Daley appointee: Working for the taxpayers while suing them
Even as she worked as the commission’s part-time inspector general, Bobb began representing Shelley Davis and her husband Omar Roberts, in a lawsuit against City Hall. Davis and Roberts were injured five years ago when a 50-pound chunk of concrete fell from a viaduct downtown and landed inside their car. Bobb argued that City Hall knew concrete had been falling from the viaduct, but “they just didn’t do anything” to fix it. The city settled the case in April by paying Bobb’s clients $450,000.
City Hall had no problem with Bobb suing the city while working for the Public Building Commission, whose projects are funded by Chicago taxpayers.