Posts tagged "Ben Joravsky"

Stop, before they privatize: Groups want to save Chicago from another parking meter deal

Stop, before they privatize: Groups want to save Chicago from another parking meter deal
Everywhere you turn these days, another plan to privatize a city service seems to be in the works. Ventra cards, a new payment system for the CTA and administered by a San Diego-based company, have made headlines all this week. Before that was the plan to privatize Midway Airport, though the deal fell through when... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: countdown to teacher strike date; school bus shot on South side; Obama invisible on race and poverty

Race, poverty and politics: countdown to teacher strike date; school bus shot on South side; Obama invisible on race and poverty
As the countdown to the possible teacher’s strike looms closer, the Chicago Teachers Union chief says  negotiations have “taken a turn for the better.” The CTU and Chicago Public Schools would need to come to an agreement on several contentious issues, including school closings, tenure allowances and air conditioner in Track E schools to avoid... Read more »

Muckraking: Chicago Reader uncovers Daley's secret budget

Mayor Richard M. Daley is operating a publicly funded city budget that’s entirely off the books, according to a Chicago Reader investigation. The shadow budget includes a rehab of Willis Tower, subsidies for privately run hospitals and Fortune 500 corporations, and neighborhood projects not included in the official city budget. Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky... Read more »
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