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Ending Chicago Politics as Usual

Amisha Patel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Amisha Patel

Though the return of this money will provide at least some relief for Chicago Public School students suffering from the school closures, teacher layoffs and budget cuts imposed by the administration earlier this year, the relief may be only temporary.

Crime, debt, flight = Detroit? Not to a Chicago cartoonist

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MOTOR (WINDY) CITY Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis' view of crime-plagued, financially failing Detroit looks awfully familiar. He says a lot ...

Who Is the Next Joe Moore?

Kyle Hillman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Since Alderman Joe Moore is now the mayor's supporter, who is going to be the next Joe Moore?

Alderman Skirmish Over Proposed Ward Remap

Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago aldermen set out Thursday evening to approve a ward remap that increases Hispanic representation on the City Council, they ultimately f...

Rapper Rhymefest In Runoff For Chicago City Council

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Grammy-award winning rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith has made it into a runoff race for a Chicago City Council seat. With all precincts ...

Aldermania! The Cirque De Silly Is Back In Town

Chicago Reader | January 14, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One day late last summer, Tom Courtney came up with the preposterous notion of running for alderman of the 27th Ward. He'd be a 37-year-old white g...

Ald. Robert Fioretti Won't Run For Mayor Following Cancer Diagnosis

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a tonsillectomy, Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) has been diagnosed with cancer, forcing him to abandon his plan to run for mayor, his top aides told...

Ald. George Cardenas Says Green Party Opponent Looks Like A Gang Member

Early And Often | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Depending on whom you ask, Alberto Bocanegra is either a modern-day Nathan Hale or a "thug." "There is nothing traditional about me," said Bocanegr...

Voting Early and Often Could Be a Good Thing

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Chicago entrepreneurship is converging some powerful forces for political reform in Chicago: Early and Often. Early And Often! We provide unmatched ...

Alderman Mary Ann Smith Gets Historic Tax Break

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Mary Ann Smith's 1912 craftsman-style bungalow sits on a spacious, leafy corner lot in Edgewater. It's an enviable piece of real estate. Her p...

Feds Questioned Daley In Alderman Corruption Case

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The FBI covertly interviewed Mayor Daley two years ago while probing the dealings of a developer and a now convicted Chicago alderman. The mayor wa...

Alderman Hairston Goes To Pittsburgh: Warns City About Parking Meter Deal

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th) was out of her Chicago office Thursday. Ms. Hairston decided to spend the day in, of all places, Pittsburgh. The ...

City Refuses To Disclose Applicants For Open Alderman Posts

Chicago Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the mayor's office announced last month it would begin accepting applications for two aldermanic positions, many wondered who would apply. Would...

City Accepting Applications For Alderman

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Who ever heard of an open casting call for a $110,556-a-year government job in Chicago -- a city whose Democratic ward bosses famously said, "We don't...

Isaac Carothers Pleads Guilty: Alderman Admits To Taking Bribes

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A key Chicago City Council ally of Mayor Daley resigned today after agreeing to a deal that calls for him to spend more than two years in prison for t...

Manny Flores Named New Chairman Of Illinois Commerce Commission

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday named Chicago Alderman Manny Flores as the new chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, saying Flores wi...