Corruption City: Chicago a collection of alderman run “fiefdoms”

It’s like a little piece of the 3rd world right in the heart of America. Not that Chicago is unique. Many of our cities enjoy such status.

(From ProPublica)

In January, federal prosecutors charged Ed Burke, the council dean and Finance Committee chair, with trying to shake down a Burger King franchisee that needed building and driveway permits for a restaurant in his Southwest Side ward…

…That was followed by reports that council Zoning Committee chair Danny Solis wore a wire to record conversations with Burke while Solis himself was under investigation for alleged corruption, including trading political favors for sex.

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