Corruption in politics is just the way things are in Chicago. People accept it. It's a fact of life. The Chicago Machine is so powerful, and it's crooked ways are so imbedded into the fabric of the city politics, perfectly honest people actually believe that it's OK for dead people to vote. Twice.
Happens all the time, right? Nothing can be done about it, right?
The former mayor of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, is universally loved in the Windy City. And he was so damn crooked, each and every scandal that involved the mayor's office was shrugged off as either a misunderstanding, a misrepresentation of the facts, or some other muddying of the water. Now it appears that Daley manipulated his retirement pension by shifting from one pension to another for one month in 1991, and this little skullduggery resulted in raising his pension at the time from $20,000 to around $97,000 a year: for life, regardless on whether he would have won another election. Turns out he won 5 more elections after that to become the longest serving mayor in Chicago's history, but the abuse of taxpayer largess is simply accepted by everybody.
Except me, that is. Every damn Chicago Democrat should get sent up the river for the shameless robbing of taxpayers to fund opulent public pension programs.
A pox on them all.