The [Thursday] Papers
"Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday introduced and defended his plan to cut a 20-year deal - potentially worth $270 million to the city - with a clout-heavy partnership that includes the French company that holds Chicago's controversial bus shelter contract," the Sun-Times reports.
"After introducing the new ordinance at Wednesday's City Council meeting, Emanuel was asked why he didn't put the digital billboard plan out to bid to see if he could get an even better deal for taxpayers.
"'We have 1,300 billboards, and we get $1 million. Here, we're talking about 34 billboards and you get $15 million. I didn't need to go to Harvard business school to know that's a better deal and it's the right deal for the city,' he said."
No, but you might need to go to Harvard to decipher what the hell he's talking about.
While the billboard contract wasn't put out to bid, the city did form an evaluation process to review proposals.
In other words, the Rahm just privatized the public bidding process.
That's okay. His wife does her job absentee too.
"Jackson's campaign is making decisions based on what the doctors say," the Sun-Times says.
We have yet to hear from a single doctor - even in a written statement.
Lampe confirmed to me in August that Sandi is calling the shots.
"It's all about him getting healthy right now," Lampe told the Sun-Times.
But he could have just stopped at "It's all about him." Or her.
"C'mon, this is not the worst catastrophe," Moreno said.
"'We've got too many buildings and too few children,' district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said during a conference call with reporters to discuss a draft of guidelines for school closings and related actions."
We have schools where class sizes are entirely too small!
Alternate: The problem with CPS is the schools! If we could just get rid of those . . .
That's okay, we have too many communities.
"Emanuel wants to provide city incentives by setting up a tax increment finance district."
Which takes money away from schools.
Alternate: We've got too many buildings . . .
Too Many Mental Health Patients
Urban cleansing almost complete.
Because one thing we don't have enough of is World Business Chicago directors.
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Posted on November 1, 2012
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