After a week of controversy, the city of Chicago has decided to design the 2012-13 vehicle registration sticker in house.On Wednesday, the city axed the winning design by a 15-year-old boy amid concerns that it may depict street gang signs.City Clerk Susana Mendoza announced that the runner-up's des
After a week of discussion, Chicago has pulled the plug on 15-year-old Herbert Pulgar's design for Chicago's new city sticker, citing the possibility that it includes references to Chicago gangs.Justin Kaufman, WBEZ's head of talk programming, stopped by to give his take on "Sticker-gate" and defend
It’s no secret that Chicago politics have long thrived on backroom deals between aldermen and the city’s rich and powerful. Journalists David Bernstein and Noah Isackson have been teasing out another surprising connection on and off for about the past two years–between lawmakers and lawbreakers.
Updated Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 9:51 a.m.The Chicago Police Department says it’s investigating a video obtained by WBEZ that appears to show department officers allowing a young man to be taunted by a group of bystanders. Warning: The footage contains strong language.
The idea behind a referendum is to give voters a direct voice in making their community better. These ballot questions can cover anything from stem-cell research to the fate of an empty lot. They may be binding or just advisory. Last month, referenda were on ballots in nine Chicago precincts.