As a teenager growing up on Chicago’s South Side, Curtis Thompson Jr. used to come downtown at night to help his father, a city janitor, literally clean up City Hall.
On Wednesday, he became the latest in a long line of dirty city officials to be sentenced to prison.
“You messed up and you know it,” U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan said in sentencing a contrite Thompson to 15 months behind bars for accepting a $7,500 cash bribe to fix a liquor license in Ald. Howard Brookins’ 21st Ward.
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