Illinois can do it the old way and raise taxes to deliver pork projects. Or Illinois can be smart and make each tax dollar work hard to deliver projects that help residents and the economy.View Report
South Side Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty March 21 to felony wire fraud for spending his ward’s charity funds on personal expenses. That’s 30 Chicago aldermen convicted of corruption since 1972.
In the midst of Chicago’s $36 billion pension crisis, former city officials are seeing big payouts.
A principle once invoked to shake down speakeasies is now used to pick winners and losers in a city desperate for opportunity.