[4th Ward Ald. Toni] Preckwinkle demonstrated that now-quaint virtue of public accountability. And did so in full public view. ...
Preckwinkle, like Daley and Obama, got tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Rezko. He was a supporter and friend, though not anymore.
Preckwinkle said she began to learn of problems with Rezko's buildings a few years ago from police who reported gang activity there. By that time, however, Rezko had already taken the money and run.
"I think, from a city perspective," said the alderman, "this is your worst nightmare."
Made worse, I would argue, by any public official who doesn't think he should be required to answer questions about it.