As taxpayers, it's high time we knew more: how many tickets are issued by ward, by neighborhood, by street. We should know why they are issued and who foots the bill, and, maybe, why a city with a billion dollar TIF surplus couldn't even balance its budget.
This sordid pension fund investment is exactly the kind of scandal that should get every member of the pension boards fired, and Mayor Daley should not be given a pass.
If New York can close a part of Broadway, why can't Chicago close a part of Monroe?
To question Daley is to question his love for the city and his omniscient ability to know what is best for it. Mr. Mayor, it's not about who has the franchise on love. Chicago's a big place, and a lot of people love it just as much as you do.
The best way to promote sustainable, environmentally responsible architecture is to adaptively reuse buildings where possible. The Michael Reese campus is the perfect place.
When a committee gathered Saturday to fill the Cook County Board vacancy created by spirited reformer Mike Quigley's ascension to the U.S. Congress, it was no surprise that talk of a fix was rampant.
The clubs played a role in shaping the city of Chicago over the past 140 years, helping transform a rough-and-tumble prairie town to a sophisticated and still rough-and-tumble world city.
The Willis Tower? I don't think so, pal. Some London-based company wants to rename our tower and Mayor Daley is going to let them? What has happened to our city?
If the Cubs win the World Series this year, thus halting and reversing the space-time continuum, do we have to pay Mayor Daley's latest property tax increase?
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?
Daley has done much to help Chicago Arabs, but not nearly as much as he has done for other ethnic groups.
This makes three white male CPS superintendents who have all been strongly supported by black women who have been professional educators.
Teaching kids is simply not the same as getting the trains to run on time or creating a database to improve crime-fighting.
If not for bacon this might be Chicago's worst scoring week ever. Our ex-governor officially became a talk show queen, our hometown NBA hero was struck by tragedy and a kid cop made Mayor Daley blow his top.
Chicagoans, especially those growing numbers who ride the CTA to work and to school every day, recognize how rotten this decision is.
It was Napoleon who said, "A leader is a dealer in hope." Well, we know how things turned out for Napoleon.