Greedy Governments III

Chicago officials took the first tentative steps Tuesday toward installation of a citywide wireless network that would allow residents to connect to the Internet from easy chairs, school desks and office break rooms …

How nice of them. But I’ve got to assume that a lot of the motivation comes from the next line:

and provide City Hall with a major source of new revenue.

How much revenue might the plan generate? Says Ald. Edward Burke:

“I think the sky is the limit. Who knows how much could be realized?”

For more on this version of government greed, see the bottom half of this post.