Career politicians are stepping down, and there’s now an opportunity for new—and possibly progressive—Black leaders to take the reins.
Also, the head of the local Fraternal Order of Police responds to the DOJ report.
Also, property taxes for Chicago home owners are going up very soon.
A proposal to tax ticket sales for Lyric Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been tabled, for now.
What if aldermen organized themselves based on the way the council actually works?
Rookie aldermen are vowing to shake up the City Council—but haven’t we heard this story before?
The mayor gets the City Council to bury the elected school board issue (again).
There are things to be thankful for in Chicago.
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.
Mayor Emanuel’s new agreement could kill future chances to undo the disastrous street parking sale.
A perennial rumor gains new life, again.
Our predictions for 2008.
Alderman Toni Preckwinkle is trying to organize a Progressive Caucus in the City Council.