One of the most watched elections will soon be upon us and it involves a town that has had a very cozy relationship with not only the Chicago Democratic Machine but the Illinois Combine and the Mob. Now some would think that these three entities are separate from one another but in reality they are the net effect of what has made Illinois Politics what it is - one of the most dysfunctional and corrupt governments in the entire United States.
Machine Politicians have long used Cicero Illinois as their piggy bank outpost and as such there should be no surprise that that history of sleaze politics has included everyone from Fast Eddie Vrdolyak to Dan Proft. The players have been many and they have all shared in the booty that has left Cicero in decay. Cicero residents have been forced to pay higher property taxes to support this political oasis but now that most property values have declined residents see nothing but an upside-down trap they can't sell.
Yeah these sleaze ball politicians and insiders have used Cicero as their personal piggy-bank for so long that the residents, I think, don’t even know the difference anymore. Sadly, the majority of politicians benefiting from Cicero don't even live there. Dan Proft, for instance, has made a fortune as a spokesman for Larry Dominick and his band of thieves while turning his back on the very GOP he represents.
Cicero's School and Library Boards, meanwhile, are controlled by Jeff and Craig Pesek whose ties to organized crime and drugs and their presence on those boards should be an affront to every parent and child living within their jurisdiction. But hey - these are Larry Dominick's boys and so long as this master of nepotism is allowed to run Cicero the people are screwed.
But Larry Dominick and his people don't give a damn what their greed does to the people of Cicero so long as they are kept flush. The fact that these people haven't been convicted and serving long prison terms is baffling, but I have no doubt that the United States Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Illinois will eventually get around to some serious convictions.
So, to the good people of Cicero, I really only have one thing to say to you - it is high time you throw the bums out. Larry Dominick does not deserve your trust and you can no longer afford to have him or his political parasites in your lives. Hell, you got nothing left as it is! I mean, do you really think that businesses want to invest in a town that is going to kneecap them if they don't pay up to play?
Not on your life!
So Cicero the time has come to do yourselves all a favor and vote for Juan Ochoa and his entire slate. Not only would that send a message that would reverberate all over the State of Illinois – but it would mark Cicero’s emancipation from Chicago Machine Politics!
The Question, though, does Cicero have the guts to take down those who keep them down?
I think so!
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