Tag Archives: Chicago Tribune

CN Sep. 10, 2015

So, it’s sort of quasi-official. We’re in for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history. Along with new fees for garbage collection and new taxes on all kinds of other activities. We’ll know officially in a couple of … Continue reading

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CN June 18, 2015

  So when was the first time you heard the term “Scoop and Toss”? You’re probably aware by now that the City’s apparently been scooping and tossing for years, but can you actually define the process? The Tribune’s Hal Dardick … Continue reading

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CN Jun 11, 2015

What we’re seeing in Springfield right now could be a level of intellectual virtuosity unmatched in the modern age, as three unrivaled masters jockey  for the dominance of a political philosophy. Of course, it might not be. When Governor Rauner takes to … 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 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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CN April 9, 2015

  Rahm Emanuel had a ground game after all.  At least for the runoff. He saw how it worked out for him in the February general election, not having one, and he apparently didn’t like what he saw. In fact, now … Continue reading

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CN March 19, 2015 Part 1

  Rahm Emanuel did the right thing. “The the reality is those schools should have been closed,” says Chicago Defender Executive Editor Kai El’ Zabar. “If you had gone in and seen the circumstances and the situations people were working … Continue reading

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CN December 11, 2014

  There was a stark manifestation of the growing divide between haves and have-nots in Chicago recently when the CHA revealed the numbers of people who’d applied for its most-recent round of wait-list applications. “There were 282,000 or so households … Continue reading

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CN December 4, 2014

  Our special guest this week: Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Also joining us, Evelyn Garcia, the candidate’s wife, and Hal Dardick, city hall reporter for the Chicago Tribune. We covered school policy, including charters and an elected school board … Continue reading

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CN Nov. 13, 2014

  What do the election of Bruce Rauner, container ships, shopping malls, student loans, unemployment numbers, giant paving machines and Google have in common? Well, they’re part of the economic theory of everything, perhaps. Tribune Business columnist Melissa Harris tells … Continue reading

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