Simon also had a long relationship with another mobster and he refused to appear before a grand jury investigating the disappearance of a “close female friend and companion” of his mentor and longtime boss, janitorial kingpin and corruption convict Ben Stein, according to Chicago police and federal records. At the same time, Simon had a stint as head of the city’s convention bureau and became friendly with a who’s who of local power brokers, including Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.There's more, much more here. You'll want to read this one. We gave you a heads up on this one the other day. For more on the ties between Chicago Democrats and the Chicago Mob.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Chicago Sun-Times has more on Rahm's guy in the janitor business:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 9:39 PM