Monthly Archives: December 2016

CN December 22 2016

Imagine the populations of Rockford, Springfield, Naperville, Aurora, Evanston, Schaumburg and Oak Park all in one place. Let’s make that place Cook County, Illinois. What if we told you that that number of people, roughly 800,000, is how many people … Continue reading

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CN Dec 15 2016

Ever heard of VSI? It’s the Vendor Services Initiative, and it was deigned to help pay the hundreds of vendors who’ve never been paid by the State over the past few years of layered fiscal crises. Trouble is, the way … Continue reading

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CN Dec 8 2016

Ben Carson is about to become the guy who oversees public housing and doles out community development block grants to every urban center in America. What does that mean for Chicago? Y’know all the stories about CHA’s broken promises and … Continue reading

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CN Dec 1 2016

  No matter how you look at it, Wednesday, Nov. 30 was a big day for the CTA. The City Council unanimously passed the largest single TIF ever, to raise nearly a billion dollars in 35 years that funds about half … Continue reading

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