The Watchdogs: Tab for Jones College Prep could reach $127 million

I thank Bruce Crosby for sharing this article from today’s Chicago Sun-Times:

At $114 million, Jones College Prep already is the most expensive public high school ever built in Chicago.

And a dispute with Walsh Construction — a clout-heavy contractor whose City Hall connections stretch back to the late Mayor Richard J. Daley — could drive the final pricetag for the South Loop school even higher, to $127 million, records show.

Last summer, the Public Building Commission of Chicago rejected two bills totaling $13 million submitted by Walsh, the general contractor on the project, for cost overruns. More

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