Surprise! More corruption found in Chicago

Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago held a press conference just moments ago and announced an 11-count indictment against Windy City Alderman Ike Carothers, who chairs the City Council’s police and fire committee. Carothers and a real estate developer are facing federal fraud and bribery charges.

Fitzgerald’s indictment alleges that the alderman received $40,000 worth of home improvements from the developer, plus meals and tickets to sports events in return for supporting the rezoning of an industrial site on Chicago’s West Side.

Now let’s all play, “Name That Political Party” (Hint: It’s *not* the GOP).

– JP