Chicago Housing Authority Chief Lewis Jordan Rethinking Costly Security Detail

Updated: Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010, 12:01 PM CST Published : Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010, 12:00 PM CST FOX Chicago News Chicago – The CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority is rethinking his security detail following a Sun-Times report. Since 2007, taxpayers have paid nearly $27 million for the security of …

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The Watchdogs: The cost of public officials’ security details?

By CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporter Dec 27, 2010 When Miguel del Valle took office as Chicago’s city clerk in December 2006, he immediately made clear he’d make one change: He would do without a perk enjoyed by his predecessors — his own police security detail. Given that his duties involve …

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Corrupt Christmas Season In Illinois

“ln Roman times, when a fellow tried to bribe a public official, they would cut off his nose, him in a bag with a wild animal, and throw that bag in the river.” – The Untouchables (1987) From that quote, you can guess what my position is on corruption. So …

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Gery Chico made millions from law firm that lobbies City Hall

Candidate in mayor race releases three years of tax returns Gery Chico made millions from law firm that lobbies City Hall By David Heinzmann, Tribune reporter 8:58 p.m. CST, December 21, 2010 A City Hall insider for decades, Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico has made millions of dollars in the …

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Need a Job? Narc on Parking Meter Sketches!

Emily Zanotti on 12.17.10 at 11:51 AM Need extra cash for the holidays? Turns out you can make $8.50 an hour selling out fellow Chicagoans who’ve overstayed their welcome at the city’s parking meters. SERCO, the company that supplements Chicago’s parking ticket enforcement by supplying the city with a non-union …

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EPA sets deadlines for pipeline spill cleanup

December 18, 2010 10:07 AM The EPA order issued Friday requires the companies to develop plans to finish the cleanup and restoration of the spill area. EPA officials say the spill is near wetlands that house several endangered species. Federal officials say about 21,000 gallons of oil were released in …

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City Clerk candidate: Sell ads on city stickers

Chicago motorists may soon pay to be advertised to. BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Dec 18, 2010 06:52AM The flip-side of Chicago’s 1.25 million city stickers would carry advertising to generate $15 million-a-year — enough to hire 100 new police officers and give motorists a modest break — under …

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City inspector gets 3 years for demanding, taking bribes

A city building inspector was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison for demanding and accepting bribes from developers to approve inspections at construction sites. Jose Hernandez was convicted following a trial in September on bribery charges and sentenced Friday for soliciting or obtaining cash bribes totaling about $30,000 …

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Bogus firehouse drill nets suspensions for 2

But Fire Department response to home remodeling allegation less severe than city recommendation December 17, 2010|By Hal Dardick and Todd Lighty, Tribune reporters Ten on-duty Chicago firefighters helped a colleague renovate his home under the guise of a training exercise, but they were spotted by neighbors who knew an abuse …

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