Sat 31 May 2008
Interesting Tribune article.
I happen to have lived in Patrick O’Connors ward for nearly 10 years now (just barely in each case due to gerrymandering). I’ve never been particularly impressed by him, and he was totally unopposed in the last election. But this story in the Trib totally caught my eye.
Barbara O’Connor has sold an entire subdivision built after her husband rezoned the property. And she has sold more than $11 million in homes for a developer since he received Patrick O’Connor’s support to build a senior center in his ward.
O’Connor’s snappy comeback:
“I have a job and I do it. My wife has a job and she does it,” the alderman said. “It’s not my job to prevent her from earning a living.”
Well, that’s convenient.