Al Chaib owes the state $359,639 in unpaid business taxes that date back five years.
But that hasn't kept the longtime associate of indicted ex-gubernatorial adviser Tony Rezko from being part of an exclusive Illinois Tollway deal, despite a law that bars tax deadbeats from getting state business, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.
- In September 2003, the governor gave Chaib's wife a part-time job in a state agency charged with collecting more than half of her husband's tax debt -- a decision a government watchdog said "does nothing but increase suspicion of how the Blagojevich administration does business."
And now, more whispers. Heard over beers in a bar, another current occupant of the governor's mansion may be indicted shortly (yes, we realize Blago doesn't actually use the governor's mansion - it's a figure of speech).
The to-be-indicted isn't Blago though. Hmmm.
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