Lightfoot tangles with police union at City Council, says ‘no question’ tax hike coming June 13, 2019 By Heather Cherone - Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s second City Council meeting was much like her first — a longtime foe challenged her, only to get shut down.
Lightfoot outsources workers’ compensation program ‘ripe for corruption’ under Burke June 14, 2019 By Heather Cherone - For decades, much of 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke’s political power stemmed from his iron-fisted control of the city’s nearly $100 million workers’ compensation program, which he operated behind closed doors with no oversight as chairman of the CIty Council’s

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The Aldercast: Scooters are here – what to expect on your street (or sidewalk) June 16, 2019 By A.D. Quig - This weekend, the invasion begins: 2,500 electric, dockless scooters will be deployed in neighborhoods across the city’s West Side by 10 different companies. For those companies, the hope is not only that the vehicles catch on in predictably tech-savvy and

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Bill Daley: ‘Progressive is just because Democrats didn’t want to call themselves liberals anymore because it was such a negative term’

Bill Daley, the former Chief-of-Staff for Barack Obama and former U.S. Commerce Secretary for Bill Clinton had stints in the private sector at SBC Communications, JPMorgan Chase, and at Swiss hedge fund Argentiere Capital. He talks about his crime plan, the factors driving Chicago’s population loss, and his definition of progressive.


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