ALDERMAN MORENO TALKS TO WBEZ ABOUT LOLLAPALOZZA “SWEETHEART” TAX DEAL

WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis spoke to Aldermen Moreno and Waguespack for this piece about the tax breaks that Lollapalozza receives.

“Like the new mayor, Moreno and Waguespack are both big music fans, but they are in much closer contact with Chicago’s grassroots music scene—its venues, its patrons, and its issues with the city. Moreno has been dubbed “the hipster alderman” thanks to profiles in Red Eye and the Onion’s A.V. Club. He may be the only elected official in America with a vinyl copy of the 1984 Minor Threat compilation prominently displayed in his office, and he boasts that the 1st Ward has “the most small music venues in the city,” including the Empty Bottle, Double Door, and Subterranean.”

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