Congressman Danny Davis announced his agenda for reforming Chicago government Monday, pledging to stop the practice of what he called “overnight deals” made by executive decision if he’s elected mayor.
Davis didn’t mention Mayor Daley’s name. He also didn’t mention his mayoral opponents who include former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
But Davis made pointed references to Daley’s style, a day after the mayor surpassed his father’s tenure to become the longest-serving mayor of Chicago.
“We have faced scandal after scandal in this city,” Davis said, promising to back the city’s inspector general and ethics office in their oversight of city contracts. Davis criticized the role of political clout in awarding those contracts.
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