News & Features,
Ben Joravsky on Politics,
Oct 22, 2013
Council independents could force a vote on proposals the mayor wants buried.
By Ben Joravsky
Ben Joravsky on Politics, UIC, University of Illinois at Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, aldermen, City Council, privatization, TIFs, tax increment financing, activists, Joe Moreno, CPS, Chicago Public Schools, rules committee, committees, legislation, Roderick Sawyer, water department, NTT Data, outsourcing, south side, west side, jobs, cost-effectiveness studies, James Balcer, Marty Quinn, Emma Mitts, Lona Lane, Richard Mell, Tom Tresser, Civic Lab, TIF surplus, city jobs, Robert Fioretti, Scott Waguespack, taxes, Rule 41, parking meter deal
News & Features,
Jul 8, 2010
Aldermen rush through a gun-control law they've barely read to replace a gun-control law nobody seems to have enforced. Who really benefits? Mayor Daley.
By Mick Dumke
Politics, Supreme Court, Chicago gun ban, Mayor Daley, Responsible Gun Ownership, City Council, Jody Weis, Chicago homicides, assault weapons, weapons seizures, Robert Fioretti, Anthony Beale, Freddrenna Lyle, Purpose Over Pain, Pamela Montgomery-Bosley, Joyce Foundation, gun control, Richard Pearson, Illinois State Rifle Association, Father Michael Pfleger, Ron Huberman, John Fritchey, La Shawn Ford, Gerald Vernon, Illinois Carry, Samuel Alito, McDonald v. City of Chicago, Second Amendment, Mara Georges, Ed Burke, Willie Cochran, Richard Mell, Ray Suarez, Brian Doherty, Virginia Rugai, Deborah Graham, Emma Mitts, Tom Allen
News & Features,
Jul 1, 2010
It's not just the low wages or the near-scientific union busting. It's the preference for poverty, the business model built on turnover, the manipulative PR. Is this really the best way to bring jobs and food to the south and west sides?
By Max Brooks
Feature, Nelson Lichtenstein, Wal-Mart, Walmart, The Retail Revolution, Discount Store News, servant leaders, unions, Mayor Daley, Pullman Walmart, City Council, City Council zoning committee, Chicago Federation of Labor, minimum wage, Sam Walton, Walmart Supercenter, Emma Mitts, UFCW, Target, Costco, Bradley's, TIF, TIFs, tax increment financing, community benefit agreements, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Kroger, Safeway, Union Probability Index, Unaddressed People Issues index
Apr 7, 2010
The City Council's Committee on Police and Fire still doesn't have a chairman, and that's making the Black Caucus nervous.
By Hunter Clauss
Politics, Clout City, News, Chicago City Council, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Committee on Police and Fire, Isaac Carothers, Walter Burnett, Bob Fioretti, Leslie Hairston, Willie Cochran, Anthony Beale, Michelle Harris, Emma Mitts, Black Caucus
Galleries & Museums,
Apr 1, 2010
All 50 portraits, from the group show, including works by Derek Erdman, Jon Gitelson, Lucas Blair Simpson, and more
Art Feature, 50 Aldermen 50 Artists, Lauri Apple, Jeremy Scheuch, Chicago City Council, Four Star commuter bike, KHS Bicycles, Roscoe Village Bikes, Johalla Projects, Chicago aldermen, City Council, Pat Dowell, Kenton Quatman, Leslie Hairston, Olivia Liddell, Sandi Jackson, Lunchbreath, Robert Fioretti, Byron Durham, Proco "Joe" Moreno, Joe Moreno, Layne Jackson, Freddrenna Lyle, Timothy Pigott, John Pope, Derek Erdman, Toni Preckwinkle, Christa Lohman, Michelle Harris, Felicia Grant Preston, Anthony Beale, Esteban Alcozer, Lona Lane, Marie Walz, George Cardenas, Jon Gitelson, Virginia Rugai, Melissa Modlinski, Frank Olivo, Krystal Meisel, Toni Foulkes, Katy Keefe, James Balcer, Ron Ewert, Latasha Thomas, Jessica Munguia, Ed Burke, Jennifer Greenburg, Willie Cochran, Shawn Sargent, JoAnn Thompson, David Penna, Daniel Solis, Seth Gershberg, Ike Carothers, Deborah Graham, Aron Gent, Howard Brookins Jr., Alpha Bruton, Walter Burnett, Lucas Blair, Lucas Blair Simpson, Michael Zalewski, Jeremy Bolen, Sharon Denise Dixon, Melissa Ann Pinney, Ariel Reboyras, Dubi Kaufmann, Ricardo Munoz, DF, Ed Smith, Andrea Jablonski, Roberto Maldonado, Jeremy Scheuch, Margaret Laurino, Rachel M. Wolfe, Patrick O'Connor, Joe Sikora, Scott Waguespack, Jim Newberry, Clarisse Perrette, Carrie Austin, Rey Colon, Craighton Berman, Ray Suarez, Emanuel Aguilar, John Rice, Eric Lebofsky, Emma Mitts, Andrew Bruah, Richard Mell, Casey Stockdon, Thomas Allen, Dustin Ruegger, Brian Doherty, Stephanie Dean, Joe Moore, Andy Resek, Tom Tunney, Johanna Meyers, Eugene Schulter, Phineas X. Jones, Helen Schiller, John Geletka, Brendan Reilly, Aaron Delehanty, Patrick Levar, Aaron Wooten, Vi Daley, Marita Avio-Sanchez, Mary Ann Smith, Jon Hisel, Bernard Stone, James Ewert Jr.
Jun 11, 2008
Aldermen assure us that Wednesday's City Council vote really is "all about the children."
Jan 11, 2007
Before Arenda Troutman was indicted Monday, Percy Giles was the last sitting alderman charged with a felony. He's now running to get his old seat back--and praying for Troutman.