As my mother used to tell me, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Wonderful words of wisdom that she herself rarely practiced, though often preached. So I was tempted not to write a word about 14th Ward alderperson Ed Burke, who decided not to run for reelection after over 50 […]
In the last few weeks, Mayor Lightfoot has revealed several important details about the casino she’s pushing so hard to develop, including . . . Where it will go—near Chicago and Halsted on the city’s near north side. Who will run it—Bally’s Corporation. And why we need it—to raise money to pay police and firefighter […]
Contrary to what Hillary said about Bernie, you don’t have to be liked to get stuff done.
The son of Richard J. and brother of Richard M. thinks it’s his turn.
Chicago Parking Meters LLC collected $131 million in revenues from city drivers in 2014.
When it comes to budgets, TIFs, taxes, and other financial matters, the last people we should turn to for advice are the mayor’s City Council rubber-stampers.
Chicago’s parking meter deal and its aftershocks continue to cause controversy during elections for mayor and alderman.
Mayoral toady Pat O’Connor has a spirited challenger in Dianne Daleiden.
How Rahm transferred more parking revenues to the private company that controls Chicago’s meters
Some claims by Fioretti, Garcia, and Wilson are questionable, and so are Mayor Emanuel’s claims about them.
Let’s face it, Chicago voters—when it comes to politics, you’re as wimpy as the Bears.
The Chicago Park District turns over public space to a private company without a bidding process or clear rules.
Suddenly it’s election season again—and swimming season too.
Illinois appellate judges rule against a lawsuit challenging the the parking meter privatization agreement.
Ameya Pawar, alderman of the 47th Ward, says the city’s pension obligations and budget problems are forcing “really tough choices.”