Garcia says he’ll provide more detailed plans after he’s elected—much like Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Tag: Budget Deficit
Preckwinkle says that she’s not going to say whether she’s running for mayor
The Cook County board president says she’s focused on her reelection effort but refuses to rule out a mayoral bid.
So Obama doesn’t really think the chained CPI is “superlative”?
Is the new consumer price index really a good idea?
State of the Union: Obama Loses the Base, ETA 30 Hours
Obama plans to shoot own foot instead of the moon on SOTU address.
Print the Reagan Myth: False History Repeats Itself
A strange desire for Obama to be Bush III.
Red-flag cuts in core city services over the past year and a half include significant reductions in law enforcement, garbage collection, airport security, and public health.
Yet another attempt to prevent a parking meter redux
A group of aldermen float a new proposal requiring that privatization deals receive more scrutiny before they’re voted on. Others wonder why the City Council needs a new law to help it do its job.
Ready, Set, (Property Tax) Hike
How will Daley balance the 2010 budget? Prepare for higher property taxes—but not till after the 2016 Olympics are sited.
Dan Hynes: Keeping us awake this time
This morning a reporter asked Dan Hynes about Governor Pat Quinn’s proposal to increase the state income tax, and Hynes responded with a flash of sardonic wit. “When you were talking about Pat Quinn’s plan, were you talking about version one, two, or three?” Hynes said. It’s no secret that Hynes is going to try […]
The city’s legal bills—high and likely to get higher
Suddenly lots of people are talking about how much local taxpayers are paying for city legal bills. But don’t count on them getting smaller anytime soon.
What law firms are collecting large legal fees from the city of Chicago
This week Mayor Daley and his top lieutenants are holding a series of public hearings on the city’s 2010 budget, which they’ve already said will be difficult to balance, even with an injection of funds from the parking meter deal. As citizens put questions to the city’s top leadership, maybe it’s time to demand some […]
Still in the dark
It just keeps going. The parking meter privatization agreement was consummated months ago—and the “rainy day fund” it created will already be empty by next year—but city officials still haven’t produced uncensored documents showing just what happened when bids for the deal were opened last fall, even though aldermen officially requested them six weeks ago.
A reliable source of revenue
Chicago should legalize it–then tax it.
A Perk That Needs to Die
The CTA says employees can no longer drive on our dime if it’s not work-related. Who’s next?
Alderman Burke brings out the dead
The dean of the City Council finds waste in the budget but no time to cut it.