Tag Archives: Alex Keefe

CN Oct. 16, 2014

  Mayor Emanuel has put his 2015 budget on the table, asking aldermen to approve a 7.3 billion spending plan that anticipates $61 million in various increased taxes and fees. But his speech was light on details. In fact, says … Continue reading

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CN June 5, 2014

  Mike Sneed got the ball rolling by publishing a couple of thoughtful pieces about the forgotten legacy of Jane Byrne. It seemed unfair, she said, that this pioneering mayor – Chicago’s first and only female chief executive – should … Continue reading

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CN Dec. 12, 2013

Looks like, with pension legislation having been passed and signed in Springfield, Chicago is next in line for “reform”. But WBEZ’s political reporter Alex Keefe just dug into the history of Chicago’s funds and discovered what he calls “a uniquely … Continue reading

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CN November 14, 2013

Has Mayor Emanuel quietly hit on the pension reform formula that might work for him? Although the headlines said that pension reform failed yet again in Springfield last week, two things ¬†point toward some quick movement in early December. First, … Continue reading

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CN August 15, 2013

Driven along South Kedzie or West Foster lately? How fast were you going? Mayor Emanuel’s speed cameras already know, and they could be mailing you $100 speeding tickets very soon. ¬†And if it was a school you sped by, between … Continue reading

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CN April 18, 2013

The U.S. Senate has rejected pretty much any form of firearms regulation, but in Chicago there’s a resigned attitude that very little of the proposed legislation would have made much difference here anyway. Panelist Alex Keefe (WBEZ) brings the story … Continue reading

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