The [Monday] Papers
"David Vitale, the president of the Chicago Board of Education, runs a bank that stands to benefit from a proposal for a new charter school that's set to come before the school board for approval later this month," the Sun-Times reported Friday.
Well, okay, but who's to say Vitale has anything to do with it?
"Vitale would not comment. Reached on his cellphone, he said he would call back but didn't. He didn't reply to subsequent messages. Nor did he respond to questions e-mailed to him about how the charter school group found a building that his bank has foreclosed on and the propriety of CPS approving a deal that would benefit the bank."
Benefit of the doubt revoked.
Cal City Chase Tragedy
"The chase not only violated department policy, but it started with an error in checking the license plate, making it appear that the van might be stolen. And along the way, a supervisor showed what one expert called lackadaisical oversight as the chase ended in tragedy."
Great work, sad story; go read it.
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Even I find that hard to believe, though I get that many of those investigations may not amount to much at all. But that averages out to more than one per alderman! Of course, being an average, we can surmise that some aldermen are the subject of multiple inquiries while perhaps a half dozen at best are in the clear.
At the same time, Faisal Khan is no Joe Ferguson.
Geez, Judy Baar Topinka should demand equal time - not that she needs it.
Reminder: see the item here "The Answer Is Yes."
"Nesbitt is best-known for founding airport parking company The Parking Spot with current U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (the company has since been sold), and for his decades-old friendship with Obama. Fortune first reported on his firm, called Vistria Group, back in January. Now we have some additional information."
You'll have to click through to learn more, but really, haven't you learned enough?
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Posted on August 11, 2014
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