Posts in category "Chicago Machine Politics"

Jodi Kantor's The Obama's and Chicago Politics

Jodi Kantor's The Obama's and Chicago Politics
President Barack Obama already has his media machine discounting revelations contained in “The Obama’s,” a book by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor. However, that is a pretty much a normal ploy among the power elite whenever a book is about to be published about them. Let’s face it – damage control is standard operating... Read more »

Koschman Homicide: Cook County State's Attorney Alvarez Should Resign As Judge Schedules Special Prosecutor Hearing

Koschman Homicide: Cook County State's Attorney Alvarez Should Resign As Judge Schedules Special Prosecutor Hearing
After writing numerous posts regarding the David Koschman homicide at the hands of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew, Richard “RJ” Vanecko, I have concluded that Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez should resign. Naturally this is purely my opinion, but, given  everything I have read and written one can can only conclude that the... Read more »

Illinois Governor The "Quinn"tessential Machine Politician

Illinois Governor The  "Quinn"tessential Machine Politician
Huckster and Flim-Flam Man are the descriptions I usually bestow upon Illinois Governor Quinn, although there are probably much better ones if I lower myself to using street lingo. Whatever the description, though, I am sure there are some people who have finally figured out that the Illinois Governor is a “Quinn”tessential Chicago Machine Politician.... Read more »
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54 Double-Dipping Retired Chicago Cops Just The Tip of Pension Abuse Iceberg

54 Double-Dipping Retired Chicago Cops Just The Tip of Pension Abuse Iceberg
According to the Chicago Sun-Times there are 54 Double-Dipping Chicago Cops living the high life since their retirement. I would certainly never begrudge anyone from enjoying their earned pensions after serving a career long enough to get it, but it does bother me when there appears to be a policy in place which allows retirees... Read more »

Edward M. Burke and His Bodyguards: Is It Ego Or Is He Really The Mayor?

Edward M. Burke and His Bodyguards: Is It Ego Or Is He Really The Mayor?
What could possibly drive a man like Edward M. Burke to behave as if he is was somehow as powerful as the Mayor of Chicago. Is it simply the story of a delusional old man with a bad case of Big Ego? Then again maybe it is something more given the fact that he appears... Read more »

Emanuel: It Would Cost Too Much To Fire Thieves - What's Wrong With This Picture?

Emanuel: It Would Cost Too Much To Fire Thieves - What's Wrong With This Picture?
The Chicago Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau has had a long history of corruption. Even after the last organizational breakdown in 2007 forced firefighters to use GPS enabled cellphones to monitor their whereabouts and keep them honest it appears that 54 firefighters couldn’t have cared less about the new measures and decided they were going... Read more »
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Illinois Democrats Pull Fast One On Redistricting

Illinois Democrats Pull Fast One On Redistricting
As the old saying goes, to the victor go the spoils. However, when it comes to Illinois Democrats, it is always about taking it a step further when it comes to protecting their political domain. And like a bunch of giddy whores in a brothel, they are pulling another fast one when it comes to... Read more »

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's Smooth Move

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's Smooth Move
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran her campaign slamming Todd Stroger’s penchant for rewarding his political cronies, but it appears that she is no different than her predecessor. To wit, Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth Gorman introduced several budget amendments, one of which would have killed a hefty pay raise for the new second-in-command at... Read more »