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"mount henry" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:06 min | 4 months ago

"mount henry" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Department of Corrections is now open Chinese New Year alert. It is the year of the Ox. Last year was the year of the Rat. Thanks for the texts. I think that was read out of context, though the person sent that saying when we were talking about what Steve Bertrand was doing with rats? Yeah, That's right. Our discussion yesterday about that prompted that message, and I thought it was about our egg roll discussion. I can't keep track of the topics here. Thank you. Control room. Joe 7 23. Let's get some extreme in local news from Black Club Chicago. Shame is to me joins us now. Morning shameless. Born about Ah, lot of talk about golf lately. And you have AH, story about a NAFTA school golfing program. That sounds good, Phyllis in on this That's right. There's a push in Chicago to get more kids in the Gulf of particularly on the South and West sides. There's operation called World Gulf Chicago Foundation that's starting a bunch of programs around town. And the first one is actually it's going to be on the North side, and it's got a building that a lot of people would recognize The old Waveland clock tower, right it Waveland and the lakefront. I recognize it for years and years, the cameras at Wrigley Field would could could shoot it from the bleachers. Be like when the between innings they would show this ivy covered clock tower. Well, it's been out of use for a long time. I think the people that play 16 and softball right there can use the bathrooms there, but the rest of building it is not very useful for now. But this group called first Tee. Greater Chicago is just broke ground. They're going to redevelop that building and turn it into a youth golfing facility. It's gonna have a clubhouse in there. It's gonna have a computer equipment you where you can, You know golf simulators inside, and then they're gonna do putting greens and some golfing areas outside as well. Really. With the goal of attracting 17 18 year old kids who could do after school golf programs will have some areas where they could study and do their homework and really, just Provide opportunities for kids. TOC start to develop the love of the game. Sounds like a plan this vacant land in North Lawndale could that possibly become a youth Baseball center? You know what that's it's one of six possibilities that that's going on. Right now. Your listeners may remember the Silver shovel federal investigation that ended up sending six Chicago alderman to prison. Well, one of the key elements of that Investigation was they had a guy handed out bribes and two aldermen who then would let him Construction equipment at Roosevelt and cost during the North Lawndale neighborhood, and I just remember the pictures from back in the nineties. This thing was six stories high. They called it Mount Henry out there, and it really just sort of wrecked that section of the neighborhood as you could imagine. Mayor Daley cleaned it up a couple years later. But you know lots of lingering resentment that That they would let this toxic dump be built. Just Tonto sort of catch alderman out there while the neighbors were being affected by it, But it's all cleaned up. Now the city is trying to find developers that will build projects there. So right now, it's sort of a competition last night and tonight three different development groups each night are going to present plans for what they want to build. Their lots of people are proposing data storage. Industrial buildings, but also some elements like cafes and Cem Cem Parks, But I'd say the most prominent of them all is the is the trouble. Cubs chair Do you want to build the Cubs Urban Youth Academy, which would be indoor outdoor baseball center rooftop deck. Andre just, you know ways for for her kids in north Lawndale and young adults in law or North Lawndale, too, You know, practice baseball play baseball. Um and you know, there would also be other things as well. Cafes. And after school programming, So it's interesting. They're going toe. The community gets the way innit in on these projects at an online meeting, Um they're going to present all the findings in March. Pick one of them, and then we'll see if this gets built in the next year or so clean up. Mount Henry. A lot of land there. What is it? Roosevelt and Costner, right? Roosevelt and Costner's. It's 20 Acres that they get a huge spot. And like I said, it is all cleaned up its you know, down to the ground. Now, all the construction debris is gone, but where they're hoping to get something productive on that site. Finally, you've got an interesting post at Block club Chicago that, or GTA talked to our old friend Lee Bae, the architecture critic about the South Side, Green Line. What's the story there? Right. This was in depth report. Their angle would reporter Jamie Nesbitt Golden wrote, And it's really about the green line that runs through angle would and how years of disinvestment on it is really impacted the neighborhood, but more importantly, how neighbors now are trying to reclaim some of the stations. Really boost the neighborhood by adding more transit there. Um, sort of the report focused on the Racine Stop, which was built in 19. Oh, seven was open for about 90 years. The city closed at 94 temporarily and we're on year 27 of temporary closure and it's just, You know, the station's still there. It's in, You know, we've got a bunch of photos of it. It's you know, enormous disrepair, but it's salvageable for sure. And these organizes really wanted to get it back open. Hope to get some business is thriving along that stretch. You know, there's a whole push in Chicago, obviously for transit, Orrin and development. You know, people want to live near places where they can get the trade easily and get to work. But most of these all happened on the North side. And so I know Mayor Lightfoot in other politicians trying to encourage developers to build these transitory and developments on the South and West side as well. And and the organizers say this is a perfect spot. If you want to put your money where your mouth is. This is a station that if you reopen it could really pump some more energy into the 63 63rd Street corridor in England. Chambers to me. Thanks for the extremely local news update will talk to you tomorrow. You got it. Thanks, Bob. Coming up after 7 30 News, our weekly briefing on the virus and vaccines from one of the world's top infectious disease specialist actor Eileen.

