Friday, March 16, 2018

Speedwinkle

  • Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she does not condone speeding. She says any speeding tickets issued to her county car “are paid.” We found the truth to be a little different.

    There must have been quite a political emergency in the Austin neighborhood at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 25. That’s when Preckwinkle’s county car—captured on video above—went barreling along Central Avenue at 45 MPH in a 30 MPH park zone. (She’s lucky. On school days, the speed limit is 20 MPH.)

    The emergency lights on Preckwinkle’s car are flashing. In the video, you can even see an on-coming driver pull over to make room. The driver was probably wondering what terrible emergency the oncoming SUV with flashing lights was heading to.

    It was nothin'. The lights were on to get the peasants out of the way.
What possible reason could there be for Prickwrinkle (or Rahm for that matter) to need to speed, run lights, etc., ever? A political emergency? A pending federal indictment? Maybe being late for a deposition regarding some massive expenditure of taxpayer money?

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61 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Maybe was in dire need of a commode?
What? Like that’s never happened to you...?

****

Retired, 30+

3/16/2018 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this not official misconduct??

3/16/2018 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Likely brain sturming up a new tax for the wretched poor there Gov’na.....

Trying out my new British accent

3/16/2018 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Demacratic overseers can not take a break

3/16/2018 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She pulled up at the Aldermanic swearing in ceremony the same way, lights and sirens - right to the door...

3/16/2018 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prolly had a idea of how to shuffle a bunch of clout into cook county version of COPA... and please create a new tax to get it going

3/16/2018 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He she is a politician. What do you expect?

3/16/2018 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speeding for da childrens, anything for the childrens

3/16/2018 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An even better question is, why do these people get armed bodyguards and drivers in the first place. Maybe she was on the way to an anti 2nd amendment meeting with her armed guards in tow.

3/16/2018 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just do as I say not as I do. Rank has certain privileges. You peons will nevwr understand.

3/16/2018 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni is a rare treasure that Cook Co. should share with the rest of the nation, just like Obama and ValJar were shared.

3/16/2018 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CWB's doing actual journalism - you know, the stuff that the Trib/Suntimes used to practice before they regurgitated press releases or gargled the genitals of City Hall folks. They're worth tossing a few dollars their way.

3/16/2018 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno. Sounds pretty fishy to me.

Time for everyone to donate to CWB. They are turning into the only honest news outlet in town. It’s amazing. Great work by them. Look at all of the things they’ve uncovered from Rahm’s bodycamless guards to Toni speeding, compiling crime data. Trib laying people off and CWB putting out REAL investigative journalism.

Between Capitolfax.com, SCC and CWB, news really is shifting.

3/16/2018 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What possible reason could there be for Prickwrinkle........to need to speed, run lights, etc......


I'm gonna place my bet on: The dire need to pee.......

3/16/2018 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sort of o/t... another article in times I believe talked of an abandoned security vehicle attached to prickwinkle... said the member of the security team makes 240k yr...thats some VIP shit right there

3/16/2018 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prewrinkles car has police lights??? Wtf.. didn’t a p.o. get in trouble for equipping his personal car with lights? Why would she need lights?

3/16/2018 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people need lights for 45 in a 30? I thought that 45 in a 30 was the normal speed.... oh well...

3/16/2018 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go vote her ass out. soda tax queen. pull a democrat ticket if for no other reason to get rid of her, and Berrios.

3/16/2018 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I follow mathematical possibilities for this one with a "truth" statement use a Boolean algorithmic equation-- very simple. So keeping all possibilities fare, let's use Prongwinkles track record. Politicians lie-- >True. Prongwinkle is a communist politician-->therefore she lies. Let's go about this a different way. People who don't care--> are assholes. And, people disregard school zone speed limits-->are assholes; and dirtbags. So this statement is two told, you have to do both to be asshole, for example I can be a person who does not care, but I don't speed through school zones--> so I would not be an asshole cause I don't do both.

On the other hand Prongwinkle does not care and she speeds through schools zones-->TRUE; she is an asshole (and a dirtbag)

3/16/2018 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“...still prefer Preckwinke”? Are you serious? Ammo tax, soda tax, increase sales tax, cut budget of jail but increased spending by 100 percent intwo terms. Foxx was her hand picked candidate! The list goes on.

