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  • Wait Till They Find Out About the Moat

    As a would-be rap mogul breaks ground for an honest-to-god castle on the northwest side, the neighbors turn on the prominent politician who brokered the deal.
  • The Sacrifice of Marty Cohen

    Did the Democrats in Springfield shoot down a good guy--and sell out consumers--to spite the governor?
  • A Dumping Ground for the Poor

    Critics believe a zoning change in the works for a high-crime, low-income corner of Rogers Park will only make it worse.
  • The Big Difficult

    Local help for one Katrina evacuee amounts to a wild goose chase.
  • If You Build It They Will Come

    If the city wants to encourage walking, biking, and public transit, maybe it's time to cap the real estate devoted to parking.
  • Transformation Can Wait

    The CHA has some 2,000 apartments sitting empty. What can't Katrina evacuees use them?
  • Cop Cusser

    Former alderman Wallace Davis was holding a broom. The robber was holding a knife. Davis swore at a police officer. Guess which guy got arrested?
  • Two Birds, One Stone

    Why city officials refused to let Frank Coconate's lawyer into his predisciplinary hearing.
  • Bring Back Our Boats

    At Leone Beach, the Park District not only took away a popular program--it took away property that belonged to private citizens.
  • Oh, Mercy

    Nuns kick AIDS patients to the curb so a developer can build town houses.
  • The Incumbency Protection Act of 2005

    Despite recent "reform," is still takes more nominating signatures to run for mayor of Chicago than it does to run for governor of the whole state.