When a dead body washed ashore on Montrose Dog Beach in late August got the response of Chicago Fire Department but not police, it was because “they didn’t have enough patrol officers to respond” to 911 calls from numerous people, 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins says.
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Illinois' tax-increase-with-no-reforms would "save the state," some supporters told us. Others claimed the new tax increases would cap growth of the unpaid bill balance: "We've...
It's no wonder so many Illinoisans remain in the dark on the severity of our pension crisis. On October 6 Illinois published its 900-page Biennial...
Recent Wirepoints Originals
New Report: Illinois Pension Unfunded Liabilities Worsened By $17 Billion In A Year – Wirepoints Original
A comprehensive, apples-to-apples report on all 671 pensions in Illinois.
Selectively deleting comments is among the ways of bias. We have two conspicuous offenders in Illinois. It’s dishonest and wrong.
Dry stuff for some, but this will be critical in Illinois, sooner or later.
School Board OKs 100% Teacher Pension Pick-Up; Board President Is Leading Union Activist – Wirepoints Guest
But the new teachers' contract sure hides it well.
Remember the surge of relief in early July when so many celebrated passage of a "balanced budget"? Well, never mind.
Mrs. Rauner, however, should have popped the champagne.
With effective property tax rates already 5.7%, Harvey is a bloodless turnip. Where else will the courts order higher taxes?
The Wall Street Journal and FOX Business are among those who botched this one worst.