‘The Fix Was In’: Obama Donor Gets Sweetheart Real Estate Deal in Chicago

Big Government

by Bob Gough

With much-publicized ties between President Barack Obama,  the SEIU labor union and the ACORN volunteer organization, it would be a safe assumption that someone with a business relationship with not just one, but both of those groups would have an inside track on doing business with an Obama associate.

626 West Jackson picture from North ProfileCredit: Christopher Woodward

But in the world of big money Democratic Chicago politics, there is a difference between white-collar clout and blue-collar clout.

Chicago real estate developer Thomas Bennett thought he had a deal in hand to purchase the old Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) building at 626 West Jackson, just blocks from Union Station. Bennett thought he was paying a fair price for the property as he had a written commitment from two tenants –SEIU and ACORN- to occupy office space in the building.

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One thought on “‘The Fix Was In’: Obama Donor Gets Sweetheart Real Estate Deal in Chicago

  1. Jee ya think, great find, J.C.

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