Does the mayor’s COVID-19 executive order put her on light footing?
For the first time in decades, Chicago has a say in who its treasurer will be. But what the hell does the treasurer even do?
Households in the rental assistance program are a significant (and significantly overlooked) constituency in Chicago.
New Michael Madigan documentary surprises some people who didn’t know the Illinois Policy Institute was behind it.
The legendary reform alderman wants a say in who gets on Chicago’s ballots.
If Lincoln Parkers move any farther to the right, they’ll drown.
Some key questions in the race for mayor between Jesus Garcia and Rahm Emanuel.
Rahm Emanuel is a heavy favorite, but Garcia offers voters a compelling personal history.
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Robert Fioretti trail far behind Mayor Emanuel in fundraising. Does it matter?
Professor Dick Simpson’s analysis of the “rubber-stamp” City Council enables us to rank the five worst things the Mayor Rahm’s made the aldermen do.
A 31-year-old community activist with all of $650 in her coffers takes on our $7 million mayor.
As contract negotiations drag on, UIC United Faculty hosts a teach-in—and contemplates a walkout.
Chicago aldermen have ranged from the corrupt and the racist to the gallant mavericks
In city council meetings, Chicago’s mayor once had to contend with a fierce opposition
The City Council voted with Mayor Daley 82 percent of the time since 2007, according to a new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Authored by political scientist and former alderman Dick Simpson, the report shows that seven aldermen voted with Mayor Daley 100 percent of the time since 2007: John Pope (10th […]