• Richard Mell

The good news is that it looks like the City Council’s going to adopt a ward map without a special election, to be followed by a lawsuit, that could cost $30-or-so million.

The bad news is that Mayor Emanuel’s not going to use any of these savings to add staff to the libraries and reopen them on Sundays and Mondays like libraries in such civilized societies as, oh, the mayor’s hometown of Wilmette.

‘Cause what fun is it being the mayor if you can’t screw the little people of your city?