Thursday, December 04, 2014

IG Drops a Bomb

  • Out of money and at war with the City Council he was hired to oversee, Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan turned it up a notch Wednesday — by accusing employees in 24 of Chicago’s 50 aldermanic offices of engaging in political work on city time.

    After a two-year investigation that saw five aldermen refuse to cooperate, Khan said he has identified 68 current and former aldermanic employees who “may have engaged” in unlawful conduct by spending hours or even entire work days reviewing candidate petitions at the Chicago Board of Elections.

    In 18 of those cases, Khan claims to have hard and fast evidence — in the form of election board sign-in sheets and requests to review political petitions.

    Of the remaining employees, 29 filled out a request to review candidate petitions in the "last two election cycles," the investigation shows.
Imagine what someone with a well-funded office could find if the looked long and hard enough - you know, someone like the Attorney General. Might even be enough swindled cash there to make a pension fund payment of two.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone is obviously grasping at straws. Move on, nothing to see here.

12/04/2014 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa Madigan says my list of unsafe toys for christmas is out.

12/04/2014 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why the rest of the county looks upon us as a joke. We tolerate this type of bullshit and say that it's just the way it's done here. Well it's not the way it should be done and you should be outraged.

We were the last state in the Union to allow concealed cary, but are the first in corruption with the highest taxes and underfunded pensions because of the decisions of elected socialists we perpetually put in office.

They demonstrate in the streets for a robber who Attacked a cop but no one demonstrates against the socialist corruption and subversion rampant here. Disgraceful.

12/04/2014 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most corrupt city,most corrupt state.

12/04/2014 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It dosent matter what they find, they will just build Maggie Daley park on top of it. Wake up you'll get what you'll get .

12/04/2014 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will ever come of it.
His power is granted. .....and regulated.

12/04/2014 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disgusting city administration what do you want from democrats just out to ruin the country just don't start whining when the shit hits the fan.

12/04/2014 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its been long overdue to cut total aldermen amount in half.

12/04/2014 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that does it. Put body cameras on all the aldermen.

12/04/2014 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save the IG
Time to end the 50 part time aldercreature fraud waste and abuse

Rham time for reform

Do what Billy Sunday couldn't do

12/04/2014 03:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Only 24?

12/04/2014 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not when the attorney general or her father-in-law's offices are part of the same...

12/04/2014 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or seed a fund to get rid of 25 aldermen.

12/04/2014 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it incredible that an outfit as corrupt as the Chicago City Council has proven to be over the years, has so much authority over WHO is allowed to investigate them and how far they are allowed to investigate.

When I become king of Chicago, I'm going to convene a Grand Jury that will do nothing but hear testimony about corruption in the City Council, especially when it concerns the likes of Ed Burke, and his evil cabal.

12/04/2014 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maldonado's staff in the 26th Ward are some them.
He is fu×@÷-. There's a pro Police candidate (Corona) running against him and many of his immediate family and closest friends are CPD.

12/04/2014 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the failures of tge attorney general a contributing factor to this? Congratulations Illinois, we're #1 our actually 50 and the worst run state in the union. .. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/best-worst-run-states-america-232000905.html

12/04/2014 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO what is he waiting for?

Order each employee to make statement if they lie put it on RAHM to fire them.

The alderman will hate RAHM if he takes action and the voter will be enraged again if RAHM pardons the clouted!

Too complicated...

12/04/2014 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the aldermen should wear body cameras.

12/04/2014 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little off topic. I've noticed in the past few weeks 20+ CFD badges had been reported as LOST or STOLEN in the message board.
Funny how 12 of these badges lost are for the rank of Capt. and above, i.e. 3 battalion chiefs, 2 paramedic chiefs, and even a Deputy District Chief. What gives, I know I still see PO's who lose or misplace their stars but a rash of this many in such high places.

12/04/2014 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


PLEASE!

Can we get a web page going and crowd fund this guy.

PLEASE!!

12/04/2014 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP should organize volunteers to help staff his office.

12/04/2014 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it any wonder when the aldermen initially approved the office of the IG, they mandated that he could only look into NON-aldermanic activities?

12/04/2014 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he going to put a list out or do we have to put in a FOIA request?

12/04/2014 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Faisal Khan run for Mayor?

12/04/2014 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave the alderman alone, they have a better pension then you do!!

