Monday, November 16, 2015

Mobs and Casinos?

This story is from this past May, but who would have thought this could happen here???
  • Prompted by questions from the Better Government Association, the Illinois Gaming Board has launched an investigation into Rivers Casino over its relationship with a Chicago company whose president has had ties to reputed mob figures.

    Rivers, the state’s newest and most lucrative casino, has been using United Service Cos. for "deep cleaning" to its kitchens since the Des Plaines gaming site opened in 2011 after besting applicants from Waukegan and Rosemont for a coveted gaming license, the BGA found.

    Rivers, owned by a venture whose chairman is billionaire real estate magnate Neil Bluhm, also hired United Service’s security division to provide guards just before the casino opened, according to interviews.

    The president of United Service is Richard "Rick" Simon, a former Chicago police officer who over the years has had business and personal connections to reputed mob figures, according to public records, news accounts and interviews. Simon said in an interview he’s an upstanding businessman unfairly portrayed in past media reports.
This would be the same Rick Simon who has a boat? A boat frequented by a certain high-ranking police official? A police official.....well, never mind. Nothing to see here.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"deep cleaning" to its kitchens.."

Why do I get the mental image of illegal aliens scrubbing, scrubbing, scrubbing...

11/16/2015 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Koppleman will be avenged.

11/16/2015 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Moe Green said...

Hey - both the BGA and the Illinois Crime Commission should be checking out all those running the state Lottery. They're the ones not paying off on "winners".

When the Mob runs its gaming more "legit" than the State - some people should be held accountable.

If Illinois can't pay up on winners - shut it down! NO tickets should be sold.

Imagine how fast a Gaming Commission would shut down a casino in Vegas if they were telling customers - here's an IOU, we'll get the money to you soon. How soon? We don't know.

11/16/2015 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boats and hoes gotta have me my boats and hoes.

11/16/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I went through a "deep cleaning" once. It was delightful.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

11/16/2015 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does everybody seem to like the mobsters? They're just leeches and freeloaders actually.

11/16/2015 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm? Didn't Rodriguez lose his job for frequenting a backroom of some restaurant that was owned by a known felon?

Why is McDrunkin still here?

11/16/2015 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mob connected to police? In Chicago? Wasn't there another superintendent that resigned after getting caught up in similar situation? Hmm what was his name? Hispanic guy! Let's see how this gets hooked up? This could be great!

11/16/2015 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) then over here terrorist cowards that killed innocent in France are coming to Washington, great job Durban Obama letting more in just makes it easier insanity is here!

11/16/2015 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick Simon was appointed by the Supt to be on the board of the "mysterious" CPD Foundation. Don't confuse it with the Memorial though.

11/16/2015 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rick simon is very heavy I believe is clout is the 11th ward or as I call the axis of evil

11/16/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricky will you be able to take a lie detector test that asks what happened to the body?
Ricky will you explain about the Cuban cigars that you provide to Shortshanks, who was your next door neighbor?
Lots of questions but then you will continue to hide behind your lawyers!

11/16/2015 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of that certain police official, I ran into him last month,,,,looking good for his age

11/16/2015 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read Bluhm'$ bio on Wikipedia, its a whose who of connected Democrat$. Our former Gov' Potato head Quinn wouldn't allow a Casino in the city. It's to late now the market is saturated.

11/16/2015 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous borncynical said...

You could have a blog just devoted to Simon, who sat at the right hand of Ben Stein the "king of the janitors" and was liked for the disappearance of the "kings" paramour and other illegal activities. A typical Chicago story. He bounced between CPD and the Sherriff at his clouts whim and did his bidding every step of the way. Cline and McCarthy and Emanuel are unaware of his outfit ties , even though every person with access to a newspaper in Chicago is?

Nothing in Chicago ever changes and nothing ever will.

11/16/2015 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McDrunky is angling for director of security?


"The working man is a sucker..."

"Why are you guys so pissed off all the time?"

Is it any wonder?

Skaters skate...

Slippery m/fers...

11/16/2015 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we have to play this coy game? Just name the officials, it's anonymous anyways!

11/16/2015 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What am i an idiot? You calling me an idiot? Der's no mob in chicago. u's be thinkin bout new yawk. Oh wait a minute...never mind.

11/16/2015 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm? Didn't Rodriguez lose his job for frequenting a backroom of some restaurant that was owned by a known felon?

Why is McDrunkin still here?

11/16/2015 07:05:00 AM
Read the story about Rodriguez' friend Milito and the murder of Charles Merriam, an Amoco Oil Executive.

11/16/2015 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Casino in Chi is dead, market is saturated, RhAM already getting "compd" by the owner Bluhm who wife got an appointment from Barak.

11/16/2015 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger dumpdaley said...

The ex superintendent used to frequent Milito's on the east side of Wells Street in Old Town.

11/16/2015 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricky Simon & Dickie Daley live in the same Downtown condo building and on the same floor.... HMMMM Inquiring minds want to know................

11/16/2015 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is on the board of the cpd memorial foundation and dines with cline often.

11/16/2015 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Win the state lotto, get an IOU, win the Chicago casino jackpot... What do u get? A big FU

11/17/2015 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the Mob would pay you when you win! Illinois don't pay you win you hit a good lottery! The State stole the money! The state is running a Ponzi scheme!

11/17/2015 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stopped Bugs Moran driving a 29 La Salle, it was a GOOD stop.😉💵

11/17/2015 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

United Services cleans and maintains the Gold Star Park for free and has been since it's beginning. Simon is on the board of the Police Memorial Foundation and give financial support personally to the fund.

11/17/2015 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ricky reminds of virgil salaso in the movie :the godfater part 1 :when he said to tom hagen :i dont like violence tom im a business man blood is a big expense"

11/17/2015 05:52:00 PM  

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