The hidebound provincials at the Reader's Digest came out with the rankings of the U.S.'s cities, based on cleanliness.
Chicago came in #1 as the dirtiest. NYC was #2. Dirtier than Houston? Really? The fix is in.
Looking over Reader's Digest subscription numbers - it wasn't easy, we had ride the U.S. prosecutor's tails of the Valerie Plame case to force RD to cough up the numbers - they don't get many subscribers in the Chicagoland metro area. Exclude northwest Indiana and they're down to practically zero.
It's the stalking horse for RD to launch their assault on those urban areas that remain impervious to that hokum crap spit.