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by Micah Maidenberg
2:00pm
Fri Nov 12, 2010

School Districts Versus Cities On TIF Policy

How will Chicago Public Schools close the daunting $700 million budget shortfall projected for next school year?

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by Adam Doster
12:32pm
Fri Nov 12, 2010

The Math Behind A Tax Increase

Tax reform advocates in Illinois all have one question on their minds: how do we get to 60.

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by Adam Doster
1:39pm
Thu Nov 11, 2010

Previewing The Springfield Veto Session

When the state legislature reconvenes for its fall veto session next week, political observers expect to see several major bills debated under the Capitol Dome. Here's a primer on what could go down.

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by Adam Doster
1:37pm
Tue Nov 9, 2010

Tax Hike Politics In Springfield

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) isn't convinced that Gov. Pat Quinn's income tax plan is smart policy. The message "is not only an increase in the tax for education funding," he told Crain's Greg Hinz yesterday.

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by Adam Doster
3:52pm
Mon Nov 8, 2010

Can Quinn Convince Lawmakers To Fund Our Future?

Gov. Pat Quinn survived a bitter gubernatorial campaign, earning the privileged opportunity to serve Illinois for a full four-year term. But now, the hard work of governing really begins.

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by Micah Maidenberg
1:57pm
Mon Nov 8, 2010

A Dent In Daley's TIF Program

The weak economy and the city of Chicago's dire fiscal situation has put a dent in Daley's tax increment financing system. We look at where the TIF "surplus" funds are coming from and ask if the lame duck mayor is doing enough.

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