Longtime northeast Illinois police ch...

Longtime northeast Illinois police chief indicted -- Crime, Law...

There are 18 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 4, 2008, titled Longtime northeast Illinois police chief indicted -- Crime, Law.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A longtime northeastern Illinois police chief is accused of taking bribes to drop charges against people accused of soliciting prostitutes.

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Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 4, 2008
If prostitution was legal, this kind of abuse would not occur.
lost in space

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 5, 2008
It has been along time coming, those who know him and are honest about it, know he belongs in a cell next to ex-gov ryan. he has been criminal for many many years, just shows you fitts, what goes around comes around...

Round Lake, IL

#4 Jun 5, 2008
racism has nothing to do with nationality.. the word you are looking for is prejudice.

racism is an in-statement of time.

you may be confused that people being racist towards the african-americans when they just got here is the same as being prejudice.
no, it is an event that could hold you liable to being prejudice.

rushing someone or stalling someone is being racist (harrassment involving time). specifically attacking the new african americans is considered an aim.. that aim is defined as prejudice.

racism - time
prejudice - skin color
Mark Winshel

El Cerrito, CA

#5 Jun 5, 2008
I lived in Illinois, and in fact in the Chicago area, a few decades ago. Back then it was hardly a secret among Chicago area residents that a lot of Chicago politics and a fair amount of Illinois politics was based on the under the table bribe.

However based on the last few months new major scandals seemingly virtually day concerning Illinois and often Chicago area lawyers, police officers, and judges, etc, I am wondering whether Chicago and Illinois politics has become even more corrupt than when I lived there.

In fact, it almost seems that any background and character check that certain agencies are doing or supposedly doing before hiring employees is not being used to select quality and to screen out the sleazeballs and the corrupt, but instead is being used to make sure they hire sleazeballs and criminals and to screen out those who are honest and have integrity.

Warrenville, IL

#6 Jun 6, 2008
Now that his brother is interim chief and they are paying Scot his full pay while on leave, maybe another investigation should be started. I cannot imagine that this is allowed to happen. Maybe Drew Petersen should come to work for Grant Park. He has not been indicted yet and we are short 1 cop!

Warrenville, IL

#7 Jun 6, 2008
lost in space wrote:
It has been along time coming, those who know him and are honest about it, know he belongs in a cell next to ex-gov ryan. he has been criminal for many many years, just shows you fitts, what goes around comes around...
AMEN....I have lived here 28 years and have always been leary of these brothers since they arrived. I just hope he don't drop the soap!
Barney Fife

Wayne, IL

#8 Jun 6, 2008
I live down the street from this guy. We were always wondering how he could afford the house he lives in on a small town police chiefs salary.

Round Lake, IL

#9 Jun 7, 2008
isnt this the one that i asked to make it LOOK like he was talking to prostitutes.

wasnt supposed to actually engage in any sexual activity.

any female that walks up to a squad car possibly looks like a prostitute.. its adult humor.

dropping charges on people who are asking for a prostitute got this guy in trouble.
did anybody confirm if the asking that took place was nevada related or specifically implied illinois prostitutes??

this could be a case of 'jim morrison'
back in the day jim would write 'marijuana' on a piece of paper and put it in his pocket, then he would walk up to a cop and say 'i have marijuana in my pocket.' only to find himself being arrested for illegal possession.

police abuse at its finest!!

Woodridge, IL

#10 Jun 17, 2008
Hmmmm, If brother was doing it so was other. I am kind of skeptical of this appointment.
Old Dragon

Batavia, IL

#11 Aug 25, 2008
The biggest news in Grant Park before I left in 1971 was who was sneaking around with who. My hasn't things changed. Sounds like somebody stuck a Worm in the Apple Barrell and spoiled the crop.

North Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 16, 2009
I can't see the article, but I know a police chief in Northern Illinois who is totally corrupt. I wish I could see this article.
an american nightmare

Chicago, IL

#14 Dec 2, 2011
Book by Louella Thomas read it and see what the police do in Kankakee

United States

#15 Jan 17, 2012
My book 'An American Nightmare details the horrors that people go through. The coward who just puts up nuts....have some balls, nuts...put up your name.....or are you part of the sex offender's clique. Nice. Rachel trafficks them, Corey rapes them. Bernie backs it up.
Bernie Bernie

United States

#16 Jan 17, 2012
Feds are watching Bernie.....feds.....feds...... .

Lyons, IL

#20 Jan 30, 2013
U have all these people complaining about all the corruption and police abuse going on in the counties of Kankakee.The fact that their has been no investigation into all the allegations is sickening to me! Why???Afraid the truth will come out??Im sure if the people knew exactly what was going on they wold literally be sick to their stomach!!! START INVESTIGATING!!!!!

Lyons, IL

#21 Jan 30, 2013
Especially the Manteno police like Tobek,Spears and especially the worst one Waylan!!!! I think he is worse than Mr.Keigher!!!

United States

#22 Jan 30, 2013
We dont need cops we need the right to bare arms

Aurora, IL

#23 Feb 4, 2013
Spears is trash!

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