Saturday, January 05, 2019

More Popcorn!

Suddenly, the media finds a set of testicles. This escaped notice for how many years?
  • Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s administration hired powerful Ald. Edward Burke’s son to a nearly $100,000-a-year county job in 2014, newly released records show.

    Personnel records released by the county in response to a Tribune public records request show Preckwinkle’s administration hired Edward Burke Jr. as training and exercise manager for the county’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.
  • As the owner of a law firm that seeks to reduce property taxes for big business clients including companies that work for City Hall, it’s important for Chicago Ald. Edward M. Burke to have a good working relationship with the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

    When Kim Foxx was running for state’s attorney, Burke hosted a fund-raiser at his home in the Southwest Side’s 14th Ward to help elect her.

    [...] In August, nine months after she took office, her staff struck a deal with Burke’s firm: It settled three lawsuits, agreeing that various local governments Foxx’s office was representing would refund nearly $2 million in property taxes that AT&T had paid between 2013 and 2015 on a 105-acre campus in Hoffman Estates that now sits vacant.
  • The Preckwinkle campaign has a response, and it's dragging another mayoral hopeful into the Burke mess: Gery Chico, a longtime Burke friend who once used to work for his finance committee.

    [...]

    Chico is out with a response, and he’s using a 4-letter word: liar.

    From a statement, "In typical fashion, Toni Preckwinkle is being dishonest about her role outlined in a criminal complaint and deflecting responsibility. She personally called me and solicited a donation and requested that I help her raise money. I, along with dozens of others, was present at the event . . . (but) I have no knowledge whatsoever about the $5,600 contribution that she accepted and is referred to in the criminal complaint."
Every Machine politician has a Burke skeleton in the closet. How many will be revealed is going to be entertaining.

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115 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what was young Burkes attendance and sick leave usage like?

1/05/2019 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think that there is enough popcorn for this event. It sure is going to be interesting to see who turns on whom.

Is this maybe why Rahm decided not to run????

1/05/2019 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the Tommy Dart loving media fails to mention the job he gave to jr while Tim Dart was lobbying for Burke.

1/05/2019 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preck is also making national news along with Burke.
I think DeNiro, Pacino, and Pessi all have boners to
get in one more major film before the dirt nap.

1/05/2019 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

So what else is new?? No one should be alarmed or upset.

If we had a real Attorney General in this state, some of this "ongoing corruption" should have been noticed, assessed, and pursued years ago. Instead, we had a hugely accepted "look the other way" policy on ALL political issues and politicians when it came to corrupt practices and extortion charges.

Burke says he is innocent - OF COURSE HE IS.

He doesn't get the "wrongness" of what he has done. In his mind, what he did was "Business as Usual" in Chicago.

"Pay to Play" - You want to open up this restaurant? Lay some money out. Need a permit? Money talks.

Drop a C-note in an envelope and you'll get that permit. Need an old document dug up at Cook County for some court case or real estate property dispute? Drop a twenty down on the clerk's counter and come back after lunch. It'll be there - no matter HOW far back we need to search.

This could be an episode on The Untouchables. A 1960-1962 TV show about the pursuit of Criminals (mostly in Chicago) by Eliot Ness, federal agent.

An Alderman or ANY government worker wanting a payoff? They were doing that 90 years ago. Standard business practices. What's the problem now?

So in Burke's (and many other politicians') minds, getting some money (or business) to "grease the wheels" to get things moving forward is an accepted practice for almost a century (at MANY levels). What's the big deal? What's the problem?

If Burke should go down, who else should go down? Should we also look into people who held office, who are no longer in office? What about the people in the GOP Party??

Will Burke point out others in a plea bargain?

This could burst open a huge scandal. Any "merit promotions" kick back anything to any of his campaigns? How many tables did you have to sell?

Just part of being in "the Machine".

1/05/2019 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vallas 2019!!!

1/05/2019 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every police Exempt with a Burke skeleton revealed will also be entertaining......

1/05/2019 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the quid pro quo between the Dart and Burke family. Illegal liquor licenses lobbying by Tim Dart and job kickbacks in the Sheriff's office.

1/05/2019 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

L absolutely love it. It’s better than a soap opera.

1/05/2019 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to see the press actually dig and unravel the in your face corruption. Hell I would start buying a paper again. But it won’t happen. Love how these crooks trade 6 figure jobs around and then cry poor and raise taxes.

