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City Hall – “the Hall,” as it is called locally, as in “I got a job in the Hall,” or “See my brother in the Hall and he’ll fix it for you,” or “Do you know anybody in the Hall who can take care of this?”

– Mike Royko, Boss


The inside look at politics and government in Chicago, through news, analysis and commentary.

The Hall is written and published by Jonathan Goldman, a public affairs consultant who has spent the past 25 years working in and around politics and government in Chicago and Illinois.