Most Aldermen Are Hos

A post by John Ruberry on “Da Tech Guy Blog” about Chicago’s latest alleged grifter Ed Burke, brought to mind former Alderwoman Arenda Troutman.

But, first, let me share his magnificent opening sentence from Ruberry:

“Chicago isn’t so much a city as it is a racket.”

The former Chicago Alderwoman was sentenced to four years in jail 2009.

Arenda Troutman. From her website.

Besides the dance floor, she danced with developers.

She apologized in court, according to the Chicago Sun-Times article by former Springfield reporter Natasha Korecki.

Troutman is best known for saying,

Well, the thing is, most alderman, most politicians are hos.”

She carried a gun to make her “feel safe,” which would have been legal because she was one of the favored few who can legally protect themselves in Chicago. But she didn’t file the necessary registration papers.

She didn’t lose her government pension by being indicted, but the conviction, admitting taking kickbacks of about $60,000 in her plea agreement did the trick.

Troutman received contributions from far and wide. One landscaper had a business operation in Algonquin.

Defeated for re-election, she left her office empty, much as Republican Governor Richard Ogilvie did when he lost to Democrat Dan Walker.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Alesia prosecuted the case.
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The photo comes from one of Arenda Troutman’s campaign web sites.


Most Aldermen Are Hos — 3 Comments

  1. Ed Burke has been surrounded by a security detail of 6 CPD detectives since he began his career as an alderman.

    I think every woman should be able to carry a handgun.

    I bet your daughter does, Cal.

    I bet she carries a handgun.

    Why don’t you criticize her?

  2. As the city dies and takes on ever more Third World conditions that can’t be hidden despite the kept media’s 24/7 efforts, the racial dynamics unfold.

    Robberies and attacks now occur frequently in the loop.

    Black gangs of feral teen boys turned away from Watertower Place.

    “They’re bad for business!”

    Yet the slimy Mendoza screeches, “We need more diversity in Chicago!”

    If you’re daughter wants to backpack in Morooco, beware!:

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