In the aftermath of Whole Foods closing its taxpayer-subsidized store in Englewood, it’s as good a time as ever for me to once again remind you that it was only four years ago that the city and state were begging Jeff Bezos to please, please, please take billions of our tax dollars and build a […]
I was fired up to excoriate Mayor Lightfoot for her recent “fuckton” comments, when . . . John Catanzara released a video of himself holding a sign that read: “John Catanzara for mayor 2023.” And immediately I was overwhelmed with an urge to excoriate him. As Johnny C has come to Lightfoot’s rescue with his […]
The city is still concealing many of the secrets regarding General Iron, Lincoln Yards, and Mayor Rahm.
It’s hard to get outraged about the Steans-to-Cassidy handoff when Marjorie Taylor Greene’s on the scene.
Aldermen can vote to fire city workers but they better not vote against a TIF.
A hybrid version of the fest aims to bridge the differences between cultures.
The unfairness in Chicago’s TIF program continues.
“This is gonna devastate our industry. We were the first to close; we’re gonna be the last to reopen. A lot of venues aren’t gonna make it.”
The new Michael Reese TIF plan tries to undo the damage of the old one.
A few things Biden needs to know about the Berniecrats he’s courting
Chicago is really bad at fairly slicing the economic development pie.
Mayor Lightfoot’s cannabis cultivation center—finally, a TIF expenditure that makes sense.
As the teens turn to the twenties, it’s a struggle to find a little cheer in the gloom.
To settle the teachers’ strike Mayor Lightfoot should scrape some more “mayonnaise” from the TIF slush fund.
Look for the mayor to blame the budget deficit on Rahm but not Lincoln Yards.