…like the high speed rail station. As one alderman explained at the time, “the high-speed rail plan was approved by the City Council because no one wanted to piss off the mayor.”

The only problem is that there weren’t—and still aren’t—any tracks on which the high-speed trains could run. So the city spent more than $250 million to build a station it will probably never use.

Mayor Richard M. Daley broke our city.