Tag: Chicago corruption

Ald. Ed Burke charged with extortion

Imagine that. A Chicago alderman getting indicted. Unheard of. Reports the Chicago Sun-Times: Ald. Ed Burke has been charged with one count of attempted extortion for allegedly trying to use his powerful position on the City Council to solicit business for his private law firm, according to a newly unsealed criminal complaint. The charges revolve around... Read more »

Feds seize computers, files on Chicago officials from outgoing inspector general

Ace political reporter Natasha Korecki, formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times and now with Politico, reports that  “FBI agents seized a trove of investigative documents, computers and files from legislative inspector general Faisal Khan’s office on Friday, its last day overseeing Chicago elected officials.” Khan has been working with the FBI on some undisclosed projects and... Read more »

Chicago and Illinois: America's armpit

I didn’t write this, so I can’t take credit (or blame) for it.  But it is kicking up dust on the Internet for some time. (It obviously was written some time ago because the body count numbers don’t compute.) Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ? Body count: In the last six months... Read more »
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Are you a racist if you say Chicago and Illinois are in the toilet?

Apparently some liberal commentators and politicians think so. They suggest that anyone who points out President Barack Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are the spawn of Chicago’s corrupt politics is guilty of racism because a lot of African Americans live there. Mr. Robinson set the scene on “Hardball” by regurgitating a 2008 meme: The GOP’s attack on Mr. Obama’s... Read more »
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