Daley: ‘No Favoritism' in Homeless Shelter Move

Mayor Richard Daley said Thursday that he helped move one of Chicago’s oldest homeless shelters from a "decrepit" facility in Greektown to a state-of-the-art building in Lawndale to help the shelter, not longtime mayoral pal Michael Marchese.

Although the deal cost Chicago taxpayers at least $13.5 million and paved the way for Marchese to build 212 luxury condominiums, Daley insisted there was "no favoritism whatsoever."

"We worked only with the Christian Industrial League. Everything we worked [was only] with the Christian Industrial League. No buyer whatsoever. No favoritism whatsoever. It had nothing to do with Mike Marchese. I just want to tell you," he said.

Fran Spielman has more on Daley's response to the Chicago Sun-Times / NBC Chicago report on SunTimes.com.

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