SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Stroger sells his house

Thursday, May 25, 2006

This is really getting to be too much.

Cook County Board President John Stroger’s South Side Chicago home has been sold, real estate listings indicate.

The home on East 91st Street was put on the market April 20 at an asking price of $289,000, the records from the Multiple Listing Service indicate. Tuesday, the home was placed under contract, meaning that someone put in a bid and it was accepted. It was not known what the house sold for or when the closing will be.

Chicago Alderman Todd Stroger did not return calls for comment. After initially making his father’s doctors available for comment, Todd Stroger has declined to get specific about his father’s medical condition after his March stroke.

Jay Stewart, executive director of the Better Government Association, said the sale does not raise questions about Stroger’s residency status in regards to the presidency, but it does call into question his commissioner status, which requires him to live in his 4th District. The Chicago Tribune has reported John Stroger is now staying in a downtown condo, far outside the 4th District.

More here.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


16 Comments
  1. - Marta Elena - Thursday, May 25, 06 @ 10:27 pm:

    Yes, I agree this is getting to be a bit too much.

    Read both the Daley Herald and the Andy Shaw report - I think Chinta put it best that the family will be spokesperson for their real estate transaction and the health condition of John Stroger.

    As for Peraica - talk about lack of class and integrity - its not like the election is tomorrow. He needs to work on whatever base he has - not attack every personal and confidential transaction of the Stroger family.


  2. - Monarch - Thursday, May 25, 06 @ 11:13 pm:

    But alderman Bill Beavers, a top democratic party official, agrees with John Daley that president Stroger’s loyalty to the democratic party gives him the right to designate a successor. Even his own son.

    Silly me, I thought we lived in a democracy.


  3. - Hmmmmm - Thursday, May 25, 06 @ 11:16 pm:

    I think that Beavers may be the canidate

    from what I hear :)


  4. - Levois - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 12:11 am:

    Why would they sell their house?


  5. - Phocion - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 4:24 am:

    The election code and counties code will require that he give up his district seat. This is all evidence of his intent to give up his residency and domicile in the district. A whole line of cases is on point. I’d imagine some lawyers are preparing the suits right now to get declaratory relief in chancery court. If they do, the seat will be gone. And the County Board may actually be directed to vote on a successor for County Board President as required in the counties code.


  6. - Wumpus - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 6:20 am:

    Maybe it is an issue of how many floors the house has, perhaps it is difficult fot him to navigate stairs…but when you hide things from people, people will theorize. As for Peracia, it is no more low classs than the Stroger camp hiding the truht. He is the incumbent and he was abe to hide behind the Cook COunty Dem’s lies enough to beat CLaypool. Kudis for Peracia not letting it happen again, while keeping some sense of decorum about him.


  7. - Reddbyrd - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 6:26 am:

    Seat is gone! Phocion you must be up way to early. Selling the house does not cost Stroger the residency.
    Meanwhile Commissioner Compassion, Fast Tony P. is taking more lessons from his mentor (opps I mean arch enemy) Fast Eddie V.
    When will folks finaly catch on?


  8. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 8:31 am:

    Likely, Stroger is looking for a large, handicap-accessible bungalow in his district.

    There’s a fine line between good government reformer and vulture.


  9. - grand old partisan - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 9:24 am:

    You may be right, YDD, but there is also a fine line between being respectful to an ailing public servant and being disrespectful to the voters.

    On a side note, did any read Steinberg’s column today, where he called Beaver’s out for his asinine allegations of “double standard?” Classic.


  10. - Cassandra - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 9:28 am:

    I don’t care where he lives.

    As a Cook County taxpayer, I am concerned about how much his illness is going to cost me in $$$$. His underlings are probably going wild on patronage hires, which were pretty wild when Stroger was there.

    Are the commisoners and the patronage hacks going to give away the store on various issues and then bill the taxpayers via a property tax increase?
    That’s what I’m worried about.


  11. - BIG TOWN - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 9:44 am:

    Has anyone ever looked into who was buying the houses of
    Congressman Gutierrez? I remember reading how he buys and sells houses, I wonder who buys them and if they are for market value?


  12. - Left Leaner - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 10:12 am:

    This IS getting ridiculous. As someone who attends the County Board meetings regularly, it’s also getting embarrassing.


