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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

At the mayor’s urging, the City Council created the trust in April 2012 as a means for Chicago to seek private investment for projects it could not otherwise afford. But that mission has proved to be more difficult than the mayor’s advisers predicted …

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Morningstar Inc. founder Joe Mansueto talked about how “kids change everything,” even in managing a business. Mara Georges, partner in Daley & Georges Ltd., lifted the curtain on what life was like as corporate counsel to former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

(CBS) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, gearing up for what could be a tough general election next year, says he ends 2013 with at least two major accomplishments: state pension reform and same-sex marriage. “When you pass a pension reform that has defied …

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[30 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

From Streetwise Professor , a blog written by University of Chicago PhD, Craig Pirrong, currently a Professor at Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
 
The New York Times, in an article written by David Kocieniewski, has singled out me and the University of Illinois’ Scott Irwin for an extended ad hominem treatment alleging that our statements and research on commodity speculation are tainted due to financial connections with “Wall Street.”  As one individual put it to me, the article is “nasty, biased and thinly researched.”   All true (if incomplete-the list of sins is …

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[30 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Real Clear Politics

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[30 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Crain’s Chicago Business reports:Unless the slow growth is reversed, the rate in Illinois almost certainly guarantees the state will lose another seat in Congress after the 2020 census. It also will cost the state funding from federal programs in which…