Posts tagged "state of Illinois"

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 »

Naperville Chief of Police Not A Cop, Gets To Double Dip Police Pension Fund

Naperville Chief of Police Not A Cop, Gets To Double Dip Police Pension Fund
Naperville Chief of Police Not A Cop, Gets To Double Dip Police Pension Fund! So, when is a cop not a cop? When the Naperville Police Pension Board and Associate Judge Paul M. Fullerton says so! And so it goes, another reason for taxpayers to suspect that the system is totally rigged. And remember folks,... Read more »

Ambrosio Medrano Gets 10-1/2 Years In The Pen

Ambrosio Medrano Gets 10-1/2 Years In The Pen
Former Chicago Alderman Ambrosio Medrano gets 10-1/2 years in the pen and so far as I am concerned he deserves each and every minute of that sentence. Why? Because he was convicted once before for political corruption in Operation Silver Shovel some twenty years earlier. Matter of fact this sentence is more than just when... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Update: Metra Madigan Scandal Investigation Just Went Monty Python

Update: Metra Madigan Scandal Investigation Just Went Monty Python
Update: According to the Springfield State Journal Register Patrick Collins has had to withdraw from investigating Metra due to a potential conflict of interest at the law firm where he is a partner. So much for whom I thought would be the best person to investigate the political and patronage shenanigans at Metra, eh? But... Read more »
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Illinois Pension Fund Reform: System Gaming Rife

Illinois Pension Fund Reform: System Gaming Rife
After decades of under-funding and inaction by the Michael Madigan controlled Legislature, the Illinois Speaker of the House has finally decided that the right time had come to propose Reform of the Illinois Public Pension System. And while that is absolutely imperative, years of inaction coupled with a legislative body that was all too willing... Read more »

Bloomberg Super Pac Gun Ads Buy Jesse Jackson Jr Special Election For Robin Kelly

Bloomberg Super Pac Gun Ads Buy Jesse Jackson Jr Special Election For Robin Kelly
The State of Illinois sunk to new political lows on Wednesday, February 26th as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA Super Pac bought the Democratic Special Election Primary (and most likely the General Election) to replace disgraced former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. for Robin Kelly. Michael “Sugar Daddy” Bloomberg and his Super-Pac spent... Read more »

No Serious Gun Debate Until Gang-bangers And Political Corruption Eliminated

No Serious Gun Debate Until Gang-bangers And Political Corruption Eliminated
Anti-Gun liberals like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel want to take away guns from law-abiding citizens yet offer no hope in furthering the gun debate because of his administration’s inability to control gang bangers and their illegal access to them. It makes no sense to strip citizens of their right to protect themselves until you can... Read more »
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