Chicago alderman using his power to punish, cost a small business owner millions

Chicago is known for unprecedented levels of government corruption, but an alderman is using his clout to punish a small…

How a Chicago alderman has used zoning law and political strong-arming to control private businesses

Chicago aldermen shouldn't have the power to control how private businesses are allowed to survive.

Dark trust: How Chicago's mayor put city buildings in financial limbo and wasted millions of tax dollars

A program to make city buildings "green" ended up jeopardizing millions of tax dollars and city property.

How $85,000 in political donations from the hotel lobby could be influencing Airbnb regulations

Chicago aldermen got more than $85,000 from the hotel lobby in 2015. In 2016 regulations for home sharing passed in…

Conflicted: How a Chicago alderman and his lobbyist chief of staff are skirting ethics law

Ethics laws are being bent and broken to allow a major conflict of interest in City Hall…

Email confidential: The need for digital transparency in Chicago government

Without vigilance for government transparency, too much can be kept in the dark…

Chicago Clout: How campaign finance rules are used and abused in the Windy City

In Chicago, influence is bought and sold.