Photos from the Reader editorial union’s rally on April 21, 2022.
Tag: Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
DuSable Drive opponents said the issue wasn’t about race. The numbers speak for themselves.
Survey data and the vote breakdown on DuSable Drive showed a sharp racial divide in support.
Escalating violence and lack of police response put the city’s homeless even more at risk
A string of fires and stabbings have many advocates worried, and challenges in reporting and investigating these crimes leave little hope for justice.
Aldermen power through Lightfoot’s emergency moves
When it comes to pandemic planning, is the mayor responsive and collaborative, or dismissive and combative? It depends on whom you ask.
Pandemic pedestrian activity and COVID-19 cycling
Would an East Bay-style Slow Streets program be beneficial in Chicago during the coronavirus crisis? It depends on whom you ask.
Who voted for Iris Martinez?
Maybe she was the most qualified candidate in the clerk of the Circuit Court race. Or maybe she had the best name.
Just 15 seats hang in the balance
Runoff season is here, and Chicago may further freshen up the City Council.
Hip-hop taught Andre Vasquez about community—and he wants to take those lessons to City Hall
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.
Celebrating Acero’s successful teachers’ strike—and the belated victory for Karen Lewis
Chicago’s City Council hates taking from the schools and giving to the rich but sometimes they do it anyway.
Looks like Karen Lewis may have defeated Rahm after all
As I watched jubilant teachers, wearing union red, from the Acero charter school network celebrate the new contract they’d won after a four-day strike, I had a flashback to the way things used to be. The Chicago Teachers Unions were in the midst of their 2012 strike, which had shuttered all the public schools in […]
In debate over civilian oversight of Chicago police, grassroots proposals win the day
Alderman Ariel Reboyras’s two proposals were decried as toothless at the last of five community meetings on proposed police reform ordinances.
Why did Carlos Ramirez-Rosa get kicked out of the City Council’s Latino Caucus?
A few theories, and a little advice: If you want back in, Carlos, fall on your knees and suck up to the mayor.
Looking for the most progressive Democrat in the governor’s race who’s least likely to sell us out
Biss, Daiber, Hardiman, Kennedy, Pritzker—man, I can’t make up my mind.
Daniel Biss on Abu Ghraib, how to resist the urge to check out at the words ‘pension crisis,’ and what he’s learned from Michael Madigan
The Illinois gubernatorial candidate talks about the arc of progressive politics and what’s required to bring change to the state capitol.
Proposed Chicago Public Schools closings allegedly in violation of teachers’ union contract, and other news
Also, alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is reportedly planning to drop out of race to replace Congressman Luis Gutierrez.