Former Ald. Isaac “Ike” Carothers (29th) was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison today, four months after pleading guilty plea to taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes while holding public office.
Ike Carothers is just like his father, another former Alderman who went to prison for corruption and bribery. He is also joining an elite club- the thirty other Aldermen who have been convicted and sent to prison. Maybe someday the feds will name a new prison The Chicago City Council Chambers.
This is a disgrace. How much longer can this go on? When are the citizens going to wake up and change the way things are done in Chicago? When are they finally going to vote all the gray wolves and jackals out of the city council and replace them with honest ethical people?
The job of alderman is a part time position. It pays over one hundred thousand dollars a year. That comes to over two thousand dollars a week. What part time job pays so well? Then, they get to steal or get wealthy through their corrupt connections and unethical deals. When do we, the citizens finally say enough?
Contrary to what the leader of the snarling pack, Ed Burke, claims, there is a groundswell of support for reform and strict ethics ordinances. But it is up to you, the voter, to push it through. Just do not vote for the incumbents. Throw all the gray wolves and jackals out of the city council and replace them with honest and ethical people with integrity.