More City Shenanigans
Seriously, even after a raft of convictions in the "Hired Truck" scandal, the recent losses of the Building Commissioner's job for doing unauthorized work and the fact that 3 or 4 Federal Task Forces solely dedicated to rooting out City corruption, someone goes and does something like this:
- A $38.25-an-hour hoisting engineer for Chicago's scandal-plagued Streets and Sanitation Department said Monday he raised questions and contacted a supervisor before demolishing a "fairly new" Bridgeport garage. But he was ordered to take it down anyway -- and to remove the concrete to make way for a swimming pool and backyard deck.
- The garage reportedly belonged to a cousin of Christine Carpenter, a $37,800-a-year executive secretary placed in charge of the garage demolition program after only a few months in her current position with Streets and San. Carpenter was on the scene in late June on the day the garage was demolished, Julian said.
Amazing. Anyone else have a few stories like this? Because we're sure it goes on every single day, especially in that neighborhood. Like the fire truck stopping by to fill a pool?