Tag Archives: Dave McKinney

CN March 22 2018

Not that many people voted in Tuesday’s Illinois primary – about a couple of million statewide – but they made some very important decisions, including throwing out Joe Berrios, the powerful, connected Cook County Assessor, and unseating two of Toni … 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 June 2, 2016

Forrest Claypool laid it out in stark terms yesterday. Unless there’s a state budget, with funding for Chicago Public Schools, no Chicago school will open in September. They just don’t have the money. “I don’t think he’s posturing,” says Tribune … Continue reading

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CN August 27, 2015

  Wanna spend a half-hour talking about the Illinois budget mess and the neutron-bomb that is the Illinois pension situation? No? Who could blame you? But this conversation’s a little different, because it’s with a guy who was there. For pretty … Continue reading

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