The mayor’s plan to raze troubled buildings sounds a lot like the one Mayor Daley “introduced” in 1992
The Reader goes to charter school
City job cuts hit black and Hispanic neighborhoods hardest
It’s a familiar script: you pay more, the little guys get fired, and the mayor hoards the money
The latest scheme to spend public money on Wrigley Field is as bad as the team that plays there
Richard Daley on bass guitar.
A Harvard economist tries to assess Daley’s legacy and fails.
Alderman Bob Fioretti is losing his voice for a few days, but you can still hear him on YouTube.
The day’s press on the leading mayoral maybe
Mayor Daley says he’s not raising property taxes. But he is. Here’s how.
Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke on Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Games
In April the Reader documented how the Daley administration hid its process for privatizing the city’s parking meters from the public and the City Council. Now, three months into the deal, the city still won’t explain how it determined what the deal was worth—and new evidence suggests the taxpayers were hosed out of billions of dollars.
Former Gov. Blagojevich won’t be in “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here,” but he’ll be appearing (in animated form) at the Fractured Lens Video Festival on Thursday.
Mayor Daley helps other mayors get ready to lobby the Obama administration for cash, and other big news of the day.
Daley oughta be in pictures. Like, instead of government.