If the process of assessing Chicago property taxes is “opaque,” as the Illinois Policy Institute states, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: allowing aldermen to serve as property tax attorneys may be a conflict of interest.
Willie Cochran, 20th Ward alderman, is expected to plead guilty to corruption charges that involve the alleged theft of charity donations to fund his daughter’s college tuition payments and weekend getaways at Indiana casinos, according to the Illinoispolicy.org.
Yesterday, AM-560 Morning Drive Talk Show Host and Liberty Principles PAC Founder Dan Proft met with and interviewed former White House Communication Director and Press Secretary Sean Spicer about his tempestuous time in President Trump’s White House.
The executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) was awarded a $95,000 severance package and six months of health insurance after he resigned in June without explanation.
John Tillman, the chairman and CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI), a nonpartisan state-based public policy think tank and government watchdog, cheered the Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Chicago’s police pension bailout in the General Assembly's budget deal this summer could be derailed if the state continues to empty out as Illinoisans flee for better tax climates and opportunities elsewhere, a researcher for a fiscal advocacy group said.
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.