As a nod to the great Chicago author Nelson Algren this blog is an attempt to consolidate in one locale the banality and outrageousness of corruption in the great city of Chicago. Many a neighbor has suffered harm and indignity at the hands of this corruption. Chicago is perhaps the last city in the nation to still have a vital if not festering political machine. It happens this machine is part of the Democratic Party. Make no mistake corruption is not unique to Democrats.