But the City Council messes with citizen/taxpayer time frequently whenever it has an agenda item that will bring out protesters. Today's City Council meeting was set for 10:00 A.M. The agenda included the very controversial ordinance restricting assembly/speech because Emanuel invited the G8-NATO gang to our house.
But the Council and Rahm Emanuel had changed up the program to delay so that the news cameras would have to leave to meet newsroom deadlines and would not be around to record any opposition.
So, poor Maggie Daley was going to be used as a political prop even after her death. Emanuel and the Council set up a tribute to her so quickly only one, ONE, member of the Daley family was in attendance to hear the tributes of the 50 aldermen. (Richie wasn't there, Bill wasn't there, John wasn't there, the rest of her children weren't there, the grandchildren weren't there, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
And after an hour of praising Maggie, the Council then spent more than a half-hour (I had to leave to get to another meeting.) praising another recently deceased Chicagoan, Mr. Tyree, financial executive and owner of the Chicago Sun-Times. I left wonderin' if they were going to eulogize Liz Taylor, too, since she was once married to a Chicagoan.