Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Start Snitching

  • In a sweeping victory for federal authorities, a jury wasted little time Tuesday before convicting John Bills on all 20 counts, finding that the former Chicago city official took up to $2 million in bribes and gifts in return for steering tens of millions of dollars in red light camera contracts to an Arizona company.

    With his conviction on mail and wire fraud, bribery, extortion, conspiracy and tax fraud charges, Bills faces at least 10 years in prison, and possibly more than 20 years, his attorney said.
Start spilling the beans there Bills. Unraveling Chicago corruption might take years, but you've got 10-to-20 facing you. You almost certainly kicked money up the food chain. Even the jurors wondered:
  • While many jurors leaving the courthouse Tuesday declined to comment about their deliberations, one juror said that while the evidence against Bills was plentiful, the trial raised as many questions as it answered.

    "Where else does it lead, you have to wonder," said Michael Woerner, 63, a former Hinsdale village president. "There's got to be somebody above him. Why didn't he cut a deal? That was the big question."

    Woerner, who lives in Burr Ridge, said those questions and others bubbled to the surface at times during deliberations.

    "But every time somebody started to talk about it, somebody else would say, 'We have a lot of work to do, let's get to it,'" he said.
Let's get to it indeed.

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51 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it, take out their organization just like drug dealers. Lock them all up!!!!! :D

1/27/2016 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is business as usual.

1/27/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey asshole , you're you going to make a lot of money . If it goes bad you will take the heat .
Don't worry . Your family will be taken care of much better than if you just worked some bullshit job .
We have people everywhere and your children will go to the best schools .
Just don't talk . if you talk , I can't garontee the safety of your family .

1/27/2016 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, way to go guys. Way to jeopardize your families future for an arrest that'll end up in what, maybe 5 yrs served? Then right back out. And what if he ran over a baby during the chase? Yes, I know it would be shithead's fault. So would every logical person. But logical people won't be the ones suing you or not having your back. Start to use your fucking heads already. If we lived in a city/country that supported the police, this was a great arrest. But in times like these, just fucking stupid.

1/27/2016 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Perry F'ing Mason said...

"But every time somebody started to talk about it, somebody else would say, 'We have a lot of work to do, let's get to it,'" he said.
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Hmmmmmm.... sounds to me those on the Jury may have been "protecting" some people?!?!?

Funny, how a former village president gets on a Jury like that? VERY funny.

Usually people like him avoid Jury duty and have the "pull" to do it. And a BIG corruption case like this??

Doesn't sound like the "typical" mix of jurors you encounter. A former village president? Usually, you're lucky to get a former village janitor.

Next case.

1/27/2016 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess he doesn't want to OD on Tylenol down by river.

1/27/2016 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnny Bills is a big Madigan guy

1/27/2016 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he snitches him and his family end up With Jimmy Hoffa. This way he spends a few years at club fed.

1/27/2016 05:41:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Bye bye Bills. That has a nice ring to it.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

1/27/2016 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds aren't interested in anyone above Bills, and probably didn't offer any deals.

Bills' only chance now is to go public before his sentencing and risk getting murdered.

1/27/2016 05:49:00 AM  
Blogger Dick Johnson said...

I live in Phoenix, funny thing is the city took down the speed cameras on the freeways.

1/27/2016 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He gone !

1/27/2016 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the guys last name "Bills", how fitting!Big Bills, HA HA

1/27/2016 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





Porky POS. I would've convicted him just for that picture - proud priapus poses with his ill-gotten Benz. And the vanity plates.

They will ask him to flip (again). He won't. And I hope the judge whacks him at sentencing for it.



Whatta d-bag.

1/27/2016 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you know CHIRAQ you know where it ends, higher up
Silencing & or diverting questions raised during trial about higher ups, makes it 99.9% certain...

1/27/2016 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Toni Preckwinkle going to explain why she hired Bills for a 36K County job after retirement? The job met once a month to hear discipline and termination proceedings with current County employees. If Bills voted to fire me I would be filing a lawsuit.

