In just two months, we’d gone from making a combined $120,000 a year to making just $25,000 and leeching out funds to a mortgage we couldn’t afford. Our savings dwindled, then disappeared.
Prosecutors wanted to seize the equity in the Jackson’s two homes if he didn’t pay a $750,000 court judgement. Jackson paid off the balance with a wire transfer in late May, while keeping both his houses. The Jacksons aren’t saying where the money came from.
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month’s titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from charges of wild overspending.
Of all the regional foods out there, the one that’s mystified me the most is the hot dog – and yes, hot dogs have deep roots in Chicago.