RAHMWATCH: SUBSTANCE is now looking for the best art of the day, so we'll begin with this photograph courtesy of a lifelong friend... We don't know where this creativity will end, so keep sharing your best and we'll print it daily...

One of the greatest things about a Chicago election is that it gives rise to so much creativity and even a bit of art. Rahm Emanuel's campaign, for example, has decided not only to understate their ferocious candidate in TV ads (with those precious Mr. Rodgers sweaters) but to create the world's first unreadable campaign signs for lawn and parkway use. Apparently, Rahm's "creative" team decided that they should try and put out signs in "Harold Washington Blue" (anyone who remembers the 1983 fight will remember that). And a joy they are now that they are sprouting like puppy poop after a snowy winter from Howard St. out to 135th and beyond. Don't miss them (and let us know if you can read them...).

One bit of advice. Don't let your puppy hump the Rahm sign. If might give him or her scabbies and cost you a trip to the vet. Photo originally from Noah Stein.While we don't recommend collecting them across the city, it is a Chicago tradition. And we do want to add those blue bombers to our collections at some point (after the election, to be fair).

At the last, though, Rahm's got the money to replace every lawn sign a couple of hundred times -- and to pay everyone who puts one on their lawn a couple of hundred bucks, just as he had to pay the kids who circulated his nominating petitions. (You really think they were out there for LOVE OF RAHM?!!).

Anyway, beginning today, RAHMWATCH at Substance will offer one graphic illustration of a clearly stated opinion in the Chicago election. Thanks to Noah Stein for this one.


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