Audit shows need for stalled bill to give assessor better commercial property tax assessment data: Kaegi May 24, 2019 By A.D. Quig - An audit of the Cook County Assessor’s office demonstrates the need for state lawmakers to approve a bill backed by Assessor Fritz Kaegi now stalled in Springfield that would give his office the ability to collect operating income and expense

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Supreme Court upholds Chicago food truck rules, ending 7-year legal fight — for now May 24, 2019 By Heather Cherone - The city has the right to restrict where food trucks can dish out their savory and sweet dishes, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
After Black Caucus agreement on labor, Senate passes bill derided as ‘forced unionization’ May 24, 2019 By Hannah Meisel - After weeks of delays and false starts, State Sen. Mike Hastings (D-Orland Park) on Thursday shepherded SB 1407 through the Senate, sending the House a bill that would require firms to pay their workers the equivalent of the local prevailing

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Bill Daley: ‘Progressive is just because Democrats didn’t want to call themselves liberals anymore because it was such a negative term’

Bill Daley, the former Chief-of-Staff for Barack Obama and former U.S. Commerce Secretary for Bill Clinton had stints in the private sector at SBC Communications, JPMorgan Chase, and at Swiss hedge fund Argentiere Capital. He talks about his crime plan, the factors driving Chicago’s population loss, and his definition of progressive.


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