It was a connect-the-dots moment in Chicago as the following news stories recently broke in rapid succession. Chicago Public School enrollment fell again. It’s now down more than 115,000 students over the last 20 years. There are homeless camps in many parks and under viaducts, including Touhy Park on the far north side. That’s where […]
Tag: Mick Dumke
We’re number one!
With two aldermen indicted on just one day, Chicago proves it’s second to none when it comes to corruption.
Tough times for the machine
The old Democratic bosses have been taking a beating.
The Reader’s stay-at-home chronicles: day 53
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Mayor Lightfoot channels her inner Mayor Daley.
The show goes on
One era ends and another begins for our beloved First Tuesdays.
Kicking ass since 1971
The Reader holds its first telethon this Friday.
Bill Clinton conventional wisdom
Nervous Nelly Dems and trash-talking Republicans try to scare voters away from single-payer health care.
Race to the bottom
The great debate: Was Mayor Rahm worse than Mayor Daley?
I guess we won’t have Rahm to kick around anymore
In a surprise decision, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced he won’t seek a third term in office.
Another ‘grass gap’ in Chicago opens between blacks and whites on legalization
A practical explanation for why black voters were less supportive of the referendum to legalize recreational marijuana than whites.
Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Bacon Month kicks off, and more to do this week
First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben, Afro-Futurism, and more happenings from April 4-7
Hey, Governor Rauner—open the books!
As long as Rauner wants Rahm to open up the CPS books, Rauner should have to open the state’s books to Rahm’s bean counters.
Donald Trump debates Bernie Sanders in Chicago (sort of), and more things to do this week
First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben, Drink and Draw, other happenings in Chicago from February 1-4.
Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Bowie Ball, and more things to jumpstart your 2016
First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben, Soup & Bread, and other happenings in Chicago from January 4-7.