Star Per today's
economist Diane Swonk delivered a no-nonsense analysis on the nation's "slow and painful"
emergence from the Great Recession to the Executives' Club of Chicago yesterday.
Sun-Times, Swonk predicted the possibility of "later retirements, higher taxes
and more sacrifices..."
Among her local concerns: Bottom line: Swonk says to fasten your seatbelts:
states and retain residents.
Bottom line: Swonk says to fasten your seatbelts:
"It will be a
very challenging next couple of decades."
Meanwhile, Gov. Quinn said yesterday he's ready to make "cuts across the board" to resolve Illinois' $13 billion budget shortfall - but refused to say where - except that he's hoping to avoid deep cuts to human services and education.
"I'm not going to let those school children down."
Too late? in its final part in a four-part series on education, the Peoria Journal-Star profiles a local school hit hard by the state's funding crisis.