Jane Byrne showed that an unknown on a kamikaze mission can end up winning the mayor’s office.
Mayor Emanuel sticks it to the poor by drowning charities in new water fees.
How Chicago said yes to pot
Rahm Emanuel’s decriminalization proposal moves forward
Is Chicago about to lift its landfill moratorium?
Among the questions Chatham residents had for police Superintendent Garry McCarthy at a community forum Saturday was one asked by a lot of people around the city: “Are you going to hire more police?” As another resident went on to explain: “We don’t have much of a police presence here. And crime is spreading to […]
Garry McCarthy and the aldermen who signed off on his appointment as Chicago police superintendent Monday were eager to send a message to the public: He is not Jody Weis. As 33rd Ward alderman Richard Mell put it: “The difference between you and your predecessor is like night and day.” The aldermen should know. Several […]
Lots has been written about the skirmishes between mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and City Council dean Ed Burke as they vie for power in the post-Daley world. But lost in the speculation over whether Emanuel will choose to keep Burke as finance committee chairman is the fact that it’s not supposed to be his decision to […]
For the last couple of weeks Mayor Daley has been taking what his press office calls a “Neighborhood Appreciation Tour” to thank the residents of communities around the city for helping him “keep Chicago moving forward,” as he and his supporters say as often as they can. But what the mayor is really embarking on […]
The finance committee pushes the city’s third Walmart through with one dissenting vote.
Who paid pro-Walmart demonstrators $100 apiece?
Aldermen rush through a gun-control law they’ve barely read to replace a gun-control law nobody seems to have enforced. Who really benefits? Mayor Daley.
Less than a day after it was introduced, the Chicago City Council has unanimously passed a new gun-control law that city officials call one of the toughest in the country. “The details don’t really matter,” says one alderman.
Chicago city officials say they don’t have a new gun ordinance ready yet, but corporation counsel Mara Georges says she hopes it will include a one-gun-per-person limit and a ban on gun shops within the city limits.
Mayor Daley promises that more gun regulations are on the way for Chicago—but he won’t say what they are, and he can’t say when anyone’s been charged with violating the city’s current gun ban.