Today, Chicago's city council Finance Committee debated the proposed parking meter lease for three and a half hours. It was full of technical questions and a little debate, but Alderman Walter Burnett livened things up by oddly comparing the deal to Viagra, of all things.
Yesterday Eight Forty-Eight broadcast an essay by a young writer in Chicago who gets a $1000 monthly stipend from her parents to help her if she "spends a little too much on shoes or let the heat bill get too high."
Steve Edwards spoke with Bill Ayers yesterday. It's not the first time they've spoken. We're working on getting audio up from his past appearances, but for now we have at least one previous interview about his newly re-published book, Fugitive Days, from 2001.
This morning when I got into the office everyone was talking about the Great American Job Fair taking place in Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom. The event was part of Good Morning America's job fair tour and featured a speech from Tory Johnson, GMA's workplace contributor.
I chatted with Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias about the state pension system and his E-bay auction today, and took the opportunity to ask him about his gubernatorial ambitions. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Barack Obama's first workplace in Chicago was Altgeld Gardens- a housing development this close to being in Indiana. Richard Cahan and Linda Paul wondered what they would be feeling the morning after Obama won the election. They produced this audio slideshow together.
Twitter highlight of the weekend: Scott Smith tweets: If the NYT's Thomas Friedman, Obama adviser David Axelrod and pol fundraiser Tony Rezko were in the same room, could you tell who was who?"
Newspaper highlight of the weekend: Obama may have to go cold turkey with his Blackberry.