We don't need any distractions, ....well any more on the County Board
With the next County Budget fasting approaching,....and no the State still has no budget passed......we don't need any more problems on this County Board, this may prolong the next budget because now we will have to deal with political agendas
State's attorney race turns allies to rivals

November 17, 2007
By Abdon M. Pallasch , Sun-Times News Group
A few years ago, Cook County Commissioners Larry Suffredin and Tony Peraica were on the same team, fighting the administration of county board President John Stroger.
Now, they're slinging verbal arrows at each other as they run for state's attorney.

At a forum Friday for state's attorney candidates at the Union League Club in Chicago, Peraica (R-Riverside) quoted Suffredin as telling Democratic Party leaders, "if we don't get our act together, we're going to hand this office over to Tony Peraica, which would be the worst possible thing in the world that could happen to us.'"

As the laughter in the room died down, Peraica said to Suffredin, "Did I quote you correctly?" Suffredin (D-Evanston) nodded.
"Larry and I disagree on a lot of things, but we agree on that point," Peraica said.
"I would bring the kind of independence to this office that would not kowtow to any power, Democratic or Republican."
Not right, Suffredin said, describing Peraica as having "flawed judgment" and saying that he doesn't "trust him to be a fair person."

Peraica shot back to Suffredin, "He was one of the first to support Todd Stroger (for county board president), so talk about flawed judgment."
Suffredin shouted that he would support Stroger again if Peraica were the opponent.

Part of the reason Suffredin said he's running for county prosecutor is because "there is a belief that justice is not equal, that decisions made in Winnetka are not the same ones made in Robbins or in Maywood or in South Chicago or in Englewood."

First Assistant State's Attorney Bob Milan, who's running against Suffredin in the Feb. 5 Democratic primary election, was angered by that insinuation.
"How dare you allege that assistant state's attorneys in this office treat anyone differently in Robbins than they do in Winnetka," Milan told Suffredin.

"That's outrageous. ... You don't know what you were talking about because you were never one of us. So talk about what you know."
The six Democratic and two Republican candidates had varied opinions about whether Cook County prosecutors look the other way regarding Chicago police brutality.
Democrat Tommy Brewer said he is not convinced police brutality is a thing of the past.
The candidates split evenly about whether Chicago aldermen should get the names of police officers who have an inordinate number of complaints against them.

Suffredin, Peraica, Brewer, and Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) said they should. Milan, Ald. Tom Allen (38th), Chief Deputy State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and attorney Ed Barren disagreed, saying it could unfairly tarnish good officers' reputations.



A little clue that the Peotone airport issue is not dead. This is one of Jesse Jackson Jr's pet projects

With the Interstate 355 extension complete, could the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority be ready to take on another?

The tollway authority's board today will begin preliminary discussions about extending I-355 south once again - this time between interstates 80 and 57. The $738 million extension between I-55 and I-80 opened Monday.

Jim Roolf, a board member representing Will County, plans to ask the tollway authority's staff to start researching the cost and possible route for a new toll road that could eventually connect to the proposed south suburban airport near Peotone.

In case any one is wondering about the skyway fund.

Alnaqib said that the CCV has a small business fund, which can fund businesses up to $1 million. This money is from the Chicago Skyway deal.

8 Comments:

  1. SP Biloxi said...
    "With the next County Budget fasting approaching,....and no the State still has no budget passed......"

    When will they decide the county budget? This is basically backwards for the state that hasn't passed a budget and a county that is working on a budget... sigh...
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    Hey, would the folks in Chicago quit bumping their heads and go look at the unused and almost empty Rockford Airport that is already built and already has plenty of roads to get to it?
    SP Biloxi said...
    "Hey, would the folks in Chicago quit bumping their heads and go look at the unused and almost empty Rockford Airport that is already built and already has plenty of roads to get to it?"

    And is that empty Rockford airport employeed with people of is that airport is plain empty and used a decoration??
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    But Peotone is in Jesse Jackson's (Jr.) District......and whose district is Rockford in?
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    I believe that would be Rep. Don Manzullo for Rockford. What should matter is the best use of money. That never matters in Illinois.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    If and or when Peotone goes up look to see who owns land around there, or where roads will be built, who will be doing the work.......all kinds of things, Jesse Jackson has been on a mission to get his district developed and what better way than to put Peotone airport in, he ran on this issue. Some of the most depressed areas are in his district, the last year they were fighting about what conferances the HSchools would be in so the most depressed areas would not be in the same one. This is Jesse Jackson's (jr)main mission.
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    Parts of Rockford are a hellhole, too. They've lost thousands of manufacturing jobs.

    Oh yeah, I know all about the time wasted on squabbles about high school athletics. A while back, there were some white schools that didn't want to travel to mostly black high schools for sports, too. Now that is NOT what to teach kids!
    SP Biloxi said...
    "Parts of Rockford are a hellhole, too. They've lost thousands of manufacturing jobs."

    Were those jobs outsourced? What is the unemployment rate there? Also, in the area of Rockford, are the jobs mostly in manufacturng?

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