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by Matthew Blake
5:51pm
Wed Jul 18, 2012

TIF Piggybank Running Low

Chicago’s rapid expansion of the controversial Tax Increment Finance, or TIF, program during the housing bubble has arguably started to back fire.

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by Matthew Blake
2:59pm
Tue Jul 17, 2012

City of Chicago Releases Ambitious Cultural Plan

The draft of Chicago's cultural plans reflects some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s oft-stated priorities, such as making Chicago a more internationally-prominent city. But the plan, released yesterday, also includes recommendations that could greatly benefit Chicago artists and public school students.

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by Matthew Blake
6:38pm
Mon Jul 16, 2012

Chicago Public Library Hours, Part-Time Jobs Restored

Back in October, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a 2012 city budget that sliced city library branch hours from 48 to 40 each week, and threatened pink slips to hundreds of library employees.

Today the mayor announced an almost complete reversal of that proposal: The city’s branch libraries will return to year-round 48-hour weeks, including eight-hour Mondays. Additionally, the layoffs of 105 part-time employees has been reversed, according to Chicago Public Library spokeswoman Ruth Lednicer.

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by Matthew Blake
5:25pm
Mon Jul 16, 2012

CTU: Fact Finder Recommends Significant Raise For Teachers

An independent fact finder may have delivered a major victory for the Chicago Teachers Union: a recommendation that teachers get an almost 15 percent raise for the upcoming school year as compensation for a longer school day.

“We do agree with his initial recommendations that our members deserve significant pay raises,” said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said at a press conference this afternoon.

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by Brandon Campbell
6:37pm
Thu Jul 12, 2012

Union Janitors Decry Lost Jobs, Continue To Push Mayor On Labor Contract Reforms (VIDEO)

The same group of about 50 SEIU Local 1 janitors who lost their jobs at the end of last month returned to City Hall Thursday morning with a message for Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Sign the Responsible Bidders Ordinance.

The proposed ordinance, championed by Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) and backed by about 30 additional aldermen, would provide protections for worker retention, wages, and benefits.

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by Matthew Blake
5:53pm
Thu Jul 12, 2012

Maligned CPS Budget Proposal Might Not Be Final Version

What do the Chicago Teachers Union, Occupy Chicago, the Chicago Tribune editorial page, the Chicago Civic Federation, and Moody’s credit rating agency all have in common? They have each slammed the Chicago Public Schools for proposing a budget that drains the system’s entire $349 million rainy day fund.

The widespread disapproval raises the question of whether the Board of Education, which is appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and typically rubber stamps any CPS proposal, might suggest changes to the new budget at its July 26 meeting.

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