A Pritzker-backed machine operator, a rogue three-time candidate, a U of C darling, and lots of idealistic novices compete in a ward known for corruption.
Rahm’s pet development project will mean higher property taxes and less money for schools.
“You ain’t seen no gangsters like this city’s aldermen.”
How an unwritten tradition among Chicago’s aldermen allows them to block affordable housing in white wards.
A proposal to add affordable apartments near O’Hare was denied, putting aldermen at risk of losing power through a lawsuit from the developer.
Aldermen are lining up support to rename Balbo Drive, named for a fascist, after the civil rights icon.
A challenge to the age-old custom of aldermanic prerogative finds a champion in a luxury developer pushing a building with affordable housing.
Attorney general hopeful Sharon Fairley says there’s more to her candidacy than her work for IPRA.
Also, City Council Black Caucus chair Roderick Sawyer criticizes Garry McCarthy for being “disrespectful to black people.”
Also, city clerk Anna Valencia discusses her struggle to be taken seriously as a woman in politics.
Also, a record 55 million tourists visited Chicago in 2017.
Also, Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. is running for a Cook County judgeship.
Due to the city’s also-ran self-image, no perceived slight can go unanswered.
After a City Council setback, the #NoCopAcademy campaign reflects on strategy—and aldermen on both sides of the issue respond.
Also, the City Council approved Emanuel’s 2018 budget with a 47-3 vote.