Cops say masked teens with a thirst for violence and joyrides are terrorizing the city. An examination of arrests reveals a narrative built on shoddy data and anecdotal evidence.
What’s going on in the City Council? Still hard to say!
Also, law enforcement looks for new leads in the 25-year-old kidnapping and murder of Tammy Zywicki.
Responding to a campaign to remove tributes to the Mussolini henchman, some Chicagoans defend Italo Balbo’s legacy.
Under general manager Dennis Wolkowicz, the Patio Theater in Portage Park reopens as a neighborhood movie house.
Aldermen kill a proposal to discuss school policies but find time to take on Eliot Ness.
Aldermen (at least a few of them) finally challenge the mayor on TIFs!
The City Council’s progressive caucus holds a budget hearing, because someone has to.
After a new charter school opened in his ward, an alderman wants to know which kids have benefited.
The Chicago City Council votes 43-6 in favor of a deal to turn public space over to a private billboard company
As the violence continues in Chicago, aldermen target phony military heroes
How Chicago said yes to pot
Rahm Emanuel’s decriminalization proposal moves forward
To understand how Chicago works, you need to understand Walter Burnett Jr.
City Council passes Emanuel’s protest ordinances, but not everyone’s pleased