City Council

In an interview by Ben Joravsky with Dave Glowacz on the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky Show, Ben and Dave react to audio from 2020's August and September meetings of the full Chicago City Council.

In an interview by Ben Joravsky with Dave Glowacz on the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky Show, Ben and Dave listened to audio from the June 2020 meeting of the full Chicago City Council—and part of a "confidential" conference between the mayor and alderman.

In an interview by Ben Joravsky with Dave Glowacz on the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky Show, Ben and Dave comment on aldermanic and mayoral ripostes at the May 2020 meeting of the full Chicago City Council.

In an interview by Ben Joravsky with Dave Glowacz on the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky Show, Dave and Ben listen to the first-ever videoconference meeting of the full Chicago City Council—and a half-dozen aldermen who resisted an emergency powers ordinance proposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

In an interview by Ben Joravsky with Dave Glowacz on the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky Show, Dave and Ben listen to aldermanic harangues at the Chicago City Council's last public hearing before the city's "shelter in place" edict.

In an interview by Ben Joravsky with Dave Glowacz on the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky Show, Dave and Ben listened to audio clips from the Chicago City Council's February, 2020 meeting—including a rich aldermanic debate on a city lawsuit settlement.

In an interview by Ben Joravsky with Dave Glowacz on the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky Show, Ben and Dave discussed the City Council's dramatic Jan. 2020 debate of a resolution regarding businesses having LGBT owners—and other council actions.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how aldermen game the rules to bury insurgent motions, and more.

Does Mayor Emanuel have the city council in lockstep, even more than his predecessor? Absolutely, says a report by the political science department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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