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CHA Chief Lewis Jordan Resigns: Report

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CHA Chief Lewis Jordan Resigns: Report

Mayor Rahm Emanuel may be replacing one of the few people he brought over from Richard Daley's administration.

Chicago Housing Authority CEO Lewis Jordan will reportedly leave his post at the end of the month following questions about the use of his city-funded credit card, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

Jordan submitted a letter of resignation to CHA Chairman Jim Reynolds in which he wrote the credit issue "has become an impediment to my ability to steer this $1 billion a year organization."

Emanuel earlier this month ordered sister agency employees, including the CHA, to immediately stop using the government-issued credit cards.  He also called for a full audit on the city-owned cards.

The CHA was eyed for much of the credit abuses, which included meals at pricey restaurants, flowers and city-issued red-light camera tickets, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Jordan reportedly maintained that all of the purchases were "consistent with CHA and [U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development] policies and practices."

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