Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:43
\ By John ByrneClout Street Chicago Tribune, 4:03 p.m. CST, March 4, 2014
Chicago aldermen today gave the preliminary go-ahead to a plan to earmark $55 million in special tax district funds to help pay for a new hotel next to McCormick Place.
The City Council Finance Committee agreed to set aside the tax-increment financing revenue for the development of a 1,200-room Marriott hotel that is to be built along with a new arena that will host DePaul University basketball games and other events near the convention center. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:35
By Debra Schrishuhn
The word “progressive” gets thrown around a lot during Democratic primary season, and some candidates pretend to be progressive to court Democratic primary voters. Others spew a litany of ideological talking points—so-called “red meat”—to stir up the base without serious consideration of the ramifications of such positions on the economic or cultural fabric of a region. Read more »