As The FluffingtonPost leaves Chicago to start a new chapter in Los Angeles, my feelings are mixed. On the one hand, Chicago has been my home for multiple decades. My parents live here. My childhood memories took root here. On the other hand, local corruption and the deterioration of all local public institutions bring to mind one of the great final lines in movie history: “One thing I could never stomach about Santa Carla: all the damn vampires.” (Lost Boys, 1984)
Political corruption. That vampire slowly sucking the vitality and life from a once great Second City. Naturally, The Fluff has done its share of lampooning of the current mayor, the previous mayor, dead mayors, and pretty much any state politician who benefits from us voters keeping our heads in the sand (at least until statutes of limitation expire).
As an ever-loving, ever-pugnacious parting salvo, here’s my Top 10 list of “T’ings I won't miss about Chicago”: