Tag Archives: Crain’s Chicago Business

CN July 27 2017

John Chase and Danny Ecker have written a most damning account of Tax Increment Financing abuse in Chicago. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. The BGA’s Chase and Crain’s Ecker worked for months reading transcripts, watching press conference videos and sending … Continue reading

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CN March 31 2016

  Greg Hinz is our guest this week. The writer, columnist and blogger for Crain’s said he understands the demands that CTU is striking for on April 1, but he’s not sure the CTU will convince anybody, or will itself … 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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CN Aug 7, 2014

  Who knew that in these austere times, our public housing authority was the most cash-flush agency around? No deficits here – they’e sitting on more than $350 million in reserves.  How’d they do it? By not issuing all the rental … Continue reading

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CN Jan 30, 2014

  Is the Internet a public asset? Is it something like Lake Michigan, that we long go decided should be “forever open, clear and free”?  If it is, how do we deal with the private companies that bring us that … Continue reading

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CN June 27, 2013

Does CPS really have to cut one billion dollars from its budget this year? Here’s how Greg Hinz (Crain’s) sees it, starting with Mayor Emanuel: “His school team is stumbling and bumbling and in my opinion not being completely honest … Continue reading

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