Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Progressive" Ald. Moore, one of Rahm's toadies, now under FBI investigation

Moore (left) has become one of the mayor's boys. 
Ald. Joe Moore was once considered to be a "progressive" who stood up once in a while to the Daley machine and owed his allegiance to the people in his community. But now, Moore has become little more than a toady for the mayor, especially when it comes to closing schools and bashing the teachers union. He was one of the founders of the so-called Paul Douglas Alliance in the City Council, a rump group set up to counter the Progressive Caucus which has been critical of Rahm. Moore has even joined Rahm in his effort to weaken the investigative powers of  the city's Inspector General.

Maybe now we know why. He didn't want to get thrown under the bus by party bosses.
July 23, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- ABC7 has learned Chicago's 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore did not attend a White House event Tuesday, where he was supposed to have been honored. On Monday, Moore said he spoke with the FBI about an ethics case involving alleged campaign work in his aldermanic office and the firing of an employee in 2009. He denies any wrongdoing. White House officials said they became aware of the Inspector General's report on Monday and decided to hold the honor until the results of the FBI investigation are complete.
Oops! Too late.

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