3/16/2018 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does she need the suv with lights and sirens? Set the example Toni get yourself a Toyota Corolla. Toni also carries a gun.

3/16/2018 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What possible reason could there be for Prickwrinkle (or Rahm for that matter) to need to speed, run lights, etc., ever? A political emergency? A pending federal indictment? Maybe being late for a deposition regarding some massive expenditure of taxpayer money?

One can only pray being on the other end of this disaster waiting to happen and how much the pay off will be to any survivors or their estates...

3/16/2018 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her driver is CPD

3/16/2018 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni Reed/Winkle date of alleged spawning or "birth" is right around the corner---March 17, 1947. I have to say alleged it because I must say a person like her, Ramm, and Kidney Soup are very much like the following from the dictionary and do not under go any type of quality birth -- fish, frog, mollusk, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs. "the fish spawn among fine-leaved plants"

Seriously, 71 years old and making people's lives fucking worse than it should be. Has she even conceptualized a life of being retired? For some reason democrats do not retire. Once elected, they are there for life or until death. Old man Stroger and Nancy Pelosi, same thing. How was it that Mayor Washington passed away? At his desk back in 1987, rushed to the hospital and later passed away at hospital.

3/16/2018 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weeeeeee, This is fun!

3/16/2018 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why she need a vehicle equipped with the Bells and Whistles anyway????

3/16/2018 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing in Illinois Compiled Statutes authorizes County Board Members to utilize emergency lights/sirens etc. Somebody grow a set and arrest her driver and impound the car.

3/16/2018 07:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

She gets a big thrill out of it, even bigger than a husband named Zeus.

3/16/2018 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do all these political fucks have CPD drivers? Don’t they have their own ass-kissers, boot-lickers, dry cleaning picker uppers?

3/16/2018 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who dismissed the ticket? A judge? A "hearing" officer? Thats the real scandal here

3/16/2018 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Axe Taxin Toni what dat SUV was doin in Lemont..... Dats kinda out da city and county ain't ?

3/16/2018 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’d like to see her lights and siren get into an accident where someone gets hurt and explain how she had an “emergency meeting.” These politicians think they’re so important. What a joke.

3/16/2018 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Her driver is CPD

3/16/2018 04:39:00 AM
CPD what the hell is this bullshit?

3/16/2018 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Code brown

3/16/2018 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go vote her ass out. soda tax queen. pull a democrat ticket if for no other reason to get rid of her, and Berrios.

PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE THERE ARE NO VALID EXCUSES

3/16/2018 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Maybe she was running late for a meeting she had at a South Side Church with 'Ministers' and 'Community Leaders' -- like on the dangers 'The Youth' face with Distracted Driving and Speeding in School Zones.

After all, it's hard to concentrate on the road when you're doing a Drive-by Shootings, or trying to make a fast getaway with a Car you just Jacked at gunpoint.

3/16/2018 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shop out of Cook County Save Money.

3/16/2018 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Tom Dart.



Over the last several months, a well-intentioned experiment in criminal justice reform has been quietly rolling out in courtrooms across Chicago. While much has been good so far, I am concerned the effort is dangerously veering off course. From the outside, getting criminal justice right sounds simple enough: After someone is arrested, keep the violent ones locked up and let everyone else go unless and until they are convicted.




I recently raised concern about judges sending a high number of potentially violent defendants to the electronic monitoring program I run. The program was designed to handle nonviolent offenders, but the number of defendants facing violent crime or gun charges who are ordered into the program has jumped by about 50 percent. Cook County’s recent severe budget cuts have made it difficult to effectively take on this increasing risk in a home detention program that monitors more than 2,000 people on ankle bracelets every day.


My concern has so far been met with indifference, denial and ungrounded outrage. My commitment to reform has been questioned. Some say those arrested on gun charges aren’t necessarily “violent.” Even if they are, others argue, there is no proof they will commit new crimes or flee prosecution if they have an ankle bracelet on them. Critics argue that few defendants have been rearrested so far. This ignores the fact that thousands of crime victims every year — those shot, robbed or raped — go without justice because no one is charged. In 2017, the murder closure rate in Chicago hit a new low at just 17.5 percent.


