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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Go get 'em, Tiger!

Posted By on 06.24.09 at 11:34 AM

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That's my reaction to the announcement by Cook County commissioner Tony Peraica that he's gearing up to take legal action against Mayor Daley over funding for the Olympics.

Specifically, he's asking Cook County state's attorney Anita Alvarez and Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan to force the mayor to explain what gives him the right to commit the taxpayers of Chicago to guaranteeing the cost of the 2016 Olympic games if we end up being the host city.

Good question. The answer, I suspect, is that it never even occurred to the mayor that he might not have that right. 

Peraica appears to see it differently. He says if Alvarez and Madigan don't act he'll take the matter to court himself.

I don't for one minute believe that either one of them will move against Mayor Daley. So I guess it's up to the commissioner. 

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