Trump could teach Madigan and Burke a thing or two about corruption.
‘Harper Valley hypocrites’
Oh, Republicans are outraged over Madigan but silent when it comes to Trump.
Susana Mendoza: Rauner can’t handle her criticism, and other Chicago news
Also, West Town’s Green Zebra restaurant is closing after 13 years of business.
Rahm Emanuel had ‘frank, direct, and honest’ meeting with Donald Trump, and other Chicago news
Also, Alderman Anthony Beale is proposing major reforms to the honorary street-sign program.
Illinois coal’s last stand
Even as people bemoan its environmental and health effects, the prospect of its demise sparks fear and nostalgia.
Father of woman killed by stray bullet didn’t want her to move to Chicago, activists ask City Council to rescue public schools with TIF funds, and other Chicago news
Also, some Illinois counties are losing population, and Pau Gasol replaces injured Jimmy Butler in NBA All-Star Game.
Can Chicago take another heat wave?
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg applauds Chicago’s heat disaster plan, but worries about an event worsened by global warming.
Big Breeze Appreciation Day?
Johnny Sampson Even ComEd figured out how to restore power eventually. But as baseball revs up again today, the big question for the White Sox remains: Can the team solve its power problem in the second half? Specifically, can it get its $14 million “slugger” to break .160? Myriad cures have been proposed for the […]
It was a dark and stormy night, and now 260k people have no power
More than a quarter million Chicago area residents were without power this morning. ComEd says it could take days to restore power in some areas. (Tribune) After Jody Weis’s massive vacation payout, the Civic Federation calls for a review on how the city reimburses vacation time. (Sun-Times) Where is Brian Carpey’s Fender Stratocaster? (Sun-Times)
Privatize Public Transit?
Chicago’s tried it before. Here’s how that went.
STAR: TIFs By Another Name
A controversial STAR bond proposal is back.
ComEd has an offer we may want to refuse.
This Sidewalk Could Kill Your Dog
New York and Boston have gone to great lengths to eliminate “stray voltage,” a phenomenon responsible for death and injury to both animals and people. Though Chicago’s seen at least three such incidents, no similar effort is under way.
Tilting at Wind Farms
The whirling turbines look like the future to cash-strapped farmers, but to some NIMBY types they just ruin the view.