City Council

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.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how aldermen might thwart efforts to bury their legislation in the rules committee, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why the mayor controls who chairs city council committees, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the 43rd-27th ward boundary gerrymandered for racial purity, and more.

Interview in which the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky looks into the back rooms where aldermen negotiate the remaps of wards, and more.

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