Link: The Machine’s New Clothes.
Do me and my alderman a favor and click on this article several times. He is running for election against a woman whose supporters are suspected of stealing multiple campaign signs in my neighborhood. One campaign worker even threatened my neighbor, and someone cut down a sanctioned sign from a nearby restaurant and replaced it with the opposition's sign, even though the restaurant was not consulted and is clearly supporting the incumbent. Supporters have even turned up on neighborhood Yahoo groups, spewing anonymous untruths. It's really disheartening to see Chicago style politics.