Touted with fanfare by city officials and then-Gov. Pat Quinn at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, a planned network of charging stations for electric vehicles was billed as an environmentally friendly project designed to be the best and largest in the country.
But the green initiative fizzled badly, and now two former owners of a California-based company initially selected to build the sprawling Chicago-area network stand charged with fraud in an indictment made public Wednesday in Chicago’s federal... Read the full story »
Evanston has more than it’s share of pension woes.
The BGA analysis says Evanston’s firefighter pension fund is the 8th worst funded in the suburbs among funds with more than $1 million in assets. It only has enough money to cover 45 percent of its estimated liabilities.
The city’s police pension fund is the 19th worst funded by the same measure, with only enough funds to cover 46 percent of its estimated liabilities.
So funding a private property development, might not... Read the full story »
The Chicago Tribune, like WTTW, The Sun Times and the less lights on news and opinion, wants, O so very badly, for you to believe that Chicago’s mayoral election as anything to do with Bill De Blasio and Elizabeth ‘Senator Squaw’ Warren.
This is an election that finds a traditional south side Catholic Democrat ( pre 1972 Vintage) siding with Ald. Ricardo Munoz, some of the membership of SEIU to get Jesus Chuy Garcia a seat behind the big desk on the 5th floor of... Read the full story »