Ubi Est Mea -- Where's mine?
Tthe late great Chicago newspaperman, Mike Royko, gave the "Windy City" its unofficial motto: "Ubi Est Mea -- Where's mine?", meaning where is my share of the boodle. A sometimes heard alternative is, "What's in it for me?
Chinaman was an epithet for political mentors and backers in the politics of Chicago, Illinois, U.S., in the 1900s. Although politically incorrect, the term is still in use today. An example of the use of the term appeared in the January 27, 2004 Chicago Sun-Times: "Before the age of political correctness, Munoz would have been called Torres' chinaman, and in City Hall, that's still what they'd call him, but if you prefer, you can stick with mentor or patron."