Yay. New budget. Yay. New casino in Chicago. Yay. Quinn has 60 days to slow this story to a crawl, giving more and more media outlets the chance to speculate on what is next. Yay.Poor Pat Quinn. Remember when his job was all about walking across the state to raise awareness for health care?
We are not even one week into the new Emanuel administration and we might have our first scandal. No, it's not casinos. And no it's not TIFs. It's worse. I have reason to believe that Mayor Emanuel did NOT place a bet with the Miami mayor over the Heat v.
Chicago welcomed a new mayor into office on Monday for the first time in 22 years. Thousands gathered at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago to witness the swearing in of Rahm Emanuel as leader of America's third largest city.Among those on hand was our WBEZ colleague Adnan Rashid, one of 14 P
Flag-waving Chicagoans lined a roped-off aisle at City Hall on Friday, eyes fixed on an elevator door. The longest serving mayor of Chicago emerged to an eruption of cheers, and waved as he made his way towards the street.
A proposal for Chicago to regulate exhaust from coal-fired power plants may be dying. But the bill’s sponsor, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, says it will come back to life soon.Moore’s legislation is stuck in a joint City Council committee chaired by Alds.
Chicagoans who punch cards for their favorite aldermanic candidates might have the issue of crime on their minds. But depending on where they live, they will have heard more—or less—about crime from their candidates.
Missed anything this week in Chicago politics? We have you covered with our weekly digest of the best game in town. Mayoral meetingsThe week started out with an air of anticipation for the first mayoral debate among all four leading candidates in the race.