Chicago aldermen have ranged from the corrupt and the racist to the gallant mavericks
No way is Mayor Daley going down without a fight. But perhaps you’ve noticed: he rarely ever gets one.
“They don’t like you, Bob, in fact they hate your guts.”
You’ve read plenty in these pages about the hazards of turning over roads,
airports, and parking meters to private companies. But when privatization
is done right, argues advocate John Schmidt, it can be an ideal partnership.
Alderman Tom Allen makes history by daring to question the mayor’s pet financing scheme in City Council chambers.
Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke on Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Games
Chicago’s parking meter lease deal has turned out to be a national inspiration: elected officials, policy makers, and financial analysts across the country have conclude that the way Chicago cut its meter deal is a model for how not to do it.
Mayor Daley boasts that Chicago’s privatization deals are examples for governments around the country. Recent reports suggest that’s not quite true.
Aldermen want to require a 30-day waiting period between the time a lease deal is proposed and when it’s voted on. But why do they need another law to get them to do their jobs?
Mayor Daley dodges press, irony this morning on the West Side.
The Midway Airport lease deal may be falling apart. Could we be so lucky?
Let’s hope Mayor Daley has nothing to do with the CTA’s new real estate sell-off.
Afternoon news update: While the mayor doesn’t want to share information, some Facebook users don’t want him to privatize any more assets. Meanwhile, it may get harder to protest parking tickets.
Mayor Daley almost apologizes for insulting city workers, but not for knocking John Fritchey around.
What’s going down: Blago’s lawyers quit his impeachment trial; the city still hasn’t finalized the deals to privatize Midway Airport and its parking meters.