Saturday, September 19, 2020

Judges Revolt

You thought we had an "independent" judiciary?

  • Cook County Democrats led by Party Chair Toni Preckwinkle may have picked a fight for which they hadn’t really bargained this week in seeking Judge Michael Toomin’s ouster from the bench in a bald political power play.

    Late Wednesday night, the other Cook County judges seeking retention on the November ballot refused to fork over their usual $40,000 payment to the party’s get-out-the-vote effort — partly in protest of the Democrats’ decision to target Toomin for defeat.

    In essence, they refused to kiss the ring. It was a rare election-year display of political independence for the judges, who saw in the attack on Toomin, a respected veteran jurist, a clear threat to their own autonomy.

    Whether this turns out to be a revolt from the Democratic Party itself or just a revolt from Preckwinkle’s leadership of the party remains to be seen.

So every judge forked over $40,000 per election season? [addition - Or is this $40,000 cumulative from their "association"? We're getting conflicting information] That might explain the exorbitant salaries they get for part time work, the massive sway Ed Burke and other Slating Committee chairpersons wielded over the years, and why the Feds shutdown Operation Greylord after only ninety-three indictments - if they kept going, there wouldn't have been a single judge left sitting on the bench.

This is EXACTLY why we vote "No" on every single judge, regardless of how they treat the police - sometimes, you just have to clean house top to bottom.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to defend them, it was not 40,000 per judge it was 40,000 from all the judges total.

9/19/2020 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fork-Over-Forty (FOF)
The judicial equivalent to BLM

9/19/2020 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A $40k “contribution” back to the party. No...there’s no ethics issue there. Unfreakin’ believable.

9/19/2020 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the exact issue: it’s not the police who need reform. It’s the judiciary. Starting at State’s Attorneys all the way to the judges.

9/19/2020 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good! Maybe the judges realized that the sitting politician in charge is poisonous.

9/19/2020 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...$40,000 payment to the party’s get-out-the-vote effort..."

Boy, that's some HUGE euphemism there, let me tell ya'!


9/19/2020 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How damn much do they get paid. Apparently to much.

9/19/2020 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The judge’s association/membership group gives a 40k contribution to the Cook County Democratic party. Each judge doesn’t give a personal 40k contribution. Also, voting NO on all judges up for retention is nuts. There are more good judges then bad ones. You only hear about the crazy activist judges. Talk to some states attorneys or detectives about judges at election time. They can provide some good advice.

9/19/2020 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just vote NO on all retention judges.

9/19/2020 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a scam tho. You vote no, and then they re-appoint themselves within 6 to 9 months! It’s all BS. And only the fools don’t know it.

9/19/2020 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

"This is EXACTLY why we vote "No" on every single judge,
regardless of how they treat the police - sometimes,
you just have to clean house top to bottom."

Hear hear, SCC...

Not only clean house, but wrap the whole damned thing
in plastic, pump it full of insecticide, rodenticide
and pesticide every three months for a year and sprinkle
Epsom Salt, lye powder and lime all around just to be sure...

Watch the nasty little critters shrivel up
and spontaneously combust.

"Geh! WTF?"
>Sizzle! POOF!<

With this, hopefully the Cook County judiciary
turns on Prickwrinkle, Evans and Foxx in a glorious
display of mutually assured scalp-lifting, back-shooting
and throat-cutting...

Who will get cornered (that had the gall to think
they actually survived unscathed) in an elevator by one
of the "big guys" they've seen hanging around, while being
on the business end of the Old Chicago "Grip & Grin"
being given by selfsame "big guy?"



>Thump! Lights Flicker...<

A familiar BIG m/fer offering a "firm" handshake
while leaning in close to trod indelicately on that
gout afflicted foot while punking the recipient in
the ribs with a snubnose revolver and whispering
avowed and averred "promises" in the recipient's ear.

"You don' lissen too good do ya?"

Recipient says:

Hand says:

Asshole says:

Says the .38 snubnose in the ribs.