12/04/2014 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

So what's the point of having an Inspector General if he can't do anything about the things he's supposed to do?

Hell, for that matter what's the point of even having laws if the people who are supposed to be obeying them -- in this case the Alder-Creatures -- DON'T! That they ignore them like they don't exist and the sick part is nobody -- as in the IG -- can do shit about it when they're caught breaking the law.

No wonder Chicago is turning into a hell hole. If it's *Leaders* blatantly flaunt the laws then why should citizens obey them.

--->{Though nobody should be surprised by the Alder-Creature's actions. They're following the examples set by the Chief Executive of the USA and its Chief Law Enforcement Officer. Those two mutts have flaunted -- ignored -- the US Constitution, Federal Laws, the U.S. Congress, and the Courts from the moment they were sworn into office in 2009!}<---

12/04/2014 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Someone is obviously grasping at straws. Move on, nothing to see here.

12/04/2014 12:31:00 AM

F/U hack...

If it were coppers accused of the same thing you would be first in line screaming for their "punishment" i.e. termination, forfeiture of their "cush" pensions and imprisonment.

"Eff dose durty copz... Dey knew da rulz an' dey got caught."

Right?

Aldercritter criminality and their built-in, self enacted impunity is a huge part of what is wrong with this city.

But let's keep things artificially hotted-up for The Police...

Perfect cover and distraction while this city lies prostrate and carrion birds like Rahm Emanuel and his big money contributors are very actively plucking it to a skeleton while the aldercritters snatch stray pieces and scamper back to their dens...

The I.G. is right in shining a long neglected light on their shennanigans in spite of their best efforts to shield themselves from scrutiny and sanction when they're caught dirty/compromised.

Body cameras and TRUE accountability for all aldercritters.

This foolishness of Policemen being the only agents of local government having compelling rules and laws to abide by and sanctions to bear if they don't has to stop.

It SURELY wasn't Policemen who strip mined $12 to $15 Billion (and counting thanks to Rahm) in tax payer treasure during the last quarter century...

But someway, somehow, it is The Policeman being fitted with the hairshirt of blame for that and other things contributory to the declining quality of life and diminished expectation of safety on the public way.

SOMETHING at ground level (rubber meets road) WILL give in a big way and it won't be pretty.


12/04/2014 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reduce the alderman to 15 positions and get rid of both 11th n 19th wards

12/04/2014 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go get them, IG; and may the Lord grant you the strength to succeed.

Perhaps Rauner can use his private funds and/or federal subsidies to make the IG totally independent of Chicago politics.

12/04/2014 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous SGT. EDDIE HICKS said...

Ya see...this is the kind of corruption that made me move south...

12/04/2014 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might involve Federal wire fraud statute.

12/04/2014 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Politics is a global embarrassment. Third world countries eventually over throw their governments. Why can't any level of local law enforcement detect, charge and incarcerate the corrupted bigger fish?

12/04/2014 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee could this be the tip of the iceberg in reasons why Rahm n the Council have constantly tried to neuter this guy??

12/04/2014 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Body Cameras for every city worker including Alderthieves and the Dictator Napolean.
That would promote full accountability all the time.
It'd be for their own good.

12/04/2014 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$417 dollar water bill due 23dec wtf

12/04/2014 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time to reduce alderman to 17 from 50, it will be less corruption and less work for IG
need a city service call 311
33 less alderman = 50 more police officers that actually work 8 hours a day
police officers also call ion graffiti , pot holes etc
it's a win win FOR THE CHILDREN

12/04/2014 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa Madigan said it wasn't her job to investigate political corruption. Apparently her only job is to punish naughty corporations and run for re-election.

12/04/2014 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess they didn't take the "ethics" test that we have to take every year. That would have helped them know right from wrong. Hahahahaha. No wories nothing will happen to the corrupt anyway.

12/04/2014 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The IG can drop all the bombs they want. I won't matter because the bombs never explode.

12/04/2014 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that we aren't already aware of this:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/12/04/247-wall-st-best-worst-run-states/19879297/

12/04/2014 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, Princess Lisa is the highest ranked law enforcement official in the state. The last she thing we expect her to do is root out corruption.

