Plus other highlights from Mick Dumke and my opening-night gig at the Hideout
Tim Tuten invites Mick and me to talk politics every first Tuesday of the month at the Hideout.
In this next round of Chicago’s Hunger Games, Mayor Emanuel forces parents and teachers and students to beg him not to close their schools.
One of Chicago’s great characters dies
The city council gets ready to approve a ward map
Ben Joravsky reflects on his experience speaking at Occupy Chicago.
What if instead of gerrymandering wards we moved to a grid system?
The dean of the City Council finds waste in the budget but no time to cut it.
The city is facing a huge budget gap, more cuts are on the way, and aldermen are acting funny.
Alderman Richard Mell sends out an e-mail asking constituents if they think the city should abandon its bid for the 2016 Olympics.
Aldermen introduce another proposal to slow down approval of privatization agreements–and to cover their rears for agreeing to the parking meter deal. But not everyone’s buying this one.
In its latest quest for political cover, the City Council discusses considering privatization deals BEFORE they pass–and debates the parking meter lease it approved six months ago.
It’s a miracle: an ordinance requiring that the city let its citizens see documentation on tax increment financing has sailed through a City Council committee. Can actual passage be next?
Election day was a bad day for the ward bosses last week, but still too many Chicago voters think we’d be lost without Daley.
With former Alderman Bob Shaw on hand, the City Council pays tribute to his twin brother, the late William Shaw.