I guess I can’t complain about being ignored anymore.

Yesterday afternoon I wrote about how I’d been trying for nearly four months to get Mayor Daley’s people to set up a time when we at the Reader could sit down with him to talk about privatization, tax increment financing, transparency in the city budgeting process, and other issues we’ve been writing about for years—and which he’s discussed with other members of the media since last fall.

A couple hours later I received an e-mail from Vanessa Hall, the mayor’s scheduler and assistant press secretary. It got right to the point: