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The Real Chicago Underground

The felicitously named Tunnel Business Magazine looks at Chicago’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP): Flooding became an increasing problem with the development of the areas surrounding Chicago occupying what had previously been drainage areas for the City. In the 1960s, officials began researching regional solutions to its various water and drainage difficulties. The Federal Clean […]

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The Most Entertaining Thing You’ll Read in the National Media About Our Backwater Mayoral Race

Matt Yglesias, writing in the #slatepitches school of absurdist contrarianism: With Richard Daley apparently ready to relinquish his long-held post of Mayor of Chicago, it’s worth reflecting on the slight oddness of the American idea that the next Mayor of Chicago should be some other politician who happens to be from Chicago rather than some […]

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All Eyes on Rahm

The national media’s sole interest in the Chicago mayoral situation seems to be: Wither Rahm? But several analysts noted that his pragmatic political view — and his aggressive, hard-nosed style — earned him enemies along the way, particularly among liberal activists who blame him for White House compromises on policies like health care, the economy […]