Our mayor is on the ropes, and with him the centrist brand of politics aggressively practiced by Emanuel over the last 25 years.
Tag: Pat O’Connor
Blagojevich brings his appeal to the Supreme Court, and other Chicago news
Also, the Obama Presidential Center will feature a public library instead of a presidential library.
Emanuel launches new climate change section on city website using information deleted from EPA, and other Chicago news
Also, there’s speculation that Forrest Claypool’s days at Chicago Public Schools are numbered.
Alderman: Rahm will hire hundreds of cops to stop gun violence surge, and other Chicago news
Also, Derrick Rose’s alleged gang-rape case is back in the spotlight.
The school board’s moment of insight on charters
In the category of good news, Mayor Rahm’s school board punts on Noble’s proposal to open a new charter high school in Uptown—just in time for Karen Lewis and Troy LaRaviere to talk about it at next week’s First Tuesdays show at the Hideout.
Hey, 40th Ward—do us a favor and ditch Alderman O’Connor
Mayoral toady Pat O’Connor has a spirited challenger in Dianne Daleiden.
Rahm Emanuel’s evolving position on the minimum wage
The mayor is certain that the city’s new minimum wage law will help people, starting with him.
Chicago’s voters deserve the Bears
Let’s face it, Chicago voters—when it comes to politics, you’re as wimpy as the Bears.
Our aldermen (at least a few of them) finally challenge the mayor on TIFs!
Aldermen (at least a few of them) finally challenge the mayor on TIFs!
Charities drowning in city water fees
Mayor Emanuel sticks it to the poor by drowning charities in new water fees.
The first meeting of the new mayor and City Council is nothing if not efficient
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presides over his first full City Council meeting, which runs about as smoothly as the ones Mayor Daley used to preside over.
Up Is Down and Love Is Everywhere at Daley’s Last City Council Meeting
Mayor Daley presided over his last City Council meeting pretty much the same way he presided over the others for 22 years.
Howling at the Moon
Amid a spate of youth violence, the City Council’s police and fire committee meets … to discuss a crackdown on loud dog barking.
The city’s bailout plan?
Is the Daley administration trying to strong-arm its own bailout legislation through the City Council?