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"mount henry" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:38 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on KCRW

"I asked if he would talk to me. And if not if he would pass John Christopher a message for me. And this was the response I got from the FBI's public information officer. Hi, robyn. It's Rebecca at the FBI I spoke with the ancient, and he says that he, I guess empathy for the force. Not surprisingly, she declined to participate again. He says it is his responsibility to protect source, and that he hopes that you understand that so very much. And let me know giving question. Even after all this time it appears that the FBI is still protecting. John Christopher what about all the trash he left behind the dump itself? What happened to it? Well, when the feds washed their hands of this problem and said by Chicago, and with all the intense public scrutiny and the national media coverage that operation silver shovel had garnered the city finally stepped in and started awarding contracts to companies who could haul this rubble away. Remember, the lot were mount Henry once stood. Spanned twenty one acres and the mountain itself was six stories tall. So these cleanup contracts, we're going to be really big and really lucrative. The cleanup had just started in January nineteen ninety six when the Reverend Jesse Jackson stopped in the right to remove the community goes on the going to be a good, lucrative job for someone. To have the job. So Reverend Jackson, the civil rights activist and two-time candidate for president at I come to Chicago in the nineteen sixties, his rainbow push coalition is headquartered here. And the way Jackson tells it when he first learned about operation silver shovel he realized that this cleanup presented a unique opportunity. John Christopher had dumped in a black neighborhood, and he had helped take down black politicians, but someone was going to get paid to clean up the dumps and Jackson, one of the city to hire black owned trucking firms to do it infers, that was resistance because those who use these jobs demand, the right to get them. And we demand that the right of that system. So Reverend Jackson mounted a major protest tobacco his demands reorganized, trucks, and the land removers on this frigid Saturday in early February nineteen hundred. Six dozens of diesel trucks, and bulldozers plastered with signs that said things like we want our fair share and hire us to clean up the dumps all these trucks, lined up in a convoy and headed for north Lauderdale will do the full mile trip across the city drama of just trucks and tractors and trailers and dumpsters. We land up and across the city Frederick Duales, when the convoy arrived in north Lonsdale, the company that had started the cleanup blocked the entrance to the sites, but Jackson and the truckers, eventually got into the site, and he gave a speech from on top of a tractor. He threatened to continue the protests into the summer when the democratic national convention was going to be in Chicago in advance of the ninety six election. The Chicago Tribune characterize his threats this way, give us what we want or watch as we wreak havoc on your big important party, this summer. It was only then that the mayor agreed to hire black owned firms to clean up the dump those protests, worked at the residents of north Lonsdale were not impressed when the dumping had I started in their neighborhood. Reverend Jackson was one of the people they'd written to asking for help and was Woodson says they never heard back from him, at least, not until after operation silver shovel with finished and the camera crews arrived, the sushi of story broke. And then the next thing I saw with Jesse Jackson standing on top of the pound saying, yeah, we did this. And we send. No, you didn't the in took credit for a lot of the stuff that had been done, but that was way after the fight. The cleanup continued through the spring of nineteen Ninety-six, one by one dump trucks filed onto the lot and backed up to the mountain.

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"mount henry" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on Reveal

"Another investigations wire meet things really complicated for Jim Davis. And his fellow agents I would've liked to have said John stay away from uncle Tony's office, but I can't tell John that we have a a wire, and uncle Tony's office. John Christopher also neglected to file his federal income tax returns in nineteen ninety two and ninety three I know it seems so mundane. But ultimately, this is why he went to prison. John Christopher was sentenced to thirty nine months in prison. But he was never forced to clean up the dumps or provide restitution to anyone in north Lonsdale. And then after he got out of prison, he disappeared again. Maybe for good this time. You mean he's been going for, like twenty years? And nobody knows where he is. Did you try and track him down? Yeah. I've been looking for John Christopher for almost three years trying to figure out what happened to him after he got out of prison. Because he co-operated with the FBI he could not safely return to his old life or even be in Chicago without FBI protection. So I look for him everywhere I could think of and allied just I found nothing. Eventually, I learned the FBI had set him up with a new name, and new social security number, and a new life. And that there was this FBI agent in Saint Louis who might have all that information. So I asked if he would talk to me, and if not if he would pass John Christopher a message for me, and this was the response, I got from the FBI's public information officer. Hi, it's Rebecca we ESPN think Lewis, I spoke with the ancient. And he says, I appreciate I guess empathy for the force, but not surprisingly she the kinds to participate again. He says that it is his responsibility to protect the source, and that he hopes that you understand that so. Thank you very much. And let me know giving question by. Even after all this time it appears that the FBI is still protecting. John Christopher what about all the trash he left behind the dump itself? What happened to it? Well, when the feds washed their hands of this problem and said by by Chicago, and with all the intense public scrutiny and the national media coverage that operation silver shovel had garnered the city finally stepped in and started awarding contracts to companies who could haul. All this rubble away remember the law or mount Henry once stood spanned twenty one acres, and the mountain itself was six stories tall. So these cleanup contracts, we're going to be really big and really lucrative. The cleanup had just started in January nineteen ninety six when the Reverend Jesse Jackson Stockton Royds, remove the community because of going to be a good, lucrative job for someone to have. Job. So Reverend Jackson the civil rights activist and two time candidate for president had I come to Chicago in the nineteen sixties, his rainbow push coalition is headquartered here. And the way Jackson tells it when he first learned about operation silver shovel he realized that this cleanup presented a unique opportunity. John Christopher had dumped in a black neighborhood, and he had helped take down black politicians, but someone was gonna get paid to clean up the dumps and Jackson, one of the city to hire black owned trucking firms to do it. Roseling was resistance because those who use a good he's gonna job demand, the right to get them in the we demanded the right to that system. So Reverend Jackson mounted a major protest to back up his demands Roma's trucks, and the land removers on this frigid Saturday in early February nineteen ninety six. Dozens of diesel trucks, and bulldozers plastered with signs that said things like we want our fair share and hire us to clean up the dumps all these trucks, lined up in a convoy and headed for north Lonsdale..

