SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
The Stroger beat goes on

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2006

· Todd Stroger wants to run Cook County, but he’s having trouble figuring out state campaign laws. Fox 32 has run some reports about how Stroger sent a fundraising letter to county employees from his aldermanic office. Stroger claimed his campaign fund paid for part of his aldermanic office and the phones, but the Better Government Association couldn’t find any record of that. Oops. Zorn has more, and you can find video links here.

· Ald. Beavers, who’s been shepherding the deal to replace John Stroger on the ballot and on the Cook County Board has apparently ticked off some of his future colleagues.

The 7th Ward alderman says he wants the 4th District commissioner’s job so he can do “less work.”

Dealing with the county’s budget crisis, he says, will be “much easier” than what he’s handled as city budget chairman and he isn’t worried about the county’s 2007 budget because he expects it to be passed before he gets there in January — even though that timetable hasn’t happened in two years.

He needs to be on the board, he says, because John Stroger “didn’t have the leadership” from his board allies to help stop some of the vicious debates he’s endured.

· Meanwhile, Mark Brown writes that Congressman Jackson’s wife could throw Beavers a curve and run for alderman next year against his daughter. Beavers, as you already know, wants to appoint his daughter to his council seat when he moves to the county board.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


19 Comments
  1. - Snidely Whiplash - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 7:04 am:

    Way to go, Jesse! Answer nepotism with your own brand of it! Daddy taught you well. Now, go sit back with little Danny Lipinski and continue your argument over who’s dad can beat up the other … or maybe it was who’s wife could beat up who’s daughter? Think the Mrs. could beat up Ann Burke? Or Lisa Madigan?

    Man, is it even POSSIBLE anymore for someone to get elected to office without being related to someone already in??? Way to go, voters!


  2. - Lovie's Leather - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 7:06 am:

    What is it with politicians wanting their kids to take over for them? Hey, if you love your kids, make them work the same way you had to. Don’t make them spoiled!!! It’s called building character. Try it sometime, politicians!


  3. - wndycty - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 7:33 am:

    Snidely, there is a huge difference between appointing one’s daughter and having the wife of a US Rep. collect signatures, get on a ballot and win an election.


  4. - Patrick C. Kansoer - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 7:43 am:

    “Ald. Beavers, who’s been shepherding the deal to replace John Stroger on the ballot and on the Cook County Board has apparently ticked off some of his future colleagues.
    The 7th Ward alderman says he wants the 4th District commissioner’s job so he can do “less work.”

    Maybe the problem is that the party who has held a 50 year majority on the board is just angry because Beavers slipped and let out a dirty little secret.

    Even the “reform” commissioners (Claypool, Suffredin) with their Demo machine background and training treat the position as a minimal work annuity.The new Cook County Demo slogan should be an old idea from the late, great Mike Royko; “Ubi est Mia” (where’s mine?)

    I think I’ll change my campaign slogan in my race against Mr. Suffredin and modify the one used by Kinky Friedman in Texas; “Elect Pat Kansoer to the job of Cook County Commissioner in the 13th. district…how hard can it be?”


  5. - Pat Hickey - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 8:08 am:

    “Ubi est Mia”

    Mia est in NY cum Silvanni Allenis


  6. - anon - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 8:21 am:

    Snidley, what would rather have… a beavers appointment or a jackson win? Give me the jackson win anyday over more years of the same. By the way, there’s a bunch of elected officials Jackson has helped get into office. None related.


  7. - Rico Shakman aka Wumpus - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 8:50 am:

    anon, they have taken an oath to Jackson…kinda like blood brothers.

    And what trouble is Todd having with the campaign laws? Using one office for multiple purposes/races, that soulnds ike business as usual in Chicago.


  8. - Bondi Girl - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 10:54 am:

    I hope regular voters in Cook County crash the little coronation party next week and let Beavers know that they think he is a poltical tool/hack/ suck up, and current board members continue to bash him in the press…he has no right to expect cooperation from the current board…he’s taking the job because it’s less work than being an alderman? Says who? When the County is facing a massive debt?…Too bad his brain resides within the realm of his ever expanding ego…someone stick a pin in it PLEASE…


  9. - Levois - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 11:04 am:

    Haha, this’ll reverse right into the face of Ald. Beavers. Perhaps Todd Stroger will get about the same treatment. lol


  10. - Sammy Esposito - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 12:05 pm:

    Interesting Brown column about Jesse Jr.’s wife running for alderman. The Jackson forces should really be able to exploit the nepotism issue… er…wait…nevermind.

