Thursday, March 01, 2018

$10 Grand?

  • The “going rate” for a job in Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s office was about $10,000, an employee once told investigators.

    A “bagman” allegedly collected money for the clerk. And her employees generally had the impression that “financial benefits to the clerk could result in securing promotions,” according to documents filed by federal prosecutors.

    The allegations revealed in the newly filed documents may date back at least to 2015. But they also indicate the feds are still conducting “an ongoing and active criminal investigation” which has involved allegations of lies told to a grand jury, bribery, wire fraud and extortion.
We've heard (repeatedly) that promotions are still for sale across a wide range of city positions, as long as you promise to "contribute" a set percentage back to the Machine. But actually selling jobs? We thought that went out in the 1970's.

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72 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just indict her, already. It’s been 5 years.

3/01/2018 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

70’s ? Hell Pritzker was shopping not all that long ago.

3/01/2018 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTH, SCC! I've been waiting for 3 years for this opportunity!

3/01/2018 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Emanuel had the Shakman decree thrown out!

3/01/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We thought that went out in the 1970's."

It still exists.......

3/01/2018 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not possible to be unaware of the absolute sameness between cash changing hands and:

1. Required political "contributions"

2. Required leg work "campaigning"

3. Required quid pro quo in favors, both finacial and "other"

4. Required subservance to whatever the "big dogs" want this day, week, month, etc.

5. Required contracts to "favored" businesses

6. Required "charitable" contributions to designated "charities"

7. Required bullshit spewing to the fake news

8. Required "settlements" agreed to be doled out to designated "attorneys"

9. Required harassments of non participating in the grifting anyones

10. Required kickbacks via any and all of the above methods


Not an all inclusive list by any means......

So, buying a job, promotion, etc., not merely not a thing of the past.......

It's the business of "fuck you, pay me" institutionalized.....

Our city and county governments........doing their best for (to) the suckers for generations......

3/01/2018 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit, if only it was that easy.
I look good in white shirts and have plenty of spare cash.

3/01/2018 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Pay to Play said...

It's "DA CHICAGO WAY"

3/01/2018 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the democratic way. Always has been in this shit city run by the democrats.

3/01/2018 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Blago still weeps

3/01/2018 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I applied for CFD and CPD in the early 80s, but I was a poor Latino Who didnt have 5K for the Alderman, So I finally got on 17 years later, Gracias Dios Mio.

3/01/2018 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget the 1985 Firemans test When Harold was the Mayor and hundreds of light skinned persons were intentionally failed at the Fire Academy,Hey you didnt touch the tip of the ladder do it again.

3/01/2018 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everything old is new again...

pet rock anyone?

3/01/2018 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should get very interesting.
Allegations surrounding her office have been surfacing for years.
You have to think where there’s continuing smoke there’s likely a fire.

3/01/2018 03:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10k, I can sell a bitcoin I bought at 6k... just let me know the where that guy is👍. Just get me one of those easy jobs... nothing ball breaking.

3/01/2018 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ten grand in tables to the 19th Ward for merit promotion to Sgt...same with Ed Burke sponsorship..just in first year of pension the original investment is returned. Why be surprised, look at our department. Politicians, or revruns. Dropped resume to Burke who then hand delivered to the first deputy...morally wrong, financially worth it...

3/01/2018 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brown and her husband got a ton of dough from former Gov. Quinn under the anti-gang grant, over 50 million, that he passed out trying for re-election. Most of that money has not been accounted for. Brown's husband passes himself off as some sort of counselor and rakes in plenty of dough. Why people keep on voting for her is beyond me. Her office is probably the worst run in the state and full of patronage. In the mean time, this government servant and her husband have become wealthy ( pretty much the case with all democratic elected officials).

3/01/2018 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Fusion GPS said...

"and blago still weeps"
sure the governor was a creep but 14 years? was it secrets he knew or you mess with the bull you get the horn? jess jack got a year in the puzzle factory for far more serious crimes. bangers use guns with their crimes and they get a bracelet only to get busted over and over. protected criminals running the city and state are the ones who deserve 14 years. if i remember correctly, they never charged him with taking a nickel. besides that piece of garbage father in law should have helped his daughter and grandchildren because he had the cash and influence. no matter what you think of Rod. its my opinion he was sentenced to 10 years to many. may the judge see his co-conspirators in hell.

3/01/2018 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I own my own business.

3/01/2018 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here. She is virtually untouchable. The "community" would be outraged if she were indicted or removed from office. Election be coming. Rahm ain't gonna mess with his base

3/01/2018 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they're waiting for her to die before they conclude their investigation...THEN WATCH OUT what they found....

3/01/2018 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in 1974, The going rate was $5,000....I mean who had that kind of $$$$ back then. Even my cousin who was a Lt. and Quinns driver at thew time, couldn't get the price lower. So I became a Cop some years later....