Is Lisa Madigan going to go after Bills pension like she did to Jon Burge? Or did Daddy say NO?

1/27/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either he'll just do his time and be rewarded for keeping his mouth shut OR some current and former city officials (like RMD) are going to be very nervous.

That said, Bills may not be long for this Earth, it wouldn't be beneath certain Bridgeport residents to press a button to keep someone quiet.

1/27/2016 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance, hope rotting in prison serves this asshole well. It's a shame that the judge can't give "bonus years" in cases like this.

1/27/2016 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Machine will probably throw a party / fundraiser for Bills like they did for Robert Sorich, Daley's convicted patronage chief who got sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2006-08-23/news/0608230262_1_mayor-richard-j-daley-city-worker-legal-bills

So where is Sorich today?

https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/feb18-am-so-angry-daley-thompson-he-liar-6696457/

It turns out that a Daley name is involved again here. Patrick Daley Thompson, the quiet alderman, has received financial support from the family that owns the unwelcome heliport over by the chicago river in 009. And Sorich has apparently been hired to manage that heliport.

http://sullivan11thward.com/heliport-nonsense/

Despite being out of view, is ol shortshanks still pulling strings?

Which makes one wonder: since Rahm is having such bad publicity now and such little support, who will be waiting in the wings to take over the 5th Floor at City Hall? Patrick-notDALEY-Thompson?

http://www.chicagoclout.com/

1/27/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Why didn't he cut a deal?

I'm sure money flowed down as well causing him to accept the 10-20 in return for a significant payday to keep quiet...

1/27/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why doesn't he cut a deal?"

Because the deal has already been cut.

If he has family that works for the City or County, they will keep their jobs. If a son or daughter needs a job, one will be found/made for them. If he keeps his mouth shut and falls on the sword.

And there are discrete moves to go easy on the jail time at Club Fed.

That's the "Chicago Way". Why no one rolls over.

1/27/2016 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which leads us to wonder if Zack is covering for other demo-rats while appearing to fearlessly pursue corruption in Chicago. Kinda like selling El Chapo a .50 cal rifle due to "Fast & Furious." Seems like anything from the DOJ must be viewed with. jaundiced eyes. Lynch mob mentality is thriving - but the DOJ knows what's good for the CPD.

1/27/2016 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He could walk with no time if he would give up Mike Madigan. I would like to see him and Burke fall down.

1/27/2016 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His real name is John Wilson. But he took so much graft money he legally changed his name to his street moniker, John Bills. It is in the legal court documents. Look it up, John Wilson, aka John Bills.

1/27/2016 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone should read 1/27/2016 @ 08:43:00 comments.
Bills is not the first and he won't be the last.
And Yes Patrick Daley Thompson is just waiting in the wings....

1/27/2016 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been a jackoff since we were kids

1/27/2016 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked at the title then suntimes about how mr six johnny is calling in his "gold star waste of salary club" to ask about new ideas to help policing! Morale would help john, but then again your fixated on going after street coppers, for example the copper with a lok alike squad car that skokies pathetic police department went after via cowardly sitting behind a computer putting out an "alert!"

John the train has left the station, the station closed, are you looking into massive hiring? Firing gold star political appointments? Getting new equipment? Putting a muzzle on lisa madiagn and toni mouth to stop the stupidity going after CPD,and letting the "black and brown" felons out to produce more mayhem? Having the gold star members show respect for street officers? This is just some of the list but then again john your wearing 3 stars on your lapel have you been told "your fired" before this event? Think chuck ramsey $350.000 per hour, huge pensions keep sucking taxpayers dry right rahm? There is a book in the gay community "Jennifer has 2 daddies" now we have a new book "chicago has 2 new confused bosses" all the changes in the game is the top players as the old Led zepplin song title "The song reamins the same!" Or RIP David Bowie "changes they stay the same!"

1/27/2016 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Clout Bastard said...

Never mind who gets a cut, you suburbanite! Dis is Chicago and it's da Chicago way! Quit asking so many damn questions. Come on, you know the deal.

