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.
September 2008: We don’t need more cops. October 2009: We need more cops.
This weekend Dan Mihalopoulos wrote a long political analysis of a Tribune poll that found Mayor Daley’s approval ratings at an all-time low of 35%. It’s a very good piece, […]
The city–and its taxpayers–continue to spend tens of millions of dollars annually to settle lawsuits, mostly against the police. Last year’s final tab: $130 million.
“The Chicago Tribune today reduced its newsroom staff, a response to the economic downturn and changes in the media business model.” And…? (Here’s a hint, it rhymes with “hell”)
Layoffs resume Wednesday morning at the Tribune
As the Daley administration once again threatens layoffs, aldermen push their own plans: privatizing services your taxes are already supposed to be paying for, and taking more of your money to do it.
More on the city payroll: most top officials who received raises oversee departments that have made multiple staffing cuts.
While budget cuts have left the city with fewer cops and front-line workers, top officials have enjoyed pay raises.
The Chicago Tribune focuses page one on tips that will help us hang on to our jobs — but where’s the news?
They may be arguing about the 2009 budget, but Mayor Daley and the City Council agree on one thing: we’re hosed.
Trial by Goudie, Part 2 A suspect arrested for a sensational crime is innocent in the eyes of the law, guilty in the eyes of the state, and copy in […]