Wow, folks. In case you missed it, the folks over at "24/7 North of Howard Watchers" reported on this largely overlooked gem in a post yesterday. Our Chicago aldermen now are pulling in a cool $104,101 a year, but that's not even the best part. They also approved automatic cost-of-living increases till the end of time. Not bad for a job you apparently never have to show up to work for. The "Howard Watchers" suggest congratulating your alderman if you see them. We could not agree more.