Chicago water officials wanted a place to park dozens of dump trucks they'd been leasing since the collapse of the city's scandalous Hired Truck Program.
They found the spot in October 2006 -- a massive industrial property on Pulaski Road, just north of the Stevenson Expy.
For a year, they parked dump trucks outside. Then, city officials decided they wanted to move the trucks indoors to a warehouse on the 15-acre site.
As they negotiated a lease for that building, it changed hands, city officials say. And they say they had no idea the new owners included an investment company co-owned by Mayor Daley's nephew, whose firm manages $68 million for five city pension funds.
Can you imagine if these guys worked as federal prosecutors? Daley would have been gone two elections ago.