1/27/2016 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Why doesn't he cut a deal?"

Because the deal has already been cut.

If he has family that works for the City or County, they will keep their jobs. If a son or daughter needs a job, one will be found/made for them. If he keeps his mouth shut and falls on the sword.

And there are discrete moves to go easy on the jail time at Club Fed.

That's the "Chicago Way". Why no one rolls over.

1/27/2016 09:41:00 AM


exactly....just another example of someone who has no integrity, defective in the areas of character and morality

1/27/2016 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bills hails from the mighty n rotten 19th ward. another arrogant prick you got somewhere because of his 19th ward connections he can go f-ck himself along with the 2016 southside st paddys day parade

1/27/2016 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he will spend a few years in the pokey and come out of it with a cushy job somewhere as his reward for not ratting out the bigger fish. while he is in his family will be taken care of.

NAC

1/27/2016 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bills is a piece of sh-t , stealing money, cheating on his wife , the 19th ward way, i wonder how much money the daley crime family received , 11th ward is a criminal organization. it reminds of the final scene in the movie "good fellows" when henry hill said " what the fbi could never understand about the mob , is that they are like a police force , when you have no one else to turn to for help, we paid off everybody the cops, judges, lawyers ,elected officials and now its gone "

bills now its all gone

1/27/2016 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

prewinkie should have to explain why she hired him , all on the square kid

1/27/2016 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

Hey his cousin flipped on the mob so he might as well flip on the Chicago Undemocratic Machine!

Here is a quote from a Trib article on Bills and the red light camera bribery charges that also details his family mob ties and his ties to Madigan.

"His cousin Guy was an outfit turncoat who entered the federal witness protection program. His uncle was once shot during a brawl by Angelo "the Hook" La Pietra, who would later become an infamous South Side mob boss. His dad, who spent 35 years working in the city's Forestry Department, was arrested in his youth for taking bets on horses."

Great article!
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-05-17/news/ct-red-light-john-bills-20140517_1_light-probe-mob-john-bills

1/27/2016 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This idiot been around long enough to know all the players.will he be a coward and tell his family their lives don't matter and be quiet to protect political scum,or will he help his family and let Feds put them away where they belong?

1/27/2016 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They better pull his pension! Felony conviction as a result of employment related crimes. We will be watching this one!!

1/27/2016 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at every one of his immediate family. Forensic audit. Find out who is getting what. Cause we all know these idiots keep quiet for a reason.

1/27/2016 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Bills doesn't know anything the Feds want to hear, but even if he did, John would never give it up. Never.

1/27/2016 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile,
The wife of a Fox Lake, Ill., police officer who killed himself last year has been indicted by a grand jury for embezzlement-related crimes. According to investigators, Lt. Charles "G.I. Joe" Gliniewicz "carefully staged" his Sept. 2015 suicide—blaming it on “two male white, one male black”—to cover up his laundering of funds from the police department, among other activities. That scam ran all the way to his spouse, apparently, as a Lake County grand jury opted to indict Melodie Gliniewicz on four counts of disbursing charitable funds without authority for personal benefit or use, and two counts of money laundering. If found guilty, she faces three to seven years in prison.

1/27/2016 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perry F'ing Mason said...
"But every time somebody started to talk about it, somebody else would say, 'We have a lot of work to do, let's get to it,'" he said.
------------------------------------------------

Hmmmmmm.... sounds to me those on the Jury may have been "protecting" some people?!?!?

Funny, how a former village president gets on a Jury like that? VERY funny.

Usually people like him avoid Jury duty and have the "pull" to do it. And a BIG corruption case like this??

Doesn't sound like the "typical" mix of jurors you encounter. A former village president? Usually, you're lucky to get a former village janitor.

Next case.

Obviously you know very little about the Federal Court System. Jurors are selected from the whole Northern District of Illinois and not just Cook County. They are definitely a notch above your typical juror at 26th & California.

1/27/2016 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick Daley Thompson has hired anti cop progressive pro CTU dirtbag Joanna Klonsky to be a spokesman. She will screw him like she screws everyone else. She also is working for racist, anti cop gang girl Toni kiss ass Kim foxx. She's totally untrustworthy.

