Illinois’ former governor once expressed remorse for misdeeds, but years in prison have him lashing out in print at the federal agents who put him there for allegedly criminalizing normal political conduct. His own words and actions belie the claim.
Aldermen Grill City, McCormick Place Officials Over Navy Pier TIF Plan
Nothing to see here, the Emanuel administration declares at a hastily arranged City Hall hearing prompted by a BGA/Crain’s investigative report of a shell game that shifted blight-fighting tax funds to Navy Pier.
Alderman Calls For Hearings In Wake Of BGA/Crain’s Navy Pier Investigation
Third Ward Alderman Pat Dowell has called for public hearings into the diversion of $55 million in city blight fighting-funds to a Navy Pier renovation project.
How City Power Players Diverted $55 Million In Blight-Fighting TIF Cash To Navy Pier
A $55 million financial shell game linked to the administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel vividly plays into a frequent complaint that the city often raids a tax piggy bank earmarked for disadvantaged neighborhoods to instead bankroll mayoral vanity projects.