That Trump could be elected while losing the popular vote by 2 million votes shows the weakness of American democracy. That someone as despicable as him could obtain the office demonstrates that the values that America supposedly stands for matter so little to so many.
Ex-Metra CEO Alex Clifford might have had a duty to report to authorities the pressure he felt from House Speaker Michael Madigan and others to promote and hire certain workers. Madigan writes laws and doesn't break them.
Taxpayers who are footing the bills want to know and trust that people are being hired on skill and merit, period. That they're being given promotions based on performance. And too often in Illinois government it does work that way.
Public scrutiny may have given the alderman a change of heart regarding charter schools. This was not the first time his education policy preferences caused a backlash. This time, Moreno may have actually gotten the message.