How Markham Illinois' interim Mayor gave himself a raise, back pay check, at taxpayers expense

A Markham, IL city official appears to have abused his power to bilk the city out of tens of thousands…

How Alderman Marty Quinn is illegally abusing his taxpayer funded aldermanic expense account

Money is the lifeblood of politics and government. How elected officials spend the money entrusted to them can give insight…

Alderman Quinn and Speaker Madigan are using city equipment, tax dollars for their political ads

Chicago Alderman Marty Quinn (13th Ward) and Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan have violated the Municipal Code of…

How the Mayor's office, Alderman Marty Quinn illegally spent $25,000 in tax dollars

No one should be above the law, but the Mayor's office stepped in to allow a Chicago alderman to illegally…

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.