Rauner Acts to Give Preferences to Minority, Women & Disabled-Owned Businesses

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor Signs Executive Order to Ensure Equal Opportunities for All Illinois Businesses Executive Order 2016-08 offers reforms to address disparity among minority, women and persons with disabilities owned businesses that utilize state contracts … Continue reading

Whistle Blower Getting over $2 Million for Highway/Transit “Disadvantaged” Contract Scams

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: McHUGH CONSTRUCTION TO PAY $12 MILLION TO SETTLE CONTRACT FRAUD CLAIMS BY U.S. AND ILLINOIS ON SEVEN AREA PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS CHICAGO — A Chicago-based construction company will pay the United States … Continue reading

Two More Defrauders of Minority-Women Business Set-Aside Program Sentenced

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: OWNER OF DEFUNCT AZTECA SUPPLY CO. AND HER HUSBAND SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH MINORITY CONTRACT FRAUD CHICAGO — The owner of a defunct Chicago company once certified as a … Continue reading

The Two Algonquin Connections to Chicago School System Landscaping Scandal

When politically connected Aidan E. Monahan was indicted in July, 2007, I looked at who he had made political contributions to. Just looking at the biggest contributions one can find $108,000 to the state party run by House Speaker Mike … Continue reading