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Chicago city council to vote on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2021 spending plan
"This week, the Chicago City Council will vote on Mayor Lightfoot's pandemic budgets for 2021. Lawrence. It's got a $94 million property tax. I can it. What do you think of this? Been spending plan? Well, they were. I mean, you have to put it in the context of what the mayor faces and what the city of Chicago faces right because of the economic uncertainty and disruption that is Um the pandemic has caused. There are very little options that are easy for the city to implement. The property tax increase was not something that, um, the Civic Federation initially was, you know, thrilled about but it is a relatively modest increase. Um, that is the city had indicated was necessary in order to prop up their ongoing Financial position and to show that they could that there was new revenue coming in concerned now that the property texts increases being targeted toward a capital plan that has been not been fully vetted or articulated. The city doesn't need capital improvements, but it needs a comprehensive plan in this very Tough economic time before it spends any money or prioritized prioritizes capital spending. The mayor had has a reasonable approach to this budget. She's trying to maintain the city's both its financial position. She's not getting any help from Springfield, which is not even operational in terms of the General Assembly hasn't met since May. Hope is that the federal government will be providing some revenue support in the form to not just the city in the state of Illinois. But all states once the a Biden administration comes into office, or the U. S. Senate decides to go forward with some local government assistance. Now, if Washington does come through, Is there any piece of the pandemic budget from the mayor that can be reduced cutback? Maybe from definitely the mayor's people are saying that if they get significant revenue support from Washington, they will not be borrowing us much money. They will be not trying to use his what's locally called scoop and toss, which is where we're restructuring our debt by pushing it out. In order to provide budgetary relief to the to this year's and last year's budget and the clothes last year's deficit, So the Civic Federation is strongly supported the need to provide temporary relief to states and local governments during the pandemic so that they can continue to operate so that they can support the businesses and residents that need this support so we can get through the economic disruption, but it's unlikely that that level Support from any administration is going to be enough to avoid the real crisis in terms of Chicago's finances, which are it's overwhelming pension liability and tied to its high level of debt. Do
"civic federation" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"But tough choices come only know like black holes and the only three ways a Chicago alderman leaves the City Council the ballot box. Jury box or the pine box. Now Bill Cameron Lawrence Patrol is here. He's the president of the Civic Federation and AKI, analyst of the gigantic financial Problems facing City Hall in Springfield. Lawrence. Welcome back to the program. Thanks for having me is the coronavirus leaving you on your family alone. Luckily, my family's healthy and so am I. So that's a lot to be thankful for. It certainly disrupting so many people's lives and health so very glad to be able to be conducting a lot of our work virtually And disrupting so many government budgets exactly coming up. This week, the Chicago City Council will vote on Mayor Lightfoot's pandemic budgets for 2021. Lawrence. It's got a $94 million property tax. I can it. What do you think of this? Been spending plan? Well, they were. I mean, you have to put it in the context of what the mayor faces and what the city of Chicago faces right because of the economic uncertainty and disruption that is Um the pandemic has caused. There are very little options that are easy for the city to implement. The property tax increase was not something that, um, the Civic Federation initially was, you know, thrilled about but it is a relatively modest increase. Um, that is the city had indicated was necessary in order to prop up their ongoing Financial position and to show that they could that there was new revenue coming in concerned now that the property texts increases being targeted toward a capital plan that has been not been fully vetted or articulated. The city doesn't need capital improvements, but it needs a comprehensive plan in this very Tough economic time before it spends any money or prioritized prioritizes capital spending. The mayor had has a reasonable approach to this budget. She's trying to maintain the city's both its financial position. She's not getting any help from Springfield, which is not even operational in terms of the General Assembly hasn't met since May. Hope is that the federal government will be providing some revenue support in the form to not just the city in the state of Illinois. But all states once the a Biden administration comes into office, or the U. S. Senate decides to go forward with some local government assistance. Now, if Washington does come through, Is there any piece of the pandemic budget from the mayor that can be reduced cutback? Maybe from definitely the mayor's people are saying that if they get significant revenue support from Washington, they will not be borrowing us much money. They will be not trying to use his what's locally called scoop and toss, which is where we're restructuring our debt by pushing it out. In order to provide budgetary relief to the to this year's and last year's budget and the clothes last year's deficit, So the Civic Federation is strongly supported the need to provide temporary relief to states and local governments during the pandemic so that they can continue to operate so that they can support the businesses and residents that need this support so we can get through the economic disruption, but it's unlikely that that level Support from any administration is going to be enough to avoid the real crisis in terms of Chicago's finances, which are it's overwhelming pension liability and tied to its high level of debt. Do you see a pension solution that nobody's talking about? I see a lot. I don't hear that much talking about solutions, especially not in Springfield mentioned that the General Assembly hasn't even been in session since May. So there's not really any talk in the body that needs to make, um, pension reform and relief. A possibility. Yes, they're consolidation of the city pension funds has been talked about Governor Pritzker last year before the pandemic had a commission headed by Bill Brodsky that looked at the obvious answer. Which is Illinois has more pension funds than any other state. Better run states have consolidated pension funds we could do that with are not just our police and fire, which would be the first step. But there's no justification for the Chicago public schools from a taxpayer standpoint to have its own pension fund, for which the city taxpayers are on the hook, both for the Chicago public School pension fund, as well as the down state and a suburban teacher's pension fund. They needed to be combined to stay. It needs to come up with a means of reducing the growth of the pension liability. The most obvious answer is to go after the 3% compounded automatic increase that requires, um, addressing the constitutional issue. It requires a willingness by the General Assembly and the governor to