Wednesday, March 23, 2005

John Wyma's profile raised

Chicago Tribune (Virginia Groark; John Chase contributing):
Tollway bond firm in spotlight

The New York financial firm picked to manage a $700 million Illinois tollway bond sale this spring hired one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's oldest and most trusted political advisers as a consultant on the deal, records show.

John Wyma, who was the chief of staff for Blagojevich when he served in Congress and was the political director of his campaign for governor, has been paid $400,000 by Lehman Brothers since Blagojevich became governor to consult on business with the tollway and other agencies connected to the state.
Joe Birkett is keeping after Blagojevich's people on this. Go Joe!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This type of corruption via association with the governor is typical of both Mayor Daley and
Governor Blagojevich. Since in Illinois we live under the bipartisan combine it also happened under Ryan and other Repubs. Neither party is more guilty than the other. If it were not for the press, we would know nothing of this and even more people would be enriching themselves through their association with politicians.

Not sure who the "throw the bums all out" candidate should be, but there should definitely be one--for Chicago mayor as well for
Illinois governor.

Illinois is widely viewed as one of the most corrupt states in the country and it continues to earn
that reputation. We deserve better than this.

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