3/01/2018 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean your out of a job if you paid Dorothy the 10 grand?

3/01/2018 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like scorning a sore loser to cause an investigation.
Makes you wonder how the Fed took the case and not the blind melon Inspector General.

So how long have they been hounding this hack, 5 years ???
The Fed attempting to connect some of the dots and there must be plenty to sort through.
But it’s likely they will not find more than just her and an underling.

We need Recall of Elected Officials in Shithole Corrupt Cook County Chicago.

3/01/2018 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soon to.be charged the turm is about to run out that is how the goverment works

3/01/2018 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee a thief in Chicago politics, who would have thought

3/01/2018 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard about this in the last century. Some things just don't change!

3/01/2018 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still just small fish to fry by the fbi, where are any charges on the grand standing past arrests they have made for the media, pathetic empty holstered secretaries...

3/01/2018 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Madigan never told her about the importance of Buffers.

3/01/2018 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go on the political donations website posted here a couple days back and you will see employees names making the monthly kickbacks to Friends of Dorothy Brown campaign fund. This isn't news, anybody in the city wants to get a city or state job or move up the ranks is always making the monthly contribution to these funds. Now all you gotta do is type in a name and it shows you how much and the date. This blew up their game a little bit but it still goes on.

3/01/2018 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit at least promotions on Cpd are free you know none of these cheap coppers paid for any of the test answers. I Do remember cop from 008 doing free electrical work for commander biff for a merit Sgt spot though.

3/01/2018 08:15:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Pony up you unqualified bitches.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

3/01/2018 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$10K is cheap by Clinton standards; donations to the Clinton Foundation had to be in the neighborhood of $500K to secure a high level gubmint position.

3/01/2018 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a small price to pay for financial security.
Pensionable would be even sweeter!

3/01/2018 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were investing her and her husband for years. The wheels of justice move real slow when it comes to politicians in Illinois. So much corruption

3/01/2018 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is just 1 of the many to be a commander and up minimum $25,000 buy in to your political sponsor,and if your in you also make yearly "contributions" and "volunteer" at many events! Ever been to a political golf outing? If not I have been there and watched so many cpd "bosses" and so many elected clowns and of course many are loaded with "judges" who are there to pay their "tax" and try to make it look legitimate!Not sure what going rate is here for captain,lieutenant(That could be sleeping with the big boss?),sergeant and the rest all the way up and down the chain! You can spend sometime here connecting the dots but many give under shadow names and hide but some put their names here:

https://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionsSearchByCandidates.aspx

The forgotten men and women are still forgotten and will be forgotten for the foreseeable future! where are the feds? Trump talked about Chicago crime constantly many believed he would do something now "quiet Donald" has done nothing here! can it be he is scared of of rahm?

3/01/2018 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Fire Marshall Will said...

Anonymous said...
Lets not forget the 1985 Firemans test When Harold was the Mayor and hundreds of light skinned persons were intentionally failed at the Fire Academy,Hey you didnt touch the tip of the ladder do it again.

3/01/2018 02:27:00 AM



Umm, nobody cares - so we will forget it. It's SCC, last C is for Cop, go back to SCF.

Question for you.....How does the most boring story ever told begin..??? "The one time at the firehouse..."

BOB Event & Production

3/01/2018 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"well, the world need ditch diggers too"
Caddyshack ,1984

3/01/2018 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea but there is always promotions via the "merit" system.

3/01/2018 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just the way things are done in third world communist coutries.

J.J.

3/01/2018 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Wyatt Earp said...

Can hardly wait to see this dirty bitch put in prison along with her thefing ass old man Benton “Crook” Cook . May they both rot in hell!

3/01/2018 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brown was stealing with both hands! It just shows you in certain communities, if you are under a cloud of Federal Investigation you can still get elected!

3/01/2018 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always scribbled her name as dorthy Black on court papers. Never got called once on my 'error'.

3/01/2018 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

WHOA!!! .... SCC, you should have given a Warning that there'd be a photo at the link.
That is one Homely woman! (I can never unsee that)

I'd pay $10 Grand just so I'd never have to look at her.

3/01/2018 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$10K for a County job? Sounds like a great deal!!

...but I am a little short of cash right now. Could I make payments as we go?? How about a payroll deduction plan?

Or hire me and I will get a loan from the Credit Union.

If hired do I actually have to show up? And (gulp) do I have to any work?

3/01/2018 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I applied for CFD and CPD in the early 80s, but I was a poor Latino Who didnt have 5K for the Alderman, So I finally got on 17 years later, Gracias Dios Mio.

3/01/2018 02:20:00 AM

I got on the CPD in the early 80’s by just taking and passing the test and no one asked me for a dime. I think your story is total BS! Why would someone even go to an alderman for this? Were you unable to pass the test so you tried to buy your way on?

