AP Exclusive: Union members appointed after $10,000 donation

There are 20 comments on the Mar 3, 2008, Chicago Tribune story titled AP Exclusive: Union members appointed after $10,000 donation. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Two members of an elevator installers union were appointed to a new state elevator-safety board about the time their local gave a $10,000 campaign contribution to Gov.

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No Change

AOL

#7848 Feb 19, 2013
Criminals are criminals. So in the mean time non union keeps growing and growing kinda like eddie "da boot".

They only represent their cronys, do the math dmf's. Just like the jobs.
worthless

Bolingbrook, IL

#7849 Feb 22, 2013
man you talk shit all day long,big fat ed da"boot or more like eddie the big fat poo master, how many still out of work? and u living like a king wow talk about sad !thats how the trades have fallen, slobs like u and your little pimp bro. frank the pud sucker, have left so many sitting with zero, rember people like me take your work each day and you can do what you do best and that is zero you big fat slob. who lost?
worthless

Bolingbrook, IL

#7851 Feb 23, 2013
ha ha you fat slob , i did your old lady last night , the one that looks like u a big fat slob , talk more shit i got your work....and....pied that fat slob u call a woman, wow u are a dumb beat off... and soon bubba will be at your back door.....but i was told u love black balls!!!!! you are just a suck ...so nice to hear about mini frank it looks real bad for u soon the little house of cards will fall u BEAT OFF!!!!!!! so so nice to see a beat off like u fall...!!!will col. sander save the day or just put some more chicken legs up dan"s ass?
Bubba

United States

#7852 Feb 24, 2013
Oh Tony, my love I hate to see your anger that hurts me. You know that Frank is twice the man you'll ever be. That when Frank or any of the Chicago Ridge boys see you, tony you run like a little girl. I am sorry that Girl Scout troop 371 kicked you out for being a big sissy boy. Congratulations on being named the Grand Marshall of the Gay Pride Parade. Im sorry that you can only go "poof" when you fart. I must have been too rough on you during our cold nights at County. But I must thank Frank for bringing us together.
Be Corrupt

Mentor, OH

#7854 Feb 26, 2013
Buy politicians and judges and lawyers.
RICO

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#7855 Mar 3, 2013
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)

On October 15, 1970, the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 became law. Title IX of the Act is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (18 U.S.C. 1961-1968), commonly referred to as the "RICO" statute. The purpose of the RICO statute is "the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce." S.Rep. No. 617, 91st Cong., 1st Sess. 76 (1969). However, the statute is sufficiently broad to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce.
Un F-ing Real

AOL

#7856 Mar 3, 2013
I can't believe that after all this time Brad & Tony are still here talking to themselves. Non union worthless pieces of crap talking about the union. NO ONE CARES,OK?
RICO

AOL

#7857 Mar 4, 2013
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)

On October 15, 1970, the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 became law. Title IX of the Act is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (18 U.S.C. 1961-1968), commonly referred to as the "RICO" statute. The purpose of the RICO statute is "the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce." S.Rep. No. 617, 91st Cong., 1st Sess. 76 (1969). However, the statute is sufficiently broad to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce.
Baaaaaaaad Man

Chicago, IL

#7858 Mar 4, 2013
we will not go away, until you are put away!!!!!!!!
Frank Fan

South Holland, IL

#7860 Mar 6, 2013
Brad I want to help you here is an application for a job at Walmart. They even allow smoke breaks!!!

http://jobs.walmart.com/m/list.aspx...
RICO

AOL

#7861 Mar 7, 2013
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)

On October 15, 1970, the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 became law. Title IX of the Act is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (18 U.S.C. 1961-1968), commonly referred to as the "RICO" statute. The purpose of the RICO statute is "the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce." S.Rep. No. 617, 91st Cong., 1st Sess. 76 (1969). However, the statute is sufficiently broad to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce..
Frank Fan

South Holland, IL

#7862 Mar 8, 2013
Brad we hear you situation is getting more desparate by the day. You have no job, the DOL sided with us, Frank is the General President and will soon become Labor Secretary, your wife will be leaving you sorry a@@, the Sons of Liberty have moved on with their lives and are backing us. You have no friends except Squirrelly Tony and soon you will be homeless. I heard your wife is seeing a real Member of Local 2 behind your back and is ready to make the move. Brad look into the mirror , you're the problem
RICO

AOL

#7863 Mar 11, 2013
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)

On October 15, 1970, the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 became law. Title IX of the Act is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (18 U.S.C. 1961-1968), commonly referred to as the "RICO" statute. The purpose of the RICO statute is "the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce." S.Rep. No. 617, 91st Cong., 1st Sess. 76 (1969). However, the statute is sufficiently broad to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce..
Rigged System

AOL

#7864 Mar 16, 2013
Even if the "citizens" wanted to they couldn't because the "Godfather" has tainted the Recall process. It shouldn't even be called a Recall. The dems want an ignorant electorate.

Just like there Dog and Pony show with the blago impeachment, the dems knew for a fact that he would be indicted and truth is Godfather madigans wanted to humiliate and destroy blago or anybody else who dissents against them!

So Illinois peeps, lie in your misery that YOU have created. Like sheeps to the slaughter.
Frank Fan

United States

#7865 Mar 16, 2013
Brad, I was at Frank's party and what an event! People from all around the country came to salute his achievement. Even Otis and Schindler took out full page ads congradulating Frank. You need to learn from Frank instead of hating the man. Brad for your own good you need to move on with your life.
Frank Spam

AOL

#7867 Mar 18, 2013
Is that the same frank who trampled over members and ignored the standard agreement to get where he is ? In a perfect world frank should be congradulated for extorting his way to the top ala chicago style. Frank has used his positions for his personal vendettas, that is a fact. Everybody else has moved on. But he is still trying to stiffle Free Speech and any ensemblence of democracy, just like his pal obama, those rights are only entitled to democrats.

People need to be reminded that there is no Labor or Management in the elevator industry they are one entity. To wear crime/corruption/extortion as a badge of honor is un American not to mention delusional.
Tortellini Express

AOL

#7868 Mar 22, 2013
Everything the union says is a lie/slander on here. That's what criminals do. Man what a racket.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7869 Mar 24, 2013
Brad its over
Corruption

AOL

#7870 Mar 24, 2013
Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.

Ray Davies
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7871 Mar 25, 2013
Brad, the fat lady has sung..... Elvis has left the building..... The Repubicans have stopped hiding ballots..... It's all over... Your a loser, thanks for playing.

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