Chicago’s parking meter deal and its aftershocks continue to cause controversy during elections for mayor and alderman.
As Mayor Emanuel blasts the parking meter deal, city lawyers fight to keep it in place
The latest Daley to run for office attracts the interest—and checks—of many of the city’s powerful
The street parking sell off continues to eat at Chicagoans’ wallets.
Snagging an interview with Richard M. Daley, as Chicago News Cooperative columnist James Warren did recently, is like winning a big stuffed bear at a carnival shooting gallery. It’s an exhilarating feat, but soon you realize that winning the bear is more thrilling than having it. Hizformer is clearly a deep thinker, but he’s not […]
Daley’s golden parachute Re: “Daley joining law firm he previously hired for city’s meter deal and other privatization work,” posted by Mick Dumke, June 1 Nice to see the guy land on his feet. —FGFM The system works. —MrJM How do you expect Daley to get by on his $100,000-a-year U. of C. salary and […]
Katten Muchin Rosenman, a law firm that the city has paid more than $1.2 million for work on privatization deals and other matters since 2005, announced this morning that it’s adding a new attorney: former Mayor Richard M. Daley. The move, first reported by Crain’s, was announced in a statement on the firm’s website. “Mayor […]
Chicago alderman Leslie Hairston, an opponent of the parking meter lease deal, has some advice for Pittsburgh officials considering a lease of their own parking system.
Other cities continue to consider following Chicago’s lead in privatizing their parking systems—with the help of some of the same firms that engineered the deal here.