Chicago Public Schools pays electrical contractor more than $3 million after it’s barred by Emanuel administration for allegedly lying about ownership to get city contracts.
Alleged fraud gets politically connected electrical firm banned from future City of Chicago contracts. Other companies run by the same family that owns Windy City Electric remain under scrutiny, thanks in part to a Sun-Times/BGA investigation.
Businessman Asks: Is Politics Stalling Cook County Fraud Probe?
The state’s attorney’s office is investigating a company for alleged minority-contracting scheme, but two prosecutors have owned piece of a related firm. Now, whistleblower questions whether those connections are delaying case.
“I Deserve Every Penny”
Oak Brook’s clout-heavy former police chief is unapologetic about benefitting from a taxpayer-funded pension sweetener quietly passed by the General Assembly in 2007.
Money made selling milk to governments helps Burke, other pols
Having made millions of dollars on government deals for milk and electrical and plumbing work, the McMahon family routinely gives back to politicians.
Inspector general wants McMahon business banned from city work
McMahon family business faces possible loss of city business over the city inspector general’s finding that it once fraudulently presented itself as owned and operated by women.
Milk money: Clout-heavy family got $162 million in contracts
The McMahons supplied milk to Chicago Public Schools for years, and also ran electrical and plumbing companies that secured big government contracts.
Chicago State Employee Who Did Political Work for Legislator Under Scrutiny
After BGA raises questions about whether university employee did campaign work for state Rep. Monique Davis while on the taxpayer dime, school launches investigation.
More Scholarship Shenanigans?
Veteran Chicago lawmaker, champion of legislative scholarships, hands taxpayer-subsidized tuition waivers to political supporters, students outside her district.
No More City Work For Top Emanuel Aide’s Spouse
Architecture firm run by Theresa Mintle’s husband made millions under former Mayor Daley, but can’t do city-related work while Mintle serves as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chief of staff.