I was invited to check out some Republicans at the Family Picnic at Busse Woods in the Suburbs. One of the persons that really cracked me up is Gary Skoien. He put reward money up to any Whistleblower that would rat out Mayor Daley or John Daley. The Daley family was very offended at the reward money. It was an insult. Oh well, the Fed’s are cleaning out that rat nest, saving Gary $10,000.00 dollars. Photo by Patrick McDonough
5 Replies to “Jerry Sadler and Gary Skoien Chicago Clout G.O.P. Family Picnic August 6, 2006”
Its a damn shame,If i would have known that i would have snitched.Go Gary
Who knew that in the future Gary would be be beat up by his wife after getting caught with two hookers in the kids playroom?
You have the best Gary Skoien picture I have seen. The image of Gary Skoien is great. Are you going to release the picture of gary and that Des Plaines Alderman?
March 11, 2009
BY ABDON M. PALLASCH AND DAN ROZEK Staff Reporters
Inverness Police say former Cook County Republican Chairman Gary Skoien admitted having two prostitutes in his children’s playroom when his wife walked in on him early Sunday morning.
The allegation is in a domestic battery report from Skoien, 55, against his 36-year-old, 5-foot-4-inch, 110-pound wife. He said she beat him with her fists and an electric guitar.
But Skoien said the police report inaccurately stated that he had prostitutes in his home. Skoien said he and a friend were talking in the playroom when his wife came down and began beating him.
Eni Skoien spent two nights in a lock-up before being released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
The police report said Skoien had cuts and blood on his hands and there was blood on the walls and stairs near the playroom.
The police report said Skoien “told [the responding officer] he did in fact have prostitutes with him in the playroom when his wife caught him.” The playroom looked like “a struggle of some kind took place there…There were items turned and tossed around the room,” the report said.
“That’s how it was reported to us,” Barrington/Inverness Police Deputy Chief Jerry Libit said.
Allies of Mayor Daley blasted Skoien four years ago when he offered a $10,000 “bounty” four years ago for information that would lead to Daley’s conviction on corruption charges.
The remark got Skoien fired from his real estate job, cost him a seat on the Metra board and prompted calls for his ouster as party chairman, He survived a re-election vote, serving from 2004-2007 as chairman of the GOP, which has not elected a member countywide in 17 years.
Current Republican Party Chairman Lee Roupas said, “It’s an extremely disappointing and unfortunate situation, if the allegations prove to be true.”
Skoien was an aide to former Gov. Jim Thompson and serves as Palatine Township Republican Committeeman.
He said he and his wife of 13 years have been living in separate sections of the house for a while and getting counseling but that he went to police after she hit him last Tuesday while he was brushing his teeth.
“I went to the police to find out what I should be doing,” he said.
On Sunday night, he said his wife was driven home from a function and she went to bed. Skoien called a friend who came over and they were talking in the playroom when his wife woke up and began beating him with her fists and “a hard heavy electric guitar,” he said.
“I called police because I thought I was going to be killed,” Skoien said.
Skoien went to talk to the arresting officers Wednesday after his stories hit the news, trying to convince them that he did not confirm his wife’s contention that she found him with prostitutes.
“If there were hookers, I’m not sure why the police didn’t arrest me — that’s illegal too,” Skoien said.
He said the officer stuck to his contention that Skoien nodded in affirmance when told his wife’s version of events. Skoien said he disagrees.
Skoien obtained an order of protection that prohibits his wife from having any contact with him or their three children, ages 5, 7 and 8, he said.
Palatine GOP chief Gary Skoien says wife attacked him
2 women who were at his home were not prostitutes, he says
By Carolyn Starks
March 12, 2009
A top suburban Republican said he sought a restraining order against his wife who was charged with attacking him over the weekend after she discovered he had invited two women to their Inverness home.
A police report refers to the women as prostitutes. But Gary Skoien, Palatine Township GOP committeeman and a former Cook County Republican chairman, disputed the report and said Wednesday he was working to correct it.
Skoien said two female friends were visiting around 1 a.m. Sunday, when his wife, Eni, who had returned home a bit earlier, came downstairs and attacked him.
“I was not in a compromising position other than I had friends over to my house,” Skoien said.
The report filed by a Barrington-Inverness police officer says Eni Skoien became angry when she discovered that “Gary was downstairs in the children’s playroom with two prostitutes.” The report says Eni Skoien picked up a guitar and swung it at her husband and punched him with her fist.
Eni Skoien was charged with domestic battery, police said. She appeared Monday in the Rolling Meadows branch of Cook County Circuit Court and was issued a 21-day restraining order, police said.
Skoien was criticized in 2005 while GOP county chairman for offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the indictment and conviction of Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley.
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