take on this issue. It's the one that's driving all the tax increases at the local level, the state level the basic reason. While there was a proposal to amend the Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax was because the state can't both funded pension liabilities and fund it's regular government operations. Now organized labor will never go for that. But is there a tipping point in which labor should endorse that, for its own sake? I think labor has Theo is a key component and moving forward and protecting both retirees and the workers. And it's just a It's an obvious fairness issue should Their current workers, not beginning salary increases or beginning reduced salary increases. While the retirees in many places in Illinois and Chicago governments are getting 3% and then sometimes compounded, 3% increases it just with inflation, being at of historic and look a historic low that is projected to continue. We cannot afford to maintain the most generous automatic Pension benefit increase of any state in the United States. No other state built it into statute that regardless of inflation, we're going to give 3% in May cases compounded increases its I distinguish between the Chicago police and fire which don't get the automatic 3% compounded increase that policeman fireman outside of Chicago received His bed is the property tax levy going up is isn't such a good idea to let the mayor raise it by the cost of living or 5%, whichever is less every year until the year 2058. Lauren's right. It is basically not a good idea to put all your pinch your property tax increases on automatic pilot and we express that to the City Council and express that to the mayor, if you can justify in the midst of a pandemic that you have a need to increase the price. Pretty taxes by this year's rate of inflation, it doesn't justify increasing it automatically next year. The reason why Chicago has has a self imposed property tax camp is because it was a reaction to what was going on in Springfield, which was the spread of property tax caps by the then Republican dominated legislature and governor's office under governor Edgar In 1995, there was a push to spread property tax caps out of the collar. Needs to include Cook County. It basically is a limitation that says you could hope non home rule units of government can't increase the property text levy by more than 5%, or C P. I, whichever is less. Since CPR Consumer price index has been less than three and bordering on 2% or less for many years, it makes sense to limit that growth or else it just continues to build upon itself again. Property tax relief Have to come from Springfield in some authorization of consolidating the number of governments reducing government mandates or somehow helping the locals reduce their costs. Okay, let's talk about cuts the mayor is borrowing against future cannabis revenue to wipe out 350 layoffs is just such a good idea. This is not a good idea. Borrowing for operating is never a good idea that cuts that they had identified, which were in addition to vacancy. Cuts. We're going to be contingent on whether or not they received federal revenue support. If they got federal revenue than his support, they would not necessarily borrow as much and they might not make those personnel reductions. If there's a justification for, um maintaining specific positions that has not really been articulated, we need we borrowing. Against the hope for or the expectation of a non runner, reliable and relatively new revenue source. Cannabis is going to be very expensive, and it's going to limit the city's ability to balance their budget next year and in years to come..
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"civic federation" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"The big 10 football season starts in just three days, and some mayors sent a letter to conference officials because they have concerns about covert 19 precaution. Majors from big 10 towns and cities including Michigan State, Wisconsin and Northwestern are worried that they don't have any information on how to keep players and others safe During this pandemic. The season is right around the corner, and, according to the Chicago Tribune, the letter sent to conference officials asks for the Big 10 conference to work with local and county health officials. To offer a few practical Covad safety guidelines and define population positivity rates at which it is no longer safe to host a football game. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has told reporters that their players will not be allowed to gather with family members before and after games. Jennifer Kipper NewsRadio 105.9 of them. Election Day, now two weeks off in a virtual campaign event in Milwaukee and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, as the importance of this election can't be overstated as Joe Biden, Wallace says. The thing that is at stake reigning over all of it is the soul of America. Despite the surge in new covert 19 cases, there is MME or evidence that President Trump continues to ignore the need for tests and other measures to stop the spread. CBS correspondent Ben Tracey reports from the White House with Corona virus cases hitting dangerous new levels across the country. President Trump says Americans are simply over it. People are pandemic out. You know that the pandemic tout new documents released today by Congress show the White House was well aware that Cove Cases were rapidly rising again. After Labor Day, the president continued to hold large massless rallies and downplay the virus. We're rounding the turn uncovered reports from the White House Corona virus taskforce shared with governors but not made public show. URGENT appeals to increase testing An institute mask mandates Joe Biden and President Trump will meet in a debate Thursday night. You can hear it here Live VM at 8 P.m. president abruptly cut off an interview with the 60 Minutes. Correspondent Lesley Stall at the White House today, then taunted her on Twitter. President posted their short behind the scenes video of stall at the taping, noting she had not been wearing a mask. The New York Times reports the events occurred after the president had grown. Irritated by stalls questions. Louisiana Supreme Court's has struck down a state law requiring people convicted of certain sex crimes. To carry an ID card with the words sex offender spelled out an orange capital letters. Thesixty. One ruling upholds the lower court judges previous decision to dismiss the charge against a man who had altered his card to remove the label. The Civic Federation of Business oriented Group says it is not against the concept of a graduated income tax, but it is opposed to the measure on the November ballot. Lawrence Muscle president of the 125 year old Civic Federation, says his organization acknowledges the state of Illinois needs more money. But he says the structure of the so called fair taxes not ideal and missile says the General Assembly has failed to take the opportunity to do any of the other things needed to repair the state's finances. Is in the last 16 months since the General Assembly approved the graduated income tax rates. They haven't done anything to address property taxes, streamlining local and state governments or pension reform that things that the Civic Federation business community has been a virgin for sometime. Backers of the tax amendments say the Civic Federation's just another group of rich business people trying to protect their own interests. But miss all says the group has always tried to represent broader interests. Craig Dolla more news radio.
