Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek - Just another one of Michael Madigan's protected crooks?


Chances are, you haven't heard of Steven Landek, the mayor of southwest suburban Bridgeview. Or you hadn't heard of him until the Tribune recently wrote about him.

Landek has built quite a political empire without much scrutiny. He has been a village trustee, Democratic township committeeman, highway commissioner and supervisor. He was appointed to the state Senate last year by his buddy, House Speaker Michael Madigan. Yes, Landek is both mayor of Bridgeview and a state senator.

But his political resume doesn't tell the half of it.

Tribune reporters Joseph Ryan and Joe Mahr recently revealed how Landek's long career in politics has personally benefited him and his friends.

The Lyons Township Democratic Organization, which Landek has overseen since 1998, rents office space in a building Landek owns, so contributions to the party organization go right into Landek's pocket through rent. Landek's organization has even paid Landek at least $50,000 in back rent he claimed he was owed. Get that? Landek demanded that Landek pay up. Landek complied.

Landek also collects rent from an accounting firm that occupies an office in one of Landek's buildings. Since 2005, the firm has made more than $1.2 million off of Bridgeview taxpayers and Toyota Park, the money-losing stadium built by the village. The accounting firm's president is treasurer of two of Landek's political funds.

The big story is Toyota Park, which Bridgeview taxpayers are stuck supporting through skyrocketing property taxes. The Tribune found more than $170,000 flowed to Landek's political funds from companies and people that have profited from the stadium since 2004.

Companies tied to the mayor's family sold $120,000 in janitorial and vending supplies to the village and the stadium.

This might be the richest example of unabashed political cronyism: The wives of the retired and current fire chiefs in Bridgeview created the company that provides medical staff for stadium events. The firm has been paid at least $788,000.

Meanwhile, the 20,000-seat stadium is sucking taxpayers dry.

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40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Continue stealing its only the Tribune and they can't arrest anyone.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I wonder if he's a democRAT?

Anonymous said...

Gee Whiz where the fuck is the US Attorney? This one cries out for an investigation. Fucking corrupt Illinois. No wonder we are going bankrupt. And also why haven't the voters in Bridgeview tossed this asshole out after building that worthless stadium?

Anonymous said...

BTW...Rodney King was buried today in LA. It took several days to dry him out. Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were there. I guess somebody came up with some cash to put these two corrupt extortionist in a good hotel. Rodney now belongs to the ages. You know the Devil was waiting for this asshole. Satan has a great job for him in Hell. Test Dummy for new police billy clubs.

Anonymous said...

He actually started out at the park district there mowing lawns.

Aldo Raine said...

They should fill Toyota Park with Mudmen and illegal Beanos, drop in booze, drugs and guns, and make egress impossible.

Once every last motherfucker is dead or almost dead, the place needs to be set on fire and burned completely to the ground. Put it on pay-per-view and the residents of Bridgeview will be out of the red instantly. Imagine no more seas of Beanos fucking up traffic for Fire games.

Oh yeah, mayor Steven Landek has to be dropped into the mix a day or two into the festivities.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

I've been watching this guy for a few years. He is as dirty as they can get. That Toyota Park is as dirty as it can get. Absolute scum.

Anonymous said...

Not even Madigan knows how bad this guy is.

Anonymous said...

His police farce is just as bad and i can't wait to see these fuckers in a few months!!!

Anonymous said...

IF YOU ASK ME THE US ATTORNEY HAS DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS GUY. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GRABBED YEARS AGO. HIM AND SOME OF HIS ASSOCIATES.

Anonymous said...

And this miserable piece of shit won't even reply to his constituents! I tried contacting him, but he doesn't have an email address because he doesn't want to hear from people. But his staffer had the balls - excuse me, tits - to ask if I want to "like" him on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

Better check to see if this guy has boxes in an attic (residency) in Chicago. He is perfect to move on up to Mayor of Chicago after Rahm goes ever upward.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeview has been full of crooks for years Oremus was a big one. The prairie materials co. was sold right before the big housing crash
How did the Oremus family know?? The son John was with Bush a week or so before he died in a car crash

Anonymous said...

Its nice to have a phone call.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like he is related to the Daley clan with all of his connections. The hillbillies in Bridgeview need to revolt.

I Voted For Obama said...

Mayor Steven Landek voted for Obama, then asked him for tips on how to suck the taxpayers dry.

Anonymous said...

hes just as bad as his mayor friend to the east of him in burbank. this prick when you call him has his secretary screen calls and never puts you threw, its always hes not in he will call you back, please leave a number.that way they can track ya down.i once saw him in his office and called from the hallway,his secretary told me hes not in. i asked he how come i can see him in his office right now.cunt.....

