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Cartoonist Jack Higgins on Daley development deal

Three years after leaving City Hall, former Mayor Richard M. Daley has gone after a government contract in Chicago, apparently for the first time, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.

But Daley’s Tur Partners — the company he formed with his son Patrick Daley when he left office in 2011 — was part of a group that suddenly dropped out of consideration for the deal to develop 9.5 acres of government land in the West Side medical center district on May 13, in the middle of the process to choose a developer.

That left just two bidders, each with ties to the former mayor, vying to develop the property for the Illinois Medical District Commission.

Here’s editorial cartoonist Jack Higgins’ take on it: