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by Adam Doster
1:46pm
Fri Oct 22, 2010
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by Adam Doster
10:01am
Fri Oct 22, 2010
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by Adam Doster
9:06am
Wed Oct 20, 2010

Poll: Don't Cut Our Safety Net

How do voters want the General Assembly to close its growing budget deficit? They aren't sure. They just want the pain to go away.

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by Micah Maidenberg
12:27pm
Fri Oct 15, 2010

Number Of The Day: 1 For 8

That's the ratio of managers in the City of Chicago's bureaucracy to frontline workers, according to 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly. In the private sector, Reilly said, the ratio is one manager for every 14 workers. Watch him explain the implications of closing that gap on the city's budget on WTTW's Chicago Tonight:

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by Micah Maidenberg
9:30am
Fri Oct 15, 2010

Dining Sets, Punts, And Band-Aids: Reactions To Daley's Last Budget

Here are few reactions from City Hall and beyond to outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's final budget proposal, wrapped up from around the web:

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by Adam Doster
12:27pm
Wed Oct 13, 2010

The Tax Hike Straw Man

Recessions are not ideal times to raise taxes. It's tough to boost consumer demand if you're taking money out of people's paychecks. That's why Democrats in Washington are pushing a proposal to extend the Bush-era tax cuts on everyone that makes under $250,000 annually.

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