The Illinois election is November 6, 2018 with the municipal election coming in February 26, 2019.
Diversey water main update, LSP historic house walk, save the date on October 11th for flu shots, a few more notes on the proposed $10 Billion borrowing plan, property tax appeal workshop with Commissioner Cabonargi, and alerts from the 19th District station.
By Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, wirepoints.com
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s team claims its proposed $10 billion pension obligation bond is good fiscal policy. Far from it. The POBs, as the bonds are called, are nothing more than gambling using taxpayer funds. They’re a terrible idea.
Ald. Scott Waguespack (32), chair of the Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus, issued the following Statement on Monday in light of the news that the Emanuel administration is proposing $10 billion in bonds to support the City’s pension obligation: Continue reading →
The board of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association has sent out this survey to surrounding communities order to gather information and collect more in-depth community input about changes in the North Branch area. Continue reading →
OTL #614: Ald. Waguespack on Chicago leadership, IL Railway Museum, The Secret History of The Riptides (AUDIO)
Mike Stephen, WGN Radio
Mike Stephen talks with Chicago Alderman Scott Waguespack about his views on the city’s leadership, learns about the Illinois Railway Museum, and visits the lair of Steve Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave) to discover the Secret History of 60s garage-rockers The Riptides. Local music this week courtesy of Sun Cop. Continue reading →
Yvette Shields, The Bond Buyer
CHICAGO – Chicago’s pick of The Boring Company and its untested technology for high-speed transit service between downtown and O’Hare International Airport has skeptics and champions in the municipal market. Continue reading →
Get ready for futuristic, high-speed express travel between the Loop and O’Hare International Airport on pods that run underground on electric skates. Continue reading →
Fran Spielman, Chicago SunTimes
Mayoral challengers, academic experts and aldermen raised caution flags Thursday about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s choice of visionary billionaire Elon Musk to build a high-speed transit system between downtown and O’Hare Airport.