Sanchez trial will be its own fact-fi...

Sanchez trial will be its own fact-finding trip

There are 69 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 4, 2009, titled Sanchez trial will be its own fact-finding trip. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Of all the free luxury trips Mayor Richard Daley and his wife, Maggie, have taken around the world - several of those trips reportedly courtesy of a funky student loan charity now under investigation by the ...

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BillDaleyWantsTo BeSenator

Chicago, IL

#1 Mar 4, 2009
Give hard and
Work HARDER to elect the Daleys
Giv'em Everything
Stand for Nothing
Sell your nation...and family?

yes
on and on it goes
" chumbolones (taxpayers) to pay political workers " to
hire Bill Daley to replace Roland Burris

Yes
"explain how his brother Johnny Daley got all that insurance business from the Hired Truck boys and the wrought-iron fence contractors. "

It's the people's turn.

Rosanna Pulido for Congress. Tue, April 7th, 2009

Rosanna Pulido for Congress. Tue, April 7th, 2009
Mary

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 4, 2009
Conservatives may not be the only ones against corruption, but when the party that owns the city and the county and the state is wholly corrupt and all of its democratic pols do NOTHING about it, it is time to look to alternatives. "Give it a rest" is tantamount to just continue to ignore it while I collect my patronage paycheck.
Lucky Pierre

Morton Grove, IL

#4 Mar 5, 2009
This is about corruption from the top down. Everyone should get a fair shake when applying for a city job. You can fill out an application but one shouldn't have to save $$$$ for bribes and also need clout, and all clout entails, to actually land the job. These jobs are supposed to give all the people who want a start in a career, and want to work, the means for them to provide a better life for them and their families AND a chance of advancement based on performance. Chicago's patronage system is what should makes all people very angry. All people should be given a chance to actually be hired for these jobs on the basis of their abilities, NOT due to who knows the guy who knows they guy. Political patronage is wrong and it is illegal and must be stopped. Don't vote for the right guy, you don't get the job. Don't do extra work for one of the big bosses, you don't keep the job. This is the U.S. damn it and Chicago should never be run like the governments of second, third and fourth world dictatorships. Everyone of us must demand an end to exploiting selfs and peons (the unclouted) and the bowing and cowering to the big bosses, including the union bosses. This is Chicago, not part of the mob, and needs to be run like a city and not like a huge patronage army. It is time to take back Chicago, the city that works for everyone.
Maori

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 5, 2009
Where's Tom Durkin and the F.B.I. transcripts of Daley's 2005 interview on Shakman Decree violations.

Anybody got a copy ?

Where's Sorich ?

In the can.

Rats.
Curious

El Dorado Hills, CA

#6 Mar 5, 2009
Don't forget the O'Hare Modernization Project (OMP) where Daley has spent over $30 billion and counting. Once again, he has used taxpayer money to bribe Shillerstrom of DuPage and Walsh of Will counties, as well as many others.

Rosemarie Andolino now makes over $300K/year to manage the cover-up, waste, fraud and abuse.

This is on top of all the other frauds, schemes, scams and conspiracies to steal taxpayer money, and nothing.

Mayor Daley was protected for eight years by Bush, and now he will be protected by Obama.
Adam

Spain

#8 Mar 5, 2009
we just need wisconsin and iowa to take over illinois government. clean up the whole mess.
tire

Chicago, IL

#9 Mar 5, 2009
I really do not think Obama will jeopardize his credibility for Daley. He put them all on notice. It's out of his hands. Chicago is really looking a mess nationally and perhaps when Obama returns it will be a better Chicago. We must start thinking positive.
Aaron

Chicago, IL

#10 Mar 5, 2009
Ouch!

