Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Most Corrupt? Duh!

  • A former Chicago alderman turned political science professor/corruption fighter has found that Chicago is the most corrupt city in the country.

    He cites data from the U.S. Department of Justice to prove his case. And, he says, Illinois is third-most corrupt state in the country.

    University of Illinois professor Dick Simpson estimates the cost of corruption at $500 million.

Only $500 million? That was about the size of the Chicago budget deficit last year, wasn't it?

Now add in Cook County and Illinois corruption in general and you can see why this entire section of the Midwest is circling the drain.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Oh, sorry. Those people supported gun rights too. They must be terrorists. We should put them on a list and watch them.

2/15/2012 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It goes on and on! Hey Patrick Fitzgerald can we join your "tactical team," we are ready for the big round up and load em up! Wait till a city council meeting we could capture at least 49 and look how much the city would save! Heck they could fund the police officers pensions if they stop their corruption! Then on to the county building precwinke and the rest could join the mayhem why not?

2/15/2012 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if half of what channel five news said is true we will have a new most corrupt cop.

2/15/2012 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Why wait?

2/15/2012 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will they get them all start the indictment parade? Do we have to wait until barry obama loses come November? When he does the freight train with the Republicans at the helm will be moving here like a tornado,loading up the politicians and the family and friends program thieves aligned with them!

2/15/2012 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the topic of corruption...

Channel 5 News at 10PM reporting that many more 2nd District personnel are gonna be swept up in the investigation (while McBoilermaker claims the CPD isn't aware of anyone else being looked at by the Feds), even going so far as to suggest 2 murders of local dope boys made be tied to "The Mayor" and his henchmen. I love the timing of all of this "corruption" news, right after we expose the city sticker shit and Mike Shields and team (Big KUDOS to you guys for this) expose the lack of face shields and it results in Rahm ponying up for shields for about 25% of the bullshit manpower number the city's been fooling the Sheeple with.

2/15/2012 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Rham is the center of the pie handing out slices.

2/15/2012 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add that this is the 2nd worst state to retire in and I hope all dem link cards can keep it afloat when they are the only ones left.

2/15/2012 12:57:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I e-mailed a copy of this WBBM link to over 200 individuals and organizations including SCC, "Shaved", CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy, editorial page editors Bruce Dold (Tribune) and Thomas McNamee (Sun-Times), Emily Barr (Channel 7), Associated Press Chicago (H. Dellios), Chicago News Cooperative (James O'Shea and Dan Mihalopoulos), Andy Shaw (BGA), FBI Chicago, CPD News Affairs, UIC Prof. Dick Simpson and other news media and columnists.

I added the following with my contact information:

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•Take a look at the nation's other cities with (2010 decennial U.S. Census) populations in excess of 1 million. As a base, Chicago should have only SEVENTEEN (17) aldermen/wards; NOT FIFTY (50).

•For elected officials, Chicago does NOT have:
(1) term limits
(2) a binding voter recall referendum initiative.

•In the City of Chicago's lexicon, "merit" is nothing more than a perverse euphemism for political patronage AKA: "CLOUT". "The BEST and the BRIGHTEST"??? FUGGEDABOUDIT!!!

Yet the editorial page editors of the two major newspapers ignore the obvious. The fact is that there are some in Chicago that take personal pride in municipal corruption. After all, it is "THE CHICAGO WAY".

2/15/2012 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Paddy Bauler's Ghost said...

Chicago ain't ready for reform.

2/15/2012 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike Royko's Ghost said...

Cut the bullshit about this "Urbs in Horto" motto on the Chicago city seal.

It should read "Ubi Est Mea?" (Latin: "Where's Mine?")

2/15/2012 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is news?

2/15/2012 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you think Rahm, with his truthfulness and transparency, will put an end to this image? Ok sarcasm off.
Rahm is just as shady and crooked as Shanks if not more so. We're so fucked living in this corrupt hell hole!

2/15/2012 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're number one!...We're nummber one!.....

2/15/2012 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone see the valentine listed in tuesdays paper thanking Joe Berrios for all the family jobs he created?? looks like it was good to be part of his family.

2/15/2012 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given the recent news are we any better? Pot meet kettle...

2/15/2012 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If it (Illinois) isn't the most corrupt state in the United States, it's certainly one hell of a competitor."