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"mount henry" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"If he would talk to me, and if not if you would pass John Christopher a message for me. And this was the response. I got from the FBI's public information officer. Hi, robin. It's Rebecca will at the FBI agent. And he says that he. I guess empathy for the force. But not surprisingly, she declined to participate. Again, he says it it is his responsibility to protect your source that he hopes that you understand that. So thank you very much and let me know giving question. Even after all this time, it appears that the FBI is still protecting John Christopher what about all the trash. She left behind. I mean, the dump itself what happened to it? Well, when the feds washed their hands of this problem and said by by Chicago, and with all the intense public scrutiny and the national media coverage operation silver shovel had garnered the city finally stepped in and started awarding contracts to companies who could haul all this rubble away. Remember the lot were mount Henry once stood spanned twenty one acres and the mountain itself was six stories tall. So these cleanup contracts, we're going to be really big and really lucrative. The cleanup had just started in January nineteen ninety six when the Reverend Jesse Jackson stopped in the right to remove delivery in our community because it was going to be a good lucrative job for someone. To have the job. So Reverend Jackson the civil rights activist and two-time candidate for president. At I come to Chicago in the nineteen sixties his rainbow push coalition is headquartered here and the way Jackson tells it when he first learned about operation, silver shovel. He realized that this cleanup presented a unique opportunity. John Christopher had dumped in a black neighborhood, and he had helped take down black politicians, but someone was gonna get paid to clean up. The dumps and Jackson wanted the city to hire black owned trucking firms to do it. That was resistance because. We use a good. He's gonna jobs were demanding the right to get them. We demanded the right to circumvent the system so Reverend Jackson mounted a major protest to backup. His demands we all the trucks and the land removers on the frigid Saturday in early February nineteen Ninety-six dozens of diesel trucks and bulldozers plastered with signs that said things like we want our fair share and hire us to clean up. The dumps all these trucks lined up in a convoy and headed for north Lonsdale did a full mile trip across the city. Now, we're just trucks and practice and trailers dumpsters. We land up and move across the city sub forever rallies when the convoy arrived in north one day all the company that had started the cleanup blocked the entrance to the site. But Jackson and the truckers eventually got into the site. And he gave a speech from on top of a tractor. He threatened to continue the protests into the summer when the democratic national convention was going to be in Chicago in advance of the ninety six election. The Chicago Tribune characterized his threats this way, give us what we want or watch. As we wreak havoc on your big important party this summer. It was only then that the mayor agreed to hire black owned firms to clean up the dump those protests in the work that the residents of north Lonsdale were not impressed. When the dumping had. I started in their neighborhood. Reverend Jackson was one of the people they'd written to asking for help. And was Woodson says they never heard back from him. At least not until after operation silver shovel was finished. And the camera crews arrived the silver shell was story broke. And then the next thing I saw with Jesse Jackson standing on top Powell seeing. Yeah, we did this and saying no you didn't. The in took credit for a lot of the stuff that had been done. But then was way after the fight..

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"mount henry" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:55 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Center for investigative reporting in p r x this is reveal I'm L. Listen, we've been hearing about a major FBI investigation in Chicago in the mid nineties caused a stir nationwide in Chicago today federal officials announced charges in what they call operation silver, shovel a wide ranging probe of public corruption. Operation silver, shovel lasted three and a half years at the heart of it all was John Christopher a man with an extensive criminal record a man who are working as an FBI informant. Dump six stories of construction debris in the west side neighborhood, north longdale residents there called the large and unsightly dumpsite the mountain, and they accused the federal government of allowing Christopher to continue dumping and poor and minority neighborhoods while using him to target public officials US attorney burnt denies the charge Robin Amer's been our God telling the story, she's the host of the new podcast from USA today called the city. And it looks at how power wielded in American cities. Hey, robin. Hey, al. So I guess the feds were happy with how operation silver shovel went down. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I mean by the time this wrapped up the feds would refer to operation silver shovel as one of the biggest and most successful corruption probes in Chicago history. They had investigated more than forty targets. Indicted a dozen politicians on corruption charges most of whom went to prison, and they had also used John Christopher to launder millions of dollars in old mob cash really hitting the outfit the Chicago, mafia where it hurt and even folded in a drug bust along the way. So this investigation was by their account, very successful. What about the people of Chicago where they happy to see all these corrupt politicians get jail time. Yes. And no the investigation did not play out in Chicago's neighborhoods. The way it played out on the nightly news. I almost all the targets of this investigation or black or. Latino. There was a lot of criticism of this and the government justified their results by saying, well, look, this is just how the operation unfolded one alderman would introduce us to another to another to another. It was all about their personal connections. And a lot of other people felt the trade not just by their elected officials who taken bribes. But by the investigation itself how so well in north Lonsdale. John Christopher's mountain was still standing by the time the takedown actually happened. This giant illegal construction, debris dump had loomed over the neighborhood for almost six years, and the FBI and the US attorney's office had no intention of removing it it wasn't part of the investigation or part of the take down. This is what Jim Davis who was the agent in charge of the investigation told me about this. I don't think that we had any obligation to clean up. Mount Henry because first of all it's not what we do. And we didn't create it. I mean, there are agencies that are responsible for cleaning up stuff like that. That's not our business. What about that? I mean, couldn't be EPA brought in to help clean up the dump well in theory, but the EPA looked at the situation and said, you know, there's no hazardous waste here. This is a municipal waste problem. It's not our job to clean this up. And so really the city was left holding the bell here. Of course, the city had already sued John, Christopher and one. But instead of forcing him to clean it up. He had just declared bankruptcy and had effectively disappeared and the FBI in giving John Christopher cover while he was an informant for them made. This problem worse for all the people who had been fighting him. We they said about him being a mole the something that we never even anticipated on one of my visits to north Lonsdale Rita, and Michelle Ashford told me that they were shocked to.

