In 1963, a Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in Chicago. Clues suggest the murder was a professional hit. Decades later, it remains no accident authorities never solved the crime.
To stop the bloodshed, members of the City Council propose more cops, jobs, church, and trips to Great America.
An ex-con and former alderman and an embattled state rep seek forgiveness as they aim to stay in politics.
Despite being convicted on bribery and tax charges, Ike Carothers says he never sold out his community—and now he wants to represent it on the Cook County board.
The economic development funds are supposed to go to neighborhoods that need it. Guess where they’re really going. For the first time ever: how the city spends TIF funds, ward by ward
The Chicago Aldermen Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists closes Friday, April 2 at Johalla Projects
In a showy nod to transparency, Mayor Daley called for applications to fill two midterm vacancies in the City Council. But the real selection process was as opaque as ever.