Cook County clerk David Orr’s reform proposals have been irritating mayors for 35 years.
A federal judge allows Ron Dorfman and Ken Ilio to get married
Chicago’s TIF program: The gift that keeps on taking.
Dick Mell was always good copy—in the Reader.
TIFs: the tax bill you have to pay but never see
Chicago aldermen have ranged from the corrupt and the racist to the gallant mavericks
Can a north-sider be mayor?
Would-be assessor Joe Berrios doesn’t have to win over taxpayers. He just has to keep Forrest Claypool off the ballot.
How a bill intended to expand the state Freedom of Information Act was bastardized to expand the mayor’s shadow budget
Mayor Daley says he’s not raising property taxes. But he is. Here’s how.
Alderman Joe Moore calls in to offer his views on Don Gordon, 49th Ward politics, and his future plans.
The $500 million tax you didn’t know about: TIF totals released Thursday will shock even the pessimists among us.
A 1991 Q & A with David Axelrod, the hottest political consultant between the coasts.
The boundaries of the 49th Ward roughly stretch from the city’s northern border to Peterson Avenue, but the second runoff for alderman of the ward in April might as well […]