Plus: Jerome Derradji reissues Larry Dixon’s missing-link boogie funk, and Streets and Soul honors the Dyett 12.
Leaders of the new generation of Illinois political players—Christian Mitchell, Adrienne Alexander, and Will Guzzardi—show up at the Hideout on June 3 to show the old-timers how they’ll change the world.
Look on the bright side, Chicago—in Tuesday’s primary, voters showed their utter disgust with Mayor Rahm’s policies. In a roundabout way.
Highlights of the 2014 primary elections
How challenger Will Guzzardi made northwest-side state rep Toni Berrios more progressive
In south-side legislative race, charges fly over who’s the real schools advocate.
Proco “Joe” Moreno bashes Rahm, Will Burns gets booed, Toni Preckwinkle is a no-show, and other observations from the big anyone-but-Rahm rally.
Honoring the legacy of a legendary Chicago civil rights activist
The People Issue: Jay Travis, the community organizer investing in the south side
Backed by activists, five aldermen propose a plan to ensure Chicago’s Olympics bid yields “community benefits.”
It doesn’t really matter who Governor Blagojevich appoints to fill Barack Obama’s vacant seat–we’re not going to get any independent leadership out of it anyway.