"civic federation" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Together a wish list of what they say are needed. Updates for Cook County Circuit Court of Chicago, Apple Seed Fund for Justice Civic Federation and Chicago Council of Lawyers say the Cook County Circuit Court Needs to embrace technology and transparency and none too subtle swipe and I'm going incumbent court clerk Dorothy Brown, her critics say the covert 19 pandemic revealed at Brown was unprepared to rapid retooling for remote court hearings. And service to the public spokesperson for Brown says she transformed the clerk's office and hopes the next court clerk will build upon the sound a foundation that she set. Keith Johnson is radio 105.9 FM. The taste of Pilsen will go on this year. But as with so many other events, it's being changed because of the pandemic. This year's event will be a to go format where people can pick up samples from dozens of Pilsen neighborhood restaurants. The event will be held next Tuesday from pot five PM until 8 P.m.. An investigation is underway into the death of a 10 week old boy. Yesterday, they say officers and paramedics were called to Bria of Geneva Health Services on East State Street, where staff called 911 after a woman brought the boy inside. Looking for medical assistance. Paramedics tried to resuscitate the boy in the parking lot. Before taking into a hospital or emergency staff also tried to revive the boy before he was pronounced dead. Police say it's possible the boy was injured in what they call a tragic accident. And they say the boy's family is cooperating with the investigation, which is being handled by Geneva Police and the King County Major Crimes Task force. I'm going to snooze radio 105 point. Another Catholic church in Chicago will hold its final Mass this weekend. ST. Maurice of 36th and Hoyne is being closed due to what the archdiocese says his large debt.
"civic federation" Discussed on KCRW
"Will fare best among US cities thanks to its strength and the tech sector Matthew mole author of the report it has exposure to the industries that we expect the outperform going for so Oxford so San Francisco's economy will grow about two and a half percent a year although it's burdened by a high cost of living which could slow down growth in the future Chicago is projected growth is slowest at one and a half percent it's disappointing but not shocking for Chicago Lawrence missile as head of the civic federation a Chicago government watchdog group he points to mounting pension debt and uncertainty over future tax policy mark there all year to pay our bills did not sense are shying away from a dusting also Chicago's population is declining and manufacturing sector is slowing I'm nervous awful for market place with a soft global economy and a trade war with multiple fronts orders for long lasting expensive things in America went up just slightly last month excluding airplanes non defense capital goods that's a key indicator went up just one tenth of a percent the thrust here is that business investment is still a bit tepid even with consumers out there spending away let's check the markets S. and P. and nasdaq futures are up two tenths of a percent the Dow future up attends percent one tenth of a percent I should say there's an all country index if you want to think global to call the M. S. C. I. pretty flat this morning you may have been fooled into picking up the phone when the caller ID had a number close to yours or your number itself and was it a scammer this is one of the kinds of robo calls the government is about to crack down upon Congress has passed the bill and this is now headed to president trump for signature market place's Merial so Garrett has more gamers can call you from anywhere in the world and make it look like they're calling from a local number it's called spoofing Maureen Mahoney at Consumer Reports says this bill would require phone companies to use technology that'll make it easier to tell in real time if this is happening whether or not the caller has important incorrect number into the caller ID to evade detection or you know trick consumers into picking up the phone so this will really help phone companies be able to identify unstoppable called before they reach the consumer he says the government would give phone companies time to get the technology up and running Margot Saunders is senior counsel at the national consumer law center the bill also here who handle three you can charge double colder's when they find they violated the law but those penalties can be hard to enforce especially when the scammers are in other countries I'm Merrill Segarra for market.
"civic federation" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan when it comes to China the answer to the question is always going to be different because they were so much pent up frustration way is how China has continued for decades to a at as corporations would argue and many Democrats and Republicans and met taking advantage of American companies doing business there and so there is a football frustration we'll have much more on this story coming up throughout the evening and overnight hours here on WBBM the head of the civic federation says mere Laurie Lightfoot faces a staggering challenge as she prepares to roll out her proposed twenty twenty budget plans this week WBBM political editor Craig delamar has that story mayor Lightfoot is already imposed a city wide hiring freeze and in her state of the city speech Thursday she's expected to ask Springfield to letter expand the city sales tax to include hyon services like lawyers and hike the real estate transfer tax on expensive properties but civic federation president Lawrence MA Saul says the real problems are with the pensions both the Chicago police and fire pension funds are in danger of basically running out of money they are in the neighborhood of less than twenty percent funded that it be a alarm clock like no other in most other states and most other places but also the city could save money if it's police and fire pensions were combined with others around the state into one fun Craig Delmore newsradio one oh five point nine FM civic federation president Lawrence must fall is the guest on our at issue program and you can hear.