3/01/2018 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no more shakman protection
look at the privatization
Trump send the feds in , like shooting fish in a barrel in chitown , crook county

3/01/2018 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be swept aside as every hour of every day we must hear of Russian collusion."

NOT CHICAGO. NOT LAW.

3/01/2018 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just indict her, already. It’s been 5 years.

3/01/2018 12:04:00 AM

Things take time. Heck she started computerizing court records 17 years ago. Been asking for extensions every 6 months

3/01/2018 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous I said...

I love the way people from other parts of the country look at you, astounded, when you explain how we do things here.

3/01/2018 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger special k said...

When I worked for the sheriffs dept my sgt told us he paid $25,000 to make sgt. He said he never regretted it and made the mo ey back in 1 year.

3/01/2018 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Chip Bagg said...

There is no one who could or will clean up this shit.

3/01/2018 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it a shocker? The CPD Lt exam investigation went no where.. the FBI won’t do a thing about it because everyone at city hall would be walking out in handcuffs..

3/01/2018 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankfully, this doesn't happen in the Illinois court system.

/sarcasm off

3/01/2018 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
But Emanuel had the Shakman decree thrown out!

3/01/2018 12:35:00 AM


And the new rumor out of 740 N Sedgwick IG Office is that Shakman is going to come back after the current investigation of some sort of scandal thats brewing in Finance.

3/01/2018 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does this mean your out of a job if you paid Dorothy the 10 grand?

3/01/2018 07:10:00 AM

Um, no. Just the standard tax deduction

3/01/2018 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No surprise. The koolaidians only get “worked up” when they hear trump and Russia. This place can’t save itself from itself. They stumble around wild eyed with teeth clinched mumbling collusion...you can’t make this 💩up.

3/01/2018 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just indict her, already. It’s been 5 years.

3/01/2018 12:04:00 AM

Things take time. Heck she started computerizing court records 17 years ago. Been asking for extensions every 6 months

3/01/2018 11:05:00 AM

Funniest comment today. I read it twice. Actually, more than that. 😂😂

3/01/2018 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I retired from CPD I had to down to Dorothy Brown's office to get some paperwork for the Police Pension Board. The people who work there are really arrogrant, lazy and stupid. You stand in line forever and to get any court documents you fill out some forms and present them back to a clerk. They then go and come back with a file folder which they give to you. You then are told if you want copies you have to make them on a Xerox machine in the public area. Now you have to stand in line again to photostat each page one by one and you have to have money to put in the machine. When I got the file and got over to the machine I noticed they gave me the wrong file. So now I have to go back and stand in line again. When I tell the clerk it's the wrong file they says it's my fault that I should have not taken the wrong file. They don't give you time to dig through the folder at the desk. So the folder they gave me was from somebody else with the same name. So I asked to see a supervisor which was a waste because they just sided with the clerk. I finally got my folder. What I noticed was the documents looked like they were the original documents from the courts. So if I was criminal and I wanted to see a court file I could just not come back with the file. This system seems to be antiquated, why aren't the files computerized? The other thing I noticed was that there men and women in suits requesting court files and the clerks just fawned all over them. Gee who might they be and what could be going on, I wonder?!!!!!!!!! Plus they need to get rid of those photos of Dorothy on the walls, they gave me vertigo.

3/01/2018 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Up into the 60s and even into the 70s it was very hard to get a job working for the city of Chicago unless you had a political sponsor. Most often it was a Precinct captain. Sometimes it was a reward other times the jobs were more or less openly sold. It was just about impossible to get into the police department or Fire Department without a sponsor. It is now possible to get a city job without a sponsor but it's a lot easier if you have one.

It was not that long ago that ghost pay rollers were common. People were put on the City payroll but never actually worked. In some cases it turned out that an aldermen had a wife or relative that was getting a paycheck for not showing up. Sometimes it was not even clear that the person actually even existed that had been hired. Some of that has gone away because the federal government has gotten better at making sure that you actually exist before you can be hired.

3/01/2018 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous chi cop said...

came out of the navy in 1960 and guy turned me onto becoming a stationary engineer.had to go see a old country turkey that ran the show and he wanted 2,000 1960 dollars,was going to do it but old timer i confided in said this guy was a total rummy who would forget it once he got the money or say he kicked it upstairs and didn't hear nothing back, it turned out the right thing i never did,old fucker checked out as a total aalkie that bled to death internally,the funny part was that ppl i talked to that attended his funeral said he m,ust of had 15 priests knocking each other off the alter saying his mass,probably looking to get close to 1st search.

3/01/2018 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

But Emanuel had the Shakman decree thrown out!

