A Chicago Public Schools employee stole more than $870,000 from two high schools in a scheme with four others after the principals of those schools gave him passwords to the district’s automated payment system, prosecutors said Thursday.
Illinois' wealthy don’t need defending. They know how to take care of themselves just fine. But don’t assume that a tax hike on them will be a free lunch for the rest of us. If too many wealthy leave, our reform-shunning legislature will only have one place to make up for the loss in tax revenues: Illinois' middle-income earners.