Another Chicago Alderman Goes to Jail — THIS is Heartening Progress

by Warner Todd Huston | February 3, 2010 9:14 pm

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.

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