A veteran Chicago Police Officer told Chicago City Wire that recent moves by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to protect illegal immigrant criminals from being deported have made it even harder to serve and protect the crime-ridden city.
Illinois’ public K-12 school system spent more than $37 billion last year, 74 percent more than it did two decades ago, according to an analysis of school finance data by Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which publishes Chicago City Wire.
This Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) will mark 19 years since he was caught paying just $274.42 in property taxes on his Bucktown, single-family home at 2132 W. Cortland Avenue, worth an estimated $340,000 at the time.
Sullivan High School in Rogers Park has a filthy basement. North Side State Representatives Ann Marie Williams (D-North Center) and Kelly Cassidy (D-Rogers Park) opted to skip work in Springfield this week and, instead, take pictures of themselves cleaning it.