Friday, August 3, 2012

Businessman claims city of Chicago stole his maps, threatens to sue!

The last thing you want to do in Chicago is cross City Hall.

But a local mapmaker says he's fed up and preparing to sue Mayor Rahm Emanuel's government after the city allegedly "stole" his maps nearly a decade ago and has refused to pay him royalties.

Christopher Devane, founder of Big Stick/Neighborhood Ties, told Fox that the city repeatedly has rebuffed his appeals. Though maps might seem a matter of public domain at first blush, Devane claims that the city -- and subsequently other companies -- have gradually plucked away at his work.

My take: Evil now walks the streets of Chicago and his name is Rahm…

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