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African-American owners of trash hauling biz say city, Allied Waste conspired to hurt their business, sue for $24 million

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 2, 2015, 12:18pm

A garbage hauling company owned by African-Americans has sued the city of Chicago, Allied Waste and the Teamsters, among others, for $24 million, alleging the defendants conspired to thwart the ability of the minority-owned company to bid on the city’s garbage hauling contract. On Oct. 1, Linda and Jesse McGee, owners of Linda Construction Inc. (LCI), based on Chicago’s South Side, filed a complaint in federal court in Chicago.