Anne Sullivan was fired from Moore’s 49th Ward office in 2009, and paid nearly $9,000 in taxpayer-funded severance. She claims it was hush money to keep her quiet about alleged ethical violations in his office.
In These Times magazine has followed 5th Ward residents as they navigate the participatory budgeting process. Series author Joel Handley led a panel discussion on the lessons to be learned from the participatory budgeting program in Chicago and its effectiveness in empowering residents to take part in the fiscal decisions that impact their communities.
A proposal for Chicago to regulate exhaust from coal-fired power plants may be dying. But the bill’s sponsor, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, says it will come back to life soon.Moore’s legislation is stuck in a joint City Council committee chaired by Alds.
Tuesday millions of Americans will practice democracy as they take to the polls and cast their ballots. But residents of Chicago’s 49th Ward recently got the chance to exercise their democratic bent in a different way.