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Tribune: FBI raids Kevin Quinn’s house

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

* Big scoop

Federal agents have raided the Far South Side home of Kevin Quinn, a former top political operative for House Speaker Michael Madigan and brother of the 13th Ward alderman, the Tribune has learned.

The FBI executed a search warrant in mid-May at Quinn’s home in the 10300 block of South California Avenue in the West Beverly neighborhood, according to three sources familiar with the investigation.

It’s unclear what information the agents were seeking or whether the raid stemmed from Quinn’s past work with Madigan’s powerful political organization. One source, however, told the Tribune federal agents had shown interest in computers and electronic equipment.

No charges have been filed against Quinn, 43, who could not be reached Wednesday. Messages left for Madigan’s spokesman and lawyer were not returned.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

26 Comments
  1. - DIstant watcher - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:25 pm:

    “federal agents had shown interest in computers and electronic equipment”

    Don’t they always?


  2. - Three Dimensional Checkers - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:35 pm:

    Kevin Quinn seems like a weak link, and it seems his life is coming apart. The feds can smell the blood in the water, and I bet they think he can take them up the food chain if they lean on him.


  3. - Flat Bed Ford - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:37 pm:

    Fed’s kicking in so many doors lately I’ve lost track of all the names. Lotsa scared politicos in Illinois right now.


  4. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:41 pm:

    and this is why I should not have wasted my time watching national debate 1. this is so interesting….. and sad. Also, he does not live in the ward.


  5. - Glengarry - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:55 pm:

    If the Feds think they’re going to get the speaker, they need to “aim higher.”


  6. - Da Lobsta - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 11:15 pm:

    Burke, Solis, Quinn. It’s all part of the same big probe and it points in one direction. The feds don’t care much about a foot soldier. They want the big Kahuna.


  7. - thoughts matter - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 11:24 pm:

    What is in the water in the northeastern part of our state? There seems to be FBI raids in that area weekly? Yet, naysayers rail about ‘Springfield’ politicians. I say this, but the truth is that the location of the majority of the population is naturally going to be where the majority of the publicity comes from. Please, can the rest of us learn from other peoples’mistakes and stop doing things that will get you raised.


  8. - Thoughs matter - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 11:25 pm:

    Raided, not raised. No glasses, small phone screen.


  9. - JP Altgeld - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 1:04 am:

    Tip of the iceberg. When all is said and done, this will make Silver Shovel look like a shoplifting case. This is a big moment for the state and city.


  10. - Rutro - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 7:31 am:

    Whoops!


  11. - Demoralized - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 7:58 am:

    If it was computers and electronic equipment you won’t find anything on there from Madigan. lol


  12. - Vodka and Cheetos - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 8:01 am:

    I am still waiting for charges against Dorothy Brown.


  13. - SuburbanRepublican - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 8:59 am:

    Just another day for Chicago Democrats.


  14. - Steve - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 9:00 am:

    Vodka does make a fair point just because someone close to someone is a target doesn’t mean they are going to get indicted.


  15. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 9:02 am:

    ===Just another day for Chicago Democrats.===

    George Ryan and all the Operation Safe Roads folks might disagree…


  16. - Nova - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 9:22 am:

    There were many people that thought Burke was untouchable….until he wasn’t. Even the most careful people can be brought down by a sketchy sibling.


  17. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 9:37 am:

    This will be an interesting watch.

    It’s quite foolish to speculate what it all means in the big picture, but if one thinks Quinn is the end target, that’s not usually how the “guys down the street” as Rich Daley would say, operate.

    I’ll watch what *does* happen. I’ll leave the speculation to others.


  18. - Leatherneck - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 10:39 am:

    - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 9:02 am:

    ===Just another day for Chicago Democrats.===

    George Ryan and all the Operation Safe Roads folks might disagree…
    ————-

    So would Len Small almost 100 years ago today.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 10:40 am:

    Corruption is a bipartisan byproduct of power being craved in ways not legal.

    No one party corners the market.


  20. - A guy - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 11:51 am:

    5000 cops live within a mile of this place. Bet not one of them was anywhere near this place.


  21. - Anon E Moose - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 12:33 pm:

    Dorothy Brown is still walking around free.


  22. - Michael Westen - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 12:43 pm:

    “Dorothy Brown is still walking around free.”

    Which means she is presumed innocent of whatever charges nobody brought against her.


  23. - anon2 - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 4:07 pm:

    == “Dorothy Brown is still walking around free.” ==

    “In this town, you’re innocent until you’re investigated.” ~Syriana


  24. - NothsideNoMore - Thursday, Jun 27, 19 @ 11:32 pm:

    Feds gave them two years to get rid of the evidence…well played.


  25. - bruce rauner - Friday, Jun 28, 19 @ 8:03 am:

    still recovering from me lol…


  26. - Eliza Cunningham - Friday, Jun 28, 19 @ 8:16 am:

    Happy Pride Month, my lovelies :)


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