Posts tagged "Nepotism"

State Boxing Official Joel Campuzano KOED Illinois Taxpayers

State Boxing Official Joel Campuzano KOED Illinois Taxpayers
The State of Illinois is broke because it is inherently incompetent in nearly every area of government. And one such area is when it comes to Paid Administrative Leaves, which according to the Chicago Tribune and the Governor’s Office, is supposed to be an “expeditious process. But expeditious it is NOT. Especially when you consider... Read more »

Joe Berrios Is Da Boss!

Joe Berrios Is Da Boss!
I guess some people this week learned something I had long known – in Cook County Joe Berrios Is Da Boss! Ahh Good Ol’ Joe Berrios, that unapologetic King of Nepotism who once compared himself to being an equal of the Kennedy Family. Well maybe he is if you consider that the Kennedy wealth was... Read more »

William Beavers Ain't No Hero

William Beavers Ain't No Hero
Former Cook County Commissioner William “Hog Balls” Beavers got a judicial slap on the wrist today by U.S. District Judge James Zagel when he was sentenced to 6 months in prison for failing to pay taxes on the tens of thousands of dollars he took out of his campaign fund to feed his need to... Read more »
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Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers
When Toni Preckwinkle ousted Todd Stroger as Cook County Board President she immediately declared “this victory belongs to the people of Cook County.” and that the hopes of county residents have often been tempered by cynicism, “but not this time!” “Their message is clear. Now is the time to repeal the Stroger sales tax, now... Read more »

METRA Officials Lied

METRA Officials Lied
And now more of the truth is emerging about personal and political agendas by certain METRA Board Members involved in the swift ouster of former Chief Executive Officer Alex Clifford and his over-inflated severance package. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA), which has financial oversight of METRA and other transportation agencies, conducted an in-depth audit immediately... Read more »

Mell Fait Accompli Is Complete As Jaime Andrade Is Sworn In

Mell Fait Accompli Is Complete As Jaime Andrade Is Sworn In
The infamous Mell fait accompli is complete as Jaime Andrade is sworn in as successor to Deb Mell’s state representative seat in the Illinois Legislature. Of course everyone and their mothers (dead or alive) were keenly aware that this was nothing more than a foregone conclusion in a state that has elevated “in your face”... Read more »
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METRA Chairman Brad O'Halloran Broke State Law

METRA Chairman Brad O'Halloran Broke State Law
Things just keep getting worse with the METRA Scandal. Apparently METRA Chairman Brad O’Halloran Broke State Law when he simultaneously took pay from another government body. And the man has no way out of this one folks because he knew exactly what he was doing. How do we know? Well, he didn’t make a move... Read more »

Illinois Democrats: Sticking It To The People Emblematic

Illinois Democrats: Sticking It To The People Emblematic
Illinois, like other states, have welcome signs at their borders to give visitors hope they have entered a friendly environment. However, to those who would like to relocate there and call it home or to those business entrepreneurs who would like to tap into a top-notch labor force, well, that friendly environment would be hard... Read more »

2012 Illinois Political Hall of Shame: A Bakers Dozen

#1 Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. gets #1 for being (at least in my mind) one of the classic sleazeball politicians of Illinois and his total disregard for constituents while failing to fess up like a real man.
This Bakers Dozen are my picks for the 2012 Illinois Political Hall of Shame even though there were many, many more candidates available. But hey, we can do this as an annual event and like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can add those missed as lifetime achievement winners if necessary. Naturally these selections... Read more »
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