Chicago says "No Games!"
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September 18, 2009
The People Speak

Chicago does not have a sufficient infrastructure to host an event of this magnitude. One only need to look at Millennium Park to see that huge delays and huge cost overruns are the hallmark of the Daley administration. Goodness knows what Daley would sell to the highest bidder to pay for this - naming rights to the city?

Michael Matlock,
No Games online petition signer

Dear Member of the International Olympic Committee:

Today we're sending you updates on various scandals relating to local government here. Hardly a day goes by without some local official being caught or sentenced for some misdeed. Chicago is experiencing a political tsunami as a  consequence of Mayor Daley's scandal plagued administration. Scandals at the county and state level also reflect poorly on the Mayor as he controls state Democratic politics.

Only 35% of Chicago approves of the Mayor

City: Chicago police scandal: 4 cops in special unit sentenced after pleading guilty in long-running probe

Chicago police officers assigned to the elite Special Operations Section stole nearly half a million dollars after targeting a Hispanic man driving an expensive car and withheld insulin from another man until he told them where he hid cash and cocaine, prosecutors alleged Friday.

The new details came as four former officers became the first to plead guilty in the long-running state and federal investigation that contributed to the early retirement of Police Supt. Phil Cline.

County: Stroger upset with leaked subpoena

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger said today that a subpoena for financial records tied to a "current grand jury investigation" was leaked to the news media by county commissioners who put politics ahead of "what's good for the government.".
Cook County prosecutors issued the subpoena last month for records from Deloitte and Touche LLP, used in the "customary preparation" of the 2008 annual audit of county finances.

State: Patti denies taking charity's donor list IT'S 'MY LIST' | Accused of using it to contact people to promote ex-gov's book

A fuming Patti Blagojevich fired back Thursday at "galling" allegations that she absconded with a contact list from her old job at a charity so she could promote her husband's new book.
In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Blagojevich said she took no such list from the Chicago Christian Industrial League, despite public comments from an official with the group who accused her of acting unethically.