Let’s be clear about the problems I’m talking about. As of Wednesday, there were 33 individuals accused of murder or attempted murder, 51 charged with criminal sexual assault or abuse, and 39 charged with armed robbery assigned to my electronic monitoring program. One man recently ordered into the program was arrested after running from police while carrying a 9 mm loaded with hollow-point bullets. This 26-year-old man had 18 prior adult arrests, including eight convictions. One of those convictions was for running away from the same electronic monitoring program the judge sent him back to. Just a few days ago, another man on electronic monitoring — though charged as an armed habitual criminal — was found in a car with a loaded gun under his seat. The judge ordered him back into my program if he could pay a few thousand dollars in bond. This is not reform. We can’t declare victory and just move on.


I recently reiterated that electronic monitoring was never intended for these offenders. After all, those of us pushing this criminal justice reform had long promised that our aim was to help nonviolent offenders and that bond reform would not further endanger the public.


When I was elected sheriff of Cook County, the U.S. Department of Justice declared the overcrowded county jail violated the Constitution, calling it an “unsecure facility that is dangerous for everyone on the premises” where detainees were “regularly subjected to inappropriate and excessive use of physical force.” This summer we were congratulated by that department as we exited federal oversight for the first time in 40 years.


Tom Dart, Cook County sheriff

3/16/2018 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a civilian I want to know why does she needs to have lights on her car? Aren't those called "emergency" lights?

3/16/2018 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was probably testing how fast she could get to the airport and out of town if the US Attorney ever comes out of his coma.

3/16/2018 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know- I do it all the time -- attempting to hydroplane over all the f'in potholes !

Like in front of 5701 W. Madison, the underpass at 19-2000 N. Austin, etc, etc....

3/16/2018 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speeding and running stop lights and signs! Oh my! Toni must be heading to the horseshoe casino.

3/16/2018 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The abandoned DHS car with M plates was also discovered to be loaded with campaign materials. In direct violation of the state ethics laws. Hmmmmm

3/16/2018 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“...still prefer Preckwinke”? Are you serious? Ammo tax, soda tax, increase sales tax, cut budget of jail but increased spending by 100 percent

***

Pump the brakes, high speed. SCC was simply referring to the name “Prickwrinkle” versus “Speedwrinkle” as a more humorous name for this shedevil, not an endorsement of her.

3/16/2018 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
As a civilian I want to know why does she needs to have lights on her car? Aren't those called "emergency" lights?

3/16/2018 10:23:00 AM
Why does the city clerk Anna Anna city treasurer and Eddie Bourke all have police specification vehicles with rpolice emergency equipment ?

3/16/2018 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she cut the line at the funeral. ahead of people that waited 4hrs to get in.

3/16/2018 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Maybe the burrito gigante was at fault?🤔

3/16/2018 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What possible reason could there be for Prickwrinkle........to need to speed, run lights, etc......


I'm gonna place my bet on: The dire need to pee.......

3/16/2018 01:09:00 AM

Not as sad, sore, sorry and swollen as Sir/Ma'am Prickwrinkle
has been looking since ol' Zeus popped smoke...

Few swigs of castor oil'll
fix dat dere problem toot sweet...

She'll be so light on her feet she'll
have to carry a couple of Chicago Alley Apples in her purse
to keep from floating away.

3/16/2018 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all was this the SUV that was abandoned by a probable DUI, recovered and de-mudded?
As for the rush...
Ever try and get a table after 0900 at Old Country Buffet in the old Brickyard....ON A SUNDAY????
Cmon man.
She tried but they won’t take her reservations anymore because of take-homes and the low tipping.

Hope you’all pulled Democrat Ballots and Voted against her wickedness.
Nothing would be finer than seeing her lose and Rahm blow a gasket when she jumps on the mayoral ticket in 2019.

3/16/2018 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I dunno. Sounds pretty fishy to me.

