Monthly Archives: May 2012

CN May 24, 2012

  When Alex Holt assumed her duties as Rahm Emanuel’s new budget director, she faced what she calls a “structural deficit”.  That refers to a built-in, never-ending and rapidly escalating difference between the City’s revenue and expenditures. And this wasn’t … Continue reading

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CN May 17, 2012

It’s our Rahm Emanuel First Anniversary discussion today, although, truthfully, a proper evaluation of his first year should be withheld until Tuesday, so it can include a post-mortem on the NATO conference. But we press on anyway, with a stellar … Continue reading

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CN May 10, 2012

“For years and years and years, benefits were being increased but contributions were not.”  That’s the simplest, easiest-to-understand  summary of our current pension mess, as articulated by Jason Grotto, the Tribune reporter who researched and co-authored several recent stories on … Continue reading

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CN May 3, 2012

In an interview w/ Channel 7 this week, Mayor Daley casually mentions that he has re-thought the longer school day. Without a plan for increased instruction, he says he’s not so sure the longer hours are worth it. It seemed … Continue reading

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