The close ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel violated the revolving door provision of Chicago’s ethics ordinance while holding a top job with Airbnb.
Fran Spielman has been covering and analyzing Chicago mayors and city government since Richard J. Daley. Her City Hall beats have included Mayors Michael Bilandic, Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer, Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel.
Spielman joined the Sun-Times in 1985 after ten years at Chicago radio station WIND. When owner Westinghouse Broadcasting sold the station, she saw the opportunity to pursue her primary journalistic goal to work for a major newspaper.
She had started at WIND right out of Northwestern University--as a sports reporter, morning news producer, then full-time reporter--after covering football, basketball and tennis for the Daily Northwestern.
During her decade in radio, Spielman freelanced for the Chicago Daily News, at Crain’s Chicago Business, for “The Chicago Bear Report” and as a principle anchor and reporter of Channel 11’s Emmy Award winning sports show, “Time Out”.
Spielman is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. In 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Headline Club. A decade earlier, Spielman received the Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.
Ald. Tom Tunney says the Ricketts family wants to pave the way for a “Disneyland” agenda that will make life miserable for Wrigleyville residents.
Most candidates who issued statements disagreed with the ruling; former CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy, however, said: “I respect the system and verdict.”
Visitors to the Aon Centers observation deck will make the trip to the 83rd floor in a glass elevator attached to the outside of the building.
“Anyone who thinks development in those neighborhoods is a bad thing has not been there lately,” Ald. Ray Lopez said of parts of his 15th Ward.
Susana Mendoza is the chief beneficiary according to a new poll of 600 likely Chicago voters conducted for Mendoza’s campaign.
A second Preckwinkle commercial repeats the claim that she “took on the police department and politicians to expose the truth” of McDonald’s shooting.
The questioning — and verbal fireworks — began with the federal corruption scandal that threatens to bring down embattled 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke.
The “Fight for $15” won’t be much of a fight if County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is elected mayor.
Ald. Brian Hopkins said the changes are “a step in the right direction,” but he needs that same “level of detail for the entire, 60-acre site.”
Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said expanding into summer would discourage a perennial problem when school is out: young people harassing shoppers.
If Munoz were to resign before a new City Council is inaugurated in May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel would appoint his replacement.
The City Council Review Board is the most controversial and legally shaky of the reform plans pitched after charges were filed against Ald. Ed Burke.
Now on his way out, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making a last stab at cleaning up a Chicago City Council that keeps proving it “ain’t ready for reform.”
In a fundraising drop late Friday, Bill Daley reported another $430,516 in contributions from deep-pockets donors.