Madigan Helps State Contractor Get $1.7M Tax Break

The Chicago Sun-Times reported this weekend on how the Michael Madigan and his law firm help get property tax assessment reductions and saved the company, who manages millions in state pensions over $1.7 Million in property taxes. When Mesirow Financial Services — a Chicago company that manages millions of dollars in pension funds for the […]

Ex-CTA workers faked kids’ deaths, stole coworkers’ IDs: authorities

Former CTA workers, the couple submitted fake death certificates for living children to create an “emergency need” for funeral expenses — allowing them to withdraw funds from their own deferred compensation accounts without incurring a tax penalty, authorities allege. They also took other CTA employees’ identities and submitted false withdrawal forms on their behalf without […]

Disabled Village Worker Caught Wrestling

ABC 7 Chicago uncovered 2 Orland Park Village workers, who are on disability, wrestling as a tag team down in Kankakee County.  Dan Slewoski claimed a nerve condition keeps him out of work, but does not affect his wrestling since he is “acting”.  His salary is $69,000 per year. Slewoski claims this isn’t wrestling, it’s […]

Dem State Rep Wants Trial Delayed to Vote on Tax Increase

The trial for State Rep. Derrick Smith started this week in spite of his requests to delay the trial so he could vote on budgets and the possible vote on making the temporary tax increase permanent.  The judge refused.  U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman refused last week a defense request to delay the trial […]

Indicted for a Felony; Bump Your Pension

In what has to be one of the most disgusting examples of how the Illinois Pension system is setup, State Rep Kieth Farnham was charged with child pornography. So what did he do?  He paid into GARS for 2014 to make sure he had a full 6 years to base his retirement on.  That is […]

Will Governor Pat Quinn be Indicted?

Pat Quinn has been in the news a lot lately about the Anti-Volience program (Neighborhood Recovery Initiative) used apparently like a personal get out the vote slush fund. A quick recap of what happened is below: Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown’s husband received more than $100,000 salary and benefits State Legislator Will Davis wife Jaclin also […]

More Democrat Corruption: Former Stroger Aide Convicted for Theft, Money Laundering

In the continued string of Democrat corruption trials, Carla Oglesby the former Chief of Staff and Campaign Spokesperson to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger (D) was convicted for “classic money-laundering”. She was sentenced to 6 1/2 years. From the Sun-Times: Sentenced to 6½ years Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county […]

Another Politician’s Spouse Received Money from Quinn’s Anti-violence Funds

In a story from the Sun-Times in March, it was shown that “Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown’s husband “was paid more than $146,401 in salary and fringe benefits over a two-hear period from Neighborhood Recovery Initiative grant funds.” Today we have the story about the wife of State Rep. Will Davis (D), Jaclin was also […]

Lunch time over for Ogle County Sheriff’s Department

By MATT MENCARINI OREGON – During a countywide review of departmental credit card policies this year, some spending on credit cards of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department was questioned – and then stopped. That spending included meals at local restaurants, in addition to uniform and equipment purchases. Sheriff Michael Harn and Ogle County Board Chairman Kim Gouker […]

Pat Quinn 2014 State of the State: We Made a Comeback, Jobs are Being Created, Companies are Moving Here

In listening to Gov. Pat Quinn give the 2014 State of the State address today, it is clear he is as delusional as President Obama was last night in his State of the Union address.  He continually repeated the following themes: We’ve made a comeback Getting the job done Finish the job Equality and fairness […]