Ald. Scott Waguespack (32), chair of the Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus, issued the following Statement on Monday in light of the news that the Emanuel administration is proposing $10 billion in bonds to support the City’s pension obligation: Continue reading →
The board of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association has sent out this survey to surrounding communities order to gather information and collect more in-depth community input about changes in the North Branch area. Continue reading →
OTL #614: Ald. Waguespack on Chicago leadership, IL Railway Museum, The Secret History of The Riptides (AUDIO)
Mike Stephen, WGN Radio
Mike Stephen talks with Chicago Alderman Scott Waguespack about his views on the city’s leadership, learns about the Illinois Railway Museum, and visits the lair of Steve Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave) to discover the Secret History of 60s garage-rockers The Riptides. Local music this week courtesy of Sun Cop. Continue reading →
Yvette Shields, The Bond Buyer
CHICAGO – Chicago’s pick of The Boring Company and its untested technology for high-speed transit service between downtown and O’Hare International Airport has skeptics and champions in the municipal market. Continue reading →
Get ready for futuristic, high-speed express travel between the Loop and O’Hare International Airport on pods that run underground on electric skates. Continue reading →
Fran Spielman, Chicago SunTimes
Mayoral challengers, academic experts and aldermen raised caution flags Thursday about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s choice of visionary billionaire Elon Musk to build a high-speed transit system between downtown and O’Hare Airport.
Bill Cameron, WLS 890AM
Joining the show this week is Alderman Scott Waguespack. Bill and Scott discuss the upcoming mayoral election, If Rahm is re-electable and how he is handling the CPS scandals. Alderman Waguespack talks about the possibility of the hyper loop train from the loop to O’Hare airport ever being built, and issues affecting the city, and the Democrat party. Continue reading →
Sun-Times Editorial Board
Last October, Mayor Emanuel broke ground for 312 RiverRun, a project connecting four North Side neighborhoods and three parks with nearly two miles of new bike and pedestrian paths along the riverfront.
Editor’s note: This piece was produced in partnership with City Bureau, a Chicago-based civic journalism lab.
Tearing down an old home can release dust containing asbestos or lead. Curious City and City Bureau found that Chicago rarely enforces demolition laws meant to minimize exposure to these contaminants.