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Proviso Probe

Friday, September 01, 2006

KLEPT, Claypool and Peraica call for investigation

Cook County Board President Bobbie Steele ordered that the county not consider politics in hiring and promotion. See Sun-Times (Abdon M. Pallasch). This is already the law and official policy, so it's hard to imagine how having a placeholder president of the county board is going to affect anyone's conduct.

If Steele had fired some people for abusing the system and requested they be prosecuted this would have gotten the attention of the people abusing the system.

Commissioners Forrest Claypool and Anthony Peraica are calling for the U.S. Attorney to investigate allegations of insiders abusing the system. See CBS2 (Joanie Lum).
The Chicago Sun-Times investigation revealed some 1,300 people were hired after Board President John Stroger suffered a stroke that left him incapacitated in March.

"The board members were not consulted, we were not informed that 1,300 employees were placed on the payroll,” said GOP Cook County President Candidate Tony Peraica.

Were these positions authorized by the commissioners? If not, how can this behavior by Team Stroger be justified?

[UPDATE: CBS2 (Mike Parker):
After first saying she was “uncomfortable” about it, Interim President Bobbie Steele Monday declared the hirings appear to be “in order.”

The hiring freeze, she said, exempts health and public safety workers, and most of the new employees are in that category.
Except for the ones that aren't, of course.]

16 Comments:

  • Maybe the Proviso Guru has an explanation for what occured whiole John Stroger was out of service and explain how a hiring freeze was not enforced or better said,ridiculed by Stroger's allies.Cook County Goverment seems to be a reflection on what happens in Proviso especially at 88,89 and 209 !
    But like the Guru states, don't blame Toddler for his father's misdoings, give him a chance to do better and stael more tax payers money to hire his friends,relatives and keep the Guru on the payroll!!!

    By Anonymous Enlighten us Guru, at 11:46 AM, September 01, 2006  

  • Yes, it is I. I'm the one that Peraica supporters and Claypool losers love to hate. I've been aligned with Theresa Kelly, Chris Welch, and God knows who else. I've been accused of being some Shapiro person and on and on. The majority of the hires belong to agencies headed by other elected county officials. But I know that fact means absolutely nothing to the Pro-Peraica, hurt-feeling Claypool crowd.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 12:07 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • By the way Carl, it's mighty peculiar that the "enligten us guru" post came shortly after you initiated this thread. No other comments were made to any of the September 1 threads at that point other than by you.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 12:14 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • I guarantee I have never posted to Proviso Probe under any name but my own.

    If you click on the Sitemeter counter you can see that during the day there are always people on Proviso Probe.

    The posting volume has spiked in the last couple days and I'm having trouble keeping up.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:21 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • Ok, I believe you.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 12:44 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • Guru, you whiny,nasal congested person who supports Corruption, stop blaming others for questioning you and your logic!!!
    Your undying support of corrupt and crooked politicians just because therer black and democrat, means that your testimony should be used by the Defense team in the George Ryan trial prior to sentencing him, or in other trials coming up soon for Democrats in the City,County and State!
    Just admit your wrong, and you'll be forgiven, but continue arguing and whining, and coming up with ridiculous explanations to denfed the corruption and cronyism at the County and at 88,89 and 209, then you'll have to take the heat!!!1
    Now are you ready to say your wrong, and that Stroger needs to be kicked out of Goverment the way Proviso kicked Moore and Welch out?

    By Anonymous Stop your whining Guru, at 12:48 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • To: Stop your whining guru

    People like you with your schizoprhenic writing style just need a little love. What's the matter? Mommy didn't hug you enough as a child. It's fitting that Peraica and his supporters share similar "issues". I can't wait until he has his Howard Dean moment! It's coming. Your comments really require no response. Try, if you can be still long enough, to use a pseudonym when you post. Otherwise, just keep your pathetic and baseless posts to yourself.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 1:16 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • Guru, why won't you admit the errors of your ways,and admit that Stroger and Beavers are political hacks who expect the people to not say a word when they commit there crimes? Your a Loyal Democrat?If the Democrats would endorse Hitler or Pol Pot, you'd support them.You would also support Osama Bin Laden if he was endorsed by the Democratic Party of Cook County!
    I for one am a Democrat, who believes in honesty,Integrity and that elected officials are to work for the people, not us work for them! Get it?Now go by your one way ticket either to Northern Pakistan to see your leader or to North Korea to allow him to explain how he is so different from his Father!
    Now I understand why those suicide bombers do what there told, there brainwashed not to think for themselves, taught to never question there leaders and told to do as there told, or else they can't be considered loyal Democrats!!!!

