For Chicago, [He] has meant filth, corruption, obscenity, idiocy and bankruptcy…. He has given the city an international reputation for moronic buffoonery, barbaric crime, triumphant hoodlumism, unchecked graft, and a dejected citizenship. He nearly ruined the property and completely destroyed the pride of the city. He made Chicago a byword for the collapse of American civilization. In his attempt to continue this he excelled himself as a liar and defamer of character.
- Chicago Tribune, 1931
82 years later, not much has changed. HeyJackass! will be here to not only illustrate the “barbaric crime” but also illustrate the “filth, corruption, obscenity, idiocy” and especially the “moronic buffoonery” that is present day Chicago.
- W.H. Thompson