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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

N06, Steele won't replace Stroger, yet

This morning the Sun-Times (Steve Patterson) blared that Commissioner Bobbie Steele would replace Stroger as President of the County Board.

But it didn't happen. See NBC-5.

Comments? Insights?



    By Anonymous BLOG HOG, at 8:05 PM, June 06, 2006  

  • Carl,

    Your heading implies that Steele may yet replace Stroger. I think perhaps she has missed her opportunity. Many people may distrust her motivations now. She apparently was willing to be the pawn of Peraica and other members of the County Board of Commissioners like Larry Suffredin who were responsible for the failed maneuver to make her the interim President. That was not a wise move. Especially, when you consider the fact that President Stroger has not indicated that he is ready to step aside.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 8:46 PM, June 06, 2006  

  • It appears that Mrs. Steele wants the Presidency anyway she can get it. She was very upset with Congressman Davis for pulling back his support for her. He now supports her as interim president. Let's watch and see what happens in "As the County Churns."

    I'd much rather see Mr. Forrest Claypool as the president. Since Stroger is now strickened, let's have some fresh air, sunlight and young legs.

    Earlean Collins had it right
    "Bobbie's too old."

    By Anonymous Richard Tipple, at 11:02 PM, June 06, 2006  

  • Commissioner Steele is trying to save face now. I saw a news clip of the board meeting and she was saying how she is a ethical person and she doesn't want to take nobody's job. The problem is she only said that after it was obvious that the board was not going to do anything. She was already quoted in the newspaper as acknowledging and welcoming the proposed crowning of her as interim president. She even said that Congressman Danny Davis called her and gave his support. She seemed ready to assume the position. Then all of the sudden today she's acting as if she has so much class. Well, if she had so much class, she would have never mentioned herself as a person wanting to take the seat of her supposed ally Mr. John Stroger. She could have used her voice to stand behind him instead of adding fuel to this media frenzy. The whole thing is disrespectful, and she as well as Danny Davis ought to be ashamed of themselves.

    By Anonymous Tim H., at 11:17 PM, June 06, 2006  

  • I think that Claypool in BLACKFACE should be the next county Board President. Sho' Nuf!

    By Anonymous Waterman, at 11:14 AM, June 07, 2006  

  • Did you guys see the picture of Alderman Beavers with the reverands and other individuals in there group? Well standing next to them was our own 209 Board president Chris Welch!
    The question one has to ask is , what was he doing there? I heard through the grapevine that he is working pro - bono with Storger's group to assist them if there is any legal actions or manuveurs done to try to replace Stroger.
    I also heard that Welch is on the short list to possibly replace Michael Scott at the Chicago Board of Education. Yes,it is true, Mr. Welch is currently sellinh ihs home in Hillside and rumors have it he is moving into Chicago(South Loop area).
    Incredible, but true!

    By Anonymous can't believe what i saw and heard, at 11:57 AM, June 07, 2006  

  • Is there any evidence Stroger still wants the job?

    How do we know the situation isn't being manipulated by his family and inner circle for their advantage?

    Perhaps the best thing for Stroger's health is for him to resign?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:35 PM, June 07, 2006  

  • Is Welch's home listed?

    If it will get him out of town, perhaps we can pass the hat?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:37 PM, June 07, 2006  

  • It seems that the black commissioners cannot get it together AGAIN! Did they learn anything from when Harold Washington died. PERICA will win the election in November. The black politicians will be divided and PERICA will slip right in. There is the Stroger camp, Beaver Camp, Steele Camp and probably future camps will pop up thinking they can do the job. Just what PERICA WANTS. We cannot come together as a people, why is that? Selfishness!MARK MY WORD, PERICA WILL BE THE NEXT BOARD PRESIDENT OF COOK COUNTY. And I am a democrat making these statements.