1/05/2019 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNBELIEVABLE! This city is sick with political corruption. Hopefully the Feds dig in deep. This isn’t the first time Burke or his cronies did this crap. Take em all down with you Burke!

1/05/2019 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Meter Maids Are Facists said...

Sorry my friends, taxwinkle is more teflon than Rahm. She is unsinkable and unbeatable because this city is full of socialist, brainwashed, America hating fools. Doesn't matter what the media reveals. I wish I was wrong.

1/05/2019 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine how much the Feds could uncover if they just stay on this? This is the tip of the iceberg that has been growing for 50 years. Please keep digging. Save Chicago from these scumbags.

1/05/2019 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homeland Security Director for Cook County is a Scam made up job originally made up for Ass licker David R Ramos,He is now the Dickrecter of OEMC.

1/05/2019 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 years from now: Edward Burke wears adult diapers
and walks around saying "GABA, GABA, GOO, GOO."
Poor Ed, such a good man, he worked so hard, he drove
himself into the ground. (Vincent "The Chin" Gigante tried
this and the FBI wasn't buying).

1/05/2019 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ho Hum. Wake me when the G nails the Speaker.

1/05/2019 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also Mendoza was married at Burke’s house and Anne Burke officiated.

1/05/2019 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy shit!
Maybe all those fbi agents assigned to Chicago corruption have been given a green light.
One can only hope.

1/05/2019 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an incestuos cabal of corruption. Term limits, at every level of government.

1/05/2019 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another politician that is dirtied up via Alderman Burke- Susanna Mendoza.

She got married at Alderman Burke's house and his wife who is a judge officiated the marriage vows.

All of this creating an opening for Bill Daley.

1/05/2019 03:50:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

Not meaning to speak ill of the dead, but let's be honest: Cook County Law Enforcement has a "history" of hiring Alderman Burke's family. In February, of 2004, another of Burke's sons, was an Assistant Chief of the Cook County Forest Preserve Police, when he was killed in a snowmobile accident on Forest Preserve property. This Assistant Chief must have been brilliant, or Politically Heavy, because he was only 30 years old at the time. He was also fortunate enough to be living in one of the luxurious homes on Cook County Forest Preserve Property. Remember, when the Cook County Forest Preserve expanded it absorbed many private properties, including some beautiful homes. These homes are rented out for almost nothing in rent, to Clouted Cook County employees, like the late Emmett Joseph Burke. Asst. Chief Burke was NOT on-duty at the time of his accidental death, and the issue of alcohol was not mentioned by the Media at the time of the incident. Remember, it is only now, that Burke is down, that the Local Investigative Journalism has begun to surface. At the time of this accident, Preckwinkle was NOT the President of the Cook County Board; but the Burke family's ties to Cook County law enforcement employment are apparent. Interesting that the Dean of the City Council did not put his kids on CPD.
Ald. Burke's downfall is going to raise a lot of issues. Stay Safe! Baby "G"

1/05/2019 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thing has the Daley’s fingerprints all over it.

It had to be the Daley’s that dropped the dime.

1/05/2019 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your all gonna need a large beer with all that popcorn. In fact may need a few pitchers. This is going to be fun to watch. Could be witnessing the beginning of the end? One can only hope.

1/05/2019 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Rowan will tell all when confronted by the FBI.

1/05/2019 05:11:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Exercise Manager? Years ago, John Candy had a spoof of an exercise show on SCTV. That's how I imagine Burke's son.

1/05/2019 05:30:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

the media found something shiny in burke and low and behold. they are tripping over shit they would rather leave alone.

eight months of phone conversations and this prick looks as snug as ever.

1/05/2019 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet Mendoza wished she eloped.

1/05/2019 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term limits, term limits, term limits. I can’t stress this enough on all local elected officials.

1/05/2019 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consider this. You see the connection between top law enforcement and top political leaders. The political leaders have access via their law enforcement appointments to privately run "investigative" databases for law enforcement. These databases collect "information" on U.S. citizens and provide for a significant fee "intelligence" on anyone corrupt politicians might be investigating or want to conduct the "peoples business" with.

