Saturday, September 10, 2016

Black, Hispanic aldermen block $3.5B O’Hare bond issue

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
In a rare show of force, the City Council’s Black, Hispanic and Progressive caucuses joined forces Friday to block Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to issue $3.5 billion in bonds to bankroll O’Hare Airport projects amid concerns about minority participation.

Concerns about a dearth of blacks and Hispanics riding the gravy train of airport contracts and pinstripe patronage tied to city bond deals are nothing new at City Hall.
The struggles of Blue America.