Lawsuit against suburban Bridgeview and others reveal how organized crime, politicians and a mayor got their hands on Polekatz
By Joseph Ryan, Chicago Tribune reporter
When a pair of political insiders set out to strike it rich in the strip club business, they picked a site in a middle-class suburb where one of them was close to the mayor.
Then they turned to organized crime associates and felons to help bankroll and run the enterprise. When it needed janitorial service, the club paid a firm founded by the suburb's mayor.