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"The death of his wife Cynthia Risco in February of two thousand at the time or because of death was undetermined but three forensic pathologists say Risco was drowned by your husband in the Jedi to have in their home in south Barrington and last week bush error was convicted of her murder but his attorney says they will win an appeal a risk when her husband had quarreled over shoddy work in cost overruns and a house being built for them by bush hours cousin who morisco when it issue Jackie swipe newsradio at one OO five point nine FM the head of the civic federation says mayor lord Lightfoot faces a staggering challenge as she prepares to roll out her proposed twenty twenty budget plans this week mayor Lightfoot is already imposed a city wide hiring freeze and in her state of the city speech Thursday she's expected to ask Springfield to letter expand the city sales tax to include hyon services like lawyers and hike the real estate transfer tax on next answer properties but civic federation president Lawrence missile says the real problems are with the pensions both the Chicago police and fire pension funds are in danger of basically running out of money they are in the neighborhood of less than twenty percent funded that it be a alarm clock like no other in most other states and most other places but also the city could save money if it's police and fire pensions were combined with others around the state into one fun Craig Delmore newsradio one oh five point nine FM civic federation president Lawrence and saw was the guest our at issue program this weekend you can hear more of his thoughts coming up at nine thirty tonight your small business reporters next WBBM news time seven twenty two what do you think your home will something extraordinary has happened to Judy size more closer to making it feel more like a closet.
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"Dot com WBBM news time to thirteen the head of the civic federation says mayor Laurie life for it faces a staggering challenge as she prepares to roll out proposed twenty twenty budget plans this week more from WBBM political editor Craig delamar mayor Lightfoot is already imposed a city wide hiring freeze and in her state of the city speech Thursday she's expected to ask Springfield to letter expand the city sales tax to include hyon services like lawyers and hike the real estate transfer tax on expensive properties but civic federation president Lawrence MA Saul says the real problems are with the pensions both the Chicago police and fire pension funds are in danger of basically running out of money they are in the neighborhood of less than twenty percent funded that it be a our alarm clock like no other in most other states and most other places was also the city could save money if it's police and fire pensions were combined with others around the state into one fun Craig delamar newsradio one oh five point nine FM and civic federation president Lawrence was sol ease the guest on our at issue program coming up at nine thirty this morning and re broadcast nine thirty tonight Wisconsin continues to top the nation and family farm bankruptcies the Milwaukee journal Sentinel close the American farm bureau federation which says between July of twenty eighteen in June of this year Wisconsin farmers filed forty five chapter twelve bankruptcies data show the total was five fewer than the previous twelve month period but still number one in the nation Wisconsin also has lots of farms the eleventh highest total in the nation according to twenty seventeen census data WBBM news time to.
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"Police ask the organizers to stop the March at an earlier point but they refused to do that CBS following developments more at the bottom of the hour you may wanna fill up your a tank if you didn't do it yesterday you should do it to well it's a little late now higher gasoline to out the taxes of a kicked in and the Illinois effective today W. B. B. M.'s Nancy hardy with the details for the first time since nineteen ninety the state is raising its motor fuel tax taking it from nineteen cents a gallon to thirty eight cents Illinois government is also raising taxes on cigarettes by a dollar and introducing taxes on vaping products at fifteen percent the increases come amid a decline in cigarette tax revenues the civic federation says Chicago lost about five million dollars in taxes over a five year period that covered when the city race the smoking age to twenty one ANSI hearty newsradio one oh five point nine FM drop it in drive or be prepared to pay more starting today of that story W. B. B. M.'s rob hard drivers caught using cell phones while behind the wheel will face harsher penalties instead of a warning those caught texting will get a moving violation that will go on their driving record the fines will go up seventy five dollars for the first offense a hundred dollars for the second offense one hundred twenty five dollars for the thirty and one hundred fifty dollars beyond that there are some exemptions law enforcement officers performing official duties a driver reporting an emergency or a driver in Hey ends free mode rob hard news radio one oh five point nine FM close call yesterday for three boaters on the fox river in Saint Charles emergency responders rescuing two adults and a teenager from a disabled boat which had engine trouble about a thousand yards north of a dam where rescuers found the boat struggling and stormy weathers strong winds were blowing the craft toward the dam and the anchor line was not holding the boat in place a rescue boat reach the craft that approached the damn ball did go all over the damn and was left floating upside down north of the main street bridge in Saint Charles boaters were transported to a dock behind the police department and checked out by paramedics WBBM news time for twenty two what does building a better bank look like it starts with building Capital One.
