• Paul John Higgins

After months of FOIA wrangling with City Hall, we’ve finally acquired a copy of the city’s “shadow budget”—the list of allocated and proposed uses for the half a billion dollars a year in taxpayer money that the Daley administration has previously refused to release to the public. You can take a look (pdf) by clicking here.

The document demands further analysis, but a few early observations from myself and my colleague Ben Joravsky: