John Kass in the Tribune:
Yet even reformers go away, like Lawrence Bloom, Hyde Park’s former alderman, the face of good government who got caught up in a federal sting. So in corrupt Chicago — did I mention it’s the city that has earned the title Corruption Capital of America? — we’ve had scores of aldermen indicted since the 1970s, and some more than once. They keep sprouting, like eyes on a potato in your pantry, or a bloodthirsty many-headed hydra if you’re into mythology.
This pains me to post, simply because I prefer good news about where I live, but I am hopeful for a new future for Chicago. Our church and family (even though it provokes eye-rolling from some) fervently pray for a prosperous and just city (Psalm 144:12-14).