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.

New rideshare regulations for Chicago

Over the past two years Chicago taxi lobbyists gave more than $100,000 to the aldermen who will decide the fate…