How Illinois’ economic development agency flouts the law in plain sight

By Robert Steere
01/21/2015
The DCEO’s decision to play by its own rules deserves scrutiny not only because of its monetary cost, but because it involves a fiduciary failure symptomatic of governmental disregard for the rule of law. It exemplifies a political culture that must change if Illinois government is to turn the corner and move toward restoration and renewal.

TAGS: DCEO, EDGE: Economic Development for a Growing Economy, liberty justice center

Months after new regulations imposed, pedicabs struggle

By Bryant Jackson-Green
10/10/2014
Four months ago, Chicago passed an ordinance regulating the city’s burgeoning pedicab industry. What’s been the effect so far? By many accounts, business has taken a major hit. Before the ordinance, it was estimated that Chicago had as many as 400 pedicabs operating throughout the city. But since the ordinance took effect, the city has...

TAGS: jobs, liberty justice center, pedicabs