Mayor Rahm’s so eager to fire more union teachers, he’s planning to stick a Noble Charter high school across the street from Prosser High—public safety be damned.
Chicago’s TIF program: The gift that keeps on taking.
Mayor Emanuel’s decision to close 50 schools only seems to get worse with time.
Remembering a left-of-center trade unionist who forced baseball’s right-of-center capitalists to live up to some semblance of the free-market ideologies they professed
Mayor Emanuel praises United for returning money it was required to return anyway
Got a call the other day from a faithful reader who pointed out that I made a mistake in last week’s column when I wrote that Sycamore is downstate….
The latest scheme to spend public money on Wrigley Field is as bad as the team that plays there
But he’s not looking like the belle of the ball
Christian Lacroix is just one of many designers to create uniforms for the transportation industry.
How a bill intended to expand the state Freedom of Information Act was bastardized to expand the mayor’s shadow budget
United Airlines is set to get a $35.4 million handout from the city. Is anything in place to make sure taxpayers are getting their money’s worth?
A new donor report claims transparency but obscures details on who’s paying for the Olympic bid. And then there’s the question of why they’re paying.
How will Daley balance the 2010 budget? Prepare for higher property taxes—but not till after the 2016 Olympics are sited.
The Central Loop tax increment financing district—the oldest and largest TIF of them all—came in with a boom and went out with a binge.
At this point, whenever I hear that a company is relocating its operations to the city, my first question is: how much are we paying them? Looks like another $25 million this time. At least it’s a better deal than MillerCoors: 2,800 relocated jobs for $25m ($9k per job) vs 325 relocated jobs for $6m […]