On every St. Patrick's day, I worry that the city of Chicago did not bid out the thousands of gallons of dye that they use to turn the Chicago river green. One local blogger has an older quote which is as relevant as ever in the Windy city. In the above-linked entry, the recently retired FBI Bureau Chief for Chicago is quoted before leaving his post as saying that "I never cease to be amazed at the level of corruption” in Chicago. I'm sure this extends to green dye purchases as well. Alas, at least the streets are clean and the snow gets removed -- and the green river flows freely, at least today.