Archive for February 2010

Is Todd Stroger the antichrist?

Photo courtesy of flickr/kate.gardiner If the devil was on the Democratic Party ballot for Cook County Board President in February’s primary election, he probably would’ve gotten more votes than Todd Stroger. Just how far has Todd Stroger fallen? In 2006, he was handpicked by Democratic Party leaders in Cook County to replace his ailing father,... Read more »

South Side vs. North Side: Who got the worst of the CTA's doomsday service cuts?

Photo courtesy of flickr/Stephen Vance By many accounts, riders of Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains have brushed off the agency’s “doomsday” service cuts and still manage to make it to work without great difficulty, save the inconveniences of a longer wait, standing instead of sitting and leaving home a little earlier. However, an analysis... Read more »

Chicago politicians take advantage of South Side foreclosures

Supporters of candidates running for several political offices in the February primaries used dozens of boarded-up homes and businesses on the South Side to display their political signs. The signs are pretty hard to miss in Bronzeville, Englewood, West Englewood and Auburn Gresham. A number of shuttered buildings, particularly large apartments, featured several political signs–sometimes... Read more »