Sunday, December 30, 2012

Readers Choice: Person of the Year - James Pritzker

James Pritzker courtesy Forbes
The readers have spoken. The 2012 readers pick for "Person of the Year" in Rogers Park is #311 on the Forbes richest people in America list. Clocking in with around $1.5 billion dollars in his various bank accounts, real estate holdings and a couple of real expensive bicycles, this single person is keeping up with Loyola University in buying up all the land available.

We don't have to go into all the details, this man is stinkin' rich. Even though he's listed as a Republican, he's even learned how the system works. When you need something done - you write oodles of campaign contribution checks to your local Democratic public official, who, ironically, he beat out in the 2012 "Readers Choice" award; by a margin of 2 to 1.

Who knows, in 100 years from now the city may even rename Rogers Park to Pritzker Park? That's if he doesn't pull out some pocket change and buy it first.

13 comments:

Becca Parker said...

If he paid enough, I'd sell him my house in RP.

Craig, since you seem to know the people at Gerber-Hart, will you tell them they are required to shovel the snow on Clark St. in front of their building? It was pure ice there on Saturday!

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Building of the year is the Farcroft.I dont think he would want to change the name of the hood. They have put their name on so much stuff that it has become meaningless.

However kudos to our resident billionaire helping out a part of the city really worth investing in.

Rehabbing the Farcroft and Frank Lloyd wright house are really a public service to society. Money well spent.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Btw are you going to give Mr Pritzker this prize in person?

And how dare you post a picture of him that you personally did not take yourself! Jk.

We dont want our bloggers to turn into paparazzi!

Pepper said...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pritzker-park-chicago

Craig Gernhardt said...

To the single person who tries posing under a half dozen different screen names. Give up, you coward. Go back to Everyblock. Or start your own blog. Your posts just get deleted here. It's got to the point all I have to do is look at the phoney name and know it's a retread comment by a local troll.

Hahahaha. Get a life.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Mike K on that yelp review really has it out for the Pritzkers.

Pritzker Park Paupers.....

After overdosing on the copyright image infringement reading, I do wonder what are we supposed to do when talking about someone like Pritzker? I'm sure that its fine to use this photo, otherwise we are forced to become paparazzi.

Hasam Balkani said...

You're obviously bothered by them since you've locked your blog down and only let the usual racists and idiot asbergers JeffO and others here. Oh Craig if you only knew how many of us there were. We will continue to whisper sweet nothing's to you regardless of whether you post them or not. It's too much fun bothering the shit out of you.

Craig Gernhardt said...

So much vile and hatred for Craig and the Broken Heart. I really am despised by so many people.

James Ginderski, Katy Hogan, Michael James, Gidget Green, Tom Westgard, Scott Phillips, Hugh Devlin, Helen Carlock, Gregory Altman, Ocuppy Rogers Park, Benji from DNAinfo, Phoebie King, John Warner, Mike Luckinbach, Mike Hubbard, Michael Harrington, Brian White, Officer Pony-tail, Sergeant B., Commander R. and god knows how many others...

No biggie. You all can kiss my ass. Haters gotta hate.

Happy New year to you all.

Sammy Amato said...

haters gotta hate - love it! they sure do dis you any chance they get, don't they? especially that beat facilitator dude. hahahaha. you catch more flies with honey craig. keep on keepin' on dude. we love your blog! for all the haters out there...holla!!!! Happy New Year to you all!

Chip Bagg said...

I find it odd that James Pritzker is person of the year in the Peoples Republik of Rogers Park. Isn't he part of the evil "1 percent" so hated by the left? And isn't he one of the millionaires and billionaires hated by our Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama? Well if he one fair and square in a Chicago election, congrats to him.

T.Mannis said...

Anybody here ever work for James? I did, in 2007 and 2008. He's a moron who can't pull up his own socks without an assistant.

Craig Gernhardt said...

Pritzker spends his vast wealth to buy people off and change his socks in Rogers Park.

Suck ups.

mcl said...

That's...Luckenbach.

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