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Billy Goat Owner, Ex-Playboy Columnist: Judge Races Can Have Intrigue Too
The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 16, 2018 | Andy Grimm

Posted on 03/16/2018 9:46:35 PM PDT by PBRCat

Elections involving Cook County judges seldom are as hotly contested as races further up the ballot.

But one county-wide race is drawing an unusual amount of attention.

The three-way primary for the vacant seat of Circuit Court Judge Dooling is turning out to be relatively rough-and-tumble, in the usually decorous fashion of judicial politics.

The race pits public defender Tim Leeming against Tom Sianis, scion of the Billy Goat Tavern, and divorce attorney Corri Diane Fetman.

Sianis has a better-funded campaign, and the name recognition that comes from his grandfather, Sam “Billy Goat” Sianis, the Greek immigrant restaurateur whose legendary hex of the Cubs would have been a massive political liability had the North Siders not won a World Series in 2016.

Sianis got a brief burst of negative publicity after Fetman complained about an ad showing (Fetman) flexing in a bodybuilding competition.

Sianis says he knew nothing about the ad, and called (it) inappropriate.

Fetman gained national media attention in 2007 when she posted a billboard in River North emblazoned with the maxim “Life is short. Get a divorce."

Fetman would go on to pose in Playboy and serve as an advice columnist for the magazine, then sued an editor for sexual harassment.

That’s a fair amount of sizzle for a judicial campaign, but, for a bit more substance, Leeming and Sianis both have been rated as “qualified” by the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Council of Lawyers and Illinois Bar Association.

Fetman was not recommended by the associations.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; elections; judiciary; scandal
A doppelganger for Nancy Pelosi?

1 posted on 03/16/2018 9:46:35 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat
My own story about Billy Goat Tavern and and a public defender: 1970-74, my great
friend Mike, who later, after his early death, had a courtroom named after him in the
Cook County Courthouse, used to sit at that one-of-a-kind Billy Goat bar on Lower
Wacker Drive astride the Chicago River, drinking shots and beers, smoking Parodi &
DiNobili cigars, keeping a sharp eye out for Mike Royko, who was known to be a
regular patron.
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