By The Aldercast
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A fast-paced review of the best sounds of what happened in Chicago politics from City Hall reporter A.D. Quig.
||CleanEnyia talks pragmatic choices, systemic change||Amara Enyia –the 35-year-old daughter of Nigerian immigrants, competitive runner, speaker of five languages and holder of six degrees – stood out her second bid for mayor of Chicago thanks to an early celebrity endorsement from Chance the Rapper an||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLori Lightfoot: Dump aldermanic prerogative, clerk, treasurer, infrastructure trust||The 2019 race for Chicago mayor has zigged and zagged half a dozen times before Lori Lightfoot’s eyes. The former federal prosecutor, Police Board president, Mayer Brown partner and head of the Police Accountability Task Force formed in the wake Read||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago’s other wide open race you should watch: Treasurer||Chicago’s three candidates in the wide-open race for Chicago treasurer want the office charged with managing the city’s $8 billion investment portfolio and retirement funds to play a more prominent role as the city grapples with a looming pension cr||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Daley: ‘Progressive is just because Democrats didn’t want to call themselves liberals anymore because it was such a negative term’||As the city enters its third month of Burke-related scandal, with news continuing to break about Ald. Danny Solis’ (25) role in Burke’s troubles with the feds (and his own debts), and with few weeks to go until the polls Read more ›||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCTU VP Stacy Davis Gates — Preckwinkle ‘a victim and a product’ of sexism, racism in politics||Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates sat down for The Daily Line’s “Aldercast” podcast on Dec. 21 — the calm before the storm. It was weeks before Ald. Ed Burke’s (14) attempted extortion charge and its links to Read more||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Daily Line’s Aldercast: Democratic Party of Illinois’ Christian Mitchell talks Pritzker’s big money, Madigan, and statewide outreach||Illinois Democrats say they are confident they will ride a “Blue Wave” to victory Nov. 6th, and recent poll numbers have bolstered that confidence — Democrat JB Pritzker is currently leading Gov. Bruce Rauner by a full 20 points, and Read more ›||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLawyer for Granton, LaPorta details how city can avoid future massive police misconduct payouts||On this episode of The Daily Line’s Aldercast, attorney Antonio Romanucci, a principal and partner at Romanucci & Blandin, details the police misconduct cases he has brought against the city of Chicago. Romanucci is representing the family of Maurice||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
A great weekly recap
The Aldercast isn't just good for getting the big picture, they take care to get the details right too.
A must for Chicago Politics
A must for Chicago Politics
keeps me in the loop :)
Spent two years nagaivating the political scene in Chi but eventually moved to the east coast. I love listening weekly, it keeps me up to date on the micro-level! Wish it were longer 👍