Posts tagged "government waste"
Tom Byrne, commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation, put his foot down this week on chronic absenteeism within his department. I guess that means things are gonna get real dicey when it comes time to vote (and work the polls) during some pivotal elections in 2010 and 2011. It’s a not-so-well-kept secret that... Read more »
Chicago’s inspector general had already questioned whether the city got shortchanged in it’s $1.15 billion deal to lease 36,000 parking meters for 75 years. Now a taxpayer watchdog group says the deal may be illegal, and a local investigative reporter finds that dozens of bogus parking tickets have been issued this year. Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization,... Read more »