Aaron Schock: losing the war on being terrified
The Sun-Times goes after Mayor Daley’s TIF scam.
How a bill intended to expand the state Freedom of Information Act was bastardized to expand the mayor’s shadow budget
Via Progress Illinois, last night and this morning found TIFs a hot topic on Fox News Chicago and WTTW:
Previously redacted documents from meetings about the deal have been delivered in all their glory.
Sun-Times: “Chicago has a $519.7 million budget shortfall in 2010” Progress Illinois: “As we recently pointed out, a document released by the city last month shows that Daley’s 150-plus TIF districts ended 2008 with $1 billion in aggregate unspent funds.” Acronym you won’t find in either the Sun-Times’s or the Trib‘s articles on the 2010 […]
The governor considers releasing thousands of low-level prisoners to save money as their safety net shrinks.
As the state budget process stumbles along, Progress Illinois is tracking the fallout on the ground.
Food-stamp use is way up over last year’s figures in Chicago, making farmers (and Moo & Oink) happy.