The Chicago Tribune has an editorial today about the revelations this week that Chicago union leaders got huge public pension deals, even though they had long since left their public jobs. The editorial names the names of those involved and provides a missing piece of the puzzle. Will it surprise you to learn the John Daley, the mayor's brother, was one of those involved? And that two days after the crooked pension giveaway was done under the table, all of the major unions endorsed Richard Daley for mayor?
The men who were supposed to be taking care of the public purse instead emptied it to get the acquiescence of troublesome labor.And the men who were supposed to be looking out for the interests of the rank and file instead took care of themselves, enriching themselves by submitting to power.
Shameful. This is Illinois.
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