Editor’s note: On September 20, the Workforce Development Committee voted 9–3 to advance the ordinance ending Chicago’s subminimum wage to the full city council. A proposed ordinance moving through the complicated world of city council committees would require businesses to pay their tipped employees—like bartenders, bussers, and servers—at the statewide $15.80-per-hour minimum wage instead of […]
Helen Shiller’s new autobiography details decades of political struggles in Uptown.
Alderperson Matt Martin boldly tries to go where few have gone before.
As I lay in bed drenched in sweat, battling COVID, it came to me as in a fevered dream . . . The city council had overwhelmingly approved Mayor Lightfoot’s idea to spend untold millions on a casino. Even as Alderperson Brendan Reilly warned them that it may wind up being as bad as the […]
Walking down North Avenue with his bulky Home Depot purchases in tow, George Blakemore sparkled in a glistening metallic-toned ensemble he painted himself. “I think that we all are artists,” he said. “We all use our imagination and we all are creative. There was a Black gentleman that died called Mr. Imagination who would say […]
But despite delays, progressive alderpersons and activists remain hopeful on ECPS
Cops say masked teens with a thirst for violence and joyrides are terrorizing the city. An examination of arrests reveals a narrative built on shoddy data and anecdotal evidence.
The fiery opposition warned of “outside agitators,” but most were weighing in from outside the city themselves.
In 1963, a Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in Chicago. Clues suggest the murder was a professional hit. Decades later, it remains no accident authorities never solved the crime.
Alderman Ed Burke finally tells the truth about the budget games that mayors play.
A City Council vote on Charles Green’s lawsuit settlement was postponed.
Does the mayor’s COVID-19 executive order put her on light footing?
What’s going on in the City Council? Still hard to say!
Runoff season is here, and Chicago may further freshen up the City Council.
Rahm has already chosen his replacement.