I hear people when they hear where I’m from, and their first response is about the politics.
I tell them Chicago is the Yankees, or Celtics of corruption - we play in a big league, have been around a long time, and at one time, and still are occasionally, a big deal when something goes south because of the history. We are one of those cities people watch and say a-ha ! when something happens.
Example: There is a fight in the locker room of the locker room of the Yankees - National news, because everyone “knows” that the Yankees have a “history” of that sort of thing.
That fight in the KC Royals locker room? No one cares, it’s the Royals.