Laurence Msall argued that the time to tinker at the margins of reducing government bureaucracy is over. It’s time to get out the meat ax.
Civic Federation president urges new mayor to think big in cutting costs
Preckwinkle begins the task of trying to demonize Lightfoot
Lightfoot wants to abolish city stickers, increase ride-hailing fees
LaHood: Elon Musk's O'Hare Express project was a 'pipe dream' from the get-go
Ray LaHood said Rahm Emanuel just might have been ahead of his time. “Pipe dreams are what helped build the interstate system.”
“They waited too long — absolutely. . . . We have one of the best safety aviation records in the world. We should be leading. And we weren’t leading.”
Ameya Pawar helped create the City Council’s Office of Financial Analysis. Now, Melissa Conyears-Ervin proposes moving it to the treasurer’s office.
Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle said Friday that Chicago Public Schools needs stability, and the police superintendent might be able stay too.
With high negatives and residual anger about over the sweetened beverage tax, Toni Preckwinkle’s path to victory is to demonize Lori Lightfoot.
“We spend so much money trying to collect and police the city sticker program, we are losing money,” Lori Lightfoot says.
“Preckwinkle has been a person, over the arc of this campaign, that only seems to find her way to do the right thing when she’s caught and cornered.”
“I’m not sure that it matters [whether Burke is re-elected] because the weight of evidence against him seems pretty dramatic.”
Axelrod also called Susana Mendoza one of the biggest disappointments in the race and said Gery Chico has run a stronger campaign than anticipated.
Gery Chico was chief of policy for the Ald. Edward Burke-chaired City Council Finance Committee during the tumultuous period known as “Council Wars.”
Chico likened the idea to the special taxing district in the area surrounding McCormick Place and said it would bring “tens of millions of dollars.”
The newest tag team in Chicago mayoral politics accused the frontrunner of “taking on” the old boys club only “to become a part of it.”
Watch Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman break down Solis’ involvement in the federal investigation against Burke with Sun-Times reporters.
Ald. Danny Solis hopes he’s remembered well for secretly working for the feds to help them root out corruption in Chicago politics.