Life in Rahm’s Chicago. $300 million no-bid contracts.

Rahm takes us for a ride.

A hint of what Chicago’s mayor has in mind with his grand infrastructure rebuilding scheme can be found today in a Tribune story.

Shortly after taking office Rahm had secret talks with a company called Bombardier Transportation.

The talks over the public-private partnership continued for 10 months, “in keeping with the mayor’s priority of creating jobs and generating economic development,” CTA spokeswoman Molly Sullivan said.

Uh huh.

But all in secret. To cut a deal worth three hundred million bucks.

CTA lawyers had been working to justify the unusual practice of awarding such a large contract without competitive bids, the transit agency said.

Only when the press found out about the crappy work Bombardier does did the deal fall apart.