A couple of new things to report on the situation with Pete’s Fresh Market.
As most readers know, the story has now made the local papers and WGN TV News. Here’s what’s new — and what you won’t read in those papers:
My original story stated that “the ring-leader of the group of thugs who showed up at Pete’s is known acquaintance of Ald. Burnett’s chief of staff.” I’ve now been told that may or may not be correct. There was some confusion as to who exactly it was from Ald. Burnett’s office.
What we now know is that it was Ald. Burnett’s assistant chief of staff who was actually on-site and fully participated in the shakedown. There is a rumor that one of the construction workers actually captured the event on video with his/her cell phone. It is for this reason that Ald. Burnett has had to come out and acknowledge that his staff was there.
Local community organization HOW United has announced that they will be having a community meeting to discuss the situation with Pete’s.
announces a public meeting on
PETE’S FRESH MARKET
October 03, 2012
6:00 PM – 7:00PM
St. Malachy Church
2248 West Washington Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Everyone who cares about removing corruption from the system should plan to attend. A packed house will show the rest of the world that at least there are some people who will stand up to corrupt politicians.