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The $78 Million Bagnew

That's what Cook County spent last year on weed (or to arrest and prosecute those possessing it).
Chicago Reader  |  Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky  |  10-07-2011  |  Drugs

Wake Up, Chicago Teachers Unionnew

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has changed the rules—and you need to get in the game.
Chicago Reader  |  Ben Joravsky  |  10-04-2011  |  Business & Labor

Mayor Union-Busternew

Rahm Emanuel fights the Chicago Teachers Union over a longer school day–and it’s not about the kids.
Chicago Reader  |  Ben Joravsky  |  09-22-2011  |  Politics

What's Next for Chicago Public Schools?new

Now that Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman is gone, the next step will be Rahm's.
Chicago Reader  |  Ben Joravsky  |  03-21-2011  |  Education

It Isn’t Easy Voting Greennew

Pro-environment talk is cheap. Which of Chicago's mayoral candidates will back it up?
Chicago Reader  |  Kari Lydersen  |  02-17-2011  |  Elections

The Race to Replace Rahm Emanuelnew

Before you can decide which candidate to vote for, it might just be a good idea to think about what you want in a congressman. By my count there are at least six distinct political types who wind up in Congress: outsiders, insiders, wonks, celebrities, legacies, and citizens.
Chicago Reader  |  Ben Joravsky  |  02-23-2009  |  Politics

Who Will Replace Rahm Emanuel in the House?new

The announcements of announcements of intentions to run for Emanuel's old job are coming fast and furious.
Chicago Reader  |  Ben Joravsky  |  11-24-2008  |  Politics

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