    Seriously, Sandi Jackson is actually a pretty impressive woman, but I don’t think she could find the corner of 79th and Yates without a street map. She’s a Beltway gal, and for that reason, I don’t think she’ll run. There’s nothing glamorous about being a Chicago alderman, particularly to a person who has never spent more than a handful of weekends a year actually living in Chicago.

    Seriously, Jesse wife


  11. - strongvoiceclearchoice - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 12:54 pm:

    Patrick,

    Nicely played. Suffredin and Claypool are clearly EXACTLY like Beavers and Stroger. That is a very credible and well reasoned comparison. I guess that you do need a new slogan since you have decided that “No Baloney” isn’t getting the job done. Saying that those two are treating the job like a “minimal work annuity” is simply not accurate or borne out by the facts. You are painting with an awfully broad brush, my friend.


  12. - Niles Township - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 2:54 pm:

    Doesn’t this just say it all: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis wrote in his ruling on Whitney v. California (1927): “The greatest menace to freedom and justice is an inert people.” Maybe some day we will all wake up and revolt against this type of behavior. Anyone for sending tea bags to the county board?


  13. - Marta Elena - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 4:53 pm:

    79th & Yates - Good luck!!!!!! - Traffic is backed up so bad on Stoney Island Drive due to the Dan Ryan expressway reconstruction.

    However, Congressman Jackson does have a district office near 71st and Yates.

    I also would prefer a Jackson win over a Beavers appointment, Lipinsky appointment and any other family appointment.


  14. - Prez of the FTPC - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 5:38 pm:

    A Jackson win? Ugh.

    Listen, of the 10’s of thousands of people that could possibly run for 7th Ward Alderman, Little Jesse “Glamour Shots” Jackson, Jr. (big shout to his gastric surgeon!) comes up with his wife?

    HIS WIFE?!?!!?

    And we are supposed to take his rhetoric seriously.

    Know the difference between the Jacksons and Bill Beavers? Beavers has yet to lie. He said he had the votes and he appears to have them. He said he believes in patronage…and he does. He said he intends to get at the little fake reformers on the Board…and I believe him.

    What is UNBELIEVEABLE is a dude who is where he is because of Daddy Jackson, has what he has because of the family name and, finally, now wants to interject Wifey Jackson, Jr. into the fray to make a statement.

    Well, two things are for sure. Beavers is loved in his ward…and Wifey will lose.

    I hope she does run. And I hope Beavers rains down all his rhetorical thuggery upon her.

    NOTE: Go to his website to see his little glamour shots. Hilarious. Will someone please beat this guy back into private life?


  15. - Silas - the assassin opus dei monk - Wednesday, Jul 12, 06 @ 11:20 pm:

    Nepotism at its best. Blacks immediately turn it into a race issue and quite frankly im sick of hearing that point of view. Bottom line there are 2 issues at hand. 1. Todd is unqualified for the job period. Beavers is doing the talking for him, how pathetic. 2. The voters of cook county are getting the shaft. I don’t this is racism but it is defending the democratic principle period. So black people stop using the race card, it is sickening! I voted for Claypool and would do so again if i could but that right is being taken away by the pathetic committeemen. We might as well be called Cubans!


  16. - Anon - Thursday, Jul 13, 06 @ 2:47 am:

    beavers is loved by his ward? more like tolerated. just look at the push back he is getting from his stroger arrangement from just about eveyone. you don’t think that will translate over to the daughter. out the gate, beavers daughters negatives will be higher then mrs. jackson’s


  17. - Former House D Staffer - Thursday, Jul 13, 06 @ 9:51 am:

    Todd Stroger is clearly Mr. Nice Guy. As a member of the House he was known and “legislator lite”, even by members of the Black caucus.

    When Beavers came to Springfield heading the city aldermanic delegation he was a real embarrasment to the Mayor and the city.

