How much credit does Mayor Emanuel deserve for the closing of coal plants in Little Village and Pilsen?
Aldermen Waguespack and Fioretti waged a spirited debate against two of Mayor Rahm’s favorite aldermen over the mayor’s $1.9 billion borrowing binge.
I wanna be a player: A modest proposal where you get your own slush funds, just like the big operators
Tonight, a fund-raiser to help the 49th Ward committeeman pay off about $500,000 worth of medical bills.
“Independent” aldermen issue a statement on school closings that might as well have been written by the mayor.
A radical proposition from the “Paul Douglas” aldermen: If you’re nice to Mayor Emanuel, he will be nice to you.
Business as usual: the City Council’s zoning committee praises the mayor and approves the Wolf Point deal.
Miracles of miracles: The voters of Chicago wake up long enough on election day to vote for an elected school board
No matter what they tell you, the mayor and his aldermen have paved the way for another parking meter deal.
I debate Alderman Joe Moore about Mayor Rahm, TIFs, and the G8/NATO summits
The age-old question: Why expose the bad things if the bad things never change?
Alderman Joe Moore of the 49th Ward: not a bad guy, just a pol
For the last several years, politicians around here—Mayor Emanuel included—have been enthusiastically championing charter schools as the next great thing in public education. But if a north-side charter school gets its way, the pols might have to drop the “public” part of the appellation. According to the operators of the Chicago Math and Science Academy, […]
The City Council’s energy and environment committee approved legislation Tuesday designed to make Chicago’s air cleaner and safer through stricter regulation of asbestos, diesel emissions from vehicles, and certain industrial polluters. City officials said the legislation was a key step in making the city greener. But it was just as notable for what it didn’t […]
Interesting development in the coverage of Chicago’s Olympics campaign in today’s Tribune: the no-games crowd got about as much space as the pro-games crowd. The Trib‘s account of last night’s Olympics forum in Lakeview quoted Tom Tresser, one of the founders of No Games Chicago, on an equal footing with officials from the 2016 bid […]