- After infuriating constituents and embarassing [sic] her City Council colleagues, Ald. Milly Santiago (31st) is now apologizing for her public tirade against a Board of Ethics ruling that forced the Cubs to yank a lucrative offer to let aldermen purchase World Series tickets at face value.
“I never intended to offend anybody and, if I did offend somebody, I apologize,” Santiago, whose annual salary is $116,208, told Fox-32 Chicago during an interview recorded Thursday.
“When I said `poor alderman,’ — I’m very grateful for my salary and my position. What I meant to say was, you know, compared to so many people, the scalpers and all these brokers and all these people who have access to all these tickets to the highest price, of course I’m poor compared to them. Because my salary doesn’t make me rich.”
Liar. Everyone knows exactly what you meant - you're an entitled politician using your position to skip to the front of a line that happens to have Cubs tickets in it. Just another symbol of the endless corruption infecting Chicago.