    By Anonymous Guru is Bill O reilly of Proviso, at 2:02 PM, September 01, 2006  

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    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 2:41 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • Hey, did you hear about those Northside Demcoratic Committemen. They're at it again. State Representative Larry McKeon (D) decided that his failing health precludes him from remaining on the ballot for the November election. The committemen have gotten together and replaced him with another cadidate as the law requires. That candidate is the chief of staff to one of the local Aldermen. An insider! Gregory Harris will be the next representative because there is no Republican opposition on the ballot. What a sham! This is corruption! The system is a fraud! Those damn Democrats are crooks! Behind the scenes, back-smoke filled room politics of the extreme! etc. etc. etc.... Come on guys, help me out. Where's the outrage? Isn't this illegal? Call Peraica, Claypool, and the crazed schizo bloggers. Let's hold a press conference denouncing this arrogant disregard of the taxpayers who had no say in this selection!

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 3:10 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • So, in that State Rep. situation, did it involve:

    1. A close primary?

    2. Deceiving the voters on the health of the winner of that close primary?

    3. Deceiving the voters about the health of the winner until after the filing deadline for independent candidates?

    4. Installing that person's son into the office?

    5. Informing non-African American voters that they don't count?

    6. A bloated, corrupt administration being protected by the maneuvering?

    7. A south side ward calling the shots for 3 million citizens?

    8? Business as usual?

    By Anonymous tired, at 5:10 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • To tired:

    Sounds like sour grapes to me. I guess if Claypool was picked, all would have be well.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 5:35 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • Guru,

    Typical hack response - which is to say no response at all because you have no excuse. Instead, throw out b.s. counter accusations. So go ahead, don't respond about the lying, corrupt Stroger machine.

    Go ahead and talk about Stroger's mild stroke, how he's going to recover - oops, don't need to do that anymore now that you've lied your way to usurping the people's will. Sour grapes only happens when someone's won fair and square - Todd Stroger didn't.

    49% of the Democrat voters didn't want John Stroger to be County President - and it's a sure bet that 99% of the Republican voters don't want him or his son. So, there's no mandate - and there's no sour grapes. It's just another pimp stolen election like Bush pulled off in 2000. Steal people's government and you're damned right they're going to be pissed.

    Guru, we all know you work for the County, so you don't care about things like democracy or good government. But other people do. Give it up Guru, you're a hack - and a dishonest one at that.

    By Anonymous tired, at 6:32 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • To tired:

    You're doing better, I see. Using the same pseudonyn twice in a row. That's a milestone. Schizo, all I can say is job well done. Now, I work for the county, huh. You're ridiculous. Someone supports a very qualified candidate for Cook County Board President and gets accused of being everything from Sloan, Shapiro, Welch, county worker, and the list keeps growing.

    Your candidate is an ambulance chasing blow hard lawyer who has absolutely no principles. It's an insult that he has the nerve to appear on a Black Radio station (WVON 1450 am, Sundays at 10 p.m.) only because of his running for Cook County Board President. His hypocrisy knows no bounds. Hey tired, are you Peraica's son Marko! I hear you actually work for the Cook County Government.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 1:50 PM, September 03, 2006  

  • Hey Guru, are you not tired of being abused for being a corrupt indivudual who has to work for Yarbrough eventhough your a whiteman from Oak Park and have no clue about Proviso or Cook County??
    Continue supporting Stroger and all the corruption, it does,nt make me look bad, but you are already tarnished and discredited, who supports everything bad in Proviso!

    By Anonymous Guru is Corrupt Shapiro, at 2:11 PM, September 03, 2006  

  • Quit trying to guess the identity of people posting. It's rude and it draws third parties into the fight when you guess wrong.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 2:28 PM, September 03, 2006  

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