Another election, another influx of jaw-dropping donations from wealthy contributors, including the candidates themselves
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The Case For Selling Off the City
You’ve read plenty in these pages about the hazards of turning over roads,
airports, and parking meters to private companies. But when privatization
is done right, argues advocate John Schmidt, it can be an ideal partnership.
Funds and Games: Chicago 2016’s “Stewardship Report”
A new donor report claims transparency but obscures details on who’s paying for the Olympic bid. And then there’s the question of why they’re paying.
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
The Reader looks into who actually benefited from the parking meter fiasco – including the financial advisers who came up with the idea to privatize in the first place.
FAIL, Part Two: One BILLION Dollars!
In April the Reader documented how the Daley administration hid its process for privatizing the city’s parking meters from the public and the City Council. Now, three months into the deal, the city still won’t explain how it determined what the deal was worth—and new evidence suggests the taxpayers were hosed out of billions of dollars.