Chicago Politics

All about politics in Chicago, including the Daley family and the history of political corruption.

Required Reading: Sin in the Second City

In Karen Abbott’s Sin in the Second City readers can learn about the Levee, Chicago’s red-light district. At the heart of it all was the Everleigh Club.

Required Reading: The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel

Required Reading: The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel

The story begins on Twitter, on September 27, 2010, and goes on to explore the world of @MayorEmanuel. If nothing else, when finished reading this book, you’ll walk away with a deeper appreciation for coffee, Twitter, and five o’clocks on motherf***ing Fridays.

Harold Washington: Chicago’s First African American Mayor

Harold Washington’s most well-known achievement was becoming the first black mayor to the city of Chicago in 1983. Now, 23 years after his death, our city is still trying to find ways to honor this man.

Election Night 2008

Election Night 2008

This article is about President Barack Obama and his election to office, but it’s not about politics. It’s not about the left, the right, or the droves of the disillusioned in between. It’s not about your vote. It’s about Chicago, and being a Chicagoan on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008.

Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State

Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, has done wonders for Illinois! Read up on his history and interests, including the Jesse White Tumblers.