John Bills was a Chicago city hall flunky who took some $2 million in bribes to expand the Second City's infamous red-light traffic camera system. The Chicago Tribune broke the story in 2012, and the paper has the denouement on Monday, reporting on Bills's fate: A federal judge is sending him to jail for 10 years on a corruption rap.

Be sure to read to the bottom of the article, which notes that, absent evidence the cameras have done anything for safety, and with copious evidence the program ballooned through graft, the city just keeps collecting the cash generated by this fundamentally corrupt enterprise.

Chicago continues to treat its people as marks rather than citizens.