"If you can mandate these meetings, mandate some money!" That was one of many recommendations greeted with applause and hollers at a local meeting last night, held at the National Museum of Mexican Fine Art in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.Listen to Alison Cuddy on
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will conduct “many community conversations” in early 2012 as the department begins the process of crafting a long-term, comprehensive cultural plan for the City of Chicago.So writes DCASE Commissioner Michelle T.
The Chicago City Council is set to vote on a budget next Wednesday, and one of the proposals could make fans of a musical genre with deep, local history sing out loud.Video via Flickr/Tim WilsonMayor Rahm Emanuel wants to spend more money on the Chicago
Just a year after former Mayor Daley did a gut job on the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) over the strenuous objections of long-time Cultural Commish Lois Weisberg, the new mayor and his new Commish, Michelle T.