In this week’s issue of the Reader, Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky illustrate Mayor Emanuel’s waterworks slush fund, an old budgetary trick.

Michael Miner provides a rundown of the history and demise of the recently shuttered Gay Chicago magazine.

And Savage Love, with hot Christian lovemaking, sleeping with friends of friends, swingers that don’t swing, and the absurdity of closing sex clubs in Maine.