Since: Dec 08

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#11 Mar 5, 2009
Joe wrote:
Lucky Pierre wrote:
This is the U.S. damn it and Chicago should never be run like the governments of second, third and fourth world dictatorships.
Just FYI, Pierre, there was once a Republican elected to high political office who was extremely active in appointing patronage workers; replacing nearly everyone from the opposition party with his own supporters. He spent a significant amount of time on it, because adversarial politics requires that a successful leader have subordinates in place who will faithfully carry out his (or her) policies, especially when those policies represent a break from the past. And that Republican official was Abraham Lincoln.
Joe,

I am sure you have a source for your comments. I recommend that you read "Team of Rivals" which will augment your understanding of how Lincoln staffed his administration. Peace!
Jun

Sparta, IL

#13 Mar 5, 2009
If you think Obama won't protect Daley you are living in a fantasy world. He doesn't want Daley to start talking.
Joe

Cicero, IL

#14 Mar 5, 2009
ghawk wrote:
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Joe,
I am sure you have a source for your comments. I recommend that you read "Team of Rivals" which will augment your understanding of how Lincoln staffed his administration. Peace!
Thanks, I've read it. And the newly published "1864" by Charles Flood. The patrongage I refer to it not Lincoln's cabinet, but appointments down the line, such as postmasters.
Bessie

Aurora, IL

#15 Mar 5, 2009
I think it's time Illinois had it's own State facility, why should we have to travel so far to serve our time, Wisconsin or Indiana...It makes it difficult for family members to visit. This would be a good time for our state to take our piece of the Obama pie and build a really nice federal prison right here in Illinois, one with tennis courts, swimming pools and of course sushi.
Ttj

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#16 Mar 5, 2009
How dare those corrupt Daley campaign workers betray the mayor with their corruption. To jail with them all! Daley and his friends who benefitted from these schemes have no responsibility in any of this! They are squeaky clean. It's the fault of the campaign underlings!
Jim

Hinsdale, IL

#17 Mar 5, 2009
Conservatives versus liberals, blah blah, blah. Its the suckers vs the clouters, you dummies. If you have clout in Chicago, then you are set for life. (Maybe with Fitz on the warpath, thats a poor choice of words). She's right wing, he's left wing. Blah blah blah Those in power are all kleptocrats running the city and state. Thats why people are waking up and leaving the city and now the state. We are a joke because of the corruption. Thats also why the kleptocrats in Washington don't want a special election. They know people are angry and they might actually elect someone outside the system. We are prisoners in our own city and state. The idiots running the place are so brazen in their corruption they cannot help but get caught. We can stand and fight for they city and state we love or move out. That are the only choices.
Fred

United States

#18 Mar 5, 2009
John,
If Al Sanchez is found guilty, will you start to call him "Dirty Sanchez"?
Damfunny

United States

#21 Mar 5, 2009
dumb stoopid lazy voters get what they deserve when they vote for King Daley II and his loyal army of knuckle-dragging hacks:

CHICAGO - we're #1!
--HOMICIDE CAPITAL OF USA
--HIGHEST TAXES IN AMERICA
--BIGGEST DROP-OUT RATE OF BIG CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS (51%)
--MOST PUBLIC OFFICIALS LOCKED UP DUE TO CORRUPTION CONVICTIONS
--MOST FBI AGENTS ASSIGNED TO INVESTIGATE CORRUPTION

we're #1! we're #1!
Crusader

AOL

#22 Mar 5, 2009
Maori wrote:
Where's Tom Durkin and the F.B.I. transcripts of Daley's 2005 interview on Shakman Decree violations.
Anybody got a copy ?
Where's Sorich ?
In the can.
Rats.
The HDO, also placed a lot of their people in the Cook county sheriff, as civilians and officers in 97, hope the FBI look into this matter.
He has to go

United States

#23 Mar 5, 2009
Daley has manipulated the city into a corner. There are more and more things that are not working in the city, there are budget problems,lots of questions about transactions, etc. He has become brazen:like any common criminal who does not get caught, the crimes become larger and more obvious as time passes.
I really hope that Maori is correct!
jddk

Chicago, IL

#25 Mar 5, 2009
Great article, I think you got the ending wrong though. Al, wont be weeping in his cell; he will be dreaming of all the vactaions he will take after his 4 year sabbatical in Wisconsin.
Ttj

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#27 Mar 5, 2009
The difference between simple political hiring and patronage is that the latter extends the use of the government apparatus to re-inforce the former. Politically-based hiring is, unfortunately, the rule nearly everywhere, not the exception, but patronage is a system that requires perpetual election of a select group of political interests. A great way to curb (though maybe not eliminate) patronage in Illinois would be to impose term limits on elected government officials. At the very least, we might see some variation in the criteria used for public hiring.

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