Posts tagged "illinois policy institute"

Facts about Chicago teachers' pensions

As the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) continues to mobilize a political effort to takeover Chicago’s government, the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) continues to run dry from neglect and unrealistic expectations. According to a recent analysis by the Illinois Policy Institute, the CTPF’s five-year investment return has been exactly 0 percent.┬áThis is bad news for... Read more »

Unions protest Scott Walker in the Loop

Unions protest Scott Walker in the Loop
If you were walking in the Loop today at lunchtime, you may have noticed a large group of loud protestors forming a picket line before an office building at LaSalle and Adams. Their target was public employee union boss enemy no. 1: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Walker spoke today at a luncheon event hosted by... Read more »

Quinn is the opposite of a leader

Quinn is the opposite of a leader
Rather than offering serious leadership to address Illinois’s ever worsening financial condition, Governor Pat Quinn spent half an hour yesterday lecturing on how it’s up to others to fix it. Although he spoke about the huge fiscal problems with government employee pensions and benefits, he offered no leadership on them. Instead, he passed the buck... Read more »
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