On his first full day as mayor-elect of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he would not consider a property tax hike to address the city’s underfunded pension systems.
A number of Wisconsin Democrats are hiding out in Chicago, making a stand against a Republican plan to balance the state budget by cutting the pay, benefits and collective bargaining rights of public workers.
Some city workers are wondering whether someone inside City Hall is slipping private information about them to the Rahm Emanuel mayoral campaign.
Yet another warning has been issued about Chicago’s looming public pension crisis.
The village president of west suburban Oak Brook regularly decries the public pension gravy train, but now an investigation finds he and his wife are riding it.
The mayor says a plan to change the pension benefit structure for police and fire personnel will end up slamming taxpayers.
Gov. Pat Quinn will not say if he plans to sign new pension legislation that has Mayor Richard M. Daley upset over increased costs they say could send property taxes skyrocketing.
Comes one day after the release of the latest report to document irregularities at Metra under its late executive director, Phil Pagano.