Chicago politicians are required to pay attention to precipitation (see Michael Bilandic) or else.
In the wake of a debilitating flood that soaked Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn toured the state and declared a disaster area.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle declared the same for Cook County.
But where was Rahm Emanuel when cars were falling into sink holes and manholes turned into sludge-geysers and officials cut off power to Albany Park homeowners?
Well, on Thursday, Emanuel flew to Washington D.C. to hang out with Bill Clinton and tout the infrastructure trust deal he's been working on, appear at the Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C. and make a visit to the White House to check in with his old work pals.
Friday, more than 24 hours after Quinn declared a state of emergency, Emanuel returned to Chicago to survey the damage.
Better late than never ...