Anonymous said...

Landek has had some business dealings with a close relative of a former 19th ward pol. I wonder if the relative is going to be caught up in anything. This answers some questions.

Anonymous said...

Bold mother fuckers.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Steven Landek voted for Obama, then asked him for tips on how to suck the taxpayers dry.

The trib didn't mention the railroad over pass between 71st Harlem and 71 st Roberts RD sponsored by Lipinski and paid by taxpayers to benefit Toyota park

Anonymous said...

DEMOCRATS-[Commies] are the Dracula's of Politics. They suck the blood out of everything that bleeds, and feed on it. They do everything in the Dark, and the light of Day exposes them as the parasites they are.
Never elect a Vampire [DEMOCRAT] and expect to have any bllod [money] left when they get done with you.

Anonymous said...

Follow the money and the law firm that represents 90% of the Cook County Suburbs...

Anonymous said...

There used to be a tattoo shop near 71st and Harlem ave that sold guns made with no serial numbers.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeview and Landek are to the 2010's as Cicero and Capone were to the 1930's.

Yes, where is the US attorney?

Anonymous said...

I love being "SUCKED DRY"!

Rahm

Anonymous said...

Mike is little lisas pimp. He only put her in the office to protect himself.

Anonymous said...

This thieving prick doesn't even bother to hide his dealings. WTF. Makes our Chicago political whores look like Mother Teresa.

Anonymous said...

I actually heard this asshole speak a few years back at a village meeting in the nearby suburb of Worth. The asshole mayor of Worth Randy Keller tried to push for 'HOME RULE' in a ploy to increase taxes in that village. Landek was trying to convince the residents how great the benefits were to vote in favor of an unchecked tax tyranny. You should of seen him dodge the questions... Thankfully for the residents the scam was exposed by some good people in the know, and the referendum was defeated in the '09 election. HOME RULE = MOB RULE

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

hes just as bad as his mayor friend to the east of him in burbank. this prick when you call him has his secretary screen calls and never puts you threw, its always hes not in he will call you back, please leave a number.that way they can track ya down.i once saw him in his office and called from the hallway,his secretary told me hes not in. i asked he how come i can see him in his office right now.cunt.....

July 1, 2012 9:48 AM that Borebank mayor and his cop son and dead men walking

Anonymous said...

wow you have some real issues, what a dick, hiding behind a key board.Oh thats right shaved dick is your name so does that mean you don,t have one?

Anonymous said...

you wish you had a longcock is that what you are saying and you are sad because your cock has been shaved off? Oh thats right this wont post becuse you have to review it first so you are running your own little world as you accuse others. What an asshole

Anonymous said...

REGARDING THESE TWO POSTS:

Anonymous said...
wow you have some real issues, what a dick, hiding behind a key board.Oh thats right shaved dick is your name so does that mean you don,t have one?

July 4, 2012 12:20 PM

Anonymous said...
you wish you had a longcock is that what you are saying and you are sad because your cock has been shaved off? Oh thats right this wont post becuse you have to review it first so you are running your own little world as you accuse others. What an asshole

July 4, 2012 12:23 PM

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What is wrong with this poster? He must be mad because tagged both his mom and his wife in the ass with his giant cock.

Probablt jelous Shaved wouldn't fuck him in his gay ass too!

Sincerely

Mayor of Justice, IL

Anonymous said...

Maybe the new US Attorney will take these guys away.

Anonymous said...

We cheat we steal we democrats.

Anonymous said...

What a smug looking prick.

Anonymous said...

Madigan is a millionaire never worked worked a day in his life thanks nigs and dumb ass white water dept workers.

Anonymous said...

They should fill Toyota Park with Mudmen and illegal Beanos, drop in booze, drugs and guns, and make egress impossible.

Once every last motherfucker is dead or almost dead, the place needs to be set on fire and burned completely to the ground. Put it on pay-per-view and the residents of Bridgeview will be out of the red instantly. Imagine no more seas of Beanos fucking up traffic for Fire games.

Oh yeah, mayor Steven Landek has to be dropped into the mix a day or two into the festivities.

Aldo Raine

You had me until the fire part. I think your plan works better if we bring in the Sheriff's bus with the community service peoples and have them haul the bodies over to Burr Oak. This way we can do it over and over until all that's left are the community service people and then we burn it down. Then sound the all clear.

Anonymous said...

hey Landick, what do you want with your pension? I don't know, how bout another pension?

Anonymous said...

Seriously... These are our homes, is'nt there anything we could do?

Anonymous said...

You can quit voting Democratic---the party of welfare cheats and freebies out of your pocket. Until then....quit your bitching.