Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky uncovered the story. "We recently came into possession of hard evidence of what we've long argued: that the city produces two annual budgets, one released to the public, covered by the media, and debated by the City Council, and the other forged behind closed doors by the Daley administration, shared only in pieces with certain aldermen, and never fully disclosed to citizens. Both budgets are funded by taxpayers," Dumke and Joravsky reported.
In other muckraking news:
The Chicago Tribune has released another installment of its series about Illinois nursing home care. The article, written by Sam Roe, states that half of the top-rated nursing homes in Illinois have been cited at least once since 2001 for misusing psychotropic drugs, and some violations involved injuries and deaths.