Municipal/Local

The Irony of It All

Jan
25

My sympathies go out to the guy but lets face it, if the tables were turned and it was Rahm who thought he had to knock someone off the ballot, does anyone doubt what he would do?

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City Sells off Parking Meters for 3 Generations to Fund Current Year Budget

Dec
03

I mean, that might as well be the headline. On the bright side, there's always Lincoln Park to sell off for next year.

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Parking Meter Mess: Schedule of Fee Hikes?

Jun
07

city_of_chicago_seal_400x400.jpg My thought upon reading this article on the fallout from the parking meter 'snafu' was, did anyone have a schedule of anticipated price hikes?

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Ding Dong the Deal is Dead

Apr
22

It's the hand of the Lord, I tell you!

Fran Spielman (Sun-Times):

sun-times-logo.png Mayor Daley’s $2.5 billion plan to privatize Midway Airport collapsed today for lack of financing, leaving taxpayers with a $126 million down payment, but no apparent way to shore up city pensions and rebuild Chicago’s aging infrastructure.

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Mayor Daley's 'Out of the Box' Thinking

Apr
20

I can't find a link to what Mayor Daley told a business conference the other day, but basically it was a repeat of the following:

"If they start leasing public assets — every city, every county, every state and the federal government — you would not have to raise any taxes whatsoever. You would have more infrastructure money that way than any other way in the nation," Daley said.

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Privatization of Public Assets

Feb
01

From the account in the Sun-Times of today's 5th Congressional Candidates Debate:

"Privatization of public assets is like selling off your furniture in order to pay your mortgage," Fritchey said to loud applause from the 500 observers who turned out on Super Bowl Sunday.

Actually it's more like selling off one of your bedrooms in order to pay your mortgage. Once you do it, it's kind of hard to get that bedroom back.

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