Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Hand of Fate?

  • Without mentioning Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) by name, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday offered thinly veiled criticism of the South Side alderman for the legislative scholarship awarded to Beale’s daughter.

    A joint investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Better Government Association disclosed this week that State Rep. Robert Rita (D-Blue Island) — a friend and political ally of Beale who employs the alderman’s wife — gave Beale’s daughter a four-year, tuition-free ride to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    It’s the latest in a string of examples of coveted legislative scholarships benefitting the children of political insiders.

A typically crooked move by typically crooked politicians that voters still can't muster enough outrage to stop. A four year ride to the U of I runs how much? This is nothing but a bribe, plain and simple.

Tuesday, the Beale family is again the subject of a Sun Times spotlight:

  • The wife of Ald. Anthony Beale is the subject of an ethics probe for undisclosed “job performance” issues, Secretary of State Jesse White’s office confirmed Tuesday.

    Dana Beale was hired by the secretary of state in 2000 and worked as an enforcement auditor in White’s securities division until last May, when she resigned from her $79,620-a-year post.

For the Machine to turn on its own, someone must have really stepped out of line.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son just graduated UofI the total with room and board everything 4 years ready? $135,000 no wonder many of us coppers work 2-3 jobs and are never home!

1/25/2012 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended G8 training day number four last week. Still no shield replacements, still no shit/piss run down the helmet adaptors, still no shields, still no XL batons, still no new gas masks, still no expired gas mask filter replacement, still no new hires, still no news on the whats and the whens and the what ifs. If I'm not mistaken, G8 and Nato is just around the corner. Rahm and Garry need to get their heads out their butts and get with it.

1/25/2012 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's amazing is the bold and arrogant attitudes, these crooked politicians have, they don't even care if they get caught. Seems their response is the middle finger to all of us. How many investigations has there been regarding this free tuition to politicians and it still continues. I blame the schools they know what's going on and allow it. Maybe its time for some politicians to go to jail.

1/25/2012 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another blatant example of politicians picking and choosing the winners and the losers. Like who get's a tax break and who doesn't. Who has to follow the laws to the letter and beyond and who doesn't.

Fricken third world fascist dictatorship.

1/25/2012 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just need to vent.......the epitome of the morons running this job is the lieutenant on midnights in 5.....looks crazy, acts crazy and nothing between her ears.....was scared tonight to approach her cause I thought she had a honey badger on her head.

1/25/2012 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is the scum bag that wants to cut our pay by stopping uniform checks and duty checks right?

1/25/2012 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy has the nerve to always be talking shit about us? I can only imagine how easy it was for the BGA to find dirt on this guy.

1/25/2012 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democratic thieves in action. What happened to U. S. Attorney Fitzgerald?

1/25/2012 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care what Rahm, Quinn, the Feds or anyone says about how they will change the corruption in Chicago and Illinois, because it will never ever happen! Chicago has the permenant stink of corruption and it's just the chicago way. We all should be sick that a low life dope like Beal gets a huge political favor just because of who he is. This guy already makes a boat load of money, but now gets a free ride for his kid while the rest of us scrape by to send our kids to college. Rahm should punish this guy by triming them down to 25.

1/25/2012 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should make everyone SICK!!! Business as usual in this scum filled city.

1/25/2012 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never ends!

1/25/2012 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy Beale is sponsored by Rev Meeks and Jessie Jr. Beale only has two years of College and was once heading the Police and Fire Board. A typical political hack, I hope they really give it to him HARD. What are you waiting for FBI !!!!!

1/25/2012 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now is Rahm good for Chicago or not? Obviously, good.

...A citizen

1/25/2012 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“There’s no more sacred cows when the taxpayers are hurting like they are,” said Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), former chairman of the City Council’s Police and Fire Committee.

But it's alright to give his kid a full and free ride on the tax payers dime at the college of her choice.

1/25/2012 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always maintained that those who play the race card are the first one's to betray their race.
Thanks to Beales greediness, a deserving BLACK kid won't be getting a college education.

1/25/2012 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

video was posted on U Tube, copper hit with molotov / fire bomb, he is on fire , rips off his helmet due to flammable material struck him in the back, no one had small hand held fire extinguisher... are we getting them?

1/25/2012 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Anonymous said...
"...Rahm should punish this guy..."

1/25/2012 02:45:00 AM

Rahm will do NOTHING. He now owns this guy and can count on him to support EVERYTHING Rahm wants passed through the council.

He is now Rahm's bitch!

1/25/2012 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous The Apathy Is Deafening said...

If only people could be counted on to VOTE anymore, the rotten politicians would have to care about what we think.

Barring that, it's business as usual and f*ck you very much.

1/25/2012 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Fitzgerals???? His balls were removed by Obama and the Daley clan........only to be reinstalled if a Republican President is elected. Maybe not even then!

1/25/2012 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

24k a year wonder what her major will be...

1/25/2012 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what will happen to him..NOTHING!!

