Politicians making a buck on their offices is nothing new here.
As the mayor once said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
For years Reader columnist Ben Joravsky has been pushing the mayor to do just this.
The rhetoric is less divisive, but the mayor’s dirty tricks are the same.
Also, Hillary Clinton raises a cool $4 million with two Chicago fund-raisers ranging from $50,000 to $2,700 per plate.
The money the mayor pledged to combat violence is nothing compared to the dollars he’s set aside for the DePaul/Marriott deal.
With a straight face, CEO Forrest Claypool says the system is stable.
Why cut $140 million from CPS when there’s $461 million in TIF money available?
Apparently, the mayor’s ready to do what it takes to redevelop Rezkoville.
He hasn’t said he will, but don’t let that fool you.
The mayor and his planning commissioner try to convince the public that developing rich neighborhoods is good for everyone.
A first for Chicago: Alderman Proco Joe Moreno proposes a slushless TIF for the Lathrop Homes development.
Instead of finding ways to improve our credit risk, the mayor’s council allies bury a TIF investigation.
Rahm Emanuel has squirreled away millions in TIF funds he’d prefer not to spend on the schools. But somehow that money is always there when he needs it.
Emanuel’s handpicked Community Development Commission rubber-stamps a TIF deal in Uptown.