In the 90s Andre Vasquez rapped as Prime and joined underground collective the Molemen. Now he’s a socialist candidate for 40th Ward alderman, hoping to unseat entrenched incumbent Patrick O’Connor.
The Chicago Independent Venue League shouldn’t have to push back against the Live Nation handouts in the Lincoln Yards development—but City Hall doesn’t protect Chicago’s homegrown music scene.
How an unwritten tradition among Chicago’s aldermen allows them to block affordable housing in white wards.
Che “Rhymefest” Smith’s devotion to Chicago’s black cultural legacy finds a new outlet in a Billy Branch remix.
The Chicago rapper on how to rebuild the community from the inside.
Watch a live stream of Reader writers Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky tracking runoff election returns.
Byron Sigcho is hoping a recount shows he has a few dozen more votes to force a runoff with 25th Ward alderman Danny Solis.
Opponents of Alderman John Pope, a mayoral loyalist, say he’s neglected his far southeast-side ward.
Half of the Barbara Jean Wright apartments are in the 25th Ward and half are in the 11th Ward. Welcome to Chicago.
The 49th Ward alderman says he backs Mayor Emanuel for his “progressive” record.
Stone, who represented the 50th Ward for 38 years, died Monday at age 87.
How the GOP candidate for governor compares with other political figures who like to push people around.
A modest proposal for Karen Lewis: file your petitions and put your name on the ballot for mayor.
If you were wondering why Mayor Rahm suddenly found the money to pave your streets, consider this: a recent poll shows he’s about as popular as the Green Bay Packers!
The smart way for City Council candidates to complete a questionnaire from the mayor’s PAC