Be an Aldercreature's Friend II
Owners of a Bridgeport hot dog stand that is the focus of a city investigation insisted Friday that they hired a private scavenger service and never once asked for city crews to make illegal pickups.
"I've had a Dumpster for 20 years. Why would they pick up my garbage when I have a Dumpster" from Allied Waste, said Ginger O'Malley, who runs O'Malley's Hot Dogs, 3501 S. Union, with help from her husband, a retired Chicago Police officer.
"I'm not out there staring at my garbage cans 24/7. I don't have a camera out there. I don't stand out there and see the garbage trucks come through. But, to the best of my knowledge, they never picked it up. We have never asked for anything. We tried to do everything by the book. We don't want any problems."
Here's the thing - taxpayers are getting fed up. We've got the highest City, County and State taxes in the nation along with one of the highest unemployment rates in the mid-west. There's an undercurrent brewing against the established political order and coincidentally, the established political order is centered on Bridgeport and the 11th Ward. Certain people are going to start diming out the old scams for whatever reasons. We all know they exist. We all know how they operated. This entire burg is built on corruption of the highest order.
But whoever is trying to say the blog is at fault for the Sun Times reporting, you're really stretching. We don't have a circulation of a few hundred thousand and a staff of crack reporters and investigative journalists to vet their newspaper stories. Neither does the Sun Times anymore, but they still have more than we do. We use them almost as much as they use us.