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Should unions refund collected fees that were later declared unconstitutional? Appeals court to decide – Cook County Record
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Illinois’ financially distressed municipal laws need ‘teeth’ before next downturn, expert says – Center Square
Illinois AG joins lawsuit against federal limits to California’s regulatory powers – Capitol News IL
Top Chicago Stories
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Weed Will Soon Be Legal in Illinois. Here’s What It Means for Chicago’s Cannabis Startups. – Chicago Inno
Chicago cops could have access to video from thousands of new cameras — on residents’ front doors – Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Police Department will soon join forces with the video doorbell company Ring — potentially giving cops access to thousands of cameras fixed to residents’ front doors around the city.
Police have “no hesitation” to partner with Ring and will announce a pilot program soon, a Chicago police spokesman says.
Our condo was just off Michigan Avenue facing east, with a view of the lake and the Bean. One day my husband said “We need to sell this condo now before property taxes go up and we lose money on it.” I thought he was kidding. He wasn’t. We bought a to-be-built house in Las Vegas in October 2014, moved into that house in September of 2015, and the condo closed in December of that year.
Our cost of living has gone down 40%. Our current property taxes are 1/3rd of what the condo’s taxes currently are. We have no tax on groceries and there’s no state income tax, plus I don’t have to sludge through heat like I did through the snow.
Wirepoints Commentary and Research
“Cities are being forced to choose: Do they short pensions or do they fire public safety workers” – Ted on WTAD News Round Table
Third domino falls: Illinois Comptroller set to confiscate East St. Louis revenues to pay for city’s firefighter pensions
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“City workers are guaranteed benefits that ordinary workers have to pay for, even when they’re struggling” – Ted on The Chicago Way with John Kass
“Lightfoot inherited the worst crisis in the state, so she needs to champion the state’s boldest reforms.” – Ted on AM560
Why Chicago’s Lightfoot should push for a pension amendment, not tax hikes – Wirepoints Special Report
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