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The Reader's Ben Joravsky Details Grim Salaries In Big Push To Save The Alt-Weekly

"The biggest salary goes to some old goat who makes $55,000 to write about politics. Obviously, no one got in this racket to make it rich." [ more › ]
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United States / Chicago : Chicagoland

This past weekend, Reader staff writer Ben Joravsky spoke at Occupy Chicago about TIFs and its reverberating effects throughout the city. Below the jump, see a video with footage of Ben's talk, followed by a short on-camera intervie...

Ben on Rahm on Fox Chicago Sunday

United States / Chicago : Chicagoland

Reader political writer Ben Joravsky appeared on Fox Chicago Sunday to talk about his and Mick Dumke's recent story "The Mayor's Millionaire Club." Per myfoxchicago.com: "Chicago - In politics, it's all about access: who has it, who...

OMG! The Reader Flips On Shiller

United States / Chicago : Uptown Update

The Reader’s progressive, if not left-leaning, political writer, Ben Joravsky – best known in Uptown for writing puff pieces glorifying Helen Shiller just before each of her aldermanic elections – has just suggested that "north-side...

Mayor Emanuel is transparent about plans to keep his meeting schedule secret

United States / Chicago : Clout City

For some reason Mayor Emanuel became a bit testy when Fox Chicago asked him last week about his habit of finding time to meet with big donors and wealthy Wall Street guys, which Ben Joravsky and I detailed in a Reader cover story. F...

If It Involves A TIF, Here's Ben Joravsky And The Reader

United States / Chicago : Uptown Update

Today's Reader has a story by Ben Joravsky about Sedgwick and its "Lighthouse At Montrose Harbor" proposal. Here's a shock: It's a TIF and Ben's against it! Read it here: "Dawn of the deal. Mayor Emanuel's old campaign manager helps...

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