Ben Joravsky is an asshole, but he's also a damned good writer. He's written a scathing piece about the discredited and failing 49th Ward Alderman, Joe Moore, in this week's Chicago Reader.
Now Moore is in the hot seat. Setting aside the issues of whether public facilities are best run by private entities or whether the Park District should have a more open process for awarding contracts, his choice is this: betray his old union friends or concede to the union and irritate his new friends at the Boys & Girls Club.
It seems Moore is looking for a face-saving way out of the dilemma. On Friday he sent out an e-mail assailing the McCann faction for distorting the issue and assuring his constituents that the Park District would staff the center. Saying they don’t trust Moore, McCann and her allies held a protest rally Saturday, brandishing signs that said “Parks for the People” and “No to Joe.” FULL BLAST...
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