As the years roll by, mayors and aldermen come and go but the great Tax Increment Financing scam stays forever. Oh, TIFs, TIFs, TIFs. Haven’t written about them in awhile. But they’re always on my mind, to paraphrase the great Willie Nelson. They’re particularly on my mind as I follow the falsehoods advanced by both […]
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Lightfoot’s first council meeting excites but sheds little light on procedures
What’s going on in the City Council? Still hard to say!
Black pols stuck in the Democratic machine’s spin cycle explain themselves
Here’s why they’re still standing behind J.B. Pritzker.
Cubs, Blackhawks, large concert venues are not fans of Emanuel’s concert ticket tax increase, and other Chicago news
Also, the City Council approved a $95 million police training academy despite a plea from Chance the Rapper.
Grand jury still weighing more indictments in the Laquan McDonald case, and other Chicago news
Also, the Field Museum is giving Sue her own private suite.
Some Italian-Americans in Chicago say they ‘fiercely oppose’ renaming Balbo Drive
Responding to a campaign to remove tributes to the Mussolini henchman, some Chicagoans defend Italo Balbo’s legacy.
Rauner doesn’t think the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan will work in Illinois, and other Chicago news
Also, the Chicago Jewish Day School was evacuated because of a bomb threat.
Rahm Emanuel had ‘frank, direct, and honest’ meeting with Donald Trump, and other Chicago news
Also, Alderman Anthony Beale is proposing major reforms to the honorary street-sign program.
The last and final ‘Trump Plaza’ sign will be removed, and other Chicago news
Also, hacked WikiLeaks e-mails show that the Clinton campaign weighed attacking Rahm.
The transcript of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s deposition regarding his security detail is out, and other Chicago news
Also, even Ashton Kutcher couldn’t convince the City Council not to pass Airbnb regulations.
Overtime cost the Chicago Police Department more than $116 million in 2015, and other news
Also, test your constitutional law knowledge with one of Professor Barack Obama’s final exams.
Altgeld Gardens residents campaign for better pedestrian facilities
Deloris Lucas has spent years campaigning for a sidewalk on 130th Street. Thanks to a new CDOT study, her efforts may finally get some traction.
City Council approves rideshare regulations
A victory for rideshare companies is a blow to the taxi industry.
The mayor gets the City Council to bury the elected school board issue (again)
The mayor gets the City Council to bury the elected school board issue (again).
New Walmart subsidized with millions of taxpayer dollars—and some residents are thrilled
The largest corporation in the world is hailed in a neighborhood desperate for jobs.