Ioannis Pantzi / Shutterstock Since taking office in May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has done an impressive job of letting the city know that he inherited a mess. It’s a smart, battle-tested move. Shrewd politicians always spend their first months, and sometimes years, emphasizing how badly their predecessors did things. It’s a way of lowering expectations […]
Here’s everything you need to know about Mayor Emanuel’s self-heralded TIF reform: there is none! Big surprise, huh?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his insatiable need to measure.
Michael Boyd In his first speech as mayor, Rahm Emanuel made it clear that the one thing that isn’t going to change in the next four years is his commitment to change. “The city of Chicago is ready for change…. It is an honor to fight for the change we need…. I am proud to […]
For the last couple of weeks Mayor Daley has been taking what his press office calls a “Neighborhood Appreciation Tour” to thank the residents of communities around the city for helping him “keep Chicago moving forward,” as he and his supporters say as often as they can. But what the mayor is really embarking on […]
Voter turnout was higher than in past municipal elections, but it was still low. There are many theories, but few answers as to why.
Polls opened at 6 AM as Chicagoans awakened to another snowfall. But already there’s plenty to talk about. Mayor Daley voted early, and jetted off to the British Virgin Islands with his wife, Maggie, and friend Terry Newman. (Sun-Times)
Carol Moseley Braun has complained that reporters jump on her “crack addict” and “Hitler” references—but ignore Rahm Emanuel’s transgressions. Does she have a point?
Pro-environment talk is cheap. Which mayoral candidates will back it up?
Segregated City Re: “Separate, Unequal, and Ignored: Racial segregation remains Chicago’s most fundamental problem. Why isn’t it an issue in the mayor’s race?” by Steve Bogira, February 10 A good deal of resistance to public efforts at desegregation, besides obvious conservative biases, is mere fatigue at the repeated failures of housing and community development programs […]
Can someone who didn’t grow up in the city be an effective mayor?
Rahm Emanuel’s opponents don’t think so. In a debate last night sponsored by the Chicago Urban League and Fox News Chicago, Gery Chico took aim at Emanuel’s North Shore upbringing.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates get out in the snow.
Ben Joravsky and fictional mayoral hopeful Ald. Ed Bus on the year-end episode of Ken Davis’s CAN TV series “Chicago Newsroom.”
“Recovering groupie” turned mayoral candidate Cynthia Plaster Caster talks about her platform.
The day’s press on the leading mayoral maybe