  13. - anonymous - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 10:46 am:

    I was wrong. There is a worse choice for county board prez than Todd Stroger, and his name is Bill Beavers. The last thing the county needs is an arrogant machine guy with no interest in rescuing the sinking Titanic that is Cook County.


  14. - Tony P's guy - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 11:17 am:

    Chill out, Cassandra. There’s a county hiring freeze.

    Todd will be appointed to his dad’s commissioner seat.


  15. - Bubs - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 11:52 am:

    Q. Why is the Machine slating process like a logging company?

    A. Because all you ever get is a bunch of hacks and a load of dead wood.


  16. - Bubs - Friday, May 26, 06 @ 12:06 pm:

    OK, OK, you all can stop calling me. I thought it was funny, but I agree I shouldn’t quit my day job.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Loaf cancels on us
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* *** UPDATED x1 - Durkin responds *** Madigan calls "Committee of the Whole"
* Friday afternoon document dump
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Event and fundraising list
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Question of the day
* What a coinkydink
* Lincoln Funeral Reenactment events calendar
* Mismanagement, lack of staff leads to IDOC overtime problems
* Your daily "right to work" roundup
* Dold, Bost on "most vulnerable" list
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Obama library coming to Chicago - Rauner to sign bill
* Governor backs out of "debate"
* Creating Bright Financial Futures – A Credit Union Difference
* Today's quotable
* Rauner, legislators create "Star Chambers"
* "Democratic" group raises millions more
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Our 5 favourite new Windows Phone apps of the week
        * HTC One mini 2 Lollipop update cancelled, company blames it on user experience
        * [Deal] Best Buy takes $100 off of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A when trading in a working tablet
        * It’s time to revive the Courier
        * ASUS improves ZenWatch with app updates and additions
        * How to Use the Activity and Workout Apps on Apple Watch
        * LG G4 launch, Google Project Fi, Nexus 6 comment & more – Pocketnow Daily

        * Today's Best Deals: Save $20 on Kindles, Upgrade to LEDs, and More
        * Videostream for Android Streams Movies from Your PC to Your Chromecast
        * The New York Times Will Hit One Million Digital Subscribers Soon. But Does It Matter?
        * This 21st Century Kitchen Will Bring You to Tears [Sponsored Video]
        * Popslate e-Ink iPhone 6 Case Review
        * What’s the best video player SDK for playing HLS streams in an Android app?
        * YouTube's first North American FanFest attracts thousands, but wants to stay 'grassroots'

        * White Sox power outage on verge of history
        * White Sox skid at 4 after Noesi struggles
        * Rodon adjusting to role as a reliever
        * White Sox skid at 4 after Noesi struggles
        * White Sox turn to Danks to snap skid
        * Twins 5, White Sox 3: Winless road trip in sight
        * White Sox skid at 4 after Noesi struggles

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Illinois county does booming business in asbest.....
        * Volo's first village president set to retire..
        * Springfield re-enacts Lincoln’s funeral 150 yea.....
        * Mt. Prospect eyes trouble ahead for municipal b.....
        * On 150th anniversary, Lincoln’s hometown re-ena.....
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Rauner plans biker bash at .....
        * Rauner transparency clouded by secret meetings..


        * Hikers warned to stay on Starved Rock trails to avoid falls
        * On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral
        * No reports of major damage from small earthquake in Michigan
        * Richard Pryor statue to stand in his Illinois hometown
        * Rauner honors Lincoln legacy at Springfield commemoration
        * Chicago breeder says masked men stole pit bulls at gunpoint
        * Suspects arrested in armed robbery on U of Illinois campus
        * Chicago expected to settle in police sex assault suit
        * May Day demonstrators clash with police in Pacific Northwest
        * Illinois clears major hurdle for Obama library in Chicago

        * Langfelder: Handle high-speed rail oversight locally
        * Annin flag drapes over Lincoln coffin once again for re-enactment
        * Southern Illinois county does booming business in asbestos lawsuits
        * Audit finds Illinois bridges went without inspections
        * Rauner signs Obama library, Lucas museum bill
        * Rauner to sign Obama library, Lucas museum bill on Friday
        * Manar, downstate lawmakers seek to boost Illinois' coal industry
        * Illinois governor tries novel approach in anti-union battle
        * Where is Aaron Schock? Lawsuit lawyer says he doesn't know
        * Senate passes student concussion bill without opposition

