The Chicago Tea Party may not like many things – taxes, Mitt Romney,
even the Republican Party. But the Tea Party did like a video made by
Andrew Marcus, which champions Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education
Marcus, director of the video,
“A Tale of Two Missions,” produced by the Michigan-based Education
Action Group, was the featured speaker
at a Chicago Tea Party event downtown tonight.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s “State of the State” speech today
optimistically focused on ways state government can spur job creation
and saved a dreary examination of state finances for the governor’s
February 22 budget address.
The city announced that CME Group, Inc. financial exchange
elected to turn down $15 million in Tax Increment Financing, or TIF,
The announcement came the same day that the Mayor’s office announced
TIF reform and two other companies – CNA Group and Bank of America –
also returned TIF money. Moreover, CME Group's announcement comes after Stand Up! Chicago delivered a golden toilet to the company’s downtown headquarters last week, partly in protest of their tax incentives.