Richard Barnett fought the machine and taught a rookie reporter about Chicago politics.
Like politics, the rules are simple. If you break them, don’t get caught.
A new biography complicates the former president’s political mythology.
Another day, another TIF dispute, but the fact remains: 48 percent of the money is going to just 5 percent of the city.
Garcia says he’ll provide more detailed plans after he’s elected—much like Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Mitts readies herself for a fight with the teachers’ union as she faces a runoff against teacher Tara Stamps.
Byron Sigcho is hoping a recount shows he has a few dozen more votes to force a runoff with 25th Ward alderman Danny Solis.
Challenger Tim Meegan accuses 33rd Ward alderman Deb Mell of illegal campaign tricks and files for a recount.
We’ll be predicting the future of Chicago politics—like, can Chuy beat Rahm and will Toni Preckwinkle ever take a stand?—at Tuesday’s show at the Hideout.
Natashia Holmes, appointed Seventh Ward alderman two years ago, will have to beat nine challengers to stay in office.
The 49th Ward alderman says he backs Mayor Emanuel for his “progressive” record.
Stone, who represented the 50th Ward for 38 years, died Monday at age 87.
In the mayoral election, Bob, Karen, Bob, Amara, and everyone else needs to push Rahm into a runoff.
A conversation with veteran reparations activist and political organizer Conrad Worrill.
Hey, voters—you can still unseat Mayor Rahm, even if Toni Preckwinkle bowed out of the race.