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"mount henry" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

08:07 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on KQED Radio

"That they were shocked to suddenly learn that the man that they've been fighting for six years was working for the FBI. We say this why we couldn't get any help. Get any help with it. They knew all this was going on all alone before we even begin to fight for in the reason why we couldn't get any Justice for anything because it was Oliver for me. And they knew it from the very beginning. We just figured that John Christopher had that concrete pal there. He was making money off of it. And that's the purpose of what civil shovel. That was my first thing what is civil shell. And they said, oh, you did dumpsite the Christian John Krystal Gladys Woodson the block club president and north Mondale told me that she and her neighbors were collateral damage. They'd been used they were never able to get traction fighting John Christopher, and now they could see why he had to have begging, you know, 'cause people that we will contact and seem to you know, was pushing it on the not answering forever. One in north Lonsdale whose children had been hurt whose property had been damaged whose neighborhood had been disrespected. This was a huge breach of trust this people asthma attack, the people that own own oxygen machines that we have few people to move out of the neighborhood just moved because they could no longer stand the dust and stuff the news about operation, silver, shovel seemed to confirm what they'd been saying for years about the government's neglect of their neighborhood because this face the fact they wouldn't have put that up in the white community. Not at all. John didn't have to be allowed to still have that dumb 'cause you had ammunition to use against him. What about John Christopher me? What happened to him? When the whole thing broke when operation silver shovel was revealed. Well, even though John Christopher had agreed to wear a wire for the FBI and had become the centerpiece of major undercover investigation his participation was not actually like a get out of jail free card. He did not have a deal with the FBI for full immunity. So FBI agent. Jim Davis told me that at the beginning of the investigation. He had worn John Christopher not to do anything illegal that wasn't part of the investigation. And I would just try and reassure them and say, look, if you're straight with us, you know, if you continue to do what we're asking you to do, you know, if you stay out of trouble, you're going to be okay. But John Christopher did not hold up his end of the bargain while the investigation was going on while he was cooperating with the FBI. He was still committing other crimes and he went behind the bureau's back in other ways. So for example, at the same time operation silver shovel was going on the FBI was also looking into this illegal gambling operation run by an alleged mob. Boss named Tony Centracchio John referred to him as his uncle Tony. And that was a problem for me because we had a wire Tony. The wire was a video camera hidden in the ceiling. Of Tony Centracchio office. And every time John went into see him. We were recording John in primarily criminal conversations. Would you was adding to the mounting evidence? That we going to have to present against him at the end of this case, it's not totally clear. What John Christopher was doing there because he was never charged in this illegal gambling case, but him showing up on another investigations wire meet things really complicated for Jim Davis and his fellow agents. I would have liked to have said John stay away from uncle Tony's office. But I can't tell John that we have a wire and uncle Tony's office. John Christopher also neglected to file his federal income tax returns in nineteen ninety two and ninety three. I know it seems so mundane, but ultimately this is why he went to prison. John Christopher was sentenced to thirty nine months in prison. But he was never forced. To clean up the dumps or provide restitution to anyone in north Lonsdale. And then after he got out of prison, he disappeared. Again. Maybe for good this time. You mean he's been gone for like twenty years. Nobody knows where he is. Did you try and track him down? Yeah. I've been looking John Christopher for almost three years trying to figure out what happened to him after he got out of prison because he co-operated with the FBI he could not safely returned to his old life or even be in Chicago without FBI protection. So I looked for him everywhere. I could think of an Al I just found nothing. Eventually I learned the FBI had set him up with a new name and a new social security number and a new life. And that there was this FBI agent in Saint Louis who might have all that information. So I asked if he would talk to me, and if not if you would. Pass john. Christopher message for me. And this was the response. I got from the FBI's public information officer. Hi, robyn. It's Rebecca ESPN. I spoke if he agent, and he says that he. I guess MVP for the force. Not surprisingly, she declined to participate. Again, he says it is his responsibility to protect your source that he hopes that you understand that. So thank you very much and let me know giving a question. Even after all this time, it appears that the FBI is still protecting John Christopher what about all the trash. He left behind. I mean, the dump itself what happened to it? Well, when the feds wash their hands of this problem and said by by Chicago, and with all the intense public scrutiny and the national media coverage that operation silver shovel had garnered the city finally stepped in and started awarding contracts to companies who could hall all this rubble away. Remember the lot were mount Henry once stood spanned twenty one acres and the mountain itself was six stories tall. So these cleanup contracts, we're going to be really big and really lucrative. The cleanup had just started in January nineteen ninety six when the Reverend Jesse Jackson stopped in. We have the right to remove the degree in our community because I was going to be a good lucrative job for someone to have the job. So Reverend Jackson the civil rights activist and to candidate for president. And I come to Chicago in the nineteen sixties his rainbow push coalition is headquartered here and the way Jackson tells it when he first learned about operation, silver shovel. He realized that this cleanup presented a unique opportunity. John Christopher had dumped in a black neighborhood, and he had helped take down black politicians, but someone was going to get paid to clean up. The dumps and Jackson wanted the city to hire black owned trucking firms to do it. That was resistance because. Those who use these jobs were demanding their right to get them. We demanded the right to circumvent the system so Reverend Jackson mounted a major protest to backup. His demands we organized the trucks and the land removers on the frigid Saturday in early February nineteen Ninety-six dozens of diesel trucks and bulldozers plastered with signs that said things like we want our fair share and hire us to clean up. The dumps all these trucks lined up in a convoy and headed for north Lonsdale. Full.

