At last, the other shoe:Youth Center endgame: To OK site, Blackwell asks $10 million in projects -- she's held the project hostage for 3 years, which has earned her a lot of ill will, however worthy her current requests. The piece speculates that she might feel she can make a deal more easily with Street than with Nutter, once he takes office.
Cleanup couple claim dirty work: Haile Johnston and his wife have been praised for revitalizing vacant lots. They lost a contract. They say politics was the reason. (retaliation by the victor hurts onetime opponent and neighborhood)