Twitter user @LuigiDNapla worked up a fine froth of doggerel in May about city council eagerness to lay down for money:
It’s time for Aldermaniacs.
We give Sterling Bay contracts.
So just listen to our flacks!
Here’s a seven-cent bag tax.
Come to the city council, we will listen to your woes
About developers and cops and fears your businesses will close.
And then we will do nothing – that’s why Troutman called us hos.
I know you’re miffed the city’s TIF-ed, but we don’t like casting no’s.
We campaign on smear attacks.
Some get caught in criminal acts
Like Ed Vrdolyak’s.
We’re getting to the song’s climax
Our oversight is lax
Some were funded by Rahm’s PACs
Will it always be this way-ee?
(The new crop’s a maybe)
ALDERMANIACS! Those are the facts!
Best of Chicago 2019