In an effort dig Chicago out of its massive budget deficit, the city’s Inspector General, Joseph Ferguson, released a series of suggestions. Some ideas aimed to cut costs, others would raise revenues; they could be called everything from thought provoking to politically impossible.
Whew. Now Rahm Emanuel is mayor. Awesome. It feels great to have that behind us. Now we can stop reporting on him and start reporting on his lawmaking. Ahhh, stasis. Wait, what? He already outlined cuts?
Alderman Ed Bus finally gets his big break and Robert Feder destroys it! The word on the street is that the infamous Walter E. Smithe commercial featuring local celebrities and television anchors saluting the mayor has been pulled.
Each Friday afternoon, I give this sacred blog space to Alderman Ed Bus. The 53rd ward alderman has been in the Chicago City Council for over 40-45 years and is an avid follower of Chicago news, politics and gossip.
Last week, I was able to participate in a farewell/retirement party for Mayor Richard M. Daley. And when I say able to participate, I mean I was given an audience with the King. Alderman Ed Bus was asked to perform. The party was thrown by Chicago furniture celebrities, the Walter E.
The news broke yesterday that Alderman Berny Stone will be trying out a new career as a talk show host on WLS-AM. This news comes after a bitter defeat in the runoff in the 50th Ward. Stone is looking for a new career at the age of 83.It's this Saturday night, 7pm-9pm, which gave me an idea.