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"It's very hard raising. We should never get used to babies and children and women being shot and killed nor should we get used to young black males ringside and kill them. I think if we continue down this path. Unfortunately, people are going to be more and more desensitized police believe the target may have been the boy's mother to people are in the hospital today with life threatening injuries after a car hit a popular banquet hall in stream would last night that happened just after eight o'clock at the Seville banquet hall on south Barrington road. And stream would the stream would fire department tells the daily herald that an Uber driver was dropping passengers off when they driver accelerated for some unknown reason the car hit two other cars along with a valet Parker and a bystander no injuries. But one man says he lost everything in a fire that gutted an apartment building in Highland, Indiana. Part of the roof of the three-storey building. Collapsed is firefighters battled the blaze in Highland. The collapse expose the interior of third floor unit where the fire is believed to started this in the ninety five hundred block of Hampton drive as many as one hundred people left homeless firefighters from several municipalities responded to the blaze which ignited around three in the afternoon on men tells the northwest Indiana times, he wasn't able to retrieve any belongings fears. He's lost everything. Another resident said he was glad he was able to save his two kitty cats, John Coleman, NewsRadio one zero five point nine FM. WBZ news time twelve twenty two the cause of last summer's apartment fire in the little village neighborhood that killed ten children. Still a mystery. Investigators say the August twenty six fire was started by a person, but they can't say if it was an accident or arson. The fire was started by an open flame in an enclosed rear porch. The building will be demolished took just a couple of weeks in office. But governor Pritzker says Illinois is in worse shape than he expected. A new report is called digging out. Fingers. A three point two billion dollar deficit about four hundred million dollars worse. Governor Pritzker thought he was inheriting Lawrence Mishal. President of the civic federation says the three D problem dire difficult, dastardly situation that really begged for leadership, but for a comprehensive. With all eyes will be on governor Baker it his financial tape for how they're going to move forward. But the state can clearly not afford to revert back to its old practices of kicking the camp down the road, not recognizing its liabilities..
Illinois state budget deficit is $400 million higher than previous estimates
"Governor Jay Pritzker office yesterday announced that if no action is taken illinois's budget deficit for the new fiscal year will be three point two billion dollars Lawrence them. Saul president of the civic federation says the governor's new financial report called digging out which reveals the state's budget deficit is four hundred million dollars worse than I thought is appropriate for the season. This report what is left with a chill similar. What would get a few walked outside if Illinois? No, this is a very cold assessment. Financial challenges facing the state. There's going to be very difficult for the governor in his presidential debate going forward. Saul says continued unpaid bills and unfulfilled pension obligations are to blame for the additional
Pritzker Says Illinois' Budget Deficit is Higher Than Estimated
"Just a month into Jay Pritzker term as governor the state budget deficit is worse than his team sought wars by four hundred million dollars a states in the red by three point two billion dollars civic federation, president Lawrence Mishal governors report. Does it? A good job of consolidating all the issues at the state of Illinois faces they identify financially a three point two billion dollar budget deficit for the coming year that being governor Hinds governor Pritzker their financial tape have a big challenge. I had with February twentieth. Little league for the date when they have to provide a proposal to balance the state's budget and Saul says, it's a problem. I cannot cut its way
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"But Kelly's lawyers argued that those banker's hours, they call them. We're not conducive to Kelly's creative process. The space will now be accessible between nine AM and nine PM access to the building was restricted last month after city officials found dozens of code violations Kelly's facing a series of allegations of sexual impropriety. Well, there's a chance Chicago Illinois may be in contention for Amazon's H Q to compensate it's reconsidering locating half of it. At least in New York City. According to Crain's close the source close to governor Pritzker is already been on the floating zone after the story. First appeared this morning. It's unclear exactly what city hall is doing. The Amazon threat not to go to New York is considered real or just a bargaining ploy. And the governor says if no action is taken Illinois budget deficit for the new fiscal year will be four hundred thirty five million dollars more than the rounder administration. Estimated in November. A new report says Illinois could actually have a deficit of three point two billion dollars for fiscal year two thousand twenty compared with a round or administration estimate of about two point seven billion orange or the civic federation says the governor's report released today is missing one important component nothing in this report that identifies how this state is going to put three point two billion dollars in either cuts or revenue. The governor set to deliver his first proposed budget on February twentieth. A plan to extend the runway Takagi executive airport in wheeling got a big thumbs down at a meeting of the village board in neighboring mount prospect, the airport is owned by wheeling and prospect heights in neighboring mount prospect, which doesn't have a say on the expansion mayor Arlene Jurassic told opponents she shares their concerns, not only do we. Here you we agree with. Steve Neff lives near the airport and said there is no benefit area residents. This was all about.
