Reflections on how city government falls short of or fails to achieve the level of transparency in government necessary for civic engagement, reduction of corruption and overall efficiency in services provided to the citizens of Chicago. Stories from local political news will be incorporated into the commentary as a basis for the column, which will address not only how city government falls short of expectations for more transparency but also how we can make government in Chicago more open and accessible. Humor and sarcasm will be applied liberally and conservatively in this often unorthodox but nevertheless biting commentary on transparency - or the lack thereof - in city government.