Keep On Trucking
The city of Chicago spends some $40 million a year hiring trucks. But a Chicago Sun-Times investigation found that the trucks actually do little or no work. Some of the firms the trucks are hired from seem to have no other clients but the city, and many are owned by mob-connected figures, the paper claims. Many of the firms aren't listed in the phone book, but they are on record as big political contributors, especially to Mayor Daley.