The Office of the Inspector General published it has busted another Chicago Department of Water Management employee with an alleged residency violation in their last report. The Department of Water Management put this employee on paid leave April 25, 2011. That very day, arrangements were quickly made with Plumber’s Local 130 to have a meeting at 333 South State Street to decide this Plumber’s fate. Since this Plumber is late on his dues, this guy got the royal treatment. He had a meeting the very next day. The Office of the Inspector General has also investigated other members of Local 130 for alleged residency violations that are currently under review. It sure stinks to be a black man in the City of Chicago. I hope these guys get a lawyer like Rahm Emanuel so they can live anywhere they please. So far no progress is made on the scam promotions, investigations and claims made to the Shakman Monitor. Time for Rahm to put David Hoffman back as Inspector General as soon as he can. Photo by white racists.
Attorney Russ Stewart examined Rahm Emanuel in the case Patrick McDonough vs. Rahm Emanuel. Rahm Emanuel is attempting to get on the ballot for Mayor of Chicago. Russ Stewart is also a columnist for the Nadig Newspapers, here is an excerpt of his take…. Number Three: It’s not over until it’s over. Judicial creativity will keep Rahm Emanuel on the Chicago mayoral ballot. And he will be elected mayor.
This columnist, as the attorney for one of the objectors to Emanuel’s candidacy, had the opportunity to directly examine Emanuel on Dec. 14 at the city electoral board hearing. A Stipulation entered by Emanuel’s lawyers conceded that he and his family were “principally present” at a Washington, D.C. rental home from June 30, 2009 to October 1, 2010.
I asked Emanuel whether “principally present” meant that he “lived there” for that period. Answer: Yes. I asked if he “resided there.” His lawyers objected.
I asked if Emanuel was “principally present” anywhere else. Answer: No.
The Chicago Municipal Code mandates that a candidate is “not eligible” for municipal office unless he/she is a “qualified elector” – meaning voter – and has “resided” in Chicago for one year prior to the Feb. 22, 2011 election. Emanuel re-registered to vote and took up physical residence at 754 N. Milwaukee Avenue on Oct. 5, 2010. Under city ordinance, he needs to prove “residence” since Feb. 22, 2010.
I asked Emanuel, who was the White House chief-of-staff, how many times he was physically president in Chicago from February to September 2010. Answer: Twice. He said he flew in for a political event, and stayed overnight at a hotel.
Emanuel, of course, rented his Ravenswood home for a year from Sept. 1, 2009, and extended the lease to June 30, 2011. Had he kept the home vacant, and his belongings present, Emanuel would not have this “residency” problem
But Emanuel is the sole remaining white candidate on the 2011 ballot, and a phalanx of political insiders have a vested interest in his election. They cleared out the white field for Emanuel, and don’t relish the prospect of a Hispanic or black mayor. The electoral board decision will be appealed by the loser to the Circuit Court, and by that loser to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Judges can fit the law to the facts, and ignore the facts as they relate to the law. When Emanuel voted by absentee ballot in the 2010 primary, he did so from his rented home, where he clearly did not reside. A city statute states that if one has “lost his residence” due to “business of the United States,” then his vote is valid. Emanuel was not in the U.S. military. He was a political appointee of the president.
My prediction: The Illinois Supreme Court has a 4-3 Democratic majority. Expect a ruling that Emanuel’s non-residence was due to federal “business,” akin to military service, and that he is entitled to ballot placement. When that occurs, the election is over. Emanuel will be the next mayor. Photo by Patrick McDonough (Russ Stewart is an expert on Election Law and picked as one of the three principal lawyers in the case)
Looks like Jay Levine of CBS2 shook Jan Schakowsky out of her hidden addenda to support Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago. It took objections filed by Patrick McDonough and Election Attorney Burt Odelson today. Maybe Jan Schakowsky is really concerned because the North-side Democrats already made the deal to support Rahm. It is no secret the wards that violated the Shakman Decree, used political muscle, corruption, and criminal activities had the deal signed long ago. Most of these ward goons never admit who they support because they cover their bases and are cowards. In a video at the Chicago Columbus Day Parade, Chicago Department of Water Management no-show employee and double dipper, John D’Amico was following Rahm Emanuel around like a lost puppy until the TV cameras showed up. The State Representative and part of the Laurino clan knows the deal was set a long time ago. If you think about it, Jan has no business worrying about the Chicago Mayoral race at all. She is just covering her rear-end when Daley steps down and all the hiring and contract fraud is exposed. Rahm will allow the statute of limitations to expire. Just remember this Chicago Voters; Rahm Emanuel is at a big shot basketball game in California texting to all his friends in the Chicago media business. The rest of the Chicago Mayoral hopefuls were serving Chicago homeless a thanksgiving meal. Rahm is not a resident of the City of Chicago. I also made a formal complaint to the Chicago Office of the Inspector General a few days ago about Rahm. Chicago city workers were fired despite the fact they lived in Chicago in residency claims they could not afford to appeal. We demand the Office of the Inspector General make a ruling as to the law regarding Rahm’s residency. Enough city workers have been fired for less, you cannot have it both ways Jan and the OIG. I will have more on the Rahm inside deals soon, not now. Photo by Patrick McDonough