Chicago City Government Closed For Business Monday, Due To Budget Constraints - cbs2chicago.com: "The City of Chicago will basically be closed for business on Aug. 17, a reduced-service day in which most city employees are off without pay, according to a release from the Office of Budget and Management. City Hall, public libraries, health clinics and most city offices will be closed."
But no matter. The voters will shamble off to the polls and re-elect His Eminence again when the time comes. It doesn't matter that corruption is the essence of Chicago politics and the Machine insiders are getting rich while city employees are furloughed and municipal services suffer.