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Doing Without? Life as a 'Public Servant' in Chicago

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago
Joseph Erbentraut

One would think that in a city that can't afford to keep its public schools and mental health clinics open, where the extreme poverty rate is the third-highest in the nation, a 28-year-old able to snag a well-paying gig in the Mayor's Office would have some degree of humility.

WATCH: City Hall Has A Roach Problem, Susana Mendoza Reports

Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

Story by Chuck Kramer, courtesy of the Windy City Times Susana Mendoza, Chicago's recently elected city clerk, had a rude surprise waiting for her ...

Daley Holds City Hall Open House

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley is holding an open house at City Hall Monday, where he will shake hands, pose for photos and say goodbye to Chicagoans who kept...

Mayor Daley Plans Open House At City Hall In May To Thank Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley will end his administration the way he started it: with a City Hall open house to personally thank Chicagoans for supporting him. Mover...

Chicago Election Live Blog: The Word Of The Day Is 'Runoff'

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of...

For Candidates, The 15th Ward's Ills Are Daunting

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the eyes of Lisa Thomas, the needs of the 15th Ward are so extensive it is difficult to list them all. Things have been going downhill," said Ms...

Daniel Burke, Brother Of Powerful Alderman Ed Burke, Now Lobbying City Hall

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After retiring as Chicago's deputy city clerk, state Rep. Daniel J. Burke found another way to make money. Lobbying the city. "I had an opportun...

Mayor Daley Showing 'Stiff Resistance' As Watchdog Investigates City Hiring

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley's administration has put up "stiff resistance" to the inspector general's attempts to fully investigate and root out political fav...

Obama's Olympic Error

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Zirin

The very idea that Chicago could be the setting for the Olympics might have been hatched by Jon Stewart for a four-year supply of comedic fodder.

Daley Cancels "Non-Essentials": What Will be Lost in Translation?

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Is the City really saying that guides for finding affordable housing, emergency services and getting legal help in other languages are not necessary to service our internationally-populated town?

150 Out At City Hall

Chicago Tribune | Todd Lighty and Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Facing a shortage of money needed to run the city, Mayor Richard Daley in July offered a voluntary severance program for non-union workers. The mayor ...