Yep, it's 365 days and counting since a Chicago alderman was indicted (Isaac Carothers on May 28, 2009). I think our city council deserves a round of applause.
The modern era record for an indictment-free city council is 17 months, 13 days during 1956-57. That excludes, of course, those dark days of World War II when so many eager beaver prosecutors were off fighting the Nazis. I have confidence in these men & women. I really believe they can break that old record and would advise setting 20 months, 11 days as the over/under line.
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