Tag Archives: Chicago budget

CN March 14 2019

It’s a double header this week as we’re visited first by the great Maya Dukmasova (Chicago Reader) and then by former Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas. Dukmasova expresses some surprise at the strength of the resistance to two big votes yesterday … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 29, 2015

  By now, we all know the numbers. $543 million in new property taxes to make the firefighters and police pensions whole. $45 million for “modernizing” public school buildings. $9.50 a month for garbage collection. ┬áMillions and millions more in … Continue reading

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CN December 12, 2012

The National Rifle Association has conferred its “Expert Rating” on Andrew Patner for his shooting expertise, so who better to weigh in on the Concealed Carry flap? Well, he did get his rating at Camp Minocqua in 1973, and has … Continue reading

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CN October 11, 2012

Mayor Emanuel has released his 2014 budget, and, despite the fact that there was vey little traditional community input beforehand, it has been accepted so far with relatively little criticism. In fact, editorials in the dailies were fairly positive, acknowledging … Continue reading

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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”. ┬áThat 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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