Borrow $10B to help stabilize city pensions along with legal pot, casino and benefit cuts: Rahm December 13, 2018 By Heather Cherone - Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday laid out a four-part plan to keep the city’s four pension funds in the black — and avoid another series of tax hikes on Chicagoans.
County board repeals tax cut on parking apps, keeps rate at 6 percent December 13, 2018 By A.D. Quig - County commissioners took a simple voice vote and did not debate a convoluted change to the rate the county charges parking apps like SpotHero and ParkWhiz.
Rauner slams mid-level state employees still in unions long after Blagojevich era December 13, 2018 By Hannah Meisel - Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday went off-script at a Chicago news conference designed to tout the administration’s work in reducing Medicaid fraud by spotlighting the issue of mid-level managers within state government who are represented by public employee unions.

Democratic Party of Illinois’ Christian Mitchell talks Pritzker’s big money, Madigan, and statewide outreach

Illinois Democrats say they are confident they will ride a “Blue Wave” to victory Nov. 6th, and recent poll numbers have bolstered that confidence — Democrat JB Pritzker is currently leading Gov. Bruce Rauner by a full 20 points, and Pritzker’s money has bolstered races up and down the ballot. State Rep. Christian Mitchell, a Hyde Park Democrat and interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, sheds light on the future of the party, House Speaker Mike Madigan, and money in politics. 

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