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