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Chicago Petcoke: Alderman's Shameful Switcheroo Undercuts His Neighbors, the Mayor and the Entire City

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Pope's move yesterday seems designed to revive the project that neighbors were loudly opposing. And by courting companies like Leucadia, this ordinance would be like setting out a welcome mat for more petcoke.

Aldermen Use Stealth Fund To Hire Friends, Family, Shady Characters

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As City Hall struggles to pay for basic services, a stealth budget account worth millions has allowed Chicago aldermen to put family members, campaign...

Daley Open To Privatizing Some Police Work

Chicago Tribune | Lolly Bowean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the proposal is still being formulated, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said today that it is worth examining whether private security guards sh...

Aldermen Seek To Privatize Some Police Work

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN AND ANNIE SWEENEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Private security guards patrolling three Far South Side commercial strips would be empowered to write tickets -- for everything from parking and movin...