• David Hoffman

It’s been almost two months since the City Council overwhelmingly approved Mayor Emanuel’s infrastructure trust, which means that most Chicagoans have forgotten all about it, if they knew anything about it at all.

So, folks, let me refresh your memories . . .

As far as I can tell, the infrastructure trust is Mayor Emanuel’s scheme to get you—the clueless taxpayer—to pay more than it would ordinarily cost to borrow money to fund public works projects. The mayor can shower that extra money on his cronies—unions included—who will reward him with contributions and endorsements.

It’s a scheme so diabolically clever that former governor Blago, out in Colorado, probably wishes he’d been smart enough to devise it.