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"mount henry" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Power is wielded in American cities. Hey, robin. Hey, al. So I guess the feds were happy with how operation silver shovel went down. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I mean by the time this wrapped up the feds would refer to operation silver shovel as one of the biggest and most successful corruption probes in Chicago history. They had investigated more than forty targets. Indicted a dozen politicians on corruption charges most of whom went to prison and hit also used John Christopher to launder millions of dollars in old mob cash really hitting the outfit the Chicago, mafia where it hurt and they'd even folded in a drug bust along the way. So this investigation was by their account, very successful. What about the people of Chicago where they happy to see all these politicians get jail time. Yes. And no the investigation did not play out in Chicago's neighborhoods. The way it played out on the nightly news. I almost all the targets of this investigation or. Black or Latino. There was a lot of criticism of this and the government justified their results by saying. Well, look, this is just how the operation unfolded one alderman introduced us to another to another to another. It was all about their personal connections. And a lot of other people the trade not just by their elected officials who take bribes. But by the investigation itself how so well in north Lonsdale. John Christopher's mountain was still standing by the time the takedown actually happened. This giant illegal construction, debris dump had loomed over the neighborhood for almost six years, and the FBI and the US attorney's office had no intention of removing it it wasn't part of the investigation or part of the take down. This is what Jim Davis who was the agent in charge of the investigation told me about this. I don't think that we had any obligation to clean up. Mount Henry because first of all it's not what we do. And we didn't create it. I mean, there are agencies that are responsible for cleaning up stuff like that. That's not our business. What about that? I mean, couldn't be EPA brought in to help clean up the dump well in theory, but the EPA looked at the situation and said, you know, there's no hazardous waste here. This is a municipal waste problem. It's not our job to clean this up. And so really the city was left holding the Bill here, of course, the city had already sued John, Christopher and one. But instead of forcing him to clean it up. He had just declared bankruptcy and had effectively disappeared and the FBI in giving John Christopher cover while he was an informant for them made. This problem worse for all the people who had been fighting him. Way.

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"mount henry" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on KQED Radio

"If he would talk to me. And if not if you would pass John Christopher a message for me. And this was the response. I got from the FBI public information officer. Hi, Robyn, it's Rebecca we at the FBI agent. And he says, I can t she I guess empathy for the force. But not surprisingly, she declined to participate. Again, he says that it is his responsibility to protect your source that he hopes that you understand that. So thank you very much and let me know giving question. Even after all this time, it appears that the FBI is still protecting John Christopher what about all the trash. He left behind. I mean, the dump itself. What happened to it? Well, when the feds washed their hands of this problem and said by Chicago, and with all the intense public scrutiny and the national media coverage that operation silver shovel had garnered the city finally stepped in and started awarding contracts to companies who could haul all this rubble away. Remember the lot were mount Henry once stood spanned twenty one acres and the mountain itself was six stories tall. So these cleanup contracts, we're going to be really big and really lucrative. The cleanup had just started in January nineteen Ninety-six when the Reverend Jesse Jackson Stockton. We should have the right to remove delivery in our own community because I was going to be a good lucrative job for someone to have the job. So Reverend Jackson the civil rights activist and two-time candidate for president had I come to Chicago in the nineteen sixties his rainbow push coalition is headquartered here and the way Jackson tells it when he first. Learned about operation silver shovel. He realized that this cleanup presented a unique opportunity. John Christopher had dumped in a black neighborhood, and he had helped take down black politicians, but someone was gonna get paid to clean up. The dumps and Jackson wanted the city to hire black owned trucking firms to do it. That was resistance because. Those who use a good. He's gonna jobs would demand to get them. And we demanded the right to circumvent the system so Reverend Jackson mounted a major protest to backup. His demands we organized the trucks and the land removers on this frigid Saturday in early February nineteen Ninety-six dozens of diesel trucks and bulldozers plastered with signs that said things like we want our fair share and hire us to clean up. The dumps all these trucks lined up in a convoy and headed for north Lonsdale. Full mile trip across the city. Now, we just trucks and practice and trailers dumpsters up and move across the city sub forever to do three hours when the convoy arrived in north one day all the company that had started the cleanup blocked the entrance to the site. But Jackson and the truckers eventually got into the site. And he gave a speech from on top of a tractor. He threatened to continue the protests into the summer when the democratic national convention was going to be in Chicago in advance of the ninety six election. The Chicago Tribune characterized his threats this way, give us what we want or watch. As we wreak havoc on your big important party this summer. It was only then that the mayor agreed to hire black owned firms to clean up the dump those protests and it worked but the residents of north Lonsdale were not impressed. When the dumping had. I started in their neighborhood. Reverend Jackson was one of the people they'd written to asking for help. And was Woodson says they never heard back from him. At least not until after operation silver shovel was finished. And the camera crews arrived the silver shell was story broke. And then the next thing I saw with Jesse Jackson standing on top pal saying? Yeah, we did this and we will send. No, you didn't the in took credit for a lot of the stuff that had been done. But that was way after the fight..

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"mount henry" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Wielded in American cities. Hey, robin. Hey, al. So I guess the feds were happy with how operation silver shovel went down. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I mean by the time this wrapped up the feds would refer to operation silver shovel as one of the biggest and most successful corruption probes in Chicago history. They had investigated more than forty targets. Indicted a dozen politicians on corruption charges most of whom went to prison and had also used John Christopher to launder millions of dollars and old mob. Cash really hitting the outfit the Chicago, mafia where it hurt and they'd even folded in a drug bust along the way. So this investigation was by their account, very successful. What about the people of Chicago were they happy to see all these corrupt politicians get jail time. Yes. And no the investigation did not play out in Chicago's neighborhoods. The way it played out on the nightly news. I almost all the targets of this investigation were black or Latino. There was a lot of criticism of this and the government justified their results saying, well, look, this is just how the operation unfolded one alderman when introduced us to another to another to another it was all about their personal connections. And a lot of other people felt the trade not just by their elected officials who taken bribes. But by the investigation itself Paso, well in north Lauderdale John Christopher's mountain was still standing by the time the takedown actually happened. This giant illegal construction, debris dump had loomed over the neighborhood for almost six years, and the FBI and the US attorney's office had no intention of removing it it wasn't part of the investigation or part of the take down. This is what Jim Davis who was the agent in charge of the investigation told me about this. I don't think that we had any obligation to clean up. Mount Henry because I. Of all that's not what we do. And we didn't create it. I mean, there are agencies that are responsible for cleaning up stuff like that. That's not our business. What about that? I mean, couldn't be EPA brought in to help clean up the dump well in theory, but the EPA looked at the situation and said, you know, there's no hazardous waste here. This is a municipal waste problem. It's not our job to clean this up. And so really the city was left holding the Bill here, of course, the city had already sued John, Christopher and one. But instead of forcing him to clean it up. He had just declared bankruptcy and had effectively disappeared and the FBI in giving John Christopher cover while he was an informant for them made. This problem worse for all the people who had been fighting him. They.

