* Former Mayor Daley is having “memory” problems, at least while he was deposed during a lawsuit over a politically and Daley family-connected restaurant contract in Millennium Park…
Novack: Do you recall asking them to move the bar from the front of the restaurant to the back of the restaurant because you thought that would be more family-friendly?
Daley: I don’t recall.
Novack: Do you recall that you actually attended the announcement of the opening of the restaurant?
Daley: I don’t recall if I did or not.
Novack: OK. I’ll show you . . . a picture of a bunch of people standing in front of some buildings. Do you recognize yourself in that picture?
Daley: It’s kind of blurry. I guess it’s me, if it is.
Novack: And you are there, aren’t you, for the opening of the ice rink . . . and the restaurant being open for the first time?
Daley: I don’t know what it was for, but — I don’t recall.
Novack: In other words, is it your testimony that the first time you knew that they [Horan and O’Malley] were associated with the restaurant was that day?
Daley: I don’t know what I knew.
A quick visit to a doctor might be in order. Or not.
* Bill Cameron reports on a speech given by Sen. Bill Brady…
“Don’t underestimate Pat Quinn. He may be a buffoon when it comes to leading and on policies, but he is brilliant when it comes to manipulating the populist card in a Democratic state,” Brady said.
Brady was in Oak Brook with Republican candidates for the Chamber of Commerce when he made the comments about Quinn.
* And speaking of Oak Brook, Treasurer Dan Rutherford was all upset this morning about the price of his conference hotel room…
OK, fine, dude, you worry about and even pick up pennies. But how many fundraising calls could you have made while you composed six outraged tweets today and monitored online feedback?
* Let’s end on an up note. After a months-long refurbishing project, commuters are gushing about the Red Line, and for good reason…
The red line hasn’t moved this fast on the south side since 1969 when it first opened.