(Note the Daley/Cardenas sticker on pole)
RCI (Rojas Concrete, Inc.) at Alderman George Cardenas' ward office. Now what is a convicted felon who has been award millions of dollars in curb and gutter concrete contracts by the City of Chicago, that quit the Hired Truck Program two weeks after the Chicago Sun Times raised questions about his felony drug conviction. RCI had secured the following contracts prior to applying to the Hired Truck Program, instead of the city of Chicago revoking RCI's contracts; the city extended these contracts and raised the dollar value.
Sidewalk and miscellaneous Concrete (Curb and Gutter removal) for CDOT:
1. Contract #T24752 awarded 7/2/02- Beginning award amount: DUR (depends upon requirements) originally scheduled to end 11/2/02. Three time and dollar modifications:
a) Modified 5/8/03 to end 12/31/03- amount added: $2,076,163.43
b) Modified 5/4/04 to end 12/31/04- amount added: $1,805,359.50
c) Modified 11/8/04 to end 12/31/05- amount added: $1,959,169.50
Paid $5,915,371.47 as of 11/29/06
2. Contract #T24756 awarded 7/2/02-Beginning award amount: DUR . Again, three time and dollar modifications:
a) Modified 5/8/03 to end 12/31/03- amount added: $1,656,128.80
b) Modified 4/30/04 to end 12/31/04- amount added: $720,100
c) Modified 11/9/04 to end 12/31/05- amount added: $1,570,890.25
Paid $3,035,854.02 as of 12/1/06
Subcontracted for Jalpa Construction on contract #T24754 (paid $517,371.12 as of 10/26/06)
Subcontracted for Sumit Construction on contract #T24751 (paid $147, 466.45 as of 1/29/07)
The City of Chicago is like a casino, YOU HAVE TO PAY TO PLAY. Daley takes care of his cronies, if you're not one of them, then forget about it.
ON AUGUST 2, 2006 AT A CDOT PRIME & SUBCONTRACTORS NETWORKING SESSION, ACTING COMMISIONER CHERI HERAMB WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS AND SHE CLAIMED THAT SHE "WOULD LOOK INTO IT". TO DATE, NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE, AS YOU CAN SEE. ROJAS IS STILL GETTING PAID!!