Lots of collected information to destroy your political opponents, gather info on privately held assets and identify known associates through so called "business intelligence". And these companies refuse to disclose who may have gained access to a U.S. citizens personal information kind of like an audit mechanism to ensure lawful compliance with the law and to ensure that only accurate information is disclosed. If everything is lawful what are these companies hiding?

By the way, public supervisors including judges, politicians and their families are walled off from such intrusion and inspection. You see these are the people in power who can ruin the information collection monopolies and dissemination all sorts of collected private information for a fee businesses through court proceedings and legislation. If public supervisors information was discovered and revealed through these databases, just imagine the outcry to be subjected to an intrusion into one's privacy. Remember these firms disclose they only use public sourced information but never shared credit bureau information, cellular phone records, an application or business record, etc. that has to be "verified" for authenticity. And these business records are rolled into a private U.S. citizens collective dossier for sale to privileged individuals and privileged organizations. You get the picture.

Elected officials have access to lots of privileged information in privately managed intrusive databases for sale. Political leaders can create and control legislation, its enforcement through various government regulating agencies and can arrange special carve outs for generous "friends" of the democrat party. We place a lot of trust in political leaders to do things such as tax, regulate and adhere to the City of Chicago Ethics Ordinance they wrote and passed in legally binding city council meetings. Three aldermens down-forty seven to go. Makes you wonder why JB Pritzker spent a hundred million or so on his election to the position of governor.

1/05/2019 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these fucking whores who shove money on each other are truly stupid.

favor for this. favor for that then give it back in a campaign contribution?

that's the gubment you voted for.

1/05/2019 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous George Costanza said...

This is a vast conspiracy of epic proportions!...This case is also like an onion, the more you peel it back, the more it stinks...

1/05/2019 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entire ‘scandal’ seems to have the fingerprints of Rahm Emanuel all over it. He always appears as Mr. ‘I was the last to know.’ Seems like a good-bye backstab for Burke and the mayoral hopefuls that ‘they’ want to get rid of. Throw Mendoza into this mix..,

1/05/2019 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot this portion of the Tribune (respect for actually reporting)

Preckwinkle’s human resources chief offered Burke Jr. the training job with the administration on Dec. 5, 2014, records show. The Shakman compliance officer, the human resources head and then-chief of staff Kim Foxx all signed off on the hire, records show.

Any comments Kimmie

1/05/2019 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Junior was never seen at O'hare. There was NEVER any kind of training or exercises done there, it was a total Ghost job. I bet very few even knew his position even existed, hell I never knew and I was at 050 for years.

The County and the City. The gifts that keep on taking, man what a fucking racket.

1/05/2019 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training and Exercise manager?
For the County's Homeland Security?
Are there any federal funds for the County for their Homeland Security Dept?
I'm pretty sure that the Feds would love to go over exactly what a personal trainer is doing at the County's dept. of Homeland Security.

1/05/2019 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mendoza is tied in with Burke too. Do not forget. Her wedding was at his house the week before the church ceremony. Ed’s wife performed the ceremony. Susie is as phony as they come and complicit in all of this.

1/05/2019 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like turning on the lights and watching all the roaches running for cover. Does it surprise anyone, this place is filthier than bangkok. Did rahmbo know all this was coming down. Did one of his federal friends tell him to get out before he ended up wearing a black and white jump suit working on a chain gang.

1/05/2019 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need to worry here, the stupid voters will elect her!

1/05/2019 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, there's enough investigative material here to garner Pulitzer prizes for two dozen so-called journalists, if they only had a brain and sufficient courage. It's an obvious fact that the lackluster journalism evidenced by both Trib and Suntimes has allowed political corruption to flourish here in Chicago. Obvious collusion intended to protect politicians, even while readership is faced with article after article of politically-correct SJW happy news articles.

Let's hope that Feds have sufficient moral courage (and direction from DC) to continue this investigation into Chicago and Cook County corruption. There's plenty here to make several Feds BIG STARS. NYC Feds don't need to hog all the glory; we've more crime here to keep FBI and Fed Attorney guys busy busy busy.

1/05/2019 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#precwinkleandfoxxmustgo

1/05/2019 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Register now to get a mail ballot.

https://chicagoelections.com/en/vote-by-mail.html


Takes 2 minutes!! Tell your family. Maybe the police can form a voting bloc

1/05/2019 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a Shit Show this is gonna be.........Can't WAIT......

