Skip to comments.Obama’s Days with Daley (Reform--the Chicago Way)
Posted on 09/10/2008 4:06:37 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
In 2003, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daleys son Patrick and nephew Robert Vanecko became original investors in Municipal Sewer Services, a sewer cleaning and inspection company which had bought out a bankrupt firm. The company quickly had the old firms contracts with the city of Chicago extended without competitive bidding, at a value of $3 million to the company.
MSS did not disclose the Daley family members as investors in its official filings, as required by city ordinance, and it remains unclear how much money Daleys family members made when they cashed out of the firm in late 2004. MSS would go on to acquire other city contracts and receive $7.9 million from Chicago before Tim Novak of the Chicago Sun-Times reported the conflict of interest late last year. The company was forced to walk away from a live contract and close its doors earlier this year.
On Friday, that same sewer contract was awarded to another company on a non-friends and family basis. It was one more story of dirty Chicago politics that went unnoticed in the national media.
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As a Chicagoan, I can safely say that the “change” uh-uh-uh-bama will bring is Chicago Machine politics.
So William Jefferson looks like a Boy Scout compared to these crooks?/Just Asking - seoul62........
I grew up in the Chicago area, I can say with confidence and unequivocally that if you are an elected politician in Chicago, you are a crook. Obama is certainly a crook.
No. William Jefferson looks like an amateur compared to the Chicago political mafia.
“... the Chicago version of ‘Change We Can Believe In’”
I love it!
Stated well./Just Asking - seoul62........