Back by popular demand: The Back Room Deal features radio personality and longtime Reader political writer Ben Joravsky arguing local Chicago politics with Reader senior writer Maya Dukmasova. With sharp wit and stinging analysis, Joravsky and Dukmasova cut through the smokey haze of the elections to offer you a glimpse of the 2020 Chicago-area Illinois […]
Who needs Facebook and Russian trolls when Illinois election laws sow plenty of bad faith?
Runoff season is here, and Chicago may further freshen up the City Council.
At back-to-back forums last week 11 candidates fielded questions and even provided some answers.
They may have little name recognition and no campaign funds, but the regular people running for mayor are committed to making the city thrive.
In this installment, a young alderwoman learns that doing good is much harder than promising to do good.
In the district that’s been reelecting Mike Madigan every two years since 1970, some say they only ever see him on TV.
Next week’s election could be the first in nearly 30 years to unseat a Cook County judge
Part of Indivisible Chicago, the organization is a get-out-the-vote campaign focused on Republican-leaning suburbs and municipalities as well neighboring swing states.
The head of the Cook County Dems who hired relatives and oversaw an unfair property tax system conceded the race to Fritz Kaegi.
This International Women’s Day, more women report that they’re planning to vote, become activists, or run for office themselves.
The former Naperville teacher campaigns as a “bridge builder” in Chicago’s richest and poorest neighborhoods.
Dramatic changes in property tax assessment have a deep impact on renters, assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi says.
The CHA provides Section 8 vouchers to tens of thousands of low-income households. Is the agency trying to keep them from realizing their collective power?
The real takeaway from the 2016 presidential campaign