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*** UPDATED x5 - Looking at McCook contractors - IRS involved - “Investigative activity” in Summit - Lyons mayor insurance office raided - Lyons, “other locations” also raided *** Report: “Multiple locations” raided by FBI

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

* This may or may not be related, but McCook is in Sen. Marty Sandoval’s district…


*** UPDATE 1 *** The Sun-Times is reporting that the Village of Lyons’ town hall was also raided today. Lyons is also in Sandoval’s district. The paper is reporting that “other locations” were raided as well.

*** UPDATE 2 *** This is the mayor of Lyons…


More on him here.

*** UPDATE 3 *** “Investigative activity” in a town also represented by Sen. Sandoval…


*** UPDATE 4 *** Sun-Times

The investigation also includes agents from IRS Criminal Investigation.

*** UPDATE 5 *** Sun-Times

[McCook village attorney Gary Perlman] said investigators were seeking information related to “various contractors that have done work with the village.”

…Adding… WGN TV

An FBI spokesperson confirmed Chicago personnel were at the village hall conducting an authorized law enforcement action, and had no further comment on the matter.

Jeff Tobolski is the longtime mayor of McCook. The Democrat also serves as a Cook County Commissioner. Tobolski did not immediately respond to a phone message left at village hall and his district office. It’s not known whether Tobolski is a focus of the federal investigation.

* NBC 5

Two sources with knowledge of the situation said that FBI agents executed search warrants at the village hall, located at 5000 Glencoe Avenue, at around 7:30 a.m. CST.

One source said the agents carted out several boxes and computer equipment.

…Adding… Sun-Times

Carlos Aparicio, a lawyer on Tobolski’s Cook County staff, said federal agents hadn’t visited the McCook mayor’s county offices, but that’s all he really knew.

Watch that CS-T story for updates.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

37 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 12:45 pm:

    Wonder if they are getting tour t-shirts printed up?

    the Follow The Money Tour 2019


  2. - Fax Machine - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 12:47 pm:

    Is McCook one of the towns that had Sen Sandoval on contract for translation services?


  3. - Dotnonymous - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 12:47 pm:

    The squeeze is on?


  4. - Pick a Name - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 12:49 pm:

    Oh man, it is open season on raids!!


  5. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 12:52 pm:

    -Tobolski out sick-

    Maybe he got a bad federal “beef.”


  6. - CPA - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 12:52 pm:

    How does she afford Buona Beef? Leftover Soda Tax $?


  7. - Steve - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 12:56 pm:

    You might say that the Trump Justice Department operates the Northern District of Illinois “differently ” than some of the recent U.S. Attorneys.


  8. - Glengarry - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 12:56 pm:

    That’s not a very happy birthday present to get.


  9. - City Zen - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:01 pm:

    There might be more FBI agents in McCook right now than residents.


  10. - Downstate - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:09 pm:

    Wow. Look at a google map image of McCook, IL. The community only occupies 2.61 square miles, and the residential area is less 1/100th of that amount. Looks like a HUGE industrial tax base there, with few city services being necessary.


  11. - Three Dimensional Checkers - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:11 pm:

    Maybe it’s a crackdown on the Outlaws.


  12. - Three Dimensional Checkers - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:26 pm:

    I’d say we should start a pool on which southwest suburb will be raided next, but the answer is obviously Cicero.


  13. - Fax Machine - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:31 pm:

    Cicero just named its Fitness Center after Larry Dominick


  14. - OneMan - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:33 pm:

    It’s the Oprah approach

    You get a visit from the FBI and you get a visit from the FBI….


  15. - DuPage Saint - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:37 pm:

    On the upside for those raided today, no mention about IRS agents tagging along


  16. - lakeside - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:38 pm:

    Worst surprise party ever…


  17. - Amalia - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:39 pm:

    Is Lyons Mayor Getty related to former Judge Getty who was also in the Legislature? and was a BIG Madigan person?


  18. - Honeybadger - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:52 pm:

    Berwyn and Cicero next?