Asshole says:
"Poot!" again."

Says the big toe being stepped on
by 250+ pounds.


Chicago Corruption DOES discipline the
muthalovin'/daddy-jumpin' SHIT
out of it's own...

Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of decayed-ass,
rotting alive, relentlessly crooked m/fers.

Y'all hol' on...
This shit is about to get R E A L


The Policeman could use a good laugh right about now...

No fucks given...

As long as all the right m/fers are busy shanking
the shit out of each other between the shoulder blades
with the sharpened spoons they reserved to be used on
The Police.

Groot, his/her/it's minions and local media look on
whore-ified, gobsmacked and gastiflabbered by the spectacle.


9/19/2020 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I think you are reading that new story incorrectly. There are around 400 judges in Cook County making about $185,000-200,000 a year depending on whether they are an Associate of Circuit judge. That would be $16,000,000 if each judge gave $40,000. I understood it that as a group they collectively give $40,000. That makes more sense. Each judge gives $100.

9/19/2020 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judges growing a spine. Other pols may have to be careful least such acts become contagious and everyone start growing a spine.

9/19/2020 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha Toni is about to find out she’s a nobody.

9/19/2020 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Ted Moon said...

RE: This is EXACTLY why we vote "No" on every single judge, regardless of how they treat the police - sometimes, you just have to clean house top to bottom.


9/19/2020 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not $40k per judge, it’s $40k from the group.
The parted you quoted is unclear but further down in the story (and in a related story) it is a group contribution.

9/19/2020 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judges are all cheating on their timesheets. You can't just sit home all day with nothing to do without feeling a little guilty, especially when it's your job to seek out the guilty. I'm sure some of them are considering resigning before the axe falls on their antics. They are in a precarious position because, as a criminal court judge, nobody smarts off to them and threatens them with exposure the way a sneaky water department laborers neighbor might do when it becomes obvious they are not supposed to be home all the time. The way their pay is set up, it might be perfectly legal to golf every day but I'm sure the guilt mechanism is still working in some of their minds. Add to that dilemma the fact that even when they are at work, they are still relatively worthless, and you have the makings of a total collapse of justice.

9/19/2020 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better stop looking to the Justice Dept. for help. Judging (ha) from their behavior in the last four years in trying to unseat a duly elected president and reverse an election, they have plenty of house to clean themselves. Greylord is just a fond memory, probably the likes of which we'll never see again.

9/19/2020 06:49:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Anything that gives Toni Bullwinkle a black eye (no pun intended) is ok with me.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

9/19/2020 06:54:00 AM  
Blogger guinspen said...

"vote 'No' on every single judge"

Say "nope" to dopes!

9/19/2020 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if we get everyone from cpd to vote against foxx we will remove her from office, then if we get help from county and burbs law enforcement....she gone

9/19/2020 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote no on all judiciary, and against prickwincle, Evans and Foxx

9/19/2020 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I wonder if the Feds nosing around has any influence on the hired help getting uppity?

9/19/2020 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only judge that needs to be replaced is the Chief political coat holder Tim Evans. What a piece of shit. He will promote what ever the progressive Democrats want. He lets the black criminal element survive in Cook County at the expense of his own people. As long as the the Democrats want him too. What a chump.

9/19/2020 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then we can move on to the “group contribution” from defense attorneys. Not a joke. There is a group of defense attorneys that contributes to the cook county judicial fund. It’s kept rather hush, hush, but I do know the “contribution” comes around Christmas. Every judge knows who contributes and who doesn’t.

9/19/2020 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the judges stand up for judicial independence and against the machine and you still recommend voting to remove them for office??? When a judge is removed the democratic party decides who to slate to replace them so you are just giving Preckwinkle more control over the judiciary by voting no across the board. Educate yourselves and make informed decisions!!!

9/19/2020 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all forgetting that this is a revolt not only against precwinkle but also Kim foxxs stupid ass. ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

9/19/2020 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I hate to say it, you should vote to retain Toomin, just because it will send a much needed F/U to Preckwinkle and Foxx!