1/05/2019 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure there is a reasonable explanation for all of this. Nothing to see here. Now move along.

1/05/2019 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PAY to PLAY is alive and well in Crook County. We need to start seeing more Indictments until this Democrat house of entitlement comes tumbling down.

1/05/2019 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The machine politicians are scattering like cockroaches when the light goes on.

1/05/2019 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke will soon be running his property tax bidness from a Federal cell!

FUCK YOU BURKE!!!

1/05/2019 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax dollars are being stolen right before our eyes and the morons in Cook County keep voting for these thieves. Thank You Sir may I have another. ♠️

1/05/2019 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mendoza is the shitcago media choice ,,,, sponsored by Madigan

1/05/2019 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it when they turn on each other. I can’t wait until the FEEB release the audio.

You know they have it. There’s no way they would arrest Burke without him on tape.

This is getting good.

1/05/2019 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the feds needed to do was pressure Mike or Lisa Madigan to give up Burke and then use Burke to take down the machine. I am sure this all started back in 2016-2017 when complaints started rolling in about both the Burke and Madigan law firms. Why do you think Mike’s stepdaughter Lisa isn’t running for AG. In 2017 around the same time these assessment complaints started rolling in, Little Lisa suddenly announced to the media, she just decided to walk a new life path and not run again—lol. FBI most likely knocked on Lisa's door and asked about her role in daddy’s law firm. Anyone with a half functioning brain knows Mike is the head of the Chicago Machine. They can’t go after mumbles; I can’t recall, Daley. Burke wasn’t suddenly taken down out of the blue; this was a long-term investigation. I am sure Lisa and Mike Madigan are Burke’s bagmen and not Burke’s political aide Peter from Mount Greenwood. It just makes more sense that the FBI went to the Madigan’s first and cut a deal with them and then the FBI went to Peters house because they knew he would squeal like a school girl. Lastly, don’t forget about Pritzker in this mess, he hired Burke’s law firm to help him save a few bucks on his assessments. Maybe the heavy clout dominos will finally start to fall. Hope they didn’t forget to interview all the CPD officers protecting Burke day and night. Wonder if his clout-heavy CPD bodyguards will go back to patrol or if they will be taken care of—- grab the popcorn �� this is going to be good.

1/05/2019 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Edward Burke Jr work for Tom Dart too?

1/05/2019 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that Kimbo was about as qualified to be States Attorney as Mrs. Bugsy was to be a Supreme Court Justice. Just sayin.

1/05/2019 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an idea for enterprising cub reporters who want to make their bones doing real journalism:

Burke and Madigan each own law firms that 'everyone knows' for years have been using corruption to get unfair real estate tax breaks for clients and dirty money for themselves.

What everyone DOES NOT know is how many other law firms act as fronts for Burke and Madigan? Surely these guys have been spreading the wealth, and covering the trail, by sharing their corrupt spoils with the huge go-along get-along crowd that makes Chicago what it is.

Hint: FOIA results of tax appeals from Berrios's office. Sort law firms by success rate. Weight the results by dollar amounts. Look for the firms with success rates up near that of Burke and Madigan.

Hint #2: look for law firms close to the Daley-Vanecko family (ask around, it's not that hard) and law firms which handle the large Section 8 operators. See how honest law firms representing three-flat owners have much lower success rates.

Then sit back and wait for your Pulitzer, you lazy twits. And while you wait, consider whether it is honest police, or corrupt politicians and corrupt merit-police, you should have been investigating all these years.



Oh, and bye bye Toni, bye bye Crimeesha too! Wonder if it's too late to sweep your offices for bugs, ha ha! Toni, you can't throw enough of your supporters under the bus fast enough...

1/05/2019 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he willing to turn on Madigan, JB and maybe some judges? This will be an interesting show to see who else gets dragged down. Save your hide and make the deal Ed !!

1/05/2019 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The local liberal media have been water carriers for the sleazy democrat pols for decades! Now they're shocked. Shocked that there is corruption in city government! This still won't stop them from directing all the hatred they can at President Trump.

1/05/2019 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Ms. Preckwinkle saying that the fundraiser at the Burke’s BIG HOUSE, was by Judge Ann and not Alderman Ed. So if that is true are not Ann and Toni in violation of Judges being apolitical?

