SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
All is not as it seems

Thursday, Aug 31, 2006

On the surface, at least, most of the political hacks hired by some city departments appear qualified.

Ninety-seven percent of employees in seven departments at the center of the City Hall hiring scandal meet the minimum qualifications for the jobs they hold — whether or not they got them through clout, a $76,000 audit has concluded.

Virchow, Krause & Co. LLP reviewed the personnel files of 405 employees in the departments of Aviation, Buildings, General Services, Sewers, Streets and Sanitation, Transportation and Water Management to determine whether workers met city standards. […]

The audit was conducted by perusing personnel files for driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, union journeyman’s card and resumes.


The audit did not examine the process by which the workers were hired or attempt to determine whether they were the best candidates for their jobs, said Ron Huberman, chief of staff to Mayor Richard Daley.

And Cindi makes a good point.

Cindi Canary, executive director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, said the audit reveals very little.

“This report certainly is good as far as it goes,” Canary said. “It just certainly doesn’t go very far.”

“I think the question back at the city is, “How is the hiring process working?’” Canary added. “Are they in fact, in each search that they do, making sure that they are hiring the best-qualified person?”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Tom - Thursday, Aug 31, 06 @ 7:51 am:

    This is yet another half-hearted audit or investigation designed with a narrow focus to make the mayor and his administration look better.

  2. - Cassandra - Thursday, Aug 31, 06 @ 11:41 am:

    Of course they are not hiring the best qualified person.

    They are hiring the best qualified politically connected person who meets minimum job specifications.

    Apparently the Rutan and Shakman founders
    left quite a few loopholes in the hiring process.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Dold demanded DCCC ad linking him to Trump be taken off the air
* Rauner handing out bonuses to non-union employees
* Miles away and worlds apart
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Everybody wants to get into the act
* The opposite of slick
* The Trib's closing argument: It's all about Madigan
* The expectations game
* Did Rauner kick a big can?
* More unintended consequences?
* From 23 down to 0
* Hey, Cub fans!
* An amateur nails it
* It can always get worse
* Republicans dispute Trib numbers, say Madigan doing better than realized
* Trump not cooperating with Rauner's best laid plans
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* This just in... $12 million contribution to Leader Durkin, $2 million to Munger
* Yesterday's blog posts

Visit our advertisers...






Search This Blog...

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

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

* Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with ‘article suggestions’ – here’s how to disable them
* ZTE Tempo at Boost Mobile going for $69.99
* HTC’s Vive is promising, but still isn’t selling well
* The future of books is coming, but it’s coming slowly
* Surface Studio, Surface Dial trademarked in Slovenia ahead of Microsoft event
* [TA Deals] Become an Android Developer with this bundle for just $19
* LG V20 suffering from bad camera cover glass?

* White Sox developing promising OF prospects
* Podcast: 2016 White Sox Outfield Review
* mikecws91's Offseason Plan
* The ten best developments of the 2016 White Sox season
* KenWo4LiFe's off-season plan
* Getz to oversee White Sox Minor Leagues
* Getz to oversee White Sox Minor Leagues


Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
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


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0


* Ohio Gov. John Kasich makes World Series bet on.....
* Rauner pays homage to Cubs, wagers on World Ser.....
* Contested Legislative Races - Chicago Tribune..

* Want to see World Series at Wrigley? It will cost thousands
* Driver who fled Milwaukee crash that killed 3 surrenders
* Trial delayed for Chicago woman accused of giving niece gun
* Obama's library materials to travel from capital to Illinois
* Obama's library materials to travel from capital to Illinois
* In year of 3,000 shootings, a teen faces life beyond bullet
* One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
* One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
* Visitor killed by a falling tree at national monument ID'd
* Obama's library materials to travel from capital to Illinois

* Feds end lease with Illinois for state park, citing neglect
* Statehouse Insider: Tomorrow's a new day; in Illinois, that may not be good
* Cook County lawyer who posed as judge criminally charged
* 1,100 non-union state workers getting $3,016 bonuses
* Springfield veteran honored for volunteer work
* Central Illinois soldier killed in Afghanistan
* Rauner administration awarding more than $3 million in bonuses to non-union workers
* SIU injury-prevention program reinstated through stopgap budget
* Survey: 386 state jobs could relocate to Springfield
* SIU injury-prevention program reinstated through state's stopgap spending plan

* Emanuel taps United exec as new McPier chairman
* Ready for sticker shock? Obamacare prices revealed
* Banks challenge Venmo with new payments network
* Longtime Silver Cross Hospital CEO to retire
* Like our roundup? Share it around.

