Alderman Tom Tunney

First of all, let me make this perfectly clear . . .

There are many reasons to criticize 44th Ward alderman Tom Tunney.

He’s a dependable, yes-voting member of the mayor’s City Council amen choir—unless the mayor wants him to vote no. Meaning Whatever you want, boss! is sort of his political credo.

Parking meter sale included.

What’s worse, he has no excuse. A lot of aldermen will tell you, “Sorry, but I gotta go with the big guy or he’ll cut services to my ward.”

But Alderman Tunney’s north-lakefront ward is one of the wealthiest in Chicago. It’s the mayor’s freaking base. No way this particular big guy’s cutting services there.