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"Ninety one degrees at O'Hare. What will be mayor emanuel's legacy when it comes to the city's finances. Once he steps down Lawrence Masan with the civic federation is monitored the city's money for years. I think an objective review of the mayor's tenure would show that he moved the city forward financially he made some very unpopular but important decisions to raise taxes to address the police and fire pension fund. That's improved. He says the mayor deserves a lot of credit for improvements to the C T and river walk. You can hear mayor Emanuel tomorrow morning on the Steve Cochran show Willie Wilson who wants to be mayor says he's not surprised by emanuel's decision not to seek reelection. I predicted this. Four or five months ago? I said you could save some embarrassment Wilson telling WGN's Rokon Emmanuel couldn't win. And he has not been a good mayor the family of a qualm McDonald, speaking out on the eve of the trial of the Chicago police officer who shot the teen in twenty fourteen great uncle of the Kwan McDonald pastor Marvin hunter says they're seeking Justice. Not revenge are conscious that Macron McDonnell represents all of the victims of police violence against citizens in this city. And in his county. I worked for the family is asking for peace. We don't want any violence before doing after this the verdict in this trial. Family says it believes the prosecutor in the case is doing a good job. They do plan to be an attendance from gavel-to-gavel wants the trial gets underway. Ryan burrow, WGN news supreme court nominee brick Hamilton will begin answering questions from senators tomorrow following his promise to senators today that he would be neutral. Josh where that the testimony you're about to give before this committee will be the truth the whole truth. And nothing, but the truth I do contentious start today to the confirmation hearings of the Democrats, interrupting proceedings demanding the release of more than one hundred thousand documents related to Kavanagh's work in the George W Bush administration. It remains below hurricane status. But tropical storm, Gordon is picked up some intensity. This afternoon is a heads towards the northern Gulf Coast. Gordon setter is still well over a hundred miles.
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"Local story on NewsRadio the Cook County board is, being urged to create, a, commission, to, find new, revenue sources that won't suffer the same fate as the now defunct soda tax the story this morning from WBZ began. Political editor Craig Delamarre Commissioner unlikely congressman hey Zeus chewy Garcia's asking. The county board to, create what's called a consensus revenue forecasting commission to issue revenue projections and evaluate tax proposals it had we had. Something like this. In place two years ago even a year ago we might have. Had a. More robust debate about a revenue proposal like the sweetened drink tax, that, we enacted. I supported it I think some additional. Analysis could. Have resulting In. A more positive outcome the pop tax was later repealed leaving a two. Hundred million, dollar budget shortfall in? Its wake in the loop Craig Delamore NewsRadio on one zero five point nine FM Chicago school board, today will consider nearly. Eight billion. Dollar spending plan. For the coming school year the. Proposed school, system budget. Includes one hundred eleven million. Dollars more from the state, of, Illinois putting. The public schools, at a better financial footing even the watchdog civic federation supports it the sometime says that's the first time since twenty eleven the group is given the CPS budget a thumbs up the school. System plans to spend nearly a billion dollars on, physical school improvements but, seven, hundred, fifty, million of, those dollars will be borrowed fifty million dollars will be spent on upgrading computer and internet technology at dozens of schools. Bernie to foia NewsRadio on one zero five point nine FM McHenry. County sheriff's office now, says a six year old boy pulled from the FOX river earlier this month was not hit by a boat. After all the. Sheriff's office now says what happened to us Six. Year old boy from Kerry was. A near drowning and that he was not hit by an eighteen foot bayliner. Piloted by nineteen year old Alicante. Man after, all in July fifteenth news release the McHenry county sheriff's office said the six year old was swimming and. Dived under the water and the nineteen year old was not able to see him because the, water was so murky and drove the boat over, him the sheriff's office says, that after. A week long, investigation they've determined the boat never hit. The boy and that the boy has, been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery Steve Miller News Radio, on one zero five point nine FM WBZ news time eight. Hundred eight traffic and weather together on the aids sponsored by elmhurst BMW here's Bill Durant, still some issues on the Indiana toll. Road all, the westbound lanes of the toll road are closed starting at US thirty one in south bend and that. Extends all the way to US four twenty one that's because of two serious crashes, involving multiple semis along On that stretch so your best bet is to use westbound ninety four is. An alternate through northwestern DNA. You can see pictures of both of. These crashes that are causing. The shutdown on Twitter now. At WBZ em. Seven eighty traffic Edens inbound twenty three minutes from lake cook into the Kennedy juncture on the outside a crash on the shoulder just before. Foster it's thirty four minutes from, Montrose the lake cook road Kennedy inbound fifty two minutes from O'Hare forty minutes on the trip in from the, evens in the local lanes thirty one, in the express, lanes from the, Edens studio. How feeder outbound Twenty-three to Montrose it's a forty five minute drive out to O'Hare Eisenhower inbound our five from route three hundred forty two minutes in for Mannheim Alabama early crashed Austin is cleared up it's still forty one. Minutes out to Mannheim no one in our to out, to three ninety Stevenson inbound an hour from three fifty five forty-seven in from the tri-state it's thirty eight minutes out of fifty five I fifty. Five northbound heavy starting at route fifty, three the, Dan Ryan inbound costing you, thirty one minutes from ninety fifth into downtown but the downside is okay I. Fifty seven eighteen. Minutes from eighty the Bishop Ford seventeen eighty. Ninety four in the merge no outbound issues on the south side lakeshore drive northbound slow from the, Stevenson through grand park closes in place with through the part..
