Rahm Emanuel pushes higher taxes to fund new school programs

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditCHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to impose another tobacco tax on residents to fund orientation programs for Chicago Public Schools students transitioning to new schools. To pay for expanding a one-week orientation program for the city’s 20,000 incoming high school freshmen, Emanuel plans to propose new taxes on tobacco products like […]


IL city employees spend thousands to attend conference – on better budgeting techniques

By Illinois News Network on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditCHICAGO – City officials from across the state gathered last month at the annual Illinois Municipal League Conference in Chicago to learn how to manage municipal budgets during tough fiscal times — many kept a tight budget during the conference and others spent upwards of $1,000 per person to send a representative.


Common Core’s Chicago connections: Initiative has its roots in the Obama/Ayers world

By Brad McQueen on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 in Common Core No Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditCHICAGO – The cult of Common Core had its crude beginnings in Chicago. The central players shaping the cult of Common Core, President Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, David Coleman, and Jason Zimba all burnished their “education reform” credentials in Chicago before inflicting this failed model upon the rest of the […]