Still Stealing Money
Retired politicians don't ever stop - they just become "consultants" or lobbyists and keep stuffing their faces at the trough:
- Three years after leaving City Hall, former Mayor Richard M. Daley has gone after a government contract in Chicago, apparently for the first time, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
But Daley’s Tur Partners — the company he formed with his son Patrick Daley when he left office in 2011 — was part of a group that suddenly dropped out of consideration for the deal to develop 9.5 acres of government land in the West Side medical center district on May 13, in the middle of the process to choose a developer.
That left just two bidders, each with ties to the former mayor, vying to develop the property for the Illinois Medical District Commission.
The winning bidder, IMD Gateway Partners, has hired Daley’s nephew Patrick Daley Thompson — a lawyer and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner who recently announced he’s running for the Chicago City Council — to handle the project’s zoning issues with City Hall, according to a spokesman for developer Jack Higgins.
Lots of connections there. And the rumored haul?
- just $300 million or so
And this involved the nephew running for aldercreature. Isn't it about time to put an end to the "business-as-usual" jagoffs?