        * 20 In Their 20s
        * Despite Vitale's business experience, CPS flunks Finance 101
        * How Matt Moog got gut-punched by Google and still won
        * Rauner's anti-union crusade could send Illinois into a budget disaster
        * Letter to the editor


          * 1 killed, 6 wounded in shootings across city
          * Man killed by Metra train in Crystal Lake
          * Police: Fire burns in East Ukrainian Village
          * Off-duty Oak Park police officer shot in Chicago
          * 3 men charged following armed robbery, police shooting
          * Fermilab welcomes newborn bison calves to existing herd
          * Wisconsin man thought he was going to die on Mount Everest
          * Cops: Missing Far South Side woman's car found abandoned in Loop
          * Oklahoma man charged in Northwest Side cold case homicide
          * Dillinger-era roadster auctioned for $25,000


          * NTSB: CTA shares blame for O'Hare Blue line crash
          * Sheriff's office announces new mental health clinic
          * On the streets of Baltimore, trying to understand the anger
          * College of DuPage puts president on administrative leave
          * Chicago school cleaning contract millions over budget
          * Culturally-sensitive workouts yield health results for immigrants
          * Method factory opens in Pullman
          * Chicago May Day protests to include anti-violence as theme
          * More than 4,000 dead in Nepal as earthquake's toll rises
          * Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library


          * 'What's Next, Springfield?' Another conversation
          * Statehouse Insider: Sometimes lucky is good enough
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Rauner plans biker bash at mansion
          * Langfelder: Handle high-speed rail oversight locally
          * Annin flag drapes over Lincoln coffin once again for re-enactment
          * Southern Illinois county does booming business in asbestos lawsuits
          * Gabe Rottman and Katie McAuliffe: Update to online privacy laws long overdue
          * Charles Krauthammer: Men wielding power in hellish times
          * Audit finds Illinois bridges went without inspections
          * Rauner signs Obama library, Lucas museum bill


          * IT’S YOUR BUSINESS
          * College basketball: Big Ten's top returning players
          * Building permits, May 3, 2015
          * 2 charged in Bloomington drug probe
          * Open for business in Marion
          * On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral
          * For Bloomington neighborhood, 'wildcat' days almost over
          * Business listings, May 3, 2015
          * Barns in Urbana have served merrymaking purpose for years
          * Local author signing copies of new book


          * App-making class tested at District 214, Barrington schools
          * Images: Floyd Mayweather defeats Manny Pacquiao
          * No downtown fights reported in three months in Naperville
          * Espanyol salvages point against Rayo in Spain
          * Rescuers find 3 survivors in Nepal days after quake

          * Tom Wheeler accuses Republicans in Congres...
          * 17 veterans enjoy Honor Flight to Washingt...
          * Dold, Bost on “most vulnerable” list
          * Republicans open first headquarters in Fra...
          * The top 10 Senate races of 2016, ranked
          * The top 10 Senate races of 2016, ranked
          * St. Louis-area members of Congress votes f...
          * After 100 days, Blunt voted with Obama 47 ...
          * Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Lead Effort ...
          * Congresswoman Duckworth: Women Should Not ...

          * Gabe Rottman and Katie McAuliffe: Update t......

          * Iran debate gives 2016ers a chance to scor......
          * Targeted mayor says indictment a 'punch in......

          * Destroying neighborhoods.
          * Sunday posts, pics and tweets.
          * Monroe Anderson: Spike Lee’s #Chiraq could be KKK
          * Rehab Watch: 1132-40 W. Wilson
          * Fantasy Fix: Slow Starters
          * The Week In Chicago Rock
          * Five file for 18th CD special election to pick Schock successor
          * Illinois Review at Right OnLine 2015
          * Lionel Has Returned!
          * Things Randi Weingarten actually said.


          * Illinois Senate Confirms Tom Tyrrell to Lead the Department of Central Management Services - Tyrrell brings vast private, public, and military sector experience to lead CMS
          * IDOT Listening Tour Continues Next Week in 12 Illinois Communities
          * Governor Rauner Submits Statements of Economic Interest
          * Governor Rauner Takes Bill Action
          * College Illinois!® Extends Enrollment Through June 1st - Illinois families can still take advantage of 2014-15 reduced contract pricing





              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller