The Connector: Jay Doherty, His Clients, and the City Club Speakers

Jay Doherty regularly booked as City Club speakers government officials who could help his clients. Here is a sampling of such city officials from 2009 (the latest year for which Chicago has the most reliable information) and nine of Doherty’s clients from that year.

» Select a client to see what City Club speakers it has links to, and vice versa.

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Clients

Type of business
What they want (see note below)
City Club speakers
Title, city department or affiliation (Speaking date)

NOTE: “What they want” is quoted from lobbying activity reports filed with the city by Doherty’s firm, though the language in the reports is often not specific. Each of these clients had interests that could be advanced by the officials connected to them by the colored lines.

SOURCES: Chicago Board of Ethics; City Club of Chicago; contracts awarded by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Transit Authority, and the Public Building Commission of Chicago; records provided to Chicago (and the Illinois attorney general) by Kathy Posner

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