A video recently posted to YouTube might have added fuel to the fire already putting heat on 45th Ward Alderman John Arena, who is mired in controversy over his support of a plan for additional subsidized housing in Jefferson Park.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle reacted angrily to a recent newspaper report that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears to have violated a city ethics law by allegedly lobbying via his personal email accounts.
A strike authorization vote by AFSCME members resulted in only 49 percent voting to authorize a strike, not the 81 percent of members that Executive Director Roberta Lynch announced at a press conference Feb. 23.
Chicago has failed to develop a strategy regarding affordable housing development, required no land for such housing in ideal areas in the last decade, and can't explain what happened to $4.5 million earmarked for construction of affordable housing units, an audit revealed recently.
Five Midwestern journalists who investigated police work, jail deaths and the treatment of the disabled were named as finalists for the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting recently.
Illinois' 850 school districts spent more than $1 billion in 2014 on administrative costs alone, well above the amount spent by any other state, a Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) report said recently.