While the Chicago Machine is the name of the Windy City's Lacrosse team, it's also a name for the Cook County Democratic Organization. Do not screw with them. I sort of thought the entire thing was a joke until I moved to Chicago and did work in politics. While their influence wanes and waxes, they're always there. Let know one tell you otherwise. There's a Mayor Daley in City Hall, and though there won't be one soon, the person there will inherit a job second in power only to the President and, even then, the President probably gets his way less. Ford's going to have to deal with a bunch of Lincoln dealers soon, and QuatolooMillionaire suggests a second city approach.
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