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  • What would Chuy do??? The better question is, What has Rahm done?

    What would Chuy do??? The better question is, What has Rahm done?
    Chicago is hemorrhaging cash, with impossible sums of money owed after the mayoral election, and little but smoke and sweet dreams on how to pay for it. What's absolutely amazing is that the mayoral campaign at this stage isn't a referendum on Mayor...
  • 'Game of Thrones' the most Chicago show on television

     'Game of Thrones' the most Chicago show on television
    When those baby dragons crawled upon the milky white skin of the future queen of the world — and began growling in the way of fire-breathing creatures — I just knew that "Game of Thrones" was a winner. And now moving into its fifth season on...
  • Obama library site may not be revealed until after runoff, source says

    Obama library site may not be revealed until after runoff, source says
    Obama library officials likely will delay an announcement about the center's future home until after the April 7 mayoral runoff election, according to a source. The Chicago City Council is expected to vote March 18 to allow a transfer of 20 acres of...
  • Chumbolones stand tall in Chicago mayoral election

     Chumbolones stand tall in Chicago mayoral election
    Take a bow, Chumbolone Nation. I knew you could do it. You've made Chicago a national political story simply by standing up for yourselves. When I asked you over the weekend to consider the impossible and force a mayoral runoff, an amazing thing...
  • Chicago campaigns through the eyes of two independent aldermen

     Chicago campaigns through the eyes of two independent aldermen
    In the days before Election Day in Chicago, I just love watching candidates working for votes in the neighborhoods, especially independent candidates fighting the power at City Hall. And I love hearing old precinct captain stories, like the one about...
  • North Lawndale shows signs of a faded revitalization

     North Lawndale shows signs of a faded revitalization
    Out in the far western ranges of the city, on a stark street flanked by vacant lots and tired brick buildings, there are banners hanging on the lampposts to herald the mayor of Chicago. You know his name. Richard M. Daley. The first time I saw the...
  • Mayoral politics, money and race, it's so Chicago

    Mayoral politics, money and race, it's so Chicago
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't participate in the mayoral debates because he wants to. He has to. Mayor Rahmfather needs to win outright on Feb 24 to show those money guys in Washington, New York and Los Angeles that he can handle things here in...
  • Sweet dreams and easier days are made of Andrew Johnson app

    Sweet dreams and easier days are made of Andrew Johnson app
    I love Andrew Johnson's voice. His soothing, Scottish voice, counting me down 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... into "a gentle state of relaxation." Imagine Sean Connery calmly whispering into your ear. That's Andrew Johnson. My co-worker uses him to fall...
  • Dibs on parking spaces after snow is the Chicago Way

     Dibs on parking spaces after snow is the Chicago Way
    Most Americans get the wrong idea about Chicago, but that's not Chicago's fault. Instead, the fault belongs to the national Sunday TV talk shows, where pundits make a great fuss of smooching powerful political behinds. And when Chicago Democratic...
  • Kamin: Jeanne Gang's Wanda Tower design needs work

    Kamin: Jeanne Gang's Wanda Tower design needs work
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week pronounced the proposed Wanda Vista tower by architect Jeanne Gang “a great building,” he didn’t just misjudge a promising but problematic preliminary design for what would be one of Chicago’s...
  • National Park Service shows some spine in Wrigley Field rehab

     National Park Service shows some spine in Wrigley Field rehab
    Ever since Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall, replacing a mayor who pushed the City Council to approve protected landmark status for Wrigley Field, the Cubs have pretty much had their way with plans for the venerable, now century-old, ballpark. How...