Chicago’s corruption tour for tourists

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This guy (or someone like him) should set up one of these in Washington DC. I’ll bet it would do serious business. No joke. I’d go on it and I go to DC all the time. Just start at the Watergate and work one’s way to the Capitol.

As for Chicago it’s pretty amazing the amount of corruption which comes from the place. Some people even believe that Nixon would have been president in 1960 if it were not for vote rigging in the city.

(From Yahoo News)

While designing a walking tour of Chicago focused on corruption and political shenanigans, journalist Paul Dailing watched new scandals pop up at a rate that only reinforced the city’s reputation for rackets and rough politics.

Just in the past year, the chief executive of the city’s schools pleaded guilty to wire fraud and the police chief lost his job in a scandal over police shootings of black men. Then, last month, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was convicted of a financial crime and admitted to sexually abusing high school wrestlers in Chicago’s suburbs decades ago…

…”You always hear about how Chicago is so corrupt, but I didn’t know about all the details he’s going into,” said Kara Hart, a financial controller at a technology company, who went on Sunday’s tour.

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