The election will likely decide the fate of Elon Musk’s plan for the O’Hare Express, which transit experts view with skepticism.
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Archive Dive: The 2004 Senate primary was the reality show of the year
A look back at a crowded race full of candidates who didn’t come to make friends.
A tale of two endorsement sessions—the Tribune v. the Grassroots Collaborative
Mayoral forum recap: all the answers, none of the bullshit
At back-to-back forums last week 11 candidates fielded questions and even provided some answers.
Which mayoral candidates will survive the petition challenge process?
Thanks to former Mayor Daley and his allies, Chicago has the highest mayoral signature requirement in the country.
A quick primer to mayoral ballot access challenges
With the Christmas season upon us, Chicago Democrats will get in the spirit by dropping into the mud and doing a little wrestling, eye-gouging included. The battle will heat up as mayoral and aldermanic candidates attempt to exploit arcane and arbitrary election laws to bounce their opponents from the ballot. Because, as we all know, it’s […]
Rahm reels toward his reelection bid
A new poll is the latest sign that Mayor Emanuel could be in trouble.
Pension accountability, Chicago style
When it comes to correcting past pension mistakes, geezers and ordinary taxpayers pay the price, while the powerful few who made the mistakes continue to prosper.
ISAT follies—making up the school code
Mayor Rahm and his allies at the State Board of Education apparently make up the ISAT rules as they happily go along.
Chicago’s black voters wake up with a Mayor Rahm hangover
Black voters in Chicago are realizing that the policies of Mayor Emanuel are not quite what they voted for.
With Jesse Jackson Jr. out of the way, who’s left to take on the Man?
Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves Chicago without independents
More Rahmnesia: Chicagoans trying to forget they elected Mayor Rahm
Chicago’s in denial—lots of voters can’t bring themselves to admit that they actually voted for Rahm Emanuel
Money talks, twice
Mayor Emanuel’s political action committee gives the rich a second chance to please him
Rahm Emanuel’s shifting views of the parking meter deal
Two-and-a-half years after it was consummated, the infamous parking-meter lease deal won’t go away—perhaps because there’s 72+ years left of it. Last week, for example, citizens submitted at least four questions about the city’s meter system or the deal itself during Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s two town hall meetings. The mayor called the use of meter […]
Charter school fights teacher organizing—and “public school” label
For the last several years, politicians around here—Mayor Emanuel included—have been enthusiastically championing charter schools as the next great thing in public education. But if a north-side charter school gets its way, the pols might have to drop the “public” part of the appellation. According to the operators of the Chicago Math and Science Academy, […]