As the implications of the Reader story about the shadow budget that sorts out where TIF funding will be spent start to play out in Chicago media, we've been thinking about who we want to FOIA first - the aldermen, the city, the state...
Illinois U.S. Senator Roland Burris, who landed in the Senate after a few weeks of fighting with party leaders over his appointment by not-yet-impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich, has gotten a bit of attention recently for his position on health care overhaul.
As we near the end of our fall membership drive, we're pulling out all the stops to convince you to make a pledge. We've given you Pledge Drive Bingo and a ton of trading cards, but we've saved the big guns for the last day. Would you pledge if you heard a promo with Todd Stroger in it?
Who doesn't like a good flashback every now and then? In the first of an occasional series on this blog, we're going to track down Illinois politicians of yesteryear and find out what they've been up to since they left (or were forced to leave) office.
As the job market twists and turns and we await the September job numbers, we here at the WBEZ Blog have a solution. If you want the economy to rebound and more jobs to become available, why not have more political campaigns?