I spend so much time excoriating the sheep of Chicago, i.e., its voters, for all the stupid things they do, like electing and reelecting Mayor Daley and electing Mayor Rahm and reelecting Derrick Smith and . . .

Well, let me get to my point.

It’s only fair that I take some time to applaud them for doing the right thing. So, take a bow, Chicago.

The elected school board referendum won big! It carried roughly 87 percent of the vote in the 327 precincts where it was on the ballot. Yay, democracy!