Commander Ernest "E.J." Errico of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 5788 in Lockport says that despite the gesture made by National Football League players this past Sunday to honor veterans in light of Veterans Day makes no difference – Post 5788 will continue to ban broadcasts of NFL games.
Such is the lament of Mark Glennon, founder of WirePoints Illinois Financial News, when speaking to Chicago City Wire about the fiscal black hole that the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system has apparently become.
The Chicago City Council recently added two more surcharges to its Chicago hotel bill, putting an industry already enduring the highest tax rates on hotel rooms in the country at an even bigger disadvantage against similar convention host cities.
Far left-leaning State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) frequently pitches concepts in Springfield that would be better described as socialist. However, his latest idea-- a state law that would repeal Chicago's 1997 law banning "rent control," or government-imposed limits on residential apartment rents-- would end up enriching many of the city's most ardent capitalists.
Fiscal experts are warning that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will be back for more once the revenue raised from yet another increase in property taxes disappears into the fiscal black hole that is the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF).
Greg Morelli said it was the “understatement of year” when a caller to his deli asked if he hoped to hear an order for a roast beef sub rather than a comment on Morelli's Twitter post about the Las Vegas massacre on Monday.
In an era in which states are barring politicians from lobbying their former colleagues until after a cooling off period – a year in most cases—an investigation by Chicago City Wire found three current elected officials in Illinois working as lobbyists.
A new Chicago directive that increases participation of minority- and women-owned businesses (MBEs and WBEs) and adds city residency requirements to private construction projects is at best confusing and at worst needlessly costly, industry officials say.
The Socialist credentials of Jesse Sharkey, the vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), are well-established. An article published last year on the World Socialist Web Site regarding teacher contracts referred to him as “a leading member of the International Socialist Organization (ISO).”
An initiative to expand affordable housing that is being rushed through Chicago's City Council will “shut down a good chunk of development” in large areas of the city, one prominent developer told the Chicago City Wire recently.
More than 14,000 votes were cast in Chicago during the 2016 general election than there were voters to cast them, based on separate figures released by the Chicago Board of Elections, the chairman of the Chicago Republican Party has reported.
The managing editor of the Chicago Tribune assured Chicago City Wire that reporter Kim Janssen is taking every precaution to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest given that his wife, Becky Schlikerman, is a spokesperson for Cook County.