Enlightening Commentary

‘I don’t know what I knew’

Posted on October 21, 2013

daleySaid former mayor Daley in reference to some Millennium Park shenanigans:

“Daley is one of several former city officials who have given sworn, pretrial testimony in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2-year-old lawsuit to break the “sweetheart” deal that Daley relatives, friends and associates got in 2003 to operate the restaurant for 30 years.

Emanuel’s lawsuit says the “commercially unreasonable” deal has cost taxpayers more than $5 million because it gives Park Grill free natural gas, water and garbage collection while the restaurant on Michigan Avenue has paid the park district just $2.6 million from January 2004 through last July.

In his deposition, Daley says he doesn’t recall whether clout helped the Park Grill’s investors — including his cousin Theresa Mintle, who was Emanuel’s first chief of staff — win the restaurant deal over two other bidders, one of them a group that included venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, an Emanuel friend now running for governor.

Insiders, cronies and sweetheart deals all at taxpayer expense. Plus it’s also good to see the leading Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, named here as well because it just wouldn’t be Illinois without equal opportunity crony capitalism.


Posted on Oct. 21 at 8:40AM

Keep it short and to the point. Name calling and similar stupidity will be deleted. If you insist on writing several paragraphs, start your own blog.

  1. ms. leroy goldberg October 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Do you have the kill wounded stats for the weekend?

    • W.H.Thompson October 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Very quiet, just 9 shot, no dead. Yes, you read that correctly.

      • ms. leroy goldberg October 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm

        Oh my, no winners this week!

  2. shari October 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    from the look on richie’s face, looks like he may be planning for rahm to succumb to the same fate as Michael C Scott.

  3. ABC October 30, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Watch for the upcoming developments/disclosures around the Rahm- Rauner relationship. The public will be surprised to learn how their corruption is linked. Another said outcome for the honest citizens of this State.

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