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Robert Pawlaszek, of SEIU Local 1, gathers with O'Hare janitors and other employees during a prayer vigil outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's residence in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, November 29, 2012. The group hopes Mayor Rahm Emanuel will reconsider a decision to privatize their jobs. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

Robert Pawlaszek, of SEIU Local 1, gathers with O’Hare janitors and other employees during a prayer vigil outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s residence in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, November 29, 2012. The group hopes Mayor Rahm Emanuel will reconsider a decision to privatize their jobs. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

Owner of firm that recently won a $99.4 million janitorial contract from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration was the longtime business partner of a  reputed member of organized crime.  

United Maintenance Co. Inc., owned by Richard Simon, was chosen last month to clean O’Hare International Airport for five years starting on Dec. 15.

 
Simon was involved in another company with alleged mob figure William Daddano Jr. from 1998 until that firm was officially disbanded on Dec. 17, 2011, according to state records.
 

The company managed jointly by Simon and Daddano was based in the same South Loop building where United Maintenance has its offices, the records show.

In 2004, Attorney General Lisa Madigan described Daddano and three other family members as “reputed members of organized crime” as she opposed Rosemont’s bid to open a casino.

And in a “Chicago Outfit Organizational Chart” published in 1997, the Chicago Crime Commission listed Daddano among the “members and associates” of the mob’s North Side crew. Read rest by   Dan Mihalopoulos and  Mitch Dudek Staff Reporters  on Chicago Sun Times