Victor Reyes, the former Hispanic Democratic Organization (HDO) chieftain who once served as former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s political enforcer, is representing the American Beverage Association. A partner of Cook County Assessor and Democratic Party Chairman Joe Berrios (photo right) is lobbying the City Council on behalf of 7-Eleven.
Both men hope to convince fellow Democrat Alderman Edward M. Burke (14th) to end his attempt to ban the sale and distribution of high-caffeine energy drinks in Chicago.
Odds are good they'll be successful. The energy drink folks have no idea what just happened. Welcome to Illinois. ...More HERE