Skip to comments.Former official returns from prison and reawakens memories of Chicago suburb's corruption
Posted on 02/20/2010 12:39:43 PM PST by cajuncow
CICERO, Ill. (Associated Press) -- It's been more than 80 years since Al Capone ran the gritty Chicago suburb of Cicero and the town still hasn't shaken its reputation for mob influence, political scandal and corruption.
City leaders insist they've put the crooked ways behind them, but critics say corruption still hangs thick in the air.
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Chicago corruption goes back to right after the “Fire”. The 1st ward was the home of many nefarious pols and the site of many under the table deals to fleece the public and reward the party faithful. It has not changed one bit. Only the names have been changed to re-identify the players.
When we lived in a burb of Chi town. We had to have a well softener system. The contract was, we had to contact them before the contract was up, or it would roll over to the next year and we’d be stuck with the system for another year. We sold the place, I contacted them a month before our contract was up and was told I couldn’t do it, I’d have to call back 2 weeks before. In the meantime I forgot to call back, when I finally remembered it was a few days past. They would not just let us out of the contract. To get out of the contract we had to buy a $500.00 water system that we didn’t need. It really left a bad taste in my mouth.
“City leaders insist they put the crooked ways behind them...” So were they laughing like HE** when they said that or what? Al Capone was a friggin’ AMATEUR compared with Shortshanks and his dear old dad!
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