For three decades, the city has failed to cope with the loss of mental health clinics. The pandemic revealed the wounds of this disinvestment.
“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.
We likely won’t see the 75 percent cut that organizers have asked for, but there are some proposals on the table.
A Q&A with the designer of the People’s Budget bus tour
A guide to who holds the power and purse strings when it comes to Chicago’s money
Budget season is here but it’s more dogged than usual. How will the city recover from a nearly billion-dollar budget gap?
The Joint Review Board creates the illusion of oversight.
Rahm’s pet development project will mean higher property taxes and less money for schools.
Defunding Meals on Wheels is just the tip of the iceberg.
ProPublica reminds us what the ‘old’ Rahm was like.
Patients now face months-long waits for treatment as health-care workers struggle to do their jobs.
Rahm’s schools CEO is putting a new spin on an old Chicago budget trick.
Mayor Rahm’s administration is slower than molasses when it comes to releasing key budget documents that tell us how much the city’s borrowed and how much he’s got hidden in his TIF slush fund.
Bills to decriminalize pot and shrink the prison population are in purgatory while the governor and Democrats feud.