Tag Archives: Fred Klonsky

CN September 1 2016

    Troy LaRaviere resigned this week from his position as principal at Blaine Elementary. That’s not big news, since he had already won election as the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. But his resignation cleared the … Continue reading

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CN August 4 2016

  Pensions are back in the news. Mayor Emanuel wants massive increases in water and sewer fees to fund the big hole in the Municipal Employees pension plan – the fourth, last and largest of the City’s own pension funds. … Continue reading

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CN Feb. 12, 2015

  It’s just possible that as of this date, Mayor Rahm Emanuel still hasn’t garnered enough support to avoid a runoff after the Feb. 24 election. The Reader’s Ben Joravsky is sticking with his prediction that the four other candidates will … Continue reading

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Dec 5, 2013

  “Is anybody surprised in Illinois when Michael Madigan can put a deal together in less than six hours?” That’s the reaction blogger/activist Fred Klonsky had when he learned that a new pension bill – one that would strip him … Continue reading

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CN November 15, 2012

Public pensions take the spotlight in today’s discussion, featuring Mayoral Tutorial‘s Don Washington and education blogger Fred Klonsky. At the urging of many activists and civic groups, the referendum issue on the state ballot last week that would have restricted … Continue reading

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CN June 21, 2012

“The 800 – pound banker in the room,” says blogger and former teacher Fred Klonsky, referring to the Illinois pension crisis, “is revenue. It’s the one the legislature won’t address, the media won’t address… They can keep trying to cut … Continue reading

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