Houses, hotels, now waterworks: So this is Rahm's game plan for Chicago?

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a roll of the dice on a new water and sewer tax to provide needed support for a city pension fund and help alleviate Chicago’s financial woes, it should have been clear if it wasn’t already.

That’s right. Rahm’s working his way around the Monopoly board.

Houses? The city property taxes have been jacked up. The tax on hotels? It’s been expanded to vacation rentals and other accommodations. Free parking? Since Daley, um, no.

He’s playing the classic rainy-day game to bail out a city that clearly didn’t save for a rainy day.