I'm not so sure about that. I just sat in a doctor's office today reading magazines until my fingers stained with soy ink.<quoted text>
Chicago is hardly liberal or progressive, just a prime example of old-time union greed and power.
Time Magazine did a piece on Rahm Emanuel whom they love(Time is about as Liberal as Oprah). In it, both the article's author and Rahm baby brag about how Illinois' and particularly Chicago's politics are locked up cleanly for Democrats and that they don't ever worry about Republicans at all.
Thus, Chicago's dead people vote, sometimes twice, thrice, etc. and so my comment about the Windy City being the Midwest's Liberal Citadel of Progressive rot.