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The most American of American cities. As opposed to the most American of Russian cities, which perhaps is Moscow.
Rahm Emanuel may be right that old man Daley was the most American mayor of the most American city, even though that's a lot of American for one person. He certainly was the bossiest of big-city bosses, with a machine to end all machines.
The most American of American cities is also one of the most segregated, and the most American of big-city mayors had a thing or two to do with that.
The most American of American cities has always had the most docile of docile city councils, except when the mayor was black.
Under the son of the most American mayor, the most American of American cities donated thousands of millions of parking revenue in the most generous of generous contracts.
One day the most Wilmette of Chicago mayors will have his own research collection at a university. "He was the savviest of savvy political fund-raisers," someone will say at its opening, "and he helped Chicago become the most privatized of privatized cities."