Tag Archives: Kristen McQueary

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 June 26, 2014

Kristen McQueary and Tom McNamee, Editorial Page Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times and Kristen McQueary of the Tribune Editorial Board are our guests this week.  We discuss the Supreme Court ruling prohibiting police from searching electronic devices without a search … Continue reading

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CN November 14, 2013

Has Mayor Emanuel quietly hit on the pension reform formula that might work for him? Although the headlines said that pension reform failed yet again in Springfield last week, two things  point toward some quick movement in early December. First, … Continue reading

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CN July 18, 2013

Mike Madigan was never all that excited about Lisa’s political career. When she first wanted to run for State Rep, he didn’t like that idea. And she had to fight him and push through to get him to take her … Continue reading

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CN January 10, 2013

Well, that fragile thread of hope that the Illinois General Assembly might, in its waning hours, find the courage to enact some meaningful pension reforms – that hope vanished pretty quickly, didn’t it?  And nowhere was the criticism more withering … Continue reading

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CN May 10, 2012

“For years and years and years, benefits were being increased but contributions were not.”  That’s the simplest, easiest-to-understand  summary of our current pension mess, as articulated by Jason Grotto, the Tribune reporter who researched and co-authored several recent stories on … Continue reading

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