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"Time good. Morning I'm Felicia middlebrooks. Welcome. Back Felicien he'll good morning everybody I'm Pat Cassidy down. A gorgeous, forecast compliments. Evacuate today mostly sunny very warm are high Eighty-eight degrees closer to eighty at. The lakefront sixty eight at. O'Hare top local story on NewsRadio the Chicago school board today will consider a nearly eight billion dollar spending. Plan for the coming school year live with details. WB gums Bernie to foia out the proposed school system budget includes one hundred and eleven million dollars more from the state of Illinois and putting the public. Schools on a better financial, footing even. The watchdog civic federation, supports it the sun times says that's. The first time since twenty eleven. The group has given the CPS Budget a thumbs up during this. Election year the school system. Plans to spend nearly a billion dollars on physical school improvements but seven hundred fifty million of those dollars. Will be borrowed money reporting live burning to foia. NewsRadio on one point nine FM memorial service for missing crew member John Santarelli overshadow yesterday's award ceremonies for the Chicago to mackinac yacht race yacht club Commodore. Leaf Sigmund called for a, moment of. Silence after paying tribute, to Santa a rally our crew members. Of our family enduring this race We we Salvi lost one of the best many Thomas skippers, the goblin, and said, he considered Santa rally a close friend. Volunteered for so many things we would, refuse is volunteer effort on on on many occasions You've done too much HAMAs said the loss will. Be felt for a long time Bob Roberts NewsRadio and what I'll find point nine. FM divers have recovered the body but twenty four year old. Woman a day after she disappeared from Marquette park beach in Indiana Twenty-four-year-old, Thira hardy had gone swimming Monday evening with friends after lifeguards were. Off duty hardy was last seen as a wave crashed over her head Gary police say the national, weather, service had issued. A beach hazard statement Monday for strong waves at. Three, to four feet and rip. Currents the, Lake County marine unit found Hardee's body about a quarter mile from, where she was last seen swimming Hardy's friends survived onlookers had helped them out of the choppy water. Michelle Fiori NewsRadio on one zero five point nine FM President Trump wants to see, a media marriage move forward but the Federal Communications Commission. Isn't an agreement that has the nation's chief, executive pretty angry and emotion he expressed a tweet Mr. Trump came to the defensive Sinclair broadcast group's propose Three point nine billion dollar media merger with Tribune media after the FCC raised some serious concerns that infer. The companies misled federal regulators WBZ news time six oh aid traffic and weather together on the eight sponsored by Packy. Web toward here's boat, around getting heavier progressively on the expressways tollways this morning the Edens inbound you're. Seeing brake lights as you approach the. Kennedy but no major travel time issues just nineteen minutes from. Lake cook into the junction nineteen on the outbound trip the Kennedy inbound is pretty heavy from ever road to Nagel twenty four minutes from O'Hare to downtown ten in from the. Edens twenty three minutes on your outbound trip to O'Hare Eisenhower inbound at thirty eight. Minutes that's from route three ninety into the burn interchange twenty. Five on, the drive in from Mannheim eighteen out to Mannheim thirty one, minutes out to three ninety Stevenson inbound forty seven minutes from three. Fifty five to lakeshore drive in twenty-six on the trip in from the tri-state but no outbound fifty-five, issues, as thirty minutes. From lake shore drive out to three fifty five. On, the Dan Ryan down twenty. Eight minutes, from ninety fifth into the burn interchange Deva crash on the shoulder, on the Chinatown exit to look out for no outbound delays on the Dan Ryan I fifty seven. Is all clear both in and out the Bishop Ford's. Slow as you approach The, merge twenty one minutes from eighty ninety four. In no outbound. Delays lakeshore drive, both north, and southbound looking okay on the Tri state. Tollway the northbound lanes or slow from Saint Charleston Balmoral but, no southbound delays report onto ninety, four, the Jane Addams in the Reagan both looking okay so far this morning the atoms tapping the brakes as, you approach the Kennedy the Reagan a, bit slow as, you approach the Eisenhower but no major issues for, fifty five route fifty three both, looking all right I eighty both east and westbound in. Great shape and north. West eighty ninety four and I sixty five or looking pretty good but on the Indiana toll road westbound got some issues that US four twenty one that's because of a crash involving, a semi all, lanes remain blocked ninety four is going to be your best, alternate through north west India looks like if. You're westbound the Indiana. Toll road you being diverted off at state road thirty nine right now so I, ninety four much better option heading westbound through northwest Indiana in park ridge earlier crash evolving utility pole down had Oaten closed between western night it is now reopened traffic is getting through.
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"You know just five thousand is a i it's hard to know wondering if you're living in i mean if you're if you're in the forty second word it's probably fifteen thousand right if you're on the south i'd like it to be that i'll tell you what i'll tell you i'm gonna take that number right there happening all i gotta pay my gosh maria this is this has never fun and their taxes this is just such a thing shabby got over there right you know here's the problem the problem is that countywide countywide and in cook county is the sixteenth largest government the world there two thousand two hundred governments in cook county the combined debt in cook county governments is one hundred thirty six billion dollars so before you fix a bridge build a school pay a teacher do anything you've got a credit card running of one hundred thirty six billion that will ask and this happens this is happening in county this happening in the city the county the state and the country right i mean everybody's running at a deficit then we'll ask well what were these people doing why why did why did we end up like this and what can we do to get out of it you have any suggestion to get out of it because what happened in the past is either mismanagement or there's loss there are cert there are circumstances under which these things can occur but what do you have a plan do you have a thought just an inkling of what would be a good plan for us in the county you know the civic federation every good good good google group and university show everybody's come up with a plan the problem is nobody wants to come to the table when you like you like i think you've got to renegotiate pensions going forward you're going to have to look at look at the people who now have them coming in but people who years out from at some point who it's some point the people were getting what they're getting they're not going to be able to get it because i can be any money to give to them dylan pension or people who are expecting to collect upon people were expecting to collect it and who are currently collecting it there won't be any money to give him so at that point there will be a renegotiation did the crisis has it's like everything now government the crisis has to happen before anybody does anything about it and it's coming and it's coming the senior i went to coming coming very soon very very soon so cryptic matic like we like within five years no a little longer with intent fifteen it depends it depends upon it depends upon how bad the infrastructure changes are in the city.
