Rahm to Pay Rezko Debts?
- For the last few days I've been looking for takers on my bet that Mayor Emanuel will eventually spend about $17.4 million of your property tax dollars to pay off some of convicted felon Tony Rezko's obligations.
Not exactly at the top of anyone's priority list of expenditures—except, perhaps, the people who made the mistake of lending Rezko their money.
This has to do with the mayor's mouth-frothing determination to spare no public expense to develop "Rezkoville," the 62 acres of vacant land between Roosevelt and Chinatown that Rezko once owned, into a neighborhood filled with condos and townhomes.
Apparently, Emanuel will do just about anything to avoid spending that money on boring things like our dead-broke schools.
Or underfunded police pensions. Go read it all - pretty amazing stuff, and all within the realm of possibility.