From the Chicago Tribune:
Royko as Nostradamus
In his 1971 best-seller "Boss," a profile of the late Richard J. Daley's mayoralty, Chicago columnist Mike Royko suggested we ditch the city's official motto, "Urbs in Horto"—"City in a Garden." His choice, based on the greed and graft that kept the Democratic machine in power: "Ubi Est Mea?"—"Where's Mine?"Well, duh! Hope & Change. D'oh!
Royko was remarkably ahead of his time. "Ubi Est Mea?" no longer fits only Chicago. It's the unofficial motto of Bailout Nation.