Reader co-owner Leonard C. Goodman has reportedly dropped his opposition to the newspaper’s transition to a full nonprofit.
I’ve been writing for the Reader for so long that lots of you may think I’ve always been writing for the Reader. Like, you know, I hopped out of my mother’s womb with a pencil in my hand and a question or two for the doctor about TIFs. Not true—I didn’t have a pencil in […]
He wrote this column Monday and said the winner would be . . .
The Reader holds its first telethon this Friday.
The Ben Joravsky Show returns, streaming live Tuesday through Friday on the websites of the Reader and the Chicago Sun-Times.
For the most of the year I rant and rail about the really bad ideas and behavior of our elected officials—and, trust me, I’ll get to Mayor Rahm’s $800 million or so Lincoln Yard TIF handout, in a subsequent column real soon. But with Thanksgiving just around the corner I figured I’d keep up with […]
An examination of police in schools, an investigation of contract selling and a photo of a public housing project poisoned by lead are among the nominees.
Also, 30 percent of local Michelin-starred restaurants have closed.
A slide show of exceptional covers by departing Reader creative director Paul John Higgins
Whereas most of the city’s political and civic elite were ready to lead us off the financial cliff.
For his new book The People’s Place, the former Sun-Times staffer and Reader contributor combined soul food and civil rights.
After months of requests and an order from the state, Mayor Emanuel’s police department finally coughs up a few details about its undercover police spy investigations of ordinary citizens.
State reps Will Guzzardi and Pamela Reaves-Harris will join Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky to try to make sense of the state’s budget madness at the First Tuesdays show at the Hideout tomorrow at 6:30 PM.
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With the Willis Tower and other downtown buildings fetching record sales prices, it’s a good time to remember how much TIF money we’ve sunk into these areas.