Investigators raid home, office of Cook County regional schools...

Investigators raided the home and office of the Cook County regional schools superintendent Wednesday, carting out laptop computers, cell phones and boxes of files, sources said. Full Story
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Dick Do Nothing Durbin

Chicago, IL

#1 Jul 1, 2009
Sen. Burris should run the office until this works itself out.
Jeff

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 1, 2009
Stroger appointee. Is anyone really surprised anymore?
Martin

Hamden, CT

#3 Jul 1, 2009
Jeff wrote:
Stroger appointee. Is anyone really surprised anymore?
You didn't read the story, now that's something that I'm not surprised about.
Sweet Polly Purebred

Buffalo, IL

#4 Jul 1, 2009
Only in Crook County! Gotta love it. The Repubs seem to have problems with keeping their pants on and the Dems seem to have a problem keeping their relatives hands out of the public coffers. If Daley, Stroger, Flowers etc didn't have any relatives to hire or award lucrative contracts to, Chicago and the county would be operating in the black. Between all the sweetheart deals and the "Richard M. Daley Memorial Olympics" there won't be two nickels left to rub together by the time Daley is kicked to the curb.
Democrats Rule

Morgan Hill, CA

#5 Jul 1, 2009
Sounds like a perfect candidate for Cook County president! When does he throw the hat in the ring?
Aretha

Orland Park, IL

#6 Jul 1, 2009
What an example of pure corruption. How often have we seen this dirty game played over & over again? Somehow the states' money becomes the politicians personal piggy bank. Their entire family ends up on the payroll. This idiot didn't even have enough brain matter to consider he just might get caught with both hands in the cookie jar. Illinois politics never change, the more corrupt, the better chance of winning an election.
gmv-Wisconsin

Whitewater, WI

#8 Jul 2, 2009
Is anyone down there honest?
What The

La Grange, IL

#9 Jul 2, 2009
Gee, I wonder if this guy was qualified or just handed a tax payers supported job?
Clarify this

Springfield, OH

#10 Jul 2, 2009
Hehehe. Whenever I want to read about corrupt officials, the Chicago Tribune never lets me down.

There's an UNLIMITED supply of Chicago crooks in official positions to choose from - like shooting fish in a barrel.
Hmm

Oak Park, IL

#11 Jul 2, 2009
How is transferring its duties to the state going to make any difference? We've just ousted a governor who was giving away jobs in return for money and the state university is giving away admissions because they were pressured by politicians. Don't you think the people downstate will treat the position like it was the lottery - f'in golden?
clyde

Satsuma, FL

#12 Jul 2, 2009
I'm SHOCKED, SHOCKED, to find corruption in the CPS!!

(croupier to Capt. Renault: "Here are your winnings, sir.")

(Capt. Renault: "Thank you", pockets the money)
Red Heart

Mchenry, IL

#13 Jul 2, 2009
Gee, yet no one can find ways to cut waste in the Government, that is, normally until a scandal hits. For as fast and often as they hit in Illinois Everyone's budget would be balanced by now, actually balanced and offering tax cuts.
NoKoolAid

Schaumburg, IL

#16 Jul 2, 2009
What the hell is wrong with people in this state. WE NEED TO TAR AND FEATHER THESE A_HOLEs. Start with that jerk Stroger!!!
Hmm

Oak Park, IL

#17 Jul 2, 2009
And on another point, why do they have regional offices anyway? All they do is act as intermediary between local districts and the state board. They don't do anything that districts couldn't do themselves.

http://www.isbe.net/regionaloffices/pdf/roedi...
sam

Chicago, IL

#18 Jul 2, 2009
I'm so glad these people finally have to answer to someone. This office is completely lazy. I've called down there many regarding my certificate and they either don't answer the phone or they are rude. When you leave a message they never call you back.
Daleyfan

Des Plaines, IL

#19 Jul 2, 2009
Gee, another self-serving, corrupt politician. I'm shocked!
JSIII

Chicago, IL

#21 Jul 2, 2009
Yet another example of brazen corruption...atleast they are busting this guy.
shaitan

Edwardsburg, MI

#22 Jul 2, 2009
clyde wrote:
I'm SHOCKED, SHOCKED, to find corruption in the CPS!!
(croupier to Capt. Renault: "Here are your winnings, sir.")
(Capt. Renault: "Thank you", pockets the money)
This is NOT a Chicago Public Schools office. It has absolutely nothing to do with the CPS system and only interacts with the suburban Cook County districts. I know you're not from chicago as your post states, but please read the article first.

This guy is still a crook and should be thrown away. This office is ineffective and useless and really is a textbook example of government bureaucracy taken too far. Any change from the status quo could only be beneficial
mick

Ashburn, VA

#23 Jul 2, 2009
Other than public safety, every local government function should be privatized with contracts awards through a competitve bidding process supervised by the judiciary.
Joe

Chicago, IL

#24 Jul 2, 2009
WEJ wrote:
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Did you ever have a white person answer the phone when you called down there?
Thanks for injecting the racist comment in the discussion, WEJ. You've really contributed positively to this message board, you lamebrain.

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