1/05/2019 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh the media. They have been sleeping like bums on lower wacker . 20+ years

1/05/2019 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wire was up prior to the shakedown of the Burger King folks. I would guess that it revolves around the workmen's compensation program that Burke oversaw.
The Chief Investigator is Tom Rowan and somehow he survived when Betty Lou Maltese went down in Cicero. Could he be cooperating with the Feds on this investigation?

1/05/2019 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Citizen Richard said...

Citizen here. I am wondering/hoping that since these are Federal charges there is no way Jabba can pardon him? If some reader could confirm or deny this I would be grateful.
Now,
FREE JVD!

1/05/2019 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep voting Democratic Detroit in a few years

1/05/2019 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All a bunch a frauds.

1/05/2019 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great! Entertaining!

1/05/2019 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exercise Manager for Homeland Security? That's a Cosmo Kramer job,You carry crackers in your brief case.

1/05/2019 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger PB said...

The whole property tax reduction industry in Cook county is a racket. Not just the high-dollar firms like Burke's and Madigan, but the hundreds of attorneys that send out solicitations to every homeowner telling them they can help reduce their property taxes too. it would be interesting to track the donations from all these little ankle bite firms to the various politicians and government officials who are involved with determining property tax adjustments. The scope of this fraud is stunning.

1/05/2019 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PorkWrinkle has her jiffy pop butter fingerprints all over the place.
Very nice. (like Borat)

Funny how EB Jr.abrupty resigned in May too.
County time card ghostpayroller. Oh-oh !
There’s the foot in the Cook Co door...if I were an adjunct agent of the F-B-I.
The Machine is in retrograde.
Plenty there to start the forensic snooping...if the Fed is up to the task.

If they (FBI) can dig through Roger Stones trash cans, mince words from Corsi, weasel an off the cuff WH interview with Flynn, they certainly started by now to have connected enough dots to shanghai both Prickwrinkle and KmmmFxxxx, for what I believe is some shady campaign misconduct by these two going back 10 years.

Squeeze her suv driver and watch the rest of the birdies sing.

OldMan Daley + Madigroin (& girl) - ShortShanks = Rahm
Rahm + Prickwrinkle = KmmmFxxxx
KmmFxxxx anointed CHA alum Special Ed
Special Ed anointed Brothers Johnson, 50% of which are Fed charged.
Trickle the subsequent appointed and so on, the links are hot.

20 ways from Sunday, it’s all there for the picking.
You’re welcome.

1/05/2019 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m absolutely giddy. New finance chairman is “my guy”. Let’s see the lieutenant fuck with me when I come in with zeroes now.

1/05/2019 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get John Lithgow to play Toni Preckwinkle.

Preck is also making national news along with Burke.
I think DeNiro, Pacino, and Pessi all have boners to
get in one more major film before the dirt nap.

1/05/2019 12:28:00 AM

1/05/2019 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
3 years from now: Edward Burke wears adult diapers
and walks around saying "GABA, GABA, GOO, GOO."
Poor Ed, such a good man, he worked so hard, he drove
himself into the ground. (Vincent "The Chin" Gigante tried
this and the FBI wasn't buying).

1/05/2019 01:53:00 AM


Hahahahaha he will be walking around in a bath robe

1/05/2019 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxwinkle’s spinners are spinning so much they’re getting very dizzy.

1/05/2019 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of the top 4-5 mayoral candidates possibly only Vallas will remain unscathed by Burke scandal.
We could do much, much worse than Vallas as mayor.

1/05/2019 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curious if junior collects a pension.

1/05/2019 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
what was young Burkes attendance and sick leave usage like?

1/05/2019 12:14:00 AM

Read my lips, "computer crash".....It was using the WiFi at Ohare "installed" by Concourse Comm. and maintained by Vanecko electric.

1/05/2019 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vallas is VERY pro police! His sons are police officers. One in TX and the other in Wheeling

1/05/2019 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big question is if this is enough to tarnish her campaign. Unfortunately, I don't think so. Average voters are clueless and just go for most popular candidates. She would need something they can understand such as being racist, sexist, or sexually harassed someone. You know, the big things the media tells you to look out for.

1/05/2019 01:14:00 PM  
Blogger Hadrian Romano said...

