05/12/2010 11:15 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mayor Daley Seeks To Ban Contracts For Fraudulent Companies

Companies convicted of defrauding Chicago taxpayers would be forever banned from doing business with the city, under a mayoral crackdown triggered by an $11 million auto body contract with a convicted thief.

Four months after the Chicago Sun-Times blew the lid off the Central Auto Body Shop scandal, Mayor Daley plans to introduce an ordinance designed to prevent similar embarrassments.