Challenge to Pritzker Re-Election Focuses on Crime, State Finances
From Our President
Greising: Illinois Needs To Rely on the Right Voices To Get Its Financial House in Order
The tension between spending and discipline is coming to a head as leaders in the legislature and the Pritzker administration focus on how to make the most of $8.3 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Greising: Pritzker’s Budget Puts Illinois on Best Fiscal Footing in Years, but …
… in a state like Illinois, that’s not saying much.
Greising: Arne Duncan Has Done Violence Prevention Work for 5 Years. Would He Make a Difference As Mayor?
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has come up mostly empty on crime. Arne Duncan, a co-founder of the Chicago anti-violence group CRED, is the one who’s full of bright-sounding ideas now. Would his ideas make a difference if he became mayor?
[RECORDING] BGA Community Forums: Navigating the Story of Cabrini-Green
Listen to an extended recording of the community forum despite attempts by bad actors to silence a much-needed conversation on Cabrini-Green.
A Message about BGA Community Forums: Navigating the Story of Cabrini-Green
Read a message from President and CEO David Greising on the disturbing incident during our recent community forum.
Greising: What’s Awry With Lightfoot and Evans’ Fight Over Electronic Monitoring? Use of Distorted Data.
The messy use of data by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Chief Judge Evans over electronic monitoring is particularly painful in a dispute where lives are at stake.
Fighting Crime? Maybe Our Crime-Fighters Should Stop Fighting First.
The odds of solving Chicago’s tragic crime problems are undermined by the fact that the city’s chief public-safety officials simply can’t get along. That has to stop—now.
Greising: Jan. 6 Showed Us the Power of Voting Is Fragile. There Must Be Safeguards.
Even in the face of an anti-democratic movement, there are some signs that the commitment to truly representative government is still at work.
Greising: Does Mayor Lightfoot Have Fresh Solutions for Chicago’s Violence?
With surging crime rates to close out 2021, Lightfoot hopes to execute a plan to curb the violence by summer 2022; however, the mayor should take her proposal back to the drawing board.