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Chicago's population slides again

Greg Hinz reports in Crain’s Chicago Business that Chicago population drops for third year in a row. The net loss isn’t much, just a few thousand, but significantly, African Americans are leading the parade out of the city. Which probably accounts for the fact that the only suburbs that are seeing a small  increase are... Read more »

Public employee pension funding estimates screwed up

Here are two related stories that indicate that actuaries screwed up the real cost of public employee pensions. In the first, a prominent actuary, Jeremy Gold,  blames his fellow actuaries for irresponsibly underestimating the costs. As he said: ““I’m here to tell you a story about how a profession failed to fulfill its duties to the... Read more »

Racial pandering on the CTA

Once again, the big, bad, white suburbs are victimizing poor, minority Chicagoans. That’s the underlying logic of a class action suit brought against the state, RTA and Metra by a public interest law firm that hasn’t a clue about the Pandora’s Box that it is opening. According to the suit, filed Wednesday in federal court,... Read more »
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