Little Burke jr. did a hell if a job keeping the "homeland" safe from illegal immigrant criminals.

Oops.

1/05/2019 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The perfect storm is brewing. We already have JB, Raoul, Foxx and of course Madigan isn't going anywhere. The missing piece is Preckwinkle and she's going to be the stinger of this political monster being constructed.

1/05/2019 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flounder from Animal House, says “Oh boy, this is great”!

1/05/2019 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know much about Chico but I am liking him more and more for pointing out something everyone knows but is afraid to say: Taxwinkle is a liar!!

1/05/2019 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think about how bad the corruption will be if Preckwinkle becomes mayor. All her corrupt friends are in place already.

1/05/2019 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the video where Tom Dart was bashing the feds in the Justice Department. Says they were incompetent long before Trump got in office. Little toupee boy should be careful, uncle eddie can't save his ass anymore.

1/05/2019 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprised they haven’t blamed trump yet. He “ shamdoozled “ us. He s out to destroy our liberal utopian paradise! Get everyone! Let s march on his building!!!

1/05/2019 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley’s seem to get a pass as usual. All of this has nothing to do with corruption as our corrupt FBI and us attorneys claim. It’s a game to cull the heard for Daley.

1/05/2019 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The average citizen who wakes up works for a living(not a city, state or county employee) could give two shits about this Burke thing. Most dont even know who he is.

1/05/2019 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever said this has Rahm’s fingerprints all over it is 100 percent right. Ginger Evans sounding the alarm on Burke after the raid was your first clue. Danny Solis announcing he wasn’t running is the second. Rahm pretending to call out Ginger Evans is your third. Rahm ripping finance and workers comp from Burke yesterday and giving it to OConnor is your last. Rahm doesn’t forget things. And he didn’t forget that Burke helped fight his residency in 2011. Burke is a bad person. Rahm isn’t even a person, but a slimy venemous snake.

1/05/2019 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Baby"G" said...
Not meaning to speak ill of the dead, but let's be honest: Cook County Law Enforcement has a "history" of hiring Alderman Burke's family. In February, of 2004, another of Burke's sons, was an Assistant Chief of the Cook County Forest Preserve Police, when he was killed in a snowmobile accident on Forest Preserve property. This Assistant Chief must have been brilliant, or Politically Heavy, because he was only 30 years old at the time. He was also fortunate enough to be living in one of the luxurious homes on Cook County Forest Preserve Property. Remember, when the Cook County Forest Preserve expanded it absorbed many private properties, including some beautiful homes. These homes are rented out for almost nothing in rent, to Clouted Cook County employees, like the late Emmett Joseph Burke. Asst. Chief Burke was NOT on-duty at the time of his accidental death, and the issue of alcohol was not mentioned by the Media at the time of the incident. Remember, it is only now, that Burke is down, that the Local Investigative Journalism has begun to surface. At the time of this accident, Preckwinkle was NOT the President of the Cook County Board; but the Burke family's ties to Cook County law enforcement employment are apparent. Interesting that the Dean of the City Council did not put his kids on CPD.
Ald. Burke's downfall is going to raise a lot of issues. Stay Safe! Baby "G"


Not meaning to speak ill of the dead? Burkes kid was close to being decapitated and Baby G throws in, long after the fact, that alcohol wasn't mentioned by the media. But Baby G does. What a prick you are.

1/05/2019 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When taxwinkle wins every department in the city is screwed,big changes coming in the form of work rule changes!

1/05/2019 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good...

Chain Burke to Stinkwinkle's back and force her
to drag him with her to her own personal Golgotha...

It's about time that the corrupt and corrosive
Chicago/Cook County politics FINALLY has consequences
for all the right people instead of the work-a-day
tax paying churls who have had their very own
treasure and laws deliberately and expressly used
against them by the Chicago/Cook County Democratic
Apparatus since 1955...

Make them feel REAL FEAR...

1/05/2019 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Popcorn?

She-yat...

More like call out for a deluxe sandwich tray
and a quarter keg...

THIS SHIT...
Has the promise of being fun like a m/fer to
watch as these aldergumps and political stooges
and soon, members of the anal-whore local media
run, run into each other, shit, cry and wring
their hands trying to put some distance between
themselves and Burke...

Heh...

