Neighborhood Disparities in Chicago Covid Relief

Neighborhood Disparities in Chicago Covid Relief

Last week, after dogged pressure from watchdogs and transparency advocates, the Department of Treasury released some data on the recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was designed to help weather the Covid storm. The program was designed to...
Who had the opinion edge? CTU v CPS

Who had the opinion edge? CTU v CPS

In another post, we found that while some members of the Chicago City Council have been quite outspoken (usually in support of the CTU), most have been pretty quiet. This pattern may be because while in general the CTU enjoys more public support than CPS, and as the...
Who “Likes” the Teacher Strike?

Who “Likes” the Teacher Strike?

(Co-authored with Jacob Wu and Nicholas Welch) Over the weekend, the politics of the Chicago teachers strike went national as local legend and noted hometown booster Chance the Rapper sported CTU gear as host of Saturday Night Live. The strike is now in its second...