9/19/2020 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These democrat judges all pay for that job...a disgraceful scam.

9/19/2020 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo to the judges for standing up to Prickwanker! She deserves a punch in the nose.

9/19/2020 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$100 per Judge.This is a non story and means nothing to Preckwinkle and the Democratic Party.Symbolic gesture to support a coworker is all.

9/19/2020 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each judge contributes about $900. There’s a retention class every two years, but full circuit judges have 6-year terms. Associate judges don’t get voted in in the elections.

I’m glad to see this retention class has some balls.

FU Prickwinkle.

9/19/2020 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best thing you can do is move out of Cook County. ♠️

9/19/2020 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is $40,000 for the class of judges who are seeking retention. The. Each individual judge seeking retention has to give $10,000. That’s why they have the fundraiser. Don’t be the lawyer who misses that one

9/19/2020 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Powdered wig mens are becoming a scarcity, wonder how many will toss the tea into the harbor.
The revolt could bring down the entire CookCo Dem Party rendering it useless...make that extinct, it’s already useless. Maybe that’s why RëichsWrinkle already has Soros for a side-funding source. Burke money dried up, so RëichsWrinkle & KmmFxxxUp are sweating an audit.

Money for nothing.
That long standing $40 k Dem Party Fee guaranteed you only an endorsement, the campaign costs are on the judicial candidate. Better have money in the bank if you want to be a CookCo judge with or without that Party nod on your handbill.
Proves judges can still be bought today, maybe not as many now.

If that what it take to finally oust wicked commie RëichsWrinkle in 2022, so be it - it’s about time.

9/19/2020 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger neilgoldman said...

So it's a shakedown / pay-to-play from the get go. Pay if you want "in"; pay to stay "in". And Big toni thinks she can operate invisibly. rotten to the core.

9/19/2020 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old timers said the bosses used to open their desk drawer so you could drop the money envelope in to get promoted. This being Chicago, a white collar criminal organization, we just legalized the concept by making it an " administrative fee".

9/19/2020 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen guys, it is just the judges that are up for retention during this cycle that put up the money.
I think there are about 60 judges this year. That comes out to lass then $700 per judge to let the
party put their name on a mailer to help get them re-elected. That’s nothing compared to them
having to do it themselves. But I LOVE what they judges did. It’s the equivalent of saying F.U. Toni.
She is the one that helped orchestrate the Toomin snub. Kim Fox is her pick as S.A. And she didn’t
like what was done to her. I say Fox needs to go. #NotACop

9/19/2020 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it used to get 10,000 40’s of Old E to get the vote out? You never disappoint Chicago.

9/19/2020 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't want the public to judge all officers by the actions of a "few bad apples" but you're more than willing to attack judges across the board because you are too lazy to review them individually? Hmmmm

9/19/2020 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9/19/2020 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voting straight NO on retention hurts pro-cop and neutral judges, which is simply wrong. Why not put a little effort into it? Doing straight no is as dumb as voting straight Democommunist.

9/19/2020 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even vote the "Good" judges out and see what you end up with. Instead of voting "No", why not do homework on the judges and vote accordingly?

9/19/2020 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote No for judges, joe and da ho. Remember you get to vote for Socialism only once. There is no return to sanity under the marching "jackboots" of socialism.

9/19/2020 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the few times I disagree with you, SCC. There are several excellent judges out there and it would be a shame to lose them.

9/19/2020 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typically this is pay to play and of course whoever sponsored you to be a judge has your cell phone number and they tell you how to rule in the cases simple as that pay to play Yep that’s the way to city Works and where are the federal authorities again?

9/19/2020 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct. Vote "No" on ALL judicial retention ballots.

And to the poster who says there are more good ones than bad ones, I say you're wrong.

9/19/2020 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just the beginning of the Demorats killing each other. I they lose the election this year look for their party to split into two different parties. The traditional Democrats and the Socialist (Communist) Democrats. Will be fun to see at home them eat teach other.