Enjoying the fact that this dumb-shit with Burke
has all the usual suspects too gastiflabbered,
gobsmacked and dumbstruck to flap their unsecured
cock holsters about "Police Reform."

M/Fers have no mirrors in their houses and would
get dressed in the damned dark for someone else
having turned the lights on.

Dare a reckless, break-neck m/fer to utter a peep about
The Police being the source of what's wrong in Chicago.

Reform begins at City Hall in the form of a large enema bag...
The Feds just have to give it a good hard stomp and deal
with the after effects with extreme prejudice.



1/05/2019 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Burke Jr actually revolted against Tom Dart and threw his star at him. The Darts and Burkes were always joined at the hip but only Timmy and Ed are on good terms, they all think Tom is a buffoon. This thing is ALL Daleys and the table setting for the Ald DLey-Thompson, you can bet on it.

1/05/2019 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only if this town had real reporters. Chuck G, Pam Z , Dave S are a complete joke.

1/05/2019 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That grinding noise you hear is the Chicago Machine trying to keep going. Seems like a lot oil (under the table cash) will ne needed ASAP. Favors being called in and all sorts of puckering going on now. Everyone looking to implement a plan B for survival. Would be a good idea to collect all the head politicians passports.

1/05/2019 06:49:00 PM  
Blogger john said...

This guy was supposed to be so bright and smooth and he talks his business on the phone. Amusing



old retired guy

1/05/2019 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone that Burke passed off in his office dropped the first dime. Got Fed ball rolling by telling them where to start. Never underestimate the power of a scorned woman.

1/05/2019 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope Burke likes Darts pizza.

1/05/2019 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all old news has been going on for decades and will continue as long as Chicago voters keep electing Machine Democrats. LOL they are getting exactly what they voted for. Hope the tax increase is huge and fees doubled. LOL

1/05/2019 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Get John Lithgow to play Toni Preckwinkle..."

1/05/2019 11:41:00 AM


Ok...
THAT'S funny!

Now...
Who's gonna play Kim Foxx?

Steve Harvey?

>Internet shattering like a plate glass window<


1/05/2019 07:10:00 PM  
Blogger richp said...

Too bad the statute of limitations is going to let Richie Daley stay out of the target zone...

1/05/2019 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
The wire was up prior to the shakedown of the Burger King folks. I would guess that it revolves around the workmen's compensation program that Burke oversaw.
The Chief Investigator is Tom Rowan and somehow he survived when Betty Lou Maltese went down in Cicero. Could he be cooperating with the Feds on this investigation?

1/05/2019 10:48:00 AM

When is your security not YOUR security? When they are put there to listen & watch. I guess his vetting process leaves a little to be desired.

1/05/2019 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 1:58

I’ll tell you something about Chico: Burke had his soldiers circulating petitions for him. Burke also endorsed him.

How does that sound, goof?

1/05/2019 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:30 pm

Joyce is not connected to Burke in any way, shape or form either.

Vallas won’t win a runoff because he is seen as anti-labor.

1/05/2019 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't know much about Chico but I am liking him more and more for pointing out something everyone knows but is afraid to say: Taxwinkle is a liar!!



He’s another panderer with his “police reform” bullshit. Fuck him.

1/05/2019 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen Richard said...
Citizen here. I am wondering/hoping that since these are Federal charges there is no way Jabba can pardon him? If some reader could confirm or deny this I would be grateful.
Now,
FREE JVD!
1/05/2019 10:54:00 AM

Jelly-Belly Pritzker can NOT pardon him if he is convicted of Federal Charges.

1/05/2019 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look back a few years prior to 14, Burke Jr. Worked for Tommy. Big job with Sheriff's office.

1/05/2019 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Get John Lithgow to play Toni Preckwinkle..."

1/05/2019 11:41:00 AM


Ok...
THAT'S funny!

Now...
Who's gonna play Kim Foxx?

Steve Harvey?

>Internet shattering like a plate glass window<


1/05/2019 07:10:00 PM

Kim Foxx, plated by David Alan Grier.

1/05/2019 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IN THE KNOW said...
So what else is new?? No one should be alarmed or upset.

If we had a real Attorney General in this state, some of this "ongoing corruption" should have been noticed, assessed, and pursued years ago. Instead, we had a hugely accepted "look the other way" policy on ALL political issues and politicians when it came to corrupt practices and extortion charges.

