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  • And there were enough oily aldermen for eight nights, and longer!

I couldn’t let Hanukkah pass without thanking Mayor Rahm and the Chicago City Council for this year’s gift—the digital billboard deal.

That’s the one where the mayor gave a company called Interstate JCDecaux the right to operate 34 digital billboards in Chicago for the next 20 years.

In exchange, we, the lucky public, get to look at those billboards as we drive around town. The city will also receive $155 million from Interstate JCDecaux, which Mayor Rahm is free to waste as he wants.

Ain’t democracy grand?