Last fall the Tribune’s Todd Lighty dug through then-candidate J.B. Pritzker’s financial interests — as part of a larger story about his and his family’s offshore accounts, often used as tax havens for the rich.
Lighty’s story noted Pritzker was building a mansion in the Bahamas.
This week, as Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the island nation, Tribune reporter Dan Petrella checked in with the governor’s office about the status of Pritzker’s property there and it sounds like it was spared. Spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh issued the following statement: “The governor’s property was not damaged in the storm, but his thoughts and prayers are with the people who suffered tremendously, especially the loss of life, as a result of this storm.”
I was wondering about that myself.