Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Wirepoints Original Stories

“Illinois borrowing from the Fed a second time is a real signal of just how deep this state’s problems are.” – Ted on the Coffee and a Mike Podcast

Ted was on the Coffee and a Mike podcast earlier this week discussing Pritzker's announcement that he'll tap the Fed's borrowing program a second time and Chicago's continued financial desperation.

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Illinois’ COVID-19 data: Daily update for October 21, 2020 – Wirepoints

Daily COVID-19 data update for October 21, 2020.

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Bravo! Northwestern University President Blasts Extremist Protesters – Wirepoints

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro has had more than enough of his students' means of protesting for abolishing campus police. His words are unequivocal and scathing.

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Too Many Units of Local Government: Illinois the Outlier – Wirepoints Video

Illinois residents pay some of the nation’s highest taxes. One of the big reasons - Illinois has 7,000 units of local government. That’s by far the most in the nation. Consolidation would help ease the outrageous tax burden on the average Illinoisan.

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A preview of Chicago’s 2021 budget: more taxes, phantom savings and no reforms. – Wirepoints Quicktake

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a slew of one-off actions to help close what city officials claim will be a $1.2 billion shortfall in next year’s budget – including a $94 million property tax hike. Absent in the list of savings is anything that can be considered a structural reform.

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