In his State of the State speech, Governor Rauner acted as though the year 2015 never existed.
Rahm Emanuel has squirreled away millions in TIF funds he’d prefer not to spend on the schools. But somehow that money is always there when he needs it.
By linking gun laws to marijuana laws, Mayor Rahm pretty much guarantees that that racial grass gap continues.
If you’re looking for a steady flow of taxes to pay off the city’s pension obligations, look no further than the invisible tax hike that starts with a T and ends with an F.
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.
You watch, Chicago—before it’s all over Mayor Rahm will be doling out some TIF money to ADM.
The buck stops somewhere else—Mayor Emanuel plays the blame game for the failure of the gay marriage bill and a resolution to the teacher pension issue.
With gay marriage as with school closings and crony capitalism—we live in a land of Democrats who are ruled by closet Republicans.
UNO’s win in the 21st legislative district is not exactly a ringing endorsement for charter schools.
How’d the big boys do? An analysis of what public officials have to pay in property taxes.
Lisa Madigan finally answered all the speculation about her future by saying she’ll run for attorney general again. Still unanswered: Why exactly is she so popular?
There’s no reason for U.S. Roland Burris to step down — our sleazy system will continue even without him.
Cook County commissioner Mike Quigley watches Barack Obama’s inauguration from a little dive in Georgetown.
With the fight over Roland Burris, black and white Chicagoans are doing what they do so well–engaging in silly political squabbles.
Having learned from the master, Mayor Daley, Governor Blagojevich plays the race card in order to save his hide.