The legendary reform alderman wants a say in who gets on Chicago’s ballots.
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Big money is already pouring in to buy the next set of elections
Governor Rauner hauls in millions of dollars to advance his agenda.
Aldermania is just around the corner
Chicago-style democracy is alive and well as aldermanic candidates start lining up for February’s election.
Cops get a new contract—but they still won’t vote for Rahm
Mayor Emanuel maneuvers to save his slush funds.
Chicago doesn’t have to rubber-stamp the Lucas Museum
Just because Mayor Rahm wants to put the George Lucas museum on lakefront land doesn’t mean you, the people, have to let him do it.
Pension accountability, Chicago style
When it comes to correcting past pension mistakes, geezers and ordinary taxpayers pay the price, while the powerful few who made the mistakes continue to prosper.
Upon further inspection
The debate (if you want to call it that) over the latest proposal to strengthen the role of the inspector general centers on whether the office should be allowed to investigate aldermen. But the effectiveness of the measure really hinges on a provision that would expand the office’s budget and shield it from a politically inspired axe. The proposal from Joe Moore and his allies would do more than protect the office’s budget–it would hike it dramatically. This year it would go up 50 percent, from $5.9 million to nearly $9 million.
The First Shall Be First
Who’s got the top spots on the ballot in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel in Congress.