Now that the mayor is reforming TIFs, it’s time for another progressive fight.
How the mayor changed course to win reelection
The mayor—with help from Governor Rauner—tries to build his African-American support.
How the GOP candidate for governor compares with other political figures who like to push people around.
In a comparison between Mayor Emanuel and New York’s Bill de Blasio, Chicago loses again.
Mayor Rahm’s so eager to fire more union teachers, he’s planning to stick a Noble Charter high school across the street from Prosser High—public safety be damned.
Mayor Emanuel’s decision to close 50 schools only seems to get worse with time.
ICE, CME, and TIFs: In the battle of the acronyms, New York fared better than Chicago
A Chicago firefighter speaks truth to power, when Mayor Rahm makes one of his infamous firehouse visits to tell the rank and file he’s cutting their pensions
Remembering a left-of-center trade unionist who forced baseball’s right-of-center capitalists to live up to some semblance of the free-market ideologies they professed
What’s really saved by privatizing a couple dozen positions at the water department?
Mayor Emanuel has less TIF slush to play with but keeps handing out money anyway
Rahm Emanuel’s calendar shows how wealth and access, more than party identity, have come to command his attention
Fifteen of the donors and insiders who got access to Rahm Emanuel
Once again, Chicago’s voters are their own worst enemies.