Discussing Selection of Committee Chairmen, Chicago City Council and McHenry County Board

With Alderman Ed Burke under pressure to resign as Chairman of the Chicago City Council Finance Committee, the following comment by Alderman John Arena in The Daily Line might stir some thought on the McHenry County Board: “The decision on … Continue reading

Comparing Chicago’s Weak Mayor Form of Government with McHenry County’s Weak Chairman System

An editorial in the Chicago Tribune uses a study by former Alderman Dick Simposon (now a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus), Marco Rosaire Rossi and Thomas Gradel to comment on the “pliable” Chicago Aldermen. Instead of being a … Continue reading