Monday, November 07, 2005

Dance With The Devil

I’m feeling a tad woozy.

I have to give props to someone with whom I have a profound ideological disconnect. Actually it’s not so much an ideological disconnect as I’m not a supporter of her politics.

It’s not like we knock back tea and cucumber sandwiches on a regular basis.

Nonetheless, I was taught to say “Thank You” when someone does you a favor or points you in the right direction. I never, ever, ever thought I would write these words in a million years:

Thank you Alderman Helen Schiller. There I said it.

Don’t be alarmed---that sound you hear is hell freezing over.

The Alderman and her staff were helpful enough to point me to Norma Reyes in the city’s Department of Consumer Services who in turn got me to another contact within her office for further assistance.

I used to live in Alderman Schiller’s 46th ward and was not a fan of her ward politics or social policies. Trust me, that’s putting it mildly. Nonetheless, I knew that she had experience in dealing with questionable developers so I figured I’d give a call up to the north side to see if I could find any good information.

That call paid off.

While I don’t yet know the status of my request with the city at least thanks to the Alderman Schiller’s office at least I got started in the right direction.

It only proves the adage that the toes you step on today may be connected the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.

Humbly submitted,



Mr Clean said...'s Norma Reyes, not Norman.
She's great to work with and I hope she can help you out with the nightmare you're going through.

The Woodlawn Wonder said...

Duly noted and corrected, clean. Good looking out. I hope you've been reading the series on mortgage fraud in the Tribune. Wonderful stuff.