Friday, January 25, 2019

The plot thickens with Ald. Burke #ChiMayor19

[VIDEO] So Ald. Danny Solis (Ward 25) was wearing a wire for the feds and that helped them get search warrants and an indictment for Ald. Ed. Burke (Ward 14). Even worse Ald. Solis was on Chicago Tonight last year and wondered aloud if Burke should run for re-election. I'll quote an article where I saw this but you'll see the segment itself later.

Days after announcing his own retirement, Solis appeared on the WTTW-TV program, “Chicago Tonight,” to discuss his decision to walk away.

During that interview, he made an extraordinary statement.

“I think Ald. Burke should reconsider [re-election],” Solis said then.

“You got money, you got a great family, you got grandkids. Why do you want to run?”

Now, a remark that appeared to be a verbal knife in the back to a longtime colleague starts to make sense, given Solis’ role in the Burke case.
Also there were some ramifications to the latest revelations as far as the race for mayor. For example Susana Mendoza who is our current state comptroller she's running for mayor of Chicago and she got a nice amount of cash from Solis' organization well she plans to donate those funds instead of keeping them. A round-up was posted to CapFax, Wednesday
 And also I found this at CapFax, this shouldn't be a surprise. Solis was himself under investigation by the feds and that opened the door to him wearing a wire to cooperate with them.
Here's his appearance on Chicago Tonight last year
Finally I want to add Ald. Solis is chair of the city council zoning committee so he's as important as Ald. Burke was since Burke formerly chaired the finance committee. And while Burke remains in his race for re-election, Solis is retiring anyway and since you see in the ABC 7 story the reaction to wearing a wire now Chicagoans wonder how long he will remain an alderman. He's not re-election this year anyway, but it's expected that he won't be attending any further council meetings.

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