“I signed nothing!” Daley cried out. He ran from behind his podium. “I signed nothing! Please! Write that–the Reader!”
Behind the talk of Olympics funding is a struggle to determine if Mayor Daley gets just what he wants.
The city–and its taxpayers–continue to spend tens of millions of dollars annually to settle lawsuits, mostly against the police. Last year’s final tab: $130 million.
County commissioner Tony Peraica asks state’s attorney Anita Alvarez and attorney general Lisa Madigan to take legal action against Mayor Daley over his Olympic funding commitments.
The city’s Olympic funding controversy is sounding a lot like the parking meter mess–in other words, business as usual.
A tribute to the great departed Leon Despres.
Former state senate president Emil Jones Jr. responds to aldermen responding to him responding to their community benefits agreement for the Olympics: It’s still a “sham.”
Former Illinois Senate president Emil Jones dares to break the silence about Mayor Daley’s Olympics.
Subject for Debate: What Would Carl Sandburg Say About Mayor Daley’s Olympic Plans?