- Chicago FBI SAC Robert Grant after Governor Rod Blagojevich's arrest 09DEC08


rb

2/15/2012 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous P.O. Randy Stevens, Dist. 018 said...

The majority of voters in Chicago and Cook County keep re-electing these crooks; that's why Chicago is stuck with the most corrupt city government in the nation.....we are probably the city with the highest percentage of dumb and lazy voters!

I believe over 51% of the population in Chicago is dependent upon government subsidies...they don't work for a living, or if they do, it involves illegal stuff that doesn't pay taxes into the system. They will not vote for reformers that would cut off their benefits, benefits that mean the rest of us will be over-taxed until we drop dead.

When the majority of the population is living off of, and at the expense of, the minority who actually work and pay taxes, that society is doomed. When the economy really tanks over the next few years, it may very well be that Chicago will look more and more like Detroit every day.

It is common knowledge across the country that Chicago is the most corrupt city in America. As soon as you can, retire, sell your house, and move as far away from here as you can. The inmates are running the asylum!

2/15/2012 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word corrupt has a bad connotation.

Daley should have already been indicted. Why has he been allowed to run rampant upon this city for so long without being touched by Federal Law ?

Now Rham , hiding under the same Democratic umbrella, seems to be following the ex mayor's footsteps.

It's all about the money.

2/15/2012 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A former Chicago alderman turned political science professor/corruption fighter has..."

That, in its self, if fuckin' FUNNY!

2/15/2012 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is fop endorsing Madigan? Wasnt he trying to do something with our pension, or has that changed?

2/15/2012 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So.....they listen to some academic instead of the people who work for the city, who has been telling them for years. Don't get me wrong I'm glad the prof. Said something, but come on......

And what two states are more corrupt??? I bet cali, and maybe mass. It's a little hard to believe though seeing a reign of all our recent govs going to the joint

2/15/2012 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Happily Retired in Florida said...

"Yet the editorial page editors of the two major newspapers ignore the obvious. The fact is that there are some in Chicago that take perverse pride in municipal corruption." - "NorthSide" at 1:09 AM

You hit the ball out of the park with that comment, John. Thanks for "alerting" Dold, McNamee and the MSM about Professor Dick Simpson's research. Now prepare for the sound of chirping crickets. The MSM knows that Chicago is the sleaziest political cesspool in the USA. Frankly, I'm shocked that WBBM covered the worst-kept secret in Sodom and Gomorrah on the Lake.

Your agenda is noble. However, you are very naive. Local MSM and the feds are in on this whole pathetic outrage. Sadly, both you and Professor Simpson may as well pound your heads into a brick wall. "CLOUTOCRACY" at its very worst! This is Chicago and they are actually PROUD of its notorious international reputation.

"Ubi est mea?"

2/15/2012 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous taxpayer said...

An annual half BILLION taxpayer dollars down the rat hole at 121 N. LaSalle. Why doesn't all the local media expose this clusterfuck of a city?

2/15/2012 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simpson was a part of it all. Hypocrite.

2/15/2012 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0215-20120215,0,3235319.column

You have got to see this link. One word, HILARIOUS

2/15/2012 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous FOXES GUARDING HEN HOUSE said...

Pray tell. Who sits on the "CHICAGO ETHICS TASK FORCE"? Any Democratic politicians or media?

I'm counting the days until my family and I can forever flee Shitcago, Crook County, Ill-Annoy.

God help us!

2/15/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger pathickey said...

Chicago Corruption by Dick Simpson -And who better to nod to the pigs than a lad with his snout plunged deeply in the trough!

2/15/2012 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not corruption, it's the way things work in Shitcago.

This bullshit has been around so long that in certain families it is called "How We Do Things".

2/15/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aside from WBBM, Yahoo news and many Internet blog sites, why isn't local media carrying this?

Only one guess. Shhhhhhhhhhhh!

2/15/2012 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't make waves, Northen. If you can't beat them, join them.

I'm a retired exempt who played their game and kept my mouth shut. Keep those annual 6 figure pension checks coming. I'm laughing all the way to the bank.

2/15/2012 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny that he never complained about it when he was an alderman.
He played ball with the rest of them.

