Sunday, March 22, 2015

Thanks Again Quinn

  • Days after Pat Quinn lost the November election, Chicago’s busiest film studio asked the lame-duck governor for a hefty state grant to buy industrial land around its West Side campus, where “Chicago Fire” and other TV shows and movies are produced.

    Three weeks before Quinn left office, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios got a $10 million check from the cash-strapped state of Illinois.

    The check’s been cashed. But the studio has yet to buy any land, and the owners of six properties listed in the studio’s grant application say they have no plans to sell to Cinespace or anyone else. Nor does a seventh property appear to be for sale, according to a Chicago Sun-Times investigation....
One of many lame-duck "grants" Quinn gave away no doubt.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indict that buffoon.

3/22/2015 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much was Quinn's cut? Ya know he got to wet his beak..Typical Illinois politician...

3/22/2015 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois, the Land of Corruption.

3/22/2015 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah yeah...
Can we get back to beating on those greedy, pension getting state and municipal employees?


Pat "Clarabelle" Quinn is a clown ass.

3/22/2015 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit like this comes to light and no one is going to jail ..again ? What does it take to put these people in jail for cryin out loud ?

3/22/2015 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CINESPACE is a Canadian company crated when Shortshanks all but completely destroyed the Chicago movie industry that Jane Byrne helped to create.

Richie wouldn't let an anchor studio be built here and all the small business that thrived in the days when we made movies like BLUES BROTHERS and THE FUGUTIVE died off. Now it is more foreign business and outsiders coming here making the films and less local people.

Will we ever get any of the $10Million back in any way shape or form.

3/22/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Chicago Way" just like when Quinn appointed his campaign staffer to a position to reap pay and bennies. No wonder this state is the most corrupt state in America and on the verge of bankruptcy.

3/22/2015 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did this surprise anyone?

3/22/2015 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, If they haven't bought anything with it, they should be able (snicker) to give the money back, right?

After all these are honest and forthright Hollywood types. And everyone knows that the only accounting more honest than a Chicago Politician's is a Hollywood Producer's accounting.

3/22/2015 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals like to give away $$$

3/22/2015 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just like giving money away. Literally.
When you have as much debt as the state and city have, how in your right mind can you do stuff like this?
I just don't get it.

3/22/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder, what type of country do we live in. Insiders get sweet deals. I am sure the politicians get taken care of too. While everyone else gets to pay the bill. Here is another example, my brother works for a hedge fund. He said his hedge fund was "reimbursed" for losses they incurred during the big economic recession we had back in 2006-2008. We peasants get to pay the bill while they laugh (literally) to the bank.

3/22/2015 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would appear Quinn had already given them a previous $5 Million from the below new report from Januay 2014 -

The backlot is part of the big plans he has for his company, which was opened by his uncle Nikolaos Mirkopoulos in 2011 with the help of a $5 million grant from the State of Illinois. It has since provided shooting space for TV shows like "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago PD" . . .

for a grand total of $15 Million

3/22/2015 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this legal?

3/22/2015 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3/22/2015 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And where is AG Lisa Madigan to investigate this and hundreds of other corrupt handouts? Sure Daddy Madigan wouldn't like that. Any fucking wonder this state is broke. Tip of the iceberg.

3/22/2015 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big question is why didn't the film company get money from their own bank account? And why would Quinn give state money to them to buy land that was going to be used for a private purpose?

If I ask for money from the state to buy my neighbor's land (which isn't for sale), would the state give it to me?

The US attorney's office should be investigating this.

3/22/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not entirely true.

CineSpace recently purchased the old Firestone located on SE corner of Western and Ogden/13th Street.

3/22/2015 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another governor going to prison. Just great.

3/22/2015 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking JOKE. Criminal.

Nothing for our pension ......

3/22/2015 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Ari Emanuel have his fingers in this? You know, Democrats helping Democrats? The family and friends plan? Of course the taxpayers pay the bills.

3/22/2015 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF! can someone please look into this........or is this the American way?

3/22/2015 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State is no different from the city. They burn tax payers money on their pet projects and claim there is no money for pensions, schools, teachers, police. What hypocrites. They do not have the public interest in mind. Its all about themselves and their campaign donors. They use the pension money like it belongs to them. The city uses the tif money and the pension money like it belongs to them. An elected school board would be one step in the right direction to get the CPS pension money out of the grimy hands of the mayor and his campaign donors. It is obscene how much money this mayor has raised and is using to maintain control of the pensions and tif funds. Quinn has shown that donors do not throw their money away. They expect to make it back, win or lose. The one percenters want more because corporations are people too. More for them means less for the masses. Chicago is the battle line if they win here then they can win anywhere. Think about it. Rahm ads on every tv channel. Tribune and Suntimes indorsing Rahm and coming up with manipulated polls to show Rahm is winning yet he is running scared. The city of Chicago strangely fails to support the Democratic candidate for governor and elects the Republican Rauner. A one percenter and friend of Rahm is elected by Democratic, Chicago voters. Rauner is actively going after the unions and their pensions. The unions are the last stand, the Alamo so to speak, against these money hungry Republicans and their PAC money. You can take it to the bank that Rahm and Rauner are a team.
Wis. Gov. Walker is their model. We will not be Detroit because we are a viable city and state, It is Wis. they want to turn us into. It is time to take a stand. Which side are you on Chicago. A nation is watching.

