Local political action committees aren’t the only players in the municipal elections- businesses also have a vested interest in who runs what. The political clout of corporations goes far back and the private sector has helped anoint many a king – locally and at the national level.
In less than a week voters will decide who they want to run the City of Chicago. To make things a bit easier, Eight Forty-Eight has been holding one-on-one conversations with all the candidates for Mayor.
A friend of mine, echoing so many other friends of mine, recently wrote to say: “My bottom line is the parking meters. Unless someone’s going to do something about the parking meters, I can’t even fathom voting for them.”
Chicago residents who have not yet registered to vote have just a few hours left to do so if they want to help pick a new mayor.The traditional deadline for voter registration passed weeks ago, but what's called “grace period registration” continues through Tuesday.Chicagoans need to bri
The events in Egypt have reverberated in an interesting way for the Palestinian Authority. They’ve reshuffled their cabinet and called for new elections sometime in September. We’ll speak with Ali Abunimah, co- founder of the Electronic Intifada website.
On Monday tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Tehran and other cities in the largest street protests since the 2009 uprising. Demonstrators came out to show their solidarity with Egypt’s revolt.
The municipal election is giving Chicagoans the chance to ponder how a new Mayor might shape the future of their city. To provide some food for thought, Changing Gears is looking at the role leaders are playing in the transformation of this region.