1/25/2012 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the bullshit gas mask, last year I was ordered to go to Near North for a gas mask fitting, after the fitting I was told my filter was expired and to replace it with the one I was given for biological problems.Will this even filter tear gas etc?

1/25/2012 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here , move on.

1/25/2012 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pathetic, the same idiot who fought tooth and nails In attempt to stop Pos uniform and duty availability checks gets a free ride for his daughter to a top University,

1/25/2012 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that piece of shit asshole wanted to take away our Duty and Uniform checks? Fuck dirt bag crooked fuck!

1/25/2012 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why wasn't u of i scholorship given to a student from a low income family from beales ward

you see what democrats think about the poor people in their neighborhoods , not much

1/25/2012 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The political class has found many ways to legally " steal" for themselves and their families and cronies. Only stupid ones still take envelopes of cash. And, yes, they do not care if these acts of theft of tax dollars come to light. They count on the voters to soon forget and vote as they usually do,: by party, by race, by ethnic group or, just not vote at all !! I have called on our Illinois State Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, to call a special grand jury to investigate the tuition waiver program to include perjury made by the applicants. But, you do know that will never happen. She needs permission of her daddy.

1/25/2012 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Sun-Times' today,

"Madigan said he supports Republican leader Tom Cross’ bill to force current workers to pay more into their pensions or retire later — even though the state Supreme Court will likely have to rule whether that violates the state constitution. Pensions are routinely adjusted in the private sector, Madigan said."

And, FOP is backing the machine candidates - dumbasses

1/25/2012 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous TheNinthWard said...


I've mentioned Beale's antics before and will do it again. The feds should investigate Alderman Beale like they investigate and indict cops. If the feds did their job and got Beale out of office this travesty wouldn't have happened.

To you federal investigators reading the blog, I'm going to pitch these teasing tidbits out there and hope you bite...THIS TIME!

Why should there be federal investigations of Alderman Anthony Beale...

Inducing straw candidates to run against him, and draw away votes from legitimates candidates ( you and Noonie Ward are buddies now,Beale?)

The kickbacks and considerations he got from contractors regarding the Altgeld Gardens, Concordia Park, The Factory Strip Club, and the soon to be developed Pullman Park and the I 94/ 115th malls

The collusion between him and the Oak Brook based security patrol company that he is part owner of. What's the matter Beale, can't find a CHICAGO based security company that will let you muscle in and squeeze kickbacks out of them?
You still fleecing both the city and a handful of Roseland store owners and that mall on 119 Marshfield-in the 34th Ward-for "security" fees ?

And last but not least, what about that drug house you let operate with impunity right across the street from your aldermanic office. You remember, the same drug dealers that shot a couple of narcotics officers during a search warrant, then beat the attempt murder charges in court?
Looks like jury tampering to me.
By the way Beale, you have almost entire blocks of houses in your ward that are, or have been foreclosed and vacated. Your ward has the highest foreclosure rate in the city let alone the country, but you find the TIF funds and other incentives to work on your pet projects and neglect the dummies in Roseland and Pullman that voted you in?
I hope the fed do their jobs this time, so you don't have one. No I'm not campaigning for your job, I would never move into the "Wild 100's"


1/25/2012 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His wife just left her ghost payroll job at the Sec. Of State office so their combined income would not affect the free political scholarship. So now she is a stay at home mom collecting a "token" $400 a month. I call BS, free money just like welfare, even Aldermen milk this system for every free penny. She will have a political job in a couple of months then lose it again when their teenage sons need their scholarships. Beale you can take my duty availability check if you can get my kids a college scholarship.

1/25/2012 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As said by another alderman "Chicago ain't ready for reform"

1/25/2012 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this the same holier than thou bastard who was constantly trying to fuck with our uniform allowances and duty availability?? I hope he rots in Hell.
Karma can be a real bitch huh Beale?

1/25/2012 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These fuckers are so busy giving each other handjobs so that they get all the Freebies.

Beale is a real piece of Shit !!!!!!

1/25/2012 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I went to U of I in Champaign in the early 1980s tuition and fees amounted to $454 per semester and room and board at the fraternity house ran another $1,100 a semester. $135K for a four-year degree at a state school is ridiculous, even for a great university like U of I!

1/25/2012 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just make sure we all take our "Ethics" training every year. No wonder why we all laugh when taking the training. IT MEANS NOTHING TO THE POLITICIANS!!! How can something like this be allowed to happen? If anything is unethical this would be the greatest example.

1/25/2012 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and jailed Alderman caruthers's brother is hiding at area 4 making commanders pay. They have no shame at all....

1/25/2012 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this guy is trying to do what to us. Some one needs to be charged quickly. I see ethics laws and all kinds of violations but its all good because it can be done. Had it been a policeman. We would be in cuffs and in federal court as of this writing. The crooked take care of each other

1/25/2012 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And today his wife beales caught up in Secretary of state scandal wonder who else was involved! jesse you got to go!

