City Hall corruption
Great article in today's Chicago Tribune about Mayor Daley and the recent scandals that have plagued City Hall -- the article provides a nice overview of what's been happening, for those who haven't been following the blow-by-blow coverage in the daily editions. I think the problem is complete voter apathy. What else could it be? If Daley or any of the Chicago aldermen thought they might lose their jobs for allowing these scandals to take place under their watch, we wouldn't have nearly the level of corruption that we have now. Maybe Daley may never get a serious opponent and, thus, may never be rejected by voters, but aldermen had better be careful: the corruption is definitely going to come up in the next election. I'm sure there's nothing like having 50 pissed off community activists screaming at you at a town hall meeting.