Another Chicago Alderman Goes to Jail — THIS is Heartening Progress

Alderman Ike Carothers is going to jail over his corruption. The wormy apple didn’t fall too far from the diseased tree, either, because Ike’s daddy, himself a former Alderman, went to jail for corruption in 1983. Ike joins a dozen other Chicago politicians in the Big House.

But I am here to say that I think we are seeing Chicago finally on the path to progress. How can I say that? Well, let’s look at the facts here.

William Carothers was sentenced to over 3 years in jail in 1983 for his bribe taking and general corruption. His son, Ike, now gets about two years for the same thing.

See the progress?

You don’t?

Well, obviously Chicago is getting closer to less corruption, don’t you think? I mean, daddy got three years. His son is only doing two! That means Ike’s son, when he gets into city government,will only get a year for corruption and his son might only get a few months.

See? Eventually we’ll get a Carothers in city government that is free of corruption. Heck it might take 5 or 6 generations…. but the city is getting there. See, it’s progress Chicago style.

Baby steps, friends, baby steps.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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