Time for everyone to donate to CWB. They are turning into the only honest news outlet in town. It’s amazing. Great work by them. Look at all of the things they’ve uncovered from Rahm’s bodycamless guards to Toni speeding, compiling crime data. Trib laying people off and CWB putting out REAL investigative journalism.

Between Capitolfax.com, SCC and CWB, news really is shifting.



CWB might be great at publishing stuff that no one else will, but they are extremely heavy-handed in the comments section, especially if the comment is critical of certain interests that CWB agrees with.

3/16/2018 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A political emergency on a Sunday. Did Hillary come out with reason #467 why she lost? No? Did Obama croak? No? Did the mayor name a new official hemorrhoid cream? No?
She must have needed to go wee wee.

J.J.

3/16/2018 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Assholes have urgent asshole business to attend to. Let them ALL have their fun. They won't be in office much longer.

3/16/2018 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicians cannot be embarrassed,have no shame,and the law does not apply to them.

3/16/2018 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why a CPD driver? Shouldn't the county board president have a county employee as a driver? Taxwinkle hares guns yet she is allowed to carry.

3/17/2018 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all seriousness at 11:15 AM on a Sunday, She was probably going to speak at a west side church and was running late.
Or in front of some other group. Both would be a violation on using it. She should be cited for it. Also using a government
vehicle and having a government employee cart her around while on the clock to do campaign work, shouldn’t be acceptable.

Well hopefully the voters are awake and wil vote her ass out. I’m not a big Feoreti fan, but if he wins and doesn’t do better
we can dump him after 4 years.

3/17/2018 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CWB might be great at publishing stuff that no one else will, but they are extremely heavy-handed in the comments section, especially if the comment is critical of certain interests that CWB agrees with.

3/16/2018 06:31:00 PM

Agree. I stopped reading because CWB is not the police and they were critical at times due to lack of understanding of what coppers deal with and the limitations of our powers as well as what we know is gonna fuck us. Of course the typical, “lazy cops but we know this isn’t all CPD” is said. Too late, that’s all a slap in the face. The comments section would often be critical of the police or, more commonly, give advice to how we should police, often times as a “stupid cop should’ve done...”. People that love to be in your business but would never want to be in your position. I vote SCC staff for local media.

3/17/2018 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why a CPD driver? Shouldn't the county board president have a county employee as a driver? Taxwinkle hares guns yet she is allowed to carry.

3/17/2018 07:14:00 AM

It’s all politics. Why not not have a Cook County Sheriffs Police? No way our Supt would have a CCSP as a driver. COD should pull him out

3/17/2018 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who dismissed the ticket? A judge? A "hearing" officer? Thats the real scandal here

3/16/2018 07:33:00 AM

Admin Hearing "officers" for the city are contract employees.


Department of Finance Staff should be the people that deal with contested City Tickets for Title 9 and Red Light/Speed Cameras.

3/17/2018 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....The comments section would often be critical of the police or, more commonly, give advice to how we should police, often times as a “stupid cop should’ve done...”. People that love to be in your business but would never want to be in your position. I vote SCC staff for local media.

3/17/2018 12:34:00 PM


Wrigleyville is practically Boystown now.

The inherent nature of those both historically considered as not normal and those who find a source of leverage in continuing to insist that little to not nearly enough has altered this historical considering, produces this knee jerk reaction, especially on an easy to spout off vehicle as a blog comment section.

(The proof of the accuracy of the above assertion, - NO, not INSERTION!!!!-, will be a reply soaked in leverage....or no reply at all.....)

So,a recommendation to disregard the peanut gallery comments, (NO, not.....never mind.....), is called for on this.

After all, were the Keesing Bandit to be more well informed......

(Footnote: that "...but would never want to be in your position.." tasty worm was a nice touch.....)

3/18/2018 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This car? MAR 13 2018: http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/investigation-underway-into-county-car-linked-to-preckwinkle-that-was-found-with-campaign-materials

3/19/2018 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emergency lights for non- law enforcement vehicle- WTF??? Why does this byatch have emergency vehicle on her car? That's illegal. And it's really illegal to be using them to SPEED AND BLOW LIGHTS just because she is in a damned hurry! The media should be asking BIG questions here!

3/24/2018 09:01:00 AM  

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