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(ProPublica)   Mayor successfully fights to lease out city land intended for low income housing so billionaire owner of MLS team can build a training facility. Billionaire gives mayor $25,000 campaign donation. It's the Chicago way   (propublica.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Campaign finance, Chicago, Fundraising, Political corruption, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Joe Mansueto, Alderman Raymond Lopez, Lightfoot's political fund  
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1930 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Dec 2022 at 10:04 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-01 10:08:20 PM  
It's the Chicago American way.

FTFY, subs.
 
2022-12-01 10:09:22 PM  
And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is why we have a homelessness crisis in this country
 
2022-12-01 10:10:15 PM  
She added: "Government decision-making is firewalled from political campaign activities, and our team executes a rigorous vetting process on every contribution to ensure we have complied with all campaign finance rules and laws."

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2022-12-01 10:10:42 PM  
Looks like Lightfoot is about to get sundowned.

/she better take care.
 
2022-12-01 10:16:23 PM  
Maybe they can get the people who would have been in the low income housing to help build the stadium.

It worked for Qatar.
 
2022-12-01 10:20:14 PM  
I'm sorry, I forget.  Help me out.

What political party controls this city?
 
2022-12-01 10:21:46 PM  

Hinged: I'm sorry, I forget.  Help me out.

What political party controls this city?


Don't get all high and mighty. Democrats are only evil when bribed. Republicans are just evil for fun
 
2022-12-01 10:22:34 PM  
If the Chicago Park District can just hand over publicly owned land to build an Obama library, what does it matter?
 
2022-12-01 10:22:34 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Maybe they can get the people who would have been in the low income housing to help build the stadium.

It worked for Qatar.


Make sure to work them hard enough that they die. Homeless problem solved.
 
2022-12-01 10:23:00 PM  
She was the worst garbage from Day One, and has only gotten worse.  Just trash.
 
2022-12-01 10:23:22 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Maybe they can get the people who would have been in the low income housing to help build the stadium.

It worked for Qatar.


Construction jobs in Chicago have union-scale pay, so it would be solid work.
 
2022-12-01 10:24:20 PM  
$25K?! That's cheap!
 
2022-12-01 10:24:36 PM  
The MLS is still a thing?
 
2022-12-01 10:25:39 PM  

Kalyco Jack: $25K?! That's cheap!


Politicians are cheap to buy when it comes to screwing over the poor in favor of the wealthy.
 
2022-12-01 10:27:18 PM  
Wouldn't expect any less from a liberal, blue city.
 
2022-12-01 10:28:17 PM  
I'm not mad. if it could improve the West side just a little, meh.
 
2022-12-01 10:28:30 PM  

mrmopar5287: We Ate the Necco Wafers: Maybe they can get the people who would have been in the low income housing to help build the stadium.

It worked for Qatar.

Construction jobs in Chicago have union-scale pay, so it would be solid work.


Want to know how I know you aren't in construction? Open-shop jobs are common for everything other than government buildings and schools and even then, those are awarded on a prevailing wage basis.
 
2022-12-01 10:29:47 PM  

Flushing It All Away: Wouldn't expect any less from a liberal, blue city.


Right. If it was a conservative, red city, the Republican politicians would screw over the homeless for free!
 
2022-12-01 10:31:35 PM  

Hinged: I'm sorry, I forget.  Help me out.

What political party controls this city?


The "In Group". You and I are in the "Out Group".

Just like every city and town in America.
 
2022-12-01 10:31:51 PM  
Training? Just have them dribble a ball up and down the stairs at Sears Tower. Or whatever it's called.
 
2022-12-01 10:32:50 PM  

Flushing It All Away: Wouldn't expect any less from a liberal, blue city.


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When did people like you every gave a fark about low income people?
 
2022-12-01 10:33:15 PM  
 
2022-12-01 10:34:25 PM  
Brett Favre isn't impressed.  Only $25k?
 
2022-12-01 10:34:31 PM  

Flushing It All Away: Wouldn't expect any less from a liberal, blue city.


Are there non-liberal, red cities? Like actual cities? Backporch, Louisiana does not count
 
2022-12-01 10:34:48 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Flushing It All Away: Wouldn't expect any less from a liberal, blue city.

When did people like you every gave a fark about low income people?


When did Chicago Democrats?
 
2022-12-01 10:35:23 PM  
Chicago politics.  Dirtier than most.
 
2022-12-01 10:36:40 PM  

Hinged: drjekel_mrhyde: Flushing It All Away: Wouldn't expect any less from a liberal, blue city.

When did people like you every gave a fark about low income people?

When did Chicago Democrats?


1930s, 40s, when you could make sure the only ones you were helping were white
 
2022-12-01 10:37:15 PM  

moothemagiccow: Flushing It All Away: Wouldn't expect any less from a liberal, blue city.

Are there non-liberal, red cities? Like actual cities? Backporch, Louisiana does not count


You're right, now that I think about it.

All the urban decay, crime and social rot are indeed centered in Democrat strongholds.

You win!
 
2022-12-01 10:37:45 PM  
They could always compromise and build Thunderdome.
 
2022-12-01 10:37:47 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: Chicago politics.  Dirtier than most.


No, not really. But you keep pushing that narrative if it gives you a chub.
 
2022-12-01 10:38:48 PM  

Hinged: I'm sorry, I forget.  Help me out.

What political party controls this city?


Whichever one likes pinko commie soccer.
 
2022-12-01 10:40:38 PM  
Make it contingent on the team getting a championship.
 