3/22/2015 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be a misunderstanding.

3/22/2015 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slightly OT:
Both the Sun Times and Tribunes editorial boards gush about Rahm and soundly endorse him for mayor.
Apparently they want the Sheeple to completely forget the asshole that Rahm is, and has repeatedly shown himself to be over the last four years.
A hearty Fuck You to the Scum Times, Tribune and Rahm.
Anybody but Rahm. Go Chuy go.

I think Chuy should simplify his campaign strategy and simply go with " I'm not Rahm and act nothing like him"

3/22/2015 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy was Quinn a terrible Gov. and sneaky shaddy gu. I Hope some da he goes to prison.

3/22/2015 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cinespace is a bull shit organization. Those rwo shows will eventually fold, oprah has left. The weather and costs of doing business will cut into filmmaking. They will do a made for tv biopic about del close and that will be the end of will be a white elephant.

3/22/2015 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Quinn endorse Garcia ? With Quinn endorsement and illegals voting , Garcia will win .

3/22/2015 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just proves my point. The state and cities are NOT broke. They pay what they want to pay. When it benefits them or someone they know.
For everything they don't like (pensions is a great
example ) they cry "we are broke."

3/22/2015 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't have to scratch the surface too deep to root out the dirtiness spread around with that money. Politician payoffs, The Outfit probably got a taste in one form or another, big wigs from all walks of Chicago business and politics probably benefitted from our $10million tax money. You see, this is the shit that makes a muthatrucka goes apeshit and start to snap. I hate this city. Sooooooo many dirty examples of corruption soooooooo many times for years b4 I was ever born. Will never change.
-a pissed off cop

3/22/2015 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they gave half of it back to Quinn in an envelope?

3/22/2015 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy Garcias Total taken in:
Your search found 790 receipts totaling $375,857.86

VS Rahm:
Your search found 6706 receipts totaling $33,243,394.18 for 1 candidates.

wow search here if you want to see who gave what:

3/22/2015 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

So Quinn gave us his middle finger on his way out.

Can you imagine where that finger has been?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

3/22/2015 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Payton Play politics
Who receives $30,000,000 in contributions and give nothing in return

3/22/2015 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democommunists will burn through every cent they can and when it comes to paying the pensions of the people who do the real work they will cry, WE'RE BROKE!

If they did every come up with any real money like from opening a casino the profits would be skimmed off by the Daley/Vanecko Crime Family. Anything left and Jesse Jackson and Father Pflager say that they should get it because they need new programs for the non-productive to keep them non-productive and government handout dependent.

Why is there not a special First Responders scratch-off lottery ticket to help with the pension crisis. A drop in the bucket, but still a drop.

3/22/2015 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Keep voting democratic....republicans are barely any better, but at least they have work ethics.
Hell you got to change your shorts....

3/22/2015 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Illinois, the Land of Corruption.

3/22/2015 12:25:00 AM

Dude! Stop using the new license plate slogan.

3/22/2015 09:20:00 PM  
Blogger anonymous said...

This story is unbelievable----yet it is truly believable in Illinois, the "Land of Corruption."

3/22/2015 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT THE ¥€@$ where's the FBI WHEN YOU NEED THEM!!

3/22/2015 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Pandering Pat Quinn said...

I could have earmarked it to pay for some pensions, but come on guys, this is Show Business for Chicago.

The Movie industry is a much higher priority - well, at least from my experience as a great Governor. They could create some inner city jobs.

Hey, see you at the next parade!!!

3/23/2015 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Not entirely true.

CineSpace recently purchased the old Firestone located on SE corner of Western and Ogden/13th Street.

3/22/2015 09:26:00 AM

Thanks, Rahm. Covering for your brother?

3/23/2015 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Studio's get money to film BS tv shows about CPD. Chicago PD is a stupid show that doesn't even relate to the CPD.
Worse part is that with all the problems regarding police brutality and the Burge case, this show does nothing put hurt the CPD.
Last episode showed the hero, a sgt., beating the crap out of a guy, then puts a gun in his face and threatens to kill him. Happened several times and the public sees this and believes this is how it's done out there. Make illegal searches, shit like that and the public believes it.
This just ads to the liberals view of the CPD.
I know how could the public be so stupid to believe it,its only a tv show. They are

3/23/2015 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn should endorse Jesus "Chuy" Garcia , Quinn carried the democratic vote in Chicago and cook county .
Quinn's endorsement would make Gatcia the Girst Hispanic Mayor .

3/23/2015 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS: Cinespace is giving back the money!! Rauner demanded the money back and Cinespace is complying, per Crain's.

3/24/2015 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... At least Rauner is going to try to get it back!

3/24/2015 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn sucked, But Rauner's no better......

3/25/2015 01:06:00 PM  

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