And of course SGI can find a open-hands on city council...Chicago-style...who will take SGI's money.
Ikeda's people found a nice "friendly" city that does business the Ikeda-SGI way.
Why Is Chicago So Corrupt?
"The Chicago Sun-Times reports that in the last three decades, at least 79 local elected officials have been convicted of a crime, including three governors, one mayor, and a whopping 27 aldermen from the Windy City. What makes Chicago so corrupt?"
"Cook County a "Dark Pool of Political Corruption"
A study by the University of Illinois at Chicago says the nation's second largest county has been a "dark pool of political corruption" for more than a century.
Nearly 150 employees, politicians and contractors in the nation's second-largest county have been convicted on corruption charges since 1957, according to a report released Thursday by the university and the Better Government Association (.pdf)
The 33-page study gives a history of corruption, starting from 1869 when county commissioners were jailed for rigging a bid to paint City Hall. It also details hiring scandals, including some under Cook County Board President Todd Stroger. Stroger hasn't been charged with any crime.
In the last 36 years, 31 sitting or former Chicago alderman have been convicted of corruption or other crimes. The last was Ike Carothers (29th), who earlier this month plead guilty to charges he accepted gifts in exchange for his votes on zoning issues."