    By Anonymous PERICA UR NEXT PRESIDENT, at 11:16 PM, June 07, 2006  

  • peraica ur the next president,

    That is a huge stretch, my friend. No matter who the Democratic candidate, that person will be heavily favored. Peraica just isn't an appealing countywide candidate. This situation is not about division between the black Commissioners on the Cook County Board. This is about people trying to position themselves to get one of the most powerful positions in Government. The problem is that there is no vacancy. So all this talk of placing an interim until the Election is premature. Commissioner Moreno is the President Pro-Tem and conducts the meetings until Stroger returns. There really isn't a need to do anything until Stroger returns or says that he is stepping down. But there are many many politicos and media folks that are hoping and pushing to make something happen sooner.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 8:55 PM, June 08, 2006  

  • Chris is not moving out of town for a free Board spot in chicago. The real hidden secret is that he has been trying to lobby for support to run for the Mayor spot in Hillside. He has met with african americans in hillside along with the brother of Mr. Ryzell McKinney, Who is also his fraternity Bro. Another quiet meeting took place with another hillside resident who works at Prviso East, Mr. Brodi Faris. The other slate Mate will be Mr. Criner. Thats the contractor welch brought into D-88 to rack up bucks on the Lincoln school project. See Mr. Welch has been really busy locally and wants us all to be distracted by his constant pop-ups in the city. Forget it chris!!! the women in your life talks too much thats how this little hidden secret in your life has come to the surface. After all that Tamburino has helped you with. Oh. I forgot. Yuor famous words to me.."I am loyal to no man in politics" Dam Alpha Bro. you are so Cold!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous A-Phi Ashamed of My Bro., at 4:55 PM, June 11, 2006  

  • This is not new to the community of hillside. In fact if you tirn back the hands of time and remember the racial profile charges against the Village of hillside, thats when Welch surfaced and put in his bid for the Mayor`s seat. He has spent the past six years building up relationships with a slate that he can control. The names you mentioned are right on the money and there is one more who works in SD-88 also who is a resident of hillside. Rumor has it that he has also been trying to get a meeting with the director of Cease Fire, Mr. Hardaman to run on his hillside village slate also.This young bastard is a hell of a backstabbing politition who does not care for the people who helped him get to where he is today.Look out hillside , here comes the welch slate to your town next.

    The Welch Dream Team 2009

    Mayor Welch
    *Trustee Faris
    *Trustee McKiney
    *Trustee Criner
    *Trustee Hardaman

    god Help that poor man

    By Anonymous Moving Out Of Hillside Quick!!, at 12:15 AM, June 12, 2006  

  • Welch couldnt pull that shit off if he had the help of all the residents in hillside..He is through in this township thats why he is surfacing in the city.. get lost chris...and take your janitor homies with you. And I still got my job bitch...mopin floors aint bad for $56k a year.. And i aint goin to pass out shit for your ass any more. you go door to door asshole.

    By Anonymous **** the students first party, at 10:49 PM, June 13, 2006  

  • hey carl, where do you come up with this mind boggling out of the box stories.????

    get real folks...please....
    Welch couldnt but hillside if he had Bill gates cash flow!!!!!!1

    By Anonymous A REAL HILLSIDER FOR EVER, at 11:00 PM, June 14, 2006  

  • Why are people trying to equate Welch with Elvis. Like people care if there are WELCH SIGHTINGS? NO, people could care less about the ass. He is shit in Proviso Township. We all know that! His people that he gave political jobs to at Proviso West and East are shit too. Let's leave trash in the trash, WELCH IS YESTERDAY's GARBAGE!

    By Blogger 209sucks, at 9:55 PM, June 19, 2006  

  • Well, it appears that Commissioner Steele will remain just that. She really blundered by waging such an early campaign. Many Democrat Committeemen were very insulted when she tried to play the gender issue. It was purely contrived by her and Sen. Hendon, and it totally backfired. The ultimate slap in the face was her phony talk of praying for President Stroger to return while completely undermining the family's constant public assurance that a decision would come in July. Her greed diminished her stock greatly. If she had sincerely publicly backed the Stroger family early on without professing her desire for the job, it is quite possible that she could have emerged as a consensus candidate. Instead, she joined this stop Alderman Stroger crusade at all costs.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 3:56 PM, June 28, 2006  

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