Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Chicago alderman quits zoning committee chair post, allegedly traded favors for Viagra, sex, campaign contributions

Chicago's lakefront this morning
Chicago is a city in decline. And the ones in charge are behaving like desperate dogs fighting over the last scraps of food.

From WGN-TV:
The mayor's office announced Tuesday Alderman Danny Solis has resigned as chairman of the city council's zoning committee.

The resignation comes the same day the Chicago Sun-Times revealed salacious details about the federal investigation of Solis.

The affidavit said Solis traded his actions on the City Council for other kinds of favors including receiving sex acts, Viagra, and campaign contributions.
Chicago's arcane zoning laws are ideal for alderman looking for all kinds of "favors." After the Finance Committee, the City Council Zoning Committee is the second-most powerful committee. The chairman of that committee, 50-year-alderman Ed Burke, stepped aside from his chairmanship after his indictment late last year.

Solis has been wearing a wire--and amazingly he captured Boss Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) on tape. The always cautious state House speaker for 34 of the last 36 years.

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