2/15/2012 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The vast majority of the people elected are as corrupt as the people that voted for them. Chicago is dirtier than Afghanistan, Columbia, and Russia.

We even have CZAR's in Chicago. LINK, Section 8, WIC, and a dozen more hand outs allow the political correct progressives to win.

The system has to crash.

2/15/2012 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO SHIT! Such a profound revelation. Spare me before I go into cardiac arrest.

Shocking, I say. Absolutely shocking.

2/15/2012 11:19:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Chicago's corruption is even being displayed on the leftist "Huffington Post." I guess you could characterize Rahmbo's state gun registry scheme as his "War on Poor People!"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-loerzel/emanuels-gun-proposal-history_b_1274097.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/13/illinois-gun-registry-dow_n_1274034.html

The comments are telling more than just a leftist point of view.

ECS

2/15/2012 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I understand why the DemocRATic pols are so afraid of concealed carry of firearms by law-abiding citizens.

Of the 50 states, this somewhat explains why Illinois is the only state which has no legal provisions for concealed carry by law-abiding citizens.

2/15/2012 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the way Berrios had the Valentine ad in the paper yesterday, I was laughing my ass off....Joe you are a f*cking hack. I hope you rot...take the other asshole with you Ray Suarez...another do nothing hack who needs to be voted out..Ray you are a TURD!!!

2/15/2012 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous DA CLOUTOCRAT said...

All hail the People's CLOUTOCRATIC Republic of Chicago.

2/15/2012 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Don Quixote said...

Still tilting at windmills, John?

2/15/2012 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Society gets the government it deserves. In other words if the citizens of this city do not get out and vote wisely then this is what happens.

2/15/2012 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't make waves, Northen. If you can't beat them, join them.

I'm a retired exempt who played their game and kept my mouth shut. Keep those annual 6 figure pension checks coming. I'm laughing all the way to the bank.

2/15/2012 10:31:00 AM"

so, they bought, or you sold, your silence, for exactly what? and how does that translate, if it does, into character and integrity?

2/15/2012 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North side, should we start another alderman reduction petition ARC....... Or will it just cause more Grief for us come contract time?

2/15/2012 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is the Chicago Police Department, it's all a political game. Who ya know, not what you know. I don't have to put up with it much longer but it's still a damn shame.

2/15/2012 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Dick Simpson. As true as most of the stuff is that he puts out, he was a spendocrat himself.

I see very little difference between my money being stolen and my money given away to ridiculous big government spending programs.

2/15/2012 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And these judges are the most corrupted of any state!

2/15/2012 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is fop endorsing Madigan? Wasnt he trying to do something with our pension, or has that changed?

2/15/2012 08:12:00 AM

If the Demoncrats ran on a platform of taking copper's firstborn sons for making eunuchs the Chicago FOP would still endorse whoever they ran.

LOL.

Come on, we rage against the machine but it owns us lock, stock and barrel. All the clout, corruption and political double dealing is machine driven.

2/15/2012 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Chicago and they are actually PROUD of its notorious international reputation.

"Ubi est mea?"

2/15/2012 09:08:00 AM
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Anyone know the latin for "we'll all get our beaks wet"?

2/15/2012 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T-
Chicago Police Sergeants Association endorses
Chicago Police Officer Sandra Stoppa for 19th District State Representative

2/15/2012 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, time out for a little history. Think about the old phrase "consider the source". In this case it's Dick Simpson, former alderman, former candidate for Mayor against the first Mayor Daley. An avowed career Daley hater. He was talking this corruption stuff for about 40 years. Was once/maybe still married to former Channel 5 reporter Jorie Luloff.

Old man Daley used to have his microphone turned off during some of his city council rants.

And he never misses an opportunity to dump on the city, and he's had tons of opportunities. Think what you want about Daley I and Daley II, but this guy is just plain full of shit.

2/15/2012 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most miserable!

Most corrupt!

What's next?

Most miserably corrupt!!!

2/15/2012 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just about time to tar and feather these corrupt motherfuckers.

2/15/2012 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous UIC: Political Science said...

Those who would like to read the actual report with statistical tables, Google "Chicago and Illinois, Leading the Pack in Corruption".

2/15/2012 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous outraged taxpayer said...

