A Diagnosis Five Years In – How’s the Affordable Care Act Doing?

By Carl Finamore  Read more »

Restoring Chicago’s Fiscal and Economic Health: Options for the City’s Next Mayor-CPEG

Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG) provides a progressive forward looking solutions to Chicago's finncial problems

Chicago’s next Mayor confronts economic stagnation, unemployment, and budget and pension shortfalls. The lack of good jobs, the root of neighborhood economic and social dislocation, cannot be addressed through more or better policing, education, or additional human services, needed as they are.  Read more »

Health Care Advocates’ Fight Against Rauner’s Medicaid Cuts: “Profoundly Disquieting” -- Dr. Anne Scheetz

By Dr. Anne Scheetz.

About 200 Illinois health advocates and service providers attended the "Medicaid and Budget Advocacy Summit" Friday March 6th and vowed to ramp up pressure against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to slash the state’s Medicaid program next fiscal year by $1.5 billion.  Read more »

Rahm Emanuel’s moment of reckoning: How he ended up in a fight for his political life

Emanuel had the money, the machine and the establishment behind him.  So why is he in a runoff?


Bill Curry, Salon March 1 2015  Read more »

What Has Jesús “Chuy” García Actually Accomplished in Office? A Lot, It Turns Out.

Chicago mayoral candidate Jesús "Chuy" García addresses a Fight for $15 meeting in Chicago on March 4. (Bob Simpson / Flickr)

By Rick Perlstein, In These Times   Read more »

Turnout Will Determine Mayoral Race--Poll

OGDEN and FRY, Contact Tom Swift, 773-485-9477  Feb 15, 2015

Rahm Emanual Dominating, but Remains Below 50%.  
Turn out key, but difficult to predict.
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Chicago: the Big Brother City

“I don’t think there is another city in the U.S. that has an extensive and integrated camera network as Chicago has.”


-Michael Chertoff, former Homeland Security secretary

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Mell, Meegan, Wanat meet at 33rd ward community forum

Photo courtesy of Progress Illinois

The first public aldermanic debate for the race in the 33rd ward was held at Bateman Elementary School on Tuesday night, and featured: incumbent Deb Mell, high school history teacher Timothy Meegan, and community organizer Annisa Wanat.    Read more »

Is Ending Segregation The Key To Ending Poverty


Like many mothers raising children in Chicago's housing projects in the 1990s and 2000s, Seitia Harris was afraid of the drugs and violence that were pervasive in the neighborhood where she lived, Altgeld Gardens on the city's South Side.  Read more »

Representive Mike Quigley and the 1%

By Tom Brodrick, Chicago Democratic Socialist of America

Caroling Quigley over "Fast Track" for a Bad Trade Deal    Read more »