2022-12-01 10:41:21 PM  
Meh
There's no money in helping the homeless.
They don't vote.
Drain on the healthcare system.
Bad for city image.

Or

You can have $25,000

Hey, I'm not Jesus..!

Gimme the money!


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2022-12-01 10:42:49 PM  
Why didn't they build low cost shelters there? What were they waiting for?
 
2022-12-01 10:44:04 PM  
IMHO as a person who grew up around there, let them build it. They put low income housing division in that area, the gangs/cliques are going to go war to control it. Let the CHA use the money to repair and update all the vacant homes and apartment buildings in that area.
 
2022-12-01 10:48:12 PM  
Here's my thinking. With FOI applications available to counter this  dodgy people think they can run down the clock of public interest. Can we automate FOI requests for every decision and search them for issues to increase their usefulness ?
 
2022-12-01 10:49:27 PM  

1funguy: Meh
There's no money in helping the homeless.
They don't vote.
Drain on the healthcare system.
Bad for city image.

Or

You can have $25,000

Hey, I'm not Jesus..!

Gimme the money!


-signed Every Politician Evar


Turn them into a ragtag team. Make a packet off the movie rights ?
 
2022-12-01 10:51:58 PM  

Prof. Frink: We Ate the Necco Wafers: Maybe they can get the people who would have been in the low income housing to help build the stadium.

It worked for Qatar.

Make sure to work them hard enough that they die. Homeless problem solved.


Worked for Egypt when they built the pyramids.
Everything old is new again.
 
2022-12-01 10:53:13 PM  
A Training Center for the Multiple Listing Service?
I was excited at the idea of Real Estate Agents actually fighting for Listings in hand to hand combat but then I put my glasses on.
 
2022-12-01 10:55:43 PM  
The Chicago Fire actually practice?
 
2022-12-01 10:59:50 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Prof. Frink: We Ate the Necco Wafers: Maybe they can get the people who would have been in the low income housing to help build the stadium.

It worked for Qatar.

Make sure to work them hard enough that they die. Homeless problem solved.

Worked for Egypt when they built the pyramids.
Everything old is new again.


the idea that low-value slaves built the pyramids has fallen by the wayside, archaeologically speaking, over the last decades.  certainly there were deaths but, it's now considered that the workers were both likely free and well-treated as craftsman.
 
2022-12-01 11:01:08 PM  
What the hell is wrong with you politicians these days? He's a farking billionaire and you're sticking him up for a measly $25K? That's like asking someone like me for a nickel. shiat, I'll throw you a dime and tell you to keep the change. Quote this guy a number that will at least make him think about it. Have a little self-respect and stop whoring yourself out for pocket change
 
2022-12-01 11:03:02 PM  

Kalyco Jack: $25K?! That's cheap!


Seriously.  Money well invested.
 
2022-12-01 11:03:20 PM  

tembaarmswide: Herr Flick's Revenge: Prof. Frink: We Ate the Necco Wafers: Maybe they can get the people who would have been in the low income housing to help build the stadium.

It worked for Qatar.

Make sure to work them hard enough that they die. Homeless problem solved.

Worked for Egypt when they built the pyramids.
Everything old is new again.

the idea that low-value slaves built the pyramids has fallen by the wayside, archaeologically speaking, over the last decades.  certainly there were deaths but, it's now considered that the workers were both likely free and well-treated as craftsman.


Put the homeless to work building the stadium.
You can house them on site and treat as nice as you can.
Include housing in the stadium and keep them on as groundskeepers, hotdog vendors and such.
Problem solved.
 
2022-12-01 11:07:31 PM  

stringbad: 1funguy: Meh
There's no money in helping the homeless.
They don't vote.
Drain on the healthcare system.
Bad for city image.

Or

You can have $25,000

Hey, I'm not Jesus..!

Gimme the money!


-signed Every Politician Evar

Turn them into a ragtag team. Make a packet off the movie rights ?


can they play soccer?
Can they have a dog on the team?
Can one of their mothers be miraculously healed of cancer?

Otherwise...it just won't turn a profit.
 
2022-12-01 11:18:56 PM  

crozzo: What the hell is wrong with you politicians these days? He's a farking billionaire and you're sticking him up for a measly $25K? That's like asking someone like me for a nickel. shiat, I'll throw you a dime and tell you to keep the change. Quote this guy a number that will at least make him think about it. Have a little self-respect and stop whoring yourself out for pocket change


The Honorable Richard J. Daley SENIOR would be disappointed.
 
2022-12-01 11:27:54 PM  

Hinged: moothemagiccow: Flushing It All Away: Wouldn't expect any less from a liberal, blue city.

Are there non-liberal, red cities? Like actual cities? Backporch, Louisiana does not count

You're right, now that I think about it.

All the urban decay, crime and social rot are indeed centered in Democrat strongholds.

You win!


You can't exactly have "urban decay" in rural areas, smart guy
 
2022-12-01 11:29:57 PM  

crozzo: What the hell is wrong with you politicians these days? He's a farking billionaire and you're sticking him up for a measly $25K? That's like asking someone like me for a nickel. shiat, I'll throw you a dime and tell you to keep the change. Quote this guy a number that will at least make him think about it. Have a little self-respect and stop whoring yourself out for pocket change


I think Lori Lightfoot was doing the "shiat for brains D Mayor" schtick long before Eric Adams was
 
2022-12-01 11:34:03 PM  

moothemagiccow: You can't exactly have "urban decay" in rural areas


Oh, you totally can.
 
2022-12-01 11:35:21 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I'm not mad. if it could improve gentrify the We$t $ide ju$t a little, meh.

 
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