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"mount henry" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on KCRW

"Power is wielded in American cities. Hey, robin. Hey, al. So I guess the feds were happy with how operation silver shovel went down. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I mean by the time this wrapped up the feds would refer to operation silver shovel as one of the biggest and most successful corruption probes in Chicago history. They had investigated more than forty targets. Indicted a dozen politicians on corruption charges most of whom went to prison, and they had also used John Christopher to launder millions of dollars in old mob cash really hitting the outfit the Chicago, mafia where it hurt and even folded in a drug bust along the way. So this investigation was by their account, very successful. What about the people of Chicago were they happy to see all these politicians get jail time. Yes. And no the investigation did not play out in Chicago's neighborhoods. The way it played out on the nightly news. I. Almost all the targets of this investigation were black or Latino. There was a lot of criticism of this and the government justified their results by saying, well, look, this is just how the operation unfolded one alderman would introduce us to another to another to another. It was all about their personal connections. And a lot of other people felt betrayed not just by their elected officials who taken bribes. But by the investigation itself how so well in north Mondale John Christopher's mountain was still standing by the time the takedown actually happened. This giant illegal construction, debris dump had loomed over the neighborhood for almost six years, and the FBI and the US attorney's office had no intention of removing it it wasn't part of the investigation or part of the take down. This is what Jim Davis who was the agent in charge of the investigation told me about this. I don't think that we had any obligation to clean up. Mount Henry because first of all it's not what we. We do and we didn't create it. I mean, there are agencies that are responsible for cleaning up stuff like that. That's not our business. What about that? I mean, couldn't be EPA brought in to help clean up the dump well in theory, but the EPA looked at the situation and said, you know, there's no hazardous waste here. This is a municipal waste problem. It's not our job to clean this up. And so really the city was left holding the Bill here, of course, the city had already sued John, Christopher and one. But instead of forcing him to clean it up. He had just declared bankruptcy and had effectively disappeared and the FBI in giving John Christopher cover while he was an informant for them made. This problem worse for all the people who had been fighting him. They.

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"mount henry" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I asked if he would talk to me. And if not if he would pass John Christopher a message for me. And this was the response. I got from the FBI's public information officer. Hi, Robyn, it's Rebecca we at the FBI agent. And he says that he I guess MVP for the force. But not surprisingly, she declined to participate. Again, he says it is his responsibility to protect your source, and that he hopes that you understand that. So thank you very much and giving a question. Even after all this time, it appears that the FBI is still protecting John Christopher what about all the trash. He left behind. I mean, the dump itself what happened to it? Well, when the feds washed their hands of this problem and said by Chicago, and with all the intense public scrutiny and the national media coverage that operation silver shovel had garnered the city finally stepped in and started awarding contracts to companies who could haul all this rubble away. Remember the lot were mount Henry once stood spanned twenty one acres and the mountain itself was six stories tall. So these cleanup contracts, we're going to be really big and really lucrative. The cleanup had just started in January nineteen ninety six when the Reverend Jesse Jackson Stockton have the right to remove the community because I was going to be a good lucrative job. Someone to have the job. So Reverend Jackson the civil rights activist and two-time candidate for president. And I come to Chicago in the nineteen sixties his rainbow push coalition is headquartered here and the way Jackson tells it when he first learned about operation, silver shovel. He realized that this cleanup presented a unique opportunity. John Christopher had dumped in a black neighborhood, and he had helped take down black politicians, but someone was going to get paid to clean up. The dumps and Jackson one of the city to hire black owned trucking firms to do it. I think that was resistance because the answer. Others who use a good. He's gonna jobs were demanding their right to get them. We demanded the right to circumvent the system so Reverend Jackson mounted a major protest tobacco his hands. We organized the trucks and the land removers on this frigid Saturday in early February nineteen Ninety-six dozens of diesel trucks and bulldozers plastered with signs that said things like we want our fair share and hire us to clean up. The dumps all these trucks lined up in a convoy and headed for north Lonsdale, though, we did a full mile trip across the city driving. But we're just folks and practice and trailers in dumpsters. We land and move across the city sub Trevor do three hours when the convoy arrived in north one day all the company that had started the cleanup blocked the entrance to the sites but Jackson and the truckers eventually got into the site, and he gave a speech from on top of a tractor. He threatened to continue the protests into the summer when the democratic national convention was going to be in Chicago in advance of the ninety six election. The Chicago Tribune characterized his threat this way, give us what we want or watch. As we wreak havoc on your big important party this summer. It was only then that the mayor agreed to hire black owned firms to clean up the dump those protests in the work. But the residents of north Lonsdale were not impressed. When the dumping had. I started in their neighborhood. Reverend Jackson was one of the people they'd written to asking for help. And was Woodson says they never heard back from him. At least not until after operation silver shovel was finished. And the camera crews arrived the suicide story broke. And then the next thing. I saw with Jesse Jackson standing on top pal saying. Yeah, we did this. And we no you didn't the in credit. For a lot of the stuff. They had been done. But that was way after the fight..

