Will Illinois’s candidates for governor ever practice what they preach?
Laura Poitras, who recorded the Edward Snowden leak in Citizenfour, returns with her latest documentary, Risk.
Also, outgoing Republican senator Mark Kirk laments the lost of the moderate establishment in the age of Trump.
The City Council passed a new fee on Dumpsters—without knowing who’s going to pay, who’s going to profit, and whose idea it was.
Rahm Emanuel’s calendar shows how wealth and access, more than party identity, have come to command his attention
The mayor has big plans for Chicago’s infrastructure. Wish we knew what they were.
More and more aldermen say they’re frustrated with the way the Daley administration does business. Some even think somebody should do something about it. Meanwhile, the Dumpster tax has passed.
The failed Dumpster tax: how poor planning may have added to the city’s growing budget deficit.
The city explains–in a manner of speaking–why it has so little evidence that it monitored its $10 million TIF deal with Republic Windows and Doors.
The City Council can approve a 99-year privatization deal in days, but it needs months to decide whether to put public records online.
A proposal to make tax increment financing deals more transparent receives broad support and no opposition in a City Council hearing–then gets tabled anyway.