Tag: spending

New ordinance would make it harder for Chicago City Council to tax and spend

Chicagoans are seeking shelter from a barrage of city tax hikes. The Windy City is home to the highest sales tax in the nation. It is in the midst of a record-breaking property tax hike and a water-sewer tax increase. Residents already shoulder the highest tax and fee burden in Illinois. But one alderman is proposing a simple yet potentially... Read more »

Chicago spent $30K on music, meetings at South by Southwest

Chicago faces a world of trouble. Its school system is on the verge of bankruptcy. Middle-class jobs have disappeared en masse. And vast swaths of the city are trapped in a vicious cycle of violence, incarceration and lack of opportunity. One problem the city doesn’t have? Lack of good music. So, it’s shocking that in... Read more »