Monday, March 19, 2012

Rahm goes to court trying to break sweetheart deals Daley gave his family & friends costing the tax payers millions of dollars


Now that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reworked the sweetheart deal that former Mayor Richard M. Daley gave Lollapalooza, his lawyers will be back in court Monday trying to undo another Daley deal that Emanuel says is shortchanging taxpayers.

Emanuel wants to undo the concession agreement that Daley gave the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park. The restaurant has paid less than Emanuel thinks it should — a total of $2.4 million — in rent since it opened in 2003. Park Grill gets garbage pickup and natural gas courtesy of taxpayers, too.
Emanuel’s leverage: Park Grill operators James Horan and Matthew A. O’Malley want to sell the remainder of the 20-year concession agreement to Levy Restaurants for $8.8 million — but they need permission from Emanuel’s Chicago Park District board.

Emanuel’s argument: O’Malley and Horan got permission from the park district — but not Daley and the City Council — to operate on a city easement in Millennium Park, which means the restaurant has no legal right to be there. “Those are the kinds of grants only the City Council can give, and they have to be in writing,” says Stephen R. Patton, the city’s top lawyer.

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20 comments:

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

I have been to Millennium Park one time and will never ever go back.

An Old Sage Said said...

March....

It comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Le'on.

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

Here is how IL fares for honesty and integrity in government.

http://www.stateintegrity.org/illinois

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama warned Daley about Rahm.

Anonymous said...

Rahm wants the deal to go to some of his donors.

Anonymous said...

I give the Rahmster credit for this. But what really needs to be done is a PUBLIC denouncment of daley. And pressure to put him in a federal cage.

Anonymous said...

Rahmmy Raccoon to the Rescue !!!

Anonymous said...

Rahmmie the Commie just wants to steal it all for himself.

Anonymous said...

Rahm is doing what he has to do to keep our city from being completely smothered in debt. We have been running at about a 4-500 million dollar deficit for the last three years or so... Daley took all of our rainy day funds virtually, from the parking meter deal in order to shore up the huge gap between spending and the money we were taking in which plunged during the recession. Now Rahm has no choice but to try to plug the holes as best he can. I am a conservative but I must admit he has approached his job in a more reasonable and mature manner, (in most cases), than Daley. This means that if you have a city job - be happy, in fact get down on your knees and thank God every day ! Stop bitching about teacher hours, pensions, etc...When the economy recovers, you can go back and negotiate these things, but for now we are in survival mode.. A

Anonymous said...

How about the parking meters Shorty?

Anonymous said...

Rahm is lucky if he is that well endowed

Anonymous said...

I'll really be impressed when the replacement has no bullshit ties and the bid's fair. It's nice to dream. Pfft

Anonymous said...

Make way for JEW!!

Anonymous said...

The son of a JEWISH terrorist is our mayor!

Be a mayor in Israel said...

During the 1991 Gulf War, Emanuel volunteered with the Israel Defense Forces.

Jews stick together said...

After serving as an advisor to Bill Clinton, in 1998 Emanuel resigned from his position in the Clinton administration and joined the investment banking firm of Wasserstein Perella, where he worked until 2002. Although he did not have an MBA degree or prior banking experience, he became a managing director at the firm’s Chicago office in 1999 and, according to Congressional disclosures, made $16.2 million in his two-and-a-half-years as a banker.

Although he did not have an MBA degree or prior banking experience

Anonymous said...

THE JEWISH GANGSTER FROM WILMETTE -The Emanuel and Zagel families are both from the Jewish community of Wilmette and the North Shore. There can be little doubt that Judge Zagel is a friend of the Emanuel family. When Jews like Emanuel talk about "the community" what they mean is the community of their fellow Jews.

American soldiers die for the JEWS said...

$8 million dollars a day to Israel.

Our money is needed in America

http://www.ifamericansknew.org/

Anonymous said...

What about the Sweetheart deals Rahm has in the works now,he's no better probably WORST!!

Anonymous said...

Notice the private parking meters are in the hands of one company?

Illegal monopoly? YES! What you going to do about it Mayor?

Rahm will clean up Dick Daley's sweetheart deals so new ones which are to be enacted by Rahm can be put into effect.

Bet you many Latinos are given some payola from City Hall in the next few years. From Rahm himself!

Out with the old bargains, in with buying the new wave of votes.