Taxes & Spending

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Poor In Chicago And Illinois Targeted In Trump Budget Cuts

March 16, 2017
The president’s new budget proposes to do away with several popular aid programs, with the brunt of the pain focused on programs that serve low income residents. 

Trust Or Bust? Emanuel’s 'Breakout' Infrastructure Plan Delivers Little

March 6, 2017
The mayor appears to have generated more headlines than results with a privatized infrastructure spending proposal that has cost taxpayers millions of dollars more than he said it would.  

U Of I, Cook Hospitals Spend Millions On Malpractice Payouts

December 21, 2016
Taxpayer-funded health systems settle dozens of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits over five-year period, BGA finds.
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