Also, a new walking tour about Chicago political corruption launches just in time for tourist season.
The disgraced former congressman isn’t just like all the others in Illinois.
Reform in Chicago—a lovely idea
Here in Chicago, we like to view ourselves as the kings and queens of political corruption, like we invented the beast. But even a hometown booster like myself has to give props to the folks in New Jersey and New York. I mean nothing, absolutely nothing, conceived in Chicago—not Hired Truck, Tomczak [PDF], the Duffs, […]
Another day, another allegation of bribery and corruption. Today it’s alderman Isaac Carothers on the hot seat.
Some aldermen call for a more independent, better funded inspector general; another says it’s “bullshit.” So who are the reformers?
Does Illinois lead the nation in political corruption, or despite Governor Blagojevich, is it just a wannabe?