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Mayor Daley Feasts on Another Budget Victory; Leaves Next Mayor With the Tab

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

This year's city budget called for no tax increases and no significant further cuts in services. It's a perfect election year budget. So what's not to like?

Amanda Terkel

Chicago Cubs Owners Rail Against Gov't Spending While Asking Taxpayers For $300 Million To Renovate Wrigley Field | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wealthy businessman Joe Ricketts's mission to rid the country of earmarks and government waste has run into a hurdle: the request by his...

Kicking the Can Down the Road -- Mayor Daley's Final Budget Proposal

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

The Mayor delivered his budget address October 13, and he kicked the can to his successor. Once again the parking meter lease proceeds served as a convenient piggy bank.

How to Fit in at the Sit-In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The radical moms from Whittier Elementary School are now in the fifth week of their sit-in at the field house they call La Casita.

A Defeatist Meme Threatens the Democratic Majority in Congress

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

The defeatist meme has disproportionately expanded for an election that is still six weeks away. But it's never over until it's over, and all this talk is nonsense, even when muttered by the mighty.

Decline of Daley, Chicago and U.S.

John R. MacArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John R. MacArthur

Mayor Daley's bombshell announcement that he won't seek reelection is the most significant indication yet that the majority party will lose many congressional seats, and that its love affair with Obama may be on the wane.

I'll Miss the Mayor

Matthew Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matthew Anderson

More than 60 years of quasi-association joined my family to the current mayor.

WATCH: Some Seriously Hilarious Mayor Daley Moments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Say what you will about Richard M. Daley--but he is the definition of a Chicago character. From his undeniable South Side accent to his sometimes inte...

Rahmbo Rahmno: The Case for a Woman to Replace Mayor Daley

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

The only clean break with the past that matters is electing a pro-women woman the next Mayor of Chicago.

Jason Linkins

The Daley Show With Rahm Emanuel: The Mediagasm (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When Richard M. Daley announced that he will not be seeking reelection as mayor of Chicago, the reaction of your cable teevee news heads was as swift ...

On Daley's Retirement

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

He got out just in time. At the outset of the recession, the city already was a financial basket case, slipping dramatically further once the Olympics announcement was safely out of the way.

The Daley Years

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Richard M. Daley, the king of American mayors, just ushered his city into a Twilight Zone: Chicago Without Him. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanue...

Mayor Daley Is Not Running -- Good Riddance

Charles Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Charles Butler

The big story in Chicago yesterday was the announcement that Mayor Richard Daley will not be running for a seventh term. This should not come as a sur...

WATCH: Baseball Bat Nearly Hits Mayor Daley At Sox Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White Sox centerfielder Andruw Jones has struggled at the plate in his last few seasons, batting just above .200 this year for the White Sox. But last...

Chicago Pushes Back Against Proposed National Guard Presence

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — While two Illinois lawmakers want National Guard troops deployed to help quell violence on Chicago's streets, Mayor Richard Daley and ...

On Budget, Time to Take On the Chicago Teachers Union

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

The Chicago Teachers Union is willing to sacrifice 2,700 of its members -- thereby forcing its remaining teachers to lead classes of over 30 -- in order to preserve a 4 percent pay hike.

Mayor Daley Called LBJ After King Assassination: 'We're In Trouble'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Never-before-heard recordings of Daley, father of Chicago's current mayor, and Johnson discussing sending troops to the city were released Tuesday by ...

Anthony Boswell, Daley Ethics Aide, Resigns Amid Political Infighting

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley's embattled compliance officer abruptly resigned today amid a power struggle that pitted two City Hall watchdogs against each othe...

Daley: Office Had 'No Role' In Using Clout For CPS Admissions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today said his office had "no role" in a back-door process to get students into select high schools, even though a list of such ap...

Daley Administration Spent $19M In Violation Of State Law

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daley administration was accused Tuesday of purchasing more than $19 million worth of goods and services by "direct voucher" -- most without compe...

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...

Mayor Daley Gets 'D' For Job Performance From Liberal Coalition

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley is already reeling from a personal low 35 percent approval rating tied to the parking meter mess, City Hall corruption scandals and Chicag...

Daley Lashes Out At Quinn: Says Quinn Lied About Tax Share

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley accused Gov. Quinn today of a political double-cross regarding the governor's proposal to cut $300 million from the share of state income ...

Saddam's Social Network Not So Foreign

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

If social network analysis is so powerful, why isn't it used more often--in intelligence and elsewhere?

A Doomsday Plan for the Chicago Public Schools

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman dropped an anvil on Chicago residents late last week when he announced that the district faces a $975 million deficit next year.