The state of Illinois hasn’t added a new property to its historic register since 1989–leaving sites like Maxwell Street and Farnsworth House out in the cold.
This is Chicago’s budget season, which is, for pol watchers and media buffs, sort of two seasons in one. On the one hand, city government will, over the next few months, answer the question of how Chicago will set its priorities, provide for essential services, and allocate the $2 billion or so it will take […]
An article on Chicago politics that appeared last summer on the front page of the Wall Street Journal contained one memorable passage. Chicago is no longer “the city that works,” the authors wrote; it is now “Beirut on the Lake”? The Beirut metaphor has stuck and is now part of the local political lexicon; during […]
“I don’t give a damn about [McGovern] guidelines. We’re going to select delegates the way we always have.” —Richard C. Daley to Chicago Ward Committeemen, Feb. 24, 1972 And select delegates Mayor Daley did. The way he always has. With impunity. The mayor said: “They wouldn’t dare throw us out in Miami.” But Miami dared. […]