Burke says he is innocent - OF COURSE HE IS.

He doesn't get the "wrongness" of what he has done. In his mind, what he did was "Business as Usual" in Chicago.

"Pay to Play" - You want to open up this restaurant? Lay some money out. Need a permit? Money talks.

Drop a C-note in an envelope and you'll get that permit. Need an old document dug up at Cook County for some court case or real estate property dispute? Drop a twenty down on the clerk's counter and come back after lunch. It'll be there - no matter HOW far back we need to search.

This could be an episode on The Untouchables. A 1960-1962 TV show about the pursuit of Criminals (mostly in Chicago) by Eliot Ness, federal agent.

An Alderman or ANY government worker wanting a payoff? They were doing that 90 years ago. Standard business practices. What's the problem now?

So in Burke's (and many other politicians') minds, getting some money (or business) to "grease the wheels" to get things moving forward is an accepted practice for almost a century (at MANY levels). What's the big deal? What's the problem?

If Burke should go down, who else should go down? Should we also look into people who held office, who are no longer in office? What about the people in the GOP Party??

Will Burke point out others in a plea bargain?

This could burst open a huge scandal. Any "merit promotions" kick back anything to any of his campaigns? How many tables did you have to sell?

Just part of being in "the Machine".


1/05/2019 12:30:00 Am


Yeah...good for you..."pay to play"...go from there...it is laid out for you...the airport thingy is a knockout as well...

1/05/2019 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

power corrupts. absolute power corrupts absolutely. normal thief would have retired years ago and been sitting on a beach in the virgin islands. crook county cartel bosses cant let it go and die in office or go to the joint. its the shitcago way. fuck em all bring on greylord 2.

1/06/2019 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All lowlife city employees-make sure you do your Mandatory Ethics training because the political elite have different standards.

1/06/2019 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why has Ferguson been allowed to refuse to investigate countless types of corruption involving Burke’s and Rahm’s donors? Ferguson is one of the real causes of the continuation of corruption in this city.

1/06/2019 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The perfect storm is brewing. We already have JB, Raoul, Foxx and of course Madigan isn't going anywhere. The missing piece is Preckwinkle and she's going to be the stinger of this political monster being constructed



If this was a movie. They would call it the Cabal.

1/06/2019 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with Madigod suddenly turning up in TV commercials? Afraid we will forget who's behind all this crap....??

1/06/2019 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All lowlife city employees-make sure you do your Mandatory Ethics training because the political elite have different standards.

1/06/2019 06:26:00 AM

Did you mean low-level? Low-life and low-level are not synonymous. Low-life is reserved for the worst of the worst. Low-level is self-explanatory.

1/07/2019 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MULTIPLE CHOICE
What happens first?
a. Burke resigns from office
b. Burke loses reelection
c. Burke pleads guilty to charges
d. Burke found guilty at trial
e. Burke dies of natural causes.

1/07/2019 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

"Get John Lithgow to play Toni Preckwinkle..."

1/05/2019 11:41:00 AM


Ok...
THAT'S funny!

Now...
Who's gonna play Kim Foxx?

Steve Harvey?

>Internet shattering like a plate glass window<


1/05/2019 07:10:00 PM

Kim Foxx, plated by David Alan Grier.

1/05/2019 11:45:00 PM

Lisa Madigan, played by Nine Inch Nail's Trent Reznor

1/07/2019 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entire ‘scandal’ seems to have the fingerprints of Rahm Emanuel all over it. He always appears as Mr. ‘I was the last to know.’ Seems like a good-bye backstab for Burke and the mayoral hopefuls that ‘they’ want to get rid of. Throw Mendoza into this mix..

Rahm Emanuel ratted out Ed Burke over Ginger Evans, and a host of other slights. Threw him under the bus.
Don't know what if anything the feds has on Rahm, but time will tell...

1/07/2019 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



"... Lisa Madigan played by Nine Inch Nail's
Trent Reznor."

1/07/2019 06:53:00 PM

You sir, have an EVIL eye!
>Lol!<

Stupidintendent Ed Johnson,
played by Stupidintendent Ed Johnson?

Cedric The Entertainer was the initial choice
but, ehhh... Fuck it... It's all a flaming
shit show anyways.

1/07/2019 09:47:00 PM  

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