“Free Green Can”

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) has put up several trash and recycling containers, bearing his picture, on sidewalks in the 1st Ward, without a city permit. He's also accepted campaign contributions from the contractor who owns the bins, at a time he is running for 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman. (Credit: CBS)

Illegal Trash And Recycling Bins Removed From 1st Ward Streets

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not happy with a rogue recycling firm that put up trash and recycling bins on city streets without proper permits; and the mayor’s especially unhappy with Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st), whose name and face adorn the cans.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) has put up several trash and recycling containers, bearing his picture, on sidewalks in the 1st Ward, without a city permit. He's also accepted campaign contributions from the contractor who owns the bins, at a time he is running for 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman. (Credit: CBS)

Inspector General Looking Into Unpermitted Street Trash Bins In 1st Ward

It’s one of the oldest no-no’s in politics: no campaign signs on public property. In this case, an alderman putting out trash cans and recycling bins in his ward, with his picture on them, while running for ward committeeman.

CBS 2–02/28/2012