1/25/2012 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about an investigation by Patrick Fitzgerald and the FBI? This is another example of corruption of the 50 cowards! No wonder susie (I want a police detail dammit) mendoza is telling her staff she will be next secretary of state when jesse steps aside! Today now alderthief zalewski is going to raise airport rental car rates even higher! The corrupt march on! ever since obama got in the feds are leaving the vast corruption at city hall untouched why??

1/25/2012 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DemocRATS love to reward themselves and their family members with gifts obtained with other peoples money.

1/25/2012 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think the City offers tuition reimbursement? It's not for your benefit. It does nothing for you on the job. It's a cottage industry set up to buy favors within the extremely corrupt education syatem. Favors handed out through tuition and jobs. How about After School Matters. If you think our pension is messed up, look at the education pension. How any alderman can be reelected is beyond me. They spend more time debating faux gras than real issues like the skyway, parking meters, pensions etc. All the while taking very good care of themselves and their families.

1/25/2012 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way to effect change is to leave Illinois when you are able.

I will retire within 4 years, hopefully 2.
My kids both attend college out of state and plan on not returning to Illinois when they graduate.

Take your retirement funds, when you can, and your educated kids to more prosperous states.
Illinois will be left with the beals, madigans, daleys and all of their ilk trying to squeeze tax dollars out of rocks.

Illinois in general and Chicago specifically can not provide the educated workforce business' need. They in turn will continue to leave Illinois thus perpetuating Illinois' spiral into the shitter.

Illinois has to hit rock bottom before it can be rebuilt.

1/25/2012 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to know that as usual, the rich, arrogant , hypocritical Democrat Politicians, and their families live high off the Hog on Taxpayers Dollars, while we have to pay our own way, AND Theirs, and nothing ever happens other than a slap on the hand when caught. It's time for a Voters Revolution in November.

1/25/2012 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wouldn't surprise me if Beale gets indicted for his Walmart land deal sometime in the future.
Beale got the Daley franchise tag - he had to be dirty.

1/25/2012 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beale should resigned...

1/25/2012 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

citizen need to demand that all involve resigns or fired.

1/25/2012 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to think this police hating Piece of shit, Ald. Beale wants to gut Police benefits!

Now the truth comes out, he wants more to steal from the City and the Police gets in his way!

Da Pelon

1/25/2012 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will these political thieving bastards be forced to pay back the state some $30,000 for educating their child? Probably not. Past crimes seem to go away. These fuckers have money. Their pay plus what ever else they manage to steal along the way. Corrupt POSs!

1/25/2012 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Boyz & Girlz be sure you fill out your Etticks form every year. Wanna make sure you have Etticks. Aren't our politicians required to have Etticks too? Did this chump Beale make out an Etticks form like the rest of us. Should be interesting reading.

1/25/2012 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the fuck is Lisa "My Daddy runs the State and will make me Governor one day" Madigan? Why isn't she investigating these politicial free rides for connected assholes like Beale and his wife? She is too busy making sure no one can nail her father for corruption. What a bunch of conniving scumbags running this state.

1/25/2012 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Pathetic, the same idiot who fought tooth and nails In attempt to stop Pos uniform and duty availability checks gets a free ride for his daughter to a top University,

1/25/2012 07:44:00 AM

Are those security company marked cars parked in the front area 2 lot his?

1/25/2012 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These politician's kids, relatives, friends and political -cronies kids should all be exempt of this freebee. It's a disgrace and scandalous.

1/25/2012 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


connect the dots comrades. What capt just retired from the cpd,(hint-Beales ward/district) whose wife worked with Beales wife at the SOS at state of IL building. Is the Capts son receiving a free education also? Triburn briefly reported about clout heavy captain with power wife seeking free ride for junior..

Merit hacks beget merit hacks.

1/25/2012 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you beale you are a parasite that deserves to be swatted out of existence.

1/25/2012 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just need to vent.......the epitome of the morons running this job is the lieutenant on midnights in 5.....looks crazy, acts crazy and nothing between her ears.....was scared tonight to approach her cause I thought she had a honey badger on her head.

1/25/2012 01:17:00 AM

Did she come from 018 1st watch????

1/25/2012 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fran Hurleys' kid Nate also got a 4 year Legislative scholarship to the U of I in 2010. She is 19th ward Alderman O'Sheas secretary (Endorsed by FOP and Mark Donahue) for 35th legislative district. Our leadership at FOP is an embarrasement. Atleast the Fire Department backs their own in this same race CFD Lt. Tony Martin.

1/25/2012 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beale as corrupt as they come,as a matter of fact his whole dam family should be indicted already! Why not?? Simple answer CHICAGO elected are the elite,we steal unabated!

1/25/2012 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a cop and I'm voting for Tony Martin. He's from the neighborhood.

1/29/2012 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Potemkin said...


Name of sec. company?

4/22/2013 01:52:00 PM  

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