We need a new ethic of care that values workers not only for their labor but for the lives that they are living.
Racetraitor guitarist Dan Traitor on connecting hardcore and union organizing
Current musical obsessions of Racetraitor guitarist Dan Traitor, Decline front man Fern X Decline, and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
Making All Black Lives Matter: Barbara Ransby talks politics and protesting in 2018
At a book talk Tuesday at the SEIU Healthcare headquarters in Pilsen, Barbara Ransby discussed her book Making All Black Lives Matter.
Shootings and homicides decrease as carjackings surge, and other Chicago news
Also, Chicago matches snowfall record with nine straight days of measurable snow.
Big money is already pouring in to buy the next set of elections
Governor Rauner hauls in millions of dollars to advance his agenda.
Will the new Chicago City Council still be a rubber stamp?
Rookie aldermen are vowing to shake up the City Council—but haven’t we heard this story before?
After flirting with Rahm’s campaign, a political maverick goes to work against him
After flirting with Rahm’s campaign, a political maverick goes to work against him.
In the mayoral money race, the rich—that is, Rahm—gets richer
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Robert Fioretti trail far behind Mayor Emanuel in fundraising. Does it matter?
The election for governor is all about—what else?—money
Who’s paid for Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner to try to win our votes.
Will aldermen pay the price for Rahm?
The mayor’s unpopularity is expected to affect City Council races as well as the campaign for mayor.
Bruce Rauner raises another $1.5 million from himself
With no fund-raising limits in place, Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn rake in more contributions in their race for Illinois governor.
How Bruce Rauner used a legal loophole to get a $2.5 million campaign donation
The story behind Bruce Rauner’s $2.5 million campaign donation
A move to take back TIFs
A big week of Chicago protest rolls on, with demonstrators targeting banks and TIFs.
Time for a Revolution
No way is Mayor Daley going down without a fight. But perhaps you’ve noticed: he rarely ever gets one.
Can Alexi Giannoulias shake off the problems plaguing his family’s bank to win Obama’s old Senate seat?