Posts tagged "Illinois budget"

Race, poverty and politics: Mixed reviews on cab strike; Rep. Smith's attorney wants House to slow down; Rep. Joe Walsh has controversial week

Chicago cab drivers held a partial strike Monday, the success of which varies depending on whom you speak with. Fayez Khozindar, chair of the United Taxidrivers Community Council–which staged the strike–claimed several times this week that “80 percent” of the city’s cab drivers were on strike from 6-11 a.m., Monday. There are roughly 12,000 cab... Read more »

What's up this week: Quinn and Emanuel face off; how to fund health care

Gov. Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the keynote panelists at a sold-out Chicago Tribune-hosted forum April 4. The event, “Chicago Forward: The State of the City and the State”, will feature the pols discussing the state of education, jobs, financial difficulties, and much more, in both Illinois and Chicago. It’s part of... Read more »