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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Advisory

OpenlineBlog to announce details of a multi-year investigation regarding police commander Kristen Ziman (aka "Kristen Kjendal"), including matters and allegations related to the Department of Justice and City of Aurora.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much could there be on one person in a high position in a major police agency. Isn't there others working there in positions of power that need to be exposed also. I meet many officers everyday and they are all great. I think that a few bad apples may sneak up the ladder and create their own fantasy camps. That alone will cause hard feelings and bad morale. As a citizen that is what disturbs me because bad morale can lead to low motivation and criminals take notice.

Anonymous said...

To announce when, exactly? Who is conducting this investigation? Is this from the crack investigative journalists who are part of the OpenlineBlog team or the complete fantasies of wannabe civic movers & shakers who sit in their mother's basement filled with self-loathing?

You have a long & established history of accusations and beliefs rooted in complete fantasy. No one believes you.

Anonymous said...

Openline blog master. Please paste supporting documents to convince us of the wrong doings by Kjendal. I want to see what others have done also. I too read the past blogs and it horrifies me to think that my police department is a whore house.

Anonymous said...

12:21- Ya gotta admit that it can sometimes be a real hoot reading this thing, though.

Anonymous said...

I love reading this stuff! I wonder if they make prisoners crush grapes to make wine for Kjendal and crew.

Anonymous said...

I read this every morning before work, it's better than coffee. I know that my company doesn't allow family members to work together. If true the city should adopt a similar rule. They should probably not hire any more of the Kjendal's or Grooms for starters. I think there should be some morals classes also. Sounds like things turned into a frat house.

Anonymous said...

A nepotism law in Illinois? In Aurora, Illinois? I'd like to see someone put that forward. It'd be a scream to see all of the maneuvering during those discussions.

Anonymous said...

Who are all the Kjendals, are they like the Kardashians.

Anonymous said...

1. Where can I get a list of names for the police department.
2. What club has all that action and can someone get me in to ask my own questions.
3. Any mayor knows exactly who is being hired. race, gender, sexual pref. etc. they are all political.

Thank you

I also posted these questions on another topic.

Anonymous said...

Announcing you're going to announce something? Openline should get their own show on Comedy Central. So lame.

Anonymous said...

Hi 9:19am I asked a cop that stopped in this morning. He said there were 5 Kjendal family members working there along with an ex-husband and a new husband.

Anonymous said...

Aurora has been operating under the "family and friends" hiring model for a long time. A City our size needs a nepotism law. It's ridiculous how some families have put a generational lock on City employment.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 12:19

Anonymous said...

It's certainly a form of soft corruption and should be exposed. More and more public officials are no longer so stupid as to accept open bribes and lavish gifts. There are officials though who will steer City work to their friends and use their influence and decision making authority in an inappropriate manner to hire their relatives and friends as City employees. A nepotism ordinance would knock out the family favoritism part.

Only those who believe that Illinois is a bastion of great government would disagree with such an ordinance.

Where do the current mayoral candidates stand with respect to nepotism? Both have large families in the area. One has a husband who was her business partner in failed restaurant ventures. Two of her brothers work for the City. The other has a father, brothers and sons who are active in real estate management and development in the area.

Are they going to rely on following the City's current weak laws? Or are they going to break from the past and advocate for a more professional separation of family and City business?

It will be interesting to hear their responses once the chest thumping and puffing up starts on the campaign trail next year. Can't wait for the theatre.

Anonymous said...

How about all of those kids of employees and aldermen and their friends who get most of the seasonal jobs over the summer at the City? Talk about "All in the Family." Is this need to work at the same place as Mom and Dad the result of local in-breeding? How about the rest of us out here having teenagers and young adults? We pay taxes. Is there no equal employment opportunity for us? No equal access? In a shrinking economy, how long are these jobs going to be hogged in a closed system? After all, it's our money.

Anonymous said...

Well said 2:56 and 5:05 Anyone that works full time for the city should not be working other side jobs. They are probably using company time to prosper at the second job. All city jobs should be hired by an independent panel and separate from the city and most importantly based on qualifications not relationships.

Anonymous said...

Which proud Aurora family wins the nepotism crown? Who has the biggest, most obscene array of family members on the payroll? The winner will be announced on the same evening as the Little Merry Jack Frost awards. Cast your vote along with a colorful and descriptive commentary. C'mon, folks, some of these executive employees did their best work manuevering and hiring their family members. Why, they expended more energy strutting around and making sure that they got hired than in their regular work efforts for the rest of the year. Let's cast our votes with all of the respect and color deserving of their efforts. After, we live in the worst governed state in America. Surely there are several spectacular candidates that can remind us how proud we are to pay taxes and support an employment system that does such great things for the connected and the insiders.

Anonymous said...

Aurora needs a strong and independent Inspector General.

Anonymous said...

Dear Blog master. I read your blog often. I was wondering about all the focus on Kristen Ziman. I looked at the police leader list and noticed that she is not the chief and is a commander. There are three commanders. Is Kristen Ziman that corrupt? What about the chief and the other two commanders. If there is all that bizarre activity and nepotism claims happening there, then others must be involved or know about it. Can Openline interview them and others to get the truth.

Anonymous said...

1. Rosario DeLeon family. Can anyone list the names and their jobs with the City?
2. Groom family. Police and Streets Dept.
3. Others?

Anonymous said...

I'm beginning to wonder if City hiring first benefits the players, with the benefit to the public coming long after the pigs have been fed. The taxpayers are some kind of afterthought.

Anonymous said...

10/9/15, 8:13 AM LOL. Openline never interviews ANYBODY. Openline has nothing to do with investigative journalism. It's all about muckraking, innuendo, and unsubstantiated gossip. Openline chooses a target then just starts making stuff up.

Anonymous said...

Chris Tunney was appointed to a paid board position with the Dunham Fund, the slush fund run by Weisner's campaign chief Bob Vaughan. No way in hell Chris Tunney knows enough about anything to serve on such a board, but the fund is full of corrupt people and this pays off Kristen indirectly instead of directly. She plays ball and now she gets to be chief. It's far worse than Blago. Aurora is filthy corrupt.