Best Mayoral Press Release

"Mayor Emanuel Announces City to Plant 5,400 Trees in Neighborhoods Across Chicago in 2014"

Critics' Picks

Oh, brother—it's so difficult to pick just one! Every day brings another blessed release from the mayor's press operation heralding something wonderful that our fabulous leader has done or is doing for us. Sometimes he just wants to bring us a little good news—like our restaurants are second to none. But I think my favorite is the one he released on the occasion of Arbor Day, in which he (or one of his PR peons) took a moment to comment on the importance of trees in our lives. "Not only do trees beautify our neighborhoods," the mayor said, "but they clean our air, provide shade, and improve our quality of life to make our City in a Garden an even better place to live." Just call him Mayor Science!