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"Wages made organizing the region difficult winning nineteen hundred the u m w hugh united mine workers started talking about strikes immigrants and natives were ready marcus hanna a us senator from ohio shared the progressive perspective that by showing labor organizations respect mangement fostered greater productivity and minimize potential disruptions from socialists and other radical elements a man who won't meet as been halfway is a god damn full he became a labor conciliator for the national civic federation founded in eighteen ninety six a group of businessmen reformers in mainstream labor leaders that sought to improve americans industrial relations but because of the mix of industrialists and labor leaders the organization never gained the trust of labor or management hannah wanting mckinley s president in nineteen hundred with the help of j p morgan was able to tain a settlement for the coal miners of a ten percent pay raise the mine refuse to knowledge the but they sent members back to work helping to ensure mckinley election september nineteen one mckinley was assassinated by the anarchist leon zog goes vice president feodor roosevelt becoming president roosevelt enhance did not have the same report and it was tested in nineteen to win the nineteen hundred coal agreement expired the um w made new demands wages remained unacceptable ten hour day was too long and the operators laying off and rehiring based on short term needs was unacceptable add in that miners lived in company towns that were unsanitary hobbles their meagre salaries were gouge at the company stores roosevelt was as contemptuous of industrial take hoon's as he was a radical change seekers although he had once said i strongly favor labor unions if i worry wage worker in a big city i should certainly join one nineteen to confronting the ume debbie used man's roosevelt had reason to not trust hannah who appeared to have presidential ambitions for the nineteen o four election it would certainly help this ambition if hannah could again deliver labor peace to the nation it would take money mental effort if the um w went on strike it would affect three hundred and fifty seven kaleri and nearly one hundred.
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"To ensure that all students receive the required number of instructional minutes for the year we will make up this day at the end of the school year nick gale wlsam 890 news tyrone robinson may not have thought twice about what it is he's done both the 26yearold west angle would man we'll have some time to him shelf now he was arrested and charged with a series of sexual assaults in robberies that of spam from the north side to the south loop they are numerous felony charges most recently a 26yearold woman who was graham for behind him dragged into an alley where she was robbed and groped yesterday we reported how thirty one year old slobodon on page of shot to death his koa henchman in a home invasion today the courts have ruled that the show vic will not be released on any bond the 43yearold luis morales was shot in the head during the invasion the two of them had worked together at a restaurant the seventy year old man who lived in at home that was struck did not know either of the two chicago civic groups says it'll knife finances are so bad the station shut down some of its colleges and universities are john dempsey with more the civic federation of chicago says the state should seriously think about closing some of its state colleges and universities including southern eastern western northeastern illinois and chicago's state those schools have stood out further weaken role meant in recent years the federation also says illinois should start taxing cable tv and services like laundry and dry cleaning and should tax retirement income these ideas are politically unpopular and will probably go nowhere john dempsey wlsam 890 news vice president mike pence and the sister of north korean leader kim jongil may have been remark next to one another during the opening ceremonies of the winter olympics bodice corresponding brian todd reports the white house says they never interacted sitting just a few feet from each other enemies whose countries have never been closer to nuclear war the sister of kim jonghoon shook hands warmly with the south korean president in the vip box at the olympic opening ceremonies but vice president mike pence by all accounts never turned around and even acknowledged kimyo john vicepresident also was taken to several other places during the.
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"There were no here rebound in the second quarter in real gdp growth which has again our scoreboard for the economy and we might be growth something close to that three percent number the three percent growth rate is a target federal reserve policymakers have been looking for after more than two years without a budget the state of illinois finally has one npr cheryl chorley reports the illinois legislature ended a long impasse voting to override governor bruce rounders veto of the spending plan this is a first full budget for eleanor license 2015 bond rating companies at warned the state could be the first to reach junk bond status the bitter impasse caused huge financial problems for some social service nonprofits and for many of the state's public universities enough republicans join many of the state's democrats to override the governor's veto of a thirty six billion dollar spending plan that included tax hikes lawrence mosol president of the nonpartisan civic federation calls it a relief it is definitely an important step in the right direction to annoy future stability but it is not a panacea illinois has to pay off nearly fifteen billion impasse due bills cheryl chorley npr news chicago health and human services secretary tom price as nominated doctor brenda fitzgerald to head the centers for disease control and prevention and the agency for toxic substances and disease registry fitzgerald most recently headed georgia's health department on wall street this hour the dow jones industrial average is up fifty nine points at twenty one thousand three hundred seventy nine the nasdaq is up forty two points this is npr.