According to Greg Hinz, a political fight is breaking out over a massive, potentially $3 billion City Hall contract, and the "contractors" are lining up with an A-list of connected lobbyists, consultants and other advisers.
O'Hare's food and drink concessions for Terminals 1,2 and 3 are up for bid and worth a reported $300 million a year. No doubt the winner will be whoever has the most political clout. Ability to provide product or service is secondary. The only questions that remain are the length of the pact — the current one runs for 10 years — and whether it will be put out for bid in one big chunk or divided into several pieces.