12/04/2014 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
A little off topic. I've noticed in the past few weeks 20+ CFD badges had been reported as LOST or STOLEN in the message board.
Funny how 12 of these badges lost are for the rank of Capt. and above, i.e. 3 battalion chiefs, 2 paramedic chiefs, and even a Deputy District Chief. What gives, I know I still see PO's who lose or misplace their stars but a rash of this many in such high places.

12/04/2014 08:32:00 AM

Best guess: A bunch of retirements and they want to keep the star they've become so attached to.

12/04/2014 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/04/2014 08:32:00 AM

My guess is those ready to pull the pin.Why want a memento for 30 years of being shit on.

12/04/2014 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous #50: ILLINOIS said...

According to a report released yesterday by 24/7 Wall St.,
Illinois in now ranked as the worst run state in the nation.

12/04/2014 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a chance to talk with alderman Zalewski while in line waiting to purchase some lottery scratch offs and he related that it's all bullshit. Also that he is proud that he has voted YES to every raise offered to him during the last twenty years. So he does not seem too worried?

12/04/2014 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoke with finance and they related retro check will be issued 16 DEC.

12/04/2014 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just went to the shithouse and I dropped a bomb. Thinking about this rotten corrupt goddamned city makes me do that. Fuck this place. Here's a guy who is giving his best effort with wholehearted passion towards making this place decent and honest and good and the goddamn filthy bastard politicians have done everything they can to stop him and now the guy has no money to pay anyone including himself and that weasel smug prick Rahm sits there with his revolting go fuck yourself smirk.

Why in the name of God doesn't our Federal Government come in here with a busload of attorneys and start charging people and sending them to prison?

12/04/2014 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POS that assaulted and carjacked CPD Sgt. in 03 last year got 9 years today. Only one asshole out of a whole crew but we will take the Win. Stay safe out there.

12/04/2014 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burn this bitch down.

12/04/2014 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Leave the alderman alone, they have a better pension then you do!!

12/04/2014 09:45:00 AM
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Plus they make more money than us, and they are only part time! Wtf

12/04/2014 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A little off topic. I've noticed in the past few weeks 20+ CFD badges had been reported as LOST or STOLEN in the message board.
Funny how 12 of these badges lost are for the rank of Capt. and above, i.e. 3 battalion chiefs, 2 paramedic chiefs, and even a Deputy District Chief. What gives, I know I still see PO's who lose or misplace their stars but a rash of this many in such high places.

12/04/2014 08:32:00 AM

Best guess: A bunch of retirements and they want to keep the star they've become so attached to.

12/04/2014 04:22:00 PM


When the CPD switched stars from the 1955 style to the new style with painted crap on them there were many "lost" stars reported. One husband/wife pair of PO's both reported their stars as lost. The female had 6 lost stars on her file with IAD.

I got my 1955 style encased in acrylic, that is good enough for me. I didn't give a shit about the other one. Retirement star is good for me.

12/04/2014 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Leave the alderman alone, they have a better pension then you do!!

12/04/2014 09:45:00 AM
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Plus they make more money than us, and they are only part time! Wtf


I assure you their pension also won't be affected by any of Rahm's pension "reform" either.

12/04/2014 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Funny how 12 of these badges lost are for the rank of Capt. and above, i.e. 3 battalion chiefs, 2 paramedic chiefs, and even a Deputy District Chief."

When they get stopped by the Muckwanago PD for DUI they can pop the tin and let them know they're big city fire chiefs. Hopefully the PD will do a verification of employment and add additional charges of stolen property possession.

12/04/2014 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Federal Attorney General going to take these alder creatures to a Federal Grand Jury?

12/04/2014 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/04/2014 04:22:00 PM
I know what happens when we "lose" our stars near the end of our careers, they take away time from you. Will this happen to CFD?

12/04/2014 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoke with finance and they related retro check will be issued 16 DEC.

12/04/2014 08:41:00 PM

Anyone else hear the same?

12/05/2014 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maldonado's staff in the 26th Ward are some them.
He is fu×@÷-. There's a pro Police candidate (Corona) running against him and many of his immediate family and closest friends are CPD.

12/04/2014 06:09:00 AM
If Corona is pro-police, why were some of his petitions circulated by individuals convicted of felony drug crimes? Why did Corona tell a group of neighbors last summer that he can't keep bangers from working on his campaign?

