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Maybe you’ve heard of the infamous Chicago parking meter deal. Here’s why it’s so unpopular and why it became a case study in worst practices.

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An airport destroyed in the middle of the night by the government. It may sound like the plot of an exotic spy thriller, but it happened in Chicago 20 years ago this week.

(Patrick Leger, special to ProPublica)

More than 30,000 people wait for homes from the Chicago Housing Authority. Meanwhile, a site that’s gone undeveloped for two decades is set to become a Chicago Fire practice facility.

When thousands of families were forced to move out of the ABLA Homes public housing complex two decades ago, leaders promised they would be able to come back to new housing. Now, after building less than a third of the promised new units, officials are moving to redevelop the largest plot of empty land at ABLA — but not for housing.

Author Keith Koeneman joins us to talk about his biography of Mayor Richard M. Daley.

John Callaway moderates Round 3 of the 1983 mayoral debate between Harold Washington, Jane Byrne and Richard M. Daley.



High-profile attorney Dan Webb-- now special prosecutor in the controversial case involving Mayor Daley's nephew.  We look at what happened today in court.

Yet another cost to privatizing the city's parking meters and garages: Chicago taxpayers may be on the hook for more than $200 million. 

Mayor Richard M. Daley

How will history remember Mayor Richard M. Daley? We talk with the first-time author who has taken on the task of writing a Daley biography. What does he hope to accomplish with his book? We find out.


A federal judge rules that former mayor Richard M. Daley can be deposed in a civil case alleging a citywide conspiracy to cover up police torture under Jon Burge. Carol Marin broke the story and has the details.