    Beavers is one of the most arrogant and divisive politians I have ever encountered. The voters should put a muzzle on this crack pot.


  18. - Anon - Thursday, Jul 13, 06 @ 9:57 am:

    If Stroger is appointed to run as President (without a vote) and Beavers to represent the 4th district seat the Cook County Board has one more commissioner than it currently has. What will this cost the taxpayers? About $500,000 a year is support costs, offices, staff, etc. Does anyone know


  19. - pengie - Friday, Oct 27, 06 @ 9:29 pm:

    Bill Beavers days are numbered. The citizens of the 7th ward deserve much better than the beaver is offering. He has had ample time to get it right,but, did’nt. Now he wants us to give his kid a turn. I dont think so. Mrs.Jackson appears to be just what this ward needs,cultured,smart,family based,and desiring a change for us all in 7. I will do all that I can to help stop the mess that Beavers has created.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Gonna be a light day here
* No details except for a new hole
* Frerichs to Simon: No thanks
* 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

          
        * Samsung Galaxy E7 sees specs leaked by benchmark
        * Lightning-fast 4G connectivity: India, say hello to Nokia Lumia 638
        * Samsung to update Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge directly to Android 5.0.1
        * Baldurs Gate II Enhanced Edition makes its way to Android
        * Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features
        * BLU Studio 7.0 may be more tablet than phone, but it sure is affordable
        * Bit Dungeon II: Game to save your soul from eternal damnation

        * UK carriers agree to boost coverage, avoiding national roaming
        * LG WebOS TV 2.0 Coming At CES
        * Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
        * BlackBerry Classic Is Finally Official
        * Netflix will not offer offline playback
        * Guy boils his iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola
        * Punch-A-Monet Sans The Guilt

        * AL Central looking like one powerhouse division
        * Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City
        * Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City
        * White Sox offseason momentum transfers to fans
        * Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City
        * White Sox unveil Samardzija, Robertson, Melky
        * White Sox sign Brad Penny to minor league deal

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * Some Rauner Plans Still A Mystery..
        * BGA Cautiously Optimistic..
        * Springfield Community Leaders Hope Rauner Bring.....


        * APNewsBreak: Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal
        * Video game developer to open studio in New Orleans
        * U. of Illinois to sexual assault group starts work
        * Durbin: US, Cuba diplomatic ties 'long overdue'
        * Official: Convicted killer slain in Illinois prison
        * Topinka remembered as honest, tough at memorial
        * Senate approves NATO-trial prosecutor for US bench
        * New trial linked to disgraced judge gets underway
        * Illinois employers reminded of income-tax rollback
        * Chicago 'petcoke' handler says it'll enclose piles

        * Chicago couple convicted of stealing state grants
        * Topinka remembered as tough, honest leader at memorial service
        * Illinois employers reminded of income-tax rollback
        * Memorial service for Topinka begins in suburban Chicago
        * Police use vacant Jacksonville site to train for worst-case scenarios
        * State-grant fraud case in hands of federal jury
        * Gov.-elect Rauner says some agency directors may stay
        * Attorney blames couple's bookkeeper in state grant fraud case
        * Attorney general: Quinn, Rauner each should name comptrollers, then voters choose in 2016
        * Prosecutor: Chicago couple bought cars, paid son’s mortgage with grant money

        * Chicago couple convicted of stealing state grants
        * Durbin: US, Cuba diplomatic ties 'long overdue'
        * Chicago couple's $3.4 million fraud case now in jury's hands
        * Treasuries drop as Yellen says Fed is on pace to raise rates
        * Illinois employers: Don't forget income-tax rollback


        * Emanuel halts private parking on city lots near United Center
        * Durbin, Kirk split on Obama’s shift on Cuba policy
        * Unions may win  HOLLOW victory with pension suit
        * time for new course in Cuba
        * CPS move may have cost more than estimated
        * Unions may win Pyrrhic victory with pension suit
        * Chicago couple found guilty of stealing millions in state grants
        * Chicago Cubans cautious yet hopeful about historic policy shift
        * After 50 years, time for a new course in Cuba
        * Obama pardons Naperville man, Brian Sledz


