Now that Mayor Lightfoot has officially revealed the three finalists for Chicago’s casino, the bamboozling of the city will begin. Oh, Chicago, you know you’re getting bamboozled. I think you sorta like it—a little attention from the boss. It’s like you matter as they try to win you over into supporting something you don’t really […]
I was fired up to excoriate Mayor Lightfoot for her recent “fuckton” comments, when . . . John Catanzara released a video of himself holding a sign that read: “John Catanzara for mayor 2023.” And immediately I was overwhelmed with an urge to excoriate him. As Johnny C has come to Lightfoot’s rescue with his […]
Pound for pound the funniest headline for the last week, if not month, came from the unlikeliest source—Crain’s Chicago Business. Not widely known for its knee-slappers. But in this case they had me laughing out loud, when a few days ago they posed the following question in a mass e-mailed clickbait post: “A new Bears […]
The Bears pit Chicago versus Arlington Heights in a bidding war to see who’s the biggest sucker.
With threats of termination, Mayor Lightfoot and Janice Jackson welcome teachers back to the classroom.
The new Michael Reese TIF plan tries to undo the damage of the old one.
Mayor Lightfoot channels her inner Mayor Daley.
Silencing criticism of Trump during the pandemic only helps him win in November.
The coronavirus pandemic was made worse by years of public health cuts.
Smollettgate is bullsh*t!
Mayor Lightfoot’s TIF “reform” does not tell you how much the scam costs.
Local noise-rock bands Den and Salvation drop new albums this week, Epworth United Methodist hosts an experimental music festival, and more.
The Reader holds its first telethon this Friday.
How Mayor Richard J. Daley’s ambitious plan failed to take flight
Seymour Hersh on the challenge of quoting people who have something to say but don’t want to publicly say it