Alderman Solis and Chicago’s Corrupt Political Culture

Alderman Solis wore a wire for the FBI to help build a case against Alderman Ed Burke and buy himself favor as a cooperating witness.  This is extraordinary even for Chicago politics, but not surprising. I've been talking about Danny's legal campaign contributions for years and years.  Toni Preckwinkle's support from and negotiations with SEIU… Continue reading Alderman Solis and Chicago’s Corrupt Political Culture

Chicago’s Invisible Primary

The invisible primary is described by Matt Taibbi as: … a pre-primary period in which party bosses “scrutinize and winnow the field before voters get involved, attempt to build coalitions behind a single preferred candidate, and sway voters to ratify their choice.” Chicago has runoff voting for its municipal elections. That means the February 26th… Continue reading Chicago’s Invisible Primary