Chicago Elections

  • Elected School Board Town Hall

    23 October 2012

    In this audio recording, a panel of public-school advocates discuss the possibility for an elected school board in Chicago. The panelists: Delia Bonilla, local school council parent member, Ames Middle School; Will Guzzardi, Logan Square community advocate; Ben Joravsky, columnist for the Chicago Reader; Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union; and Pauline Lipman, professor of policy studies, University of Illinois (Chicago).

  • The Making of Mayor Emanuel

    26 May 2011

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the list of candidates who might've beat Mayor Daley, and more.

  • Twilight Zoning in the 43rd Ward

    12 May 2011

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

  • Racial Migration in the Strangest Locations

    7 April 2011

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the different dynamics of black and Hispanic migration into wards, and more.

  • Ben Joravsky's Guide to the Aldermanic Runoffs

    31 March 2011

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about why Ben moderates aldermanic candidate debates, and more.

  • From the Alley to the Council

    3 March 2011

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on what inspires Chicagoans to want to learn about their government, and more.

  • Carving Time Approaches

    24 February 2011

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

  • Rahm Charters New Data

    18 February 2011

    Rahm Emanuel credits charter schools, but based on what?

     

  • Aldermania!

    17 February 2011

    Interview in which the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky gives a short history of near-West-Side ward remapping, and more.

  • Sic 'Em

    3 February 2011

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about which takes more effort: informing candidates about outstanding debts, or contesting their eligibility, and more.

  • Mr. Nice Guy

    27 January 2011

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about whom Rahm Emanuel talked out of running for mayor, and more.

  • Chico and the Man

    19 January 2011

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about Gery Chico's single greatest success with public schools, and more.

  • How Did We Get to 12,500?

    16 December 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how the Chicago Board of Elections originally determined the number of nominating signatures needed, and more.

  • Mayoral Mayhem

    7 October 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about what will really determine whether Rahm Emanuel can run for mayor, and more.

  • Me and My Mayor

    16 September 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about which mayoral candidate has the most similarity to Daley, and more.

  • The Untouchables

    18 March 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how state Rep. Debra Mell resembles former Pres. Reagan, and more.

  • An Island in the Swamp

    3 March 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how the University of Chicago inadvertently created smart political tacticians, and more.

  • Harold and the Hyneses

    4 February 2010

    Dan HynesInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the fears whites had about Harold Washington's mayoralty, and more.

  • Election Follies

    28 January 2010

    Laurel and HardyInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on when office-holders become reformers, and more.

  • Who Deserves to Be Disqualified?

    31 December 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why the Chicago Board of Elections considers the nominating process fair, and more.

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