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  • Bubba sure knows how to put on a show.

It’s economic development theme week at City Hall, which means that day after day its crack team of ace publicists shoots off more press releases telling us how our wonderful mayor’s looking out for our economic needs.

Yesterday they took it one step further, as President Bill Clinton joined Mayor Emanuel for a press conference to announce the creation of the $1.7 billion Chicago Infrastructure Trust fund.

Which is different than the $500 million-a-year slush fund, otherwise known as the city’s TIF program.

Though I’m sure both funds ultimately will be replenished by the same source of suckers—that would be you, Chicago taxpayers.