Mayor Emanuel tells us to stop worrying about the historic abuses in the TIF program. He’s appointed an internal oversight committee to make sure everything runs smoothly from now on. So we couldn’t resist asking the Reader’s Ben Joravsky to come back on the show, since he’s widely credited with being the reporter who “owns” the TIF abuse story. What will Ben cover now that TIFs have been fixed?
Kate Grossman is Deputy Editorial Page Editor at the Sun-Times, and earlier in her career worked for years as a reporter covering the schools. Today’s show is a nice mix of two knowledgeable reporters discussing schools, TIFs, whether Rich Daley will ever testify in the Burge case, and whether you’ll ever have to pay to read the Sun-Times on line.
Oh, and a brief celebration to mark our first anniversary. Not to worry, though, it’s a very subdued ceremony.