A post by John Ruberry on “Da Tech Guy Blog” about Chicago’s latest alleged grifter Ed Burke, brought to mind former Alderwoman Arenda Troutman.
But, first, let me share his magnificent opening sentence from Ruberry:
“Chicago isn’t so much a city as it is a racket.”
The former Chicago Alderwoman was sentenced to four years in jail 2009.
Besides the dance floor, she danced with developers.
She apologized in court, according to the Chicago Sun-Times article by former Springfield reporter Natasha Korecki.
Troutman is best known for saying,
She carried a gun to make her “feel safe,” which would have been legal because she was one of the favored few who can legally protect themselves in Chicago. But she didn’t file the necessary registration papers.
Defeated for re-election, she left her office empty, much as Republican Governor Richard Ogilvie did when he lost to Democrat Dan Walker.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Alesia prosecuted the case.
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The photo comes from one of Arenda Troutman’s campaign web sites.