Which makes you wonder what prompted the PRSA Tactics newspaper to include this happy 2009 prediction from "trendspotter" Marian Salzman:
"Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago has become the focus of intense global interest. Its combination of heartland values and big-city, multiethnicity vibrancy could make it the epicenter of a more resourceful and responsible era."
Since 1971, some one thousand thousand Illinois politicians and business people have been convicted of public corruption. This includes 30 Chicago aldermen, three Illinois governors, several city clerks and treasurers, suburban mayors, appointed government officials, judges, lawyers, insurance executives and trucking company owners.
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