The Hand of Fate?
Without mentioning Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) by name, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday offered thinly veiled criticism of the South Side alderman for the legislative scholarship awarded to Beale’s daughter.
A joint investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Better Government Association disclosed this week that State Rep. Robert Rita (D-Blue Island) — a friend and political ally of Beale who employs the alderman’s wife — gave Beale’s daughter a four-year, tuition-free ride to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
It’s the latest in a string of examples of coveted legislative scholarships benefitting the children of political insiders.
A typically crooked move by typically crooked politicians that voters still can't muster enough outrage to stop. A four year ride to the U of I runs how much? This is nothing but a bribe, plain and simple.
- The wife of Ald. Anthony Beale is the subject of an ethics probe for undisclosed “job performance” issues, Secretary of State Jesse White’s office confirmed Tuesday.
Dana Beale was hired by the secretary of state in 2000 and worked as an enforcement auditor in White’s securities division until last May, when she resigned from her $79,620-a-year post.
For the Machine to turn on its own, someone must have really stepped out of line.