So today academia issued a scholarly white paper documenting what we all knew to be fact: CHICAGO IS THE MOST POLITICALLY CORRUPT CITY IN THE NATION!

So what are those "vigilant guardians of the public trust"--THE NEWS MEDIA--going to do about it?

Journalism at its finest? I think NOT. What say the Tribune and Sun-Times editorial page editors? Mr. Dold? Mr. McNamee?

(chirping crickets)

2/15/2012 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Okay, time out for a little history. Think about the old phrase "consider the source". In this case it's Dick Simpson, former alderman, former candidate for Mayor against the first Mayor Daley. An avowed career Daley hater."

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

2/15/2012 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"so, they bought, or you sold, your silence, for exactly what? and how does that translate, if it does, into character and integrity?"

Character and integrity have no place in the Chicago model.

The corruption starts at the top and runs so, so deeply, in every department, in every layer of government, that the only way to destroy it is to destroy everything and start over.

It's like an extremely aggressive cancer; sometimes the cure is as bad as the disease. Only worse.

Even if a Chicago took a direct nuke strike, the cockroaches would survive.

2/15/2012 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous CPD "Daley Hater" said...

7:54 PM

You're the one that's "just plain full of shit", despicable Daley suckass. Jorie Lueloff is married to Richard Friedman (never Dick Simpson).

That arrogant mumbling piece of shit Richard M. Daley should have been serving life in a Terre Haute cell a generation ago. Daley would make Capone eligible for Vatican sainthood.

Kudos to Dick Simpson. Also thanks to the Associated Press and Reuters, this Chicago clusterfuck of the corrupt and clouted has gone as far as Australian media on the other side of the planet.

Still, oblivious outsiders fail to realize the fact that Chicago has no shame. The rat scoundrels are damn proud of their international notoriety. Pathetic!

2/15/2012 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is fop endorsing Madigan? Wasnt he trying to do something with our pension, or has that changed? Madigan has been in charge in Springfield for what, 30 years? He caused, or helped to cause all of the problems we now face. He should be the poster boy for Illinois corruption, but still we endorse him. That is why we are doomed to failure.

2/16/2012 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a retired exempt who played their game and kept my mouth shut. Keep those annual 6 figure pension checks coming. I'm laughing all the way to the bank.

Bending over a lot easier than standing up, eh boss ?
Why we need to get rid of the "gold braid" pension benefit

2/16/2012 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and exactly, what family had mayors during most of that time?...

2/16/2012 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm a retired exempt who played their game and kept my mouth shut. Keep those annual 6 figure pension checks coming. I'm laughing all the way to the bank."

very interesting....so, you (if that's an honest comment, no reason to think otherwise) feel or believe that integrity and character take second place to salary, position, and title = money and pension)....
maybe your grave headstone should say (I mean, we're all going to die someday) (in addition to name, dates of birth and death, etc.)...."Here lies ------, who took a six figure pension in exchange for his integrity"....."but, he had a nice second home, drove nice cars, and ate well"...

2/16/2012 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't need a study to tell me that......

2/16/2012 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10:24AM....

Why is no other mainstream media outlet carring the corruption story? Because this is how socialist/communist/marxist dictators like oboma and his minions rule! You WILL be told what these commie bastards want you to know. And what you can eat, what car you can buy, how much of YOUR money you can keep, what insurance you must have, because it is all about CONTROL of these bastards over YOU AND ME. These are but a FEW of oboma mandates and power grabs...check out www.theblaze.com and www.freerepub lic.com DAILY for your up to date news..stories come in from minute to minute from all over the US and abroad..the news oboma WILL NOT let you read.

Remove the jackboot of oboma the commie and VOTE for a Conservative in the Primary, and THEN vote against oboma in November. VOTE FOR the candidate who will be running AGAINST oboma.

Kill the head of the snake that is oboma and the rest of the snake will wither and die. Stop these commie invaders of this country...the enemy IS on OUR soil..or they will destroy the Constitution, our freedoms and our liberty, our culture, our religious beliefs, the very country soldiers of past wars fought and died for, so that WE may be FREE.

We are AMERICANS, and let no a-hole commie and his minions in OUR White House destroy what we hold near and dear...this country, warts and all, and our lives and that of our families. It will be a fight to the death...be in IT to WIN IT.

2/16/2012 11:35:00 PM  

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