“It sounded like the way I thought democracy was supposed to work.”
A pilot program for participatory budgeting in Chicago Public Schools led to gender-neutral bathrooms, shower curtains in locker rooms, and students feeling empowered to influence change.
Chicago’s new wave of aldermen discuss transportation goals.
Health is a civic undertaking.
The brownnosing Chicago Public Schools CEO gets “dunked on” after questioning the honesty of tough-as-nails Tenth Ward alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza.
In his inauguration speech, Rahm calls for helping underprivileged children—and avoids discussing the city’s financial woes.
Rookie aldermen are vowing to shake up the City Council—but haven’t we heard this story before?
Chicago’s parking meter deal and its aftershocks continue to cause controversy during elections for mayor and alderman.
How Rahm transferred more parking revenues to the private company that controls Chicago’s meters
By blaming legislators for weak gun laws, Mayor Emanuel has ducked questions about his policing strategies.
The mayor is certain that the city’s new minimum wage law will help people, starting with him.
Look on the bright side, Chicago—the upcoming aldermanic elections give at least some of you a chance to undo the mistake you made in the last election.
The mayor’s unpopularity is expected to affect City Council races as well as the campaign for mayor.
Amisha Patel and other progressives want to put together a website that enables voters to keep track of what their aldermen do versus what they say.
Aldermen are ready to sign off on Mayor Emanuel’s proposal to hike fines for illegal graffiti.