Illinois state senators are hearing from Chicago area residents who want a say in redistricting, the once-a-decade, highly contentious and political process that determines boundaries for legislative districts.
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.
February 's 2011 municipal election is just around the corner. So "Eight Forty-Eight" head out into the neighborhoods to get a jump start on the issues and on WBEZ’s municipal election coverage.Rogers Park is Tuesday's area of focus.
Andres, who drove a junk truck for a while to earn money to open the Italian restaurant he named for his wife, has been telling me about the restaurant business, which has been rough in the current economy. I make a lot of mistakes.
Andres is describing all the jobs he’s had over the 25 years he’s been in Chicago. His daughter Michelle has already explained what he intended to do with the money he was hoping to raise. You know the crazy thing about America?