Category Archives: Politics

Aldermen say property tax bills reflecting 10% tax hike necessary

by Agnes Connolly The second installment of property tax bills that are due Aug. 1 and feature a 10 percent tax increase in Chicago are necessary, according to representatives for some local

‘Madigan’s tax increase’ boosts Rauner for 2018

by RUSS STEWART Mike Madigan, like that poetic old gray mare, just ain’t what he used to be. The speaker is no longer the undisputed master of Springfield. He has failed his

Lawmakers discuss veto override, tax increase

by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI and AGNES CONNOLLY Some Northwest Side legislators discussed the end of a historic budget impasse and the Illinois General Assembly’s override of Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a budget

Milwaukee-Wilson affordable housing plan not moving forward; tax credits had been sought

by BRIAN NADIG A developer had been seeking low-income housing tax credits for a possible 43-unit residential development at 4601-11 N. Milwaukee Ave., but the project is not moving forward. The development

Legislators discuss plan for elected school board

by AGNES CONNOLLY Local legislators discussed bills that were recently approved by the Illinois House and the Illinois Senate that would create an elected Chicago Public Schools board instead of an appointed

Arena’s political aim may shift in county clerk race

BY RUSS STEWART This column contains some good news and some bad news about Alderman John Arena (45th). But more on that later. The good news is that Arena is likely not