9/19/2020 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Prickwrinkler has to do is remind them all she kno s where all the bodies are buried. They will fall into line and double the 40k due.

9/19/2020 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous CppThis said...

Foxxwinkle vs. The Machine in open warfare, and the Slum Times is calling attention to corruption and dysfunction in local politics? Wow, things must be finally getting bad enough that voters and taxpayers are starting to pay attention.

9/19/2020 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is actually $1000 per judge

9/19/2020 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>"That might ... why the Feds shutdown Operation Greylord after only ninety-three indictments - if they kept going, there wouldn't have been a single judge left sitting on the bench."

Thankfully, the Federal judges coming up from Chicago politics are uncorruptable.

/sarcasm off

9/19/2020 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"rare election-year display of political independence for the judges"

Shouldn't political independence be the NORM and not a rare glitch? That tells something in itself, on another level of comprehension, about the systems whose large gears grind away in our fair city and county...

9/19/2020 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judges' revolt? We need a VOTER revolt and oust Kim Foxx!

9/19/2020 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni Preckwinkle has always been a hard nosed nickle.
She getting senile now?

9/19/2020 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a bunch of judges trolling the comments and posting anonymously trying to convince your readers to do “homework.” We have. Vote no on all of these worthless pieces of -hit!

9/19/2020 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While we are talking about Judges. I’m starting to get court dates.

9/19/2020 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Correct. Vote "No" on ALL judicial retention ballots.

And to the poster who says there are more good ones than bad ones, I say you're wrong.

9/19/2020 12:28:00 PM

You sir are a moron who probably couldn’t find 26th & California if your life depended on it. Just off the top of my head; Peggy Chiampas, Dominica Stephenson, Tom Byrne, Charles Burns, Diane Cannon, Dennis Porter, Ursula Walowski and Tom Hennelly at 26th Street are great judges. I don’t go to Bridgeview or Markham that often, but I know Joan O’Brien, Peg Ogarek, and Colleen Hyland at Bridgeview are great. Gerri D’Souza, Kevin Cunningham, and Lisette Mojica at Markham are great. Most are former States Attorneys.

9/19/2020 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please don't forget ed burke's wife's fundraiser the Judicidal Inquiry Board ignored. now the ardc has a statement on racism....authored by a guy who likely never practiced law in the real world...kinda an i.a. puke who was never on the street. statement on racism is the usual bullshit talking points of black lies matter about cops being racist & illinois bar being on lookout for it.. fuck you illinois bar i was a cop who was actually shot at & most of those shot by cops had it coming long before cops shot them.

9/19/2020 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one gets on Illinois bench cuz they are good guy or gal. It is because they are a made guy or gal. you are naive if you believe otherwise. it was heartwarming to see the turd o'brien indicted by the feds. wonder if other judge o'brien stood by's so unfair because she was 1st female whatever she was...but helpful to be married to & take name of Irish guy.

9/19/2020 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous I Support Police said...

Democratic Chair expanded on what she learned from her Democratic Chair predecessors Joe Berrios and Tom Lyons, who learned from George Dunne and Ed Vrydolyak (who both learned from Richard J. Daley). As alderperson, she watched Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel. If she can become Chicago Mayor too, she'd really be unstoppable.

9/19/2020 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The babies with the bath water is a good idea. It will teach them all a lesson. Vote no on ALL judges. The few good ones are guilty of association and not speaking out. Nor one worth a second thought.

9/19/2020 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t forget that every attorney seeking to be made a judge has to come up and donate to the various organizations.

No zort, no backing.

9/20/2020 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote No always, for ALL Democrat Crook County Judges. They are all tainted, and will march to the tune of the Regime if elected.

9/20/2020 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$40, 000.00 per candidate seeking to be slated by the Cook County Regular Democratic Organization.

9/20/2020 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous I Support Police said...

In my 9/19/2020 9:27 PM post, the Democratic Chair is Toni Preckwinkle, if course.

9/21/2020 02:34:00 AM  

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