There’ll Always Be a Chicago

“The family bank of Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias loaned a pair of Chicago crime figures about $20 million during a 14-month period when Giannoulias was a senior loan officer… Although both men were preparing to serve federal prison terms, the bank embarked on a series of loans to them.” [Chicago Tribune, via Political Wire]


“If he puts one of your men in the hospital, you give two of his men bank loans! That’s the Chicago Way!”

welcome to my fabulous state. its bluer than arkansas but then there is this shit.

hey nojo
we have discovered we share some unusual musical tastes. I just discovered something I think you would like. you may already be on this but you should give a listen to autechre: oversteps

Oh Sexy Alexi, what are we going to do with you? (I can think of a few things…)

@Capt Howdy: Never been there (unless you count a layover at O’Hare), but my dad was born there, and there’s a large contingent of relations in town from the wop side of the family. Including my great uncle, who barely escaped when the G-men raided a speakeasy.

@nojo: I highly recommend visiting. The stinque crew there can show you a real good time.
BTW, NY-area stinquers: I’ll be in NYC (Midtown and UES) next Tues-Sun for the NY Antiquarian book fair. Send me a message on the book of faces or email cynica77 at gmail if you’d like to meet for a drink or a coffee. I consider a trip wasted if I don’t see a member of the stinque crew.

@Mistress Cynica: Maybe Prommie will cook you a meal while you’re there.

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