John Wyma's profile raised
Chicago Tribune (Virginia Groark; John Chase contributing):
Tollway bond firm in spotlightJoe Birkett is keeping after Blagojevich's people on this. Go Joe!
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.