February 24, 2007


Obama's neighbor causing a stir (CHRIS FUSCO AND DAVE MCKINNEY, February 24, 2007, Chicago Sun-Times)

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has a new neighbor.

It's no longer the wife of indicted political fund-raiser Tony Rezko.

It's a Rezko lawyer.

And the lawyer's plan to build a six-unit condominium building south of Obama's house is already sparking opposition in Obama's historic South Side neighborhood dominated by single-family homes.

Rita Rezko sold the corner lot to a firm owned by her husband's longtime business attorney, Michael J. Sreenan, late last year, newly filed property records show.

The parcel is smaller than the one she originally purchased because Obama bought a 10-foot-wide strip in January 2006 -- giving the senator a bigger buffer between his house and any potential development next door.

He got his, now he just has to get them theirs.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 24, 2007 9:00 AM
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