This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, December 7, 2016:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (shown) told reporters last week that there is a check waiting for him from Washington D.C.: “Literally, in Washington, there’s a check with Chicago’s name on it. Over 50 percent of the resources are going to come from Washington, and I don’t want to miss an opportunity.”
In the present case, Emanuel is referring to grant money his city is requesting to renovate mass-transit lines in the amount of $1.1 billion. In a larger sense Emanuel is referring to the river of political influence his city has poured into the Obama administration in exchange for such financial favors.
He’d better get that check soon because that river is about to dry up, and he might just miss that “opportunity.”
That river of corruption dates back decades, from the days of Al Capone