? Shot: First jail-wide, in-person voting held at Cook County Jail.
Organizers said 94 percent of inmates at the jail are eligible to vote. The program is part of an effort to give more people in the criminal justice system the ability to vote.
—Headline, ABC-7 Chicago, yesterday.
? Chaser: 4 of Illinois’ last 7 governors went to prison.
—Headline, the AP, January 30, 2013.
? Hangover: Is Chicago really that corrupt? Yes.
Most aldermen, most politicians are hos,” corrupt Chicago Ald. Arenda Troutman said, rather famously, on federal tape.
She wasn’t speaking about gardening tools, was she?
Troutman was talking about the politics of Chicago, which is, if you’ve forgotten, the political corruption capital of the United States.
Troutman represented the South Side’s 20th Ward. At her 2009 sentencing, she squirted a few tears, sobbed, prayed, begged and then got four years in federal prison anyway.
—Headline, John Kass, the Chicago Tribune, December 14, 2016.