3/01/2018 12:35:00 AM


And the new rumor out of 740 N Sedgwick IG Office is that Shakman is going to come back after the current investigation of some sort of scandal thats brewing in Finance.

3/01/2018 04:09:00 PM


But wait!
There's MORE!

Closer to home, a little birdy or three
have been chirping about a rumor that
the Feds have been rooting around at
OEMC...

Balloon knots are TIGHT!
They're trying desperately to keep
it quiet. Can't have media get wind
of a make believe clergy and alderfool
patronage haven being dynamited by the "G."

Let the funk fly so it won't all
be a single track narrative about
those "wild-assed Coppers" all the time.

3/01/2018 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!! This one day, at the firehouse.... ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz





Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
I applied for CFD and CPD in the early 80s, but I was a poor Latino Who didnt have 5K for the Alderman, So I finally got on 17 years later, Gracias Dios Mio.

3/01/2018 02:20:00 AM

I got on the CPD in the early 80’s by just taking and passing the test and no one asked me for a dime. I think your story is total BS! Why would someone even go to an alderman for this? Were you unable to pass the test so you tried to buy your way on?

3/01/2018 10:26:00 AM

3/01/2018 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When I retired from CPD I had to down to Dorothy Brown's office to get some paperwork for the Police Pension Board. The people who work there are really arrogrant, lazy and stupid. You stand in line forever and to get any court documents you fill out some forms and present them back to a clerk. They then go and come back with a file folder which they give to you. You then are told if you want copies you have to make them on a Xerox machine in the public area. Now you have to stand in line again to photostat each page one by one and you have to have money to put in the machine. When I got the file and got over to the machine I noticed they gave me the wrong file. So now I have to go back and stand in line again. When I tell the clerk it's the wrong file they says it's my fault that I should have not taken the wrong file. They don't give you time to dig through the folder at the desk. So the folder they gave me was from somebody else with the same name. So I asked to see a supervisor which was a waste because they just sided with the clerk. I finally got my folder. What I noticed was the documents looked like they were the original documents from the courts. So if I was criminal and I wanted to see a court file I could just not come back with the file. This system seems to be antiquated, why aren't the files computerized? The other thing I noticed was that there men and women in suits requesting court files and the clerks just fawned all over them. Gee who might they be and what could be going on, I wonder?!!!!!!!!! Plus they need to get rid of those photos of Dorothy on the walls, they gave me vertigo.

The reason the files aren’t computerized is that for 17 years Dorothy Brown hasn’t done it. She was just in court asking for more time to get the files computerized 17 years.

3/02/2018 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"well, the world need ditch diggers too"
Caddyshack ,1984

3/01/2018 09:04:00 AM


“Caddyshack” was from 1980.

3/02/2018 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These rumors have been around for awhile.... yet she keeps getting re-elected.
Way to go Sheeple. You ought to be proud of yourselves.

3/02/2018 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus they need to get rid of those photos of Dorothy on the walls, they gave me vertigo.

Try visiting S.A. office. Not like Anita was anything great but she had a tasteful photo of herself AND the office staff from 5th dist on the wall. Now it's all about mez up there by her lonesome. m9re

3/02/2018 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll believe it, when the Fed's are dragging her out in shackles.

3/02/2018 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I worked at the state under so called clean Edgar I was extorted by an outfit connected bagman state employee (recently retired in scandal) to pay $1500 in tickets for his committeemans fundraiser. He said Janis Cellini was inquiring about my clout. After many discussions complaints with state and federal officials nothing happened including the Republican InspectorGeneral.

3/02/2018 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3/01/2018 02:20:00 AM

I got on the CPD in the early 80’s by just taking and passing the test and no one asked me for a dime. I think your story is total BS! Why would someone even go to an alderman for this? Were you unable to pass the test so you tried to buy your way on?

3/01/2018 10:26:00 AM

3/01/2018 11:44:00 PM

I second that. Got in 1982. Passed the test and got hired. Maybe if you spend a little time studying you wouldn't have to give some rat bastard politician your hard earned money!

3/02/2018 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

But Emanuel had the Shakman decree thrown out!

3/01/2018 12:35:00 AM


And the new rumor out of 740 N Sedgwick IG Office is that Shakman is going to come back after the current investigation of some sort of scandal thats brewing in Finance.

3/01/2018 04:09:00 PM


Balloon knots are TIGHT!
They're trying desperately to keep
it quiet. Can't have media get wind
of a make believe clergy and alderfool
patronage haven being dynamited by the "G."

Who's the make believe clergy? Initials will do.

3/03/2018 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why is it a shocker? The CPD Lt exam investigation went no where.. the FBI won’t do a thing about it because everyone at city hall would be walking out in handcuffs..

3/01/2018 02:40:00 PM

No one has the balls to file a lawsuit?

3/05/2018 03:24:00 AM  

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