The famed cherry blossoms in our nation’s captial are at “peak bloom” right now (as reported by this site with beautiful pictures). It’d be a great weekend for a road trip down South, but if you can’t make it out of the City, the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are due to bloom any day now.
Meet the old boss, Chicago. Same as the old boss. Rahm Emanuel won a second term as Mayor of Chicago, beating Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez in a run-off election. The race was being closely watched in liberal circles as it pitted the centrist, former Obama operative Emanuel against the working-class-supported progressive Rodriguez.