Dirty tricks and last minute bombs are dropped in the democratic primary for Cook County Board President. Dorothy Brown got socked in the face with allegations of pocketing “Jean Day money”. This story has roots from disgruntled ex-campaign political operatives that jumped ship from the Brown Campaign to the Preckwinkle Campaign. I do not think any government office should have any cash floating around. I do not like the fact anyone collects cash with-out a proper receipt. But if the Preckwinkle political operatives are making hay because Dorothy Brown will not carry them on the payroll, we got problems all the way around. I called the Preckwinkle camp to get a straight answer today, they are not sure who is who in the string pulling department. One would expect the men to get as dirty as these two ladies. Terrence O’Brien seems to stay on track, rock solid and Todd is not getting much traction at all. I wish all the candidates the best; I hope they know they are walking into a very difficult office. I will give you more info if you are interested. Photo by Patrick McDonough
2009 was not a good vintage for the City of Chicago. The City of Chicago is in turmoil and things might get much worse. On this website, I blame Mayor Daley for many of Chicago's troubles. I will ask many of you to take a good long look at yourself and then decide who the real culprit is. Chicago could be considered a small country by many standards. Too much control has been given to too few, and the results have been disastrous. We need new leadership in Chicagoland. Chicago Clout will continue to help as many as possible, we will work much smarter in 2010. Please run for office if you have solutions, we will give a voice to anyone willing to step forward. The candidate's opinions are different than mine; the city workers voices are different than mine. We have had many high profile candidates and elected officials over the years on our public access show and internet. Please make sure you call Chicago Media outlets his year and tell them your story. Be organized and brief. Remember, if your story is not heard right away, it might be heard later. Everyone is needed to fix our City and our country, but you need to challenge those that use elected positions to reap a financial harvest and pilfer for personal gain. Time to work anew, Patrick McDonough.