Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Did Anyone Not See This Coming?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
  • Chicago officials acknowledged publicly Friday for the first time that the expansion of O'Hare International Airport is over budget and running well behind schedule, blaming the setbacks largely on opponents of the project.
  • The initial phase to expand the airport is about $400 million over budget, O'Hare officials told bond rating agencies last week. Delays, they said, have pushed back the original 2013 completion date.
  • The officials attributed the overruns in the massive project to receiving federal approval of the airport expansion 14 months later than the city expected, costly litigation with O'Hare opponents that is stalling runway work and higher than expected land-acquisition costs. Those costs, originally projected at $800 million, have grown to $1.2 billion, officials said.
No wonder Daley is selling everything he can put a "for sale" sign on.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about in the Sun Times the other day about O'Hare expansion being so far over 400 Million over budget. Well maybe because the project boss is Rosemary Adolino who is making over $165,000 per year and her claim to fame was she was HDO honcho Victor Reyes secretary who took his shoes to be shined and picked up his cleaning but she married well to Mark Fary a former 12th ward hack and state rep. Way to go no experience over her head!

10/17/2006 07:45:00 AM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

Disgusting... Absolutely disgusting. Hey Daley! Sell out the taxpayers some more, you fucking schmuck!

10/17/2006 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just announced! Police pension overfunded by $400 million. Oh, wait there is no way for Daley's cousins to make money off that idea.

10/17/2006 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of O'Hare projects, perks and problems are Daley's, that's his show all the way. Full control of o'Hare, that's his baby sweet. Were really not surprised, we all knew it prior to it being announced. Typical city mismanagement and waste. How about selling property prior to the expense factor for a change.

So who are the contractors and developers this time? Guess I have to research the games on this one for fun, leisure and disdain sometime this week.

10/17/2006 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no wonder the county raised the damn taxes. They are all criminals!! Out to get their hands on ever last penny

10/17/2006 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

More more for the rich and politically connected.

10/17/2006 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is not happening AGAIN! investigations continue but these people operate with total abandon and do whatever they want to do! wait until the airports are investigated! again the Daley trio of "friends' Look at today's sun-times article about midway privatization will be completed in 2007 again elzie higgenbottom a no bid contract hey this is the same guy who managed the county building and when it had the fire the city stuck up for him. nice to have friends in high places*

10/18/2006 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everybody suprised, everything the Daley dipshits do is over budget. Why should O'Hare be any different. Indict Daley, the alderasses, and the reverends running this city already.

10/18/2006 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If our pension is OVER funded keep watch. Miriam Santos saved our asses before and we have all seen where it got her.

Mr. Fitzgerald,

Keep up the good work. Don't loose steam. Keep your powder dry.

Indict DALEY as soon as you can, just make sure he goes away for al long time.....FOREVER.

The city council needs and enema!!!

Vote out the aldercreatures while we still can. DUMP DALEY!!!

Let's find a good republican candidate who will open meigs field again. The whole country knows how corrupt our mayor is...don't be afraid to voice your opinions to the public and to business. They all know how much taxes they pay.

10/19/2006 11:26:00 AM  

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