Movement of pols between the county and city

And to think if there were not so many coverups and lies about John Stroger's condition, Forrest Claypool would be the new Cook County President.

Now Steele will have a press conferance next week

If Steele is successful in persuading committeemen to appoint her son, it will be the last step in a complicated seven-person family shuffle touched off by John Stroger's stroke just before the primary election.

John Stroger's longtime ally, Ald. William Beavers (7th), persuaded committeemen to appoint John Stroger's son Todd to replace John on the November ballot as the Democratic candidate for board president, while Beavers became the candidate for John Stroger's old 4th District seat on the board.

Beavers plans to ask Mayor Richard Daley to appoint Beavers' daughter and longtime chief of staff, Darcel Beavers, as his replacement on city council. Todd Stroger is expected to ask the mayor to appoint Michelle Harris, now the county board secretary and a longtime friend of the Stroger family, as his replacement in council as 8th Ward alderman.

Claypool derided the move as nepotism at the same time that he said voters probably would accept it.

"It seems nowadays the only people eligible for office in Illinois are the children or in-laws of elected officials," Claypool said. "It's like the royal privileges of 18th century England imposed on Illinois taxpayers."

Family business at the County and City

And if you missed Todd's Acceptance speech:

Ald. William Beavers (7th), whom Todd Stroger called "my godfather," said he played an instrumental role in rallying the party behind Stroger. Aiding Stroger will be Beavers, who was elected Tuesday to John Stroger's former commissioner's seat on the County Board. Beavers intends to retire from the City Council and hopes Daley will appoint his daughter, Darcel, to his seat.

Michelle Harris, an aide to the late Ald. Lorraine Dixon (8th), is expected to get Todd Stroger's City Council seat


  1. Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    I assuming pic 1 is downtown of Chicago. Is pic 2 the "El" train? I saw a sign where it mention the tracks. And what is pic 3?
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    First picture is Millenium park, second is El tracks at Halsted (on orange line) notice Tony Peraica for President is still painted on the building, and the last is Chase Bank on Dearborn, somewhere between Cook County Admistration offices and DOJ offices 216 S. Dearborn, see they can walk right past it going to see their US Attorneys or when they have a court date!
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    In the millenum park picture the BP bridge that goes accross Columbus is predominant, you can see the Smurfit Stone Building (diamond shaped top) that is at Randolf and Michigan Avenue, Accross Randolf from the Chicago Cultural Center.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    Thanks for explaining about all three picute. I will remember the El tracks at Halsted. Do you a picture of the Sears Tower?
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    Chicago Native:

    I just heard on my news today that in Chicago, there is a bank that provided mortgages for undocumented workers for homes. How many banks are doing that in Chicago?
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    It's hard to say how many banks are doing this, I am quite sure I sold my last house to some, because everything had to be translated. Also two brother bought it and they each had families, trust me it was not that big of a place for two families.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "trust me it was not that big of a place for two families."

    But, at least they are giving an opportunity or the American dream. That is what I am trying to get at. Not we don't have banks that give undocumented workers mortgages. We do have latino banks that do give hispanic and latino families no down payment and mortgages for homes. Also, ex-basketball player Magic Johnson partnered with one of the large banks to provide minorities no down payments and mortgages, and other perks. He now had his own bank and credit card. I know that he provide loans for homes that are new homes about 40 minutes from where I live....
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    It's nice to see someone like him do something good. So many times they lead ultra extravagant lifestyles and never give back.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    Here is some photos of Magic Johnson businesses. He has done alot for minorities and does give back. And he certainly criticize the past mayor about not doing alot for minorities in jobs, businesses, etc.

    Magic Johnson’s TGI Friday

    Magic Johnson's Starbucks in Ladera Ranch area.

    Magic Johnson theatres
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Thanks for the pictures!

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