CNN.com - Chicago mayor subject of controversial reward offer - Jul 27, 2005: "The Cook County Republican Party is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an indictment and conviction of Mayor Richard M. Daley, whose administration has been buffeted by scandal...."But they didn't mean it in a mean way, or a partisan way. They're just trying to perform a public service for the people of Illinois.
I'm not up on Chicago politics. I still think the current mayor's father was a prick based on my memory of the way he treated his Yippie visitors in 1968, but no political party should be putting a bounty on the head of one of their opponents. This sounds very much like my local New Jersey Republican Party, which, being similarly devoid of ideas (except to line the pockets of its corporate friends and sponsors), is screaming about nonexistent "scandals".
It is amazing that a party so afraid of leaks on a national level is trying to bribe (or create) leakers who have no interest in justice or the truth, but might be willing to share (or create) a story in order to be able to pay their rent.