Monthly Archives: May 2015

CN May 28, 2015

  It all just seems so hopeless. Unfunded pensions are everywhere. A billion dollar hole here, a half-billion one there.  A hundred-billion shortfall in Springfield.  Junk bond ratings. There doesn’t seem any way out of it without giving up hard-earned … Continue reading

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CN May 21, 2015

  The situation in Springfield looks dire. There’s at least four billion less coming in next year due to the reduction in the income tax that just went into effect, and billions more due to help plug the various pension … Continue reading

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CN May 14, 2015

  The Illinois house today voted 72-0 (with 37 Republicans voting “present”) against a proposal Governor Rauner’s been promoting to create so-called opportunity zones in Illinois – zones where union membership would be optional, along with the payment of union … Continue reading

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CN May 7, 2015

  Mayor Emanuel thanked a lot of people for helping bring about the Jon Burge torture settlement yesterday at City Council. But he didn’t get around to thanking the guy who, perhaps more than anyone, drove the legal battle and devoted … Continue reading

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CN April 30, 2015

  “We have had for decades in Illinois a consensus from both parties that what they want from state government is health care, human services, education and public safety,” explains Shriver Center President John Bouman on today’s show. “In fact  over … Continue reading

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