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Tag: Tenth Ward
How Governor Rauner is weaponizing the Illinois tax hike
He’s emerged from the budget crisis with a convenient cudgel in the run-up to the 2018 election.
The new Ed Vrdolyak is nothing like the old one
Tenth Ward alderman Sue Sadlowski Garza is cultivating a new kind of progressive power on Chicago’s southeast side.
Why won’t Mayor Rahm grant Alderman Sue Garza unpaid leave from CPS?
Cops, firefighters, and other city employees get to take unpaid leave if they’re elected.
Chain of protesters arrested in a blockade of Koch brothers-controlled pet coke facility
Environmentalists have escalated efforts to force the oil by-product out of Chicago.
Who’s going to win the mayoral election?
Desperate to figure out who’s going to win the mayoral showdown between Chuy and Rahm, we turn to, of all things, a classroom poll of fifth-graders from a public school on the northwest side.
Six challengers battle Alderman John Pope in ‘forgotten’ Tenth Ward
Opponents of Alderman John Pope, a mayoral loyalist, say he’s neglected his far southeast-side ward.
Faced with a cop shortage, some officials look to private policing
Among the questions Chatham residents had for police Superintendent Garry McCarthy at a community forum Saturday was one asked by a lot of people around the city: “Are you going to hire more police?” As another resident went on to explain: “We don’t have much of a police presence here. And crime is spreading to […]
Clout on the Calumet River
Marina owner Mike Olsen has reason to fear the city will force him out of business to the benefit of his competition.