Chicago Aldermen kind of maybe possibly beginning to grow backbones
The Tribune reports same mild, mild anger among members of the Chicago Rubber Stamp about the city's budget and the corruption investigating du jour. From today's Chicago Tribune:
- Aldermen called for changes in the city's vehicle-towing program Frida as the City Council began scrutinizing the long list of tax and fee increases in Mayor Richard Daley's $5.1 billion budget proposal for 2005.
Ald. Shirley Coleman (16th) said the city should give vehicle owners more than 15 days to retrieve cars that were towed.
"It's just unfair, and it's a vicious cycle, and somewhere it needs to stop," said Coleman....
- "And it's a wonder why business is flat," said Tunney, himself a restaurant owner. "There's a tremendous disincentive to do business in Chicago."