WirePoints has a great piece on how the Governor is spending millions on this illegal alien invasion with almost no oversight. Ted Dabrowki appeared on “The Morning Answer” radio show with Amy and Dan.
And not only are you, the taxpayer, paying millions to house these illegal alien invaders (that frankly aren’t their home countries’ best residents to put it nicely… or criminally-inclined people who committed still more felonies sneaking into America illegally).
Governor Pritzker is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the migrant crisis with no accountability – Wirepoints on AM 560 Chicago’s Morning Answer
Don’t want to watch the radio show for fifteen minutes?
Second City Cop has the details in writing that you can read in about two minutes… Bottom line, the City of Chicago is paying super-premium lease fees for industrial buildings that have sat vacant for years. How super-premium? Even the best commercial property is going for $53/sq foot. Industrial space is $10ish? Abandoned industrial space? Next to nothing, unless you’re politically connected and then the city will pay $60/ft.
Hey Media? Follow this Money
So a reader did a bit of research….something usually done by “investigative” reporters….which are in short supply nowadays. Who owns the properties currently being used to house thousands of illegals and who are being paid with taxpayer funds totaling many millions of dollars? Here are three “shelters:”
344 N Ogden is 106,400 sqf- annual leasing price is $6,360,000
1308 N Elston is 84,120 sqft- annual leasing price is $5,047,200
2341 S Halsted is 86,000 sqft- annual lease is $5,160,000
Just for reference, industrial space in Chicago averages around $10 per square foot. One of the nicer office buildings in Chicago (Chicago River Point) goes for $53 per square foot. These buildings – all zoned industrial and all that sat empty the past five-to-seven years – are being leased to the city for $60 per square foot. Oh, and the Elston address may have recently in arrears for nearly $200K in property taxes.
And who owns these buildings? Some guy named Scott Goodman or a series of LLC’s run by or in conjunction with Goodman. Where it gets interesting is when you go to OpenSecrets.org and run Goodman’s name through the donor lists. Quite the “progressive” agenda being funded by this single individual whose companies are getting millions in taxpayer funds.
Legal? Probably….after all, lawyers write these grants / bills / laws and lobby for passage through the legislative process.
Ethical? Who are we to judge?
Hinkey as Hell and worthy of a deep dive by investigative reporters, who are supposed to be keeping a spotlight on taxpayer funds and a closer eye on the politicians spending that money? Yep.
But don’t hold your breath.
Ted Dabrowski offered some additional information out there.
Including that Brandon Johnson is competent in his incompetence. Where Pritzker’s incompetence at leadership looks competent compared to Let’s Go Brandon.
Dabrowski says he’s got FOIA inquiries coming back investigating where over a billion dollars in grants to various groups. Something that the mainstream media doesn’t want to do.
At the same time Pritzker is wanting an $87m funding cut for Americans in Illinois for social service providers that help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. In other words, take from the handicapped Americans to pay for illegal alien invaders. Sure it’s chump change, but still.
“It’s a cluster,” Ted said. Check out 12:45… Dan Proft lights up the preening pols in Springfield. “They cannot be held in low enough repute… [These politicians are] So despicable it is difficult to put into words…”