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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

N06, Sun-Times poll says Stroger is a lock

See Sun-Times (Scott Fornek).

According to the poll Alderman Todd Stroger (Dem) leads Commissioner Tony Peraica (GOP) 52-19. And poll respondents considered Stroger more likely to reform county government than Peraica by a margin of 44-21.

If the numbers reflect the true sentiment of voters--instead of just name recognition--this race would appear to be over.

Visit other blogs to get other perspectives on the race: AMillionMonkeys, Backyard Conservative, been there. done that., Chicago Newspapers, the Blog, Highway 290 Revisited, IlliniPundit (Gordy Hulten), Public Affairs, Sensible Mom and Yellow Dog Democrat.


  • OMG, go to Peraica's web site and look at who's endorsing Tony, you will find John Sindi, Former Mayor of Westchester, for god's sake the guy is long dead, what the F##k gives with Tony?

    By Anonymous Video Guy, at 10:21 PM, September 19, 2006  

  • Peraica was running before Sinde died. Sinde was still alive when he endorsed Peraica. What's the problem with listing the endorsement after the guy died?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:26 PM, September 19, 2006  

  • What's the problem with listing a dead guy?

    Morbid, just morbid.

    Are you that sick?

    By Anonymous Video Guy, at 11:06 PM, September 19, 2006  

  • The fact that the late Mayor Sinde endorsed Peraica shows you how long he's been running for Cook County Board President as opposed to genuinely trying serve his constituents as a Commissioner. Like I've said before, Peraica has done nothing except be an obstructionists on the Cook County Board of Commissioners. He hasn't sincerely been interested in any constructive dialogue because that would have hindered his own political agenda, which has always been to run for President of the County Board. How can anyone take his rhetoric seriously?

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 9:19 AM, September 20, 2006  

  • PG, do you think that Todd Stroger's ignorance of county issues is because he's working so hard to serve the constituents of his ward?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:47 AM, September 20, 2006  

  • Carl,

    Your question is flawed. It's based on a supposition that Ald. Stroger is ignorant of county issues, not a fact. And I can't speak to the Alderman's work ethic as far as serving his constituents. On the other hand, as being the provisoguru, I am quite familiar with the lack of effort on Peraica's part in working effectively on his constituents behalf.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 12:03 PM, September 20, 2006  

  • PG, On what county issues do you consider Todd Stroger knowledgeable?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:24 PM, September 20, 2006  

  • Carl,

    Ald. Stroger has said on several interviews that they'll have to be some "belt tightening"... meaning that spending would have to be adjusted to coincide with actual revenues raised. I also read in the Sun-Times today that he has proposed bringing in a new Inpsector General with more broad powers as suggested by Commissioner Quigley.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 2:43 PM, September 20, 2006  

  • Yeah, I heard Stroger's IG proposal from his own mouth.

    I became suspicious when he attached the caveat that it needs the approval of the board of commissioners.

    The proposal calls for the IG to be empowered to investigate all the departments in Cook County government, including those under the Sheriff, Clerk of the Court, Recorder of Deeds, State's Attorney, Assessor and Treasurer.

    Here's what I expect will happen to Stroger's proposal.

    The other elected officials will register objections with the commissioners. The commissioners will vote down Stroger's proposal. And we're right back where we started which is fine with the people backing Todd Stroger.

    If Stroger has the heft to be President of the County Board, he ought to be able to secure commitments from the board of commissioners to pass his proposal before the election.

    But let's be real. Stroger has neither the heft to extract these commitments nor does he have the desire to implement his own proposal.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:03 PM, September 20, 2006  

  • Hey Proviso Guru, when is the last time or better said the first time you ever worked for a living?
    Since you have been a county employee and a State employee, when did you actually earn your salary??
    Why can't toddler allow the FEDS to monitor hiring and current employees in the County,City and State?? You'd hate that, because they would have to actually either find you a real job, so you'd work and earn your pay, or they would fire you!!
    Now can you please give me your opinion of Cook County Recorder Gene Moore or Chris WElch from 209 or Ron Serpico,?? There democrats? Should we blinidlt support them?
    Also did'nt you give Yarbrough the stellar advice to support Welch during his last 209 election?

    By Anonymous Stop Corruption, at 11:46 AM, September 21, 2006  

  • Hey Proviso Guru, what do you have to say about this? What excuses and apolgies due you have for this corruption? You remind me of the German Population after WW 2 who stated they did'nt know the Fuhrer was killing Jews! Now don't go jumping on people to denounce the corruption at the county, you don't want to strain your ass from sitting all day, and don't be angry as hell for all this corruption, we can't allow you to fret about it, because it's only bad in your eyes if it's Welch and Gene Moore. Relax and simmer up your thoughts, you hack of a man and write back, everybody is dying to hear you!
    FBI agents descended on Cook County government offices this morning, serving subpoenas in an investigation that apparently centers on county hiring practice
    While the seizure of documents proceeded downtown, federal agents also served subponeas at other county offices — including Provident Hospital, Cermak Hospital and Cook County Jail.
    The document seizure comes one month after the Chicago Sun-Times reported that county officials said they routinely were told to hire politically connected candidates for county jobs over candidates who scored higher on civil service exams. A Cook County Highway Department supervisor, Eric Petraitis, said he felt coerced to change test scores to hire candidates connected to former Cook County Board President John Stroger. Following that report, County Board President Bobbie Steele ordered the suspension, with pay, of Stroger’s patronage chief, Gerald Nichols, and four lower-level employees responsible for administering employment tests.
    It reminds me of 209,88 and 89, plus also of Melrose Park, the Township,Forest Park,Stone Park,Maywood,Bellwood, and on and on.

    By Anonymous Guru supports corruption, at 1:14 PM, September 21, 2006  

  • Stroger is in.

    Peraica is out, out out
    Just like Doolin out out out

    Two peas in the drop

    Goof goof goof

    These to smucks are headed for the hills

    By Anonymous Karl, at 11:28 PM, September 21, 2006  

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