Advocates say yes—and that they have the stats to prove it.
The new book Ghosts in the Schoolyard explains why people care so much about institutions that the world has deemed “failing.”
The Emanuel administration’s explanation for how $55 million wound up paying for Navy Pier renovations sounds like gobbledygook from the presidential administration.
The vacant, 62-acre site in the shadow of downtown Chicago is the closest thing some have to home.
Two years too late, the City Council takes a tough stand on Mayor Rahm’s $55 million DePaul basketball arena/Marriott hotel.
Mayor Rahm basks in the glow of his great TIF triumph—taking millions from bankrupt schools and wasting it on his DePaul/Marriott boondoggle.
The food at the Spoke & Bird isn’t good enough to make it a destination—but the enormous patio is.
The mayor—with help from Governor Rauner—tries to build his African-American support.
With Trunk Show, a Ford Taurus serves as a vehicle for a curator couple’s art shows.
Even in death, street artist Brooks Golden continues to make a mark on Chicago.
When it comes to the rules regulating the TIF program, the main rule is that the mayor rules.
If you’re looking for a steady flow of taxes to pay off the city’s pension obligations, look no further than the invisible tax hike that starts with a T and ends with an F.
Kenneth Griffin, whose firm invested in Marriott, is a top Emanuel donor who could profit from a hotel built with taxpayers’ money.
Mayor Rahm’s pension plan socks it to geezers, jacks up your taxes—and increases the flow of slush to his TIFs.
While the plan for independent analysis stalls, the City Council approves $55 million for the mayor’s hotel and stadium deal.