April 01, 2004

Bridgeview Dome Deal: Get your mob on 

posted by Paul Smith @ 4:56 PM
Regular Polis commenter 'wilson' has pointed us to a brewing scandal surrounding the acquisition of a sports dome in Bridgeview for a Chicago Fire practice facility. NBC 5's Anna Davlantes has done some fine reporting on the story (apparently at some risk to her safety as not-so-thinly veiled threats were hurled at her), which focuses on a man named Steve Reynolds who forced the owner of the dome to sell (using the ol' send some muscle in the form of an ex-felon/ex-cop to do some convincin' technique), and Reynold's wife, who then profited from the sale of the dome to the city of Bridgeview. It's also apparent that Reynolds and the mayor of Bridgeview, Steve Landek, have had business ties in the past. The NBC 5 story links to The Daily Southtown's exhaustive piece on the deal and the background of its players. You know it's going to be a good story when one of the principal's says, "She didn't make nothing! Lies!"

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