They may have little name recognition and no campaign funds, but the regular people running for mayor are committed to making the city thrive.
The boxing club for at-risk youth empowers kids in and out of the ring.
Amid rising violence, Ujimaa Medics seeks health care justice and self-determination for the black community.
Seventeenth Ward alderman David Moore was hazed with one of the oldest tricks in the Chicago book: stealing a rookie’s TIF money.
A “metropolitan revolution” is needed, but it’s a little early to be rejoicing.
What if Ryan had grown up on Garfield Boulevard in Chicago instead of Garfield Avenue in Janesville?
Things look rosier in a new study than they do at 55th and Ashland
Chicago’s tax increment financing program money isn’t reaching many of the neediest parts of the city. In fact, Chicago’s economic disparities may even be widened by the program. Here are some images from neighborhoods that have benefited from the program—and from those that have missed out.
The economic development funds are supposed to go to neighborhoods that need it. Guess where they’re really going. For the first time ever: how the city spends TIF funds, ward by ward