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Friday, July 10, 2009


You know the drill. Check out the Reader this week for another tale by Dumke and Joravsky about the ongoing parking meter saga. This time, they break down last week's City Council hearing in a wonderful question and answer format. Unsolved Mysteries:

After months and months of begging, pleading, and cajoling by the public—and harassing calls and e-mails from the Reader—city officials finally came clean with the God’s honest truth about how and why they entered into the parking meter lease deal.

These revelations were offered during a four-hour hearing held by the City Council’s finance committee on July 2, when many Chicagoans were preparing to park their butts at home for a long weekend of eating, drinking, and watching the neighborhood kids blow things up. Public servants that we are, we’ve distilled the hearing for the edification of anyone who may have missed it, using a question-and-answer format similar to the one used by aldermen last week. Enjoy.


Is it just me, or does it seem like the more we’re told about this deal the less we really know?

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