Tanveer Ali

Digital media specialist

Tanveer Ali is a former digital media specialist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Dating back to 1973, here are the disgraced ‘aldercrooks’ who’ve given Chicago politics a notorious reputation.
Eighty-six city of Chicago workers made more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $216,210 pay in 2017 — 50 more workers than a year earlier, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis has found.
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.
In addition to the dozen candidates already running, several potential candidates have said they are considering a run, including Ald. Roderick Sawyer, (6th), chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus, and Alds. Ameya Pawar (47th) and Ricardo Muñoz (22nd). Other names are being floated.
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.
J.B. Pritzker did better in Chicago this time than Pat Quinn did four years ago. Midterm turnout citywide was the highest since 1986. And more. With maps.