Though they still have yet to accept responsibility for the August 8 emptying of their bus' septic tank on over 100 Chicago River tour boat riders, the Dave Matthews Band has taken some steps to make nice with the city and those incredibly unlucky pee-drenched citizens. According to the Associated Press, the band has contacted the boat owner in an effort to get the names of the affected individuals and suspended the driver who allegedly pulled the "release valve". In addition, each member of the band has donated $50,000 each to the Chicago Park District and a non-profit group that protects the Chicago River. The latter group can use all the help they can get.
So that takes care of the problem for the band and we don't have to hear about this anymore, right? Wrong. The Illinois Attorney General's office sued the band and driver after the incident and though the steps DMB have taken are nice, they aren't good enough.
A spokesperson for the attorney general said, "We certainly, along with all Illinoisans, appreciate the gesture of goodwill, but legal negotiations are based on evidence and legal procedures and we have not yet reached a resolution in this case."