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"mount henry" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And poor and minority neighborhoods while using him to target public officials US attorney burned denies the charge Robin Amer's been our God telling this story, she's the host of the new. Podcast from USA today called the city, and it looks at how power is wielded in American cities. Hey, robin. Hey, al. So I guess the feds were happy with how operation silver shovel went down. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I mean by the time this wrapped up the feds would refer to operation silver shovel as one of the biggest and most successful corruption probes in Chicago history. They had investigated more than forty targets. Indicted a dozen politicians on corruption charges most of whom went to prison, and they had also used John Christopher to launder millions of dollars and old mob. Cash really hitting the outfit the Chicago, mafia where it hurt and even folded in a drug bust along the way. So this investigation was by their account, very successful. What about the people of Chicago were they happy to see all these corrupt politicians get jail time. Yes. And no the investigation did not play out in Chicago's neighborhoods. The way it played out on the nightly news. I also. All the targets of this investigation were black or Latino. There was a lot of criticism of this and the government justified their results by saying. Well, look, this is just how the operation unfolded one alderman when introduced us to another to another to another it was all about their personal connections. And a lot of other people felt the trade not just by their elected officials who taken bribes. But by the investigation itself how so well in north Lauderdale John Christopher's mountain was still standing by the time the takedown actually happened. This giant illegal construction, debris dump had loomed over the neighborhood for almost six years, and the FBI and the US attorney's office had no intention of removing it it wasn't part of the investigation or part of the take down. This is what Jim Davis who was the agent in charge of the investigation told me about this. I don't think that we had any obligation to clean up. Mount Henry because first of all it's not what we do. And we didn't create it. I mean, there are agencies that are responsible for cleaning up stuff like that. That's not our business. What about that? Couldn't be brought in to help clean up the dump well in theory, but the EPA looked at the situation and said, you know, there's no hazardous waste here. This is a municipal waste problem. It's not our job to clean this up. And so really the city was left holding the Bill here, of course, the city had already sued John, Christopher and one. But instead of forcing him to clean it up. He had just declared bankruptcy and had effectively disappeared and the FBI in giving John Christopher cover while he was an informant for them made. This problem worse for all the people who had been fighting him. We they.

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"mount henry" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

04:49 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on Reveal

"John didn't have to be allowed to still have that Deng 'cause you had ammunition to use against him. What about John Christopher what happened to him? When the whole thing broke when operation silver shovel was revealed. Well, even though John Christopher had agreed to where wire for the FBI and had become the centerpiece of this major undercover investigation his participation was not actually like a get out of jail free card. He did not have a deal with the FBI for full immunity, so FBI agent. Jim Davis told me that at the beginning of the investigation. He had worn John Christopher not to do anything illegal that wasn't part of the investigation. And I would just try and reassure them and say, look, if you're straight with us, you know, if you continue to do what we're asking you to do if you know, if you stay out of trouble, you're gonna be okay. But John Christopher did not hold up his end of the bargain while the. Investigation was going on while he was cooperating with the FBI. He was still committing other crimes and he went behind the bureau's back in other ways. So for example, at the same time operation silver shovel was going on the FBI was also looking into this illegal gambling operation run by an alleged mob. Boss named Tony Centracchio journ referred to move, his uncle, Tony. And that was a problem for me because we had aware Tony. The wire was a video camera hidden in the ceiling of Tony Centracchio office. And every time John went into see him. We were recording John in primarily criminal conversations, which was adding to the mounting evidence that we're going to have to present against him at the end of this case, it's not totally clear. What John Christopher was doing there because he was never charged in this a legal gambling case but him showing up on. Another investigations wire meet things really complicated for Jim Davis and his fellow agents. I would've liked to have said John stay away from uncle Tony's office. But I can't tell John that we have a a wire Tony's office. John Christopher also neglected to file his federal income tax returns in nineteen ninety two and ninety three. I know it seems so mundane, but ultimately this is why he went to prison. John Christopher was sentenced to thirty nine months in prison. But he was never forced to clean up the dumps or provide restitution to anyone in north Lonsdale. And then after he got out of prison he disappeared again. Maybe for good this time. You mean he's been going for like twenty years. Nobody knows where he is. Did you try and track him down? Yeah. I've been looking for John Christopher for almost three years trying to figure out what happened to him after he got out of prison. Because he co-operated with the FBI he could not safely return to his old life or even be in Chicago without FBI protection. So I looked for him everywhere. I could think of and allied just I found nothing. Eventually I learned the FBI had set him up with a new name and a new social security number and a new life. And that there was this FBI agent in Saint Louis who might have all that information. So I asked if he would talk to me, and if not if he would pass John Christopher a message for me. And this was the response. I got from the B public information officer. Hi, Robyn, it's Rebecca we ESPN Saint Louis. I spoke with the ancient. And he says, I appreciate I guess empathy for the source, but not surprisingly, she declined to participate. Again, he says that it is his responsibility to protect his source, and that he hopes that you understand that. So. Thank you very much and let me know giving questions by. Even after all this time, it appears that the FBI is still protecting John Christopher what about all the trash. He left behind the dump itself. What happened to it? Well, when the feds washed their hands of this problem and said by by Chicago, and with all the intense public scrutiny and the national media coverage that operation silver shovel had garnered the city finally stepped in and started awarding contracts to companies who could haul all this rubble away. Remember the law were mount Henry once stood spanned twenty one acres and the mountain itself was six stories tall. So these cleanup contracts, we're going to be really big and really lucrative. The cleanup had just started in January nineteen ninety six when.

