Dating back to 1973, here are the disgraced ‘aldercrooks’ who’ve given Chicago politics a notorious reputation.
THE WATCHDOGS: Eighty-six city workers made more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $216,210 pay in 2017 — 50 more workers than the year before.
Even the most used bus route –– No. 79 79th Street –– suffered the biggest drop, falling from 8.5 million riders ten years ago to 5.6 million in 2018.
Last winter was the worst year for cold-related deaths in Cook County in over a decade. So far this year, there have been seven cold-related deaths.
In all but nine of Chicago’s 77 community areas, the estimated share of those holding a bachelor’s degree or higher went up between 2010 and 2017.
More than 70 percent of Hispanics are working, the most of any group, while less than 61 percent of African Americans have jobs, a new analysis found.
With three months till the Chicago mayoral election, the hopefuls so far have taken in over $7.7 altogether — not even close to what Rahm Emanuel had.
MAPS: J.B. Pritzker did better in Chicago this time than Pat Quinn did four years ago. Midterm turnout citywide was the highest since 1986.
We made a map that shows precinct-level results in all or parts of four Chicago-area counties: Cook, Lake, Will and DuPage.
Nearly 700,000 more ballots were cast in the 2018 Illinois elections compared with 2014 and J.B. Pritzker may have gotten nearly all of those votes.
Republican Rep. Peter Roskam (6th) has led all candidates this cycle with $6.4 million in receipts.
Both men are spending money hand over fist, but on nearly every measure, Pritzker is outspending the Republican governor nearly two to one.
There are dozens of judges seats up for election in November. We compiled a list of recommendations from the area’s leading legal organizations.
Since 2014, the program has sold 1,246 lots on the South Side and the West Side that are now contributing over $500,000 a year in property taxes.