Todd Stroger needs to find lost funds.

One thing I got out of a Sermon years ago was, "The happiest people are the people who need the least" and "You never see a Brinks truck following a funeral procession, do you?" This stuck with me. Life is not about money and accumulating things....too many people don't really understand the meaning of life.. Anita Mahajan stole 2.1 million? Why? And worse yet......from DCFS, taxpayers,....Why?

Anita Mahajan, who has had business ties to Gov. Blagojevich's wife, used lucrative no-bid contracts to steal $2.1 million from taxpayers while lying about her company's tax status, prosecutors said Thursday.
Mahajan, 55, was released on $250,000 bond Thursday night after being charged with six felonies. Gov. Blagojevich said Thursday his wife Patti, a real estate broker, no longer does business with Mahajan or her banker husband, Amrish Mahajan.
Money stole from Department of Children and family services

Steve Patterson is quite a trooper. Arrested, taken away in a paddy wagon in handcuffs covering Todd Stroger and still he is out there, covering Todd Stroger. Go figure Tom Dart, who Todd Stroger cooperated with so well on the budget dug this up. Steve Patterson's article covering the $500,000+ missing money at Cook County
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is shaking up the financial staff at the county jail after audits revealed thousands of dollars missing from inmate accounts.
A spokesman confirmed

Yes parking is out of control, no argument there I prefer CTA over trying to figure out where to park.


  1. Anonymous said...
    That is ridiculous over the parking issue. I like the pic of Toddster. A picture tells a 1,000 words. With no money in that city, I don't know where people can park in Chicago.

    SP Biloxi
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    CTA is the best way to get around, I would not think of trying to drive into the Loop (that's what we call our downtown area) or anywhere near there. The El stops are close to wherever you want to go, the Cell (that's what we call US Cellular Field where the White Sox play) etc.
    SP Biloxi said...
    I know you had sad that the El is the way of getting around rhe downtown area. I for one would take the train to go into the downtown in my area. But what about people that visit Chicago? I wouldn't have a problem taking the train. In fact, I took the bus while attending college and after college before I brought a car. But, this kind of outrageous prices of parking, it does force people to take the train.

    p.s. My family and I took the subway to see the NY Yankees many years ago.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    We have a Metra train that comes in from all the Suburbs, there is also CTA buses. Chicago was once a swamp so we have the El's, some El's are subway, more so up North, but it's still called the EL or train, must be a Chicago thing. The Loop is actually the biggest nightmare to park, but everything is walking distance and we have an underground walk tunnels that you can really appreciate in cold, windy rainy weather. It's not that hard to get around by CTA, El or bus really, and Chicagoans are friendly and helpful.
    SP Biloxi said...
    Sounds like Chicago has it all dial in for the trains. We are not in my state. There are areas that need the metro. That is why my state has the worst freeways. I wish it is as easy for me to use the train to go and from work. Unfortunately, it isn't. From the last time we spoken, the toll is now $9.25,. It was $8.25 a month ago. People cannot afford it which causes a major freeway congestion daily and weekends.
    KittyBowTie said...
    I love Metra. I would not go to downtown without it. I've never taken the Elevated (El) yet because so far, where I was going is within walking distance of the Metra station.

    No one wants to park in the Loop. Geez, who's got $40 to blow in one day, just for parking? Smart visitors leave their cars at the hotel.
    KittyBowTie said...
    Hey Biloxi, enlarge and check out the Chicago alderman ward map. Now that's some gerrymandering in action. It looks like someone threw a bucket of paint, and then drew the borders.
    Anonymous said...
    Boy are you a third generation idiot.

    The Sheriff's is the office which bungled the funds. Stroger's auditor uncovered the problem. After Stroger says the inspector general will investigate, then the Sheriff acted.

    Convenient how you miss all these facts. Then again, facts make it hard to shit on Stroger, don't they?
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Tom Dart is the new Sheriff, yes Todd is the new President. But Todd was less than cooperative with the new Sheriff.

    Yes Kitty the Ward maps keep getting redrawn, you could live in the same home for years and be in a different Ward a half dozen times.

    Kitty you should also get on the El, I can remember when they used to fall off the tracks due to lack of speed limits etc. And I would remember a lot of people jumping off at the next stop when the El driver was driving crazy. Now they have them monitored and if you are in the first car you can hear the beeping when they are going too fast. But you are right once you are in the Loop you can walk to just about anything.
    SP Biloxi said...

    That map looks like the worda of Picasso. I certainly would get lost in Chicago with that map.

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