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"mount henry" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on Reveal

"The water treatment agency, and to city inspectors they questioned everyone at the exact same time that way no one target. Could worn any other target to hush up or destroy evidence. Or get a lawyer. Percy Giles was in his west side office when the FBI showed up he's the alderman who met John Christopher EDNA soul food restaurant and the X me on. No, Don, Christopher I told him note because it didn't dawn on me. Then later, the do know by them lying about their relationship with John Christopher would show that they know that there's some reason for them to lie about that relationship ridge shows that they have some understanding that it is a corrupt relationship. I'm accident. Do I need a lawyer? And they told me you might when I went home that night. And I remember I was nervous so nervous. When I tell my wife about it. I remember, my knees. Just fell Monday me, I almost fell to the floor. Percy Giles was afraid, but he didn't think he'd done anything wrong. But other alderman came clean. We hid multiple confessions came that were being reported back to us in the command post, which was really surprising. We didn't expect it and I. That these guys were so stunned to learn that John was working with us that they just figured they had nowhere to go and alderman named Ambrosi Oma drano had taken thirty one thousand dollars in bribes from John Christopher in exchange for helping him with his dumping operations in interviews after the takedown Madonna had trouble explaining to the press why he'd succumb to John. Christopher's charms. You know? I don't think that whenever anybody does anything wrong. The really no one. I don't know the honest with that it was just move on. It wasn't. Yes. He was I can't tell you that from the initial meeting that I had with him. And the first time that I actually met with him and accept the money had been several months. I mean, he had. Called him. Badgered me calls me and asks asked me to meet with him, I refuse why I finally gave in. I don't know. That was the mistake. I mean, I I accept total responsibility for what I did alderman Madonna pled guilty and went to prison for thirty months when he got out he ran for office again, but ended up going back to prison a second time on new corruption charges. Over three years. Federal prosecutors. Indicted a dozen Chicago officials caught up in operation, silver, shovel almost all pled guilty or were convicted of corruption. The only politician who was acquitted of all charges was Ray free s the reluctant sounding state legislator. Who'd never made an arrangement like that before alderman Percy Giles says he still bewildered as to why the F B I chose him as a target. He argues that the F B I turned and otherwise loyal public servant into a figure of corruption this month. My business running my war. They send somebody to me and give me some phony money to manufacture a crime. Then they say, oh, we got him. He committed a crime to me, they can do that with anybody. They want. I think that was totally unfair. With operation silver shovel over and done with what happened the John Christopher's vacant lot. I don't think that we had any obligation to clean up. Mount Henry because first of all it's not what we do. And we didn't create it. That's next on reveal..

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"mount henry" Discussed on The City

The City

13:14 min | 2 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on The City

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"mount henry" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"To. Hummingbirds until next, spring's seventy nine degrees and partly. Cloudy I'm Henry Davis and here's what's trending at eleven oh three summer is almost over and hummingbirds are. Preparing to kiss. The mid west goodbye for the winter don't fret though you'll have the opportunity to see them off today. Between ninety and five PM at the hummingbird migration celebration the event will take place in connersville Indiana at. Mary grey bird sanctuary hosted by the Indiana autobahn society you can expect to learn about the birds like ways to attract him and what you can do to make, sure they come back year after year activities, include demonstrations, allow you to view the birds. Of close guided nature walks, kids activities and much more a school safety task says Indiana should spend, an extra six million dollars a year on school safety Eric Brummer reports Indiana's. School safety ground fund reach nine million dollars this year plus a one time boost to. Five million more after, the school, shooting in parkland Florida the task Forces recommending fifteen million a year and says there should be changes to a matching fund requirement the group says many schools. Haven't applied because they don't have the money for their share Eric Berman. Ninety-three WABC mobile, news in a man crashed into. A convenience store last night in he died but it doesn't seem like the crash was what killed him. Officers were called. To the village pantry on St. avenue when they arrived they found the driver of the SUV suffering from. An injury that appeared to not be related to the crash he was taken to the hospital where he. Later died police have now released any information about the type of injury had nor his identity now here's a now here's your forecast from the American standard calling weather, center pretty similar weather coming our way both, today and, tomorrow we'll have a mix of. Sun and clouds throughout the, day temperatures that will make their way into the middle eighties and just, an isolated chance for a passing shower storm I'm RTD six meteorologist Kyle mount. Henry Davis on the level on a go on Twitter at ninety three WIBC and WIBC. Dot com Hey you know if your house get talked to you what would it say it's.

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"mount henry" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"mount henry" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Bartman experience ahead as as bad as as adams but it's not a he has had two of them this year but that was just to make world series it wasn't to win a world series atlanta fans had the most remarkable choke job in the history of the super bowl putting it to quote the big lousy in the running for biggest show job in the history of american sports and they follow that up with the cleansing opportunity to win a national championship against nick saving 10point lead in the fourth quarter and they can't do it freshman quarterback who take the terrible second overtime and he throws an absolute strike to davante smith eight five five two one two four cbs josh in seattle thanks for calling in to share your horror stories of fan you're on cbs sports radio thanks for taking my call i bet my experience is the uh super bowl against the patriots a couple of years ago um sitting on the couch with my wife who is a patriots fan on in my lungs out wendy uh circus catch was made by remain curse their the red zone on those two two plays later be upstairs crying for the first four sporting event rating that's that's that's a really good regular regular badza my my i'll say this in my bartman game i add my cardinals fred he's a good dude but not in that moment but i got to escape him i wasn't married to him iaaf lorry were cardell i'll those war gala floor it was the cardinals fan i love my wife in a we have to grade kids do beautiful kids use more kids and mount henry love ya but man of floor a cartilage fan in a guide to watch an nlc as the car all it pains me just judges to think about what you're going through by the way that seattle stories a great example and i hope it doesn't go this way for georgia but heartbreak those things terror franchises in futures in programs apart and he's been on the new law lately will talk about them later seth wicker chan the reporter friend of mine from college at missouri which breaks my heart on a regular basis with a few times a in a position to be pretend to be good separatist roy the.

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