Pope Cavorts With Sinner
- With frustration mounting and the Feb. 24 election fast approaching, Chicago aldermen will do just about anything to get the snow removed from side streets, sidewalks and alleys buried by the Super Bowl Sunday blizzard.
But how about taking help from a corrupt city contractor and thanking him publicly on Facebook?
That’s what Ald. John Pope (10th) has been doing in recent days after Anthony Cappello and Cappello’s disgraced company, Diamond Coring, helped Pope’s Far Southeast Side ward dig out from the storm that buried Chicago in 19 1/2 inches of snow.
[...] Cappello is a corrupt city contractor-turned-FBI informant who’s been barred from doing business with the city after using his wife as front to cash in on $2.3 million in contracts earmarked for minorities and women.
His clout-heavy company, Diamond Coring, actually did the work. Diamond Coring was also responsible for carving the giant X’s into Meigs Field’s only runway on the infamous night in March 2003 when then-Mayor Richard M. Daley sent in the bulldozers under cover of darkness.
There might be a few aldercreatures who take a fall over poor snow removal. We can only hope it goes higher.