|Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President Bill Morton,|
holding an illegal bonfire on the shores of Lake Michigan
photo courtesy google images
Check this recent tidbit out.
Bill Morton said... "Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce's first annual Taste of Rogers Park ... Joe requested 10% of proceeds for his support..."
Wow. Did Bill Morton, the President of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, just accuse someone named "Joe" of wanting a bribe for support of a project he has on his agenda?
49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore thought so.
Alderman Joe Moore responded... "@Bill Morton, Would you like to share with me and EveryBlock's readers your evidentiary support for your accusation? Perhaps you also would like to share your evidence with the City's Inspector General or, better yet, the U.S. Attorney's office. Because what you're accusing me of is a crime....
This is not the first time you've used the Internet to accuse me of criminal activity."
I'm with "Joe" on this. Unless Bill Morton can come up with solid proof "Joe" asked for a bribe to support a event Bill Morton is putting on, Mr. Morton owes Alderman "Joe" Moore a big fat public apology.
If I were "Joe," I'd sue Morton and Everyblock for allowing such bullshit to be posted without proof.
UPDATED from 4/25/12 to 4/26/12: Everyblock Chicago dot com removed the post regarding this slanderous remark made by Bill Morton, President of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.