Judging Rahm? “Keep an eye on the Daley Center,” writes Carol Marin in her Sun-Times column—because that’s where the first court ruling in Rahm Emanuel’s residency case will probably be made by a judge hand-picked by Gery Chico supporter Ed Burke, powerful chairman of the City Council Finance Committee and overseer of judicial slating for the Cook County Democratic party.
Pension parity? The Illinois House adds cops and firefighters to earlier pension reform bill affecting newly hired public employees, the Trib reports. The measure also requires Chicago to increase pension fund contributions, but the Daley administration claims it can’t afford the multi-million dollar price tag.
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