Taxpayers on the Hook for Olympics Starting this Week
This morning’s Chicago Tribune features a story on the city of Chicago’s acquisition of the proposed 2016 Olympic Village site — assuming tomorrow’s “closing on the $86 million purchase of the Michael Reese hospital site” goes as planned. But the story also carries some stark reminders of the financial problems that other major Olympic cities are facing — namely Vancouver and London, both of which | Read More »
BREAKING: Fitzmas Watch: Fitzgerald about to indict sitting politician.
Looks like it’s Alderman Isaac Carothers, a close ally of Mayor Daley. And isn’t that interestingly close to the center of a lot of power structures Press conference starts at 2 PM CST.
Meet Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D, IL-4). He likes real estate deals.
Blagojevich crony, by the way. Mentioned in passing in this WSJ article, so I took a look-see, and hey: acts like you’d expect a Blagojevich crony would. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez has made more than $420,000 on real estate deals Many are done with campaign contributors When U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez was looking to buy in the sizzling Bucktown real estate market, he teamed up | Read More »