Amara Enyia looks ahead after mayor’s race

By Dwight A. Weingarten Medill Reports Midway through her run for mayor, Amara Enyia relayed a question that a young girl asked her on the far South Side when she learned Enyia was running for mayor of Chicago. “Wow, how do you do that?” the girl said. “I looked at her and I sort of […]

Chicago mayors: A mixed legacy on the environment

By Dwight A. Weingarten Medill Reports When Chicago’s first Mayor William B. Ogden took office in 1837, he along with two alderman crafted the city seal. The city’s motto, “Urbs in Horto,” or City in a Garden, that appears at the bottom of the seal, quickly lost much of its literal meaning even with huge […]

Two mayoral candidates propose city public bank

By Dwight A. Weingarten Medill Reports While 12 of Chicago’s mayoral candidates addressed issues of housing, immigration, policing, among other critical issues at a packed forum, two zeroed in on an emerging but untested idea for a municipal public bank. “We need to create a municipal bank that is from the community, for the community, […]