Former Daley aide Teele now lobbying Chicago tourism agency
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
Terry Teele — a trusted adviser to former Mayor Richard M. Daley forced out in a 2000 ethics scandal — has landed a lucrative lobbying contract with the mega-agency charged with promoting Chicago as a site for conventions and tourism.
Don Welsh, CEO of the agency now known as Choose Chicago, was tight-lipped when asked why he chose Teele.
“He’s a lobbyist for us. … We have a strategy at the state and city level to support our efforts and interface with elected leaders,” Welsh said.