Who's Clout is Heavier?
More than 1,500 people are trying to get a piece of the $12 million pie created to compensate victims of City Hall's rigged hiring system. One of the more unusual claims was filed by the son of a Chicago alderman.
Dr. Jay Stone is arguing that his 2003 campaign against then-incumbent Ald. Ted Matlak (32nd) was doomed because of the formidable help Matlak received from convicted former First Deputy Water Commissioner Donald Tomczak.
- "I don't have to prove that I would have won. All I have to prove is that I was discriminated against for political reasons. That was absolutely the case. Matlak had an insurmountable political army. Some precincts had up to seven workers" for Matlak.
Couldn't he just violate the ethics rules like Daley's son did and not tell daddy that he was part of a connected sewer contractor?