A community organiser's house in Chicago... that sounds so familiar...
-- CHICAGO -- If you've got the money, you could be President Barack Obama's neighbour in Chicago. The 17-room home next door to his house in a ritzy neighbourhood on the city's south side is on the market.Hmmm... is this the same house President McDreamy bought from Tony Rezko's wife? I don't think the Prez paid anywhere near that kind of coin.
It doesn't have a price tag yet, but the listing agent said the "Obama factor" will play a role. Homes in the area usually go for between $1 million and $2.5 million.
Obama's ties to Rezko have become a political albatross for the presidential nominee, who has been forced to defend the convicted felon's fundraising activities for him and revelations Obama bought his South Side mansion on the same day in 2005 that Rezko purchased a vacant lot next door.Geez... that's not the house that had it's appraisal value fudged to cover up what a great deal ol' Barry got from his friends, the Rezkos?
A former Illinois bank official, now claiming whistleblower status, says bank officials replaced a loan reappraisal that he prepared for a Chicago property that was purchased by the wife of now-convicted felon Tony Rezko, part of which was later sold to next-door neighbor Barack Obama.Ah, Chicago... land of endless opportunity.
In a complaint filed Thursday in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Kenneth J. Connor said that his reappraisal of Rita Rezko's property was replaced with a higher one and that he was fired when he questioned the document.