By The Aldercast
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A fast-paced review of the best sounds of what happened in Chicago politics from City Hall reporters Claudia Morell and A.D. Quig.
||CleanPollsters Demystify the Biz, Share What Went Wrong in 2016||A certain group of 2016 political junkies might have one lasting image of Election Day — the New York Times needle’s shift from blue to deep red as early results came in, with Hillary Clinton’s chances of victory moving from Read more ›||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Truth About Chicago Population Loss||This week’s episode of The Aldercast is about exodus – one of the defining political issues in upcoming elections in 2018 and 2019. Chicago, Cook County and Illinois are losing population, but why? How much should we care? And what can we Read mor||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Veteran Victor Reyes Plots a Path to Rahm’s Victory||While Chicago might be more than 250 days out from municipal elections, there are already close to a dozen mayoral candidates, more than 50 aldermanic challengers, major defining issues emerging, and one of the city’s most powerful unions already put||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFritz Kaegi on the Great Urgency of Reforming Cook County’s Property Tax System||One year ago, Fritz Kaegi was a political unknown who struck out to defeat one of the most powerful men in Cook County – Assessor Joe Berrios. Bolstered by his own deep pockets, key endorsements, and independent reports about the Read more ›||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Expect from the Veto Session in Springfield||This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, publisher Mike Fourcher joins a panel of Springfield lobbyists to break down what might happen during next week’s veto session at the Illinois General Assembly. On Tuesday,||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnother Kick the Can Budget for Chicago?||This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, Publisher Mike Fourcher sits down with three City Hall insiders to talk about what’s coming down the pike with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget, set to be released Wednesday Oct. 18. They discuss Read more||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago’s Anti-Gentrification Pilot, Boykin’s Pass on Board Prez Run, and GOP Abortion Bill Furor||This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, we go back to our original format to bring you three of the week’s big stories. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill ensuring abortion access if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, Read more ›||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPredicting the Future of Transportation in Chicago||On this week’s Aldercast from The Daily Line, we’re going futuristic. Our publisher, Mike Fourcher, joined transportation experts from different realms–rideshare, parking, planning, and business–to get their takes on how cars, transit,||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLone Senate Republican on SB1 Discusses ‘Bloodthirsty’ Party Atmosphere||During a sit-down, McCann called Rauner’s veto a fairytale and said the governor is being dishonest about what the state can afford. Read more ›||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn the Room Where It Happens: Cook County Democratic Slating||This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, we recap a time-honored and quintessentially Chicago tradition: Cook County Democratic Party slating. That is when all of Cook County’s committeemen get together to decide who will get a leg up from the par||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
While this isn’t yet up there with Chicago Tonight’s podcast, this is great for political junkies that want to learn more about what is happening in our city. Since it is only weekly, it is hard to stuff a week’s worth of content in less than 10 minutes. In my opinion, a longer podcast would be great - especially with some commentary from experts. Think of it as Meet the Press version focused on Chicago.
Aldercast does great coverage of important news in the City in a way that's both accessible and informative.
I hope they get further into the skullduggery
Strongly recommended. Next to the interviews with Ben Joravsky, this is the best podcast to understand what's going on in Chicago politics. My hope is they will expand their coverage with more full time staff, and hunt down into the depths of the inequities in Chicago. Someone should cover everything entirely and solely about TIFs on a weekly basis, if not The Daily Line.