12/05/2014 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
""Funny how 12 of these badges lost are for the rank of Capt. and above, i.e. 3 battalion chiefs, 2 paramedic chiefs, and even a Deputy District Chief."

When they get stopped by the Muckwanago PD for DUI they can pop the tin and let them know they're big city fire chiefs. Hopefully the PD will do a verification of employment and add additional charges of stolen property possession.

12/04/2014 10:57:00 PM


I arrested a knucklehead trying to run a scam with a CFD badge he reported lost before he was forced to resign. CFD IAD said they would sign a complaint and the guy was arrested, charged and given a court date etc. Court date comes and CFD IAD guy is on vacation and his replacement shows up in court and declines to press charges and charges are dropped. Knucklehead sues.

Do not trust CFD to follow through on anything. They scam their own system, if anything, give it to a detective and let CFD come in and deal with the dicks. They are full of shit.

As for losing time on a lost CFD star, they steal the time anyway so it is no big deal.

You think CFD will follow up to charge one of their own bosses for a lost star? I doubt it. Let them go after their own lost badges. Do not trust them.

12/05/2014 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/2014 06:09:00 AM
If Corona is pro-police, why were some of his petitions circulated by individuals convicted of felony drug crimes? Why did Corona tell a group of neighbors last summer that he can't keep bangers from working on his campaign?

12/05/2014 02:51:00 AM

If you question his petitions being circulated by bangers go to his office on 2547 w. North av. so he can show you the circulators names...don't be a hater .. Hey troll! I'm sure you are not even registered voter but I'm sure you are a pro crooked Maldonado!

12/05/2014 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they nab 23rd ward Zalewski just as he steps off the Joliet gambling boat.

12/05/2014 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Why in the name of God doesn't our Federal Government come in here with a busload of attorneys and start charging people and sending them to prison?

12/04/2014 08:51:00 PM

You don't know the answer to that by now?

You are clueless.

12/05/2014 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Spoke with finance and they related retro check will be issued 16 DEC.

12/04/2014 08:41:00 PM

Anyone else hear the same?

12/05/2014 12:39:00 AM

I heard from a very good source Rahm asked for more time to pay and was granted by Cheif Judge Evans.

I also hope the above sentence gave you a heart attack you greedy, yes voting goof.

12/05/2014 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A little off topic. I've noticed in the past few weeks 20+ CFD badges had been reported as LOST or STOLEN in the message board.
Funny how 12 of these badges lost are for the rank of Capt. and above, i.e. 3 battalion chiefs, 2 paramedic chiefs, and even a Deputy District Chief. What gives, I know I still see PO's who lose or misplace their stars but a rash of this many in such high places.

12/04/2014 08:32:00 AM

The answer is simple. All badges are property of the CFD. These people are soon to retire and wish to keep them rather then turn them in. Unlike the CPD they don't receive RETIRED badges.

Hope that helps

A fireman

12/05/2014 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he can find all the evidence he wants
He had no authority except to recommend action
Didn't Joe Ferguson go through the same thing?
and if Anita and princess lisa decide to blow it off he essentially screwed

12/05/2014 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the name of God doesn't our Federal Government come in here with a busload of attorneys and start charging people and sending them to prison?


Professional courtesy

12/05/2014 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Why in the name of God doesn't our Federal Government come in here with a busload of attorneys and start charging people and sending them to prison?

12/04/2014 08:51:00 PM

You don't know the answer to that by now?

You are clueless.

12/05/2014 07:57:00 AM


I'm sorry, I forgot where I was for a moment. I thought I was in a nation governed by the rule of law, of the people, by the people and for the people. How silly of me. Of course, I am in Chicago!

As a Chicago newsman once said "The trouble with people today is they think it is all legit."

12/05/2014 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Water bills doubled under rahmmie , cease fire funds missing , south suburbs owe chicago $20,000,000 in past due water bills . Shut the tap off. That is why we pay more . Alderman do not require staff to keep records of hours worked , time to reduce the alder creatures to 15 , have three areas of five alderman , just like three areas for police .

12/06/2014 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why in the name of God doesn't our Federal Government come in here with a busload of attorneys and start charging people and sending them to prison?"


Professional courtesy

12/05/2014 02:42:00 PM

Yup, that's the same reason sharks don't eat attorneys.
Professional courtesy

12/07/2014 03:10:00 PM  

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