CHICAGO (CBS) – Richard M. — for Michael Daley, as in former Mayor Daley, the Great Emperor of Chicago -– out of office now, and mostly out of sight. But by no means out of mind.
Emperor Daley is back in the news as he’s never been, as a Great Finagler and manipulator of city and state pensions, stashing away more than $2,000 a week — $15,000 a month every month — for the rest of his life.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
Hauling it out of pension accounts that are so deep in red ink the city and state have to cut back on pensions for teachers, firefighters and police. Screaming headlines in the Chicago Tribune about exactly how Daley fattened his pension by diverting taxpayer money.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Pleasant Parade Weather Tuesday
Nasty stuff, being seen by half a million readers a day and being whispered and snickered on buses and subways. So, that all of a sudden, the Great Emperor has no clothes.MORE NEWS: More Than A Third Of CPD Staff Missed Vaccine Reporting Deadline; City Could Begin Placing Employees On 'No Pay' Status Today