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DeRo: Chicago Style Politics At Play In Lolla Deals

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 13, 2010 8:25PM

2010_06_08_lolla.JPG Readers of this site probably recognize the name "Vanecko." Mayor Daley's nephew Robert Vanecko has made the news for some of his wheelings and dealings over the years. But it's another Daley nephew, Mark Vanecko, who's at the center of a new report from Vocalo's Jim DeRogatis. The new story focuses on Vanecko's connections to Lollapalooza promoters C3 as well as the liquor sales handled by Lollapalooza Festival Services, "a company co-owned by Kevin Killerman, a Wrigleyville bar owner with dozens of complaints for underage drinking on his record, and a friend and legal client of Vanecko." While some may dismiss it as another example of DeRo's anti-Lolla bias, he follows the trail pretty damn convincingly. However, making the average fest-goer care about such shenanigans, especially given this city's tolerance of such a thing, will prove to be a tall order.