In November 2021, news broke that filled the Chicago house-music community with pride. Hometown house legends Ten City were nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronica Album for Judgement, their first full-length studio recording since 1994. Many Chicago fans remembered that around the time of the group’s formation in the mid-1980s, their producer, house pioneer […]
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Sasha Daltonn, jazz singer and founder of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival
“We weren’t only honoring Professor Dorsey—this was a major event introduced by the first Black mayor of the city, and it needed to be outstanding.”
White Sox and Cubs are both 2-0 for first time since 1951
Martin Kennelly was mayor the last time both clubs won their first pair in the same season, 65 years ago.
The mayoral runoff is going to be a shitstorm
Having embarrassed Rahm in yesterday’s election, Chicago’s voters can expect the mayor to go negative and nasty against Chuy Garcia in the coming campaign.
How many Chicago mayors have graduated from a Chicago public high school?
Our mayors’ experience with CPS has rarely been firsthand.
That time in ’77 Jane Byrne and I were on TV together
As a young, mop-topped lad of 22, the Reader political columnist was on WTTW . . .
Chicago-style democracy endures under Mayor Emanuel
How did the city pick the Near North Side for Obama College Prep? The mayor’s office won’t discuss it.
County clerk David Orr’s reform talk annoys another mayor
Cook County clerk David Orr’s reform proposals have been irritating mayors for 35 years.
The lessons of Jane Byrne
Jane Byrne showed that an unknown on a kamikaze mission can end up winning the mayor’s office.
With Jesse Jackson Jr. out of the way, who’s left to take on the Man?
Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves Chicago without independents
Dread of what the oligarchs will try next
Lessons for Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers regarding Obama’s reelection
Rahm’s secret snow job
Everyone talks about the weather. Chicago’s mayor is doing something about it.
The Real Residency Issue
Can a north-sider be mayor?
Taking the New Yorker for a Ride
The Chicago in Evan Osnos’s story is the Chicago you’d see out the window of the mayor’s limo.
Hyde Park & Kenwood Issue: An Island in the Swamp
For decades now, most of Chicago’s political independents have emerged from Hyde Park and Kenwood.