Thursday, July 28, 2005

$10,000 Bounty on the Mayor of Chicago

The Shadow has seen the best and the worst of politics. But what he is about to tell you is a new low.

Chicago City Hall and the administration of Mayor Richard Daley has been rocked by allegations of patronage hiring and corruption in the past few months. Several members of Daley's administration have been forced to resign because of it.

Earlier this week, the Cook County Republican Party announced a $10,000 reward for anyone (basically a whistle-blower) who could provide information leading to the conviction of the mayor of these charges. The mayor, as of this writing, has never been implicated nor charged.

The funny thing about this. The county republican party only has $3,854 in cash in its bank account at present. But the party chairman, Gary Skoien, has said that they will acquire the additional funds needed to pay the reward if necessary.

Stay tuned -- this is one that will not end.


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