  19. - Amalia - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 1:52 pm:

    Great line about how it’s a Getty town, father was Mayor before him. https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/home-purchase-made-by-lyons-mayor-chris-getty-raises-questions-in-southwest-suburbs


  20. - Rasselas - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 2:35 pm:

    I have no idea if Tobolski has done anything wrong, but I do know that I have never attended a meeting of the Cook County Board without hearing him make at least one incredibly dumb comment.


  21. - Ninety proof - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 2:37 pm:

    Happy Birthday to Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski. Thank you for the beef sandwich and I hope your feeling better. Please support this investigation by telling the truth. The good book says that the truth will set you free. Not necessarily from Federal prison but from the guilt of illegal activities.


  22. - City Zen - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 2:37 pm:

    And I thought the bad smell came from the Sanitary and Ship Canal.


  23. - Amalia - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 2:41 pm:

    so this may be right, the mayor is the son of Ken Getty who is the brother of former judge and former state rep. michael brennan getty who was a BIG Madigan person. MB Getty has a brother named Ken.


  24. - ugh - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 3:08 pm:

    I didn’t know Summit by anything other than an Amtrak train stop. Researching now…


  25. - Columbo - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 3:09 pm:

    Can’t help but hear the Amtrak conductor’s voice, “Next stop Summit”


  26. - g - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 3:40 pm:

    Well this is good news for Southern Illinois. At this rate, Tamms is going to have to reopen.


  27. - Smalls - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 3:52 pm:

    == On the upside for those raided today, no mention about IRS agents tagging along ==

    DuPage Saint, you jinxed it.


  28. - Powdered Whig - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 4:12 pm:

    === An FBI spokesperson confirmed Chicago personnel were at the village hall conducting an authorized law enforcement action, and had no further comment on the matter. ===

    To be honest, I think these public raids without comment are a little tacky. I also think that its unfair to those that are not the subject of the investigation. If you are collecting evidence, there are ways of doing it in a discreet manner. All this does is start a media driven speculation game that will have negative impacts on people’s reputations that may not even be involved.


  29. - Flat Bed Ford - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 4:14 pm:

    How many raids must the FBI have before this becomes national news? Somewhat snarky but also wondering.


  30. - Amalia - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 4:36 pm:

    but, but, the Dems are also corrupt. timing convenient with the national horror show going on with the gang that is beginning to look lots like the Watergate gang.


  31. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 4:47 pm:

    ===How many raids must the FBI have before this becomes national news? Somewhat snarky but also wondering.===

    I think it’s 5 towns or two counties, but Illinois might push that to a higher degree this week.

    :)


  32. - Mike - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 5:37 pm:

    Current Lyons Mayor Chris Getty is the son of former Lyons Mayor Ken Getty, who was convicted of fraud/bid-rigging and spent 10 years in federal prison in the 90s-00s.

    Several years ago there was an investigation into complaints that Lyons bar owners were being extorted to buy their business insurance through Getty Insurance (which was also raided today), lest they wouldn’t get their liquor permits renewed. When that investigation came to light, the building that housed all those records (the Lyons Chamber of Commerce) mysteriously burned down overnight.

    This list goes on and on and on and on…… this is no coincidence.


  33. - Anyone Remember - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 6:01 pm:

    Steve -
    Ever heard of Patrick Fitzgerald? The Northern Illinois US Attorney who investigated prosecuted and / or obtained convictions of Blago / Daley Jr.’s patronage chief / George Ryan / Bill Cellini? Didn’t think so.


  34. - Ken Getty - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 7:34 pm:

    hey guys plz be nice to my son he is a little slow but i love him k bye


  35. - E - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 8:45 pm:

    AR- you named a; Dem no other elected Dem liked save for Jay Hoffman (Blago),Dem Staffer (daley ptrg chief), Republican Governor (Ryan), and a Republican combine yahoo (Cellini). Think you may have made Steve’s point.


  36. - Lou T - Thursday, Sep 26, 19 @ 10:29 pm:

    Heard from a few folks in town that Terry Carr was pulled into the McCook raid


  37. - NorthsideNoMore - Friday, Sep 27, 19 @ 4:00 am:

    Illinois we like our corruption in a big bowl with extra whipped cream


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