Third Ward Alderman Victor Wogen’s letter to the editor published October 4, 2007:

Next, there’s a perception that I have been bought and paid for by builders and developers. This is far from the truth. The majority of my supporters don’t have anything to do with construction. Yes, I do sell architectural precast. But I don’t have any customers within miles of here. [emphasis added.]

This was three months before Masonry Works, LLC, filed Articles of Organization with the Illinois Secretary of State. A few months after that, he began picking up post-demolition masonry repair jobs for the City of DeKalb. There is no record I can find of his telling his constituents that the situation had changed.