Chicago

Sat, 04/02/2011
Tuesday elections in Chicago and Cook County will inspire dismal turnouts, perhaps 25 percent countywide. But there’s a potential remedy: discount coupons for rock climbing. I came upon this remedy for the United States’ somnolent electoral politics while attending the annual gathering of the Midwest Political Science Association. It’s a...
Sat, 04/02/2011
In his first campaign appearance for a City Council candidate, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel attended a rally for Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th Ward) on Saturday morning. Thomas faces the first runoff fight of her career Tuesday in the South Side ward. Her opponent in the election is David Moore, a former field director for Thomas’ Democratic ward...
Thu, 03/31/2011
Cook County has more units of government (945) than the state of Illinois has licensed acupuncturists (700), licensed auctioneers (682), collection agencies (935), alarm contractors (708) or detective agencies (582). It has more than the state has licensed geologists (919), landscape architects (91), locksmiths (484), orthotics specialists (199...