Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed important pension reform for the city and Illinois. He should keep up the fight, even after his mayoral term ends.
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Greising: Emanuel’s Handling of Lincoln Yards Project Will Shape His Legacy
The community is pushing Mayor Rahm Emanuel to slow down his ambitious plans to work with Sterling Bay on the Lincoln Yards development. He should listen.
Greising: Mayor’s Race a Numbers Game for Candidates and Voters
Running for mayor is a game of numbers. The date of announcement is a number. The money in the kitty is a number. The cold calculations about constituencies, canvassers, endorsements and timing are all about numbers.
Greising: It’s Time for Pritzker to Level With Us About Taxes and Spending
During his successful campaign for governor, J.B. Pritzker revealed little about his tax and spending plans. Now that he’s won, slogans parading as a campaign platform won’t do anymore.
Greising: Tale of Two Houses Doesn’t Help Voters on Rauner vs. Pritzker
Illinois gubernatorial candidates Gov. Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker had some explaining to do regarding residences, however neither candidate provided voters with strong positions on issues that would send them to the polls.
Greising: Demise of Sears Stains the Business Image of the Chicago Region
The story of Sears’ failure is one of corporate hubris, failed financial engineering, an inability to respond to competitors — and even a waste of public money.
Greising: Is Waste Management Abusing Chicago’s Recycling Program?
The mayor privatized the city’s blue-cart recycling program with the idea that for-profit companies would do a better job than city crews. But four years in, the result has been pretty much garbage in, garbage out.
Greising: Emanuel Hasn’t Fixed Chicago’s Crime Problem. Will the Next Mayor?
Rahm Emanuel has been widely praised for accomplishments in many parts of his job. But despite his many talents, the crime issue has proved beyond his capacity to fix, and those who want to succeed him must prove they’ve got ideas that might work.
Greising: How Amazon Headquarters Hunt Changes as Emanuel Exits
Before Emanuel’s surprise announcement to leave office, Chicago probably wasn’t in the game for Amazon’s HQ2. Now unleashed from the constraints of politics, he just might pay whatever it costs to get back in.
Greising: Emanuel and Rauner: A Squandered Relationship That Cost the City and the State
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s feuding got in the way of the good they could’ve done for Illinois and Chicago.