Posts tagged "contracting"

Company accused of stealing millions from NYC and hurricane victims gets money from Chicago

The City of Chicago has given over $7 million to Spherion, a company whose employees were targeted by federal prosecutors last week for its role in a money laundering scheme. Citipayments.org’s Dan O’Neil was the first to notice Chicago’s connection to Spherion. We dug a little deeper into some Chicago records and found that the... Read more »

News Roundup: Dependence on government grew 14 percent last year

Americans, as a whole, became 13.6 percent more dependent on our government in 2009,  according to a new study by the Heritage Foundation. Housing assistance in particular saw the largest increase since the foundation created the Index of Dependence on Government in the 1960s. Welfare and low-income healthcare spending also spiked. More at chicagoreporter.com Also... Read more »