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2022 Could Be A ‘Banner Year’ For Aldermanic Convictions, Experts Say, As Patrick Daley Thompson Verdict Is First In String Of Corruption Cases

Since 1969, 37 aldermen have been convicted of a crime. More await trial. But Bill Cameron, who covered City Hall for 50 years, says "we catch only about 3 or 5% of the bad guys."

Citywide

As City Council Fights Over Ward Boundaries, A Resident-Backed Map Is Delivered To City Hall — With No Aldermanic Support

The Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission held dozens of public hearings before crafting a map its members claim could win a referendum against a City Council-led map. But they need at least 10 alderpeople to endorse their plan.

Citywide

Chicago Is Once Again The Most Corrupt City In The US, According To New Study

The year 2019 "was a highly explosive year, during which some of the most important political corruption in the history of Chicago and Illinois was exposed," the report states.

Citywide

What’s CPAC? Here’s What You Need To Know About A Local Push For Civilian Oversight Of Police

Aldermen say recent calls for increased police accountability have made the passage of the CPAC ordinance more pressing.

Downtown

Chicago Is The Most Corrupt City In The U.S., According To New Study

Chicago outpaced Los Angeles and New York in corruption convictions — and residents are already bracing for more.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Is Still Nation’s Most Corrupt Big City, New Report Says

Illinois remains the third most corrupt state, based on the formula that compares the number of corruption convictions with an area’s population.

Downtown

Ald. Ed Burke Is Giving Away Chicago Flag Winter Hats To Residents While Fighting Off The Feds, 2 Ward Challengers

Burke and his supporters have also given away hams, ice scrapers and key chains, said one 14th Ward resident.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

The Rahm ‘Rubber Stamp’ Report Is Out: Who Voted With And Against Mayor The Most

Former Ald. Dick Simpson's annual look at the votes of Chicago's aldermen includes which ones voted with Rahm Emanuel 100 percent of the time.

Downtown