Chicago Politics

Chicago Politics from the Chicago Journal.
Sep
24
Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

The complex will sit on 19 acres of the 540-acre Jackson Park and include a museum, public library branch, athletic center, children's play area and a test kitchen. Obama's presidential papers will be available in digital form.
2 min read
Sep
15
Mayor: San Antonio superintendent chosen to lead CPS

Mayor: San Antonio superintendent chosen to lead CPS

Martinez previously worked for Chicago Public Schools and replaces interim schools CEO Jose Torres, who had been leading the roughly 350,000-student district after CEO Janice Jackson announced plans to step down in May.
2 min read
Sep
09
Guilty plea likely from Crestwood mayor in red-light camera corruption probe

Guilty plea likely from Crestwood mayor in red-light camera corruption probe

Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta was charged with bribery, tax crimes, and lying to agents.
3 min read
Jul
21
Opinion: It's Long Passed Time to Shrink Chicago's City Council

Opinion: It's Long Passed Time to Shrink Chicago's City Council

As we approach the 100th Anniversary of its current format, it's time to make changes and restructure Chicago's City Council.
10 min read
Jul
14
Attorney Representing Keegan Casteel Releases Statement

Attorney Representing Keegan Casteel Releases Statement

Mr. Casteel is the 32-year-old Iowa man arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon in the W Hotel over the Independence Day weekend.
2 min read
Jul
09
Opinion: Did Mayor Lightfoot and Superintendent Brown's public comments about Keegan Casteel go too far?

Opinion: Did Mayor Lightfoot and Superintendent Brown's public comments about Keegan Casteel go too far?

Could those comments put Chicago taxpayers on the hook for a lawsuit?
7 min read
May
28
Opinion: A Day on the DuSable Riverwalk

Opinion: A Day on the DuSable Riverwalk

This is not hard but for every step forward a Chicago politician needs to take two steps back.
7 min read
May
25
Opinion: Lori Lightfoot Jumps the Shark

Opinion: Lori Lightfoot Jumps the Shark

What, exactly, did you expect from the self-described triple-threat?
10 min read
Apr
29
Opinion: There Are Only Victims Here

Opinion: There Are Only Victims Here

Welcome to another tragedy, brought to you by Chicago leadership. Produced and paid for by the people of Chicago.
18 min read
Mar
14
Opinion: Dude, Where's My Car?

Opinion: Dude, Where's My Car?

An unbelievably still growing crime problem that's long since passed so far beyond caricature that only an obscure stoner comedy starring Kelso and Stifler is able to fully quantify the absurdity of the condition it feels like as an audience member watching this city's leadership perform.
11 min read