Just because you grew up here and then moved away doesn't mean you know Chicago in 2005.
I get his point, but this is not the whole story. As a great nephew of Mayor Kelly of Chicago (he was my father's uncle), I have a soft spot for the system.
However, when the people given the jobs don't do it, or overcharge for their work, or do private work on the city's dime, all while services get cut and fees go up, it is worth looking at.
The Hired Trucks scandal is real. Giving Mayor for Life II this wet kiss (even without mentioning his name) gives people the same wrong impression that many outside of the City have.