VIDEO: Rahm takes in more than $1 million from investment bankers

By Daniel Brown Since the U.S. Supreme Court case Citizens United, unprecedented amounts of money have flown into elections. According to the Sun-Times, Mayor Emanuel has raised nearly $30 million in the last five years. In fact, almost half of the money he has raised since October of last year has come from a handful […]

Anti-Valentine’s cookies push the heart-shaped envelope

By Karin Vandraiss Whether you’re a lover scorned or just looking for a laugh, Alliance Bakery in Wicker Park has the antidote to excessive amounts of Hallmark-induced Love Potion No. 9. Eight years ago owner Peter Rios and his decorators were tired of making the traditional Valentine’s Day cookies. “We were just sick of the […]

City aldermen call for hearing on affordable housing ordinance

By Stephanie Choporis Chicago aldermen and representatives for the Chicago Housing Initiative are pushing for a February hearing to discuss an affordable housing ordinance before next month’s election. At least four aldermen and more than 35 Chicago Housing Initiative representatives gathered for a press conference Wednesday morning at City Hall and criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]