I think I want to vote in Chicago's mayor election, even though I live in the suburbs.
Why not? Now that the Illinois Supreme Court has determined to intending to live in the city can help you get on the ballot, why isn't it good enough for me to become a Chicago voter?
See, I was born and raised in Chicago. Went to school there. Worked downtown for decades. Maybe someday I'll move back. Buy one of those condos that are going abegging. At least that's my intent. Sort of.
Credit for this idea goes to Paul Sassone, a columnist with the suburban chain of Pioneer Press newspapers, a member of Sun-Times Media. He reasons that what Chicago does has a lot of impact on the suburbs. (I'd note that destroying the peace and tranquility of the suburbs or wiping them out entirely by expanding O'Hare Airport is one of those impacts.) Besides, he has to put up with their incessant TV ads.
This is bound to anger the Chicagoans who insist that I have no business writing about Chicago stuff for the Chicago Tribune. Good.