Northern Trust taken to task on lavish parties

Chicago-based Northern Trust , which has received $1.6 billion in federal bailout money, spent millions on lavish parties in Los Angeles last week connected to the PGA's Northern Trust Open, TMZ.com reported ... Full Story
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MsC

Skokie, IL

#1 Feb 24, 2009
Has the Trib gotten so desperate that TMZ is now a reliable news source?
Miguel

Schaumburg, IL

#2 Feb 24, 2009
with money to spend like this, it shouldn't be too difficult for the govt to ask for the money back, right?
ffej

Darien, IL

#3 Feb 24, 2009
stinkin banks...more good news for IL.
ffej

Darien, IL

#4 Feb 24, 2009
by the way...first.
AEM

Hinsdale, IL

#5 Feb 24, 2009
If you take one penny of bailout money you have no right to host/sponsor a PGA or any other big dollar event ! Don't spin and say none of the money came from the bailout money ! Tha's absurb ! Maybe don't throw the parties, cancel the contract with the PGA , then maybe you only need 1 billion or less of a bailout ! Maybe the Goverment should take the money back !
Irwin R Shyster

United States

#6 Feb 24, 2009
Just as long as they pay their taxes, I'm happy.
Mike

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 24, 2009
Business as usual, I see. Keep spending yourself into the toilet, America!
Jeff

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 24, 2009
ffej wrote:
by the way...first.
Not so much.
sorry

Englewood, CO

#9 Feb 24, 2009
more like 3rd in my bank. What a sad life if being first in a post is how you feel accomplishment.
Richie

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 24, 2009
Northern We Cannot Trust
jgm

Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 24, 2009
How many people were employed by throwing this lavish party...did anyone stop to think that the bank buying out a hotel for a few night might have saved jobs!
Jeff

Austin, TX

#12 Feb 24, 2009
The banks do not care. They are thieves and they are stealing the money right from American Tax Payers. They think nNothing can be done because no one put any restrictions on the money given to them and they just laugh and do business as usual because they think that the people of this country will continue to throw money to them whenever they cry wolf. Enough is enough and its time that we demand accountablity when it comes to money given out of our pockets to these crooks and thieves. It is time to demand that the people who were voted into office take action and demand repayment from these banks who choose to not loan but also choose to spend our money in reckles ways. Dont act mr/mrs voted into office you will lose your also extravagant lifestyle next election. It is time for us to take this country back.
Bob Dylan

Naperville, IL

#13 Feb 24, 2009
AEM wrote:
If you take one penny of bailout money you have no right to host/sponsor a PGA or any other big dollar event ! Don't spin and say none of the money came from the bailout money ! Tha's absurb ! Maybe don't throw the parties, cancel the contract with the PGA , then maybe you only need 1 billion or less of a bailout ! Maybe the Goverment should take the money back !
Northern Trust is one of the best capitalized banks in the country. They didn't need the governments' money and only took it after being asked multiple times by the government to accept it.

You have no idea what it would take and how much it would cost to back out of the deal with the PGA. You are most likely correct that they should have toned down the entertaining. But think about all those jobs they created in southern california by spending their money there.
Reading is Cool

Lincolnshire, IL

#14 Feb 24, 2009
The Bush family keeps their money with TNT. What a surprise!
Geena

Chicago, IL

#15 Feb 24, 2009
Northern Trust should provide invoices that paid for this prior to them receiving the bailout money. Then maybe people might believe them and they wouldn't have to defend themselves.
Big Rod Blagoyevich

Concord, CA

#17 Feb 24, 2009
It was a great party and Patti enjoyed herself too!
Anne

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 24, 2009
The Post Master General has received a 40% raise in the past year - the government also okays what the Post Office does. Now our government wants to control the banks, your health care, the car companies....

One
Big
A ss
Mistake,
America
Mark

Downers Grove, IL

#19 Feb 24, 2009
Hey jgm, are you serious? They did not save any jobs. If saving jobs means stealing from the poor (taxpayers) and giving to the rich (banks), translates into a "good deed", we have lost our morals. Get real.
DLT

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 24, 2009
Reading is Cool wrote:
The Bush family keeps their money with TNT. What a surprise!
And where does Barney Frank and Chris Dodd keep theirs? They got us into this mess.
Mary MacElveen

Hampton Bays, NY

#21 Feb 24, 2009
Please read my editorial concerning this bank by going to this link: http://www.marymacelveen.com/blog/_archives/2...

Best,
Mary MacElveen!

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