        * 1 killed, 6 others wounded in shootings, including man, 18, hurt near park
        * Man found in South Side home was shot to death
        * Man arrested in 2 downtown bank robberies
        * 2 found dead in South Side home
        * Father of 3 shot to death on way home from work
        * Jury finds Chicago couple guilty in grant scam case with ties to Obama friend Whitaker
        * CPS school for special-needs kids needs full-time nurse, alderman says
        * Proposed NCAA concussion settlement denied by federal judge
        * Oak Park school district, teachers reach tentative deal
        * Chicago police captain returns to work 2 months after being shot


        * Illinois Republican: Cuba Agreement "Good First Step"
        * Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba
        * Obama re-establishing US relations with Cuba
        * Sangamon Auditorium: Beware Second Party Ticket Brokers
        * Real-estate developer in hot area sees bright future — and displacement
        * Worries rise in Russia as ruble falls
        * Rauner Named Nation's Most Influential Pension Figure
        * Recent incidents cast doubt on Hammond police accountability, critics say
        * Report details big problems at Illinois prison for women; state says it's safe
        * Chicago 'petcoke' handler says it'll enclose piles


        * Bernard Schoenburg: Schmidt considers challenging Sgro for park board president
        * Brian Sauder: Faithful decisions for the holidays
        * Eugene Robinson: The price of being hacked
        * George Will: A Texas-sized license plate dispute
        * Quote of the day: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
        * Chicago couple convicted of stealing state grants
        * Topinka remembered as tough, honest leader at memorial service
        * Illinois employers reminded of income-tax rollback
        * Quote of the day: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
        * Police use vacant Jacksonville site to train for worst-case scenarios


        * Official: Convicted killer slain in Illinois prison
        * Central Illinois man convicted in double murder
        * All is calm
        * Looking Back (Dec. 18)
        * Charles Lane
        * Jo-Ann Meyer
        * Freddie Madison
        * Michael Ball
        * Mae Lyerla
        * Bobby Langston


        * Larkin presses on, dumps Batavia
        * WW South coach Todd remembered as 'a great guy'
        * Addison Trail makes it 2 for 2 in tournament crowns
        * Girls bowling scoreboard: Wednesday's results
        * Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Wednesday's results

        * REP. DANNY K. DAVIS NOW SUPPORTS DR. WILLI...
        * Lipinski Succeeds on Manufacturing Bill; H...
        * Davis retains US Congress 7th seat with ea...
        * Bill Renaming Mt. Greenwood Post Office fo...
        * Danny Davis Defeats Robert Bumpers In Illi...
        * Lipinski: Will change lead to commonsense ...
        * Rehab of Affordable Housing Building in Ol...
        * Lipinski seeks nominations for academies -...
        * Rep. Danny Davis Hopes to Keep His Seat fo...
        * Congressmen sound alarm over anti-Asian ca...

        * Galesburg veterans facility named in honor......
        * Reaction to Release of Alan Gross, Future ......
        * Durbin: Clean water law a tribute to Paul ......
        * Gross release: How it happened...

        * Galesburg VA clinic renamed after Lane Evans...
        * Why is he so upset? Because of the secret ......
        * Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy As Surgeon Ge......

        * Baseball ‘kids’ don’t live in Chicago? Why did complaints take so long?
        * Business School?
        * For Our Fallen Vigil In Chicago
        * Demands For Reparations Increase For Those Tortured Under CPD's Jon Burge
        * Memorial For Chicago Police Torture Survivors
        * Chicagoans Hold Vigil For Victims Of Violence And Police Brutality
        * How does one get to become neighborhood of the year?
        * A Thought For The Day...
        * Chicago Group Wants Quinn To Veto Eavesdropping Measure
        * Chicago Mayoral, 24th Ward Candidates Court West Side Voters At Local Forum


        * Illinois Observes National Impaired Driving Prevention Month - December designated to educate communities about the numerous risks associated with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
        * The Illinois Office Of The State Fire Marshal Promotes Fire Safety During The Holiday Season - Christmas Trees and Decorations Could Pose Risks of Fires
        * Honoring Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka
        * Honoring Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately until Sunset, Thursday, December 11, 2014.
        * Governor Quinn Statement on the Passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka




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