1/27/2016 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and Obamas boy Fardon refuses to think Bils didn't kickback to the 5th floor. With a loser us attorney like him, nothing will ever be better.

1/27/2016 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure that the Feds have tried to play "lets make a deal" with Mr. Bills. (By the way wasn't he the play doh character on Saturday Nite Live who was always rolled over or crushed) Sarcasm and silliness intended. Hopefully he will tell who he was kicking up money to. Whether the Government acts on it or not is another question.

1/27/2016 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Bills is originally from Bridgeport and is a huge Madigan guy. I am sure he has 19th ward connections but he is not "from" there.

1/27/2016 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Perry F'ing Mason said...

Obviously you know very little about the Federal Court System. Jurors are selected from the whole Northern District of Illinois and not just Cook County. They are definitely a notch above your typical juror at 26th & California.

1/27/2016 08:00:00 PM
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My comment stands.

Obviously, you know very little about "typical jurors".

A "notch above" from 26th Street would be someone breathing and awake. No, I don't buy the "caliber of juror" that was on this case.

AND, if you think only Cook County Court is the only place for Shenanigans and Deals, think again.

Next case.


1/28/2016 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Perry F'ing Mason said...
"But every time somebody started to talk about it, somebody else would say, 'We have a lot of work to do, let's get to it,'" he said.
------------------------------------------------

Hmmmmmm.... sounds to me those on the Jury may have been "protecting" some people?!?!?

Funny, how a former village president gets on a Jury like that? VERY funny.

Usually people like him avoid Jury duty and have the "pull" to do it. And a BIG corruption case like this??

Doesn't sound like the "typical" mix of jurors you encounter. A former village president? Usually, you're lucky to get a former village janitor.

Next case.


1/27/2016 01:56:00 AM


Was thinking the same thing myself.

1/28/2016 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Everyone should read 1/27/2016 @ 08:43:00 comments.
Bills is not the first and he won't be the last.
And Yes Patrick Daley Thompson is just waiting in the wings....

1/27/2016 11:44:00 AM

But you're forgetting that alcoholism always takes its course..

1/28/2016 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Frank Drebin said...
Hey his cousin flipped on the mob so he might as well flip on the Chicago Undemocratic Machine!

Here is a quote from a Trib article on Bills and the red light camera bribery charges that also details his family mob ties and his ties to Madigan.

"His cousin Guy was an outfit turncoat who entered the federal witness protection program. His uncle was once shot during a brawl by Angelo "the Hook" La Pietra, who would later become an infamous South Side mob boss. His dad, who spent 35 years working in the city's Forestry Department, was arrested in his youth for taking bets on horses."

Great article!
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-05-17/news/ct-red-light-john-bills-20140517_1_light-probe-mob-john-bills

1/27/2016 04:44:00 PM
Alderman Burke's father ran the city's Forestry Department for years. They wouldn't hire you if you didn't have a letter of recommendation from alderman Joe Burke. They don't want nobody nobody sent! It was the same for all the other aldermen and their city departments.

1/28/2016 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but interesting Just received my property tax bill first installment for 2015. Last column states "% of pension and healthcare costs taxing districts can pay." Now I know why our pension is so underfunded. Metropolitan Water Reclamation Dist 54.14%, Cook County Forest Preserve 56.21% Cook County 53.67% Even the CPS is at 44.13% and Park District at 43.98%
City of Chicago is the lowest at 33.25% Shows who is important the real heavy groups Water ,Forest Preserves, what a joke
Also received statement from the pension BC/BS went from like $279 to $536 like doubled and thats just the supplemental.,not to mention Den/Vision is almost $100 a month.
Just venting I guess

1/28/2016 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bills is a rotten drunken canarayville hillybilly piece of sh-t

1/28/2016 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bills never lived in bridgeport. Grew up in Scottsdale and moved to mt. greenwood

1/29/2016 12:12:00 AM  

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