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CN Oct 5 2017 Anders Lindall

An important case you may not have heard of is almost at the front door of the Supreme Court. It’s called Janus v AFSCME, and it could deal a deadly blow to public-service unions across America when it’s heard early … Continue reading

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CN Dec. 12, 2013

Looks like, with pension legislation having been passed and signed in Springfield, Chicago is next in line for “reform”. But WBEZ’s political reporter Alex Keefe just dug into the history of Chicago’s funds and discovered what he calls “a uniquely … 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 Sep 12, 2013

So why do we keep talking about eradicating the “billion dollar deficit” at CPS by taking away benefits from teachers? Why can’t we lay the blame with Mayor Daley, Paul Vallas and the complicit legislators who allowed tax levies specifically … Continue reading

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CN May 24, 2012

  When Alex Holt assumed her duties as Rahm Emanuel’s new budget director, she faced what she calls a “structural deficit”. ┬áThat refers to a built-in, never-ending and rapidly escalating difference between the City’s revenue and expenditures. And this wasn’t … Continue reading

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