* Sandhill, bison, golden rainbow trout: Notes, Chicago outdoors
* At long, long last, Cubs step onto World Series stage
* Barbara Byrd-Bennett sentencing hearing set for April 13
* Cubs’ Fowler soaks in more significant culture change since 1945
* United Airlines executive to chair McCormick Place board
* Cubs World Series ticket watch: Prices still on the rise
* Cubs vs. Indians wagers: Durbin, Kirk bet Ohio counterparts
* Dwyane Wade knows patience will be needed with new-look Bulls
* Aviation commissioner raked over the coals on minority contracts
* Three shot in North Lawndale

* Did Glenview stay-at-home mom win Monday's episode of 'Jeopardy?'
* From goat dishes to soaring Airbnb rates, Cubs fever takes hold
* CPS plans to borrow as much as $840 million for school construction
* Jane Alderman, casting director who discovered many Chicago talents, dies
* Video of Chicago activist removing Trump sign prompts police explanation
* Steve Bartman probably won't throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field
* 'She wanted to kill her husband rather than divorce': Greco trial opens
* Four charged with retail thefts from Kohl's in Wheaton, police say
* Obamacare premiums will go up by double-digit percentages next year
* Clear as day, Jay Cutler again the Bears starting QB

The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.

* Our Opinion: Leslie Munger endorsed for Illinois comptroller
* Feds end lease with Illinois for state park, citing neglect
* Our Opinion: With poor choices, Clinton gets nod for president
* Statehouse Insider: Tomorrow's a new day; in Illinois, that may not be good
* Bernard Schoenburg: DelGiorno apologizes for backer's vulgar Facebook post
* Cooler temperatures lead to greater needs
* Women for Women tops half million mark
* Cook County lawyer who posed as judge criminally charged
* 1,100 non-union state workers getting $3,016 bonuses
* Springfield veteran honored for volunteer work

* Salvation Army drop-in center for homeless will likely re-open in November
* Critics: Transportation ‘lockbox’ amendment would affect local spending
* Charlotte West to discuss 'The Power of Title IX' in talk at SIU
* PODCAST: Christie Foundation, The Purpose Project event
* United Nations official to speak about refugees
* Will George start again?
* Peoria examines new ways to deal with empty lots, vacant property
* Who's in the news? Sarah Cronk
* Mental disability status of man accused of killing two in 2014 Cairo bank robbery delays trial again
* Attorneys: Man accused of killing two in Cairo bank robbery not eligible for death penalty; trial delayed again

* Probation officer admits trading for cash, promises of sex
* Girls volleyball / Top 20
* Chicago Cubs name Lester Game 1 starter
* Plea deal for Palatine man accused of murdering 14-year-old?
* Residents to vote on $24 million Fox River Valley library project

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Cubs vs. Indians wagers: Durbin, Kirk bet ......
* Durbin, Simon stop at SIU to encourage ear......
* Durbin, Simon stop at SIU - KFVS...
* Senators make friendly wagers on World Ser......
* Dick Durbin, Sheila Simon to talk budget i......

* Cubs vs. Indians wagers: Durbin, Kirk bet ......
* Senators make friendly wagers on World Ser......
* Dems count on Duckworth 'W,' Kirk predicts......

* Last Menetti-Owned Building In Uptown Sold
* Cartoon of the Day - 10/24/16 Cubs win
* Cartoon Of The Day
* Auto Problems Top American Consumer Complaint List; Groups Warn Of Fast-Growing Imposter Scams
* Crain's: Is Chicago about to lose another black-owned bank?
* GOP opponent calls for Schakowsky's resignation in light of undercover videos
* Pastors and Churches should ignore threats to be silent
* Rocky Horror Karaoke At Crew On Thursday
* Halloween Festivities At The Uptown Lounge

* Governor’s Children’s Cabinet Makes Lead Poisoning Prevention A Priority - October 23-30, 2016 - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
* Illinois EPA Sponsors Interactive Environmental Education Event with Riverton Elementary School - Riverton Third and Fourth Graders “Dive In!” to Celebrate the Environment
* Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Honors Veteran Mr. George Pempek
* Illinois Partners with State of Telangana, India to Strengthen Smart State Initiatives - State to state agreement to accelerate opportunities and service to citizens
* Illinois EPA Announces Vehicle Emissions Testing Network Updates - New Contract to Offer More Efficient, Less Expensive Tests

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