Updated Nov 15
From Crain's Greg Hinz and Truth in Accounting:
In a report that City Hall won't like much, a Chicago-based watchdog group says hundreds of millions of dollars in recent tax hikes haven't done much to improve Chicago's woeful financial condition—at least so far.
Truth in Accounting, a somewhat conservative research group whose board runs the ideological spectrum, gives the city an F on its overall financial breakdown, saying each Chicagoan would be on the hook for $41,700 in unfunded liabilities if the city shut down tomorrow and had to reconcile its books—more than many people make in an entire year. Overall, it concludes that "Chicago finances (are) still in peril."
Updated Nov 07
Come support Bushra Amiwala in her run to represent the 13th District (representing Rogers Park) on the Cook County Board. Ticket includes a three-course meal at a local family restaurant in the 13th district. We will have the opportunity to hear about Bushra's goals and vision for Cook County. Additional donations and contributions are open and appreciated.
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Monday, November 13 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Marilyn's Restaurant and Pancake House
900 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Please contact Gracie at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Updated Nov 03
Shall we thank our 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore for voting for the parking meter privatization?
"Despite changes made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2013 designed to make the deal better for city taxpayers, the 2018 "true-up" payment will rise 16.3 percent from last year, said Molly Poppe, a spokeswoman for Emanuel's budget office."
Updated Oct 26
On the Far North Side, a 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 1700 block of West Estes Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood around 8:15 p.m. Monday when an offender on foot shot him in the right forearm, shoulder and back, police said.
Updated Oct 25
This article is about Crook County. I'm sure the same can be applied to the City and State. I just don't understand how people can defend the status quo in Illinois.
Updated Oct 23
Our gratitude to the Cook County Board of Commissioners for voting on behalf of the county's best interest.
Updated Oct 22
Updated Oct 22