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Dr. Knee Jerker

Dollars Spent on Reaction Instead of Leadership


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$570,OOO Cabrini-Green Sweeps

Instead of supporting community initiatives

$767,000 Consultants to Inspect Bridges Citywide

Instead of consistent maintenance

$120,000 Rich Pal's Salary for Running CTA

Instead of cogent transportation policy

$2,700* Coffee, Donuts, and Overtime Pay for Marathon School Bargaining Session

Instead of control of Board of Ed

$350,000 Lake Calumet PR Campaign

Instead of realistic airport plan

$1,OO0,0OO Public Relations Staff

*Wild guess

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): illustration/Kurt Mitchell.

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