would be interesting to see if she lands a contract here???

I'm sure it's nothing....

11/15/2011 02:56:00 AM  
Blogger Cone Of Silence said...

Faisal Khan.

Keep that name in mind. It'll probably be the last time we ever hear it, because, as everyone knows, there's NO corruption in Chicago!

11/15/2011 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap. This guy wont be able to sleep he will be so busy!

11/15/2011 04:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city/county/state is a joke. Can't wait to get the fuck out of here....1 1/2 years to go. So close and yet so far away.

11/15/2011 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is Faisal Khan?

11/15/2011 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not blame the mayor for this shame. Burke runs the city council and he is not ready to let anyone investigate what he does or what other alderman do with the money that is allocated to them, what they do with their time and who they associate with. The rest of the world uses their paycheck to pay for their work expenses. the alderman pocket their entire paycheck and get an expense account to pay for their car, their phone, their meals, etc. And, to hire cronies off the books.

11/15/2011 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous J.T. Kirk said...

I think we've suffered the wrath of Rahm so now he's found Khan. The wrath continues...

11/15/2011 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until his billable hours don't jive with number of hours humanly possible to work in a month.

11/15/2011 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago ain't ready for reform.
Labels: corruption


If you can't investigate me, you can't uncover all the crimes I've (we've) committed.

Shitcago is a great place for crooked politicians. It can be verrry lucrative if you have the Right friends.

Who says "Crime Doesn't Pay" ??

rich & maggie etal..........

11/15/2011 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Holy crap. This guy wont be able to sleep he will be so busy!

11/15/2011 04:18:00 AM


He's got a lot of "shit" to keep under wraps !!!

Not a prosecutor, a Protector ! Find the stuff that was stupidly left in the open , report to "Da Boss", bury it really deep !!!!

11/15/2011 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wrath of Kahn II?

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

Plus, including his salary and ALL other expenditures, the total amount for his office max's out at 100K. There is no staff.

That leaves 40K at his diposal to watch over the most slippery bunch of eels that have ever slimed the earth.

And, if you dig a little deeper, you might just find they are charging him a whopping 3K a month for the slop-sink closet he will be using as an office. At least he will not have to travel down the hall to get a drink and take a piss. The remaining 4K will buy one or two exotic lunches on the government tab.

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

Where are the feds???? Why are they such pussies??

11/15/2011 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous TTR said...

Nothing but smoke and mirrors as usual. The Chicago way. All crooks.

11/15/2011 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This turd will make the Maytag repairman look like a workaholic!

11/15/2011 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City of Chicago Legislative IG Khan is not married...he's from NY with no connections to the City of Chicago hierarchy. It's true - they gave him no staff, no investigators and very little authority (since anyone claiming that an Alderman has done something wrong must sign an affidavit first) but he's a good guy and if given the opportunity he'll prove himself. Sit back, be patient this could be interesting. SCC, you should reach out...stir the pot a little.

11/15/2011 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The appointment of this pooch lies entirely in his surname. KHAN = CON

11/15/2011 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An IG who can't investigate fully any matter brought before him, impartially and with no restrictions, is no IG at all.

He has to get written permission from the aldermen in order to investigate them?

Chicago is a lot like Penn State in many ways.

11/15/2011 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just a sham to fool the media and the public. Nothing will ever happen. It's the same as if Daley were still there.

11/15/2011 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this guy is legit he will get in and start demanding more power. The alderthieves won't give it to him, but they will look like fools in the process.

11/15/2011 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All a bunch of bullshit...move along people, nothing to see here...

11/15/2011 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In City Hall did Faisal Khan

a crooked pleasure-dome oversee,

where Chicago, the rancid river, ran

past taverns measureless to man

down to a sunless lake...

11/15/2011 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dancing in the dark!

11/15/2011 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

"Chicago ain't ready for reform."

I doubt it ever will. Wither Chicago is rolling in money or a ghost town, it will always be as corrupt as it's officials.

And sadly, the corruption is so well institutionalised it would be as hard to root out as the corruption in Afghanistan, and for the same reasons.

11/15/2011 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger Skip said...

Don't you people in Chitown have a grand jury?
That's their job!

11/15/2011 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We hate them...

Nevertheless did you catch what happened down in Springfield? VIDEO

Anyone see the FOP in there?

It's you pensions they're getting in the faces of the lawmakers for...and in spite of the political apparatus attempts to block access to the rotunda by filling it with friends of the lawmakers.

----clip from capitolfax.com-------

From the video’s caption…

Occupy Springfield, IL. visits the Illinois State Capitol Building. We had a “press conference” in the rotunda, without a permit because a permit had been given to Comcast for ALL THREE DAYS OF THE VETO SESSION! Not only was this action successful in and of itself, but it cought the attention of Illinois Lawmakers who have now asked Occupy Springfield, IL. to speak before a Senate Committee on the 15th of November regarding SB[397]. It is not a total victory unless that bill does not get passed into law, but an 8 minute action leading to a face to face meeting is inspiring, to say the least!

more >> http://capitolfax.com/

11/15/2011 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why must he have a signed affidavit? Police officers as public employees are investigated merely on an anonymous complaint, let it be the same for this guy. If it cannot be then what's the point? I don't have 250-300 extra tax dollars to give someone for a bullshit position. Isn't that what the city inspector general's office is for? Duplicate work for extra money. Sick of it.

11/15/2011 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paddy Bauler said it best:
"Chicagah ain't READY for reform!"

11/16/2011 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The City of Chicago Legislative IG Khan is not married...he's from NY with no connections to the City of Chicago hierarchy. It's true - they gave him no staff, no investigators and very little authority (since anyone claiming that an Alderman has done something wrong must sign an affidavit first) but he's a good guy and if given the opportunity he'll prove himself. Sit back, be patient this could be interesting. SCC, you should reach out...stir the pot a little."

Mr. Khan

11/16/2011 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

WTF, the city is so broke you refused to hire more coppers to the level of years before....

Here! Save the fucking money and just spend $50 on a frigin blowup doll, stick it in the corner and once in a while you can splurge and fill it helium and parade it around.... same damn results!!! At least you can say you didn't piss the money away!

11/16/2011 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Livin' in the dark said...

How does one go about getting ahold of this clown? I've been waiting since the groundhog day blizzard to get my alley light fixed. I guess O'connor looked it up and saw I voted straight Republican.

11/21/2011 09:11:00 PM  

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