We often ask why it is that people continue to live in the urban centers of the Northeast and Midwest. Taxes are high. Traffic is thick. Winters are cold. Crony capitalism runs deep.
The answer we often get back is that people either can’t afford to move or there is something about a particular urban pocket which we just don’t understand. (Which is perfectly reasonable.)
In a time when most white collar workers need little more than a laptop and a high speed Internet connection to do their jobs it just seems crazy to stay in these places.
Byrd-Bennett was served a 23-count indictment on Thursday, charging that she steered sweetheart deals to her former employer, SUPES Academy. According to the Chicago Tribune, Byrd-Bennett is going to plead guilty to the charges and is cooperating fully with the investigation.
The indictment charged that Byrd-Bennett, an appointee of former Obama Chief of Staff and now Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, steered the contracts to SUPES “in expectation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.”